Our school needs the support of dedicated, involved parents. We know that everyone is busy -- but you can support Eckstein by joining the Eckstein PTSA. When our membership is large, our voice is heard. If you're not already a member, please consider joining us. PTSA dues not only support Eckstein's PTSA, but also the Seattle Council PTSA and Washington State PTSA. The PTSA works at every level from Eckstein to the Seattle School District and Superintendent to our legislature and State Superintendent in Olympia, supporting issues that are important to you and your child.
The PTSA funds events such as the First Day Welcome Coffee, and sponsors Teacher Appreciation events. PTSA supports ASB sponsored events and assists grade-level, end-of-year activities.
2016-2017 PTSA Meetings
The PTSA meets the second Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Eckstein Library. Please join us -- we welcome all and would love to hear your ideas for building community at Eckstein.
September 12th -- General PTSA Meeting
October 10th -- PTSA Board Meeting
November 14th -- PTSA Board Meeting
December 12th -- PTSA Board Meeting
January 19th -- General PTSA Meeting
February 13th -- PTSA Board Meeting
March 13th -- PTSA Board Meeting
April 17th -- PTSA Board Meeting
May 8th -- PTSA Board Meeting
June 12th -- General PTSA Meeting
Register for a Scrip Program
Another way to support the Eckstein PTSA is to register for a Scrip program where you shop locally and a percentage of your purchase will automatically go to Eckstein. Visit the Eckstein office to get a form to start participating in the PCC Natural Markets Scrip program. Register at http://www.escrip.com/ with Eckstein ID number 8562086 for stores like Bartell Drugs. Mention Eckstein when checking out at Office Depot and a portion of your purchase will be sent to Eckstein.
Collect "Labels for Education"
Save the Labels for Education from packaged food items and have your student drop them off in the Main Office. We'll turn them in to the BoxTops4Education program and use the money for Eckstein programs. Note: as of August 1, 2016, only UPCs with the Labels for Education logo will be accepted. The Labels for Education program has begun the process of removing the logo and expect there will be a limited number of products that contain these labels in stores through August 1, 2017. Once all Labels for Education logos have been removed from the products, UPCs will no longer be accepted.
The EAC is the largest fundraiser for Eckstein Middle School and the only PTSA fundraiser (the music programs and other student groups have individual fundraisers throughout the year). Your donation funds requests across all grade levels and departments. Funds benefit all our students within the current school year. The campaign kicks off in October. To learn more about how funding is allocated, please join us at one of our monthly PTSA meetings.
Contact any of the officers below to find out how you can get involved with the PTSA or visit the Volunteer page on the Eckstein web site. There are many volunteer opportunities available that can accommodate your schedule. You can also find volunteer opportunities posted on the Eckstein Parent Bulletin board in the Main office.
2016-2017 PTSA Board
Elida Moran, President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gail Joseph, Vice President (email@example.com)
Meta Godsell, Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sonja Tarrago, Treasurer (email@example.com)
Erin Sterling, Member at Large (firstname.lastname@example.org)