Eckstein Weekly News

Eckstein Weekly News – September 22, 2023

Upcoming Dates


  • Sep. 23: Vaccination Clinic at Eckstein
  • Sep. 26: 6th Grade Ultimate Frisbee Tryouts (4-5:30)
  • Sep. 26: First Yearbook Ordering Window Closes
  • Sept. 26: 8th Grade Orkila Paperwork Due to homeroom teacher
  • Sept. 26: 8th Grade Orkila Meds w/Doctor Authorization Due
  • Sept 27: 6th Grade Ultimate Frisbee Tryouts (2:45-4:00)
  • Sep. 27: Curriculum Night (6:30-8:15 pm)
  • Sep. 29: 6th Grade Eagle Night (7 – 8:30 pm)


  • Oct. 10-12: Eighth Grade to Camp Orkila
  • Oct. 13: State Teacher In-Service Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • Oct. 17: School Picture Make-up Day (NEW DATE)
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 3: SPIRIT WEEK

Curriculum Night – September 27 (6:30-8:15 pm)

Come and meet the team of teachers working with your child!
Curriculum Night will be on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 6:30-8:15pm.
Parents will follow their student’s schedule of classes. Each class meets for 10 minutes with a 5 minute passing period to get to the next class.
This event is for parents/guardians only.

Curriculum Night Schedule:
6:00-6:25 OPTIONAL: Learn about the Source/Schoology with Ms. Sterling in the Library and our Sexual Health Instruction Overview in room 108.
6:30-6:45 Homeroom (Welcome Video with Administration Team, Wellness Team, and Support Staff)
6:50-7:00 1st Period
7:05-7:15 2nd Period
7:20-7:30 3rd Period
7:35-7:45 4th Period
7:50-8:00 5th period
8:05-8:15 6th Period
Be on the lookout for your child’s schedule and Eckstein map on September 26, 2023!

Flu Vaccination Clinic at Eckstein – September 23 (9-3 pm)

There will be a flu vaccination clinic at Eckstein on September 23, from 9 – 3 pm. We just found out on 9/22/23 that they don’t have the updated COVID vaccine yet.

You must register ahead of time to come to the clinic. Please note: this is not an Eckstein event and the website to register is very slow.
You can register here: https://schedule.seattlevna.com/home/9d20cac8-d510-ec11-b6e6-000d3a57ec4c

  • There is no cost to patients with approved insurance.
  • They accept almost all insurance plans, including Medicaid/Apple Health and Medicare, but are unable to accept Cigna and Tricare insurance.
  • A full list of approved insurance plans will be available during registration.

This clinic is provided by the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association.

Sixth Grade Eagle Night – September 29 (7-8:30 pm)

We’re putting on a 6th grade ONLY game night on Friday, September 29th from 7-8:30pm. Tickets will be on sale on Schoolpay from Monday, September 18 until THURSDAY, September 28 at noon for $3. Tickets are $5 CASH at the door. Please speak with the wellness department if your child needs a scholarship.

Students were given an Eagle Night behavior expectations form for their parent/guardian and themselves to sign. They must turn that in to the Main Office before the event in order to attend.

Students with special needs that plan to attend and need accommodations should contact their student’s case manager to ensure that their is staff support.

We need parent volunteers for shifts and for bake sale items. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B48A8A623A13-44336803-6thgrade

Join/Renew Membership with the Eckstein PTSA!

Please JOIN/RENEW with the Eckstein PTSA and support Eckstein Middle School. The PTSA provides funding to support programs that help our Eckstein students and the Eckstein community. We are almost halfway to reaching our goal, please help us get there! The more members, the stronger our voice! Members also enjoy discounts for rental cars, The Seattle Symphony, the Washington State Fair, FedEx, and more. Membership is $20 per adult and $15 per student or staff. (Scholarships available.) Please return the paper forms (which were distributed the first week of school) or go on-line: tinyurl.com/ecksteinptsa. Questions? Please contact: membership@ecksteineaglesptsa.org

Ordering Eckstein Yearbooks Window Closes – September 26

Yearbooks are $30. Please order on Schoolpay located in your student’s Source account or here: https://schoolpay.com/

You can also have your student bring a check made out to Eckstein Middle School or $30 cash to the Main Office.

Yearbooks are distributed during the last week of school in June.

Yearbook Ordering Windows
September 6 – September 26, 2023
November 27 – December 14, 2023

National PTA Reflections Art Contest at Eckstein

Calling all artists, writers, filmmakers, dancers,

photographers, composers!

Do you have students who want to express themselves, share their artistic talents and ideas and have a chance to be recognized and celebrated at a local, state and maybe even national level? It’s time for the National PTA Reflections Art Contest.

Students can submit original works of art in the categories of Visual Arts, Literature (fiction and poetry as well as essays), Photography, Film Production, Music Composition and Dance Choreography.

This year’s theme is “I Am Hopeful Because…”

We had a great group of original artworks last year, but we’d like to see even more submissions this year. If you would like to help encourage student submissions, and/or help select the winners from Eckstein that will move on to the next level, please contact Deirdre Gregg at deirdregregg@yahoo.com.

More details and the rules for each category are included below

· 2023-24 Dance Choreography Rules | en español

· 2023-24 Film Production Rules | en español

· 2023-24 Literature Rules | en español

· 2023-24 Music Composition Rules | en español

· 2023-24 Photography Rules | en español

· 2023-24 Visual Arts Rules | en español

· 2023-24 Special Artist Rules | en español*

· 2023-24 Student Entry Form | en español

*The Special Artist division is a category for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program

More than 300,000 students from around the country submit original works of art for this 50-year-old contest. Despite all that competition, Eckstein Middle School has done really well in the past. In the 2021-2022 contest, eighth grade student Lekha Dhaka won first place for Outstanding Interpretation in the firm production category for her film Trash, an animation that explores the impact plastic pollution has on the Earth’s oceans.

lease contact Deirdre Gregg at deirdregregg@yahoo.com with any questions or to learn more.

We will provide more information about deadlines and how to submit soon.

Eckstein Spirit Gear Now Available to Order on SchoolPay

You can now order 2023/24 Eckstein Spirit Gear on SchoolPay. You can access SchoolPay when you log into your parent/guardian access to the Source or go to schoolpay.com and use your Source user name & password. You can see the offerings here: https://ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/news/order-eckstein-spirit-gear-now/

How to Order School Pictures

You now order school pictures directly from the photographer, Rowland Studios. You student should have brought home a card with the ordering information. If not, please go to this website for details on how to order pictures: https://www.rowlandphoto.com/page/school-pictures