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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 

Tags: Philanthropy 

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 



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