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Monday Bugle - October 25th

  • School of Excellence Survey
  • Redmond High School Harvest Fest
  • Picture Retake Day
  • Spring Musical Chair Needed
  • Math Challenge #3
  • Math Challenge Tournament
  • Reflections Art Competition
  • COVID Student Quarantine Update
  • Volunteer Vaccinations
  • Get your Rockwell Spirit Wear
  • Volunteer Vaccination Verification
  • Have you donated to the ABC Fund?
  • Still Looking to Fill PTA Board Positions


  • October 27 - Reflections Art Entries Due
  • October 28 - Picture Retake Day
  • November 4 - Math Challenge #3 Due
  • November 11 - No School (Veteran's Day)
  • November 25 & 26 - No School (Thanksgiving)
  • November 29 - Math Tournament Registration Closes

For more details on these events, check out the October Calendar on the PTA website

School of Excellence Survey

Need your voice! Help us Improve!

Share your experience by completing this short survey that seeks to understand parents' experience with our school community. Your responses help Norman Rockwell identify opportunities and goals for the year. Pleas consider adding your voice now...

For further information please contact: Nicole Dahl, VP Enrichment
Redmond High School ASB Invites You To Harvest Fest

Tuesday, October 26th | 6PM - 8PM
Redmond High School
17272 NE 104th ST Redmond, WA 98052

Dress up in your SPOOKIEST costumes
Play game and Trick-or-Treat at your future high school!
Admission is free!
Please bring packaged food for RHS students in need
Picture Retake Day
Thursday, October 28th

If your student missed Picture Day back in September or if you would like to retake their picture, we have scheduled a retake day on Thursday, October 28th.

Picture packages are available - order on with your Student's Picture Day ID: EVTQMX2GV
Spring Musical Chair Needed!

We are starting to ramp up to have a Covid safe musical this spring and we need your help! If has been a Rockwell tradition for years to have the 4th and 5th graders volunteer to perform a musical at the end of April, but we need to start the preparations for that now.

In the past, we have used theater companies to teach the students the musical in and after school, but we need a chair (or co-chairs) to start planning and organizing both the production company and the student volunteers.

If you have a thespian student and/or are interested in learning more, please email Gretchen at
Math Challenge #3
Due by Thursday, November 4th

Math Challenge #3 is now avaiable 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 quality. 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 #3 is Thursday, November 4th.

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

Let the challenge begin!
Math Challenge Tournament 2021
Rockwell Registration Code: 239

The Math Challenge Tournament organized by Ellipsis Academy will be held online this year on Saturday, December 11, 2021. All registered students can start the test anytime between 10AM - 5PM PST (Pacific Standard Time). Once students have started the test, they will have one hour to complete it in one sitting. This tournament is open to Grade 1 - 6 students. Students in Grade 1 will be competing at a Grade 2 level.

If you are interested in participating in this tournament, you can find more info HERE

How to register:

  • You can start registering now. Registration will close on Monday, Nov 29th.
  • Our school participates in the MCT School Give Back Program. 15% of the registration fees will be given back to our school's PTA, if students/parents provide our school's 3digit code during registration. Rockwell's code is 239.
  • Any student may use the Rockwell code to register including, on-line students, siblings attending other schools and more.
  • Go to the website HERE

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

Reflections Art Competition
"I will change the world by..."

Reflections entries are due this week!

Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, October 27th

Entry form and artwork upload link HERE

Submissions form link HERE

For more information, please click HERE

Denice Gagner & Sri Wulfe
COVID Student Quarantine Update

As we near the middle of the fall season, we want to thank all of our students, families, and staff for the collective efforts to keep everyone safe. We need everyone to keep being vigilant about staying home when sick, wearing face covering, and washing hands.

We continue to follow guidance from King County Public Health, when it comes to determining when students can return to school when they are close contacts, test positive, or have symptoms. Isolating and quarantining students or staff that present symptoms, test positive, or have been close contacts is an important layer of safety to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 within our school.

When provided with a range of options we are using the safest options identified by King County Public Health. We will continue to evaluate the impact on our students and schools and may adopt other options identified by Public Health as conditions evolve. Under Public Health guidance:

  • Unvaccinated students and staff identified as close contacts and have a negative test will quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the person with COVID-19. Students and staff who are vaccinated and do not have symptoms do not need to quarantine.

  • Students and staff who test positive and have no symptoms can return after isolating for 10 days. If students and staff who test positive and do have symptoms must also be symptom free before returning.

  • Students and staff with symptoms, who test positive, and have no close contact are required to isolate for 10 days.

  • Students and staff with symptoms of illness, who test negative and have no close contact, may return AFTER they are cleared by a contact tracer (this may take up to 48 hours). In all cases where students have symptoms, they must be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning regardless of the length of isolation or quarantine.

  • For families that cannot access free sites or private providers resources, the district will soon begin offering free testing at regional sites.

More information about our COVID Safety Plan is available here.
Rockwell Spirit Wear Now Available!

Spirit Wear Orders are now available today through December 31st!

Order HERE

Adult/Youth Cotton Tee $12
Adult Hoodie $27.50
Youth Hoodie $27.00
Adult Jersey $20.50
Youth Jersey $19.50
Have You Donated to the ABC Fund?

We need help achieving our fundraising goals! If you haven't donated to the Annual Beagle Contribution (ABC) Fund, it's not too late.

We were hoping to raise $25,000 by October 1st. We've fallen short of that goal, with only $18,000 in our ABC fund thus far (barely 70% of our goal). Sadly, only 30% of our families have donated to ABC so far.

We understand that many families have been hit hard by the pandemic and do not have the extra funds to donate right now. If you're one of the lucky families who have not taken a financial hit, please give today, and consider GIVING BIG.

The ABC fund is the PTA's main fundraising source each year, and it's the primary resource for all academic and enrichment grants that we give to teachers and students throughout the year.

CLICK HERE to donate to the ABC fund (it's step #3 in the online welcome packet, after you join the PTA).

Thank you!
Still Looking to Fill PTA Board Positions

Rockwell Families: Your PTA Board is hard at work making sure that we can support the school, our teachers, and all our children's academic opportunities this school year. We still have a few positions on the board that we'd like to fill. If you're telling yourself that you don't have time to join the board because you have a full-time job, or because you are caring for younger children who are not yet in school, I'd like to share some details about the dedicated parent volunteers currently serving on the PTA board.

There are 13 dedicated parents (one of us is also a grandparent!) serving on your PTA board. Most of us have full-time jobs. We're accountant managers, real estate brokers, lawyers, software engineers, executive producers, carnatic music teacher, cancer survivors, retired kindergarten teachers, HVAC designers, and even IAs at Rockwell. Collectively as have 27 children of our own, ranging from one to forty three years old. Some of our kids have disabilities, some have IEPs, and some are in quest. Some of us grew up in Redmond, but most of us moved here from other parts of the world. What we all have in common is a commitment to making Norman Rockwell the strongest school community possible. But we urgently need more volunteers to help us.

Joining the board requires attending our monthly board meeting (taking place through Teams), doing the work assigned to your specific board role, and positions we still have open. If you're interested in joining, or if you have further questions about what the role entails, please email Denice at

VP of Fundraising: This board member oversees the PTA's various fundraising efforts throughout the year, including dine-outs, spirit wear orders, read-a-thons, box tops, and any other programs that help the PTA earn funds for the school community.

Legislative Advocate: This board member keeps the school informed on matters affecting education on the local and state level through occasional Bugle articles and updates on monthly board meetings.

We also have opening for the committee chair positions listed below. These positions are less of a commitment than a full board position, but are also crucial to the PTA's success. If you are interested in learning more about any of these chair positions, please email Sri at

  • 5th grade promotion chair
  • Field day chair
  • Rockwell musical chair
  • School dance party chair
  • STEM night chair
  • Nominating committee chair
  • Virtual dance party committee chair
  • Teacher appreciation week chair
  • Volunteer awards
  • Room parent co-chair
  • Read-a-thon chair
  • Box tops chair
  • Restaurant week / Dine out chair
  • F.A.C.E. (family and community engagement) chair

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Walk-to-School Day?

We'd love to include your photos in the yearbook. If you have any pictures that you'd like to share, please email them to:


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