The QAE Auction is March 8, 2013. And it needs a fun, catchy theme! Put heads together with your child and brainstorm…and be sure to incorporate the Rocket theme, ie. "Blast Off," "Into the Future.” Get the idea? Good. Now run with it! Brainstorm NOW, because Contest starts now and ends December 7.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY, December 7. Be sure to include your child’s name and classroom.
Winner gets a Gift Certificate to Blue Highway Games!!
Sarah Morris & Christopher Kashap, QAE Auction Chairs
Did you know that Washington State funding of education only covers 5 hours out of a 6 hour school day; only covers full-day kindergarten for 1 in 5 children and only pays for 3 out of every 4 teachers? Estimate for full implementation of the basic education bill of 2009 (of which the State Supreme Court has upheld in the McCleary case) is about $3 billion more annually. If you want to understand more about funding challenges facing our schools, and how we can help as a parent community, consider attending the following community meeting.
Know someone who's considering QAE for next year (any grade)? Please feel free to pass along this info.
The School tours for prospective parents, any grade will be 9:45am - 11am on Jan. 24, Jan. 31, and Feb. 7.
The QAE Open House (for all grade levels) will be 7pm - 8:30pm on Feb. 28.
Please sign up online if you are planning to attend a tour or the Open House at: http://www.queenanneelementary.com/toursignup.html.
Starting your holiday shopping soon? Please remember to simply start your Amazon shopping at QAE. Purchases don’t have to be school related to qualify—and you can use this program year-round. Every Amazon purchase you start at QAE helps our PTSA fund things like software programs, tutors and teaching tools.
QAE Chrome Extension – Tutorial from Mr. Jeffrey
Check out this quick and simple tutorial from Mr. Jeffrey. The QAE Chrome Extension offers quick links to QAE from your Chrome browser and an easy way to use QAE’s Amazon Programs to benefit the school. See the tutorial here.
The 2nd Grade PBL "Animal Team" is extending the Animal Shelter Drive for one more week!
Working in correlation with the PTSA Philanthropy Committee, Team Animal is still in process, with plans to hang posters and bake fresh animal cookies. So the donation boxes will remain for another week. Thank you to those who have already given!
Also, please note that all ten (10) PBL teams have projects they are working on. The best way to get kids excited about learning is to participate in their projects. Look for posters, donation boxes and announcements from other groups. Please show our students your support.
The PTSA Philanthropy Committee and Team Animal
Did your child miss school picture retakes? Please contact Cari Lui at: email@example.com and let us know.
PTSA Yearbook Committee
During Parent teacher conferences, why not let your child find their inner Actor/Director/Playwrite?
It's time for…
During this 3 day session we will be creating a play in 3 days! We will use theatre games and improvisation exercises to create a story, fill it with interesting characters, and then perform it, all in 3 days!
Classes will run 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in room B 140, Nov. 19, 20, and 21. Fee for the session is $100. Scholarships are available.
Pick up a registration form in the office (or print out the form below) and return it with payment to the office.
Questions? Call Allan Barlow at 206 372 5961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alt. Phone #/Afternoon Contact________________________________
After School Arrangement (Who is authorized to pick up, etc.)________________________________________________________________________
Support your QAE Robotics teams (there are 4 of them!), and learn more about the cool stuff being done in Jr. FLL teams at other local schools, at the Jr. FLL Expo this Saturday 11/10 at Coe Elementary, in Queen Anne!
WA State Jr.FLL Expo Saturday November 10th, 2012
The WA State Jr.FLL Expo on Saturday November 10th will be held at the Coe Elementary School in Seattle, 9:30am - 1:00pm. As all Expo's, this event is open to the general public and younger and older siblings are very welcome to attend and explore!
For more information visit http://www.firstwa.org/JrFLL/WAJrFLLExpos/November10thSeattleExpo.aspx.
Coe Elementary School
2424 7th Avenue West,
Seattle, WA 98119-2513
School pictures were delivered last Friday. If you are not happy with your child's school photo, or they were absent on picture day, retakes are this
Thursday, Nov. 8. They are available at no charge. Students should return their original packets to the photographer on retake day.
QAE PTSA and Yuen Lui Photography Studio
Thank you to all who participated in the 2012 Explorer Fund Drive - we had 72% participation! With your help, we raised $66,375!
Congratulations to Ms. Yokoyama's class on winning the pizza contest for most participation! Details about the pizza party will follow.
If you would like to contribute to the Explorer Fund Drive, and help us reach our goal of $75,000, you may do so at any time of the year. You can simply donate online (or mail a check) http://www.queenanneelementary.com/fund-drive.html
You can also support QAE by shopping at Amazon http://www.queenanneelementary.com/amazon.html
Thank you for your support and generosity!
Natalie Carlson, Holley Ring and Cari Lui
Monday, Nov. 5-9th: Please consider helping the Seattle Animal Shelter take care of it animals.
Drop off donations in the boxes provided inside the doors of both QAE buildings and we will get it to animals in need! Or go to: http://egov1.seattle.gov/AnimalShelter/ASDonation/DonationEntry.asp
to donate to one of SAS's four animal funds.
We would like even our littlest Explorers to contribute and be part of the joy of service an event like this can provide. Take this opportunity to share the importance of community service with your child.
Hard Goods the Seattle shelter would like:
Canned cat food
KMR – Kitten Milk Replacement
Carefresh Bedding – for critters
Oxbow Critter Food – especially guinea pig and rabbit
Crates – any size
Dogloo doghouses – to help Seattle’s outdoor dogs
Kongs – black or green and nubby
Wet and dry cat and dog food
Small dog treats
Thank YOU in advance!
The PTSA Philanthropy Committee
The next session of Unicycle Club starts Tuesday, November 6! There is room for more participants, so register soon! Go to the Health and Fitness page, print out the registration form, and return with payment to the school office.
Age group: Grade K-5
Cost: $70 per 7 weeks per student, or $130 per 14-weeks per student. $10 discount for siblings.
Instructors: Mr. Rothenberg (Health and Fitness)
Time: Tuesday afternoons 3:40 – 4:45 pm
Dates: Winter session 1: Nov 6 to Dec 18, 2012 (7 consecutive weeks).
Class Size (min-max enrollment): 12-28
Contact: Mr. Rothenberg (Email: email@example.com, Web: Health and Fitness)
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