Coe’s “Hurray to Murray” 5k

Sunday, June 13, 2021  —  Over 270 awesome Coe Cougars, families, teachers and staff jogged/walked/ran the “Hurray to Murray” 5k around Queen Anne’s crown throughout five waves.  They were joined by retiring Principal Turner and incoming Principal Backstrom, all in the spirit of fun and to honor Mr. Murray retirement after 25 years at Coe!

This event could not have happened without superstar organizers Megan Lee and Nicole Mirchandani, plus planning and execution assistance from the Coe Spirit Committee: Shawn Perkins (also onsite volunteer coordinator), Julie Schlosser (also event volunteer), Kalisa Owens (also event MC), Portia Langworthy and Anna Moran.

Special thanks also goes out to Don Lee and Rishi Mirchandani for all the set up and tear down, Nicole Tromble, Kirsten Leng and Margo Scheet for taking on multiple shifts, PLUS Harper and Brad Owens, Sara Vora, Penny Eversole, Lilian Lody Branas, Colleen Woods, Shannon Bentley, Elisa Keller, and Kathy Roeder!!

And of course a huge shoutout to all our participants including former Coe students/families and honorary folk that came out of retirement to either volunteer or cheer: Katy and Tim Hall;  Lori Ramage; Stacie, Erin and Jack Conway; Miki Tahihana; Amy, Cooper and Lucy Laybourn; Peter Fleischer; Jack and Libby Lee; Zoe Mirchandani; Rachel Tromble; Mabel and Sophie Robbins; Vince Recupero; Theo Eversole; Rohan Sharma; Valerie, Spencer, Annabelle and Lucy Dillard; Nanci and Erik Murphy.

WOW… What an amazing COE-mmunity we have! Thank you!!

For more photos and to share your own, visit the Coe Spirit Padlet.


Coe’s First “Read-A-Thon”!

Way to go Coe Cougars, parents and teachers – you made our first ever Read-a-thon a huge success! Collectively, students logged over 2,630 hours of reading over two weeks — WOW! Plus over 50 books were donated to our Book Drive and will be delivered to Friends of Roxhill Elementary and Seattle Housing Authority this week.

Congratulations to the following classroom winners:

K – Ms. Waterman, Gr. 1 – Ms. Diefendorf, Gr. 2 – Ms. Delanda, Gr. 3 – Ms. McDonald, Gr. 4 – Ms. Gunsolus, Gr. 5 – Ms. Salter.

Students from these classrooms got a $10 gift card to Queen Anne Book Co., and tons of ice cream bars, cones, and popsicles were handed out to Coe students last Friday, despite the rain!

Thank you Sheena Eaton for organizing this wonderful event, Ms. Marjorie for contributing read-aloud videos, Ms. Fleisher for guidance, Kathy Roeder for assisting with the Book Drive, as well as Nicole Tromble, Monica Andrus and Allison Schneider!

Want to see all the book recommendations from Coe Students? Check out the Padlet for Grades K-2 and Padlet for Grades 3-5


Tonight at 7pm: “Get the Basics on Education Funding”

We invite you to attend a free 1-hour learning session tonight at 7:00 pm, led by Mary Fertakis, a member of the Washington State Board of Education and 22-year veteran of the Tukwila School Board (a school district that has been called the most ethnically-diverse in the US).

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 898 9352 8291 Passcode: 934232

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Yearbook Cover Contest!

The Spirit Committee invites your kids to dust off the crayons, sharpen the colored pencils and use their Coe Cougar Spirit to create the cover of this year’s 2020-2021 Yearbook.

All contest entries can be submitted until this  Friday, April 30th to Kalisa Owens. 

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Virtual “Multicultural Night” Padlet

We are so excited to  continue this wonderful Coe tradition celebrating the diversity of our students and families. While we are unable to connect in person, as a PTA we are grateful to all our participating Coe families, specialists and teachers for their hard work in making a virtual experience available for all!

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Thank you for showing up, COEnnecting and having fun.  Our hope is that all families feel encouraged to find ways to engage in discovering, understanding, and celebrating diversity. Let’s continue to create a welcoming and inclusive community here at Coe and beyond.

* Names of students who completed all four virtual passports (pins found on the multicultural night map), will be entered into a draw. Three winners will be randomly selected and awarded one of the three prize gift bags. Winners will be announced in the PTA News section of the April 7 Coe Bulletin.