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Construction for Project Playground is ready to start, but we still need your help to get to the finish line. Phase 01 funding is in place and we were awarded the $100,000 grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for partial funding of Phase 02. We’re so close, but we need to bridge the final gap of $30,000 to give the kids the play structure they’ve been dreaming about! Can you make a donation today? Please click the yellow Donate button to the right or visit our Project Playground page for more information. #GoJaguarsGo!!!

WHAT DID YOU THINK? We're asking John Hay parents to weigh in on the quality of our After School Enrichment programs with this short survey. Please fill it out by June 13th so we can get the planning started for next school year. For more information, please visit our ASP page.

LAST CHANCE TO BUY YOUR PERSONALIZED COMMEMORATIVE PAVER! Order your paver for $250 before the last day of school. Order forms are online on the playground page or in front of Lynn Baker/Volunteer Coordinator’s office. Your permanent gift will truly help pave the way to a new playground for our students. For more information, and to download a form, please visit our Project Playground page.

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!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Interested in serving on our hiring committee? In order to serve, you would need to attend a 1 hour training session at the district headquarters. Most of our interviewing occurs between the April-June or late August-early September time frames. If you are interested, please see the attached document with the sign up details as well as the dates of the trainings. The sooner you attend the training, the better. If you are planning to attend or if you have any questions, contact Assistant Principal Michael Berkenwald at


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.

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