John Hay Elementary School


It's time to fill out your ballot for this year's PTO Board election! Ballots are due by Tuesday, June 15th at 11 PM. Please help us keep our active, engaged parent-teacher community thriving by taking part in this process. And if you are interested in getting involved, please shoot us an email at

For more information on the election and to cast your online ballot, please visit

YEARBOOKS ARE HERE! Great news! There are just a few more extra yearbooks available for purchase if you did not have a chance to purchase one yet. Price per yearbook is $13 via cash or check. For those that already purchased yearbooks, they will be distributed before the last day of school. Visit our Yearbooks page for more information!

John Hay Elementary School has the BEST teachers and staff in the world! We are sooooo grateful to you ALL for working tirelessly to ensure our children are not only brilliantly educated, but happy, healthy, and confident.

We wish we could celebrate you in person, but we hope the giant virtual hug (in the form the video emailed to Teachers and Staff and the gifts and messages of appreciation) from your community will suffice until we can safely meet again in person. Sending you all so much love and gratitude!

(Special thanks to Allyson Young for the beautiful work on the video and for organizing this awesome effort and to all the families who contributed to making this Staff Appreciation Week special!)

MEET JENNA WARBURTON, John Hay's fabulous visual arts teacher. A true creative talent with warm words of encouragement for everyone, Ms. W. is one of our most popular teachers, having taught music, art, and co-directing our annual school musical. And she's also a former John Hay parent! Read all about her on our BLOG!

SHOW YOU CARE! The John Hay Partners PTO has created a way for the community to make donations to aide our John Hay families in need. The donation you provide will be earmarked for families in need during this crisis and be kept completely separate from general John Hay fundraising. Funds raised will go directly to families in need in the form of gift cards or essential items. To make a donation today, please visit our Families in Need page. Thank you!


SHOPPING ONLINE? Make this link your home page for and ask your family and friends to use this link,, so all their eligible shopping will benefit John Hay Elementary School. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. AmazonSmile is now available to use on mobile!! Update your app today so you can use it for all your shopping!

LET'S CONNECT! Missing those playground chats while waiting for the school bell? We've started a virtual community for parents/guardians of Hay students on Facebook. This is great place for asking questions, sharing your successes/challenges, meeting other families, and hearing grade specific news. Find your group and join today! Any problems? DM the page administrators and we'll help you out.

...AND IN THE KNOW! Communication is more important than ever. We've updated our How to Stay in the Loop page which details all of the ways you can be sure you're informed. Updates include Parent Town Halls, Lunch Chats, and private grade level Facebook groups for families to connect.

STATE RECOGNITION FOR HAY! On June 6, 2019, in Olympia, John Hay will be honored for high achievement in ELA, Math, and SQSS (School Quality and Student Success) measures. We are just one of seven schools in our district to be recognized in all three areas! Principal Beach, as well as Superintendent Juneau, will be traveling to Olympia to receive the award. Congratulations on a job well done! We could not be more proud! You can find more information on this award here.

John Hay Partners