Category Archives: Events

Mrs. Boyd is retiring – please join us!

The John Rogers staff and PTA invite you to join us as we honor and thank Mrs. Boyd for her 15 years as principal of John Rogers Elementary. Marcia is retiring after many years serving as an educator, mentor, leader and friend in the Seattle Public Schools.  An all school assembly and reception will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00 PM.  Please contact Andrea Bergan at or Allison Van Doren at with any questions.

JR Students Connect with NASA Astronauts!

John Rogers 5th graders will be connecting via a live videoconference with a NASA astronaut on May 17, 2013. They were selected as one of the top five entries in the ISS EarthKAM Erosion Challenge. The event will be held from 11:00AM to Noon CST. 5th grade teacher, Onny Tabares has his students connect to the EarthKAM throughout the school year as part of their science program. The students are excited about participating in Friday’s videoconference!

Check out the post on the ISS EarthKAM website!

Coffee Chat with Sara Mirabueno

Wednesday May 1st – 9:30 AM at John Rogers

The John Rogers PTA invites you to join us for a coffee chat to welcome our new principal, Sara Mirabueno. Mrs. Mirabueno will begin as our new principal on July 1. Please join us as we welcome Mrs. Mirabueno to our community. Any questions, please contact Andrea Bergan at or (206) 985-8117.

January 2013 Events

Auction 101 Meeting – Mon. January 14th at 3:00 PM in the cafeteria.
What is the auction? How can I help? What can I help procure? Room parents are encouraged to attend!

Kindergarten tours – Wed. January 23 and Tue. February 19 at 9:15 AM.
Prospective John Rogers parents are invited to a guided tour of our school. Meet the Principal, the PTA and current parents. Contact the Kindergarten Tour Coordinator, Kristina Bartelson, at with any questions.

Math and Science Night – Wed. February 13 at 6:30 PM.
Please join us for this fun event including special guests. Play math games, witness science experiments and enter a raffle to win a “furry” prize! This event is open to our families and our neighbors. Our kindergarten classrooms will be hosting an Open House for those looking at John Rogers for next year! Any questions, contact Kim McCormick at

Eckstein Middle School Incoming Parent Informational Night – Mon. Feb. 21 at 7:00 PM.
Check out the Eckstein website for more information.

Lobby for PTA Priorities in Olympia

Advocate for our kids on PTA  Focus Day, January 24th, and share parent priorities with our legislators. Join WA State PTAs annual rally on the steps of the Capitol! With a new governor, new legislators, new jobs for key incumbent legislators, and the McCleary school funding decision influencing budget considerations, we must ask Olympia to make the hard choices! Meet your legislators, learn more about the legislative process, and rally for schools!

When:  Thursday, January 24, 10:30am -2:00pm
Where: State Capital Building, Olympia

  • 11am Pre-rally meeting
  • Noon rally in the rotunda
  • Programming and meeting with legislators 12:30-2:00pm

Cost:  FREE

Registration and directions