In an effort to continue improving our communication and partnership with the school and build on the success from last year, the 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 November 15 th .

Click HERE to submit your survey online.

Thank you!

Thursday, November 7 @ 1:30

We are holding an informational meeting for parents to find out more about what kinds of fun things you can do to support the library. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th at 1:30pm in the library.

FYI, to volunteer in the library, parents need to be approved through the district application process. 
If you have not applied, here is the link.
Applications can take a few weeks to be reviewed/approved. Feel free to come to the info meeting even if you are not approved yet. For those parents that may not be able to attend, we can coordinate another date/time for a second session if there is need.
We hope to see you there!
Questions?  Contact Shelly Gordon, the Rockwell Library Media Specialist at:


Tuesday, November 5, 2019: Full Student Leadership meeting at 8:00 in Mrs. Raffel's room
Thursday, November 8, 2019:  Veteran's Day Assembly practice at 12:25 in Mrs. Gibson's room.

"Look Within"

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this year's Reflections Art Program! We received a total of 27 entries which are currently being reviewed by our judges. Please mark your calendar for Thursday, November 7 th ! We will be hosting an open house style art show in the Rockwell Library from 5:30-7:30pm. All entries will be on display so come take a look! Competition results will be announced in the Beagle Bugle the week of 11/11. Winners will advance to the district level with a chance to have their artwork displayed in Washington DC!

  • Rockwell Art Show: Thursday, 11/7 from 5:30-7:30pm, Rockwell Library 
  • District Art Show: Friday, 1/10 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.

Lindsay Burke and Sheila Gruber

Hello Rockwell Families!

We would also love to share an image of any family members who are veterans at our assembly. If you are interested in sharing an image with us please include:

Veteran's Name
Military Branch and Rank
Rockwell Student and Relationship

If you have any questions you may reach out to Mr. Cortes ( All images may be sent directly to Ms. Yasuda ( ).

Extended to 11/15!

We've got SPIRIT, how about you? 

Spirit wear orders are available ONLINE through November 15th.
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. **** 

Spirit Wear Chair
Thursday 11/21 @ 7:30pm

PTA will be holding a special general membership meeting on Nov 21 at 7:30pm to finalize spending for this year's budget.  Thank you to all parents who have donated to-date.  There is still time to  donate prior to the meeting on Nov 21 to help fund this year's programs.  Location will be announced in next week's Bugle and on Facebook.  Hope to see you there!
PTA President
Thursday, November 21
5:30-7:30 (RHS Cafeteria)

Come enjoy the food, activities, performances, and celebration of our beautifully diverse community. The festivities will be at Redmond High School on November 22, 5:30PM to 7:30PM. It's a great event for the whole family! 

In case you've never been, Heritage night is an opportunity for families to learn about and celebrate countries from around the world. Each attendee will receive a passport when they enter, and their passport will be stamped by each country they "visit" at the event. The kids love learning about where their friends and classmates are from, and even trying new foods from around the world.

Please consider hosting a booth to showcase your family's heritage or country of origin. Sign up HERE  to host a booth, or to provide general help at the event. Please also let us know if you'd like to give a 5 to 10 minute performance highlighting your culture. If you want to represent and showcase your heritage, sign up now! 


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.

Thank you,
Mansi M. Majeed 
Syeda Rizvi

Thursday, November 21

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 Disability Pride booth during Heritage Night! If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the booth, contact me.

Thank you!

Disability Awareness Chair

Hello, Rockwell Families!

Membership is down a little bit this year.  Let's change that and help out a favorite teacher as well.  

On November 21 , I will count the PTA members in each classroom.  The classroom with the most members will win two $49 Amazon gift cards for the teacher to buy classroom supplies.  In the case of a tie, I will randomly choose one teacher.  Winner will be announced on November 22 and in the Bugle.  So, if you have been meaning to join the PTA or meaning to update your PTA profile online to include your child's teacher, now is the time!

Karen Hernan
Membership chair


If you have any photos from classroom or school events that you'd like to share with the yearbook team, please feel free to e-mail them to

Thank you!

We're still looking for volunteers for this popular program. If you are a stay at home parent and interested in assisting our students,  please click here to sign up! 

Any questions, please contact Christine Cottom, Rockwell P.E. Specialist. 


Hello Rockwell families and community members! 

Is your family looking for a fun gardening project? Do you want to help keep Rockwell looking amazing?

Every year for Community Serve Day, our wonderful volunteers spruce up all of our planter boxes including minor repairs plus fresh soil and flowers just before school starts. We need your help in maintaining them and keeping them looking fresh, so we're looking for families to "adopt" a Beagle Box.  Commitment is roughly 3 months.

Responsibilities include:
  • Light trimming weeding, and pruning of existing foliage
  • Watering
  • Replacing soil (minimal) and flowers as needed (small budget is provided)
  • Anything else that strikes your fancy!
This could be a very satisfying way for your whole family to get their hands dirty:)

Sounds fun, right? If interested, please contact Elaine Bentzinger

The holidays are fast approaching! Did you know that your purchases can make a difference? 

You can help raising school funds by simply shopping through Rockwell's AmazonSmile link. Be sure to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping!

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of purchase prices (of eligible purchases) to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 when you do your holiday shopping. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

Thank you for your support!

VP of Fundraising/ Parent Volunteer  

This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children - from the children's perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. 

The application deadline is March 1.

You can learn more about the contest here.


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, we're still looking for a few more parents to help create the yearbook. Work from home on your schedule to organize all the wonderful photos we're getting! Please email Abigail Welborn ( to volunteer.

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