Weekly PTA Message: March 11

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 15th – PTA General Meeting – All welcome. Childcare provided.
March 23rd – 2 Hour Early Dismissal – School will dismiss at 12:50
March 28th – April 1st – Secret Garden Book Sale in the Library
March 31st – One World Many Stories: Heritage Night – More information to come!!
April 3rd – JR Spring Garden Party at school AND Elliot Bay Brewery Meetup @ 8:00 PM – JRE PTA April 26th – Growth Boundary Meeting @ Roosevelt High School

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

Heritage Night – Thursday, March 31. “One World, Many Stories”
Please join us for Heritage Night on Thursday, March 31 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. All are welcome to attend and we invite everyone to participate by sharing their story. This fun evening will showcase the many different stories of our school community – share your family story, culture, customs, food, clothing, through display, dance, potluck dish, music, etc. We encourage you to be creative and have fun!

JR spring garden party! Sunday, April 3 2016 1-4PM 

Please join fellow JR volunteers for a spring garden party! We will pull weeds, plant flowers and mulch!

PTA Adult Social – Sunday April 3rd, Elliott Bay Brewery (Lake City Way), 8:00 PM
Please join Kerri Brown Wooster at the Elliot Bay Brewery! If you are thinking “why would I do that?”…here are some reasons:
1. You want to meet other John Rogers Parents
2. The John Rogers PTA is seeking volunteers to fill Executive Board positions and committee positions for next year including President, Vice President and Treasurer. Interested? Let’s talk about it! (Want to Learn more about these volunteer opportunities, and can’t come for drinks, email Kerri at kerribrownwooster@gmail.com )
3. If you can and want to help with the school auction next year, we are building a team. Come learn more!

Secret Garden Book Sale
The library is hosting the Secret Garden Bookshop book sale again! Come shop for some great books and support your library at the same time. The sale starts Monday, March 28th, after school. Books will be for sale before school and after school, and also on Thursday night, during heritage night. The sale will end on Friday, April 1st, once the first bell rings. We need volunteers to help sell and also to set up Monday the 28th and tear down Friday the 1st. Interested in helping? Please email Laura Spring at laura@springnet.org

John Rogers Day at the Mariners  – Save the Date!
When: Sunday May 1st at 1:10 pm against the Kansas City Royals
Cost: $15 per ticket (cash or checks made payable to John Rogers PTA)

Why: Come root on the Mariners with all of your friends from John Rogers! All kids 14 and under will receive a pair of Mariners socks. This is also a fundraiser for our school (a portion of the ticket will be donated to the PTA to help fund the many great programs at John Rogers).

All ticket orders are due back to school by Friday April 1st. Order forms will be sent home via KidMail the week of March 21st. Any questions contact Allison Van Doren at anvandoren@gmail.com. Go Mariners!

Seeking activists!
We are seeking group of John Rogers Parents and Teachers to continue the conversation with the district regarding the upcoming boundary change, the upcoming loss of our school counselor, and the state of our school building. What will this group do? Connect with Board Directors and District administrators, share information with other parents, and connect with other schools in our area. Many hands make light work. Please join us.

Contact Rebecca Brito at seatownbritos@gmail.com or Lisa Matsumoto at matsulisa@gmail.com.