PTA and Rockwell Elementary have chosen to continue progress within the awarded designation, School of Excellence.

Timely input is crucial to our overall development and will be utilized to gain a stronger understanding of your views. 

Please submit your responses electronically or on the form being sent home in kid mail by October 20th.


And the winner is...

There were over 30 entries in the logo/design contest for this year's spirit wear. Thank you to all artists!

Please join me in congratulating the following winners:

Rome (3rd place), Krishna (2nd place) and the artist who will have their logo design printed on this year's spirit wear is Emaan! Congratulations!!

We've got SPIRIT, how about you?

Spirit wear orders are available ONLINE starting TODAY through October 20th; click here to order.

**** Please select "Bellevue pick up" in the option for shipping. PTA will pick up the orders in bulk and deliver to them to student classrooms. You will be charged $8.95 if you want your order shipped directly to you. This is non-refundable. Choose wisely. ****

Items available are: short & long sleeved tees, full zip hooded sweatshirts AND (new this year), a basic crew neck sweatshirt and long sleeved performance tee!
For an extra $5 you can add your name printed on the back.

We've got spirit wear, now you can too!

Spirit Wear Chair
Vision and Hearing Screening Thank You

Thank you so much to the many moms and dads who volunteered for our Vision and Hearing screening on October 4th. This event requires a large number of volunteers to work smoothly.  

Also, I want to take a moment to thank Blazing Bagels for donating snacks for our volunteers!

Karen Hernan
Vision and Hearing Screening Chair

Student Leadership Information Meeting
Tuesday, October 9th at 8:10am

This meeting is open to all 3-5th Grade students (students only) in Mrs. Gibson's room (room 142).

Come and find out about green team, recycling, Friendly Fridays, and much more.

Join us to learn how you can help make Rockwell great!

Thank you!

This Wednesday, October 10th, walk to school with your student(s) and be eligible for a special give away from School Pool volunteers.  Look near the flag pole for the special give away as well as Special Guests from City of Redmond Public Safety staff.  
Remember to continue filling out the School Pool Calendars any time you Walk, Bike Ride or Carpool to school. At the end of October, all submitted calendars with at least one day of walking, bike riding or carpooling marked and completed with a signature on the back earns money for our Rockwell students.  We can earn up to $1500 for academic enrichment programs with your student(s)' completed calendar. In addition, your student (s) will be mailed additional prizes from the City of Redmond just for completing and turning in their calendar.
See you all Wednesday!

Rockwell Parent & PTA/Fundraising VP
due Thursday, October 11

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #1. Congratulations to the following  winners: Charles O, Tanisha S, Jaegeun Y, Peter K, Mitali A, Elliot K, Sahana S, Chiho O,  Nicole C, Nidhir N, Dhruv I, Alice Z.

Math Challenge #2 is now available here. For this challenge, 12 qualified submissions will be  randomly selected for a prize. Grab some friends and family and work on the challenge together!

The due date for Math Challenge #2 is Thursday, October 11 by 3:20pm.

Let the challenge begin!
Friday, October 12 - 9am

You are invited to have coffee (or tea) and talk with Mr. Clark as he shares  an overview of programs and initiatives  for the school year and gives an update of the continuous school improvement plan.

Please sign in at the office before being directed to the meeting location.     

PTA President


Our goal is to collect 10,000 Box Tops! (Expired Box Tops DO NOT count).

There is a prize for the winning grade, so collect lots of Box Tops from your pantry,  neighbors, relatives and far away friends!

Every Box Top collected earns the school 10 cents towards PTA programs like shipping  candy to the troops, contest prizes, grants and more! 

*If a Box Top doesn't look like the above picture, please don't turn it in!*

Box Tops Chair
UNITY DAY IS COMING (Volunteers Needed)!
October 24

Unity Day is a nationwide celebration that shows that we are united against bullying and stand for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. We are planning several projects for Unity Day this year and I could use parent help with a few of them.

Kindness Photo Booth:
  • 2-3 parent volunteers
  • Wednesday, October 24
  • 11:30 - 1:20 (during all lunch recesses)
  • We will provide polaroid cameras, film and photo booth props
  • Parent volunteers will be responsible for taking pictures and giving them to students
Handprint Display:
  • 4-6 parent volunteers
  • Wednesday, October 24
  • After school, 2:00pm - finish (approx. 2 hours, hopefully faster!)
  • Students will be making and cutting out handprints during class. Volunteers will assemble and glue the handprints into a giant beagle paw print and hang it in the main entry way.
  • All materials will be provided
Sign-up to help out for one or both of the above activities right here.
Parent Donations: We are accepting donations of film for our Unity Day Kindness Photo Booth! Please turn film into the main office by Tuesday, October 23. Film must be compatible with Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera. Film 2 Pack (20 photos) available  here on Amazon. Our goal is to have enough film for 600 photos, so the more the merrier! If you plan on donating film, please sign up here so we know how many packs we'll be receiving.

Thank you!

School Counselor


The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts
competition which was started in 1969 and is the largest arts in education program of  its kind in the United States. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity  for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own  original works, created around a specific theme. 

A student may submit an entry in any  of the following six arts categories, or as a special artist (an option for students with  disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504):

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Deadline for entries: Wednesday 10/24 @ 1:30pm in the Rockwell office.

Participation Rules and Student Entry Forms available on the Rockwell PTA Website /Reflections (some hard copies are available in the Rockwell Main Office)

Reflections Chair

Thursday, November 29 
5:30-7:30 (RHS Cafeteria)

To discover, connect, and celebrate the many different cultures and countries that represent our students, family, and faculty at Rockwell. Last year, more than 15 cultures came together at  Heritage  Night to display the strength of our school community. Would you be interested in strengthening this community even more by weaving your cultural  heritage  into our melting pot quilt? 

Approximately 15 "Country of Origin" tables/booths are available for anyone interested in participating. Decorate your tri-fold (provided to you) with fun, cultural and interesting facts about the country you're representing. Sharing music, games, artifacts and traditional clothing is also encouraged.


- PERFORMANCE/ENTERTAINMENT (5-10 minutes, adult or children performance)

Please visit this link for fun ways to volunteer.


Important:  Per the Health department anyone who is preparing food or serving it at the event must have a valid food worker card. Obtaining a food worker card costs  $10,  and requires a brief online training.

Click here for more information about the Food Worker card; Click here for the online training.   

Thursday, November 29

Do YOU believe in acceptance of differences? 
Do YOU believe in inclusion of all abilities?
Do YOU believe in a community full of diversity?

Then YOU are exactly what we need to help out at the first Disability Pride Booth which will be hosted at Heritage Night this year! If interested in volunteering to help out at the booth, please contact me

Parent and children volunteers welcome and shifts will be in half our increments. For full intro letter details, click here.

Disability Awareness Chair

Friday, November 30 - 6pm

Math Challenge tournament is back at Rockwell! This is a PTA sponsored event. 

This event is open to all students from grade 2 to grade 5. For registration, please click here

Registration for this event will end on November 16.

If you are interested in chairing this event for next school year, please contact one of us.

Let the challenge begin!


If you didn't get a chance to order a yearbook yet, don't fret! You can still place an online order here.

If you'd like to order a yearbook, but need to pay by cash or check,  email

Check out our LifeTouch flyer for more information.

Volunteer at Rockwell!

Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child. 

If you're planning to volunteer in the classroom, library or during an after school program, you must be approved by the district.

LWSD recently updated the volunteer application; you can find it here. Your volunteer status will expire after 2 years, at which time you will receive a notice to renew.

Thank you for volunteering!

Places to earn: 
Click here for all the easy ways that your shopping can benefit Rockwell!

View the flyers approved by LWSD and targeted to Rockwell from local organizations...sports tryouts, after school classes, and community events. 
The best way to stay informed!

Join PTA to access all the directory information.

Volunteer Application:  
It's easy to complete and is good for 2 years. Fill yours out or check your renewal status today! Do it now and be ready to volunteer when school begins!
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The Beagle Bugle welcomes article submissions from students and parents .  Student journalists may submit articles about current events, students opinion-editorials and poems or short stories.  Parents may submit articles about PTA events and school related topics. 

Any article that is unrelated to PTA or Rockwell must be approved by the Lake Washington School District, and may be submitted to the Peach Jar E-flyer system.  The Lake Washington School District website has more information on the submission and approval process.

Short pieces will be edited for inclusion in the Bugle, longer pieces will be posted on the website with a link in the Bugle.  The Deadline for submissions for the next weekly Bugle is the preceding Thursday.  The Bugle Staff reserves the right to be selective regarding the materials that are publicized.
Contact the Bugle staff or submit articles at
Elizabeth Rosemond
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA