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FAREWELL! A letter from Assistant Principal Berkenwald.
From all the parents here at John Hay, a huge THANK YOU to Michael Berkenwald for giving all of your compassion, wisdom, humor, and dedication to our young Jaguars these past 4 years as Assistant Principal. You will be missed. All the best wishes in your new position!

YOU DID IT!! After logging the last few Annual Fund drive forms that came in this week, you have now raised a total of $92,094 for our kids! This is a RECORD amount for the Annual Fund and an amazing start toward our annual fundraising goal! Visit our Annual Fund page for more details. Thank you ALL for your support!!

SAY CHEESE! It’s not too early to order your yearbook! Every year we sell out, so it is best to pre-order your book to ensure that your child will receive one. and enter code: 11338220.
While we're on the subject, would your child like to show their John Hay spirit by designing this year's cover? Learn more about our Cover Competition here. Any questions? Please contact Lynn Baker at

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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