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School Supplies: Did you mis-place your 2014-2015 school supply list? Don't worry because they are all posted here. Also if you are buying any supplies from Amazon please click this link as your purchase will give back $ to our school. Thanks again! 
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Looking for Information on Kindergarten
What is Jump Start?

Jump Start is a FREE transition-to-kindergarten experience where your child will come to school each morning for a week before school officially starts.  During this week, your child will become familiar with the school building, meet new friends, learn school routines, play games and practice new skills, and get to know some of the school staff.  We have not made classroom assignments yet, so please know that your child may end up being assigned to a different teacher than the one teaching Jump Start.
When will Jump Start happen?    
Our Jump Start is scheduled for the week of August 18-22, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each morning. Unfortunately, the school district is unable to provide transportation.
Incoming Kindergarten Meet & Greets at the Park: Please join us for the opportunity for you and your child to meet other Kindergarteners and their parents.  A few "veteran" parents will be on hand to answer questions.  These play dates will take place Sunday, August 24th 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Wednesday, August 27th 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at East Queen Anne Playground (a.k.a. Little Howe Park) 1912 Warren Avenue North.

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Kindergarten/First Grade Transition Team is also looking for volunteers to support the Kindergarten and First Grade teachers during the first two weeks of school.  If you are a current John Hay parent and you've volunteered with the K/1 team in the past, we have you on the list and we will contact you in August. If you are a current John Hay parent and have not volunteered with this group before; but would love to help, please message Kim Coma for more information!

Do You Love Books?  Then we have a job for you!  We are in need of a special person to coordinate the Book Fair that will be hosted by the John Hay library this Fall. The primary responsibility is organizing volunteers to help set up, take down and run the cash registers for the three days the Book Fair occurs. So invite all your friends!  It’ll be fun! For more information please e-mail the librarian, Janet Schooler.
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John Hay Bell Times for 2014-15

Playground Supervision Begins           9:05 AM
Bus Arrival                                        9:15 AM
First Bell                                           9:25 AM
Tardy Bell                                         9:30 AM
Dismissal Bell                                   3:40 PM
Bus Departure                                   3:50 PM
NEW!!  To report a child’s absence email

Lunch Account Information: An easy and convenient way to keep track of your child’s lunch account is to log onto and set up an account using your child’s 10-digit student ID number.  You can then make payments using a visa or MasterCard and receive email notifications when your child’s account is running low. Students must pay for meals at the time of purchase.  Checks are payable to Nutrition Services. Thank you for your support of school meals and I look forward to serving your student next year.
Christine George, Kitchen Manager
John Hay Partners
If you are looking for information about our school and community events you can find it on the John Hay Partners website which is packed with great insights, events, information and ways you can give back to John Hay! You can also email them directly at

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Make Money for John Hay Just by Shopping:
  • Amazon:  Click this special Amazon link. The rebate is applied automatically! To avoid having to start from this page, use your web browser's "bookmark" or "favorite" feature to save the Amazon page for future use. 
  • Safeway:  Register your Safeway Club card and designate John Hay and we will receive 10% on all purchases. page
  • Bartells: Stop by Bartell’s and sign up for a B Caring Card at check out.  Designate John Hay and we can start earning cash for our school every time you shop.  
  • Target:  Sign up for a Target Red Card and designate John Hay and 5% of purchases will go to John Hay. 

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Community News & Updates
Free Summer Meals & Snacks:  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 or Call the Family Food Hotline at 1-888-4-FOOD-WA.  Visit the Parent Help website at or Text FoodWA to 877-877.  Users will receive a return text with information on summer food sites

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