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Eckstein Weekly News

Weekly News November 18, 2022

Upcoming Dates


  • Nov. 18 – Beginning of Quarter Two
  • Nov. 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving/Native American Heritage Day (No School)
  • Nov. 28 – Dec. 16 – Last Yearbook Ordering Period


  • Dec. 1 – Orchestra Concert (7 pm)
  • Dec. 8 – All Bands Winter Concert (7:30 pm)
  • Dec. 16 – Last Chance to Order a Yearbook
  • Dec. 16 – One Hour Early Release (2:45 pm)
  • Dec. 19 – Jan. 1 – Winter Break

Middle & High Schools in Session November 21, 22, & 23

Unlike SPS elementary schools, middle and high schools have classes during the three days before Thanksgiving.

If you plan to take your students out of school for those days, please have them complete a Pre-planned absence form. Your student can pick up a form in the Attendance Office.

Spirit Wear Available to Order Until November 22, 2022

Order Eckstein Spirit Wear is available to order on SchoolPay. You can access SchoolPay (use your Source login information) or sign in through the Source .

Basketball Tryouts will be in Early December: Complete your Athletic Packet Now!

If you are interested in trying out for boys or girls basketball, please make sure you are completing your entire Athletic packet. Info and digital packets re available on the website.

Paper packets are available outside the main office. Send questions to Athletic Director, Toni Morgan, at

Dates for Basketball Tryouts and practices will be shared via Smores, in-school, and posted to our website once they are finalized.

A Way to Help Ukraine

Mr. Kenyon’s Washington State History students are continuing with a fundraiser his students began last year that supports NovaUkraine, a charitable organization based in California that provides medical supplies to those in need in Ukraine. The students have been crafting coasters, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and key chains with Ukrainian themes – if you feel so inclined, feel free to pick up some great student made items or make a donation. If you are interested, you can contact Mr. Kenyon directly for ordering at:

beaded items for Ukraine
Ukraine fundraiser items:

Ukraine Fundraiser  Hosted by Eckstein Middle School cash or check only. Donations accepted! All profits going to NovaUkraine, a non-profit based in Stanford, CA. 

Bracelets from $3
Necklaces from $5
tiles/coasters 1/$5 2/$8
earrings $4
key chaines $3

Easy Way to Donate to Eckstein

If you shop on Amazon, please go to and select Eckstein Middle School as your charity of choice. It doesn’t cost you a thing and we get a small portion of your purchase amount as a donation. We get checks quarterly from Amazon based on the people who do this. Thank you!

Recommendations & Transcripts for Private School Applications

If you are considering applying to a private school for next Fall (23-24 school year) then you will likely have an application process for each school. Please read Eckstein’s process for handling these applications carefully. Your application(s) will be returned to you if you do not follow these directions. Please note there is a very tight deadline and many applications to process.

Lunch Monitors Needed

As a Lunch Monitor you will help supervise in the lunchroom, the garden or the field. You will work with the administrators and staff members also supervising these areas.

The time frame for lunch is Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 11:21 am to 12:51 pm. Wednesdays: 11:23 – 12:48 pm.

We ask that volunteers commit to at least one day a week.

Please contact Julia Detering at for more information.