Kids U Session S5 April 30 – June 22


On-line registration now open at
Kids University & Enrichment
Be sure to select for classes at Sand Point Elementary

We are happy to announce that registration is open for Kids University Classes. Physical copies are available on the bulletin board, or in the cafeteria at SPE.

*Please note that classes in bold are Vendor-led classes, and are individually priced.

As always, registration is available on line, by faxing the registration form to (206)524-8613, by emailing, or by dropping off the registration packet to the University Family YMCA at 5003 12th Ave NE.

Scholarships are available. For scholarship information, contact Briana Hickey, Youth Program Registrar at, (206)524-1400

Randi Dodson l Kids U Program Supervisor at Sand Point Elementary
YMCA of Greater Seattle
O: 206-524-1400
C: 206-890-9160 

Other YMCA reminders

Healthy Kids Day
On April 21, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our free national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

Healthy Kids Day is a chance each year to celebrate fun and family while learning lifelong skills for health. This is a day for kids and families to try new, exciting ways to be active and inspire imaginations. This year, look forward to:
· Free t-shirts for the first 100 kids
· Exciting programs demos from Y Camp and Y Sports!
· Tons of new ways of active play
· Free snacks and healthy eating demos

Join your Y for a day of activities, games, and fun for the whole family! Plus, families that attend Healthy Kids Day can join the Y with no joining fee!

YMCA Summer Camp Registration now open. Click here for Summer Camp information.

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April Advisory: Self-Management

April Advisory: Self-Management


  • Kid intro of Self-awareness (0:00)
  • Intro of self-management language (1:36)
  • Kids/teachers talking about times to use self-management (2:56)
  • Kids/teachers talking about times when it’s hard to use self-management (6:04)
  • Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan doing SEL on the MOOD METER (7:42)
  • The game In Control/Out of Control (9:48)
  • The Choice Is Yours (13:13)
  • The role that pace plays in self-management (14:58)


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Earth Day April 27th

We need Volunteers! Sign up now with Sign Up Genius:

Collecting Recyclables Now

Spring cleaning? Bring your Recyclables for our Earth Day craft projects! Collection by Main Office!

We are looking for:

  • Clean clear plastic bottles (to be made into greenhouse bottles)
  • Clean glass jars that would make nice vases/pen holders
  • Recycled magazines, catalogs, brochures, calendars, etc. with colorful pages

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Sign Up to Support Our Students at Garden Recess

Days: Thursdays and/or Fridays
Time: 10:45am – noon

Spring 2018 signup – dates are available now. Spring is an exciting time in the garden! Please help us give kids another recess alternative – time in the garden!

For more information about volunteer needs and date, click on Signup Genius now for the most current dates available. Garden/plant knowledge NOT required! Training is provided.

New Sign up is for April 6th – June 15th

**In addition, we still have Garden Recess this week, 4/5 and 4/6. Can you join us?

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Squirrels Rock Music Program Spring ’18 Session

Does your 2nd – 5th grade Squirrel want to join in to play some rock music? Spring Session registration is NOW. Forms were sent home – check your Squirrel’s backpack. Full payment confirms spot. Scholarships are available.

Session dates: April 16th – June 13th
Who: 2nd – 5th graders
2 Options:

Rock Band – Individual lessons in a group setting (limited to 4 students per class). This is an intensive music program. Students will perform at the June 15th all school assembly.
Offered Mondays, Tuesday or Wednesdays

Instrumental Petting Zoo– After school program (unlimited students). Students will be able to try out a variety of instruments, as well as learn about different types of music. Offered Wednesdays.

Questions? Contact Mr. Manzo, or Megan Sun McIntosh,

This Enrichment Class is sponsored by SPE PTA!

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Attention Squirrel Pizza Eaters: Create Your Favorite Pizza!

Have you tried Ridge Pizza NE yet? They have school specific pizzas and now is our chance to add Sand Point Elementary’s special pizza to the menu! We need Squirrels to submit their favorite unique pizza combination by April 6th to or place in the Pizza Box in the office.

Winning combo will be featured as The SPE Squirrel Pie at Ridge Pizza NE. In addition, for every purchase of our custom pie, $1 will be donated to our school.

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Squirrel Readers Achieve 2nd Place in the Global Reading Challenge 2018

Congratulations to Super Sciuridae, our Global Reading Challenge team who tied for 2nd place in the City-wide in the Global Reading Challenge! We are so proud of these Squirrels. Only one question separated them from the 1st place team. Thank you, students, for your hard work and for representing Sand Point Elementary so well! Thank you to the volunteer reading coaches and to the teachers and staff for supporting our readers!

More than 30 kids on 6 teams participated this year from Sand Point!  Awesome work!


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What’s for Dinner?


The Ram
Tuesday, March 20th
5pm – 9pm

This Tuesday, March 20th, it is time to Dine Out for Sand Point Elementary at The Ram in University Village for dinner. Dine anytime between 5 pm – 9 pm Take out order also count!

The Ram is graciously donating 10% of all sales during that time to the Sand Point Elementary PTA. Spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors!

Hope to see you there!

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Join the Nominating Committee

Have you considered being a member of the PTA board? Do you know of someone who would be great in that role? Please consider joining the nominating committee – we welcome new (or familiar) faces! We need 3 members to serve on this committee.

Committee work includes holding confidential meetings, reviewing nominations, and searching for the best qualified candidates. The nominating committee is not charged with filling the non-elected positions on the PTA board of directors. Contact Juli Horan, SPE President for more information at

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School Levies Community Meetings

Planning is underway for two school funding levies to be submitted to Seattle voters in February 2019. Seattle Public Schools requests input and feedback on possible projects.

The 2019 Operations Levy is a renewal of the expiring Operations Levy. It provides approximately 20% of the district’s general fund annual budget and supports educational programs not fully funded by the state.

The 2019 Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy is a renewal of the expiring BEX IV Capital Levy. It will include projects that improve earthquake safety and other security needs, add more space to meet growing enrollment needs, replace or repair school buildings and systems, and fund major preventive maintenance throughout the district.

Provide Input and Feedback

At the community meetings, district staff will present information, collect input and feedback, and answer questions. Interpreters will be available by request. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from an interpreter at a community meeting, please email us at

Please join us at a community meeting:

  • Monday, April 2: 6:30-8:15pm: Aki Kurose Middle School lunchroom, 3928 South Graham Street
  • Tuesday, April 3: 6:30-8:15pm: Madison Middle School lunchroom, 3429 45th Ave SW
  • Monday, April 23: 6:30-8:15pm: Seattle World School (TT Minor School) lunchroom, 1700 East Union Street
  • Tuesday, April 24: 6:30-8:15pm: Jane Addams Middle School lunchroom, 11051 34th Ave NE
  • Thursday, April 26: 6:30-8:15pm: Salmon Bay K-8 School (Monroe School) lunchroom, 1810 NW 65th Street


Comments and questions are welcome via email or mail:
BEX V Capital Levy:
Operations Levy:
By mail: Levies 2019, Seattle Public Schools, MS 22-336, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124

More information, including a Levies 2019 Planning Timeline, is available on the school levies webpage.

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