Weekly Memo

  • Weekly Memo - March 2

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, March 2, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear families,

    So much is happening at Roosevelt right now!  We had AVID students head to the OSU extension campus in downtown Portland to have a “first day of college” experience with students from Wilson and Grant.  Our Emergent Bilingual students attended the International Youth Leadership Conference with students from around the district.  Our Unified Basketball team beat the Grant Generals in front of a packed gym at Grant. And, our Jazz Band went to Idaho for a band competition and received the highest honor - a Superior Rating at the festival.  Winter sports are wrapping up.  We narrowly missed the playoffs in boys’ basketball, and spring sports are just around the corner!  Make sure to get your tickets for Bring It On the Musical.  The show starts March 5th and runs for two weeks.  

    Thanks to all of the families that have supported their students to ensure they could access these amazing oppotunities.  I am so proud to be a Rider, and I feel so fortunate to be able to work with all of these amazing students!

    Go Riders!

     

    ~KD Parman, Principal 

     

    Message about Coronoavirus - The district sent out a message about Covid-19 (Coronavirus).  We will be following the lead of the MESD, Multnomah County Health, and the district on any messaging or information.  We will communicate through phone, email, and text if we need to make any announcements.  Remind your students to wash their hands regularly and stay home if they are sick. 

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  • Weekly Memo - Feb 24

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, February 24, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear families,

    It’s looking like spring!  The warmer weather has students leaving campus for lunch in larger numbers.  Remind your student that they represent Roosevelt while they are in the community.  Most students make great choices when they are out and about, but some students are leaving trash in the neighborhood, and a few neighbors are concerned about how that looks.  We are reminding students through announcements at school, but it’s always a good message to get from different adults in their lives. 

    SAT Day will be March 4th for all of our juniors.  If you have a junior, make sure they get a good night sleep and eat breakfast on that day.  March 4th is also an early dismissal, so all students will be heading home at 1:30.  Have a great week!

    ~KD Parman, Principal 

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  • Weekly Memo - Feb 18

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear families,

    Congratulations to our wrestling and swimming teams for their participation at the district meets this weekend.  We had students place in districts in both sports, and we had a district champion in wrestling.   Thank you to all of you who have volunteered to take tickets, run concessions, and support our athletes this winter sports season.  If you want to help out, get in touch with Sanjay Bedi, our athletic director.  

    Over the past few weeks, some of our students have been involved in fighting both on and off campus (and during and after school).  As we work with students to ensure they are safe both at school and in the community, you all are important partners in making sure our students are making good decisions.  Talk with your student about how they navigate complicated situations and what they can do if they are having issues with other students.  Counselors, administrators, and teachers are all folks that students can talk to if they are struggling to figure out how to deal with hard situations.  Many of the issues start on social media, so talk with your student about responsible ways to interact with others online.  It takes all of us working together to ensure our students make good choices and stay safe.  

    ~KD Parman, Principal 

  • Weekly Memo - Feb 10

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear families,

    There’s a lot of information below!  Make sure you take some time to review the information about all of the upcoming events and the great things our students and staff are doing in and around Roosevelt.  Also, take a moment to complete the Successful Schools Survey that is linked below!  Have a great week.

    ~KD Parman, Principal 

    Families – We want to know what you think!  Please complete the Successful Schools Survey before February 28th.  It should only take a few minutes, and we value your input!

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  • Weekly Memo - Feb 3

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, February 3, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

    Dear families,

    As I sat down to write the weekly memo, I kept thinking about this quote from the President of the National Education Association, Lily Eskelsen Garcia.

    "Now more than ever, we must double our resolve to bring people together and focus on building a future for all Americans where their dreams outweigh their fears and hope smothers anger and hate. We are stronger together and we will never give up on what we hold dear."

    I have been thinking a lot about our students and the world they are surrounded by right now.  I am sometimes overwhelmed by the daily news of hate speech that we see in our country, and the sad reality that those messages have also been directed at students and groups of students in our community.  Unfortunately, bias is a human condition, and our history as a country is full of examples of prejudice against different groups because of their race, religion, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other characteristics.  As I think about this complex past, I also remember the people who have stood up, demanded fairness and equity, and have put their lives in harm’s way to push our nation to become a more inclusive and accepting community.  

    We are Roosevelt, and we do not tolerate hate.  Hate speech causes fear and rips our school apart along racial, ethnic, gender, and/or religious lines.  What starts as a racial slur, or “joking around” can escalate quickly and cause pain and conflict in our community that can last long after the incident is over.  Our school community must demand that hate of any kind is not tolerated.  This expectation needs to be shared with our students, and we are starting to do that work in a couple of different ways. 

    This week - many of our teachers will be teaching lessons focused on the Black Lives Matter in Schools curriculum.  We will celebrate the week of action with our fifth annual Hoodies Up Day to commemorate Trayvon Martin’s birthday.  This is a student-organized event that has been planned by our Black Student Union and students in Senior Inquiry and Ethnic Studies classes.  This event is a great kick-off for the anti-hate work that will continue throughout the rest of the school year and into next year.   

    This month - we are focusing on two of our RIDER Values - Respect and Integrity.  As we focus on these values, we will talk with students about what respect looks like and sounds like to ensure all students feel safe and valued as members of our community.  We will also talk about integrity and how we create a community of integrity that stands against hate of any kind.  

    Roosevelt is an amazing community.  We stand firm in our belief that everyone is a valued member of our Roosevelt family.  

    I am so proud to be a Rider!                                                                                                                                  ~KD Parman, Principal 

  • Weekly Memo - January 27

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

    Dear families,

    It’s hard to believe that we are half way through the school year!  If you have time tonight, please join our Roosevelt Supporter Club for their monthly social (more information below).  They promise there is more social than meeting, and they are always excited to welcome new folks.  This week is Spirit Week.  This is planned by our Advanced Leadership class, and they are always hoping for more participation from students and staff.  Spirit week ends with the Winter Formal on Saturday.  If your student plans to attend, make sure you sign the permission slip and it is returned before the deadline (Wednesday, January 29th).   Have a great week!

    Go Riders!                                                                                                                                         KD Parman, Principal 

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  • Weekly Memo - January 21

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

    Dear families,

    This week is finals week.  Please make sure your student gets a good night sleep and something to eat each day.  Students have flex time at the end of each day this week to talk with teachers, finish tests, and complete any work that needs to be turned in.  Please take a moment to look at ParentVue and ask your student about specific classes to make sure they get everything done by Friday.  Next week is a four day week (teacher planning day is Monday).  We are looking forward to starting the second semester next Tuesday!

    Go Riders! 

    KD Parman, Principal 
  • Weekly Memo - January 13

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, January 13, 2020

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Socially Just World


    Dear Roosevelt families,

    It looks like the winter weather is going to miss Portland this week.  I know students love a snow day, but I am glad that we will, most likely, have a full week of school to ensure students are going into finals prepared with as much class time as possible this week.  Our finals schedule is a little different than it has been in past years, so please look it over and make sure you and your student know when they are taking each of their final exams. Flex time - during finals - is a great time to complete assessments and talk with teachers.  Please make sure you student is on time to school this week and next to prepare for final exams.  


    For our freshmen and sophomores - it is very important that our students pass their classes to ensure they are on track to graduate.  9th grade students who are on track to graduate are FOUR TIMES more likely to graduate from high school. Getting good habits in place in 9th grade is very important for students’ success in high school and beyond!  On Track means students are passing all of their core classes and are passing at least six of their eight classes each year. We have started talking with our 9th graders about being on track and also that B’s are better!  Sure, it’s great to have Cs in your classes (and be passing), but it’s also important to work on earning Bs or better in all of your classes. Make sure you check Parent Vue to see how your student is doing. If they are failing or have a C ask your student what they can be doing to improve their grade before the semester.  If they don’t know - feel free to email or call the teacher and ask! It takes all of us working together to ensure students graduate from Roosevelt college and career ready with a plan. Thank you for all you do at home to ensure your student in on a mission to graduate from Roosevelt!


    Go Riders! KD Parman, Principal
  • Weekly Memo - January 6

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Happy New Year!  As we start up the new year, please remember that finals are right around the corner.  This Saturday, we will have Saturday School from 9:00 to noon.  We will provide breakfast and teachers will be available to help students.  Your student can come for the morning, make-up work, and make sure they are on track for the end of the semester.  Remind your student that there are flex days this week and next.  

    Go Riders!                                                                                                                                         KD Parman, Principal 

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  • Weekly Memo - December 16

    CLASS ROTATIONS

    Monday: B day

    Tuesday: A day

    Wednesday: B day

    Thursday: A Flex day

    Friday: B Flex day

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Dec 16-18: Bring It On: The Musical rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Dec 18:  Site Council (4:00 - 5:00 PM in room 105)

    Dec 19: Winter Concert (7:00pm)

    Dec 23-31: Schools Closed

    JANUARY

    Jan 1-3: Schools Closed

    Jan 6: Students return to classes

    Jan 6-10: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 7: Coffee with the Principal  (8-9am: Spanish and 9-10am: English in Room 105)

    Jan 13-17: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 20: Schools & District Offices Closed (Martin Luther King Day)

    Jan 21: All Period Day

    Jan 21-24: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 22:  Site Council (4:00 - 5:00 PM in room 105)

    Jan 22-24: First Semester Finals

    Jan 24: Second Grading Period Ends

    Jan 27: Teacher Planning Day (No School)

    Jan 28-29: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 30: Winter Acting Showcase (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

    Jan 31: Winter Assembly (9:39-10:31)

    Jan 31: Spring Production: Bring It On The Musical Rehearsals (3:30pm - 9:00pm)

     

    SPOTLIGHT - This is a place to introduce you to a staff member or partner who helps our students or parents, and who you might not have met. To find other family resources, check out the Family Resource Directory on the RHS website.

    Jessica Willis, MSW
    jwillis1@pps.net
    M4C: Mobilizing for College (formerly GEAR UP)

    Hi! My name is Jessaca Willis and I coordinate the College Advocate Mentor (CAM) program with GEAR UP at Roosevelt. My job is to support CAMs in engaging classes in more conversations around college identity and college readiness. Our program provides classroom-based mentoring (so, different from the usual 1:1 model) and we are currently working with 11th and 12th grades (next year we'll be with 9th and 12th). Please reach out to me if you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our college student mentors and how they support classrooms!

    Steve Smith
    GEAR UP TOSA
    Office of College & Career Readiness 
    ssmith2@pps.net
    (971) 200-0474

    Hello. My name is Steve Smith. I am the GEAR UP TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) for the Roosevelt Cluster. I am currently working with Roosevelt High School, George Middle School, Astor K-8, and Chavez K-8. My role is to help build and facilitate relationships between families, students,  and teachers. I also work with College Access Mentors and teachers to enrich curriculum and provide college and career exposure opportunities. Our current cohorts are 7th and 8th grade as well as 11th and 12th grade. Utilizing the Transformative Data Inquiry Project (TDIP Survey), we are able to capture student voice and begin to adopt a pedagogy and curriculum that reflects the unique needs of our students. Our program supports teachers by providing near peer mentors in our partner schools. These mentors provide classroom enrichment opportunities to students. I also work with teachers to develop targeted strategies of instruction to ensure that all students are successful. Please come see me in the in the Counseling Annex (109M) if you have any questions. Thank you. 

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Athletics - Next week is the last week before we head out to Winter Break!  Here is a link to next week’s events. GO RIDERS!! - Sanjay

    Mental Health Corner - Are you a parent/guardian/caregiver who is struggling with a child/teen’s behaviors? Collaborative Problem Solving is an approach that has been used for many years to help kids and caregivers understand that kids do well if they can. This means we change our way of looking at those challenging behaviors to see them as kids not having the skills they need to manage what comes up for them.

    OHSU’s Collaborative Problem Solving program is offering an 8 week, online-only, parent class. It will “meet” from 6-7:30 pm each Monday. Scholarships are available to cover part or all of the cost of the class. Please find more info at this link. -Caitlin Clark, Roosevelt Family Therapist, cclark3@pps.net

    Flex Days - Next week, we have flex days on Thursday and Friday. Which teachers are available each day? Here’s the schedule for this year:

    Thursdays: math, science, PE, health, visual and performing arts, CTE, and SpEd teachers

    Wednesdays & Fridays: English, social studies, AVID, world language, immersion, and ELD teachers

    Picking a student up for an appointment? Please send a handwritten, signed note with your student, with the specific time, date and reason they need to leave, as well as their name and yours. They can show the note to their teacher, to leave class early, then drop the note off in the attendance office so that Lisa Greenwood can enter the reason into Synergy. 

    Holiday Cookie Exchange - Come participate in a fun, easy cookie exchange. This Wednesday, December 18th, bring 24 home-baked treats (and empty containers for yourself) to the family room (105) at lunch (11:30 AM). Each baker will take a few cookies from everyone else’s batches, and leave with an assortment of treats. This year, let’s each donate a cookie from our own batches, to make an assortment for our favorite Roosevelt group (we’ll vote on the group—maybe the health clinic? Our Teen Parent services coordinator? The counseling center? Another idea?). RSVP to Kim Castle (kcastle@pps.net) so we know how many folks will participate. 

    Library Corner - 

    Friends, please use and widely share this document on doing easy research using PPS resources.  Let's get students using databases!

    All your favorite authors can be watched on this channel!

    Text YES to 68453 -  Parents, if you would like to receive our event reminder text messages, and have not been getting them, please text YES to 68453. You can opt out at any time. If you have TMobile, you may get a message saying “access denied,” in which case TMobile can walk you through getting access to use short codes.                    

    From your Roosevelt Supporter Club (formerly PTSA) - 

    Merchandise Sales: We’ll be selling our gear through halftime at the final home basketball game before winter break on Friday, December 20th. If you’re looking for something for your favorite Rider, this is a great time to check out what’s available!

    Ticket Selling Opportunities: Thank you to the volunteers who’ve signed up to help with ticket sales. There are still 12 more home sporting events between now and the end of February that need volunteer ticket sellers. It’s an easy, two-hour gig and helping out makes you eligible to receive some great RSC gear! Check your calendar and sign up to help today!

    Concessions Captain Training: We’re looking for two or three more adults to help out in concessions during the Winter Season! Students, coaches, and teachers run concessions but are supervised by a Concessions Captain. This person is on hand to open and close concessions, answer questions, provide a little training to the students and other volunteers, and count the money at the end of the evening. On Friday, December 20th, you can come to learn more about this super fun role! The training starts at 5 pm. Please email if you’ll be able to attend or if you’d like more information. We’d love to have you join us!

    Clothing Closet: Your gently used coats, hats, scarves, hoodies, and other warm gear are always appreciated at the RHS Clothing Closet. If you’ve got an item or three to pass along, donations can be dropped off at the main office.

    Want More Info? Check out our website, follow us on Facebook or Instagram and sign up for our mailing list.

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  • Weekly Memo - December 9

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    December is off to a great start!  Student daily attendance is up every class period this past week! Thank you for your work reminding your students to be on time and in class every day.  Winter sports have started, and we are looking forward to our Riders representing Roosevelt across the city in the coming months.  Have a great week!

    Go Riders!                                                                                                                                         KD Parman, Principal 

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  • Weekly Memo - December 2

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, December 2, 2019

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Socially Just World

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Thank you for coming to parent-teacher-student conferences last week!  We saw more than 650 families. It was great to connect, talk about and with your student, and make plans to ensure their success.  Thank you to the SUN program for giving out 60 turkey dinners and food baskets. We appreciate everyone’s generosity to our community.  Finally, thanks so much to our Roosevelt Supporter Club (PTA) for keeping our teachers and support staff fed both days of conferences.  

    I look forward to seeing folks at our Principal coffees Tuesday this week and our Latinx Family night on Thursday at 5:30pm. 

    Go Riders! KD Parman, Principal 

     

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  • Weekly Memo - November 18

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, November 18, 2019

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Socially Just World


    Dear Roosevelt families,


    It’s hard to believe this is the last full week of instruction for the month of November.  As you plan your time next week, please make sure to find some time to come to Roosevelt with your student to talk with teachers during parent-teacher-student conferences.  Many teachers require attendances for conferences because it is such an important opportunity to connect with families and make plans to support your student at school and at home.  We look forward to seeing you next week!


    This weekend, you can stop by Roosevelt on Saturday from 9:00 -12:00 and help the Roosevelt Supporter Club rake the leaves on the Roosevelt Campus.  You can also drop off food for the Thanksgiving food baskets that will be going to families in our community that need some support. Stop by and rake some leaves, or just drop off some food.  


       Go Riders! KD Parman, Principal
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  • Weekly Memo - November 12

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Socially Just World


    Dear Roosevelt families,


    I can’t believe that November is halfway over!  Last week, you should have received your student’s report card in the mail.  Take a moment to look it over with your student. At Roosevelt, we are focused on students earning Bs or better in every class.  If your student does not have Bs or better, make a plan with them on how to improve their grades and follow up with any supports they might need to make that happen.  9th grade families will be getting an ABCs sheet from their student this week. This tracks your student’s Attendance, Behavior, and Course Completion. Students will also be bringing home a reflection and goal setting sheet to complete with you and/or another trusted adult.


    Finally, we are focused to ensure that your student is in class and learning every day.  If a student is running late, remind them to stop by the attendance office to get a tardy slip.  Each period, we will be checking to make sure that students in the hallway have a hall pass. If students don’t have a hallpass, we will escort them back to class or take them to the reflection room.  This space will allow us time to talk with the student, troubleshoot any issues they are having in their classes and get them back to class. Remind your student to have a hall pass when in the hallways.  We want students to be on time, on task, and on a mission and we believe the reflection room will help us reach that goal for all of our students.  


    Go Riders!
    KD Parman, Principal
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  • Weekly Memo - November 4

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, November 4, 2019

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Happy November!  Please take a moment to review the information below. There is a lot going on this week and in the coming weeks.  Remember, there is no school next Monday, and there is no school for students the week of Thanksgiving to allow teachers time for parent-teacher conferences.

    This week - our football team will be playing against West Linn in the first round of the state playoffs.  Tomorrow is the Coffee with the Principal at 8:00am in Spanish and 9:00am in English.  We will be learning about, and giving input on, the final plans for the Phase 4 project.  You can also join us Wednesday evening for a community input session on Phase 4.  5:00 - 6:30 in the library.

    Go Riders! 

    KD Parman, Principal 

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  • Weekly Memo - October 28

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, October 28, 2019

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of the school year is coming to an end this week.  Please remind your student to check in with their teachers to make sure they have all of their assessments and assignments turned in.  This week is Halloween, and if you celebrate the holiday, remember that students cannot wear masks or face paint to school.  Thank you in advance for your help reminding students of this expectation.

    Next week, is our monthly Coffee with the Principal - Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00am (in Spanish) and 9:00am (in English).  This month, we will be asking folks for input on the Phase 4 construction project that will add 10,000 square feet to the back of our building for needed CTE and classroom spaces.  Come learn more about this at the coffee and/or the community meeting on Wednesday, November 6th at 5:00pm.

    A big shout out to our fall athletes who are finishing up their seasons.  All of our fall sports teams had average GPAs at or above 3.0.  Our boys’ soccer team’s GPA was one of the top 10 in soccer for 6A boys teams.  Congratulations!

    Finally, my heart has been heavy this weekend because of the tragic events that occurred in our neighborhood over the past few weeks.  The murder of Ricky Malone and subsequent arrests of teenagers have impacted our community in many different ways.  I know the students were not enrolled at Roosevelt, but they are still members of our community.  Remember that many people in St. Johns have been affected by this crime, and they may be struggling to try and make sense of everything that has happened.  If your student is having a hard time, please let their counselor know.  We will be working to monitor how students are doing and want to ensure proper supports are in place if they are needed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KD Parman, Principal 
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  • Weekly Memo - October 21

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, October 21, 2019

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    As we are finishing up the last few weeks of the first quarter, remind your student to stay focused in class all the way to the end!  Flex is this week, so students should use that time to retake assessments, get questions answered, and finish up assignments. If you have questions about your students’ grades, please reach out to the teacher.  They can provide a lot of information and help make a plan with you and your student.  

    This week is a busy one! The athletic schedule can be found below.  We are also hosting a community listening session for input on The Student Success Act.  Portland Public Schools will be receiving about $37 million more in funding from the state.  Come to Roosevelt on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:00 in the commons to give input on how to spend this additional money!  FAFSA night is also on Tuesday. If you have a senior student, you can come to FAFSA night to get more information and get specific questions answered.  FAFSA Night will be in the library. Finally, SUN will have their annual pumpkin carving on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:00.  

    During the week of November 4th, we will be holding some community input sessions for people to give input on the 10,000 square feet of additional building space that will be added soon.  Mark your calendar for any and all of the dates below:

    Tuesday, November 5th - during the Coffee with the Principal

    8:00 - 9:00 will be in Spanish

    9:00 - 10:00 will be in English

    Wednesday, November 6th - 5:00 - 6:30 at Roosevelt

    Come and hear about some options we have and give your input on the continued work to make Roosevelt work for our ever increasing enrollment.

    Go Riders! KD Parman, Principal 

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  • Weekly Memo - October 14

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, October 14, 2019

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Socially Just World


    Dear Roosevelt families,

    I hope everyone had a restful and/or productive three day weekend.  I know I enjoyed spending some time with my family this weekend. This Wednesday - we have PSAT Day. All Sophomores and Juniors will be taking the PSAT.  If your student is taking the PSAT, remind them to get a good nigh sleep on Tuesday and eat breakfast on Wednesday. We will dismiss students at 1:30 on the PSAT Day.   

    As we get into the cooler, wetter, and darker months, the slog of the school year can set in.  Research has recently come out that people who are “happy” are healthier and get sick less. Sometimes, for me, it’s hard to be “happy” - especially with everything going on in the world and for our students. However, I am focusing on find micro-moments of joy throughout my day.  The sunset that is hitting the clouds just right (as I’m taking out the trash), the quick conversation I have with a student in the hall, and the ability to help a colleague think through a problem are all small moments that make this work doable. Focus on your micro-moments in the coming weeks! 

    Go Riders
    KD Parman, Principal 
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  • Weekly Memo - October 7

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, October 7, 2019

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated Homecoming with us last week!  Students, parents, and alumni came to the football game Friday night and had free hamburgers and hot dogs courtesy of Roosevelt Alum Jim Kennison and Franz Bakery. 

    Go Riders

    KD Parman, Principal 

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  • Weekly Memo - September 23

    Roosevelt Weekly Memo to Families
    Monday, September 23, 2019

    College Ready Career Focused Committed to a Socially Just World

     

    Dear Roosevelt families,

     

    Thank you to everyone who came to Back to School Night.  It was great to connect with some familiar faces and to meet more students and parents.  Thank you to everyone who pre-arranged their student’s absence for Friday.  We had over 250 students walk out and about 500 students who were absent on Friday.  I saw many of them at the Climate Strike Rally in downtown Portland.  Shout out to our Leadership students who brought the RHS flag with them.  It was easy for our students to find each other in the crowd of thousands of students because of that flag! 

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