Category Archives: Announcements

Communication about upcoming programs, events or other information relevant to Seattle Public Schools, John Rogers Elementary or its students, or the John Rogers PTA.

John Rogers RUMMAGE SALE – Oct. 3

John Rogers Rummage Sale

Saturday, October 3rd – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the school cafeteria
All proceeds benefit the John Rogers Elementary PTA.
Furniture, clothes, household goods, books, toys, games, sporting goods and so much more.

Come shop for treasures and support the PTA!

Volunteers are needed for set up on Friday 10/2 beginning at 3:00 PM and during the sale on Saturday.
Please contact Andrea Bergan at  or Laura Spring at

Important Summer dates!


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 15th 1:30-3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 5th 4:00-5:30 pm

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.

Kindergarten Jump Start:

August 17th – 21st 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.

Third Annual John Rogers Meet and Greet:

**DATE CHANGE: Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:00pm –7:30 pm

Thursday, September 3rd 

In addition to finding out who will be your child’s teacher for the 2015/16 school year, the John Rogers PTA will be sponsoring a potluck BBQ on the school playground. 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 Robin Goodman at or 206-295-7507.

Summer office hours:

Our summer office hours are as follows.  Please note that these might change for unexpected situations.

June 17th – June 24th  8:00 – 3:30
June 25th – July 31st  8:00 – 12:30
(August 3rd – August 13th Closed)
August 14th – August 21st  8:00 – 3:30
(August 24th – August 28th Closed)
August 31st – September 3rd & September 8th 8:00 to 3:30
School starts on Wednesday, September 9th at 8:40

Jump Start – We are still accepting the registration forms.  Please mail them to John Rogers Elementary.  Our address is 4030 NE 109th St Seattle, WA 98125

Here are some useful phone numbers.
Enrollment: (206) 252-0760
Bus Transportation: (206) 252-0900
Special Education: (206) 252-0058

Weekly PTA message: May 25

Important Dates:

Monday, May 25th – Memorial Day/ No School
June 1st -5th – Used Book Sale! Before School/@ Lunch/After School… in the hallway by the JRE Library!
June 2nd – 7 – 7:30 – Parent Education Night with Ms. Paolone – “Keeping Math fresh over the summer” 7:30 – 8 – Volunteer Recognition & Outstanding Teacher Award. Cookies to follow! All Families Welcome!!!
June 11th – Field Day
June 15th – 5th Grade Graduation Assembly
June 16th – Last Day of School – 1 hour early dismissal @ 1:50

Traffic Safety
This is a courtesy reminder about traffic safety around our school. Please follow the patrol people’s directions and move your car when needed to ensure the safety of our students and families. It is very important!

The Used Book Sale is Back!
Just in time to get books for summer vacation, the John Rogers Used Book Sale is back.  The sale will be held the week of June 1st and books will be available for purchase before school, during lunch and after school in the hallway outside the library.  As always, all books are only 25 cents.
We currently have enough books for this sale and don’t need any more donations (but hold on to your gently l
oved children’s and young adult books for the next sale!).  Thank you for understanding. Have a passion for books and want to help?  Please contact Laura Spring at 206-524-8865 or  Happy reading!

Shopping at Amazon?
If you shop at and would like a portion of all your purchases to go the John Rogers’ PTA…then please direct yourself to our PTA website to click on the school rewards link before you do your shopping.
A portion of your purchase will be directed to John Rogers’ PTA.

Levy Community Meeting
Seattle Public Schools is hosting a community meeting to share information, receive comments and answer questions about our upcoming Operations Levy and Buildings, Technology, Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy, to be submitted to Seattle voters in February 2016.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd in the John Stanford Center Auditorium, 2445 Third Avenue South; from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

JRE Lost and Found
The John Rogers’ lost and found is over flowing!!! Please take the time to look through the items for your lost belongings.

PTA Board and Program/Event Coordinator Positions Available
The JRE PTA has many volunteer opportunities available for next year.   The attached document lists all open positions. Please take a moment to review the attached listing of our Program and Event Coordinator Job Descriptions and our Board Member Positions Job Descriptions.

PTA Board Positions 2015

PTA Program and Event Coordinators Position Descriptions 2015-16

John Rogers PTA Board and Committee Positions 2015-2016

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Robin Goodman at

JAMS 6th Grade Ice Cream Social
June 3rd, 6:30 – 8 pm
All incoming JAMS 6th graders are invited to an ice cream social on Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  The students will have a chance to meet future classmates, learn more about JAMS and eat some ice cream.  Parents are welcome to drop off their student or stay for an optional parent information session.

Opportunity for girls interested in STEM/STEAM
Girls between the ages of 6 and 18 are invited to participate in Go, Girl, Go!, an all-female Q&A panel sponsored by FIRST, Washington FIRST Robotics, IEEE, and ICRA. This is a chance to speak and network with local and international female STEM and STEAM professionals and learn more about the world of science and technology. Free to attend, girls can stay all day or for just portion. Lots of fun activities are planned for girls to spark their curiosity and imagination in the world of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.

When: Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Who: All girls between the ages of 6-18
Cost: Free

“Leftovers” from the Nathan Hale Plant Sale
Free tomato, pepper and some fuchsia and eggplants remain from the Nathan Hale Plant Sale.  They are sitting outside the fence of the greenhouse above JAMS.  Take what you want but please leave the flats behind…bring along boxes for the plants.  Also, pots can be returned by leaving them outside the greenhouse gate.





Important September 2014 dates

Hello John Rogers’ Families,

We hope that you are all getting settled into the school year…because the calendar is really picking up! PTA packets went home with your children last week…please return them right away. Download and read more about the John Rogers traffic map HERE.

We have the following events coming up:

Thursday, Sept. 18th – PTA General Meeting and Volunteer Fair
7:00 -8:00 pm– All are welcome and childcare will be provided.

Wednesday, Sept. 24th – Move-a-Thon (2 hour early dismissal)
Look for information about the Move-a-Thon in kid mail on Monday!

Thursday, Sept. 25th – Curriculum Night (adults only, please!)
5:30-6:30 – Kindergarten Families Only Session
6:30-7:00 – Principal Presentation by Mrs. Mirabeuno for all families (Cafeteria)
7:00-7:40 – Session #1
7:40-7:50 – Transition Time
7:50-8:30 – Session #2
If you are new to the school, the evening is organized to accommodate families that have more than one child attending John Rogers. This is a very important evening where you can meet your child’s teacher and become informed about what they are learning in class.

Friday, Sept. 26th – Picture Day!!!