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 sandpointelempta@gmail.com

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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 capitallevy2019@seattleschools.org.

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: capitallevy2019@seattleschools.org
Operations Levy: budget@seattleschools.org
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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Wanted: We Need Your Photos by April 10th

We Need Your Photos For the Sand Point Elementary 2017-18 Yearbook!

I just heard from Emily that we need more photos to add to the yearbook! Have you captured some Squirrel moments that you could share? We want to include everybody! Photos must be submitted by April 10th to be included in this year’s book!

Please submit photos of classroom activities, assemblies, before/after school events taking place at the school, and other Sand Point Squirrel moments as soon as you have them. Photos should be full-sized image files (not compressed versions from social media) and should be submitted via Google Drive to the Yearbook Folder, or via email to the Yearbook Coordinator at emmyat@gmail.com.

And don’t forget, yearbook orders are due by Friday, March 23rd!
Cost: $10
Payment: Make checks payable to Sand Point PTA
Order online at YBPay.lifetough.com
with yearbook ID Code: 12748318

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Wanted: Volunteers to Support 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. Training is provided.


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New Free Program for SPE Students and Families: ACT!

ACT! Actively Changing Together is a 12-week series of family health nights that is FREE and open to students and families to promote healthy nutrition, activity, and lifestyles. The YMCA and Seattle Children’s Hospital partner to provide these sessions at Sand Point Elementary School. In addition to the weekly activity and nutrition program, the YMCA provides participants with a free family membership to the Y of their choice for the duration of the series!

Please note, a parent/guardian must attend ACT with their child. All family members are welcome.

Dates: March 13th – June 12th, Tuesdays when school is in session (no meetings during school breaks).
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
Location: Sand Point Elementary in the cafeteria
How to participate: Please contact Mary Sykes, SPE School Nurse at mksykes@seattleschools.org to register.

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Summer Staircase at Sand Point Elementary

Dates: June 25 – July 27, No school July 4th.
Times: vary by school site but generally are AM to early afternoon (lunchtime)
Cost: Free (Breakfast and lunch are provided)
Attendance: Students may not miss more than three days
Before/After Care: Not included.
How to apply: Contact your child’s teacher or the interventionist at your child’s school.

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.

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

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Jump Start at Sand Point Elementary

For Students Entering Kindergarten: This free transition-to-kindergarten program is offered here at Sand Point Elementary!

Dates: August 20 – 24, 9am – noon
How to apply: When families register their child for kindergarten, the Jump Start registration form will be available. In May, schools that are offing Jump Start will send registration and health forms to families. You can also find the registration form on the Jump Start webpage linked below. These forms should be completed and returned to your school by June.

For more information, go to Seattle Public Schools Jump Start.

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Sand Point Way Project Update

Hello SPE community,

We’re reaching out to inform you that the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Vision Zero and Sidewalk Development programs are planning to improve Sand Point Way NE. In 2016, residents applied for a Your Voice, Your Choicegrant to address the discontinuous sidewalks and safety concerns along the corridor, which led us to conduct a transportation study and early outreach efforts.

We are now continuing with early outreach and seek your input on how to make Sand Point Way a better and safer place for those who travel along the corridor. In March, we will host several drop-in style events where you can provide feedback in-person along with a survey, open from March 14 – April 13.

Please see our attached fact sheet for more project information. You can also visit our project web page for more information, sign-up for our mailing list, and view our upcoming events. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to hearing from you, and hope to see you soon!

Sand Point Way NE Corridor Project Outreach Team

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Sand Point SuperFonics will be in Full Effect on March 24th! Don’t Miss It!

Hey Friends of Sand Point!

It’s time to register for Squirrelapalooza, Sand Point Elementary’s 90’s Themed Spring Fundraiser! Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. aboard the docked MV Skansonia ferry boat.

Our annual fundraisers are not to be missed! Together our goal is to raise $100,000, which will go to the PTA Fund to pay for supplemental curriculum and pay for enrichment activities such as music, art, field trips, classroom grants and more.

Join your fellow Squirrel families to support your little neighborhood school! There will be food, drinks, BINGO (and other games), Raise the Paddle, Karaoke and of course a performance by our twelve-member staff band, the Sand Point SuperFonics!

Registration closes on Monday, March 12!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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