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OCTOBER 8, 2014
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All School
High School
Middle School
Athletics
October 9 - HS Mass Liturgy Dress Required
October 10 - All School
Spaghetti Dinner
October 15 - PSAT and
CTP4 Testing, noon
dismissal
October 15-17 - College
Visit Day, No school for
seniors
October 17 - Middle
School Harvest Festival
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MARIJUANA - TOMORROW, OCTOBER 9
Join us in the Chapel on Thursday, October 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. for
our Parent Education Presentation on the Impact of Marijuana
Use. The PFSA is partnering with EC to bring you this
presentation. Jerry Blackburn will present on how the recent
legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use and the
varying perceptions on medical use has had a signification impact
on youth access and increased consumption. Join us and explore
the impact marijuana use has on both the cognitive and
physiological development of our young people.
TO FAMILIES REGISTERED FOR
THE
SPAGHETTI DINNER
Friday night Skyline High School will be hosting their homecoming
parade. The northbound lanes of 228th will be closed between
Discovery Elementary and Skyline from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Two way
traffic will be maintained on what are normally the southbound
lanes. This will lead to slower traffic and delays. Motorists are
encouraged to take alternate routes. We look forward to seeing
you on Friday! If you have any questions, please contact Ashley
Hagwell.
2014 TOUCHSTONE LEADERSHIP AWARDS INVITATIONS
Please watch for your invitations to the 2014 Touchstone
Leadership Awards Dinner in the mail after October 9. Online
registrations will be available after that date. Join us as we
celebrate four honorees within the EC community and enjoy
dinner, speakers and a musical performance. For more
information, please refer to your invitation or
visit eastsidecatholic.org/touchstoneleadershipawards.
JOIN
THE
GROWING LIST
OF
2015 AUCTION SPONSORS
Do you own, manage or know of a business that would benefit
from sharing its message with the EC community? Join our growing
list of 2015 auction sponsors. Catalog advertising rates begin at
$350 and sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000. Information
including an introductory letter, levels and benefits is available at
eastsidecatholic.org/auction. We are pleased to offer flexible
Gracious God,
The beauty and dignity of
human life was the
crowning of your creation.
You further ennobled that
life when your Son became
one with us in his
incarnation. Help us to
realize the sacredness of
human life and to respect
it from the moment of
conception until the last
moment at death. Give us
courage to speak with
truth and love and with
conviction in defense of
life. Help us to extend the
gentle hand of mercy and
forgiveness to those who
benefit options to our Silver, Gold and Platinum level sponsors. For
more information, contact Sponsorship Chair Carrie Blanton.
GIRLS UNLIMITED CONFERENCE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
All girls in middle and high school are invited to a presentation
from professional leading women in technology on Saturday,
October 11 from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes
lunch. For more information, click here to learn more or email
[email protected]
SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
MOMBASA IN KENYA VISITS EC
FOR THE
ARCHDIOCESE
OF
Sr. Juliet Odera, who oversees our two sister schools in Bamba
Kenya, will be on campus Thursday, October 16 from 10 a.m. - 3
p.m. Welcome Sr. Juliet!
LAUREN POTTER FROM GLEE - SPECIAL EC TICKET PRICES
Actress Lauren Potter, aka Becky Jackson from Glee, will be giving
a presentation called Living a Glee-ful Life: Possibilities and
Potential for Famlies and Young People Growing Up With Special
Needs on Saturday, November 15 at 2-5 p.m. at Bellevue College.
Order your tickets at parentmap.com/glee and use code 'EC14' at
checkout for a 50 percent discount.
do not reverence your gift
of life. To all, grant
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
pardon for the times we
PANCAN - the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - is hosting a 5K
fun run/walk at Magnuson Park on November 2 at 8 a.m. - noon to
raise awareness and community support. If you are interested in
participating or perhaps putting together an Eastside Catholic
team, please contact Laura Walton. Visit
purplestride.org/pugetsound for additional details or to register
for the event.
have failed to be grateful
for your precious gift of
life or to respect it in
others. We ask this in
Jesus' Name. Amen.
ASANTE PROGRAM - THANK YOU!
Saint Francis of Assisi...
Pray for us
Live Jesus in our hearts...
Forever
We are so grateful to our EC community for your generous Asante
donations. "Asante," or "thank you" in Kenyan, to the following
families:
The Molitor-Hector family for the IPic Theaters gift card.
If you would like to donate event tickets for any faculty/staff
drawing, please contact Director of Advancement Ashley Hagwell
at [email protected] or 425-295-3037. Our heartfelt
thanks to all of you!
EC SOCIAL MEDIA
Did you see the video from Sophie the dog at the ECMS Blessing of
the Pets? Make sure to follow EC on Instagram
at @eastsidecatholicschool and also "LIKE" the official Eastside
Catholic School Facebook page! Have an idea for a post? Please
contact the Marketing Department.
TOMORROW - LITURGY DRESS
High school Mass will be held tomorrow. Liturgy dress is required.
SENIOR CRUISE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
Time: Loading starts at 8 p.m. We will leave from the dock at 8:30
p.m. sharp and return at 11 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets will be sold at both lunches. Cost is $50 per
student.
Location: ACG Marina, Dock E, Westlake Ave N, in Seattle. Carpool
and allow extra time to get to the Marina, especially if it is
raining. You will probably have to pay for parking.
Attire: Semi-formal. Modesty guidelines apply. This is a boat.
Boats rock unexpectedly. And there are stairs. These stairs get
wet because the boat is in the water. So consider your shoes too.
YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR SHOES ON THE ENTIRE TIME LADIES. No
negotiations.
Food: There will be light refreshments served partway through the
cruise. Most students organize groups and go out for dinner before
departure. Just remember to plan for traffic and allow enough
time to get to the boat. Your ticket covers the cost of soda.
PSAT TEST - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
8:50 a.m. - Students report to testing room
9 a.m. - Testing begins
12 p.m. - End of PSAT/student dismissal
High school students will be dismissed at 12 p.m. on Wednesday,
October 15, even if they complete the exam early. Please be sure
students bring a book to read, eat a good breakfast and get plenty
of sleep. Note: buses will run on their regularly scheduled morning
route times on this day and depart campus at 12:30 p.m. There
will be no lunch service or after school supervised study on this
day.
YOUNG LIFE TOMORROW
The Young Life Club is meeting tomorrow at 8-9 a.m. in the Board
Room. EC's adult Young Life leader is Danny Kesl. Danny is a 2008
graduate of Eastlake High School and also works with the Young
Life Capernum program. The next meeting will be Thursday,
October 23.
What is Young Life?
It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them,
on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic
friendship.
For more information visit the local Sammamish/Issaquah Young
Life website at sammamish.younglife.org or Young Life's main
website at younglife.org.
HOMECOMING WEEK
IS
APPROACHING!
On October 19 from 12 - 4 p.m. the high school will be decorating
the school! Materials will be provided. All are welcome! Freshmen,
sophomores, juniors and seniors -- join us and make your hallway
look awesome!
FREE PSAT CRAM SESSIONS
Kaplan Test Prep is providing free cram sessions for the PSAT.
Students who attend will learn their 10 Top Score-Raising
Strategies and review tips for time management during the test.
For complete dates and times and to register, go
to kaptest.com/psatcram.
INTERESTED
IN
TRAVELING
TO
LATIN AMERICA?
Is your student interested in living with a host family? Meeting
other teens from across the U.S.? Volunteering on community
projects? Improving their Spanish? Then they should consider
volunteering with Amigos de las Américas during the summer of
2015! Volunteers must be 16 years old by December 2015, be at
least a sophomore during the 2014-15 school year and have
completed Level 2 Spanish by June 2015. Interviews take place
this November and training occurs throughout the 2014-15 school
year. Sra. Martin is involved with this organization and can help
you apply - stop by D401 or email [email protected] for
more information! Visit the Seattle Chapter's website at
seattleamigos.org. Apply by November 14, 2014 for summer 2015
projects! Late applications with an application fee will be
accepted through 12/15/14.
EARN
A
VARSITY LETTER
IN
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Students may letter each year in Community Service, similar to
receiving a varsity letter in a sport. To receive a letter, a student
must complete 100 hours of service outside of the school,
complete the service essay in an exemplary manner and interview
with Ms. Ricci and/or Fr. Heric. The essay prompt and interview
schedule will be available in the spring. Contact Ms. Ricci with any
questions.
CTP4 TESTING
On October 15 our middle school students will begin taking the
Comprehensive Testing Program 4 (CTP4), which is a standardized,
norm-referenced achievement test. In order to give each student
an unhurried approach, testing will take place the mornings of
Wednesday, October 15; Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October
17. The tests begin each morning at 7:50 a.m. (9:10 a.m. on
Thursday). It is very important for students to arrive on time each
day.
If your student has an Eastside Catholic Student Accommodation
Plan (SAP) and you have not yet contacted his or her academic
counselor, please contact Jim Stern in Student Services as soon as
possible.
Thank you in advance for not scheduling dental or medical
appointments during these test days. Please encourage plenty of
sleep, a good breakfast and best student efforts on the CTP4 tests.
Note: Wednesday, October 15 is a noon dismissal with buses
departing campus at 12:30 p.m. There will be no lunch service or
after school supervised study on this day.
MIDDLE SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL
On Friday, October 17, the PTF invites all EC middle school
students to the annual Harvest Festival. Join us for music,
dancing, food and more. Students are allowed "free dress" for
school on this day (same as EC spirit dress but without the
requirement of official 'EC' wear). Students should still be mindful
of our modesty guidelines and dress appropriately for school.
Date:
Time:
Location:
Friday, October 17
3:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Eastside Catholic Commons
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR
MIDDLE SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Volunteers are needed to help with the Harvest Festival on Friday,
October 17. Please contact Suzanne Hornish if you are interested
in helping on the day of the event or in donating snacks. Thank
you!
MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK
Middle School Yearbook is looking for applicants from grades 6-8
who can meet after school once a week from October to April for
an hour. Please pick up an application from Mrs. Martin in D401 or
email [email protected] Completed applications are
due no later than October 17. Please note the day of the weekly
meeting has not been decided and will depend on the club's
members.
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING BEGINS OCTOBER 27
Middle school wrestling begins October 27. There will be an
informational meeting in the commons on Thursdsay, October 16
right after school with Coach Roybal. Please note: Middle school
wrestling requires a physical signed by your doctor prior to
participation.
SAVE THE DATES: SENIOR NIGHTS
FOR OUR
FALL ATHLETES!
Join us as we watch our seniors play in their last career home
events as Crusaders!
Volleyball: Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. vs. Seattle Prep
Girls swimming: Friday, October 24 at 3:30 vs. Roosevelt at Queen
Anne Pool
Football: Friday, October 24 at 7 p.m. vs. American Fork
Girls soccer: Monday, October 27, time TBD vs. Lakeside
Cross Country and Golf will celebrate their seniors at their sports
banquets!
JOIN US
AND
SUPPORT ALL
OF
OUR FALL ATHLETES!
Lots of options out there for you sports fans! Get out your blue
and orange and support our athletes! Many events are coming up
for girls soccer, cross country, girls swim, golf and football! For
complete schedules check the EC school calendar.
WINTER SPORTS ARE JUST AROUND
THE
CORNER!
For those athletes interested in wrestling, boys basketball, girls
basketball or boys swimming, the first day of practice will be
Monday, November 17, 2014. Please make sure you have your
athletic waiver and current physical (within the past 13 months)
submitted to the office prior to tryouts. If you are not sure if your
paperwork is in, please contact Stacey Stoutt at
[email protected] and we can check for you.
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