Preview the catalog here...
What's inside? Well, you'll have to click to find out. But here's a few hints...Hawaii anyone? Dinner at Canlis? Oh Canada? Oh yeah, it's amazing...and these great items and more can all be yours on Friday!
Preview the catalog here...
The online auction is in full swing! Have you placed any bids yet? Take a look at the full catalog now! Here's just a few of the fabulous online auction items:
Here’s an Intro to Circus Class for 4 from SANCA, the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts! Here's the chance to bring yourself along with 3 friends to attend an Introductory Circus Class featuring Trampoline, Tumbl-Trak, Trapeze, Aerial Rope or Fabric, Juggling, Tight Wire, Rolling Globe, German Wheel, Unicycle, or Chinese Pole.
Learn the art and science of American Single Malt Whiskey with this amazing tour and tasting for six at Westland Distillery in SODO!
Your child will have an absolute ball with this week at Peter Fewing Soccer Day Camp! Kids ages 5 - 13 will learn and improve their skills and tactical awareness each day by staff demonstrations, practicing and playing. Each day ends with a World Cup game
The Online Auction supporting QAE launches on Monday, March 11th at 5pm! Getting your mouse finger ready and do it quickly. The online auction will only run from March 11th at 5pm to March 17th at 10pm.
Every dollar raised helps support resources for the kids at the school this year, from the counselor to specialists, and provides author visits, curriculum, SEL tools, and more.
Visit the QAE online auction site now! And don't forget to share it with any friends or family who'd like to support our school while getting some great items. Here's just a few of the great items that can be yours!
Need some culture?
Thinking about summer camp?
Is it time for self care?
Why not indulge?
A message from Shannon Ellmers, our amazing Auction Chair. Can't wait to see you on March 22nd. And be sure to bid during the online auction starting on March 11th.
Greetings Queen Anne Community!
I am writing to provide more insight into the year’s fundraising auction. You already know it is the biggest fundraising event of the year, so let’s get down to logistics!
Attending. Our auction centers around a community building approach to fundraising. In order to make it a community-wide event, we do not charge a ticket price. All are welcome and all levels of participation are appreciated.
Giving. Like many auctions, our's is divided between a silent and a live auction. Unlike many events, our auctions are split and held during different dates. Our silent auction is online only and will run March 11-17, so get those phones charged! Our live auction celebration is March 22 at Block 41 in Belltown. The live auction celebration will have a limited silent auction component featuring student photos, class art, buy-in parties, student experience buy-in parties, select baskets, and, of course, a live auction! We appreciate your donations and support!
Engaging. We are consistently blown away by the support of our community. Engagement can range from donating an item, to volunteering to help at the live auction, to baking a dessert, to writing thank you cards to donors. Please reach out if you are interested in further engagement - firstname.lastname@example.org!
Committing. RSVP to our March 22 live auction celebration! Though we do not charge a ticket price, we do need advance RSVP for planning purposes. Because we do need to cover cost, there are donation range options linked to the ticket site, so feel free to give if you are able. RSVP now...
Thank you for your support! We look forward to celebrating with you on March 22!
QAE Auction Chair
The QAE PTSA is hosting a screening of The Most Dangerous Year on Wednesday, Feb. 27th at John Marshall. It was named on the best documentaries at the Seattle International Film Festival and has been featured in festivals around the country. It's a compelling story exploring how Washington families (including some from QAE) with transgender children fought multiple legislative efforts to limit their rights.
When: Wednesday, February 27th, 6:30pm
Where: QAE at John Marshall, 520 NE Ravenna Blvd
Cost: To cover the cost of showing the film, $5 per adult who attends. Kids are welcome and free!
Please RSVP here to reserve your spots...
All are welcome to attend, including families from other schools. We want this screening to be inclusive and accessible to all — if the cost is a burden, please come anyway!
About the Movie
In 2016 a small group of families with transgender kids joined the fight against a wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation that swept the nation and their home state. With the help of a coalition of civil rights activists and ally lawmakers, these families embarked on an uncharted journey of fighting for their children’s lives and futures in this present-day civil rights story. Find out more here:
Our fellow PTSA at Loyal Heights Elementary in Crown Hill is inviting any interested families to attend a Q&A on Saturday with Rep. Gael Tarleton:
I am the PTA co-President at Loyal Heights Elementary School. Our community has become increasingly concerned about the state's failure to fully fund education. While property taxes continue to go up, SPS is yet again facing a potential $40mil deficit, and our PTA continues to raise money to support basic education for our kids.
In response to our concerns, we have arranged for Representative Gael Tartleton come speak at our school and answer questions. We would like to invite all the staff and families at your schools to attend this Q&A session.
When: Saturday February 16th at 10am
Where: Loyal Heights Elementary Cafeteria 7735 25th Ave NW
Loyal Heights Elementary PTA co-President
Get ready for QAE's annual fundraising auction! March 22, 2019, 6-11pm at Block 41 in Belltown!
Get ready to join an incredible community of people who are ready to do whatever it takes to help QAE kids succeed. Did you know the annual auction supports 65% of the PTSA budget? Social Emotional Learning. A school counselor. Reading Specialist. These are just a few of the vital services that funds raised from our upcoming auction pay for. Without your help, these important school service could go away!
What you can do to help…
Start collecting auction items! We ask all QAE families to donate at least one thing. But please don’t stop there! The more donated items and services you contribute, the more funds we can raise for our school.
Potential Donation Ideas (Live or Online)
Gift certificates to restaurants, spas, retail stores in our neighborhood and beyond are all sought after items! So when you go out to a favorite spot, just ask - businesses are happy to donate. It's a win-win for them and us! Are you a season ticket holder? Work in the theatre or music industry? Sports, theater and concert tickets are great items to donate. Own a vacation home you'd be willing to rent to a QAE family? Going on a vacation? Ask the hotel/ski resort/b&b/cruise for a donation to the school -- so many places love the idea of being introduced to a whole new community!Camps, experiences, children's classes -- wherever your child attends is a great option! Access to a priceless experience? (movie premieres, private parties featuring a famous chef or sommelier, tours around an interesting workplace)
Additional ways you can contribute:
Ready to make a donation?
Awesome! Either fill out the attached donation form or submit via the online link:
We are incredibly excited to share this night with you all and to help all the amazing Explorers at QAE!
Shannon Ellmers, Shalini Nilakantan, Sandra Nanney, Jody Stewart
*The school levy ballots are due on Tuesday! With the snow, remember to send it in if you aren't able to drop it off at a ballot box.*
In its January board meeting the QAE PTSA endorsed a yes vote on both of Seattle Public Schools levy requests on the ballot Tuesday, February 12th. All registered voters should have received a ballot in the mail; King County no longer requires a stamp.
For more information, please begin by referring to the Seattle Council PTSA statement on their endorsement of both levies:
Calling all bakers! We need your help making sure we have plenty of desserts for our Auction Dessert Dash. If you have sweet baking skills, we would love to add your dessert to the list. You may also sign up and buy a dessert from your favorite bakery around town. Please, give a description of the dessert, list any allergens, and whether you will bring the dessert to the school on Friday or to the venue.
Use this sign-up to let us know you can contribute a dessert:
The Auction will take place on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at Block 41 in Belltown! See the Auction site for more details...
If you have any questions, email email@example.com. Thanks for your help!
Our annual auction is coming up soon. Join us on March 22nd for an amazing evening that benefits all the kids at QAE. It takes a village to make this event happen. Below are a few volunteer opportunities that we guarantee will be fun! Baking a cake is a volunteer opportunity you ask? Why yes ... yes, it is!
Help Needed - Donate an Item or Experience
Do you have a business that would like to donate something that can be bid on during the Auction? Our Auction team needs help providing great items for both the online and night of auctions. Please fill out the donation interest form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly!
Calling all bakers!
We need your help making sure we have plenty of desserts for our Auction Dessert Dash (our annual auction is on Friday, March 22nd - be there!). If you have sweet baking skills, we would love to add your dessert to the list. You may also sign up and buy a dessert from your favorite bakery around town. Please give a description of the dessert, list any allergens, and whether you will bring the dessert to the school on Friday or to the venue. Sign up for a dessert here…
Help Take Photos of our QAE Students
Calling all photographers, budding photographers, friends of photographers...If you are interested in photographing the children of QAE for our school auction we need you! We are looking for someone to take individual black and white photos of our students, a favorite part and key fundraising piece of our upcoming auction. Time commitment would require a few hours in the next month during the school day to photograph students along with the help of other parent volunteers. Please contact Kirsty at email@example.com for more information. Thank you!
UPDATE: GRC new date is Wednesday, Feb. 27th at 12:45pm. Hope there's no snow!
Queen Anne Elementary is taking part in the Global Reading Challenge for the third year! Teams of 4th and 5th grade students have been working had to prepare for this quiz-show style contest at QAE! Among the goals of the GRC are to motivate children to read, develop teamwork and cooperative thinking skills, and have fun. Each year, students from across the city read up to 10 books selected by Seattle librarians and participate in weekly meetings to study these books with their teammates.
Our winning team will advance to compete with teams from other schools across the city. The program will end with an All-City Final that will take place at the downtown Central Library.
If your child is participating in GRC this year, please join us for our In-School Competition, which will be held at the John Marshall Building on Wednesday, Feb. 27th at 12:15pm. We are so proud of all of our 4th and 5th grade participants!
See the Seattle Public Library GRC site for more information, including the list of books.
Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 12th due to the Snowpocalypse! (Our apologies, we first had it listed as happening on Wednesday. It will happen on Tuesday, March 12th!)
What is Positive Discipline?
Will it work for my child/family?
How are teachers using it at QAE?
Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, March 12th for a brief PTSA General Meeting followed by an Introduction to Positive Discipline workshop by our new school counselor, Paulina Cuevas-Vega. This is a great opportunity to learn how to teach our kids important social and life skills based on encouragement and mutual respect. Please join us to hear the latest from the PTSA about our budget, updates about our move back to the expanded Boston St. campus and more. We'll keep the meeting short and jump right into learning about positive discipline! Get to know our new counselor and learn how you can apply Positive Discipline at home.
When: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019. 6pm - PTSA General Meeting; 6:30-8pm - Positive Discipline Workshop
Where: Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave W
Reserve a spot for Games Club during the meeting:
About Positive Discipline
Positive Discipline is a program based on Adlerian Psychology principles, and designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best-selling Positive Discipline parenting books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, the program teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults. Parenting with Positive Discipline means being kind and firm at the same time, which is effective long-term and helps children feel a connection — a sense of belonging and significance.
Paulina joined QAE in Fall 2018. Originally from Chile, Paulina most recently lived in China for 5 years teaching positive discipline. She has a psychology degree, a MA in Educational Psychology, a PK-12 school counseling license and 15 years of experience working as a School Counselor in local and international schools in the USA, Chile and China.
QAE will be participating in Black Lives Matters at School week from Feb. 4th-8th. See the schedule of events below! For more information about QAE's approach you can talk with your child's teacher or write Principal Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Feb. 4th – What is the history and importance of BLM?
Tuesday. Feb. 5th - How can we use BLM week to further the conversations around achieving racial equity?
QAE staff will read Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham to the class. We encourage QAE families to read this book so you can discuss race and equity with your child – we have copies at school. Not My Idea is a book that speaks to the truth of America’s past and present climate around racism and white supremacy. The book values integrity, honesty, encourages curiosity and critical thinking, and above all seeks to teach empathy as means for social change.
Wednesday, Feb. 6th – What does Justice look like?
Topics will include: intersectionality and LGBTQIAPD affirming spaces. QAE Gender equity statement: https://www.qaeptsa.org/gender-identity.html
Thursday, Feb. 7th – What does celebrating black lives, both in a modern and historical context look like?
How can we find creative ways to celebrate and represent diverse communities of color? We will celebrate the lives of black and brown peoples beyond traditional and popular representations.
Friday, Feb. 8th
All QAE families, students, and staff are invited to wear black shirt or item of clothing in support of BLM week. There will be a 9:15 am Whole School Assembly:
Parent Resources for Black Lives Matter at School Week
From QAE Race and Equity Team: Devin Liner, Tobi Nussbaum, Paulina Cuevas, Kay Dumlao, Michelle Christensen
Before the final steel beam was installed at the QAE site on Boston, the contractor transported the beam to John Marshall so our kids could sign it.
Check out the great photos taken by QAE parent, Christa Winquist!
We’re looking for someone to help put together the 2018-2019 QAE Yearbook. Help us preserve and share the memories of this school year! Whether or not you've ever worked on an annual, it's a fun opportunity to do something for all the kiddos.
If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, please email PTSA President Ian Stewart at email@example.com