Spring Garden Class: Registration Open Now

Looking for a fun, free after school program for your student? Want to encourage hands-on learning in our wonderful garden? Join our FREE after school Garden Program. Enroll your student by completing the form sent home last week (check your student’s backpack!!). Space is limited – Reserve your spot ASAP!

WHAT: Six K-2nd and 3rd-5th grade garden classes
WHO: Sand Point Elementary Students K-5
WHEN: Mondays (K-2) and Fridays (3-5 graders) from 2:30-4:30
COST: Free – sponsored by your SPE PTA

CONTACT: Nicole Parish-Andrews with Foxberry Education,  is our Garden Educator. Reach Nicole at (425)223-0283 or at nparish@foxberryeducation.com.

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Scholastic Book Fair: April 1-5

Mark your calendars – Book Fair is right around the corner. Our students love the Book Fair and every purchase earns rewards for our school. We need volunteers to help it run smoothly! 16 of 31 time slots are still available. Sign up now to help at our Scholastic Book Fair and earn your Squirrel Squad hours!

Wondering when to shop? Online shopping available or come in person to the Sand Point Elementary Library. Go to the Sand Point Book Fair Homepage: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/sandpointelementaryschool

April 1 – 5 BEFORE and AFTER school hours available
April 1st **Special Late Hours – open until 6PM
April 5th – Fair closes at 8 AM **volunteers needed to pack it up!

Students will also be able to browse and shop at school during their class library time.

Thank you to Sam Scharenberg for taking the lead and organizing this year’s Book Fair.

Do you have questions about the event? Contact Sam Scharenberg at samantha.scharenberg@gmail.com

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General Membership PTA Meeting

Tuesday, March 12th. 6:00-7:00pm

We have many things to discuss – hope to see you at the meeting!

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How Are Your Paper Folding Skills?

Here is a fun little job that would really help our Squirrels out and save our School Nurse and Office Staff lots of time! We need a volunteer to make ice packs for the health room. The ice packs are made by placing folded, wet paper towels into baggies. They are then placed into the school freezer and ready for the next “ouch” that comes along. School Nurse Melissa provides the paper towels and the baggies. The supplies are located on her desk at SPE and ready for a volunteer this week. Don’t forget to sign in and count your time toward earning your cool Squirrel Squad gear!

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Global Reading Challenge

Our 4th and 5th grade Global Reading Challengers have been working hard and will be competing in a Semi-Finals round this week! Keep Up the Good Work, Squirrel Readers! You are awesome!

Global Reading Challenge Semi-Finals
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
10:30 – 11:30am
At: Central Library

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Book Fair: April 1-5

Mark your calendars – Book Fair is right around the corner. Our students love the Book Fair and we need volunteers to help it run smoothly. Thank you to Sam Scharenberg for taking the lead and organizing this year’s Book Fair.

Are you interested in volunteering this year or have questions about the event? Contact Sam Scharenberg at samantha.scharenberg@gmail.com.

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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 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 Sandy.

Questions? Contact spesaveoursquirrels@gmail.com 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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