News and Events
John Hay Bulletin
Be sure to check your email for the John Hay Bulletin! Released on Friday's (usually), 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: 5/17/2013
Previous Bulletins: 5/10/2013 | 5/3/2013 | 4/26/2013
Mark Your Calendar With Upcoming Events
|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|
|Upcomming June Events
|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 Day of School||2:35 PM Dismissal|
Attention Choraliers: Attention all Jaguar Choralier families! Choir will resume next week starting the 21st from 3:40-4:30, on our regular Tuesday/Thursday schedule. We will be studying different genres of music and vocal performance. Remember please pick students up promptly! I look forward to seeing your singing students! Ms. Nelson
John Hay Volunteers Rock! We love our volunteers and want to show our appreciation. Please join us in the library Monday, June 10th at 9:00 AM for coffee and treats and then head down to the lunchroom for our all school awards assembly! More details to come.
Penny Harvest Youth Philanthropy Summit: John Hay Penny Harvest Roundtable students will be attending the Youth Philanthropy Summit at the Seattle Center. This is an exciting opportunity for students from around the Puget Sound region to network with other youth, discuss in further detail the community issues they've identified as most pressing, delve into social justice issues, and learn more about the work of non-profit organizations. The main purpose of this event is to further impassion youth about philanthropy and foster a long-term dedication to service.
Science Fair is May 30th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM: Mark your calendar and join us for our all school celebration highlighting the exciting worlds of math and science. If you are interested in volunteering the day of Science Fair, please contact Lynn Baker at (206) 252-2108
Field Day Spectacular on June 11th: Our annual Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11th from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at Big Howe Park including lots of fun activity stations. (Kindergarten classes will start at Little Howe Park then walk over to Big Howe to join their kinderbuddies for the water balloon toss and popsicles). Volunteers needed. Watch for more information and signups to come home soon!
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 (Email Lynn)
Did You Know ...
Increase Educational Program Funds By Shopping:
Candid Auction Photos: You can still purchase your child’s photo – Only until May 31st. All proceeds go to John Hay Programs.
School Is Out (Well Almost) At Targy's: There are still spots available for the John Hay Night at Targy’s Tavern (June 13th at 7pm). Celebrate the John Hay Parents End Of The School Year Fun with others.
Amazon: To date we’ve earned over $1,055 that will be put to work assisting in funding for tutors, programs and more. You can help simply by clicking before you place your order!
Safeway: Register your Safeway Club card and designate John Hay will receive 10% on all purchases.
Bartells: Stop by Bartell’s and sign up for the B Caring Card at check out that dontates funds back to schools! Designate John Hay and we will start earning cash for every time you shop for sniffle medicine, school supplies & more!
Target: Sign up for a Target Red Card and designate John Hay and 5% of purchases will go to John Hay.
Looking for Community Members:
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 3:45-7pm
May 28th 3:45-7pm
May 31st 3:45-7pm
May 28th 3:45-7pm
May 31st 3:45-7pm
If you are interested in sitting on a hiring team, you must have completed the required district interview training first.
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.
Going, Going, Gone!
Lost and Found: Please check the lost and found for any missing items. Everything will be donated on May 31st.
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 (206) 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!
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 for further details.
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
From the Community
Free Summer Meals & Snacks for Kids: The Summer Meals Program feeds children and teens raning from 18 years and under. Locations are 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 their Website
- Calling The Family Food Hotline at 1-888-4-FOOD-WA
- Visit the Parent Help website
- Text, FoodWA, to 877-877. Users will receive a return text with information on summer food sites based on their zip code
One on One Basketball Summer Camps: Join Coach Stu Michie & the experienced One on One Staff this summer for an awesome series of basketball and dual sport camps! One on One promises a fun and educational camp experience every week.
Get The Details:
- All camps run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Boys and girls ages 6 to 12
- Cost: $225 per week
- Half-Days and single days available by calling community center
- Check the schedule & register
Summer Explorer’s Club: Run by a Queen Anne Elementary Teacher and a Coe teacher, this is a fun filled activities program is geared towards 4-6th graders.
Get The Details:
- Program is July 8 to 26th from 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 weeks
- For more infomation or to register email Joe Bailey-Fogarty
- Registration forms are also outside the volunteers office
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.
Call them to set up your audition appointment at (206) 524-3234 or online atThe Northwest Boyschoir.
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 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.
Get The Details:
- All Camps run 9am-3pm Full Day Cost: $225.
- Contact (206) 715-3443 or email Stuart.
- 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)