SEL Curriculum Advisory Videos

Here at Sand Point, we use social learning theory as the framework for implementation throughout each month. 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. At the end of the month, the work is presented by Student Council at the morning all-school assembly. Families are welcome to attend.

Watch the videos with your Squirrels to share and learn together.

September: Community
October: Growth Mindset
November: Reflection
December: Identity
January: Competition
February: Culture, Perspective, Opinion, Empathy

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Squirrel House Rock Sponsorship Opportunities

The Sand Point Elementary PTA Squirrel House Rock: Save Our Squirrels benefit concert committee appreciates your consideration of our sponsorship opportunities. We are excited to be holding our bi-annual spring fundraiser on March 23, 2019 at the Georgetown Ballroom.

Sand Point Elementary School is a Seattle Public School which re-opened in 2010. We are very unique to NE Seattle in that we have an incredibly diverse student body of 170 students in classes Kindergarten – Fifth Grade. Sand Point Elementary is a Title 1 School (meaning over 43% of our students qualify for free-and-reduced lunch) and 23% of the school are English language learners. We have a diverse student body – 36% White, 14% Asian, 15% African American, 23% multiracial, and 12% Hispanic– with 18 different home languages. With limited funding from the school district, we are a school in need.

The dollars raised from this event will go to the PTA Fund to pay for activities such as music, science, art, field trips, school supplies, classroom grants, and more. We hope you will partner with us by sponsoring our event. With the generous support of you and others, we hope to reach our goal of raising $100,000, which will benefit each and every child at Sand Point Elementary School.

Learn more about sponsorship levels or fill out the sponsorship form here.

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Calling Adult Squirrels!

The Squirrel House Rock: Save Our Squirrels Spring Fundraiser Committee really needs your help! In order for us to put on another awesome fundraiser to raise $100,000 to benefit our little Sand Point Squirrels, we need donations of: 

  • Wine valued at $50+ 
  • Gift cards $25+ to stores and/or restaurants 
  • Tickets to local events 
  • Cool items (valued at $25+) people would think would be sweet to win in our three or four themed raffle baskets at our event

Deadline to donate: March 1, 2019 (please submit your items with the attached donation form found on the back of this form).

  • For wine, please contact Juli at to coordinate the hand-off, as alcohol is not allowed on school property
  • All other items may be dropped off in the main office with Sandy.

Questions? Contact Your Sand Point Elementary PTA Squirrel House Rock: Save Our Squirrels Committee: Megan Sun McIntosh, Brooke Lawson & Juli Horan – Co-Chairs, Judy Findley, Nada Bakos, Renee France, Sachin Bhatia, Sam Scharenberg, Sharon Chin, Sunny Hong, and Stacy Hinz

Purchase your tickets today!  


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Black History Month Assembly: March 1st, 8am

Due to the snow days we will be moving our Black History Month Assembly to Friday March 1st. This will ensure that we have ample time in our SEL classes for the appropriate learning and practicing and applying of our skills of self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and social engagement. Black History Month Assembly is now Friday March 1st at 8 am in the cafeteria. It will include a special song performed by Ms. Manzo’s 4/5 class, singing by our whole school as well as our annual March for Equity. All families welcome and we hope to see you there. Bring your walking shoes!

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PTA 2019-2020

What is the future of our PTA? Please consider what role you can play and how you might be able to share your time and talent as a PTA board member or committee member. Contact Juli Horan at or talk with a PTA Board Member today if you have questions or ideas about next year’s PTA. Your input is greatly appreciated.

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Garden Club: Spring Session Coming Soon!

Did you know your SPE PTA supports programming for our Squirrels so that they may learn in our wonderful resource: our garden? Nicole Parish-Andrews with Foxberry Education is our Garden Educator and she would like to remind us all that Spring Will Come! Are you interested in signing up your student for our Spring Garden Education program? Please sign up on the form located on the PTA board near the front door, or contact Nicole at Dates and times will be coming but please contact Nicole to indicate interest today!

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Seattle Public Schools

Open Enrollment is February 4th- 15th. In addition to open enrollment, SPS is holding registration events for community members that need a little extra assistance with registering their children. Check out the Enrollment Page for community registration events.

Science Instruction Materials Preview. There are two open houses coming, with opportunities to preview materials at several locations. Check out the SPS Materials Adoption Page for more information.

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Preschool Tour

Have a friend or neighbor with a little one? Let them know about Sand Point Elementary School..

Sand Point Elementary School will host a Preschool tour on Tuesday, February 26th from 10:00-11:00am for prospective families for the 2019-20 school year. Please call the office at 206-252-4640 to RSVP.

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Sand Point Squirrels Rock!

Did you catch the post on the SPS district website about our Squirrels Rock program? Did you know we have the only program in the world (definitely in Seattle, but possibly the world) like this?! Woowoo! Proud of Sand Point Elementary programming!

Also, here’s a great video about the program with Mr. Manzo, Mr. J, and Mr. K, featuring past and present Squirrels Rock bands!

Our winter program starts this week! We still have a few spots in our Monday and Tuesday programs at 3:20. Forms came home, but are also available in the office.

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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? Check out the new opportunities just posted:

Math Volunteers Needed:
We are looking for parents to help with Math Instruction during lunch. You will receive training from Ms. Ingrid Peterson and would then work one on one with a student. Our lunch period is from 11:00am – 11:40am. Please contact the office if you are interested in helping or have additional questions, at 206-252-4640.

Volunteers Needed for Pick up and Drop off
Are you interested in helping with “traffic control” during pick up and drop off times? We are looking for adults to help direct our traffic and keep our street safe for all. Please call the office if you are interested in helping or have additional questions, at 206-252-4640.

Food Pack Volunteers
Every 2 weeks we pack over 100 bags of food to share with our community. Next Food Pack date: Friday, 2/8 and we welcome more volunteers to help. Sign in at the office, look for food to arrive between 11:30-noon curbside at Sand Point, then join us in P5 to pack up the bags. Contact Anne at with questions.

PTA Nominating Committee
Are you a PTA member willing to take on the important role of Nominating Committee? This group of 3 elected PTA members has a tremendous influence on the future of our PTA organization! The charge of the nominating committee is to recognize and recruit the most qualified people available for elected PTA positions who will then be presented and voted upon by the SPE PTA General Membership.  Are you interested or would you like more information? Please contact Juli Horan ASAP at or talk with a PTA Board Member today!

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