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Please vote on renewal of two important Seattle Public Schools levies: the Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy and the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy. Remember to return your ballots by Tue, Feb 12!
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Friends of Robert Eagle Staff Middle School PTSA

Supporting families, teachers, students, and communities
connected to Robert Eagle Staff Middle School.
The Raven's Call
The Robert Eagle Staff Middle School PTSA Newsletter
February 6, 2019

In This Issue:

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Calendar

 

February

  • Thu, Feb 7: Musical auditions (4–6 pm)
  • Sat, Feb 9: FORESMA boxing fitness class (2 pm); movie night (6:30 pm in the commons)
  • Mon, Feb 11: 6th grade ultimate tryouts; FORESMA meeting (7 pm in the band room)
  • Tue, Feb 12: 7th/8th grade ultimate tryouts; special election day for school levies (please vote!)
  • Fri, Feb 15: SPS open enrollment ends
  • Sun, Feb 17: FORESMA dance fitness class (2 pm)
  • Feb 18–Feb 22: Midwinter break (no school)
  • Wed, Feb 27: Northwest Region Band Concert (7–9 pm at BHS)
  • Thu, Feb 28: PTSA membership meeting (7 pm in the library)

March

  • Thu, Mar 7: High School and Beyond Night for 8th graders (6:30 pm in the commons)
  • Mon, Mar 11: FORESMA meeting (7 pm in the band room)
  • Thu, Mar 14: Pi Night
  • Wed, Mar 20: LIKE screening (6:30 in the commons)
  • Thu, Mar 21: World Language Celebration
  • Tue, Mar 26: Spring orchestra concert (7 pm at RESMS)
  • Thu, Mar 28: Spring band concert (7 pm at RESMS)

Resources


School Mailing Address
1330 N 90th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Main Office
206-413-2300

Attendance
206-413-2304
email

RESMS Attendance Procedures

Schedule
8:55 am–3:45 pm
Wednesdays: school ends at 2:30 pm.

Bell Schedule


RESMS Website
SPS Website
SPS Academic Calendar
PTSA Contact


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School Highlights

6th graders are learning about screen printing in Ms. Pleasure's art classes. They're practicing on ravens!

Principal's Message

Dear Eagle Staff Community,

Welcome to the second semester of the 2018–2019 school year. We finished our first semester with our first ever pep rally, where we celebrated our students’ achievements as scholars, athletes, artists, and activists. We were able to gather as an entire school in our gym, and it was both impressive and loud! Although our wonderful staff members facilitated and supported the process, our students took the lead in performing, hosting, competing, dancing, cheering, and making music. It was a perfect expression of our Raven mission and vision, with student voice at the center of the celebration.

Read Principal Campbell's complete message.

School News

Snow Makeup Days

Stay tuned for information about makeup days for school days as well as extracurricular activities missed due to snow. Two makeup school days are expected to be added to the end of the school year on Jun 21 and 24 per the collective bargaining agreement. Any additional required makeup days are TBD. More information about snow days is available on the district website.

SPS Measles Update

We do not currently have any cases of measles in Seattle Public Schools.

Please monitor your child for signs of measles (fever, diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, red and watery eyes, tiredness with a rash that begins on the face and spreads to the entire body). Read more about measles in multiple languages. Measles is extremely contagious. If your student has measles please keep them home and contact your health care provider.

The best protection against measles for yourself and your children is the MMR vaccine. The MMR vaccine is available from your healthcare provider and for SPS enrolled students at one of our 25 school-based health center sites. If an SPS-enrolled student contracts measles, the King County Department of Health has the authority to exclude the infected student and students without immunizations from school.

If you have questions about your child’s MMR vaccination status, please contact your health care provider, or Health Services at 206-252-0750.

Open Enrollment

SPS open enrollment period is Feb 4–15. Students who wish to apply to attend a non-attendance area school for the 2019–2020 school year may do so during Open Enrollment in February. Get all the information you need about Open Enrollment here.

High School Info for 8th Grade Families

Below are upcoming tour and open house dates for high schools. Remember, information can change, so be sure to check individual school websites to confirm information.

New high school information: And stay tuned for more information about our upcoming High School and Beyond Night at RESMS on Thu, Mar 7.

Marvel Movie Nights at RESMS

RESMS Movie Nights logoJoin us for upcoming family movie nights at RESMS. Open to all RESMS students and their families. Admission is $5 each. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Movies start at 7 pm. Concessions will be available for $1–3.

Upcoming 2019 Movie Nights:
  • Feb 9: Captain America: Civil War
  • Mar 2: Dr. Strange
  • Mar 9: Spider Man: Homecoming
  • Mar 16: Black Panther
The flyer shows the full schedule through the end of Mar.

PTSA News

PTSA Membership Meeting

Save the date! Our next PTSA membership meeting will be Thu, Feb 28 at 7 pm in the RESMS library. All are welcome to hear updates, have discussions, build community, and eat dessert from the dessert buffet.

Vote Now for Safe Routes to Our School!

We need you to vote for student safety! Voting is open for Seattle's Neighborhood Street Fund improvements, which includes four proposals that would improve our students' safety:
  1. "N 85th St. at Ashworth Ave. N" adds a much-needed traffic light at Ashworth for a safer crossing for our students from the Greenlake area across 85th to our campus and needs more votes
  2. "Green Lake and Licton Springs pedestrian intersection crossing improvements" adds a pedestrian only traffic light phase at N 85th & Wallingford
  3. "Illuminate Aurora" provides additional sidewalk lighting between N 85th and N 105th
  4. "90th and Aurora Crosswalk Safety Improvements"
Anyone can vote—it's quick and easy!

Only those projects that are ranked as highest priority now will move to the next phase later in the year, similar to a primary election, so we need your help. Set up an account, choose region 6 for "N. 85th St. at Ashworth Ave. N" or "Green Lake and Licton Springs pedestrian intersection" or region 5 for the others, rank as high priority, add an opinion if you'd like, and click save. It takes less than a minute. You can up-vote or down-vote any proposals.

LIKE Documentary Rescheduled

RESMS PTSA is proud to host the original documentary LIKE about the effects of technology and social media on the brain, our lives, and our civilization. Join us for a screening on Wed, Mar 20 in the RESMS commons. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the film showing at 7 pm.

Earlier in the week, all RESMS students will view the film during one of their class periods. Parents and students are encouraged to join us in the evening to be better informed and further the conversation.

The screening of this film aligns with other events happening at RESMS in Feb that center our values of respect, responsibility, and ownership: #BlackLivesMatter Week (Feb 4–8) and Kindness Week (Feb 25–Mar 1).

Preorder tickets from Brown Paper Tickets for a suggested donation of $10 for individuals or $15 for families.

Read the flyer about the LIKE documentary.

Sports

Ultimate Frisbee

Go to ravensultimate.com to register for tryouts and get all the info. Please register before Feb 6. Note that spring ultimate is a "club" sport rather than an official SPS sport (we play against other schools in a city-wide league).

Tryout Dates
  • 6th grade: Mon, Feb 11
  • 7th/8th grade: Tue, Feb 12
If you have conflicts, let us know that you need to swap your day. Practices start after mid-winter break.

Basketball Schedule

Music

Power Hour Boxing Fitness to Benefit FORESMA

Get in shape and raise money for our fabulous music program! Sat, Feb 9 at 2 pm at Power Hour Boxing Fitness. Read more and sign up.

Community Notices

Lincoln Marching Band Needs Your Support

Marching band is a big part of the high school music experience! Students participating in Lincoln's marching band will be sitting across the field from Roosevelt HS, Ballard HS, and other well-established schools, and we want to help them to feel the kind of school pride that comes when you are talented and well-appointed. Please donate to our fund so that we can purchase marching band uniforms in time for this fall's season. We can "band together" to raise the school banner with Lincoln Lynx pride!

Learn more about this initiative and make a donation at our GoFundMe page!

Watts Basketball Classes and Camps

Featuring Seattle Supersonics legend Slick Watts, UW legend Donald Watts, and a team of highly renowned coaches, Watts Basketball provides the best basketball experience in the state!

With camps and classes located in North Seattle, Sodo, and and Downtown, Watts has the perfect program in your area! Prepare for the playoffs, build your confidence or just get an introduction to basketball!

Use code SPS15 at checkout and receive 15% off any of our upcoming camps or class packages!

See our ongoing classes and upcoming break and summer camps!

Cascades Academy Ultimate Clinic

Cascades Academy is a 2.5-hour clinic taught by a rotating cast of elite players from Seattle Cascades men's and women's teams, Seattle Riot, Seattle Underground, and UW's Sundodgers. Available to students grades 3–8, all abilities and genders. Sat, Feb 9, 1–3:30 pm at Montlake Playfield (turf). Register at the Cascades Academy website.

Clinics are $35, or $50 includes a jersey, shorts, or a disc.
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Upcoming Ballard HS Events

Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band at BHS
“The President’s Own” Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band will wrap up their West Coast tour with a free concert at Ballard High School on Fri, Feb 8 at 7 pm. Read the Marine Corps Band flyer.

Ballard Film Festival
A new round of short films from  Ballard's award-winning Digital Filmmaking Program will premier at the Ballard Film Festival Sat, Feb 9 at 7 pm. Films that premier here frequently go on to win national awards. (Check out previous entries at the Digital Filmmaking Program’s vimeo site.) Read the Ballard Film Festival flyer. Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Kids With An Edge

Kids With an Edge is now enrolling for:
  • Spring and Summer Computer Classes/Camps. Python and Web Design. Solid foundation in real world programming skills.  Highly interactive and very systematic. Taught by software professionals. Small classes.
  • Summer Math Camps. Prepare for the fall and start the year off with confidence. Math camps for 6th grade through Algebra 1.  Small and highly interactive classes. Please contact us if you are interested in camps for elementary school math.
  • Ongoing Math Classes and Reading Classes: For Preschoolers through Algebra 1. Strong fundamentals! Prep/support for kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, or high school! Class size limited to 2–4 students only! Sign up now!
Read more about Kids With an Edge and enroll for classes!
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