There isn’t likely another year where we will host a gala you can attend in your pajamas, so we’re going all-in on that this year. Fancy on the top, comfy on the bottom. Or vice versa. You decide.
Instead of tickets this year we will be doing "food tickets."
Enjoy dinner at home with a paid ticket, thanks to a couple of our fantastic Queen Anne businesses. (EHP will deliver to your home. Queen Anne Beer Hall is pick up that evening.). Or of course, choose "No Food" and attend at no cost!
TICKETS INCLUDING DINNER MUST BE PURCHASED BY MARCH 7.
Whatever your style we hope you’ll join us for a fun hour of community building, entertainment, and of course, fundraising for our wonderful QAE.
Share a video of what makes QAE special by February 28 and we'll feature you the night of the Auction.
Email videos (in landscape format please!) to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag @qaeptsa on Instagram!
Caring is our February Global Citizenship Trait.
Explorers and their families can put this trait into action by helping with our upcoming QAE Towel Drive.
QAE is collecting gently used towels to support a community towel-drive to help homeless youth in Belltown.
Here’s how you can help:
Towels will be picked up and distributed by the New Horizons Ministry that houses and feeds homeless youth in Belltown.
Families, today Principal Roy sent important communication about a pending SPS School Board decision regarding bus transportation to Option Schools.
Even If your child does not use bus transportation, this decision affects us all and the long term health of Queen Anne Elementary.
We encourage you to make your voices heard on this important topic.
School Board Directors, Superintendent, and Senior Staff
would like to contact only the 7 School Board Directors, and do not seek District staff assistance in responding to questions or concerns
Please see Janine's note below for more information
As a PTSA, this is one way we can continue to build and foster community in the virtual world we’re living in. We know that you are busy and have more things on your plate than ever before. However, with just a little help from each of you, every student will be represented in our yearbook and each student will have a special memento of this unprecedented school year.
At this point, we believe self-submission is our best path for collection and we thank you in advance. Your submissions will help us create “class photos”. It's a different kind of challenge in this year filled with new and creative ways to get work done, but we think it can happen with some help from you and your families.
Here's two options for gathering those photos.
Option 1: You take the photo and send to email@example.com
Deadline: March 1
Email Title: Grade-Teacher-First Name-Last Name
Option 2: Your Class Coordinator takes a screen shot. Be sure to let your class coordinator know if you need this help!
Thank you for sticking with it!! Please send all comments, questions or concerns to Andrea Hildebrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org
While we all won’t be together in person, this year's virtual gala will still focus on building community while offering entertainment alongside opportunities to donate and support our school. It will be fun, festive and full of friends.
Details are being finalized but we wanted you to mark the evening of Friday, March 12 on your calendars. This will be a one-hour event.
Also, if you have something you’d like to offer up for auction (a special skill you could teach folks in a virtual session? Vacation home? Sports tickets)?
Please email us.
Even in the midst of the pandemic and remote learning, it's time to start thinking about enrollment for the 2021-22 school year (hopefully all in person!). Queen Anne Elementary is hosting a series of virtual tours as well as an open house for all prospective families (whether you have an incoming Kindergartner or have an older child).
Virtual Open House
Jan. 21 (6-7pm)
Virtual School Tours
Jan. 22 (12-1pm)
Jan. 27 (11am-12pm)
Feb. 1 (2-3pm)
Feb. 4 (3-4pm)
Feb. 9 (8-9am)
More information and to RSVP
See the Prospective Families page which includes a link to RSVP for the Open House and Tours. It also has some information about what makes Queen Anne Elementary unique as well as some helpful details about the SPS enrollment process.
Last week's events were historic, tumultuous and tragic. And our students pay attention. Our teacher's didn't shy away, but rather used the opportunity to engage students and given them an opportunity to share, learn and understand the power of this moment: together.
In fact, the efforts of one of our Kindergarten teachers - Priyanka Jayanthi - was just featured in The Seattle Times. We're so proud!
Ms. Jayanthi and Ms. Smith both pulled together some additional resources for talking with kids to help us all have these important conversations.
How to talk with children about current events.
Facing History and Ourselves.
Talking with Kids About Yesterday's Events (NPR)
Don't Say Nothing
Teaching 6-Year-Olds About Privilege and Power
Talking Race with Young Children
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Let's start off this new year right....together.
Mark your calendar for these great upcoming Parent Partnership Sessions hosted by Principal Roy.
“Supporting Your Explorer with Reading and Math”
January 13. 6-7pm.
Share ideas, problem solve and learn more about: tips for supporting your child with reading and math, and how to help when they struggle
Meeting ID: 819 4023 1287
“Helping Your Explorer in Kindergarten”
Jan. 27 (6-7pm)
Whether we are learning in person or remotely, we all want to support and empower our young learners in Kindergarten. This collaborative discussion with Kindergarten families will share ideas and solutions for supporting our Kindergarten explorers.
Meeting ID: 848 4112 4985
“Collaborative Session with QAE Families”
Feb. 10 (6-7pm)
Want to connect with other families? Wondering how others are navigating the pandemic? Come connect with Principal Janine Roy and QAE families to share helpful ideas, strategies and lessons learned from the pandemic.
Meeting ID: 886 9393 8942
It’s been quite a year and our mental health is just as important as physical health. Consider some of these tips and tricks for ways to take care of ourselves and our Explorers each day.
Reading is a life skill and it is a powerful way to calm our bodies and our minds. Daily independent reading with just-right text builds stamina, persistence, skills, and confidence. Help every Explorer become a passionate reader and critical thinker.
Whether it’s through just right books or dessert books, there are several resources to keep your Explorer engaged in reading. Here’s a link to a couple, and check out A to Z or Epic on your Explorer’s iPads.
QAE Book Pick Up Reservations
Seattle Public Library
Share photos of your child and your family reading with the hashtags #QAE, “LiteracyMattersQAE and #SeattleSuperReaders or email to email@example.com so we can celebrate this great community of readers!
Whether you’re doing a little early planning for the holidays, or just need a little spark of spirit, you can find a little something for all of your Explorers in the brand new Spirit Store.
From t’s to hats to outerwear and more - dive in and customize your gear with the colors and QAE logo that suits you and your Explorers best.
Better yet - 10% of every purchase goes back to QAE.
(If you have any questions, comments or concerns email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Are your kids ready for some new activities? KidsCo is offering Virtual After School Enrichment classes starting in November.
There's a wide range to choose from -- and registration starts SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 9AM.
The first QAEPTSA General Meeting of the year is Wednesday (10/21) evening! We’d love all families to join us for the first PTSA meeting of the year to discuss how the PTSA can best support our families in this most unusual year.
Some key agenda items include: Review and Vote on 2020 budget, Q&A with PTSA Officers and Principal Roy and a short presentation by Families of Color Director Kay Dumlao on equity & diversity.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Time: Beginning at 6pm
Link: Join Zoom Meeting
While this year is far from normal, there's lots of activity continuing to happen through the QAE community. Mark your calendars for these great opportunities to connect, learn and share.
QAE Online Curriculum Nights
Our annual Curriculum Night will provide families with information about state learning standards and information about your child’s year ahead. This year, QAE staff and Janine will provide individual grade-level sessions.
Date: 10/26 – 10/29 (dates specific to grade level)
Time: 5:30 – 6:00
Where: Links will be shared in Seesaw
Introduction to Positive Discipline
Positive Discipline Educator Katie Gruver of Positive Parenting Seattle will host an introduction to the Positive Discipline language and strategies that kids learn at QAE.
Time: 6pm - 7pm
QAE Town Hall
Always a great way for parents to connect and share with other QAE families.
Talking with Your Child about Racism, Racial Justice and Social Action
Based on great interest from QAE parents, this amazing online session with Equity Consulting’s Christina Chang will offer insights about how to talk with your child about diversity and equity.
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Remote Learning (Fall 2020)
8:30am - Start Time
3:30pm - End Time
Further schedule details to be shared by district and Principal Roy.
"Regular" In-Person Schedule
7:30am - Breakfast & Playground Supervision Begins
7:50am - Breakfast Ends, Opening Bell
7:55am - School Day Begins
2:25pm - Dismissal
Wednesday Early Release
1:10pm - Dismissal