John Rogers Weekly Newsletter

John Rogers Newsletter – Week of October 29

IMPORTANT DATES

October 15 – November 9 – Fall Food Drive

November 2 – Move-A-Thon

November 5 – Veteran’s Day Assembly

November 7 – Picture Retakes

November 9 – JR All School Directory Forms DUE

November 12 – No school in observance of Veteran’s Day

November 19-23 – No school for conferences and Thanksgiving break

November 27 – PTA meeting

REMINDERS

There is NO supervision after school on the playground or in the building. PLEASE pick up students promptly at 2:25 pm (1:10 pm on Wednesdays). For the safety of our students and families, there is NO PARKING on NE 109thSt during dropoff/pickup. For more information: http://johnrogerspta.org/john-rogers-traffic-map/

The Lost and Found is overflowing. Please have your student retrieve their items. All items left behind on 10/31 will be donated to charity.

The front office is in need of GIRLS PANTS for the nurses office.  Please bring any donations into Ms. Dougherty in the office. 

FALL FOOD DRIVE, OCT. 15 – NOV. 9

Please bring non-perishable food donations to the collection bin outside the office. All donations will directly benefit John Rogers families during the week of conferences. 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.

VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY

Calling all military families and families of veterans!  Please come to our Monday morning assembly honoring veterans at 8:00 a.m. on November 5th.  If you would be willing to say a few words to our students about your perspective on Veteran’s day, please contact Stephanie Trinneer at sltrinneer@seattleschools.org.  It would mean a lot to our students.  Thank you!

DIRECTORY FORMS

JR is now using online forms to become as paperless as possible! The link below is an opportunity for your family to be in the Internal ALL SCHOOL DIRECTORY. This is separate from the Seattle Public School paperwork you already completed and is for internal purposes only. If you don’t want to be in the directory, don’t fill out this form. However, if you DO WANT to be included, to connect with other students and families, please complete by Friday, Nov. 9th to ensure your family is included. Thanks for bringing JR families together! Shaunnashaunnagayle77@gmail.com http://johnrogerspta.org/directoryforms/

DONATIONS STILL NEEDED

The special education team is requesting donations to help create break spaces in every classroom for use by students. Items to donate include but are not limited to: stuffed animals, throw pillows, LEGO blocks, and small fidget toys. The fidget toys are small objects that are soft, stretchy, or easily manipulated in a discrete fashion. These donations are appreciated and will create a warm community for each of our students to be the best learners and flourish in the 2018-2019 school year. Kayla Drummond kndrummond@seattleschools.org

SCHOOL AUCTION

The school auction is March 29, 2019 at the Mountaineers Club. Mark your calendars! We are looking for help in all areas of auction planning, but especially graphic design and procurement. Do you have skills or connections to share? Do you have a contact who works for Hawaiian Airlines or subscribes to Pacific Northwest Ballet? We can use these connections and many more to help obtain auction. Any auction questions or input? Email Hong and Julia at Auctionjre@gmail.com

REQUESTS FOR BLURBS IN NEWSLETTER

All requests to include blurbs in the weekly newsletter should be sent to Michelle mpdougherty@seattleschools.org and Tess teresaaman@gmail.com before Friday morning. Please include contact information and limit text to 100 words.

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John Rogers Newsletter – Week of October 22

Ms. Mirabueno’s Message

IMPORTANT DATES

October 15 – November 9 – Fall Food Drive

October 26, 6:00-7:30 pm – Fall Festival

November 2 – Move-A-Thon

November 7 – Picture Retakes

November 12 – No school – Veteran’s Day

REMINDERS

There is NO supervision after school on the playground or in the building. PLEASE pick up students promptly at 2:25 pm (1:10 pm on Wednesdays). For the safety of our students, there is NO PARKING on NE 109th St during dropoff/pickup. For more information: http://johnrogerspta.org/john-rogers-traffic-map/

The Lost & Found is OVERFLOWING!   Please have your student retrieve their items.  All items left behind on 10/31 will be donated to charity.

FALL FOOD DRIVE – Now through Nov 9

Please bring non-perishable food donations to the collection bin outside the office. All donations will directly benefit John Rogers families during the week of conferences. 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.

FALL FESTIVAL THIS FRIDAY

It’s time for everyone’s favorite fall event on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-7:30!! This free event is costume optional and will have cotton candy, the famous cupcake walk, and lots of games. Bring some cupcakes if you can and volunteer via the link to help https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0F4AAFA828A2FF2-fall

Karen krandrew@yahoo.com.

ROOM PARENTS NEEDED

We are still seeking room parent volunteers for Rooms 12 and 15 – Mr. Clement and Ms. Burke. Please consider being a Room Parent.  It is a wonderful opportunity to support your child’s classroom community and teacher.

GREEN TEAM MEETING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WED., OCT. 26

Come help with the first student Green Team meeting of the year on Wednesday at lunch recess! We plan to garden with the kids, harvesting the remaining vegetables and cleaning up the garden for winter. This is a favorite activity with the green team students – they really enjoy working in the garden! We could use a few extra volunteers! If you are available, join us on the playground at 11:00am.   Please email Green Team parent, Beth Sharlin at bsel99@hotmail.com to let us know you are coming. Thank you!

DIRECTORY FORMS

JR is now using online forms to become as paperless as possible! The link below is an opportunity for your family to be in the Internal ALL SCHOOL DIRECTORY. This is separate from the Seattle Public School paperwork you already completed and is for internal purposes only. If you don’t want to be in the directory, don’t fill out this form. However, if you DO WANT to be included, to connect with other families, please complete by Friday, Nov. 9th to ensure your family is included. Thanks for bringing JR families together! Shaunnashaunnagayle77@gmail.com http://johnrogerspta.org/directoryforms/

DONATIONS STILL NEEDED

The special education team is requesting donations to create break spaces in every classroom for use by students. Items to donate include: stuffed animals, throw pillows, LEGO blocks, and small fidget toys. The fidget toys are small objects that are soft, stretchy, or easily manipulated in a discrete fashion. These donations are appreciated and will create a warm community for each of our students to be the best learners and flourish in the 2018-2019 school year. Kayla Drummond kndrummond@seattleschools.org

SCHOOL AUCTION

The school auction is March 29, 2019 at the Mountaineers Club. Mark your calendars! We are looking for help in all areas of auction planning, but especially graphic design and procurement. Do you have skills or connections to share? Do you have a contact who works for Hawaiian Airlines or subscribes to Pacific Northwest Ballet? We can use these connections and many more to help obtain auction. Any auction questions or input? Email Hong and Julia at Auctionjre@gmail.com

REQUESTS FOR BLURBS IN NEWSLETTER

All requests to include blurbs in the weekly newsletter should be sent to Michelle mpdougherty@seattleschools.org and Tess teresaaman@gmail.com before Friday morning. Please include contact information and limit text to 100 words.

 

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John Rogers Newsletter – Week of October 15

IMPORTANT DATES

October 15 – November 9 – Fall Food Drive

October 16, 6:00 pm – Potluck and PTA meeting with Social-Emotional Learning discussion

October 26, 6:00-7:30 pm – Fall Festival

November 2 – Move-A-Thon

REMINDERS

There is NO supervision after school on the playground or in the building. PLEASE pick up students promptly at 2:25 pm (1:10 pm on Wednesdays).  For the safety of our students and families, there is NO PARKING on NE 109th St during dropoff/pickup. For more information: http://johnrogerspta.org/john-rogers-traffic-map/

PTA MEETING

The next PTA meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 16. Community Potluck starts at 6:00, and general meeting at 6:30. Following the meeting will be a discussion about the social emotional learning curriculum led by our school counselor, Ximena Grollmus. Bring your whole family! Everyone is welcome!

FALL FOOD DRIVE, OCT. 15 – NOV. 9

Please bring non-perishable food donations to the collection bin outside the office. All donations will directly benefit John Rogers families during the week of conferences. 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.

ROOM PARENTS NEEDED

We are still seeking room parent volunteers for Rooms 12 and 15 – Mr. Clement and Ms. Burke. Please consider being a Room Parent as it is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to support your child’s classroom community and teacher.

DIRECTORY FORMS

JR is now using online forms to become as paperless as possible! The link below is an opportunity for your family to be in the Internal ALL SCHOOL DIRECTORY. This is separate from the Seattle Public School paperwork you already completed and is for internal purposes only. If you don’t want to be in the directory, don’t fill out this form. However, if you DO WANT to be included, to connect with other students and families, please complete by Friday, Nov. 9th to ensure your family is included. Thanks for bringing JR families together! Shaunnashaunnagayle77@gmail.com http://johnrogerspta.org/directoryforms/

FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

It’s time for everyone’s favorite fall event on Oct. 26 from 6-7:30. We can only do it with a great group of volunteers. Please go to our sign up genius: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0F4AAFA828A2FF2-fall

and find a spot that works for you. Any questions? Email Karen at krandrew@yahoo.com.

LAST CALL FOR MOVE-A-THON TSHIRT SPONSORS

Sponsors need to be in by end of day Monday, Oct. 15. $100 to John Rogers PTA gets your logo (or name) on the back of the Moveathon shirt. The shirts go to every student and staff member at this years’ Moveathon (that’s over 400 shirts!). If you want to be a sponsor, please: 1. GIVE $100 donation to the John Rogers PTA; 2. SEND an electronic copy of your logo to kaseyfreedesign@gmail.com3. EMAIL me 🙂 ktorseth@gmail.com Krista

DONATIONS STILL NEEDED

The special education team is requesting donations to help create break spaces in every classroom for use by students. Items to donate include but are not limited to: stuffed animals, throw pillows, LEGO blocks, and small fidget toys. Fidget toys are small objects that are soft, stretchy, or easily manipulated in a discrete fashion. These donations are appreciated and will create a warm community for each of our students to be the best learners and flourish in the 2018-2019 school year. Kayla Drummond kndrummond@seattleschools.org

SCHOOL AUCTION

The school auction is March 29, 2019 at the Mountaineers Club. Mark your calendars! We are looking for help in all areas of auction planning, but especially graphic design and procurement. Do you have skills or connections to share? Do you have a contact who works for Hawaiian Airlines or subscribes to Pacific Northwest Ballet? We can use these connections and many more to help obtain auction. Any auction questions or input? Email Hong and Julia at Auctionjre@gmail.com

CLOTHING SWAP

FREE Expecting Mom, Child & Baby Clothing Swap at Meadowbrook CC!  This Saturday 10/13 from 2-4pm (donations 1-2pm). Give generously and receive with gratitude within your local community. Click event link for more details. https://www.facebook.com/events/509181836219685/?ti=icl Stephanie stephanie.nishar@live.com

REQUESTS FOR BLURBS IN NEWSLETTER

All requests to include blurbs in the weekly newsletter should be sent to Michelle mpdougherty@seattleschools.org and Tess teresaaman@gmail.com before Friday morning. Please include contact information and limit text to 100 words.

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John Rogers Newsletter – Week of October 8

IMPORTANT DATES

October 8, 6:00-8:00 pm – Auction meeting (cafeteria)

October 11, 6:00-8:00 pm – Meeting with Denise Juneau (Lake City Community Center)

October 12 – NO SCHOOL

October 16, 6:00 pm – Potluck and PTA meeting (cafeteria)

October 26, 6:00-7:30 pm – Fall Festival at John Rogers

November 2 – Move-A-Thon

REMINDERS

There is NO supervision after school on the playground or in the building. PLEASE pick up students promptly at 2:25 pm (1:10 pm on Wednesdays). For the safety of our students and families, there is NO PARKING on NE 109thSt during dropoff/pickup. For more information: http://johnrogerspta.org/john-rogers-traffic-map/

COMMUNITY MEETING WITH SUPERINTENDENT DENISE JUNEAU

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6-8 pm at the Lake City Community Center (12531 28th Ave NE): Centering the Voices of Ethnic Communities in North Seattle. This is a great opportunity for families of color to connect with our new superintendent. Childcare and a Halal dinner provided.

PTA MEETING

The next PTA meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 16. Community Potluck starts at 6:00, and general meeting at 6:30. Following the meeting will be a discussion about the social emotional learning curriculum led by our school counselor, Ximena Grollmus. Bring your whole family! Everyone is welcome!

CHINOOK BOOKS FOR SALE OCT 1-11

5th graders are selling Chinook books to raise money for 5th grade camp. Print books are $25 (and include the mobile app), mobile app only is $15. Orders for books can be placed with any 5th grader. Want to purchase the mobile app only? Tap this link from your phone: https://chinook.co/johnrogerselementary Melissa melissarodda@hotmail.com

FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

It’s time for everyone’s favorite fall event on Oct. 26 from 6-7:30. We can only do it with a great group of volunteers. Please go to our sign up genius: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0F4AAFA828A2FF2-fall

and find a spot that works for you. Any questions? Email Karen at krandrew@yahoo.com.

ROOM PARENTS NEEDED

We are still seeking room parent volunteers for Rooms 12 and 15 – Mr. Clement and Ms. Burke. Please consider being a Room Parent as it is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to support your child’s classroom community and teacher. All other classrooms have 1 or 2 volunteers, but some classes would REALLY appreciate having a second parent, especially in K-2.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 3rd/4th GRADE FUN PROGRAM

The Finding Urban Nature (FUN) Audubon Society program is looking for parent volunteers to help leading small groups of 3rd and 4th graders in outdoor environmental education lessons in our schoolyard habitat.  The FUN program will be starting in October. The time commitment is 11:40am – 2:15pm every Tuesday for 4 weeks starting Oct. 16.  Training provided by Audubon. It is lots of FUN! Questions or to volunteer, contact 4th grade parent, Beth Sharlin, bsel99@hotmail.com.

MOVE-A-THON TSHIRT SPONSORS NEEDED
Be a sponsor and your logo goes on the back of the shirt that every student and staff member will get at this year’s Move-a-thon (that’s over 400 shirts!). The tshirts were a big hit last year! Thank you to those who have already said yes!  Move-a-thon is Nov 2 during school. If you want to be a sponsor, please: 1. GIVE $100 donation to the John Rogers PTA; 2. SEND an electronic copy of your logo to kaseyfreedesign@gmail.com3. EMAIL me 🙂ktorseth@gmail.com Krista and Evan

SCHOOL AUCTION

The school auction is March 29, 2019 at the Mountaineers Club. Mark your calendars! We are looking for help in all areas of auction planning, but especially graphic design and procurement. Do you have skills or connections to share? Do you have a contact who works for Hawaiian Airlines or subscribes to Pacific Northwest Ballet? We can use these connections and many more to help obtain auction. Join us to discuss auction needs on Monday 10/8 from 6-8pm in the cafeteria. Any auction questions or input? Email Hong and Julia at Auctionjre@gmail.com

VOLUNTEERING?

Volunteer applications are now online only. All volunteers must complete the application process before volunteering.    

https://seattlepublicschools.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=31389

REQUESTS FOR BLURBS IN NEWSLETTER

All requests to include blurbs in the weekly newsletter should be sent to Michelle mpdougherty@seattleschools.org and Tess teresaaman@gmail.com before Friday morning. Please include contact information and limit text to 100 words.

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John Rogers Newsletter – Week of October 1

IMPORTANT DATES

October 4, 6:00-7:30 pm – Open House

October 11, 6:00-8:00 pm – Meeting with Denise Juneau at Lake City CC

October 26, 6:00-7:30 pm – Fall Festival

Ms. Mirabueno’s Message

As October begins I would like to tell you about one of our new school wide social emotional learning strategies.  As part of our new curriculum we have included what we call an Advisory Period to our classrooms.  This time of the day begins at 8:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  The purpose of this time of day is to provide our students and adults with a space to discuss feelings, get to know one another, go over school-wide expectations and learn ways to support regulating our emotions and feelings in a positive manner.  Every Monday our advisory period happens as an all school assembly.  We would love to have our families and community members come and join us on any one of our advisory days.  It is a great way to be a part of our social emotional experience at John Rogers!

On Monday we will have a new John Rogers staff member join our community.  Ms. Melinda Kohl has been amazing with supporting our 5th graders as our long-term substitute.  We are very grateful for all of the love and energy she has given to our 5th graders.  We will continue to see Ms. Kohl at John Rogers both as a parent and as a substitute as she subs for our teachers.  On Monday we will welcome, Ms. Rebecca Peacock as our new 5th grade teacher.  Ms. Peacock comes to us from Cascadia Elementary where she was teaching 5thgrade.  Please join me in thanking Ms. Kohl and welcoming Ms. Peacock to our community.

 I wish you a wonderful fall week!

Warmly,

Ms. Mirabueno

JOHN ROGERS OPEN HOUSE

Open House 2018-2019 school year is Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Please come see your student’s classroom and teacher!

REMINDERS

There is NO supervision after school on the playground or in the building. PLEASE pick up students promptly at 2:25 pm (1:10 pm on Wednesdays). For the safety of our students and families, there is NO PARKING on NE 109thSt during dropoff/pickup. For more information: http://johnrogerspta.org/john-rogers-traffic-map/

DONATION REQUEST

Hello, John Rogers community, we are excited to work with your young scholars this year. The special education team is requesting donations to help create break spaces in every classroom for use by students. Items to donate include but are not limited to: stuffed animals, throw pillows, LEGO blocks, and small fidget toys. The fidget toys are small objects that are soft, stretchy, or easily manipulated in a discrete fashion. These donations are appreciated and will create a warm community for each of our students to be the best learners and flourish in the 2018-2019 school year. Kayla Drummond kndrummond@seattleschools.org

MUSIC NOTES

Thursdays from 2:30-3:45, Choir is open for 3rd – 5th graders.  Pick up an audition form in the music room and sign up for a five-minute audition at lunch recess or before or after school!  Due by October 5th.sltrinneer@seattleschools.org

CHINOOK BOOKS FOR SALE OCT 1-11

5th graders are selling Chinook books to raise money for 5th grade camp. Print books are $25 (and include the mobile app), mobile app only is $15. Orders for books can be placed with any 5th grader. Books will also be sold at the Open House on Oct. 4. Want to purchase the mobile app only? Tap this link from your phone: https://chinook.co/johnrogerselementary Melissa melissarodda@hotmail.com

ROOM PARENTS STILL NEEDED

Thank you to those who have volunteered to be Room Parents. We are still seeking room parents for Rooms 1, 15 & 16. Several other rooms could also use a second volunteer to make the job easier! Being a Room Parent is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to support your child’s classroom community and teacher. If you are interested and/or wanting more information about fulfilling this important role, please email Lisa Matsumoto (Room Parent Coordinator) matsulisa@gmail.com

WASHINGTON STATE PTA SURVEY

Take the PTA survey to help your PTA vote on the TOP 5 issues that are most important to your school. Please take a few moments and let us know what’s important to you and your family. Survey is open through 10/5 and we need 25 responses for John Rogers to be heard! Kate kateeads@gmail.com

https://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=f9b7c938-406a-4c06-ba71-ca3815a50562

COMMUNITY MEETING WITH SUPERINTENDENT DENISE JUNEAU

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6-8 pm at the Lake City Community Center (12531 28th Ave NE). This is a great opportunity for families of color to connect with our new superintendent. Childcare and a Halal dinner provided.

FALL FESTIVAL

Friday, Oct. 26: come for games, cotton candy, and cupcake walk!  Free family night of fun. Look for more info in kidmail soon. Karen karenraeandrew@gmail.com

VOLUNTEERING?

Volunteer applications are now online only. All volunteers must complete the application process before volunteering.    

https://seattlepublicschools.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=31389

REQUESTS FOR BLURBS IN NEWSLETTER

All requests to include blurbs in the weekly newsletter should be sent to Michelle mpdougherty@seattleschools.org and Tess teresaaman@gmail.com before Friday morning. Please include contact information and limit text to 100 words.

LOST AND FOUND  The Lost and Found is overflowing!   Please check for your student’s items.   Items left behind are regularly donated to charity.   Please mark your child’s clothing/items with their name for easier return.

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John Rogers Newsletter – Week of September 24

IMPORTANT DATES

September 25, 6:00-7:30 pm – PTA meeting with POTLUCK & VOLUNTEER FAIR

September 26, School photos

October 4th, 6:00-7:30 pm – OPEN HOUSE

October 26th, 6:00-7:30 pm – Fall Festival

 

PTA GENERAL MEETING & VOLUNTEER FAIR

Tuesday, Sept. 25 is the first PTA General meeting and Volunteer Fair. This is a community potluck beginning at 6:00 PM. The meeting/volunteer fair are from 6:30-7:30. This is a great opportunity to find out about all programs and events the PTA organizes. Please come and find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Everyone is invited; PTA membership is not required to attend. karenraeandrew@gmail.com

REMINDERS:

*        There is NO supervision after school on the playground or in the building.  Please pick up students promptly at 2:25 PM (1:10 PM on Wednesdays)

For the safety of our students and families,  there is NO parking on NE 109th St during dropoff/pickup. For more information: http://johnrogerspta.org/john-rogers-traffic-map/

LEVIES COMMUNITY MEETINGS – SEPTEMBER 

Seattle Public Schools is hosting community meetings to share information about upcoming Operations Levy and Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy. This is an opportunity for John Rogers to represent our needs as a community and to ensure we are still included in this next levy proposal. Monday, September 24 at Roosevelt High School, 6:30-8pm. For more information:  www.seattleschools.org/Levies2019

PICTURE DAY

Wednesday, Sept. 26 is picture day! Order online ahead of time (www.yuenluischools.com) and search for John Rogers. Picture packets went home last week in kid mail.  Please send your child’s picture packet with them on picture day. All students will have their picture taken, regardless of whether they are ordering pictures. Melissa melissarodda@hotmail.com.

Picture Day is Coming!.pdf

VOLUNTEERING?

Volunteer applications are now online only. All volunteers must complete the application process before volunteering.   Please allow 2 weeks for processing your application. Contact Michelle in the office with questions. 

https://seattlepublicschools.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=31389

JR SPIRIT WEAR SALE

Show your Otter Spirit with a John Rogers Sweatshirt or T-Shirt! Order forms were sent home via KidMail last week and are available to download and print on the PTA website: http://johnrogerspta.org/spiritwearorderform/  All orders are due by Friday Sept. 28th. Allison Van Doren anvandoren@seattleschools.org

DONATION REQUEST

Hello, John Rogers community, we are excited to work with your young scholars this year. The special education team is seeking donations to help create break spaces in every classroom for use by students. Items include but are not limited to: stuffed animals, throw pillows, LEGO blocks, and small fidget toys (fidget toys are small objects that are soft, stretchy, or easily manipulated in a discrete fashion). These donations are appreciated and will create a warm community for each of our students to be the best learners and flourish in the 2018-2019 school year.  Kayla Drummond kndrummond@seattleschools.org

CHINOOK BOOKS FOR SALE

The 5th grade students are selling Chinook books to raise money for 5th grade camp at Islandwood. Books will be for sale at the PTA potluck and general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Fifth graders will also be selling books beginning in October. Please consider purchasing a Chinook book ($25) to help our 5th graders go to camp! Melissa Rodda melissarodda@hotmail.com

CALLING ALL ROOM PARENTS

PLEASE consider being a Room Parent! We still need room parents for most classrooms.  Being a Room Parent is a great opportunity to support your child’s classroom community and teacher. If you are interested and/or wanting more information about fulfilling this important role, please email Lisa Matsumoto (Room Parent Coordinator) matsulisa@gmail.com and/or come to the Volunteer Fair on Sept. 25th.

MUSIC NOTES

Thursdays from 2:30-3:45, Choir is open for 3rd – 5th graders.  Pick up an audition form in the music room and sign up for a five-minute audition at lunch recess or before or after school!  Due by October 5th.sltrinneer@seattleschools.org

JOHN ROGERS OPEN HOUSE

Open House 2018-2019 school year is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. More details to come.

FALL FESTIVAL

Friday, October 26: come for games, cotton candy, and cupcake walk!  Free family night of fun. Look for more info in kidmail soon. Karen karenraeandrew@gmail.com

REQUESTS FOR BLURBS IN NEWSLETTER

All requests to include blurbs in the weekly newsletter should be sent to Michelle mpdougherty@seattleschools.org and Tess teresaaman@gmail.com before Friday morning. Please include contact information and limit text to 100 words.

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John Rogers Newsletter  –   Week of September 17th

IMPORTANT DATES

September 25, 6:00-7:30 pm – PTA meeting with POTLUCK & VOLUNTEER FAIR

September 26, School photos

October 4th, 6:00-7:30 pm – OPEN HOUSE

October 26th, 6:00-7:30 pm – Fall Festival

PTA GENERAL MEETING & VOLUNTEER FAIR

Tuesday, September 25 is the first PTA General meeting and Volunteer Fair. This is a community potluck beginning at 6:00 PM. The meeting/volunteer fair is from 6:30-7:30. Everyone is invited, PTA membership is not required to attend. Contact Karen (karenraeandrew@gmail.com) with questions.

VOLUNTEERING?

Volunteer applications are now online only. Please visit the Seattle Public Schools website to fill out your form. All volunteers must complete the application process before volunteering.    

https://seattlepublicschools.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=31389

SUBSCRIBE TO PTA WEBSITE

Subscribe to the John Rogers PTA website to receive any new post/update in your inbox. Just go to http://johnrogerspta.org/ and add your email seen on the right side navigation bar under “SUBSCRIBE TO JOHN ROGERS PTA VIA EMAIL” ..TADA, you are subscribed!  Questions?  Contact Shaunna Stone (shaunnagayle77@gmail.com).

CHINOOK BOOKS FOR SALE

The John Rogers 5th grade students are selling Chinook books to raise money for 5th grade camp at Islandwood. Please consider purchasing a Chinook book to help our 5th graders! Contact: Melissa Roddamelissarodda@hotmail.com.

LEVIES COMMUNITY MEETINGS – SEPTEMBER 

Seattle Public Schools is hosting five community meetings in September to share information about upcoming Operations Levy and Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy submitted to Seattle voters in February 2019. Staff members will present information, ask for input, feedback, and answer questions. Next meetings: 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. •Thursday, September 20 at Mercer Middle School • Monday, September 24 at Roosevelt High School • Tuesday, September 25 at Meany Middle School. For additional information: www.seattleschools.org/Levies2019 Thomas L. Redman, Levies Communications, tlredman@seattleschools.org.

PICTURE DAY

Sept. 26 is picture day! Order online ahead of time at www.yuenluischools.com and search for John Rogers. Picture packets will come home next week in kid mail.  Questions?  Contact Melissa at melissarodda@hotmail.com.

JR SPIRIT WEAR SALE

Show your Otter Spirit with a John Rogers Sweatshirt or T-Shirt! Order forms were sent home via KidMail last week and are  available to download and print on the PTA website: http://johnrogerspta.org/spiritwearorderform/  All orders are due by Friday September 28th. Please contact Allison Van Doren (anvandoren@seattleschools.org) with questions.

CALLING ALL ROOM PARENTS

PLEASE consider being a Room Parent! We still need room parents for most classrooms.  Being a Room Parent is a great opportunity to support your child’s classroom community and teacher. If you are interested and/or wanting more information about fulfilling this important role, please email Lisa Matsumoto (Room Parent Coordinator)matsulisa@gmail.com and/or come to the Volunteer Fair on Sept. 25th.

HOW TO BE A HAPPIER PARENT

Jane Addams Middle School/JAMS PTSA are excited to host a talk with KJ Dell’Antonia, author of “How to be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute” on Tuesday, 9/18 at 7 p.m. in the JAMS auditorium (11051 34th Ave NE). This FREE event is open to all interested parents, staff and community members. Contact: info@jamsptsa.org

JOHN ROGERS OPEN HOUSE

Open House 2018-2019 school year is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. More details to come.

FALL FESTIVAL

Friday, October 26: come for games, cotton candy, and cupcake walk!  Free family night of fun. Look for more info in kidmail soon.  Contact Karen Andrew (karenraeandrew@gmail.com) with any questions or if you want to help!

JOHN ROGERS PTA IS ON FACEBOOK

Join the group “John Rogers PTA” and stay up to date with any PTA news and events.

REQUESTS FOR BLURBS IN NEWSLETTER

All requests to include blurbs in the weekly newsletter should be sent to Michelle Dougherty at mpdougherty@seattleschools.org and Teresa Aman at teresaaman@gmail.com before Friday morning. All requests should include contact information, and must limit text to 100 words.

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John Rogers Newsletter – Week of September 10, 2018

Welcome to the first full week of school! A Note from the Principal, Sara Mirabueno

Ms. Mirabueno’s Message

What a great first week back together as a John Rogers community! Our first day of school we were welcomed by our new Superintendent, Denise Juneau. It was great to see her engage with our families, visit classrooms, join our students in some of their classroom activities and listen as we talked with her about our amazing school. After she visited classrooms she told me that it is clear that we have a strong community of learners at John Rogers.

This week our staff and students launched our new Social Emotional Learning curriculum. Several staff members worked countless hours over the summer to create a curriculum that is school-wide and meets the specific needs of the students at John Rogers. You will begin to hear more about this as we continue on our journey supporting our students feeling seen, safe, heard and loved.

Our launch this week included staff teaching our students about the John Rogers Voice Levels. Staff taught our students the different types of voice levels that are expected throughout the school and at different times of the day. You can learn more about these voice levels by watching our video that we created to teach our students. Here is the link, JR Voice Levels Video: https://youtu.be/XUiMmXnBY68

Thank you to everyone for making our first week such a huge success. I cannot tell you enough how helpful and supportive it is when you for example, make sure your children are at school on time every day, follow our traffic safety agreements, and lend a hand wherever possible. We are truly an amazing community and I am so proud to be on this learning journey with you and your family.

I wish you a wonderful week!

Warmly, Ms. Mirabueno

IMPORTANT DATES September 10, 7:55am – First day of kindergarten and coffee and donuts in the cafeteria September 25, 6:00-7:30 pm – PTA meeting with POTLUCK and VOLUNTEER FAIR September 26, School pictures October 4th, 6:00-7:30 pm – OPEN HOUSE October 26th, 6:00-7:30 pm – Fall Festival

SCHOOL HOURS 2018-2019 Start of School: 7:55am (Supervision starts at 7:30am. No Supervision before 7:30am. Students can be dropped off starting at 7:30am.) End of School (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 2:25pm (Students need to be picked up at 2:25pm. There is no supervision on the playground after school. Students must be supervised by an parent/adult.) End of School (Every Wednesday): 1:10pm (No supervision after school. Students need to be picked up at 1:10pm.) See link below for reminders about traffic flow during drop off and pick up. Please no parking in the staff parking lot (lower lot and behind building). John Rogers Traffic Info.pdf

COFFEE AND DONUTS IN THE CAFETERIA AFTER DROP-OFF MONDAY PTA board members will be putting together our PTA packets for all our families and we would love it if you would join us. Get to know us and find a shoulder to cry on if you just dropped off your baby at kindergarten. Or celebrate the first full week of school! Whether you help us put packets together or not, everyone is welcome! Contact Karen at krandrew@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

GOT FORMS? Do you need assistance filling out the “First Day Packet” of paperwork you received this week? Do you need another copy of these forms or haven’t had a chance to complete them yet? We welcome you to join our office staff in the cafeteria at John Rogers on Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM to complete these forms. Interpreters will be available. While you are here, you can also use our computer to complete your volunteer paperwork (which is required before you can volunteer in any Seattle Public School.) Any questions, contact Ms. Keene in the office. CHANGES TO THE NEWSLETTER This year you may notice some changes to the newsletter. It is shortened and the text is in the email body in an effort to make it more accessible. We ask that blurbs be no more than 100 words, and please include contact information for every blurb. Requests should be sent to Teresa Aman (teresaaman@gmail.com) and Michelle Dougherty (mpdougherty@seattleschools.org).

PTA GENERAL MEETING AND VOLUNTEER FAIR Tuesday, September 25 is the first PTA General meeting and Volunteer Fair. We are having a community potluck, which starts at 6:00. The meeting and volunteer fair are from 6:30-7:30. Everyone is invited, PTA membership is not required to attend. Contact Karen Andrew (karenraeandrew@gmail.com) with questions.

VOLUNTEER FORMS 2018-19 volunteer forms are now online only. Please visit the Seattle Public Schools website to fill out your form. All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application

process before volunteering. Click on the link to start the process. Thank you for volunteering and thank you for helping to keep our kids safe! https://seattlepublicschools.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=31389

OPEN HOUSE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS SCHEDULED! Please mark your calendar! Open House 2018-2019 school year is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. More details to come.

LEVIES COMMUNITY MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER Seattle Public Schools is hosting five community meetings in September to share information about upcoming Operations Levy and Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy submitted to Seattle voters in February 2019. Staff members will present information, ask for input and feedback, and answer questions. All meetings: 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. • Wednesday, September 12 at Ingraham HS • Thursday, September 13 at West Seattle HS • Thursday, September 20 at Mercer Middle School • Monday, September 24 at Roosevelt High School • Tuesday, September 25 at Meany Middle School. For additional information: www.seattleschools.org/Levies2019 Thomas L. Redman, Levies Communications, tlredman@seattleschools.org.

FALL FESTIVAL Friday, October 26: come for the games, cotton candy, and cupcake walk! Totally free family night of fun. Look for more info in kidmail soon. Contact Karen Andrew (karenraeandrew@gmail.com) with any questions or if you want to help!

CHINOOK BOOKS FOR SALE The John Rogers 5th grade students will be selling Chinook books to raise money for 5th grade camp at Islandwood. Please consider purchasing a Chinook book to help our 5th graders! More information to come. Contact: Melissa Roddamelissarodda@hotmail.com

JOHN ROGERS PTA IS ON FACEBOOK We have a Facebook group! Join the group “John Rogers PTA” and always stay up to date with any PTA news and events.

REQUESTS FOR BLURBS IN NEWSLETTER All requests to include blurbs in the weekly newsletter should be sent to Michelle Dougherty at mpdougherty@seattleschools.org and Teresa Aman at teresaaman@gmail.com. All requests should include contact information in your text, and limit text to 100 words.

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