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3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar

Less than a month away!   We are excited for another holiday bazaar at Juanita Elementary and have some amazing vendors signed up this year.

5th Grade Families:

Volunteer to Help with the Bazaar and/or Donate Sweet Treats and Baked Goods :  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084baaa62da0fe3-2018

 

 

 

 

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Jag-a-thon Success!

Congratulations Juanita families on another successful Jag-a-thon fundraiser. Working together we raised $37,839! This is a great accomplishment and we are so proud of our school community.

Our top prize winners included:
–Rowan F. won the Nintendo Switch
–Henry M. won the Russel Wilson Signed Seahawks Jersey
–Cole P. and Sabrina M. both won Principals for the Day
–Mrs. Burns class earned the Team Sports Dress Up Day for the Class with Highest Participation.

All physical prizes have been ordered and will be delivered to your kids in approximately 3-4 weeks.

Special thanks to everyone that donated and to Clements Orthodontics  for donating the Nintendo Switch.  Also, a big shout out to the Jag-a-thon Committee for all their time and effort coordinating this fun event for our school.

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Vendors wanted for Annual Holiday Bazaar!

Please email all questions to:  [email protected]

 

 

Applications and Vendor Forms:

Holiday Bazaar Guidelines 2018

Vendor Application 2018

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October Printable Calendar

Printable Calendar for your convenience.

Oct 2018

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Get Your Tickets – End of the Year Pool Party

What a fun way to celebrate another great school year!  It’s our 2nd annual All-School Pool Party and it will be hosted at Peter Kirk Pool on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am – 12pm.  Get your tickets now as only 270 spots are available and they are selling quickly.   Check your child’s backpack for the ticket order form (another one is going home this week), or you can print the form here:

2018 Pool Party Order Form

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Award Winners and 2018-2019 PTA Board Members

Thank you to everyone that attended last night’s PTA Meeting and Award’s Ceremony. It was such a special night and we loved seeing new and old Juanita faces. Additionally we are excited for next year’s board. With these people leading the way, the 2018-2019 school year is sure to be a great.

Award Winners:
**Outstanding Educator – Aurora Capone
**Golden Acorn – Allison Clevenger
**Bertha Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Service – Tom Kracht
**Top Dog – Juan Johnson
**Certificate of Appreciation – Rochelle Curry
**Honorary Lifetime Memberships – Julie Main, Allison Miles, Rachel Jones

Also, we were proud to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Juanita El. PTA Scholarship goes to Simone Marrujo.

Last but not least YOUR 2018-2019 PTA Board:

**Co-Presidents: Natalie Drennon and Laura Spencer
**Treasurer: Sue Carmouche
**Secretary: Chelsea Mann
**Communications: Heidi Davidson
**Ways and Means: Shannon Martin
**Membership: Deanne Dhara
**Volunteer Services: Ashley Brennan
**Hospitality: Lisa Brixel
**Advocacy: Natalie Trudell
**Enrichment: Sonia Dela Cruz

We still have an opening in our Programs position – so if you would like to join a great team and want to learn more please email [email protected]

 

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Holiday Bazaar – Auction Baskets

In December our 4th Grade Class will be hosting Juanita’s 3rd annual Holiday Bazaar.   In order to make it a little fun they will be including a basket auction.   If you would like to make a donation (think business gift certificates, sports tickets, etc…) or have some new items that would fit these great themes, we would love to accept the donation.   Also, remember that your donations are tax-deductible and this event benefits Outdoor Education.  Questions email [email protected]

Here are some fun Basket Ideas:  Auction Flyer Ideas

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School Pool

Did you know it’s Walk to School Week and Bike Month? Kirkland is supporting Juanita Elementary in encouraging students to walk, bike or carpool to school. The purpose of this is to help reduce the number of cars on the road in Kirkland and to promote exercise.

There will be prizes each day during bike to school week and a drawing towards the end of the month. Plus, have your child fill out one of the School Pool Calendars that went home last week or pick another one up outside of the school office, turn it in and the school will earn money.

http://www.kirklandgreentrip.com/SchoolPool/

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‘You’re A Star’ – Staff Appreciation Week

Our staff and teachers are our Stars!  What a fun surprise walking through the halls and seeing all their personal stars on the Walk of Fame and their specialized posters. 🎥 Plus they started off the day right with a yummy parfait bar and later today will be treated to massages (thank you Meadows Massage). 🌟

 

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Juanita Mariner’s Night

Our Seattle Mariners may have not won the game, but our Juanita El. Choir knocked it out of the park. Their singing of our National Anthem was beautiful and made our school community proud.

Special thanks to Mrs. Paige and Mrs. Kohlwes for making this event a reality. Also to all our chaperones and families that participated.

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Child Internet Safety – Parent Education Night – FREE

Parents/Guardians…mark your calendars now for Thursday, June 7th at 7pm in the Juanita Commons. Our PTA is hosting a FREE Parent Education Night on Internet Safety. If you haven’t yet heard Stefanie Thomas speak, it is well worth your time.

With the increased trend of elementary age students having cell phones at younger ages, social media accounts, participating in online gaming, etc… comes issues like cyberbullying and phone addiction. We want to help by providing you with tools to help navigate this world that your kids are entering or will be entering soon.  Please spread the word about this important educational evening for adults.

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May’s Printable Calendar

Print and add your own family commitments.

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Emoji Carnival Fun!

What a night! Tonight’s annual carnival was so much fun and will definitely go down as one of the best we’ve had to date.

Thank you to everyone that came and helped to make it possible including all our volunteers.  Also thank you to our principals and teachers for being willing to go into the dunk tank…. Mrs. Stairs, Mrs. Appelgate, Mrs. Kohlwes, Ms. Nappa and Mrs. Baker.  It wasn’t warm, but their school spirit impressed us all. With their help we raised quite a bit for Hopelink and Pantry Packs.

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Jersey Mike’s for Outdoor Education

Simply show this digital coupon and $2 will be donated to our Outdoor Education Program!

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!

Spring break is a GREAT time to do some spring cleaning. Our clothing and textile drive is back and is scheduled to start collecting donations on April 2nd. Our school goal is to have each student bring in 3 garbage bags full and help to reduce our nation’s growing landfills.

See the attached flyer and spread the word to your family and friends.

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Camp Islandwood

Our 5th graders are off to camp. We are proud that our school has one of the longest running outdoor education programs in the district. Our parents, PTA and staff work hard to make this a reality for every single 5th grader at Juanita. It’s a learning adventure of a lifetime and before you know it, your kids will be attending camp too.

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Families LOVE S.T.E.M.

Thank you to everyone who attended and our 3rd S.T.E.M. night and made it so successful.

Thank you to Just Frogs & Friends, Earth and Space Research, University of Washington Rockin’ Out Program, Bricks 4 Kidz, Farmer Frog, King County EcoConsumer Repair Events, Inglemoor High School Robotics Team, Wise Camps, 21 AcresEngineering for Kids of King CountyHidden Path EntertainmentCoding with KidsDigiPen Institute of Technology, Society of Women Engineers, Google, Send4Print, Bruce Kvam, Angie Michael O’GormanTeresa Todd BailieRussell Brennan, Ekaterina Nagornyak, and Cassandra Sage

  

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March School Calendar

A lot is happening in March including S.T.E.M. Night next Thursday evening (6-8pm) and a newly added Coffee Talk with Principal Stairs on Wednesday, March 14th at 9am (topic is Safety and Security at our school). Print the calendar and add your own family commitments.

 

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Reading Rebels – Global Reading Challenge

Congrats to all our 4th and 5th grade readers participating in this year’s Global Reading Challenge. From Juanita El. the ‘Reading Rebels’ group went on to the next level to compete with other local schools. They may have not won, but did great and demonstrated awesome teamwork.

Congrats to our friends at Helen Keller Elementary  They are moving onto the next level of competition and we’ll be cheering for you.

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S.T.E.M. Night March 8th

We are excited that S.T.E.M. Night will be back at Juanita on Thursday, March 8th from 6-8pm. This is a FREE event to all our families thanks to local companies and community members that are donating their time, your PTA and Jennifer Nichols and her planning.

While we have some amazing companies hosting learning areas, we still need a handful of volunteers. A paper sign-up sheet went home with your kids last week. You can also sign up here for a specific job.

https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2221662/false…

Attending this evening: DigiPen, Inglemoor’s Robotics Team, Bricks 4 Kids, Hidden Path Entertainment (VR Games), King County Repair Cafe, King County Engineering for Kids, Girls Make Games, Frog Lady, UW Rockin’ Out Program, Earth and Space Research, Wise Camps, 3D Printer, Coding with Kids, Good Expeditions (Virtual Reality, Society of Women Engineers and more surprises!