A Very Special Thank You to Emi Buckmaster

SPE YEARBOOKS WILL BE COMING SOON

It is fantastic to see the variety of talent among our supporters and thanks to the artistic eye and generosity of Emi Buckmaster, who spent countless hours formatting and putting our book together, we are excited to see the 2018-2019 SPE Yearbook coming soon. Thank you for your support of Sand Point Elementary, Emi!

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Attn: Bike Riders – Submit Your Riding Calendar by June 7

Is your Squirrel still keeping track of all the minutes on their wheels? All time on the saddle counts – not just rides to school!

Just a reminder to have your Squirrel log the minutes on the Yellow “Bike to School” form sent home, add the minutes up at the end of the month, and turn the form in by June 7th. Please submit the form to the SPE Office. (If teachers receive forms, please send to the office, thanks!)

Ride On, Squirrels!

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Kindergarten News

Will you have a kindergartener next year? Do you know families with kindergarteners or preschool aged children new to the area? Just a reminder, students must be enrolled with Seattle Public Schools and registration is OPEN. Having accurate student registration now (verses in the Fall) impacts Staffing and budget planning at schools. For more information and to register NOW, click Online Student Enrollment at Seattle Public Schools.

SPE FAMILY KINDERGARTEN WELCOME
JUNE 20TH
6:00 – 7:00pm

Do you have an incoming SPE Kindergartener? Join Principal Roberts and SPE staff on June 20th at 6 PM. Save the date – more info to come…

JUMP START
AUGUST 19 – 23, 9:00am – Noon

Kindergarten Jump Start is August 19-23, 2019 from 9:00am to noon at Sand Point Elementary.  All kindergarten students are invited to attend.  Please read the attached letter and registration form.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Warner at 206-252-4640 or sjwarner@seattleschools.org

SPE JUMP START 2019 LETTER

JUMP START REGISTRATION FORM
page 1, page 2

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Volunteer Opportunities

Wondering how to share your time and talent, support our Sand Point community, and earn that awesome Squirrel Squad gear this week?

FOOD PACK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – only 1 more this year! It’s not too late to lend a helping hand!
Every 2 weeks we pack over 100 bags of food to share with our community. Join us for our final food pack on Friday, 6/14 at 11:30 to unload food then find us in P5. We need more volunteers to help. Sign in at the office and find us in the portable. Contact Anne at arunning@hotmail.com with questions.

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS
Field Day is on 6/26 at Magnuson Park. Parent volunteers are needed to help with activity stations so watch for the signup genius coming soon. In order to help with this fun event, volunteers must have their Volunteer requirements complete. Please confirm you have completed the SPS Online Volunteer Application now.

SUMMER GARDEN WATERING HELP
The SPE halls may be quiet but our SPE Garden keeps growing all summer. Are you able to help with watering so that students can come back to a green garden with food to harvest? For more info and to sign up for a week to water, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0848acac2babfc1-sand

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Aloha Kegger (adults only) and Students vs. Teachers Soccer Game

DID YOU MISS THE SIGN UPS AT OUR BENEFIT CONCERT?
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN IN AND SUPPORT SAND POINT ELEMENTARY!!

Register here for both events: https://sandpointelementarypta.schoolauction.net/spring2019/give

Saturday, June 8th – 7:30pm
Aloha Kegger (Adults Only)

Steal away with your Sand Point friends to a tropical island destination on Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a Hawaiian Kegger at the Findley Residence. Imagine the sunset over the Pacific, the sound of ukulele music in the distant background, and a buffet of your favorite island treats to enjoy. Come for the aloha, stay for the beer.

Sunday, June 9 – 9:00- 11:00am
3rd Annual Students vs Staff Soccer Game @ Roosevelt High School
(Husky Stadium was booked all spring)
Don’t let your kids miss out on a fun and friendly game of soccer!! (K through 5th grade students + SPE alums – non-SPE students welcome).

Your child will be placed on a team based on their age group (Kindergarten /1st , 2nd /3rd , 4th /5th, Alums (6th+). There will be 4 games with each game lasting 20 minutes. When your child isn’t playing soccer they can cheer on their friends from the sideline.

Donuts for all participants. Bragging rights for the winners. Opportunities to sponsor non-auction attending students to participate.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Wondering how to share your time and talent, support our Sand Point community, and earn that awesome Squirrel Squad gear this week?

BOX TOPs – COUNT/ SUBMIT CURRENT BATCH
Box Tops already collected need to be organized and submitted June 1st. Do you have a little time? Please let Judy Findley or Brooke Lawson know that you can help with this project at volunteerspepta@gmail.com.

FOOD PACK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Every 2 weeks we pack over 100 bags of food to share with our community. Join us for our next food pack on Friday, 5/17 at 11:30 to unload food then find us in P5. We need more volunteers to help. Sign in at the office and find us in the portable. Contact Anne at arunning@hotmail.com with questions.

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS
Field Day is on 6/26 at Magnuson Park. Parent volunteers are needed to help with activity stations so watch for the signup genius coming soon. In order to help with this fun event, volunteers must have their Volunteer requirements complete. Please confirm you have completed the SPS Online Volunteer Application now.

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Seattle Public Schools Family Survey Due May 17th

The 2019 Family Survey opened April 16. All Seattle Public Schools families should have received a survey by email no later than April 17. To complete the Family Survey, please respond by May 17 to the survey link that was emailed to you. Thank you for your participation!

Families who do not have an email address on file with their child’s school are sent paper surveys in the mail. If you received a survey in the mail but prefer to take the survey online, click on the appropriate link below and enter the 10-digit login code printed in the letter you received.

Contact us
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact research@seattleschools.orgresearch@seattleschools.orgresearch@seattleschools.org or click SPS Family Survey Information

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Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10

Let’s celebrate our amazing teachers and staff by participating in a week of fun events for teacher appreciation week, May 6-10.

Monday, May 6
The PTA Board will treat teachers to a delicious Continental Breakfast and Monday morning coffee drinks.

Tuesday, May 7
Wear your Teacher’s Favorite Color to school.

Wednesday, May 8
Please help Cater a Potluck Lunch for staff and teachers! Visit http://bit.ly/2GNzzt1 to sign up to bring a tasty dish to serve at least 10.
Please plan to have all food brought to the Staff Lounge by 10:30am.

Thursday, May 9
Students (and parents): Now’s your chance to Write a Note of Appreciation to your classroom teacher and staff!

Friday, May 10
Please help show our staff how much we value them with a Hawaiian Lunch and a Dessert Bar for a sweet afternoon treat. Sign up here to help with food donations: http://bit.ly/2UV6nKe Please deliver all items to the Staff Lounge by 10:30am.

Help our teachers and staff feel appreciated all week long:
– Volunteer to complete special classroom projects for a teacher.
– Share compliments and notes of gratitude with our teachers on the bulletin board in the hallway across from the office.
– Consider bringing a small gift for your classroom teacher and our staff — check out the “staff’s favorite things” list posted by the office and attached to this flyer for ideas.
– Bring flowers for teachers and staff to brighten up the school.

Questions? Contact the SPE Staff Appreciation Committee volunteerspepta@gmail.com

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Sand Point Elementary SEL Program “Hear Our Voices” Wins $20,000 Grant Award

We are very excited and proud to announce that the 2018 Symetra MVP Grant has been awarded to Sand Point Elementary to fund the Hear Our Voices program!

“Symetra is proud to act as a catalyst for innovative programs that benefit our local schools. ‘Hear Our Voices’ is a creative concept that will help build academic skills and build bridges between students”
Read more at Business Wire

 

Remember back in November when our Zoe Manzo was recognized as a Symetra Hero in the Classroom? She had been nominated by former students’ families. She received a surprise visit from the Seahawks and Symetra at an all school assembly, was on the field for a Seahawks game AND our school received $2000? Well guess what? There’s more!

The sixteen 2018 Symetra “Heroes” have the opportunity to apply for a $20k “MVP Award” education grant. Nominated programs are evaluated on a range of criteria, including innovation, feasibility and demonstrated need. This past Friday, April 19, we found out that we won!! Zoe, Bryan, and Sand Point!

You may have also seen the ad Symetra took out in the sports section of the Seattle Times on Friday. Dig it out of your recycling if you missed it

Here’s our official press release. Share it far and wide!

 

Sand Point Elementary SEL Program “Hear Our Voices” Wins $20,000 Grant Award.

We are very excited and proud to announce that the 2018 Symetra MVP Grant has been awarded to Sand Point Elementary to fund the Hear Our Voices program!

Hear Our Voices was a shared vision between the husband and wife duo, Bryan and Zoe Manzo, to connect Social Emotional Learning, writing, technology, and college and career readiness skills. Fourth and fifth grade students will use these skills to publish their stories in a podcast form.

“Bryan has been working tirelessly for the past four years to create a comprehensive counseling program,” says Zoe, fourth and fifth grade teacher.

“As a team we’ve been working hard to create systems that support the Social Emotional Learning of all our students. The systems are in place this year. Now, thanks to the tremendous generosity of Symetra, we can fund the technology and see this vision come to fruition,” says Bryan, school counselor.

Hear Our Voices will be found at https://www.whytheface.org/podcast . Look for Episode 1 coming this September!

Sand Point was eligible to apply for this grant because Zoe was one of the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Recipients this year. The MVP is awarded to a school that presents a program that demonstrates high quality learning for students. The competition this year was so intense the Symetra Committee needed to include a second round of follow-up questions in order to select a winner.

>Congratulations to Zoe and Bryan and Sand Point Elementary!

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Dia de Los Ninos: April 30th

On April 30th, our school will celebrate “Dia”, a holiday that celebrates both children and books. This date will coincide with Mexico’s “Dia de Los Ninos”, a day where schools, families, and communities recognize and appreciate the importance of children in our society. Dia is a nationally recognized initiative by the American Library Association (ALA), in which Pat Mora combined Dia de los Ninos with Dia de los Libros (Children Day / Book Day).

At Sand Point Elementary, we will celebrate by having children share books that are special to them and/or their culture. We will also make crafts, participate in STEM activities, and do a share and tell, among other activities.

Thank you for your partnership and making this a memorable day for our students and YOUR beautiful children!

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to either Ms. Chavez or Mrs. Homchick directly or by email at cachavez@seattleschools.org and mchomchick@seattleschools.org

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