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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

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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...

Category: Teacher Feature 

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By: John Hay Partners | May 05, 2017

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Wondering what’s next for our playground? 

We’ve just about come to the end of our Department of Neighborhoods' $25,000 matching funds grant. From that grant we now have a concept masterplan, a construction estimate and a preliminary strategy for Phase 1 construction. 


What does this mean? 

The masterplan is our collective dream, the estimate is what the dream costs, and Phase 1 is the reality of what we can likely raise and build by September 2018. 


What's next? 

We go to work applying for grants and finding donors. The remaining amount will come from fundraising. 

Grant applications are in the works and our first fundraising effort is May 10th with Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG. This is a one-day online giving event...

Category: Fundraising 

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By: John Hay Partners | May 01, 2017

Washington Achievement Award winner

John Hay community,

I am happy to report that John Hay is a recipient of the 2016 Washington Achievement Award!

John Hay is being honored for Overall High Progress and English Language Arts Growth

This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents. Our school’s award is well deserved. Each teacher’s focus on the individual student as a diverse learner, as well as a strong commitment to helping each student achieve a high standard of learning is the foundation of our program at John Hay.  Strategies that support this great work are based on a strong Multi-Tiered System of Support program that utilizes intenti...

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