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Annual John Rogers Meet and Greet!

Annual John Rogers Meet and Greet:
Wednesday, August 29 at 5:30 PM

In addition to finding out who will be your child’s teacher for the 2018/19 school year, the John Rogers PTA will be sponsoring a Potluck on the school playground from 5:30-7:00pm. Please bring something to share based on the first letter of your last name (see below)!

A-D: Fruit or Veggie
E-L: Main Dish
M-P: Chips and Dips
Q-T: Dessert
U-Z: Drinks

This will be a fun way to get ready for the school year!

Also if you feel so inclined, we could use help setting up starting at 4. Any help would be much appreciated!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Jump Start for Incoming Kindergarten Students!

welcome to kindergartenAll students that are registered for kindergarten at John Rogers are automatically enrolled in Jump Start. To help us plan for how many students will be participating, please fill out the Jump Start form and return to the school office by June 22. We will not be sending you a confirmation; your completed paperwork saves a spot for your child.

Jump Start is a great chance for all students to get to know the school, make new friends and practice kindergarten routines. The program is FREE.

Jump Start at John Rogers
August 20-24
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, visit or contact the school office at 206-252-4320

June Events at John Rogers

June Events:

Tuesday, June 5th – Volunteer Recognition & Staff Retirements from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria; Come celebrate all the John Rogers volunteers who have put so much time, energy, and heart into our school this past year. Additionally, we are celebrating our 2017-2018 Golden Acorn recipients and retiring teachers – Terry DeLeonardis, Doug Hudson, and Karen Rugen. Treats & childcare provided!

Wednesday, June 6th – JAMS Ice Cream Social for Incoming 6th graders from 6:30-8:00pm beginning in the JAMS Auditorium.

Friday, June 8th – Instrumental & Choir Performance both a 8:20am Assembly & 6:30pm Evening Performance; Upper elementary students will demonstrate their learning & talents through this year’s culminating musical performances.

Tuesday, June 12th – Science Van: Engineering; This is an all day school whole school event of hands-on learning experiences from the Pacific Science Center.

Tuesday, June 12th – Kindergarten Family Engagement Night from 6:30-7:30pm; Share your thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. you may have. Get connected with other great families in our school community.

Wednesday, June 20th – Field Day; Save the Date! This all-day annual event will require many volunteers, so be on the look out for sign up opportunities and more information!

Friday, June 22nd – 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 8:30-10:30am; This event begins with an all-school assembly/ceremony to recognize our 5th graders as they transition on to middle school next year. Reception for 5th grade families to follow in the gym.

*5th grade families should have received paper communication and separate emails with initial planning details. Please be on the look out for additional communication about this event!

Friday, June 22nd – Last Day of School!!!! 1 hour EARLY RELEASE

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

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