Summer Staircase at Sand Point

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Dates: June 25 – July 27, No school July 4th.
Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 (which includes breakfast and lunch times)
Cost: FREE (Breakfast and lunch are provided)
Before/After Care: Not included.

How to apply: Paperwork can be found in the SPE office or through the link above. Contact your child’s teacher or the interventionist at your child’s school for questions or additional information. Summer Staircase is a high-quality program for students currently in kindergarten through 4th grade. All students welcome; preference given to students below grade level as determined by MAP or Smarter Balanced assessments. Attendance once registered is important as there are limited spots available. Currently, there are plenty of spot available! Talk with your SPE teacher for more information about attendance expectations.

For general information about the Summer Staircase program, go to Seattle Public Schools Summer Programs.

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Support Our Students at Garden Recess

Days: Thursdays and/or Fridays
Time: 10:45am – noon

Only 8 more Garden Recess days left and we have plenty to do in the garden! Please help
us give kids another recess alternative – time in the garden and help support this wonderful learning resource here at Sand Point.

Click on Signup Genius to volunteer – last minute attendance is also welcome. Garden/plant knowledge NOT required! We all learn while in the garden.Training is provided.

Dates Available: May 24th – June 15th

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Free Chips Available

We would like to tidy up and move along the chip pile we have. Free – just come load up what you need, first come first serve. The pile is located behind the school at the far end of the garden. Drive-up access to the pile is possible on the weekend (driving through the gate and around the building.) Contact Dawn at if you have questions but otherwise, feel free to load them up now while supply lasts!

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Food Pack Recipient and Volunteer Information

Thanks for helping with 114 food packs last week, volunteers!

Our next Food Pack is Friday 06/01/18 at Noon.
Hope to see you there, Volunteer packers!

Sand Point Elementary and the University Food Bank team up to 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 pickup required!

Do you have a little time to support this program? We need Food Pack volunteers! The volunteer commitment is biweekly on Fridays. Lots of hands make light work.

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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Salmon Boy: June 3rd, 3:30pm

Thanks to generous support from Sand Point Elementary PTA and Huchoosedah Staff, we invite you to experience our first ever ALL school musical.

Since the Fall, our students, led by our Native After school program have been learning and telling the story of Salmon Boy, an important legend, told since time immemorial, which teaches us all about our critical relationship to the beings in the water that scientists now call a “keystone species.” Our staff, students, families and collaborators, school and community wide, have found ways to incorporate this critical message about people and the environment and social and environmental justice, into dance, music, song and storytelling.

Every child has a role in this production!!

We hope you’ll join us for this first ever collaboration and recognition of the important knowledge carried in the stories of the First People of this place we call home. It will be a celebration of our connection to the water and the power of story and community and collaboration.

We hope to see you there!


Chandra Hampson
SPE PTA VP and Community Engagement Chair
Huchoosedah PAC VP

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Attn 5th Grade Families!

Eckstein Ice Cream Social and Information Events
June 19th

On June 19, 2018, Eckstein Middle School will sponsor an Ice Cream Social for the families of incoming 6th graders for 2018-2019 and it will be from 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. in our cafeteria/garden area. No reservations needed. Please call Eckstein Main Office if you have any questions – 206-252-5010.

Eckstein will also have a Special Education information event with pizza provided before the Ice cream social from 5:30p.m. to 6:30.m. This event is for students who have an IEP and their parents/guardians. If you have any questions about the Special Education information event, please contact Stacey Norman at

We hope to see you there!

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Come Run with Us May 20th!

Come join the Sand Point Elementary Inaugural Girls On The Run team as they run their FIRST 5K on Sunday, May 20th at the Renton Memorial Stadium! The girls are currently halfway through their season, soaking up lessons, and loving being part of the team. They have been preparing hard for their end of season, celebration event, the QFC Girls on the Run 5K! Come run with the team or come to cheer them on – the choice is yours!

If we get 5+ community members, we can get a code for $5 off the registration fee, so let our coaches know if you will run! The registration fee is $35 up until day of registration ($40 on day of registration.)

Lace up those shoes or make those banners and bring the pom poms. Come support your SPE team! Go Squirrels!!

Coaches: Ana Hoyos (Room 105) and Traci Bartz
Site Liaison: Karen Stukovsky,

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May Advisory: Self-efficacy

May Advisory: Self-efficacy


  • Definition of self-efficacy (1:20)
  • Students/staff/families identifying common desirable/undesirable activities (2:35)
  • Definition of perseverance (4:51)
  • Students/staff/families identifying the need for perseverance in common activities (5:21)
  • Activity to identify the need for perseverance (7:40)
  • “How To Persevere” game plus strategies for persevering (9:30)
  • Introduction of new transition word “perseverance” (13:44)
  • Bunch of kindergarteners dabbing (14:14)
  • Community and perseverance (14:30)

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Staff Appreciation Week: May 7th-11th

Let’s celebrate our amazing teachers and staff by participating in a week of fun events for teacher appreciation week, May 7-11.

Monday, May 7
The PTA Board will treat teachers to a delicious Continental Breakfast. Sign up at to bring a morning beverage to as many staff members as you’d like first thing Monday morning.
Please deliver all beverages to staff between 7:30 – 7:50am.

Tuesday, May 8
Wear your Teacher’s Favorite Color to school.

Wednesday, May 9
Please help Cater a Potluck Lunch for staff and teachers! Visit to sign up to bring a tasty dish to serve at least 10. Please plan to have all food brought to the Staff Lounge by 10:15am.

Thursday, May 10
Students (and parents): Now’s your chance to Write a Note of Appreciation to your classroom teacher and staff!

Friday, May 11
Please help show our staff how much we value them with a Mediterranean Feast and a Dessert Bar for a sweet afternoon treat. Sign up here to help with food donations: Please deliver all items to the Staff Lounge by 10:15am.

Help our teachers and staff feel appreciated all week long:

  • Volunteer to complete special classroom projects for a teacher.
  • Share compliments and notes of gratitude with our teachers on the bulletin board in the hallway across from the office.
  • Consider bringing a small gift for your classroom teacher and our staff — check out the “Staff Favorite Things” list.
  • Bring flowers for teachers and staff to brighten up the school.

Questions? Contact the SPE Staff Appreciation Committee

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Heritage Brunch: One World Through Community May 5th, 10:30-12:30

The Heritage Brunch is an annual Sand Point tradition in which we celebrate diversity within our school, our community, and our world and share food we bring. Our school-wide celebration includes classroom presentations, passport stamp activity, time to visit with friends and families, and an amazing potluck. Bring a dish to share.

This special Sand Point event strengthens our Sand Point community and cannot happen without the time and dedication of volunteers like you. Sign up here:

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