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2019 JR Spring Auction Update

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

JR Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for John Rogers Elementary!

Tuesday, Oct. 16th – Potluck, General PTA Meeting & Parent Education Night starting at 6:00pm in the cafeteria; ALL are welcome to attend; This month’s education focus Social Emotional Learning with our new school counselor.

Friday, Oct. 26th – Fall Festival from 6-7:30pm; This is an amazing & fun JR community event, please consider attending and/or volunteering; Sign up genius:!/showSignUp/30E0F4AAFA828A2FF2-fall and find a spot that works for you. Any questions? Email Karen at

Friday, Nov. 2nd – Move A Thon; more information coming soon via kidmail about this annual FUNdraising event. Volunteers will be needed and all children will receive a t-shirt!

Wednesday, Nov. 7th – Picture Retakes & Class Pictures; If your child’s picture didn’t quite capture your loved one, here’s your chance for a do over. Also WHOLE class pictures will be taken on this day.

Monday, Oct. 15th – Friday, Nov. 9th – Fall Food Drive; Please bring non-perishable food donations to the collection bin outside the office. All donations directly benefit John Rogers families. If your family is in need of a food box, please contact Ms. Bergan or Ms. Dougherty in the office by Nov. 9. Boxes will be available for pick up on Nov. 14.

Monday, Nov. 12thNo School in Observance of Veteran’s Day

Karaoke and Bingo TONIGHT!

Karaoke and Bingo are happening TONIGHT! Saturday 13th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Lake City Community Center.

It’s super fun and we have the chance to win $300-$600 for the school!

We need a minimum of 5 people, but I know we can do better than that. Who’s in? (21 and over please!)

See more about it…click here

JR Fall Festival is COMING!!

A free family night of fun!

Join us for a free, fun, family event with games, treats, face painting, a weird science side show, and more! Costumes are always an option having a blast with your friends and family is required!

Look for more info in kidmail soon.

Date: 10/26/2018 (Fri.)
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm PDT
Location: John Rogers Elementary Cafeteria

It’s time for everyone’s favorite fall event! We can only do it with a great group of volunteers. Please look over the list and find a spot that works best for you. Feel free to sign up for more than one item! Sign-up to help with the link below!

Contact Karen Andrew ( with any questions or comments!

Reminder! John Rogers PTA Meeting & Volunteer Fair

Please join us on Tuesday, September 25th, for the first John Rogers PTA meeting and Volunteer Fair in the school cafeteria. We will start with a potluck dinner from 6-6:30, the meeting starts at 6:30, and the volunteer fair goes from 7-7:30.

Please bring something to contribute to the Potluck…

A-D:  Drinks
E-H:  Dessert
I-Q:  Main Dish
R-V: Appetizer/Side 
W-Z:  Your Choice

This is a great opportunity to find out about all the programs and events and services our PTA provides. We can’t do it without you-our kids need you! Please come and find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.

We are trying to find childcare for the meeting and fair. One person has volunteered but we need just one more.

Email Karen at if you have questions or can help.