Spring After School Garden Club

K-2 Mondays, February 26 – April 2 (6 week session)
3rd-5th Fridays, March 2 – April 6 (6 week session)

Time: 2:30-5:00pm

Students will meet directly after school in Portable P-5. Prompt pick up at 5pm in the school garden. In order to sign up/ participate a completed waiver form must be returned by February 15th to the school office. Snack will be provided.

Only 12 spots so don’t delay!

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February SEL Video: Social Awareness

Check out our February SEL video on Social Awareness.


  • Recap of WA Standard 4 – (1:15)
  • Students explain diversity (2:01)
  • Students explain culture (3:58)
  • I Am From poems (5:42)
  • Kindergarten playing Peacemaker or Peacebreaker (9:35)
  • Students explain peacemaker as “humanitarian” (11:50)
  • “Humanitarian” as transition word (14:09)
  • Connecting Social Awareness with Black Lives Matter (15:40)

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Calling Adult Squirrels!

The Squirrelapalooza Spring Fundraiser Committee really needs your help! In order for us to put on another awesome fundraiser to raise $100,000 to benefit our little Sand Point Squirrels, we need donations of:

  • Wine valued at $25+ OR 90+ points (goal: 60 bottles)
  • Gift cards $25+ to stores and restaurants (goal: 20 cards)
  • Tickets to local events (goal: 10 sets)
  • Cool items (valued at $25+) people would think would be sweet to win at adult BINGO at our event (goal: 20 items)

Deadline to donate: February, 28, 2018 (please submit your items with the donation form).

  • For wine, please contact Juli at horan03@msn.com to coordinate the hand-off, as alcohol is not allowed on school property
  • All other items may be dropped off in the main office with Ms. Sandy.

Questions? Contact mysunmcintosh@gmail.com

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Sand Point Elementary Tours

Tours will be held for prospective families on January 23rd and February 8th at 9:00am. Invite friends and neighbors with prospective students to come learn why we love being a part of the Sand Point Elementary community!  Call the office for more information at 206-252-4640.

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Marathon Club

Did you know your Squirrel can get some laps in before school?? Get them here by 7:30am and they can add some miles to reach their goal! Bonus: this is a great way for your students to “wake up” so that they can jump right to learning when the bell rings! Extra bonus: Your student will be in class on time which will help our school meet required attendance goals.


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Yearbook Assistance Needed

We are looking for a volunteer to help with sending order forms home and collecting money for our 2017-18 Sand Point Yearbook. Lifetouch has already sent us the order forms. We need someone to hang posters in the halls, send home order forms, collect money and keep a list of student orders. Please call Sandy in the office at Sand Point Elementary at 206-252-4640 if you would like help.

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K-12 Education Funding and the Effects on Seattle Public Schools

Tuesday, February 6th at Ballard High School. 7:00-9:00pm
Join an in-depth panel discussion on the new Basic Ed funding bills, school funding shortfalls, levy restrictions, capacity issues, boundaries, Lincoln High School and other issues facing our schools and city.

Forum Panelists
· JoLynn Berge, Seattle Public Schools Asst. Superintendent Business and Finance: “SPS Budget Implications”
· Eden Mack, Seattle Public Schools Director District 4,
· Scott Pinkham, Seattle Public Schools Director District 1
· Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilmember District 6
· Heidi Bennett, Seattle Council PTSA & WA State PTA Region 6 Leg. Chair, “Update on McCleary and the Basic Ed Bills”
To request childcare email: Northeast@scptsa.org
Sponsored by Seattle Council PTSA. All are welcome to attend.
Where: Ballard High School Auditorium, 1418 NW 65th St, Seattle
  Entrance/parking is east of 15th Ave NW on NW 67th Street.
Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/857444181101371/

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Science Night Projects – It’s Not Too Late!!

7th  Annual Science Night
Sand Point Elementary
January 30th at 6pm-7:30pm

Squirrel Parents – talk with your students this week and weekend to see if they have thought of a science project to work on and share with their peers. Guidelines were sent home, but perhaps your Squirrel needs a little reminder or a little encouragement like mine did.

Ms. Clark and the Science Committee would like to know which students plan on displaying their work. This is so that they will have a plan for set up, leaving enough space for the projects that will be on display. Please have your student inform their teacher or Ms. Clark no later than Tuesday, 1/23 (deadline extended to allow for a little extra thought this weekend!!)

Hope to see you there as we observe and celebrate hands on, inquiry-based science that our students have been participating in this year.

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Pallet Garden Restoration Work Party

Who: Friends, Family and Kids are Welcome!
What: Pallet Garden Restoration Work Party
When:  Sunday, February 4th, 10:30 – 2:00 pm
Where:  Sand Point Elementary School Garden
Why: We love our Garden!

There’s always something to be done in the garden!  Please join us as we refurbish and restore our pallet gardens in preparation for Spring.

We will be removing the vertical gardens from the portable stairs, extracting and saving the existing plants and soil, and refurbishing the back of them with plastic and recycled burlap bags.  Depending on how quickly we work there will be other projects as well.

Work will commence rain or shine. Hope to see you there!

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Art Class Volunteers Needed – Art Experience Not Required!

Art Classes for grades 2/3-4/5 start this week, on Jan 22nd. Classes are every Monday through April 23rd. We are looking for 2 volunteers for each class to help things run smoothly. We have volunteers for 3 out of 5 classes but really hope to add volunteers for Mr. Conway and Mr. Kanaly’s classes.

Volunteers arrive 20 minutes before class to set up and stay 20 minutes after class to clean up. Classes are taught by Mylen Huggins, Artist in Residence. No art experience needed, just a willingness to assist.

If you are able to volunteer or have questions, please contact Kris Van Houten at artspepta@gmail.com

Dates: Mondays, 1/22 – 4/23
Times: 20 minutes before class (set up) through 20 minutes after class (clean up)

Schedule for grades 2/3 and 4/5:

8:20-9:00:   Ms. Manzo
9:40-10:20:  Mr. Conway **volunteers still needed
10:20-11:00: Ms. Cater
11:45-12:25: Mr. Kanaly **volunteers still needed
12:25-1:05: Ms. Miller

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