October 14, 2022
We've had a fantastic fall filled with nice dry weather. The forecast later in the week may see a change. Please send your children to school with clothes for playing outside in wet weather. We will continue to have outdoor recess unless, it's raining enough you would want an umbrella. In those conditions, raincoats are super important. If you're looking for a raincoat, feel free to reach out to Family Support Worker Sherrill Vaughan.
On October 27, we are kicking off our affinity breakfasts with the principal. Spanish speaking families are invited to meet with the principal over a light breakfast on October 27 from 8:30-9:30 in the cafeteria. JRE will provide a light breakfast and interpreters.
Please see the note below regarding signing up for Talking Points. As of October 14, we will no longer circulate messages via SchoolMessenger and will use only Talking Points. You can set up notifications to come via text, the TalkingPoints App, or your email. TalkingPoints for Families (talkingpts.org)
TalkingPoints | Families
You can opt to receive text messages or download the TalkingPoints for Families mobile app. You can also use TalkingPoints on the web. There will be no charge from TalkingPoints* to use text messages, the mobile app, or the web. *Regular fees from your cell carrier might apply.
7:55am - 2:25pm (M, T, Th, F)
7:55am - 1:10pm (W)
Important School Dates
- October 18, First PTA Meeting (virtually), 7pm
- October 27, Principals Breakfast Spanish Speaking Families 7:30-8:30AM in the cafeteria
- October 28, Fall Festival, 6-7:30pm
Tuesday, October 18. 7pm virtual (Zoom) PTA Meeting - All invited!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 6650 4635
Organized by your PTA
Please volunteer to help at this fun event. We need you!
For cupcakes that are donated for the Cupcake Challenge they are required to be nut-free. We would appreciate having options that are also dairy and or egg-free and some gluten-free ones as well, so any child who has issues with those ingredients can enjoy cupcakes too!
Please see and use this updated flyer and info for Fall Festival. We hold an event we have called a "cakewalk" (or "cupcake walk.") It has recently been brought to our attention that the term "cakewalk" originates from slavery and the plantation south and was continued later in minstrel shows. We do not condone any allusions to slavery or racism. We apologize for the use of the term and our cupcake event, which does not resemble the original cakewalk in any way, is now called "the cupcake challenge."
Please read here ( http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug03/lucas/cake.html ) for more information and we are thankful to the folks who pointed this information out to us.
School-Based Health Center Flu Clinics
Flu Clinics - Seattle Public Schools (seattleschools.org)
"School-based health centers located in many of our schools also offer flu shots to any SPS students. Flu shots and other services are available no matter your insurance status or ability to pay".
*REGISTER APPOINTMENTS ONLINE:
SVNA Registration (seattlevna.com)
Closest school flu clinics:
Nathan Hale High School – 10750 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
- Sunday, October 16, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eckstein Middle School – 3003 NE 75th St, Seattle, WA 98115
- Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:
COVID-19 vaccine clinics are provided by Othello Station Pharmacy and Safeway Pharmacy. Pre-registration is encouraged.
All COVID-19 vaccine clinics at SPS will offer vaccines for any person aged 3 and older. COVID vaccines are free, and insurance is not required. For more information and to register, visit the COVID Vaccine Page.
Help the classroom!
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 gradeband and class families to the school and to each other. This may include planning gradeband 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: OtterRaftCaptain@gmail.com
Absent at John Rogers protocol:
Is your student going to be absent?
Please email the office at: email@example.com and add your child's teacher (so, emailing two accounts in one email). If you would prefer phone, please call the attendance line (you can leave a message at any time) at 206-252-4324.
How to pay the $25 deposit for child/s laptop at school
Want to know how to pay for your child's device deposit?
1. Go to https://www.seattleschools.org/student-portal/
2. Click on THE SOURCE
3. Log in
4. On the left, go to School Pay
5. Select 2022-23 Device
6. Put in your information & click the down arrow on the left where it reads "credit card" to enter your credit card info. Click Next & Finish, until it's processed.
*Sign-up to help at our annual Fall Festival fun event on the evening of Friday, 10/28. We need you!
*Would you like to get involved with other parents supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our school community? The John Rogers parent EDI team meets monthly. All are welcome to attend. Please email parent Tricia firstname.lastname@example.org for information including meeting date and link, meeting minutes and/or join the email list.
*There is a handful of PTA positions open. Please contact the PTA for more information of how you can help our school! We need you!
Go Otters! Contact:
The PTA would love to have your help! Please email email@example.com if you would like to help our school community.
*Name change to our school possibility - Are you interested in the years-long process to think critically about and potentially change the name of John Rogers Elementary?
Email Shirin Gallagher: firstname.lastname@example.org
We love our volunteers and prior to volunteering please complete the SPS required volunteer online application and allow for 2+ weeks for processing and approval. More information: Volunteer Application Process - Seattle Public Schools (seattleschools.org)
JOIN OUR PTA!
BECOME A PTA MEMBER TODAY!
Membership is $9. JOIN NOW! Scholarships are available by emailing John Rogers PTA Questions? Contact John Rogers PTA
*Memberplanet charges a small service fee ($0.59)*
PTA GROUP ON FACEBOOK John Rogers PTA Facebook page
Helpful source to post questions/concerns and receive school information. Two membership questions required to join this private group. Thank you!
PTA Website to find helpful information: https://johnrogerspta.org
DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A WEBSITE ALL ABOUT THE JOHN ROGERS ELEMENTARY REBUILD?
Check it out to find out the latest updates on the upcoming rebuild of our school! The Latest Zoom meeting with the Community and the design team is on the below webpage. To see renderings (like the one below of the south, field entry) of the design and details check out the recorded meeting!
22/23 SPS SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
PTA NEWSLETTER REQUESTS:
PTA blurbs must be less than 75 words and & include contact info. Email: Kristi Yee by 12noon Thursday: email@example.com