John Hay Elementary School

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John Hay Elementary School

What's New at John Hay?

SET A REMINDER! Registration is opening for Winter after school enrichment clubs! Saturday, December 7th at 11am. The schedule and class descriptions are available on the Partners Website. Registration Closes: Sunday, December 29, 2019 Winter 2020 Session: Monday, January 13 - Friday, March 20, 2020. For more information, visit this page.

SPIRIT DAY TOMORROW!! On Friday, December 6th, let's celebrate the new John Hay building being open for 30 years! Come wearing your Jaguar Jog shirt or anything that shows the school spirit colors: black, red, or white. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN HAY!

CALLING ALL MOM'S! Join us at Shelter Lounge in Greenlake on Friday, December 6th at 6PM for a long overdue NIGHT OUT! This is a “Mix, Mingle, and Gather for Good” event that supports homeless women and girls. We ask that you bring a box of tampons or pads to donate. As an added bonus, 10% of proceeds will go back to John Hay Elementary. We know the holidays gets busy, so this is a great way to pack in a lot of goodwill and cheer into one evening! Hope to see you there!

GET INVOLVED! Join your fellow parents for an SPS Community Meeting with Eden Mack, our SPS Board Member for District 4, to talk about our schools. Saturday, December 7, 2019; 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Seattle Public Library, Capitol Hill Branch. For more information on SPS current affairs, check out our Take Action! page.

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. 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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