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Eckstein Bulletin for Responsible Scholars
Discount Mariner Tickets Available -
Eckstein’s PTSA is sponsoring “Eckstein Night at the Seattle Mariners” on Friday, April 25th. The Mariners have offered $11 discounted tickets to Eckstein students, staff and their families for the April 15th baseball game, and the school will receive a special welcome on the video board in the 4th inning. Ticket order forms are available HERE or in the main office. The deadline to turn in ticket orders is Monday, April 7th. Please note: This is NOT a school-sponsored or school-supervised event.

Ecksteinís 6th Grade Math Placement Information 2014-15
The District will no longer use a single assessment score for course placement. To view the placement matrix, click HERE.

Powerpoint Presentation at Incoming Student Night 2-26-14
For those families unable to attend Eckstein's Incoming 6th Grade Information Night, click HERE  for the Powerpoint presentation.

Superintendent Josť Banda to host regional town hall meetings in March 2014

Seattle Public Schools will host five community meetings to share information on the District’s five-year Strategic Plan, with tailored comments, topics and data from each of the five educational regions. These meetings are designed to engage families, students, staff and community members in ideas to ensure academic success for every one of our students. There will also be time for participants to ask questions of the Superintendent and District leadership. For the complete text click HERE.
For translations, click on the links below:

Save your Stuff and Save the Date.
The Annual Eckstein Band Rummage Sale is Saturday, April 5th, 2014

We need your donations to make this event a success.  Save clothing in wearable condition,  household items others could use, books and music for fresh ears and eyes to enjoy, furniture in good condition, toys, games and puzzles with all pieces and parts and sporting equipment for a budding athlete.  
On Friday, April 4th bring your donations to the Eckstein cafeteria between 1:30 and 4:00 pm.  The cafeteria's exterior entrance faces the garden area in the back parking lot.

Mark your calendar and come to the Rummage Sale on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There will be great deals to be had, baked goods, and music from our very own award winning jazz combos.
Monies raised from the rummage sale go directly to the Ecksteins music program and are used to help offset some of the cost of off-campus music performances, repair damaged instruments and provide scholarship to children who needs assistance.  Our goal is to make music accessible to everyone.
Thank you for supporting Eckstein Bands!  
Contact: Sarah Fulton ( and Janet Kimball (
Please: No electronics, unassembled furniture or baby carseats and strollers

Kristin Bailey-Fogarty at the Golden Apple Awards Ceremony
Eckstein Middle School is thrilled to join in congratulating our colleague, Kristin Bailey-Fogarty. Kristin was named a 2013 Golden Apple award winner. 

Here's a video of the 2013 Golden Apple awards ceremony. Ms. Bailey and her students show up at 14:18.

Jane Addams Middle School Hiring Committee
Want to be on a teacher or staff hiring committee for our new school, but don't yet have the official training? Join us in the Jane Addams library on Thursday, January 23 from 4-5pm. Please reserve your space with Principal Paula Montgomery at Students are welcome.

5th grade welcome night

All new parents/guardians and incoming students are invited to an informational evening on February 26 at 7 pm at Eckstein.  We look forward to meeting our new families at this event.

New families with Special Education students are invited to attend an informational session about our Special Education programs at 6:30 pm.  This is prior to the event at 7 pm.

ASL interpreters are available upon request.  Please contact Ann Peterson at if you need one.

High School Information Night and Tour Schedule

Eckstein Middle School, Hamilton Middle School and Addams K-8

are proud to announce the

Northeast Region High School Information Night

Feb. 4th, 2014, 7-9 p.m. in the Eckstein Auditorium

3003 N.E.75th Street,   Main office 206-252-5010

-        All Eckstein, Hamilton and Addams 8th Graders and their families are encouraged to attend!

-        More information about this event can be found in the attached flyer: Northeast Region High School Information Night.pdf

-        A chart with details about tours and school visits can be found here: Class of 2018 High School Visit Information.pdf

Growth Boundaries Information
At the Nov. 20 board meeting, the Seattle School Board approved boundary changes for the 2014-15 school year to help address the district’s growing enrollment.

Information, maps and FAQs are posted at Please see these two attachments as well:

For specific information on where your child will be assigned for next year (2014-15), please go to the Address Look-up Tool  on the district’s web site. This tool will be updated by the end of this week to reflect changes approved by the School Board for the 2014-15 school year.

SDOT Brochure on Winter Travel

Brochure from Seattle Department of Transportation on planning for winter weather.  Click HERE for information on planning for winter travel, including a map of area snow routes.

Powerpoint from Curriculum Night 2013
Principal Kokx presented this Powerpoint Deck to the assembly of families at Curriculum Night, September 26, 2013. This pdf has some important information about:
  • our mission and vision,
  • student assurances,
  • grades, 
  • access to Fusion and The Source, the Seattle Schools information websites.
You can download a copy of this presentation here: Curriculum Night 2013 Presentation.pdf

Eckstein Dress Code


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some of you may have heard from your students about changes to the dress code this year. 

The good news is:

·         There are only two changes to the existing dress code

·         The affected clothing can still be worn with modification

The not so good news is:

·         Even though we have delivered the information to students in a number of different ways, there are still some misunderstandings

·         When we were unable to share this information with parents during Open Houses, it got lost in the opening of school shuffle


SO to clarify…

1.       The explanation of the dress code policy can be found in the student’s planner on page 7.

2.       The two changes relate to yoga pants/leggings and tank tops

a.       Both are allowed but not as the outside layer of clothing

b.      For yoga pants and leggings, another item (tunic, shorts, skirt) must be worn that extends over the gluteal region (please see above) 

c.       For tank tops, our guideline is a width of three fingers.  Our main objective is to have it fit well enough so that the chest and abdominals are not exposed (for boys) and that undergarments are completely covered (for girls)

3.       Students who do not meet dress code will be allowed to call home and given appropriate attire to wear back to class so they do not miss instruction.  It is up to the student to return to the office to retrieve any items dropped off from home.


We appreciate your support with this and understand that our communication could have been better.  Thank you for supporting Eckstein in our efforts to maintain a respectful environment focused on learning.  If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Anderson, Assistant Principal at

Eckstein P.E. Waiver Form 2013-14
Students in grades 7 or 8 are required to participate in an average of at least 60 hours each school year of directed physical activities (which equals one semester of PE instruction), unless such participation is waived.  REQUESTS SHOULD BE TURNED INTO THE MAIN OFFICE WITH DOCUMENTATION.  Click
Eckstein PE Waiver Form 2013-14 to download the form.

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