MOHAI does not have a parking lot. Please plan ahead.
Don't forget to check out the online catalog! If you can't make it to the auction, you can bid by proxy.
QAE PTSA Auction Team
As an effort to raise funds for Islandwood, the 4th graders are hosting an all school talents show!
It will be on April 22, Tuesday night, from 6-8 pm.
If you can sing, dance, unicycle, or do something else cool, please come participate. It costs $7.50 to perform, but to come watch is free.
Try outs will be next Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8, in the hallway outside the 4th grade classroom. You can tryout before or after school either day from 8:45-9:15am or 3:45-4:15pm. Your talent should take two minutes or less. All acts that fit the two minute or less time requirement and are school appropriate will be accepted.
The night of the performance K/1/2 will perform from 6-7pm and grades 3/4/5 will perform from 7-8pm.
We will be selling crafts, gifts and baked treats that night to help with fund raising and we will also have a raffle. Please find that inner talent and we will see you next Monday and Tuesday at tryouts!
If you have questions or need anything please contact Kristin Teske.
QAE 4th Graders
P.S. This event will be completely run by the 4th grade class. They are running the committees, they are creating crafts to sell at the performance, they are writing announcements, and filling out the proper paperwork. So if we have some snags, we hope you will be patient. Our 4th graders are building the plane as they fly it, which as many of you know is a QAE tradition! Thank you! Kristin Teske
The Fit for Life - 5K will be taking place on Saturday, May 17th at 10:00AM. All ages and skill levels are welcome. The route for this 5K run/walk will mostly extend along the waterfront in Myrtle Edwards Park. This 5K event is being held to benefit QA public schools; all profits will be donated back to the public schools on QA hill. The race is the day after our jog-a-thon, so the kids will be in great shape to keep running! Let's get a big QAE group there to participate!
To register, click here.
Or for additional information, click the below document.
See you at the races!
Get your tickets here!
All Auction Items are Due Today!
Be sure to drop items off in the QAE office, or contact Sarah to make arrangements.
Peruse all of the wonderful items that will be up for bid at the auction here.
Want to bid on something, but can't make it to the auction? Simply complete the proxy bidder form and we will bid on your behalf!
Available at KidsCo. Reserve your space with Patrick.
QAE PTSA Auction Team
Time-Sensitive Auction Reminders!
All auction items are due this Thursday, March 27! If you donated an item to the auction, please drop it in the Auction box in the QAE office, or contact Sarah to arrange delivery.
The last day to purchase tickets is this Thursday, March 27! Get your tickets here!
Auction Night Childcare
Reserve your spot today! Contact Patrick @ KidsCo (PatrickR@kidscompany.org / 206.216.2250)
It's finally here! Preview all of the amazing items that will be up for bid at the QAE Auction here!
QAE PTSA Auction Team
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Coe Elementary Lunchroom
2424 7th Ave W, Seattle
Opening Remarks 6:15
Film Begins 6:30
Dislecksia: the Movie is an engaging documentary that weaves vintage classroom footage, celebrity interviews and the comedic touch of dyslexic director Harvey Hubbell V into an engrossingly entertaining film on a serious subject.
Co-sponsored by Coe Cares and QAE SEL Committee
The screening is followed by a panel of local and national experts.
Julie Bedell, a Dyslexia/ dysgraphia tutor with a private practice of 7 years, reading specialist, and currently a 2nd grade teacher Coe Elementary School.
Joe Booth is a QAE parent and dyslexia advocate. Joe has been working for 25 years in the video game industry, and founded his own company, Vidya, in 2013. Joe is also working with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, authors of The Dyslexic Advantage, on apps to aid in the early identification of dyslexia.
Sara Buetow is the parent founding member of Decoding Dyslexia - Washington, a local branch of the national dyslexia advocacy group that seeks to increase awareness, ensure the availability of appropriate educational interventions and to influence some positive policy change.
Amy Fleisher, a former teacher, is the parent of two sons and expert at navigating Seattle Public Schools. Amy will address how to locate resources for struggling readers both in the Public School System and out.
Dr. Angela Hungelmann received her Ph.D. in School Psychology with a specialization in Pediatric Neuropsychology from the University of Utah. She completed a child clinical/pediatric psychology and neuropsychology predoctoral internship at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, and a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Hungelmann specializes in comprehensive learning and neuropsychological assessments, parent consultation, and therapy with adolescents and young adults.
Bonnie Meyer is currently the Executive Director of the Slingerland Institute and a reading specialist in the Catholic Archdiocese. Bonnie has been a past president of the Washington branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and is active in both local and National IDA.
Laura Rogan is a dyslexia tutor with a private practice for 17 years. Laura is the founder/author of Wired for Reading, a series of three courses she teaches educators.
Moderator: Meg Ferris, QAE mom and co-chair of the Social and Emotional Learning committee of QAE PTSA.
There is still time to sign up for the spring session; some clubs have space available but they are filling up fast. To secure a spot for your child, please register by March 31st.
As a reminder, we have a variety of clubs, sports, art, chess (now also for 3-5 grades), music, song writing (also for 2nd - 5th grades), math, robotics and science (4th and 5th grades). For more information visit the clubs pagehttp://qaeclubs.weebly.com/
PTSA Enrichment Committee
Have you been putting off purchasing auction tickets? Don't delay any longer! There are some amazing auction items this year like a Seahawks Package, a Learn to Code Party, the first edition QAE Community Cookbook and, of course,Teacher Experiences! Don't miss out on the opportunity to bid on these and many others as well as socialize with other QAE parents and staff.
Auction Items are Due by Thursday, March 27!
Please drop the items in the box marked Auction in the QAE office, or contact Sarah Morris at 206.409.9619 to arrange delivery.
QAE Auction Team
Three levels of robotics are offered again starting next week. For more information and sign ups.
Kim Estes, of Savvy Parents Safe Kids, will be talking about the tween years as a total game changer. This talk for parents will help ensure you are prepared for this normal part of growing up. Changes are coming your way! Perfect for parents of tweens and parents with younger children who want to be prepared.
Where: QAE Lunch Room
When: Thurs., April 24, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Meg Ferris & Nicole Siciliano
Social Emotional Learning Committee Chairs
The Seattle Public Schools elementary math adoption committee work has reached a critical stage. In looking to partner with parents and community to find the best possible math program for Seattle Public School students for the 2014-15 school year and beyond, the committee invites you to provide your thoughts and opinions.
The committee is excited to have four possible math programs as viable candidates:
· Go Math!
· Math in Focus
· My Math
So how can you get involved and help?
You can provide direct feedback at one of our display locations. There will be forms prepared for you to fill out at each site, as well as forms online. This is an opportunity to compare the programs and consider what type of program you think would be a good fit for your family and community, and most importantly, for your student.
From April 1 through April 25, please come to one of these schools during the school day:
· Catherine Blaine K-8, 2550 34th Ave W, 252-1920
· Bryant Elementary, 3311 NE 60th St., 252-5200
· Northgate Elementary, 11725 1st Ave NE, 252-4180
· West Seattle Elementary, 6760 34th Ave SW, 252-9450
· Wing Luke Elementary, 3701 S Kenyon St., 252-7630
Or visit the Douglass-Truth Public Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, during open hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 206-684-4704
While the math committee prefers community members review the materials in person, we know that’s not always an option. You can review materials online starting April 1. Visit http://bit.ly/MathAdoption2014
Secondly, if you would like to consider how well the programs align to the standards by which the students will be learning, the committee invites you to consider the transition to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The state has adopted this new set of standards, which will replace Washington Performance Expectations in English/Language Arts and Mathematics beginning next year. Your input is sought on how far you think these programs go to help your students, their teachers, and our community best meet the demands of these 21st century skills.
More information about the Common Core is available online at:
· SPS Website – http://bit.ly/SPS-CommonCore
· Common Core State Standards Initiative – http://www.corestandards.org/
· National PTA site - http://bit.ly/NationalPTA-CommonCore
If you have any specific questions about how these programs were selected for the final round, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction Artwork is on Display at Bustle!
Be sure to stop by Bustle with your kids to check out the finished classroom art projects! Half of the art projects are on display now and the rest will go up as they come in.
Attention Race Car Drivers!
Don't forget to bid on this exciting race car opportunity! Bidding ends tomorrow, March 12. The winner will be notified onThursday, March 13.
Get Your Auction Tickets Now!
The auction is 3.5 weeks away! Get your tickets today! Ticket prices go up to $95/ticket on Saturday, March 15.
Auction Night Childcare ~ Reserve Your Spot Today!
Looking for a fun night for your kiddos while you attend the QAE Auction? Kids Co will be providing childcare. Sign up now for a night full of fun and games, snacks/dinner included.
When: Saturday, April 5th – 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Cost: $35 for one child / $45 for two / $55 for three
* For children ages 4-12, must be potty trained.*
Call or email today to reserve your spot before it fills up!
Patrick Russel, Program Manager
QAE PTSA Auction Team
Registration is now open for the last clubs of the year (April to June). We’ve added new sessions of chess and songwriting for grades 2-5, JEDI engineering with LEGOs, after-school sports clubs, and science! Sign up here.
Also, please check out these end-of-session performances coming soon to the QAE cafeteria stage:
Wednesday, March 19, 4:40pm – The Sneetches musical
Friday, March 21, 4:30pm – Music club
Monday, March 24, 5pm – Songsterz songwriting club
PTSA Clubs Co-Chairs
Time-Sensitive Auction Items up for Online Bidding!
To give you a taste of what's to come at the auction, we have two items up for online bidding now through Wednesday, March 12, 2014!
Click here to bid on these items now! The winners will be contacted via email on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
QAE PTSA Auction Team
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