Queen Anne Elementary needs safer crossing for our students, especially at the Crazytown intersection (4th & Boston)! SDOT is asking for your help in developing their Safe Routes to School program.
"Early next year we’ll introduce new pedestrian and bicycle safety education and encouragement programs along with revised enforcement commitments in our school zones. Another substantial component of this work is to continue to improve the built environment to better link parents, teachers and students to schools. And we need your help!
We want to know where people are speeding, where people fail to stop for pedestrians or where crossing and/or sidewalk improvements are needed. And we have developed an online tool to help collect this information. The feedback you provide will be used to prioritize future infrastructure investments, enforcement activities, and educational outreach. In fact, SDOT will develop conceptual designs for 12 locations selected through this exercise and we will build each of these improvements over the next few years."
Follow the link below to share your thoughts with SDOT using our wikimap:
Seattle’s School Road Safety Action Plan Wikimap
Last day of school for 2014 is tomorrow, Friday, December 19, also a one hour early release day (2:40pm).
Just a few reminders before you head off for Winter Break:
2nd Grade Shoe drive ends tomorrow - 12/19
Missing a shirt, jacket or lunch item? Check the Lost & Found by 12/19
Raise for Maze ends tomorrow - 12/19
Hope everyone has a wonderful break!! Happy New Year, see you in 2015!!
Upcoming dates to put on your calendar for 2015:
School Starts Back - Monday, January 5
2-Hour Early Release - Wednesday, January 14
No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 19
Tour & Open House Dates for 2015-16 Prospective Students start Wednesday, January 21
Annual QAE Spaghetti Dinner - Thursday, January 22nd 5:30pm-7:30pm
~Keep an eye out for the RSVP & call for Volunteers after the break~
Our second graders are leading a really awesome shoe collection project for those in need in our city. Working with Redeeming Soles, we will be gathering donations of shoes, both new and used, from our Queen Anne Elementary families.
When is the shoe collection?
It starts today and ends on Friday, December 19 (last day before Winter Break).
Where do I donate new or used shoes?
Donation boxes will be placed at the entrance of each building.
What else do I need to know?
- Please bring pairs of shoes that are gently used or new.
- Shoes should be clean and with no obvious holes or major wear.
- If the shoes have ties or boxes, please tie/box them together.
- We are looking for ALL types of shoes in ALL sizes.
Please get your children involved in hunting up shoes that are ready for new wearers. This is such a great opportunity to help our students see and fill the needs of others in our community.
Questions? Please contact the 2nd Grade Parent Volunteer, Victoria Nunes.
Our 5th Annual QAE Benefit Auction is on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at MOHAI. Please save the date!
It'll be another fabulous evening of merrymaking, connecting with our fellow QAE families, and supporting our wonderful school. Mark your calendars now!
If you'd like to join the fun and help plan the event, please contact Natalie Carlson at email@example.com.
If you missed the festivities last week here is a glimpse of what Dwankhozi Week looked like ~ Click Here
Flyers for the Raise for Maize Campaign went home in orange folders this week. To show their support, our 3rd, 4th & 5th graders collaborated on the following request:
"As you know, we are partner schools with Dwankhozi Primary School. Did you know that many of the 600 students that attend the school experience something called the Hungry Season each year? The Hungry Season is from January through March and it is when the food that villages grow to eat runs out. It is the rainy season and they need to wait until March for their new crops of food to be ready.
The Hunger Season means that children are only getting one meal a day at home, and they are coming to school hungry. This makes it very hard to learn. The school has early release days during this time because the students have no energy to learn. Many do not come to school because they are looking for food.
We can help! Some women in the school community are willing to make the students a school lunch of nshima during this Hungry Season. They just need us to help buy some maize. If the students know that they can have a meal at school, they will come to school. The meal will give them the energy they need to focus on their learning.
$10 feeds 60 students for one day – that is like the whole 4th grade at our school
$50 feeds 300 students for one day – almost our whole school
$100 feeds their entire school, which is 600 kids, for one day.
They only need to be fed for 6 weeks (30 school days.) That's $3,000. To keep 600 students learning. The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes want the students at Queen Anne Elementary to raise this money for the students at our partner school. We decided the best way to do this would be to ask QAE kids to do service work for friends and neighbors for a Raise for Maize Campaign donation. Every penny we raise will go towards the purchase of food for the students at Dwankhozi Primary School.
Here are some ideas that our classes came up with for service:
- Walk the dog
- Sell hot cocoa
- Rake leaves
- Pick up your room
- Do the dishes
- Take out the trash
Bring your donations to your classroom teacher anytime before Winter Break!
Thanks for your help!"
Our enrichment session is coming to a close. Your enrichment provider should have communicated that last session date with you already, but here is a handy online reference. See below for last session dates for QAE Enrichment Session One. You may also view our Enrichment Calendar.
End of Session Dates
Tuesday, December 9, Robotics 1
Wednesday, December 10, Intro to Robotics
Thursday, December 11, Math for Love
Friday, December 12, Creative Coding
Monday, December 15, Unicycle
Wednesday, December 17, Kids Create Art
Monday, January 12, Debate
Monday, January 26, Lego
Tuesday, January 27, Chess
Wednesday, January 28, Seattle's Littlest Performers
Wednesday, January 28, After School Sports
Thursday, January 29, Lego
Thursday, January 29, CAN: iPad LEGO® ANIMATION: Robots 5
Thursday, January 29, Chess
Thursday, January 29, Dramatrue Explorers
Thursday, January 29 Hip Hop
Tuesday, February 3, Dramatrue Players
Friday, February 6, CAN:iPad CLAY ANIMATION: Video Games 2
Monday, February 9, Mandarin
Tuesday, February 10, ALL Spanish
Can you volunteer this Thursday, December 11 for all or part of the day for the Hour of Code event? We need more volunteers to help make this event a success for our students! If you can volunteer for all or part of the day, please sign up via the Hour of Code Survey.
At today's MMM students watched the YouTube Video, President Obama Kicks Off the Hour of Code 2014
Missing anything? Be sure to check the Lost & Found! We have two locations: one in the Tree House near the main entry, and one in the Brick Building near the school office. Please retrieve your items by December 18!
All remaining items will be donated to Wellspring Family Services on December 19.
Dear QAE Families,
In sixty days our community has raised over $100,000 to support QAE! This has been an incredibly successful Fall Fundraising campaign -- especially since we modified our fundraising schedule, bundling the Jog-a-thon and Explorer Fund Drive. Together these two events have raised a total of $106,414 in direct donations (matching not included). We are humbled, grateful, and motivated by your commitment to support our students, staff, and school.
We would personally like to thank our returning Jog-a-thon leads, Kristi Barnes and Karen Longeran for their incredible organization and time and for making this event so fun for our students and staff. Additionally, we want to thank Lauren Haley, our Fundraising Co-Chair and Explorer Fund Drive lead, for diving in to this new role with excitement, energy, and a great attitude.
Our final PTSA fundraising event for the school year is the school auction -- so save the date for March 20th.
Amy Janas & Heath Dixon
QAE PTSA Co-Presidents
To learn more about what your QAE PTSA supports, look here.
It's not too late to donate. You can donate to the QAE PTSA, anytime.
Please contact Amy Janas at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Current and Upcoming PTSA Volunteer Needs
Assistant Treasurer, OPEN
Enrichment Committee Co-Chair - OPEN
Source, evaluate and recommend alternatives for before/after school care and activities
Manage registration, rosters, schedules
Communicate new enrichment sessions to QAE families
Communicate with other board members to promote new sessions, schedules.
Enrichment Assistant Volunteers - OPEN
Help student’s transition from their classroom to their enrichment program, verify absent students, and float between different enrichment classes. Registration discounts are available to Enrichment Assistant Volunteers. Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday, from 3:30pm to the end of the last class (typically 4:45pm)
Facilities Committee Chair - OPEN
Lead Facilities Committee and volunteers.
Stay up-to-date on BEX IV issues
Serve as a liaison between QAE and SPS for facilities project
Help QAE staff with site improvement requests
Communication with other board members to find volunteers and promote events
Legislative Co-Chair - OPEN
Lead advocacy efforts to further State and National PTA goals
Communicate and support advocacy efforts with Local Unit membership
Membership Co-Chair - OPEN
Maintain member information and submit to State PTA as required
Facilitate and grow PTSA membership
Next week, Thursday, December 11, is the second annual QAE Hour of Code Event. QAE is very excited to once again join this movement. Last year, our students along with 15 million others tried computer science in one week. This year, we're joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students.
To help make this day a success, we need your help! Take the following survey, included is a volunteer signup. Answer a few questions, signup for a half day, whole day or just bring snacks!
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
Community Meeting on the Interagency Recovery School Program
Date: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: McClure Middle School, 1915 1st Ave W.
University Bookstore Book Fair ends December 6. Shop at any University Book Store location and earn money for your school! All you have to do is tell the cashier your school code (QAE's code: QAE) when you check out. Visit ubookstore.com for all University Book Store locations and hours.
Excludes gift cards, shipping services, textbooks, Tech Center products, and short discount book titles. May not be combined with other special offers and applies only to stock on hand. Valid November 29 – December 6 at all University Book Store locations.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:45am
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 9:45am
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:45am
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 9:45am
School Tours RSVP
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Open House RSVP
~ 2015-16 prospective students & families, please find information here on registration dates and deadlines. ~
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