JR Weekly Message 11/22

Otter News      The Rogers Way to Be – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible 

11/23-27:   No School this week – conferences

DONATING KROGER GIFT CARDS     If you’re able, please donate a physical (not digital) Kroger gift card/s to John Rogers Elementary. Let’s help our school community during this difficult time! Increments in $50 to 100 appreciated. Physical gift cards can be mailed to the school, picked up at your home or dropped off to Andrea Bergan, JRE Family Support Worker Questions? aebergan@seattleschools.org

Kroger gift cards can be found at Fred Meyer, QFC and on the Kroger website if ordered online to mail directly to John Rogers Elementary.     Kroger website: https://giftcards.kroger.com/our-store-cards/kroger      Mail gift card/s to:   John Rogers Elementary  Attn:  Family Support 4030 NE 109th St, Seattle, WA 98125

Currently, we have a supply of Kroger gift cards for families who need assistance. Confidential requests can be made to Andrea Bergan via email at aebergan@seattleschools.org

SUBMIT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION     Please get your volunteer applications in! https://www.seattleschools.org/families_communities/volunteer for instructions and application.  Approved applications are good for 2 years.   Per School District policy, approval is required to volunteer in your child’s classroom virtually and when we return to the building.   Please ask your the classroom teacher about how to use the Volunteer Sign-In log while we are virtual (like signing in at the office when we are in school).   Questions?  Contact Michelle at mpdougherty@seattleschools.org   

THE ROGERS COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT    We invite all families to send us 1 to 3-minute videos that share your family culture. Tell us about what you love, something you celebrate, or teach us a word that’s special to you.  Thank you, and we can’t wait to hear from you!   Questions? sltrinneer@seattleschools.org

Google Photos Link 

We Transfer Link 

ANNUAL COOKIE DOUGH AND COFFEE SALE!    John Rogers PTA is selling coffee from Caffe Vita and cookie dough from Cougar Mountain!  Coffee is whole bean and 12 ounces.   Orders can be submitted November 15-25, and pickup will be on Monday, December 14. More information and link to order form: https://johnrogerspta.org/ Questions? Julia (coffee): Julia.engel@live.com , Brianna (dough): picstix@yahoo.com

MINTED FUNDRAISER   If you typically order holiday cards and/or photo gifts, this is an easy way to earn money for John Rogers! You get 20% off, and Minted donates 15% to John Rogers. Please feel free to share with family, friends, and your social network! Go to: www.minted.com/holiday Enter Code: FUNDRAISEJRESPTA  Questions? Nilu: nellyh@gmail.com

LET’S CONNECT!     Would your family like to connect more with your child’s class? If so, classroom Raft Captain’s need your permission to email you. Currently, only the teacher has permission to email you. Please send a quick email to your grade level (see grade level gmail accounts below) with your child’s name, teacher and your contact info. Your classroom new Raft Captain (similar to former room parent role) will be creating a class roster list to help with future fun connections and classroom events.  Please find the grade level/s below and email with your child’s name, teacher and your contact info. 

JohnRogersKindergarten@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade1@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade2@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade3@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade4@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade5@gmail.com

NEWSLETTER REQUESTS   Blurbs must be less than 50 words & include contact info. Email: Kristi Yee by noon Thursday: frappuccino35@hotmail.com


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John Rogers Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough & Caffé Vita Coffee Fundraisers Are HERE!!!

Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough & Caffé Vita Coffee Fundraiser

November 15th-25th

50% of all sales go to John Rogers PTA!

-Ask friends, family and neighbors or co-workers to purchase cookie dough or coffee from you! Record all orders on the order forms. You can download these at the end of the post.  Save the order form for use when you’re distributing your sales. When you are ready to submit your order, click this link, and enter your info and your order. The cookie dough options are listed first, and the coffee is in a second section of the ordering form: https://forms.gle/nYvxNXkUGRijSj426

-Collect all funds from your sales. Click this link to submit payment for your order total through Paypal CLICK HERE. Personal checks for your sales total can also be dropped off with the front office, Mon-Thurs. from 8:30-3:30.

-Turn in all orders and funds by Wednesday, November 25th

-Pick up your cookie dough & coffee in the roundabout in front of the school (Drive through, or walk up): Monday, December 14th from 4-6 pm.

PLEASE mark your calendars, and plan on prompt pick-up on the December 14 between 4-6pm!

-An easy sales method is to send out a group email to family and friends, or post on your social media!

-You can write one check for the total and collect from your buyers later, just ask them to write the check(s) to you.

-Orders will not be accepted without full payment after the Nov. 25th deadline.

 

Questions??  Please contact

Cookie Dough- Brianna Szablya – picstix@gmail.com

Coffee- Julia Engel- Julia.engel@live.com

 

Caffe Vita  and Cougar Cookie Dough Order Forms download.

Otter News 11/8

Otter News – The Rogers Way to Be – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible

11/11: NO SCHOOL – Veterans’s Day

11/12: First choir practice 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION This application must be completed every school year to determine eligibility. We strongly encourage families to submit applications now even though school is currently remote. https://www.seattleschools.org/resources/student_meals

SUBMIT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION Please get your volunteer applications in! https://www.seattleschools.org/families_communities/volunteer for instructions & application. Approved applications are good for 2 years. This is required to volunteer in your child’s classroom virtually and when we return to the building. Questions? Contact Michelle at mpdougherty@seattleschools.org SPS is using a new system that will not allow for last minute request/approvals – plan ahead!

In-Person Tech Support Center at Nathan Hale High School – Entrance on 110th street near the athletic field. Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (closed 1:30-2:30 PM) https://www.seattleschools.org/student_portal/technology_supports_for_families

LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP: FRIDAY, NOV. 13TH, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (*Students must place a hold by 3pm the day before curbside pickup to be eligible) *Helpful how-to video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18rmlg5MoOdMQe5FbwFrVY2LmYohz-kEy/view Questions: Classroom teacher should have posted details on Seesaw or contact Ms. Burke, Librarian: jeburke@seattleschools.org

THE ROGERS COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT We invite all families to send us 1 to 3-minute videos that share your family culture. Tell us about what you love, something you celebrate, or teach us a word that’s special to you. Thank you, and we can’t wait to hear from you! Google Photos Link   We Transfer Link

ART KITS Art Kits are still available for pick up. Haven’t gotten your child’s yet? Look for the black bin marked “Art Supplies” outside of the front doors of school. Questions? Megan: megsmithling@gmail.com

PTA (PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION) MEETING: 11/17 AT 6:45 PM (SOCIAL) 7:00 PM (MEETING) Please join us for our November General Membership meeting. All are welcome to attend! *NEW* 6:45PM SOCIAL: Meet other families with children your child’s age! 7PM: General meeting will start. Meetings will be held via Zoom with the same Meeting ID and Passcode until it is safe to meet in person again. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6789533424?pwd=WlRjdEZaRW5LODZoeWwwVnpZMTB0UT09 Meeting ID: 678 953 3424 Passcode: Otters Questions? johnrogerspta@gmail.com

EQUITY & DIVERSITY ZOOM WORKSHOP The Equity & Diversity Team at Cedar Park Elementary would like to extend this invite to all parents/staff from John Rogers to join them for an upcoming “Raising Anti-Racist Kids” Zoom virtual workshop organized by them on November 12, from 6-8pm via Zoom/ For safety reasons, pre-registration is required: http://bit.ly/RaisingAntiRacistKids Questions? Apurva: apurvab@gmail.com

SHARING OUR GRATITUDE Throughout November, students and families are invited to share their gratitude for JRE staff & teachers by writing letters and/or drawing pictures. When you finish your letter, you can drop it off in the library collection bin outside of the school -OR- bring it to one of the weekly curbside library pickups. You can also mail the note directly to the school, via US mail. Make sure to include who the letter is for clearly on the envelope. Questions: Ms. Burke, Librarian: jeburke@seattleschools.org

VIRTUAL MOVE-A-THON COORDINATOR NEEDED Our move-a-thon fundraiser is going virtual this year! We need 1-2 volunteers to captain this event and help raise some money for our school. Interested? Contact johnrogerspta@gmail.com

MINTED FUNDRAISER If you typically order holiday cards and/or photo gifts, this is an easy way to earn money for John Rogers! You get 20% off, and Minted donates 15% to John Rogers. Please feel free to share with family, friends, and your social network! Go to: www.minted.com/holiday Enter Code: FUNDRAISEJRESPTA Questions? Nilu: nellyh@gmail.com

NEWSLETTER REQUESTS Blurbs must be less than 50 words & include contact info. Email: Kristi Yee by noon Thursday: frappuccino35@hotmail.com

JR Otter News 10/18/2020

The Rogers Way to Be – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible

10/20: Virtual PTA Meeting 7:00 PM

10/22: library curbside pickup: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

10/30: Drive-thru Fall Festival

11/11: Veteran’s Day (no school)

NEED TECH HELP?

Temporary In-Person Tech Support Center through Oct 26 – new extended hours until 6:00 PM at Nathan Hale High School – (Entrance is on 110th street near the athletic field. Parking is available on 110th)

Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (closed for lunch 1:30-2:30 PM)

Helpful tech information: https://www.seattleschools.org/student_portal/technology_supports_for_families

REMOTE SCHOOL HOURS

Start of School: 8:30 AM

End of School (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 3:00 PM

End of school on Wednesday: 1:45 PM (early dismissal every Wed.)

PTA (PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION) MEETING: 10/20 AT 7:00 PM

A short meeting to discuss/vote to amend the budget so the CPA can complete tax work. All are welcome to attend! Meetings will be held via Zoom with the same Meeting ID and Passcode until it is safe to meet in person again. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6789533424?pwd=WlRjdEZaRW5LODZoeWwwVnpZMTB0UT09

Meeting ID: 678 953 3424 Passcode: Otters

LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP: OCT. 22 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

(*Students must place a hold by 3pm the day before curbside pickup to be eligible)

*Helpful how-to video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18rmlg5MoOdMQe5FbwFrVY2LmYohz-kEy/view

Questions: Classroom teacher should have posted details on Seesaw. Questions: Ms. Burke, Librarian: jeburke@seattleschools.org

VIRTUAL MOVE-A-THON COORDINATOR NEEDED Our move-a-thon fundraiser is going virtual this year! We need 1-2 volunteers to captain this event and help us raise some money for our school. Interested? Contact johnrogerspta@gmail.com

DRIVE-THRU FALL FESTIVAL FUN!

Friday, October 30th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM PTA is excited to host our Fall Festival while staying safe and socially distanced! Families are encouraged to drive or walk thru. At the end of the route, grab a goodie bag (for every child) and each JR student will receive an art kit that will later be used in class.

What can our family expect? As you arrive at John Rogers, please use the right lane for stopping. Please stay in your car. You may roll down your windows so your child can participate in curbside games. Please do not get out of your vehicle and each person must wear a mask.

Can I dress up? Absolutely! It’s completely optional.
Will there be games? You bet. We’ll have a few simple games you can play while staying inside your car or at a safe distance if walking.
We’re walking, where do we go? To keep the cars moving and socially distant, we will have a separate area for walkers. Please look for that area when you arrive!
Drive thru/walk up schedule: K-1st grade begins @ 4pm, 2nd-3rd grade begins @ 4:40pm, 4th-5th grade begins @ 5:20pm

Please try to keep to the times above to honor social distancing and reduce wait times. Masks required.

HELP! We need help to make this fun event successful – please sign-up here;
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4ca4aa29a3fa7-drivethru

JR Otter News 10/11/2020

Otter News – The Rogers Way to Be – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible

10/14: library curbside pickup: 2:15-3 PM

10/20:        PTA Meeting 7:00PM

10/30: Drive-thru Fall Festival

11/11: Veteran’s Day (no school)

NEED TECH HELP? Temporary In-Person Tech Support Center through Oct 26 at Nathan High School

Mondays 9:30am – 2:30pm (closed for lunch 11-11:30am) Wednesdays 9am – 2:30pm (closed for lunch 11-11:30am)

Helpful tech information: https://www.seattleschools.org/student_portal/technology_supports_for_families

VOLUNTEERS! This is a great time to get your volunteer applications in! Visit https://www.seattleschools.org/families_communities/volunteer for more information, instructions, & to fill out your Volunteer Application. Approved applications are good for 2 years. You must be an approved volunteer even during virtual visits to the classroom (Art Docent, etc.) You will also be ready to volunteer in your child’s classroom when we are back in the building. Questions? Contact Michelle in the office at mpdougherty@seattleschools.org.

LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP: OCT. 14TH 2:15-3PM (*Students must place a hold by 3pm the day before curbside pickup to be eligible)

*Helpful how-to video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18rmlg5MoOdMQe5FbwFrVY2LmYohz-kEy/view

Questions: Classroom teacher should have posted details on Seesaw. Further questions: Ms. Burke, Librarian: eburke@seattleschools.org

DRIVE-THRU FALL FESTIVAL FUN! Friday, 10/30 from 5 – 7pm. The PTA is excited to host our Fall Festival while staying safe and socially distanced! Families are encouraged to drive or walk thru. Be sure and grab a goodie bag for every child! If you would like to help please contact Kristi Yee: frappuccino35@hotmail.com

What can our family expect? As you arrive at John Rogers, please use the right lane for stopping. Please stay in your car. You may roll down your windows so your child can participate in curbside games. Please do not get out of your vehicle.
Can I dress up? Absolutely! It’s completely optional.
Will there be games? You bet. We’ll have a few simple games you can play while staying inside your car or at a safe distance if walking.
We’re walking, where do we go? To keep the cars moving and socially distant, we will have a separate area for walkers. Please look for that area when you arrive!
*Drive thru/walk up schedule: K-1st grade begins @ 5pm; 2nd-3rd grade begins @ 5:40pm 4th-5th grade begins @ 6:20pm

Please try to keep to the times above to honor social distancing and reduce wait times.

PTA (Parent Teacher Association) MEETING:  10/20 at 7:00 PM A short meeting to discuss/vote to amend the budget so the CPA can complete tax work.  All are welcome to attend!  Meetings will be held via Zoom with the same Meeting ID and Passcode until it is safe to meet in person again.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6789533424?pwd=WlRjdEZaRW5LODZoeWwwVnpZMTB0UT09   Meeting ID: 678 953 3424   Passcode: Otters


VIRTUAL MOVE-A-THON COORDINATOR NEEDED Our move-a-thon fundraiser is going virtual this year! We need 1-2 volunteers to captain this event and help us raise some money for our school. Interested? Contact johnrogerspta@gmail.com

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE JOHN ROGERS ART DOCENT PROGRAM! Help bring art to our Otters this year by visiting a class virtually once a month to lead an art project with students. Everyone is invited to participate and you do not need an art degree! Orientation/training will be provided. Questions? Megan: megsmithling@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER AS A CLASSROOM RAFT CAPTAIN! The family Connections Team is seeking classroom volunteers to be Raft Captains (similar to the former room parent role). Raft Captains help communicate school, community and classroom information to families in the classroom. This helpful role can be communicated via email at a time that suits your busy schedule. For details contact Sonja: sjernstrom@gmail.com and/or Maria: greendamen@gmail.com

PARENT DISCUSSION The PTA has a new discussion group for parents. This group allows you to talk with parents in your class, in your grade level also the entire school community. It can be a place to ask questions, connect with other families, and find support. Visit https://discussion.johnrogerspta.org/ to register. Questions? Contact Melissa

BECOME A PTA MEMBER TODAY! Membership is $9. JOIN NOW! Scholarships are available by emailing  John Rogers PTA.

PTA GROUP ON FACEBOOK John Rogers PTA Facebook page

SPS 2020-2021 CALENDAR https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/school_year_dates

NEWSLETTER REQUESTS

Blurbs must be less than 50 words & include contact info. Email: Kristi Yee by noon Thursday: frappuccino35@hotmail.com