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Bust out those trainers and get ready to run! Friday, October 28th, John Hay is hosting its first ever Jaguar Jog. One classroom at each grade level has the chance to win Top Pot doughnuts for running the most laps. All runners will receive a special John Hay token for participating. And don't forget to show your school spirit by wearing red and having CRAZY HAIR!

Parents, if you're interested in helping with this all school spirit day, please contact Tiffany Anglin at Otherwise, please come cheer on your student!

This is the schedule of events:

9:45  Morning Kick-off

10:00-10:30    First Grade and Pre-K 

10:30-11:00    Second Grade

1:00-1:30      Fourth Grade

1:30-2:00      Fifth Grade

2:00-2:30      Third Grade

2:35-3:05    Kindergarten

Monster Mash Dance Party!
presented by the John Hay Partners
*featuring DJ Jesse*

Friday, October 28th
5:00-6:00 PM: quiet start for sensory sensitive students
6:00-7:30 PM: Monster Mash
John Hay Gymnasium

Wear your Halloween costume or your crazy hair! There will be music & dancing, face painting, Halloween games, prizes, and pizza and treats for sale (all proceeds will fund our school's educational programs).

Entrance is Free! You can purchase tickets for food and activities.

This is a family friendly event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
No weapons, face masks or clown costumes.

Parents are then invited to follow DJ Jesse over to Targy's for the 9:00pm 21+ party.

If you'd like to volunteer to help with this fun event, please sign up here:


Calling all John Hay families! Seattle Public Schools’ current plan is to add 20 minutes onto the end of our school day next year. This 20 minutes is added time mandated by the State of Washington for all elementary schools and is separate from teacher collaboration time. 

The proposed schedule will be so challenging for many of our families. It negatively impacts our students’ ability to participate in after school sports, teams, and other enrichment opportunities. 

Additionally, there is the added cost to our school. Field trips need to all end at 1:30 PM, so all late start schools, like ours, need to pay for chartered buses for any field trip going past this time. This, at the minimum, doubles to triples the cost of most field trips and adds even more cost as the distance from the school increases. Those costs are passed on to the families and is a real burden.

You can help in 3 ways:

1. Fill out the survey below and vote for the district to move to a 2 tier option. This would give Hay a better start time.

2. If your child's ability to participate in after school activities is impacted by the late release, please include that information in the comments. Especially if you are currently pulling your child out of school early to participate in these programs.

3. There will be a community meeting to make our voices heard and we need you to attend. The meeting is on November 15th at 4:30 PM at Catherine Blaine K-8 in Magnolia. We need a really good turn out to show them this matters to us and our families.

The survey follows and it needs to be completed TODAY.  Please email us if you have any questions.


Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association are partnering to increase students’ access to core content, improve instruction and accelerate student achievement.

As part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement process, SEA and SPS agreed to add 20 minutes to the school day in 2017-18 and provide one hour per week of teacher collaboration time. As the district plans to make this schedule adjustment, we want to hear from families and stakeholders on how the additional time should be added and how and when to schedule the collaboration time.

You may provide feedback in one of two ways:

1. Complete the online survey by clicking on this link.

2. Complete and turn in a paper-based survey at your child’s school

To review how your preferences would change your child’s schedule please visit:

We appreciate your time.

Queen Anne parents get SPOOKY!

Please join other parents in our community for Targy's Annual Halloween Costume Party and fundraiser for QA schools.
The event includes: a fun night of dancing with local QA DJs: SpaceStation206 and a costume contest with a prize. 

Guests make a voluntary donation at the door that will be split equally between John Hay, Coe, and  QA Elementary.  The DJ are local parents that have kids at these three schools.

Everyone's welcome, no requirements other than 21+ since Targy's is a bar.
Costumes are strongly encouraged

Friday, October 21st, at 9:30 AM, we will have a chance for families to come together, with Principal Beach, and talk about this week's Black Lives Matter day of solidarity. This will be an open discussion, with time to ask questions and listen to each other. Hope to see you there!

Get Ready for Picture Day!

Monday, October 17th is Picture Day at John Hay.

You should have received an order form in your child's red folder. You can also order pictures online by going to and entering in ID# LS116995Q0. If families order online, a receipt will be generated but if the parent or student forgets to bring in the receipt, that is not a problem. If you forget to order photos, you will still receive a proof sheet when photos are delivered. The proof sheet with have instructions on how to order photos. Retake Day will be Tuesday, November 29th

On Thursday, October 13th, John Hay welcomes all our families back to school! At 6PM, please meet Principal Beach in the cafeteria for a warm welcome. Following this, you will head to your child's classroom to hear their teacher talk about this year's curriculum and answer any questions. Don't forget to check out the 5th Grade Hot Dog and Bake Sale and the Book Fair, both starting at 5:30 PM. Can't wait to see you all there!!

Save the Date for John Hay's Winter Wonderland Auction

on February 11, 2017 at 5 PM, in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center.

This is John Hay’s biggest fundraiser and raises critical funds for class size reduction, hiring math and reading tutors, offering an enriched arts and technology curriculum, and purchasing much needed supplies such as library materials, musical instruments, and more. Please visit our event page for more information.

John Hay Needs YOU! Ready to lend a hand, but not sure how to get started? There will be two training sessions for new volunteers in the next two weeks. You can attend either Friday, September 23rd or Friday, September 30th at 9:45 AM in the Main Hallway. There are so many ways you can help. Check out our volunteer page on this site. Opportunities are added weekly.

Weekend Food For Kids works with schools in Queen Anne and Magnolia to provide extra food for students on weekends when free and reduced price school meals are not available.

In partnership with Queen Anne Helpline, Ballard Food Bank, and Queen Anne Presbyterian Church participating students receive pre-packed bags of nonperishable food items containing the equivalent of seven meals and snacks.

Give to John Hay

Don’t forget to click the schools 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.

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