March 30th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – NE Region BTA IV Levy Community Meeting @ Nathan Hale HS Lunch Room
April 6th – 10th – Spring Book Fair to benefit the John Rogers’ Library (arranged by Secret Garden Books)
April 9th – Family Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Night @ John Rogers
April 13 – 17th – Spring Break – No School
May 9th – Save the Date! John Rogers’ Auction…Havana Nights.
Annual Auction & Dinner
May 9th, 2015 @ the Lake City Presbyterian Church
DONATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 3RD!
THANK YOU to everyone for getting your donations in recently. However, we still haven’t reached our goal and will be extending the donation deadline through the end of this week, April 3rd. Please turn in your donations and contact your favorite businesses as soon as possible to ensure they make it in the auction! After April 3rd, items will be accepted on a selective basis only. Contact Laura Teeuw at email@example.com with questions.
PROCUREMENT PRIZE DRAWING
All students of those who met the original donation deadline last Friday are entered to win. The winner of a fabulous teacher experience will be announced this week!
INVITATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 10TH (BEFORE SPRING BREAK)
Space at the venue is limited, so please buy your tickets before you head out on spring break to ensure you don’t miss out! Tickets are $35/person and can be turned in via kidmail or to the front office. Talk to your friends and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to arrange pickup or leave your donations in the front office.
John Rogers Food Bank Donations Needed by April 3!
The John Rogers Food Bank needs donations of food and hygiene supplies for our spring break food baskets. These baskets assist John Rogers’ families during the week long break in April.
Please bring your donations to the donation bin outside the office or drop off with traffic volunteers by Friday, April 3. Gift cards to local grocery stores are appreciated as well. If you have any questions about donations or would like to help put together baskets, please contact Andrea Bergan at email@example.com or (206) 817-1340.
If your family would like a basket for spring break, please contact Ms. Keene in the office by Friday, April 3.
FUN Needs You!
Seattle Audubon’s Finding Urban Nature Program (FUN) is an environmental science education program offered to 4th grade students at John Rogers, as part of their Science curriculum. There are four lessons taught in the Fall, and four more in the Spring. In FUN lessons, trained volunteers lead small groups of 4-6 children on explorations of their schoolyard habitat.
For more information, please see: www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/WhatWeDo/EnvironmentalEducation/ElementarySchoolProgram.aspx
We are currently seeking one additional volunteer for our Spring FUN session!
FUN Training – Training is required for FUN volunteers.
Seattle Audubon is offering FUN training Saturday morning, March 28th, from 9 am – 12 pm. An alternative training session will be scheduled for any John Rogers volunteers who cannot participate in the March 28th training.
Lesson Dates and Times – FUN will be taught on Friday afternoons: April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, and May 15th. The volunteer time commitment is from 12:15- 1:45 pm.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kim McCormick, John Rogers FUN Team Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
John Rogers Family STEM Night
Thursday, April 9, 6pm – 8pm
Come explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with special guests and hands-on activities for the whole family. Take apart electronics and find out how they work, play math games, and discover STEM with our special guests:
-Microsoft Surface Team
-Young Women in Bio (YWIB)
-The Future of Flight Foundation
-Audubon Society and Finding Urban Nature
– Atlantis ROV Team, high school international champion underwater robotics team
Volunteers are Needed for Family STEM Night!
Please look for the sign-up sheet in the main hallway of the school or email Beth Sharlin at email@example.com.
NATHAN HALE URBAN FARM
EARLY SPRING NETWORKING AND PLANNING PARTY
MARCH 29, 2015, 4pm – 6pm
For all you future Nathan Hale & JAMS parents…We are trying to create a larger more interesting greenhouse and urban farm space for Rogers, JAMS and Nathan Hale kids to enjoy and be part of a larger curriculum in the future. Please join us! Randy Kilmer
Come see plans for the space around the greenhouse and learn how you can join the effort…Greenhouse north of Jane Adams Middle School 11051 – 34th Avenue NE, Seattle, 98125
Please RSVP by clicking on this link. If the link does not work paste this into your browser:
BTA IV Capital Levy
The BTA IV (Building, Technology, and Academics/Athletics IV) Capital Levy is in the early planning stages. It is possible that JR will be included in the levy!
Attend the NE Region BTAIV Levy Community Meeting on Monday, March 30th from 6:30 – 8 pm in the Nathan Hale High School lunchroom (10750 30th Ave NE). A large turnout from John Rogers’ families is critical! Wear your John Rogers gear!
What to expect? A presentation on BTA IV, and time for public input and questions. There will likely be comment card and/or a survey. It is important to fill these out, so that they get logged as official BTA IV community input.
Questions? Contact Kim McCormick@ firstname.lastname@example.org .
John Rogers Day at the Mariners!
It’s your last chance to purchase tickets!!! Final call for ticket orders on Monday, March 30th!!!
Join your friends from John Rogers and the Mariners on Sunday April 26th @ 1:10. The cost is only $15 per ticket (cash or checks made payable to John Rogers PTA). Get your ticket orders in by Monday!!!
Questions? Contact Allison Van Doren @ email@example.com Go Mariners!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (email@example.com) or Robin Goodman (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Swim Program Substitutes Needed!
John Rogers has an amazing group of parents working as lifeguards and instructors for our swim program. As we head into the final trimester (Mondays, 9:15-11:45 & Fridays, 9:15-11:15) of our swim lessons, we are in need of parents willing to be added to our instructor substitute list. If you would like to find out more about becoming a substitute swim instructor, please contact Robin Goodman (email@example.com).
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