BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS


CONFERENCE WEEK DISMISSAL SCHEDULE

Please be reminded that, due to conferences, we are on the following conference schedule this week:
  • Monday 10/15 - Half day schedule, dismissal at 11:50am
  • Tuesday 10/16 - Half day schedule, dismissal at 11:50am
  • Wednesday 10/17 - Regular schedule, dismissal at 1:50pm
  • Thursday 10/18 - Half day schedule, dismissal at 11:50am
  • Friday 10/19 - Leap Day, NO SCHOOL
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
SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE SURVEY

PTA and Rockwell Elementary have chosen to continue progress within the awarded designation, School of Excellence.

Timely input is crucial to our overall development and will be utilized to gain a stronger understanding of your views. 

Please submit your responses electronically or on the form being sent home in kid mail by October 20th.



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.

Dear Rockwell Families,
 
Fall Book Fair is here! We are happy to host our annual Scholastic Fall Book Fair in the Library. We will be open for families to come in and shop all conference week (after dismissal).

The open hours are: Monday October 15th-Thursday October 18th from  12:20pm-5:00pm (every day). 

We accept Cash, Checks and Credit Cards for purchases. We are also offering pre-orders for the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book "The Meltdown" which is scheduled to be released October 30th, 2018. Check out the teacher wish list table and purchase a book for your students classroom! The proceeds from the book fair go to support purchasing materials for our library.
 


Library Specialist

boxtop

BOX TOPS CONTEST STARTS TODAY!

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

There is a prize for the winning grade, so collect lots of Box Tops from your pantry,  neighbors, relatives and far away friends!

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
REFLECT

REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION
*entries due in less than 2 weeks!*

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
unity
UNITY DAY IS COMING (Volunteers Needed)!
October 24

Unity Day is a nationwide celebration that shows that we are united against bullying and stand for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. We are planning several projects for Unity Day this year and I could use parent help with a few of them.

Kindness Photo Booth:
  • 2-3 parent volunteers
  • Wednesday, October 24
  • 11:30 - 1:20 (during all lunch recesses)
  • We will provide polaroid cameras, film and photo booth props
  • Parent volunteers will be responsible for taking pictures and giving them to students
 
Handprint Display:
  • 4-6 parent volunteers
  • Wednesday, October 24
  • After school, 2:00pm - finish (approx. 2 hours, hopefully faster!)
  • Students will be making and cutting out handprints during class. Volunteers will assemble and glue the handprints into a giant beagle paw print and hang it in the main entry way.
  • All materials will be provided
Sign-up to help out for one or both of the above activities right here.
 
Parent Donations: We are accepting donations of film for our Unity Day Kindness Photo Booth! Please turn film into the main office by Tuesday, October 23. Film must be compatible with Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera. Film 2 Pack (20 photos) available  here on Amazon. Our goal is to have enough film for 600 photos, so the more the merrier! If you plan on donating film, please sign up here so we know how many packs we'll be receiving.

Thank you!

School Counselor
SPIRIT WEAR NOW AVAILABLE!

And the winner is...

There were over 30 entries in the logo/design contest for this year's spirit wear. Thank you to all artists!

Please join me in congratulating the following winners:

Rome (3rd place), Krishna (2nd place) and the artist who will have their logo design printed on this year's spirit wear is Emaan! Congratulations!!

We've got SPIRIT, how about you?

Spirit wear orders are available ONLINE starting TODAY through October 20th; 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
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? 

Approximately 15 "Country of Origin" tables/booths are available for anyone interested in participating. Decorate your tri-fold (provided to you) with fun, cultural and interesting facts about the country you're representing. Sharing music, games, artifacts and traditional clothing is also encouraged.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR:

- BOOTH/COUNTRY HOST
- PERFORMANCE/ENTERTAINMENT (5-10 minutes, adult or children performance)
- GENERAL EVENT HELPERS

Please visit this 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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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