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
Hey QAE Familes — We have less than two weeks until our annual Jog-A-Thon, our only student-led fundraiser. We're all still settling into this very different year and that extends to the Jog-A-Thon. But we wanted to encourage you to find out more about the QAE Jog-A-Thon and sign up for a Pledgestar account. The link and instructions are provided on our website. It's a snap — you'll have it ready in 5 minutes and can easily share with family and friends.
Once you’ve set up your Pledgestar account then check in with your student and come up with a plan for their personal Jog-A-Thon set to take place on October 2nd.
How will we have a Jog-A-Thon when we're not together?
We encourage you to talk to your kiddos about creative ways to get them moving in these times. Maybe it's counting the number of times they can run down the block. Or make an obstacle course. Walk or run a short loop several times or a long loop a few times in your neighborhood and record the distance. Make a fun playlist and have a dance party. We just want everyone to have fun! And of course, raise funds to support QAE!
Thanks to all you parents for your support and patience during the "Strong Start" week. Monday morning signals the start of the "regular" learning schedule for QAE that will include time with specialists. If you haven't received your kiddo's daily schedule yet, please write your teacher ASAP.
Still to come — supply pick-up for 3rd-5th graders. If you're still in need of supplies or haven't been able to pick up a district device, please contact Principal Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're in this together!
The PTSA will be working with the classroom coordinators to send out class rosters out this week so parents can communicate with each other during this start to the school year. If you haven't yet, please take a few moments to fill out the QAE Back-to-School form where you can fill out your directory info and preferences, pay your supply fees and more.
Thanks to the 160 QAE families who have filled it out already! If you haven't yet, please fill out the form now. Look for more details on the class rosters soon!
Blast Off! It's a Jog-A-Thon Time on Friday, October 2nd!
Like many of our beloved QAE activities, the Jog -A-Thon will look very different this year but we know it will be just as fun. The primary goal of the Jog-A-Thon is to get all QAE students moving! More details to come on the many ways to get moving and on how to register your student will be available soon on the Jog-A-Thon site.
To facilitate all students having access to the equipment needed to be successful at remote learning, the district wants to sure that all students have a device and hotspot. Separately, QAE will distribute common school supplies and workbooks (thanks for paying the $65 supply fee that's part of the Back-to-School form. And if you haven't yet, please fill it out!).
More info about supply distribution will be available soon, but device pick-up starts tomorrow. Here's the details.
Families drive through QAE Staff Parking Lot (South end of QAE off Newton between Bigelow and 4th Ave N. Enter on Newton/Bigelow end and drive West to exit Newton/4th end).
We're re-sharing some information Janine sent out about this very unique start to the school year. We'll continue to add updates to the PTSA website and share via Rocket Reader and on the PTSA's Facebook page.
September 4-11: Strong Start Days
September 4-11th are considered “Strong Start” days for fall of 2020. We will focus on supporting students social and emotional well-being, culturally responsive community building, family connections, and making sure students know how to use their technology tools to access learning. What does this look like?
Overall School Schedule
The district and the Seattle Education association came to an agreement that includes the following details
Example Daily Schedule
This image is an example of what the daily division of time may look like. You'll get more precise details from your teacher.
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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