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Our Family Information Portal offers a convenient one-stop location for announcements, links, resources and other information for current EC parents and guardians.
Call 425-295-3019 or email the Attendance Office.
- Main Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- School Hours
7:50 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
- Summer Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Friday)
Is your student participating in an internship, service project, academic program or other activity? We would love to hear about it! Please send information and pictures to email@example.com.
Easing transitions and building connections
The Eastside Catholic Parent Faculty Student Association (PFSA) is made up of parents, teachers, administrators and students. Our mission is to build community and to support students, teachers, staff and parents of Eastside Catholic. PFSA strives to be of service to the EC community through our various programs, activities and outreach.
Who we are
Every family at Eastside Catholic High School is automatically a member of the PFSA. We have a volunteer Board of Directors and other parents who offer their time, energy and talent to help with PFSA programs, events and activities throughout the year. All EC community members are invited, encouraged and welcome to attend the monthly PFSA meetings. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month (September through June) at 9:30 a.m. at Eastside Catholic School.
What we do
- Enrichment Grants - PFSA funds grants with the goal of enhancing the learning environment.
- Parent/Student Events - PFSA plans a Mother/Son Liturgy and Brunch, a Mother/Daughter Fashion Show and Brunch, a Father/Daughter Candlelight Liturgy and Dinner and a Father/Son event.
- Staff Appreciation - Throughout the year PFSA provides our faculty and staff with snacks, treats and lunches as an expression of gratitude for their hard work and dedication.
- Parent Networking, Education and Social Events - PFSA plans events for parents to meet, connect and cultivate friendships.
- Support for our Students - PFSA provides financial support to the Chaplain’s Fund, the College Counseling Department, ASB Student Leadership, various student clubs and all-school student assemblies.
How we are funded
Families have the opportunity to contribute to PFSA through the online school packet. Every year nearly 80 percent of our families generously donate to PFSA. Thank you! In addition, PFSA benefits from funds received through our Merchant Money program. You can help all year long by shopping at retailers like Bartell Drugs, Everything Party (Renton and Redmond) and Amazon (smile.amazon.com).
The Eastside Catholic Booster Club works with students, parents, administration, faculty, alumni and friends to support and encourage school spirit. The Booster Club raises funds through member donations, the sale of EC school spirit wear and concessions in the Orange Crush. Funds raised by the Booster Club are used to create and support school spirit and support the financial needs of sports, clubs and activities outside of the school’s operating budget. The Booster Club is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees.
Promoting school spirit
Throughout each school year, Boosters work to promote school spirit and provide investments to enhance the Crusader experience, including:
- All Families Homecoming Tailgate Event
- Student spirit gifts and treats throughout the year
- Homecoming Week Activities
- Athlete of the Month Program
- Finals Week Survival Kit
- Support of the Hall of Fame Program
- Sponsors the high school year-end concert
Enhancing school programming
Funds raised by the Booster Club activities have enabled several enhancements to school programming, including:
- Support for Campus Ministries, DECA, Interact Club and the Options Program
- Installation of the center field EC logo
- Donation of the Crusader Mascot uniform
- Funding partnership for the EC reader board
- Supplying of banners in the Athletic Pavilion to identify championship individuals and teams
- Purchase of EC team Spirit Banners
- Contributions to Fr. Heric's Chaplain Fund
- New picnic table outside the Commons
- Athletic Program enhancements
All members of the Eastside Catholic community are automatically members of the Booster Club. A donation request and volunteer interest form will be sent out during the summer.
The governing body of the Booster Club is the Booster Board, comprised of up to 50 members. The Board of the Booster Club meets on the second Monday of each month during the school year at 7 p.m. in the EC Athletic Board Room. If you are interested in serving on the Board of the Booster Club, please email Booster Club President Diana Springer for more information.
Moms in Prayer
Moms in Prayer is an all-inclusive, informal group of individuals of all faiths who meet weekly to pray for the health and wellbeing of our students and community members. This time is open to all and no prayer experience is necessary. The group meets every Thursday throughout the school year on campus in the Chapel of St. Clare of Assisi 9 - 10:15 a.m. On late start Thursdays, the group meets 9 - 10:15 a.m. and on early release Thursdays, the meeting will be held 8 - 9:15 a.m.
The following information outlines important dates for seniors. We want all seniors and their families to enjoy these special events, so please check back here for the latest updates and information.
Please note that dates and times (other than baccalaureate and graduation) are subject to change.
Please contact Director of Accounting and Business Operations Kay Nichols if you have other questions about the end of year events for seniors.
Class of 2020: Important Dates and Deadlines
|September 28||Senior Pilgrimage
|Please contact Campus Minister Kate Brown with questions.
|October 5||Senior Cruise||Senior Cruise will take place on Saturday, October 5 aboard the Argosy Lady Mary ship. Boarding will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the Argosy Dock, Pier 55 in Seattle. The ship will depart at 8 p.m. and return at 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, October 2. Please contact English Teacher Jeff LaBelle with questions.|
|October 23||Graduation Presentation||National Achiever Services graduation presentation in the Chapel during Mentor/Activity Period.|
Place Orders for Graduation Regalia on Campus
|National Achiever Services will return to campus to answer questions and collect orders. Please see them outside of Student Services during all lunches from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
If any student is in need of financial assistance, please see Mrs. Farmer in the Business Office.
|November 22||Diploma Name Confirmation Due||An email will be sent in early November to parents to confirm the diploma name of their senior. This information was entered in the Online School Packet (OSP).|
Senior Shoutout Due
Senior shoutouts are the messages that the Class of 2020 leaves below their senior picture in their designated section of the yearbook. These must be submitted to the yearbook staff by December 13 and can be accessed only by students online. Please note: If a student's shoutout is not submitted by the deadline, one of the generic shoutouts below will be used.
|Senior Pictures Due
All seniors must submit their senior pictures to the yearbook. This image is in place of the standard ID photo that students take with Lifetouch at the beginning of the school year. Senior pictures are due on December 13 via email or via eshare using the school code GoCru. Please note: If a student's image is not submitted by the deadline, the standard school ID photo may be used.
|December 13||Senior Ads Early Bird Pricing Ends||Senior ads are sold through the Herff Jones website with our school code 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their students photos and design the ads through the online system.
We offer 1/2 and 1/4 page ads with tiered pricing. Until December 13, 1/2 page ads are $200 and 1/4 page ads are $100. No ad orders will be accepted after March 6.
|January 19||Yearbook Orders Due||Yearbooks can be ordered from the Herff Jones website using the school code 6287. Once you have entered the school’s order center, you will be able to find your student’s name and order them a yearbook.|
|January 24||Deadline for Online National Achiever Orders||This is the last day to place your online order for graduation regalia. The Cap and Gown unit includes the cap, gown, tassel and sash (all required items for graduation). If your senior needs a larger cap, please contact National Achiever at 425-357-1338 and ask to speak to Janet. She will add your senior’s name to the list for an XL cap that will be brought on EC’s delivery date in April. If you have any cap and gown questions, please contact Student Services Coordinator Karin House.
If any student is in need of financial assistance, please see Mrs. Farmer in the Business Office.
|January 24-26||Senior Emmaus Retreat - CANCELLED|
|January 31||Senior Ads Secondary Early Bird Pricing Ends||Senior ads are sold through the Herff Jones website with our school code 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their students photos and design the ads through the online system.
We offer 1/2 and 1/4 page ads with tiered pricing. From December 14 - January 31, 1/2 page ads are $220 and 1/4 page ads are $120. No ad orders will be accepted after March 6.
|March 6||Senior Ads Due - FINAL Order Date||Senior ads are sold through the Herff Jones website with our school code 6287. Parents and guardians can upload their students photos and design the ads through the online system.
We offer 1/2 and 1/4 page ads with tiered pricing. No ad orders will be accepted after March 6.
|Formal Group Portrait
|The formal group photo will be taken during Activity Period. Professional dress is required for seniors this day. Girls will be seated and should plan to wear a dress or skirt that reaches to the knee or below. Long skirts/maxis are encouraged. Please no denim, including denim jackets. Boys should wear a dress shirt, tie and no jeans or athletic wear. Smaller group photos will also be taken and sent to the local newspapers. A reminder email will be sent as we get closer to the date.|
|April 1||Student Baby Pictures Due||Deadline to submit student baby pictures for senior tribute slideshow. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to the Attendance Office.|
|April 1||Graduation Announcement and Grad Apparel Order Pick-Up||National Achiever will be on campus with announcement and other graduation swag orders. Announcement orders will be available for pickup during all lunch periods outside of Student Services. After this date, all orders can be picked up from Mrs. House in Student Services.|
|April 29||Cap and Gown Orders Delivered||National Achiever will be on campus with cap and gown orders. Cap and gown orders will be available for pickup during all lunch periods outside of Student Services. After this date, orders can be picked up from Mrs. House in Student Services.|
|Decision Day Group Photo||May 1 is Decision Day for the Class of 2020! Students are invited to wear a sweatshirt, t-shirt or other apparel indicating their post high school journey (service, college, gap year) for a group photo during Break (8:35 – 8:55 a.m.) between the Commons and the Athletic Pavilion.|
|Tuition, Fees and Fines Paid||All tuition, fees and fines must be paid by this date.|
|May 16||Junior/Senior Prom|
|May 20||Senior Class Wall Signing||During Mentor class, seniors will have an opportunity to sign the senior class wall located in the E wing stairwell. This has been an annual tradition since the campus opened in 2008.|
|June 1||Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal||Seniors must attend this mandatory rehearsal in the Gym in order to walk at graduation. Any earned honor cords will be distributed at rehearsal.|
|June 1 (Tentative)||Senior Class Lunch||Powered by Boosters - hosted lunch for the Class of 2020.|
|June 1 - 4||Final Exams for Seniors|
|June 3||Moving Up Assembly|
|June 5||Senior Tribute||Senior Tribute is held on Friday, June 5 at 3 p.m. in the Athletic Pavilion. All seniors are expected to attend and senior parents will not want to miss it! Professional dress is required. Stay tuned for more information.|
|Baccalaureate Mass||Baccalaureate Mass is held on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Seniors will wear their graduation gowns and sashes, but not caps.|
The ceremony takes place Monday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. Students will need to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. - please account for rush hour traffic. Further details will be emailed this spring.
The student seating chart for Graduation will be posted in the month prior to graduation.
|Grad Night 2020
This event is parent-sponsored and encourages 100% student participation. Seniors will be picked up at Benaroya Hall after graduation. Buses will depart promptly at 10:30 p.m. The destination is a surprise but a sweatshirt and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Buses will return to EC campus Tuesday, June 4 by 6:15 a.m. Parents should plan to pick up so students are not driving after being up all night. As a reminder, no cell phones, bags, large oversized jackets or backpacks will be allowed. More information will be forthcoming from the planning committee in the spring.
Stay tuned for Graduation Night signup.
We are proud to celebrate High School World Languages Teacher Ms. Granda who recently completed the challenging process of earning National Board Certification in World Languages – Spanish.
Congratulations to our December Students of the Month!
Congratulations to the following students who were selected to the 2020 Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) All-State Band, Junior All-State Band, All-State Choir and Junior All-State Choir.
Experience EC at our Middle School and High School Open House on Wednesday, December 4! Campus will be open 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Congratulations to our November Students of the Month!
Congratulations to our high school robotics team who received a $6,000 grant from FIRSTWA.
Enjoy our online Advent Calendar! Each day on the calendar offers a reading and a student photograph to help reflect on the season of Advent.
Congratulations to our middle school students for their success during the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year!