Calling all artists, writers, film makers, dancers, photographers, and 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. The deadline to submit is November 8. Please fill out the entry form with your entry!
More details and the rules for each category are included below:
*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.
Event Volunters Needed!
June 23 (9:15-1 pm) – Family Fun Center in Tukwila
June 23 (9:15 am – 1 pm) – Lynwood Bowl & Skate
June 9 (7-9pm) – 8th Grade Semi-formal Dance
Eckstein Middle School PTSA is proud to carry out the tradition of presenting the PTSA Golden Acorn, Outstanding Advocate, and Outstanding Educator to volunteers, teachers and staff that have made a big impact on the Eckstein community.
Are you ready for some baseball?! Join fellow Eckstein Eagles on Saturday, Jun 17th when the Seattle Mariners face off against the Chicago White Sox at 1:10pm and celebrate Juneteenth. Arrive early for your chance to receive a Seattle Steelheads replica jersey*! We have one block of seats reserved for $25 per seat (main/100 level).
Purchase tickets online before June 2nd. If the dads in your life love baseball, this would be a great gift!
See you at the ballpark!
* first 10,000 fans to arrive may receive a Steelheads replica jersey
What is mental health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
On May 25th, Eckstein Middle School PTSA will be hosting a Mental Health Awareness Night. We plan on many activities, the first promoting mental health through art. We’d love to hear from students about the role that art and self-expression can play in supporting mental health.
Share your creativity and submit a drawing, painting, or collage. You can create a visual piece that is personal to you or something that reflects on issues you feel are impacting your family and friends, community, or society at large.
We hope we can learn from, support, surprise and maybe inspire each other.
Topics could include:
· How making art helps you process your emotions
· How family, friends, pets, nature, and other activities support your mental health · How you feel about stress from academic or athletic pressures
· How being accepted or not accepted impacts mental health
· How you think social media is playing a role in the mental health of students · How current events are affecting your emotions
· How you felt during the Covid lockdown and year of online schooling
You are welcome to sign your art pieces or leave them unsigned – either way, please make sure you put your name and homeroom on the back of your art. You can include a title and an artist’s statement if you want to provide some context, but that is not required. Do not include any profanity, violent imagery or images of weapons.
Please submit artwork to the front office by Friday, May 19th. Please contact Eckstein parent Deirdre Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-356-5640 with any questions.
Staff Appreciation is coming up at Eckstein May 8 - 12! Your Eckstein PTSA has all sorts of fun ways to show our staff how much we appreciate their efforts working with our Eckstein Eagles day in and day out! The PTSA will be sponsoring most days through funds donated to the EAC, as well as donations from local businesses.