John Hay Elementary School

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John Hay Elementary School

What's New at John Hay?

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OUR NEW MURAL IS COMPLETE! Take a look at our fresh new face and hear more about the timeline for getting our kids a playground with NO MORE MUD! Visit our Project Playground page for all the deets.

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BELL TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'...Seattle Public Schools has received the necessary funds from the city to move the district to a two-tier bell time system. Come fall, we'll start at 7:55 AM and finish at 2:25 PM. On Wednesdays, there will be an early release time of 1:10 PM. Read more about this on the SPS site.

BOUNDARIES!! Where will your kids be going to school in the fall of 2018? Boundaries are being revised and a few of the proposals include a HUGE change to what we currently know.

This is really important, Jaguars! Hay families have not been participating in this process, and we may end up paying for that down the line if we don't make our voice heard now.

Please go to the SPS Boundaries site and review the proposals. Then please fill out the survey at
For more information on this, please visit our Take Action page.

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JOHN HAY ROCKS! We are honored to announce that John Hay Elementary school has been awarded a 2016 Washington Achievement Award for Overall High Progress and English Language Arts Growth. Congratulations to all our teachers and administrators! We already knew you were the best, but it's nice to see your hard work recognized. Read a message from Principal Tami Beach on our BLOG!

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HELP NEEDED! This spring your student will be participating in the visual arts unit of Multi-Arts. We have two requests for all you art loving parents:

1) Volunteers are a crucial part of providing quality arts education for our students. This spring we need volunteers to support the Visual Arts lessons in room 205. No art experience necessary! Responsibilities will primarily include: helping with set up, assisting the teacher & students during the lesson, and helping with clean up after the art lesson. Please sign up here.

2) The art room is in need of the following supplies: Baby/hand wipes, Kleenex, Empty Kleenex boxes, and an electric pencil sharpener (used is fine!) We are most grateful if you are able to donate any of these items.

For more information about our Multi-Arts program, please visit their webpage.

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MEET JANET SCHOOLER, John Hay Elementary's fabulous librarian. All of the kids at Hay love have all our students for the 30 YEARS she's been making our library the place to be. Read more on our BLOG...

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BOUNDARIES NEWS! As of this week, the district is considering redrawing John Hay's attendance boundaries. For more information on this, our 2017-2018 budget issues, and what you can do to make your voice heard and help our school, please visit our Take Action page.

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JAGUARS LEND A PAW! Our fabulous Student Council has organized a Ditty Bag Drive for Queen Anne Food Bank. We'll be collecting toiletries between March 13th and March 31st. For more information, please visit our Blog.

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MEET KATIE KAISER, one of our wonderful fifth grade teachers here at John Hay Elementary. Learn all about her on our Blog!

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GOAL SURPASSED!! That's right, we SOARED past our goal to raise a whopping $225,000 with our Winter Wonderland auction this year!! All of the money will directly fund programs for our kids at John Hay Elementary.

A HUGE congratulations and thank you again to our fearless leaders, Melissa Heaton and Lynn Baker, for creating such a successful event! And sincere thanks to all of you who donated time, money, talent, resources, sweat, and even a few tears to the process. You are what makes John Hay so fantastic! THANK YOU!!!

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A TEACHABLE MOMENT. There is a terrific new blog post from Principal Tami Beach on this teachable moment in history and what we can do as parents to make it count.

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MEET THOMAS ROSE, an amazing second grade teacher here at John Hay Elementary. Mr. Rose kindly agreed to be part of our Teacher Feature spot and answer our questions. And he even shared an insanely cute childhood photo! You can read all about him on our blog at:

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WEEKEND FOOD FOR KIDS works with schools in Queen Anne and Magnolia to provide extra food for students on weekends when free and reduced price school meals are not available.
In partnership with Queen Anne Helpline, Ballard Food Bank, and Queen Anne Presbyterian Church participating students receive pre-packed bags of nonperishable food items containing the equivalent of seven meals and snacks.

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Don’t forget to click the schools Amazon Associates link ( if you are shopping on Amazon all year round! The bulk of the programs support comes from you during this time of year with a simple click of the link.

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