John Rogers Weekly Newsletter

John Rogers Newsletter – September 9, 2019

IMPORTANT DATES                               

September 9 – First day of kindergarten

September 24 – PTA meeting & volunteer fair

September 25 – Picture day

October 11 – NO SCHOOL

From the principal:

Thank you all for the warm welcome this school year. I’m looking forward to a fantastic school year of helping your child reach their fullest potential. This week our staff have been working with students to establish important routines to serve them through the school year. As we all share one hallway that reflects EVERY sound made in it, we have been working on hallway expectations. We use the acronym HALLS to remind students what to do with their bodies and voices in the hallways. Ask them about it!  I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Brent Ostbye

PTA COFFEE & DONUTS IN CAFETERIA MONDAY

Please join us after drop-off on Monday, 9/9 in the cafeteria.  Say hello to some old and new friends – all are welcome. Get to know us and find a shoulder to cry on if you just dropped off your baby to kindergarten. Or celebrate the first full week of school. Treats provided!

SCHOOL HOURS

Start of School: 7:55am (No Supervision before 7:30am. Students can be dropped off starting at 7:30am.)

End of School: 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 a parent/adult.)

Early dismissal EVERY Wednesday at 1:10pm

TRAFFIC FLOW

Please review our John Rogers traffic procedures https://1drv.ms/b/s!AthBC2ICul0dhcVsxvAcwKFSDxTf7Q 

These procedures are in place to keep our kids safe. Please remember – NO parking on 109th during drop off/pick up.  Parking is available in the visitor lot above the school or a side street. Please do not block driveways, mailboxes or the road and observe the school zone 20 mph. speed limit. Please no parking in the staff parking lot (lower lot and behind building).

TRAFFIC VOLUNTEERS

To keep drop off/pick up safe for all, we need traffic volunteers! You will see our volunteers in their bright neon vests – we’d love your help.   Please contact the PTA at johnrogerspta@gmail.com to volunteer.

FIRST PTA MEETING AND VOLUNTEER FAIR

Tuesday, 9/24 at 6:30 PM is the first PTA Meeting and Volunteer Fair. Everyone is invited! PTA membership is not required to attend. Come find out what is happening in our school community and the best ways you can get involved.  Contact Karen (karenraeandrew@gmail.com) with questions.

LIBRARY HELP

Mrs. Burke is our librarian this year. She would love your help any time on Monday 9/9, Wednesday 9/22 or Thursday 9/12 during the school day. Help is needed moving and re-shelving books.  Come any time!   Questions: jeburke@seattleschools.org

JOHN ROGERS PTA IS ON FACEBOOK

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

BUY A CHINOOK BOOK TO SUPPORT 5th GRADE

This year 5th grade students are going to Camp Islandwood in January. We try to make camp accessible to everyone.  We are fundraising by selling Chinook Books, a coupon book full of great offers for local businesses. Cost is $25 for the book and an app. Please contact Kerri to buy a book or with questions: Kerribrownwooster@gmail.com.

SWIM INSTRUCTOR & LIFEGUARDS NEEDED!

We need swim instructors (no experience needed) and those interested in becoming certified lifeguards. You will be in the pool from 9:30-11:30 am on Fridays. These are paid positions. Cost of trainings and fingerprints will be reimbursed by PTA.  We can’t make this program happen without volunteer support.   Contact Ms. B with questions: mjblumhagen@seattleschools.org

If construction at the pool is completed on time, we are scheduled to begin the swim program on 10/4.   Classrooms will be notified well in advance of their scheduled weeks.

BOX TOPS

Please collect box tops!   The collection box is outside the office or send them with your child to class. They add up quickl!  Or goal is to make $1000 on box tops this year!

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