School Involvement

John Rogers PTA

Contact: Robin Goodman,

When? General meetings are held monthly (excluding December), on the third Tuesday evening of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. There are also monthly Board meetings at the homes of PTA members and anyone is welcome if they are interested!

Where? Come to the John Rogers cafeteria. 

What? Attending our meetings will provide you with a forum to discuss concerns at school, opportunity to chat with Principal Sara Mirabueno, and keeps you updated on latest school news and events. 

How much? Membership is $12 per adult - forms are found in the hallway outside the office or contact PTA Membership Chair, Justine Miksch at

Who? Bring the whole family! Everyone is invited regardless of whether they have paid dues! Childcare is free.

Why? Regardless of what your exact interests are, your participation will be welcomed.  



There are many opportunities to do so...please read below and find what's a good fit for you!

At Events: School Weekly & Kid Mail will alert you to the needs of upcoming events - helping with set-up or take down, with ticket collecting, helping with events, or running the whole show. It's a whirlwind of activity and a great way to get to know students better!

At Home: Does your child's teacher need help gluing artwork? Cutting things out? Preparing projects for the class to complete? Does the PTA need help putting together a Kid Mail notice or stapling directories? If you are able to help by doing things at home, this is an often overlooked avenue to also help the school.

At School: We  need parental involvement. Lunch room server openings, traffic safety (before/after school) needs, and many other ways you can help if you have extra time during school hours.

On the PTA: Behind-the-scenes help is always needed and appreciated. Do you want to be the chair of a committee? Help someone else with their tasks? Want to work with our librarian, with the swimming program, fundraising, etc.? There are many positions where you can serve.




How does John Rogers PTA raise money?                                             

Get kids involved in supporting their school by walking and securing “sponsors” who donate money to the PTA. Last year we rose over $12,500 and the kids got exercise and had fun!

The 2015 Move-a-Thon is scheduled for 10/30 at 12:00.  Contact:  Shannon Malloch or Taryn Kohno 

Direct Donation and Employee Matching

John Rogers PTA is a non-profit charity and accepts financial donations.  Your donation supports much needed programs at the school and is a great tax deduction for you.  Grandma, Grandpa and friends’ donations are welcome as well!

Donations can be sent directly to:
John Rogers PTA Attn: Treasurer
4030 NE 109th St Seattle, WA 98125

Ask if your employer matches your donation to double your contribution!  Contact: Beth Sharlin 

Box Tops & Labels for Education

The PTA collects Box Tops and Labels for Education, which are all turned back into the companies for cash/supplies for our school.  A collection site is located next to the saltwater tank. Clip, Recycle and Earn! Contact: Candice Holsapple  

Book Fair and Used Book Sale
Scholastic Book Fair is back again! On Nov 17th-20th PTA will hold book sales with proceeds benefiting the school.  The Used Book Sale runs in Nov & again in the Spring. Not only do we make money for the school – we get books in kids’ (and adults’) hands and get everyone reading!

Used Book Sale Contact: Laura Spring 
Book Fair Contact: Beth Sharlin  or Colleen Weinstein 

Cookie Dough Sale
Get ready Rogers’ bakers!  Cougar Mountain cookie dough will be back this fall.  We will be asking the adults to sell the cookie dough and you will get some great cookies for your freezer!

Contact: Jamie Notzka or Eryn Geokezas 

Shop at Retailers that support schools
Many retailers, including Fred Meyer, Amazon (access Amazon Rewards directly through PTA website), Target, Office Depot, Bartell Drugs, & Safeway donate a percentage of your purchases to the school of your choice.  It’s easy…just tell them what school you are supporting.

Buy John Rogers Otter Apparel 
Purchase apparel with the John Rogers logo on it and a percentage of the sale goes to support our PTA.

Contact: Allison VanDoren  

Drink Pouch, Elmer's Glue Crew, Inkjet & Toner Brigade
At home, collect the above waste then, send the waste into school with your child and we will recycle it through TerraCycle for rewards for our school.  Collection sites are located by the saltwater tank and in the Cafeteria. Contact: Colleen Weinstein 

Annual Give!
Each spring the PTA holds its largest fundraising event – this year it’s the First Annual Give!  Last year, our spring Event was the Auction where we rose over $70,000 in one night for our school.  If you are interested in chairing our auction in 2017, please contact Robin Goodman   

Annual Give Contact: Lisa Karl   

Where does the money go?
The money raised by John Rogers PTA goes directly toward funding much needed school programs, buying supplies, teacher and staff training and community events and activities that otherwise would not be funded.  Specifically, PTA fundraising supports:

  • Classroom supplies
  • Counselor position
  • Playground support
  • Technology
  • Field Trips & Camps
  • Curriculum materials
  • Math & Science Night
  • Young Authors Week
  • Sound Partners Tutoring
  • Playground Equipment
  • Library Books
  • Teacher/Staff Enrichment
  • Community/Family Events & More!!!!
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