Weekly PTA message Sept. 26

Hello John Rogers Families,

A huge THANK YOU to the John Rogers’ staff and families who made this week so successful! More than 40 fabulous volunteers and the weather cooperated to make for another great Move-a-Thon…we raised $12,523 and our students walked 7,755 laps.  WOW! Curriculum night was well attended and provided a wonderful opportunity for families to see the amazing people that educate our children each day.

This week’s announcements:

Swim Program
Swimming Session I (4th& 5th Graders) begins on October 3rd.  Please return your permission slips! Volunteers are still needed to walk with the classes and instruct in the pool.  Please follow this link to access the Seattle Public Schools volunteering requirements: http://bit.ly/SPS-Volunteering

Lost and Found
The school lost and found is already overflowing!  Please stop into the cafeteria and claim your child’s lost items.

A message about the crosswalk at NE 110th and 40th Ave NE:
We have been unable to recruit enough volunteers to staff this crosswalk.

If you are a family that crosses at this location regularly – Are you willing to volunteer here one shift/week? We still have Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons available as well as Thursday mornings. Shift times are 8:20-8:45 and 2:45-3:10.

When no volunteer is present, families crossing at this location are encouraged to use caution and to take advantage of our new flags which help oncoming cars to see you.

Contact Kristina with questions by email at the galley@hotmail.com or by phone at 206-949-0322.

Important September 2014 dates

Hello John Rogers’ Families,

We hope that you are all getting settled into the school year…because the calendar is really picking up! PTA packets went home with your children last week…please return them right away. Download and read more about the John Rogers traffic map HERE.

We have the following events coming up:

Thursday, Sept. 18th – PTA General Meeting and Volunteer Fair
7:00 -8:00 pm– All are welcome and childcare will be provided.

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Move-a-Thon (2 hour early dismissal)
Look for information about the Move-a-Thon in kid mail on Monday!

Thursday, Sept. 25th - Curriculum Night (adults only, please!)
5:30-6:30 – Kindergarten Families Only Session
6:30-7:00 – Principal Presentation by Mrs. Mirabeuno for all families (Cafeteria)
7:00-7:40 – Session #1
7:40-7:50 – Transition Time
7:50-8:30 – Session #2
If you are new to the school, the evening is organized to accommodate families that have more than one child attending John Rogers. This is a very important evening where you can meet your child’s teacher and become informed about what they are learning in class.

Friday, Sept. 26th - Picture Day!!!

John Rogers Enrichment program Fall 2014

View the Fall 2014 enrichment programs and the enrollment forms HERE!

Drama with Wedgwood Drama Studio GRADES: K-3
MONDAYS: 3:10p – 4:15p, $140

Engineering Challenge using LEGO® GRADES: 2-5
MONDAYS: 3:10p – 4:40p, $270

TUESDAYS: 3:10p – 4:45p, $150

After School Multi-Sports GRADES: 2-5
Tuesdays: 3:10p – 4:05p,$135

Scary Stories GRADES: ALL
Thursdays: 3:10p – 4:10p, $150

After School Multi-Sports GRADES: K-1
Thursdays: 3:10p – 4:05p, $150

Pre-Engineering using LEGO® GRADES: K-1
THURSDAYS: 3:10p – 4:40p, $

Science & Such GRADES: ALL
Thursdays: 3:10p – 4:10p, $150

Enroll online for classes HERE.

Enrollment<br /><br /><br />
Students must enroll prior to participating in the classes. There are several ways to do so:<br /><br /><br />
1.	Visit the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. NE, Seattle WA<br /><br /><br />
2.	Call the Meadowbrook Community Center at 206.684.7522<br /><br /><br />
3.	Online through SPARC at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp<br /><br /><br />
4.	On Tuesday, September 9 & Wednesday, September 10 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.<br /><br /><br />
*Please Note: Parents must fill out attached form so instructors have student’s information.</p><br /><br />
<p>HELPFUL CODES:<br /><br /><br />
Drama Grades: K-3------------------------------------------123973----------$140<br /><br /><br />
Engineering Challenge using LEGO Grades: 2-5-------123974----------$270<br /><br /><br />
Explore Art Grades: All Age-------------------------------123980----------$150<br /><br /><br />
After School Multi-Sport Grades: 2-5--------------------123975----------$135<br /><br /><br />
Scary Stories Grades: All-----------------------------------123978----------$150<br /><br /><br />
After School Multi-Sport Grades: 2-5--------------------123976----------$150<br /><br /><br />
Pre-Engineering using LEGO Grades: K-1-------------123977-----------$270<br /><br /><br />
Science & Such Grades: All-------------------------------123977 ----------$150</p><br /><br />

First day of school – Help wanted!

First day of school is Wednesday, September 3rd - We need your help!

For many of you it’s a first day of school tradition…drop the kids off and make your way to the John Rogers Cafeteria to help assemble Back to School Packets! The more people that help, the quicker it goes.
If you are new to John Rogers or have never been able to help before…please stop by!

September 3rd – The First Day of School
            8:40 – 9:30 am (It could even be faster if YOU help.)
Where: John Rogers Elementary Cafeteria
What: Work together to assemble Back to School Packets
           (The important paperwork that goes home with every JR child)

BONUS…Breakfast Treats and Coffee Chat with our principal, Mrs. Mirabueno!