News and Events
John Hay Bulletin
Be sure to check your email for the John Hay Bulletin! Usually released each Friday, it is a great source for information about happenings at John Hay including important dates, school news, as well as updates from the volunteer office, community and partners board. If you are not receiving your bulletin, check your email's spam folder for messages sent from Wendi Abella. You can also find the most recent bulletin posted here each week.
Current Bulletin: 5/10/2013
Previous Bulletins: 5/3/2013 | 4/26/2013 | 4/12/2013
Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendar!
|15 Wednesday||2 Hour Early Release||1:35 PM Dismissal|
|16 Thursday||Partner Meeting||5:15 PM|
|20 Monday||Instrumental Music Concert||7:00 PM|
|24-27 Thursday||Memorial Holiday||No School|
|30 Thursday||Awards Assembly||9:45 AM|
|30 Thursday||Science Fair||6:30 - 8:00 PM|
|31 Friday||School Spirit Day||Sports Day|
|31 Friday||Star Citizen Lunch w/ Ms. Hanson|
|7 Friday||Incoming Kinder Coffee Chat||8-9:00 AM|
|10 Monday||All School Awards Assembly||9:45 AM|
|11 Tuesday||Field Day|
|13 Thursday||5th Grade Promotion||1:30 PM|
|14 Friday||Last Student Day||2:35 PM Dismissal|
Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank you to the wonderful John Hay parents that made Teacher Appreciation Week such a huge success! To everyone who made goodies, brought flowers and wrote cards…….Thank You for showing such great appreciation of our teachers and staff. We also appreciate YOU!
Your Opinion Counts: Family Climate Surveys for Elementary School, K-5 will be conducted: May 21, May 28, June 4
Participate in Two Easy Steps:
- Update School Messenger: Contact your child’s school to update your primary phone number and email.
- Answer the phone (calls occur between 7-8pm) OR Click the web link sent to your email.
From the Volunteer Office
Lynn Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring Teams: If you are a parent who has completed the district interview training and would like to sit in on our upcoming hiring teams, please let me know. I am looking for 3 parents to be a part of our hiring teams. Interviews are scheduled for:
May 23rd 3:45-7pmIf you are interested in sitting on a hiring team, you must have completed the required district interview training first.
May 28th 3:45-7pm
May 31st 3:45-7pm
May 28th 3:45-7pm
May 31st 3:45-7pm
Spiritwear: This is the last chance to order spiritwear. A spiritwear order form went home today and is due back May 17th. Extra forms are also available outside the Volunteer Office. Because of the short turn around before the end of school, I cannot take any late orders. Please note that all proceeds from Spiritwear benefit the John Hay Foundation.
Playground Help: We need volunteers to help supervise the playground during lunch. If you are in the building volunteering, grab a bright yellow vest and help out any time between 11:35am and 12:40pm.
Auction Photos: You can still purchase your child’s photo – but only until May 31st. Go to http://daniellenielsen.com/john-hay/ to view the individual and sibling photos. All proceeds go to John Hay!
Spots still available: There are still spots available for the John Hay Night at Targy’s Tavern (June 13th at 7pm). Celebrate the end of school with other fun John Hay parents. Please let me know if you are interested in signing up. Lost and Found: Please check the lost and found for any missing items. Everything will be donated on May 31st.
Matching Funds: Don’t forget to have your company match any donation you made at the auction.
Yearbook: Yearbook pre-ordering at the discounted price is now closed. I will only order a limited number of extra books and every year they sell out. If you wish to purchase a yearbook after they are delivered, the price will be $20. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school.
John Hay Partners
Zaw Artisan Bake at Home Pizza Delivers! During the month of May, Zaw delivers $5 to John Hay for every order of $20 or more. It’s as simple as mentioning John Hay School when you place an order. (Valid on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only throughout the month of May) For pick-up or delivery, call the Queen Anne store at 787-1198.
The elementary school with the most orders by May 31st wins an end-of-year catered Zaw party for their wonderful teachers and staff!
May is Zaw Pizza Month: During the month of May, you can raise money for John Hay. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, throughout the month, when you order a Zaw Artisan bake at home pizza, tell them you are with John Hay and we will receive $5 on every order over $20. If you sign up in store and mention John Hay, you will also receive a bake at home cookie. As a special thank you to our teachers, the school with the most orders will receive a pizza party for their school staff. For pick up or delivery, call the Queen Anne store at 787-1198 or 1635 Queen Anne Ave N.
John Hay Partner Meeting: The next John Hay Partner meeting will be Thursday, May 16th from 5:15-7pm in the John Hay library. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Bookkeeper Needed: The John Hay Partner Board is looking for a part time bookkeeper. This is a paid position and is a great opportunity to be involved at the school if you can't assist during class time. Please contact Cara Curphey at email@example.com for further details.
From the Community
Orca K-8 School Plant Sale: Lots of organic veggies, herbs, compost, live music, bake sale and craft area. Join the fun! Saturday, May 11th 2013 10:00 am – 3:00 PM (5215 46th Ave S.)
Free Summer Meals & Snacks for Kids: The Summer Meals Program feeds kids and teens 18 years and under. Sites are located at places such as schools, parks, and community centers. The location, serving days and times of a site nearest you can be found by accessing these resources:
- Visit www.seattle.gov/summerfood
- Call the Family Food Hotline at 1-888-4-FOOD-WA.
- Visit the Parent Help website at www.ParentHelp123.org.
- Text, FoodWA, to 877-877. Users will receive a return text with information on summer food sites based on their zip code.
The Ballard Girls Basketball program is looking for third grade girls for a select team starting in June. Under the Hoopaholics organization, this team will practice twice a week and play in three tournaments a season against other third grade girls teams in the Puget Sound area. The intention for this team is that it will be made up of future Ballard High School players. If, however, the family lives just outside the boundary, we will consider that player as the Seattle School District boundaries will continue to change. If you are interested, please contact Sara Wetstone, Ballard Girls Basketball Head Coach, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-354-5166.
Ballard High School Dance Clinic: Ballard High School’s Dance Team is hosting a Dance Clinic on Saturday, May 11 at the Ballard High School gym from 2-4. Ages 5-14 are invited to learn dance and conditioning techniques, leaps, turns, and a dance combo that will be performed at the conclusion of the clinic (at 3:45). The cost is $15. Ballard’s Dance Team performs at school and community events, and participates in regional and state competitions. Our team is currently ranked 12th in Washington State. Coach Emily Lubinski is a certified Teaching Artist who is also a professional dancer in Seattle. Come and see what it’s like to dance at Ballard High School! To register, follow the link below and click on the registration form at the bottom left corner of the page. The registration form/waiver is required in order for your student to participate.
Summer Tennis Camps: The brand new and highly-anticipated Tennis Center at Sand Point is taking registrations for its summer tennis camps for all skill levels! Summer tennis camp information is now available on the website link below. Please download the camp registration form online and mail it in today! For ages of 5-18 with class times between 2-3 hours and 5-day camps of instruction, fitness, matches & fun! 8 weeks to choose from starting June 24th. Private lesson opportunities are available. For questions or to register over the phone, please contact the TCSP office at (206) 659-0498. www.tenniscentersandpoint.com.
Summer Explorer’s Club: Run by a Queen Anne Elementary Teacher and a Coe teacher, this is a fun filled activities program geared towards 4-6th graders. July 8-26th 9am-3pm. Week one focus is games, week two is movie making and week three is music. $275 per week or $775 for all 3. For more info or to register, email Joe Bailey-Fogarty email@example.com, I also have registration forms outside my door.
The Northwest Boychoir Auditions: Northwest Boy Choir is holding auditions for NEW members on Saturday, June 1, 2013 for Fall Enrollment. Boys currently in Kindergarten-Third Grades (entering 1st-4th in the fall) are invited to sign-up to audition. No previous music training is needed. The Northwest Boychoir offers the perfect blend of fun and music training. If your child is interested in singing and music, the Northwest Boychoir is the right choice. For nearly 40 years, we've been training Seattle's children to sing and perform in public. Auditions are offered twice yearly. We offer small group instruction, after school, in Seattle's University District with convenient freeway and public transportation access. Call us today to set up an audition appointment at (206) 524-3234or visit www.nwchoirs.org. The Northwest Boychoir is SERIOUS FUN!
Queen Anne Helpline: Offers meaningful assistance to local residents who are experiencing hardship or short time crisis. Such issues include job loss, medical issues, family problems or other financial stress. To obtain assistance or to volunteer or donate please visit the website at www.queenannehelpline.org or call 206-282-1540.
One on One Basketball Camps: Are you extremely motivated to get better before next season? If you are serious about basketball, One on One can help you set and reach your goals. All Camps run 9am-3pm Full Day Cost: $225. Contact 206-715-3443 or firstname.lastname@example.org Queen Anne CC / (206) 386-4240 July 8-12 (Dual Sport – Basketball/Ultimate Frisbee) July 29-Aug 2 (Basketball Camp) Aug 19-23 (Dual Sport – Basketball/Kickball)
Queen Anne Quick Styx Girls Lacrosse Jamboree: May 18th – 9 AM to 5 PM at Queen Anne Bowl. Enjoy the action of the fastest growing sport in the Northwest! Girl’s lacrosse is a fast paced, exciting, and finesse driven game where we emphasize sportsmanship and love of the game. For more information regarding the jamboree schedule or the Queen Anne Quick Styx please visit our website: www.eteamz.com/QueenAnneQuickStyx. Please contact George Bergeron at email@example.com with any questions.
Attention Families: Regarding Excused Absences for Family Vacations
Last year, SPS implemented a new excused absence policy related to family vacations and trips that occur during the school year. In it’s implementation year, last year, the district allowed for pre-planned trip guidelines that diverted somewhat form the policy to accommodate parents who had made vacation and travel plans before they knew the new policy of not excusing family trips or vacations, since many had already purchased plane tickets and put money down on reservations. It was intended to be for one year. For this year and going forward, trips and vacations are not excused. Only trips with an educational focus as the purpose of the trip can be excused. We also will excuse limited family emergencies, usually for a death in the family, that causes the parent to need to take the student out of school, for instance, to attend a funeral out of state. Therefore, most trips are not excused.
Read more about John Hay's attendance policies.
Head Lice 101
It only takes one experience with head lice to know it can throw chaos into family life. Springtime brings batting helmets, more sleepovers, and summer camps looming on the horizon. Now is the time to take the refresher on head lice – and if you are not already doing it – be proactive in checking family members’ heads regularly.
For more tips on prevention, click here.
For more tips on prevention, click here.