BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
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Attention 4th and 5th grade parents!

Registration for the Rockwell Musical continues through the 14th!  We have had steady registration, but there are still openings for your young thespians!  It is heartwarming to see so many students returning for a second year of fun!  We are also excited to welcome students to their first ever theater experience!  Details on registration itself are included in the registration packet which is now available online HERE.  Printed copies are available in the office.

We have a couple of notes leading up to this year's musical:
  • We are still in need of a 4th grade parent to work alongside and shadow this year's producers as a co-producer. Grab a friend and sign up together!  This is how we ensure continuity from year to year, and it is a great learning opportunity.  This also guarantees placement for your child in the musical (specific roles are determined by the theater company).  Email musical@normanrockwellpta.org if you are interested.
  • In the spirit of over-communication, we want to draw your attention that our students will be performing the scene where Scar accuses Simba of Mufasa's death.  Consider this when deciding whether your child should participate.  This scene includes lines like the following:
    • "It's your fault he's dead"
    • "No! I'm not a murderer."
    • "But here's my little secret.  I killed Mufasa."
    • "You don't deserve to live."
A few registration highlights all of which are included in the packet but deserve calling out:
  • Scholarships are available for those with financial need.
  • In order for a child to be eligible for participation, a parent/guardian is required to chaperone two rehearsals and serve on a committee.
  • Registration submission will be by email, and will begin at 8am on Monday morning, Feb 3.  Early submissions will not be accepted.
  • Mandatory parent meeting is Feb 19.  You may send a delegate.  Details in the registration packet.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our producers,  Katie and Karen.
 
Thank you for your interest and participation.  We look forward to a great year for the musical!
A REMINDER ABOUT MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

For the safety of all students, all medications at school (prescription, over the counter, vitamins, cough drops) require a completed  authorization to administer medication form. The form must be signed by a health care provider and a parent/guardian. Medication cannot be given without the completed form and parents/guardians must bring all medications to the health room. Students cannot bring in their own medication. All medication must be in the original prescription bottle, container or package.
 
Too Sick For School?

Is your child too sick for school? With cold and flu season upon us, please visit the following link to read the LWSD policy on when to keep your child home from school. Students who have had a fever, vomited, or had diarrhea must stay home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. Keeping children home when they are too sick for school protects other students and staff from potential illness.
The following are some tips to help prevent illness:
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands. If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve. Afterward, wash your hands with soap and water.
 
Gretchen Paulovich, BSN, RN, ESA
Health Services Specialist
BOXTOPS

BOX TOPS CONTEST
February 10-21
Hi Families,

We have our last collection for this school year from February 10-21st. Please ask your neighbors and family for their clippings, as well as scouring your pantry for random finds. Also, don't forget to download the App or go online to scan your grocery receipts for credit - there's even a way to get credit for online grocery purchases! If our school turns in 5,000 unexpired Box Tops, then all of the kids will get a special treat!
 
Thank you so much for a great Fall Box Tops collection! So far this school year, Norman Rockwell has earned $443.00! We earned $335.60 for collecting the individual Box Top Coupons, plus a $71.50 'correction' for the ZipLock Box Tops that have been printed with expired coupons. We also received $35.90 from families that have downloaded the app and are scanning their receipts throughout the year.

KINDERGARTENKINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Optional Information Meeting for prospective Kindergarten parents will be February 19 th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm 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 for more information at 425-936-2670.

Kindergarten Registration will begin Thursday, February 20th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm in the school library. Child must be 5 by August 31, 2020 to register.  Bring birth certificate or passport, immunization records, emergency contact information, and proof address. To verify residency, you must provide two items as proof of address (government mail, mortgage statement, homeowner's insurance policy, lease agreement or current utility bill)

 More information can be found HERE
meetingMANDATORY PARENT MEETING FOR MUSICAL
Wednesday, February 19
Note change of date!

On February 19, there will be a  mandatory informational  meeting for parents or their representatives at 6:30pm in the school library. Come prepared with your calendars to sign up for chaperone dates and for committee positions.  See you there!




Are you a photographer/videographer? The Rockwell Musical needs you! 

You'll take headshots of the cast in early March and a cast picture in late April, then film a performance on Saturday, April 25. 

Photo printing will be done for you. You will receive full expense reimbursement, free advertising in the program, and - if we hear from you by Feb. 4 and your child is registered for the musical - a guaranteed spot in the production! 

Please contact Karen Hernan or Katie Walter if interested.
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MATH CHALLENGE #9
Due by Thursday, February 20

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #8. Congratulations to the following winners:  Ella L, Sophie W, Karman G, Charles O, Sai Sahit N, Noelle B, Raina W, Ram Sabavat N, Andy O, Kristina U, Maximillian C, Tharan S.

Math Challenge #9 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!

The due date for Math Challenge #9 is Thursday, Feb. 20th (by 3:20 pm).

Let the challenge begin! 
coffeeCOFFEE WITH MR. CLARK
Friday, February 21

 
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BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Hello from the Library!
 
We are beginning our Battle of the Books competitions! Students in grades 4 and 5 have been reading books from a list of 12 titles predetermined at the end of last school year. Now we will see who knows the most about these amazing books!

Round 1:  Competitions will be held the week of February 3rd. Teams will compete together against their classmates teams during their regular library time this week. The winning team from each classroom will advance to Round 2.

Round 2:  Winners from Round 1 will compete against the other winning teams in their grade the week of February 18th. Winners from this round will advance to Round 3. Day/time to be determined depending on classrooms participating.
 
Round 3 : The winning 4th grade level team will battle the winning 5th grade level team for title of school champion, the week of March 9th- day/time to be determined depending on classroom participating. Winning team will advance to Round 4-district level competition.
 
Round 4 : The Rockwell School Champion team will join the other winning teams from our participating district elementary schools on March 24th at Clara Barton (evening event-time to be determined). Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participating team families will be notified with more information. Winner of this round will be crowned district champion.
 
 
Thanks for your help in promoting this awesome reading incentive program!
 
Library Media Specialist

LOOKING FOR ORCHESTRA PHOTOS

The Yearbook Team is looking for photos from the recent orchestra recitals. If you have any that you'd like to share, please email them to  
yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org.
Thank you!


Our school counselor, Mrs. Bauer, is starting a Changing Families small group for students whose parents are separated or divorced. This group will focus on the strengths of the student's family. Students will discuss different family structures and their feelings about their family circumstances. Students will work on identifying their feelings surrounding divorce and healthy ways of expressing those feelings. They will have the opportunity to find comfort in others with similar experience. We will use stories, role play, activities and games to work on these skills.

Groups will take place during the school day at a time mutually agreed upon by Mrs. Bauer and the students' teachers. Students will be grouped with other children of similar age. Groups will begin after mid-Winter break and  continue for 4-8 weeks depending on the grade levels of the group. 

If you are interested in having your child be part of a Changing Families small group, please contact Mrs. Bauer at  kbauer@lwsd.org or 425-936-2670.
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SBA TESTING

 
Rockwell Families,


3rd Grade:
  • 5/7/2020 - SBA ELA CAT
  • 5/8/2020 - SBA ELA PT 1 + SBA ELA PT 2
  • 5/18/2020 - SBA Math CAT
  • 5/19/2020 - SBA Math PT
4th Grade:
  • 5/12/2020 - SBA ELA CAT
  • 5/14/2020 - SBA ELA PT 1
  • 5/15/2020 - SBA ELA PT 2
  • 5/28/2020 - SBA Math CAT
  • 5/29/2020 - SBA Math PT
5th Grade:
  • 5/20/2020 - SBA ELA PT 1 + SBA ELA PT 2
  • 5/21/2020 - SBA ELA CAT
  • 6/2/2020 - SBA Math CAT
  • 6/3/2020 - SBA Math PT
  • 6/4/2020 - WCAS (Science)
Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.

Associate Principal
CURRENT PTA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Hello Rockwell Parents! We're still looking to fill a few leadership roles.
  • Chess Club Chairperson (after school enrichment)
  • Cartooniversity (after school enrichment)
  • Volunteer Awards Chair
  • Read-a-Thon Chair
Some of these programs may be cancelled if we don't fill these positions!

If you are interested in any of the roles above, please click here for contact information. This page will also show ongoing volunteer opportunities.

*If you plan on handling money and/or volunteering during after school enrichment programs, you must also be a PTA member (click here to join if you haven't already).*

The Norman Rockwell PTA thanks you for your time and dedication!

Vice President of Communications

USED BOOK DONATIONS

Hello Beagle Families,

Got some old, gently used books that you don't need? Rockwell Library is actively accepting donations for our annual Used Book Sale to be held in May, in conjunction with the Ice Cream Social. This event is always a big hit and proceeds go to buy new books for the library. 

If you would like to donate, please bring your books (in boxes or bags) to the office. 

Thanks for your support of our school library!

Library Media Specialist
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PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK

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 yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org.

Thank you!
SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM

The salmon eggs have arrived in the tank at Rockwell. If you are at school stop by and take a look. They are currently in the eyed egg stage and in a few weeks they will hatch and become alevins.  Then in February they will "swim up" or emerge from the gravel and become fry. 

In early March the 4th grade students will begin to feed the fry. At that time we will need lots of parent volunteers to help supervise the feeding. Also if any 3rd grade parents would like to begin "training" to be the program chair(s) for next year it would be great.  If you are interested in helping with either of these things contact  NateChinn@gmail.com   for information.

Nate Chinn
2019-2020 Chair of Salmon in the Classroom
ESSAYWSPTA ESSAY CONTEST

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.

YEARBOOK ORDERS!

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 (Abigail@DaughterOfLight.com) to volunteer.
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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Places to earn: 
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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!

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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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Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA