John Hay Elementary School

We have some exciting news:
We are switching from our current PTO to a PTSA!

We as the PTO want to make sure every person and every voice is heard

when it comes to making our school a better place.
Charter Membership will run until November 18th.

We would love for you to join us! Anyone in your family can join! This includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, students, etc.

We will have more information in the coming weeks for ways you can contribute. Every week for the correlation of the charter membership, we will be including videos from some of our current PTO/PTSA members, as well as John Hay staff, on what this PTSA means to us!

Everyone please welcome Zac Cooper,
our current and forwarding Secretary, in our very first video!

If you have any questions please contact us at;

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Our 2021 Annual Fund drive is from Oct 25th through Nov 30th. Every year YOUR donations fund academic supports, equipment, and supplies that benefit each student at our school. Please make a contribution TODAY!

Learn more on our Annual Fund page. Go Jaguars!

PTO ELECTION RESULTS! Many thanks and congratulations to our new PTO leadership:
Zac Cooper - Secretary
Kevin Cooper - Treasurer
Mary McKittrick - Communications Lead
Dave Clemans - Family Engagement Lead
Rob Lisy - Technology Lead

Our new board members, joining Allyson Young and Hanne Koppelman (your PTO co-chairs elected in June), will be training the next few weeks. Learn more about our new Board by visiting our Foundation Members page.

JOIN THE AUCTION COMMITTEE! Are you good at graphic design and want to help build the logo/theme for this year's event?

Are you interested in helping out on our annual Virtual Auction?
We have jobs big and small - including auction item procurement, auction item packaging, data entry, sponsorship sales, audience development, marketing and communication, graphic design, event logistics and MORE. No auction experience necessary!
Please sign up to volunteer with Auction Chair, Brooke Johnson.

SHOW YOUR SPIRIT! It’s never been easier to show your Jaguar pride! Order online & ship directly to your house. John Hay gets a percentage of the sale to help support our school! And look out for weekly sales and specials all year round!! Please visit our Spirit Wear page for more information.


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