2017 Summer Playdates


Meet up with friends old and new this summer!

Tuesday, July 11 at 4:30pm – John Rogers Elementary Playground

Saturday, July 22 at 10:00am – John Rogers Elementary Playground

Wednesday, August 9 at 6:00pm – Lake City Court playground

John Rogers Totally RAD 2017 Auction!


The John Rogers PTA invites staff, families and friends to a fun night out to support our school.





Tickets are available for purchase online! Space is limited – get yours today!

The auction is an adult-only event and our school’s primary fundraiser of the year.  Tickets for the auction are purchased in advance and include dinner and open bar.  The event is a great opportunity for you to socialize with other parents and staff while also helping raise money to benefit our students’ education.

The night will consist of both a silent auction (items to bid on include everything from gift certificates to restaurants, sporting event tickets, hand made items, unique experiences for children and fun outings for everyone) as well as a live auction (bid on larger items like vacation getaways, unique experiences, classroom projects and experiences with teachers and staff – and whether you participate in the Live bidding or not, it is highly entertaining to watch!).

Last year we raised over $70,000 for the school!  Those fundraising efforts helped us fund our school counselor, tutoring programs, art and science enrichment, library books, classroom supplies, community and family events and much more.

There are many ways for each of our John Rogers families to ensure the success of the event again this year:

Attend the Auction!  Invitations will be sent home, please buy your tickets – the earlier the better – and line up your babysitter!  Meadowbrook Community Center provides a fun night out for kids ages 3-12. More information will be provided soon.

Fund-a-Need!  Can’t attend the event but still want to donate money?  Or do you have a friend or family member that would like to donate?  Every year we choose a specific budget item as our Fund-a-Need and the funds raised are designated for this item.  You have the opportunity to donate at any amount you choose whether you attend the Auction or not, and ALL Fund-a-Need donations are 100% tax deductible.  Details on our 2017 Fund-a-Need goal will be announced soon.

Company Matching Program:  Many companies offer a program that will match your donations to non-profits organizations.  Please check with your company to see if they have a matching gift program!

Procure items!  We are looking for desirable, unique and high quality donations of all sizes and are asking EVERYONE to think through their entire network of family, friends and colleagues – anyone you know that might have access to popular and/or creative auction items.  Don’t be afraid to solicit beyond local businesses! Procurement forms and cover letters are available near the main office. You can download them both here: Procurement form and Letter.  Questions about how and what to procure? View the Procurement Q & A here: Procurement QA. Want to see who has already been contacted? View the google doc, and add any procurement contacts you have made here!
The deadline for donations is February 10, 2017!

Volunteer!  Help is needed in every capacity: decorations, procurement, classroom projects (these are usually huge sellers at the event), event set-up and more.  For donation questions or volunteer information, please contact Janay Nowlin email: janaynowlin@yahoo.com or Lori Campion loricampion@gmail.com.

Picture Day is Friday, September 30!

Picture Day is Friday, September 30, 2016

Please look for picture order forms in kid mail this week.
There are two ways to order pictures:
  1. Pay by credit card online:
    1. Go to www.yuenluistudio.com and click on School Prepay
    2. Enter keyword: John Rogers
    3. Click View Gallery for John Rogers Prepay (for appropriate date)
    4. Complete the online order process
  2. Bring order form and money on picture day
    1. Please do not send picture money before picture day. School staff members are not allowed to collect or keep picture money.  Picture money brought before picture day will be sent home.
All students will have their picture taken, regardless of whether or not they are ordering pictures.
Questions?  Contact Melissa Rodda at 206-390-6923 or melissarodda@hotmail.com



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 6, 6:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, July 30, 10-11 am

Tuesday, August 16, 10-11 am

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.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Karl at lkarl324@yahoo.com


Kindergarten Jump Start:

August 22nd-26th 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.


Fourth Annual John Rogers Meet and Greet:

Wednesday, August 31st 5:30pm – 6:15pm

In addition to finding out who will be your child’s teacher for the 2016/17 school year, the John Rogers PTA will be sponsoring a potluck BBQ on the school playground from 5:30-7:00pm. 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 Nikkol Jennings at nikkol.jennings@gmail.com or Robin Goodman at rgoody44@msn.com.