BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
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BOX TOPS CONTEST ENDS ON FRIDAY!

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

Bring your Box Tops to school this week to earn a great prize! The highest amount collected by grade will win 10 extra recess minutes PLUS a popcorn Friday!

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

 
Walk to School Day has passed, but SchoolPool continues through the end of the month! 

Help our school earn money by walking, biking, carpooling, or riding the bus to school, and logging your trips on the SchoolPool Calendar. Only one day of walking, biking, carpooling or riding the school bus is needed to count towards earning money for our school.  

At the end of the month, submit signed calendars to receive a prize for the student, and $5 for our PTSA!  This is free money for our kids, with up to $1500 (if at least 300 Rockwell families submit their calendar) allotted for our PTSA.  All money earned will go directly to school enrichment programs like the STEM Science Fair, Classroom grants for the Toy Maker, School Musical and Science Van.
 
Thank you all for participating!
 
Rockwell Parent and Rockwell PTSA Fundraising VP
LOST AND FOUND
 
Is your student missing any jackets, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc.?
 
Please come in and check lost and found as it is overflowing!!
 
Please check in the office for glasses, necklaces and house keys, as we have several unclaimed items.

Also, please be sure to put names on your students' items! Items can be easily returned to classrooms if they have names on them.

Thank you,

Student Records Secretary
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES



Chess 4 Life

Grades: K to 5 
Fridays 10/26/18 - 12/14/18  
NO CLASS: Nov 23  
3:35pm - 5:05pm  
Cost: $119

This course is open to any student who is interested in learning chess, or increasing his/her knowledge of chess. Chess study has shown to increase math skill, memory and self confidence.  Playing chess can also improve patience, concentration and build sportsmanship.





Game Development (Beginner-Intermediate)
Grades 3-5 
Mon, 3:25pm-4:30pm 
Oct 29 - Dec 10 
7-week session 
Cost: $140

Little Coders
Grades K-2 
Tue, 3:25pm-4:30pm 
Oct 30 - Dec 11 
7-week session 
Cost: $120

Click here to register for either class.


**Per PTA guidelines, parents agree to volunteer during one class upon registering their child. All volunteers must be approved by the district. You can fill out a volunteer application here.
unity

UNITY DAY
Wednesday 10/24

This is an opportunity for all members of our school community to come together to challenge bullying and stand in support of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. We have a fun week of unity-related activities planned for our students, including a unity pledge writing activity and a "Kindness Photo Booth" during lunch recess (thank you to everyone who has donated film for this event).

In the spirit of unity, we are encouraging everyone to wear orange on Wednesday
REFLECT

REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION
*entries due on Wednesday*

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 - please take only what you need).

Deadline for entries: Wednesday 10/24 @ 1:30pm in the Rockwell office
Rockwell Art Show: Thursday 11/8 from 6-8pm in the Rockwell Library
District Art Show: Friday 1/11 from 4-8pm @ LWSD Resource Center

Reflections Chair
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SCHOOL PHOTO RETAKES!
Thursday 10/25

If your student missed school photo day back in September (or if you would like to retake their pictures), you can do so on Thursday!

You can place your order at Lifetouch  with Picture Day ID LS118018Q1.
 
We really also need some assistance to help make retake day run smoothly. If you can help, please signup here!!!!


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MATH CHALLENGE #3
Due by Thursday 10/25

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #2. Congratulations to the following winners: Liam P, Aditi A, Ruby H, Natawat R, Damon P, Yuchen L, Boris K, Rohan R, Parth I, Marisa H, Eren E, Winson W.

Math Challenge #3 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 #3 is Thursday, Oct. 25th (by 3:20 pm).

Let the challenge begin!
SPIRIT

SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 10/26

We've got SPIRIT, how about you?
 
Spirit wear orders are available ONLINE through October 26th; 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
parade

2018 Rockwell Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 31 @ 12:55pm

The Rockwell Halloween parade tradition continues! 

This year's parade will be on Wednesday, October 31, at 12:55 PM As always, please let us know if your child will not be participating in the Halloween parade, so we may plan a fun, alternate activity. 

All students are welcome to participate in the parade and to bring their costumes to school for the event. All costumes must follow regular school dress rules and should not be too violent or scary (please remember we have students as young as 5 years old at our school). No weapons are allowed at school, real or pretend, at any time. Please remember that students should be able to put their costumes on over regular clothes, and that teachers and staff will not be able to assist students in changing. More information about the event will be shared in the PTA Beagle Bugle and Rockwell School Newsletters.

Click here to see detailed parade maps (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Here's to a fun parade on the 31 st !

heritage


HERITAGE NIGHT | SPONSOR A COUNTRY/BOOTH
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? 

REPRESENT A COUNTRY AND SPONSOR A BOOTH:

We are looking for 10 more countries to participate. Being a booth sponsor is a great way to showcase your culture and traditions to younger generations and to learn about a country you've always wanted to visit! Please sign up today to be a part of this years event. Our team provides a tri-fold board for you to decorate with pictures and fun facts and you can bring a few things to decorate your table. This is a fun, family enrichment project!







VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR:

- PERFORMANCE/ENTERTAINMENT (5-10 minutes performance that reflects your heritage, adult and/or children may perform)
- GENERAL EVENT HELPERS

Please visit this updated link  for fun ways to volunteer.

FOOD REQUIREMENTS:

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.   


DISABILITY PRIDE BOOTH @ HERITAGE NIGHT
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



MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
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!



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 here.

If you'd like to order a yearbook, but need to pay by cash or check,  email  SchoolServices@normanrockwellpta.org.

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!
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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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Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA