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We Love our School Teachers and Staff!

Staff Appreciation Week begins next Monday! We have had a tremendous show of support for our food and drink donations, but we would love to be able to provide more Staff Jag Prizes for our daily giveaways! If you have any gift items, gift certificates, sports or event tickets, etc that you would be willing to donate, please contact Sue or Shannon at juanitaelpta-hospitality.com. There are also a few items left on our sign up genius for food donations, so please check out the list here if you can bring something:

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We are looking forward to celebrating our teachers and staff next week. Thanks to everyone for making this week possible.

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Making a Difference on Earth Day!

Our 3rd annual Clothing and Textile drive with Clothes for the Cause and our Kirkland community was our most successful one yet.   Together our school community along with the families at Mark Twain, Peter Kirk and A.G. Bell brought in 1,405 bags of clothing and textile items to be reused or recycled.   These are all items that will be kept out of our growing national landfills.   Thank you to everyone that volunteered, donated items and worked together to spread the word and make a difference!

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Earth Day Clothing and Textile Drive – 2 Weeks Left!

Our Earth Day Clothing and Textile Drive is quickly approaching.   So far we have collected nearly 400 bags and are making good progress.   However, our goal is 1000 bags or 3 bags per student.

Together we can make this happen.    Talk to your neighbors, share our flyer on social media or email your family and friends.   It’s spring and everyone likes to purge, while also helping out kids and our planet.    In the meantime keep collecting and help us keep those items out of our national landfills.

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Carnival Volunteers – NEEDED!

Looking for a fun way to help?   Carnival is coming to Juanita Elementary School on Friday, April 28th from 6-8:30pm and we need volunteers to run it!  We need people (6th grade and up) to run games, serve food, paint faces, and take pies in the face (men only).    The night has been divided into 2 shifts, so you can work a shift and still have time to enjoy carnival with your family.  It’s a Where’s Waldo theme so make sure to wear Red and White!

Please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49a5a82ba4f94-wheres to sign up today! 

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Newly Released….SING!

Join us for a fun family movie night on Friday, March 24th!   The movie SING is released that week and we have a copy coming our way.  Gym doors will be open at 6pm, so make the night easy and come and have some pizza and popcorn with school friends before the movie starts at 6:30.

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Fill Those Garbage Bags… 3rd Annual Clothing and Textile Drive

Keep filling those garbage bags full of new or used clothing and textiles.   Our 3rd Annual Clothes for the Cause Clothing and Textile Drive is in full swing.    Our goal is to collect 1000 filled garbage bags and we need your help!

 

To print a copy of this flyer go here Juanita’s Clothing and Textile Drive Earth Day 2017

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Off to See the Wizard…

Adventures in Oz was a huge hit!   Our students, parent volunteers and Adventure Children’s Theatre worked hard all week to bring our community this amazing show.    Kudos to you all!

 

  

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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

 

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Start Saving NOW – Clothing & Textile Drive

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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.

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

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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 (juanitaelpta-programs@outlook.com) or go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4da4a828a2f58-vision1

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=curzg9gAGno

**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.**

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November Printable Calendar

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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!

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