While QAE is at John Marshall this year, our PTSA Garden Coordinator Andrea Hildebrandt is helping keep us connected with our natural environment!
On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 15th, come celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Seattle P-Patch program with neighbors at the Queen Anne P-Patch at 217 Lynn St. See the flyer below for more information.
Are you interested in helping with the garden at John Marshall? If so, please contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org
As we prepare for the year at John Marshall, QAE is working with the district to finalize route schedules for buses from the Queen Anne area to John Marshall, including the pick-up and drop-off at the central locations at John Hay and the Queen Anne Community Center.
SPS will communicate details about bus routes by August 27th. They will communicate directly to families. This includes both families who live on routes in the Transportation Zone as well as those who indicated they want to take advantage of the central pick-up/drop-off locations.
If you did not previously tell SPS that your family wants to use pick-up/drop-off at either John Hay Elementary or Queen Anne Community Center, it is your responsibility to email email@example.com to make sure your child is on the list at your preferred site. Please do this ASAP. If you choose this option, you are responsible for drop off/pick up at the appropriate location each day.
There are some additional details on transportation on our Building Renovation page.
We'll be going back to school ... at our new home! Join us on Wednesday, August 29th, from 5-6pm for Back-to-School Night at John Marshall School.
With this year's construction of the renovated Queen Anne campus, we'll be getting our first visit to QAE classrooms at John Marshall (520 NE Ravenna Blvd). Students and their families can learn their classroom assignments and meet their teachers and classmates prior to the first day of school. Plans are still being formulated, but keep an eye out for details about other ways we'll celebrate.
Families can meet in the cafeteria at 5pm to see class lists, learn about the PTSA and QAE Spirit Wear, then tour the John Marshall building. Maps will be posted so families can find the location of their child’s classroom, the library and more. Classrooms are still under construction so doors will be closed as unpacking is in progress. Finding where the classrooms and lockers are is an important part of this event! From 5-5:20pm, a QAE staff member will be on each floor to help you find where things are.
After touring, families are welcome to come through the building onto the enclosed playground to say hi to QAE staff, see where their child will line up each morning and check out our John Marshall playground.
We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please contact the PTSA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QAE Staff and PTSA
If you have a child entering Kindergarten at QAE this Fall, please consider attending Kindergarten Jump Start. Jump Start is a free, district-wide week-long experience for Kindergartners to learn about school. Children will become familiar with their new school building, staff, typical school day activities and practices.
The QAE edition is happening August 20-24th at John Marshall School, our home for the 2018-19 school year. Check out the Jump Start page for all the details.
UPDATE: We've added a time and location for Sunday's playdate at John Marshall!
So has summer been going by as fast for you as it has for us? Hard to believe school starts in about a month!
We're starting to get back in the swing of things, including setting up some playdates for this month so that new QAE kindergarten families can get to know each other. It's not just for incoming kindergartners though -- any QAE family is welcome to attend! Please RSVP here to let us know you're coming.
Here's a note from Reem Santrisi who is organizing the dates:
Welcome QAE Kindergarten Families!
I am the co-VP of the QAE PTSA, I am also mommy to Mai, who is a first grader this upcoming year at QAE, which means I was in your shoes last year! so knowing how stressful and exciting it can be for both parent and child going into kindergarten we want to help make a smooth transition,
As part of that transition we are organizing some fun playdates where you and your child can meet other new kindergartners and their families before school starts; here are the dates and times,
If you are going to attend, please RSVP using this form to help us plan. Siblings are welcome!
Also, if your on Facebook be sure to follow QAE's FB pages:
1. QAE Community Discussions Facebook group
An all school FB group, open to parents of QAE students looking to get school info, exchange ideas, ask questions, find out about fun parent and kiddo events and learn more about the educational system. (not hosted by the QAE PTSA)
2. QAE Families of Color Facebook group
An awesome page for all families at QAE with a focus given to the QAE Families of Color group that holds parent meetings and hosts community gatherings for and at QAE. Also a great resource for social justice, equity, ethnic studies, and education.
3. Queen Anne Elementary PTSA Facebook page
Official QAE PTSA FB group....a helpful resource to get info. of QAE PTSA events and happenings around school. This page is hosted by QAE PTSA. Be sure to "like" the page so you can follow what's going on.
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