2022 Gift Card Drive
The PTSA is partnering with Eagle Staff’s Social Worker, Carrie Syvertsen, to put together packages to make our families’ winter break even more special. And, we’re holding a Gift Card Drive to help!
How to participate:
Sign up to donate one (or more!) $25 Target physical/plastic gift card(s) and drop them off at school on either Thursday, Dec. 1 (8:30-9 a.m. / 3:30-4 p.m.) or Friday, Dec. 2 (8:30-9 a.m. / 3:30-4 p.m.). There will be a volunteer to greet you (or your kiddo) with a sign under the main entrance covering/awning.
Sign Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054AA4A923A75-gift
Make a contribution directly to the Gift Card Drive fund, where the PTSA will purchase gift cards for families: https://bit.ly/3nYBX5v.
Let’s welcome back our teachers and staff by stocking the break room with sweet and savory snacks. The items listed are suggestions, feel free to bring anything else you think our staff of over 80 professionals will enjoy.
As we await a final agreement on the exact start date, you are welcome to collect and drop shelf stables items early or bring fresh items the morning after the bell rings. PTSA President Cynthia Kemp and Volunteer Coordinator Brooke Van Eyk will be in the parking lot to collect items that first morning.
We appreciate your generosity and your continuous support for the 2022-23 School Year! – RESMS PTSA
We are excited to announce that this fall’s musical will be:
All are welcome to audition for the cast or help with backstage (costumes, set painting, lights, video, etc.)!
Audition Dates: Monday, 9/19, 4-6:30 PM (performers called for a 30-min. block)
Call-Back Dates: Wednesday, 9/21, 2:45-6:30 PM (performers will not be called for the full time window)
Cast List Posted/Emailed by Saturday, 9/24.
Rehearsals Begin 9/26:
- Mondays, 4-6:30 PM (not all performers will be called for the full time window)
- Wednesdays, 2:45-6:30 PM (full cast)
Interested students should fill out the audition/interest form HERE (or scan the QR code below) prior to auditions.
If your student is cast, the registration fee is $50. Scholarships are available. Please contact Kelly at email@example.com.
If your student is planning on trying out for a fall sport at RESMS, we will work with them to ensure that both activities can be done.
Thank you to Verity Credit Union for being our September sponsor for the RESMS Care Closet. Their $300 donation will go to support family support efforts organized by the PTSA and social work team.
Verity will also be supporting the program by hosting a supply drive at their Greenwood location, during which they will be collecting our most-needed fall items, including:
- Composition books (college-ruled)
- Blue and black pens
- Mechanical pencils
- Large erasers
- 1/4″-graph paper packets
- Clear tape
- Headphones or ear buds
- Reusable masks
- Reusable water bottles
- Colored pencils
We could also always use:
- Hand sanitizer
- Face tissue
- Toilet paper
- Laundry detergent
Families who can, please consider contributing by dropping off these items at the Verity Greenwood branch or the RESMS Main Office during school hours. A link for making financial donations and ways to order items on Amazon is coming soon!
Join us in welcoming our new PTSA Board members for the 2021-2022 school year!
President: Cynthia Kemp
I’m excited to take on the president role at Robert Eagle Staff. I have been the volunteer coordinator for the past year and a half. My son is a graduating 8th grader and my daughter is in 6th grade. I taught Social Studies at Ballard High School for almost 20 years, leaving the classroom in June 2019.
Co-president (VP): Christi Steinberg
Co-secretary: Brooke Van Eyk
Brooke Van Eyk is originally from Atlanta and lived in Boston for a few years before moving to Seattle over a decade ago. She is currently a full-time grad student pursuing a Master’s of Library & Information Science. Brooke lives in Greenwood and is mom to Daphne (incoming RESMS 6th grader) and Thad (rising 3rd grader). The Van Eyk’s also have has a small dog with a big bark and a one-eyed pirate cat.
Co-secretary: Anne Heskel
Annie is originally from Florida and lived in Boston, Philadelphia, and NYC before moving to Seattle in 2017. She is a small animal veterinarian at Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center. Anne and her husband, Gordon, are parents to Charlotte (6th grade) and Caroline (3rd grade) as well as two socially inept cats and one adorable beagle-mix.
Co-treasurer: Ruchita Tulsyan
Ruchita has two wonderful children: a rising 8th grader at Eagle Staff and a rising 5th grader at John Stanford International. Professionally, Ruchita works part-time as an HR Manager and spends her afternoon teaching mechanical engineering concepts using Legos to students in various elementary schools in Seattle in a fun and entertaining environment through Seattle Young Engineers. She was born and raised in India and cherishes Indian traditions, festivals and food.
Co-treasurer: Catherine Muth
Membership Chair: Maggie Skinner
Maggie is the Executive Director of Goodwin Connections, a nonprofit that makes childcare and preschool more affordable for parents which allows them to work full-time towards their first college degree. Her background is in marketing, communications, and fundraising for nonprofits related to education, health, and the arts. She lives in the Broadview neighborhood with her family. In fall 2021, her daughter, Greta, will attend Robert Eagle Staff as a 6th grader, and her son, Theo, will enter 3rd grade at Daniel Bagley.
Communications Chair: Michelle Peters
I’m happy to be more involved with the Eagle Staff PTSA next year as the Communications Chair. We have three kids, two at Eagle Staff (Jack, 8th, and Henry, 6th) and one at Greenwood Elementary (Katie, 4th). I have long served on the Greenwood Elementary board, leading various committees, working as the communications chair and newsletter editor for all of my years there, and, finally, president the last two years. This past year, I served on the Eagle Staff PTSA board as co-chair of the Community Engagement team. In my “spare” time, I own a freelance editorial business, through which I provide copywriting services for travel companies all over the world. I’m an avid reader, hiker, biker and runner who originally hails from Vermont, but adores my adopted PNW.
Volunteer Coordinator: Julie Kennedy
Community Engagement: Donna Hale-Wolcott
- Laundry Detergent (small size not Costco size!)
While the school is closed this year, the Health Center at RESMS is OPEN!
We are seeing students in person and doing telehealth calls. We are providing flu shots, vaccines, sports physicals, well child checks, and mental health services. All our services are completely free, regardless of insurance status. We can function in addition to any primary care children already have as a resource that may be more convenient for parents once children return to school.
Students must register before receiving services. Just complete our online registration packet:
For more information about our clinic, services, and COVID precautions click here.