• 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 

    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!



    Monday: A Day

    Tuesday: B Day

    Wednesday: A Flex Day

    Thursday: B Flex Day

    Friday: A Day



    Feb 25: Progress report (PR3) grades due today

    Feb 26:  Site Council (4:00 - 5:00 PM in room 105)



    Mar 3: School Staff Site Meeting

    Mar 4: SAT Testing for Juniors

    Mar 5: Rose Festival Announcement Assembly (3:30pm-TBD)

    Mar 5 - 7: Bring It On: The Musical (7:00 PM in the Main Stage Theatre) 

    Mar 6: iTRADES Summit at U of P (details to follow)

    Mar 10: School Staff Site Meeting

    Mar 12-13: Bring It On: The Musical (7:00 PM in the Main Stage Theatre) 

    Mar 14: Bring It On: The Musical (2:00 PM in the Main Stage Theatre) 



    Athletics - Heading into the last weeks of Winter Sports. Here is the calendar for this week. The winter sports Celebration will be on Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30pm .  GO RIDERS!! - Sanjay

    SAT Day - Wednesday, March 4th will be SAT testing day for PPS high schools. Juniors will take the SAT. All other students will go to B day classes. It is also an Early Dismissal day, and bells will be turned off during the test. The early dismissal bell schedule is posted on the main page of the Roosevelt website. NOTE: Thursday, March 5th will ALSO be a B day, to put us back on our A/B schedule for the year. We will have two B days in a row that week.

    Juniors: arrive early and be at your testing room by 8:10 AM. Signs will be posted by the main office and the counseling office starting February 28th, showing which rooms juniors should go to. 

    Other grade levels: about 15 classrooms are being used for testing, so some classes for freshmen, sophomores and seniors will occur in a different room on SAT day. Room changes will be posted on the signs showing the juniors’ room numbers. - Kim Castle

    African American History Workshop - Build is hosting an African American History Workshop at Roosevelt this Thursday, February 27th, from 5:00 - 6:30PM. Food and childcare will be provided. Contact Lorri Oneill at (503) 804-4791 or lorri@uniteoregon.org for more information.

    Jostens Pickups March 3 - March 3rd some seniors will be able to pick up their Jostens orders at lunch at the concession stand (must be paid in full).

    Safety Improvements in our Area - Portland Bureau of Transportation has installed safety improvements at three intersections on North Fessenden Street and North St. Louis Street. Click here for more information in English and Spanish.

    Job Opportunities for Students - Aramark Food Services at the Oregon Zoo will be holding a hiring event on February 26, 2020, 3pm-6pm,  at the Oregon Zoo! We will conduct on the spot interviews for stand workers (guest service/cashier), lead stand workers, barista, and cooks and more.  Positions are seasonal with a focus job seekers who are available to work as early as spring break and during the summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). Our open positions are  a good fit for students (18 years and older) looking for seasonal employment while out of school, those looking for a second job to supplement their income and those seeking summer employment only, i.e. teachers. 

    Next Week’s College Visits - See our counseling website for all the college visits this year.






    Portland Community College

    Jen Satalino

    Tue February 25, 2020

    9:00 AM

    Portland Community College

    Jana Daugherty

    Tue February 25, 2020

    1:00 PM

    Oregon Institute of Technology

    Valarie Thrower

    Thu February 27, 2020

    10:00 AM

    Portland Community College

    Jana Daugherty

    Fri February 28, 2020

    1:00 PM

    Powell’s Books Sale - On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Powell’s is offering 29% off nearly everything storewide. Save on new and used books, gifts, games, souvenirs, and more all day in-store at any Powell’s location. No coupon is necessary to receive the discount. 

    From your Roosevelt Supporter Club (RSC) - 

    All Night Grad Party: Registration for this event will open soon and we’re super excited to offer a fun, safe party for our grads! We continue to offer one of the lowest-priced parties in the district and provide scholarship tickets to all students who need them. Tickets are just $25 but the actual cost per student is closer to $100. We’re able to make this happen thanks to the efforts of hard-working volunteers (we’d love to have more people join our group, especially freshman and sophomore parents) and the generous support of our community. If you know of a business or individual that might be interested in helping to sponsor our party, please connect them with us! You can email roosevelt.grad.party@gmail.com with any questions or connections.

    Food for Theatre Tech Week: Can you help? On March 2, 3 and 4th, food donations are needed to help feed 75 students putting in some long hours (some will be at school for more than 12 hours!) getting ready for Bring it On: The Musical (have you bought your tickets yet?). If you can help, please get in touch with Jenni Green Miller.

    Abby’s Closet: Looking for the perfect dress for prom? Want to get it for free? Abby’s Closet will be giving away more than 7,000 dresses on March 14th and 15th at the Oregon Convention Center. This event is open to all high school students – you just have to show your school ID or your StudentVUE account. More info about the event can be found here. They’re still looking for volunteers and would appreciate Spanish speaking helpers. If you’d like to get involved, let us know.

    Blazers Tickets: Speaking of Grad Party fundraising, we’ve got a super easy, super fun way for you to help! Grab some tickets to a Trailblazers game and part of your ticket price will be donated back to the RSC. You have to buy your ticket through this link and be sure to select Roosevelt when you buy your tickets. The next available date is Blazers vs Mavericks on 3/19.

    Dub’s Fundraiser for Roosevelt: Every Tuesday night, Dub’s St. Johns at Marie’s (8727 N Lombard) is donating the 100% proceeds from the sale of a $15 Fried Chicken Dinner (two pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes and mac n’ cheese) to a different school. Roosevelt’s night is Tuesday, March 24th. The fundraiser starts at 5 pm and is cash only. Marie’s is 21+ but you can order takeout or hang out with the kids on the shared patio by Mikasa and Gracie’s Apizza. Please come if you’re able and tell your friends!

    Save the Date: Our next RSC Get Together is April 1st – No Foolin’! This is a great chance to connect with other parents in a fun, social setting, and get a little info about what’s going on at Roosevelt. We’ll be meeting at Dub’s/Marie’s at 7 pm. As we noted, Dub’s has been supporting a different school every week since the beginning of the year – giving away thousands of dollars to help our kids – and we’d like to show our appreciation by going on a non-fundraiser night and ordering a ton of food! We’ll get you started with some yummy appetizers but you’ll be responsible for your own drinks and food. Marie’s is 21+ and Dub’s is cash only. We hope to see you there!

    New Merch Alert! The awesome bridge logo baseball shirt has been restocked at St. Johns Ace Hardware! And, we’ve got some cool new trucker hats available, too! Be sure to swing by, check them out and thank Ace for being such great Roosevelt Supporters! Coming soon … Rider Socks!!!

    Mental Health Corner - 

    Do you have questions about substance use/abuse as it relates to your teen(s)? PPS’ REAHL department is hosting a substance use prevention night for 6th-12th graders and their families on Thursday, February 27 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Grant High School (2245 NE 36th Ave). There will be a panel of local providers who will talk about the services they provide as well as break out sessions on topics like vaping, recovery, and more. Dinner & Childcare provided! Doors open at 6 pm.

    Caitlin Clark, LMFT


    Work cell: 971-266-1512 (8 am-4 pm)


    Call for Volunteers - We are quickly coming up on Track and Field season.  This year we are hosting three home meets.  Unlike other sports, we are not provided with officials, so rely heavily on volunteers.  Please let me know if you are willing and available to work any of our meets. We are needing 12-15 per meet, from 3:30-8:00.  Thank you in advance.  - Jonquil Vann, Head Track and Field Coach


    Home Meet Dates:

    Wednesday, March 18th

    Wednesday, April 29th  

    Wednesday, May 6th


    Spring Jobs 101 - Jobs 101 is an afterschool class that meets once a week to empower students with essential job skills. Learn how to build a resume, do well in job interviews, explore careers you might be interested in, and gain volunteer experience. You also get $50 and elective credit. Submit an application today in the SUN Office (Room 91) or email kgray@impactnw.org with questions! - Kaylynne Gray, Impact NW

    Bring It On: the Musical is Coming  - Get your tickets today!

    Thurs., Fri., Sat. March 5, 6, & 7 @ 7:00 P.M.

    Thurs. Fri. March 12 & 13 @ 7:00 P.M.

    Sat. March 14 @ 2:00 P.M. CLOSING MATINEE ONLY

    Tickets: www.roosevelttheatre.org/buy_tickets

    Career Bulletin - Check out the career bulletin for the latest career related opportunities for students! Apply for after school programs, internships, job readiness classes, career focused days, trades and apprentices, resume workshops and so much more! - Raisa Puchalski, Career Coordinator 

    Job Opportunity for Students / Parents - UNITE Oregon's Paid Field (2020 US Census) Job application. Paid phone banking for up to 32 hours a week, Tuesday through Sunday, lunch and dinner provided each workday.  Pay is $17 per hour these positions run March 11th through August 1st, 2020. Contact Perla Alvarez at 503-358-2927 and perla@wecountoregon.com 


    Here’s a list of links to free college textbooks--could come in handy!