John Rogers Weekly Newsletter

JR Weekly Newsletter for week of December 16th

“You Otter Know” 

The Rogers Way to Be – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible

11/14 – 12/16:  Gift Card Drive

12/18:  Report cards go home with students

12/20:         1-hour early dismissal – 1:45 PM

All-School Sing-Along at 12:45 PM

12/23 – 1/3:  Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

1/13 – 1/16: Fifth Grade Camp

1/20: NO SCHOOL (MLK Day)                          

1/21: PTA meeting

1/29: NO SCHOOL (day between semesters)

SCHOOL HOURS 
Start: 7:55am (Students can be dropped off starting at 7:30am.)

End: 2:25pm (Students must be picked up at 2:25pm)

Early dismissal EVERY Wednesday at 1:10pm

Important Safety Reminder:  Please remind students to WALK their bikes and scooters on the playground and on school grounds (in front of school) especially during arrival and dismissal.   This helps ensure the safety of all walking to/from the building.

Attendance Matters

In the past week, over 10% of our students arrived late to school.   Please work together as a family to ensure students arrive to school on time.   Late students miss important class time, instruction and can be a disruption when they come into the classroom.   Our Attendance Challenge for January will be a class competition – the class with the fewest tardy students for the month will win a popcorn party!

GIFT CARD DRIVE – Can you help?

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 aebergan@seattleschools.org. Many have already donated – thank you for your generosity!

JOHN ROGERS COMMUNITY SING-ALONG FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AT 12:45 IN THE GYM

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.

JOIN JRE PTA GROUP ON FACEBOOK                   

https://www.facebook.com/groups/314208602263121/

VOLUNTEERING?

Volunteer applications are online only. All volunteers must complete the application process before volunteering.  Please allow 2 weeks for processing!  Ensure you complete both the “volunteer” & “chaperone” portion of the application.   You can use a computer at school if you do not have access at home.  Questions? Michelle: mpdougherty@seattleschools.org

https://www.seattleschools.org/families_communities/volunteer

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: https://smile.amazon.com/

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.

https://www.boxtops4education.com

NEWSLETTER BLURB REQUESTS?

Blurbs should be no more than 75 words and include contact information. Email Kristi Yee by noon Thursday, frappuccino35@hotmail.com

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