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    New! May 1, 2020 | Jaguar Tracks Newsletter
    Posted on 05/03/2020
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    Jaguar Tracks | May 1, 2020




    Mon.-Fri., 5/4 - 8 | Teacher Appreciation Week | Details Below

    All month 5/5 - 6/5 | Queen Anne Book Company Fundraiser | Details Below

    Monday, 5/25 | Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

    Every Friday |  Parent Spotlight: Let’s showcase all of your hard work at home or in the community! Parents please use this 2 question survey to nominate a parent we can spotlight.


    We have been so inspired and appreciative of all the ways our teaching staff is shifting to digital tools to support students. We have been privileged to sit in on a variety of large and small group reading and math sessions, student council meetings, and book group talks.

    In these sessions teachers are using engaging games, supporting students emotionally with check-ins, and creating a space for students to keep their learning community connected.

    Students have also had a chance to stay connected by watching videos of grade level teacher lessons and read alouds.

    The John Hay Staff Live! YouTube

    1. We Miss You heartWatch and listen to Principal Ms. Beach and her daughter Olivia read aloud If I had a Dragon in English and Spanish.
    2.  Also watch and listen to Principal Ms. Beach read aloud The Most Magnificent Thing.  Add these two new read alouds to your watch list!

    If your child has not had a chance to participate in large or small group meetings, please check in with their teacher to find ways they can connect. Our teachers have also provided methods for giving students feedback and they love seeing student progress on SeeSaw, Moby Max, RazKids, Khan Academy, and Schoology. Thank you for continuing to help your children engage with the teachers as much as you can. Their community is not gone, just accessible in a different way.

    In partnership with families of John Hay and the Queen Anne Book Company, we are fundraising to buy students books that otherwise are not able to access them. We are fundraising jointly for about 100 students at John Hay and the school we are sponsoring, Viewlands Elementary School. We’ve choosen to partner with Viewlands ES as their school has a poverty rate of 35% and their families are feeling the impact of our school closure heavily.

    If you choose to donate to the Queen Anne Book Company our teacher’s will ‘shop’ for books for their students and we will deliver these books to families in need. Thank you for considering and follow the link above.

    In partnership,
    Your administrative team,
    Tami Beach and Angela Clement


    Next week, May 4-8th, is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.
    We can all agree that this year’s Staff Appreciation will look a little different. While there will be no potluck lunch or grab and go snacks for staff to enjoy, now more than ever, I think we can all agree that the John Hay staff is truly awesome at what they do!

    Here are some ideas for you and your family to celebrate the wonderful teachers and staff at John Hay.

    P: Poem - Write a poem with a teacher or staff member’s name.
    R: Record -  Record a dance, cheer or song for a special teacher or staff member
    I: Imagine - Imagine yourself back a school. List your top memories from this school year.
    D: Draw - Draw a picture and send it electronically to a special teacher or staff member
    E: Extra Special - Consider an Extra special offering like an electronic gift-card, or Jib Jab card, or donating to the Queen Anne Book Company in your teacher’s name

    Think outside the box to really show them how appreciative you are for all they do.
    And, don’t forget our wonderful Specialists and Administration. Let’s celebrate all the hard work your John Hay Teachers and Staff put in before all this chaos started and the current work as a virtual teacher.


    Schoology Screen FoldersSeveral classes are using this method to support students in working more independently at home. Student can find their work organized in folders by topic area.

    Students can also participate in online class discussions to share their thinking with their teachers and lots more!

    View the SPS Digital Learning Student Access video to learn how to log in. You will need your and password: a 4 digit number from your child’s birthday. (Ex: March 4, 2013. The password would be: 0304). If you need support with your username please contact your classroom teacher, Ms. Clement at or Ms. Hayes at to share it with you.


    Food | Have you had trouble getting to McClure Middle School to pick up breakfast and lunch? Maybe the bus routes would be easier? Busses will be delivering food following the McClure Neighborhood Route 1181-T and 1182-T each day.

    Tech | Did you receive a laptop from Amazon? Do you need tech support or advice on how to set up your Chromebooks? Use one of the contact methods below to get help.
    Website: #: 206-413-2700 | Email: | Web form:

    Health Services and Social Emotional Supports | SPSTV is now broadcasting social-emotional learning (SEL) videos throughout the week for all grade levels. Each week will focus on a new theme to support social-emotional learning and mental health. This week's theme is: "Strength". You can find all our teacher-generated videos, including these new SEL videos, on our SPS SPSTV website.


    If you are moving in the near future or not returning to Hay in the fall, please notify the office at Thank you.


    If you or your child need mental health support, below are resources in our community
    Sound Health - 206-302-2300
    Center for Human Services (Located in Shoreline) - 206-362-7282
    Ryther (Located in North Seattle) 206.525.5050 or 1.800.455.5560
    Consejo Counseling and Referral Service (Specializing in services to the Latino community) -206-461-4880
    Sea Mar Community Health Centers (Specializing in service to Latino community) - 206-766-6976
    Seattle Counseling Service (Specializing in services to the LGTB community) - 206-323-1768

    If your student is in crisis and needs immediate support below are 24-Hr crisis resources
    Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System and ISS - 206-461-3222
    Crisis Connections - 866-427-4747 or 206-461-3222
    King County Crisis Line - 206-296-0582
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
    Teenlink - 1-866-teenlink (833-6546)