Monday – Friday April 6th – 10th – Spring Book Fair to benefit the John Rogers’ Library
(arranged by Secret Garden Books)
Thursday, April 9th 6 – 8 pm- Family Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Night @ John Rogers All John Rogers’ Families Welcome!
April 13 – 17th – Spring Break – No School
April 23rd – PTA General Meeting and Parent Education Night – 6 – 7 pm – Guest speaker: Julie Hannan, Individual Learning Specialist. Topic: Bully Prevention
7 – 8 pm – PTA Meeting
April 24th – John Rogers’ 3rd – 5th Grade Spring Concert
May 9th – Save the Date! John Rogers’ Auction…Havana Nights.
John Rogers Family STEM Night
Thursday, April 9, 6pm – 8pm
Please join us at John Rogers Elementary School on April 9, 2015 for this exciting and fun filled event focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We’ll have math games including a 40’ “Beat your Parents” game and a math gift for every student. We have special guests joining us at tables with hands on activities and lessons from:
Microsoft Surface Team- 50” touch screen interactive TV, tablets unveiled and more
Boeing- Taking Flight
The Future Flight Foundation- 3D Printer Workshop
Young Women In Bio- JR Laboratory Works, Slime, and Microscopy
UW Department of Engineering Ambassadors- Engineering Demos
Snohomish Co. Medical Examiners Office- Blood Spatter Forensic Science
Audubon Society and FUN- Finding Urban Nature
Team Atlantis ROV Team- HS International Underwater Robotics Champions
Bring your old electronic devices to be recycled for free on April 7th & 8th, then let your kids demolish them on April 9th during STEM night and see how they are made. The E-recycling boxes will be located just past the lower parking lot past the chain link fence.
We need a some volunteers for the Math games and How it’s made electronic demolition tables. Take a ½ hour shift and don’t miss the fun with your kids. Sign up sheets are located in the hall by the front entrance of the school
John Rogers’ Night @ the RAM was AWESOME!
Thanks to all who came out (and it was a bunch!)…The RAM @ U Village donated $690 to John Rogers’ PTA!
The RAM holds an event like this 2-3 times a year and the manager said John Rogers’ had the biggest crowd ever and raised the most funds! OTTER POWER!! Special thanks to Candice Holsapple who organized the event!
Middle School Social Studies Materials Review
Seattle Public Schools invites all families, staff and community members to review instructional materials under consideration for use in middle school social studies. This is the first of two rounds of review. Your input will help the Middle School Social Studies Adoption Committee narrow materials for the second review round. Public viewing of materials and feedback for the first round ends on Wednesday, April 15.
You may review materials in two ways:
1. Visit the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence during normal business hours to view the materials in person and fill out a feedback form. Materials are on display and forms are available in two locations: the School Board office on the first floor and the Professional Library on the second floor.
2. Access the materials online. Click HERE for our adoption page, which provides links to PDFs with access instructions from three of the four vendors. The page also offers links to surveys identical to the printed feedback forms available at the Stanford Center. You may use these to provide feedback for the online materials.
Is your 5th grader headed to JAMS next year? If so, we have a lot of opportunities to share with you!
JAMS is currently seeking next year’s parent leaders. Could it be you? Are you friendly, inclusive, and committed to making JAMS a great school? If so, email email@example.com. Board descriptions available at.: http://www.jamsptsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Jane-Addams-PTSA-Board-Member-Descriptions.pdf
JAMS has lots of ways for you to get involved with our school. Some opportunities are short and sweet and some are a bigger commitment. You can learn more at: http://www.jamsptsa.org/incoming-6th-grade-volunteer-opportunities/
The Year Book committee needs photos!
We are compiling photos of all the great kids at John Rogers. Now is the time to submit your photos of field trips, class events, school events, clubs, and kids on the playground or just sights from around the school. Simply submit photos via email to Oksana Zarodnyuk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robin Goodman (email@example.com) or drop off a CD/zip drive (it will be returned to you!) in the PTA box in the office. Your photos will help secure this year’s special memories in the Year Book for the kids.
If you enjoy working with digital images and are interested in helping with the year book, please contact Oksana or Robin.
After School Enrichment Enrollment Information
Enrollment for after school enrichment at John Rogers has begun. Students must enroll prior to participating in the classes. There are several ways to do so:
1. Visit the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. NE, Seattle WA
2. Call the Meadowbrook Community Center at 206.684.7522
3. Online through SPARC at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp
4. On Monday, March 30 & Tuesday April 7 from 2:30pm to 3:20pm Meadowbrook CC Staff will be hosting a registration table in front of the office at John Rogers. Here you can register using check or exact cash only.
NEW Students: Must fill out an E13 Form, E13 Forms are located in the School Office
RETURNING Students: Should have an E13 on file
From SPS: How to Officially Nominate a Project for the BTA IV Capital Levy
Does your school need building capacity, building improvements, technology and/or academic/athletic facilities?
The District is accepting nominations for projects that could be funded through the Buildings, Technology and Athletics/Academics (BTA IV) levy which will be on the ballot in February 2016.
Projects are selected using Seattle School Board priorities and guidance, which address 1) building conditions that address basic health, safety improvements and capacity need, 2) technology upgrades, 3) student academic needs and 4) athletic facilities.
Deadline is Monday April 30, 2015.
Nomination form at: http://bit.ly/BTA-IV-Nomination.
More information at: http://bta.seattleschools.org E-mail questions/comments to CapitalLevy2016@seattleschools.org
PTA Secretary Position available!
Allison Van Doren and Lisa Matsumoto are finishing up their term as Co-Secretaries on the PTA Board. Thank you!!!
We need one (or 2!) people to volunteer for this Executive Board position. The position can be shared…that means only 1/2 the meetings, if we can get 2 people to volunteer. Please speak with or email Robin Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Auction & Dinner
May 9th, 2015 @ the Lake City Presbyterian Church
We need donations of tasty desserts to serve 8 to 10 for our Havana Nights dessert dash! You can donate a dessert whether or not you attend the
auction. Please consider donating a cake, a pie, cupcakes, or any sweet treat of your liking. Desserts do not have to be homemade. Store bought
goodies are just fine!
If we can get 13 or more people signed up by the end of next week…you won’t have to see this message come home in kid mail
Save Paper!! Sign up now!!! Please contact Eryn Geokezas at email@example.com if you can help our or have questions.
PROCUREMENT PRIZE DRAWING
Congratulations to third grader Martina Ferrante in Room 13 for winning the Procurement Prize Drawing. Thank you to everyone who so generously donated items, their own time or secured items from local businesses for our auction! Donations will still be accepted but on a selective basis only. Contact Laura Teeuw at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
INVITATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 10TH (BEFORE SPRING BREAK)
Tickets are $35/person and can be turned in via kidmail or to the front office. Don’t miss out on this fun event, talk to your friends and try to put together a table of 8!
Please consider donating a bottle, case of wine or something in between to our auction. We need bottles valued anywhere from $10 to $30+ for both our wine toss game and to keep our guests bidding the night of the auction!!! Please contact Jamie Notzka at email@example.com with questions or to arrange pickup or leave your donations in the front office.
PARENT’S NIGHT OUT for the Auction
Meadowbrook Community Center is partnering with John Rogers to offer childcare the night of the auction for kids ages 3-12 (must be potty trained). Kids will enjoy a pajama party with games, arts & crafts, pizza dinner and a movie. Time: 5:00-10:30pm. $25 first child, $20 second child discount. Barcode is 134156.
We are looking for people to help set up the day of the auction as well as during the event. Please contact Lisa Matsumoto at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested or look for the sign-up board after spring break.