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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.)
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.
SPS and the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association are partnering to offer drive-through/walkup flu shot clinics at many schools throughout the city. Nurses have already vaccinated over 10,000 community members throughout Seattle and that overwhelming success to date has resulted in adding 24 more dates between now and October 30 Anyone four years and older can receive a shot regardless of their insurance status. Register in advance, one slot per family member.
Sign up today using this link.
QAE library is ready and open for business! Many students already know how to put books on hold, but in case they don’t, Queen Anne Explorers should be able to go to the Queen Anne Library Catalog (called Destiny Discover) and select books for remote checkout to be picked up at school October 16th and 19th. The following document and video will show families and students how to put a hold on books at the library using their district iPads and laptops.
Be sure to select Queen Anne Elementary as your library when you are on the Follett sign in page. Students will be able to put up to 5 books on hold. Place your holds no later than Wednesday October 14th at 3pm.
The #1 request coming from the August QAE parent survey was how we could help our kids learn during these times. In this interactive session, Principal Roy and QAE families can discuss remote learning strategies for helping with reading, math and more. We’re in this together!
DATE: October 14, 2020
TIME: 6-7 pm
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
The Queen Anne PTSA is part of the Amazon Smile program which donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to your desired charitable organization. It’s an easy way for us all to support QAE, just by doing what many of us already do!
On desktop: using your normal Amazon login, start shopping at smile.amazon.com and you’ll automatically contribute to Queen Anne Elementary PTSA (the shopping experience, pricing, etc is exactly the same as on Amazon).
On your Amazon mobile app: turn on Amazon Smile in settings and shop as you normally would.
These videos show you how to get things all set up!.
Desktop Set Up | Mobile Set Up
Curriculum Night is an annual event to provide families information about state learning standards and information about your child’s year ahead. Everything is a bit different this year, so we'll be separating Curriculum Night into three different evenings based on grade level.
This year, QAE staff and Janine will provide online grade-level sessions so families can meet with teacher to learn grade-level information and ask questions. Links will be shared in Seesaw:
Questions? Check with your kid's teacher.
Every dollar raised from the Jog-A-Thon helps support learning at QAE. From tutors and teacher training to community events. Thanks in advance for your support — together we can make a difference in the lives of many children, Friday and beyond! We would also like to thank our amazing sponsors from this year and past years for all of your support!
Please consider extending your fundraising emails to more friends and family and sharing your student’s page on social media.
See the QAE PTSA Jog-A-Thon page for all the info and FAQs...
Psst, more later this week, but we have some fun "Move-A-Thon" Bingo cards — check them out on the page!
We know that this Fall we may need some extra ways for our students and families to connect. The PTSA has been organizing Class Rosters that include contact information for each family. Your Classroom Coordinator has already shared or will be sharing them soon!
The Rosters are based on those who have opted-in to have their contact info shared when they filled out the Back-to-School form. If you haven't had a chance to fill it out now, please do so now!
Principal Roy will be hosting our second virtual Town Hall for parents to informally connect and find solutions together. These are optional gatherings online.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 30th starting at 6pm
Where: Online, use this Zoom link — https://seattleschools.zoom.us/j/87494782210?pwd=R01zZkJ3TllGbFluTTBnMEt1bHB5dz09
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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