Upcoming Dates in May for John Rogers

National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 8th

PLEASE Give YOUR Thanks!

All year, grade levels have shown appreciation for our John Rogers staff by hosting surprise food events in the staff lounge. The staff has been SO grateful!

Now is the time for you & your child(ren) to show gratitude to your teacher(s). Please take a moment to show appreciation for your teacher(s) on Tuesday, May 8th. This can be accomplished by making a card/picture, sending an email, picking a flower from your yard, etc. We are simply hoping your family can use this day as a moment to express your thanks.

We are also hoping you can reach out and thank at least one other adult beyond your classroom teacher. Please consider recognizing one of the MANY people working for our children like instructional assistants, custodial staff, specialists, office staff, etc.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Matsumoto matsulisa@gmail.com

BEX V Update – Thank you to everyone that came to represent John Rogers at last week’s BEX V Community Meeting! We had an incredible showing and the current proposed plan has John Rogers up for possible facility and conditions improvements. Please be on the look-out for fall community meetings as we need to ensure we remain on the levy proposal!

May Events:

Tuesday, May 1st through Friday, May 4th – 5th Graders at Camp Waskowitz

Thursday, May 3rd – 5th Grade Promotion Planning Meeting 7pm @ Jalisco’s

Tuesday, May 8th – National Teacher Appreciation Day; Please take this moment to recognize your classroom teacher and staff that work so hard to support our children every day.

Tuesday, May 8th – Grades 1st & 2nd Family Engagement Night 6:30-7:30pm; Share your thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. you may have. Get connected with other great families in our school community.

Tuesday, May 15th – General PTA Meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria; ALL are welcome to attend and free childcare provided in the gym. Focus will be the budget for 2018-19

Thursday, May 17th – Kindergarten Whistle Stop Performance; Assembly Performance @ 1:45pm & Evening Performance @ 6:30pm

Saturday, May 19th – JR Night at the Mariners Game

Monday, May 21st – Family Engagement & Action Team (FEAT) Meeting 2:30pm in the library; come learn about supporting outreach efforts within our school community. Last meeting of the year!

Thursday, May 24th- Art Walk & 4th Grade Bake Sale from 6-7:30pm; Come enjoy and appreciate art displayed by all of our John Rogers artists!

Friday, May 25th – Spirit Assembly in cafeteria @ 1:45pm

Monday, May 28th – No School – Memorial Day

April Upcoming Events for John Rogers

April 2018

Monday, April 9th-Friday, April 13th – SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 16th – 5th Grade Waskowitz Paperwork & Tuition Due

Monday, April 16th-20th – Electronics & Computer Recycling Drive for STEM Night; look for information in kid mail about accepted items, donation bin will be in front of the school.

Tuesday, April 17th – General PTA Meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria; ALL are welcome to attend and free childcare provided in the gym.

Wednesday, April 18th – Staff Appreciation hosted by kindergarten & 1st grade families; email sent out via K & 1st grade room parents for more details on how to help!

Wednesday, April 18th – Spirit Assembly in the cafeteria at 8:20am.

Friday, April 20th – John Rogers STEM Night 6-7:30pm; Come explore science, technology, engineering and math with special guests and hands on activities for the whole family! Student scientists please turn in your posters after spring break for display during this event.

Saturday, April 21st – PTA Parent Social & Fund Raiser @ Korochka Tavern 7pm

Monday, April 23rd – Family Engagement & Action Team (FEAT) Meeting 2:40pm in the library; come learn about supporting outreach efforts within our school community.

Tuesday, April 24th – Family Nutrition Night 6pm in the cafeteria; come create healthy recipes and learn new exercise activities, RSVP required by April 20th to Andrea Bergan at 206-252-4320 or aebergan@seattleschools.org.

Tuesday, April 24th – School Levy Community Meeting 6:30-8:15 Jane Adams Middle School Lunchroom;  District staff members will present information, collect input and feedback, and answer questions. Please come advocate for long overdue repairs, maintenance and potential rebuild of John Rogers!!

*If you are unable to attend, then please take a moment to send comments and questions via email or mail:

BEX V Capital Levy: capitallevy2019@seattleschools.org
Operations Levy: budget@seattleschools.org
By mail: Levies 2019, Seattle Public Schools, MS 22-336, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124

Thursday, April 26th – SECOND Grade Family Engagement Night at 6:30pm; free childcare provided in the gym.

Friday, April 27th – New (And FINAL) Swim Session begins for rooms 2, 4, & 5; Please consider helping your classroom teacher by being a chaperone.

Friday, April 27th – John Rogers Mariners Ticket Order Due for the 5/19 game; order forms coming in kid mail.

Saturday, April 28th – PTA Social Potluck @ Annie’s Playground 1pm

Sunday, April 29th – SAVE the DATE for JR Garden Clean Up 9am-1pm; more information to come!

Hot off the presses! Reservation deadline to get your tickets to the Annual John Rogers Auction has been extended

Auction Updates!

Invitations are out! Extras are on the school bulletin board or you can buy tickets until March 16th and make donations at https://johnrogerspta.ejoinme.org/register2018.

Share the love and send the auction link to friends and family who might like to contribute. Make a $25+ donation and receive a commemorative John Rogers cup (delivered via Kidmail).

Calling all bakers! Please volunteer to make or procure a delicious dessert for the auction. Your sweets will help raise funds for John Rogers during the fun and fast-paced Dessert Dash.

Cakes, tarts, pies, cookies, cupcakes, bars… anything goes!
You can bake or buy a dessert.
Your dessert should feed about 10 people.
Desserts should not require refrigeration.
If interested, please contact Oma at nedandoma@gmail.com or sign up on the school bulletin board.

Things you can donate to the auction effort:

Time – Be an auction volunteer. Watch for a SignUp Genius…
Stuff – Donate items to be auctioned off. Consider creating a Heritage Basket to share your family’s cultural background. Check with your room parent to see if your class’s auction project needs support.
Wine – We still need bottles of wine!
Your mad hosting skills – You can host an Otter Party! Host at your house, a pool, a community center, at the ice rink – wherever you can get people together for a good time. Parties can be for kids, families, or adults-only.

Place an ad in the auction catalog. Have a business? Want to embarrass your kid with a funny family photo? Place an ad or an acknowledgement in the catalog.

Email Hong Vo with all your offers of time, stuff, wine, hosting, ad requests, questions, or concerns. tvohong@gmail.com

See you on March 30th at the Auction!

JR Upcoming Events for March 2018

March 2018

Friday, March 2nd – New Swim Session begins for rooms 1, 13, 15, & 16; Please consider helping your classroom teacher by being a chaperone.

Sunday, March 4th – 5th grade Waskowitz Open House 12:30-2:30; Come get acquainted with the facilities at Camp Waskowitz out in North Bend before your 5th grader goes off to camp in May – this event is strictly optional.

Monday, March 5th – Auction Reservations Due; please reserve your seat and/or table via kidmail or online at https://johnrogerspta.ejoinme.org/register
****Reservations are required to attend as seating is limited and cost is $40 per person.

Tuesday, March 6th- Auction Planning Meeting after school in the library; Stop by if you are interested in helping, want to ask questions, or need an update on the event. Donations can also be dropped off at this time.

Wednesday, March 7th – Spirit Assembly in the cafeteria at 8:20am.

Tuesday, March 13th – Family Engagement & Action Team (FEAT) Meeting 2:40pm in the library; come learn about supporting outreach efforts within our school community.

Tuesday, March 20th – General PTA Meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria; ALL are welcome to attend and free childcare provided in the gym.

Tuesday, March 20th – FOURTH Grade Family Engagement Night following the PTA meeting at 7:30pm; free childcare provided in the gym.

Friday, March 30th – John Rogers Auction “Grease” at the Mountaineers Club; doors open at 5:30pm and event from 6-10pm; Adult only event – information about childcare at Meadowbrook Community Center coming via kidmail next week!

*BEX V Community Meetings – be on the look out for these meetings starting in early spring; your voice can help ensure John Rogers receives funding for building improvements on the next levy.


11051 34th Ave NE, Seattle 98125
Tuesday, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
For families planning to attend 6th grade next year or interested in find out more about our feeder middle school. All students and their families are welcome!

We will have two daytime school tours and one evening open house for next year Kindergarten and prospective families. Please help us spread the word! We would like to have as many current parents/guardians as possible to promote our school during these events.
Thank you Lisa Matsumoto and Karen Andrew for coordinating these events!
Please contact them if you are interested in volunteering or have questions. matsulisa@gmail.com or krandrew@yahoo.com
Daytime School Tours
January 30 8:10 am– 9:40 am
February 13 8:10 am – 9:40 am
Evening Open House
January 30 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

NO SCHOOL!!!  Wednesday, January 31st

Please join us for John Rogers Heritage Night on Thursday, February 8 from 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a fun, interactive event featuring the diversity of our school community. Families are invited to share food, displays, attire, and performance. Look for more information in kidmail about how to get involved or contact Andrea Bergan at aebergan@seattleschools.org or (206)252-4320.