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School Updates
Rescheuled! Parent Education Night (PEN): Advanced Learning Information- Join us Monday, September 22 from 6:30 – 8:00pm in the Hay library.  This evening is designed to provide families information on advanced learning opportunities and understanding the process for testing and options.   

Bell Schedule Reminder:  
The first bell rings at 9:25 a.m. and the tardy bell at 9:30 a.m.  Students will be marked late if they arrive after this time. School is dismissed at 3:40 p.m.

Important Internet Permission & Safety Forms:  Please complete the forms that were in last weeks red folder and return to school ASAP. 
Drop off and Pick Up: Please Follow Our Procedures for Optimum Safety: For all parents who pick up your children, please use the Hay Way as directed.
Other Updates:
Picture Day:  Picture Day is Oct. 3rd (with Retake Day Nov. 18th).  Photo order forms will go home next week.  

Math Olympics: Tryouts for interested 4th and 5th graders will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Math Olympics is a before school program that targets the needs of the high achiever in mathematics with 20 spaces available for qualifying students.

John Hay Book Fair is September 29th-October 1st:  We will be stocked with all books imaginable and will be available to purchase in the John Hay library before school, after school, during recess and during Back to School Open House.
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Volunteering at John Hay
HAT Volunteer Coordinator Needed!
We are looking for someone to be the coordinator of our HAT (Hay Arts Team) program at John Hay Elementary. It is an immediate opening leading a group of volunteers and working directly with school staff on needs. If you are interested in this role or know someone who is, please email us directly at info@johnhaypartners.org

Find out more on our website.
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John Hay Partners
Partners Board Meeting: Join us this Thursday, September 18th at 5:30 pm in the John Hay Library for our first Partners Board Meeting of the year. The meeting agenda can be found on our website.

Partner Board is Seeking a Arts & Culture Lead:  This position manages and coordinates volunteers for the Multi-Arts program.  Duties also include attending monthly Partner Meetings and coordinating class auction art projects. Email us at info@johnhaypartners.org.

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Back To School Family Night
Back to School Open House on Tuesday, September 30th: 

5:30 p.m.     Doors Open (check out the book fair to support the library, the 5th grade bake sale to support 5th grade camp, and learn about volunteer opportunities).
5:45 p.m.     New Family Orientation – Cafeteria
6:30 p.m.     All School Welcome – Cafeteria
7:00 p.m.     Classrooms and Information Sessions
7:30 p.m.     All Classrooms Open
8:00 p.m.     Book Fair and Information Tables
8:30 p.m.     Close
 
Community News & Updates
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported seeing clusters of children with severe respiratory illness in the Midwest causing hospitalizations. There have been no confirmed reports of this virus in the Seattle area, but it is a good reminder to continue to encourage respiratory etiquette among staff and students to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses. 
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