Wanted: Submit Your Photos by April 10th

We Need Your Photos For the Sand Point Elementary 2017-18 Yearbook!

I just heard from Emily that we need more photos to add to the yearbook! Have you captured some Squirrel moments that you could share? We want to include everybody! Photos must be submitted by April 10th to be included in this year’s book!

Please submit photos of classroom activities, assemblies, before/after school events taking place at the school, and other Sand Point Squirrel moments as soon as you have them. Photos should be full-sized image files (not compressed versions from social media) and should be submitted via Google Drive to the Yearbook Folder, or via email to the Yearbook Coordinator at emmyat@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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Seattle Public School Board: Student Safety

The Seattle Public School Board has approved a resolution calling for lawmakers to increase student safety.

The school board approved a resolution urging lawmakers to increase student safety by enacting legislation that helps prevent gun violence in schools and declares opposition to efforts to arm educators in schools.

A letter was sent to Seattle Public Schools families and community. Click here to see the letter and for more information provided on the Seattle Public Schools website.

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Food Pack Recipient and Volunteer Information

Our next Food Pack is Friday 03/09/18 at NOON.

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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Garden Recess

Winter/Spring 2018 signup – dates are available now. Please help us give kids another recess alternative -time in the garden!

For more information about volunteer needs and date, click on the NEW Signup Genius now. Training is provided.


For questions or more information, or if you are also interested in information about our Garden Enrichment Classes after school, contact Dawn Robinson at dlrchubb@yahoo.com.


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Wanted: Earth Day Event Coordinator / Volunteers

Earth day falls on Sunday, April 22nd and typically we hold our event the same weekend.

SPE’s Earth Day Celebration has been one of our community’s best attended events.  Past event activities have included crafts, music, food (including food grown in our own garden) and other garden and school ground improvement projects.  The event has also coordinated with Bike to School month and we have had cycling activities as well.

This event is 100% volunteer organized.

Please update our Co-Volunteer Coordinators Brooke or Judy, as soon as possible if you are able to share your talents and could coordinate this event and committee!  Thank you to Dawn Robinson who has started the process to get a planning committee in place.  For questions about the event and what coordinating the event might include, Dawn may be reached at dlrchubb@yahoo.com.

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Wanted: Soda or Water Bottles with Lids

We have a planting project idea and are looking for soda or water bottles, plastic and with lids any size. Drop them off in the office. Thank you!

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Office Assistance Needed

Wanted:  volunteer to help with the yearbook ordering process for our 2017-2018 Sand Point Yearbook.  Lifetouch has already sent the order forms.  We need someone to hang posters in the halls, distribute order forms to classroom teachers, collect forms and payments that are returned (PTA cashier will handle deposits), and to track and update the list of student orders.

Please contact Sandy in the office if you are available to help at 206-252-4640.  And do not forget, volunteer time counts toward earning your very own Squirrel Squad Hat!

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Spring After School Garden Club

K-2 Mondays, February 26 – April 2 (6 week session)
3rd-5th Fridays, March 2 – April 6 (6 week session)

Time: 2:30-5:00pm

Students will meet directly after school in Portable P-5. Prompt pick up at 5pm in the school garden. In order to sign up/ participate a completed waiver form must be returned by February 15th to the school office. Snack will be provided.

Only 12 spots so don’t delay!

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February SEL Video: Social Awareness

Check out our February SEL video on Social Awareness.


  • Recap of WA Standard 4 – (1:15)
  • Students explain diversity (2:01)
  • Students explain culture (3:58)
  • I Am From poems (5:42)
  • Kindergarten playing Peacemaker or Peacebreaker (9:35)
  • Students explain peacemaker as “humanitarian” (11:50)
  • “Humanitarian” as transition word (14:09)
  • Connecting Social Awareness with Black Lives Matter (15:40)

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Calling Adult Squirrels!

The Squirrelapalooza 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 $25+ OR 90+ points (goal: 60 bottles)
  • Gift cards $25+ to stores and restaurants (goal: 20 cards)
  • Tickets to local events (goal: 10 sets)
  • Cool items (valued at $25+) people would think would be sweet to win at adult BINGO at our event (goal: 20 items)

Deadline to donate: February, 28, 2018 (please submit your items with the donation form).

  • For wine, please contact Juli at horan03@msn.com 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 Ms. Sandy.

Questions? Contact mysunmcintosh@gmail.com

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