News & Updates

JR PTA is looking for volunteers to be Raft Captains (the JRE equivalent of room parents). We are hoping to have 1-2 parents per class. Like otters who wrap themselves in kelp to stay together, raft captains will build community by connecting grade-band and class families to the school and to each other. This may include planning grade-band playdates, organizing around Staff Appreciation week, recruiting chaperones for class field trips, and supporting other teacher requests. Time commitment is 1- 4 hours per month. Please email Kristy and Dragana if you are interested in being a Raft Captain:

The JRE Art Docent program needs one or more docents in these specific classrooms — if you are interested in helping out, or know anyone who is, please let Megan Smithling know ( 3rd grade – Ms Clemons, 4th grade – Ms Meng-Li. Also, if you are interested in being a docent for a classroom NOT on this list, it’s not too late! Classroom teams make it easier on everyone:)

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Teachers and Community members, did you know the PTA offers grants for you to help support our students? Learn more here!

Did you know the John Rogers building is being rebuilt? Learn more here.

What is a PTA?

It’s a Parent Teacher Association… a group of teachers, parents, guardians, staff, and families discussing school matters! We have meetings throughout the year to answer questions, discuss school issues, let our voices be heard, and more! We fundraise and organize volunteers to supplement what the school and district provide to enrich our students’ experience at John Rogers. Attendance at meetings isn’t required & most will be online. 

Our Mission and Vision:

As we navigate these extraordinary times, the mission of our PTA has never been more important:  Building Community, Enriching Education, and Advocating for EVERY child. Together we will support this mission by giving direct help to our teachers, staff, and families. While these times can feel challenging, frustrating, and fear-filled, they are also an exciting opportunity to re-imagine how best to serve and engage our community in meaningful, relevant, and equitable ways.


Land acknowledgement

We, the PTA, recognize that we at John Rogers Elementary are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle. We acknowledge and celebrate the Coast Salish people of present and past, especially of the Duwamish Tribe and Lushootseed speaking People who are the original inhabitants and continue to be stewards of this land. We also live, learn and work on this land and honor them with love and gratitude.