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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: jennifersalexander | January 04, 2018

The Ditty Bag Drive is back! Queen Anne Food Bank provides essential services to our homeless community by providing food and toiletries that are especially vital in the winter months. We are proud to assist in their efforts by hosting our own John Hay Ditty Bag Drive. See the list below for items needed. Just send them along to school with your kids anytime between Monday, January 8th and Friday, January 26th.
There will be a bin in each classroom to collect donations. 


Items needed: 

  • Travel Size Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Toothbrushes
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Travel size shampoo/conditioner
  • Travel size lotion
  • Travel size sewing kits
  • Toothbrush holders
  • Combs
  • Band Aids
  • Floss
  • Nail Clipper
  • Pocket Size tissue
  • Q-tips
  • Regular size bar of soap
  • Nail Clippers
  • Chap St...

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 ...

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