Jog-a-thon 2013 is here!
Our theme for this year is “Race to the Moon!” Thank you, Tony Teske of Kast Design for the great t-shirt logo!
Make sure the date- Friday, May 10th- is on your calendar, and watch for the Jog-a-thon packets- they came home in orange folders yesterday. Inside, you will find information about the event, a sample dialog for your student to use when asking friends, family and neighbors for their sponsorship, the sponsorship form, and a sheet of receipts for your donors. The envelope is to be used for turning in your pledges, so don’t throw it out!
Mr. Elliot announced the Jog-a-thon at the Monday morning meeting yesterday, and the kids are excited. This is their big chance to help their school! We’re less than two weeks from the big day, so please help them get started finding some sponsors.
Our financial goal for this year is $100 per student, but our most important goal is to have everyone participate—Donations can be any amount and all sponsors are appreciated!
We would love to have lots of parents here to help the day of the event- The kids will actually be running during the afternoon of Friday the 10th,
with the kick-off at 1:00, but we could use volunteers to help starting in the morning. To sign up to volunteer, you can email Holley Ring
email@example.com or Natalie Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org
All parents, friends, and family are welcome to come cheer the runners- it’s a fun and festive day, so please join us as we Race to the Moon!
SIPPING & SHOPPING
@ QUEEN ANNE MAIL & DISPATCH
Another chance to support QAE PTSA and all of its programs!
THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH
FROM 6-9 PM
QUEEN ANNE MAIL & DISPATCH
2212 QUEEN ANNE AVENUE NORTH
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND PLEASE CONTACT
SARAH & CHRISTOPHER
Join parenting expert Jody McVittie for a presentation on the benefits of encouraging resilience in children. Dr. McVittie will discuss strategies and methods that teach resilience. There will be lots of time for Q&A.
Jody McVittie, MD has been working with families since she got frustrated with her own family at the ripe age of 3. Needless to say her skills have improved a little since then. She is now a much in demand speaker to help families deal with the kind of know-it-all, demanding 3 (and 13) year-old she once was.
When: April 30th, 6:30-8:30
Where: QAE Lunchroom
Any questions please contact Meg email@example.com.
CHILDCARE provided by KidsCo.
Our only kid-powered fundraising event of the year is coming soon!
Here’s how it works:
· Kids gather sponsorships from friends, family, anyone who might want to help support QAE .
· The kids pledge to jog as many laps as they can around a course that will be set up on the school grounds.
· On the afternoon of Friday, May 10th, every student at QAE, the teachers, and staff, and a bunch of parent volunteers will be out there moving—there will be music, snacks & drinks, some friendly competition, prizes, and lots of fun and enthusiasm!
· Every student who participates receives a QAE Jog-a-thon T-shirt, plus the chance to win prizes, thanks to generous donations from our community event sponsors!
This is our students’ big opportunity to help their school, so encourage and assist them to find some sponsors!
Packets with all of the information about the event will come out when we get back from Spring Break, but if you will be seeing family and friends during the break, keep it in mind-- kids could start collecting sponsors now!
If you would like the sponsor form and packet early, click here to download the forms.
We would love some help with planning and will need lots of parent volunteers the day of the Jog-a-thon! If you are interested in being involved in this high energy, fun event, please contact:
Holley Ring at firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Carlson at email@example.com
This class if for the the 3rd through 5th grade student that wants to learn more advanced robotics. The students will use LEGO Mindstorms sets to build and program robots to solve different problems. The goals of this class are to learn basic programming, basic robot kinematics, some advanced building techniques, better teamwork, and a sound engineering process. You can find more info at http://www.queenanneelementary.com/robotics.html.
Age group: 9+ years
Cost: $100 per session per student
Time: Wednesday morning from 8:00 to 9:10 am
Class size: Limited to 10 students
Next session: April 24th - June 12th
Fill out the attached registration form and return by April 19, 2013. You can email answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Queen Anne Elementary students, parents, and teachers are invited to join McClure PTSA for a presentation and community discussion on how effective teaching can be identified and developed.
More information is attached here.
Dear Seattle Public Schools community,
Seattle Public Schools is updating its five-year strategic plan, Excellence for All. We’re asking families, students, staff, and community members to share feedback through a second survey, which closes on April 15. This survey asks you to assess the draft District vision, mission and core beliefs statements, as well as the draft goals and strategies.
If you have already taken this survey – thank you! If not, we hope that you’ll take 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. We will produce a summary of the results and will share them with you.
Click the link to take the survey:
If you have questions about the survey, please contact email@example.com.
Thank you again for this important feedback.
Seattle Public Schools
Yearbook order forms should have come home in your child's orange folder last week. They will cost $20 each, the same cost as last year, but with almost 20 more pages of memories and fun! We will only order the number purchased, so if you want one, now is the time! Please print and fill out the order form, and send it back to school with cash or a check made out to the QAE PTSA. Order Deadline is May 1st.
The Yearbook Team
P.S. Have a picture you think needs to be in the school annual? Send it to Kristin Teske at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recycle your electronics and small appliances on Saturday, April 27th, at this QAE-hosted community event! For every pound of electronics dropped off, QAE will earn money to help support the QAE IslandWood Camp Fund and Seattle Tilth’s school education programs.
Three ways to participate:
Volunteer! We need people to help set-up, direct traffic, help with curbside drop-off and assist with event clean up. Sign up here!
Recycling Your Junk! Computers, cords, and copiers cluttering your house? Bring them to QAE on Saturday, April 27th between 10am – 4pm. See a list of eligible items.
In this class we will see that playing games and working on puzzles can be two of the most fun and effective ways to encourage solid mathematical thinking. Students will learn a wide assortment of mathematical games, puzzles and activities that center around deep concepts of pattern, number, structure, and shape. We’ll play, pose questions, simplify, solve, and invent new challenges. The goal of this class is to introduce kids to the real meat of mathematical thinking in all its elegant glory, and to provide a pathway through games for students to discover what there is to love in mathematics. If you are a kid who likes math, games, or puzzles, this class is for you
Math 4 Love is now open for 1st-3rd graders! For more information visit mathforlove.com/qae.
For more information on all of the Before and After School activities, QAE Clubs page.
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