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Save the Date …. Ice Cream Social

Each year our PTA hosts a fun, family social as a way to welcome back our Juanita families.   Save the date for this year’s Ice Cream Social, which is on Thursday, September 1st from 3-4pm.   It will immediately follow the Teacher Meet & Greet.   Classrooms that day are open from 2-3pm.

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School Supplies List

It’s not even the end of July yet, but it’s a HOT time to buy and find sales on school supplies. Here’s the 2016-2017 Juanita Elementary School Supply List.

Or if you are shopping at Amazon for supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, headphones, etc…. don’t forget to first click on our school link and then shop as usual. Our PTA will earn a percentage back of your purchase price.

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Shopping at Amazon? Prime Day is TODAY!

Today is Amazon Prime day. If you are online looking at Amazon and doing any shopping, (school supplies already?) don’t forget to click on this link first or save it to your favorites. By clicking on this link first, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Juanita El. PTA. Once you click on the link, it will be shopping as normal, but in this case you’ll be making a big difference for the school.

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Celebrate with Menchies

Come on down to Menchie’s in Totem Lake for a sweet treat and tell them you are from Juanita Elementary.   It will be a great way to celebrate the last day of school.   Even better yet, between the hours of 12-7pm,  they will donate 20% of the proceeds to our Outdoor Education program.

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We LOVE Our Dads…

We celebrated our Juanita father’s (step-dad’s, grandpa’s, uncle’s, etc…) early this morning and what a turnout we had! It’s always amazing to see how many guys show up and how proud all our students are of these special men in their lives. Thank you for coming and a special shout out to Uriel Martin, for leading our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program this year.
Also, a special thanks to all the people that made this event possible (Stephanie, Sue, Shannon, Deanne) and those that volunteered their time or goods.

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The Good Dinosaur

Don’t forget this Friday is our last Family Movie Night of the year and it’s a movie your kids won’t want to miss, The Good Dinosaur!   Doors open at 6pm, with the movie starting at 6:30pm.   Concessions will be available for purchase (cash only).  Please remember that this is not a drop off event and an adult must be present.

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This THURSDAY!

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Singing Their Hearts Out

Proud of our Juanita Elementary School Choir.  They sang the National Anthem beautifully tonight at the Mariners game.  What an honor for our children and our school.13226751_1146353102061680_4860837207856437214_n13179374_1146353118728345_5452479400232996119_n13178844_1146353108728346_8144758443069344370_n

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All Smiles Under McDonald’s Golden Arches!

Thanks to our amazing teachers that donate their time and go into everything with such a positive, fun attitude.  Also, a big thanks to Juanita McDonald’s for donating a portion of their sales to Outdoor Education and to all the families and friends that stopped by and had dinner or simply made a donation.

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This THURSDAY….McTeacher Night is BACK!

Come see some of your favorite teachers donating their time and working behind the counters at our local McDonalds on 100th Ave. N.E. in Kirkland.   On Thursday night, May 12th, Juanita McDonald’s is generously donating 20% of their sales between the hours of 5-8pm, to Juanita’s Outdoor Education Program.    So spread the word, bring your family, friends and neighbors, and take a night off from cooking dinner.

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Our Super Hero Staff felt the LOVE!

Staff appreciation week may have ended, but our Juanita teachers and staff will always be super heroes to us!

Thank you to everyone who donated items for this week’s breakfast and lunch.   A special thanks to our friends over at Costco in Kirkland.  Love local businesses that support education.  Thanks Monique for making that happen for us and our teachers.

 

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Juanita is Filled with Super Heroes!

Staff Appreciation Week is May 2nd – May 6th.    Help us recognize our local super heroes!

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We Made a Difference on Earth Day!

Congratulations Juanita families, our 2nd annual Clothing and Textile Drive with Clothes for the Cause was a success. We collected 11,971 lbs. of clothing and textiles that will now be reused or recycled, and *not* go into our landfills.

Thanks for supporting this important cause and our Outdoor Education Program, by filling our green boxes.

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Carnival Memories…

What a fun night! Based on the amount of smiles we witnessed, we can officially report that Juanita’s 2016 carnival – luau style was a success.

Special thanks to our carnival committee of Valerie, Sue, Shannon and Natalie for making it happen.  Plus, to all the other adult and student volunteers that donated their time, we couldn’t have done it without you.  Finally, a big shout out to Uriel and the Watch D.O.G.S. (dads of great students) who participated in the pie toss.   Tonight was a night that many of us with remember for years to come!

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Vote YES! on April 26th

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We are proud to announce that Juanita Elementary School PTA has voted to both support and endorse the April 2016 LWSD bond. Voting YES to this bond will have both a positive impact not only on our children, but also on our community as a whole. Every single YES vote truly does matter, so please take the time to mail in those ballots and vote by April 26th. Check out http://vote4lwsdkids.org/ to learn more!

If you aren’t yet a registered voter, there is still time!   Sign up here and make your voice heard. http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/myvote/olvr.html

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Time for Spring Cleaning!

We are hosting our 2nd annual Clothes for the Cause clothing & textiles drive. Check your child’s backpack for more information and a set of labels they can use to mark their donation bags with. The class with the most bags donated will win a pizza party!

All proceeds from this drive will benefit the Outdoor Education Program and next year’s 5th graders. This event will end on Friday, April 22nd (Earth Day) and is a great opportunity to teach our kids about recycling.  All of the donated items are being recycled or reused and are tax deductible!

To learn more about what we can and cannot accept, please see the below flyer:

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We Rock!

We are proud to announce that our Juanita El. PTA is the recipient of the The You Rock! Award for March.  We were honored with this award for the creative and inspiring S.T.E.M. Night that was held earlier this year.

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This award is given out by our Lake Washington PTSA Council 2.8 and recognizes PTSA units or individuals in the district who, through time, creativity and community, help students build for the future by doing something worth sharing with the rest of the district. To learn morehttp://www.lwptsa.net/council/you-rock/

Special thanks to the S.T.E.M. committee of Jennifer Booth Nichols , Angie Michael O’Gorman and Sean Taylor for making this event a special one for our Juanita families and local community.

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Volunteers Needed for Carnival!

Calling at volunteers, we need your help!

This year’s annual carnival (luau themed) will be on Friday, April 15th from 6-8:30pm.   It takes many hands to make this carnival successful and we would love your help.    We are specifically looking for:

  • LWSD approved adult volunteers
  • LWSD students 6th grade and older (great way to get in those community service hours)
  • Dads, Uncles, Grandfathers, Brothers or simply great male role models to work Uriel Martin and our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students Program) in the Pie Tossing station.  Questions email Uriel at umartin@comcast.net

We are also looking for cakes (store bought or handmade) and other sweet treats to be donated to our well loved Cake Walk Station.

To sign up to help:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a9a62ba6f94-carnival2

 

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Family Movie Night – Home

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Come and Join Us and Learn about the Upcoming April 2016 Bond

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