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LAST WEEK! We're getting so close to our goal. Can you help us get there? Please make a donation today...any amount, large or small, is appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support of John Hay Elementary!

GOT SPIRIT? Now's the time to show it off by ordering your John Hay Spirit Wear! Just make sure you return your form by November 29th. For more information, click here.

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PAVE THE WAY! Now is your chance to help pave the way, literally, for the playground remodel by purchasing a commemorative paver for $250. Make your mark on this exciting project with a personalized paver to be installed as a permanent path on the playground. You should have received an order form in your child’s red folder with more detailed information last Friday. Fill out the form, attach a check, and either mail or return in person to Lynn Baker, Volunteer Coordinator (John Hay Foundation, 201 Garfield Street, Attn: Lynn Baker, Seattle, WA 98109). You may also return the form and check in your red folder. Let’s Pave the Way to a better place to play! For more information, please visit our Project Playground page.

MEET MS. ROSEN, John Hay Elementary's amazing new School Counselor. We are so delighted she joined the Jaguar team this year. Learn more about her on our Blog.

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HOMEWORK CLUB IS BACK! Does your child need support completing their homework? Sign up for Homework Club after school at John Hay on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:45pm. We are offering Tuesday sessions, Thursdays sessions, or BOTH! Information and enrollment forms can be found on the Enrichment table just inside the front doors. Space is limited so sign up now! Dates: Oct 3 thru Dec 7. Tuesday or Thursday session: $200.
Tuesday AND Thursdays sessions: $375. Grades K-5

ATTENTION PARENTS! There are still openings in several of our after school enrichment classes. Some even need some more signups to avoid cancellation!
- Coding on Monday and Junior Coding on Tuesday need more future programmers!
- Mixed Media Storymaking needs more artists!
- Romp's Young Inventors MUST have 2 more tinkerers!
- On Thursdays we need more kids in Drama, Debate and Jag Cub Choir!
- Friday, we need more future NBA stars in basketball!
- And Outdoor Wilderness and Songsterz/Word Magic would love some more friends!

Sign up today! Many classes begin the week of September 25th.

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AND WE'RE OFF! We were so delighted to see all our Jaguars smiling in the Halls of Hay today. Don't forget to fill out and return the paperwork your child brought home in their red folder. Wondering how you'll keep track of everything going on? Let us help you Stay in the Loop!

It's going to be a GREAT year!

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SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS ARE UP! Can you believe it's less than a month until school begins? We know a lot of parents are itching to get ready, so the school supply lists are up! Email us if you have any questions or concerns.

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OUR NEW MURAL IS COMPLETE! Take a look at our fresh new face and hear more about the timeline for getting our kids a playground with NO MORE MUD! Visit our Project Playground page for all the deets.

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BELL TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'...Seattle Public Schools has received the necessary funds from the city to move the district to a two-tier bell time system. Come fall, we'll start at 7:55 AM and finish at 2:25 PM. On Wednesdays, there will be an early release time of 1:10 PM. Read more about this on the SPS site.

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MEET JANET SCHOOLER, John Hay Elementary's fabulous librarian. All of the kids at Hay love have all our students for the 30 YEARS she's been making our library the place to be. Read more on our BLOG...

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JAGUARS LEND A PAW! Our fabulous Student Council has organized a Ditty Bag Drive for Queen Anne Food Bank. We'll be collecting toiletries between March 13th and March 31st. For more information, please visit our Blog.

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MEET KATIE KAISER, one of our wonderful fifth grade teachers here at John Hay Elementary. Learn all about her on our Blog!

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A TEACHABLE MOMENT. There is a terrific new blog post from Principal Tami Beach on this teachable moment in history and what we can do as parents to make it count.

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MEET THOMAS ROSE, an amazing second grade teacher here at John Hay Elementary. Mr. Rose kindly agreed to be part of our Teacher Feature spot and answer our questions. And he even shared an insanely cute childhood photo! You can read all about him on our blog at:


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. For more information about this program, please contact us 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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