PTSA Community Pantry Supply Drive
Saturday, Feb 6, 10am to noon
Eckstein Middle School west parking area, 30 Ave. NE and 75th St. NE
We have seen the need for the pantry increasing in the past few weeks. Please help us continue this work by donating to our upcoming supply drive. We will be collecting full sized toiletries and cleaning supplies as well as winter coats. For more details please see Thornton Creek PTA's website.
Please support the PTA Pantry by dropping donations off to ensure all families have a happy healthy winter. As more families have begun experiencing joblessness and financial strain during the pandemic we have seen needs rising at the pantry. This event is being hosted by Thornton Creek and Eckstein Middle School PTAs 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 online shopping lists (Target, Amazon) Cash donations can be made via TC PTA Paypal (indicate Pantry Donation). Please contact Liz Benko (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or special requests.
Support this ongoing work through our online shopping lists (Target, Amazon), cash donation via TC PTA Paypal (indicate Pantry Donation). Please contact Liz Benko (email@example.com) with any questions or special requests.
We will be collecting the following
Personal care supplies
Monday, Feb 8
7pm to 7:30pm PTSA Meeting
7:30 to 9pm Jo Langford
Jo Langford is a local author, therapist and educator, working in the intersection between adolescence, technology, and sexuality. He will use information, education, and humor to help families and educators increase knowledge and self-confidence navigating conversations with our teens, specifically in the time of virtual school, unprecedented screen time, and increased isolation. Help us shape the conversation to best meet your needs and pre-submit your questions by filling out our sign-up.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our in-person school survey. We received 448 responses! Of these 72% were very likely or likely to return to school buildings part time, and 65% full time. These numbers were slightly lower when schedule or teacher changes were considered. About 16-21% of respondents were unlikely or very unlikely to return to school under any of these conditions. We also found that 44% of 88 special education families who are not currently receiving in-person services feel that it is important or very important that they receive those services. Lastly, the majority of families indicated that they are not receiving enough information from the district about plans and procedures for a return to buildings. We also read all of your thoughtful comments! From these it is clear that many of you want to see teachers vaccinated ASAP, need more information from the district to make up your minds about whether to send your children back into buildings, and are concerned that the district doesn’t have a clear plan to reopen buildings now or in the fall. Download the complete survey results here.
We will now take this information to the School Board and District leadership, and continue to advocate on your behalf for a safe return to buildings. Continue on to read the letter the Eckstein and Roosevelt PTSAs have sent to SPS leadership.