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JR Upcoming Events and Information

2/25 PTA MEETING – The next PTA meeting is Tuesday, 2/25 at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Please come to hear staff updates and get information about upcoming events, enrichment activities for students and families.

2/26 PIZZA FUNDRAISER Papa Murphy’s Pizza will donate a percentage of sales to support 5th grade camp for next year! Where: 3000 NE 127th Street (near Lake City post office) When: Wed. 2/26 from: 11am- 8:30pm. Mention John Rogers when purchasing! Questions?

2/28 PTA GRANTS DUE – The PTA awards 6 grants for up to $400 for community building, school enrichment and support. Any parent or staff is eligible to apply. Applications are in the office. The due date is 2/28 and grants will be awarded on 3/3. Questions? Karen:

3/4 at 6 PM HERITAGE NIGHT – Your child should have brought home the poster project. If you’d like to help with the event, please contact Andrea Bergan at or the office. We’d love to have families set up displays, share art, or perform – dance, music, reading!

3/5 –  3rd GRADE TALENT SHOW 8:30 AM

3/16 MEADOWBROOK TRACK PRACTICE – Sign up now for Meadowbrook Track Program (at Meadowbrook Community Center)! All levels welcome! Ages 5-14. First practice 3/16. Practices M/W 6-7:30 at Nathan Hale track. Great coaches, reasonably priced and lots of fun!

3/24 BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS – An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Tuesday, March 24, 2020. John Rogers Cafeteria 9:00 AM. John Rogers Families are welcome!

3/27 MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH ASSEMBLY – 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders assembly at 1:40 PM

3/27 THE GARDEN GLAM AUCTION IS COMING! School Annual Auction, Garden Glam by the PTA is on March 27 at the nearby Magnuson Mountaineer Club. Come join the community for a fun night! Make new friends with other parents while raising funds for our children’s education. Purchase tickets at the link below STARTING 2/24’Garden%20Glam’

4/9 STEAM NIGHT – This year STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) night is Thursday, 4/9 (6-7:30 pm). We need presenters to make this event a success! If you have experience in any of these fields and would like to present at STEAM night, email Tess (

DONATION REQUEST – We need swim goggles and swim shirts. We provide extra swimsuits, towels and swim shirts for kids who forget to bring their own. Donations can be dropped off in the office. Questions?

SHOP ON AMAZON AND SUPPORT THE JOHN ROGERS PTA! Amazon will contribute a portion of your purchases to the John Rogers PTA. It’s easy to bookmark the link on your computer, use it for your regular Amazon shopping and support the PTA! AmazonSmile…After selecting John Rogers PTA, bookmark this link:

BOX TOP$ FOR EDUCATION – Box Tops has a new app! Scan grocery receipts to earn $$$ for John Rogers. Let’s get scanning! If you have actual box tops, drop them off at the collection box in the school entry, under the bulletin board. The collection box will be phased out soon.

Upcoming Events at John Rogers

1/29: YES, There is school on Wed. 1/29, regular Wednesday schedule. This is the make up for the snow day we had earlier this month.

1/31 JR Prospective Family School Tour 9:30 AM

2/3 – 2/6: 5th grade camp

2/4: Spec.Ed Resource Fair 6:30 – 8 p.m – at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, 1330 N 90th St., Seattle, WA 98103.  Learn from the people who help coordinate services to support your student.   Childcare provided. Questions?

2/4 – 2/8: Black Lives Matter Week

2/5: Jane Addams Open House – 5th grade families are invited to attend an open house and tour on 2/5 beginning at 6:30 PM. There will be an overview at 6:30 PM followed by four sessions of your choice in classrooms.   For more information

2/6: 4th grade Talent Show, 10:45am in the cafeteria.  All are welcome to attend.

2/11: Global Reading Challenge – anin-school competition on 2/11 in the cafeteria. Participating 4th and 5th grade students will be competing to advance to the city semi-finals. Families are welcome to come watch.

2/11: SEED SALE Orders Due!!  Help our kids raise money for next year 5th grade camp! Some of the costs are covered with grants from the PTA and Windermere; the 5th grade class raises money to offset the rest.   Ask your family, friends and neighbors to purchase seeds!  Check kidmail for the catalog/order form. Questions? Karen at:

2/12: SPIRIT WEAR Orders Due – Show your Otter Spirit with a sweatshirt/t-Shirt with new logos designed by parent, Kasey Free. Order forms were sent home in Kidmail and available via link below.  Questions? Email Ms. Van Doren at

Order Form: JRE Spirit Wear

2/12 – 2/25: HOUSING RESOURCE – King County Housing Authority will open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list/lottery on 2/12 and close on 2/25.   All information: Look to the website for any questions or contact KCHA.

2/13 AT 7PM.  BAND/ORCHESTRA CONCERT  – First ever Jane Addams and elementary side by side concert – will feature musicians from JAMS band/orchestra performing together with 5th graders from neighboring elementary schools. All are invited! 5th grade musicians- please see kid mail for an invitation.  Questions? band director Deb:

2/17 – 2/21: NO SCHOOL Mid-Winter Break

2/28: PTA GRANTS due – The PTA awards six grants for up to $400 for community building, school enrichment and support. Any parent or staff is eligible to apply. Applications are in the office.  The due date is 2/28 and grants will be awarded on 3/3. Email Karen at  with questions

SUPPORT LITERACY! For $20, you can provide two books for every child in one of our classes! The “book fairy” will visit each classroom for kids to choose 2 books. Want to contribute? Drop cash/check (John Rogers PTA) in the PTA mailbox in the office marked “Book Fairy.” Questions? Julia;

Upcoming JR Dates to Remember

January 14th – December 16th: Gift Card Drive.  The office is collecting gift cards to distribute to John Rogers families in need during the winter break. Please consider donating Kroger (Fred Meyer/QFC) or Target gift cards.  Donations are needed by 12/16 (and all year long!)  Please bring to Andrea Bergan, School Relations Assistant in the office. Contact Andrea with questions at: 206-252-4320 or Many have already donated – thank you for your generosity!

Wednesday December 18th: Report cards go home with students

Friday December 20th: 1-hour early dismissal – 1:45 PM

Friday December 20th at 12:45 PM:  JOHN ROGERS COMMUNITY SING-ALONG FRIDAY.  Please join us for a fun and festive musical welcome to winter!  All Rogers families are invited.  Remember, there is a 1-hour early dismissal on Friday, December 20 – students will be dismissed at 1:25 PM.

December 23rd – January 3rd: Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

January 13th – 16th: Fifth Grade Camp

Monday January 20th: NO SCHOOL (MLK Day)

Tuesday, January 21st: PTA meeting 6:30pm in the cafeteria

Wednesday, January 29th: NO SCHOOL (day between semesters)


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Upcoming Events at John Rogers

PTA MEETING – Join us on Tuesday, 11/19 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria for the monthly PTA meeting! Ms. Burke and Ms. Blumhagen will talk about what is new in the library and the gym. Everyone is invited and PTA membership is not required to attend.

GIFT CARD DRIVE – We are collecting gift cards to distribute to John Rogers families in need during the winter break. Please consider donating Kroger (Fred Meyer/QFC) or Target gift cards. This allows families to purchase whatever is most helpful for them. Donations accepted through 12/16. Please bring donated gift cards 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: 206-252-4320 or Thank you for your generosity!

VOLUNTEER STUDENT GREEN TEAM MEETING ON TUESDAY 11/20 – Come help with the next student Green Team meeting on Wednesday at lunch recess! We will be planting winter growing crops in the garden and working on some other conservation projects. If you are available, join us on the playground at 11:00am on Wednesday, 11/20. Questions: email Beth Sharlin,

5TH GRADE TALENT SHOW – 5th grade students who wish to sign up for our talent show should pick up a permission slip in the music room. Show for all 5th graders and their parents will be in the gym on Thursday, 11/21 from 9:15 to 9:55 AM.

11/25 – 11/29 – NO SCHOOL (conference week)

CLOTHING/TOY EXCHANGE – Save the date – Friday, Dec 6, after school and evening – for a gently used clothing and toy exchange! More information to follow. Tess (

SPRING AUCTION – Save the Date – our school auction is Friday, 3/27/20! It’s a garden party to honor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Come be part of the fun! Our next committee meeting is Monday, 11/18 at 7pm. Email Christi: for more information, questions, or donation!

Go Otters!!!

Donate to the Move-A-Thon!!!


Our Annual Move-A-Thon is approaching quickly and pledges are due by Friday November 8th, the day of our Move-A-Thon!  The funds raised for our school help us go to class field trips, participate in our swimming program, and help pay for teacher school supplies.

You can now donate directly through Paypal with your Credit or Debit Card.  Just click on the “Donate” button below.  No PalPal account required!!

Don’t forget to include your child’s name (and classroom #, if known) under the ‘Comments to seller” box on Page 2.  See visual below.

To learn more details about our 2019 Annual Move-A-Thon, sign-up to help, get the pledge form and find out about our community sponsorships, go to our Move-A-Thon Page
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Krista Torseth.
Thank you for your participation!!
Gooooooo Otters!!