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By: John Hay Partners | February 09, 2018

On Thursday evening, John Hay hosted its first annual Multi-Cultural night.  This was a beautiful community event with tremendous family participation.  We estimate there were more than 150 participants.  


The event had tables set up from 22 cultures from around the world, reflecting the rich and unique culture and heritage of our school’s diverse population.  Many of the tables were made up of multiple families joining together to create an overall experience for John Hay to enjoy.  There were arts, crafts, information displays, music, performances from outside groups, and delicious food for all to try.  


The lunchroom and gym were filled with laughter, food, presentations, activities and lots of peopl...

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By: John Hay Partners | February 01, 2018

Our January Ditty Bag Drive was a huge success!!
Our Jaguars collected TWENTY boxes full of toiletries...
3, 990 items!! They beat their goal of 3,000, and they are so happy about it. You may not know that this drive was the launch of a collaboration between all three QA elementary schools to help the Queen Anne Food Bank. Coe and QAE will be doing their collection drives in Spring. 

A HUGE thank you to our fabulous Student Council for coordinating this effort! And to our John Hay community for helping people in need at the Queen Anne Food Bank. For more information about this organization, please visit: https://www.qafb.org/

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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