Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1st-7th
The PTSA has special plans for Teacher Appreciation Week! A Staff Farmer's Market is being organized for Thursday, May 5th. PTSA needs help acquiring local fresh fruits/veggies/herbs/flowers/products. Do you have a connection to a local farm/product? Can you donate part of your harvest from the pea patch that week? Can you donate your CSA box that week? If you answered yes to any of those questions, please contact Jamie Ross Djelosevic SOON at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Evening for New Families- May 3rd
Ms. Roy is leading a Welcome to Queen Anne event for new families on May 3rd 5:30 – 7 pm. This is a drop-in style with a PTSA table set up to offer information, answer questions and get to know people. It's so nice to meet people in person again! QAE's very own 4th and 5th grade Explorers will be tour guides. Meet outside in the school courtyard.
Caffeine with Janine staring May 9th
Starting on Monday, May 9th from 7:55 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Ms. Roy will be available to informally gather outside with parents to connect over coffee. This is a great time to ask questions and share ideas. All are welcome and we are so happy to have this tradition come back to life! Keep tuning in here for the June Caffeine with Janine date.
Burgers and Beers - May 12th
Get tickets here. Few things are better at building community than getting together for burgers and beer. When the beer comes from local favorite Rooftop Brewing and the burgers are SMASH burgers, you have the makings of a historic event. Grab your friends and head to Rooftop's private event space by the Ballard bridge to enjoy delicious, almost famous "Oklahoma Smash Burgers" by Seattle's self-proclaimed smash-burger connoisseur extraordinaire, owner of Caffe Ladro, and QAE parent, Jack Kelly. It'll be a great opportunity to meet new people, bond with those you know, and consume the best of brews and burgers. Only 6 spaces left! Proceeds go to QAE PTSA.
Upcoming events and reminders
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Earth Day Bingo on Friday
Check your student’s orange folder or back pack this week for an Earth Day Bingo activity! How many squares can your family complete? Students should bring their bingo forms back to school on Friday, April 22nd to be entered into a draw to win new books for their classroom!
Thank you to parent volunteer, Veronika Ziegler - Garden Coordinator, for creating this fun earth minded activity.
Parent's Day Out - May 21st
Take advantage of the spring sunshine on Saturday, May 21st from 1 to 4 p.m. You can drop your kids off at the Queen Anne Elementary playground to play while you get some time to yourself! Thank you to QAE parents Katie Luhman and Jackson Bennett who will entertain your child for three hours. Snacks and school playground equipment, such as balls and jump ropes, will be provided. Sign up your student and their friends for an afternoon of fun! The cost is $75 and all proceeds go towards our QAE PTSA in continued effort to reach this year's fundraising goals. Sign up here!
Book Fair on May 9th - 12th
Thank you to Ms. Parker for making our library such a wonderful place! With community support we can continue keeping our library current and interesting for our students. Mark your calendars for the QAE Book Fair, May 9th-12th.
QAE @ the Seattle Sounders on June 18th
SAVE THE DATE! One of QAE’s favorite community events is back! Join your classmates, staff, and parent community on June 18th at Lumen Field as the Sounders take on division rival LAFC! Kick-off is at noon. Come celebrate all that we have accomplished together this school year and cheer the Sounders to victory. Scholarship tickets will be available to ensure everyone that wants to attend can. More information on ticket ordering coming to the Rocket Reader and Classroom News soon!
Children MUST be accompanied by an adult guardian. This is not a chaperoned field trip. QAE teachers and staff will attend, but this is not a district-sponsored school event.
Thank you to parent volunteer, Jonathan Hildebrandt for organizing.
The Yearbook needs your pictures!
It's that time! Parents, teachers, guardians and friends, please look back through your camera rolls, phone pic history, and emails. Then, send us some of your best candid shots from the various moments this past school year!
There are two ways to send us pictures:
1. Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Download them to this secure drop-box.
Please include your child's name, grade, teacher and VOPP/In-Person in your email and make the subject line, "2021-22 Yearbook." With your participation we'll have extra sweet 2021-22 memories for our kids to look back on. Thank you parent volunteer, Tiffany Robinson, for leading the yearbook project this year.
It's yearbook time! A great way to contribute to our community is by submitting a photo or two of your kiddo(s). Send an email to email@example.com. Please include your child's name, grade, teacher and VOPP/In-Person in your email and make the subject line, "2022-23 Yearbook." Not sure what kind of pics would work? Think about QAE's 5 Pillars. You probably have more photos then you think of your kiddo sharing school art creations or a piece of writing, math solving they're proud of. Maybe you caught a pic of them in some spirit wear. Thanks to volunteer Tiffany Robinson, our yearbook lead, all students will have this QAE keepsake.
Earth Day is Every Day
April 22nd is a day to recognize our Earth. This year's official theme is "Invest in our Planet." In and around Seattle there are many ways to participate. Here are a few:
Stay tuned into the RR for future Green events planned by parent volunteer Veronika Ziegler, QAE Garden Coordinator.
Summer Camps with Openings
Wise Camps Outdoor Stem Adventures - PreK- 9th grade
Girls Rock Math - 1st - 6th grade
Aspiring Youth Special Needs - Starting at 8 years, in-person and on-line.
Thank you QAE Community & Enjoy Spring Break!
We're now at 60% of our fundraising goal! Thank you to all who have participated, from our awesome parent volunteers who put this together, to our students who shared their love for the school and teachers who created informative videos and each of you who said yes to bidding, texting and raising your paddles, total raised is $60,303!
This means that we have secured a majority of the funding for those things our students love about QAE.
Text-to-give EXPLORERS to 833-679-3232 is always open and we're still inviting you to take part in the party buy-ins. Check out our fundraising page to learn about Matching Gift Companies and Amazon Smile. From the Heart T-Shirts are still for sale! Student photographs from Red Poppy Photography are for sale as well.
If you are interested in being part of next year's 2023 fundraising team email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to each of you for your generosity, whether you gave your time, your talent or your treasure; each of you are an integral piece of our school community and we are so excited to celebrate this with you!
Have a fantastic Spring Break!
That's right, QAE! Our Board has risen to the fundraising challenge of the decade with our mighty hearts, and we'd like to thank you for ALL of your support! We couldn't do it without you. We're halfway to our $100,000 goal and have not yet reached our goal of 100% community participation. We're asking YOU, dear community, to take us home! We know you want to keep our school special today and in the future. In great effort to reach our fundraising goals, here is what we're doing:
Funds raised this year directly impact QAE, enabling several important staff positions that make a large positive impact on our kids every day. Let's keep going QAE! It's for our kids today and tomorrow.
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