John Rogers Weekly Newsletter

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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