BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

For those able, don't forget to complete and submit your ballot by Tuesday November 6th.

For more information on the candidates, please see Lake Washington Council PTSA Election News (includes Q&A sessions with all of the candidates) here.


** Norman Rockwell PTA is  sharing information with you regarding how you can advocate for your children! **
parade

HALLOWEEN PHOTOS NEEDED!

We are looking for your awesome Halloween photos (taken of students and/or staff on school premises) of parade and class parties! 

If you have some you'd like to share, please send them to  yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org.

read
READ-A-THON
begins November 5

This year we are holding a Read-a-Thon fundraiser!  

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 will start  TODAY.  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.  

Fun Prizes like "Extra Recess Time", "Lunch with a Friend" and "Lunch with the Principal" will be offered for two categories:  "Minutes Read" and "Donations". 

Look for "Reader Take Home Sheets" coming home with your children today.  The sheets will have instructions on how to sign-up your kids and take advantage of this fun program!

Rockwell Parent and Rockwell PTA Fundraising VP
candy

Candy for the Troops 
Ends November 7th

It's that time of year again!!

We've partnered with "Operation Gratitude" to send your candy to the troops.

Drop off your  leftover Halloween candy in the boxes at the front of the school or send it to school with your child to drop off before November 7th.

Also accepting: dental hygiene items (toothpaste and dental floss) and add a note/picture to the active service people and thank them for their service.

coffee
COFFEE WITH MR. CLARK
Thursday, November 8 @ 9am

You are invited to have coffee (or tea) and talk with Mr. Clark as he shares information about Rockwell's pilot of the Dreambox program.

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

Everyone is welcome!   
math
MATH CHALLENGE #4
Due Thursday, November 8 (by 3:20pm)

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #3. Congratulations to the following  winners: Andrey K, Avani V, James W, Iris S, Sarah W, Antonio B, Harish K, Gahl A, Suhani J,  Ava A, Sai Sahasra N, Alvin 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!

Let the challenge begin!


reflections


THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this year's Reflections Art Program! We received a total of 34 entries which are currently being reviewed by our judges. Please mark your calendar for Thursday, November 8th! We will be hosting an open house style art show in the Rockwell Library from 6-8pm. All entries will be on display so come take a look! 

Competition results will be announced in the Beagle Bugle the week of 11/12. Winners will advance to the district level with a chance to have their artwork displayed in Washington DC!
 
  • Rockwell Art Show: Thursday, 11/8 from 6-8pm, Rockwell Library
  • District Art Show: Friday, 1/11 from 4-8pm, Lake Washington Resource Center
 
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.
 
Emily Curcio

heritage

HERITAGE NIGHT | SPONSOR A COUNTRY/BOOTH
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!

Heritage night is coming soon and we need volunteers to make this a memorable family event! Sign up to host a booth representing your country. 10 countries are already planning to host and 10 more booths are available. General event helpers are also needed. Children or adults can give a 5 to 10 minute performance highlighting their culture. If you want to represent your own heritage, sign up now!

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



tournament
MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
**two more weeks to register**
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. We only have a handful of spots left!!

Registration for this event will end on November 16.

We are looking for anyone who is interested in chairing the Math Challenge tournament next year. 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Kit Craig ( whereintheworldiskit@yahoo.com ) or Mandy Ning ( mandyningkm@yahoo.com.hk ). We will show you the ropes this year so you will be ready to go next year! 

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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Bugle Article Submissions Welcome
  
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