Jogathon 2020 Success!

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Giving Tuesday – Triple Your Donation!

Triple your donation today! 

It’s #GivingTuesday and today your donation to the Ed Foundation will be tripled thanks to some exciting matches! 

Match 1: An incredible $65,000 match to fund tutoring for socio-economically disadvantaged students. 

When you donate to the Ed Foundation to support arts, STEM, wellness and other essential programs, match donors will make a dollar-for-dollar matching gift to fund tutoring for socio-economically disadvantaged youth in Santa Monica schools, up to $65,000. This match will run through December 18 and ensure socio-economically disadvantaged students receive the academic help they need during distance learning.

The $65,000 match is made possible by: $50,000 from an anonymous donor, $10,000 from the Nancy and Nimish Patel Family Foundation, and $5,000 from the Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation.

Match 2: Today only, RAND will match all donations up to $3,000

Please make your gift by 11:59 tonight at and make three times the difference.

¡Triplique su donación hoy!

Es Martes de Donación (#GivingTuesday) y hoy su donación a la Fundación Ed se triplicará gracias a estas ilusionantes donaciones para igualar.

Donación para Igualar 1: Un increíble aporte de $65,000 para financiar tutorías para estudiantes en desventaja socio-económica.
Cuando dona a la Fundación Ed para apoyar las artes, STEM, bienestar y otros programas esenciales, los donantes de para igualar donaciones harán una contribución equivalente dólar por dólar para financiar tutorías para jóvenes en desventaja socioeconómica en las escuelas de Santa Mónica, hasta $65,000. La donación para igualar se extenderá hasta el 18 de diciembre y garantizará que los estudiantes con desventajas socioeconómicas reciban la ayuda académica que necesitan durante el aprendizaje a distancia.

La igualación de $65,000 es posible gracias a: $50,000 de un donante anónimo, $10,000 de la Fundación de la Familia Nancy y Nimish Patel and $5,000 de la Fundación Appelbaum-Kahn.

Donación para Igualar 2: ¡Solo hoy, RAND igualará todas las donaciones hasta $3,000!

Por favor haga su donación antes de las 11:59 de la noche en y haga tres veces la diferencia.

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Giving Tuesday

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and then the best of all – GivingTuesday!

GivingTuesday, on December 1, is about people coming together to do extraordinary things – just like your donations to the Ed Foundation do every day. Make your gift on GivingTuesday at to fund programs for WRLC students!


Primero fue Viernes Negro (Black Friday), luego Lunes en Línea (Cyber Monday) y luego el mejor de todos – ¡Martes de Donación (GivingTuesday)!

El Martes de Donación, el 1 de diciembre, se trata de gente común que se unen para hacer cosas extraordinarias – como hacer sus donaciones a la Fundación de Educación cada día. ¡Haga su donación en Martes de Donación en para financiar programas para nuestros alumnos en WRLC!

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This week, please:
  1. Make the final push for additional donations in support of our school! PTA needs these funds for necessary classroom supplieslearning apps, and activities this year and next. No amount is too small and every little bit counts! You could also win awesome prizes like an iPad or a classroom movie party! (Direct link to the RallyUp registration/donation page is here – it is not too late to register and start collecting donations!
  2. Email us any pictures you have of your kids doing the jogathon activities to
  3. Tune in to our Friday Assembly at 8:30am to see whether Principal Bourke or Will Rogers won the Jogathon Challenge, and who gets pie’d! The Zoom link information will be emailed to you separately.
All information and updates can be found at!! Let’s Go Rogers!! Thank you!!
For anyone who missed the Assembly, here is a link to the video!
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Community Food Program – Thanksgiving

Please consider supporting the Will Rogers Community Food Program. As we near the holidays, items have been added to our Amazon Wish List to ensure all Will Rogers families are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

We still have a GoFundMe running as well, if you would like to make a financial contribution towards this essential program in which Will Rogers families who need a little extra support can sign up to receive backpacks full of food to take home on the weekends.

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🏞This week and next, explore the great outdoors! Take pictures of you and your family at the beach, on a hike, or anywhere fun! Send 📷 to so we can post them on our website!
📚Please also make sure you are registered and collecting donations for the Jogathon! This is our big fall fundraiser, and the PTA needs these funds for necessary classroom supplieslearning apps, and activities this year and next! No amount is too small and every little bit counts! You could even win some awesome prizes like an iPad or AirPods!  ** Students in classrooms who have 100% registration (no donation required) will receive a FREE jogathon vinyl decal! So please encourage your classmates to register! **
💻Keep checking to register and collect donations, for news and updates, and to VOTE for who you think won in the Principal Bourke vs. Will Rogers competition!! 🍰The winner gets to pie the other in the face at our last 11/20 Assembly!

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Mr. Sea’s Book Recommendations for Fall/Winter 2020

Hello Will Rogers Families! Here is Mr. Sea’s Book Recommendations for Fall / Winter 2020. Click on the link to the grade to skip down to it.

When shopping on the Scholastic website please use the school link below


‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Time for School, Baby Shark by John John Bajet

We Will ROCK our CLASSMATES by Ryan T. Higgins

The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright

Now Wash Your Hands! by Matt Carr

Pearl and Squirrel Give Thanks by Cassie Ehrenberg

Cover for Little Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds
Little Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds

1st Grade

Let’s BEE Thankful! by Ross Burach

Fly Guy & Fly Girl: Fright Night by Tedd Arnold

Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale by Sam Wedelich

Kind by Alison Green

Dragon’s Merry Christmas by Dav Pilkey

Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee

l Because You Matter by Tami Charles

2nd Grade

Press Start #9: Super Rabbit Boy’s Time Jump by Thomas Flintham

Dragon Masters #17: Fortress of the Stone by Tracey West

Kung Pow Chicken #5: Jurassic Peck by Cyndi Marko

Go Away, Unicorn #2: Doggone Magic! by Emily Mullock

Bigfoot Wants a Little Brother by Samantha Berger & Martha Brockenbrough

Baby-Sitters Little Sister #2: Karen’s Roller Skates by Katy Farina and Ann Martin

3rd Grade

Who Would Win?: Ultimate Shark Rumble by Jerry Pallotta

Magic Treehouse #34: Late Lunch with Llamas by Mary Pope Osborne

Geronimo Stilton #76: Superstore Surprise by Geronimo Stilton

Mr. Wolf’s Class #4: Field Trip by Aron Nels Steinke

Thea Stilton: Special Edition #9: The Magic of the Mirror by Thea Stilton

Dog Man #9: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey

Frightville #4: Night of the Mask by Mike Ford

4th Grade

I Survived #20: I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 by Lauren Tarshis

The Dragon Prince: Through the Moon Graphic Novel by Peter Wartman

Twins by Varian Johnson

Forget Me Nat by Maria Scrivan

Anne Frank: The Girl Heard Around the World by Linda Elovitz Marshall

The True Definition of Neva Beane by Christine Kendall

5th Grade

Becoming Muhammad Ali by Kwame Alexander

Three Keys by Kelly Yang

The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #8: Logan Likes Mary Anne! by Gale Galligan and Ann Martin

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

The Captive Kingdom by Jennifer Nielsen

A Tale of Witchcraft… by Chris Colfer

The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

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Jogathon – Friday Lunchtime Assembly: Masks & Singerz!

Week 3 of #jogathon is now in full swing! Have you done your Cardio workout, and your Wheels workout? Send pictures 📷 of you doing these activities to!
Please also plan to join us for a special “Masks & Singerz” lunchtime assembly on Friday, Nov. 6th at 11:40am! Some of our favorite teachers and staff will be singing their hearts 🎙🎶 out and competing for fun prizes 🏆. Everyone is invited to the assembly and can enjoy the show, but those who have (1) registered for the Jogathon; and (2) collected at least $15 in donations are also able to VOTE for the winners. Go to for the link to register and collect donations at RallyUp.

Look for the Zoom link and code in your inbox!

*** Students in classrooms that achieve 100% registration (no donation required) will also win a super cool Jogathon vinyl decal! ***

Please don’t miss this awesome assembly on Friday; we look forward to seeing everyone there!!
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JOGATHON Weeks 2 & 3

JOGATHON Weeks 2&3 will be the WHEELS Challenge!! Grab a bike, scooter, skateboard, roller skates, whatever you’d like, and get out and about! Don’t forget to snap some photos 📷 of your student doing the challenge and email them to (pics will be displayed on our website). Also, please keep checking for updates on events and surprises, and to register your student for this fundraiser. So far we have 31 students registered and have already collected over $1000! The funds we raise directly support our classrooms and important school-wide programs. No donation amount is too small and anything you can collect is very appreciated! Let’s Go Rogers!

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Fight the Flu!

The SMMUSD Council of PTAs wishes to remind you that this year it is especially important for you to protect yourself and your family against the seasonal flu. The CDC has helpful information regarding seasonal flu on their website. You can click on these links for more information in English or Spanish.

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the annual flu vaccine by the end of October. However, getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season will benefit you. Again, please refer to their website for more information and ask your doctor any questions you may have.

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