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Parent Education Night: MTSS: Advanced Learning & Intervention Support
Parents often have many questions about how we meet the needs of all students here at John Hay. Ms. Hanson will lead a discussion on John Hay's MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) and information on how we serve our higher performing students, how teachers determine and teach the needs of individual students.  We will also talk about the many programs, acronyms and offerings around the district.  We hope you will join us on Monday, April 21 at 6:30 PM in the Hay library.
Please RSVP to Wendi Abella by phone 252-2100 or email  Childcare will be provided but space is limited so please reserve your space ASAP!

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John Hay Partners
Thank you John Hay Families and 5 Spot Restaurant:  Thank you for another successful “Dine for John Hay” at the 5 Spot!  It was so much fun to see every table full of John Hay families! 

Partner Meeting: Please join us in the Hay library on April 24th at 5:30pm for the April Partner Board Meeting. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Fit for Life 5K:  Register Now for the Fit for Life 5K run and walk event on May 17th!  Registration form and waiver are available on the John Hay Partners site

All profits go to QA Public Schools.
 Sign up today and get a technical shirt for the event.

Cederberg Tea House Fundraiser:  John Hay's monthly fundraiser at Cederberg Tea House (1417 Queen Anne Ave N, next to Chase bank) will be on Friday, May 16th.  20% of your order will be donated to John Hay. Whether you'll drop in for a yummy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, please remember to mention John Hay when you order.

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From The Volunteers Office
 Teacher Appreciation Week:  Save the date for the week of May 5th to celebrate the wonderful teachers at John Hay.  More information will come home after Spring Break about what you can do to make this a special week for our teachers.

A Big Thank You!
 We have been overwhelmed by community support and have met our auction 2014 goal! Thank you John Hay for helping us raise our goal!

Auction Receipts:  Auction receipts went home earlier this week.  Please let me know if there are any changes or additions not listed on your receipt. For those who have companies that match let us know if you need anything else!

Auction Items:  I still have a number of items in my office that were not picked up night of event.  Art projects, baskets, wine…please see me if you are missing any items.
Upcomming Parties:  There is still space available in the following parties:
  • 4th and 5th Grade Late Night: Friday, May 30th 6-10pm for $80 per person
  • Targy’s End of Year party: Thursday, June 12th 7pm for $30 per person
Dessert Dash Plates:  If you made a dessert for the auction, thank you so much!  If you are missing a plate or platter, I have many in my office.

Children’s Photos:  If you did not attend the auction, we will still have children’s photos available for purchase. More info will come home soon about how to order.
Community News & Updates
Naramore Art Show Seattle Public Schools and The Seattle Art Museum celebrate students’ creativity in the annual Naramore student art exhibition, a time honored tradition that is named for Floyd J. Naramore, an architect who designed local public schools from 1919-1941.  We encourage you to visit the exhibition at the SAM until May 25th and attend the reception and Teen Night Out on May 2nd.
SPS New Math Adoption:  In looking to partner with parents and community to find the best possible math program for Seattle Public School students for the 2014-15 school year and beyond, the committee invites you to provide your thoughts and opinions.  So how can you get involved and help?  You can provide direct feedback at one of our display locations. There will be forms prepared for you to fill out at each site, as well as forms online. This is an opportunity to compare the programs and consider what type of program you think would be a good fit for your family and community, and most importantly, for your student. 
From April 1 through April 25, please come to one of these schools during the school day:

Catherine Blaine K-8, 2550 34th Ave W, 252-1920
Bryant Elementary, 3311 NE 60th St., 252-5200
Northgate Elementary, 11725 1st Ave NE, 252-4180
West Seattle Elementary, 6760 34th Ave SW, 252-9450
Wing Luke Elementary, 3701 S Kenyon St., 252-7630

Or visit the Douglass-Truth Public Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, during open hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
While the math committee prefers community members review the materials in person, we know that’s not always an option. You can review materials online starting April 1. Visit fo more information about the Common Core is available online at:
If you have any specific questions about how these programs were selected for the final round, please don’t hesitate to email.

Want to learn more about how to advocate for your child? Seattle Public Schools is seeking families to join us for Family University. Family University is a 10-week series of courses designed to help families gain knowledge and skills in advocating for children, and increasing student academic success. The next session begins on April 8th at North Seattle Community College.  Classes will be held in the Instruction Building, Room 1414, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. each Tuesday evening.
This is a free program, and participants can earn 2.5 college credits upon completion.  We offer free childcare for children ages 4 and up, and free parking passes will be provided. If you have any questions, contact:  Christie Ray-Merriweather, (206) 252-0996 or Suzette Puente, (206) 462-0020 
Queen Anne Helpline:  Provides financial and basic needs assistance to families, seniors and other individuals living in the 98109, 998119, and 98199 zip codes. Services include rent and utility assistance, continuing education and job training support, an adult clothing bank and emergency food services. The Helpline also partners with Ballard Food Bank and Queen Anne Presbyterian Church in a Weekend Food for Kids program, providing weekend meals to students in need who attend our neighborhood schools.

For more information please visit our website: or call (206) 282-1540.

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