Friday, September 20 (rain or shine!)

Please join us for our annual, all school, welcome back party on Friday, September 20 from 5:30-7:30 (on the covered and uncovered black top areas near the gym). RAIN OR SHINE.

Please note there will be no meal sales at the door. As this event is NOT a fundraiser, each person must pay in advance to ensure adequate portions for all.

New this year, in an effort to help families meet other families in your grade, we will have colorful balloons at tables. Kindergarten families can gather at the red table, 1st grade at the orange, 2nd grade at the yellow, 3rd grade at the green, 4th grade at the blue, 5th grade at the purple. Come and join us to see!

Food: Build your own taco (choose from bean, chicken, or steak).

When purchasing, please choose your ticket option carefully:

* Families with 1-4 people, use the "Single Ticket" option at $10 per ticket.
* Families of 5+ people, use the "Family Ticket" option and SPECIFY the total number of tickets needed in the "Additional Notes" field (maximum of 6 tickets). This is for FAMILIES ONLY (not neighbors, friends, etc.) $45 for a family ticket.

You can purchase tickets online when you complete your first day packet.

You may also purchase tickets by filling out this paper form   ( also available at the office) and returning it via kid mail.

We are also looking for volunteers to assist us before, during and after the event. Click here to sign up for a slot. Thank you!

Welcome Back Party Chair

Please complete your first day packet! Click  here to access and complete the packet on the PTA website. 

With our online packet, you will have the ability to pay for your PTA membership, make your Annual Beagle Contribution (which supports your student, teachers, and our fun and enrichment programs), buy your child's yearbook and purchase tickets to our Back to School party all in one place - it will only take a few minutes. 

Complete yours today and prior to Dog Day!
  • New users will sign up for an account during this process.
  • Returning website users, PLEASE complete the packet and also visit your PTA Website account and update any old phone numbers etc, add a student if you have new children, etc. This helps in the directory process and also when we need to deliver items (spirit wear etc) to classrooms.

Norman Rockwell PTA has one primary fundraiser per year through our Annual Beagle Contribution

The amount of your support will determine which additional education programs and activities (such as STEM Night and the School Musical) will be funded. Click here to see how programs are determined based on funding.

Thanks so much to those of you who have already donated! We really appreciate your generosity and support.

If you'd like to help us achieve full funding by September 30 (this is always our goal!), the time to act is NOW.

Working for Microsoft, Google, Boeing, etc? Be sure to ask about getting your donation matched! Click here to learn more. This is free money for our kids!

Thank you!

Juju Ratanaprateepporn

If you have any photos from the first day of school that you'd like to share with the yearbook team, please feel free to e-mail them to:

Photos must of of Rockwell students ONLY and must have been taken on school grounds. 

Thank you!

The school has an ongoing need for help during lunch time (serving students and clean up). The time commitment is from 11:40 to 1pm.

If you are willing and able to help, please click here to pick a time slot (or several). 

Thank you in advance!

Friday, September 13

Get ready for Picture Day now! Order your packages online with  Lifetouch  using our Picture Day ID: LS119028Q0.

* ONLY individual student photos will be taken. Class photos will be taken in the Spring*

We're looking for a few volunteers to lend a helping hand on Picture Day! Click here if you're able to help.
Picture Day Chair

Welcome back Beagle families!
I am excited to be back at Rockwell this year to continue supporting our Rockwell students and families. For those that don't know me, my name is Kristin Bauer and I am the school counselor. When I explain my job to kids, I tell them that it is my job to help kids solve problems. While that is an important part of my job, there are lots of aspects of being a school counselor:
  • Connect families with school and community resources
  • Teach social-emotional learning lessons in all classrooms
  • Check in with individual students to support social, emotional and academic success
  • Lead students in small groups to practice and learn important life skills
  • Collaborate with teachers to support students within the classroom
  • Meet with students together to mediate and solve problems
The most important part of my job is to provide support for all students and families. To further this work, each month in the Beagle Bugle I will be including a link to the Home & School Connection newsletter. This newsletter gives parents practical tips on how they can continue to nurture kindness, respect and responsibility while supporting their child's education. This month's newsletter provides tips for getting out the door on time (as a mom of twins, I know that the struggle is real!) as well as the ABC's of school success (Attend every day, Be organized, Check in daily). Check out those articles and more in the September newsletter  here and enjoy this first month back at school!
Take care,


Rockwell PTA is seeking a new logo/design for spirit wear this year and YOU could be the artist to create it! Do you like to draw? Do you want to try something new? Then this contest is for YOU!

Return the bottom portion of this form AND your entry into the designated box in Rockwell's front office or send to

Entries must be submitted by September 20. Winners will be announced in the Beagle Bugle by September 30.

▪ All students (K-5) are eligible to enter the spirit wear logo/design contest. One entry per person 
▪ Entries may be done in any media, keeping in mind they will be converted into graphic files for silk screening. 
▪ Limit to three colors. (Logo/design will be placed on purple, gray and/or yellow clothing) 
▪ Use an 8-1/2" x 11" paper to create your logo/design 
▪ All entries must be the entrant's original, unpublished, and previously unproduced work. 

VOTING: Once judges have narrowed down entries to the top 3-5, students will be given ONE voting ticket at the end of lunch by October 1st and place their vote in the corresponding box for their favorite logo/design. 

PRIZES: First place designer receives a YOUTH short sleeve Tee, $10 Ben Franklin gift card and bragging rights. Second and Third placers each receive a $5 Ben Franklin gift card. 

All physical entries will be returned by November 1st. Entries may be used by Rockwell PTA for other marketing materials, but will only be used for Rockwell programs.

Rockwell's online spirit wear store will open as soon as we have a winner!

Items available: Short-sleeved Tee, Long-sleeved Tee, Hooded Zip Sweatshirt, Performance Tee and a Crew Neck Sweatshirt. Clothing will come in Purple, Heather gray and a bright Yellow for the performance Tee. 

The online store link will display apparel and pricing of the items you want to order for your family. The only difference this year, is the image of our logo/design will be displayed as the "Work in Progress" image. Once the winning entry is announced, the image will be updated for the online store link. 

The goal is to order your official Rockwell spirit wear October 1-31st!

Spirit Wear Chair

roomMonday, September 23

Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up to be room parents in your children's classrooms! 

Whether you are a first-time room parent or a seasoned pro, we would like to invite you to attend a training meeting to learn all about the ins and outs of room parenting. We will go through an outline of your responsibilities, share some best practices and have a time for questions and answers.  Afterwards would be a great opportunity for those of you who are working in teams to coordinate with each other.
Monday, September 23th 6:30-7:15pm
Rockwell library

Please remember, to volunteer in the classroom you must be LWSD approved.  The link to do so is here. Also, to work with the money from the classroom funds, you must be a PTA member, the link for that is here.*
Gretchen Knapp
PTA Room Parent Chair

Calling on ALL Rockwell families, Kindergarten to Fifth Grade! Starting on September 24th, Tuesday's and Thursday's during lunch recess any and all students (and Rockwell staff), may walk, jog and run to exert that extra energy needed for concentration of school studies. Every participant can earn toe token prizes and milestone awards, while progressing to the completion of the marathon punch card! 

To make Running Club successful, we will be needing volunteers to help set up, monitor students, help with punch cards, and finally take down of the Running Club course. 

If you are District approved to volunteer and are interested in supporting our students, please click here to sign up! 

Any questions, please contact Christine Cottom, Rockwell P.E. Specialist. 
October 21-25


Thank you to so many of you who have already joined our Rockwell PTA!  As you sign up for PTA membership and start the school year, please add the name of your child's teacher to your PTA profile.  The online directory will be arranged by teacher, and we want all PTA members to have access to the directory.

Karen Hernan
Membership chair


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, if you've ever made or wanted to make a photo book online, you can help with yearbook layout! Please email Abigail Welborn for more information. 


Kindergarten Parents,

Spills and accidents can occur in school every day. Please send in extra pants,
underwear and socks in a Ziploc bag and keep it in your child's backpack. 

Be sure to write his/her full name on the bag so we can find it quickly.

Thank you very much, and please do not hesitate to contact
us if you have any questions.

Health Room Secretary
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!

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