Adventures in Oz

We’re off to see the wizard!     Mark your calendars now for this wonderful production on Friday, March 3rd at 7pm and Saturday, March 4th at 2pm.

Parents of students interested here are some important dates you’ll need:

  • Mandatory Parent Meeting – Monday, February 13th at 7pm (Library)
  • Auditions:   Wednesday, February 22nd (K-1 2-2:30pm) and (2-5th grades 2:30-4:30pm)
  • 1st Practice:   Friday, February 24th 3:30-8:15pm
  • Rehearsals:
    • Monday, February 27th 3:30 – 8:15pm
    • Tuesday, February 28th 3:30 – 8:15pm
    • Wednesday, March 1st 2:00 – 7:15pm
    • Thursday, March 2nd 3:30 – 8:15pm
    • Friday, March 3rd 3:30 – 5:15pm followed by the pizza dinner and 7pm Play Performance
  • Play Performances:
    • Friday, March 3rd 7pm
    • Saturday, March 4th 2pm



Start Saving NOW – Clothing & Textile Drive


Happy 2017!

Happy New Year to our amazing Juanita school community!  Let’s work together make 2017 a great year for our children.   School starts back on Tuesday, January 3rd and to get everyone started on the right foot, here’s a printable calendar for the month of January.


Reflections Open House & Art Show

You are invited to the Lake Washington PTSA Council Reflections Open House and Art Show!   Come and celebrate the Reflections winners from our school and all the district winners that are moving onto state level competition.  All members of our school community are invited to attend.

We had over 500 talented students from the district submit works for art, inspired by this year’s theme, What Is Your Story.   It was a great turnout and we would love to honor all our children during this special night.

When:   Friday, January 6th

Time:  6-8pm

Where:   Lake Washington Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (16520 NE 74th St., Redmond, Washington, 98052)

Click here to learn more and to see the invitation poster: Reflections Open House poster


Yum….Juanita folks love Jersey Mike’s

A BIG thank you to Jersey Mike’s Juanita Village store (11631 98th Avenue NE, Kirkland)!  During their opening week, Jersey Mike’s generously donated all the tips that were raised from Wednesday-Sunday.  Juanita Elementary received $1,500 of the total raised.  Thanks again Jersey Mike’s for the support of local education!15016394_1298243393539316_7814384488068001962_o


Thank You Veteran’s!

Today was a very special morning. We honored our local veteran’s and came together to recognize our great country. The diverse group of individuals that filled our gym represent our past, present and future. Our children thanked the veterans for their service and sang many songs including the Song of Peace.

Special thanks to veteran, Anthony Lehrer, for your engaging message. Reminding us that each person matters, that it’s important to always put your best self forward and that we need to look out for one another as parts of a whole, will not soon be forgotten.

Also, thank you to our local Boy Scouts, Girls Scout, Brownie and Cub Scout troops for conducting the flag ceremony.







Holiday Bazaar at Juanita

Mark your calendars NOW and share this flyer with all your friends and family! We are hosting a Holiday Bazaar at Juanita on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-4pm and have some great vendors lined up.


So plan on doing a little holiday shopping, while helping to support our Outdoor Education program.


Hearing and Vision Volunteers Needed

It’s that time again…Hearing and Vision Screening and VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED. The screening will take place on Tuesday, November 29th from 8:45 am-12:00 pm.

No prior knowledge of how to screen hearing or vision is required. LWSD nurses will provide training. Please help us for any amount of time you can that morning. Volunteers must be LWSD background check approved.

We are also looking for refreshment donations for our nurses and volunteers. Contact Natalie Drennon ( or go to


Last Family Movie Night of 2016!

Come join us this Friday (11/4), for our last Family Movie Night of 2016.  This is a fun family event and we’ll be showing Ice Age – Collison Course.  Pizza, popcorn and candy will be sold so skip dinner and have some pizza.   This is a free event, however donations are greatly appreciated and will benefit our Outdoor Education Program.



The Gift of Reading

We want to thank our Juanita educators for putting on another fabulous Literacy Night for our families.  While the PTA runs many events, this one is spearheaded by our incredible teachers. These educators put in numerous hours planning this event and each donated their time tonight. They are passionate about reading and giving our children the gift of literacy.


Thank again for the fun night and a special shout out to Mrs. Peoples and Mr. T for making this event and book-fair a reality.


Let’s Get Inspired!

Ask your kids about Gabe Murfitt, a motivational speaker, who came to Juanita today to share his story. Gabe was born with a rare birth defect that affected his legs and arms. We hope your children were inspired by Gabe’s story and were motivated by his C.L.E.A.R. message.

You can learn a little more about Gabe here or

**This assembly was funded by your PTA and the fundraising dollars you helped to bring during Jag-a-thon. We are proud to support our school in these type of enrichment programs and assemblies.**


November Printable Calendar



Too Much Candy?

Does a fun night of Trick-or-Treating turn in to too much candy?  Neal Smiles Orthodontics will buy back that candy at $1 a pound AND match that $1 per pound to our PTA.    Dr. Neal will then send the candy collected to our military troops.   Win-win for everyone!



1st Principal/PTA Coffee Talk of the Year

We are having our 1st Principal and PTA Coffee Talk of the school year on Friday, October 28th, from 9:00am until 10:30am.  Fire Chief Joe Sanford and Deputy City Manager Marilynne Beard will be providing an update on the fire station project across the street. They will discuss the current status, as well as timing and will be able to answer any question or concerns that we may have about the project. Don’t miss this opportunity to your questions answered.

All are welcome and coffee will be provided.  Just check into the office to get a visitor pass and then head down to the Art & Science room.



What is your Story?

Entries for REFLECTIONS are DUE to the front office by this FRIDAY, OCT 28th!  Forms and rules for each category can be found outside of the school office.  Or you can go to the website below to learn more.


Plus, all Juanita El. participants will be invited to a special popcorn party in the future where the school Reflections winners will be announced.…/reflections/program_details.html

Looking forward to seeing, reading, hearing the masterpieces our students create to the theme “What is your Story?”

Here is a picture of an entry from last year that won at our school level and went on in the competition.

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Literacy Night and Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!

Juanita’s Book Fair(11/3-11/4) and Literacy Night (11/3) are both coming up and our librarian, Mr. Triplett, is looking for volunteers. This is a great way to help out the school without a big time commitment. Plus, there are morning, afternoon and evening shifts.

OR if you can’t volunteer, but would like to make a refreshments donation, that would also be greatly appreciated.

Sign up to help here

Questions? Email Natalie at



October’s Printable Calendar



We did it!

We did it!  Not only did the rain hold out, but the day was a ton of fun as we ran to the music of DJ Jeff Nelson. We are also excited to report that our current fundraising grand total is $35,549.


We are so proud of our school and what we can do when we all come together. 100% of what we receive will be used to fund current programs at the school, our school staff, students needs and school building requests.





Thank you to each of you for your donations of time and money.   Also, a big shout out to these companies in particular that donated and helped us to make Jag-a-thon a success and fun for our families.

Neal Smiles, Rijo Athletics Baseball & Softball, TGA Premier Junior Golf, Skyhawks Sports Academy,Vertical World Redmond, Arena Sports, Rockory Music School, Aikido Northshore, Trader Joe’s-Redmond,WA, Stone Soup Theatre – Seattle’s Only One-Act Theatre, DJ Jeff Nelson, Sylvan Learning Center in Totem Lake, EMP Museum, AL Studio Fine Art Classes, Elite Martial Arts & Family Success Center, Pick 6 Sports – Flag Football, Starbucks off of 100th AVE




1 Final Day to Fundraise!

Now’s the time to ask for those final donations.   While we will always gladly take a Jag-a-thon donation later, in order to qualify for prizes, all money must be turned in by October 5th.     To make it easy, send over your friends and family to our online donation system at


In order to reach our goal of $30,000 we are hoping that each student will contribute $85.   The funds raised will help us pay for the numerous programs that the PTA helps to support here at Juanita.   These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Art Docent Program
  • Book Bags Program
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Technology Grants
  • Playground Equipment
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Fieldtrip Expenses
  • Outdoor Education
  • Scholarships
  • Pantry Packs
  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program
  • Carnival
  • Staff Appreciation
  • STEM Night
  • Art & Culture Night
  • Literacy Night
  • Library Book Grants
  • Equipment for P.E. and Music
  • Counselor Fund
  • Educator Training
  • Building Expenses
  • Education Legislative Donations
  • Principal Discretionary Fund
  • Father’s Day Breakfast



Let’s Get Walking

Today was a great morning to start off Walk to School Week. Our families loved seeing Ped Bee, Jesse our Jaguar and our amazing Kirkland Firefighters and City of Kirkland Police Department officers. Thank you City of Kirkland for helping to set this fun event up with our PTA.



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