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By: John Hay Partners | May 21, 2020

John Hay Grade Level Town Hall Meetings are this Friday, May 22nd! This is a great opportunity for Parents and Caregivers to share your thoughts and ask questions with Principal Tami Beach and Assistant Principal Angela Clement. We’ll make sure to take notes and share FAQs if you can’t make it to the meeting.

Here is the schedule: 

Kindergarten (10:00- 10:30 AM) 

1st Grade (11:00 11:30 AM) 

2nd Grade (12:30- 1:00 PM) 

3rd Grade (1:30- 2:00 PM) 

4th Grade (2:30- 3:00 PM 

5th Grade (3:30- 4:00 PM) 

Meetings will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. 

Please check your email from your classroom parent for each meeting link.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, but have a question or comment you would like shared, pl...

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By: John Hay Partners | May 01, 2020

John Hay Community,

I will be leaving the principal position at Hay and have accepted the position to lead Orca K-8 beginning July 1st. While I will miss John Hay, I am both excited and honored to take on this new challenge.

  For the past five years, I have had the absolute pleasure of leading John Hay Elementary school and helping to deliver innovative and dynamic education to the students lucky enough to call John Hay their school! As I have reflected on my time at Hay, I am proud of the focus and commitment to delivering a world class education for every student in our care. We have grown as a community and as a school staff. I believe you can feel the school P.R.I.D.E. as you walk the halls and I know the students have benefited fro...

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By: John Hay Partners | April 20, 2020

Dear John Hay Community,

As we navigate these difficult times, it’s always encouraging to know goodness is still occurring in the world. Our John Hay Partners PTO would like to share the results of our online auction efforts, extend our gratitude to those that donated and worked tirelessly, and share some opportunities to continue to spread goodwill and connect with our community.

Auction results from the John Hay Partners PTO:

The John Hay Partners PTO would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our John Hay community.
Our online auction came to a close on March 31. We thank everyone that was able to participate and help us move toward our fundraising goal for the year. 

Between our online auction and additional generous donations, ...

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By: John Hay Partners | March 03, 2020

John Hay Families,

I know that there is a lot of information about the COVID-19 virus going around and that anxiety can be heightened. I want to share with you what our school and district procedures are and what decisions have been made and what decisions may need to be made in the future.




Reliable information about the virus and health guidelines can be found through the King County Public Health and Center for Disease Control websites.


Right now, risk to the general public remains low. We are ...

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By: John Hay Partners | January 10, 2020

Greetings John Hay Families,

I feel honored to be able to join the John Hay community as your new Assistant
Principal. I have been so grateful for the kindness, dedication, and openness of the staff
and students. As well as their support and patience in answering my 1,000 questions
during this mid-year transition.

My husband and I moved to Seattle 13 years ago. We had been living in Maryland
where I became a National Board-Certified Teacher and taught for 8 years. We wanted
to live somewhere beautiful, vibrant, and diverse and certainly found it in Seattle. I’ve
been teaching biology and general science at Madison Middle School in West Seattle
for the past 11 years and I live in the S. Seattle neighborhood of Columbia City. Last
year I earned my admi...
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