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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Sand Point Elementary 2018 Sustainability Winner!


It is our pleasure to announce that Sand Point Elementary’s Super Squirrels have been selected as the 2018 Sustainability Specialty Prize winner of the fourth annual Carton 2 Garden Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Packaging with support from We received an amazing number of exceptional entries this year, but the depth and impact of your project “The Recycled Pollinator Hotel” brought your entry to the top of the competition. We are excited to award your program the Sustainability Specialty Prize package valued at over $2500! Keep up the good work! Thank you for support of the Carton 2 Garden program, and again – CONGRATULATIONS!

Warm Regards,
Your friends at Evergreen Packaging and

2018 Sustainability Winner

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Seymour Kaplan Humanitarian Award Assembly, June 8th, 8:00am

Each spring, Seattle Public schools honor elementary and middle school students who epitomize the values of Seymour Kaplan.

Mr. Kaplan was Washington State’s Man of the Year for 1972. He was also the Northwest’s Anti-Defamation League director, serving from 1956 until his death in 1975. Mr. Kaplan was once quoted as saying, “It’s not just about being nice, it’s about where you stick your head out.” He dedicated his life to human relations, helping people to overcome prejudice and accept differences. Additionally, Mr. Kaplan’s wife Sara began her Seattle Public Schools teaching career at Meany Middle School in 1966 before teaching social studies at Franklin High School for nearly two decades. In his honor, the “Seymour Kaplan Award” was established for fifth and eighth grade students, to recognize the importance celebrating students who stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Sand Point Elementary will present Seymour Kaplan Humanitarian awards at the June 8th assembly. All are welcome to attend.

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Summer Staircase at Sand Point

Register now

Dates: June 25 – July 27, No school July 4th.
Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 (which includes breakfast and lunch times)
Cost: FREE (Breakfast and lunch are provided)
Before/After Care: Not included.

How to apply: Paperwork can be found in the SPE office or through the link above. Contact your child’s teacher or the interventionist at your child’s school for questions or additional information. Summer Staircase is a high-quality program for students currently in kindergarten through 4th grade. All students welcome; preference given to students below grade level as determined by MAP or Smarter Balanced assessments. Attendance once registered is important as there are limited spots available. Currently, there are plenty of spot available! Talk with your SPE teacher for more information about attendance expectations.

For general information about the Summer Staircase program, go to Seattle Public Schools Summer Programs.

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Support Our Students at Garden Recess

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

Only 8 more Garden Recess days left and we have plenty to do in the garden! Please help
us give kids another recess alternative – time in the garden and help support this wonderful learning resource here at Sand Point.

Click on Signup Genius to volunteer – last minute attendance is also welcome. Garden/plant knowledge NOT required! We all learn while in the garden.Training is provided.

Dates Available: May 24th – June 15th

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Free Chips Available

We would like to tidy up and move along the chip pile we have. Free – just come load up what you need, first come first serve. The pile is located behind the school at the far end of the garden. Drive-up access to the pile is possible on the weekend (driving through the gate and around the building.) Contact Dawn at if you have questions but otherwise, feel free to load them up now while supply lasts!

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Food Pack Recipient and Volunteer Information

Thanks for helping with 114 food packs last week, volunteers!

Our next Food Pack is Friday 06/01/18 at Noon.
Hope to see you there, Volunteer packers!

Sand Point Elementary and the University Food Bank team up to provide supplemental food to our Squirrels in need.

Could your child use additional food? Please click on the link, print and return the form and your child will receive a food pack every Friday, directly distributed to the student’s backpack. No pickup required!

Do you have a little time to support this program? We need Food Pack volunteers! The volunteer commitment is biweekly on Fridays. Lots of hands make light work.

To print the Food Pack form, click here. If you are unable to print a copy, please check with the office for a copy, in person.

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Salmon Boy: June 3rd, 3:30pm

Thanks to generous support from Sand Point Elementary PTA and Huchoosedah Staff, we invite you to experience our first ever ALL school musical.

Since the Fall, our students, led by our Native After school program have been learning and telling the story of Salmon Boy, an important legend, told since time immemorial, which teaches us all about our critical relationship to the beings in the water that scientists now call a “keystone species.” Our staff, students, families and collaborators, school and community wide, have found ways to incorporate this critical message about people and the environment and social and environmental justice, into dance, music, song and storytelling.

Every child has a role in this production!!

We hope you’ll join us for this first ever collaboration and recognition of the important knowledge carried in the stories of the First People of this place we call home. It will be a celebration of our connection to the water and the power of story and community and collaboration.

We hope to see you there!


Chandra Hampson
SPE PTA VP and Community Engagement Chair
Huchoosedah PAC VP

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Attn 5th Grade Families!

Eckstein Ice Cream Social and Information Events
June 19th

On June 19, 2018, Eckstein Middle School will sponsor an Ice Cream Social for the families of incoming 6th graders for 2018-2019 and it will be from 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. in our cafeteria/garden area. No reservations needed. Please call Eckstein Main Office if you have any questions – 206-252-5010.

Eckstein will also have a Special Education information event with pizza provided before the Ice cream social from 5:30p.m. to 6:30.m. This event is for students who have an IEP and their parents/guardians. If you have any questions about the Special Education information event, please contact Stacey Norman at

We hope to see you there!

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Come Run with Us May 20th!

Come join the Sand Point Elementary Inaugural Girls On The Run team as they run their FIRST 5K on Sunday, May 20th at the Renton Memorial Stadium! The girls are currently halfway through their season, soaking up lessons, and loving being part of the team. They have been preparing hard for their end of season, celebration event, the QFC Girls on the Run 5K! Come run with the team or come to cheer them on – the choice is yours!

If we get 5+ community members, we can get a code for $5 off the registration fee, so let our coaches know if you will run! The registration fee is $35 up until day of registration ($40 on day of registration.)

Lace up those shoes or make those banners and bring the pom poms. Come support your SPE team! Go Squirrels!!

Coaches: Ana Hoyos (Room 105) and Traci Bartz
Site Liaison: Karen Stukovsky,

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