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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!

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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.

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Candy???

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.

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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!

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Hotel Transylvania 2

Save the date for our 1st Family Movie Night of the year on Friday, October 27th. We will be showing Hotel Transylvania 2.

Since it falls right before Halloween, we are turning the evening into a fun Harvest Party Costume Showcase. Bring your entire family, let your kid’s showcase their fun costumes (dressing up is not required) and join us for a pizza dinner.

This is a free event, however donations are greatly appreciated and benefit outdoor education. Concessions will be available for purchase and are cash only.

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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.

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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.

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October Printable Calendar