Kids U Session 5 Now Open

It’s time  for Session 5 registration! This Session will extend through June 27th to accommodate the added make up school days. Check out what is offered this session and register online at Kids University & Enrichment Classes.

Be sure to click on the Sand Point Elementary School location for S5 (session 5). To see the classes offered, select each day of the week.

SUMMER CAMPS

Summer Camp Registration is open! Go to our Ykids Website to sign up and look up more details of all the fun camps we are offering this year!

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Squirrel House Rock! Save Our Squirrels!

Sand Point Elementary’s Squirrel House Rock: Save our Squirrels benefit concert was a huge success! We surpassed our goal and raised more than $111,000 BEFORE matching (please submit your matching if your company has that sweet perk)! Our event photographer is sending over the pics soon, which we will post, but we wanted to get the good news out asap!

This was our largest attended event ever with 200 guests! Awesome to see former families out again to support our squirrels! Love that SPE continues to be important to so many people. And huge thanks to our staff band, The Sand Point SuperFonics, and local comedian, Cara Rosellini!

Thank you to everyone who supported the event through item donations, procuring, attending the event, and spreading the word to family and friends to support and/or attend.

Did you miss out and want to support our squirrels? You can!
https://sandpointelementarypta.schoolauction.net/spring2019/give

Thank you to our incredible sponsors who helped underwrite the event. We had the most we’ve ever had before!

THANK YOU TO OUR SQUIRREL HOUSE ROCK: SAVE OUR SQUIRRELS
SPONSORS 2019 – YOU ROCK! IT WAS A GREAT EVENT AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

 

Gold Squirrel Level:

Silver Squirrel Level:

Bronze Squirrel Level:

Acorn Squirrel Level:

Squirrel Squad Level:

In-Kind:

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Book Fair April 1-5

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AVAILABLE

APRIL 1ST **Special Late Hours: open until 6PM!
APRIL 5TH: Fair closes at 8AM

 

New this year – a digital payment option is now available so that your Squirrel does not need to keep track off cash! For information on how to set up this payment option, to find out days/hours of the event, or to see what books are for sale, go to the Sand Point Book Fair Homepage at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/sandpointelementaryschool 

Thank you to Sam Scharenberg for taking the lead and organizing this year’s Book Fair. Thank you to Volunteers that have signed up to help!

Do you have questions about the event or missed signups but now are able to help out? Contact Sam Scharenberg at samantha.scharenberg@gmail.com

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Spring Afterschool Garden Club

Looking for a fun, free, after school program for your student taught by our Garden Educator? Want to encourage hands-on learning in our very own garden oasis? Sign your Squirrel up for our FREE after school Garden Program (sponsored by SPE PTA.)

Enroll your student by completing the form already sent home (check your student’s backpack!!). Space is limited – Reserve your spot ASAP!

Did you know, it is possible to sign up your student in addition to their YMCA activity (Garden Club is FREE and only 6 weeks!) If your student attends YMCA Afterschool Care, they may attend Garden Club, then return to the YMCA for the remaining time. ** Sign up your student then review plans with YMCA staff.

Plenty of openings available especially for the Friday afternoon grade 3-5 group.

WHAT: K-2nd and 3rd-5th grade garden classes
WHO: Available to all Sand Point Elementary Students K-5 (**K added in this session)
WHEN: Mondays (K-2 grade) and Fridays (3-5 grade) from 2:30-4:30 for 6 weeks starting APRIL 15TH
WHERE: SPE Garden
COST: Free – sponsored by your SPE PTA
CONTACT: Nicole Parish-Andrews with Foxberry Education, our Garden Educator. Reach Nicole at (425)223-0283 or at nparish@foxberryeducation.comnparish@foxberryeducation.comnparish@foxberryeducation.com

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Earth Day Event April 19th

SPE Earth Day Celebration is on April 19th at 2:30 – 4:30. We need Volunteers to help support this event. Nicole Parish-Andrews would like hear from all volunteers interested in helping out (no garden experience required – just the time and willingness to help at this fun event.) Please contact Nicole ASAP at (425)223-0283 or at nparish@foxberryeducation.comnparish@foxberryeducation.com.

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Urgent Legislative Action Alert

The House Budget for Washington State was released on Monday and will be voted on this Friday before it moves on to the Senate. They are proposing a mere $70 million per biennium increase in funding for special education for the entire state. Seattle Public Schools alone has a $140 million per biennium deficit in Special Education Funding. The proposed increase from the House would mean $4.4 million per biennium more for SPS – clearly not enough. OSPI puts the statewide SpEd deficit at $230 million for 2017-2018.

We need to let the House know NOW that they must come up with more funding for SPS and districts across the state, or lift the levy lid and allow districts to collect voter approved funds to bridge the gap in education funding. Without doing so, districts face significant deficits and cuts next year that will affect all students, most especially those already affected by inequity in our education system.

FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION: please call or email everyone on the House Appropriations Committee and let them know that their current proposal is not acceptable. Appropriations Committee members are listed here, with their phone numbers and links to their contact forms.

You can find the budget here http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/budget/detail/2019/ho1921p.asphttp://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/budget/detail/2019/ho1921p.asp

Please contact these legislators today!

Liza Rankin (SCPTSA and Wedgwood PTA) with
special thanks to Samantha Fogg (Bryant Elementary PTA)

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Squirrel House Rock: Save Our Squirrels

Saturday night’s Squirrel House Rock: Save our Squirrels benefit concert event was a huge success! We surpassed our goal and raised more than $111,000 BEFORE matching (please submit your matching if your company has that sweet perk)! Our event photographer is sending over the pics soon, which we will post up here, but we wanted to get the good news out asap!

Saturday night was our largest attended event ever with 200 guests! Awesome to see former families out again to support our squirrels! Love that SPE continues to be important to so many people. And huge thanks to our staff band, The Sand Point SuperFonics, and local comedian, Cara Rosellini!

Thank you to everyone who supported the event through item donations, procuring, attending the event, and spreading the word to family and friends to support and/or attend.

Did you miss out and want to support our squirrels? You can!
https://sandpointelementarypta.schoolauction.net/spring2019/give

Thank you to our incredible sponsors who helped underwrite the event. We had the most we’ve ever had before!

 

Gold Squirrel Level:

Silver Squirrel Level:

Bronze Squirrel Level:

Acorn Squirrel Level:

Squirrel Squad Level:

In-Kind:

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Global Reading Challenge 2019: Squirrels Take 3rd in the Semi-finals

Congratulations to The Literati: People Who Read Books, our 2019 Global Reading Challenge Team who finished 3rd in the semi-finals! It was a tough competition but our Squirrels made us proud! At one point they challenged a question and won! Nice job representing our school, Squirrels! Thank you to coach Chandra Hampson and Mr. Harvey for supporting our Global Readers!

 

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Squirrel Glassware

Print Form HERE

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Squirrels Rock!

Winter Session Performance
Friday, March 29 AT 1:15pm
Spring Session – Registration open now

The winter Squirrels Rock concert is on Friday, March 29 at 1:15pm. Friends and families are encourage to come cheer on our performing Squirrels and hear what they have been working on!

Keep your eyes open for the sign-up for the Spring Squirrels Rock! session which will start the week of  April 15th (after Spring Break.) Check your Squirrel’s backpack – space is limited. **Scholarships available for this program supported by your SPE PTA!

Questions or need more information? Contact Megan Sun McIntosh or Bryan Manzo, Squirrels Rock Program Co-Coordinators.

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