Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events, a thank you, volunteer opportunities, a request for Showcase Roosevelt support, update on how PAR funds are used, information on ordering a yearbook, a request for yearbook photos, RMS Track information, SchoolMessenger, an announcement about upcoming 4J community forums on plans for the Student Success Act funds, a list of Showcase Roosevelt donations, Showcase Roosevelt sponsorship, Lane Arts design arts apprenticeship, a Geology camp for girls, information on added security cameras at Roosevelt, information on students riding free on LTD, and a Family Body Project research opportunity.

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Upcoming Events

March 5th (Th) – Stories for the Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
March 5th (Th) – 4J Community Forum on Student Success Act at South Eugene High School (7:00 PM)
March 6th (F) – Stories for the Stage 7/8 Drama Showcase (6:00 PM)
March 9th (M) – Track practice begins (3:45 PM)
March 11th (W) – Music Celebration (5:30 PM)
March 12th (Th) – NO SCHOOL (Grading Day)
March 13th (F) – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attached Roosevelt to their holiday tree purchase through Spring Creek Holly Farm. As a result, Roosevelt received a donation of $84 from Spring Creek Holly Farm.


Volunteer at Roosevelt

Do you want to be involved in your child’s school environment but aren’t sure what you’d like to do? Here at Roosevelt Middle School we have many opportunities to be involved–everything from Homework Club to Library volunteering. See below for different ways to get involved!

It is that time of year again where we start putting together our annual Showcase Roosevelt. This event is not only meant to build our RMS community as a fun family event and display of many different kinds of student work, but also to raise money to better support our teachers and help them provide an excellent education for all our children. In order for such an important event to be successful, it takes a community. Thus, we are asking for a few volunteers willing to help in several ways to make this year’s Showcase awesome. Please take a look at the SIGN UP for ways that you can participate and invest in our community for our kids.

* Track
* 8th Grade Picture Day
* Field trip for 7th grade science classes
* 6th grade Cultural Festival
* 8th grade promotion
* Yearbook Club

Contact Laura Fuhriman (fuhriman_l@4j.lane.edu) if you are interested in helping with any of the listed activities/events.


Help Us Make Showcase Roosevelt a Success!

Donate to the Showcase Wine Wall!
We are now accepting donations of bottles of wine priced $15 and higher for inclusion in the wine wall. Please contact Shannon Tom at greenietom@gmail.com or 541.515.0964 to make arrangements for donations as wine cannot be collected or stored on school grounds. Thank you.

Donate to the Silent Auction!
At this time we are accepting donations for the silent auction. Big or small, consider donating something to this fun event!
* Do you own a business that can donate a service or object?
* Are you an artist with a piece of work you could donate?
* Do you have a vacation home perfect for donation?
This is a fabulous way to support Roosevelt and share your talent or spread the word about your business to the school community. Please drop off your item in the RMS office or contact Shannon Tom at greenietom@gmail.com or 541.515.0964. Thank you.

Baskets Needed
Have you started your spring cleaning yet? Do you have some baskets in good condition that are just collecting dust? We’d love to take them off your hands for use in preparing house baskets for the silent auction. Please drop your baskets off in the RMS office. Thank you.


PAR Funds

Are you curious about where the monies raised by PAR (Parents At Roosevelt) through events such as our Out in the Community fundraisers, the collecting of BoxTops, and Showcase Roosevelt go? While the bulk of the funds go toward filling needs in the staffing budget, there are other ways in which they’re utilized, including a grant system.

Each year we ask teachers and staff what they want and/or need for their classrooms (and beyond) to provide a more enriching experience for students. Some of this year’s PAR grants went towards items like folding goals with nets for use on the field and in the gym, stopwatches for 7th grade science, basketballs for student use before school and at lunch, snacks for students attending homework club, providing shirts for the Roosevelt track and field team, and more. Thank you for your ongoing support of our teachers, students, and staff.


How to Purchase a Yearbook

Quantities are limited, so please consider purchasing a 2019-2020 yearbook ASAP! The cost is $30 ($15 for students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program). 

If you would like to pay with credit card (there is no processing fee) please visit the following the web link and purchase your yearbook:  Yearbook 2019-2020

If your student qualifies for the federal free and reduced lunch program, go to this link:  
?Reduced Price Yearbook 2019-2020

If you would like to pay with cash or check, please come to the office and make your check payable to Roosevelt Middle School with Yearbook (plus student name) written in the Memo space.

If you are not sure whether you have already purchased a yearbook, please check with Karen Kingzett, kingzett@4j.lane.edu.

Please check with Karen Kingzett, kingzett@4j.lane.edu, BEFORE completing your order to make sure you did not already purchase a yearbook at the beginning of the year. Some parents are inadvertently paying twice for a yearbook.


Yearbook Photos Needed

Parents, Teachers, Friends, Family & Students of RMS!

Please submit pictures to be considered for the Yearbook

Areas of focus:
* Halloween (at home or at school)
* Sports or other activities = plays, music, dance etc. that students dedicate themselves to
* Immigration Simulation
* Activity Nights
* Assemblies
* Field trips
* Drama
* Band/Orchestra

URL to upload to: RMSYBPicturesEugeneOR.shutterfly.com

There is an account creation and sign in required for security.

*Uploaded images will be considered for the yearbook as appropriate. Please submit photos that are at least 300 dpi to ensure acceptable print quality for the yearbook. Note: Photos from social media websites may not be acceptable quality. Please consider this when uploading images.


RMS Track & Field 2020

The Roosevelt Roughrider Track and Field season starts March 9.  Any current RMS student interested in participating in track and field should pick up all the required forms in the office.  

Practices will begin March 9 and track meets are held on Thursdays starting in April and continue until the Middle School District Meet in May.  Our team is open to all – experienced track and field athletes and beginners, as well.

State law requires that student-athletes complete sports physical exams every two years when participating in athletics. Therefore, if the athlete’s last sports physical examination expires before the end of the season on Thursday, May 21, 2020, a new one must be completed before any participation, either in practices or in meets, is permitted. So, if your student-athlete’s last sports examination occurred prior to May 21, 2018, then you should get him or her scheduled for a sports physical now so there will be no delay in starting practices in March with the rest of the team. Copies of the physician-signed sports physical should be submitted to the school office.           
School District 4J charges a $100 per student-athlete participation fee to cover the costs of running the middle school track and field program in Eugene School District 4J.  We ask that each family pay as much as they are able.  There are partial and full scholarships available based upon individual/family need.  WE DO NOT WANT MONEY TO PREVENT ANYONE FROM PARTICIPATING!  Contact the Roosevelt main office for information on scholarship requests.  In addition, donations of $10 or more to cover track team tee shirts will be greatly appreciated.  All checks should be made payable to Roosevelt.
Proof of insurance is required for all student-athletes.  If your student is not fully covered by insurance carried by the parent/guardian, then inquire in the Roosevelt office about School Time student accident insurance available through Myers-Stevens & Toohey.  Application forms are available in the RMS office.
Being part of the track team at Roosevelt is important in a variety of ways. First, it provides a healthy activity that many of our students need in our current world of technology and video games. Second, it teaches each athlete the importance of being part of a team. Finally it gives our students a chance to connect and foster positive, supporting relationships with people, both students and staff, they may not normally interact with during the regular school day.        

Required paperwork is available in the office and also on the Roosevelt website.  To avoid delays in starting practice, please turn in all paperwork and fees by Friday, March 6.  Please do not hesitate to contact Coach Coe if you have any questions about the upcoming season.     

Jeff Coe, Head Track Coach
Phone:  541-790-8500                    
Email: coe_j@4j.lane.edu



To help families stay connected to their student’s school, this year the district has launched a new text messaging service. In addition to email and phone messages, schools may send occasional text messages to their families with important information, such as safety alerts, attendance notifications, or other school information.

A test message was sent on Monday, Feb. 17, to all parents with a mobile phone designated in their student records. The message came from the short code 67587 and said “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt.” Parents who received this message are subscribed to receive future text notifications.

If a parent did not receive the text message on Feb. 17 and would like to opt-in to text messages from their school, they need to add their cell phone number to their student’s record, designated as a mobile phone. The messaging system only allows text messages to be sent to numbers listed as a mobile phone.
To designate a mobile phone number, parents can:

1. Log in to their ParentVUE account, go to “My Account” and add a mobile phone number in the cell phone field, or
2. Contact their student’s school to add/designate a cell phone number. A mobile phone can be listed as both a home phone and a cell phone.

Text messages will come from the short code 67587. Standard message and data rates apply.
To stop receiving these messages, reply STOP at any time. To opt back in to receiving messages, send YES to 67587. To change how you receive different types of messages, go to go.schoolmessenger.com, create a login, and go to “Preferences” to change your settings.


Showcase Roosevelt Donations

Thanks to our wonderful community, we are already starting to receive amazing donations for Showcase Roosevelt! The following businesses and organizations have donated items for our Showcase auction. Keep checking each week to see the generous donations that will be available at Showcase this year.

Gift Certificates/Coupons

Abby’s Pizza
Agate Alley
Barry’s Espresso & Bakery
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Billy Mac’s Bar & Grill
Brew Dr. Teahouse
BRING Recycling
Buffalo Exchange
Burrito Amigos
Chapala Mexican Restaurant
Claim 52
Coburg Road Car Wash
Crux Rock Gym
Down to Earth
Edgewood Animal Clinic
Enchanted Forest
Eugene Toy & Hobby
Fiddler’s Green
Filling Station
First National Taphouse
French Nails & Spa
Friendly Market
Glenwood Restaurant
Graduate Eugene Hotel
Great Harvest
Harlequin Beads
The Healthy Pet
Hot Mama’s Wings
Jerry’s Rogue Jets
La Perla

Lane Forest Products
Lox, Stock & Bagel
Lube it USA
Mac’s Restaurant & Nightclub
Maude Kerns Art Center
National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics (NAAG)
Mo’s Restaurant
Off the Waffle
PF Chang’s
Prince Puckler’s
Rennie’s Landing
Sweet Life Bakery
Toby’s Family Food
Toro Bravo
Track Town Pizza
Vintage Cafe
Westraunt Concepts

Tickets or Passes

Actor’s Cabaret
Cascade Raptor Center
Eugene Concert Choir
Eugene Emeralds
Eugene Science Center
Eugene Symphony
McDonald Theatre
The National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics
John G. Shedd Institute
Oregon Bach Festival
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Pittock Mansion
Portland Spirit
UO Theater Dept


Dr. Thornton ($1000 towards orthodontic treatment)


Abbelone Vineyard (Wine)
Les Schwab (Roadside Kits)
Hutch’s Bicycles (Helmet)


In Shape Athletic Club
Mt Pisgah Arboretum
UO Jordan Schnitzer – Museum
of Art
UO Natural History Museum
Willamalane Park & Recreation

Showcase Sponsorship

Thank you to Palo Alto Software for becoming a Gold Level sponsor for Showcase Roosevelt. We appreciate your support of our school!

If you’d like more information about how your business could support Roosevelt by becoming a gold, silver, or bronze sponsor of RMS/Showcase please contact Shannon Tom at greenietom@gmail.com. 


Design Arts Apprenticeship

Spring Term: April 13th – June 21st, 2020

Apply by March 8th!

Applications are now open for spring term of Lane Arts Council’s Design Arts Apprenticeship Program!

The application is available in English and Spanish at http://lanearts.org/arts-apprenticeships/.

Lane Arts Council’s Design Arts Apprenticeship program offers Lane County middle and high school students apprenticeship opportunities with professional artists and designers.

Mentors specialize in wood and metal design, fashion design, graphic design, digital projection, 3D rendering, ceramics, electrical engineering and other fields of graphic, digital, and physical design.

This is a chance for students to learn new skills and uncover potential career paths over a 10 week period of intensive, direct learning.

Whether or not students pursue these careers, the apprenticeship experience will help them cultivate “world of work” skills they can utilize in any profession.

Students will meet with a mentor group for approximately 2.5 hours per week for a 10-week period to work directly on a shared project. Students also participate in engaging design-focused workshops, and showcase their final products and learning at an end-of-term celebratory event.

Please share this opportunity with any students you think may be interested, and feel free to reply with any questions.

Read more at http://lanearts.org/arts-apprenticeships/


Free Geology Camp for Middle School Girls

GeoGirls is a 5-day, 4-night camp geology and technology camp for girls (cis and trans gender) at Mount St. Helens. During camp we will explore the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, the hazards volcanic eruptions pose to human population and the technology used by scientists to monitor volcanoes. Our entire program takes place within the area affected by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. 

GeoGirls is a collaborative effort between the Mount St. Helens Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey – Cascades Volcano Observatory with partners from various scientific universities, agencies, and private companies. Throughout the week we will spend time with many different research teams hiking, exploring, collecting data, and team building. This is a unique experience unlike any other summer camp!

WHO: Girls from OR & WA graduating from 7th & 8th grades

WHAT: Geology and technology field camp for girls at Mt.

WHEN: August 2-6, 2020

* Camp near Windy Ridge
* Team projects with real scientists
* Hands-on experiments
* Field trips to sites around Mount St. Helens 
* Hikes, stories and songs!

Complete your online application and ask a teacher to complete a teacher recommendation form. Go to the links below to nd your online application and teacher recommendation form. www.mshinstitute.org/learn/for-parents/geogirls/geogirl-apply.html

Applications open January 6 | Due March 6 | All selections announced May 8

LEARN MORE & APPLY: www.mshinstitute.org/learn/for-parents/geogirls/


Video Cameras Add School Security

The equipment will provide an improved measure of security after hours as well as during the school day. The cameras are in operation 24 hours a day but will not be continuously monitored live.

Voters in Eugene School District 4J in 2013 resoundingly passed a school bond measure to fund school improvements, including video cameras in schools. More safety and security enhancements are included in the 2018 bond measure. Thanks to the community’s support, all 4J schools will have an extra set of eyes to help keep our students safe and our schools secure. 
More information: www.4j.lane.edu/bond/projects/cameras
Cámaras de video para la seguridad escolar
Una clave de seguridad escolar importante está en nuestra escuela, financiada por la medida del bono escolar de 2013. Cámaras de seguridad ya se han instalado en todas las escuelas intermedias y secundarias, y estarán en todas las escuelas primarias al final del año escolar.
Las cámaras proporcionarán una forma adicional de ver áreas clave como la entrada y el exterior de la escuela, los pasillos, el gimnasio y la cafetería. No hay cámaras en lugares privados como baños o vestuarios.
El equipo proporcionará una medida de seguridad mejorada durante el día y fuera del horario escolar. Las cámaras están en funcionamiento las 24 horas del día, pero no serán monitoreadas constantemente en tiempo real.
En 2013 los votantes en el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J aprobaron una medida de bonos escolares para financiar el mejoramiento escolar, incluso cámaras de video en las escuelas. Se incluyen más mejoras de seguridad en la medida de bonos de 2018. Gracias al apoyo de la comunidad, todas las escuelas 4J tendrán una forma adicional de ayudar a mantener a nuestros estudiantes seguros y nuestras escuelas seguras.
Más información: www.4j.lane.edu/bond/projects/cameras


Get on the Bus: Students Ride Free on LTD

All students in kindergarten through 12th grade can ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free.  Students may ride anywhere, anytime—to and from school and also to after-school activities and jobs in the Eugene–Springfield metro area.  For now, students can ride free if they show their school identification card or just tell the bus driver where they are a student. At a future point, maybe by the end of March, students will be required to show a pass or app to board the bus. Learn more: www.ltd.org/student-pass.

How to Get the App on a Mobile Device
1. Download and install the TouchPass app prior to visiting your school’s administration office.
2. Search for ‘TouchPass Transit’ and select LTD as the provider.
3. Click on the orange bar at the bottom.
4. Select ‘I do not have a card’ then continue through the steps to set-up an account.
5. When set-up is complete, proceed to your school’s administrative office to receive a TouchPass tap card.

How to Get the Tap Card 
Tap cards are available through your school’s administrative office.

If you would like Roosevelt to create a pass for your Roosevelt student, please enter their information HERE by March 31 and note whether you want the touch pass or app.

Los estudiantes viajan gratis en LTD

El Distrito de Transporte del Condado de Lane (LTD por sus siglas en inglés) ahora ofrece transporte gratuito en autobús a todos los estudiantes de kindergarten a 12° grado. Por el momento, los estudiantes pueden viajar gratis si muestran al operador del autobús su tarjeta de identificación de la escuela o simplemente le dicen al operador a que escuela van. En el futuro, los estudiantes deberán mostrar un pase o una aplicación móvil para abordar el autobús. Para más información en inglés visite www.ltd.org/student-pass.

Como obtener la aplicación en dispositivo móvil
1. Descarga e instala la aplicación TouchPass antes de visitar la oficina de administración de tu escuela.
2. Busca “TouchPass Transit” y selecciona LTD como el proveedor.
3. Haz clic en la barra naranja en la parte inferior.
4. Selecciona “No tengo una tarjeta” y luego sigue los pasos para configurar una cuenta.
5. Cuando finalices la configuración, dirígete a la oficina administrativa de tu escuela para recibir una tarjeta táctil TouchPass.

Como obtener la Tarjeta táctil
Las tarjetas táctiles están disponibles a través de la
oficina administrativa de tu escuela.

Si le gustara Roosevelt crear un pase para su estudiante, por favor entre en su información AQUI el 31 de marzo y note si quiere el pase de toque o app. 


The Family Body Project

Dear Roosevelt families:

My UO study team is currently recruiting participants for a grant funded intervention trial to prevent eating disorders in female identified adolescents and their families. The Family Body Project is an experimental body acceptance and eating disorder prevention program for female identified adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 years old and their caregivers.

Participants who complete the brief assessments will receive gift cards (Target,
Fred Meyer, Amazon… $25 for 1stassessment, $30 for 2ndassessment, and $40 for 3rdassessment).  All study protocols and the intervention will be offered in Spanish and/or English. Those who are interested will receive an initial phone call to screen for eligibility, and to schedule a 30-minute assessment.
Potential participants can email Deanna Linville Linville@uoregon.edu or leave a confidential voicemail at her office number: 541-346-0921. Spanish speaking potential participants should contact Celeste at cmenamor@uoregon.edu.  

If you have any follow-up questions please contact one of my research assistants, at feliciag@uoregon.edu.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna Linville, Ph.D., LMFT
Program Director & Associate Professor
Couples and Family Therapy Program

El Proyecto Familiar Corporal

Mi equipo de estudio de la UO está reclutando participantes para una intervención de prueba que ha sido financiada por una subvención. Esta es una intervención de prueba para prevenir desordenes alimenticios en adolescentes que se identifican con el sexo femenino y sus familias. El Proyecto Familiar Corporal es un programa experimental de aceptación corporal y preventivo de desordenes alimenticios para adolescentes que se identifican con sexo femenino entre 13 y 18 años de edad y sus cuidadores.

Los participantes que completen las evaluaciones recibirán tarjetas de regalos (Target, Fred Meyer, Amazon; $25 por la primera evaluación, $30 por la segunda evaluación y $40 por la tercera evaluación). Todos los protocolos del estudio y la intervención se ofrecerán en ingles y español.Aquellos interesados, recibirán una llamada para verificar su elegibilidad y para programar una evaluación de 30 minutos. 
Los participantes potenciales pueden mandar un correo electrónico a Deanna Linville Linville@uoregon.eduo dejar un correo de voz confidencial al teléfono de su oficina: 541-346-0921. Los participantes potenciales que hablen español, deben comunicarse con Celeste al cmenamor@uoregon.eduo al número de teléfono 971-319-1344.

Gracias por su consideración. 
Deanna Linville, Ph.D., LMFT
Program Director & Associate Professor
Couples and Family Therapy Program


Earn Free Money for Roosevelt!

Click on the link above and register your credit/debit cards, designating Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045. Earn money for Roosevelt every time you shop at Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie (& other local restaurants).

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Roosevelt. You can search by our name or by our non-profit number GB554. Click on the link above.

Download the Box Top for Education App in Google Play or the App Store, sign up (or sign in) and take a picture of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. It will automatically credit the school for each product. For more information, click on the link above.