February Newsletter

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It’s hard to believe, but we are indeed getting ready to register students for the 2016-2017 school year! Spring is a time to prepare students for a great transition. Below are important dates for you to mark on your calendar. For more detailed information please refer to our course catalogue on the Einstein (posted by February 12th) and/or Shorewood website. We are working hard to welcome 6th graders to middle school, preparing 7th graders for 8th grade and working with Shorewood High School for a smooth transition for our 8th graders to high school.
Important Dates for 6th to 7th Grade Transition:
➢Friday, Feb 26 – 6th graders visit Einstein during their school day
➢Week of February 29-March 4: Einstein Counselors visit elementary schools
➢Wednesday, March 9: 6th grade parent night at Einstein! Join us in the gym at 7pm to learn all about Einstein.
➢Week of March 14-18: Einstein counselors pick up registration materials at elementary schools.
Important Dates for 7th to 8th Grade Transition:
➢Friday, February 13: Registration Guide Available on our website by February 11th
➢ Week of February 29-March 4: Counselors work with students in English classes
➢ Week of March 14-18: Einstein counselors pick up registration materials in English classes
Important Dates for 8th to 9th Grade Transition:
➢Monday, March 14th: 8th Grade Parent Night 6pm at Shorewood HS Theater
➢Tuesday, March 15th: Shorewood Counselors Visit Einstein English classrooms
➢Tuesday, March 22nd: Last call for registration materials.
8th Grade Field Trip – Friday, March 25th
On the last Friday in March, the entire 8th grade and many teachers and staff will participate in what is now an Einstein tradition: the 8th Grade Field Trip to the University of Washington and Shoreline Community College.
The goal is to get students to picture themselves in college and let them experience a brief visit to some of the options open to them. Research shows that students who have some goals for life after high school will do better in middle and high school. We will need many parent chaperones, so please consider taking the day off on Friday, March 25th to be with our 8th graders.
Parents who are chaperoning will need to fill in a Washington State Background Check and show photo ID by March 11, 2016. If you have already completed the background clearance at a district elementary school, or if you are a district employee, please call the main office to let us know. If not, please come to the office to complete the background clearance by 3/11/16.

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Family Resource Fair

There will be a family resource fair at Shorewood High School on Weds., February 24th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. All families are welcome to attend. For more details click here.

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Engineering & Robotics Field Trip

The Introduction to Engineering and Robotics Class took a field trip to the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. There students attended a workshop where they learned about how engineers and scientists are working together to develop devices and treatments for people that have suffered damage to their brain or spinal cord. Then students took a tour of the Paul Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering. Graduate students shared with us the latest research and advancements in robotics and we got to meet Rosie (the robot).
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Einstein Middle School Assistant Principal Selected

Dear Einstein Families,

Following a thorough selection process, Rebbecah Emanuel has been offered and accepted the position of assistant principal at Einstein Middle School. The appointment is pending school board approval at their February 8 meeting.

“We are very excited to have Rebbecah filling the assistant principal position,” said Superintendent Rebecca Miner. “Her performance in the selection process and her work experience left no doubt that she is a perfect fit for this important role.” Superintendent Miner also expressed gratitude to all of the staff and community members who helped in the selection process by participating on interview panels and providing valuable input and perspectives.


Rebbecah joined Shoreline Public Schools in 2014 as the dean of students at Shorewood High School. She most recently served as the interim assistant principal at Einstein. She also has prior experience as a music teacher, leadership teacher, athletic/activities director and dean of students in Seattle Public Schools and spent a year teaching music in Quito, Ecuador.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in K-12 music education from Montana State University and master’s degree in classroom technology from Grand Canyon University. Rebbecah received her administrative certification from the University of Washington. She also holds other professional certifications from Washington State University and University of Washington.

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White Out Dance Tomorrow!

EINSTEIN WHITE OUT DANCE: Tigers don’t forget to get to the Einstein dance on Friday, January 22. 3:00-4:30 in the cafeteria. $5 gets you in with a complimentary glow stick and there will be pop, water, candy and popcorn for sale. DJ Justin will be there with his new black lights busting out the tunes. An activity bus will be there to whisk you home at 4:45.

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MLK Assembly and school closure

Einstein Middle School will host a special assembly in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at 9:10 AM on Friday, January 15th in the gym. You are welcome to join us for this special event.
School will be closed all day on Monday, January 18th in honor and recognition of Martin King Luther Jr. Classes will resume as normal on Tuesday the 19th.

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