We are very excited to report, this news post is going out to at least 40 new families that the district has confirmed are enrolled for next year! Because we will have as many new families starting next year as we will have seasoned vets, the PTSA felt is was important to have a few meet-and-greet events so everyone can start to recognize new faces and say hello to old friends. (There will also be QAE logo gear available for purchase--FUN!)
The first one will be held on Tuesday, July 12th from 4-6pm at Rodgers Park (Raye St. and 1st Ave. W). Families should feel free to come if they can, but this is a very informal event, so no one should feel pressure to attend. There will be plenty of socials in the future if this one is crowding your calendar! So keep on eye on the Daily News for updated events! If you know anyone who has a child enrolled for next year that didn't receive this email, please forward it on to them and encourage them to go onto the QAE website and sign up for the newsletter. If you are receiving this in error, just scroll down to the bottom of this message and click on "Update Your Subscription Profile". Click on "Unsubscribe".
If you have any questions, email the QAE PTSA Community Activities Chair, Kristin Teske, at mailto:email@example.com
Hope to see you on the 12th!
Your Queen Anne Elementary PTSA
We'd love to have some of these!
We understand many of you may want to explore the new school grounds, but have found they are blocked off until construction is completely finished. To curb that zeal, try going to the far east end of the building. Go up the stairs off Bigelow Ave. N and you'll find the QAE Community Garden. Volunteers have been working diligently, and we are very excited about how it is coming along. Eventually it will be part of our student's science and culinary curriculum. If you'd like to help with the garden by either getting your hands dirty with planting and weeding, or working on curriculum ideas, grant writing, plant procurement or a variety of other fields, please contact Elizabeth Kruse mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you like what we've done!
QAE Garden Committee
It's time to GiveBIG!
Tomorrow, Thursday June 23 is the big day. A community-wide giving challenge created by The Seattle Foundation that will increase the size of your donation to SSIA.
When you Donate to SSIA between 7am-midnight tomorrow through our page on the Seattle Foundation's Giving Center The Seattle Foundation will match a share of every contribution made to SSIA.
Won't you consider donating and stretching your donation even further tomorrow?
Together we are closing the gap!
From the September move into our fabulous space at McClure to the June
launch of our new summer school program, this has been an amazing year for SSIA.
With your help...
*More than 200 struggling students received individualized tutoring,
resulting in improvements in academic achievement, class
*Fourth and fifth grade students learned critical thinking skills and
gained the self-confidence necessary for public speaking through SSIA
*High school students earned community service hours by designing and
leading art camps for younger students.
*Over 250 parents, teachers, and community members benefited from
curriculum workshops, presentations, and collaborations.
And see you in September!
Friday, June 17, 2:30-3:30 Kindergarten Graduation in the gym
Monday, June 20, 1:20-3:15 Field Day at Wallingford Park. Remind your child to wear their class color!
Tuesday,June 21, 2:30 Last Day of School- One hour early dismissal
Dates TBA Summer Play Dates- Stay tuned for information on QAE community gatherings!
Wednesday, Sept. 7 First Day of School, at newly remodeled QAE, Boston St.
Elizabeth Kruse and I (and our boys) spent part of the day on Saturday planting tomatoes at the QAE community garden. When you've gotten your hands dirty, then patiently tended and cared for your plantings, there is nothing like the reward you feel when that first flower blooms, or that first vegetable is harvested! It is the physical manifestation of the phrase, "hard work pays off." I'm so excited for our kids to experience it first hand.
Everything looks SO great, and we are very excited about how it is coming together. Although it still has a few empty beds, overgrown beds too and needs a good weeding, we aren't worried, because this coming Friday, a Windermere crew is coming to the rescue! Thanks to Windermere agent, and QAE kindergarten parent, Holley Ring, Windermere has adopted our garden for their annual community project! They will be tackling many of our remaining projects, including tearing down a improper compost shed, putting up a new composter, clearing away the rest of the unwanted, overgrown remains of the old garden, and doing some general clean up.
If you would like to come join the work crew, we would love to have you! One can never have enough willing hands in a garden! The Windermere team will start around 9 AM and be there for several hours. Please come when you can. (The garden is on the East side of the new QAE school grounds)
Thanks to Windermere Reality and all our hardworking volunteers!
Hope to see you Friday,
QAE Community Garden Design and Planting Chair
1) Be sure to check the Lost & Found. Any unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity at the end of the school year.
2) If your child has any unreturned library books, or outstanding lunch accounts, please address those this week. Thank you for your prompt attention.
3) If your child has medications in the nurse’s office, please remember to collect it. Unclaimed medication will be disposed of.
Thank You for your help!
Thank you to all who bought a yearbook. We had 54 people pre-order, so estimated that 75 would be enough. The first run is completely gone however, and we have several requests for more.
So here is the deal:
If you still would like to order a yearbook, you need to have a $20 check or cash into the main office by 3:30 this Friday (That is tomorrow, June 10). We are NOT ordering extra, so if we do not have payment by Friday, you will not get a yearbook. That only gives you two (2) days, but if we want the yearbooks here before the last day of school, Friday is our deadline. Please make sure you put a sticky note on the check that tells us who the book is for, and their class. (i.e.- Gloria Estefan, Mrs. Leland's class)
If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Teske mailto:email@example.com
The Yearbook Team
There is a PTSA meeting tonight in the school library starting at 6:30. Find out about what is going on at school. Hope to see you there!
We're already planning the 2012 QAE auction and need your help! We're actively searching for a venue to hold our expected 250-300 attendees. Do you know of (or have a connetion with) a location that would be suitable? Any connections to a caterer or winery?
We are also looking for people to join our fundraising team! Please contact us if you'd like to help us plan the fall walkathon, spring auction, or help with fundraising in any other way.
Natalie Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holley Ring, email@example.com
QAE PTSA Fundraising Chairs
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