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OUR AUCTION IS COMING! Join us on March 10th in the shadow of the Space Needle for our annual John Hay Auction! It's going to be a blast this year, so be sure to save the date. Invitations went home via Red Folder on January 29th, so contact the volunteer office if you didn't receive it. Interested in helping out? We're still looking for donations. Check out our auction page for more information and ways you can help make this event a HUGE success!


WELCOME NEW FAMILIES! Please come to one of our upcoming school tours to hear all about what makes John Hay Elementary such an extraordinary place to learn. Tours will take place on January 23rd at 6PM, January 24th at 8AM, and February 8th at 8AM. For more information, please contact the front office at 206-252-2100.

THERE'S STILL TIME TO BUY YOUR PERSONALIZED COMMEMORATIVE PAVER! We’ve decided to keep the pricing for the pavers at $250. We’ve sold 88 so far! Let’s reach our goal of 100 before the end of March. 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.

HEADS UP! Our bell schedule will change beginning tomorrow, January 5th. To accommodate teacher planning time before school, our first bell will shift five minutes later to 7:55AM with the 2nd bell at 8:00AM. Please pass this information along to friends and family!

THE DITTY DRIVE IS BACK! Queen Anne Food Bank provides essential services to homeless members of our community by providing food and toiletries that are especially vital in the winter months. We are proud to assist in their efforts by hosting our own John Hay Ditty Bag Drive. See the list below for items needed. Just send them along to school with your kids anytime between Monday, January 8th and Friday, January 26th.

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ATTENTION PARENTS! Please complete your signups for the Winter session of After School Enrichment today or tomorrow. Several classes need more students (Printmaking, Outdoor Wilderness, Blue Highway Games, Debate, Coding) and some would just like more friends to join!! Please visit our announcement section of our After School Programs homepage for more information on openings in these fun activities:

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.

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

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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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