Dear QAE Families,
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is working on creating new attendance area boundaries (Growth Boundaries) to accommodate enrollment growth and new construction.
In the current written proposal:
1) QAE students are designated to attend McClure in middle school.
2) QAE would be one of the elementary schools to house "intensive self-contained special ed services" in the school district's re-org of that program.
3) enrollment for several Seattle schools, including QAE would increase. QAE has a new proposed capacity of 525 students.
It was not discussed in the written proposal if the BEX Levy money, which QAE was awarded by the voters in 2012 to improve our buildings, will be adequate to accommodate the above proposed changes or if additional funding will be available. At a recent community meeting, SPS suggested the proposed changes would take place upon completing building improvements in 2019.
The QAE PTSA encourages you to attend the next Growth Boundaries Meeting on Tuesday October 1st, 6:30pm at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th St, Seattle.
Principle David Elliott is working with the district to understand impacts of this proposal to our school, including timing and funding. The meeting this Tuesday is an opportunity for our community to become informed and educated about the proposed changes to Queen Anne Elementary and share our ideas and/or concerns with the school district.
To read the proposal, please go to:
Growth Boundaries SPS web page
Questions and comments can also be emailed to SPS at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time and support of Queen Anne Elementary.
QAE PTSA Legislative Co-Chair
If you have not signed up for an orientation and would like to volunteer in the classroom please attend the session Wednesday night at 7pm.
Sign up here
Smile! School Picture Day is Wednesday, October 2nd. Both individual and class photos will be taken at that time. Photo information was sent home yesterday. Please make sure you return the Yuen Lui Studio order form no later than Wednesday morning.
QAE Yearbook Team
Here is your chance to hear about your teacher's plans for the year. There are two sessions starting at 6:30 and 7:20. This is also a time to bring your calendar and sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences, which will be held the week before Thanksgiving.
Lawton Elementary PTA welcomes the Queen Anne Elementary community to attend a School Board Candidate Forum. They have invited candidates Suzanne Dale-Estey and Sue Peters to come and answer questions regarding their campaigns for school board in our region (District IV).
Responsibilities of the Board of Directors include: hiring and evaluating the Superintendent; establishing policies for governing the school district; adopting a balanced budget each year; having legal and fiduciary authority for the school district; adopting instructional materials; and, serving as community representatives to the district and on behalf of the district. Given this meeting is less than two weeks before the general election, it will be a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates, hear from them, and have a chance to ask them questions. Special thanks to Lawton PTA for hosting this event and sharing it with our community.
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Lawton Elementary, 4000 27th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199 Near the intersection of 27th Ave W and W Elmore St
RSVP: QAE Legislative Co-Chair, email@example.com
Guten Tag! We are so excited to remind everyone of the upcoming Oktoberfest! It is a parent's social event, and we hope to see you there. It will be a fun evening with the best Okoberbests have to offer by way of traditional food and refreshments, fun and games. Maybe we will even talk our DJ into a polka! For additional information please visit. You can RSVP there as well. RSVPs aren't necessary, but an approximate head count will help. Thanks!
It will be at Banchero Hall at St. Anne's, and will run from 6-10pm, so book your babysitter now!
The QAE Parent Social Team
Holley, Kristin & Sarah
If you would like to help with this event, volunteers are needed for 2-2.5 hour shifts that night and afternoon. There is even a little bonus provided for those who help! Volunteers can email QAEsocial@gmail.com
Parents who feel that their children may be academically advanced and need accelerated learning opportunities are invited to explore the Advanced Learning pages on the Seattle Public Schools website: www.seattleschools.org/advlearning. Referral forms are available for download there, and will also be available in school offices next week. Applications for 2014-15 eligibility testing are due byThursday, Oct. 3.
Another friendly reminder that with the 5th graders away for Islandwood, we could use crossing guard help. We still have a critical need for volunteers to help with Crossing Guard for Crazytown (intersection of 4th & Boston).
The 5th Grade Islandwood trip goes through the 26th, we will need extra help at the 4th & Crocket and Bigelow & Crockett crossings.
Volunteer times are Monday - Friday:
Mornings: 9:10am – 9:30am / Afternoons: 3:30pm – 3:50pm
Sign up here
If you need childcare for Thursday evening's Curriculum Night and haven't signed up yet, do so soon. Space is limited and time is running out!
Childcare is available for kids ages 4 and up. All children must be potty trained. Suggested donation of $5 per child at the door, cash or check payable to QAE PTSA. Children must be picked up and/or dropped off on time. Sign up here.
QAE Curriculum Night Childcare
Queen Anne Elementary's Curriculum night is coming up the evening of, Thursday, September 26th. All parents are encouraged to attend. (For more information about Curriculum night, see Principal Elliott's blog post.
KidsCo is offering childcare for the evening. Childcare is for kids ages 4 and up. All children must be potty trained. Suggested donation of $5 per child at the door, cash or check payable to QAE PTSA. Children must be picked up and/or dropped off on time.
Please sign up only for the session you will be attending and for the number of children you will be dropping off. You may signup for both sessions if needed or signup for more than one spot for more than one child.
The Washington State PTA is a non profit organization, advocating for the well-being and education of all children. Each year, WAPTA conducts a survey to determine which issues matter most to parents and the community. The survey is open to the public. You don't have to be a PTA member. If you'd like to participate, the 2013 Washington State PTSA Issues Survey is online athttp://www.wastatepta.org/advocacy/index.html. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. The survey close September 30th.
There is still time to register for the Before and After school Clubs. For more information, please visit the blog http://qaeclubs.weebly.com/
Also notice that the NEW! Greek and Latin Word Detectives now has an online registration; go to www.debateablekids.com and click on the "Online Registration" tab. Be sure to sign your child up for the appropriate section-- Beginner or Advanced Greek and Latin Root Word Detective and indicate your grade.
If your child is in second grade and your seeking admission, please indicate his or her grade and classroom in the comments.
QAE Picture Day Coordinator Needed
QAE picture day, Wednesday October 2nd, is fast approaching and in need of a coordinator. This job would include distribution/collection of picture day packets, hanging reminder posters around school, organizing volunteers to help with directing students to/from the cafeteria on the day of and retake day (Wednesday Nov 6th).
If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap. Thanks.
An informational meeting for the QAE Robotics FLL program will be held next Wed 9/18 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Registration forms will be handed out at the meeting. All parents and students interested in being a part of the team for the fall competition should attend.
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