Student Supplies Pick-Up & Donation Drive- Wednesday, September 23rd

Come to school on Wednesday, September 23rd to pick up additional, required student materials. All students will receive a Wonders Reading workbook. 4th and 5th grade students will receive a recorder provided by LWSD for their music classes. Some grade levels have additional materials that they have included to aid in your child’s learning.
To ensure everyone’s safety, please follow social-distancing protocols.  If you are unable to come during your time, please consider connecting with another family or friend to pick up the items for you. If you do not have any way of picking up the materials during the hours of 12:00-4:00pm, please email [email protected].
  • Come to Juanita El during your scheduled time
  • Put a sign in the front passenger window with student name & grade (Example: “Stairs, Brandon – 5th Grade)
  • Stay in your car and pull forward
  • Pop your trunk open so staff can place student materials in trunk
Last name starts with…
Come between…
A, B, C
12:00 – 12:30pm
D, E, F, G
12:30 – 1:00pm
H, I, J
1:00 – 1:30pm
K, L
1:30 – 2:00pm
M, N, O
2:00 – 2:30pm
P, Q, R
2:30 – 3:00pm
S, T
3:00 – 3:30pm
U, V, W, X, Y, Z
3:30 – 4:00pm
Donations needed: If you have books or game at home that your kids have outgrown please bring them to redistribute to our Juanita students. If you have non-perishable food items or new personal hygiene items that you would like to donate, we will have bins handy to collect them on Wednesday. If you have any questions or are in need of items like these, please email [email protected]

2020-2021 PTA Membership Drive is Now Open

It’s that time again! Our Juanita Elementary PTA Membership Drive is now active and in a new format. This year, we will be doing primarily online enrollments. Please click this link to start the process!

We are still offering a physical enrollment form this year. You can fill out the 2020-2021 PTA Membership Form and send in your payment to:

PTA Membership
c/o Juanita Elementary
9635 NE 132nd St.
Kirkland, WA 98034

Don’t forget: Your membership fee is a tax deductible donation and qualifies for most Employer Match programs! Consult your tax professions with any questions.

Even though school will start out with remote learning, the Juanita Elementary PTA will be once again working to support our staff, students and families. We have already had meetings with Mrs Stairs to discuss the greatest needs for the start of the school year. We will continue to work together and advocate for our families, no matter what the year brings. We are working on plans to help our families stay connected to each other and the larger Juanita learning community despite our physical distance this fall. We will hold our PTA meetings online and just like previous years, they open to anyone that would like to attend.

If you have any questions about membership or how to sign up, please email [email protected]


Preparing for the 2020-2021 School Year

August is already here and our minds have started to turn to school starting in September. We know that the start of the 2020-2021 school year will be different than in years past. While things are still in flux, here is what we know so far:

  • Remote learning will be the standard for the start of the 2020-2021 year.
  • Students will be taught from teachers at their local school.
  • The Lake Washington School District is working on finalizing the plan for fall. Weekly updates are posted on the Return to School Task Force page.
  • The Juanita Elementary PTA Board Members are in contact with the school administration and are discussing ways we can serve our students and teachers during remote learning and throughout the new school year.

We plan to update this site and our Facebook page as we learn more details about the return to school plans and activities for the remaining of the school year


No School March 12- March 27th

From the Lake Washington School District:

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. For more information on this closure, please visit our Coronavirus update page on the district website at


The Juanita Elementary PTA will is working the school administrators to continue our support of the teachers and students. We will continue to update our families as we learn more during this time of transition. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for continuing up to date information


Family Movie Night this Friday

Come join us for Family Movie Night on Friday, February 7th. We will be showing The Lion King.

Doors open at 6pm and the movie will begin at 6:30pm. Bring your favorite blanket and pillow and relax with friends.

Concessions will be available, and we will be selling pizza, popcorn, drinks, and treats (cash only). Proceeds from this event go towards our 5th grade outdoor education fund.

Please note that this is not a drop-off event, an adult must be present.


Order Your Yearbook Today!

Yearbook Order forms were sent home last week. They are due no later than April 3rd. This is the only way to guarantee that your child will receive a copy, as we do not keep an inventory.

Yearbooks are only $18 each and checks can be made out to Juanita El PTA.  Get your order in now to reserve your copy!

Additional order forms available at the office or print out the attached PDF.

Questions? Email: [email protected]

FINAL – ybk Order form.


Mark your calendars: Internet Safety Night is Back!

The Juanita Elementary PTA is excited to be once again sponsoring this FREE educational session to learn about ways to keep your kids safe online. Stefanie Thomas has experience working with law enforcement in the area of online exploitation of children. Topics include: Cyber Bullying, Social Media use, Online Gaming, Sexting, Cell Phone and general internet safety tips.

This event is open to the larger community. We expect the discussion to center around sensitive topics so this event may not be suitable for younger children.
Stephanie will also be visiting our upper grade students and giving them a similar, age appropriate presentation.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions!

stefanie thomas flyer 2020(1)


Holiday Bazaar is coming up soon!

Don’t forget that our Holiday Bazaar is on December 7th from 10-4pm! Our amazing Choir will be performing at 1:00pm too!


Jag-A-Thon Update!

Thank you for your support on another great Jag-a-thon fundraising event. We can’t thank you enough for coming out to cheer our kids on during the run and volunteering at the event. We are so proud to announce that we raised a total of $40,025.30 for our kids at Juanita Elementary. This significant milestone met our stretch fundraising goal. That means that the PTA will host an All School Skate Party!!!
We will send out more details about the skate party when we hand out prizes to the kids in the coming weeks.
Thanks again for supporting us on another successful Jag-a-thon!!
Juanita El PTA

4th Annual Holiday Bazaar Date Announced

Save the Date! Our 4th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Dec. 7th from 10 am – 4 pm.

This is a fun and festive community event with many unique local vendors and artisans. There will also be music, food, raffles and a silent auction! Share the news with your neighbors, friends and family members….the more the merrier!

Proceeded from this event go to support our Outdoor Education program.

For questions or to become a vendor at the event, please email [email protected]



It’s Almost Time to Come Back to School!


We are getting ready to welcome back our Juanita Jaguars for a great 2019-2020 school year! Be sure to join us at these events this week:

New Parent Orientation: August 27 at 6:30pm.

Teacher Meet and Greet: August 29 at 2-3:00pm

Ice Cream Social: August 29 at 3-4:00pm

Other important dates:

  • First Day for 1st-5th Graders: September 3. Bell rings at 9:15am. No PAWS this morning. Coffee and treats in the Gym!
  • First Day for Kindergartners:  September 6. Coffee, Treats and Tissues in the Gym after the 9:15 bell.

Important Dates!


McTeacher Night May 30th!

Join us for dinner on Thursday, May 30th from 5-8pm at the McDonald’s (near Safeway) on 100th Ave NE. Juanita Elementary teachers and staff members will be working the registers in the lobby and in the drive-thru. McDonald’s is generously donating 20% of sales between 5-8pm to Juanita El’s Outdoor Education Program. We hope to see you there!


Spirit Wear – Last Chance!!


Juanita El Spirit Wear is Here!!!!!

Spirit Wear is now available for purchase! These items haven’t been offered in many years, and are now available for a limited time!! Show your school spirit and support Juanita El’s 5th Grade Outdoor Education Program!  All orders must be placed by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 28th, 2019. Orders should be delivered to the school the week of May 13th and they will be sent home with your child.
You can place your order here: Please note that we can not accept returns or exchanges. When ordering, please be sure to refer to suggested sizing charts, and when in doubt, order a size up.
Any additional questions can be directed to [email protected].
See flyer here.

Its Carnival Time!!!!


Annual Earth Day Clothing Drive

This Friday begins the kick-off of our annual 
Clothing and Textile Drive!
“If it’s not sparking joy, let it go!”
Do you have clothing, fabrics, shoes, or other textiles that no longer “spark joy” in your life? If so, please Marie Kondo your homes over the next month to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle those items while raising money for next year’s 5th grade overnight camp outdoor education program on Bainbridge Island.
March 15 – April 15  we are competing in a National Earth Month Clothing and Textile Drive competition where the top 3 schools from each state win cash prizes for their school. Currently there are only 26 schools in Washington competing, so we have a decent chance of coming in as one of the top 3!
If each student brings an average of 3 – extra large trash bags full of clothing, fabrics, and textiles (including worn shoes), we can reach our goal of collecting over 10,000 lbs! This Friday there will be large usagain” bins in front of the school to deposit your items. Enclose all items in plastic bags before placing in collection bins. 
Please see the attached flyers to learn more.
Spread the word to all your friends and family!
For questions, email [email protected]


Culture & Music Night Thursday March 7th!

Culture and Music Night: Please join us in celebrating the diversity of our community on March 7th from 5:45-8:00PM. We invite you to share something about your family culture or heritage by creating a display booth, bringing artifacts, facilitating an activity, sharing a traditional dish, or contributing in any other way. Sign up here! We will have Super Gyros, Tacos El Guiero and Piroshky Piroshky food trucks onsite throughout the entire event! .

Contact Sonia Dela Cruz to find out more on how you can volunteer or participate at [email protected]


Stefanie Thomas Internet Safety Presentation – Feb 28th 2019

This event is open to all school families in our district!  Please feel free to forward this information.

Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

If you plan on attending, please fill out this form [here] so we know expected numbers.  Thank you.


New Play Dates – On The Briny Seas

Unfortunately, due to the snow, the play had to be rescheduled – here are those new dates!!!