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By: John Hay Partners | February 26, 2018

Dear Seattle Schools Families and Community,

As Dr. Nyland shared last week, we continue to share in the grief following the Florida school shooting. We are also inspired by the advocacy of the students and support their efforts to ensure that this type of incident never happens again in a school.

Safety is our top priority. This includes ensuring that our buildings are made as safe as possible, as well as training our staff. Every year we conduct Safety and Security Audits for each of our schools. These reports help us prioritize the safety needs of each school. For years, our Building Excellence (BEX) and Building, Technology, and Academics/Athletics (BTA) Levies have focused on improving school safety, as well as enhancing the instructiona...

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: jennifersalexander | January 11, 2018

What is happening with the commemorative pavers?
We’ve sold an amazing 88 pavers so far! Let’s get to our goal of 100 by the end of March. Pavers are still $250 and order forms are online on the playground page or in front of Lynn Baker/Volunteer Coordinator’s office. If you know any alumni that might be interested in purchasing a paver, be sure to send them the link to our blog or playground webpage.

What’s next for the playground?
We have formed a Play Structure Committee. This group will meet this month to begin the effort of deciding what elements may work for the play structure. There will be an opportunity for the students and community to view the options and vote. Then we go out to bid with a request for proposal to qualified vendors. ...

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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...
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