Saturday, January 6, 2018

Opportunities to learn about History

Recent movies that will enhance our curriculum on African Americans Civil Rights long and arduous journey - There are many others, and most have a few violent scenes.

Hidden Figures - An uplifting, empowering movie that demonstrates perseverance through discrimination and harassment. It tells the true story of the untold (until recently) journey of a team of African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions - PG

 Race - A movie on Jesse Owens - PG -13

Selma - A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 - PG - 13 (warning: some violent scenes).

42 - The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball - PG - 13

The 13th - A Netflix documentary that provides an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality starting from the 13th Amendment. Some students have already seen it ! It definitely contains some hard-to-watch scenes, but unfortunately, not gratuitous.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hello parents of 6th graders.

On Wednesday the 29th, our students will go through Ellis Island (located for this occasion in our big Gym). 

Students should come dressed-up to play their part:
Boys can wear dark pants, preferably dark shoes, white shirt, a dark suit jacket or a vest, and mostly a hat / cap. Girls can wear long skirts and a white blouse, shawls or scarves. Hair can be braided or in a bun. Anything that will remind late 1800's or early 1900's. 

Don't forget to bring a piece of luggage: a big basket, a very old leather looking suitcase, a large bag made of cloth, or just a small blanket rolled-up and held with ropes or belts. 

We will do the activity during 5th period to be with the other 6th graders. Students can dress-up at school + leave their luggage in my room as they come to school. 

Thank you to all who volunteered to make this fun activity possible.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Grades for final report card

Scores for final report card.
This term, I decided to add some + and - to show a more accurate picture of current academic performance - This is the scale I will be using.
A    : 5:00 - 4.10
B+ : 4.09 - 4:00
B    : 3.99 - 3:30
B-  : 3:29 - 3:10
C+ : 3.09 - 3:00
C    : 2.99 - 2:35
C-  : 2:34 - 2:20
D   : 2.19 - 1:80
F    : 1.79 - 0:00

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuteurs de français

French tutors:
Jane Brinkley :

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hosting our new Amity Assistant, Jeanne Perrier

We are excited to announce that Roosevelt will have another French native Educational Intern this fall for the full 2017-18 school year, Jeanne Perrier. She studies English (language, literature & civilization). She aspires to be a teacher.

Hosting our intern is a key factor in the programs success. The host families play a key role in shaping our intern's views on American family life and education here (they are all studying to become teachers). They also become short-term family members who can become lifelong French native friends. This year we will need 3 host families to volunteer to host an intern for about 12 weeks, but longer stay is a possibility if it suits the family. This is an exciting opportunity to have your children really connect on a daily basis with a native French speaker and learn more about French culture! All interns have excellent English skills so communication with non-French fluent families will not be a problem.
If you are interested in hosting our new intern, please read the information about the Amity Intern Program and requirements below. I included some of Jeanne's words about herself and her views of this exciting experience. Email me ( if you have any questions or would like to put your name on the list to reserve a specific intern time period (Fall Term: Sept-Dec, Winter: Jan-March, Spring: April-June). Thank you for supporting a strong educational experience at Roosevelt.

HOST FAMILIES (from the Amity website):
Host Families play a vital role in the success of an assignment. By welcoming an intern from another country into their home, volunteer host families gain friendship, understanding, knowledge and a connection to the world. They will experience new tastes and customs, and have the chance to practice their intern's language. Their children will learn about different parts of the world from the intern, and may receive extra help with their own language studies. Long-lasting relationships that may develop between the family and intern can lead to an ongoing exchange of friendship and hospitality. Children may also benefit from having an international friend and a foreign pen pal. Learning about another culture may create new interests in travel and international issues. Hosts may also gain a new perspective of Americans and American culture as seen through the intern's eyes, leading, perhaps, to broadening their own opinions, beliefs and values. HOST FAMILIES PROVIDE: A private room. Three meals a day, including a sack lunch on school days.  Transportation to & from school if school is not walking distance or accessible by public transportation. 

Jeanne Perrier's words about ....
host families:
To be a good guest, I assume you have to try and taste everything, be easygoing and flexible. I might share with my host families my own food, French traditions, or my taste in films. I think you have to be grateful because you are a guest in their house and show them interest, participate in conversations, and in their traditions. I would be curious. in the U.S:
This internship will enable me to learn a new way of teaching, very different from the one I experimented in France. French immersion schools awakes my curiosity. I picture that you have to be diversified in terms of methods and be very open minded. I am interested in international relationships and exchange with children. Furthermore I studied for 2 years American civilization and I would like to experiment this way of life, and thinking. This internship will help me to improve my social and linguistic skills and give me a huge experience to confirm my career goal.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hosting French students (14-17) this summer....

Bruno Francia with America Discovery presented his program this morning. If you are interested in hosting a French teenager for a few weeks this summer, please contact him. His organization provides activities during the day, and you provide room, board and an authentic American family experience.

Students from Lyon come from July 11th to July 30th
and from July 16th to August 2nd

Students from Marseilles (South of France) come from August 3rd to 23rd

office: 541-302-3393
mobile: 541-520-5222

Correspondance avec des étudiants français de Lyon

Pour les 7e/8e:
4e 2 - Mot de passe "gdru"

4e 3 - Mot de passe "gdru"

Pour les 6e
Pour lire les premiers messages:  -  Mot de passe "anglais"

Pour continuer la conversation avec vos amis français:  -  Mot de passe "Eugene"

Classe de 6e 1