It's already time to start thinking about next year! Can you believe it?
We're looking for a few friendly & outgoing volunteers to help answer questions and show prospective families everything that makes
QAE so special.
Dates are below:
Jan. 18 – QAE Open House 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Jan. 20 – SPS Option Fair 10-2 at Mercer Middle School
Jan. 23 – QAE Tours – 8 – 9 am
Feb. 7 – QAE Tours – 8-9 am
Feb. 12 – QAE Tours – 8-9 am
Click to sign up here!
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Queen Anne Elementary has a partner school named Dwankhozi Primary School, located in Eastern Zambia. Raise for Maize is our annual campaign to raise funds to pay for food for students during the community's "Hungry Season."
The students of QAE want to raise this money by doing service for their friends and neighbors for a donation. Every penny we raise will go towards the purchase of food for Dwankhozi Primary School students. More information about Dwankhozi Hope Foundation can be found at http://www.dwankhozi-hope.org/
Student leaders have talked to each class. Please make donations to the box in the School Office!
Thursday, December 14th, 6-8pm at QAE
The first QAE "Festival of Lights" Winter Cultural Celebration, hosted by QAE Families of Color, will take place on Thurs. Dec. 14th from 6-8pm in the QAE Cafeteria. It will be a wonderful chance to share in light and love, good food, warm drinks, crafts, friendship, and family. It is the QAE FOC planning teams intention to have foods and traditions shared from the beautiful cultures of our QAE families and we need your help to bring this gathering to life.
Click the link to the sign-up genius and sign-up to share food, dessert, event help, and/or share a performance of a poem, song, dance, story, etc...
Thank you, the planning team knows the holiday season is a busy time and we truly appreciate your consideration for volunteering for this event!
The annual QAE Fund Drive is on! This is your chance to help our school and its students. If you haven't seen it yet, here's the letter Principal Roy is including in our orange folders:
Dear QAE family,
The annual QAE Fund Drive has begun!
I’m writing today to ask you to make a special gift to support QAE students. Because you know, like I do, that school funding does not cover everything we want for our children.
Here’s what your gift to the Fund Drive will do . . .
Your gift will help fund three of the key specialists that make QAE such an incredible place for your child:
Additionally, you’ll help fund the Social Emotional Learning and Project Based Learning curriculum. On the back page of this letter I’ve included a list of all of the things your gift helps fund. It’s a long list.
I need to be clear. QAE does not receive funding for the three positions above. Unless you and the PTSA raise the money, these positions will not be filled.
So each year, an incredible group of people band together to help QAE provide a fantastic learning and growing experience for our children. The PTSA organizes the fund drive. As Principal, I do everything I can to support them – and you.
Because it’s your generosity that makes these incredible things possible for the students. It’s your generosity that provides for the people and programs that set our school – and your kids – apart.
Please send a gift, by December 15th, using the enclosed reply card or by going to:
QAE 4th graders are teaming up with Seattle Seed Co. and YOU to raise money for their IslandWood Experience! All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards supporting our students in this educational outdoor adventure that takes place at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. 50% of profits from every sale goes towards our students.
Shop online here:
Use the custom gift code to ensure the money goes back to 4th graders:
Simply enter the code at checkout!
Thank you for helping our 4th graders with their IslandWood experience!
Read more on the QAE IslandWood page...
Hour of Code is this week!
2017 marks our school's fifth year of participation in this global event! This year we're excited by a brand new Minecraft lesson, as well as returning favorites based on Star Wars and Moana. More advanced coders will be able to pick one of the 400+ lessons available on hourofcode.com.
Volunteers of any coding skill level are still needed and appreciated! We need help throughout the day,. You'll be helping kids in the classroom. Sign up today:
Sign up to volunteer at 2017 Hour of Code
Looking for more information? Check out the main 2017 Hour of Code info.
- the Hour of Code Team
Did you know that the QAE PTSA organizes sales of Spirit Wear -- you can get QAE shirts, scarves, jackets, cups and more! We sell both kids and adult sizes!
Visit the online Spirit Wear store to see what's available and to place an order! Online orders will be delivered to your child's classroom. They are typically delivered within a couple days. Please order by December 11th to insure delivery to the classroom by December 15th!
Our wonderful Spirit Wear coordinator Stephanie Reich will be doing in-person sales after school on the final two Wednesdays before break:
Stephanie can also hold items paid for online to be picked up on either Wednesday. Just add a note saying you'd like to pick up on Wednesday when you fill in your student's info when ordering.
Stephanie will be stationed in the hallway in the Brick Building, just outside the lunchroom. If you want to surprise your kids, buying here is the best way to do it. We can take payments in cash, check or credit card!
Our first Project-Based Learning Exhibition is this week!
Come to the school on Thursday evening, December 7th, from 5:30-7pm to see some of the results of our kids hard work this Fall! You can view in-progress and completed PBL presentations.
Here's the schedule:
Welcome to the Rocket Reader blog! The PTSA's collection of news & information relevant to QAE Families. This is also shared weekly in the Rocket Reader e-newsletter. Use the form below to sign up!
The Rocket Reader newsletter is sent weekly by the PTSA.