* A cold non-dairy treat will be available AND there will be an extra ice cream station this year to help reduce wait times during the sugar rush hour.*

Calling all volunteers, I have two classes that need a few extra hands to hang art for the Art Walk, Ms. Rasmussen(K) and Ms. Finnochio(2nd). Art gets hung the week of the event which is Thursday, May 23rd. Please contact Angela Flynn for more details. Thank you!

Sign up to help at the Ice Cream Social  here !

Sign up to help at the Used Book Sale here!

The Rockwell library still needs your gently used books for our annual Used Book Sale! Bring your books to the library by May 23. For questions, please contact Shelly Gordon. THANK YOU!

PTA and Rockwell Elementary have worked on improving measurables towards the designation, School of Excellence. 

Thank you for answering the following questions; your input is crucial to our overall growth and will be utilized  to measure our progress this year.

Please submit your online responses or paper forms by May 17th.  

Due Thursday, May 16
Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #14. Congratulations to the  following winners: Nolan Y, Avani V, James W, Yina C, Rome R, Niharika V, Jack I, Ethan J,  Tharan S, Kenzo F, Marisa H, Vidhur P.

Math Challenge #15 is now available here. This is the final Math Challenge for the school year!

For this challenge, all students who submit the Math Challenge will receive a prize. Grab some  friends and family and work on the challenge together!

The due date for Math Challenge #15 is Thursday, May 16th (by 3:20 pm).

A Math Challenge tournament chair (or co-chairs) is needed for the 2019-2020 school year. The tournament is a onetime event, usually in late fall, that is separate from the periodic Math Challenges. If you are interested in keeping this tradition going, please consider volunteering. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Let the challenge begin!

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 21-22 (Math)
Grade 5 - 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.


Many  Thanks  to everyone supporting our "Bike to School" day last week!  Many of our Rockwell students received "Glow in the Dark" bracelets that can be worn for safety when biking, scootering or walking.  Hopefully those bracelets can be used for good and not just as a cool rubber band toy to aim at the wall as my son did when he returned home last Wednesday. 
And don't forget, we appreciate not only our bikers but everyone riding the bus, walking and carpooling as able.  All of these activities help to reduce traffic congestion and pollution.  Do your part for the planet and go green on your trip to and from school!
And if going green is not enough motivation, the City of Redmond has confirmed the student participant prize for our May session which is only available for students who log at least one trip in their tracker, then submit at the end of the month.  All eligible participants will be receiving a free round of putt putt golf at the Rainbow Run putt putt course at Willows Golf Course in Redmond!  A great way to get kids active and outdoors this summer!  Remember that students will receive the voucher for their prize to the email address they list on their reward coupon, so please encourage listing of a valid and legible email address. 
Let's all Walk and Roll Together!
Belinda Zeitouni
JuJu Ratanaprateepporn
Rockwell Parents and PTA Fundraising VPs

Parents of fifth graders must be reminded that to enter the sixth grade, they must show proof of one dose of the Tdap vaccine (to help prevent pertussis/whooping cough). 

The deadline to turn it in is June 1, 2019, unless your child has a summer birthday. Children with summer birthdays just need to have a completed form on file by the first day of school. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.

Spring Running Club is off to great start! We've had an average of 250 participants, including teachers. Several Rockwell students have completed their first marathon punch card, with dozens more reaching various milestones along the way. Kindergarten students are now participating both Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are excited to achieve their treasured toe tokens as well. 

Volunteers are still wanted and needed! The Rockwell Running Club cannot exist without you! If you are a stay at home parent and Washington State approved, please consider assisting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch time recess for your child. Watching these kids is such a joy, the fun is contagious! 

Please volunteer  here Come volunteer for a half hour, or stay the whole time...we can accommodate your schedule!

Any questions? Please contact Christine Cottom.

Wondering what your child is currently learning and what they need to know as they transition into the next grade?  PTA will feature one grade level every couple of weeks to ensure parents know and also offer a couple of ideas to support learning at home.


A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 4th Grade:

  • Comparing ideas/characters/events/settings in stories and myths from different cultures
  • Writing summaries or opinions about topics supported with a set of well-organized facts, details, and examples
  • Paraphrasing and responding to information presented in discussions, such as comparing and contrasting ideas and analyzing evidence that speakers use to support particular points
  • Reporting orally on a topic or telling a story with enough facts and details
  • Relating words that are common in reading to words with similar meanings (synonyms) and to their opposites (antonyms)
  • Multiplying and dividing multi-digit numbers in simple cases (e.g., multiplying 1,638 × 7 or 24 × 17, and dividing 6,966 by 6)
  • Understanding and applying equivalent fractions (e.g., recognizing that one fourth is less than three eighths because two eighths is less than three eighths)
  • Adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions in simple cases, and solving related word problems
  • Understanding simple decimals in terms of fractions 
  • Measuring angles and finding unknown angles in a diagram
How to help your child at home:   
  • Urge your child to use logical arguments to defend his or her opinion. If your child wants a raise in allowance, ask him or her to research commonsense allowance systems and, based on that research, explain reasons why, supported by facts and details.
  • Talk about the news together. Pick one story in the news, read it together, and discuss with your child what it means.
  • Ask your child to compare numbers using phrases like "times as much." For example, if the family cat weighs 8 lbs. and the family dog weighs 56 lbs., how many times as much does the dog weigh?
  • Ask your child to help you compare fractional amounts - for example, if one recipe calls for two thirds of a cup of oil, but another recipe calls for three fourths of a cup of oil, which recipe calls for more oil?
Click on this link to review the full guide created by National PTA. 

Do you like working with kids? Do you have a passion for food?
Are you interested in earning extra money while the kids are at school?
LWSD Sodexo Nutrition Services is currently looking for a Food Server to
work 3 hours a day to help serve students at Rockwell Elementary. The
great news is that you will only work while students are in school. Starting pay is dependent upon experience.

If interested, please call Nutrition Services at (425) 936-1385 or

email us at
Please reference: Food Service Worker @ Rockwell Elementary
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Employer

The Rockwell PTA is pleased to offer the Seymore Hear More scholarship to any students who need financial assistance to acquire glasses or hearing aids. If you would like more information, please  contact Mrs Bauer at  or   425-936-2670 .

Is your student missing any jackets, hats, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc.?
Our lost and found is overflowing with numerous items. 

Lost and found is located just inside the front entrance of the school. 

Please check in the office for watches, earrings, and house keys, as we have several unclaimed items.

Rockwell is a flourishing community of diversity. In order to maintain our inclusive community and assist families with emerging proficiency in English, PTA and Rockwell have established two programs to  facilitate two-way communication.

PTA provides translators through our FACE (Family and Community Engagement) committee at school events, meetings and by translating forms into several languages. You can also select your preferred language on our PTA website by using the "select language" button.

Rockwell utilizes a phone service to eliminate communication barriers- the service offers more than 240 spoken languages and American Sign LanguageStop by the office to find out more or use the service for meetings, registration or any other need.

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.
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!

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Volunteer Application:  
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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