John Hay Elementary School

IT'S YEARBOOK TIME!

Yearbooks are on sale, so be sure to purchase yours today! All orders are due by April 19th. We're also looking for contributions from our Jaguar community in the form of pictures and answers to fun questions. We need those ASAP to be sure our Yearbook is the best ever for our kids. For more information, links, and a short questionnaire, please visit our Yearbook page. 

GO JAGUARS! Our Superhero Auction was a HUGE success!!! Thank you to all our Jaguar families, teachers, staff, and sponsors for another successful event! It was truly a feat worthy of superheroes considering all the challenges we’re currently facing. You donated auction items, put together baskets, put up posters, placed bids, donned your superhero gear, and raised your paddles...all for OUR kids! We couldn't be more grateful to you. And an SUPER SIZED THANK YOU to our event chairs, Brooke Johnson and Christa Winquist, and their team for all their extra time, creativity, and hard work! Congratulations to you all! Can't wait for next year!!

GET TO KNOW YOUR PTO! The next meeting of the John Hay Partners PTO board will be Wednesday, April 21st from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. At this meeting we will be discussing our upcoming Board Election and more! All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please visit our PTO page for more information about the board and check the next Jaguar Tracks for the link to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

MEET JENNA WARBURTON, John Hay's fabulous visual arts teacher. A true creative talent with warm words of encouragement for everyone, Ms. W. is one of our most popular teachers, having taught music, art, and co-directing our annual school musical. And she's also a former John Hay parent! Read all about her on our BLOG!

SHOW YOU CARE! The John Hay Partners PTO has created a way for the community to make donations to aide our John Hay families in need. The donation you provide will be earmarked for families in need during this crisis and be kept completely separate from general John Hay fundraising. Funds raised will go directly to families in need in the form of gift cards or essential items. To make a donation today, please visit our Families in Need page. Thank you!

SHOP AMAZON FOR HAY

SHOPPING ONLINE? Make this link your home page for Amazon.com and ask your family and friends to use this link, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1699359, 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. AmazonSmile is now available to use on mobile!! Update your app today so you can use it for all your shopping!

LET'S CONNECT! Missing those playground chats while waiting for the school bell? We've started a virtual community for parents/guardians of Hay students on Facebook. This is great place for asking questions, sharing your successes/challenges, meeting other families, and hearing grade specific news. Find your group and join today! Any problems? DM the page administrators and we'll help you out.

...AND IN THE KNOW! Communication is more important than ever. We've updated our How to Stay in the Loop page which details all of the ways you can be sure you're informed. Updates include Parent Town Halls, Lunch Chats, and private grade level Facebook groups for families to connect.

STATE RECOGNITION FOR HAY! On June 6, 2019, 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.

John Hay Partners