RMS Update: 10.17.23
RMS Newsletter, 2023-2024
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Roosevelt School News & Important Dates
What's Coming Up at RMS?
- OCTOBER 16 (M): A DAY
- OCTOBER 17 (T): B DAY
- OCTOBER 18 (W): A DAY
- Affinity Groups meet:
- 1st period: JSU + NASU
- 2nd period: APISU
- 3rd period: LSU
- Lunches every Wednesday: GSA
- 5th period: BSU
- Early Release- 2:35PM
- School Board Meeting- 7:00PM
- OCTOBER 19 (TH): B DAY
- Parent Equity Meeting- 6:30PM
- OCTOBER 20 (F) A DAY
- OCTOBER 23 (M): B DAY
- OCTOBER 24 (T): A DAY
- OCTOBER 25 (W): B DAY
- Early Release - 2:35 PM
- School Board Meeting- 7:00 PM
- OCTOBER 26 (TH): A DAY
- Picture Retakes
- Parent Focus Group: By Invitation- 6:30PM
- OCTOBER 27 (F): B DAY
- School-wide assembly
- Fall Activity Night- 6:30PM
PICTURE RETAKES: October 26
- Picture retakes are Thursday, October 26 during first period (9:00 AM - 9:50 AM). If students are taking picture retakes, they must bring the original picture packet to school on Thursday to give the photographer.
- Any students who did not have pictures taken on the first picture day should definitely plan to have pictures taken Thursday, October 26, even if they choose not to purchase pictures. Student pictures are used for their IDs, promotion certificates, and Activity Night admission cards.
- If you want to purchase pictures, packets are available in the office or you may order online with the code: EVT6CR324
For those of you who ordered picture packets, they will be handed out in House! If for some reason you did not receive your picture packets, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 866-955-8342.
Welcome Kelly Ayres + New Counseling Team
We are excited to announce a new counselor to our team. Joining Lee Baker will be Kelly Ayres, our former RMS registrar. We are thrilled Kelly will pick up this role as she has extensive experience in California as a high school counselor and in Oregon in several academic programs and schools.
Lee and Kelly will be organizing their case loads, grades 6-8 by last name. Kelly will take students with last names A-Ma and Lee will work with students with last names Mc-Z. If you have been working with Lee on 504 Plans, he will continue to support your student.
Best practice in schools indicates that counselors should have no more than 250 students on their case loads. With the addition of Kelly to our team, we can get closer to this ratio and in turn, students and families will get more support. At the end of this year, we would like to ask families to share with us feedback about how additional resources have helped your family with a survey. We'll share more about this after spring break and look forward to having another counselor on our team!
Carpool Conundrums: Please Consider These Three Requests
We've got a lot going on in and around school these days... including YMCA construction and lots of students walking, biking and getting dropped off at school. Please follow these three reminders to ensure safety and flow.
1. Do not pause along 24th Avenue to drop off your student. We have lots of traffic coming from both directions and it is dangerous to pull over into the bike lane and potentially force traffic into the oncoming lane.
2. Students should use the crosswalk directly across from the school for safety. If you are dropping your student off at the Very Little Theatre or near the apartments, please remind your student to use the crosswalk with the crossing guard. Trying to cross at Patterson Street is also dangerous and slows down traffic.
3. Only turn right out of the school parking lot. We know this is inconvenient. However, when cars try to turn left across traffic, it is causing a significant back-up in our parking lot. Please only make right-hand turns to ensure a smooth flow in and out of the lot.
Many thanks for your attention and cooperation for the benefit of our entire community!
RMS Parent Equity Group Starts Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 pm
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Our Cross Country Team is looking for volunteers. If you would like to join them please contact Laura Fuhriman for more information. Thank you.
Activity Night is coming up on October 27, if you would like to help during the event please contact Laura Fuhriman for more information. Thank you.
We are looking a for a couple more parents volunteer to help us at the front office. If you would like to join us please contact Laura Fuhriman for more information. Thank you.
All volunteers need to do a background check found HERE , before volunteering.
Middle School Mentor Program
Can you give 30 minutes a week to make a difference in the life of a middle school student?
Be a mentor—touch a life! A small investment of time, energy and caring can yield great dividends in the life of a middle school student.
What is the Middle School Mentor Program?
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. Most schools have students on waiting lists.
What the mentoring program provides
Principals and counselors love the mentor program because it helps kids who need support. Especially in these days of tight budgets and crowded classrooms, mentoring helps fill students’ need for more one-on-one adult attention.
Mentors love the program because it gives them an opportunity to work one-on-one with a student throughout the school year and develop a relationship that supports the student.
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.
How to become a volunteer mentor
Thank you for your interest in the mentor program. Please begin by completing an online background check here. Please select all 8 middle schools on your background check.
After you have completed your volunteer background check, please submit a Mentor Application here.
If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer program coordinator, Kate Becker, at email@example.com. We look forward to mentoring with you.
Mentoring Schedules (2023–24 School Year)
- Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave.
- Thursday: 3 lunches, 11:25–11:55 a.m., 12:20–12:50 p.m. and 1:15–1:45 p.m.
- Cal Young, 2555 Gilham Rd.
- Friday: 2 lunches, 12:26-12:56 p.m. and 1:21-1:51 p.m.
- Kelly, 850 Howard Ave.
- Tuesday: 2 lunches, 12:25–12:55 p.m. and 1:20–1:50 p.m.
- Kennedy, 2200 Bailey Hill Rd.
- Monday: 2 lunches, 11:25–11:55 a.m. and 12:20–12:50 a.m.
- Madison, 875 Wilkes Dr.
- Tuesday: 2 lunches, 12:25–12:55 p.m. and 1:20–1:50 p.m.
- Monroe, 2800 Bailey Lane
- Friday: 3 lunches, 11:30 a.m.–noon, 12:25–12:55 p.m. and 1:20–1:50 p.m.
- Roosevelt, 500 E. 24th Ave.
- Thursday: 2 lunches, 12:20–12:50 p.m. and 1:15–1:45 p.m.
- Spencer Butte, 500 E. 43rd Ave.
- Monday: 1 lunch, 12:25–12:55 p.m.
RMS Spirit Gear Sale - 10/16 through 10/31
RMS sweatshirts, t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, joggers, and beanies are on sale now! The online shop will run from Monday, October 16th through Tuesday, October 31st. Upon ordering, you'll have the option to pick up your items at school or shipped directly to your home!
The online store will be open through Tuesday, October 31st.
FLEX Continues this Week
We view FLEX as a time for students to get additional academic support and continue to explore and find an enrichment activity outside of their regular class schedules. Our desire is for students to have more personalized learning, develop additional skills and social connections and reduce stress for students either to connect with the teacher they need or take a welcome break during a busy school day.
On Mondays during House, students complete 'Monday Mapping' in which they review their planners, organize their binders and check Canvas. They will also determine whether they need to see a teacher during FLEX by filling out a survey in House on Monday.
We hope it us useful and connecting time-- please let us know what your students think.
More Ways to Communicate
Log In to ParentSquare
Our district is launching a new school-to-home communication platform called ParentSquare to keep parents and guardians informed and encourage greater engagement and connection with their school and our district. RMS is embracing this new tool whole-heartedly and we love it because you can get *all* your communications in one place, even if you have multiple students in multiple schools!
Get Started: Log in to ParentSquare TODAY!
To help make registration has seamless as possible, make sure your student and contact information are up-to-date. You can do this by visiting ParentVUE or by contacting the front-office staff of your school.
ParentSquare provides a safe way for district administrators, school principals, teachers, staff, and parents to send and receive school and class information, share pictures and files, see calendars, sign up to volunteer, schedule parent-teacher conferences, and much more . . . all in one centralized place!
All information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text, depending on your preference. For even more convenience, download the ParentSquare app (available for free on the Apple/Google app stores for iOS and Android devices).
Extracurricular Activities and Community Events
RMS Fall Activity Night
When is Activity Night?
• Friday, October 27 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
What is Activity Night?
• Activity Night is a fun and safe opportunity for all Roosevelt students to socialize in a supervised and familiar place.
What are some of the activities?
• Ping Pong
• Carnival Games
• Concessions – pizza, chips, fruit snacks, juice, and cookies
• AND MORE . . .
• $3.00 in advance - free for any student who qualifies
• $5.00 at the door
ACTIVITY CARDS GO ON SALE IN HOUSE MONDAY, October 23.
More information can be found here.
Friday, Oct 27, 2023, 06:30 PM
Roosevelt Middle School, East 24th Avenue, Eugene, OR, USA
Our 2023 Showcase last spring was a big success thanks to hundreds of donations from generous local businesses and families. Thank you for supporting Roosevelt! We’re offering the last of these donations to you on sale now as we wrap up the year and prepare for the 2024 Showcase. Check out the last of the silent auction items for some great deals on fantastic items! Every penny raised goes to support PAR - the parent group at Roosevelt that exists to enrich the learning environment of our school for students, teachers, and staff. Take a look at the auction link and score some deals while supporting RMS. And thank you!
Toys for Tots!
4J Welcome Center will once again be hosting and collaborating with Toys for Tots this year to be a satellite distribution site for all 4J families with students from ages 0-13yrs old.
- Deadline: Nov 24, no applications will be accepted after this date.
- Distribution Date: Saturday, Dec 9
- Time/Location: TBD
Click on this link to register: https://eugene-or.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx
Haga clic en este enlace para registrarse: https://eugene-or.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-toy-request-single-form.aspx
Calling all Duck families!
On November 3rd, mark your calendars and prepare for the University of Oregon Family Day! Your Oregon Volleyball team will take on the Utah Utes in a fun atmosphere centered around families! The University of Oregon is serving up an incredible offer you can’t pass up. Using the code 23VBFAMILY, you can grab tickets for the whole family for just $3 each. So, bring out the entire family, grab your Oregon gear, and enjoy some good old family fun.
Free LTD Transit Pass!
All students in 4J schools can get a student pass to ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free. Student transit passes can be used to travel anywhere within the LTD service area. Student passes can be used at any time—after school, on weekends and during school breaks, as well as to get to and from school each day.
To get a free LTD student transit pass middle school students can request their own passes at the front office. Passes are valid from September 1 of the current school year to September 30 of the following year and can be renewed by the school each year for ongoing free service.
¡Pase de tránsito para estudiantes gratis!
Todos los estudiantes de las escuelas 4J pueden obtener un pase para viajar en los autobuses del Distrito de Tránsito de Lane (LTD) de forma gratuita. Los pases de transporte para estudiantes se pueden usar para viajar a cualquier lugar dentro del área de servicio de LTD. Los pases para estudiantes se pueden usar en cualquier momento: después de la escuela, los fines de semana y durante las vacaciones escolares, así como para ir y volver de la escuela todos los días.
Para obtener un pase de tránsito para estudiantes LTD gratuito, disponible como tarjeta táctil o aplicación para teléfonos inteligentes Umo, los tutores/padres pueden solicitarlo para estudiantes de primaria; los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria pueden solicitar sus propios pases en la oficina. Los pases son válidos desde el 1 de septiembre del año escolar actual hasta el 30 de septiembre del año siguiente y la escuela puede renovarlos cada año para continuar con el servicio gratuito.
Earn Free Money for Roosevelt!
Oregon's Bottle Drop Program! Blue bags and tags are available for pick up in the front office.
You can help Roosevelt earn money for our school by registering your credit card with eScrip. Earn money for Roosevelt every time you shop at Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie (& other local restaurants). Register your credit/debit cards, designating Roosevelt Middle School—Recipient ID #6723045. Click on the link above to get started.
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.
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.