Calling all QAE citizens to our June Project Based Learning Showcase on Thursday, June! This is our chance to celebrate student learning, hard work and determination. We encourage all families to celebrate both their child’s PBL work and see the PBL products of other students and older students so all children develop a vision for what is possible in the years ahead.
PBL Showcase Schedule
5:30 – 6:00 - Kindergarten (classrooms)
5:45 – 6:30 – 1st grade Symposium begins in Cafeteria and breaks out into hallway and 1st grade classrooms
6:15 – 7:00 – 2nd and 3rd grade Brick and Treehouse classrooms
6:45 – 7:30 – 4th and 5th grade Treehouse and Portables
End of Year Garden Gratitude
Saturday, June 23 at the QA P-Patch from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
All are invited to have coffee, pastries, kid-friendly and garden variety snacks while getting to know other members of our greater QA Neighborhood. Check out the QAE Garden Patch, find out how you and your family can get involved, crafting and nature hunts for kids, ask questions and enjoy the morning.
A Summer Garden Class is being offered by the QAE Garden Coordinator, on various Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 at the QAE P-Patch. It's a suggested $10 and 100% will go towards Lowell Elementary 2018-19 5th graders to help fund their Fall IslandWood experience. The Summer garden class schedule will be out shortly.
See the QAE Garden site for more details...
A message from the QAE 5th Grade students!
We, the fifth graders, are writing to inform you that we are having a sale on Friday, June 8th! The profits will go towards the 5th grade end-of-year celebrations. At our sale, we will be selling treats, such as pies, brownies, lemonade and muffins. We will also be selling books that you can write or draw in, and slime balls.We will be open on the 8th of June during all lunches and recesses, along with after school from 2:30-3:00. The sale will take place in room 205, Ms. Shaw's class, in the Treehouse.
Thanks to everyone who filled out a survey about priorities for the PTSA—and if you haven’t, please do! It’s open until June 5. You've got great ideas—a CPR/First Aid night, the return of ParentNet, class parent socials, and more. Come join the PTSA board and make them happen!
When my oldest daughter started kindergarten at QAE, I knew I wanted to get involved with the school and give back. I remember talking to my husband about it, and he said, “There are a lot of parents who are already really involved, and with your limited time, there are probably better places to volunteer.” I limited my involvement that first year, but then the next year, a mom in our Girl Scout troop was running the auction and put out a call to our troop moms for help. I said sure, and once I saw how much there was to do—not just for the auction, but for enrichment, for community events, for days like Hour of Code, and for administrative tasks like reimbursing teachers when they spend money on our kids out of pocket—and how few people were signed up to do it, I volunteered for a board position.
While there are many people who volunteer in some capacity for the school (thank you thank you, a hundred times thank you!), and many who simply can’t, what I’ve seen over the past couple of years is that it’s the same families and people who step up again and again. This is a tricky model, as 1) those people get waaaaay burned out, and 2) when burnout happens, or when families graduate, the PTSA has to scramble to fill a bunch of vital roles at once. Which is all to say, please help us broaden the pool of PTSA volunteers. There is a role for everyone and every time limitation, and the more of us we have working together, the lighter the load will be on everyone and the easier the transitions from year to year.
Here are the PTSA roles we have open for next year—please consider letting us know of your interest:
Note that all below positions will receive a qaeptsa.org email address. You will receive many updates through the month in regards to activities or requests for feedback so we can brainstorm ideas and situations.
Feel free to write to me directly with your interest!
Come here our young 4th and 5th Grade musicians! They've been working hard learning their instruments and are ready to play some tunes!
When: Thursday, June 7th, 2018. Arrive at 5:40pm. Concert begins at 6pm
Where: QAE Cafeteria
See you there!
Time to throw "Juju on that Beat" and turn up to "Studio QAE" for the All School Dance Party happening at the Queen Anne Community Center this Friday, June 8th, 2018 from 6pm-9:30pm. DJ Sureal will be spinning the fresh beats. Make sure to fill out this form to request to your favorite songs to be played at the dance!
Photo booth, glow flair, and food truck will be available! Get there at 6pm for a fun Zumba dance warm-up with our very own QAE parent, Dasha Narog! See you on the dance floor, QAE!
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