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Seattle Public Schools will begin changing to a new website at 10 p.m., Sunday, May 31. The new site will look slightly different. Thank you for your patience during the transition. Should you experience any concerns, please email More information can be found here:


Amazon Fundraiser

When shopping at Amazon, you can now use John Stanford's referral link. The PTSA will receive 4-7% 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 and mobile (for iPhone and Android)!

Support JSIS and local, sustainable businesses at the same time!

The Chinook Book is filled with hundreds of coupons for saving at local, environmentally conscious businesses, with more than $6000 in savings.

Print the flyer and return with your check to your child's teacher here.

It's incredibly easy to earn your money back, and a lot more, while enjoying fabulous businesses that are making a difference in our community.

There is also a slick mobile app for the iphone and Android. The Book is $20, the App is $15, or double your coupons and get the Book/App Combo for $30! 

Please consider selling books to your friends, neighbors and colleagues. Chinook Books also make great gifts for local friends and family!

To view the coupons before buying, go online at
Questions? Email Michele Englehart at
Print the Chinook Book flyer.

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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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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. We have QFC, Fred Meyer, PCC, Starbuck's and a selection of other merchant cards available for sale every week at Friday Coffee Break from 9:30 to 10:15am. You can also use the Order Form for a full range of available prepaid cards. The order form can be turned in to our box at the school mailroom or dropped off at Coffee Break or emailed to Laura at

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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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