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!


Memories to last a lifetime – YEARBOOKS!

Order your child’s yearbook now before you forget.




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



The Emoji Movie

Save the date…


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.


Save the Date….Who Dun It?


Help Us End Hunger

Help us end hunger here at Juanita Elementary and throughout the community.


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.


December’s Printable Calendar

Print it and add your own family events


Vote YES!

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

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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!


2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar

Come and join us for our 2nd Annual Juanita Holiday Bazaar on December 2nd.

With over 50 vendors, it’s a great time to shop for the holiday’s and find that unique gift for your friends and family.

This is a community event where all are welcome. We will have live music, warm treats and an amazing selection of goods to purchase from our talented vendors. Plus, in addition to supporting local businesses and community members you are also supporting our kids and the elementary school’s outdoor education program.



We want your candy!  Well just the pieces you don’t want to consume.  Neal Smiles Orthodontics is sponsoring a Candy Buy Back event.  For each pound collected, Dr. Neal, will donate $2 to our outdoor ed. program and ultimately will donate the candy collected to Northwest Harvest.  Plus, the classroom that collects the most in weight will win a pizza party!  Check your child’s backpack for more information.  We will be collecting on Thursday 11/2 and Friday 11/3 before and after school.


New Addition…

Have your kids talked about Juanita’s new playground bars? Did you know that playground equipment is funded by your PTA?

Last year the school brought up a want for playground bars. Fortunately with savings from previous Jag-a-thon’s, support from our PTA members and and also a grant from the Juanita School’s Foundation we were able to cover this expense and make it happen. We spent months working with the district to get them approved and were excited to see them recently installed and the kids already enjoying them. This is just one of the ways your PTA donation dollars help to support kids and our school!


We Did It!

Today’s Jag-a-thon was incredible. The weather stayed clear, we saw a lot of smiling faces and we surpassed our goal and raised over $37,000!

Special thanks to our 70+ LWSD approved volunteers that helped to make the event run smoothly, our Juanita staff for the support, our awesome DJ for the music, visitors in the Jaguar Jungle that cheered on our runners, the companies that donated items and to all our families that fundraised and helped us reach our school goal. This is definitely a team effort and we couldn’t have done it without each of you.

Prizes will be announced at the end of next week and physical prizes will go home in approximately 3-4 weeks.


Let’s Start Walking

What a beautiful morning to walk to school and visit with some of Kirkland’s finest. Special thanks to the City of Kirkland, Kirkland Firefighters, Officer Davidson (City of Kirkland Police Department), Jon Pascal and Cassandra Sage for visiting with our families this morning! Plus our kids love their new reflective vests courtesy of Northshore Utility District.


October Printable Calendar


Jag-a-thon Fundraising Dollars

It’s the final weekend of fundraising before our Jag-a-thon next Friday.  Remember money is due on Tuesday morning (10/3) in order to be eligible for prizes.

Our goal is to have ALL families participate and if each student brings in $85 we will be able to continue to bring great programs to Juanita and help to enrich our children’s education and the school itself.  Plus, if you have friends or family that live far away, tell them it’s easy to make a tax-deductible donation online in your child’s name at

For those curious where the donated money goes, here’s a glimpse into how your PTA uses it to make a difference at school and why we fundraise.

PTA Funds Pie Chart 2016-2017


Within Reach – 2017 Reflections Contest

Enter the PTA Reflections Art Contest! Reflections is a nationwide PTA cultural arts competition. Students may submit an original entry in any of six areas: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. The entry must be centered around the yearly theme of “Within Reach.” Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. Category specific rules can be found online.

Juanita Elementary entries will be due at the end of October 2017, in the main office.

Entry forms will be available starting September 29th. Local winners in each category will go on to compete at district and possibly state levels.

Participants will be invited to a special popcorn party this winter.

For more information, contact Laura Spencer – [email protected] or Lisa Michelet –[email protected] or check out the Washington State Reflections website at:



2017 Holiday Bazaar – Vendors Wanted

Do you have unique hand-crafted or other immediate sale items? If so, consider renting a space ($50 per space) at our 2nd annual Holiday Bazaar to showcase your fantastic goods.

This holiday bazaar is scheduled for to take place on Saturday, December 2nd from
10am-4pm. All rental proceeds go to the Outdoor Education Camp for 5th graders.

To sign up to be a vendor complete the Vendor Application, Sign and Date the Bazaar Guidelines and Mail your Payment Check to the Juanita Elementary School PTA.  Questions?   Email [email protected]