Please remember we have a short school week:
Wednesday 11/21: Early release at 11:50am
Thursday 11/22 + Friday 11/23: NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
Thank you for your support of this year's Read-A-Thon! We schedule this every year to compliment and supplement our main fundraiser of the Annual Beagle Contribution (ABC) that many of you contributed to at the start of the school year. Our Read-a-Thon started on Monday, November 5th, and
the ending date has been extended to Monday, November 19. The neat thing about our Read-a-Thon is that its primary focus is on encouraging reading and building literacy skills. Also, it is a great way for parents to supplement their ABC especially if their company does not have a matching program. Finally, the Read-a-Thon is a great way for other family members like grandparents or even friends of the family to donate money that will directly support your child's academic enrichment programs at Rockwell. STEM Night, Toymaker (a hands on STEM workshop), Class Field Trips and the School Musical all could not happen without yours and the community's generous support.
Fun Prizes like "Extra Recess Time", "Lunch with a Friend" and "Lunch with the Principal" can and are being earned for two categories: "Minutes Read" and "Donations." We also have a close race to the finish for classes trying to earn a "Popcorn Party" and "Pinata Party" for the Class with "Most Minutes Read" and "Donations" respectively. We have also added one more way to earn "Extra Recess". Every Reader with 4 sponsors will earn "Extra Recess Time" so share your Reader Page TODAY!
Keep on reading, sharing your Reader Pages and entering those minutes!
Thank you again for your generosity and support,
Rockwell Mom and Fundraising Chair
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Half Day - Dismissal at 11:50am
11/22 and 11/23/18
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Spirit Day - Pajama Day!
- 5:30-7:30 (RHS Cafeteria) - General volunteers needed!
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break (school resumes on Monday, 1/7/19)
A THANK YOU FROM THE LIBRARY!
I would send a
BIG thank you note for all the amazing books that were granted to the library from the Rockwell PTA.
We didn't have this benefit at my old school and it is so appreciated!
We are creating a new Easy Non Fiction section in the library and these books will help us get started.
Please thank all your members for giving to help support these programs.
RAISE MONEY FOR ROCKWELL...WHILE YOU SHOP!
Really, what could be an easier way to raise money for your PTA than doing your regular shopping?
Especially as we enter the Holiday season and with Black Friday just around the corner, it is time to sign up for AmazonSmile and other similar programs. Here is
listing just a few programs that donate a percentage of YOUR regular shopping back to the school and our PTA programs. This is
money to help the PTA fund all of the wonderful Academic Enrichment programs here at Rockwell.
VP of Fundraising
IF YOU HAVEN'T JOINED THE PTA, NOW IS THE TIME!
Our PTA can win
cash and prizes
from the Washington State PTA just by having more members!
can help our school by just becoming a member.
The contest period runs from NOVEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 14, 2018
. The cash we can win would go towards educational programs and activities. Join now by
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: WHO CAN BE A MEMBER?
A: Any one in the family and community can be a PTA member. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, teachers, staff, etc. They
all are welcome to be part of the PTA.
Q: DO I NEED TO VOLUNTEER?
A: No, you don't need to volunteer in order to be a PTA member.
Q: WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
A: 1) It's a great way to stay informed.
2) You can have a voice in decisions regarding your student(s).
3) To network with other involved parents.
Q: WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
A: PTA membership fees and contributions go toward your child's educational programs and events, such as
, the Science Van, field trips and more.
Thank you for joining
the Rockwell PTA!
In case you missed the Reflections art show on 11/8, the student entries are now on display if you'd like to take a look the next time you're at Rockwell.
The literature is on a table in the library and the visual arts are in the hall between the library and the office.
This does not include the winning pieces, which
will be on display at the District Open
House Art Show on Friday, 1/11 from 4-8pm at the Lake Washington Resource
District finalists will 1) advance to the state level, and 2) be one step closer to
having their artwork displayed in Washington DC!
*PTA Reflections Program entries are judged on three criteria (in order of importance): Interpretation of
the Theme, Creativity, and Technique. Interpretation of the Theme is the most heavily weighted criterion.
This is what makes the program unique; if two entries are tied, the entry with the higher score for
interpretation receives more recognition. Entries are divided by category then again by grade division
(Primary and Intermediate entries are judged separately). Judging is blind and impartial. Each entry is
evaluated by two category judges (volunteers from the community who are not affiliated with Norman
Rockwell Elementary, i.e. no teachers, staff or parents of participating students allowed) and scored using
a rubric provided by the National PTA Reflections Program.
Thursday, November 29
5:30-7:30 (RHS Cafeteria)
Food, activities, and international ornamentation will be on display at Redmond High School on November 29, 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Come and join us!
We will feature a stage with performances from India, China, and Hawaii. Come and try kendama, origami, and ayatori stations from Japan, pasta making lessons from Italy, and a food tour of Southeast Asia, including Thailand and the Philippines. These are just a few of the activities included, and we will also feature a table for disability pride and awareness!
General event volunteers are still needed! Please join us to make this a successful event.
Please visit this link for volunteering opportunities (*):
* WA State Law requires all individuals working with children to have a completed background check within the past 2 years prior to participating in any school functions.
Click here to fill out a volunteer application.
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
and requires a brief online training.
Click here for more information about the Food Worker card; Click here for the online training.
Heritage Night Chairs
DISABILITY PRIDE BOOTH @ HERITAGE NIGHT
Thursday, November 29
YOU believe in acceptance of differences?
YOU believe in inclusion of all abilities?
YOU believe in a community full of diversity?
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
Parent and children volunteers welcome and shifts will be in half our increments. For full intro letter details, click
Disability Awareness Chair
MATH CHALLENGE #5
Due by Thursday, Nov. 29th
Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #4. Congratulations to the following
winners: Anna M, Jasper T, Anni J, Satvik N, Riccardo M, Christy S, Chase B, Kristina U,
Tanisha K, Owen U, Vidhur P, Itai A.
Math Challenge #5 is now available
. 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
The due date for Math Challenge #5 is Thursday, Nov. 29th (by 3:20 pm).
Let the challenge begin!
MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
Friday, November 30 - 6pm
This tournament is now full!
Check in time for the tournament is 6pm; the tournament will promptly begin at 6:30pm.
We are looking for anyone who is interested in chairing the Math Challenge tournament next year.
Let the challenge begin!
Hello fellow Beagles,
I have decided to raise money for Pantry Packs again! My new
was launched last week!
My goal is to help "food insecure" students in the Lake Washington School District (this includes Rockwell). The money I raise will help students get fed during the weekends.
A year ago, I raised $3000. This time I want to raise $4,500.
If you can, please donate
Barrett Rugge, Norman Rockwell Student
LWPTSA COUNCIL BASKET AUCTION
Thursday, December 6 @ 10am
The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6 from 10-11am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond.
Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and you can bid now - all of the proceeds go to scholarships. Bid on a lunch with our new superintendent, Dr. Jane Stavem! We have several spa and beauty experiences this year and lots of items by local artists and homegrown businesses - some well established like the Pro Club and Salish Lodge.
Bidding must be done in person, although you can view the baskets here.
The morning of December 6 we host a festive event with complimentary coffee drinks, fantastic raffle items and a door prize for people who have invited and brought a friend! Do some holiday shopping, or just enjoy mingling with other people who value and support education. You don't have to be present to win, so swing by the district headquarters and bid when you are at Redmond Town Center. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you on December 6!
LWPTSA Council Auction Co-Chairs, Colette Ulloa and Debbie Ohman
5TH GRADE YEARBOOK CONTEST
*all entries due by 1/10/2019
Calling all 5th Graders!!
Are you an Artist? Can you draw, sketch or doodle the Norman Rockwell Spirit?
It's a Rockwell tradition for the graduating class to submit designs for an Awesome yearbook cover.
Enter the Yearbook cover contest now and your design could be selected.
Deadline to submit to the office: Thursday, January 10th
(Great use of the time during Holidays)
Please use Black Markers for your design
*All 5th Graders should have received a pamphlet about the Cover Contest.*
The holidays are fast approaching! Did you know that your purchases can make a difference?
AmazonSmile donates to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 when you do your holiday shopping at
PTA MID-YEAR FINANCIAL REVIEW
Calling all PTA members to work within a team and conduct the mid-year Financial Review.
The week of January 13-19 is planned for the review. It will be a 3 hour block of time.
The files and audit checklist are provided; just bring your attention to detail and your patience.
by Monday, December 31 to volunteer. Please include the dates and times that work for your schedule.
Norman Rockwell PTA Treasurer and Parent Volunteer
Washington state has two senators in the US Senate and 10 representatives in the US House of Representatives.
Thursday, January 17 5:30-8:00pm
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are STEM, and will play a major impact in every one of our Rockwell students' lives. We're taking a night in January to celebrate the excitement and importance of these topics in Rockwell's first STEM Night. Activities include:
- Math Activities from Mathnasium
- "Science on Wheels", from the Pacific Science Center
- Team Infinity Robotics Team
- Other Interactive Activities and STEM-Based Crafts
STEM Night will take place in the Redmond High School cafeteria from 5:30-8:00pm and volunteers can sign up for hour and half hour shifts. Work with kids in the K-5th grade range and inspire them to become the technology leaders of tomorrow!
to sign up.
STEM Night Chairs
THERE'S STILL TIME TO ORDER YEARBOOKS!
If you didn't get a chance to order a yearbook yet, don't fret! You can still place an online order
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!
QUICK LINKS - IN EVERY ISSUE
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.
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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