Musical auditions and spring ultimate tryouts coming up!
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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
January 16, 2019

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  • Sat, Jan 19: Movie night (6:30 pm in the commons)
  • Mon, Jan 21: MLK Day (no school)
  • Thu, Jan 24: 7th grade exhibition night (7 pm)
  • Sat, Jan 26: Movie night (6:30 pm in the commons)
  • Tue, Jan 29: End of 1st semester; self-defense class for girls
  • Wed, Jan 30: Day between semesters (no school)


  • Sat, Feb 2: Movie night (6:30 pm in the commons)
  • Mon, Feb 4: SPS open enrollment begins
  • Tue, Feb 5: Self-defense class for girls; musical auditions (4–6 pm)
  • 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
  • Tue, Feb 12: 7th/8th grade ultimate tryouts
  • Wed, Feb 13: LIKE documentary (7–8:30 in the commons)
  • Fri, Feb 15: SPS open enrollment ends
  • Sun, Feb 17: FORESMA dance fitness class (2 pm)
  • Feb 18–Feb 22: Midwinter break (no 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

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School Highlights


Students in Ms. Pleasure's art classes are doing a weaving unit. They started this week with paper and yarn. 6th graders have moved on to string art, while 7th and 8th graders are weaving reed baskets.

RESMS Weekend Food Program

The Ballard Food Bank's newsletter included this quote from our own Ms. Spitzer about the RESMS weekend food program and it's impact on our communities.

Principal's Message

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In January, Raven Scholars SOAR with Academic Focus while maintaining positive relationships within our learning community.  

This means:
  • We respect our own intelligence and the intelligence of others and persevere when things are hard;
  • We use our devices responsibly only to support our learning.  Otherwise they are put away;
  • Every day we maintain positive relationships by listening, learning, and supporting our differences and commonalities.
Read more of Principal Campbell's New Year message.

School News

Musical Auditions

Auditions for this year's musical, James and the Giant Peach Jr., will be Tue, Feb 5 and Thu, Feb 7, 4–6 pm. Rehearsals will begin Sat, Mar 2. Performances will be the first weekend in May.

Audition and information packets are available now in the office.

Read the musical flyer for more information.

After School Activity Bus

For students participating in after school classes or middle school athletics, sign-up forms for the activity bus are available in the office. Completed forms should be returned to the office.  Janstart date TBD once route is complete. The Transportation Department will notify families of stop info and time.

School Clubs

There are lots of ways for your Raven to get involved at school! Currently, school clubs include: Anime Club, Black Student Union (BSU), Dungeons and Dragons, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Green Team, Film Club, Japanese Club, Yearbook. and more. Meetings days and times vary. If your student has an idea for a club, have them find a teacher to be the club advisor and talk to ASB about making it happen!

Film Club

Eagle Staff has a new club! The Rolling Shutter Film Club will bring together Ravens who have an interest in film and photography to flex their creative muscles. The group will meet in the new year to work on film projects with the goal of showing their work to the school at the end of the year. If you’re interested in learning more contact staff sponsor Mr. Knoerleine.

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.

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:
  • Jan 19: Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Jan 26: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Feb 2: Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Feb 9: Captain America: Civil War
The flyer shows the full schedule through the end of Mar.

High School Info for 8th Grade Families

Our wonderful school counselors have consolidated information about upcoming high school tours. And remember, information can change, so be sure to check individual school websites to confirm information.

New high school information!


LIKE Documentary Screening

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, Feb 13 in the RESMS commons. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the film showing at 7 pm. Stay tuned for information on preordering tickets.

Read the flyer about the LIKE documentary.

Become a PTSA Member and Get Added Benefits!

The PTSA is the best way to get connected to your school community, stay on top of what's going on, and have a voice in our school. But did you know you also get all sorts of discounts? 30% off Great Wolf Lodge? Big discounts on all kinds of office supplies at Office Depot? For more details contact Or join now online!

After School Activities

Winter After School Class Schedule

Join the Boys and Girls Club for an array of enrichment classes at Robert Eagle Staff this winter! All classes meet in the school commons for a light snack and free time before classes begin. After classes, students can head out of the school to be picked up, or they can stay in the daily after school program which runs until 6 pm. Read the 2019 winter after school class schedule. Please note that this is an updated flyer from previous issues.


Ultimate Frisbee

Go to to register for tryouts and get all the info. 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

Community Notices

Support the Arts at Lincoln HS

Music for Lincoln
Thu, Jan 31, 6–9 pm at Peddler Brewing Co. (1514 NW Leary Way in Ballard). Join us for a lively all-ages evening of live music, free food and pints. Money raised will help us build the Music & Performing Arts Program at Lincoln High School including uniforms, sheet music, and lighting and sound for the stage.

Dine Out for Lincoln Music at Tutta Bella
Tue, Feb 26, 2019 all day at Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria (4411 Stone Way N in Wallingford). A portion of the price of every meal served on Feb 26 will benefit Lincoln Music.

MLK March

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sat, Jan 19 10:30 am to 4 pm starting at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Memorial Park (2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S). Ron Brown of the Loyal Heights Community Center is organizing a group of teens to represent Loyal Heights Community Center at the march. The group will meet at the Loyal Heights Community Center at 9:15 am and will leave for the march around 9:30 am. Call the Loyal Heights Community Center 206-684-4052 or email Ron Brown to reserve your spot.

Read the MLK march flyer.

Watts Basketball Camps and Clinics

Join Watts Basketball for one of our upcoming camps, clinics, or join a weekly skills class and give your child an incredible experience that will grow their confidence, improve their skills, let them make new friends, and have fun!

Featuring Supersonics legend Slick Watts, UW legend Donald Watts, and a team of renowned coaches, Watts Basketball provides skill development, games and competitions, prizes, t-shirts, autographs, pictures, and lasting memories!

Go to our website to see our winter camp and clinic schedule and to register.

Questions? Email or call 206-467-1383.

Seattle Model United Nations Conference

SeattleMUN (Model United Nations) invites middle school students to attend its upcoming conference on Sat, Feb 9 at Seattle Pacific University. We are offering four middle school committees that address a variety of topics. Students will be able to gain early exposure to the world of international affairs and diplomacy.

The cost to attend is $20. Scholarships available through the RESMS PTSA. Send scholarship requests to Delegates will be provided with high-quality delegate materials and state of the art facilities. More information regarding conference logistics, registration, and resources can be found on our website.

North Central Little League

Register now for the upcoming spring little league season. Boys and girls 5–15 living or going to school within the North Central Little League boundary are welcome. Registration open through the end of Jan. Season opens in March with games through June. Read more about North Central Little League.
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