Our Annual Auction is coming on March 13th and tickets will be available soon! In the meantime, our QAE Procurement team is looking for donations of all types. We'll take everything from cruises to crotchet classes. Have a skill to share? Consider hosting a party. Enjoy making flower arrangements? Perhaps donate a year's worth of monthly floral delivery. Have a babysitter at home? Many restaurant and entertainment items would be much more appealing with babysitting hours.
Of course, we'll take a week at your vacation cabin as well! Please get creative and contribute to making this year's 2020 Vision a smashing success.
This week's procurement updates come from QAE parents' generous donations:
If you have anything to donate, big or small, you can fill out the donation form online here or just write to email@example.com
The procurement team could also use a hand with ongoing donation requests. Please get in touch with Jenn Lovin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would have time to email 10 local businesses with a template request form.
Other ways to get involved include:
Thank you for your help!
Your Auction Team
Our third FRI-YAY fun is coming up on Friday, Feb 7 right after school for 20 minutes (rain or shine) outside by the gym. We are looking for popcorn helpers to spread a little joy on Friday! Tasty, fresh-made POPCORN will be for available for a suggested donation of $1 a bag. For our bus riders, Kids Co. and Enrichment students we’ll have popcorn sign ups available in the classroom before lunch which will be delivered to their backpacks before end of day (please remember to have your kiddo bring $1 suggested donation on Friday).
We’ll munch popcorn and celebrate the weekend ahead!All proceeds go directly to support PTSA Community Events.
Can you lend a hand making popcorn or delivering it on Friday, Feb. 7th? Sign up for a volunteer slot here...
Dr. Emily Valdez, our wonderful librarian, wanted us to share a message with QAE parents:
The PTSA has been SO supportive of our library and our school community, but I was wondering if you’d get the word out that there are a variety of ways that parents can help our library. This list is generated from student requests and from recommendations from school and public librarians. I am blown away by the enthusiasm for reading that I see every day from our Queen Anne students and I just can’t seem to keep enough books on the shelves for their voracious appetites. In addition, if you wouldn’t mind adding a call for donated books if families are doing some spring cleaning of their home libraries. I’ve placed a bin for book donations in the foyer of the brick building.
Here's the link to the Amazon wish list for the QAE Library...
Did you know you have also support the QAE PTSA when you should on Amazon by using the Smile program and, especially, by starting searches on our website. See the details here...
An exciting week of delays and a looong Wednesday of no school during the (not-so?) great snow of 2020. The kids are back at it with, knock on wood, regular schedule going forward. Here's what's coming up:
QAE Families of Color is very excited to welcome Christina Chang, of Christina Chang Equity Consulting, to QAE for a facilitated discussion entitled "Race and You: Talking About What We Don't Want to Talk About."
When: Thursday, January 30, 6-7:30 pm
Where: QAE Chillzone / Cafeteria
Cost: Free to all
We know that it's important to talk openly with our kiddos about race - ours, theirs, and others. For many, it's a parenting and personal challenge that we just don't like to address. Please join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion about what makes it so hard, how can we overcome the discomfort, and ways we can start the conversations. Open to all parents, caregivers, teachers, staff. Don't miss this important community education event! Childcare will be available at the event!
For more information, please reach out to Kay Dumlao Doherty at email@example.com
Due to the snow, the Open House for Prospective Families has been moved to next Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at 6:30pm! Pass this info along to any families you know who might be interested in having their kids attend QAE next year.
See the Info for Prospective Families page for all the details including RSVPs.
Here's the flyer showing all the dates and info!
Our annual whole school Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 21st to give our students more time to prepare after the snow craziness! Please join us at 8:15am in the gym! Presentations will be from 1st grade, 3rd grade and 5th grade. Families are welcome to join us for this important annual assembly to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Reminder that Monday, Jan. 20th, 2020 is a school holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are some family activities you can do to meaningfully celebrate MLK Day:
Queen Anne Elementary is committed to connecting our students with the environment. We have a space in the nearby P-Patch and our amazing Garden Coordinator Andrea Hildebrandt has created some programs for our kids.
She wanted to share this opportunity to connect with our parents and educators in Seattle:
The event's purpose is to bring together teachers, garden educators and coordinators, parents and families, and community members that educate in and tend outdoor learning spaces across the Puget Sound. The Winter Workshop offers an opportunity for participants to learn, share, network, improve their practices to support sustainable outdoor classroom program development. These outdoor learning spaces on or off schoolyards might include stormwater gardens, urban forests/trees, permaculture and restoration spaces, wetlands, pollinator and native gardens, and, of course, food gardens.
DATE | TIME: Saturday, March 7, 2019 | 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Jane Addams Middle Elementary, 11051 – 34th Avenue NE / Seattle, WA 98125 Lake City neighborhood
QUESTIONS: Please contact Gretchen DeDecker, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP: RSVP here...
HELP US CREATE THE PROGRAM!
• Call for Presenters: Let us know if you would be interested to present on a specific topic. Please click here to complete a short questionnaire, by January 17.
• Suggest topics that are of interest to you: Please click here to tell us more, by January 17.
Please share this information with other school garden enthusiasts, and/or send us names of people who may be interested, and we’ll add them to our mailing list.
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