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School Updates
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.

Reporting Absences: In addition to notifying the teacher when your child will be late or absent, please be sure to let the main office know by calling (206) 252-2100 or email johnhay.attendance@seattleschools.org.

Late Bus Alerts Web Page: Click here on The Late Bus Alert Web Page for up-to-the minute information regarding any bus that is more than 15 minutes late. This resource is also available on the district website at Seattleschools.org.

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

Advanced Learning Nomination: Forms are now available online at www.seattleschools.org or in the Main Office. The deadline is October 2rd.

Ms. Hansons Blog: Make sure you are checking out our principals blog. It is full of information that is important to you and our community. Principal Hanson’s Blog Posts can be found at: http://johnhayprincipal.info/blogs

Picture Day:  
Picture Day is Oct. 3rd (with Retake Day Nov. 18th).  You can order online my going to mylifetouch.com and entering the John hay Picture ID# LS614244Q0

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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
 
Volunteering at John Hay
Volunteer Office Hours: The Volunteer Office is open 8:45 AM – 1:45 PM each day.

Bookfair Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for a couple of parents to help with the John Hay bookfair during the day and at Back to School night. Volunteers will help collect payments and set out books for our community to purchase. We would love your help in making this event a success for our library. Please check out what help we need and sign up on VolunteerSpot.

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

VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Jenny Smith or Ms. Schooler.

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John Hay Partners
New to Hay Meet & Greet: If you have a 1st - 5th grader and are new to the school, please join us for a coffee on Thursday, September 25th at 9:30am in the Hay Staff Lounge. This is a good opportunity to meet other new families and find answers to some of your questions. Come meet Partner board members and hear about exciting activities and opportunities at Hay. We look forward to meeting you! 

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.

Partners Meeting: Our next meeting is October Thursday, Oct. 16th at 5:30pm. Everyone Welcome!

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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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