It's almost time for the Jog-A-Thon! We're going strong but need your help hitting our goal of $40,000. Head to the PledgeStar site to make your personalized donation message for your kid which is so easy to share! We'd love to have 100% participation and check out the leaderboard to see how your class is doing.
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?
- Supporting teachers to get their National Board Certification (by subsidizing their testing)
- Training for all new staff and annual refresher courses for the entire staff in Positive Discipline
- Project Based Learning professional development
- Support for training including skill sets such as working with gender diversity, cultural competence, and mindfulness in the classroom
#2: CLASSROOM & ACADEMIC SUPPORT
- Kindergarten aide for each class
- Resource room tutors
- Dedicated reading specialists
- Family Games Night
- First Day Welcome Coffee
- Back to School Night
- Talent Show
- Summer Playdates
#4: CURRICULUM & CLASSROOMS
- Zones of Regulation (Social Emotional Learning Curriculum)
- Positive discipline tools
- Support with class parties
- Snack (and other) supplies for teachers
- Calm Body Spots and materials to support self-regulation
#5: EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENTS
- Book-It Theatre plays at the school
- Author visits
- Whale Watching field trip scholarships
- IslandWood expedition in 5th Grade
Thanks for supporting the Jog-A-Thon and QAE! We hope to see you at the school on Friday!
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
A message from 3rd Grade Teacher Thruelsen:
İFelíz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! İHola amigos de QAE! I am taking it upon myself to share some information about Hispanic Heritage Month, which falls between September 15th and October 15th. This is incredibly important to me as I have Hispanic family members and spent many years working in Spanish immersion in Los Angeles, where 47.5% of the population is Hispanic. Though we have a smaller Hispanic and Latino community at Queen Anne Elementary, we have a substantial one within Seattle and it’s important our children know and celebrate their Hispanic neighbors! Here are a few FAQs about Hispanic Heritage Month that I think you might find helpful in talking about with your students. Please reach out if you’d like ideas on how to incorporate this in your teaching over the next month!
Preguntas Frecuentes: Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between Hispanic and Latino?
Hispanic refers to a linguistic lineage, from Spanish. Latino refers to those who come from Latin America. Therefore, many Latinos are Hispanic, but not all (I.e. Brazilians), and many Hispanics are Latino, but not all (I.e. Spaniards). Many people identify as both and will use the terms interchangeably, but not all choose to do so.
Why the dates Sept. 15-Oct 15?
Why not a full calendar month? September 15th is an incredibly symbolic day to many Hispanic countries in Latin America. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all declared independence in 1821 on September 15th. In addition, September 16, 1810 was the day when Mexicans gave el Grito de la Independencia (the Cry of Independence) to declare the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. Mexicans and Mexican-Americans traditionally celebrate El Grito starting at midnight on the night of the 15th of September. Many Hispanics celebrate this day within our city in September. There is a Fiestas Patrias at the Seattle Center this weekend if you’d like to explore! Details here: https://www.mygiraffe.com/Home/Detail/47459
Who should the kids absolutely know about?
There are thousands of influential Hispanic men and women who have made phenomenal differences in our country’s growth, progress, and success. However, oftentimes I find that students don’t know even the most significant leaders. Every child, by the time they leave elementary school, should know at the least the following influential leaders: (it’s killing me to only write down three names here):
Cesar Chavez: (SAY-sar CHA-vez) devoted his life to assisting thousand to receive better wages and safer working conditions, specifically agricultural workers in California. Hero to many Hispanic families throughout our country.
Dolores Huerta: (Do-LOR-es WUER-ta) was a leader on behalf of farmworkers, partner to Cesar Chavez in many ways. Obama’s campaign slogan, Yes we can! Was an echo to Dolores’ slogan, Si, se puede!
Sonia Sotomayor: (SON-ya So-to-my-or) was the first Latina and Hispanic Supreme Justice in our country. (also fun fact: type one diabetic like me! )
I so appreciate everyone’s efforts to make our classrooms welcoming spaces for all. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, even on a smaller scale in our classrooms, helps us fulfill our mission to include and celebrate every single student in the Seattle Public Schools system.
Sinceramente, Srta. Thruelsen
Items Needed for Our Health Room
Our school nurse, Kim Chin, let us know that she needs the following items for our health room:
If you're able to donate any of these items, please bring them to the office. Thank you!
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2100 4th Ave N
Seattle WA 98109
Principal: Dan Warren
Administrative: Karen Alvarez
2022-23 On-Site Schedule
7:50am - Opening Bell
7:55am - School Day Begins
2:25pm - Dismissal
Wednesday Early Release
1:10pm - Dismissal