Bingo/Karaoke THIS Saturday!!!

Crazy fun, and serious fun-draiser!
6:30 start, 2 games bingo, 2 karaoke songs, repeat cycle till 8:30.
$30 regular prizes, special prizes 50% of the pot
Next Events: Jan 26 and Mar 2
$15 entry. Wine, Beer, Drink and Snacks are available to purchase.

PLUS! Any PTA with at least 5 members present get to be in a draw for a $500 JACKPOT! So we NEED YOU THERE to represent John Rogers PTA!  So we hope to see you there!

John Rogers News and Upcoming Events

January News & Events:

Please attend the District Levy Meeting at John Rogers on Tuesday, Jan. 8th at 7pm regarding the upcoming Seattle Public Schools FEBRUARY LEVY.

With the passage of this levy, John Rogers is slated for a rebuild, but only if it passes!
Stay informed:

Tuesday, Jan. 8th – PTA Grants Deadline; The PTA is accepting applications for grant requests to support our school community. Applications available in the main office. Grant requests up to $400 will be considered.

Tuesday, Jan. 15th – Family Engagement and Action Team (FEAT) Meeting at 2:30pm in the Library; this meeting will be used to begin the planning process for our annual Heritage Night event coming in mid-March.

Tuesday, Jan. 15th – Potluck, PTA, and Parent Ed Night starting at 6pm – come hear from our school specialists (Music, PE, Library and Art).

Saturday, Jan. 19th – Parent Social at Korochka Tavern starting at 7pm; come meet and connect with other parents/ guardians while a percentage of the night’s proceeds will be donated back to the John Rogers PTA.

Monday, Jan. 21st – NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day.

Friday, Jan. 25th – Movie Night and 4th Grade Bake Sale Fundraiser; come enjoy a free movie in the cafeteria (more details to come via Kidmail soon) and 4th graders will be hosting a bake sale to help raise money for their trip to camp next fall (donations of any amount are welcome!)

Tuesday, Jan. 29th – Incoming Kindergarten Tour (1 of 2) starting at 8:30am; Do you know anyone planning to come to JR next year? Please spread the word about our upcoming tours.
We are also looking for volunteers to help run the tours. Please email Lisa Matsumoto if you are willing to help with tours –

Wednesday, Jan. 30th – NO SCHOOL (Day between semesters).


Wednesday, Feb. 6th – Jane Adams Middle School Open House and Tour 6:30pm for incoming 6th graders for the 2019-20 school year.

Friday, Feb. 8th – Game Night; more information to come!

Tuesday, Feb. 12th – Incoming Kindergarten Tour (2 of 2) starting at 8:30am

Wednesday, Feb 13th – We Love Our Staff Appreciation Day hosted by 2nd & 3rd grades

JR Annual Auction Call to Action

Superhero Auction- March 29, 2019

Please donate new items to our auction! Get a nice Christmas present that’s not your favorite? Donate it! A bin will be in the lobby to receive donations of items through the end of January.

Please consider sponsoring a staff ticket to the auction. This is a great way to include and honor our wonderful teachers and staff!

We need WINE!!! if you have a bottle (or twelve) to donate, please contact Christi Schwend

Visit our auction website to see the items and donors we have so far, and to see the Superhero artwork from your kids in 2-5th grade!

JR December Dates to Remember!

December News & Events:
FEBRUARY LEVY – At the November PTA meeting, information was provided regarding the upcoming Seattle Public School’s Levy both from the district and our local state representatives.
With the passage of this levy, John Rogers is slated for a rebuild, but only if it passes!

Stay informed:

Thursday, Dec. 13th – Cookie Dough & Coffee Order Pick Up from 2-4:30pm in the cafeteria. Swing by and pick up your orders. Questions contact Brianna at

Friday, Dec. 14th – Gift Card Drive Deadline; we are collecting gift cards to distribute to John Rogers families in need. Please consider donating a Kroger (Fred Meyer/QFC) gift card and bringing them to Andrea Bergan, School Relations Assistant, or to the front office. Contact Andrea with any questions or if your family would like to request this support at

Tuesday, Dec. 18th – FEAT Quarterly Meeting; FEAT will begin planning for our annual upcoming Heritage Night in March. Join us at 2:30pm in the library.

Friday, Dec. 21st – Annual Sing A Long at 12:45pm; Join us as Ms. Trinneer, our music teacher, leads us in song before we leave for the winter break.

Friday, Dec. 21st – 1 hour Early Dismissal at 1:25pm

Monday, Dec. 24th – Friday, Jan. 4th — Winter Break NO SCHOOL

Monday, Jan. 7th – First Day back from break

Tuesday, Jan. 8th – PTA Grants Deadline; The PTA is accepting applications for grant requests to support our school community. Applications available in the main office. Grant requests up to $400 will be considered.

Monday, Jan. 21st – NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day.

Ongoing School/Community Events:
Bellevue Ice Rink – Mention you are from John Rogers when you pay to skate and they will donate $3 back to our school PTA. Fundraising dates 11/23-12/21 and 1/1-1/13; Admission is $15 and $10 for children 8 & under (skate rental included).

Monday Mornings All School Assemblies – join us in the cafeteria after the first bell for weekly all school assemblies!

Lunch/Recess Visits – You are always welcome to come visit during lunch or recess. Please make sure your online volunteer paperwork is completed and to sign in at the office to receive a visitor badge upon arrival.
K-2 have lunch from 10:55-11:20am with recess following until 11:45am.
3rd-5th have lunch from 11:25-11:50am with recess following until 12:05am.

JR Annual Spring Auction Updates

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

SAVE THE DATE!! March 29th, at the Mountaineers Club…
The night will consist of both a silent auction (items to bid on include everything from gift certificates to restaurants, sporting event tickets, handmade 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 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 2019 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. Do you know someone with a cabin or vacation home who is willing to donate a week or weekend. Don’t be afraid to solicit beyond local businesses! If you want to be part of the procurement team or have a business in mind, email us so we can make sure there are no redundancies and so we can support you with a procurement package.
    If you make something that you would like to offer to the auction, we’re really excited about a portion of the auction we’re calling John Rogers Marketplace. It will basically replace the
  • Bid-It-Now section. Remember the Otter Tea Towels, skyline mugs, stickers, granola, etc? Think affordable, handmade, local, homegrown treasures from our own community.
    The deadline for donations is February 10, 2019!
  • 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 Hong Vo and/or Julia Engel at