In an effort to continue improving our communication and partnership with the school and build on the success from last year, the 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 November 15 th .

Click HERE to submit your survey online.

Thank you!

Hello Rockwell Parents! We're still looking to fill a few leadership roles.
  • Vice President of School Services (this is a PTA Board position)
  • STEM Fair Chairperson
  • Chess Club Chairperson (after school enrichment)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Chair
  • Volunteer Awards Chair
  • Teacher Birthday/Volunteer Luncheons - coordinate teacher luncheon, including organizing volunteers and overseeing the luncheon
  • Read-a-Thon Chair
Some of these programs may be cancelled if we don't fill these positions!

If you are interested in any of the roles above, please click here for contact information. This page will also show ongoing volunteer opportunities.

*If you plan on handling money and/or volunteering during after school enrichment programs, you must also be a PTA member (click here to join if you haven't already).*

The Norman Rockwell PTA thanks you for your time and dedication!

Vice President of Communications

Due Thursday, 11/14

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #3. Congratulations to the following winners:  Everleigh G, Lucas T, Ameya C, Neha R, Ayush B, Adrian J, Niharika V, Emma U, Ethan C, Toma Y, Maximilian C, Elaine C.

Math Challenge #4 is now available here . For this challenge, 12 qualified submissions will be randomly selected for a prize. 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 challenge together!

The due date for Math Challenge #4 is Thursday, November 14th (by 3:20 pm).

Let the challenge begin! 

Extended to 11/15!

We've got SPIRIT, how about you? 

Spirit wear orders are available ONLINE through November 15th.
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. **** 

Spirit Wear Chair
Tuesday 11/19 @ 6:30pm - LWSD Resource Center

Please Join LWPTSA Council Special Education Group and LWPTSA Council Representatives, for a PTSA Listening Session on Access and Inclusion. The discussion will center on ways to make local PTSA events and activities accessible for and inclusive of all students and their families. 

Has your family had a good experience with your school PTSA? Do you have ideas on what your PTSA could do to make events more accessible for your family? What challenges have you experienced trying to access PTSA activities at your school? We want to hear from you! If you wish to submit your experiences anonymously, please email us at and use the subject line 'PTSA experience'.

Additionally, we are looking for a few families that would be willing to share their experiences with the group as part of a panel discussion. If you are interested in doing this please reach out to

Time: This Event opens at 6:30 pm with Parent networking & opportunity to meet Director of Special Services, Dr. Shannon Hitch and Associate Directors, Panel Discussion will begin at 7:00 pm 

Where: LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052; Entry is from the parking lot, Parking in back or on street

Complimentary student care (under 21) is available for meeting attendees from LWSD. To sign up, please email at least a week prior to the meeting date. Include your child's name(s), age(s) and any significant behavior notes. Please use the email subject line: Childcare at PTSA meeting.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about access may email us at in advance of the meeting.

If you would like to request an interpreter, please let us know at

We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday 11/21 @ 7:30pm - RHS COMMONS

PTA will be holding a special general membership meeting on Nov 21 at 7:30pm (right after the end of Heritage Night) to finalize spending for this year's budget. Thank you to all parents who have donated to-date.  

There is still time to  donate prior to the meeting on Nov 21 to help fund this year's programs.  

Hope to see you there!
PTA President
Thursday, November 21
5:30-7:30 (RHS Cafeteria)

Come enjoy the food, activities, performances, and celebration of our beautifully diverse community. The festivities will be at Redmond High School on November 21, 5:30PM to 7:30PM. It's a great event for the whole family! 

In case you've never been, Heritage night is an opportunity for families to learn about and celebrate countries from around the world. Each attendee will receive a passport when they enter, and their passport will be stamped by each country they "visit" at the event. The kids love learning about where their friends and classmates are from, and even trying new foods from around the world.

Please consider hosting a booth to showcase your family's heritage or country of origin. Sign up HERE  to host a booth, or to provide general help at the event. Please also let us know if you'd like to give a 5 to 10 minute performance highlighting your culture. If you want to represent and showcase your heritage, sign up now! 


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.

Thank you,
Mansi M. Majeed 
Syeda Rizvi

Thursday, November 21

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 Disability Pride booth during Heritage Night! If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the booth, contact me.

Thank you!

Disability Awareness Chair

Hello, Rockwell Families!

Membership is down a little bit this year.  Let's change that and help out a favorite teacher as well.  

On November 21 , I will count the PTA members in each classroom.  The classroom with the most members will win two $49 Amazon gift cards for the teacher to buy classroom supplies.  In the case of a tie, I will randomly choose one teacher.  Winner will be announced on November 22 and in the Bugle.  So, if you have been meaning to join the PTA or meaning to update your PTA profile online to include your child's teacher, now is the time!

Karen Hernan
Membership chair


If you have any photos from classroom or school events that you'd like to share with the yearbook team, please feel free to e-mail them to

Thank you!

We're still looking for volunteers for this popular program. If you are a stay at home parent and interested in assisting our students,  please click here to sign up! 

Any questions, please contact Christine Cottom, Rockwell P.E. Specialist. 

The holidays are fast approaching! Did you know that your purchases can make a difference? 

You can help raising school funds by simply shopping through Rockwell's AmazonSmile link. Be sure to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping!

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of purchase prices (of eligible purchases) to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 when you do your holiday shopping. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

Thank you for your support!

VP of Fundraising/ Parent Volunteer  

This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children - from the children's perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. 

The application deadline is March 1.

You can learn more about the contest here.


If you didn't order your yearbook when you completed your First Day Packet online, you can do so by going to LifeTouch and using Yearbook ID # 4886520.

Also, we're still looking for a few more parents to help create the yearbook. Work from home on your schedule to organize all the wonderful photos we're getting! Please email Abigail Welborn ( to volunteer.

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