Weekly PTA Message: February 21

IMPORTANT DATES:

Tuesday, February 23rd – PTA General Meeting 6:30 – 7:30 pm – All Welcome!

February 29th – PTA Spring Grant Applications Due

March 31st – Save the Date!! One World Many Stories: Heritage Night – More information to come!!

PTA 2016-2017 Budget Planning

Do you have an idea or suggestion for programs, projects, events, or materials that you would like the PTA to support?

The PTA Budget Committee will be meeting soon to work on the 2016-17 PTA budget.  If you have an idea or suggestion for the PTA to support, you can submit a request for funding to the budget committee.  A PTA budget request form is available in the office for proposals.   All requests will be reviewed by the budget committee and considered in with our review of our current items and forecasted revenue.

If you have questions, would like more information or are interested in serving on the budget committee and helping to prepare the details of next year’s budget, please contact Beth Sharlin, PTA Treasurer, bsel99@hotmail.com, 206-290-9693.

Volunteer opportunity!

We have an opening in morning traffic duty….Every Monday, just 25 minutes (8:20-8:45am) Help keep our kids safe and meet more of our school community. Contact Kristina Bartleson for more information 949-0322 thegalley@hotmail.com

Shop on Fred Meyer and support the John Rogers PTA!

Shop at Fred Meyer and support the John Rogers PTA. The Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program allows shoppers to link their Rewards Card to us so we can earn donations from Fred Meyer just by shopping.  So far this year we have earned $517! Please link your card, scan it when you shop and help us fundraise. Sign up for Community Rewards and link your Rewards Card to us online at: https://www.fredmeyer.com/account/communityrewards/enroll

PTA Spring Grants

The John Rogers’ PTA is excited to be able to grant up to $2,000 for the 2015-16 school year…$1,200 was awarded in November and it is now time for the spring grant. As a reminder, grant requests are limited to $200, but multiple people (staff member or parents) may combine their requests for grants in excess of $200. Requests must be submitted in writing to the PTA mailbox in the main office by 3:00 PM on Monday, February 29th.   Applications are available inside the main office under the mailboxes.

Lake City Future First Community Input

The following link will allow our community to give input on how the empty land next to Fred Meyer in Lake City should progress.   The deadline for comments is 2/23/16. http://lakecityfuturefirst.org/

Advanced Learning Testing

The Advanced Learning Office is reaching out to any families whose children were referred by the Oct. 8 deadline but have not yet been tested for Advanced Learning eligibility. Only four testing dates remain available to be considered for Advanced Learning eligibility: Feb. 13, 17, 18 and 20. (This is NOT in reference to K-2 students who need additional CogAT testing because of screening form scores.)

If your child was referred but has not tested, and you haven’t been contacted by Advanced Learning, please email advlearn@seattleschools.org as soon as possible with the following information:

Student name, SPS ID#  , Student’s current grade level, Testing date preference – first, second and/or third choice

For families whose children have tested, eligibility decisions are being made and notification letters are being sent out by U.S. mail. No scores will be given over the phone or by email.

Please see the Advanced Learning webpages for more information.