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!!!



February Printable Calendar

Check what’s going on this month!

Link Here


School Play info:

Come see the play the kids are working hard at this week!  On The Briny Seas has Orphan Annie, Sailor Hansolo, Hansel & Gretel and even a Flounder!  Come check it out!

Tickets sold at the door.

Details below:



Registration Now Open for the All School Play!

Juanita Elementary PTA and Adventure Children’s Theater Presents:

You can register  with the Online form here, or via traditional paper copy. (these were sent home with your child this week, or you can get your copy here.)

Contact Ashley with any questions at: [email protected]


January Printable Calendar


3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar

Less than a month away!   We are excited for another holiday bazaar at Juanita Elementary and have some amazing vendors signed up this year.

5th Grade Families:

Volunteer to Help with the Bazaar and/or Donate Sweet Treats and Baked Goods :






Vendors wanted for Annual Holiday Bazaar!

Please email all questions to:  [email protected]



Applications and Vendor Forms:

Holiday Bazaar Guidelines 2018

Vendor Application 2018


October Printable Calendar

Printable Calendar for your convenience.

Oct 2018


Award Winners and 2018-2019 PTA Board Members

Thank you to everyone that attended last night’s PTA Meeting and Award’s Ceremony. It was such a special night and we loved seeing new and old Juanita faces. Additionally we are excited for next year’s board. With these people leading the way, the 2018-2019 school year is sure to be a great.

Award Winners:
**Outstanding Educator – Aurora Capone
**Golden Acorn – Allison Clevenger
**Bertha Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Service – Tom Kracht
**Top Dog – Juan Johnson
**Certificate of Appreciation – Rochelle Curry
**Honorary Lifetime Memberships – Julie Main, Allison Miles, Rachel Jones

Also, we were proud to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Juanita El. PTA Scholarship goes to Simone Marrujo.

Last but not least YOUR 2018-2019 PTA Board:

**Co-Presidents: Natalie Drennon and Laura Spencer
**Treasurer: Sue Carmouche
**Secretary: Chelsea Mann
**Communications: Heidi Davidson
**Ways and Means: Shannon Martin
**Membership: Deanne Dhara
**Volunteer Services: Ashley Brennan
**Hospitality: Lisa Brixel
**Advocacy: Natalie Trudell
**Enrichment: Sonia Dela Cruz

We still have an opening in our Programs position – so if you would like to join a great team and want to learn more please email [email protected]



Holiday Bazaar – Auction Baskets

In December our 4th Grade Class will be hosting Juanita’s 3rd annual Holiday Bazaar.   In order to make it a little fun they will be including a basket auction.   If you would like to make a donation (think business gift certificates, sports tickets, etc…) or have some new items that would fit these great themes, we would love to accept the donation.   Also, remember that your donations are tax-deductible and this event benefits Outdoor Education.  Questions email [email protected]

Here are some fun Basket Ideas:  Auction Flyer Ideas


School Pool

Did you know it’s Walk to School Week and Bike Month? Kirkland is supporting Juanita Elementary in encouraging students to walk, bike or carpool to school. The purpose of this is to help reduce the number of cars on the road in Kirkland and to promote exercise.

There will be prizes each day during bike to school week and a drawing towards the end of the month. Plus, have your child fill out one of the School Pool Calendars that went home last week or pick another one up outside of the school office, turn it in and the school will earn money.


‘You’re A Star’ – Staff Appreciation Week

Our staff and teachers are our Stars!  What a fun surprise walking through the halls and seeing all their personal stars on the Walk of Fame and their specialized posters. 🎥 Plus they started off the day right with a yummy parfait bar and later today will be treated to massages (thank you Meadows Massage). 🌟



Juanita Mariner’s Night

Our Seattle Mariners may have not won the game, but our Juanita El. Choir knocked it out of the park. Their singing of our National Anthem was beautiful and made our school community proud.

Special thanks to Mrs. Paige and Mrs. Kohlwes for making this event a reality. Also to all our chaperones and families that participated.


Child Internet Safety – Parent Education Night – FREE

Parents/Guardians…mark your calendars now for Thursday, June 7th at 7pm in the Juanita Commons. Our PTA is hosting a FREE Parent Education Night on Internet Safety. If you haven’t yet heard Stefanie Thomas speak, it is well worth your time.

With the increased trend of elementary age students having cell phones at younger ages, social media accounts, participating in online gaming, etc… comes issues like cyberbullying and phone addiction. We want to help by providing you with tools to help navigate this world that your kids are entering or will be entering soon.  Please spread the word about this important educational evening for adults.


Emoji Carnival Fun!

What a night! Tonight’s annual carnival was so much fun and will definitely go down as one of the best we’ve had to date.

Thank you to everyone that came and helped to make it possible including all our volunteers.  Also thank you to our principals and teachers for being willing to go into the dunk tank…. Mrs. Stairs, Mrs. Appelgate, Mrs. Kohlwes, Ms. Nappa and Mrs. Baker.  It wasn’t warm, but their school spirit impressed us all. With their help we raised quite a bit for Hopelink and Pantry Packs.