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2020 has been all about challenges and, in the end, coming together is how we are going to meet & beat these challenges. With this in mind, Eckstein’s 2020 Annual Campaign will be directing as many of our fund raising dollars as we can to help our larger community while still retaining what we need for our school. We need your participation to be successful. Please consider donating your dollars, time and especially ideas to Eckstein’s 2020 Annual Campaign! Our campaign is currently in full swing and ends November 25th. This is the only time during the entire year that we solicit donations from our families.
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From Librarian Erin Sterling
We are excited to announce that in the next few weeks all students will be starting the Eckstein Anti-Racist Readaloud in their social studies classrooms, with additional discussions in homeroom classes. This will also go along with monthly community discussions and presentations in the spring.
What is it?
Many schools and cities (like Seattle!) have done a one-book study to have a common text to ground discussions and build community. At Eckstein, we will use 3 texts centered around anti-racism: 6th graders will read This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell; 7th and 8th graders will read the young adult version of Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi; and students in special education stand-alone social studies classes will read Civil Rights Then and Now by Kristina Brooke Daniel. Every week, students will listen to 10-15 minutes of each book in class and have a guided discussion.
We encourage families to participate as well! Each month, we will be organizing a community discussion. Look out for further information about this! We are also planning on working with the PTSA to organize some presentations in the spring to discuss some of the ideas in the books. This could include an author visit, a panel discussion of local Black activists, student presentations, or other ideas.
Saturday, November 14, 2020,
11am-1pm in the Eckstein parking lot
Please support the PTA Pantry and Packs for Kids program by dropping donations off to ensure all families have a happy healthy Thanksgiving break. This event is being hosted by Thornton Creek PTA and Eckstein Middle School PTSA and donations will benefit families at many NE Seattle Schools.
We will have volunteers in masks and gloves ready to take donations passed from your car window or from your trunk for a no-contact option. We will have tables set up for no-contact walk up donations as well.
All donations should be new, full-size varieties, in original packaging, recognizable name brands and not homemade. If you can’t make it in person or feel more comfortable donating from home, please consider ordering from our Amazon list or contact Liz Benko at firstname.lastname@example.org.