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    -Throughout the school year, students have the opportunity to participate in Marathon Club, where students run miles toward a full marathon. Students run laps during recess, record their laps, and earn a charm for each mile they complete. At the completion of 26.2 miles, students earn a "marathon" and other prizes.

    -Students prepare inquiry-based projects using fair test rules to show during our annual Science Night

    -Squirrel Choice Awards reward students for good behavior. If teachers or staff notice students being especially kind and respectful, they earn a Squirrel Choice Award.

    -At the annual Heritage Brunch potluck families, staff, and friends eat together and enjoy delicious foods from around the world.&

    -The PTA funds a hip hop dance unit during PE to support our social emotional literacy curriculum. Each classroom prepares a dance to perform at an all-school assembly.

    -Sand Point's Got Talent is a student talent show that captures each student's unique skills from classical dance to instrumental music, bird calling, dramatic performances and more.

    -4th and 5th grade students learn ballroom dancing, self-, and social-awareness through the Dancing Classrooms program. Students compete in a regional competition each spring.

    -Students participate in a Global Reading Challenge, teams of 3rd-5th graders read approximately 10 books and respond to questions about the books in a quiz bowl-type setting in partnership with the Seattle Public Library. Last year Sand Point Elementary won second place in the citywide competition!

    -A student council of students from all classrooms read morning announcements and lead monthly assemblies.

    -Students create, film, and edit monthly advisory videos for our monthly social emotional literacy unit.

    -There are a huge variety of YMCA KidsU classes offered after school including coding, Girls on the Run, edible science, and more.

    -A PTA-funded gardening program supports classes and gardening recesses teach children to understand the basics of planting and maintaining a garden on the school campus. There is an PTA-led afterschool cooking class using ingredients from our garden.

    -4th and 5th grade students learn ukulele in small groups to reinforce self- and social-awareness skills.

    -Squirrels Rock is an afterschool student music program, which provides an opportunity for students to explore rock music by learning how to play and then performing live on stage at a monthly assembly. There is also an instrumental petting zoo program where students get to explore a variety of instruments and learn about different music genres.

    -We have a partnership with Stone Soup Theater, which offers an introduction to drama class for K-2nd graders and staging of a short play for 3rd-5th graders during the early release on Wednesdays.

    -Parents and staff enjoy an annual school auction, often featuring games and a staff band.