Principal Roy sent this note out to QAE families today:
Dear QAE families:
Based on today's Seattle Times article: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/seattle-school-bus-drivers-to-strike-wednesday/, there is the possibility of a bus strike which may impact QAE's bus students starting tomorrow. For those families who may need to drop students off before 7:35 am, additional morning supervision will be in place starting at 7 am in QAE's cafeteria and will be in place daily for the duration of this strike. Students who need to be dropped off before 7:35 am should go to the cafeteria, and then they will be supervised on the playground as usual starting at 7:35 am.
Please email me if you have questions, as I want to do everything possible to support our impacted QAE families.
Janine Roy, QAE Principal
Friday, December 8th is the Hour of Code at Queen Anne Elementary!
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago (and women account for only 12% of computer science degrees).
That’s why our entire school is again joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week. More than 100 Million Students have participated already (and our kids are among them!)
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Here’s a video to get you inspired!
This is our fifth year and the program has been such a success – inspiring students, teachers, and parents. Here’s how you can get involved!
Top 5 ways to get involved with Hour of Code (note - you don’t need to be at school for 4 of them)
We need your help! Here are the top 5 ways you can get involved with the Hour of Code!
Thank you for all your support and help as we introduce our kids to the skills they need to flourish in the 21st Century. We learn everywhere, we learn together
If you have any other questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Hour of Code Team.
Families and Friends ... Our QAE Community
As the holiday season approaches, stresses and strains we might otherwise dismiss can overwhelm us. The holiday season can place additional strain on many families in our community who are already working hard to keep their children fed, clothed, active, and hopeful.
The purpose of the QAE Families and Friends program is to strengthen our school community by giving all families the opportunity to:
1. Ask for assistance this holiday season
2. Offer assistance this holiday season
If you would like assistance or offer assistance, please download the .pdf form below, fill it out and return to the school office in a sealed envelope by Friday, December 1st. Mark it "FAMILIES: CONFIDENTIAL – ATTN: Jennifer Connolly"
We will contact you shortly thereafter. Questions? Contact Jennifer Connolly at 252-2480/252-2521 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have some caffeine with Janine! Please join us for "Coffee After the Bell" - an (almost) monthly opportunity for QAE parents to check in with Ms. Roy in a casual, warm cafeteria gathering. What can you expect at PBL night? Wondering about the move? What's up with that big 'ole lake that develops in the playground every time it rains? Bring all your questions and she'll do her best to answer them. It's a great way to connect with our principal and start your morning!
The QAE PTSA will provide coffee for each of these chats!
The first gathering will be on Thursday, November 30, from 8-8:30. Bring your questions and comments, and—if you’re bringing preschoolers along—something to entertain them with. If you want to mark your calendar, here are the details for the rest of the year:
PLACE: QAE Cafeteria
On Sunday, the weather outside looks frightful, but on Saturday it looks so delightful...so we're changing the date for the Big Dig!
The Big Dig will now be on Saturday, November 18th - same time, same place. 10:00am-12:00pm at QAE. And don't forget, for every non-perishable bag of food you donate (big or small) you'll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to Seattle Center IMAX Theater. Food will be donated to Lowell Elementary and NWHarvest. We hope to see you there this SATURDAY!
Join educators and families from across the Seattle area for this FREE screening and discussion of "Most Likely to Succeed", hosted by H3 School
(created by former QAE Principal David Elliott) and Nathan Hale High School.
"Most Likely To Succeed" is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. The film inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing. After seeing this film, you’ll never look at “school” the same way again.
Tuesday, November 14th @6:30pm - 9:00pm
Nathan Hale High School
10750 30th Ave NE
Learn more and RSVP at: https://mostlikelytosucceednov14.eventbrite.com
Don't miss it!!
Thanks to the more than 280 families responded to the survey about next year's bell times. During our school’s remodel in 2018-19, we will use the John Marshall Elementary School as our interim site for one year. It is located at 520 NE Ravenna Blvd. in the Green Lake area. This will require additional travel time for students. SPS is working on the transportation plan, but we do know that any student currently in the QAE bus zone will have transportation provided. We wanted to provide guidance to SPS on the preferences of our QAE families. Here's the results:
These results are only intended to share with the school district. Final decision will be made based on many factors.
See our Building Renovation page for more details about move.
QAE Families! Looking for some weekend fun that your kiddo is sure to flip for?
Due to popular demand, the Ballard High School Gymnastics team is hosting 2 more Kids Camps!
BHS Gymnastics Kids Camps for Grades K-5 will be held on the following dates at the Ballard High School gym.
Tickets are $45 per date, per camper (additional campers from the same family are $40 per date). No gymnastics experience is needed!
To register your child or to get more information, please visit:https://bhsgymnasticscamp.brownpapertickets.com/
Also, feel free to contact Kimball Mullins (Kids Camp coordinator) at email@example.com with any questions.
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