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Friends of Robert Eagle Staff Middle School PTSA

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The Raven's Call
The Robert Eagle Staff Middle School PTSA Newsletter
March 13, 2019

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  • Thu, Mar 14: Last volleyball and boys soccer tryouts (4–5:45 pm); Math Night (7 pm in the commons)
  • Sat, Mar 16: Ravens marching band and dancing ravens in St. Patrick's Day parade (12:30 pm starting at 4th & James)
  • Tue, Mar 19: First track practices
  • Wed, Mar 20: LIKE screening (6:30 in the commons)
  • Thu, Mar 21: 2020 spring break trip informational meeting (6:30 pm in the commons)
  • Fri, Mar 22: First track practices
  • Mon, Mar 25: 8th grade promotion committee kickoff meeting (4 pm in the front office)
  • Tue, Mar 26: FORESMA fundraising campaign kickoff; spring orchestra concert (7 pm at RESMS)
  • Thu, Mar 28: Spring band concert (7 pm at RESMS)


  • Mon, Apr 1: Parents Night Out, Trivia Edition (7:30 pm at St. Andrews Pub Annex)
  • Thu, Apr 4: Lincoln HS course selection event (6:30 pm)
  • Thu, Apr 18: 6th grade exhibition night (7–8:30 pm)


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1330 N 90th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

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RESMS Attendance Procedures

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

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Join Us for the LIKE Documentary

Next Week!

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 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.

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.

Student Highlights


The intersection of art and math! Ms. Pleasure's art students prepare for Math Night, this Thu, Mar 14. More information on Math Night below.


Students in Ms. Linden’s Leadership class (Innovation 101) have been researching leaders who think different. They have reviewed the famous Apple Think Different campaign and selected leaders who think differently. Innovators always try new ways to present their information, and this has been a project that utilizes a variety of technologies to present information. Student research can be accessed using a QR code reader to scan codes on posters around school, or stop by room 163 to see it in person.

Reflections Art Competition

Congratulations to 7th grader AT whose Reflections literature entry is moving on to national competition! And congratulations again to our four state-level competitors in literature and visual arts. What a showing for Eagle Staff!

School News

Math Night

Students and families are invited to come to family math night at school. There will be games, activities, prizes, a Pi walk, and yummy food! Tomorrow, Thu, Mar 14, 7 pm in the commons. Read the math night flyer.

Illness at School

There is illness going around Seattle Public Schools right now. Here's what you need to know:

Spring Break Trip 2020

As many of you know, we host an annual east coast history trip for the 8th graders during spring break. For April, 2020 we will be going to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York!  We will be hosting a trip informational meeting for all current 7th grade families on Thu, Mar 21 at 6:30 pm in the commons. The trip is limited to the 1st 40 students and parent/chaperones who register and we expect the trip to sell out fast! You do not need to attend the meeting in order to register. Read the flyer.

Summer Enrichment Scholarships

Assistance League of Seattle awards scholarships of up to $500 to Seattle middle and high school students currently in grades 6–11 for summer enrichment programs (overnight camp, music, science, art, and more). They have $25,000 to award to students this year. Read about scholarships and learn more about the application process. The deadline for applications is Sun, Mar 31.

Lincoln HS Course Selection Event

There will be a course selection event on Thu, Apr 4 at 6:30 pm for 8th graders who will be attending Lincoln HS next year. If students and families cannot make it to that event, the team from Lincoln will be coming to Eagle Staff on Tue, Apr 16 to meet with students during 2 period to guide them through the registration process. Read the flyer.

Note: School choice assignments will not be available until mid to late April. If you have submitted a school choice form but Lincoln is your backup assignment, you might want to attend the course selection event just in case.

Sixth Grade Exhibition Night

Sixth grade Ravens and families, mark your calendars for our upcoming 6th Grade Exhibition Night: Thu, Apr 18, 7–8:30 pm. This will be a time for your students to share their work and learning and to hear from 6th grade students and staff. Refreshments provided.

Marvel Movie Nights at RESMS

RESMS Movie Nights logoThere are just three movie nights left at RESMS. Parents and guardians, drop off your kids and take a night off!

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:
  • Mar 16: Black Panther
  • Mar 23: Thor: Ragnarok
  • Mar 30: Infinity War


Spirit Wear

Order RESMS hoodies and t-shirts online now. Deadline for this order is Mon, Mar 18. Send discount requests or questions to

8th Grade Promotion Volunteers Needed

We're looking for 6th and 7th grade parents to join the 8th grade promotion committee! Pay it forward by ensuring that this year's 8th graders have an evening to remember at the end of June. We have all the notes and experience from last year so it will be a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity, in partnership with 8th grade staff members. Kick-off meeting is Mon, Mar 25 at 4 pm in the front office. Email if you can help!

Parents Night Out

Mon, Apr 1, starting at 7:30 pm at St. Andrews Pub Annex (7406 Aurora Ave. N)

Join RESMS parents for a fun night of April Fools trivia. Melissa Westbrook will write the questions. RESMS parent and KUOW reporter, Patricia Murphy, will be our host. We'll have fun prizes and participation is free. We hope you can join us!


Ultimate Frisbee

Spring Sports

Due to district field lighting work, The RESMS field will not be available until the week of Mar 18. See below for details about your sport.
  • Soccer: Last tryout is Mar 14, 4 pm start. Meet in front of the school. Students will take a bus to Maple Leaf Park and back.
  • Volleyball: Last tryout is Mar 14, 4–5:45 pm in the gym.
  • Track: First practices are Mar 19 & 22 (track is no cut, so these are practice days not tryouts). Read the flyer for more information. We do need volunteers to help coordinate time trials. No experience necessary. Contact Coach Erin Philbeck if you can volunteer.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Cheer on the Ravens Marching Band and Dancing Ravens at St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Seattle, this Sat, Mar 16! The Parade starts at 12:30 pm from 4th & James and ends at Westlake Park.

Upcoming Spring Concerts

  • Orchestra: Tue, Mar 26, 7 pm
  • Band: Thu, Mar 28, 7 pm

Community Notices

Inclusive Physical Activity Fair

Sat, Mar 23, 3:30–6:30 pm at Eckstein MS. This free event provides an opportunity for the community to come together and support the inclusive physical activity engagement of students and families from Seattle Public Schools. Read the flyer for more information.

Watts Basketball Camps

Give your kids the ultimate basketball experience this spring!
Join Seattle Basketball legends Donald and Slick Watts for a week filled with games, drills, and skills that will transform your child for a lifetime. Scholarships available for those in need. Email Info@WattsBasketball for details.

Parent University

Sat, Apr 27,  8:30 am to 2:30 pm at The Bush School (3400 E Harrison St, Seattle).

Parent University is a half-day event featuring insights from experts in the field of childhood and adolescent development.  This year’s keynote speaker is New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims who will talk about her book, How to Raise an Adult. The closing speaker will be Dr. John Medina, author of the Brain Rules series. In between there will be a choice of sessions covering a range of parenting topics.

This community event offers learning for parents and guardians of K-12 students. Childcare is available for kindergarten- 5th grade children only. Space is limited, so reserve your childcare spot during registration.

Cost is $30 and includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch.

Register today!

Adolesco Youth Exchange

Applications due May 15.

We offer a two-way exchange program that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new language and new culture and to host your carefully matched exchange partner in turn. At Adolesco Youth Exchange we will match you with a student about your own age in France, Germany, Italy, or Spain (your choice), you will decide when (whatever’s best for your schedule), and for how long (between 6 to 12 weeks) you want to go on exchange (and then to host) as part of our flexible and affordable nonprofit language immersion and cultural exchange program for qualifying students between ages 9 and 18. View the info meeting schedule on Facebook. Please RSVP Start your application now.

Boys and Girls Club Summer Programs

  • Nine weeks of summer camp, Jun 24–Aug 23
  • CIT program for teens entering 9th grade in the fall
  • Teen adventure weeks
  • Drop in hours
Read about all our summer programs in our brochure.

UW Summer Enrichment

Registration is now open for summer youth programs at the University of Washington! Middle school offerings include a variety of arts/humanities and STEM-related classes including coding, engineering design, creative writing, visual arts, and more. Read detailed information including dates, times, and fees.

Little Shop of Horrors at BHS

The Ballard High School Playmakers are preparing to stage the fun, sci-fi, comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors. Performances Mar 14, 15, 16, and 21, 22, 23 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School (1418 NW 65th St.). Shows start at 7:30 pm. Order reserved seating tickets online. $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors.

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!
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