BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
WINTER ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Registration is now open!

Play-Well TEKnologies:

Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials
Grades: K-1 
Time: 3:35pm to 5:05pm 
Day: Monday 
Class Dates: Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25 
No Class Days: Feb 18

Give your imagination a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Cities, Garbage Trucks, Catamarans, and Dinosaurs. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Jedi Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System 
Grades: 2-5 
Time: 3:35pm to 5:35pm 
Day: Tuesday 
Class Dates: Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19

Build and program robots inspired by a galaxy far, far away using the LEGO® WeDo® system! Lift an X-Wing from Dagobah swamp, program a droid-sorting factory, and land an Imperial Shuttle using motion sensors. In small groups, learn basic programming, engineering, and robotics concepts in a fun Jedi-themed environment.

Click here to register for either of these classes.

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Coding for Kids
Class: Little Coders 
Grades: K-2 
Time: 3:25 PM - 4:30 PM 
Day: Tuesday 
Class Dates: Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26 
No Class Days: N/A

Click here to register.

Please note: Due to very limited space for after school programs, we are unable to offer Game Development (Intermediate Coding) during this session. Please only register your child for this class if they are in grades. K-2.

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Trendy Crafts (new vendor to Rockwell!)
Class: Decorate your Space! 
Grades: K-5 
Time: 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM 
Day: Thursday 
Class Dates: Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28 
No Class Days: Feb 14

Join Trendy Crafts each week and create a unique craft project to decorate your space! Customize your project to fit your taste and personality with all of the latest supplies and techniques! Crafts this session include Starry Night Lanterns, Desk Accessories, Mixed Media Canvases, and so much more!

IMPORTANT: Trendy Crafts is offering FREE tuition if a parent is able to volunteer during ALL EIGHT classes this session. If you are able to do this, please click here to register (do NOT click the general registration link below). If this link does not work, that means someone has already claimed this spot and you need to use the general registration link below.

Click here to register for Trendy Crafts (this is for general, paid registration).

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Chess 4 Life
Grades: K-5
Time: 3:20pm - 4:20pm 
Day: Friday
Class Dates: Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, April 5 
No Class Days: Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 8 

Chess4Life instructors follow the coaching methods that were developed by National Master Elliott Neff over the past 20 years. These methods have led multiple students and teams to both state and national titles. Instructors also undergo comprehensive safety and classroom management training. 

Material Covered: 
Classes are tailored to the level of competency exhibited among the students. Classes typically include: basic principles and strategy of how to open a chess game, how to conduct the middle game, and how to win (or avoid losing) in the endgame. Many other basic to advanced level tactics are also taught, including visualization techniques and tournament practice. 

Click here to register.

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Per PTA guidelines, a parent/guardian is required to volunteer during one class for each child enrolled in an after school enrichment program; if you have 2 children enrolled, please sign up for two spots. Sign-Up Genius links for each class are available once you begin the registration process.

All LWSD volunteers must go through a screening process. If you haven't already been approved as a volunteer, please fill out the online application herehttp://www.lwsd.org/Parents/Parent-Access/Pages/Online-Volunteer-Application.aspx

Keep in mind that the screening process can take two weeks, so keep that in mind when you pick a date to volunteer. 

Cancellation Policy: 
Refunds are based on when the cancellation is received. Cancellations received: 
- One week or more prior to class start date will receive a full refund. 
- Within one week of the class start date and through the first week of class - IF WE CAN FILL THE SPOT, a prorated refund. Proration will be based on the number of classes attended during the first week. 
- After the first week of class, NO REFUNDS through the PTA. Refunds after the first week are done at the discretion of the vendor at the vendor's rate. 
- There are no refunds for missed classes. Snow days will be made up if possible.

Interim VP of Academic Enrichment
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STEM Family Night is coming this Thursday (1/17) 5:30-8:00pm in the Redmond High School Cafeteria! 

Here are the fun activities for everyone to enjoy:

Math Tables, organized by Mathnasium

Pacific Science Center Exhibit, sponsored by Rockwell PTA

Activity Tables, organized by Snapology
Musical Education from Bach to Rock
Robotics Teams from First Lego League Robotic Team and Team Infinity from RMS


NEW: We will be offering Papa John's Pizza at the event! Whole pizzas must be pre-ordered (you cannot pay at the event). We sent home order forms via kid mail last week. If you're interested in ordering, please return a completed form with a check payable to "Norman Rockwell PTA". Deadline for this is TODAY (1/14/19). E-mail confirmation will be sent to you that your order and payment were received. If you do not receive an e-mail by 1/15/19, please reach out to STEM@normanrockwellpta.org.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer!! The best way to learn about the event and sign up is to visit our sign up genius site here :

All volunteers must go through the LWSD application process :

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Thank you,

Velyn Sepulveda
Juan Sepulveda
STEM Night Chairs
COFFEE WITH MR. CLARK
* please note date change *

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You're invited to the Redmond Middle School PTA's musical production of OZ! Join Dorothy and friends as they embark on a journey to OZ with fresh and original musical numbers. 

Place: Performing Arts Center at R.H.S. 
Dates: Jan 17, 18, 19 at 7pm and Jan 19 at 2:00 pm
More info and ticket sales here
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GENERAL PTA MEETING - everyone welcome!
Thursday 1/24 @ 7pm - Rockwell Library

Everyone is welcome to join us for our General PTA meeting; more details coming soon!

PTA President
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REDMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL Info Night
Tuesday 1/29 @ 6:30pm

Dear Parents,
 
On Tuesday, January 29th Redmond Middle School will be hosting a parent night for all current 5th graders who will be attending RMS next year.  This event starts at RMS at 6:30pm.  This will be a great chance to see and tour Redmond Middle, meet the administration and counseling staff, and have any questions answered for you. This evening is geared toward parents only. RMS counselors will be visiting the 5th grade classrooms in early February to register students for their middle school classes. 
 
Our 5th grade students will be visiting Redmond Middle this spring for an orientation activity. The student leadership at RMS has put together a wonderful formal program that includes student lead tours, Q & A with a student panel, and fun games and trivia. They too will be able to meet the admin, counselors, and some of the 6th grade teachers. This event is scheduled for June 13, 2019.  More information will come later for this event.
 
 
Principal
Redmond Middle School
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KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION MEETING

Optional Information Meeting for prospective Kindergarten parents will be February 6, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00pm in the school library.   

Meet the principal, tour the school and ask questions!  Adults only - no child care provided.   Registration packets will be available to take home. 
Please call Inez Mobley for more information at 425-936-2670.
 
Kindergarten Registration will begin Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm in the school library.  Child must be 5 by August 31, 2019 to register.  Bring birth certificate or passport, immunization records, emergency contact information, and proof of address (recent utility bill with your name on it, lease, or mortgage statement).
 
More information can be found here:
BOX TOPS CONTEST
February 4-8

Our goal is to collect 6,000 Box Tops February 4th - 8th! ( Expired Box Tops DO NOT count). This goal can be achieved if each student collects 11 Box Tops each.

There is a prize for the winning grade, so collect lots of Box Tops from your pantry,
neighbors, relatives and far away friends! You have one month from NOW to gather up 11 Box Tops.

Every Box Top collected earns the school 10 cents towards PTA programs like shipping candy to the troops, contest prizes, grants and more! Rockwell earned $480 in November.

Let's work together to earn $600 more! (This is the last Box Top contest of the year).

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

Box Top Chair
BALLOT NEWS
New levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot 

Our school district is growing. To meet the needs of the student population, Lake Washington School District will be placing a capital projects levy on the April 23 ballot. This levy will fund additional classrooms and gym space at specific schools, add security cameras to schools, and secured entrances to district high schools.

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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Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA