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Join us for our February PTSA meeting: Thu, Feb 28, 7 pm in the library.
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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 27, 2019

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Calendar

 

February

  • Thu, Feb 28: First D&D club meeting (4 p in rm 364); PTSA membership meeting (7 pm in the library)

March

  • Thu, Mar 7: Spring sports packets due; 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: Math Night (7 pm in the commons)
  • Mon, Mar 18: Soccer and volleyball tryouts
  • Tue, Mar 19: First track practices
  • Wed, Mar 20: LIKE screening (6:30 in the commons)
  • Thu, Mar 21: Soccer and volleyball tryouts
  • Fri, Mar 22: First track practices
  • Mon, Mar 25: 8th grade promotion committee kickoff meeting (4 pm in the front office)
  • 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 News

It's Kindness Week!

All week we will be engaging in lunch time activities that generate and spread kindness throughout our school. In addition to high five grams for anyone to deliver to a student or staff, kindness bingo, and kindness buttons, we'll be doing the following:
  • During Raven Support and Success time (RSS)—our social emotional curriculum—we will focus on chain reaction of kindness. Students will write down an act of kindness on a colorful strip of paper. Strips will then be linked together in a school-wide chain reaction of kindness!
  • During our read alouds in classes this week, 6th graders will be reading books on kindness, 7th graders on the power of words, and 8th graders on acceptance.
  • All week in the lunchroom there will be an interactive bulletin board full of random acts of kindness that students can take or make to spread the kind vibes. Throw kindness like confetti!

Dungeons & Dragons Club is Becoming a Relativity

Whether your student wants to learn how to play D&D or is an experienced adventurer, they are welcome to join! Our first meeting is Thu, Feb 28 at 4 pm in room 364. Regular meetings Thursdays at 4 pm. Let's start rolling!

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! Thu, Mar 14, 7 pm in the commons.

Snow Makeup Days

In order to make up the five days missed due to snow in February, SPS has decided to extend the schoolyear throuth June 27. The last day of school this year will be June 27.

The revised 2018–2019 calendar can be viewed here.

Read the full SPS makeup day announcement.

High School & Beyond Night

Join us to learn more about how to prepare for high school and beyond! After pizza and donuts, hear from high school counselors and students, the SPS Skills Center, and more! There will be time for questions. Thu, Mar 7 at Eagle Staff:
  • Optional preprogram events, 6:30–7 pm
  • Main program, 7–8:30
Read the High School & Beyond Night flyer.

Marvel Movie Nights at RESMS

RESMS Movie Nights logoThere are just five 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 2: Dr. Strange
  • Mar 9: Spider Man: Homecoming
  • Mar 16: Black Panther
  • Mar 23: Thor: Ragnarok
  • Mar 30: Infinity War

PTSA News

PTSA Membership Meeting

Save the date! Our next PTSA membership meeting will be tomorrow night, Thu, Feb 28 at 7 pm in the RESMS library. We'll hear PTSA, committee, ASB, and principal updates and collaborate on how to spend $6,000 in special initiative grants. Bring your sweet tooth for the dessert buffet!

Looking for Volunteers for the PTSA Nominating Committee!  

This important, low time-commitment position recruits and vets candidates for next year's PTSA Board. We will elect the nominating committee at Thursday's PTSA membership meeting at 7 pm in the library. If you're interested, but cannot attend the meeting, please email secretary@eaglestaffptsa.org.

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 volunteer@eaglestaffptsa.org if you can help!

Vote Now for Safe Routes to Our School!

Note: Voting ends Fri, Mar 1.

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 the rescheduled 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

We have space for a few more girls on our 6th grade teams. No experience required! Come on out and give it a try.

Eagle Staff ultimate frisbee camp registration is now open. Camp runs Jul 29–Aug 2 on the RESMS field. All skill levels welcome. Register for ultimate frisbee camp.

For more information, contact eaglestaffultimate@gmail.com.

Basketball Schedule

Note: We try to check these links each week, but sometimes SPS changes them. If one of the above links is broken, look for your sport on the SPS master sports Schedules & Information page.

Ski Bus Update

Makeup ski bus runs are scheduled for Mar 1 and Mar 8.

Spring Sports

Registration for all-gender track, girls volleyball, and boys soccer are now available in the main office and are due by Thu, Mar 7. Please make sure your student's sports physical is up to date prior to turning in your packet.

Due to district field lighting work, spring sports will start the week of Mar 18 with tryouts as follows:
  • Soccer: Mar 18 & 21
  • Volleyball: Mar 18 & 21
  • Track: First practices are Mar 19 & 22 (track is no cut so these are practice days not tryouts)

Community Notices

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. Allergy sensitive snacks provided. Cleats are available for sharing. Scholarships for anyone who needs one.

Sat, Mar 10, 9:30 am–noon at lower Woodland #7 . Register at the Cascades Academy website.

Clinics are $35, or $50 includes a jersey, shorts, or a disc.

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.

Ballard HS Film Festival Rescheduled

Due to winter weather, the Ballard High School Film Festival  has been rescheduled to Sat, Mar 2.

This event is a celebration of our award-winning program's newest films, from comedies to dramas to music videos. Films that premier here frequently go on to win national awards. (Check them out at Digital Filmmaking Program’s vimeo site to see past competitors.)

Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

View the Ballard HS Film Festival flyer.

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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