UPDATE: Curriculum Night has been postponed. However, Ms. Roy and a QAE PTSA representative will be in the Gym from 6:30-7:30pm fielding questions and putting together an additional FAQ that might have been missed by Janine's earlier email. Childcare will be available for those interested.
Our annual Curriculum Night is this Thursday from 6:30-8pm! It's an opportunity for parents to hear from our teachers! They'll share their vision for how Project Based Learning, Social Emotional Learning, how QAE handles homework, volunteer opportunities and, importantly, some of the nuts and bolts details of classroom life.
Schedule for Curriculum Night
There will be two different sessions for those families with more than one child at QAE.
Curriculum Night is for parents only. The PTSA is hosting Games Club that evening with a limited number of slots for kids (suggested donation of $5 per child). Sign up for a slot in Games Club here...
We hope you can join us for Family Games Night on Wednesday, Sept. 25th. It's our first fun family event of the year! Please RSVP here to help us plan for Games Night.
With the help of Blue Highway Games, we'll be playing games for all ages from 5:45-7:30pm. Dinner will be easy — a food truck have soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos available for purchase! Get more details about Family Games Night here...
Hello, families! We are headed into the next step of our planning phase for all in-school art residencies through the city's Creative Advantage program. We could use a few more parents at our next meeting on Monday, September 23rd from 3-6pm. If you are interested, please email parent Gillian Jorgensen at email@example.com for more information.
The school year is underway, kids are starting to get used to the routine. We've loved seeing all the smiling faces! Hope your first week has gone well!
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Back-to-School Information Form
Thanks to those 70+ families who have completed this. It's the one-stop place to pay your student's supply and tech fees, purchase an annual, join the PTSA and share your directory. If you haven't done so, please take five minutes to do so now!
As we start the year, there are a few volunteer positions where we could use your help. QAE relies on volunteers to make our school flourish. We'd love you to join us! If you're interested in any of the roles or have any other questions, please reach out to PTSA President Sandra Nanney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Auction Focus Group - call it an auction, fundraiser or spring social but once a year we host an event where QAE comes together to socialize and raise money for our school. We want to change it up this year but before paying for deposits we want to get a group of parents together to brainstorm ideas. Would you be willing to meet as a small group for coffee? Or after work drink? FYI - we don’t have a Auction Team Lead yet. We have plenty of volunteers but not someone to marry it all together. If you are interested in leading PLEASE reach out to Sandra Nanney @ email@example.com
Legislative Director - do you like following the news? Do you read the voter pamphlets from cover to cover? This role might be right for you. Looking for someone that will inform our school of legislation that would impact our school community. Did you know that PTAs were created to advocate for the child. Please let us know if there are things we should advocate!
Families of Color co-director - Equity, diversity and the ongoing community dialogue to better educate ourselves and our children. Do you have the desire to further the conversation? Our amazing Leader, Kay Dumlao Doherty, is hoping to have a partner to help further the conversation and share the goals of making sure we take the time to connect and educate.
Fundraising Director - QAE PTSA hosts 3 fundraising events a year. As fundraising director you will review numbers and updates with the groups running the events. Support and brainstorm where needed. Usually the event teams are really focused on the execution to come to the boring board meetings :) Many years the fundraising director will run 1 of the 3 events themselves.
Assistant Treasurer - are you good with check requests? Or tallying numbers? Our co-treasurers would like to round out the team with an additional person. Full transparency - Kelly Essmeier, our assistant treasurer for 1 year and now treasurer for her 2nd year will be graduating from QAE. She is hoping to pass on the knowledge to the next team so we have good transitions.
We can add a lead to any position you are interested in. The President roles would appreciate a Co-President or a Co-Vice President to join them at the table. If you are interested please reach out to Sandra Nanney at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're starting off the school year right with one of our favorite events of the year--Family Games Night, sponsored by Blue Highway Games.
Come play new games, try them and buy them if you love them ! They will bring a selection of games for sale during the event. Games with be a range from educational to just pure family fun! There will also be a food truck there will food available for purchase.
Get more information and RSVP here...
Queen Anne Elementary is officially open! It's was a bright, sunny morning and the playground was filled with smiling faces. We heard from Superintendent Denise Juneau, State Senator (and QAE parent alum) Reuven Carlyle, School Board Director Eden Mack and more! Principal Roy got a honorary hardhat from Hensel Phelps Construction and everyone pitched in to cut the ribbon. Our very own students also helped lead tours of our amazing new space. Photos below! Thanks to all those at SPS and QAE who put the ceremony together!
Can you believe it's that time? After our ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, school starts on Wednesday morning! Given that we had a later start time last year at John Marshall, we wanted to remind everyone of the schedule.
Be sure to come by the gym on the first day for coffee and celebration!
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