November 6, 2022
One of the most important aspects of student success is a strong family/school partnership. We see you as your child's first and best teacher! There are a couple of concrete actions steps you can take right now to help that partnership blossom.
- Sign up for parent teacher conferences
- Sign up for Talking Points
- Join the PTA
All these actions steps will help you be involved with the school, and will help the school grow into an even more diverse and welcoming place.
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
- November 6, Clocks fall back one hour (Daylight Savings time ends, you gain one hour)
- November 11, NO SCHOOL, Veteran's Day
- December 1, MOD Pizza school fundraiser (Lake Forest Park location - see flyer below)
Are you good with a needle & thread?
We could use your skills to create a drape for the table holding our brand-new salmon rearing tank (just across from the Main Office). All materials will be supplied - just your skills are requested! Please contact Vanessa Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out.
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. We need raft captains specifically for these classes:
- (first grade) Thomas and Ganaway
- (second grade) Clement
- (third grade) Hashmi and Clemons
- (fourth grade) Osborn / Helm-McLeod
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
Wishlist for our library!
Our library has a wishlist that Ms. Landis created. Let's help build our library book offerings!
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.
Flu and 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.
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*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.
*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: email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org