Roosevelt Wildcat Weekly
August 25, 2023
PBIS AWARD ASSEMBLY
PBIS Awards Assembly allowed us to recognize and honor the exceptional achievements of our students during this quarter. Congratulations, Wildcats, for your achievements!
BEYOND THE GRAVE RAVE
Our school dance, Beyond the Grave Rave, was an incredible event on October 27th. The atmosphere was electric, with kids letting loose, having a blast, and showing off their dance moves. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed to making this night a success, from those who helped decorate and set up, to the dedicated chaperones who ensured a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. A special shout-out goes to Ms. Cindy Lewis for her outstanding organization of the dance; it was truly one for the books. The haunted maze, masterminded by Ms. Grace Marshall and her drama students, was a major hit, providing a thrilling and spooky experience that added an extra layer of excitement to the evening.
Thank you to everyone who made Beyond the Grave Rave a memorable event! Our Wildcats had a blast!
DESIGN YOURSELF BY MR. AULT 6TH GRADE CLASS
Students designed their names in ways that reveal aspects of their personalities and interests and demonstrate their understanding of the seven elements of art.
RMS VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER
Click on the flyer for menu information and how to order!
PBIS Quarter 1 Reward: Ice Cream Social
Our PBIS Quarter 1 Reward Day, the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, October 31st, was a fun and memorable event celebrating outstanding attendance and exemplary behavior. Both students and teachers came together to enjoy delicious ice cream while grooving to music and showing off their dance moves. The social was filled with laughter as students had the chance to mummy-wrap their teachers, creating hilarious moments of bonding. In addition to the sweet treats and dancing, the event offered exciting games like giant Jenga, cornhole, and giant Connect Four. It was a well-deserved recognition of our students' commitment to attendance and positive behavior during Quarter 1, fostering a sense of pride and community within our school.
HALLOWEEN FUN AT RMS!
Teachers and staff enjoyed Halloween with costumes AT RMS! Dressing up in costumes can create a fun and festive atmosphere, not only for the students but also for the adults involved in the school community.
Both students and staff had a blast celebrating Halloween with a costume contest, showcasing their creative and spooky outfits. The event brought joy and a sense of community as everyone embraced the Halloween spirit. It's important for schools to provide opportunities for everyone to participate in such events, promoting creativity, teamwork, and a positive school spirit.
8TH Grade Math - Original Creation Concept: "Connections"
How can we use our knowledge of Mayan Math to create an artistic representation using symbols?
At Roosevelt Middle School, Artful Learning allows our students to explore our subject areas in completely different ways. This student-created Mayan Number project is an example of how this can happen. This innovative project not only immersed our 8th-grade students in the fascinating world of Mayan numerals but also encouraged them to explore the cultural significance of these ancient symbols. As they translate numbers into visually compelling pieces, students gain a deeper understanding of the Mayan civilization, fostering an appreciation for the interconnectedness of history, art, and math. This educational journey transcends traditional boundaries, sparking curiosity and igniting a passion for both mathematical concepts and artistic endeavors.
Math 8 Classes
Ms. Bullard, Ms. Viner and Mr. Calderon
The students enjoyed the "Altar de Muertos" at RMS! Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a traditional Mexican holiday where families create altars to honor and remember their deceased loved ones. These altars are often adorned with candles, marigold flowers or cempasuchil, photographs, favorite foods, and other items that the deceased enjoyed in life.
Participating in such cultural traditions can be a meaningful and educational experience for students, allowing them to learn about different customs and practices from around the world. If you have any specific questions about the Altar de Muertos or if there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to ask!
RMS BALLET FOLKLORICO
The RMS Ballet Folklorico is a captivating dance form that showcases the rich cultural heritage of various regions in Mexico. Performing at school during lunchtime provides a fantastic opportunity for students to appreciate the beauty and grace of this traditional dance style.
Such performances not only entertain the audience but also promote cultural understanding and appreciation among students and teachers. It's a great way to celebrate diversity and learn about different cultures.
FUN TIMES WITH THE CATRINA 💀
Our Wildcats had a wonderful time taking pictures with the Catrina on the Day of the Dead at school during both lunches! The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a vibrant and festive Mexican holiday that celebrates the memory of loved ones who have passed away. The Catrina, an iconic symbol of the holiday, is a representation of an elegant skeleton or skull often depicted wearing fancy clothing and accessories.
NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH
Each November, we recognize and honor family caregivers - who are not only parents, but the primary source of support for older adults and people with disabilities in the United States. Providing care for a loved one in need can feel like a full-time job - so what about the caregivers who are balancing those responsibilities with other full- or part-time jobs?
This year, Mental Health America is highlighting how caregiving, workplaces, and mental health intersect. We know caregivers need support in balancing their personal and professional obligations, and employers need resources to better support their caregivers on staff.
- Check out our new resource When Caregiving Impacts Your Mental Health: 5 Tips for Talking to Your Employer - preparing yourself for the conversation can help it feel less intimidating.
- Our Getting Started: Caregivers Guide covers the basics of caregiving - it’s a great resource if you aren’t quite sure where to start.
- Our general Caregiver Resource Center has resources for a variety of mental health challenges that individuals might experience while caregiving.
In collaboration with the National Pancreas Foundation Thursday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
In collaboration with the National Pancreas Foundation
Thursday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
In collaboration with ASU Tuesday, November 14 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
In collaboration with ASU
Tuesday, November 14 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Community Update by Dr. Doyle
Handbook for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Community Event
This Handbook is intended as a general guide to help you understand and better navigate your caregiver role related to your grandchildren or other children in your care and to help you find and access services. Please know it is not intended, nor should it be used, as specific legal advice for you. You may have factors in your case that are different from the general circumstances described here and your specific circumstances may affect your legal rights and obligations in ways that are not covered in this Handbook.
IMPORTANT SUDENT HANDBOOK POLICY ABOUT FOOD DELIVERY AT SCHOOL
Bringing Food from Home
Due to California law related to healthy school initiatives and in order to minimize distractions to the academic environment, outside food will not be permitted on campus, with the exception of individual student school lunches. This includes large bags of chips, energy drinks, drinks/food purchased from outside vendors (example Starbucks, Doordash, UberEats, etc.), and candy.
👟🩳 RMS LOST AND FOUND COLLECTION🧦👕
Certainly! Encouraging your student to retrieve lost and found items from school is a responsible and considerate action. Here’s how you can encourage them in a positive manner:
- Teach Responsibility: Explain to your student that picking up lost and found items is a responsible thing to do. Reward Responsibility: Praise your students when they bring home a lost item. Positive reinforcement can go a long way in encouraging responsible behavior.
- Setting an Example: Lead by example. If you find lost items in public places, show your child how you return them to lost and found areas. Children often learn best through observing the behavior of adults around them.
- School Policies: Familiarize your child with the school's policies regarding lost and found items. Understanding the procedures can make them more confident in helping out.
- Safety First: Teach them to handle items safely. For example, if it’s a valuable item like a smartphone, they should give it to a teacher or school staff member rather than keeping it themselves.
- Encourage Communication: Encourage your child to communicate with their teachers or school staff if they find something valuable. This helps in creating a sense of community responsibility.
Remember to praise and acknowledge your child’s efforts. Positive reinforcement and modeling the behavior you want to see are powerful tools in teaching responsibility and empathy.
OCEANSIDE THEATRE COMPANY
Resident Production Company of the Sunshine Brooks Theater
RMS SPIRIT WEAR ORDER FORM
All Spirit Wear comes in Red, Gray, and Black.Woman’s Fit T-shirt- Red and Black only
The spirit wear is back in stock! You may complete this form and return it with payment to the RMS front office or the PTA mailbox, and the items will be delivered directly to your child's classroom.
Amazing RMS new items! See samples in the RMS main office!
Buying PTA spirit wear is important because it supports the school financially, promotes a sense of community and school spirit, encourages active participation, raises awareness, fosters a school identity, and adds an element of fun and celebration to the educational experience. Get your RMS Spirit Wear now!!
RMS SEWING CLUB
Thank you to the RMS moms who came to the Sewin Club last Monday. We hope to see you soon!
We are offering beginner courses. Build your confidence using a sewing machine. Our next class is on Monday, November 6th, 2023, at 9:15 a.m. in the RMS Parent Center. We will meet every Monday! Ask for Ms. Gabby. Join us!
Find and connect support financial assistance, food pantries, healthcare, and other free or reduced-cost support: https://www.findhelp.org/.
You can email your Roosevelt Family and Community Liaison, Ms. Gabby Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call extension 63013 for any needs your family may have.
KONA ICE THIS TUESDAY 10/31/23!!
SHOW YOUR WILDCAT PRIDE AND JOIN THE RMS PTA NOW!
B.L.A.S.T. AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING AT RMS
No parent registration is required to attend. Students must report to room H-12 on Mondays or Wednesdays and write their names in a signing sheet for attendance control. Students can attend both days for tutoring or just one for your convenience or according to their needs.
KONA ICE & DIPPIN' DOTS AT RMS!
We are accepting referrals for our yearly Grief Counseling Group facilitated by Elizabeth Hospice. Please CLICK HERE to submit a referral if you know of a student who has lost someone close to them. It is super fast and you don’t need to add much detail.
Caseloads: Ms. May - 6TH GRADE | Ms. Licona - 7TH GRADE | Mr. Way - 8TH GRADE
Go To: bit.ly/rmscheckin23 to make an appointment with your AWESOME School Counselor or scan the QR Code above with your camera app on your phone!
Follow us on Instagram @rooseveltcounseling for updates.
Use the PSST tool (THIS LINK) to report something anonymously.
VUSD AM PM PROGRAM
Roosevelt Middle School
Location: 850 Sagewood Drive, Oceanside, CA, USA
Phone: (760) 726-8003
RMS Wildcat Pride
Our PRIDE represents life ready skills we want our students to embody. Please help us reinforce these traits in our Wildcats!