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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
May 1, 2019

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  • Thu, May 2: School Musical
  • Fri, May 3: School Musical
  • Sat, May 4: School Musical
  • May 6–10: Staff appreciation week
  • Tue, May 7: Self-Defense for Boys (4–5:30 pm)
  • Wed, May 8: Bike to school day; 7th grade trip to MOHAI, group 2 of 3 (all day)
  • Thu, May 9: Self-Defense for Boys (4–5:30 pm); 8th grade exhibition night
  • Fri, May 10: Mariners tickets order deadline
  • Fri, May 17: Marching band in Syttende Mai Parade (4:30–8:30 pm in Ballard)
  • Mon, May 20: FORESMA meeting (7 pm in the orchestra room)
  • Tue, May 21: Talent show auditions (4–5:30 pm)
  • Wed, May 22: 7th grade trip to MOHAI, group 3 of 3 (all day)
  • Thu, May 23: World languages night (7 pm in the commons)
  • Mon, May 27: Memorial Day (no school)
  • Tue, May 28: Talent show auditions (4–5:30 pm)
  • Thu, May 30: Volunteer appreciation party and PTSA meeting (7 pm in the commons)
  • Fri, May 31: RESMS night at the Mariners


  • Thu, Jun 6: New Student Night
  • Fri, Jun 7: Swing Dance Night (6 pm in the commons)
  • Sat, Jun 8: Wild Waves trip for music program
  • Mon, Jun 10: FORESMA meeting (7 pm in the orchestra room)
  • Tue, Jun 11: End-of-year orchestra and guitar concert (7 pm in the commons)
  • Thu, Jun 13: End-of-year band concert (7 pm in the commons)
  • Fri, Jun 14: 8th grade cruise
  • Thu, Jun 20: 8th grade promotion
  • Thu, Jun 27: Last day of school


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

Main Office


RESMS Attendance Procedures

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

Bell Schedule

RESMS Website
SPS Website
SPS Academic Calendar
PTSA Contact

Miss Something?
Read last week's newsletter.
Tickets on sale at lunch this week and at the door.
$10 per person or $20 per family suggested donation.

Poster design and art by 8th grader CW.

School News

Registration for Rising Ingraham 9th Graders

Please take some time now to register for your fall 2019 classes via the Source. Then submit your paper copy with signatures.

View the instructional videos for help completing the process:

Clothing Needed

The school nurse needs sweat pants, leggings, and t-shirts in all sizes K–8th grade. Drop clothing at the main office.

Talent Show

  • Tue, May 21 (4–5:30 pm)
  • Tue, May 28 (4–5:30 pm)
  • Tue, Jun 4 (4–5:30 pm)
  • Tue, June 11, Dress Rehearsal (4–5:30 pm)
We are looking for awesome talent, emcees, and sound and lighting help. See Ms. Rubio or Ms. Sullivan with questions.
Performances will be Fri, Jun 14 in the afternoon (2 shows).

SPS Summer Skills Program

The Summer Skills Center Program provides free Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses to Seattle Public Schools students entering grades 9–12 in September. If your student completes a course over the summer they will receive .5 credit to apply to their high school credits. Summer courses take place weekdays from Jul 8–Aug 2, 11:30 am–4:15 pm. Find out about classes and apply.


Staff Appreciation Week

Help us show our staff how much we appreciate them, May 6–10. Sign up to bring soups and stews on Thursday.

Thanks to everyone who already signed up to bring treats on Tuesday morning.

Budget Committee Volunteers Wanted

We will be voting to approve next year's PTSA budget by the end of May and are seeking several volunteers to review and provide comment on our draft budget by mid May, with one short meeting or conference call to review. Can you help? Email

Bike to School Day

Wed, May 8 is Bike to School Day! There will be a table in front of the school offering treats and prizes to students who rode their bikes to school that morning. Please sign up if you're a parent who could help set up, hand out treats, or take pictures.

Check out these resources for biking to school: Hope to see you on your bike on the morning of May 8!

You Can Help Guide PTSA Priorities

Graph of RESMS PTSA 2018–2019 expenses.PTSA relies on your input to guide priorities and budgeting for the upcoming year. Take a look at our annual PTSA report to see our many accomplishments this school year. Then help us to plan for next year by completing this brief PTSA priorities survey before May 3.

RESMS Mariners Night

Join other RESMS friends, faculty, and families at Mariners' Night on Fri, May 31, 7:10 pm. Mariners are playing the LA Angels. It's also Star Wars fireworks night! Tickets are a deal at only $14 per person, payable by check or PayPal. Scholarships available. Order online or pick up a hard copy  in the front office. Payments are due by Fri, May 10.

Safe Routes to School

Vote for local safety projects by May 5! Voting is now open to approve Seattle Neighborhood Safety projects based on prioritization set earlier this year. Please vote for the Wallingford/85th intersection improvement in district 6 to help our students get to school safely. Take the survey in English.

PTSA Needs You

Do you want to get more involved and make a real impact at our school? Become a PTSA board member for 2019–2020! We have openings for several director-level roles:
  • Co-President
  • Co-Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Newsletter editor-in-training
  • Reflections chair
We have an amazing community at Eagle Staff MS, but we rely on volunteers like you to ensure that our staff and students receive the support they so that every Raven has the opportunity to reach their full potential. In addition to the board member positions, we will have a variety of other volunteer opportunities available. Please reach out to or ask a current board member for more information. We would love to have you as part of our team next year!


Congratulations Frisbee Teams

Our Ravens Varsity and JV ultimate frisbee teams both made the playoffs in last weekend's Spring Reign tournament, with the Varsity team making it all the way to the finals! It was a super fun, spirited, and competitive weekend. Go Ravens!

Spring Sports Schedules

Sometimes sports schedules change after we post the newsletter. If a link is broken, check the master schedule page for updates.


SPS Summer Music Program

The Summer Music Program is a way for students to continue their music learning during the summer months. The program is designed for students entering grades 5–9 (fourth grade completed). Students must have completed at least one year of instrumental instruction. Teachers are certificated public school music teachers. All sheet music is provided by the program. See the SPS website for more information.

Seattle All-City Band

Established in 1951 by the Seattle Public Schools, the All-City Band has a reputation for excellence in music education, student leadership, and entertainment. The band brings together students from schools throughout the greater Seattle area to entertain in upwards of 20 parades and community celebrations each summer. Register online for All-City Band.

Community Notices

Free Audio Books for Teens

Teens (and parents) can download up to 28 free audio books this summer (2 each week, Apr 25–Aug 1). Once the audio books are downloaded via the free OverDrive App, they are yours to keep. Selections cross multiple genres and contain both fiction and non-fiction. Great for summer road trips and down time! You can sign up online and opt to receive a text or email notification each week as new titles are released.

Raider Boys & Girls Soccer Camp

Jul 8–12 at Jane Addams MS:
  • Elementary school age: 9 am–12 pm
  • Middle School age: 1–4 pm
Cost is $100.00 per player and includes a t-shirt and soccer ball and coaching by Nathan Hale Soccer Team & Coach(es).  For questions and registration link, contact

Kids with an Edge Camps and Tutoring

Use this summer to fill in the gaps, prevent the summer slide, or to take a look ahead and start the fall with confidence! Our classes are very effective and highly interactive. We keep students actively engaged and make sure they have the correct thought processes and approach. Our classes are designed to build confidence while enjoying the journey! Read what our parents are saying on Google and Yelp.

Our classes/camps are run in small groups of 2–4  with plenty of 1:1 attention. We also offer private tutoring. See our summer lineup. Don't see what you're looking for? Send us a request at

Summer at Seattle JAZZed

Seattle JazzED is a non-profit music education organization dedicated to creating awesome opportunities for kids. Over 1,000 students from 100+ schools come through our doors annually. You "pay-what-you-can" for any Seattle JazzED program, with free instrument loan assistance. Full tuition waivers are also available. Read more about our summer programs and register online.
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