Important Summer dates!

Summer

Congratulations on another great year at John Rogers. As we are all heading out for the summer break, here are a few fun John Rogers Summer Events to add to your calendar.

John Rogers Summer Play dates:

Wednesday, July 15th 1:30-3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 5th 4:00-5:30 pm

Come to the playground to meet new friends and connect with old ones! All incoming and returning families are welcome. Children must attend with an adult.

Kindergarten Jump Start:

August 17th – 21st 9:00 am – 12 pm each day

This free transition program, available to all incoming John Rogers kindergarteners, allows kindergarteners to become familiar with the school and begin learning some new routines.

Third Annual John Rogers Meet and Greet:

**DATE CHANGE: Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:00pm –7:30 pm

Thursday, September 3rd 

In addition to finding out who will be your child’s teacher for the 2015/16 school year, the John Rogers PTA will be sponsoring a potluck BBQ on the school playground. Families are invited to bring something to share!

Last Name (A-J) – Fruit or Veggies
Last Name (K-O) – Chips
Last Name (P-S) – Dessert
Last Name (T-Z) – Drinks

PTA will provide hot dogs (veggie dogs available) and the fixings. This will be a fun way to get ready for the school year! Questions and/or want to help, contact Robin Goodman at rgoody44@msn.com or 206-295-7507.

Summer office hours:

Our summer office hours are as follows.  Please note that these might change for unexpected situations.

June 17th – June 24th  8:00 – 3:30
June 25th – July 31st  8:00 – 12:30
(August 3rd – August 13th Closed)
August 14th – August 21st  8:00 – 3:30
(August 24th – August 28th Closed)
August 31st – September 3rd & September 8th 8:00 to 3:30
School starts on Wednesday, September 9th at 8:40

Jump Start – We are still accepting the registration forms.  Please mail them to John Rogers Elementary.  Our address is 4030 NE 109th St Seattle, WA 98125

Here are some useful phone numbers.
Enrollment: (206) 252-0760
Bus Transportation: (206) 252-0900
Special Education: (206) 252-0058

Weekly PTA message: June 15

Important dates:

Monday, June 15th – 5th Grade Graduation Assembly 9:30 – 10:30 am
Tuesday, June 16th – Last Day of School – 1 hour early dismissal @ 1:50 – Have a great summer!!
June 22nd – July 31st 8:30 – 12:30 pm Summer School (Registered Students Only) (No school on Friday, July 3rd)
July 15th 1:30 – 3:00 – John Rogers Summer Play Date #1
August 5th 4:00-5:30 – John Rogers Summer Play Date # 2
August 17th – 21st 9 – 12 am – Kindergarten Jump Start
September 3rd 6 – 7:30 pm – Meet and Greet & BBQ

SBAC scores

From the Advanced Learning SBAC S SBAC Scores:
The timing of the state assessment score reports has changed from June to September. These are the score sheets from your student’s spring Smarter Balanced tests in reading, writing and math. Last month, the district told families that the score reports would likely be sent home with final report cards in June.     Due to unanticipated delays at the state level, the district will now send score reports home in September. Scores also will be posted online to the Source in September. September is the typical timing for state assessment score reports, but the district had initially anticipated they would be ready earlier. Thank you for your patience as we work with this new assessment system. To learn more about the assessments, please see our Smarter Balanced web page:  http://sps.ss8.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=14645 .
“We are writing to update you on our Advanced Learning testing process at Seattle Public Schools. You’re receiving this message since you referred your child for Advanced Learning eligibility testing last fall.
This year, we are processing more than 5,400 applications and are continuing to test students through the end of February.

John Rogers Summer Play Dates!
Come to the playground to meet new friends and connect with old ones! All incoming and returning families are welcome. Children must attend with an adult.

Wednesday July 15th 1:30-3:00 pm
Wednesday August 5th 4:00-5:30 pm

Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Allison Van Doren at anvandoren@seattleschools.org.

Lost and Found
Please take the time to look through the items for your lost belongings. All unclaimed items will be donated on Tuesday, June 16th.

JRE Pet Food Drive
A big THANK YOU to all the kind and generous people who donated to the Pet Food Drive. This year, as of 6/11/15 our John Rogers Community has donated 150.4 lbs. of food. Thank you to Mrs. Corona for organizing our efforts.

You are all Awesome Otters!

HIP UPDATES!
If you are looking for summer volunteer opportunities, HIP’s got them! There are a number of different ways you can help out at HIP this summer – from helping prepare summer meals for kids, to transporting food to the summer meals sites, to helping serve senior meals. Search “Hunger Intervention Program” on volunteermatch.org for more details! Or you can contact Suzanne Stauss (sstauss@gmail.com) for more information.

Even if you don’t volunteer, join us for lunch this summer! HIP’s Summer Meals for Kids provides freshly made, nutritious lunches from the HIP kitchen at kid-friendly locations around the north Seattle community. HIP partners with other community organizations to offer activities at meal sites to encourage participation all summer long. Lunches are served from 12:00 – 1:30, Monday through Friday for kids 0-18 years old! Absolutely free to everyone and a whole lot of fun! Watch kid mail for more information coming soon!

Afterschool Enrichment Programs

We have an important announcement for you: To comply with City standards, we are changing our scholarship process for the After School Enrichment Programs.  Families now need to go through our standard application process. This process takes in average 2-3 weeks; therefore we are encouraging families to apply now, so if approved, funds will be readily available in the fall.

Our Scholarships Applications are good from June 2015-June 2016; therefore you would also be eligible for other Community Center Programming throughout the City if approved.

Scholarship Applications are also available in the following languages: Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali. I’ve attached the English and Spanish versions; please let me let me know if you would like any/all of the other languages.

To Apply:

  • Fill out attached 2015-2016 Scholarship Application.
  • Drop-off: Your 2015-2016 Scholarship Application along with your 2014 Tax Forms (The participant must be a dependent).
  • Allow 2-3 weeks for this process.
  • You should get an email regarding your eligibility.

Please contact Heather Harlow at 206-684-4921 or Heather.Harlow@seattle.gov if you have any questions or concerns.

Weekly PTA message: June 7

Important Dates:

Thursday, June 11th – Field Day – Volunteers needed!!!
June 15th – 5th Grade Graduation Assembly
June 16th – Last Day of School – 1 hour early dismissal @ 1:50

John Rogers’ Field Day

Thursday, June 11th – Volunteers needed to make this super fun event happen!!
Please contact Jasmine Love at 206-383-2667 or maiyasmomma@live.com.
Session 1: K-2nd 8:40-12:00
Session 2: 3-5th 11:30-2:50

JRE Lost and Found
The John Rogers’ lost and found is over flowing!!! Please take the time to look through the items for your lost belongings.

PTA Board and Program/Event Coordinator Positions Available
The JRE PTA has many volunteer opportunities available for next year.   Please stop by the PTA Message Board outside the JRE office to see a listing of our Program and Event Coordinator Job Descriptions and our Board Member Positions Job Descriptions.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Robin Goodman at rgoody44@msn.com.

HIP UPDATES!
If you are looking for summer volunteer opportunities, HIP’s got them! There are a number of different ways you can help out at HIP this summer – from helping prepare summer meals for kids, to transporting food to the summer meals sites, to helping serve senior meals. Search “Hunger Intervention Program” on volunteermatch.org for more details! Or you can contact Suzanne Stauss (sstauss@gmail.com) for more information.

Even if you don’t volunteer, join us for lunch this summer! HIP’s Summer Meals for Kids provides freshly made, nutritious lunches from the HIP kitchen at kid-friendly locations around the north Seattle community. HIP partners with other community organizations to offer activities at meal sites to encourage participation all summer long. Lunches are served from 12:00 – 1:30, Monday through Friday for kids 0-18 years old! Absolutely free to everyone and a whole lot of fun! Watch kid mail for more information coming soon!

John Rogers Summer Play Dates!
Come to the playground to meet new friends and connect with old ones! All incoming and returning families are welcome. Children must attend with an adult.

Wednesday July 15th 1:30-3:00 pm
Wednesday August 5th 4:00-5:30 pm

Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Allison Van Doren at anvandoren@seattleschools.org.

CALLING ALL LIBRARY BOOKS!
With summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to return library materials for storage and (if necessary) repair.  The due date for all John Rogers Library books is June 5th.  I am the process of inventorying our entire collection, and will be sending out notices this week for excessively overdue and/or lost items.   Please check your family’s bookshelves, coffee tables, cars, and children’s rooms for anything with a John Rogers barcode.  (Our items are stamped on the inside covers and/or title pages as well.)
In the case of hopelessly lost or damaged items, please contact me directly.

Shopping at Amazon?
If you shop at amazon.com and would like a portion of all your purchases to go the John Rogers’ PTA…then please direct yourself to our PTA website to click on the school rewards Amazon.com link before you do your shopping. A portion of your purchase will be directed to John Rogers’ PTA.

Afterschool Enrichment Programs
We have an important announcement for you: To comply with City standards, we are changing our scholarship process for the After School Enrichment Programs.  Families now need to go through our standard application process.  I’ve attached the 2015-2016 Scholarship Forms.  This process takes in average 2-3 weeks; therefore we are encouraging families to apply now, so if approved, funds will be readily available in the fall.

Our Scholarships Applications are good from June 2015-June 2016; therefore you would also be eligible for other Community Center Programming throughout the City if approved.

Scholarship Applications are also available in the following languages: Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali. I’ve attached the English and Spanish versions; please let me let me know if you would like any/all of the other languages.

To Apply:

  • Fill out attached 2015-2016 Scholarship Application.
  • Drop-off: Your 2015-2016 Scholarship Application along with your 2014 Tax Forms (The participant must be a dependent).
  • Allow 2-3 weeks for this process.
  • You should get an email regarding your eligibility.

 

Please contact Heather Harlow at 206-684-4921 or Heather.Harlow@seattle.gov if you have any questions or concerns.