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HELP OUR KIDS SOAR! This year's Annual Fund Drive kicks off on October 14, 2019 and runs through November 1st. The Annual Fund Campaign is a critical fundraising effort for our school. It represents 30% of our total budget for the year and directly funds the programs that benefit our students every day – programs like Math Specialist, Reading Specialists, Student Success Coach, Counselor and reduced class sizes. These programs simply cannot exist without the support of our school community. Visit our Annual Fund page for more details and to donate today. Thank you for your support!!

CALLING ALL MONSTERS! Don't miss John Hay's Monster Mash Dance Party, Friday, October 25th, 5pm-8pm! It's going to be a SPOOKTACULAR event with music, dancing, treats, games, crafts, a raffle, movies, and many other surprises. And we need your help!! Visit our event page for more information on this awesome event and to learn how you can volunteer!

REMINDER! Registration is now CLOSED! Classes begin the week of Oct 14! For answers to your questions: For more info, visit our ASP page.

SHOW YOUR SPIRIT! John Hay Spirit Wear forms are coming home this week in red folders. Don’t know what size to order? Stop by the volunteer office to see the array of sizes and color options (red, light gray and black). These are great items to wear throughout the year and on Spirit Days. Show your John Hay pride and order your Spirit Wear this week! Order forms due in the Volunteer Office to Lynn Baker by October 18. For more information, or to download an order form, visit our Spirit Wear page.

PROTECT YOURSELF! Seattle Visiting Nurse Association will be providing flu shots at John Hay on October 29, 2019 from 12:45-2:25 PM. Students (ages 4 and older), staff and community members can get the flu shot. Forms and additional information available on the SPS website. Questions? Contact our School Nurse, Kimberly Chin RN BSN, at or 206-252-2107.

SAY CHEESE! Picture Day will be Monday, Oct. 7th. Hard copy photo order forms went home this week. If you write a check, your student will need to bring the order form back on Picture Day (not beforehand) to give to the photographer. Photos can also be ordered online with a credit card by going to and entering Picture Day ID: LS119060Q0. If you do not order photos, you will still receive an all-class photo and a proof of the individual photo (with instructions on how to order, if you’d would like). Picture retakes are scheduled for November 12th.

STATE RECOGNITION FOR HAY! On June 6th, 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.


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.

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!

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