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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 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: 


•Deodorant
•Razors
•Toothbrushes
•Travel size toothpaste
•Travel size shampoo
•Travel size conditioner
•Travel size lotion
•Travel size sewing kits
• Toothbrush holders
•Combs

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 | January 21, 2016

Last night the Seattle School Board approved a proposal to shutdown 19 on-site child cares throughout the district in order to make space for more classrooms. They received a lot of opposition from childcare providers and families, but insist that education is a priority over childcare. There is no doubt that this will adversely affect many families who rely on before- and after-school care. Kids Co (the organization and the families) has been at the forefront of the opposition to the proposal. We are working with School’s Out Washington, a local organization that advocates for accessible, quality childcare for all children, on next steps for on-site childcares.

 

We do not currently know which schools and childcares will be affected by this ...

By: John Hay Partners | December 02, 2015

The Holiday Donation Drive continues through Friday, December 4th. Simply send new, unwrapped items to school with your student. Donation bags are located in every classroom. 

Want to know what your class is collecting? 


Volunteer to Help Treehouse at the Westlake Holiday Carousel

Join John Hay families at the Westlake Holiday Carousel on Saturday, December 5, from 1:30-6 PM. Children are welcome! 

Email us  to arrange specific shifts then sign the online waiver.

By: John Hay Partners | November 13, 2015

From Monday 11/9 - Friday 12/4, John Hay CARES will host a Holiday Donation Drive to benefit Treehouse, a non-profit that serves Seattle foster youth. A letter will go home this week with more information, or find out more about the John Hay Elementary Cares program at the school.

All you have to do to participate is:

    • Read the letter in your child's red folder. This will explain what their class is collecting.
    • Send new & unwrapped items to school with your student, and
    • Students drop items into the classroom collection bag.
    • You may also send cash, and the CARES team will purchase items on your behalf.


Thanks for your generosity! 

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