Nominations for 2019-2020 PTA Board Are Now Open!

Parents, Teachers, and Staff, we are excited to now be accepting nominations for Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA's Board of Directors in the 2019-2020 school year!
You may nominate as many candidates as you choose, including a self nomination.
To be nominated, you must
  • Be a PTA member at Norman Rockwell or another PTA organization 15 days preceding the election
  • Be willing and available to attend training for your position
  • Be enthusiastic and supportive of your local PTA
  • And you must be 18 years old or older.
Download the nomination form and a list of board roles and responsibilities here.
Send your nominations or questions to and, in the coming weeks, look for more information in the upcoming Beagle Bugle Newsletters regarding board roles and responsibilities.
 Key Dates:
  • All nominations are due no later than Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
  • April 10th, 2019 - Nominating Committee will publicly share its final slate of candidates for the PTA Board no later than 15 days prior to the Rockwell PTA board elections
  • April 25, 2019 - Rockwell PTA's April General Meeting in which the board elections will be held

Thank you for submitting your Box Tops. This year we collected 7268 total which equals $726.80!

We ask that you don't stop now - please keep collecting as many Box Tops as you can because we will host a new contest next year with the goal of 10,000 = $1000!

I'm confident we can do it! Save your Box Tops and let's add funds to PTA programs together.

Stacy Hatch
Box Tops Chair


Student Leadership meeting Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:00-8:30, in Mrs. Gibson's room!

Tuesday, 3/12 - 7pm @ RMS Library

Mark your calendar! Come learn about the LWSD Capital Projects Levy.  

Approval of the April 23 levy will provide: 

1) Projects for Growth 

2) Core Facilities 

3) Safety Improvements. 

Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent, will join us in the Redmond Middle School library on Tuesday, March 12 from 7:00-7:30 PM. She will provide information about the levy and answer questions you may have. 

Following the speaker, the RMS PTSA will hold a vote of whether to endorse and support the levy. RMS Feeder elementary school families are invited to this information session, too. Come learn about the district's needs and how approving this levy helps meet those needs.
due Thursday, March 14 @ 3:20pm

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #10. Congratulations to the following winners: Aishwarya A, Tanisha S, Christopher O, Liam S, Satvik Nagoti, David T,Cinar G, Boris K, Toma Y, Tanisha K, Nidhir N, Winson W.

Math Challenge #11 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 #11 is Thursday, March 14th (by 3:20 pm).
Let the challenge begin!

Janelle Urfer
Wency Yan
Wednesday, March 20 7:00-8:00pm
LWSD Board Room

As part of the district adoption process for K-5 Science curriculum, there will be a K-5 Science Adoption Curriculum Materials Informational Parent Night held on March 20 from 7:00-8:00 in the Board Room. The materials are Amplify Science and Building Blocks of Science. The materials are currently being piloted by the K-5 Science Committee and NGSS Learning Cohort teachers across LWSD elementary schools. Parents who have students in piloting classrooms have received information about the curriculum already from their classroom teacher.

This evening will provide parents and the community with information about the process of the adoption committee's work as well as provide an opportunity for those in attendance to preview and provide feedback about the two finalist curriculum materials. We will also directly email all elementary parents with information about the curricula and ask for their input in an online survey.
Friday 3/29 | 5:30-8:30pm @ RHS Cafeteria

Save the date for our annual Rockwell Dance Party - Friday, March 29th from 5:30-8:30pm! There will be fun for the whole family. Look for flyers coming home soon. 

We are looking for volunteers - please sign up here

Contact Veronica Nelson if you have questions!
Ever wonder what to do about the endless screen time our kids are doing now? Join Bell PTSA  for a screening of the acclaimed film; Screenagers on Friday, March 29th at 7:00 pm at Bell Elementary 11212 NE 112 th  St Kirkland, WA 98033.  

Tickets can be purchased here.
2019-2020 Nominations due by April 2

Will you have a student coming to RMS in the fall? Do you have an hour a week to support, engage and advocate for our students, staff and community? 

RMS PTSA nominating committee is currently seeking volunteers interested in joining the PTSA leadership team for the 2019-2020 school year. 

RMS PTSA members are eligible to become board members and will be elected at the PTSA General Meeting on April 16th 2019.

Please consider one of the following positions:
  • President
  • Treasurer
  • 1st VP
  • 2nd VP
  • Secretary. 
If you want to see details of any of these positions, click here.

Not a member but interested in making good things happen at RMS? Join the PTSA and become eligible.

Hello Beagles,

We have lots of exciting things happening in the Rockwell Library. On Monday, March 4th, we hosted our first annual Dr. Seuss's Birthday Multilingual Read Aloud in celebration of Read Across America Week. Staff and parent volunteers read Dr. Seuss titles in many languages including: Japanese,  Spanish and Chinese. 

Also, we are collecting books for our annual Used Book Sale coming up in May. If you would like to donate gently loved books for our sale, feel free to drop them off at the office. 

In addition, we will be welcoming a visiting Author-David Lasky, on March 25th. Look for more information coming soon on times for that. Thanks for your support of our Rockwell Library.

Shelly Gordon
Library Specialist

Hi PTA members,

If you have just recently joined the Norman Rockwell PTA and have not yet receive your copy of the student directory, you may pick up your copy in the school office. For every single or double membership, you will receive one directory. You can also purchase additional copies for $5 each.

Thank you so much for your support of the Norman Rockwell PTA. Together, we can support our kids to the next level.

Membership Chair

Tell your neighbors & friends

If you live in Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2019, now is the time to register them for Kindergarten! 

Registration takes place at your neighborhood school during regular school hours through the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

While registration will continue throughout the school year and summer, parents are highly encouraged to register students as soon as possible. Doing so helps ensure class sizes are balanced and adequate staff are hired in time for the new school year. 

Visit the  Kindergarten Information webpage  for more information.

See dates below

This year's SBA (State Assessments in English Language Arts, Math, and Science) will take place on the following days:
Grade 3 - May 14-16 (ELA) and May 29-30 (Math)
Grade 4 - May 7-9 (ELA) and May 21-22 (Math)
Grade 5 - May 7-9 (ELA), May 21-22 (Math), May 23 (Science)
Please note these dates on your calendars and avoid making appointments or planning family trips on those days. 

Also, there is nothing additional you need to do to prepare for these assessments at home, as teachers will guide students in preparations and practice sessions prior to the assessments. The assessments are one way to measure the growth students have made in their studies this academic year.


Hello Parents,

Thank you for sending photos to the Yearbook team. We appreciate your time and effort. If you still haven't got a chance to upload the pictures, now is the time.

Hopefully all classes are done with Valentine's parties last week.
We are asking to sent any Valentine class party photos to

Thank you!

The Yearbook Team,

Janel, Rajashri and Vaishali
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!

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