Upcoming JR Dates to Remember

January 14th – December 16th: Gift Card Drive.  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!

Wednesday December 18th: Report cards go home with students

Friday December 20th: 1-hour early dismissal – 1:45 PM

Friday December 20th at 12:45 PM:  JOHN ROGERS COMMUNITY SING-ALONG FRIDAY.  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.

December 23rd – January 3rd: Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

January 13th – 16th: Fifth Grade Camp

Monday January 20th: NO SCHOOL (MLK Day)

Tuesday, January 21st: PTA meeting 6:30pm in the cafeteria

Wednesday, January 29th: NO SCHOOL (day between semesters)


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Upcoming Events at John Rogers

PTA MEETING – Join us on Tuesday, 11/19 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria for the monthly PTA meeting! Ms. Burke and Ms. Blumhagen will talk about what is new in the library and the gym. Everyone is invited and PTA membership is not required to attend.

GIFT CARD DRIVE – We are 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. This allows families to purchase whatever is most helpful for them. Donations accepted through 12/16. Please bring donated gift cards to Andrea Bergan, School Relations Assistant, or to the front office. Contact Andrea with any questions or if your family would like to request this support at: 206-252-4320 or aebergan@seattleschools.org. Thank you for your generosity!

VOLUNTEER STUDENT GREEN TEAM MEETING ON TUESDAY 11/20 – Come help with the next student Green Team meeting on Wednesday at lunch recess! We will be planting winter growing crops in the garden and working on some other conservation projects. If you are available, join us on the playground at 11:00am on Wednesday, 11/20. Questions: email Beth Sharlin, bsel99@hotmail.com

5TH GRADE TALENT SHOW – 5th grade students who wish to sign up for our talent show should pick up a permission slip in the music room. Show for all 5th graders and their parents will be in the gym on Thursday, 11/21 from 9:15 to 9:55 AM.

11/25 – 11/29 – NO SCHOOL (conference week)

CLOTHING/TOY EXCHANGE – Save the date – Friday, Dec 6, after school and evening – for a gently used clothing and toy exchange! More information to follow. Tess (teresaaman@gmail.com)

SPRING AUCTION – Save the Date – our school auction is Friday, 3/27/20! It’s a garden party to honor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Come be part of the fun! Our next committee meeting is Monday, 11/18 at 7pm. Email Christi: auctionJRE@gmail.com for more information, questions, or donation!

Go Otters!!!

Donate to the Move-A-Thon!!!


Our Annual Move-A-Thon is approaching quickly and pledges are due by Friday November 8th, the day of our Move-A-Thon!  The funds raised for our school help us go to class field trips, participate in our swimming program, and help pay for teacher school supplies.

You can now donate directly through Paypal with your Credit or Debit Card.  Just click on the “Donate” button below.  No PalPal account required!!

Don’t forget to include your child’s name (and classroom #, if known) under the ‘Comments to seller” box on Page 2.  See visual below.

To learn more details about our 2019 Annual Move-A-Thon, sign-up to help, get the pledge form and find out about our community sponsorships, go to our Move-A-Thon Page
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Krista Torseth.
Thank you for your participation!!
Gooooooo Otters!!

JR Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 15th  – General PTA Meeting – 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Child care will be provided.

Wednesday, October 16th (6:00pm-10pm) –  Parents Night Out – Join us at Hellbent Brewery, from 6-10 pm. A portion of of the proceeds from each pint of beer or cider purchased goes to the PTA.

Sunday, October 20th (2:00pm) – Diversity and Inclusion Committee for John Rogers PTA and help us reach every family in our school community. First meeting is October 20 at 2 pm at the Lake City Library. We will brainstorm how to include family voices, create inclusive materials, and make sure our programming includes something for everyone. What else can we do to make our community even more inclusive and welcoming? Email Apurva Bahukhandi at apurvab@gmail.com to RSVP.

Friday, October 25th ( 6:00pm-7:30pm) – 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

Friday, November 8th – Move-A-Thon – details to follow…