We have exciting news for this year's upcoming Dwankhozi Week! QAE will be hosting two teachers, Maurice Masala and Stanley Mwale, from Dwankhozi School. They will be traveling all the way from Zambia to visit with students and staff!
Dwankhozi Week will entail a number of exciting activities including -- MMM greeting for our Zambian teachers, classroom visits, experiential stations and an all school assembly on Friday. Stay tuned for more information on the week's events!
Volunteers are needed to provide lunches for our guests, Tuesday - Friday this week. If you can help out please signup below:
Dwankhozi Week Lunch Signup
Learn more about the Queen Anne Elementary partnership with Dwankhozi School on the on the Website.
Missed the auction but still want in on some of the great items? Well, now is your LAST chance! We are so excited to continue raising money for our amazing school with an online auction. Please click on the link below to browse the online catalog (some items are still being added!) and see the fun items we have available. Happy Bidding!
The auction will close at 11:00pm on Sunday, April 3.
We will be having our annual Spring Instrumental Music evening performance on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the QAE Lunchroom. The concert will feature all Queen Anne 4th and 5th grade Instrumental Music students, including the Beginning Strings, Beginning Winds, 2nd year Winds, and 2nd year Strings. All Instrumental Music students are expected to attend this performance, and should arrive at the QAE lunchroom by 6:00 p.m. for tuning and warm-ups. Looking forward to it!
Queen Anne Instrumental Music Teacher
Seattle Public Schools is pleased to announce the launch of its Accessible Educational Resources Portal.
The portal is linked from every Seattle Public Schools website, including the district and school sites, on the bottom of every page with the link titled "Non-Discrimination Statement."
The portal supports our efforts to provide equal access. The portal is in support of the district's ongoing commitment to ensuring that communications for district sponsored programs, events and activities are accessible to district students, staff, families and community members with disabilities.
The portal provides many valuable resources including information about accessible technology and resources to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to access website content, software and equipment.
The portal includes:
Michael S. Miller
SPS Accessibility Coordinator
Seattle Public Schools invites families, community members and staff to share thoughts and ideas on our International School and Dual Language Immersion programs. The district is examining these programs in order to make recommendations about potential changes in the 2017-18 school year.
Interested families, community members and staff may participate in one or more of the following ways:
Thank you for your interest!
Michele Anciaux Aoki
International Education Administrator
Missed the auction but still want in on some of the great items? Well, now is your chance! We are so excited to continue raising money for our amazing school with an online auction. Please click on the link below to browse the online catalog (some items are still being added!) and see the fun items we have available. Happy Bidding!
Every student will receive a 2015-16 yearbook courtesy of QAE PTSA. The PTSA is committed to purchasing one yearbook per student — if you would like to puchase an additional yearbook, you may do so here: 2015-16 Yearbook. The cost is $20 and the deadline to order is April 22.
The yearbook committee is deep into creating the 2015-16 yearbook and could use more classroom candids. If you have any classroom photos to share, please email them to email@example.com.
The Yearbook Committee
Spring is here and the weather is ever changing! Sweatshirts, coats, hats and water bottles are piling up in the lost and found! Be sure to swing by both the Treehouse and Brick to check for missing items.
Thank you to our parent volunteers who keep the racks neat and organized with the constant flow of garments!
Bell Time Implementation Task Force online survey is now available.
Closes Wednesday, April 13
The district wants your input related to the transition to the new bell times. The survey will focus on three topics important to a successful transition to the newly adopted bell times:
Boundary Change Community Meetings
As part of the growth boundaries approved in 2013, there will be boundary changes for 18 attendance area elementary and nine middle schools (including McClure) in Fall 2017.
SPS Board approves expansion of Preschool and Accepts State Kindergarten Fee Subsidy
The Board recently voted to approve the expansion of Seattle Preschool Program classrooms. In addition, they agreed to accept state subsidy for full day kindergarten in all of the district's elementary and K-8 schools. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, families will no longer pay tuition for a full 6-hour day of kindergarten.
Family Survey Scheduled for April
The annual Seattle Public School Family Survey is scheduled to be distributed the week of April 18. The Family Survey provides an important opportunity to reflect on your child’s school and the district.
Stay up to date on District News and Events here!
SIFF Education invites youth to participate in our Films4Families (Ages 8-12) and FutureWave (Ages 13-18) juries during the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival (May 19 - Jun 12). Watch up to eight feature films during the festival, select the best film with your peers and get additional free tickets! Apply at bit.ly/OFgdZK.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for attending the QAE Auction. We hope you had a wonderful time connecting with QAE families, teachers, and staff while raising some much needed funds for our amazing school.
Auction Items: If you attended the auction and didn’t leave with your items at the end of the night, please stop by the office as soon as possible to pick up your items. If you received something the night of the auction that you did not pay for, kindly contact Lauren Haley at email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
Auction Invoices: Invoices will be sent out soon. Please contact Rick North at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Matching: Donations to Raise the Paddle are 100% tax deductible. Auction item purchases are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact our treasurers at email@example.com with any questions.
Student Photos: To purchase B&W portraits of your child (courtesy of Natalia Dotto Photography & Yuen Lui Studio) please stop by the office and pick up your photo. Photos are $25 and can be paid for with a check made payable to QAE PTSA.
Online Auction: We will be holding an online auction to purchase some of the few items that were not sold at the auction. Please stay tuned, the online auction will soon be located here - qae.schoolauction.net/auction2016/homepages/show
Auction Night Photos: Reminisce about the big night here - qaeptsa.org/Auction-2016-Photos
Thank you, again, to our amazing volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
QAE PTSA Auction Committee
One hour of your time is needed on March 24th from 3pm-4pm! Make a difference in the design of the new QAE school addition!
We need only TWO MORE parent volunteers to help with a ONE time focus group for our BEX Levy building design architects. Prior to coming, the architects ask that you come with index cards with your thoughts, hopes and dreams for the "new" school. Then, you will join their team to participate in a creative activity around visioning for our new school.
If you are interested, please contact Jenny Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QAE's annual Game Night is fast approaching! Be sure to save the evening of Thursday, April 21st for fun games, pizza and a 4th grade bake sale at the Queen Anne Community Center! More details coming soon.
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