UPDATE (May 2019) - QAE Wine and 4th Grade art is still available for purchase! You can order and pick up at our June 2nd Rooftop Brewing event!
How's this for a win-win? Enjoy a selection of high-quality local wines from Northwest Cellars, with labels created by the QAE community! All proceeds will support our 4th graders' trip to IslandWood. These bottles make excellent gifts -- perfect for a wine-loving grandparent, neighbor, or just to share at your home. If you're a 4th grade parent, you can also order a framed version of your child's art!
Place your wine and framed art order here...
You'll can choose from four varieties of wine and get them customized by choosing between two different QAE labels. Or if you have a 4th grader is Mr. Liner or Ms. Colando's classes, you can get your own child's design! Each child has created their Islandwood inspired label, custom-printed on any bottle of your choosing. A perfect gift!
Each of these high-quality varieties are sure to please any connoisseur:
QAE rocket ship bottle: Design by Kate Ramsey, QAE parent of 2nd grader Phoebe. This design is back from last year by popular demand! Great gift for teachers, family, etc.
IslandWood commemorative bottle: Nature-inspired design by 4th grade students Rachel McLean (Mr. Liner’s class) and Stewart Moskal (Ms. Colando's class) This gorgeous colorful leaf label will make a festive addition to your wine cellar or dining room table.
Your Own Child's design: Available for current 4th grade students in Mr. Liner and Ms. Colando’s classes only.
Child Artist mix and match cases: You can also purchase 6 or 12 bottles and get a variety of art by 4th Graders. Just specify that you want a variety when placing your order!
Get Your 4th Grader's Art Framed!
If you're a parent of a 4th Grader, you can also order a framed version of your child's art. Just $20!
Receiving Your Wine or Framed Art
All wine and framed art will be available for pickup locally in Queen Anne or near school starting in December. Contact Jenny Feldman-LaRocque for any questions (email@example.com). Jenny will contact those people who order when pick-up is ready.
Get Your QAE Wine & 4th Grade Framed Art
Place your order online using our order form here. You'll be able to pay with any major credit card.
If you want to receive your wine prior to the Christmas holiday, please order by Sunday, Dec. 9th.
Here's some photos fo 4th Graders working on their art!
Save the Date! On Wednesday, January 23rd, "SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age", is coming to QAE!
Join us for an evening viewing of this award winning documentary (Synopsis: Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.)
More information and ticket sales are now available here:
QAE Student-led Initiative by QAE 5th grade explorers Madelyn and Delaney.
As part of the MakerSpace MarketPlace, Madelyn and Delaney organized a drive to gather collars, leashes and old clothing to help the Seattle Animal Shelter. They did their research, visited the shelter and investigated how they could help. “Please if you have old clothing or ripped clothing, please don’t throw them away! They can be turned into a dog toy! Please help us help the dogs at the Seattle Animal Shelter.” There is a box in the main hall to collect donations.
Queen Anne Elementary is participating in Hour of Code for the sixth year! And we need your help to make it a success!
Hour of Code is an annual event at QAE teaching beginning coding skills to all students. It is important that every student has an opportunity to learn computer science, and this event also teaches problem-solving, logic, and creativity. These are vital skills no matter what field students go into as adults. 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!)
This year's Hour of Code focus is creativity. See the series of videos that highlight creativity and feature Bill Gates, Malala, Serena Williams, Sheryl Sandberg, Neymar and many more. Show them to your kids to get them excited!
The Hour of Code Team is looking for volunteers to help the students throughout the day on 12/6. This is a fun activity, and it does not require any advanced technical skills. Please sign up here today! We're going to start with a volunteer meeting at 8:30 for a quick tutorial about what programs students will be doing and how you can support. We'll then head to classrooms. We'll be sure you're in the class of your child. If you can stay throughout the day, great. If you can only stay for part of the day, just note on the volunteer form.
Sign up here to volunteer...
If you work for a technology company, we'd love to have a group of engineers volunteer!
If you have any other questions, please contact Greg Marks, PTSA Technology Director and Hour of Code maestro, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBL Night is Thursday, Dec. 13th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at John Marshall. This year, we will be adding the first ever QAE MakerSpace MarketPlace!
Project-Based Learning Showcase Schedule
If you have family or friends thinking about registering at QAE next year, please invite them to this fantastic event!
Makerspace MarketPlace is a place to support the student directed MakerSpace fall challenge. Students wrote proposals to “make a difference for themselves, the community or the world”. Explorers had the freedom to create initiatives, which included fund-raisers, awareness campaigns and products to sell. These products will be shared at the MakerSpace MarketPlace to raise money for different charities on PBL night. All funds raised will be pooled and divided equally amongst the students’ initiatives. There will also be a raffle and a bake sale to raise funds for the QAE MakerSpace. MakerSpace MarketPlace will be open from 5:30 – 6:30pm in the Cafeteria.
If your child would like to sell their MakerSpace items at the MarketPlace or showcase his or her learning, please fill out the application here:
After we receive your entry, we'll follow up with more details!
If you would like to make or contribute baked goods for the MakerSpace Bake Sale, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084eaaad29a0fb6-makerspace
Come support our students and community, buy delicious baked goods and see the amazing learning happening in MakerSpace!
Kristin Teske (Teacher) - email@example.com
Kristi Barnes (MarketPlace) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pia Silverlieb (Bake Sale) - email@example.com
The annual tradition returns! All QAE families are welcome to our Winter Celebration on Friday, November 30, 2018. Have a family favorite holiday dish? Please share it! Have a special holiday song, decoration, tradition? We’d love to hear about it! Join us for an evening of fun, food, family, and friendship!
When: Friday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Franz Coe Elementary Cafeteria, 2424 7th Ave. W. in QA
We need your help to make these celebrations a success! To sign up for food, traditions, or just to help set up and clean-up see links below!
Here was this week's QAE News from Principal Roy:
QAE Families of Color first community education event will be on Tuesday, November 27 from 6-8 pm in partnership with John Hay Elementary. It will be held in the John Hay cafeteria and all are welcome!
We have confirmed Richard Kim from Cultures Connecting as the facilitator for a discussion on "Resilience and Race: Parenting Children in a Biased Culture."
Reserve a spot in Games Club for your child during the event. Sign up for Games Club here.
For more information on Families of Color, see the FOC page.
During our annual Veteran's Day Assembly our 4th graders took the lead. They presented on "Unsung Heroes" -- some women and people of color who did not receive the recognition they deserved for their service, such as the Tuskegee Airmen. We also heard from parents and family members who were veterans. We thank those who shared their stories (and their service).
The kids also sang "America, the Beautiful". Check it out below. Great job 4th graders!
We're looking for a QAE parent who would be interested in helping out with our treasurer work. If you have experience in finance, great, but anyone who is interested can learn the ropes quickly! The position would be responsible for:
If you're interested, please contact our Treasur Kelly Essmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org
As we settle in to the school year, we thought it'd be useful to have a reminder about numbers to call and other helpful resources for QAE families.
Always let the school know if your child is going to be absent. Contact Catie Coyle, our new attendance/office assistant via the main QAE office phone number 206-252-2480 or at email@example.com. It's also useful to let your child's teacher know, particularly if it's a longer term absence.
Transportation Issues and Questions
Contact the SPS Transportation department at 206-252-0910 or visit their website. They have the most up to date info of buses and can actually access the drivers. Principal Roy also sends out regular updates via email and there's often discussions in the Facebook QAE Community Discussions group about bus status.
Lunch and Meals
Contact our wonderful Nutritionist/QAE Chef Nancy Buran at 206-252-3589. You can also view your child's balance and add money to purchase breakfast and lunch on the SPS's PayPams site. You can view the current menus for breakfast and lunch.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found located directly inside the main doors of QAE. Have your child take a look if they're missing something. You can also contact the main QAE office number if you have a question - 206-252-2480.
The main QAE Office should be contacted if you're hoping to use space in the building for something outside of regular school hours - 206-252-2480.
There's a number of ways you can keep up with everything that's going on at QAE. Some of it is managed by the school, others by the PTSA.
All these methods have you confused? We get it, there's a lot. If you're not receiving the information you need, feel free to contact the PTSA at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to help. If you aren't hearing from Principal Roy or your teacher/coordinator, contact them to make sure they have the proper email for you.
Passing on a note from Hannah at Hilltop Children's Center:
I just wanted to reach out to let you know that Hilltop Children’s Center has a couple of spaces in our after school program. We accept students K-3 and have a bus that comes from Queen Anne. We are open until 6:15 each day and our program includes full days of care on most Seattle Public Schools closure days.
If you're interested, contact Hannah at email@example.com
Principal Roy shared the following in her Friday email:
Monday Morning Meeting 11/5/18: – We recognize birthday’s for the week, and Ms. Belcher’s students are sharing their learning. Families are always welcome!
Book It Performance 11/7/18: Thank you PTSA for providing another great Book It Theatre performance at QAE. This week’s performance is The Upside Down Boy/El Nino De Cabeza. Students will be participating in activities this week in preparation for this fantastic performance. Parents and younger siblings are welcome! Here is a description of the performance: “ When Juan and his family move to a big city, his whole world feels upside down. He doesn’t speak English, he doesn’t understand the rules to recess, and whenever he tries to speak, his tongue feels like heavy rocks. But with the help of music, poetry, and an encouraging teacher, Juan finds his voice and footing in this upside-down world that he soon considers his home.”
Veterans Day Assembly 11/9/18 at 9:15 am: Our Veterans Assembly is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child is a scout, we invite them to dress in uniform on Nov. 9th.Please email email@example.com we would like to recognize their community involvement at the assembly.
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