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What's New at John Hay?

GET YOUR TICKETS! Tickets are now on sale for Hay's fundraiser of the year, our Viva Las Vegas Auction on March 9th! Start thinking about putting a table of friends together. This year, in true Vegas style, we are offing VIP tables!  Also, get ready for our online auction that opens on February 27th. You can browse items and pre-register now! For more information, visit our auction page.

LEND A PAW! The Ditty Bag Drive is back! We are proud to assist the Queen Anne Food Bank in their efforts by hosting our own John Hay Ditty Bag Drive. See the list on our blog for items needed. Just send them along to school with your kids anytime between Monday, January 14th and Friday, February 1st.  

WINTER CLASSES! It's time to start thinking about Winter 2019 After School Enrichment! New classes: Sign Language on Wednesdays & Knitting/Crochet on Fridays! Schedule is now available here. Info packets will come home by Friday, December 7th. Registration will open Wednesday, December 12th at 9am, and classes will begin the week of January 14th. Comments/questions to

THANK YOU! We had a strong finish of the Annual Fund on November 2nd. The Fund brought in $83K! Thank you all for the amazing participation! With so much support, we will see the programs we value continuing each year. Three classes reached 100% participation! Big congratulations to Ms. Anderson's, Ms. Bockel's, and Ms. Hansen's classes! They will all be getting an extra recess and the fun experience of duct taping Mr. Berkenwald! For more information on our Annual Fund, or to make a donation, visit our Annual Fund page.

WELCOME BACK! Please check out our latest blog post from Principal Beach. There is a ton of information in this post about the new playground, drop off and pick up, upcoming events, new teachers, and more, so don't miss it!


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.

YOU DID IT!! We have the results from our Spring Fundraiser for the playground. We raised an amazing additional $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!

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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