Eckstein Middle School Creating a Community of Lifelong Learners Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:42:20 +0000 en hourly 1 EcksteinMiddleSchool Curriculum Night Book Fair! Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:42:20 +0000 rlwynkoop Continue reading ]]> Eckstein Middle School’s Curriculum night is right around the corner.  On Thursday October 13, 2011 come walk the halls of Eckstein, meet your students’ teachers and don’t forget to stop by the library! 

The University Bookstore is sponsoring our 2nd annual Curriculum Night Book Fair from 5:30-9:00pm.  Bookstore staff will be on hand to help you with all of your book buying needs.  A percentage of all sales will benefit the Eckstein Middle School Library.

Questions?  Contact Ms. Wynkoop

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Letter from the Principal – 9/19/11 Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:33:59 +0000 susanwong Continue reading ]]> September 19, 2011

Dear Eckstein Community—

At the end of last week we were informed of a decrease in staffing due to our enrollment numbers.  Our enrollment is lower than what was anticipated so Eckstein will be losing .5 FTE.

To accommodate this decrease we will be combining some classes within our electives.  In addition to changes in electives, we will be making changes to math classes based on the fall assessment given last week.  To minimize the impact, our counselors will be working to make all changes and the balancing of classes this week.  Starting tomorrow students will be informed of any changes by their grade level counselor.

We are truly sorry for the disruption.  We know that students have already made connections with teachers and classmates.  Our wonderful Eckstein teachers work closely on curriculum and instruction alignment so I am confident that the transition will be smooth.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Kim Whitworth

Principal Eckstein MS


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Eckstein CLC Fall Registration (After School Activities) Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:18:19 +0000 susanwong Continue reading ]]> Registration forms for Eckstein Community Learning Center after school programs will be available on Tuesday, September 20th. The CLC Fall programs will begin on Oct 10th and run through December 8th.  CLC programs this Fall will include Robotics, Break Dancing, Drama, Photography, Homework Center, and more. Snack and transportation is offered to program participants. The Families and Education Levy funds CLC Programs, and is offered FREE to all Eckstein students. For more information about the CLC, please contact Connor Durham at 252-5104 or at

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6th Grade WEB Orientation Wed, 31 Aug 2011 05:18:08 +0000 rlwynkoop Continue reading ]]> Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 8am-12pm

WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from your 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.

The WEB Orientation will be a mix of large and small group activities intended to facilitate community and team building that will provide structures for success in middle school.  Students should wear comfortable clothes and leave school supplies at home.

For additional questions, please contact our WEB Coordinator, Rebecca Wynkoop


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Eckstein Athletics Info Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:30:53 +0000 susanwong Continue reading ]]> Documents Required—

Forms  and permissions required are available on the Seattle Schools web site.  All students need a current, within 24 months, physical on file with the Athletic Director.

  1.  Registration and Physical Form 

2.   Sport Specific Parent/Guardian Release Form.  (one form require for each sport student will participate in for each school year) available on the web site.

 3.  Concussion Information Sheet

Additionally the student athlete and parent will fill out a blue ECKSTEIN MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHELETICS ELIGIBILITY CLEARANCE CARD that will be provided through the coaches or Athletic Director. The card summarizes emergency information and shows the eligibility approval by the Athletic Director.

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ECKSTEIN SUPPLY LIST FOR 2011-2012 All Students: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:08:28 +0000 susanwong Continue reading ]]>  One 2-3” heavy duty three-ring notebook (no expanding folders or trapper keepers)

 Notebook dividers (5 tab minimum)

 Pencil pouch

 Writing supplies: one dozen sharpened pencils, 8 pens (black or blue ink), highlighter, colored pencils

 Pencil sharpener with receptacle

 Erasers

 8 ½” x 11” notebook paper (College rule, preferred)

 Flash (thumb) Drive

 Box of tissue for homeroom/study hall

 Standard/metric ruler

 4 operation calculator

 Protractor

 1 ream of 8 ½ x 11 copy paper

 Hole reinforcements

For 8th Grade: Five Mead composition notebooks, 80-100 pages (wide- rule, if possible);

For 7th Grade: Five Mead composition notebooks, one of the five notebooks should be with graph paper;

For 6th Grade: One, 1 ½” three-ring binder; Four Mead composition notebooks;

(Donations of any of these supplies are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off in the Main Office. Thank you.)


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Letter from the Principal – 6/16/11 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:59:24 +0000 susanwong Continue reading ]]> Dear Families—

We have had some recent incidents with students in possession and under the influence of marijuana at school.  Some of your students may have communicated this to you.   We want to fill you in about what has happened and let you know what we are doing to address this. While the number of students involved in these incidents has been small and constitutes a small fraction of the overall student body at Eckstein, any drug use at all among our student body or on our school campus is unacceptable. We are taking steps to address this to ensure our students are safe and the campus is a drug-free zone.

Several students were in possession of marijuana.  During our investigation we learned that some students were smoking marijuana during lunch.  All of the students involved with drug use and/or possession were suspended and required to get a drug and alcohol assessment.  

Our chemical dependency counselor, Kelly Kerby, has been meeting with students and providing counseling.  She also is part of our efforts to educate all Eckstein students about the effects of drug use.  Life Skills, a program to help students make good choices, is taught at all three grade levels. We will continue to assess the needs of our students and provide educational and counseling opportunities for making good choices, both on a group basis and one-on-one as appropriate. 

Click on the link for information to help keep kids safe over the summer provided by Kelly Kerby, Eckstein’s Drug & Alcohol Counselor.  It contains information about the warning signs of drug use and effective conversations parents can be having with their child.    ParentChild-Communication

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Kim Whitworth


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District’s Revision to Early Dismissals 6/21 and 6/23 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:56:20 +0000 susanwong Continue reading ]]> From Seattle Public Schools: Early dismissals next week: The last day of school for elementary and K-8 students is Tuesday, June 21 and for middle and high schools is Thursday, June 23. All students (elementary, K-8, middle school and high school) will be dismissed one hour early on Tuesday, June 21. It is necessary for the early dismissal to be on the same day for all schools because of transportation scheduling. However, to ensure all of our schools meet the required number of instructional hours, there will be no early dismissal for our middle and high schools on Thursday, June 23. Thank you and have a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing our students back at Seattle Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Roosevelt Ninth Grade Welcome Night Tue, 31 May 2011 19:00:00 +0000 susanwong Continue reading ]]> We encourage all incoming Roosevelt freshmen, as well as their parents, to attend our New Student Welcome Night at 6:30 p.m. on June 7. Students and parents can meet the administrators, counselors and other staff who will help students be successful at Roosevelt. We will have available the summer reading assignment for incoming ninth graders, and information about athletic packets for fall sports. Following the general information meeting, our Student Store will have refreshments and Roosevelt Gear for sale. We will have some short student performances in the Theatre. Finally, coaches, as well as club representatives, will be available to talk with incoming students about their programs and activities. We hope to see you there. You can contact the Roosevelt Counseling Office, 206-252-4827, with questions.

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Science Night and Book Fair Wed, 04 May 2011 20:12:23 +0000 rlwynkoop The Science department would like to invite all Eckstein Families to Science Night on Thursday May 5th, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  In addition, the University Bookstore will be in the library for our Library’s Spring Book Fair.

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