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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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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!

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Your Vote Matters

Getting better every day! While the bond won’t pass, the levies did.  Thank you for all you did to help this election.

Stay tuned on what’s next regarding the bond so we can get space built for our children. One thing is for sure, we will need your help! #yes4LWSDkids

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The Big Clean-Out

It’s Mid-Winter Break (Thursday, Friday and Monday) and a great time to clean out those closets. Our 4th Grade Class will be hosting Juanita’s 4th annual Clothing and Textile Drive during Earth Week in April (April 16th-22nd).

So start filling those garbage bags now and talk to all your neighbors and friends. Their goal is to have EACH student bring in 3 filled garbage bags. Please remember that your donations are tax-deductible.

Questions email juanitael-recycle@outlook.com or message Kim Giordano

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Talented Kids

The verdict is in….everyone loved Who Dun It? and Juanita El. definitely has some talented kids.

A big shout out to all the family volunteers and Sarah and Chris of Adventure Children’s Theatre for helping to bring this show to life. Also, please make sure to thank our PTA play leads Ashley BrennanKristy Hansen Lloyd and Wendrika Brown. The amount of work that happens behind the scenes to bring the all school play to Juanita is significant. We appreciate these ladies stepping into a new role and volunteering their time.

 

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Who Dun It?

Get your tickets NOW….

Tickets can be pre-purchased today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) by dropping off payment in school office (cash or check written to Juanita Elementary School PTA) and putting name and type of ticket they are buying on a note to go with payment!  Tickets will be sent out Thursday for kids in the play and saved at ticket booth for those who aren’t in the play.

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Vote YES!

Did you get your ballot yet?   If so, make sure you take the time to vote YES!   

The LWSD has 1 bond and 2 levy measures on this ballot (front and back of the ballot).   We need everyone to take the time to vote and get it mailed in (or dropped off up at the Kingsgate Library ballot drop box) by February 13th. 

Even with the state now saying it will fund “basic education” through McCleary, there is so much that doesn’t cover.  The bond will help to build new school’s in the LWSD as we have grown from the 6th largest district to 3rd largest in just one year (adding 700 students a year).   The levy’s are replacement levy’s and the tax rate is actually decreasing from the old levy.   They will help to supplement our teacher’s salary’s (to make them competitive enough for teacher’s to stay with LWSD), support technology (not just computers for kids), special education program, security and safety, operations costs, other important programs (music, PE, safety net) and so much more.   Please vote Yes, Yes and Approved!

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Memories to last a lifetime – YEARBOOKS!

Order your child’s yearbook now before you forget.

 

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Who Dun It?

It’s back!   The All-School Play.   This year, our performers, will be entertaining us in Who Dun It?

50 spaces are available and registration paperwork is due by Friday, January 19th.   Also, mark you calendar for the mandatory parent meeting on Monday, January 22nd.  The paperwork should have come home with your child this week, however if you need another copy, click this link:

Who Dun It 2018 Registration Packet

 

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The Emoji Movie

Save the date…

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Starting 2018 Off Right

Start the year off with a calendar to help keep your family organized and aware of all upcoming school and PTA events.

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Save the Date….Who Dun It?

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Help Us End Hunger

Help us end hunger here at Juanita Elementary and throughout the community.  https://feedwashington.networkforgood.com/projects/40918-juanita-elementary-preschool-s-fundraiser

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Starting the Holiday Season with Bazaar Fun

The 2nd annual Juanita Holiday Bazaar was so much fun.  We had a great turnout and it was nice to see the community rally around these talented crafters, artisans and small business owners while also supporting our kids and school.  Thank you to everyone that participated, shopped and donated at this bazaar.

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December’s Printable Calendar

Print it and add your own family events

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Vote YES!

Juanita El. PTA and it’s members proudly support and endorse the 2018 LWSD bond measure. #vote4LWSDKids #feb13th

To learn more: http://vote4lwsdkids.org/bond-2018-information/

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The Great Candy Buy-Back

We are proud to report that our school collected 201 pounds and with help from other neighboring schools and community members over 2,400 pounds was donated to Northwest Harvest. Additionally, Neal Smiles Orthodontics will be donating money to our outdoor education program. The classroom that donated the most in weight and who has won a classroom lunch pizza party is Mr. Evans 4th grade class with 46 pounds!