Paw Patrol - School Safety - Needs Parent Support
What is PAW PATROL? In light of recent safety concerns and heightened awareness within our school community, we want to shine a spotlight on our current Paw Patrol program. While the intent is centered around engaging students and encouraging safe behavior before the bell rings, the significance of the program highlights the importance of your presence at the school in regard to safety and security. Yes, research shows having a parent involved at a child’s school boosts learning and confidence. Yes, volunteering aids in completing tasks, building relationships and sets a lifelong example of service within your community. Most importantly ... read full article
Author:
Angie Ballas 
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2/22/2018-6/1/2018

Teacher Birthday Luncheon March 16th
Celebrating Rockwell’s Super Staff! On Friday March 16 th , we will be celebrating all Teacher and Staff Birthdays that fall between January and June.  If you are able to help or drop off a food item, please sign up. You may drop off your food before school, in the office. All food needs to be delivered by 10:30 am. Please include a list of your items ingredients (or recipe) at drop off. Also, make sure all containers that you would like returned are labeled with your name. Sign up to bring food or offer help at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fafae28a4f49-celebrating Thank you ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
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2/19/2018-3/16/2018

YEARBOOKS - ON SALE NOW
YEARBOOKS - ON SALE NOW Time to order your child's yearbook! If you haven't  ALREADY ordered your yearbook at the beginning of the year, here's your chance to order it now using this link:  2017-2018 Yearbook. **Make sure you check your account/order history on the PTA website before you order to avoid duplicate ordering.  (Many people already ordered during "Dog Day" when completing the online First Day Packet.) Check your account here . Order it now before it is too late!  Yearbook Sales close March 1st and will not be available after that date.  ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
Show from:
2/13/2018-2/27/2018

DISABILITY AWARENESS NEWSLETTER!
DISABILITY AWARENESS NEWSLETTER   We're proud to announce the first Rockwell PTA Disability Awareness newsletter! The goal of these newsletters is to learn facts about disability equality and inclusion and provide conversation topics and activities you can do with your family and friends to promote disability acceptance.   Click HERE to read about the first topic surrounding identity-first language and having a disability is completely acceptable.   Thanks, Jamie Kivela , Disability Awareness Chair Norman Rockwell PTA ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
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2/13/2018-2/27/2018

Come visit with ELL families March 7th
COME VISIT WITH ELL FAMILIES March 7th    There will be an informal visiting time for families of English learners on  March 7th from 12:30-1:30 in Room 148.   It is a time to meet each other, talk, set up play dates, and learn from each other.  It will be hosted by the EL Partnership Team and they will provide a few snacks. Everyone is welcome. Lynette Friesen English Learning Teacher - Rockwell Elementary ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
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2/13/2018-3/7/2018

PTA - PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
PTA - PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED    TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK COORDINATOR  Do you enjoy making people happy? Would you like to be part of a fun team? Then we need YOU to help plan Teacher Appreciation Week this May! Please email Beth  for details.   ************   5th GRADE PROMOTION TEAM Co-Chairs/Small Team needed to execute 5th Grade Promotion (typically 4th grade and younger parents, so the 5th Grade parents can enjoy the day) Email: Ellie O'Rourke   ************   BUGLE NEWSLETTER EDITOR Seeking co-editor for Bugle Newsletter. Volunteer to co-edit the remainder of this year and take over the following year. ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
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2/13/2018-3/31/2018

Used book donations - drop them off anytime in the library!
Save Those Used Books! In the spring, the Rockwell Library will once again have a Used Book Sale!  The purpose of the sale is to get books into the hands of children and to earn some extra money for the Rockwell Library.  So, please start weeding through your books now!  We accept children and adult books.  Donations can be dropped off any time at the library office.  More information regarding the details of the sale will be posted at a later date.  Thanks in advance for your support.   Diane Davenport Teacher Librarian ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
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2/13/2018-5/31/2018

Read-a-Thon: February 26th – March 9th
Read-a-Thon Starts February 26th: Need Parent consent for Readers   This year's Read-a-thon (RAT) event at Rockwell will take place February 26-March 9th to coincide with Read Across America Day, March 2nd. Read Across America Day is an annual reading celebration that takes place nationwide March 2-Dr. Seuss's birthday.   Parent Consent Required for Readers:  We will need to have parents agree to enter their children's names as Readers (on the RAT website).  So, we appreciate parents completing the online form (please include EACH CHILD FIRST AND LAST NAMES AND TEACHER) using the following link  http://bit.ly/2FUSL5M   We hope to make this year's ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
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2/5/2018-3/9/2018

ESSAY CONTEST "Men Making a Difference" - Entries Due March 1st
ESSAY CONTEST  -  Entries Due  March 1st "Men Making a Difference" is a statewide essay contest.  It explores the important contributions men make in the lives and education of children - from our children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors WA STATE PTA - STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST Entries Due March 1st   "Men Making a Difference" is a statewide essay contest.  It explores the important contributions men make in the lives and education of children - from our children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
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2/5/2018-3/1/2018

PTA Fundraising is 80% to goal - - we need your support!
PTA Fundraising is 80% to goal - - we need your support! Rockwell’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has a responsibility to enrich each student’s academic experience beyond the basic education funded by Lake Washington School District (LWSD) provides. Why does PTA ask for $85 per student? $83 for in-class enrichment + $21 additional school benefits + $7 administrative fees= $111 actual per student cost* As you can see, each student and teacher benefits from your $85 contribution per year. In fact, the asking donation amount does not fully cover the cost and growing population. We started the year with 635 ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
Show from:
2/5/2018-3/1/2018

Authors visit Rockwell!
  Authors Visit Rockwell!! Dana Sullivan ~ February 28 th Laurie Thompson ~ March 2 nd                                           Thanks to the generosity of our PTA, Norman Rockwell Elementary is proud to host author & illustrator Dana Sullivan in our school library on February 28 th for students in grades K, 1 and 2.  Author Laurie Thompson will meet with our 3 rd , 4 th and 5 th grade students on March 2 nd .              ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
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1/28/2018-3/2/2018

The Yearbook desperately needs your photos!
The yearbook committee is in need of pictures for the following events for the yearbook, if you have any pictures from these events, please upload it to our community picture upload site.  https://community.lifetouch.com . The access code to upload is  JYMKJE   Deadline for PAST events is  Feb 16th  - Please upload asap.   Pictures needed for: Reflections Orchestra Band Choir All grade level pics of field trips, classroom activities, parties (no Halloween), Toymaker, and art lessons. ** Note, we currently have only NONE pics for band and choir and very little pics for each grade levels, especially K, 1, ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
Show from:
1/18/2018-3/1/2018

BOX TOPS Bonus App
BOX TOPS BONUS APP BoxTops Bonus App - Now in Apple and Google Play App Stores! Our Winter BoxTops Contest is approaching next month (February 5-16), yet you can now help earn even more cash to help Rockwell school get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. It's free and as easy as 1-2-3. Here's how it works: BUY: Find offers and buy products SCAN your receipt EARN: Watch earning stack up More information about the Box Tops Bonus App can be found  here . ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
Show from:
1/15/2018-2/28/2018

NOMINATION COMMITTEE for 2018-2019 PTA BOARD - NEEDED NOW - APRIL
NOMINATION COMMITTEE for 2018-2019 PTA BOARD - NEEDED NOW - APRIL Although we are only four months into the school year, the time to find the 2018-19 Board of Directors for Rockwell PTA is officially now! Three volunteers are asked to work together to seek the best Board candidates. You can nominate yourself to be on the Nominations Committee or you can be nominated into the leadership role by someone else. Once cleared by the Board, you are voted into position on January 18 th at the General Membership Meeting. Task: Attend LWPTSA training, build a pool of qualified candidates, ... read full article
Author:
Pam Teh 
Show from:
12/2/2017-4/1/2018

The Bugle - Our Weekly Newsletter
Did you miss a Bugle?  Find our Archives here .  To subscribe yourself to the Bugle or submit an article check here . Thanks, The Communications Team ... read full article
Author:
Angie Ballas 
Show from:
9/18/2017-6/20/2018
Paw Patrol - School Safety - Needs Parent SupportAngie Ballas2/22/20186/1/2018
Paw Patrol - School Safety - Needs Parent Support
What is PAW PATROL? In light of recent safety concerns and heightened awareness within our school community, we want to shine a spotlight on our current Paw Patrol program. While the intent is centered around engaging students and encouraging safe behavior before the bell rings, the significance of the program highlights the importance of your presence at the school in regard to safety and security. Yes, research shows having a parent involved at a child’s school boosts learning and confidence. Yes, volunteering aids in completing tasks, building relationships and sets a lifelong example of service within your community. Most importantly ... read full article
Oct. 26th FIRST PTA GENERAL MEETING OF THE YEAR! ALL INVITED!Angie Ballas10/15/201710/26/2017
Oct. 26th FIRST PTA GENERAL MEETING OF THE YEAR! ALL INVITED!
You are invited to join us in the Rockwell library for our first General Membership meeting of the year.   Thursday, OCT 26th at 7pm in the library.   We have a full agenda including: - Voting in our Standing Rules, Budget, Goals and Grant allocations. - Electing the position of President Elect: nominee Beth Batig. - Presentation on Emergency Preparedness by Andrew Koeppen of Eastside Ready. - Presentation of new math practices by our math mindset team of teachers.   As a PTA member, you have a voice and a vote at our membership meetings. We look forward to ... read full article
Dog Day! Rockwell’s Back to School Business Thursday, August 31 8:00am–2:00pmPam Teh6/1/20178/31/2017
Dog Day! Rockwell’s Back to School Business Thursday, August 31 8:00am–2:00pm
Get Ready for Dog Day Rockwell’s Back to School Business Thursday, August 31 8:00 am–2:00 pm Get Ready for Dog Day! (Rockwell's Back to School Business Day) Thursday, August 31st  8:00am-2:00pm **Bring your student - school photos will be taken**   *Specific Times: Dog Day Specific Times: Kindergarten Families: 8:00 am 1st Grade Families: 9:00 am  2nd Grade Families: 10:00 am  3rd Grade Families - 11:00 am 4th Grade Families: 12:00 pm  5th Grade Families: 1:00 pm  Teacher Meet & Greet in the classroom 2pm -3pm -Teacher assignments will be given out after completion of necessary paperwork    **New this Year ... read full article
SchoolPool ends 10/31, be safe and be seen on Halloween!Pam Teh9/28/201710/31/2017
SchoolPool ends 10/31, be safe and be seen on Halloween!
     Be Safe and Be Seen on Halloween! The last day to log trips is 10/31 – H.A.L.L.O.W.E.E.N.   Students are encouraged to wear their SchoolPool blinker while out trick or treating, in addition to keeping it on their backpacks. It is wonderful to see so many blinders being worn on those foggy morning walks. All SchoolPool Calendars should be turned in to the Rockwell office by Wednesday November 1st. Extra calendars can also be found in the office. For more information on “Halloween Pedestrian Safety” see - https://www.goredmond.com/blog/october-27-2017-1116am/be-safe-be-seen-halloween Thank you for your participation! Beth Batig   ... read full article
Family Food Truck NightAngie Ballas9/7/20179/15/2017
Family Food Truck Night
  Back to School Family Food Truck Night!   Come hang out for the evening with Rockwell Families and Staff to celebrate the new school year.   When:   Friday, September 15th, 2017 5:00-7:30pm   Where:  Rockwell covered and uncovered black top area *Rain or Shine*   This year we will have  FOUR  food trucks and one dessert truck: Chicago West    http://rooftopbrewco.com/events/2017/5/29/chicagowest-food-truck Mobile Mayan  serving awesome street tacos  https://www.seattlefoodtruck. com/food-trucks/the-mobile- mayan Byte  serving delicious Asian and Hawaiian  https://www.bytefoodtruck.com/ Chicken Fix.  http://www.chicknfix.com/home Street Treats  serving amazing handmade desserts  http://streettreatswa.com/ There will be something for everyone! Trucks will accept cash and ... read full article
CURRICULUM NIGHT IS ALSO 8/31/17Angie Ballas8/7/20179/1/2017
CURRICULUM NIGHT IS ALSO 8/31/17
CURRICULUM NIGHT IS FOR PARENTS. SCHEDULE IS BELOW: Grades 3-5:   5:40pm-6pm in Gym (Principal and PTA), 6:00-6:45pm in classroom with teacher* *5th Grade teachers will continue their curriculum night as a group in the gym from 6-6:45pm   GradeS K-2: 6:50pm-7:10pm in Gym (Principal and PTA), 7:15pm-8pm in classroom with teacher   ... read full article
Please Fill Our Open Chair PositionsAngie Ballas8/2/20179/5/2017
Please Fill Our Open Chair Positions
Parents!  We need some new faces to help keep our programs running! A number of fun, enriching, and necessary positions are in need of filling. Can you help?  Please check out the list here: http://normanrockwellpta.org/Page/Volunteer/LeadershipOpenings     ... read full article
School Supplies ListAngie Ballas7/29/20179/8/2017
School Supplies List
Searching for the School Supplies list by grade?  Here you go!  http://rockwell.lwsd.org/about-us/student-supply-letters Also, don't forget to shop via our AmazonSmile link and a portion of your shopping will go back to our school's PTA. Happy Shopping! ... read full article
AmazonSmile - Holiday shop and donate to Norman Rockwell PTA! Pam Teh7/10/201712/31/2017
AmazonSmile - Holiday shop and donate to Norman Rockwell PTA!
The holidays are approaching and your supporters will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. By reminding them to shop at  smile.amazon.com , Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 can increase its AmazonSmile donations. Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at  smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1149753  and Amazon donates to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47. ... read full article
DOG DAY: HELP WANTEDDenise Waters6/4/20178/31/2017
DOG DAY: HELP WANTED
  DOG DAY: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31   August 31st is a busy day.  We need your help to ensure everything runs smoothly. Please  SIGN UP to help  for an AM or PM shift (or both and get served lunch). Check in families, answer questions and ensure kids look their best for pictures. Stacy Hatch PTA President ... read full article
Willy Wonka WOW!!!! Spring Musical Registration UpdateLeslie Edmunds2/4/20182/14/2018
Willy Wonka WOW!!!! Spring Musical Registration Update
Willy Wonka WOW!!!! Spring Musical Registration Update:  We have had very high interest in the Willy Wonka Jr. Spring Musical.  We have already received more than 50 complete registrations.  As promised, we are starting a wait list and will add completed registrations in the order they are completed to the wait list.  As a reminder, a complete registration must have ALL of the following items: A completed registration packet, with parent signature A check for $70 to Norman Rockwell PTA OR a scholarship request A photo of your student (you can email this to 2018willywonka@gmail.com ) An email sent to ... read full article
Family Movie Night - Thurs Oct. 19th - SMURFSAngie Ballas10/12/201710/19/2017
Family Movie Night - Thurs Oct. 19th - SMURFS
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT COMING SOON! Date/Time:  THUR, October 19th 6pm -8:30pm in the gym. (No School on Friday!)   Feature Presentation:  SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (rated PG) Free Admission.  Parental Guidance is required/not a drop-off event. Bring blankets or pillows to sit on the gym floor.   VOLUNTEER!  For this event, we need your help for set up, admission and/or concession tables. Sign up  here !  Stay Tuned...for more information!   Sony Mandelecha and Kristin Koliha Movie Night Co-Chairs ... read full article
ROCKWELL DIRECTORIES and YOU ! Pam Teh8/25/20179/8/2017
ROCKWELL DIRECTORIES and YOU !
  We have given everyone access to the on-line PTA membership directory  through the first week of school so that you can give it a free trial run.     Why do you want to become a paid PTA member by purchasing an Individual Membership, a 2-Adult Membership or a Teacher/Staff Membership?   We ll, there are many reasons but I would like to focus on two benefits in this article, the on-line PTA Membership Directory and the paper Student Directory.    On-line PTA Membership Directory The on-line PTA Membership directory allows you and other paid PTA members to view ... read full article
CONGRATS - 2017 PTA AWARD WINNERSAngie Ballas6/21/20178/31/2017
CONGRATS - 2017 PTA AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to our ROCKWELL PTA Award Winners . Awards were given to staff at the all-school assembly and to volunteers at our volunteer celebration on Tuesday, June 20th. Please read on for our Dog-Gone, Bow-Wow, Heart of Rockwell winners and special congrats to our Outstanding Educator (Nancy McKay and Kirsten Gometz) and our Golden Acorn recipient (Myriam Pollock) . These two awards are  Washington State PTA Awards   and   Donations are made in each WSPTA Award recipient’s name to the WSPTA fund, which awards scholarships to students who are freshmen entering post-secondary education. Thank you to the awards committee ... read full article
Teacher Birthday Luncheon March 16thPam Teh2/19/20183/16/2018
Teacher Birthday Luncheon March 16th
Celebrating Rockwell’s Super Staff! On Friday March 16 th , we will be celebrating all Teacher and Staff Birthdays that fall between January and June.  If you are able to help or drop off a food item, please sign up. You may drop off your food before school, in the office. All food needs to be delivered by 10:30 am. Please include a list of your items ingredients (or recipe) at drop off. Also, make sure all containers that you would like returned are labeled with your name. Sign up to bring food or offer help at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fafae28a4f49-celebrating Thank you ... read full article
YEARBOOKS - ON SALE NOWPam Teh2/13/20182/27/2018
YEARBOOKS - ON SALE NOW
YEARBOOKS - ON SALE NOW Time to order your child's yearbook! If you haven't  ALREADY ordered your yearbook at the beginning of the year, here's your chance to order it now using this link:  2017-2018 Yearbook. **Make sure you check your account/order history on the PTA website before you order to avoid duplicate ordering.  (Many people already ordered during "Dog Day" when completing the online First Day Packet.) Check your account here . Order it now before it is too late!  Yearbook Sales close March 1st and will not be available after that date.  ... read full article
DISABILITY AWARENESS NEWSLETTER!Pam Teh2/13/20182/27/2018
DISABILITY AWARENESS NEWSLETTER!
DISABILITY AWARENESS NEWSLETTER   We're proud to announce the first Rockwell PTA Disability Awareness newsletter! The goal of these newsletters is to learn facts about disability equality and inclusion and provide conversation topics and activities you can do with your family and friends to promote disability acceptance.   Click HERE to read about the first topic surrounding identity-first language and having a disability is completely acceptable.   Thanks, Jamie Kivela , Disability Awareness Chair Norman Rockwell PTA ... read full article
Come visit with ELL families March 7thPam Teh2/13/20183/7/2018
Come visit with ELL families March 7th
COME VISIT WITH ELL FAMILIES March 7th    There will be an informal visiting time for families of English learners on  March 7th from 12:30-1:30 in Room 148.   It is a time to meet each other, talk, set up play dates, and learn from each other.  It will be hosted by the EL Partnership Team and they will provide a few snacks. Everyone is welcome. Lynette Friesen English Learning Teacher - Rockwell Elementary ... read full article
PTA - PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Pam Teh2/13/20183/31/2018
PTA - PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
PTA - PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED    TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK COORDINATOR  Do you enjoy making people happy? Would you like to be part of a fun team? Then we need YOU to help plan Teacher Appreciation Week this May! Please email Beth  for details.   ************   5th GRADE PROMOTION TEAM Co-Chairs/Small Team needed to execute 5th Grade Promotion (typically 4th grade and younger parents, so the 5th Grade parents can enjoy the day) Email: Ellie O'Rourke   ************   BUGLE NEWSLETTER EDITOR Seeking co-editor for Bugle Newsletter. Volunteer to co-edit the remainder of this year and take over the following year. ... read full article
Used book donations - drop them off anytime in the library!Pam Teh2/13/20185/31/2018
Used book donations - drop them off anytime in the library!
Save Those Used Books! In the spring, the Rockwell Library will once again have a Used Book Sale!  The purpose of the sale is to get books into the hands of children and to earn some extra money for the Rockwell Library.  So, please start weeding through your books now!  We accept children and adult books.  Donations can be dropped off any time at the library office.  More information regarding the details of the sale will be posted at a later date.  Thanks in advance for your support.   Diane Davenport Teacher Librarian ... read full article
Read-a-Thon: February 26th – March 9thPam Teh2/5/20183/9/2018
Read-a-Thon: February 26th – March 9th
Read-a-Thon Starts February 26th: Need Parent consent for Readers   This year's Read-a-thon (RAT) event at Rockwell will take place February 26-March 9th to coincide with Read Across America Day, March 2nd. Read Across America Day is an annual reading celebration that takes place nationwide March 2-Dr. Seuss's birthday.   Parent Consent Required for Readers:  We will need to have parents agree to enter their children's names as Readers (on the RAT website).  So, we appreciate parents completing the online form (please include EACH CHILD FIRST AND LAST NAMES AND TEACHER) using the following link  http://bit.ly/2FUSL5M   We hope to make this year's ... read full article
BOX TOPS - TURN YOURS IN BY WEDS (2/14)Pam Teh2/5/20182/14/2018
BOX TOPS - TURN YOURS IN BY WEDS (2/14)
BOX TOPS - TURN YOURS IN BY WEDS (2/14) Roses are red, violets are blue.  Three more days to turn in Box Tops , so why should you?!   If you have not turned in your Box Tops yet, you have three more days. Go through your pantry and start clipping! Ask your relatives for their Box Tops! Send them in by this Wednesday, February 14th .   Box Tops: Every Box Top collected earns the school 10 cents towards PTA programs. Find  Box Tops on hundreds of products. Look for the PINK and WHITE little square.  Neatly Clip  Box Tops from ... read full article
ESSAY CONTEST "Men Making a Difference" - Entries Due March 1stPam Teh2/5/20183/1/2018
ESSAY CONTEST "Men Making a Difference" - Entries Due March 1st
ESSAY CONTEST  -  Entries Due  March 1st "Men Making a Difference" is a statewide essay contest.  It explores the important contributions men make in the lives and education of children - from our children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors WA STATE PTA - STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST Entries Due March 1st   "Men Making a Difference" is a statewide essay contest.  It explores the important contributions men make in the lives and education of children - from our children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, ... read full article
Spirit Wear Sale - Going on NOW!Pam Teh2/5/20182/11/2018
Spirit Wear Sale - Going on NOW!
Spirit Wear Sale - Going on NOW! Spirit Wear Sale! New Rockwell Beagle shirts, sweatshirts, and more! Click here to access Rockwell's ONLINE Spirit Wear store. These are our bestselling Beagle styles! Our Spirit Wear store will be open TODAY through February 11th . Order now and your student will receive their Spirit Wear by early March.   ***If anyone is interested in being next year's Spirit Wear coordinator, please email me at  spiritwear@normanrockwellpta.org . Spirit Wear is sold twice a year, so the role is not a huge time commitment and it is fun! Contact me and I'd be happy to ... read full article
PTA Fundraising is 80% to goal - - we need your support!Pam Teh2/5/20183/1/2018
PTA Fundraising is 80% to goal - - we need your support!
PTA Fundraising is 80% to goal - - we need your support! Rockwell’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has a responsibility to enrich each student’s academic experience beyond the basic education funded by Lake Washington School District (LWSD) provides. Why does PTA ask for $85 per student? $83 for in-class enrichment + $21 additional school benefits + $7 administrative fees= $111 actual per student cost* As you can see, each student and teacher benefits from your $85 contribution per year. In fact, the asking donation amount does not fully cover the cost and growing population. We started the year with 635 ... read full article
Authors visit Rockwell!Pam Teh1/28/20183/2/2018
Authors visit Rockwell!
  Authors Visit Rockwell!! Dana Sullivan ~ February 28 th Laurie Thompson ~ March 2 nd                                           Thanks to the generosity of our PTA, Norman Rockwell Elementary is proud to host author & illustrator Dana Sullivan in our school library on February 28 th for students in grades K, 1 and 2.  Author Laurie Thompson will meet with our 3 rd , 4 th and 5 th grade students on March 2 nd .              ... read full article
RED MONDAY SIGN WAVING EVENT- JANUARY 29Pam Teh1/22/20182/13/2018
RED MONDAY SIGN WAVING EVENT- JANUARY 29
SIGN WAVING DAYS FOR THE BOND/LEVY At the General Membership Meeting last week, out PTA voted to endorse the measures on the February Ballot. Learn more about the bond and levies at Vote Yes for LWSD Schools  or at LWSD's site .  LWSD is putting three new funding measures on the February 2018 ballot Proposition 1: Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy Proposition 2: Replacement Capital Project Levy Proposition 3: Bond to Reduce Overcrowding and Enhance Learning Environments For anyone who is interested in participating, there are two sign waving events leading up to the election on Feb. 13.    RED MONDAY SIGN ... read full article
RHS Spring Jr. Dance CampPam Teh1/22/20182/21/2018
RHS Spring Jr. Dance Camp
RHS DANCE CAMP   The RHS Dance Team is hosting a SPRING JR. DANCE CAMP.  Register on our website  www.redmonddanceteam.com   Spring Jr. Dance Camp for 4th-8th graders Cost of camp: $100 per dancer   Camp times: Feb 21st-23rd 4:30-5:30 pm at RHS   Performance time: March 3rd at RHS time of performance tbd ... read full article
PTA "FINANCIAL REVIEW" VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on Jan 29Pam Teh1/22/20181/29/2018
PTA "FINANCIAL REVIEW" VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on Jan 29
"FINANCIAL REVIEW" VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Calling all financial types (who are PTA members) to help work within a team and conduct the Mid-year financial review. The week of January 29th through February 2nd is planned for the review.  It will only be about a 3 hour block of time.   The files and audit checklist are provided. Just bring your attention to detail and patience. Email Sheila at  treasurer@normanrockwellpta.org  by Monday, January 29th to volunteer.  Please include the dates and time that work for your schedule.    Thanks, Sheila Gruber Norman Rockwell PTA Treasurer and Parent Volunteer ... read full article
The Yearbook desperately needs your photos!Pam Teh1/18/20183/1/2018
The Yearbook desperately needs your photos!
The yearbook committee is in need of pictures for the following events for the yearbook, if you have any pictures from these events, please upload it to our community picture upload site.  https://community.lifetouch.com . The access code to upload is  JYMKJE   Deadline for PAST events is  Feb 16th  - Please upload asap.   Pictures needed for: Reflections Orchestra Band Choir All grade level pics of field trips, classroom activities, parties (no Halloween), Toymaker, and art lessons. ** Note, we currently have only NONE pics for band and choir and very little pics for each grade levels, especially K, 1, ... read full article
PTA Year in ReviewPam Teh1/15/20181/18/2018
PTA Year in Review
Norman Rockwell PTA Year in Review We are already halfway through the year! Let’s take a look at all we’ve accomplished thus far: We welcomed 635 students and their families back to school with Dog Day, had coffee at the flag pole and fun at food truck night.  Room parents, Art Docents and volunteers have created wonderful memories at Halloween parties, through monthly art work lessons and weekly afterschool enrichment programs. Fourth graders earned an extra lunch recess by collecting the most BoxTops! 100 people gathered in the gym for movie night and laughed at the Smurfs. The membership learned ... read full article
SIGN WAVING DAYS FOR THE BOND/LEVY JAN 29Pam Teh1/15/20181/29/2018
SIGN WAVING DAYS FOR THE BOND/LEVY JAN 29
SIGN WAVING DAYS FOR THE BOND/LEVY LWSD is putting three new funding measures on the February 2018 ballot Proposition 1: Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy Proposition 2: Replacement Capital Project Levy Proposition 3: Bond to Reduce Overcrowding and Enhance Learning Environments For anyone who is interested in participating, there are two sign waving events leading up to the election on Feb. 13.    RED MONDAY SIGN WAVING EVENT- JANUARY 29 Join Rockwell families and staff on the corner of 162nd and 116th from 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. to wave signs. Campaign signs will be provided but you are welcome to make your own. ... read full article
Yearbook orders opening Feb 1st!Pam Teh1/15/20181/31/2018
Yearbook orders opening Feb 1st!
YEARBOOK UPDATE We have had some inquiries about yearbook orders! Many of you  already ordered a yearbook back on Dog Day before school started or when you completed your online "first day PTA packet". If you can't remember,  just check your account/order history on the PTA website .  For NEW orders, we will be posting a link to order your yearbook starting February 1st 2018. Keep an eye out for more information in the bugle, and Facebook. Check your account/order . ... read full article
PTA's Family Bingo Night (Western Theme)Pam Teh1/15/20182/2/2018
PTA's Family Bingo Night (Western Theme)
PTA'S FAMILY BINGO NIGHT   Western Theme Howdy! We sure hope you trot on over to the Rockwell Gym for Bingo Night! Western-theme attire encouraged, but not required. Bingo, fun, dance breaks, and lots of prizes. Giddyup - let's get this party started. DATE/TIME:  Friday, Feb 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm ADMISSION: $1.00/per bingo card (Concession items will be sold) *Parental Guidance/Attendance is required. ... read full article
LWPTSA Special Needs Group: Meaningful Inclusion - Dr. Ilene SchwartzPam Teh1/15/20181/16/2018
LWPTSA Special Needs Group: Meaningful Inclusion - Dr. Ilene Schwartz
LWPTSA Special Needs Group presents: Meaningful Inclusion - Dr. Ilene Schwartz WHEN:  Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Networking TIME:   6:30 - 7:00  -  Parent networking & opportunity to meet Paul Vine, Director of Special Services and the Associate Directors.  Meeting TIME:   7:00 - 8:30 pm   Guest Speaker - Dr. Ilene Schwartz LOCATION:    Lake Washington School District Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center) Parking in back or on street   Dr. Ilene Schwartz is the director of the Haring Center for Inclusive Education on the UW campus, an interdisciplinary, research, and training center focused on improving outcomes for children of all abilities. She is a ... read full article
5th GRADE PROMOTION CHAIRS/TEAM NEEDEDPam Teh1/15/20181/29/2018
5th GRADE PROMOTION CHAIRS/TEAM NEEDED
5th GRADE PROMOTION CHAIRS/TEAM NEEDED *Traditionally 4th grade (& below) parents   Each school year, a small committee of 4th grade parents and staff get together to plan for a wonderful end-of-year send-off to our fifth graders. The plans include creating special banners for each graduate (the committee simply helps create the blank template with each graduate's name on it), setting up the gym the day before graduation to post all of the banners and set up the stage, order the cake and waters, and help serve the cake and support the event on graduation day (typically from 9:00am-11am). It's a very easy and ... read full article
Do you want to help new Rockwell families feel included and appreciated?Pam Teh1/15/20181/29/2018
Do you want to help new Rockwell families feel included and appreciated?
SEEKING F.A.C.E. COMMITTEE MEMBERS Do you want to help new Rockwell families feel included and appreciated? Do you want to make a difference in our school and community? Do you speak a language other than or in addition to English? If you answered "yes" to ANY of these questions, you're who we're looking for!  Our Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) committee is starting up and we can't wait to make Rockwell an even more helpful and inclusive place for our wonderful families from all over the world.   Our first meeting will be on Thursday, January 18th at 2:15 p.m. at the ... read full article
BOX TOPS Bonus AppPam Teh1/15/20182/28/2018
BOX TOPS Bonus App
BOX TOPS BONUS APP BoxTops Bonus App - Now in Apple and Google Play App Stores! Our Winter BoxTops Contest is approaching next month (February 5-16), yet you can now help earn even more cash to help Rockwell school get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. It's free and as easy as 1-2-3. Here's how it works: BUY: Find offers and buy products SCAN your receipt EARN: Watch earning stack up More information about the Box Tops Bonus App can be found  here . ... read full article
SMART WITH ART - WINTER SESSION - AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENTPam Teh1/15/20181/29/2018
SMART WITH ART - WINTER SESSION - AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
SMART WITH ART - WINTER SESSION - AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT Smart with Art is starting its winter session classes later this month, with two brand new offerings for students!   Visual Arts: American Artists , Fridays (starting Jan. 26)  3:05 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.  Grades K-5. Printmaking with Passion , Wednesdays (starting Jan. 31) 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Grades 1-5.   If you'd like to be our dedicated PTA Parent Volunteer for either of these classes, you'll receive a HUGE discount on tuition as well!  Please note that volunteers must be cleared through Lake Washington School District. Flyers will be coming home ... read full article
WINTER CODING CLASSES - AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENTPam Teh1/15/20182/2/2018
WINTER CODING CLASSES - AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
  Questions about Coding Class at Rockwell? Contact Rockwell PTA Parent Volunteer Renu Bhandari ... read full article
E-Prep Tip from Our Emergency Prep ChairPam Teh1/15/20181/29/2018
E-Prep Tip from Our Emergency Prep Chair
E-Prep Tip from Our Emergency Prep Chair Winter Storms and Car Kits   STAY OFF THE ROAD Federal Highway Administration reports indicate that the risk of vehicular accidents rises sharply in winter weather conditions. In an average year, there are more than half a million vehicle crashes when the roads are snowy, slushy, or icy, resulting in nearly 2,000 fatalities and 140,000 injuries. Driving is very dangerous during and immediately after a winter storm. Plan to stay off the road when authorities issue Advisories, Watches, and Warnings.   ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY If driving is necessary, ensure you have emergency supplies ... read full article
DINE OUT FOR ROCKWELL PTA - PANDA EXPRESS on 1/25 1-8pmPam Teh1/15/20181/25/2018
DINE OUT FOR ROCKWELL PTA - PANDA EXPRESS on 1/25 1-8pm
DINE OUT FOR ROCKWELL PTA - PANDA EXPRESS on 1/25 Present this flyer from 1-8pm!     ... read full article
Student Leadership News - Meeting and Twin Day!Pam Teh1/8/20181/12/2018
Student Leadership News - Meeting and Twin Day!
Student Leadership News Student Leadership Meeting: Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  7:45 am in Mrs. Gibson's room. Rockwell Spirit Day  - Twin Day: Friday, January 12, 2018 Find a friend and be a twin. Why not two friends and be triplets?  Wear shirts, pants, socks that are the same color.  Talk with your friends and find something that match that you all have in your closets. Can't find anything? Try wearing your hair the same or you hat backwards!  Join in the fun and show your Rockwell Spirit.  ... read full article
PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 7pm Jan 18thPam Teh1/8/20181/18/2018
PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 7pm Jan 18th
Rockwell PTA is currently 400 members strong yet less than 10% attend the quarterly meetings. While we appreciate your trust and support in running the business of PTA, we invite you to attend the General Membership Meetings to be part of the process, advocacy and parent education presentations. This meeting will include two different parent education topics based on how parents can share power in partnership with teachers and students: New Writing Curriculum - Presented by Gena Thome, 2nd grade teacher/Member of LWSD Curriculum Development Team, will share information on how parents can support their child's writing at home. She will ... read full article
PTA'S FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - Despicable Me 3Pam Teh1/8/20181/22/2018
PTA'S FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - Despicable Me 3
PTA'S FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT   Despicable Me 3 DATE/TIME:  Friday January 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm FEATURE  PRESENTATION:  Despicable Me 3 (PG) ADMISSION:  Free (Concession items will be sold) Parental Guidance/Attendance is required. Stay Tuned for more information! Sonal Mandelecha and Kristin Koliha Movie Night Chairs ... read full article
LOST AND FOUND TO BE DONATED on Jan 26thPam Teh1/8/20181/26/2018
LOST AND FOUND TO BE DONATED on Jan 26th
LOST AND FOUND TO BE DONATED   Is your student missing any jackets, hats, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc.? Please come in and check our lost and found. Our lost and found is overflowing with numerous items.  All belongings must be claimed by the end of the school day on Friday, January 26th.  Anything left in lost and found after January 26th will be donated. Thank you,  Inez Mobley Student Records Secretary, Norman Rockwell Elementary ... read full article
5th GRADE PARENT INFO NIGHT - 6:30 PM at RMSPam Teh1/8/20181/23/2018
5th GRADE PARENT INFO NIGHT - 6:30 PM at RMS
5th GRADE PARENT INFO NIGHT - RMS 6:30 PM at Redmond Middle School On  Tuesday, January 23rd Redmond Middle School will be hosting a parent night for all current 5th graders who will be attending RMS next year.  This is event starts in the gymnasium at RMS at 6:30pm . This will be a great chance to see and tour Redmond Middle, meet the administration and counseling staff, and have any questions answered for you. This evening geared toward parents only.  Our 5th grade students will be visiting Redmond Middle the following Tuesday on January 30th for a field trip.  ... read full article
Kindergarten information for Sept 2018 - Jan/Feb important datesPam Teh1/8/20182/1/2018
Kindergarten information for Sept 2018 - Jan/Feb important dates
Kindergarten Information for September 2018 Classes Optional Information Meeting for prospective Kindergarten parents will be January 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the school library.  Meet the principal, tour the school and ask questions!  Adults only - no child care provided.  Registration packets will be available to take home.  Please call Inez for more information at 425-936-2670. Kindergarten Registration will begin Thursday, Feb. 1 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm in the school library.  Child must be 5 by August 31, 2018 to register.  Bring birth certificate or passport, immunization records, emergency contact information, and proof of address (recent utility bill ... read full article
What is PAW PATROL? Become involved!Pam Teh1/5/20181/19/2018
What is PAW PATROL? Become involved!
What is PAW PATROL? Paw Patrol is intended to engage families and partner with the school to welcome, support and encourage all students upon arrival every morning 8:15-8:30am .  Adults (parents,grandparents, neighbors, community members) will be wearing safety vests and walking the perimeter of the school to: Boost social behavior by greeting kids with a welcoming “hello”. Encourage students to be safe, respectful, responsible and kind. Enhance safety by reinforcing school rules. Ensure students are lined up for class when the bell rings. The first week of Paw Patrol was a BIG success! Our Paw Parent, Romina, was delighted to ... read full article
Rockwell PTA just achieved the Bronze Level Membership Award with Washington State PTA!Pam Teh1/2/20181/16/2018
Rockwell PTA just achieved the Bronze Level Membership Award with Washington State PTA!
Rockwell PTA just achieved the  Bronze Level Membership Award  with Washington State PTA!   The Bronze Level Award is given to local PTAs for enrolling 50% or more of the previous year’s membership by  September 30 .      Our goal is 100% membership - join today and support our students.    ... read full article
LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!Pam Teh1/2/20181/16/2018
LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
LUNCH ROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED It would be a huge help to have volunteers in the cafeteria 11:45-12:45pm. Help serve and clean up. Your child(ren) will be proud of you and you will be setting a great example for them. Visit this link to sign up for all of the shifts you can help with. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d49aeab22a57-lunchroom Contact JWulf@lwsd.org ... read full article
Reflections Art Show - this Friday, January 5, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pmPam Teh1/2/20181/16/2018
Reflections Art Show - this Friday, January 5, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Come celebrate the LWPTSA Council Reflections award winners and all the students who participated in the Council round of the program.  All participants and their families, friends and classmates are welcome to attend. Exhibit is this  Friday, January 5, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pm   at Lake Washington Resource Center at Redmond Town Center 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052 VA The following Rockwell students received an Honorable mention award for their Visual Arts entries: Journey to Dream  - Julia K. Primary (PreK-2) Friendship - Lynn H. Primary (PreK-2) Reaching for the stars – Anya L. Interm (3-5)   SEEKING 2018 REFLECTIONS CHAIRS ... read full article
FREE EVENT! Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Schools by Dr. Julie CaustonPam Teh1/2/20181/4/2018
FREE EVENT! Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Schools by Dr. Julie Causton
FREE EVENT!  Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Schools  by Dr. Julie Causton   Hosted by: Northshore School District Location:  Northshore Performing Arts Center - 9130 NE 180th St. Bothell, WA 98011 When: Thursday, January 4, 2017 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm   Details: Parents and educators are invited to attend "Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Schools" with Dr. Julie Causton, 7-8:30 pm., Jan. 4, at the Northshore Performing Arts Center. This dynamic and interactive presentation is for all parents and educators who provide educational services and are interested in creating and maintaining authentically inclusive schools in which all students are valued ... read full article
Upcoming LWSD Bond & Levy Tuesday Jan 9thPam Teh1/2/20181/16/2018
Upcoming LWSD Bond & Levy Tuesday Jan 9th
Upcoming LWSD Bond & Levy Presentation with Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce  Tues, Jan 9th at Redmond Middle School Commons  6:30 pm - 7:00 pm ... read full article
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING AT ROCKWELL Fri, Jan 12th 2018Pam Teh12/11/20171/12/2018
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING AT ROCKWELL Fri, Jan 12th 2018
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING AT ROCKWELL Fri, Jan 12th 2018   Vision and hearing screening for all students is on January 12th.  Please have your student wear or bring his/her glasses, contacts, or hearing aids to school that day.  Thank you. Karen Hernan and Nomita Yadav  (Vision and Hearing Co-Chairs) ... read full article
"THANKS FOR GIVING" PTA KINDLE GIVEAWAYPam Teh12/11/201712/14/2017
"THANKS FOR GIVING" PTA KINDLE GIVEAWAY
It's the season for giving, and the Norman Rockwell PTA wants to get into the spirit.  We will be having a drawing on Thursday, December 14th to give away a brand new Amazon Kindle!  Here's all you need to do to enter:  Join the Norman Rockwell PTA  Donate to our yearly fundraiser, Pass the Hat  (this helps us   fund all the enriching programs for our students every year!) Current members and everyone who registers by Wednesday, December 13th  will automatically be eligible to receive the Kindle.  *Members who have already joined AND donated to Pass The Hat will also be entered. Joining ... read full article
HERITAGE NIGHT - QUICK FEEDBACK REQUESTEDPam Teh12/11/201712/25/2017
HERITAGE NIGHT - QUICK FEEDBACK REQUESTED
HERITAGE NIGHT - QUICK FEEDBACK REQUESTED   The PTA would love to hear your feedback on Heritage Night which was hosted on November 17.  The survey should take about one minutes to complete. Your feedback will help us to continue to improve the event in future years.  The survey is  here .   Thank you! Elaine Bentzinger Parent Volunteer: VP of Events, Norman Rockwell PTA ... read full article
LEGO ENGINEERING CLUB - Register Now Winter 2018Pam Teh12/11/20171/30/2018
LEGO ENGINEERING CLUB - Register Now Winter 2018
STEM is the theme for winter Lego sessions. Do sign up your kids for the sessions and don't forget to sign up to be a parent volunteer. Intro to STEM with with LEGO® Materials, Winter Grades: K to 1 Dates: 1/22/18 - 3/26/18 Mondays No Class date: Feb 19th Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm Student signup Parent volunteer signup STEM Challenge with with LEGO® Materials, Winter Grades: 2 to 5 Dates: 1/30/18 - 3/27/18 Tuesdays Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm Student signup Parent volunteer signup   This class is being sponsored by Rockwell PTA. All classes need to have a parent volunteer without one ... read full article
READ-ATHON CO-CHAIR NEEDEDPam Teh12/11/201712/31/2017
READ-ATHON CO-CHAIR NEEDED
Rockwell will be hosting a Read-a-thon from February 25th - March 8th (to coincide with Read Across America). The money raised from this read-a-thon will go towards our school's amazing academic enrichment programs, as well as to help children in need of reading glasses, who cannot otherwise afford them. We are looking for a co-chair who can help with this fun event. If you are interested in serving as a co-chair, please contact: Ellie O'Rourke PTA VP of Fundraising.  ... read full article
LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDPam Teh12/2/201712/31/2017
LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED It would be a huge help to have volunteers in the cafeteria! It’s hard to tell who is happier to be at lunch- the volunteers helping to serve kids and help the staff transition the café back into a gym OR the kids who love seeing parents at school! Can you help 11:45-12:45pm?  Contact JWulf@lwsd.org ... read full article
PAW PATROL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (Mornings from 8:05-8:30am)Pam Teh12/2/201712/16/2017
PAW PATROL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (Mornings from 8:05-8:30am)
PAW PATROL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED     Wanted :   Adults (parents, grandparents, neighbors, community members)    to be on our Paw Patrol every morning 8:05-8:30am.   Encourage students to be safe, respectful, responsible and kind. Boost social behavior by greeting kids with a welcoming “hello”. Enhance safety by reinforcing school rules. Be one of the many  friendly   faces to greet our   students.    Help to ensure they are lined up for class, making safe choices and are ready for a fresh day of learning. Paw   Patrol   will   start   next Monday,    December   11th. Training is scheduled for Thursday, December 7 th . Choose between 1:15-1:45pm ... read full article
NOMINATION COMMITTEE for 2018-2019 PTA BOARD - NEEDED NOW - APRILPam Teh12/2/20174/1/2018
NOMINATION COMMITTEE for 2018-2019 PTA BOARD - NEEDED NOW - APRIL
NOMINATION COMMITTEE for 2018-2019 PTA BOARD - NEEDED NOW - APRIL Although we are only four months into the school year, the time to find the 2018-19 Board of Directors for Rockwell PTA is officially now! Three volunteers are asked to work together to seek the best Board candidates. You can nominate yourself to be on the Nominations Committee or you can be nominated into the leadership role by someone else. Once cleared by the Board, you are voted into position on January 18 th at the General Membership Meeting. Task: Attend LWPTSA training, build a pool of qualified candidates, ... read full article
ESSAY CONTEST "Men Making a Difference" - Entries Due March 1stPam Teh12/2/20172/1/2018
ESSAY CONTEST "Men Making a Difference" - Entries Due March 1st
ESSAY CONTEST - Entries Due March 1st "Men Making a Difference" is a statewide essay contest.  It explores the important contributions men make in the lives and education of children - from our children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches, and friends - impact the children they care about.   Students may consider many questions when writing their essays including: Why is this male role model important in your life? What life lessons, ethics, or skills has he taught you? Why do you look up to him and appreciate ... read full article
Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign Dec 4-17Pam Teh12/2/201712/17/2017
Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign Dec 4-17
Please support hungry students at Norman Rockwell Elementary during the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign! Donate online from  December 4-17  at  www.feedwashington.org/ holidayhungercampaign   Did you know there are a projected 8 students at Norman Rockwell who are food-insecure and go hungry over the weekends?  The Pantry Packs program, powered by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, is a volunteer-run food assistance program that provides weekend food for our hungry students.  Over the years, it has grown to serve 43 schools in Lake Washington School District. As the district grows, so does the need. The Pantry Packs program is supported by ... read full article
Student Directories Make the Holidays Sparkle !!Leslie Edmunds11/26/201712/13/2017
Student Directories Make the Holidays Sparkle !!
Imagine the long Holiday Break with no school and no play dates !!  Parents save yourselves from your "I'm bored" child and purchase a copy of the paper Student Directory for only $5 .  It is the easiest way for you to find a playmate for a few hours who already knows your child.  And, that play date might lead to another with the other parents hosting! The Student Directory contains the listing of your child's class by teacher name with parent email addresses and parent phone numbers.  It's one of the best resources for you to help your child ... read full article
Dine out for Rockwell - The Commons in Woodinville on Nov 16thPam Teh11/14/201711/16/2017
Dine out for Rockwell - The Commons in Woodinville on Nov 16th
Eat all day and earn money for school at The Commons in Woodinville from 8am to 9pm Whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner—or even if you’re picking food up to go—a portion of your proceeds will be donated to Norman Rockwell PTA. So go for the giant cinnamon roll, or the smoked mushroom gravy, or the fried chicken cobb salad, or the grilled cheese...need we say more? Print out this flyer and present it to your server:  http://normanrockwellpta.org/Doc/Program Flyers/The Commons - Nov 2017.pdf ... read full article
YEARBOOK - 5TH GRADE COVER CONTESTPam Teh11/14/201711/17/2017
YEARBOOK - 5TH GRADE COVER CONTEST
YEARBOOK - 5TH GRADE COVER CONTEST Calling all 5th graders!  Are you an artist? Can you draw, sketch or doodle the Norman Rockwell spirit? It's a Rockwell tradition for the graduating classes to submit designs for an awesome yearbook cover. Enter the yearbook cover contest now and your design could be selected. Deadline:  Friday, November 17th. Turn in to your teacher or the office. (Black pen, black marker or pencil only please!) ***** UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE YEARBOOK! Did you take some great photos at the Costume Parade, Class parties, the Back to School BBQ, the first day of ... read full article
Reflections Art Contest - Local Winners Art Show/Open House Jane 5th 2018 4-8pmPam Teh11/14/20171/5/2018
Reflections Art Contest - Local Winners Art Show/Open House Jane 5th 2018 4-8pm
REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST - WITHIN REACH ARTISTS MOVING ON TO THE COUNCIL LEVEL Bravo to all the Rockwell students that participated in the Reflections Art Contest this year! We got a total of 44 wonderful entries for the different art categories and  11 of those art pieces were selected to represent Norman Rockwell at the Council level .  Congratulations to all! Visual Arts Primary (PreK - Grade 2): Julia K Muyun S Lynn H Visual Arts/ Intermediate (Grades 3-5): Anya L Shriya K Owen U Photography/ Intermediate (Grades 3-5 ): Joshua L   Keerti M Music composition/Intermediate (Grades 3-5 ): ... read full article
Special Needs Monthly Meeting Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Pam Teh11/14/201711/21/2017
Special Needs Monthly Meeting Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Special Needs Monthly Meeting WHEN:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017    Networking TIME:  6:30 - 7:00   -  Parent networking & opportunity to meet Paul Vine, Director of Special Servies and the Associate Directors of Special Services.    Meeting TIME:   7:00 - 8:30 pm  LOCATION:   Lake Washington School District Resource Center                     16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center)                      Parking in back or on street   Guest speaker:  Amy Patterson serves on the Governing Board of Washington State's Achieving a Better Life ... read full article
Pass the Hat – We Need Your Help!Pam Teh11/14/201711/17/2017
Pass the Hat – We Need Your Help!
Pass the Hat – We Need Your Help! If you are new to Rockwell, have not donated yet for the year or still need to get your corporate matching in, there is still time! And our PTA could use your help! We are currently at 78% of our annual goal of raising $35,000 for our school. Please helps us raise more funds to continue to promote all of the amazing academic enrichment programs, events and classroom support that help make Rockwell the fantastic school that it is. Corporate Matching Also, please don’t forget the opportunity to increase your donation through ... read full article
The Student Directory Is Here !!Leslie Edmunds11/7/201711/21/2017
The Student Directory Is Here !!
The paper Student Directory is here!!  Paid PTA members should be receiving their copy of the Student Directory through your child 's bac kpack this week .  If you don't receive a copy and you want one, please Join the PTA or order a copy of the paper Student Directory through the PTA website.  The second distribution round will be next week.   If you think something went wrong and you should have received a copy but didn't , please email Leslie Edmunds using the3edmunds@hotmail.com   to resolve the issue.  Thanks to everyone who responded to emails quickly, filled out forms more ... read full article
Volunteers needed for Rockwell's Emergency Supplies InventoryPam Teh10/21/201711/27/2017
Volunteers needed for Rockwell's Emergency Supplies Inventory
ROCKWELL'S EMERGENCY SUPPLIES INVENTORY Volunteers Needed Until now, emergency supplies for Rockwell have been provided by PTA funding/donations. Starting this year, the district has received budget to provide emergency food and water to all LWSD schools over a 5-year period. This is great news! The Rockwell E-Prep Chairperson is looking for volunteers to help count food and water supplies in our emergency container on 10/30/17 at 10:00-11:30 am. Please visit this  sign up link to volunteer.  Thank you,   Stephanie Wagner E-Prep Chairperson ... read full article
Ellipsis Math and CraftPam Teh10/16/201711/7/2017
Ellipsis Math and Craft
Ellipsis Math and Craft Explore the beauty and artistic side of Math by creating optical illusions, fractals and impossible shapes.  Tinker, glue, cut, color and measure models and explore real-world math problems.  Strengthen fraction and geometry concepts through origami and math games.   In this Ellipsis Math and Craft class, students are immersed in rich tasks and hands-on projects.  Many of the tasks and projects expose students to interesting high level concepts of mathematics in an interesting and fun way.  Students work both independently and collaboratively in this action packed four weeks’ class.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expose ... read full article
Teacher Birthday Luncheon Nov 2ndPam Teh10/12/201710/30/2017
Teacher Birthday Luncheon Nov 2nd
Teacher Birthday Luncheon Our Teachers Are the Pick of the Litter! On Thursday November 2nd, we will be celebrating all Teacher and Staff Birthdays that fall between July and December.  If you are able to help or drop off a food item, please sign up. You may drop off your food before school, in the office. All food needs to be delivered by 11:00 am. Please include a list of your items ingredients (or recipe) at drop off. Also, make sure all containers that you would like returned are labeled with your name. Sign up to bring food or offer ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair Oct 16-19thPam Teh10/1/201710/19/2017
Scholastic Book Fair Oct 16-19th
 You are invited to our Scholastic Book Fair in the Rockwell Library!   The fair is an annual reading event packed with excitement for students and families.  Join us: Monday, October 16 th (11:30 to 7) Tuesday, October 17 th (11:30 to 7) Wednesday, October 18 th (1:30 to 5) Thursday, October 19 th (11:30 to 5) Our Book Fair theme – Wild West Book Fair: Saddle Up and Read! – surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids ... read full article
HERITAGE NIGHT: Nov17th 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Redmond High School's CafeteriaPam Teh9/28/201711/17/2017
HERITAGE NIGHT: Nov17th 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Redmond High School's Cafeteria
  HERITAGE NIGHT: SPONSOR A COUNTRY/BOOTH Performers needed too!   Take a trip around the world at Rockwell's Heritage Night!   Enjoy performances from around the world Visit sponsoring country booths Origami, kendama and calligraphy from Japan Be sure to get your Rockwell passport stamped!   Volunteers Still Needed: Please visit this sign up link for fun ways you can volunteer! It's not too late to represent a country/booth!   **NEW: This years event is on  Friday, November 17th  from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Redmond High School's Cafeteria.   Thank you, Mansi M. Majeed Ruhina T. Karthikeyan Heritage Night Chairs   ... read full article
6th Annual Spelling Bee Open for registration (new deadline Nov 2, 2017)Pam Teh9/24/201710/12/2017
6th Annual Spelling Bee Open for registration (new deadline Nov 2, 2017)
Registration for the School’s 6 th Annual Spelling Bee for all students from grades 1-5 is now open! Deadline for enrollment is Nov 2, 2017     Register now here ! The fee covers enrollment, a participation certificate, and entry into the Final School Spelling Bee provided that the student qualifies by first passing the Written Round Test.  If the registration fee is a financial challenge for you, then please contact us at  nrspellingbeeclub@gmail.com .  We will hold mock bees for practice. First session of mock bee for enrolled students is on Oct 26 th , 2017. All information like practice word lists, schedules, ... read full article
Parent Volunteering - Background Checks etcAngie Ballas9/22/201710/31/2017
Parent Volunteering - Background Checks etc
Please find the LWSD Volunteer Application/Background Check form here:  http://www.lwsd.org/help/parent-access-support/online-parent-volunteer-application Please fill this out ASAP if you plan to volunteer in the classroom, chaperone, or volunteer with the PTA. It takes a little time to process, so fill it out today.  It's easy to fill out and good for two years! ... read full article
Reflections Art Program (Entry Deadline 10/26 1:30pm)Pam Teh9/21/201710/26/2017
Reflections Art Program (Entry Deadline 10/26 1:30pm)
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.  A student may submit an entry in one or more of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. For more information on these art areas, please visit the  Reflections page . Download  Participation Rules and Student Entry forms here . Some hard copies will be available in ... read full article
The Bugle - Our Weekly NewsletterAngie Ballas9/18/20176/20/2018
The Bugle - Our Weekly Newsletter
Did you miss a Bugle?  Find our Archives here .  To subscribe yourself to the Bugle or submit an article check here . Thanks, The Communications Team ... read full article
Rockwell Dines out - Red Mango September 28!Pam Teh9/14/20179/28/2017
Rockwell Dines out - Red Mango September 28!
ROCKWELL DINES OUT!!   Help support       Thursday, Sep 28th, 2017 Noon to 7:30pm at the Red Mango    7325 166 th Ave NE F-160, Redmond, WA 98052 BRING THIS FLYER Bring this flyer  when you dine with us on Thursday, Sep 28th 2017, and we’ll donate 20% of the proceeds from your purchase to Norman Rockwell PTA. It’s all-natural frozen yogurt, fresh fruit smoothies, and yogurt parfaits, all for a great cause! ... read full article
Membership DiscountsDenise Waters6/22/20178/31/2017
Membership Discounts
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS   Good news! Your membership stays active throughout summer vacation! We emailed your membership card directly to you on Tuesday, June 20th. Your unique membership number allows you to receive discounts at summer destinations like Wild Waves, Silverwood, the LeMay Car Museum, Key Arena concerts and more!!   Be sure to have your electronic member card available when taking advantage of benefits and discounts.   Note: Please do not share promotional codes with non-WSPTA members or on social media.   Visit the here to find out more!    Thank you for being a PTA member this year - ... read full article
Box Tops all summer long!Denise Waters6/22/20178/31/2017
Box Tops all summer long!
BOX TOPS: Collect and Save all summer long!   EARN CASH FOR ROCKWELL, ALL SUMMER LONG! This summer, look for Box Tops products as you prepare for picnics, reunions and celebrations. Collect and save your BoxTops (or Bonux BoxTops) over the summer in an envelope or Ziploc bag and bring them in the fall. We will have another context in October (and Winter as well), so keep saving the BoxTops over the summer and join in on the fun! Happy Summer Clipping!   Ellie O'Rourke Box Tops Chair ... read full article
PTA SurveyDenise Waters4/10/20174/30/2017
PTA Survey
We want to know how to better meet your needs. Please complete this survey to help us improve our Communications, Website and PTA offerings!   Denise Waters VP Communications ... read full article
Save the date: ELL Information MeetingDenise Waters6/22/20179/13/2017
Save the date: ELL Information Meeting
SAVE THE DATE: ELL INFO MEETING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13   There will be an information meeting for Rockwell families of English Learners on Wednesday,  September 13  from 12:30-1:30.  At 1:30 families will pick up their children and are welcome to stay for an informal family play time together outside.  The PTA will be there to answer questions, and families will learn about how their children are supported as they learn English.   Lynette Friesen English Learning Teacher Rockwell Elementary ... read full article