For all those who were unable to attend the Farewell & Gratitude Celebration for David Elliott last weekend, we gathered pictures and videos to share.
Farewell & Gratitude Celebration Recap
It was a wonderful, tearful, heart felt celebration of all that David has given to QAE over the last five years! He will truly be missed!
Thank you to Anne Marie Canlis, Kristin & Tony Teske, Conner Desai, Joe Bailey-Fogarty, Christa Winquist, Krissi Beeksma, Maria College, Kristi Barnes & Cari Lui for organizing the event and allowing the QAE Community to finally say a proper farewell.
Thank you to all who contributed the delicious crock pots full of chili for this year's first All School Chili Cook-Off! It was a tough decision but in the end the most votes went to:
Jodi Scott- Ms. Shaw's 2nd Grade Class
Guinevere Kothari- Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade Class
Victoria Nunes- Mr. Liner's 3rd Grade Class
Congrats winners! Start fine tuning those recipes for next year!
We have one more day to reach our goal of $86,000! Whether you can contribute $10, $100, or $1000, your donation will be greatly appreciated and used to fund:
Give what you can! Donate today!
Thank you for supporting the students, teachers, and QAE community!
A reminder that tomorrow, Friday, December 18, is the deadline to apply to serve on the principal hiring committee. The hiring committee is composed of teachers, staff, the PTSA President, and three parents selected by the QAE PTSA Board based on the application process.
Complete the Principal Hiring Application - due tomorrow, 12/18
If you don't want to serve on the committee but want a voice in the process, please complete the principal hiring survey. The survey is designed to help guide the hiring committee.
Complete the Principal Hiring Survey
More information, a hiring timeline, and a FAQ (WIP) can be found here: qaeptsa.org/principal search
QAE Open House and School Tour dates for 2016-17 Prospective Families are now on the calendar.
Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Open House RSVP
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 9:45am
Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 9:45am
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9:45am
Friday, February 26, 2016, 9:45am
School Tours RSVP
Please find more information on QAE and SPS Enrollment requirements here - 2016-17 Prospective Families
Please be sure to check the Lost and Found racks in both the Treehouse and Brick. All left over items will be donated over break!
Tomorrow, Friday, December 18 is an early release day. Kiddos are free at 2:40!
Warmest wishes to our students, staff and QAE families. Hope you all have a relaxing, fun filled winter break!
Happy New Year & see you in 2016!
The QAE Communication Team
Karen & Cari
A big shout out to our students, staff, volunteers and PTSA Technology Advisor, Julie Smith, for making the 3rd Annual Hour of Code Event a great success!
One of our K students summed it up so eloquently in Ms. Ward's Tweet! And check out this awesome article in Geekwire featuring local schools, including QAE!
Click the post link to watch a slideshow of our students in action, enjoy!
We are humbled and appreciative of the ongoing support and generosity from our parent community! Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to the Explorer Fund Drive!
The Importance of Your Donation
QAE is educating our children to be compassionate, creative, and self-directed learners and the PTSA is here to help support that mission. The QAE PTSA raises funds to supplement what is NOT covered by the school district or the state. The district budget for QAE (page 120) covers salaries, benefits, and a very small discretionary fund for supplies. Without PTSA funding, your child's education would look very different.
Our school community is committed to providing an exceptional education, and our fundraising efforts ensure that your child will benefit from:
If everyone contributes to the Explorer Fund Drive, we are confident we will raise the remaining $53,000 we need to raise by next Friday, December 18. Every dollar counts and will be put to good use! Donate to the Explorer Fund Drive today!
Thank you for your support and generosity!
Ms. Ward's class is making a difference in their classroom community through a letter writing campaign. They have rallied together as writers with a common goal to replenish some of their everyday supplies (writing pens, smelly markers, pencils, marbles, paper, etc).
Check out a few of their convincing (and adorable) letters that have helped bring more supplies to the classroom.
The QAE All School Chili Cook-Off is tomorrow night! If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP!
All those attending will be able to vote for tastiest Traditional and Non-tradtional Chili! What a yummy way to end a rainy week!
It's that time of year, we send them to school all bundled up, they come home coatless. Please remember to check out the Lost and Found locations in BOTH buildings for any personal items. We have many great coats, scarves, gloves, lunch items and more.
These will be donated on December 19, 2015, before the Winter Break.
Do you like organizing clothes? We would love your help keeping our Lost and Found areas organized and helping to find lost owners. Let us know in the office.
Thank you from the office staff at Queen Anne Elementary!
Calling all parent volunteers! Help is needed with the recycling and compost program in the cafeteria! If you have time during the week, please consider coming in to help our students clean up & sort their garbage into the correct bins.
Lunch periods are as follows:
12:10-12:30 - K & 1
12:35-12:55 - 1/2, 2 & 5
1:00-1:20 - 3 & 4
Please contact Nancy Buran at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help out for any lunch periods during the week. We truly appreciate this extra support!
Please join the QAE community for a heartfelt farewell and gratitude celebration for David Elliott this Sunday, December 13 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Queen Anne Community Center.
All are welcome — current & former staff, parents, students, siblings, alumni, friends, and anyone from the community who would like to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Please join the QAE Families of Color parent group meeting next Tuesday, December 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Topics to include:
We look forward to an engaging and productive dialogue. Please RSVP to email@example.com for childcare.
For more information about the QAE Families of Color, please find us on Facebook at QAE Families of Color or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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