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JUNE 4TH AND 11TH! Please join us for these wonderful concerts of music performed by our own Jaguars! The students have been working so hard and are eager to share these beautiful songs with you. We hope you can join us! You can find the whole schedule here, so be sure to mark your calendars.

HELP WANTED! Are you interested in putting your own creative stamp on our popular After School Enrichment program? We're looking for someone passionate about our kids to take over the role of Curriculum Enrichment Committee Lead on our Partners Board. For more information, please email and/or visit our board page for the job description. Thank you!

WE NEED YOU! Because of the strong connection between 5th graders and their kinderbuddies, we are asking Kindergarten parents to help with set up, service, and clean-up of the 5th grade promotion so that the 5th grade families can relax and enjoy the event. Promotion is on Tuesday, June 18th at 1pm. Can you lend a hand? Sign up today:

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.

HAKUNA MATATA! Come See The Lion King Kids presented by some of John Hay’s talented 3rd through 5th graders! Directed by Jenna Warburton and Rachel Nelson-Knecht. Friday May 31st and Saturday June 1st, 6:30pm at the Ballard High School Theater, 1418 NW 65th St. Tickets are available at the door, or just ask Mrs. W in room 205. There is a suggested donation of $5/ticket. Let's all come out to support our fellow Jaguars!

E=MC2! The John Hay Science Fair is this Thursday, May 30th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Please join us in celebrating science. Student projects! Special exhibits! Free Raffle! Ribbons! We hope you can make it to this exciting event...and bring the whole family!

HOORAY FOR HAY! We had such an amazing turnout for this fun event celebrating the opening of our fabulous, new playground! Check out our new blog post!

THANK YOU so much to our families for contributing so generously to Staff Appreciation Week! From the bountiful buffets, to the beautiful balloon arches (a big shout out to Courtney Popp for those!! Amazing!) and all the help with set up and clean up, flowers, and really outdid yourselves. Our staff felt loved and appreciated! What a wonderful community we have here at Hay!

WHAT A NIGHT! Thank you to all our Hay families, staff, teachers, and students who participated in our 2nd Annual Multi-Cultural Night! A packed house enjoyed learning about the more than THIRTY nationalities represented by our wonderful families here at Hay. Please visit our blog for more facts and photos! And this post to read a letter about the event from Assistant Principal Berkenwald! Can't wait until next year!

THANK YOU! Our Viva Las Vegas Auction was a HUGE success!!! Thank you to all our Jaguar friends, families, teachers, and staff for another successful event! You donated auction items, made desserts, dropped off bottles of wine, put together baskets, crafted works of art, set up chairs and tables, bought tickets, placed bids, and raised your paddles...all for OUR kids! We couldn't be more grateful to you. And an ENORMOUS THANK YOU to our event chairs, Shelley Akins and Lynn Baker, and their team for all their extra time and hard work! Congratulations to you all! Can't wait for next year!!

JOHN HAY ROCKS! Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart provides essential services to our homeless community by providing food and toiletries that are especially vital in the winter months. We are so proud to assist in their efforts by hosting our own annual John Hay Ditty Bag Drive. We are delighted to report that this year you collected 4,008 toiletry items that were donated to this superb organization. Enough to fill over a dozen file boxes! Thank you so much for your help in serving our community! And to our wonderful Student Council for their hard work organizing this important event! Stop by our blog for a few photos of the kids hard at work!


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.

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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