This week’s eNEWS includes upcoming events, library card information, a reminder about school food service, yearbook pick-up information, the Oregon Children’s Choir, community tutoring, chess club, and community resources.

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Upcoming Events
Oct. 5th (M) – 2019-2020 Yearbook Pick-up 8 am-4 pm at bus drop-off area
Oct. 6th (T) – 2019-2020 Yearbook Pick-up 8 am-4 pm at bus drop-off area
Oct. 8th (Th) – Virtual Coffee Chats with Mike and Courtney 8:15-9:00 AM
Oct. 9th (F) – NO SCHOOL (Statewide Inservice)
Oct. 15th (Th) – Virtual Coffee Chats with Mike and Courtney 8:15-9:00 AM
Oct. 15th (Th) – PAR Meeting (6:00 for 6th graders; 6:30 for all grades)

Library Cards
A library card is the most powerful school supply a student can have, and all students in 4J schools are eligible for a free Eugene library card – including those who live outside of the Eugene city limits. The library card application was mailed to families as an insert in the district handbook, but if you misplaced yours, call the office (541-790-8500) and we can make arrangements to get one to you. 

School Food Service
Meals continue to be available from 10:45 am to 2:00 pm each school day. We’d love to see you at school for this fantastic district service! On Fridays three days of meals will are distributed to cover the weekend days.

They are finally here! Roosevelt’s 2019-2020 yearbooks have been delivered and are ready for families to pick up Monday and Tuesday, October 5 and 6 between 8am and 4pm at the bus drop-off/pick-up area in front of the school. Turn into the the bus drop-off on the west end of the building, across from the tennis courts on 24th Ave. Pull forward as far as possible and pause in front of our tables. Picture ID of the person picking up the yearbook will be required. Please wear masks and practice safe social distancing. If you are not able to pick up your student’s yearbook on either of those days then please email Karen Kingzett (kingzett@4j.lane.edu) for an alternative plan. Thank you for your patience as we all have waited for these yearbooks to arrive.

Oregon Children’s Choir
Looking for a safe, fun, and inspiring after-school activity for your child this fall? Oregon Children’s Choir offers opportunities for kids to interact and sing with peers and work with experienced choir directors. Our fall session will take place online. Programs include an elementary choir (1st-5th grade) and two middle/high school choirs, Treble Choir and Boy Choir/Young Men’s Ensemble (6th-12th grades). Spots are also available to audition for our two high school a cappella groups, Synergy and Counterpoint. As always, need-based tuition assistance is available! For information and to register, visit www.oregonchildrenschoir.org, call 458-215-0070, or email info@oregonchildrenschoir.org.

Community Tutoring
Need a tutor? South Eugene High School Rotary Interact is offering free, virtual tutoring to elementary and middle school students. Completely free tutoring by teens in your community with a wide range of subjects covered! Make an appointment by going to the website (sehsrotaryinteract.org/blog/tutoring), clicking on the tutoring/registration link and filling out the “Sign Up Now” form. You will be connected with one of the tutors so they can get to know you and your student’s needs. Tutoring sessions will happen through video chat. For more information, visit their website at: sehsrotaryinteract.org/blog/tutoring.

Chess Club is Back!
Hello Roosevelt Parents. For 27 years, we at Southside Chess have been providing on-site Chess Club opportunities to 4J Students. The coronavirus has caused us to change our format, at least for now, but we have developed an OUTSTANDING ONLINE CHESS PROGRAM. Our summer chess program has been a tremendous success, and we will continue to provide chess to 4J students.  It is a little different in that we will be dividing students into skill-level groups instead of school club groups, but this is actually better for teaching purposes, and we will have school team competitions later in the year, among many online chess playing opportunities. Let’s keep our outstanding 4J chess program going. 20% DISCOUNT FOR STUDENTS OF PARENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS.  Click this link for more information: https://www.southsidechess.com.
Or contact Jerry Ramey at j-adoube@efn.org or 541-232-0328

Supports for Families
Click on the following links to find out about district and city resources for families impacted by the coronavirus or wildfires.

* Coronavirus Resources

* Wildfire Resources

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.