Monthly Music Performance

Who: Mrs. Homchick’s 2/3
What: Reflection is our school wide theme!
When: All School Monthly Assembly – 11/30, 8:00am
Where: Sand Point Cafeteria

2/3: Classes have completed the SPS 21st Century Arts Common Assessments in Music near the end of October, which involved creating, writing and performing rhythms. This assessment is done so we can best plan student learning goals. Classes are now diving into reading written notes and rhythm.

**For more information about grades K/1 and 4/5 Music learning this month, see your November Squirrels are AMPed newsletter sent home with your student!!

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Bike Safety Unit: Nov 28th – Dec 16th

It is that time of year to return to our bike safety seminar / unit.. Thanks to our partnership with Cascade Bike Club, starting November 28 – December 16 Sand Point Squirrels will be learning the ins and outs of bike safety (PreK-1 will be using 2 and 4 wheel scooters, not bikes). We are replacing last year’s coffee filters with surgical caps for your children to wear (thank you Seattle Children’s Hospital) to reinforce the importance of helmets. Feel free to bring your own helmet and/or bike for this fun unit/occasion. Interested in volunteering or have questions, you can reach me at Looking forward to scooting around with your young ones!

Cascade Bike Club, Let’s Go program

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Dine Out at Piatti: Dec 5th, 11am-9pm

Time to take a break from the kitchen! On December 5th, Piatti will donate 10% of all sales from table that mention Sand Point Elementary upon dining for lunch or for dinner. Invite your friends and family to join you to support our Squirrels!

Details to Know:

  • Make reservations by phoning 206-524-9088 or online at
  • Mention you are coming to support Sand Point Elementary! You will be given preferential seating with reservations
  • Let your server know you are there for Sand Point Elementary so that Piatti can track the sales appropriately

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Sand Point Family & Staff Potluck

When and Where:
Saturday, November 17th
11:30am – 1:00pm
Sand Point Elementary Cafeteria

Please bring a dish to share! Please contact Megan Grannan at if you would like to volunteer to help decorate or clean up afterwards.

All families are welcome – we hope to see you there!

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Attn 4th & 5th Grade Squirrels: Global Reading Challenge 2019

I am writing to you today to tell you about an exciting reading competition sponsored by the Seattle Public Library called the Global Reading Challenge (GRC).

In this program 4th and 5th grade students read from selected book titles and compete against each other in a team format by answering literal questions about the books they have read. The winning Sand Point team advances to a semifinal against other Seattle School District schools and possibly to a citywide championship in the spring.

I want to inform you about the program and invite you to encourage your student to participate if s/he is so inclined. I should note here that participation is optional.

There are a total of 10 books in the competition. Fifth grade students who choose to participate are encouraged to read at least 5 of the books. Grade 4 students are encouraged to read at least 4. Many students read more and some even read all 10.

Students in grades 4 and 5 are being given information about the program this week and are encouraged to sign up if interested. Sign-ups will continue through the first week in December.

Since this program is sponsored by SPL the books are chosen by them. Please note that some of the subject matter in the books may be slightly sophisticated for some students and they may need some parent support.


Mr. Harvey

Sand Point Librarian
Mon and Tue, and Wed am
206-252-4662 MS: ES-269

For more information about the Global Reading Challenge click on the image below.***LOOK FOR THE PICTURE OF OUR OWN SUPER SQUIRRELS competing last year!! So awesome, Squirrels – we are on the Seattle Public Library photo gallery!!!

To see the full book list, click here:

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Squirrels Go to Biztown

Check this out! Sand Point Elementary 4th and 5th graders went to Junior Achievement of Washington’s BizTown! We are the first and only Seattle School to experience BizTown – what a great opportunity for learning in action!

Thank you JA of Washington, our 4th and 5th grade teachers, and Megan Sun McIntosh for supporting our Squirrels in this achievement!

For more information about Junior Achievement of Washington and this educational program, go to

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Art Update: Artsonia

I am thrilled to announce that we will begin using Artsonia, an online art gallery for students. This free, safe, and optional program is a great way for your child to share their art. Family and friends can join their fan club and leave compliments. Any comments are approved by the guardian before showing up online. There’s even a gift shop where you can get your child’s art on anything from a t-shirt to a phone case to jewelry and 20% of sales go back to the art program. I will be sending home slips with information on how to get your child’s account set up. You will also have the option to sign up online during conferences. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Jennifer Costello
SPE Art Teacher

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YMCA Break Camps

YMCA offers Break Camps at Magnuson Park. The Break Camps are $50 a day for community members and $35 a day for facility members. Upcoming dates for Break camps are now available

November 19th – 21st
December 26th – 28th
January 2nd-4th
January 30th
February 19th-22nd
April 8th-12th

For assistance in registering for these programs, contact Emily Turner, Youth Enrichment Program Administrator.

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Sand Point Family & Staff Potluck

Saturday, November 17th
11:30am – 1:00 pm
Sand Point Elementary Cafeteria

Please bring a dish to share! More details to come. Please contact Megan Grannan at if you would like to volunteer to help decorate or clean up afterwards.

All families are welcome – we hope to see you there!

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Dine Out at Mioposto

TUESDAY, 11/13
4:00 pm – 10:00pm

Support Sand Point Elementary by dining in, taking out, or by deliver dinner, any time from 4pm-10pm. Mioposto is graciously donating a portion of all sales during that time to the Sand Point Elementary PTA. Wear your Sand Point Elementary or Move-A-Thon shirts to show your school spirit!

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