After School Program

Challenge Island: Rainforest Island
Challenge Island: Rainforest Island

Chair:
(none)

Grades: K-2
January 8-March 25 (No class Jan 15 or Feb 19)
Mondays 4:00-5:00pm
Norman Rockwell Elementary
$250

Class description:
Race into an unforgettable journey through the amazing Amazon Rainforest with Challenge Island book characters Daniel, Joy, Kimani and DaVinci. You and your STEAM Team will zip through the jungle’s action-packed layers, taking on challenges inspired by the rainforest’s awesome animal inhabitants – from the playful monkeys to the hungry jaguars to the slithering anacondas on the dark and creepy forest floor. This magical island is a must for all kids who love animals and endless adventure!

Challenge Island: Amusement Park Island
Challenge Island: Amusement Park Island

Chair:
(none)

Grades: 3-5
January 8-March 25 (No class Jan 15 or Feb 19)
Mondays 4:00-5:00pm
Norman Rockwell Elementary
$250

Class description:

Buckle your seatbelts for this thrill-filled, action-packed Island! You and a STEAM Team of friends will create theme park rides galore at exciting destinations like Roller Coaster Cliff, Zipline Zone, Spinning Waters, and the world-famous Rocket Heights. Amusement Park Island® promises to be the hottest ticket in town!

Snapology: Responsive Robotics
Snapology: Responsive Robotics

Chair:
(none)

Grades: 1-5
January 9-March 19 (No class Jan 23)
Tuesdays 8:10-9:10am
Norman Rockwell Elementary
$240

Class description:

In this challenge-focused program, your students will begin to develop their computational thinking skills by playing with modular, robotic cubes known as Cubelets®! Every way your student snaps the magnetic cubes together creates a unique robot, but what really matters is how they figure out the perfect robot recipe to solve a challenge. Students work in small teams to figure out how to create energy-efficient lighthouses, racer bots, maze-solvers, goofy animals, and so much more!

PlayWell TEKnologies Engineering
PlayWell TEKnologies Engineering

Chair:
(none)

Grades: K-2
January 11-March 21 (No class Jan 25 and Feb 15)
Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Norman Rockwell Elementary
$189

Class description:

Bundle-up, we’re creating a spectacular Winter Wonderland! Build bobsleds, design snowmobiles, and take a ride on the Polar Express. Explore your snowiest ideas and learn STEM concepts with tens of thousands of LEGO® pieces at your mitten-tips and the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

CreART Studio
CreART Studio

Chair:
(none)

Grades: K-5
January 16-March 26 (No class Jan 23)
Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Norman Rockwell Elementary
$269

Class description:

This season, young artists will be sketching intricate sea creatures, experimenting with watercolors, and crafting mesmerizing Pop Art cubes that play with optical illusions. We’ll also venture into the world of comic portraits and create charming heart wreaths. Using chalk and oil pastel techniques, we’ll paint vibrant hippie buses and explore the world of charcoal window scenes. To add a tactile elemente, we’ll craft clay fish tacos and collaborate on an engaging group abstract harmony project. Join us for a season brimming with art, imagination, and boundless fun!

Excel With Chess
Excel With Chess

Chair:
(none)

Grades: K-5
January 9-March 19 (No class Jan 23)
Tuesdays 3:50-4:50pm
Norman Rockwell Elementary
$216

Class description:

Beginners through advanced players are welcome at Chess Club! Make new friends while learning chess skills and practicing together each session. Chess has been proven to improve focus and critical thinking! In our classroom, chess is also a fun game where we build confidence, socialize, and practice sportsmanship.
Spring Play 2024
Spring Play 2024

Chair:
When:
Spring

The PTA in partnership with Youth Theatre Northwest presents a spring play. Rockwell’s 4th and 5th graders will perform live, on-stage at the Redmond Performing Arts Center. Registration is limited to 30 cast members, first come, first serve.

Seeking co-chair(s) from 4th or 5th grade parents. More information here: https

Enrichment

Art Docent
Art Docent

Chair:
When:
Monthly

A school-hours program designed to supplement art instruction on a monthly basis developed by the Seattle Art Museum.

Parent Art Docents provide monthly, in-class art instruction to students and display the students' artwork at the annual Art Showcase in May. Curriculum and all supplies are provided, as well as an orientation/training in September.

Each classroom needs at least one parent Art Docent but most classes have more. Art Docents sign up for this position with the classroom teacher at Curriculum Night.

The PTA provides information, suggested curriculum by grade, training, and guidance. Art Docents work directly with the Classroom Teacher to schedule and plan the art lessons for the year. Art Docents must complete the LWSD Volunteer application and approval process prior to being in the classroom.

Docents, access your files here.
Assemblies
Assemblies

Chair:
(none)
When:
Random

PTA provides support for enriching assemblies planned by the principal.
Math in Action/Math Challenges
Math in Action/Math Challenges

Chair:
When:
Weekly

An at-home program designed to improve student math skills through league play and challenge events. Weekly Math Challenges are announced through the Bugle newsletter.

Parent volunteers are needed to provide math challenges, score tests and manage on-line data.

http://www.mathinaction.org/Pages/RockwellMC.aspx

Reflections Art Competition
Reflections Art Competition

Chair:
When:
Fall

A district, state and national level judged art show for all students and grades. Students have the opportunity to create original works in several categories including dance/choreography, music composition, literature, film production, photography and visual art. Students may submit in more than one category. Selected pieces will be displayed at Rockwell, in the LWSD area and in Washington state.

More information is announced through ParentSquare and the Bugle Newsletter.

Salmon in the Classroom
Salmon in the Classroom

Chair:
When:
Spring

4th Grade Salmon Education Program where the students participate in the raising of several hundred salmon fry who are released into a local stream in the spring.

Events

5th Grade Promotion
5th Grade Promotion

Chair:
(none)
When:
End of School Year

4th grade parents plan the 5th grade promotion ceremony in June (so that the 5th grade parents can enjoy it)!
All School Dance Party
All School Dance Party

Chair:
When:
Spring

All school (parents too) dance party - typically held at Redmond H.S. Dance instruction is provided the week prior during PE class.

Seeking co-chair(s)
Back to School Picnic
Back to School Picnic

Chair:
(none)
When:
mid-September

Families and Staff are invited to socialize and enjoy getting back to school.
Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
When:
June

A fun-filled morning of outdoor games and activity stations for the whole school. Lots of volunteers needed to man the stations at this fun event for the kids!
Heritage Night
Heritage Night

Chair:
When:
November

The heritage night festival is a fun evening for families to learn more about different countries in the world. Parents/families volunteer to sponsor a booth showcasing a country.
Ice Cream Social/Art Showcase/Used Book Sale
Ice Cream Social/Art Showcase/Used Book Sale

Chair:
(none)
When:
May

3- events in one! Student artwork is displayed all throughout the school by the classroom art docents. Families may walk around and enjoy the art and also stop by the gym for ice cream (served by their teachers). Meanwhile the library will be selling used books (donated by Rockwell families). Art Docent Chair and docents coordinate the art show, and the librarian coordinates the book sale.

3rd Chair/Trainee for the following year needed!!
S.T.E.A.M Night
S.T.E.A.M Night

Chair:
When:
January

All students and families are invited to enjoy an evening learning about S.T.E.M.
Welcome Back Coffee
Welcome Back Coffee

Chair:
(none)
When:
August-September

PTA provides coffee and treats for parents after drop-off on the First Day of school.

PTA

Box Tops Contest
Box Tops Contest

Chair:

School collects box tops from students in a fundraising contest.
Bugle Newsletter, Reader Boards, Facebook
Bugle Newsletter, Reader Boards, Facebook

Chair:
When:
weekly

PTA supports and publishes a weekly email newsletter for parents with the latest information and important dates. Reader boards near the street and at the front of the school also convey important information.

Sign up on the main home page to subscribe to the newsletter.

Articles for consideration in the following Bugle are due: Sundays by 1pm. Submit to: bugle@normanrockwellpta.org

Bugle Editor: Cydney Knapp
Reader Boards: Rose Brundritt
Facebook Page: Cydney Knapp
Website: Brandon Poe
Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E)
Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E)

Chair:

Helping new families transition to our school throughout the year
Fundraising
Fundraising

Chair:

Various programs to raise funds for school and student events and activities sponsored by the PTA
Membership
Membership

Chair:
(none)
When:
Ongoing

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year and year-round. We always strive for 100% membership! By joining the PTA, you help support all of the programs we offer!
PTA Nominating Committee
PTA Nominating Committee

Chair:
When:
Winter/Spring

The nominating committee is made up of at least three PTA members and is elected by the general membership in January. Their job is to solicit officers for the next school year and to present a slate to be elected in the spring.
Read-a-thon
Read-a-thon

Chair:
When:
late fall

School-wide read-a-thon fundraiser
Restaurant Nights
Restaurant Nights

Chair:
When:
Year-round

Various restaurants in the area participate in dine-out nights - proceeds from your meal go to the school when you dine out on particular days at various restaurants throughout the school year.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
When:
Fall & Winter

We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items a couple times per year and kids can wear them on spirit days or any day.
Website
Website

Chair:
When:
Year-round

PTA sponsors the Rockwell PTA website, providing information to parents, access to sign up pta, volunteer opportunities, purchasing yearbooks and spirit wear, and the first day packets will all be online.
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
When:
Year-round

The PTA produces a yearbook for each school year. We're always looking for photos of students participating in various activities, please send photos to the Yearbook Chairs directly or upload to Lifetouch - link to be announced in Bugle Newsletter. You may also send pics to office on a flash drive - attention Yearbook Chair.

School Services

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

Chair:
When:
Year round

Maintain and improve the emergency supplies at the school for use in case of natural disaster and other unusual occurrences.

PAW Patrol
PAW Patrol

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-round

Volunteers patrol school grounds before school starts and greet families, be available for conflict resolution and enforcing school rules (no running on the blacktop, can not play on equipment, stand in line respectfully).
Picture Retakes
Picture Retakes

Chair:
When:
November

The PTA supports the school by coordinating volunteers to assist with picture retakes.
Vision/Hearing Screening
Vision/Hearing Screening

Chair:
When:
Winter

The PTA supports the annual vision and hearing screening at the school by providing volunteers who assist the school nurse with testing logistics such as getting to and from the testing location.

Volunteer Services

Room Parents
Room Parents

Chair:
When:
3-4 times per year

Room Parent Chairs communicates with room parents and provides a fall training. Room Parents help plan classroom parties for individual classrooms with other parent volunteers from your student's class. Also includes communicating with parents regarding any celebration for teacher birthdays and Teacher Appreciation Week. Room Parents will sign up to be a room parent in the classroom during Curriculum Night.
Running Club
Running Club

Chair:
When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:40 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

The Running Club takes place during the lunch recess. It is run by Ms. Cottom (PE teacher) with the assistance of parent volunteers.
Teacher Appreciation Week/Teacher Bday Lunches
Teacher Appreciation Week/Teacher Bday Lunches

Chair:
When:
Year-round

The teacher appreciation committee assists with teacher appreciation & hospitality events throughout the year.
Teacher Appreciation: May
Birthday Lunches: Fall & Spring
Volunteer Recognition and PTA Awards
Volunteer Recognition and PTA Awards

Chair:
When:
June

A fun celebration for volunteers and issuing of PTA Awards.