John Rogers Weekly Newsletter

John Rogers Newsletter – 10/7/19

IMPORTANT DATES                                

October 11          NO SCHOOL

October 15          PTA Meeting

October 25          Fall Festival

November 8        Move-A-Thon

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

End: 2:25pm (Students to be picked up at 2:25pm. Students must be supervised by a parent/adult.)

Early dismissal EVERY Wednesday at 1:10pm

TRAFFIC FLOW
Check out:  John Rogers Traffic Procedures. These procedures are in place to keep our kids safe.We need traffic volunteers!   Please contact the PTA at johnrogerspta@gmail.com to volunteer.

Please ensure you have returned your “first week packet” forms to the office.   If you need help filling out forms, contact Ms. Bergan in the office.   Free/Reduced lunch applications are available in the office or filled out on the Seattle Schools website under “School Meals”.  

ROOM PARENTS 

We still need room parents for Thomas (1st) and Petrovic (3rd). If you are interested or want more information about fulfilling this role, please email Lisa (Room Parent Coordinator) matsulisa@gmail.com

MONDAY ASSEMBLIES

We would love to hear from families who are willing to share at our Monday morning assemblies.  Share a family story, song, dance, pictures, or memory of a place or moment that is special. Contact Ms. Trinneer: sltrinneer@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-4349.

FALL FESTIVAL

Friday, October 25th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm come for games, cotton candy, and cupcake walk!  Free family night of fun. Sign-up to help with this fun event! Fall Festival Volunteer SignUp

MOVE-A-THON SHIRT SPONSORS NEEDED

Our goal is for every student, staff and Move-a-thon volunteer will receive a 2019 Move-a-thon shirt.  This is only possible with sponsors. Does your family, company or workplace want to be a sponsor? If so, turn in a $100 check to John Rogers PTA marked “shirt sponsor” and your logo, name or phrase will go on the back of every shirt.  Email your logo to ktorseth@gmail.com.

CHILDREN’S BOOK SALES

Used children’s book sales have returned to John Rogers! We are seeking donations of used kids books to sell for .25 cents each at various events throughout the school year. Proceeds support our JR school library.   Drop off bin is in front of the office. Questions? Jmitzel@yahoo.com

Volunteer applications are online only. All volunteers must complete the application process before volunteering.  Please allow two weeks for processing application.   Make sure to complete both the “volunteer” & “chaperone” portion of the application. 

https://seattlepublicschools.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/

HOMEWORK HELP

Homework/study help is available for all students (K through 12th grade) at the Lake City Public Library (Mon, Tues, Wed &Thurs) from 4:30 to 7:30 PM.   Snacks are served.

“HALEGATING” FOOD TRUCK RODEO

All are welcome to the “Halegating Food Truck Rodeo” at Nathan Hale High School for the football game (Homecoming Game) on Friday October 18.  The trucks will be parked in the student parking lot next to the tennis courts from 4 to 8 PM. A portion of each sale will benefit the Nathan Hale Horticulture and Urban Farm Program. Hope to see you there!

NEWSLETTER BLURB REQUESTS? We ask that blurbs be no more than 75 words, and include contact information. Requests should be emailed to Kristi Yee (frappuccino35@hotmail.com)

 

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John Rogers Newsletter – 9/23/19

IMPORTANT DATES                               

September 24 – PTA meeting/volunteer fair

September 25 – Picture day

October 3 –Open House

October 11 – NO SCHOOL

October 25 – Fall Festival

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

End: 2:25pm (Students 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

The Lost and Found is overflowing!  Items will be donated to charity on a monthly basis.  Check for your missing items.  Lost & Found rack is located in the main hall. 

Ask your student about our current attendance campaign – being an Attendance Super Hero!

H:      Here at school

E:      Every day

R:      Ready to learn

O:      On Time

TRAFFIC FLOW
Check out:  John Rogers Traffic Procedures. These procedures are in place to keep our kids safe.We still need traffic volunteers – please contact the PTA if you can help! 

PTA MEETING/VOLUNTEER FAIR

Tuesday, 9/24 at 6:30 PM – PTA Meeting/Volunteer Fair in the cafeteria.   Everyone is invited! PTA membership is not required to attend. Free childcare!  Contact Karen: johnrogerspta@gmail.com

PICTURE DAY on 9/25

Preorder at www.yuenluischools.com (search for John Rogers).  All students will have their picture taken, regardless of whether or not they order pictures. Retakes and class photos on 11/6. Questions? Contact Melissa at melissarodda@hotmail.com

GOLDEN OTTER CHOIR AUDITIONS!

Any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student who loves to sing and wants to join our school choir is welcome to sign up for an audition with Mrs. Trinneer.  Audition permission slips are required and are available in the music room.  We have room for 30 students.  Contact Ms. Trinneer: sltrinneer@seattleschools.org

SEEKING FAMILIES FOR MONDAY ASSEMBLIES!

We would love to hear from families who are willing to share with our students. You could share a family story, song, dance, pictures, or memory of a place or moment that is special to you. Contact Ms. Trinneer: sltrinneer@seattleschools.org

JOHN ROGERS OPEN HOUSE

Open House is scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Our principal, Mr. Ostbye will speak briefly in the cafeteria at 7:15 PM.  

FALL FESTIVAL

Friday, October 25th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm come for games, cotton candy, and cupcake walk!  Free family night of fun. Karen: karenraeandrew@gmail.com

ROOM PARENTS
Consider being a Room Parent! We need them for Madres (K), Thomas (1st), Petrocvic (3rd), Ferguson (5th) & Tabares (5th).  Being a Room Parent is a great opportunity to support your child’s classroom community.   Interested/wanting more information about this role?  email Lisa Matsumoto at matsulisa@gmail.com and/or come to the Volunteer Fair on 9/24.

JOIN THE PTA!

Did you get your PTA packet in kid mail –  included welcome letter, membership & directory forms, and a page with key info for our school & PTA. Complete the membership form and send cash/ check OR join online: http://johnrogerspta.org/membership/

John Rogers PTA is on Facebook. Join the group by searching for “John Rogers PTA” and stay up to date with any PTA news.

BUY A CHINOOK BOOK TO SUPPORT 5th GRADE
Our 5th grade students are going to Camp Islandwood in January. We try to make camp accessible to everyone. We are 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: Kerribrownwooster@gmail.com.

SWIM INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGUARDS NEEDED!
We need swim instructors (no experience needed) and those interested in becoming certified lifeguards. 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

HOMEWORK HELP

Homework/study help is available for all students (kindergarten through 12th grade) at the Lake City Public Library (Mon, Tues, Wed &Thurs) from 4:30 to 7:30 PM.   Snacks are served.

Newsletter blurb requests? We ask that blurbs be no more than 100 words, and please include contact information for every blurb. Requests should be emailed to Kristi Yee (frappuccino35@hotmail.com)

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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!

Newsletter blurb requests? We ask that blurbs be no more than 100 words, and please include contact information for every blurb. Requests should be emailed to Kristi Yee (frappuccino35@hotmail.com)

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