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Monday Bugle - Feb 14

  • Virtual STEAM Family Night
  • Safety Patrol Members Appreciation
  • Message from our Rockwell Sustainability Chair
  • Be part of RMS PTSA Leadership
  • Annual Dr.Seuss Multilingual Virtual Read Aloud
  • Math Challenge #9
  • Rockwell Running Club
  • 5th Grade Baby Photos
  • Lunch Recess Volunteers Needed
  • Pre Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook


  • Feb 17 & 18 - No School (Mid-Winter Break)
  • Feb 21 - No School (President's Day)
  • Feb 23 - Spirit Day: Rockwell Day
  • Feb 25 - Virtual STEAM Family Night

For more details on these events, check out the February Calendar on the PTA Website
Virtual STEAM Family Night
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math

Families, please join us for STEAM night on February 25th from 5pm - 7pm. Your PTA has curated an evening chalk full of exciting activities to engage our young leaners.

Kinders, 1st, and 2nd graders can log in using this Team Link. This age group will enjoy an interactive presentation from Pacific Science Center called "Radical Reactions" (think mad scientist meets a magical sorcerer!). Kids will get to watch a live and interactive presentation with awesome chemical reactions, controlled explosions, and even watch a scientist create an elephant toothpaste! Kiddos will also get to play fun math games hosted by our local sponsor Mathnasium, and will learn about a variety of instruments from our local musicians at Bach 2 Rock.

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders can log in using this Teams Link. This age group will emjoy and interactive presentation from Pacific Science Center called "Night Sky Tonight." Kiddos will get an inside peek into the Center's planetarium and will learn about constellations and the magical effect of our earth's axis. Like the younger group, oru older leaners will also get to play interactive games with Mathnasium and will hear some awesome music producer by Bach 2 Rock.
Safety Patrol Members!

Your hard work and dedication is very much appreciated. You set a fine example for the younger kids at school. Thank you for being the responsible leaders of our school and keeping our community safe.

-- Mrs. Long
Safety Patrol Leader/Teacher
Message from your Norman Rockwell PTA Sustainability Chair

Dear Rockwell Families,

This school year, I assumed the position of Sustainability Chair, Norman Rockwell PTA. Some of you know me from being the LEGO chair, Running Club or Art Docent parent volunteer. Sustainability is actively discussed under the structure of the Lake Washington PTSA Council. In this role, it is my intention to parse out the larger discussion at the Council level and bring that to you through the Bugle newsletter.

At the last LWPTSA Council Sustainability Committee meeting, some of the Sustainability Chairs from other LWSD schools shared their thoughts on the movie "Don't Look Up." Have you seen it?

In my next piece, I will add in Green Tips, Legislative action/advocacy and important dates.

Have a great week ahead!

Sustainability Chair, Norman Rockwell PTA
Be Part of RMS PTSA Leadership in 2022-2023

Calling All Incoming 6th Grade Parents and Guardians! The Redmond Middle School PTSA is looking for volunteers interested in a Board or chairperson position for 2022-2023. No experience is necessary. If you would like to be part of this team of know of someone who might want to join us, please fill out the online RMS PTSA Recommendations form. All recommendations are CONFIDENTIAL. You can also recommend or get more information on any positions by sending an email to Kiran B, Karen H, Elaine H, and Neeta C at


  • No experience is necessary!
  • Feel too new? We welcome new leadership!
  • Don't know which position? Talk to us to find your fit!
  • You don't have to be a current PTSA member!
  • Don't want to do it alone? We'll help find a partner!
Recommendations Form HERE

RMS PTSA Job Descriptions HERE
Annual Dr. Seuss Multilingual Virtual Read Aloud Event in the Library!

Every year we celebrate Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss' birthday with a Multilingual read aloud with his books printed in languages other than English. Due to safety concerns, this year's event will be a virtual one, utilizing FlipGrid to create read aloud videos at home. Then these videos will be shared with the entire school to view online.

The virtual event will be held the week of March 1st, 2022

Here is how it will work:

  • Parents/students express interest in participating and sign up for a book in the home language. Contact me for a list of titles and languages.
  • Rockwell will check out the book in English AND the chosen languages (to the student), then deliver to the child in their classroom
  • Parents/Students will record themselves on FlipGrid reading the books (tutorial on how to do this will be shared later this month - once we have sign ups and books are distributed)
  • FlipGrid videos wills be shared with all classes the first week of March, 2022.

Once you received a list of titles/languages from me, find a book in your home language, discuss with you family on whether you want to participate. Then email me if you want to sign up. I will add your students name/your name to the list with the book you want to read.

If you would like to participate, please contact me no later than February 22nd, 2022.

I am so excited to continue to celebrate our students' culture and language while reading these classic, fun books!

Questions? Feel free to contact me with any questions:
Shelly Gordon -
Library Media Specialist
Math Challenge #9
Due by Thursday, February 17th

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #8. Congratulations to the following winners:
Nyra C, Drish D, Sophia L, Royee R, Laura R, Imai M, Avyaan Y, Claire G, Ava T, Aditi A and Arnav D.

Math Challenge #9 is now available here.

For this challenge, lucky prize winners will be randomly selected from qualified submissions. Please feel free to try more questions than the minimum required for your grade level in order to qualify. Grab some friends and family and work on the challenges together! Once your student completes the challenge email their paper by the due date to:

The due date for Math Challenge #9 is Thursday, February 17th.

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you need additional information about this program.

Let the challenge begin!
Rockwell Running Club Returns

Announcing the start of the Rockwell Running Club!

Who? All Rockwell students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, who would like to come out and walk, jog and/or run during lunch recesses!

When? Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch recesses, starting March 1st.

Where? We will meet at the flag poles on the soccer field. Students will walk, jog and/or run a marked path around the sand soccer field.

Attention Parents!
We need your help to kick off this popular program! Volunteers are needed to help set up, monitor, and assist students with punch cards on laps being completed, and to award prizes to students who reach running milestones.

Please sign up on Sign Up Genius HERE

Are you approved yet as an LWSD (Lake Washington School District) volunteer? If not, you can apply HERE

Questions? Please email Christine Cottom,

Christine Cottom
Norman Rockwell Elementary
Physical Education Specialist
5th Grade Baby Photos

It's a Rockwell tradition that we include 5th grade student's baby photos in the yearbook. If you'd like to participate in this tradition, please send a baby photo to

Please send a high/full resolution photo & include your student's name in the filename.

Deadline is March 4th, 2022.
Lunch Recess Volunteers Needed

We have an immediate need for parent volunteers to assist with lunch recess. Volunteers are needed to help Monday through Friday, for shifts between 11:40AM and 1:00PM. Volunteers will help coordinate specific recess activities for kiddos during lunch recess.

Specifically, volunteers will help manage a small group of kids for specific games (i.e. red light/green light game, coloring station, loom band crafts, shark/minnows sports challenges, HORSE basketball games, etc.) We'd love to have 4-6 parents helping each and every day. Even if you're not able to help the whole shift, we'd love the extra hands for even half and hour. In case you'd like to coordinate your volunteer shift to align with your child's recess, here's the recess schedule:

Kindergarten: 11:40AM - 12:00PM
1st Grade: 11:50AM - 12:30PM
2nd Grade: 12:00PM - 12:30PM
3rd Grade: 12:10PM - 12:40PM
4th Grade: 12:20PM - 12:50PM
5th Grade: 12:30PM - 1:00PM

This is an on-going volunteer opportunity, and we'd love for you to sign up for one shift, or even a dozen. To volunteer, please sign-up HERE

PLEASE NOTE: You must be an approved LWSD volunteer (you can apply HERE if you're not already a registered volunteer). You also need to verify your vaccination status with the district, or Stacy Hatch in our front office (you must bring your vaccination card and ID).

If you have any questions, please email Sri at
Pre Order your 2021/2022 Yearbook

Softcover Yearbooks $25
Hardcover Yearbooks $30

Order Your Yearbook HERE

The Yearbook Team is always looking for photos submissions! If you have any photos you'd like to share, please email:

You might find the following additional resources useful:

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