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By: John Hay Partners | June 20, 2016

Want to be on the Kindergarten/First Grade Transition Team?

The Kindergarten/First Grade Transition Team is looking for volunteers to support the Kindergarten and First Grade teachers during the first eight days of the 2016-17 school year.  You must be a current John Hay parent with a complete and current background check.  Those that have volunteered in the past, we will reach out to you in August. If you have not volunteered with this group before; but would love to help, please message Kim Coma ( for more information!

Box Tops for Education

Do you know that money raised from the collection of box tops pays for gym equipment?  If you have been collecting box tops, please turn in any you might have before the end of the s...

By: John Hay Partners | May 11, 2016

JHE Cleanup Crew

Garden Party last Saturday

The garden clean-up was a wonderful success! Almost 50 people came to help beautify our playground and it was great to see all of the hard work and smiling faces! We got a lot done:

  • The “basement” was cleaned out from years and years of storing stuff.
  • The dirt hill was leveled and spread to the low spots on the playground.
  • The wood chips under the play structure were turned to aerate and soften them. 
  • Countless weeds and unwanted bushes were taken out.

It was a very enjoyable experience and we have plans to make it an annual event! Thank you to all those who came and participated in this event. Thank you to the Partners who ran the barbeque, the sporting goods collection and used books collection and for those who drove...

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Tags: Volunteering 

By: John Hay Partners | November 21, 2015

Please visit our Volunteer Spot page to sign up for lunch room and art volunteering.  

By: John Hay Partners | November 12, 2015

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, the entire student body will be participating in the Hour Of Code during the school week of December 7th. 

Ms. Kaiser, the technology teacher, and parent volunteer Sarah Holt will be running this event- a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There are definitely future coders in the student body at John Hay Elementary. Now is their chance to discover this exciting part of technology where there are many job opportunities for these future adults! 

Many volunteers needed to help this event run smoothly. Email Sarah Holt to sign up! Visit and/or for more information about this n...

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Tags: Volunteering 

By: John Hay Partners | October 13, 2015

Weekend Food for Kids Packing Parties

Sign up to help at the Weekend Food for Kids (WFK) packing parties, we sort and pack food items into bags that will be delivered to local schools for children who may otherwise not get enough food to eat over the weekends. Packing parties usually do not take more than an hour and are generally held on alternating Thursday evenings. Kids are welcome to come with their parents! The Weekend Food for Kids program is a partnership between Queen Anne Helpline, the Ballard Food Bank, and Queen Anne Presbyterian Church.

Category: Community Outreach 

Tags: Volunteering 

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