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 kmmarshall@seattleschools.org. 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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Squirrels to Dance at the Colors of the Rainbow Event

Saturday, June 9th
Semi-Finals: 10:15am
Grand Finale: 2:00pm

On Saturday, June 9th, at 10:15am, a group of our students will be competing in the Colors of the Rainbow: Dancing Classroom Spring Semi-Final event. The event takes place at Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way. If they advance, the Grand Finale is at 2pm – 5pm that same day, June 9th. Everyone is welcome to come and cheer classmates on! This is a big event with lots of people so allow for time to arrive.

Good luck Squirrels – dance your hearts out!

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Seymore Kaplan Humanitarian Award Assembly

**date change – adjust your calendars
June 15th, 8am

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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Girls on the Run: Proud of Our Squirrels!

Congratulations to our Girls On the Run (GOTR) team! This afterschool program met 2 times a week for 12 weeks. The program curriculum for grades 3-5, is designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength and to inspire girls to define their lives on their own terms. Culminating this experience and celebrating their accomplishments, the girls, coaches and families participated in a Girls on the Run 5K event.

A very special thank you to the coaches and parents that pursued this program and launched SPE’s very first GOTR team. Karen Stukovsky was our site liaison. Ana Hoyos and Traci Bartz were our dedicated coaches along with volunteers from the community: Rose Stanley, Kayla Boyes, and Kristi Herriott. Thank you for your time, ladies, and for inspiring and supporting our Squirrels!

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Yearbook Volunteers Needed

We would like to say a huge Thank You to Emily Thompson for all the time she has spent over the last two years, creating our SPE Yearbook! We can’t thank her enough for the work she has put into creating these wonderful yearbooks for us!

Now, we are looking for someone to step up and take over for Emily. Maybe a small yearbook committee? Lifetouch will train you on how to put the yearbook together. Here is a list of duties:

  • Coordinating and Training w/Lifetouch on the process of creating the yearbook
    • Coordinating deadlines
    • Advertising the yearbook
    • Sending order forms home via kidmail
    • Collecting money and keeping a list of who has purchased a yearbook
    • Turning in checks/money to PTA
  • Collecting photos from teachers, parents, etc.
  • Putting the yearbook together using the Lifetouch program (Emily says you can count on spending at least 40 hours creating the yearbook.)
  • Please contact the main office if you are willing to help continue the tradition of an SPE Yearbook.

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Summer Staircase at Sand Point Elementary

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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Notes from the School Nurse

Please pick up your child’s medication on the last day of school, June 22nd.

Medications and Authorization:
New medication and authorization is needed every school year. To get the proper forms, please go to the Seattle Public Schools web site. Go to “Our District”, then “Forms” and “Health Services” or click HERE now to find the forms you need. Bring in the Medical Authorization signed by parent/guardian and doctor with the new meds by the first day of school every year. The nurse will then make an Individual Health Plan for your child, and ask you to edit and sign it.

Please check with your Health Care Provider about immunizations needed for your child, and bring the completed Certificate of Immunization Status or Certificate of Exemption to the school, signed by parent/guardian and completed by doctor. Your child’s completed vaccines protects not only them, but also members of our school community who are immune-compromised, unable to vaccinate, and can get VERY ill if they contract preventable communicable disease.

Thank you.

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Seattle Public Preschool Sand Point Elementary Tour June 18th

Sand Point Elementary will host a School Tour for incoming preschool families on Monday June 18, 2018 at 9:00am. All new preschool families are invited to attend. Please RSVP at 206-252-4640.

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