Our second brews fundraiser of the season will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10th between 12-4pm at Burke Gilman Brewery (3626 NE 45th St #102). One dollar of each beer sold will be donated to QAE for the fourth grade trip to IslandWood. We’ll also be collecting donations to put together care packages for the homeless. We’ll have the new QAE growlers available for sale as well.
Next week is Halloween! Are you little ghost and goblins ready? Or maybe you've got a pirate. Pirates are always a go-to this time of year.
Regardless the annual QAE tradition continues -- we'll be having our Halloween parade followed by class parties! Wednesdays are early dismissal so we won't have quite as much time to party this year. But we'll still have a ton of fun. Here's the schedule.
October 31st Halloween Schedule
Interested in helping at your class party? Contact your classroom coordinator or teacher to get involved. Be sure to join us for the parade!
The QAE Staff is asking each student to bring in their own QAE Safety Kit in a gallon sized ziplock bag labeled with your student’s name and teacher. Please do this ASAP. Inside the ziplock bag please include:
Thanks for helping us make sure our students are prepared!
Friday, November 9th at 9:15am
We will have our Veterans Assembly altogether in the John Marshall Auditorium this year. It is great to be able to gather together as a whole-school community now that we have space! Parents and families are welcome to join us for this special annual assembly. During the assembly, we invite veterans to share their reflections with our K – 5th grade students.
• If you have a veteran in your family who would like to attend our assembly and/or possibly share their reflections, please email email@example.com
• If your child is a scout, we invite them to dress in uniform on Nov. 9th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as we would like to recognize their community involvement at the assembly.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018; 3-9pm
Where: Populuxe Brewery, 826 NW 49th St in Ballard
Come join us in the first of a series of Brews and Baked Goods fundraising events!
We're teaming with local community brewers and you! With your help, our 4th graders can reach their fundraising goal that pays for their 5th grade IslandWood field trip. $1 per pint goes back to QAE. 4th graders will have a bake sale set up. Populuxe has something for everyone. Including an arcade and pinball room. Looking forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support! This is a family friendly event. All are welcome.
We'll have QAE logo growlers for sale at the event! $20 each with proceeds supporting QAE! See the cool logo designed by QAE parent Michele Christensen. You can buy at the event or purchase online here.
Populuxe does not serve food, but you're welcome to bring outside food. Nearby dinner suggestions for Wednesday are Giddy Up Burgers and Big Mario's Pizza.
How you can support:
You don't need to bake anything to come, but we do need bakers. Sign up to help here:
Upcoming Brew & Bake Sale Events:
The QAE Jog-A-Thon is on Thursday! So much of what we love about our school and school community is supported by PTSA resources and funds raised through the Jog-A-Thon. Did you know the PTSA has been behind the funding of so much good stuff? See some of the great things below. And if you've already registered to support our online donation system in PledgeStar thank you! Please consider sending a few additional emails this week. If you have yet to do so, just log on to www.PledgeStar.com/qae and register - it's really easy and will take less than 10 minutes of your time.
MISSION #1: TEACHERS
MISSION #2: CLASSROOM & ACADEMIC SUPPORT
MISSION #3: COMMUNITY
MISSION #4: CURRICULUM & CLASSROOMS
MISSION #5: EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENTS
We are more than halfway to our Jog-A-Thon goal. May donations usually come the week of the event, so let’s help make sure this fun day is a big success. Our goal for $150 per child is attainable by getting just fifteen $10 donations! Whether you already sent out a request or still need to set it up, head over to the Jog-A-Thon site to find out the latest. We’ve also added times for all classes - find out when your child will be running!
Volunteers needed: We’re excited for the event and would love your help. There’s still some slots for lap counters, photographers and even ice cream sherpas! See the list of volunteer opportunities here...
Come join us in the P-Patch to celebrate Autumn, our school community and the larger Queen Anne community. We will press and sip freshly made cider from orchard apples; go on a fall-themed scavenger hunt and explore the garden; share and enjoy potluck dishes with neighborhood gardeners; and enjoy the season and good company. All are welcome: this is a family-friendly event.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 3-5pm
Where: QA P-Patch, 217 Lynn St, 98109
This will happen rain or shine! If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
Update: We'll also have QAE growlers available for sale. $20 each, which goes to 4th grade fundraising for their trip to IslandWood!
Have you met our new librarian, Ms. Van Stone? If not, be sure to stop by and say hello! She wanted us to pass along a few messages:
Global Reading Challenge
Our 4th and 5th graders will have the option to participate in the Global Reading Challenge this year. This is a reading competition program sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. Students are teamed up and given a set of books to read that they will later be quizzed on in a competition setting.
You can read more about the Global Reading Challenge here: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/global-reading-challenge
If your child expresses interest, he or she may bring a student application form home which is due Wednesday, October 10th. After forms are in, teachers will design mixed teams that will work together to read their titles and be ready to be quizzed on them. More information can be found on the Global Reading Challenge application forms. The big unveiling of this year’s books will be on November 1st! We held an informational session today during lunch and anticipation is building!
Returning Library Books
This year all students have a scheduled library time on either Monday or Tuesday. Please remember to have your student return books he or she has read by either Monday or Tuesday so that he or she can select new books. We are trying to keep a soft limit of 5 books out at a time to ensure much-loved titles are available as often as possible. Thank you for your diligence!
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