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We love our Family Movie Nights!

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Holiday Bazaar

Have you heard yet about our Holiday Bazaar?  Check out this flyer and if you know anyone that may be interested in hosting a table, please share it with them.

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Get READY to RUN! Jag-a-thon 2016

Today, JAG-A-THON, officially kicked-off.  Our “fun run” will be held on Friday, October 7th.  Ask your kids who came to visit them, what movie trailer they watched and then ask to see their Jag-a-thon manila envelope.

This is our school’s primary fundraiser and if we all come together and hit our goal ($85 per student), this will be our ONLY PTA sponsored major fundraiser of the year. What that means to you is no more fundraisers where we ask your family to sell “stuff”.

You can learn more, get a copy of the paperwork, or make an online donation here http://juanitael.digitalpto.com/jag-a-thon/

 

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Spirit Day and Popcorn Friday

This Friday is our 1st Spirit Day and Popcorn Friday of the year!  Have your student wear RED (our school color or Seahawk blue – if you are a Seahawks fan) and bring a couple quarters to school with them.  Students are allowed to purchase 1-2 bags of popcorn bags during their lunch recess. Each bag is 50 cents.

Or simplify things for the year, complete and send in the Popcorn Pre-Purchase form. You can print and complete one now by following this link: http://juanitael.digitalpto.com/files/2014/06/2016-Popcorn-prepurchase-form-Fall.pdf

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You can be an Art Docent too!

Looking for a way to work with your kids and their classmates occasionally? Consider volunteering as an Art Docent. Lesson plans will be provided so minimal prep work and leading the class is the extent of this commitment. We are planning 6-7 projects for the year, generally 1 per month, and would like 2-3 volunteers for each class. Optional training is scheduled for September 22nd at 6pm or September 30th at 9am.

To ask for more details or request to help out in a specific classroom, email juanitaelpta@hotmail.com

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Welcome Kindergarten Families!

On Friday, we welcome our kindergarten students to our Juanita family.  For those families, please join us for a First Day Coffee.  Check into the school and then come to our Art & Science room to some coffee, breakfast treats and tissues for this very exciting (and emotional) first day!kindergarten-first-day-coffee

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Coffee is ALWAYS a good thing!

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Join YOUR PTA

PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is one of the most important groups you can join, especially while your child is in grade school.   Our goal is to give each child a voice.   For those that want to be involved and perhaps don’t have the time to volunteer, this is the way to do it!

To sign up for a membership, you can do it online at http://juanitael.digitalpto.com/join-the-pta/  or follow this link and print off a Membership form.  http://juanitael.digitalpto.com/files/2014/06/PTA-Membership-2016-jaguar-1.pdf  Once completed you can mail in the form, turn it in to the school office or simply give it to your child to give to their teacher.

Here are 10 Reasons Why Joining the PTA is IMPORTANT!

It’s good for your child

It’s important to the school.

You’ll get connected.

You’ll be a part of a network.

You’ll make a difference.

It’s fun!

You’ll be a role model

You’ll help raise necessary funds.

It’s flexible.

It’s for EVERY parent and guardian.

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Ready, set, go….

To help make the back to school transition easier, here is a printable calendar for the month of September. It has some important school and PTA dates already added. Print and add your own family commitments.

Please note that the 1st Wednesday is NOT a typical early release day. School will end at 3:30pm that day. Also, our Kindergartners start school on Friday, September 9th.

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“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”

Juanita’s annual Meet & Greet and PTA sponsored Ice Cream Social always marks the beginning of a new school year.  If today’s turnout and smiles are any indication of how the year will go, we are predicting it’s going to be a very good one.

Thank you to staff and teachers for welcoming in our families.  Finally, to all the vendors and volunteers who helped to make this event a success, thanks for supporting our community!

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Not pictures, but a special thanks to Smart With ArtSylvan Learning Center of Kirkland, Musical Minds, Coding with Kids, Watch D.O.G.S. for all attending our Meet & Greet.

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Welcome Back Educators!

Today we welcomed back our amazing Juanita teachers and staff with a yummy lunch courtesy of your PTA and Acropolis Pizza and Pasta in Kirkland.  Special thanks to everyone that donated items and made this lunch so great for our educators.

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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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