Library Volunteers Needed

Mr. Harvey, SPE’s Librarian, is looking for some ongoing helping hands in the library. Help is needed to restock library books and to maintain this valuable resource for our community. Do you have a little time to help out weekly? Last year volunteers helped to restock in the mornings but please contact Mr. Harvey to plan a day and time that will fit your schedule. Mr. Harvey may be reached at, 206-252-4662 or in person: Mon and Tues all day, Wed till noon. And just a reminder – All Volunteers MUST complete SPS Volunteer Requirements this year and must be approved to start with our SPE office.

Sean Harvey
Sand Point Librarian
Mon and Tue, and Wed am
206-252-4662 MS: ES-269

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Garden Program Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers for Mondays and Fridays for both Garden Recess (Mondays) and/or Garden Afterschool Programming. As a reminder: volunteers MUST complete the SPS Volunteer Application Requirements.

For more information, contact
Nicole Parish, Environmental Education Specialist
Sand Point Garden Educator in partnership with SPE PTA
Click on Foxberry Education for more information about Nicole and the programming offered.

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Items needed for garden program:

  • Empty Egg Cartons
  • Mosaic tile pieces
  • Old rain boots
  • Jars

Please drop off items into the box located at the PTA bulletin board at the school’s entrance.

Thanks for sharing.

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Donors Choose

Ms. Poss, Sand Point Elementary’s Math and Literacy Intervention teacher, has just posted a new Donors Choose campaign to support our Squirrels and our math curriculum. To find out more information and to donate now, click on Technology Resources for Math Success.

Ms. Miller, one of Sand Point’s 2/3 teachers also has a Donors Choose campaign. To find out more information and to donate now, click on Flexible Minds and Flexible Seating.

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WA State PTA 2018 Legislative Issues Survey

This year WSPTA starts a new 2-year legislative priority cycle for 2019-2020. The platform will be voted on at Legislative Assembly in late October.

By taking this survey you will help your PTA/PTSA voting delegates support the issues that are most important to you, your school, district and the state.

The survey only takes a few moments and the tallied responses will be sent to your school(s) PTA President in Northshore, Shoreline & Seattle school districts.

For more info on Leg. Assembly and to see the complete voter guide, go to
While PTAs works in classrooms and communities, we also advocate to decision-makers, locally and in Olympia, for the well-being and education of all children. Your survey responses will help set our agenda.


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Did somebody say ice cream?

Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 30th
4:00 – 5:00pm
at Sand Point Elementary

Join us at our All School Ice Cream Social. This is a great way to catch up with friends and to get our Squirrels excited about heading back to school. Hope to see you there!

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Not to worry – your PTA is here to help! Each year at Sand Point, a very full packet of information will be sent home with your student. Included in this packet is the form to complete regarding school supplies and the contribution requested. We do the shopping of school supplies for you! Students will need a backpack and water bottle and scholarships are available for those items. See the form to come, for more information.

Please look for this packet to be sent home the second week of school. In the packet will be a handy Check List to help keep track of what forms to keep and what forms to return.

**Opportunity to share your Mad Collating Skills** Stay tuned for volunteer opportunity to help compile these packets week 1 of school. Fun way to catch up with other parent volunteers right out of the gate!

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5th Grade Promotion Video

Congratulations to our 5th grade students!  Relive your favorite squirrel memories in the 5th Grade Promotion Video, with music by the 4th grade class, Ms. S and Mr. J!

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Attention Spellers!!

Sand Point is having its first Spelling Bee on June 22nd! Students in 1st-5th are able to sign up in teams of 3 to compete against their peers in a friendly spelling competition. This contest will happen during students’ lunchtimes on the last day of school. Until then, students can practice spelling words during lunchtime with their teams!! This is a great way to reinforce our spelling skills during the last couple of weeks of school. If your student is interested in forming or joining a team, please complete this form or email Mrs. Cater at Happy Spelling!

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Family Support Program at Sand Point Elementary

As you may know, the Seattle Public School District is reducing the funding for our Family Support Program by 50%. This reduction is not because of any reduction in need, in fact, the need continues to grow. Without this program, many families would not have access to basic needs such as food, clothing, housing resources, or medical care. The Family Support Program also provides services that are vital for families to succeed such as health support services, after school programs and care, and educational and employment resources.

Sand Point Elementary PTA is responding to this reduction by setting a goal to raise $25,000 to continue this vital program. Please consider a donation via our crowdfunding site (linked below) and forwarding this call to friends and family who will join us in making this project a success. Every dollar received by the PTA will go directly to the Family Support Program.

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