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    Eckstein News at a Glance
    Posted on 10/21/2020

    News Updates

    Outdoor Education at Eckstein: The FORCE (Friends of Outdoor Relevant Community Education) at Eckstein is trying to gauge interest, potential involvement, and material requirements for a community outdoor education pilot program called Wild Wednesdays! It is being developed by a cadre of teachers working together during their Racial Equity professional development days with the belief that outdoor and community education would increase student engagement for all students, especially those furthest from educational justice. Please fill out our survey and let us know if you'd be interested in participating. Any questions or comments can be made in the survey https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WNEx1HRgMkiHg1Hqb23SJw8gveh0b5dPoJeNM18LiLJUNjhVSk1ST1I3UEo3NUFEUTlJTk0wNTkyVy4u

    No School Thursday and Friday: There will be no school for our Eckstein students for the Thanksgiving holiday and Native American Heritage Day on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27. Next Monday – Wednesday, while elementary and K-8 schools are not in session, middle and high schools still have class. If your student will be absent, please notify Attendance at ecksteinms.attendance@seattleschools.org. Wednesday, November 25, is a typical Wednesday with students being released at 1:45 pm. Enrichment Activities on Wednesday, November 25 area still meeting unless the leader has instructed students otherwise.

    Online Learning and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying: At Eckstein we have a no tolerance policy for harassment, intimidation and bullying. If your student is reporting any concerns about online behavior and interactions with other students, please let the grade level administrator know immediately.
    Contact:
    Sixth Grade-Jolene Anderson jaanderson@seattleschools.org
    Seventh Grade-Deneen Evans – deevans@seattleschools.org
    Barb de Normandie - bfdenormandi@seattleschools.org
    We investigate and address all incidents as they arise and work with the students, staff and parents/guardians involved. A new Educational version of TEAMs is due to be released soon and we understand there will be additional safeguards loaded into this updated platform. More to come when we learn specifics around these updates.

    Weekly Lunch Invitation: ASB is hosting a virtual sixth grade lunch every Thursday from 12:40-1:15 pm. The Teams link is on the ASB Schoology page. We are working toward adding a virtual lunch for seventh and eighth graders as well. ASB is also hosting a Mandalorian Lunch on Mondays from 12:40-1:15 pm. If your student is interested in joining, please contact Ms. Poort at jcpoort@seattleschools.org for the Teams link for the Mandalorian Lunch.

    Keep those Eckstein Documentary Pictures Coming! Thank you to everyone who has already sent an image to use in our Eckstein Documentary. The more images the better movie! Please send images of your students in masks, at their work station, with their families to Julia Detering, jrdetering@seattleschools.org.


    WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16, 2020

    First Quarter Grades On the Source: Check out The Source to see your student's grades for Quarter One.

    What is an Incomplete: An Incomplete indicates a problem with engaging in classwork or missing assignments. Ms. Anderson will meeting with students/families who receive Incompletes.

    Eckstein Documentary: Thank you to those who have sent in pictures to be included in our Eckstein Remote Learning/Pandemic Documentary. We are seeking images of students in masks, student workstations, students with their families and any image that is remote learning or pandemic related. You can email the images to Julia Detering at jrdetering@seattleschools.org

    Tutoring Available: Contact your neighborhood Seattle Public Library for free tutoring in math, Language Arts(English), Social Studies, Science and some foreign languages.

    Eckstein Annual Campaign 2020: It has been all about challenges and, in the end, coming together is how we are going to meet & beat these challenges. With this in mind, Eckstein’s 2020 Annual Campaign will be directing as many of our fund raising dollars as we can to help our larger community while still retaining what we need for our school. Click Here to Help.

     


    WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9, 2020

    First Quarter ended November 5th: Whew! We have made it through the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. Teachers have until November 13 to turn their grades in. Your students’ grades will be ready for viewing on November 15 on The Source.

    PTSA Board Meeting November 9 @ 7pm: Although this is a PTSA Board meeting, all are welcome. Sherri Kokx (Chief of Staff to the Superintendent) and Carri Campbell (Director of Communications) will speak to us about the SPS strategic plan for the district and answer questions from families. Please email President@ecksteineaglesptsa.org for the Zoom link.

    Eckstein Documentary Project: Ms. Detering is working with a group of students on a documentary about the middle school experience with the pandemic and remote learning. The documentary includes interviews with students, staff and families. We will also include photographs. We need photographs and video clips from as many students and families as possible.
    Specifically:

    • Photos of your student in a mask for a montage at the beginning of the film.
    • Photos and video clips of our students and staff with the people they love for a montage at the end of the film.
    • Photos or short video clips of your students while remote learning and/or participating in other activities during this pandemic.
    • Photos or short video clips from Halloween.

    If you would like to contribute, please email Ms. Detering at jrdetering@seattleschools.org. We need your help to make this project a success!!

    No School  Wednesday: Next Wednesday, November 11, 2020 is Veterans Day. There will be no classes. This past Wednesday during Home Room we held a virtual Veterans Day Assembly on “TEAMS Live.” Thank you to our ASB students and Advisor Ms. Poort for putting this program together.

    Enrichment Activities: Our Enrichment Activities are up and running. It’s not too late for your student to join an activity. Please visit https://ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/student_activities/enrichment_activities to see our offerings. Email the leader for a Teams link.

    Kingmakers of Seattle Extended: To extend an opportunity to Black male students across the district, the Office of African American Male Achievement has launched Kingmakers of Seattle Extended (KOSE). Kingmakers is an elective program for Black male 7th through 12th grade students, referred to as Kings, led by Black male facilitators. Apply and learn more: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/kingmakers_extended


    WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2, 202

    • Enrichment Activities Begin: Please check out our Enrichment Activities. If your student is interested, have them contact the Activity Leader for the Teams link. Students can join at any time.

    • Veterans Day Assembly: Eckstein ASB will present a Veterans Day Assembly during home room on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. You will find the Teams link on your student's home room Schoology page.

    • First Quarter Ends Friday, November 5: Grades will be available on the Source on November 15.

     


    WEEK OF OCTOBER 26, 2020

    • Enrichment Activities: We will launch our slate of Enrichment Activities on Monday, November 2, 2020. All students are invited to participate in as many activities as they like. Description of the activities.
      To participate in an activity, students should email the leader for a Teams link.
       
    • First Quarter Grades: Quarter One ends on November 5, 2020. You can find your student’s first quarter grades on the Source by November 15th. No hard copies of progress reports will be issued.
       
    • Curriculum/Open House Videos: If you haven’t already, please visit your student’s class Schoology pages to see a video from their teachers. The videos will be at the top of the page until Monday, October 26, 2020. At that time, teacher will move the video to their Class Information folder.
       
    • Spirit Week - October 26 - 30: 
      MONDAY:  Eagle Colors (Blue & White)
      TUESDAY: Beach Day
      WEDNESDAY: 
      Tie-Dye
      THURSDAY:  
      Virtual Vacation (Change your background to a vacation destination)
      FRIDAY: 
      Halloween Costumes

    • Community Pantry: Beginning October 23, every Friday from 11:15-1:15, a free community supply pantry will be open at Eckstein Middle School outside, west of the portables in the main parking lot. The pantry will offer school supplies, basic hygiene and cleaning supplies, masks, and more. We will also collect feedback from our community to make sure we are stocking what is most needed.
       
    • Eckstein News at a Glance: We’ve created a new webpage that condenses the news for the week and provides important ongoing information: https://ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/about/eckstein_news_at_a_glance

    WEEK OF OCTOBER 19TH, 2020

    • Virtual Open House: Log into your students Schoology page to see videos from their teachers. All videos are posted at the top of the page.

    • Staff Videos: You can view messages from our principal, counselors, main office, heath & wellness staff and more here:  https://ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/academics/library/curriculum_night_2020

    • Order Eckstein Spirit Gear: We are open for ordering Spirit Gear. Orders are available until November 13. Order here: https://tcspan.printavo.com/merch/eckstein-middle-school/

    • Spirit Week - October 26 - 30: 
      MONDAY:  Eagle Colors (Blue & White)
      TUESDAY: Beach Day
      WEDNESDAY: 
      Tie-Dye
      THURSDAY:  
      Virtual Vacation (Change your background to a vacation destination)
      FRIDAY: 
      Halloween Costumes

    • FERPA forms: Please return your FERPA forms to Ms. Detering @ jrdetering@seattleschools.org.  Email Ms. Detering if you would like a fillable PDF FERPA form.

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    Free Community Pantry
    Supplies for school, cleaning, hygiene etc. are available in the Eckstein back parking lot of Fridays, 11:15 - 1:15 pm.