Seattle Public Library Support for Global Reading Challenge Participants

In addition to the practice time with Mr. Harvey and reading coaches, our Global Reading students will be offered support through the Seattle Public Library. Erica Delevan is the Children’s Services Librarian of the Seattle Public Library NE Branch. She will be here at Sand Point every Tuesday, January 9th thru Feb 6th from 2:30 to 3 for a weekly after school session. Snack included! Thank you Mr. Harvey and Erica Delevan with SPL for arranging this opportunity. Hurray for Sand Point’s readers!

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Middle School Open House Schedules

Jane Addams Middle School has announced their Open House for Prospective 6th grade students: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00pm

Eckstein Middle School has announced their Open House for Prospective 6th grade students: Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00p.m.

Meet staff, Q & A session and tours.

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Global Reading Challenge: Coaches Needed Now

Attention Squirrel Community! We need 3 more Coaches in order to support all six teams of Sand Point Global Readers this year!

Commitment is once a week** during lunch period (11:00-11:45am), starting now and going through the week of Feb 5. Please contact Mr. Harvey ASAP if you could help fill this important volunteer role. **Contact Mr. Harvey about which day of the week will work best for you and the students.

You will be working with about seven 4th and 5th grade students preparing them for the Global Reading Challenge.

Contact Mr. Harvey at or call 252-4662.

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Art Project Volunteers Needed

This spring, the Sand Point Elementary PTA is excited to be holding our fabulous Spring Fundraiser, 90’s themed “Squirrelapalooza.” The event will be on March 24th, 2018 (Save the date!) at the Skansonia Ferry and will raise funds for art, music, science, field trips, classroom grants, and more.

A big part of the auction is Classroom Art Projects. Students in your class will create a one-of-a-kind item that will be sold in the live auction.

We need volunteers for each class to help kids create their art project during class in January and February. It is a great way to get to know your child’s classroom community and the kids love it!

If interested, please contact or email the Room Parent for your child’s class this week.

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Holiday Food Help

Sand Point PTA is coordinating holiday food support for our low income families as we do every year. If you’d like to participate please donate food gift cards ** from either Safeway or QFC/Fred Meyer, in $20/$25 increments to the SPE PTA box. Mark Attn: Juli Horan by December 15th for Christmas. Please note, these gift cards are distributed directly and quietly to families by our Family Support Worker Michelle Raine. The PTA provides safe receipt and storage until she is able to distribute to families. Families in need should contact Michelle Raine directly.

Any questions please contact Chandra Hampson at206-618-1456 or

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December 15th

December 15th is going to be an action packed day at school! Don’t forget to consider volunteering for Food Pack assembly or for Garden Recess that day. Add in the early release time at 1:25 and this day is going to fly by!

8:00-8:30am – Performance of Robin Hood. Presented by SPE’s 3-5 graders in our afterschool theatre program, partnered with Stone Soup Theater
Noon – School SEL Assembly: Self Care (be sure to check out this month’s SEL Self Care Video!) This will include a performance by SPE kids from our after school rock band, Squirrels Rock!
1:25pm – Early Release leading into Winter Break!

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December SEL Video: Self-Care

This month we are focusing on building self-awareness skills using “self-care”. We are also pivoting on the 3rd question of self-awareness, “What am I expressing to others?” to begin working on Standard 4 Social Awareness for the winter.


  • Students describing self-care (2:27)
  • Students talking about things they love to do (4:33)
  • Staff demonstrating common things adults do for self-care (6:15)
  • PSA from teachers about self-care during Winter Break (13:02)

View the video here.

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Sand Point Elementary Teacher & Staff Favorite Things

Have you ever wondered what beverage your favorite Sand Point Elementary teacher or staff member likes best? (Hint: It’s either coffee or LaCroix.) Now you can learn more about our amazing SPE teachers and staff in their current list of favorite things.

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SPE Concert at Eckstein

On Thurs Dec 7 at 7:00 pm several of our Sand Point fifth graders (and a few fourth graders) will be performing alongside students from Eckstein Middle School’s band and orchestra. Students who are performing have the sheet music for the concert and should be diligently practicing it at home. Instrumental music students who are not performing are still invited to attend. It will be a great opportunity to see the middle school and hear what a real band and orchestra sound like!

Instrumental Music Teacher

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Wanted: Safety Patrol Coordinator

Sand Point Safety Patrol started last year to keep students safe coming to school, and to provide 4th/5th graders a chance to practice leadership and helping others.

Traffic safety awareness
Peer-to-peer communication
A constructive outlet for student energy
A positive relationship with the overall community

We are looking for a parent to step into the coordinating the position this year – with help from last year’s coordinator.

The program is already established, the materials from last year are available!  What we need is a parent who is willing to coordinate the schedule and ensure things are running smoothly.

Please contact Judy Findley or Brooke Lawson, SPE PTA Volunteer Coordinators if you are willing to step into this role or if you have more questions about the program at


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