John Hay Elementary School

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John Hay Elementary School

What's New at John Hay?

NEW JAGUARS!! The Kindergarten Park Meet-Ups for incoming Kindergartners and their families have been set! Please join us for the opportunity for you and your child to meet other Kindergartners and their parents. A few "veteran" parents will be on hand to answer questions. These playdates will take place Sunday, August 19th 3:00pm-5:00pm and Tuesday, August 28 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at East Queen Anne Playground (a.k.a. Little Howe Park) 1912 Warren Avenue North. If you have any questions, please contact Looking forward to welcoming all our new Jaguars!!

THE LISTS ARE UP! We've received the school supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year and they're posted here by grade level. They're different than last year, so be sure to check them out before you make any purchases. Thanks!


SHOPPING ONLINE? Don’t forget to click the school's 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.

SUMMER BREAK! Thank you all for a wonderful year! Have a fun and safe summer and we'll see you back at Hay in September. Go Jaguars!!

YOU DID IT!! We have the results from our Spring Fundraiser for the playground. We raised an amazing $40,675!!! You, the generous parents and families of our John Hay students made this happen. We thank you! These funds will make for an amazing playground for our kids and community. Construction should be starting very soon. For all of your questions, head on over to our webpage to see the plans and read about all the details!

LAST CHANCE TO BUY YOUR PERSONALIZED COMMEMORATIVE PAVER! Order your paver for $250 before the last day of school. Order forms are online on the playground page or in front of Lynn Baker/Volunteer Coordinator’s office. Your permanent gift will truly help pave the way to a new playground for our students. For more information, and to download a form, please visit our Project Playground page.

WE'RE BANANAS FOR HANNAH! Meet Hannah Hansen, one of John Hay Elementary's sensational 3rd grade teachers. You may have seen her at one of our school events, dressed as an avocado, and surrounded by an adoring gaggle of kiddos. She definitely has a BIG fan base at John Hay! Now's your chance to get to know her a bit better. Check out our Blog post!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Interested in serving on our hiring committee? In order to serve, you would need to attend a 1 hour training session at the district headquarters. Most of our interviewing occurs between the April-June or late August-early September time frames. If you are interested, please see the attached document with the sign up details as well as the dates of the trainings. The sooner you attend the training, the better. If you are planning to attend or if you have any questions, contact Assistant Principal Michael Berkenwald at

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