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May 2013 Hello parents, What a great year!!! Students have grown so much and are ready for the challenges ahead of them. I’m so proud of their progress!! Our 8th graders are ready for high school. 6th & 7th graders are getting information on their summer reading assignment. We are planning to end the year with a fabulous Community Celebration on May 17, 5-6:30. Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner or we will have a food truck. We hope you can join us for good company, fun with family and friends and play time for the children. Thank you for making sure you have taken care of any cafeteria charges, library fines, overdue books and claiming all lost items from our Lost and Found. We donate over a dozen huge trash bags full of clothes left each year. Please stop by or have your child go through the lost and found by the office and in the gym. We are planning for next year already. Students start back August 13. We will have registration on August 7th. Thank you for updating your child’s immunization records as they get their shots. We will be required to ask for proof of residency so if you don’t live in the area then you can apply for a transfer online. We are looking forward to a fabulous 2012-2014 school year. A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR PAC!!! They are always there for anything the schools needs. We appreciate all the parent support this year. It has truly been the year of possibilities as we have worked to merge into a preK-8. Our Roosevelt students have done a beautiful job mentoring our younger students. Our SHAC, Student Council and AVID students will be running the A. Montoya Field Day on May 10th as they did such a professional job running the Roosevelt Field Day. You should be very proud of your children as they are growing into positive productive young adults. Thank you for your continued support. Cee Kaye Nation Principal

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We have had quite a few students that still have unpaid charges that were acquired before the student was eligible for the free or reduced program. These charges are the responsibility of the parents, please take care of them before school is out. For all other students charging will not be allowed in the month of May so please pay in advance in order to eliminate any confusion. Negative Balance Letters will be sent out during the last week of April. Thank you. Ms. Padilla

For parents of 6th graders...if your child needs a Tdap for next year, and you would like him/her to receive this at school May 15th, please call the nurse to make sure we have the proper forms filled out. If your child has Asthma or a food allergy....we will need to have an Asthma Action Plan or an Allergy Action Plan on file in the health office for the next school year. These forms are on the RMS website. Your family doctor will need to fill in the appropriate form for your child. If you do not have access to the internet, please call the health office and I will make sure you get a form sent home with your student or sent to your home. The summer is a great time to visit your family doctor and get everything in line for the next school year. I will check my phone messages occasionally over the summer. I will be checking emails more frequently. My email address is christine.long@aps.edu. Christine Long, BSN, RN Roosevelt Middle School Nurse 281-3316 x32 281-5120 fax

Hi all – please don’t forget that all students, including incoming 6th graders, are required to read at least one book and do an assignment prior to the first week of school. This year we received a grant from the New Mexico Library Foundation that provides prizes! The first 50 students who read 5 books will receive a $5 gift card from Barnes and Noble and they will be entered into a drawing for a Nook! A parent letter, reading suggestions, and the assignment will be coming home in backpack mail soon. In case it’s lost, it is also available on the Roosevelt web site at rms.aps.edu. Students can read any book(s) as long as it is at or above their grade level. Calvin and Hobbes is fun, but not for this project. I encourage you to also participate in the summer reading program at the East Mountain Library. They always have activities and wonderful prizes! I am still looking for an upholsterer who would be willing to donate labor to re-upholster one of our comfy chairs. I can provide the fabric, so if you know anyone who would be willing to help us, please have them contact me. The students love the couches and chairs! I have had an amazing year with your children. Please encourage them to read every day for fun! Linda Keulen Keulen@aps.edu


RMS Track and Field Congratulations to the girls and boys track teams at district on Tuesday. Everyone participated and did their best. The boys took third out of 14 teams, well done! The girls placed in the top five out of 14 teams. Overall this track season was very positive and successful. Thank you to Mrs. Nation and Mrs. Marler for all their support and help. Also, the coaches would like to thank all the parents for their support this season. Thank you, Coach Foutz, Coach Maisano, Coach Nolan and Coach Holder

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an awesome year! May 8th will be the last day for students to shop in the RAM room for our final ice cream social May 10th. This year students had the opportunity to request items to be stocked in the RAM room, teachers participated by recognizing great behavior with RAM awards, students who purchased items were given an extra reward of either extra time during lunch and/or lunch treats, and teachers were given gifts of appreciation throughout the year. This was possible because of the support of the community. We would like to give a few special thanks! Thank you Roosevelt PAC for your excellent support of donations to this endeavor. Ms. Long, our school nurse, donated prizes the kids loved! Thank you to Subway for supporting our entire school community with gift certificates. We look forward to another year working with you! We are excited to have students give us feedback this spring so we are able to shop for items the kids choose! Remember this summer when there are school sales kids love: mechanical pencils, sharpeners, book covers, composition books, etc! Have a great summer, and thank you again!!! Ms. Foutz and Mrs.


8th Grade Team Can you believe your student is about to promote to high school? Please join us for the promotion ceremony May 20, 2013. Please be seated in the gym by 9:45. Following the ceremony, the PAC is sponsoring a lunch and dance at Los Vecinos for the outgoing 8th graders. The event is dressy but not formal. We always enjoy getting a visit from our past students and hearing their high school success stories.

7th Grade Team As the anticipation for the end of the year approaches, we'd like you to remind your child that they are still expected to work hard and do their best! We'll be doing regular classwork and homework up until the end of the year. We do have some fun end of year activities, including a swimming trip to High Point pool on May 20, and an Awards Assembly on May 21 from about 8:30-11:10. In order to qualify for High Point, students need to have been referral-free since March 28, the end of SBA testing, and have turned in a signed End of Year Expectations letter. At the Awards Assembly, students who have gotten straight A's in their classes will be honored, plus there will be Student of the Year awards from teacher teams, sports & electives awards, and the Lee Medford Award will be presented. We'll send more information home as the time gets closer. Mrs. King's math classes have been reviewing concepts covered earlier this year in preparation for the spring DBA. By now, hopefully all students feel very proficient with integers and scientific notation - they've been working hard on these concepts! In Block 1, students have finished a unit on Probability, and will now move on to 3-dimensional geometry. In Block 2, students are working on geometry, including finding area of many types of polygons, and finding the sum of the interior angles of polygons. Next, they will move on to transformations. Science is pretty exciting lately - we have 75 eggs incubating in 2 incubators. On May 6, Students will candle eggs to determine fertility - these fertile eggs are due to hatch on May 14. However, since you can't count your chickens before they hatch, we will be getting in an order of fancy breed chicks on May 8 and May 10. There are many labs and activities that go with this unit - ask your child what they have learned about birds so far! Baby chicks go home with students starting Monday May 20 through Wednesday May 22. More information about take-home requirements will be going home around May 13 or sooner. Mrs. Jacobsen’s students are finishing their Topic of Choice research paper and PowerPoint. Presentations begin May 8th, followed by a conclusion activity to celebrate the cultures of Latin America with a Feast Day on May 16th. Parents are invited to attend. Future 7th grade gifted students need to continue to read novels over the summer that are challenging. Have a wonderful and restful summer. Mrs. Jacobsen


6th Grade Team Medieval Faire, many field trips

What a Year for OAC!! “A Word From Miss Owens” A very special thank you goes out to the parents (and staff) who helped make this year such a big success. I would also like to thank all of the students, 6-8th Grade, who attended club regularly, and those who just came when they could. What a fun and unique group of individuals you all are. I hope you have a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing you next year! For those graduating, come back and visit us once in awhile and don’t forget about completing volunteer hours/credits in our outdoor classroom/garden. Congratulations to all!

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May 17, 5:00-6:30 Community Celebration Bring a blanket or chairs & a picnic dinner We will have a food truck if you prefer to buy your dinner We will have water and dessert Come to listen to live music Enjoy good company and fabulous conversation


PAC

Hello Roosevelt Families

As the end of the school year fast approaches, PAC would like to thank you for you continuous support throughout the school year. We appreciate families going to our PAC sponsored restaurant dinners, supporting fundraisers, and helping out at Roosevelt. Even a little means a lot. If you are interested in being on the PAC Board for next year please contact Laura Walker 5142236, laurawalker46@gmail.com. The board meets once a month to discuss upcoming events, etc. Meetings are usually only an hour. It is a great way to become involved at the school and be aware of upcoming events. We hope everyone has an enjoyable summer break! See you in the fall! RMS PAC Board

Dates to Remember May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 10 May 17 May 20 May 20 May 21 the afternoon May 22

6th grade Bear Study Field Trip/Orchestra Concert 7:30 PAC meeting 1:00 Last day of RAM room, PBS store Band Concert 7:00 PBS Ice Cream TEDdy Roosevelt talks PM/Retirement Celebration/Dance, 7-9 7th grade Field Trip 8th grade promotion/dance 8th grade field trip/6th grade Medieval Faire morning and Los Vecinos for Last Day of School 12:15 Dismissal Breakfast served, but no lunch served.

Registration will be August 7th Students start back August 13th


May 2013 newsletter