Weekly PTA Message: January 31

Tuesday, February 2nd , 6:30 – 7:30 pm John Rogers Attendance Boundary Change Community Meeting w/ Seattle School District Admin – Free Child Care Provided!

Wednesday, February 3rd 9:15 – 10:15 am – John Rogers Kindergarten Tours

Friday, February 5th 6:00 – 8:00 pm – John Rogers Community Art Walk & Family Dinner

February 10th – JR Kindergarten Tours 9:15 – 10:15

February 11th – Jane Addams Middle School Open House

February 12 9:15-9:50 am – Principal/PTA Board Chat

February 15th & 16th – Mid Winter Break – No School (School in session Feb 17-19th – Make up days)

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


Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 PM in the John Rogers cafeteria, Child care provided

The boundaries for the John Rogers attendance area are set to change for the 2017 school year.   This change will affect many of our current families as well as our neighbors at Olympic Hills Elementary and Cedar Park Elementary (to open in 2017).     John Rogers could be impacted directly through displaced teachers, reduction in support staff and support services.   It appears approximately three out of ten families would be reassigned due to the boundary change with no consideration for grandfathering in current students.   The boundary change will assign a disproportionally high number of low income students at Cedar Park, as a brand new elementary.

Flip Herndon, Associate Superintendent of Capital Facilities and Ashley Davies, Director of Enrollment and Planning, from the Seattle School District will be present to provide information about the upcoming change and to answer questions from our community.

Please join us for this important conversation!

John Rogers Art Walk and Family Dinner

What: It’s a celebration of arts at our school! There will be art activities, displays of our children’s art and local artists.


When: Friday, February 5th @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Taco Night! Dinner served from 6-7 pm

Where: John Rogers Elementary

The Art Walk and Family Dinner are sponsored by the PTA and are free for all families…please plan to join us!

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.


JAMS Vision:  Every student achieving, everyone accountable, everyone growing and learning – all the time.

JAMS Mission:  Jane Addams Middle School is a student-centered, collaborative team actively engaging students, families, and educators in a middle school experience dedicated to academic, social, and emotional growth for all.

Please call the JAMS main office at 206.252.4500 to sign up for one of the Daytime tours on Thursday, February 4th or Thursday, February 11th.

Start time:  9:45 am
End time:  10:45 am
Place:  JAMS Cafeteria

The daytime tours are for parents/guardians only.  No students please!