December 2, 2022
The first snowfall of the year is quiet an amazing time in an elementary school. The children LOVED playing in the snow this week.
Now is a good time to remember that doctors recommend elementary aged students should be sleeping between 9-12 hours per night. A good nights rest helps children be successful in school. A predictable bedtime routine including time for families to read to children is important for that good nights sleep. If you're interested in high quality children's literature, contact Ms. Landis, our library is full of great literature. Additionally, your children likely have good books in their backpacks as we've checked out over 4,000 books from the library this year!
JRE is looking for volunteers to help in the following positions:
- morning greeters
- classroom helpers
- cafeteria and playground help
We are also looking for substitute office and instructional aid help. If you are interested, please let me know, I'm happy to help with the application process.
Finally, please check the lost and found for any missing items.
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
- December 16, 1-hour early dismissal
- December 19-30, Winter break (no school)
- January 2, New Year's Day Observed (no school)
- January 12 African American Parents Breakfast with the Principal (we will share current ideas for the new building and are looking for input.
Wishlist for our library!
Our library has a wishlist that Ms. Landis created. Let's help build our library book offerings!
If inclement weather changes the school day schedule, SPS will notify families via email/call/text.
Absent at John Rogers protocol:
Is your student going to be absent?
Please email the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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*Heritage Night is a John Rogers Elementary annual event that is an interactive evening of exploring the many cultures and stories of our school community. Help us bring back this special night this school year!! Heritage Night will be held this spring. Are you interested in joining the committee? leading this event? If so, please email Tricia Groebner @ email@example.com Thank you for considering!!
*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)
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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