Reminder that the first summer playdate is coming soon - we hope to see everyone at David Rodgers Park from 4:00-6:00 on Monday, 7/2. Some snacks will be provided, feel free to bring more snacks for yourself or to share. If any current parents would like to help with (minimal) setting up, please contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The park is located at 2800 1st Ave West.
Current and New Families,
Please kindly take 5-10 minutes of your time to answer the below survey on the before-and-after school programs at Queen Anne Elementary (http://www.queenanneelementary.com/beforeafter-school.html).
Your feedback, suggestions and requests are important and will help guide the programs in the coming year.
Where to begin? What a wonderful year it's been at QAE, can you believe all of this goodness had happened in just 2 years?
THANK YOU for a wonderful field day yesterday, it was a huge success. Special thanks to our amazing PE teacher, Mr. R and to Kristin Teske for organizing what the kids are calling an EPIC day! And thanks to all of the parents & staff who helped make it happen.
THANK YOU to Mr. Elliott, teachers and staff for giving us another warm, wonderful year of learning and helping our kids become better, smarter more responsible citizens of the world. Your work is appreciated every moment of every day.
THANK YOU to all of our parents for choosing to attend QAE and help make this such an incredible school.
CONGRATS to our 5th grade graduates, we are all so proud of you and will miss you!!!!!!
Worried about missing all of your QAE friends this summer? No need to fear, come to the summer playdates! The first one is July 2 from 4:00-6:00 at Rogers Park. We hope to see you there.
See you at 2:35. Have a warm, safe and wonderful summer everyone!!
Thursday is Field Day! All students will be having a picnic at Little Howe that day. Please pack your child a sack lunch, which can be trashed/recycled (no lunch boxes if possible).
Also, please help your child remember to wear their class color for the day. They may get wet, dirty or wet and dirty, so plan accordingly.
Feel free to come cheer students on as they play games and have fun. They will be back at QAE for normal pick-up.
Thanks, Explorers! And have a great summer.
The QAE PTSA
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KidsCo is in need of old clothing (adult and kid sizes) and costumes for some of their summer fun. If you are able to donate anything, please swing by KidsCo, they'll take happily accept your donations!
This is the last post of the year about the items in the Lost and Found. The hanging rack and tubs are filled with sweatshirts, coats, shirts, pants, hats, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. If your child is missing something chances are it's in the Lost and Found which is located in the Treehouse (white building). Please come by and grab anything that belongs to you. Staff will try and deliver items to the owner's classroom if there is a name inside. Anything that is left by the end of the school year will be donated to Wellsprings Family Services.
In honor of this last week of the 2011/2012 school year, we are going to celebrate with Spirit Week! Your teachers should already have announced the color your child should wear on Thursday for Field Day, but here is a list of the entire week of dress-up fun. The class that has the most participation gets to skip school on Monday, June 25th! So let's all get in on the fun!
Monday: Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday: Pajama Day
Thursday: Class Color Day for Field Day*(class color listed below)
Friday: Spirit wear- Wear your QAE gear with pride
Turner/Wilson TIE DYE
Make it a fun one!
QAE Staff, and your PTSA
Don't forget to bring your dollars to school on Friday! The 4th graders and their families are hosting a bake sale and will be selling treats after school.
All proceeds help fund the 5th grade trip to Islandwood in the fall. Please support our students!
The Islandwood Team
Hey, hey, HEY!!! The last garden party will be this SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH, 10AM. Please join us if you can for one final, super-duper fun gardening and weeding party as the school year comes to a close. We could really use your help and would love to see you there. If you haven't RSVP'ed to Yonnie Watkins yet, please do (email@example.com)! And if we don't see you on Sunday, have a WONDERFUL summer and thank you for all of your support!
Space is limited but available for kids ages 4-12 at next week's PTSA General Meeting. Click HERE for more details on the meeting
From Public Health - Seattle & King County
Low-cost Whooping Cough Vaccine (Tdap) for Uninsured People
Since whooping cough is still continuing to make an unusually high number of King County residents sick, pharmacies and health care providers are trying to make vaccine more widely available for people without health insurance or who can’t afford to pay.
Where can your clients find whooping cough vaccines?
1) Local QFC and Bartell Drugs pharmacies have low-cost whooping cough booster shots for adults
2) Community health centers and public health centers have low-cost whooping cough vaccines for children and adults who are currently clients
3) Health care providers participating in the state’s Childhood Vaccine Program offer low-cost whooping cough vaccine for children under 19
How much does the whooping cough vaccine cost?
When you get a low-cost vaccine, health care providers and pharmacies may charge a fee up to $15.60. In comparison, the normal cost of the Tdap booster shot without insurance is from $60-$100. If you cannot afford the fee, you can ask to have the fee waived.
Why should people get a whooping cough vaccine?
Vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from whooping cough and it prevents the disease from spreading to infants, pregnant women, and others. People of all ages can get whooping cough,but infants are at greatest risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death. Pregnant women with whooping cough near the time of delivery may spread it to their newborns. Encourage your clients to make sure all children, teens and adults in their household are up-to-date with whooping cough vaccine, especially if they are in contact with infants or pregnant women.
For more information about whooping cough (pertussis) and where to get vaccine, visit kingcounty.gov/health/pertussis
If your clients need information on health insurance or help finding a healthcare provider, they can call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 or visit www.parenthelp123.org.
Please help us spread the word! Thank you!
Click here to see the new bell times for Seattle Public Schools. Please note that QAE's bell times remain the same, 9:25-3:35. Yay!
Wondering about the strategic direction of QAE?
Want to know how the $$ raised this year will be spent?
Want to hear about the new leaders joining the PTSA?
Have a burning question for Principal Elliott?
Join us at the last general PTSA meeting of the school year next Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm in the QAE cafeteria.
Childcare is available for $5/child onsite at QAE KidsCo, please reserve your child's spot in advance.
Bring your blankets, chairs and the entire family! Come to school for our 1st Annual Outdoor
Cinema. Get cozy with your loved ones and enjoy the company of your fellow QAE families. A
fresh taco bar will be on hand for your dinner. A popcorn stand will be chugging away while a
movie is projected on the Treehouse Wall. And don’t leave without getting your ice-cream treat!
Event is rain or shine (movie shown in indoor/outdoor gym so there will be coverage if it rains).
Dinner is at 6, Movie at 7. "The Incredibles"
Purchase online today at http://www.queenanneelementary.com/auction-buyins.html
Dear Seattle Public Schools staff, families and community,
During the past few weeks we have heard reports of an unsettling number of violent crimes in our region. These senseless acts leave us stunned and heartbroken.
While these incidents did not occur in our school buildings, I want you to know that we closely monitor the neighborhoods around our schools for safety. While our mission is to make sure our students graduate prepared for college, career and life, safety comes first. When you entrust us with your child’s education, we know you are also trusting that they will be safe at school.
We work with the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department on an ongoing basis to ensure our school buildings are a safe place for our students to learn and for our instructors to teach. When an incident occurs near one of our schools we are in constant contact with the police department to determine if a school building should be secured. On Wednesday, we followed the direction of the Seattle Police Department in securing our schools. As a precautionary measure, some principals also voluntarily locked their school buildings.
I am proud of our principals and school staffs for working quickly with District Safety and Security personnel as well as the Seattle Police Department to make sure schools were secured. I am also proud of our students for remaining calm. While many students were not aware of Wednesday’s events as they unfolded, I do know that for some of our students and families these last few weeks have been stressful. I encourage you and your students to talk to the staff at your school if you are concerned or if you have questions about your school’s specific safety plans.
Finally, while I hope we never face another situation involving the security of multiple schools, I want to assure families that we will communicate information as quickly and accurately as possible in times of uncertainty. We recognize that some families were unable to get information quickly on Wednesday, and I know that is frustrating. During times of crisis, we will continue to provide accurate updates to the media, and you can also find more information online at www.seattleschools.org; via Twitter @seapubschools or by calling customer service at (206) 252-0010.
I want to offer my sincere condolences to those who lost loved ones in these recent tragedies. It is my hope that we can come together and support one another as a community.
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Seattle Public Schools
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