RESMS Holiday-Giving Campaign Going on Now

RESMS Holiday-Giving Campaign Going on Now

Let’s support our Raven families this holiday season!

Together, we will support 60 families in our school community with a gift package to make their upcoming winter break even more special.

This year, the PTSA will not be holding its annual fundraising appeal and instead is focusing on supporting our families who could use extra brightness this season through the holiday-giving campaign.

Donations of all amounts are greatly appreciated and will get us to our goal of raising $6,000. We plan to purchase gift cards so that families can shop before the winter break for things they will need.

You can make your gift now through Dec. 3 here:

Thank you for supporting our families!

All the best to you and yours,

Friends of Robert Eagle Staff PTSA

RESMS Care Closet Sponsor and Needs

RESMS Care Closet Sponsor and Needs

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)
  • Highlighters
  • Blue and black pens
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Large erasers
  • 1/4″-graph paper packets
  • Clear tape
  • Headphones or ear buds
  • Backpacks
  • Reusable masks
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Colored pencils

We could also always use:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face tissue
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Advil
  • Deodorant

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!

Meet the 2021-22 PTSA Board

Meet the 2021-22 PTSA Board

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

Ongoing Donations Needed for Ravens Care Closet

Ongoing Donations Needed for Ravens Care Closet

The Ravens Care Closet has been helping provide much-needed items to many of our families. If you are able to donate any of the following items, you can drop them off during library pickup times (Wednesdays 11-1, 4-6).
  • Laundry Detergent (small size not Costco size!)
  • Toothpaste
  • Tylenol/Advil
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Ravens Care Closet this year!
Neighborcare Health is OPEN!

Neighborcare Health is OPEN!

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.

Neighborcare nurse practitioner Lee Rolfe from the RESMS Health Center

Students must register before receiving services.  Just complete our online registration packet:

For more information about our clinic, services, and COVID precautions click here.

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