Marathon Club Starts This Week! Volunteers Needed

Marathon Club will kick off this week with our PE Teacher, Mr. O’Brien at Move-A-Thon. Then we will be ready to start tracking laps before school each day starting the following week!
Volunteers are needed to:
Arrive by 7:25am and put out the boxes containing the kids’ bar codes for tracking laps, hold a tablet so that kids can scan their barcodes after each lap, and then clean up afterwards.  It will require standing out in the elements on less-than-beautiful days, but it is oh-so-worth it to cheer on the kids to keep them motivated and to see their smiles when they hit their milestones.
For each mile a child runs/walks/rolls (8 laps around the playground area), they receive a token to place on a necklace.  Mr. O’Brien will hand these out weekly.  There are also prizes when a child reaches 1, 2, 3, or 4 (!) marathon distances and a certificate at the end.
This is a great way to help get kids active early so they are ready to learn when the bell rings!  If you are interested, please contact Mr. O’Brien (PE teacher) or Karen Stukovsky at

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Immediate Volunteer Need: 1st Grade Art Program

We’re looking for an art volunteer for a first grade class at Sand Point Elementary. No experience required as the art teacher will teach the class. You’ll just be helping the kids and giving positive feedback. Reminder: you must complete school district forms prior to volunteering.

Mondays through 12/18 11:45 am-12:25 pm 

Contact Kris Van Houten ASAP if you are interested at

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Move-A-Thon November 3rd

Move-A-Thon is a fun event, rain or shine.

Do you have questions about Move-A-Thon? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Does your Squirrel want to get a jump start on getting pledges? Forms will be sent home soon. You may also download the Sand Point Elementary Move-A-Thon Pledge form for now.

Pledges may also be made online at

Do you want to help cheer our Squirrels on and make this a fun event for our students and staff?  Make sure you have submitted your required Volunteer Forms to the SPE Office. Then contact Megan Sun McIntosh for volunteer sign up at You may also contact Alex O’Brien SPE’s Physical Education Specialist at if you have questions or concerns.

Meanwhile, if you or a company you know of would like to sponsor this great event (and have a company logo included on the event promotions and shirts) see the link for the procurement form below.  Deadline for sponsorship and company logo placement is 10/20/17.

Procurement form for sponsors
Sand Point Elementary 2017 Move-A-Thon Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Megan Sun McIntosh at for more information.

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YMCA News: Sign Up Now

It is time to sign up for the October 30-December 15 session of KIDS U.  To sign up online now, go to Sand Point Kids U Fall II 2017.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE: Please contact the registrar at or call 206-524-1400 for more information.

Other things to know:

In order to ensure the success of all Kids University classes, cancellations will not be accepted and refunds will not be given AFTER NOVEMBER 8TH. We are unable to provide prorated refunds for sessions of partial attendance.

If your child attends School Age Care, please inform Joe Dumars of your child’s Kids U schedule.


Day Camp will be offered Nov 20-22, 2017 at Magnuson Park YMCA. Register online or email

A mini camp will be offered Fri Dec 15, 2017 during the 1-hour early dismissal. This is included if you are signed up for Fridays in a 2:25pm class.

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Also, did you know that the YMCA also has their $0 Joining Fee going on thru October 29? Check out their site for more details – clink on the image below.


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Library News

Did you know that the school budget doesn’t include any funds for the library? Sad, but true. This event is so crucial for each and every child at Sand Point Elementary!
The 6th Annual Squirrel Poker Cup on October 27th is calling your name. All proceeds go to our Sand Point Library.

Don’t play poker or cannot make the event? That’s OK – you can still add your $ support through the link provided.

Questions? Contact: or

SPE’s 6th Annual  Squirrel Cup Poker Tournament!!! or

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Squirrel Gear – Deadline November 3rd!


Gear will be distributed before Winter Break!
Order Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017

We are excited to announce a new design this year. All shirts will come in black with white lettering.

2017 Squirrel Gear Order Forms – look for paper copies sent home or click and print the forms here:

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Contact Megan Sun McIntosh with questions at

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WANTED: Food Pack Recipients and Volunteers

Did you know, Sand Point Elementary and the University Food Bank teams up provide supplemental food to our Squirrels in need?

Could your child use additional food?  Please click on the link, print and return the form and your child will receive a food pack every Friday, directly distributed to the student’s backpack. No pick up required!

Do you have a little time to support this program?  We need Food Pack volunteers! Please click on the link, print and return this form. The volunteer commitment is biweekly on Fridays, 12-2pm. Our next Food Pack is Friday 10/20.

To print the Food Pack form, click here. If you are unable to print a copy, please check with the office for a copy, in person.

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Student Assignment Plan and High School Boundaries Open House

You are invited to a Student Assignment Plan (SAP) Open House where district staff will be available to answer questions about updates to the 2018-2019 SAP including Special Education, school choice and Advanced Learning opportunities in high schools.

Also at the meetings, families can review the recommended high school boundary maps and provide feedback.  New high school boundaries will be implemented in 2019-2020 to accommodate the opening of Lincoln High School in Northwest Seattle and an addition at Ingraham High School. The top three boundary scenarios are posted to the High School Boundary Task Force Recommendations page for community review.

During the week of Oct. 30, all families will be invited to participate in a survey and provide formal feedback on the three recommended boundary scenarios.

Eckstein Middle School Lunchroom, 3003 NE 75th St.
Oct. 23, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
Ballard High School Commons, 1418 NW 65th St.
Oct. 26, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
McClure Middle School Gym, 1915 1st Ave. West
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cleveland High School Lunchroom, 5511 15th Ave. South
Nov. 8, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
West Seattle High School Lunchroom, 3000 California Ave. SW
Nov. 9, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.

These informal meetings will follow an open house style, so families may arrive as their schedule allows. Translation services will be available at each meeting.

For additional background information and a decision timeline, please see the High School Boundaries page. Please note that the boundary scenarios presented are not finalized and some details are subject to change as we integrate feedback from families, students and staff. Staff will present a final recommended High School Boundary map to the Operations Committee on Dec. 7. We anticipate the School Board will take action on new High School Boundaries at the Jan. 17, 2018, Board Meeting.

Questions about boundaries may be sent to
Questions about the Student Assignment Plan (SAP) may be sent to
Questions about Advanced Learning may be sent to
Questions about engagement may be sent to

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Box Tops for Education

Have you been saving Box Tops for Education all summer?  Good!  The Sand Point Box Tops collection is now underway, with some friendly competition and rewards just for you!  Each teacher has been given a collection bag in their classroom.  Box Tops will be counted three times this year:  October 27, March 30, and June 1.  The class with the most collected Box Tops at each collection date will get a popcorn party!  AND the classroom at the end of the school year with the most overall collected box tops wins a pizza party and extra recess!  Clip those Box Tops!  The competition is going to be fierce this year!


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Join us for Sand Point Elementary’s Social Emotional Literacy Family Night!

When: Thursday, October 12th from 6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
(following the PTA General Membership Meeting from 5:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.)
Where: Sand Point Elementary Cafetorium
What: Together, we will hear about the same SEL (Social Emotional Learning) skills our students are learning in school, and work to create Emotional Intelligence Charters for our homes.

Pizza provided! All Sand Point family members are welcome!

Thanks to Pagliacci Pizza for their generous PTA Pizza Partnership!

Contact Bryan Manzo, Sand Point School Counselor, for more information. or 206.252.4648

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