Jump Start for Incoming Kindergarten Students!

welcome to kindergartenAll students that are registered for kindergarten at John Rogers are automatically enrolled in Jump Start. To help us plan for how many students will be participating, please fill out the Jump Start form and return to the school office by June 22. We will not be sending you a confirmation; your completed paperwork saves a spot for your child.

Jump Start is a great chance for all students to get to know the school, make new friends and practice kindergarten routines. The program is FREE.

Jump Start at John Rogers
August 20-24
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, visit http://www.seattleschools.org/students/early_learning or contact the school office at 206-252-4320

June Events at John Rogers

June Events:

Tuesday, June 5th – Volunteer Recognition & Staff Retirements from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria; Come celebrate all the John Rogers volunteers who have put so much time, energy, and heart into our school this past year. Additionally, we are celebrating our 2017-2018 Golden Acorn recipients and retiring teachers – Terry DeLeonardis, Doug Hudson, and Karen Rugen. Treats & childcare provided!

Wednesday, June 6th – JAMS Ice Cream Social for Incoming 6th graders from 6:30-8:00pm beginning in the JAMS Auditorium.

Friday, June 8th – Instrumental & Choir Performance both a 8:20am Assembly & 6:30pm Evening Performance; Upper elementary students will demonstrate their learning & talents through this year’s culminating musical performances.

Tuesday, June 12th – Science Van: Engineering; This is an all day school whole school event of hands-on learning experiences from the Pacific Science Center.

Tuesday, June 12th – Kindergarten Family Engagement Night from 6:30-7:30pm; Share your thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. you may have. Get connected with other great families in our school community.

Wednesday, June 20th – Field Day; Save the Date! This all-day annual event will require many volunteers, so be on the look out for sign up opportunities and more information!

Friday, June 22nd – 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 8:30-10:30am; This event begins with an all-school assembly/ceremony to recognize our 5th graders as they transition on to middle school next year. Reception for 5th grade families to follow in the gym.

*5th grade families should have received paper communication and separate emails with initial planning details. Please be on the look out for additional communication about this event!

Friday, June 22nd – Last Day of School!!!! 1 hour EARLY RELEASE

Upcoming Dates in May for John Rogers

National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 8th

PLEASE Give YOUR Thanks!

All year, grade levels have shown appreciation for our John Rogers staff by hosting surprise food events in the staff lounge. The staff has been SO grateful!

Now is the time for you & your child(ren) to show gratitude to your teacher(s). Please take a moment to show appreciation for your teacher(s) on Tuesday, May 8th. This can be accomplished by making a card/picture, sending an email, picking a flower from your yard, etc. We are simply hoping your family can use this day as a moment to express your thanks.

We are also hoping you can reach out and thank at least one other adult beyond your classroom teacher. Please consider recognizing one of the MANY people working for our children like instructional assistants, custodial staff, specialists, office staff, etc.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Matsumoto matsulisa@gmail.com

BEX V Update – Thank you to everyone that came to represent John Rogers at last week’s BEX V Community Meeting! We had an incredible showing and the current proposed plan has John Rogers up for possible facility and conditions improvements. Please be on the look-out for fall community meetings as we need to ensure we remain on the levy proposal!

May Events:

Tuesday, May 1st through Friday, May 4th – 5th Graders at Camp Waskowitz

Thursday, May 3rd – 5th Grade Promotion Planning Meeting 7pm @ Jalisco’s

Tuesday, May 8th – National Teacher Appreciation Day; Please take this moment to recognize your classroom teacher and staff that work so hard to support our children every day.

Tuesday, May 8th – Grades 1st & 2nd Family Engagement Night 6:30-7:30pm; Share your thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. you may have. Get connected with other great families in our school community.

Tuesday, May 15th – General PTA Meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria; ALL are welcome to attend and free childcare provided in the gym. Focus will be the budget for 2018-19

Thursday, May 17th – Kindergarten Whistle Stop Performance; Assembly Performance @ 1:45pm & Evening Performance @ 6:30pm

Saturday, May 19th – JR Night at the Mariners Game

Monday, May 21st – Family Engagement & Action Team (FEAT) Meeting 2:30pm in the library; come learn about supporting outreach efforts within our school community. Last meeting of the year!

Thursday, May 24th- Art Walk & 4th Grade Bake Sale from 6-7:30pm; Come enjoy and appreciate art displayed by all of our John Rogers artists!

Friday, May 25th – Spirit Assembly in cafeteria @ 1:45pm

Monday, May 28th – No School – Memorial Day

April Upcoming Events for John Rogers

April 2018

Monday, April 9th-Friday, April 13th – SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 16th – 5th Grade Waskowitz Paperwork & Tuition Due

Monday, April 16th-20th – Electronics & Computer Recycling Drive for STEM Night; look for information in kid mail about accepted items, donation bin will be in front of the school.

Tuesday, April 17th – General PTA Meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria; ALL are welcome to attend and free childcare provided in the gym.

Wednesday, April 18th – Staff Appreciation hosted by kindergarten & 1st grade families; email sent out via K & 1st grade room parents for more details on how to help!

Wednesday, April 18th – Spirit Assembly in the cafeteria at 8:20am.

Friday, April 20th – John Rogers STEM Night 6-7:30pm; Come explore science, technology, engineering and math with special guests and hands on activities for the whole family! Student scientists please turn in your posters after spring break for display during this event.

Saturday, April 21st – PTA Parent Social & Fund Raiser @ Korochka Tavern 7pm

Monday, April 23rd – Family Engagement & Action Team (FEAT) Meeting 2:40pm in the library; come learn about supporting outreach efforts within our school community.

Tuesday, April 24th – Family Nutrition Night 6pm in the cafeteria; come create healthy recipes and learn new exercise activities, RSVP required by April 20th to Andrea Bergan at 206-252-4320 or aebergan@seattleschools.org.

Tuesday, April 24th – School Levy Community Meeting 6:30-8:15 Jane Adams Middle School Lunchroom;  District staff members will present information, collect input and feedback, and answer questions. Please come advocate for long overdue repairs, maintenance and potential rebuild of John Rogers!!

*If you are unable to attend, then please take a moment to send comments and questions via email or mail:

BEX V Capital Levy: capitallevy2019@seattleschools.org
Operations Levy: budget@seattleschools.org
By mail: Levies 2019, Seattle Public Schools, MS 22-336, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124

Thursday, April 26th – SECOND Grade Family Engagement Night at 6:30pm; free childcare provided in the gym.

Friday, April 27th – New (And FINAL) Swim Session begins for rooms 2, 4, & 5; Please consider helping your classroom teacher by being a chaperone.

Friday, April 27th – John Rogers Mariners Ticket Order Due for the 5/19 game; order forms coming in kid mail.

Saturday, April 28th – PTA Social Potluck @ Annie’s Playground 1pm

Sunday, April 29th – SAVE the DATE for JR Garden Clean Up 9am-1pm; more information to come!