<![CDATA[Queen Anne Elementary - Rocket Reader]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:09:54 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Enrichment Registration in Action!]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:59:28 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/enrichment-registration-in-actionHello, families!

Registration for our before-and-after school programming is in full swing! It will remain open through February 12th, but why wait? Get those coveted spots before they're gone! And if they are gone, please sign up for the waiting lists: plans change and you just might get in! Waiting lists also help us determine if we can open a second section of a class and help us determine future programming. 

But most of our classes have space: check it out!
http://www.qaeptsa.org/enrichment.html

New classes include Breakdancing, Taiko, 3D Art & Printing, and morning Choir!

Need a payment plan or a scholarship? We've got both!

Questions? Please contact the Enrichment Team: enrichment@qaeptsa.org.

Yours extracurricularly,
Gillian Jorgensen, Vasantha Kostojohn, and Sandra Nanney
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<![CDATA[Auction! Friday, March 11!]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:58:57 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/auction-friday-march-11We are looking forward to celebrating our beloved school and amazing community at our annual school auction on Friday, March 11. Early Bird tickets are now on sale, and there is still time to gather your friends and purchase a table! Our auction team is deep into planning and could use your help to ensure it is a success!

TABLES & CHAMPAGNE!
Reserve your table of 10 or 12 by tomorrow, Friday, February 6 and receive champagne: 2 bottles for a table of 10 or 3 bottles for a table of 12!
qae.schoolauction.net/auction2016/tickets

EARLY BIRD TICKETS!
Get your tickets now through February 12 for $85/ticket ($95 and up after 2/12)!
qae.schoolauction.net/auction2016/tickets

RAFFLE!
Purchase your raffle ticket for a chance to win a one-night stat at a 5-star hotel the night of the auction, Friday, March 11. The drawing will be held on February 26.
qae.schoolauction.net/auction2016/tickets

LIVE & SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!
We have some amazing items coming in, but yes, we still need more! Procure a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant, spa, or yoga studio! Donate a stay at your vacation home or a ride on your boat. Offer your business services, a set of tickets to a sporting event, or a round of golf! Procure or donate anything you would bid on!
qae.schoolauction.net/auction2016/donate_items

We look forward to celebrating with you!

The Auction Team
fundraising@qaeptsa.org
qae.schoolauction.net/auction2016

Please plan for an hour of travel time to the auction: it's a Friday night in Seattle, it could rain, there are several construction projects, and there could be concerts, sporting events, etc. that affect traffic. Thank you!
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<![CDATA[PTSA General Membership Meeting, Wednesday, February 10]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:57:56 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/ptsa-general-membership-meeting-wednesday-february-10Agenda for PTSA General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm​
QAE Cafeteria
  • Reading Horizons Contract Approval
  • Principal Hiring Update
  • SDAT Update
  • Treasurer Report
  • Auction/Fundraising Update

Childcare will be provided in the library for children 4yo and up, for a suggested donation of $5 per child.
Please note, all children must be potty trained.
 
RSVP for childcare here.

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<![CDATA[2016-17 Open Enrollment for Choice Schools]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:56:27 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/2016-17-open-enrollment-for-choice-schoolsReminder for important upcoming enrollment dates:
  • Online Applications for Open Enrollment for 2016-17 will be available starting next Wednesday, February 10.
  • Walk-in applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, February 17.
  • The last day to submit School Choice forms is Tuesday, March 1. Submissions after this date will be considered late.

Please visit the SPS website for more information - Open Enrollment

Please note: If you have a student currently enrolled at Queen Anne Elementary and plan to send your other child/ren to QAE, you must complete the SPS - Open Enrollment for School Choice Application for the incoming sibling(s).
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<![CDATA[New Discovery School Opportunity]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:52:32 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/new-discovery-school-opportunityCelebrating its 30-year anniversary, New Discovery School (NDS) is an independent, not-for-profit, play-based preschool serving three to five and a half year old children. Under the leadership of Susan Tomlinson Gorman it has grown from a single classroom with ten adventurous families and their children to include 74 families and 14 staff members. As Susan steps down to take on new adventures we seek the right educator to guide this strong, highly respected community of children, families and teachers.
 
NDS seeks a leader passionate about the social-emotional development and problem solving skills of our students, giving them the confidence and readiness to learn.  Offering a friendly, warm, welcoming community NDS seeks a leader who is supportive and collaborative in their style and driven to maintain the high standards of the program.
 
Here is the link to the job description on the NDS website: 
http://www.newdiscoveryschool.org/documents/NDS_Director_Job_Announcement.pdf
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<![CDATA[Upcoming Dates]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:51:09 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/upcoming-dates39February Dates:
​March Dates:
  • Tuesday, March 1 | Last Day to Submit School Choice Forms
  • Friday, March 11 | Annual QAE Benefit Auction 

Ongoing:
  • Mondays, 9:40am | All school Monday Morning Meeting | Cafeteria
  • Tuesdays, 8:45am | Mindful Mornings with Mrs. Skoog | PE Portable
  • Thursdays, After School | 4th/5th Grade Knitting for Peace | Room 205
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<![CDATA[Session 2 Enrichment Registration Opens NEXT WEEK!]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:57:05 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/session-2-enrichment-registration-opens-next-weekIt's true: we've sharpened all of our virtual pencils and are ready to sign you up for another 13, 14 or 15 weeks of enrichment classes!

We have a variety of new class--Choir! Breakdancing! Taiko! 3D Art & Printing! Hand Sewing! Rhythm & Percussion!--along with our tried and trues from the first session. All can be viewed via the Enrichment page:
http://www.qaeptsa.org/enrichment.html

The registration links will be LIVE on February 1st for continuing students and on February 3rd for new students. Registration links can be found within each class description.

Exceptions to these registration dates:
Language Link:
Registrations go through their website ONLY:
http://thelanguagelinkllc.com/k-8-school-programs/
Their early-bird pricing is available through January 30th.

Robotics:
Registration is through Stephan Poole. Please contact him directly for more information: stephan@qaerobotics.org

Scholarships are available for all classes. For more information, please contact the Enrichment Team at enrichment@qaeptsa.org.

And, of course, please let the Enrichment Team know if you have any questions about classes, policies, All-Club recess, volunteering, or anything else!

Happy Choosing!
Gillian Jorgensen & Vasantha Kostojohn
QAE PTSA Enrichment Co-Chairs
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<![CDATA[Auction Update: Procurement, Tables, Theme & Raffle!]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:55:53 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/auction-update-procurement-tables-theme-raffleProcurement
Do you have a vacation home, boat, sporting tickets, and/or membership to a golf or social club? If so, please consider donating a week, cruise, set of tickets, round of golf- or anything else that another family may enjoy- to our auction. Are you unsure about what to donate, no problem, contact 
fundraising@qaeptsa.org and we can help maximize your donation. Please complete either the paper form or the online form (online is preferred!). Are you interested in helping procure items from local businesses, please contact Rita at fundraising2@qaeptsa.org.

Tables
Tables of 10 or 12 are now available for purchase! The purchase of a table comes with champagne for the table, and the peace of mind knowing that you and all your friends will have a spectacular evening together. 

Purchase a Table TODAY!
When purchasing a table, please have the name of all guests who will be at the table, along with the teacher names.

Theme 
In light of recent events and calls for action in Hollywood for inclusion and diversity, and in line with our school's values on the same, we've decided to move away from the old Hollywood theme which was chosen only to evoke an idea for dressing up. Instead, we will celebrate our community and support our PTSA as they continue to fund the fantastic programs and staff that make our school so great. Cocktail attire encouraged.

Raffle
Enter the pre-auction raffle sale for a one night stay in a five star hotel the evening of March 11! Raffle tickets are $25/each and the drawing will be held on February 26, 2016.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase until February 25, 2016. If you are sitting at a table with friends, please go to the ticket page to purchase your own raffle ticket.  
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<![CDATA[´╗┐Special Election February 9]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:19:04 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/special-election-february-9Seattle Public Schools is submitting two school levies to Seattle voters for renewal in the Special Election on February 9, 2016: 

Operations Levy and the Buildings
The Operations Levy replaces the expiring operations levy and provides about 25 percent of funding for day-to-day educational programs and services not fully funded by the state of Washington. The operations levy pays for a portion of teacher, instructional assistant and support staff salaries, as well as textbooks, classroom supplies, safety and building security, bilingual and special educational services, professional development and training, bus transportation, student activities such as athletics, music, arts, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

Technology and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy
The BTA IV Capital Levy replaces the expiring BTA III Capital Levy and renews our commitment to providing safe, quality schools.
  • Buildings: to address growing enrollment, we will open 3 school buildings, and create basic health and safety improvements, including; earthquake safety, fire alarm, fire suppression, intercom, roof replacements, energy-efficient projects and HVAC, electrical, plumbing and mechanical upgrades; windows and doors replacements and exterior repairs.
  • Technology: we will meet critical needs to provide modern day technology equipment, instructional tools and training for all schools and will provide direct support for students and teachers.
  • Academics/Athletics: we will provide support for Special Education and Early Learning improvements, adding science and computer labs to meet the new 24 credit graduation requirements, student assessment, program placement, and athletic fields and lighting upgrades.

More information may be found on the SPS website at: www.seattleschools.org/levies2016.

King County Ballot Measure information can be found here:
SPS Prop 1 - Operations Levy
SPS Prop 2 - Renewal of Buildings, Technology and Academics Capital Levy


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<![CDATA[Admissions Fair (Option Schools) - This Saturday!]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:15:20 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/admissions-fair-option-schools-this-saturdaySeattle Public Schools Admissions Fair
January 30, 2016, 10am – 2pm
Mercer Middle School
1600 S. Columbian Way, Seattle WA 98108

To support each student’s journey to excellence, the Seattle Public Schools Admissions Office is hosting its first annual Admission’s Fair on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Mercer Middle School. The focus is on Option Schools with support from other departments.

Please come and join us to find out about each unique Option School and its program along with how the choice lottery process works; learn about general admission, our highly capable programs, kindergarten enrollment, and much more. Below is a list of schools and departments who will be participating. 

OPTION SCHOOLS
Elementary Schools
John Stanford Int’l Admissions
McDonald Int’l  
Queen Anne  
Thornton Creek  
K-8 Schools
Hazel Wolf
STEM K-8 (Boren)  
Licton Springs K-8
Orca K-8  Pathfinder K-8
​Salmon Bay K-8
South Shore PreK-8
TOPS K-8  
High Schools
Cleveland STEM  
Nova HS
Seattle World School
The Center School

DISTRICT DEPARTMENTS
Advance Learning
Early Learning
ELL
K-8 Enrollment Planning
Family Support Group
Head Start 
Health Services
Nutrition 
Skills Center ​
Special Education 
Transportation
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<![CDATA[McClure Open House & Tour - Tonight!]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:14:34 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/mcclure-open-house-tour-tonightThursday, January 28, 2016
6:30 - 8:00pm
McClure Middle School Cafeteria
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<![CDATA[Upcoming Dates´╗┐]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:12:48 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/upcoming-dates38January Dates:
February Dates:Ongoing:
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<![CDATA[Join the School Design Advisory Team!]]>Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:22:31 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/join-the-school-design-advisory-teamCalling all interested parents!  There is still space on the BEX Levy SDAT committee!  Please turn your application in!  We are looking for parents who have a creative eye, who care about our school mission at QAE and can help us to vision the best types of spaces for our new school. Through this process, we hope to vision how best to create spaces that help us at QAE compliment our school mission and Five Pillars (i.e., our focus on technology, one to world, social/emotional learning, project-based learning, etc.).

SDAT Application

Come join a great group of people who have a focus on education and ideas to support the best space and design for their learning!  It will be a fun and rewarding experience!

We will accept applications through Friday (1/22) midnight!
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<![CDATA[Donate an Item to the Auction!]]>Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:22:00 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/donate-an-item-to-the-auctionOur auction is the biggest fundraising event of the year and we need YOUR HELP to ensure it is a success. Do you have a vacation home, boat, sporting tickets, and/or membership to a golf or social club? If so, please consider donating a week, cruise, set of tickets, round of golf- or anything else that another family may enjoy- to our auction. Are you unsure about what to donate, no problem, contact fundraising@qaeptsa.org and we can help maximize your donation. Procurement forms were distributed today to all students. Please complete either the paper form or the online form (online is preferred!). Are you interested in helping procure items from local businesses, please contact Rita at fundraising2@qaeptsa.org.

Do you own a business and would like to sponsor the auction? We offer half page and full page ads in our catalog, along with additional signage at the event. Please contact Holley Ring (hring@windermere.com) if you are interested in sponsoring this fabulous event.

Thank you!

QAE PTSA Fundraising Team
fundraising@qaeptsa.org
qaeptsa.org/fundraising
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<![CDATA[Parent Ed Night - Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30pm]]>Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:19:43 GMThttp://www.qaeptsa.org/rocket-reader/parent-ed-night-tuesday-january-26-at-630pmExpert on gender diversity, Aidan Key, will lead a dynamic discussion to help parents understand gender nonconformity and transgender identification in kids. He will also address ways to discuss these topics with kids, benefits experienced by children in relation to these topics. This frank and open discussion will leave plenty of room for questions, including ones about bathroom sharing, sleepovers, faith, etc. Please join us for this very special event, for parents to broaden their education on these issues, learn how we can support others, and walk away with the message that is beneficial to everyone - how we can fully embrace and love our kids for who they are.

​If you have any questions, please feel free to email QAE Social Emotional Learning Committee Parent Education Event Coordinator, Jaime Drozd Allen at 
jaimedallen@gmail.com.

"Loving Our Kids for Who They Are"
2016 Parent Education Event on Gender Diversity 
January 26, 2016 6:30-8pm in QAE Cafeteria *Childcare available ($5/kid)
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