Weekly News & Updates


Check out this week’s eNEWS for upcoming events, a thank you, a Hot Mama’s Wings fundraiser, volunteer opportunities, a request for Showcase Roosevelt support, a March Staff Appreciation event, information on ordering a yearbook, a request for yearbook photos, RMS Track information, an announcement about upcoming 4J community forums on plans for the Student Success Act funds, a list of Showcase Roosevelt donations, Showcase Roosevelt sponsorship Coronavirus information, information on students riding free on LTD, and Census 2020 information.

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Upcoming Events

March 9th (M) – Track practice begins (3:45 PM)
March 10th (T) – Out in the Community Fundraiser: Hot Mama’s Wings
March 11th (W) – Music Celebration (5:30 PM)
March 12th (Th) – NO SCHOOL (Grading Day)
March 13th (F) – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
March 23rd-27th – NO SCHOOL–Spring Break
April 1st (W) – 6th Grade Storytelling Showcase (6:00 PM)
April 7th (T) – 8th Grade Pictures

Thank You!

I want to thank all of the amazing volunteers who have generously donated juice and cookies to our drama offerings! As you know, our performing arts department is very busy with its many showcase/performance events– and having juice and cookies for audience and performers is a super nice amenity! 

Please know that these contributions are gratefully received.  On behalf of the drama department I want to thank you sincerely!


Hot Mama’s Wings Fundraiser TOMORROW, March 10th

Please join us for this month’s Out in the Community fundraiser at Hot Mama’s Wings. Help support Roosevelt while also getting an evening off from cooking! 

Hot Mama’s Wings will donate 15% of your purchase tomorrow if you show the add (sent out via email to all Roosevelt families, and also pictured on the left).

All of the money raised from the monthly Out in the Community fundraisers goes toward supporting out school!


Volunteer at Roosevelt

Roosevelt needs a volunteer mentor program coordinator next year.

Volunteers from the community are paired with middle school students who have been referred to the program. Once a week, volunteer mentors visit their student at school during lunchtime. They talk and listen, share a meal, play board games, share news about school and friends, maybe play basketball.

It’s a way to give extra support to a teen or tween who may be facing challenges—kids who are living in poverty, are homeless or in transitional housing, are having a hard time at home or at school, or just need another caring adult in their lives.

Students love the program because they have a reliable, caring adult to talk to one-on-one. They look forward to their weekly lunches, are more likely to come to school on mentoring days, and get help with things like building strong relationships with peers.

What’s required?

Starting in October, once a week the volunteer mentor coordinator comes to RMS over the two lunch periods (6th grade and 7/8 lunch: 11:49-1:16. They greet mentors and get to help with the initial introductions. Mentor coordinators are in the room with the pairs as they spend 30 minutes during their lunch. They help set up the room if necessary, and will sometimes meet with a student for lunch in the event their mentor can’t show up. They work directly with the 4j Mentor Coordinator to know who will be in attendance, and the School Counselor to report about the pairings and physical needs of the mentor room.

Thanks for considering!! Let Laura Fuhriman (fuhirmna_l@4j.lane.edu know if you have an interest and would like to get other questions answered.


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.


March Staff Appreciation

PAR needs your help as we say “thank you” to RMS staff this month with a warm soup and bread lunch on March 18th. There are many ways to help and your contributions make a huge impact! Please check out the potluck sign-up list here for details.


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


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
Broadway Metro
Buffalo Exchange
Burrito Amigos
Chapala Mexican Restaurant
Claim 52
Coburg Road Car Wash
Crux Rock Gym
Down to Earth
East West Tea Company
Edgewood Animal Clinic
Enchanted Forest
Eugene Toy & Hobby
Fiddler’s Green
Filling Station
Fisherman’s Market
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
Pasta Plus
PF Chang’s
Prince Puckler’s
Putter’s/Strike City
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. Gass
Dr. Thornton ($1000 towards orthodontic treatment)


Abbelone Vineyard (Wine)
Euphoria Chocolate
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. 


Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

At this time there are no identified cases of COVID-19 in our area. Our school district is monitoring the situation, staying in contact with public health authorities, and planning for the possibility that COVID-19 could affect our schools. We are taking extra steps to reduce the spread of germs at school. Custodians are doing extra cleaning during the day and each night, focusing on frequently touched surfaces. Our teachers are reviewing proper handwashing and cough/sneeze hygiene with students.

Two important things for families to do to help keep yourselves and others healthy are to wash hands well and often, and stay home when sick—if your child has a fever of 100.4° or higher, or cold or flu symptoms, please notify the school and keep them home. Public health officials also emphasize covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, not touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and cleaning frequently touched items. These are best practices for preventing the spread of illness. 
Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Talking with your kids calmly and reassuringly and providing accurate prevention information and facts can help them cope with anxiety. The National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses have provided suggestions for talking with children about COVID-19. We hope you may find this helpful. 
More information: 
Coronavirus COVID-19 Information: www.4j.lane.edu/coronavirus
Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): tinyurl.com/talkaboutcovid19

Información sobre el coronavirus COVID-19
Los padres y los estudiantes pueden tener preguntas sobre la propagación del nuevo coronavirus llamado COVID-19.
En este momento no hay ningún caso identificado de COVID-19 en nuestra área. Nuestro distrito escolar está monitoreando la situación, manteniéndose en contacto frecuente con las autoridades de salud pública, y planificando para la posibilidad de que COVID-19 pueda afectar nuestras escuelas.
Estamos tomando medidas adicionales para reducir la propagación de gérmenes en la escuela. Los conserjes realizan limpiezas adicionales durante el día y cada noche, enfocándose en superficies que se tocan con frecuencia. Nuestros maestros están revisando con los estudiantes el lavado adecuado de manos y la higiene de tos y estornudos.
Dos cosas importantes que las familias deben hacer para ayudar a mantenerse saludables son lavarse las manos bien y frecuentemente, y quedarse en casa cuando están enfermos. Si su hijo tiene fiebre de 100.4 ° o más, o síntomas de resfriado o gripe, notifique a la escuela y manténgalos en casa. Los expertos en salud pública también recomiendan cubrirse la tos y los estornudos con un pañuelo de papel, no tocarse los ojos, la nariz o la boca sin antes lavarse las manos, y limpiar los artículos que se tocan con frecuencia. Estas son las mejores prácticas para prevenir la propagación de enfermedades.
La preocupación por este nuevo virus puede hacer que los niños y las familias se sientan ansiosos. Hablar con sus hijos con calma y tranquilidad, y brindarles información de prevención y datos precisos, puede ayudarlos a sobrellevar la ansiedad. Las asociaciones nacionales de psicólogos escolares y enfermeras escolares han proporcionado sugerencias para hablar con los niños sobre COVID-19. Esperamos que le sea útil.
Para más información: 
Información sobre el coronavirus https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=en&tl=es&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.4j.lane.edu%2Fcoronavirus%2F%20
Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus): tinyurl.com/hableconhijoscovid19


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. 


2020 Census: Every Kid Counts!

Every 10 years, everyone living in the United States is asked to complete a simple questionnaire that asks for basic information about all the people in their home. 

The 2020 U.S. Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding including for schools and families, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

Families will receive a letter in the mail in March, telling you how to participate in the head count. Responding to the census is important, it’s easy, and it’s confidential. You can complete the census form online, by phone, or by mail.

Children under the age of 5 are often missed. All kids count on the 2020 Census, no matter their ages. Make sure to count every child living in your home on April 1 on your census form.

Visit 2020census.gov to learn more.

Censo 2020: Cada niño cuenta

Cada 10 años, a todos los que viven en los Estados Unidos se les pide que completen un cuestionario simple con información básica sobre las personas en su hogar. La ciudadanía no importa, solo dónde viven.

El Censo 2020 determinará la representación en el Congreso, informará a cientos de billones en fondos federales, incluso fondos para escuelas y familias, y proporcionará datos que impactarán a las comunidades durante la próxima década.

Las familias recibirán una carta por correo en marzo, informándole cómo participar en el recuento. Responder al censo es importante, es fácil y es confidencial. Puede completar el formulario del censo en línea, por teléfono o por correo.

Los niños menores de 5 años son frecuentemente extrañados. Todos los niños cuentan con el Censo 2020, sin importar su edad. Asegúrese de contar a cada niño que vive en su hogar el 1 de abril en su formulario de censo.

Visite 2020census.gov/es para obtener más información.


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.