John Hay Elementary School

Our Auction committee has been hard at work re-imagining our most important fundraising event of the year. We hope you'll join us this March in support of the fabulous teachers and students of John Hay Elementary.

Learn more about the event and how you can help by visiting our Auction page.

It takes our whole community to put on an event like this one and we need your help! This week, we're looking for 2-3 night stays at vacation homes to include in the auction. Is that something you could contribute? Looking for more ideas? Get inspired with this list and then visit our Auction Donations page for more information, including the procurement form.


One of the easiest and most affordable ways to contribute to our Auction is to donate a bottle of wine (or two, or more...) You can simply call McCarthy & Schiering, our favorite neighborhood wine store (206-252-8500), and they'll pick out a bottle for you and even hold it for us. Easy peasy! If you'd rather donate a bottle you picked up yourself, just submit a procurement form and we'll arrange the hand off. We're looking for bottles valued at $25 and up. Thank you!

GET TO KNOW YOUR PTO! The next meeting of the John Hay Partners PTO board will be Wednesday, January 20th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please visit our PTO page for more information about the board and for the special link to join the meeting. Hope to see you there!

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