This has been such an exciting week to share the enthusiasm and joy of QAE with the greater community. One thing I try to emphasize with students is that the Arts have the ability to move the hearts of our community. As we’ve caroled, sung at assemblies and practiced performance, we always take a moment to reflect on the good feeling we get when we know we’ve made someone’s day. I hope your students are feeling that now—the joy they’ve brought to thousands has been tangible, and is rippling all around the nation. This isn’t insignificant. The world needs more joy and positivity, and I’m honored to help that cause this week. I’m so proud to display the wonderful spirit and joy of QAE and the way the Arts bring out the best in us. It’s been remarkable to show off our amazing staff and students, who each are outstanding in what they bring to this community. I hope you’ve all been able to share in the magic of the moment, and who knows—maybe it’ll help us in our game on Sunday! Go Seahawks!
Because Music Matters,
Ms. Stone, Ms. Amsel, and 5 students will be on King5 this Saturday, January 31 between 7-9am.
Be sure to tune in...
It's been an amazing week! QAE has received quite a bit of media attention and has had over 66,000 views on YouTube! Congrats to all who participated, what a wonderful experience for our students!
If you haven't seen all the wonderful media shout outs, here they are:
ABC News - Good Morning America
Pete Carroll Twitter & Facebook
Heart of the Seahawks - QAE!
Buy your tickets to our Roaring 20's Benefit Auction now! Click here to purchase early bird tickets or a whole table. If you buy a table, you will receive a bottle of champagne at the event! Remember... Ticket prices go up after February 20th.
Know what you're planning to donate for the event? Fill out the online procurement form and we will make sure to include it in the auction catalog! Be creative. Don't be afraid to let us know your ideas. We would love unique, interesting items! The auction will be here before we know...Please complete the procurement form now through February 20th.
Are you an aspiring pastry chef? Love to make desserts? Do you have a favorite dessert from a local bakery or restaurant? Be a part of the always popular, always delicious Dessert Dash at the auction by contributing a dessert. Contact Heather Lakefish at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com. We'd love your help!
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>>Donate an Item to the Auction<<
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QAE PTSA Auction Committee
Please join us on Wednesday, February 4th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm as we discuss some general PTSA business, communicate updates about Facility Improvements, and outline Facility news for 2015-16. We'll then turn our meeting over to Mr. Elliott and QAE Staff for a presentation about the implementation of our "One to World" program.
Childcare will be available.
Please RSVP here.
7:00 - 7:15 PTSA Business
Fall Fundraising Update
First Half Fiscal Year Summary
7:15 - 7:45 Facilities Update
2015-16 Space & Facilities Update
2014-15/16 Proposed Campus Refresh & Improvements
7:45 - 9:00 One to World Program Overview
Student & Parent Information
Integrating Technology into the QAE Learning Environment
Student Work Examples and Presentations
Our communication channels are managed by dedicated teachers & staff and hardworking QAE PTSA volunteers. It's our job to help inform our Queen Anne Elementary Community about important dates & deadlines, school needs, community events, and community celebrations. We use a wide variety of communication tools in our communication routine to help accomplish the goal of keeping everyone well-informed.
>>Read more about Communications at QAE<<
Please take a moment to participate in our Communications Survey. This is a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts to help improve our channels and methods of communication at QAE. Your feedback is very important and greatly appreciated. The survey will close Friday, February 6.
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Thank you for your time!
QAE Communications Team
Please read the latest Blog from our QAE PTSA Social Emotional Learning Committee:
"As part of the Zones of Regulation curriculum, the SEL committee has been working to provide a variety of calm and/or focus tools for each classroom. One that we are especially pleased to offer are weighted lap pads and weighted shoulder pads. The pictures above and below are of our new weighted lap pads, which were delivered to classrooms this week."
Seattle Public Schools is seeking parent, staff and student volunteers to serve on a 24-Credit Graduation Requirement Task Force that would address how the district can implement the state’s increasing credit requirements for graduation. The task force will be asked to research and analyze options, and then make a recommendation regarding high school schedules, graduation policy and credit-hour requirements.
If you are interested in how graduation credit requirements will affect your child's future, please find more information here.
Be sure to check the QAE Calendar for upcoming events!
January 30 - Feb 6, 2015
No School- Day Between Semesters - Friday, January 30
Mindful Mornings with Mrs. Skoog - Tuesday, February 3, 8:45am - 9:15am, Gym
QAE PTSA General Meeting - Wednesday, February 4, 7pm - 9pm, Cafeteria
QAE School Tour - Thursday, February 5 at 9:45am
Students & Staff! Be sure to wear your Seahawks Blue & Green tomorrow, Friday, January 23rd–Ms. Stone has an exciting activity planned for the school!
Parents! Ms. Stone needs to borrow a few supplies for tomorrow—please email Ms. Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any of these items to loan:
Tickets are now available for our Gatsby-inspired Benefit Auction! Click here to purchase. Tickets are $85 each. The price goes up to $95 each after February 20th so buy now!
Have you turned in your procurement form? We need items to auction off! Procurement forms were included in your child's orange folder. Or, you can click here for an online form.
Have you decided how you'd like to volunteer for the event? It takes a village and we can't do this without your involvement. Volunteer forms were placed in your child's orange folder a couple weeks ago. Or, please send an email to email@example.com to find out how you can be a part of the Auction Team.
Don't miss out!!!
QAE PTSA Auction Committee
Purchase Tickets Here!
Donate Items Here!
The deadline to register for Enrichment Programs is tomorrow, Friday, January 23rd.
The following programs need to meet the minimum enrollment to avoid cancelation:
One Parent Volunteer + One More Student Needed for K-2 Chess
Parent Volunteer will receive a 50% tuition discount that can be applied to the K-2 Chess Program on Tuesday afternoons. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the enrichment program coordinator.
One Parent Volunteer Needed for Pacific Science Center - Amazing Animals
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the enrichment program coordinator.
There is still space in most or our Enrichment Programs—sign up today!
Pacific Science Center - Amazing Animals • Exploring Science • Coding • Art with Ms. Amsel & Ms. Tobi • Debate • Robotics • Songsterz • Unicycle • Drama • After School Sports • Kids Create Art • Clay Animation • Hip Hop • Math for Love • Language • Seattle's Littlest Performers - The Snow Queen
Thank you -
QAE PTSA Enrichment
Session Two Schedule
Please take a moment to participate in our Communications Survey. This is a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts to help improve our channels and methods of communication at QAE. Your feedback is very important and greatly appreciated.
Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RDBTBZF
Thank you for your time!
QAE Communications Team
QAE will be holding a Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly next Thursday, January 22nd at 10:15am. Ms. Stone has been working with the third graders on a special performance and Ms. Amsel has all students working on amazing art pieces of Dr. King. QAE families are welcome to join.
Auction Packets have been sent out! Please look in your child's orange folder for exciting information about our upcoming Benefit Auction on Friday, March 20.
Tickets go on sale soon! Click here to sign up for a notification when the early bird sale happens. $85 per ticket ($95 per ticket after February 20). Tickets go fast so sign up now!
Give a gift to the school! Online procurement forms are available here. A hard copy of the procurement form was included in the Auction Packet. Need ideas for procuring? Also look in the Auction Packet...
And, we can't put together this big event without your support. Find out how you can help with Data Entry, Logistics, Set-up, Marketing, Decorations, and all the other parts of the auction that we need to get done. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can get involved!
QAE Auction Committee
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