Fridays 11:15-1:15 in the Eckstein parking lot
Thornton Creek PTA, with support from Eckstein PTSA, is launching a pantry offering school supplies, basic hygiene and cleaning supplies, masks, and more. Look for the sandwich board in the Eckstein parking lot. Beginning this Friday, October 23, the pantry will be open every Friday.
To increase access, we are seeking volunteers to staff additional weekdays. We are also building an inter-school Pantry Committee to ensure the project is sustainably supported and responsive to community needs including additional locations as needed. If you have questions or would like to volunteer or donate, please fill out this form or contact Liz Benko.
Recycled Art Mosaic Cards
Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 3pm
Register at tinyurl.com/MosaicArt2020. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.
You don’t have to spend lots of money to make art! Use found materials to make an original mosaic card design. Brighten someone’s day and explore the possibilities of recycled art with the talented teaching artist Greg Thornton.
Seattle Council Parent Teacher Association is hosting this workshop as part of this year's Reflections program, but participation in Reflections is not required to attend. In these turbulent times, expressing ourselves is more important than ever. We hope this workshop will provide a creative space to explore emotions and ideas, and hopefully inspire some entries for this year's Reflections!
For more information about the Reflections program at Eckstein, please contact parent volunteer Rachael Levy at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry deadline is Monday, Nov. 2.
From Nurse Christie Morrison, RN
Families have been asking about hearing loss/damage from constant headphone use during our remote learning environment. These excellent questions went straight to the TOPS K-8 Audiologist Molly Bergan and the District Audiologists for their response. The District Audiologists provided the following important message back to the School Nursing Department.
The good news is that the likelihood of hearing loss from school headphone use is low. We start to worry about hearing loss when a person is exposed to 80 dB of sound for a period of 8 hours or longer. For comparison, that’s about the level of a garbage disposal. Loud conversation (such as in a restaurant) is about 70 dB. So, while it is important to think about and monitor headphone volume, the risk is fairly low. Another consideration is listening fatigue. Some kids might become mentally exhausted from listening all day and need a break. Click "Read More" for some headphone tips.