Seeking Sponsors for Move-a-Thon

We need your help…

Is there a business you frequent, friends you know, or perhaps your place of employment who might consider sponsoring our Move-A-Thon event? Even though we have a superstar fundraiser in our midst, we could use your help in seeking out potential sponsors who could help support our Squirrels.

Sometimes all it takes is someone to ask, provide the info about the school we love, and share the benefits of sponsorship. The Sponsorship Form will provide all they need to know. If you have more questions or ideas about how to further support our Squirrels, please contact Megan Sun McIntosh at mysunmcintosh@gmail.com. Thanks, Squirrel Community!

Sponsorship for SPE Move-A-Thon 2018

Move-A-Thon 2018

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Fall Afterschool Garden Club

Happening now – remind your Squirrel

MONDAYS: 1ST-2ND GRADES 2:30 – 4:30
FRIDAYS: 3RD-5TH GRADES 2:30 – 4:30

If you have any questions about how be involved in Volunteering in our Garden and were unable to come to the Orientation, please contact Nicole Parish-Andrews, Garden Coordinator, at nparish@foxberryeducation.com.

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Check this out!

Did you know SPE offers Family Library Book Check Out every Tuesday that school is open from 8:20am to 9am? At that time parents may come to the school library, browse and check out books to read at home. Hope to see you there!

Sean Harvey
Sand Point Librarian
(206)252-4662

jrharvey@seattleschools.org

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Picture Day is October 15th

Order online or return the order form sent home with your Squirrel. Use our Picture Day ID found on the form sent home by Kid Mail to purchase online at mylifetouch.com.

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September SEL Advisory Video

Here is the first of the monthly SEL video lessons from our September Advisory. Advisory meetings for Sand Point’s SEL curriculum are held on the first Monday of each month and the SEL theme for the month is presented. Here at Sand Point, we use social learning theory as the framework for implementation throughout each month. On the last Friday of the month, the work is presented at the morning all school assembly and families are welcome to attend.

Feel free to watch the videos with your Squirrels to share and learn together.

September: Community

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Volunteer at Sand Point Elementary


Hello Sand Point Elementary Volunteers, AKA the “Squirrel Squad”! We are excited to introduce our 2018-2019 Squirrel Squad swag for volunteers and Sand Point Elementary.

Log 10 volunteer hours to earn a stainless steel SQUIRREL SQUAD WATER BOTTLE!

Be a Sand Point Volunteer!

    • You MUST complete the Seattle Public Schools online volunteer application BEFORE you can be cleared to volunteer at the school. http://seattleschools.org/volunteerCOOL NEWS: We will give you 1 hour of volunteer credit for completing the online volunteer application and mandatory training! (The training, including mandatory video, only takes about 30 minutes to complete! Be sure to follow the tips from the SPS page about what images to have ready when you start your application.)
    • We need volunteers for the following areas: Library, Event Chair, Garden, Earth Day (Spring), Room Parents, and more. What are you interested in? Email us at volunteerspepta@gmail.com to get connected with opportunities.
    • Are you interested in being a Room Parent? Room Parents work with the teacher on classroom parties, helping the teacher get volunteers for field trips and other in-class activities, and also act as a liaison for the PTA in communicating with classroom families. If you are interested, talk to your child’s teacher now! This is a volunteer job that can be easily shared.

HOW DO I EARN THAT AMAZING WATER BOTTLE????
To log your volunteer hours, we are trying out a QR code. Simply scan this code from anywhere – the Sand Point Front Office, home, work – fill out the quick form, and done! Once you get 10 hours we will get you your very own Squirrel Squad water bottle! Did you volunteer for Sand Point Elementary over the summer or prepping for the school year? Go ahead and log those hours now! And don’t forget to scan the code and log 1 hour for completing your volunteer paperwork.

Instructions for scanning the QR Code:
1. Open the Camera on a smart phone and aim at the code. (For Windows phones, press the Camera button, then tap Lens > Bing Vision and aim at the code.)
2. A google message will appear on your screen; click it.
3. Complete the simple form: First Name; Last Name; Number of Hours (select number 1-6); and Description of volunteer service (select from various options; if you select Other or Special Event, please answer question 4 to describe it).
4. Click submit. Done!

You can also download a QR Code Scanner app for free and install it on your phone. Check Apple Store, Android Store, or Windows Store and search for “free QR scanner”.

We will make the QR code available in the newsletter, on the PTA webpage, and on the PTA Facebook page. Thanks for volunteering!

Need help or don’t have a smart phone? Email volunteerspepta@gmail.com for further assistance.

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GARDEN CLUB – Afterschool Fall Session

SIGN UP DEADLINE EXTENDED!

MONDAYS: 1ST-2ND GRADES
FRIDAYS: 3RD-5TH GRADES

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN and is FREE FOR PARTICIPANTS

 Registration forms are located in the green envelope at the PTA bulletin board (at front entrance to the school.) Complete the form and turn in to the SPE Office. A form was also sent home in Kid Mail – check your backpack!
Class size is limited and will be filled on first come basis.

Note: there will be additional Garden Club sessions in the spring and will include a Kindergarten option. Stay tuned…

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Welcome Packet Forms

oops – did you forget to turn in your forms?

Please fill out and return forms (envelope provided!) to the SPE office as soon as possible. Please contact the office if you have questions or need assistance with these forms. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Check list:

  • 2018-2019 Household Application for Free & Reduced Meals **please complete even if you do not receive assistance but would qualify
  • SPS Emergency Information & Student Release Form
  • FERPA (Family Education Rights & Privacy Act)
  • Students with Disabilities (FORM 504-2)
  • Title VI ED 506 FORM (American Indian Tribal Members and descendants)
  • Dental Screening
  • McKinney-Vento Student Housing Questionnaire
  • PTA Membership Form
  • Supplies Fee Form
  • Squirrel Gear Order Form
  • Weekend Food Pack Program

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Curriculum Night: Thursday 9/27

Dear Sand Point Families,
Please join us for Curriculum Night this Thursday, September 27th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This is an important opportunity to learn about your child’s school experience. Your child’s classroom teacher will give an overview of what the class is learning. You will also learn what your child does each week in school. A variety of staff will be sharing different elements of your child’s learning experience at Sand Point Elementary. The intended audience for Curriculum Night is parents and other caregivers. If you need to bring your children, the YMCA will be providing childcare for all school aged children in Portable 4. If you plan on using the YMCA childcare during Curriculum Night, please contact the main office at 206-252-4640. This will help us know how many YMCA staff are needed.

Below is the schedule of the sessions that will be offered during Curriculum Night. Please review this, so you can plan out which sessions to attend. Please contact the main office at 206-252-4640 if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to seeing you next Thursday the 27th!

Best,
BiHoa Caldwell
Interim Principal SPE

Where are you going on Curriculum Night?

Time Sessions
5:30pm- 5:40pm Principal and Support Staff Welcome in the Cafeteria
5:45pm- 6:15pm
  • K-5 Session with Individual Classroom Teacher
  • Support for English Language Learners in P2
  • Support for students with IEPs in P2 and 110
  • Family Check Out in the Library
  • Art in 112
  • Music Curriculum Overview in P3
  • PE Curriculum Overview in the Gym
  • YMCA Program Overview in the front hall
6:20pm-6:50pm
  • K-5 Session with Individual Classroom Teacher
  • Support for English Language Learners in P2
  • Support for students with IEPs in P2 and 110
  • Family Check Out in the Library
  • Art in 112
  • Music Curriculum Overview in P3
  • PE Curriculum Overview in the Gym
  • Students Fitness & Nutrition Programs in the front hall
  • YMCA Program Overview in the front hall
6:55pm -7:30 pm Principal Q and A in the Cafeteria

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Bring Your Parents to PE Week


BRING YOUR PARENT TO PE!!!
SEPTEMBER 24TH -28TH
#SANDPOINTSQUIRRELS
#ParentsLovePE

Questions? Email amobrien@seattleschools.org

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