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By: jennifersalexander | December 10, 2017

What do you give your relative that has everything? 
How about a personalized paver that will live forever on the playground! Maybe the grandparents are stumped on ideas for what to get your kiddo this year. How much would your child love to see his or her name every day on the playground path! Pick up a holiday gift certificate that you can give to your loved one in a beautiful envelope or adorn with a fancy bow. 

Certificates are available now outside Lynn Baker/Volunteer Coordinator’s office along with order forms. For more information on Project Playground, please visit our webpage

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By: jennifersalexander | December 08, 2017

Bin of water balloons in various pastel colors.

We had excellent weather for our 2nd Annual Water Balloon Toss today on the John Hay playground. Ms. Anderson and Ms. Beaury's Kindergarten class and Ms. Hansen's 3rd grade class both achieved 100% on their envelope returns during this year's Annual Fund and therefore had the opportunity to throw water balloons at Assistant Principal Berkenwald. Many other classes came out to cheer them on and Mr. B got SOAKED! Everyone had a blast! Mr. B even stuck around to finish off the remaining balloons in a distance toss.


Thank you to all our Jaguar families for working together to make your Annual Fund such a huge success! You make John Hay an extraordinary place to learn and play. 

Thank you to Samantha Bayne for planning and executing today's ...

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By: John Hay Partners | November 14, 2017

Hello, Hay Families!

Our annual fund is happening now!
We are so grateful to our community for the volunteer hours and the financial support of our school! Funds from the families is used carefully and intentionally so that we are confident your dollars positively impact your children.

We use this grant in the following ways:

  • Each teacher receives funds they can use for supplies. This teacher fund helps offset what teachers spend on classroom supplies. (Teachers spend $100-$500+ out of their own pockets each year!)
  • Reading Specialist time to help students who need a “double dose” of reading instruction.
  • Math Specialist to meet the needs of students needing intervention as well as students needing acceleration. This certificated teacher also hel...

By: John Hay Partners | November 03, 2017

As you are hopefully aware, your ballots for the local elections, including County, City-wide and School

Board candidates are due next Tuesday, November 7th. Hopefully, if nothing else, history (both recent
and past) has emphasized the value and importance of casting your vote.

This election is important at the schools’ level for many reasons. This upcoming year there are a
number of significant agenda items the School Board (with three seats up for grab in this election) will
have to approve:



New Superintendent

The search and appointment of a new Superintendent for Seattle, will happen under the work
and watch of the new Board. Current Supt. Larry Nyland, who was originally brought in as a
“temporary” Superintendent four years ago when then Supt. J...

By: John Hay Partners | September 28, 2017

Picture of Emily Rosen

Meet Emily Rosen, John Hay Elementary's amazing new School Counselor. We are so delighted she joined the Jaguar team this year. Ms. Rosen is available Monday through Thursday, so be sure to stop in and welcome her. Thank you for being part of our Teacher Feature, Ms. Rosen!



Where did you grow up?

Berkeley, CA

Why did you choose to become a teacher/work with children?
I have always loved working with children. I love engaging their imaginations, supporting their needs, and laughing together. When I was in graduate skill, I had an internship in an elementary school and I loved it! I find that spending my days in the school supporting students is exciting, rewarding, and fun, and I am so happy to be starting my career as a School Co...

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