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    Jaguar Tracks with trail of orange paw prints

    John Hay Elementary

    201 Garfield St., Seattle, WA  98109


    Attendance line: 206-252-2104 or email





    Friday, 9/27




    Hay Day

    2:30-6 PM




    Monday, 10/7

    Picture Day


    Tues.-Thurs., 10/8-10

    Secret Garden Book Fair


    Thursday, 10/10

    John Hay Back To School Night and Evening Book Fair


    Friday, 10/11

    Inservice Day, no school for students


    Wednesday, 10/16

    Partner Board Meeting

    Library, 5:30-7:30 PM


    Please Be Courteous and Respectful of Neighbors

    When parking around the school, please be mindful of our neighbors by always following WA State parking rules.  We need to respect their safety needs by always giving them an emergency exit. Thank you.

    Thank You for Donations

    Thank you to all who have donated clothing to the nurse’s office.  At this time we have all that we need and can store.  We will let you know when we are in need of any further supplies.

    Safety on Hay Way

    Here's a friendly reminder on how Hay Way works. Hay Way is our way to help with drop off and pick up for your student(s) at John Hay while remaining in your car and avoiding minimal parking.

    Drop-off occurs in front of the school on Garfield St., heading EAST only. Please wait to let your student out of the car until you reach the pull-in area after the school entrance where the patrols are. They will open the passenger curb-side door for students to get out. 

    Pick-up runs very similar to drop-off. Please head EAST on Garfield St. to the pull-in area, after the school entrance, where the patrols are. Patrols will open your vehicle door when your student is there to let them in. If your child is not outside when you pull up, we may ask you to please circle around the block to help us keep the line moving. 

    To keep Hay Way safe, we ask that you please do not u-turn at 3rd Avenue N. There is a crosswalk there that is frequently used to cross students. Also, in the afternoon, the pick-up line can be long, and to keep it running as smoothly as possible, we don't allow cars to enter the line from 3rd Avenue N. Please be patient as the patrol crew works hard to keep things going smoothly and safely! 

    Lastly, students may not be dropped off or picked up in or near the bus zone on Galer St. We ask this to help keep students safe and to help the bus drivers operate their buses safely.

    Thank you for your cooperation! If you have any questions please email

    Picture Day

    This year’s Picture Day will be Monday, October 7, 2019.  More information and order forms will be sent home soon. Retake day is November 12th.

    How to Stay in the Loop

    At John Hay Elementary School, we try to meet the communications needs of every family. Here is a list of ways we communicate and how. If we have missed one or if you need something different for your family, please let us know. Our goal is to keep you as well-informed as we can. For details on Seattle Public Schools, communications and policies please visit their website.


    After School Enrichment News!

    Kids Co. is happy to announce that we will be taking over the facilitation of the after school enrichment program at John Hay Elementary starting with the Fall 2019 session. Clubs will run for three sessions (fall, winter, and spring) of about 9 weeks each. All clubs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will run from 2:30 until 4:00PM and Wednesdays from 1:15 until 2:45PM.

    Due to new requirements from the Seattle Public Schools Building Rentals office, the fall session will run from October 14 thru December 19.

    Kids Co. currently uses an online system, ActiveNOW for club registration. The registration for the Fall 2019 session will open on Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 AM and close on Saturday, October 5 at 11:59 PM. Class offerings, descriptions, pricing, and registration information will be communicated online and in your child’s Red Folder!

    If you have any questions about the Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) /Club programs, or are seeking financial assistance - please contact

    Thank you!

    Kids Co. at John Hay -

    Giuli Lewis, Enrichment Liaison, John Hay Partners Board -


    Advanced Learning Referral Information

    Now through September 23, 2019, you can refer your child on the Source to be considered for Advanced Learning.  Click here for details.



    If you are new to John Hay or new to volunteering, there will be two volunteer trainings held (you only need to attend one).  We will go over policies and procedures to get you familiar with the school.  Volunteer trainings will be held on Thursday, September 19th and Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 8am.  Meet in the main lobby.

    If you are a new volunteer, you will need to complete the following:

    1. SPS Volunteer Application (this is the background check form) and upload photo ID
    2. If they have lived in WA State for less than 3 years, they will need to complete the National background check ($21 and Partner’s can reimburse if needed).  If they have moved here internationally, they will need to see me to provide a copy of their passport and entry visa or work visa (to then be approved at the SPS volunteer compliance office)
    3. ASM video (only needs to be watched once)
    4. Chaperone form (if chaperoning a field trip)
    5. Driver’s checklist form (if driving on a field trip)

    All forms can be accessed here:

    SPS has put a new volunteer policy in place for this year.  Volunteers are now cleared for 2 years.  So, if you filled out the online paperwork last year, you cleared to volunteer this year.  However, if you plan on chaperoning a field trip, you will still need to complete the Chaperone form and the Driver’s Check List form (if driving). 

    If you are interested in volunteering in the classroom, Teachers will generally start scheduling that the beginning of October.  In the meantime, there are a number of pressing volunteer needs, such as helping in the lunchroom. Please go to to view the volunteer opportunities available.

    Jaguar Jog

    Our annual Jaguar Jog is scheduled for Friday, September 27th.  Parents are welcome to come cheer on our students on as they run laps around the school to show school spirit and pride! 

    If you can help count laps, please let you student’s teacher know.  Students will run for 20 minutes and then get a treat the last 10 minutes of their time frame. Classes are scheduled to run:

    5th grade: 8:10-8:40am

    1st grade: 8:30-9:00am

    2nd grade: 9:10-9:40am

    4th grade: 9:45-10:15am

    3rd grade: 10:20-10:50am

    Kindergarten: 11-11:30am

    John Hay Day

    Also, on Sept. 27th, from 2:25-5:30pm, will be the annual John Hay Day Carnival on the playground. All are invited to attend this fun filled after school event.  There will be pizza, snacks, treats, drinks and games available for purchase. You will be able buy tickets early to avoid the lines Sept. 23-26th on the playground.

    Auction Meeting

    The annual John Hay Spring Auction is scheduled form March 14, 2020 at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Planning is starting now.  We will be hosting our first Auction meeting on Friday, Oct. 4th at 8am in the staff lounge.  If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee, we invite you to join us. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to help us with this important fundraiser.


    Get Ready For A Combined Jaguar Jog And John Hay Day Carnival Friday, September 27!

    Jaguar Jog will start at 8:10am and run through 11:30am. The schedule will be communicated via email. John Hay Day Carnival will start at 2:25pm and run until 5:30pm. These events are a massive undertaking and need many volunteers to make an amazing day for our kids. Please use this link to volunteer for Jaguar Jog and John Hay Day. Teachers will be communicating to parents and guardians about their class’ run time and need for additional volunteers. Let’s make these both great events!

    Sign up here: