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Amazon Fundraiser

When shopping at Amazon, you can now use John Stanford's referral link. The PTSA will receive 4% of your purchases which will fund school programs. The percentage increases as more people use the link. It's easy and convenient. You can also bookmark the link on your computer and just go through the link every time you shop at Amazon. You can even increase your donation by purchasing Amazon prepaid cards which will add an additional 4% to your donation. If you have any questions, please email Laura Leahy at

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Annual Fund

When JSIS first started, numerous grants were given to us to help start up our program. Ten years later, our program is thriving despite the fact that the start-up grants are no longer available to us. This is possible due to the tremendous
support from our families through the annual fund. The money raised is managed by the school and is used for maintaining instructional assistants in the immersion classrooms.  Considering how important our instructional assistants are
in providing the support to students, we are so grateful for the continued support by all of JSIS families.

Visit our Annual Fund Page for more information about the 2012 Campaign.

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Book Fairs

Coordinators -  Tracey Crouch & Erika Bigelow

John Stanford hosts two book fairs each year.  Our first is during our annual Monster Mash in October.  At this fair,
English & Japanese books are offered.  Our second fair is during La Fiesta Latina, usually held in the late winter,
which offers English & Spanish books.  The selection of books at both fairs is wonderful and you will find something
for everyone (kids & adults). This is a great gift buying opportunity as money raised from the book sales goes directly
to support the John Stanford library.  Our librarian Ms. Kathleen replaces damaged books and purchases new books with
the proceeds. It is also a great way to support the library or your child's classroom by purchasing books at the sale from teacher's wishlists & donating them right then to the school.

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Chinook Book
in print; as app for iOS; Android!

Thanks to everyone who purchased the Chinook Book printed book or app in support of our school!

Chinook Book sales have closed for the 2013-14 school year, but will return next year.

The 2013-14 Chinook Book and Mobile Coupon Pak have hundreds of coupons from your favorite local, sustainable businesses.  John Stanford receives an amazing 50% of all Chinook Book revenue!

You can purchase The Chinook Book with the Prepaid Card sales at the Friday morning parent coffee hour and at school events.  Or, you can have the Chinook Book delivered to your child's backpack by contacting Michele Englehart at  The Chinook Book is $20, the mobile coupon pak is $15, or you can get both for $30 by purchasing a combo pak.

Here's just a sample of the great Chinook Book deals you'll get while supporting our school and local businesses!

- Molly Moon: Buy an ice cream cone and get one free
- Free pizza at Whole Foods
- $5 off at Bartell's
- $5 off at PCC
- $20 off at Maria Hines' Restaurants: Tilth, Golden Beetle and Agradolce (new!!)
- $5 off at Bottleworks
- $5 off at Veraci Pizza
- 25% off used items at Kids on 45th
- $10 off at Kids Club
- Free Metro bus rides
- 100% off join fee at the YMCA (up to $125 value!), and free guest passes
- Buy one get one free coffee at Caffe Ladro, Cafe Vita, Fremont Coffee Company, Cafe Vita, Peaks - Ice Cream, Ben & Jerry's, Zoe Yogurt and many more
- 2-for-1 admission at SAM, The Burke Museum, the Museum of Flight, Port Defiance Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Century Ballroom Dance Classes, Central Cinema, ACT Theater, Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Taproot Theater, BookIt Repertory Theater, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Burke Museum, Pacific Science Center, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
- Discounted tickets at Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, EMP Museum, Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo.

And many, many more!

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Eco-product sales

Under the auspices of the Director of Sustainability, we offer a host of environmentally-friendly items for sale, including
steel JSIS logo water bottles, sustainable sandwich bags-Reusies, and hand made purses and totes from recycled products. Items sold at the PTSA table at school events. Crafty volunteers always needed.  Contact BarbBurrill at Wireless carriers are offering their back-to-school specials on new phones--here's something you can do with older devices that will help our school! Practice responsible recycling and JSIS gets a rebate
from every phone, working or not. Bring your phones to school and leave them in the drop box at the 42nd St. entrance
along with the boxes for printer cartridges and shoes.

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EScrip - Safeway Loyalty Program

new shoppers--start HERE!
Safeway has teamed up with eScrip to make a contribution equal to 1-4% of all your Safeway shopping.  If you are a
regular Safeway shopper, please go to eScrip to link your Safeway loyalty account to JSIS PTSA and Safeway will
make the contribution for all future purchases.  There is also a semi-annual "10% Back to Schools" event where 10%
of certain items is contributed to the PTSA.  If you use your phone number at the register, just call 877-SAFEWAY
24 hours a day to get your 11 digit account number before registering with eScrip.

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Flower Power

For every purchase made through the Flower Power Fundraising website or catalog
they will give 50% back to John Stanford PTSA! 

Four easy steps for Mail-in ordering.

      1. Select your plants from the catalog or on the website 
      2. Complete order form
      3. Add $5 shipping for each shipping address
      4. Make check payable to JSIS PTSA and put in PTA box

One easy step for online ordering.  Select your plants & order on the Flower Power website:

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The MOVE-A-THON is both a celebration of motion and an old-fashioned fundraiser for JSIS. Kids get pledges from
friends, family, and neighbors based on either a flat amount, or the distance they anticipate travelling. Then they bring
their bikes, or scooters, or rollerskates, or just their feet down to the Burke-Gilman Trail and move!

Check out the Move-A-Thon page for more information.  

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Pre-paid Cards


The prepaid card program raises over $12,000 per year for the PTSA, which provides funds for arts, improvements, scholarships and other activities for the school community.  The PTSA purchases the cards at a discount of up to 16%
and they are sold at face value for use essentially as cash.QFC, Fred Meyer, PCC, Safeway, Starbuck's
and a selection of other merchant cards, much wider than before, are available for sale Friday mornings 9:10 - 10:00
during coffee hour.  Web orders are due the first Friday of each month, with all cards ready for delivery the second Friday.  Start now, place you order directly on line HERE or download FORM.

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Spirit Wear

Coordinator: Ingrid Wertz 

JSIS Logowear - Spring Order

JSIS logowear orders will be collected from Monday, April 21st thru Friday, May 2nd.  Completed order forms with payment need to be returned to the drop box in the JSIS mail room (next to the main office) by 6pm on Friday, May 2nd. 

Logowear items include youth’s, women’s, and men’s t-shirts and sweatshirts in several colors and a cotton tote.  Hard copy order forms will be in student folders the week of April 21st.  Additional order forms can be downloaded here.  Additional information of colors and sizes of logowear items can be found here.  Logowear items will be available for pick-up in the PTSA room in late May/early June.  Any questions, contact parent volunteer Ingrid Wertz (

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Yard Sale

A community event with several host homes in our neighborhood.  See details of this year’s event…

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