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John Stanford International School!

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Goal for the 2015-16 school year is to have a Language Assistant in every immersion classroom. 


Spring Clean/Earth Day and Bike Rodeo
Sunday, May 3, 10am-2pm

Come out and show your school spirit at this family-friendly event. Help beautify the school grounds and build your biking skills in prep for May Bike-to-School-Month! There will be a variety of activities to participate in:
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Worm Bin Restoration
  • Bike Skills Course

Gardening tools and work gloves provided. Bring your own bike and helmet.
Additional support, including procurement of treats for participants, is greatly appreciated. Contact Janel.

May is Bike-to-School Month!!

Throughout the month of May, students are encouraged to walk, bike or scooter to school and other activities. Prizes or treats will be distributed to all participants each Friday in May. Also, get your name entered into a drawing for one of several "grand" prizes at the end of the month. Each day in May that you choose to walk, bike or scooter to an activity, you can enter the drawing. More details to come. To help kick-off the month, please join us on Sunday, May 3 from 10am-2pm for the Bike Rodeo--a fun way for kids to build their biking skills and develop a greater understanding of bike safety. The rodeo will take place on the main playground.

Safety Patrol Sign Up 2015-16

Hello JSIS students, we are looking for responsible, hard working third- and fourth-grade students to start thinking about participating in Safety Patrol for the 2015-16 school year. Pick up an application at the front desk from Ms. Maria P if you are interested.

Applications must be returned to the office no later than May 1st. Training will be held from May 11th-May 22nd, depending on the number of applicants received. There is a limit of applicants that we can accept each year, so it is first come first serve basis. Applications will be dated and initialed as we receive them. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ms. Maria at 206-252-6080. Thank you for your interest.

Hats Off to You!


Thank you to all the students and families for showering us with gifts, love, and delicious food.

We send a special thank you to Suzanne Mason for coordinating a Dr. Seuss week we will never forget.

Thank you!

~ The JSIS staff

JSIS PTSA Rummage Sale--We Need You!
(And your Stuff!)

Saturday, May 16, from 9-3 at 3860 Bridge Way N. All proceeds go to JSIS PTSA! We welcome your donations of high quality new and gently used items--click here for donation guidelines.

You can help by donating, helping sort, price, sell, pack up, or bring bake sale items. Last year this event raised almost $7,000 for our school. Help us make it a success! Sign up genius here. Questions? Email Julie or Carey.

JSIS Playground Renovation

JSIS parents and community, it's time to update our aging playground! Even the students have been circulating a petition for an improved playground. Please follow this link to learn more and see where you can provide support to the project over the coming year. Thank you in advance!

JSIS Logowear Pick-up

If you ordered JSIS logowear, please pick it up!  You can pick-up your items before, during and after school in the PTSA room (across from the front desk) through Friday 4/24.   Any questions or concerns, contact parent volunteer Ingrid Wertz ( 

Orca Lip Sync Challenge

"Hello John Stanford families. We are Ms. Margie's 4th grade morning class. We are having a lip sync challenge to save the orcas of the Puget Sound. It is kind of like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But our challenge is a lip sync challenge. The Orca Lip Sync Challenge is a challenge where you take a video of you lip syncing a song and then post it on Facebook. And if you're a kid, you can post it on your adult's Facebook page (if that's okay with them).

"All you need to do is 3 simple steps to do the #OrcaLipSync:
  1. Record yourself lip syncing to any song
  2. Post your lip sync on Facebook and challenge 5 other people
  3. Send in your $10 donation to Long Live the Kings (if you don't do the challenge you can skip steps 1 and 2, and just donate $30).
"And don't worry, 100% of your money will go to helping the salmon, therefore the orcas.
Do you want to save the Puget Sound orcas? We hope you participate,
Ms. Margie's 4th grade morning class

"Visit our page where you can see our class's lip sync!
and please like our Facebook page."

Lip Sync at Fiesta Latina!
"On May 8th, 2015, at the school's Fiesta Latina night, we are going to have a Lip Sync Challenge. It will be located in Hiromi Sensei's class which is 202. All the money will be donated to LLTK (Long Live the Kings).

"All you need is to bring your cellphone! We hope you enjoy Lip Syncing with us at Fiesta Latina and have plenty of fun!


Learn about the updated version of the Elementary Dual Immersion Guidelines in letter from  
International Education Administrator, Michele Anciaux Aoki HERE

Bike To School
(Future Dates: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/22, 5/29, 6/12)

Please join us for JSIS Walk & Bike to School Days throughout the year. Any day is good for walking and biking, but the following dates will be celebrated with treats for all walkers, bikers, and bus riders. 

If you come by car, ask your driver to park a couple blocks away so you can walk. 

Help us reduce traffic close to school, and you will benefit from the healthy walk or bike ride!

Kick off Bike to school MONTH with national Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 6th

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Upcoming Events

- Spring Play
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- PTSA General Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Spring Play
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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