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By: John Hay Partners | March 24, 2017

Science Fair logo

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...

Category: John Hay News 

Tags: Science 

By: John Hay Partners | March 21, 2017

Picture of Janet Schooler

Meet Janet Schooler, John Hay Elementary's fabulous librarian. All of the kids at Hay love 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, ...

Category: Teacher Feature 


By: John Hay Partners | March 13, 2017

Student Council reps with Ditty Bag Drive sign and donations

The Queen Anne Food Bank provides much needed food and toiletries to the homeless and right now they’re in need of toiletries. 

Please support John Hay in our Ditty Bag Drive, running from March 13th through March 31st, and help provide these necessary items: 

•Travel size toothpaste
•Travel size shampoo
•Travel size conditioner
•Travel size lotion
•Travel size sewing kits
• Toothbrush holders

Anything you can donate is appreciated. Just send them in with your child...each classroom will have a collection box. 

Pop by the Volunteer Office to check our progress over the next two weeks. We'll be displaying the toiletries in the window, divided up into K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 so you can see th...

Category: Community Outreach 

Tags: Donations 

By: John Hay Partners | March 01, 2017

Picture of Ms. Kaiser

Meet Katie Kaiser, one of our wonderful fifth grade teachers here at John Hay Elementary. And she's been teaching at John Hay since 2004!! Ms. Kaiser kindly agreed to be part of our Teacher Feature spot and answer our questions. Enjoy!

Where did you grow up?
I was born in Portland, OR and lived there until 4th grade, so I still have some of that lovely Portland “weird” in me.  I then moved to Shelton, WA and lived there until I left for college at UW (go DAWGS!).  I have been a Seattleite ever since.
Why did you choose to become a teacher?
Growing up, I wanted to be a pediatrician.  After doing a job shadow of a pediatrician in college, I realized that I still really wanted to help kids, but not when they were sick and sa...

Category: Teacher Feature 


By: John Hay Partners | January 30, 2017

From the Principals Desk banner

Dear John Hay Community,

At this moment in history, the country is politically and ideologically divided. Regardless of personal politics, there is conflictual, sometimes hateful rhetoric being spoken everywhere we turn.  How are schools and families supposed to address this complicated reality with kids?

Whatever our personal views and convictions are, I believe it is imperative that we use current events as opportunities to teach how our world works, how politics work and how they can shape their own opinions and learn how to respectfully disagree and, when necessary, how to stand up to what they feel that something is wrong. 

I encourage each one of us to help students find their voices, express their feelings, learn more about wh...

Category: From The Principals Desk 


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