illustration of a tree made of handsJust over one week before our March Madness fundraiser takes place on  Wednesday, March 13th with a Silent Auction at 5:30 and a Staff vs Student Basketball game at 6:30. Here are some updates and reminders:

Our Silent Auction starts at 5:30 followed by a Staff vs Student Basketball game at 6:30. The silent auction will end at 6:30 for all packages except the Caribbean Island vacations. Bidding on those packages will close at the end of half-time. We can only accept cash or checks for the Silent Auction and at the Staff vs Student Basketball game. We have over $25,000 worth of merchandise, gift certificates, and services up for bid this year and we continue to get more donations coming in each day.  We have donations from Silverwood Theme Park, Chinook Winds Casino, Wildlife Safari. West Valley Dance Studio, Oregon Contemporary Theater, LaVelle Vineyards and much, much more. Of special note to sports fans are two items. The first is a pennant signed by members of the 2018-19 Portland Trail Blazers including Blazer All Star Damian Lillard. The second is a soccer ball signed by members of the 2018-9 Portland Timbers.  Also up for bid are two reserved tickets to the Oregon State Football Game against Cal-Poly on September 14th at Reser Stadium. For a list of the items up for bid, click the link below.

Click here for a list of Silent Auction Packages

Staff Vs Student Basketball Game: 8th Graders who are interested can sign up in the office this week to play in the game. The admission for the game is $5 per a person. Spectators can also help purchase points for or against the team of their choice. At half time, we will have a Staff vs Student Dodgeball Game. Spectators can “pay to play” and join either the staff or student team. Concessions will be sold at the game and during the auction. Thank you to the Frost Queen for donating cookies.

Raffle Ticket Sales ContestDue to the snow, we have had to change the dates for the Raffle Ticket Sales Contest. Envelopes went home on March 4th and are due back on March 18th. These dates are different than what was sent home on the envelopes. The dates on the envelopes are no longer correct. The grand prize for the raffle ($400 in Winco Gift Cards) and the prizes for students are still the same. All students need to do is collect the money and write down names/phone numbers on the envelope. School volunteers will put them on tickets for the drawing the week of the 19th. Winners will be notified by phone.

All funds raised at this event go to help support field trips and other extra-curricular activities at FRMS that are not paid for out of general fund dollars. Our goal is to raise $4,000. Just a reminder that the admission for the game is $5. Whether you are coming to cheer on your 8th grader playing the game or your student playing in the pep band or just coming to have fun, the cost is $5 admission.

Parent Group Meeting: FRMS Parent Group will meet Monday, March 11th at 6:30 PM in the library. There will be two items on the agenda- finalizing plans for the fundraiser on the 13th and working on 8th grade promotion. If you would like to volunteer during the fundraiser, please come to this meeting or contact the school at 541-935-8230.

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