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By: John Hay Partners | May 05, 2017

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Wondering what’s next for our playground? 

We’ve just about come to the end of our Department of Neighborhoods' $25,000 matching funds grant. From that grant we now have a concept masterplan, a construction estimate and a preliminary strategy for Phase 1 construction. 


What does this mean? 

The masterplan is our collective dream, the estimate is what the dream costs, and Phase 1 is the reality of what we can likely raise and build by September 2018. 


What's next? 

We go to work applying for grants and finding donors. The remaining amount will come from fundraising. 

Grant applications are in the works and our first fundraising effort is May 10th with Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG. This is a one-day online giving event...

Category: Fundraising 

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By: John Hay Partners | May 01, 2017

Washington Achievement Award winner

John Hay community,

I am happy to report that John Hay is a recipient of the 2016 Washington Achievement Award!

John Hay is being honored for Overall High Progress and English Language Arts Growth

This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents. Our school’s award is well deserved. Each teacher’s focus on the individual student as a diverse learner, as well as a strong commitment to helping each student achieve a high standard of learning is the foundation of our program at John Hay.  Strategies that support this great work are based on a strong Multi-Tiered System of Support program that utilizes intenti...

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By: John Hay Partners | April 04, 2017

Kids with Ditty Bag goods

Congratulations to all our Jaguars on a successful Ditty Bag Drive! The final count was performed last week and we had a total of 11 paper boxes spilling over with more than 2,100 items!


It will all be picked up this week and transported to Queen Anne Food Bank for distribution to our community members in need.
 
There was an friendly competition set up between grades to collect the most items. The 2nd and 3rd graders led the pack and will be rewarded with cupcakes and an extra recess. 

A huge thank you to our Student Council for leading this project, as well as Arti Ameer, Janet Schooler, and Thomas Rose for providing inspiration, guidance, and support.
And another HUGE thank you to our families for making these donations. By teachi...

Category: Community Outreach 

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By: John Hay Partners | March 24, 2017

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All right, all of you science-loving Jaguars, it’s time to get ready for the John Hay Science Fair. Sign up before April 28th to participate.  All students are eligible to enter a project. You can work individually or co-create a project with another student in the same grade-level.  Projects will be on display June 1st 6:30-8:00pm for the entire John Hay community to enjoy. Awards will be presented that evening. 


You can get your Science Fair Information packet right here!


Also, the Science Fair team is in need of about 8-10 volunteers to help on the day of the Science Fair.  

Between 2:30 and 3:30 we will need help with:
 
*setting up tables
*covering tables with paper
*displaying science projects
 
If you can spare...

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By: John Hay Partners | March 21, 2017

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Meet Janet Schooler, John Hay Elementary's fabulous librarian. All of the kids at Hay love her...as have all our students for the 30 YEARS she's been making our library the place to be. Thank you for being part of our Teacher Feature, Ms. Schooler!



Where did you grow up?

I was born in Havana, Cuba.  Left fairly soon after that and lived in Mississippi, Australia, Louisiana, and Colombia.
 
Why did you choose to become a teacher/librarian?
I have always enjoyed working with children and love to read so …. the perfect job for me.
 
What's the best thing about working at John Hay?
John Hay is like a family.  We help each other grow and succeed, we take care of each other and we have fun together.
 

What's your favorite sport, ...

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