BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP PTA MEETING
Thursday, April 30 @ 7pm

Hello from the PTA President's "desk."  I hope you and your families are all well during this time.  I recognize there are changes for all of us, brought about by the unprecedented times we find ourselves in right now.  I want to assure you the PTA is here to support and advocate for all of our students, so please feel free to reach out to me with any PTA-related questions.
 
PTA business is continuing as scheduled, and as a result, we will be holding a virtual General Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 30.  We will be presenting and approving the budget, and voting on the slate for next year's board.  We must have quorum to conduct business, so please join us if you can. 
 
Thu, Apr 30, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
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ELEMENTARY STUDENT RETURN VERIFICATION

Elementary Student Return Verification 2020-21:

Enrollment projections are necessary in planning for school next year. Therefore, we need to know if your child is returning to Rockwell, so we can plan more accurately for the coming year (teacher and other staffing is dependent upon the information we receive). Please use this link to complete and submit this form for each of your children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Please submit your response as soon as possible.  If you have already completed the process through the district form you don't need to respond again. Thank you!

 
Rockwell Elementary Student Return Verification Form   

If you have any questions please contact Registrar Inez Mobley at mmobley@lwsd.org.

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PARENT INPUT FORM FOR 2020-21

Dear Rockwell Families:

The process of grouping students and placing them in assigned classrooms is an important task our staff undertakes each year. Our goal is to create balanced classroom communities while taking into consideration individual student needs. As we approach the end of the year, we are beginning to work on the 2020-2021 classroom placements. This process is very important and the staff at Rockwell work very hard, as a team, to make educationally sound decisions.
 
As new classes are formed, the following factors are considered to ensure proper balance.
·         Academic abilities
·         Social/Behavior Needs
·         Special Needs
·         Current Teacher Input
·         Boy/Girl Ratio
·         Parent Input

Each classroom is a small community. We believe the classrooms need to represent the various social, academic and physical needs of all our students.
 
Your input will be one of the factors we consider when it comes time to compile our class lists. On the form you will be asked to provide insights about your child's academic and social needs. We ask that this input be a description of your child not a request for a specific teacher. We also ask that you use this form for input, as to not rely on a conversation with a staff member. Any forms with a request for specific teachers will be returned. 
 
It is not necessary to fill out an input form.  However, if you wish to, the forms are now available HERE: If you chose to complete a form, please send it via email to Mr. Clark or mail the document to our school (11125 162nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052) by Monday, May 4th.   
 
As we all want what's best for every child here at Rockwell, I am pleased that we can work together as a team in such an important process.
 
Sincerely,
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TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
May 4-8 - Virtual!

May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week and we have never appreciated our teachers and school staff so much as this spring!  Please join us as we celebrate how lucky we are to have such a dedicated crew working for our children. 

All of your digital entries should be emailed to TAW@NormanRockwellPTA.org between now and 10am of the daily activities.  We will post a secure link of everyone's entries on the  Rockwell PTA webpage by 1pm that same day.
  • Monday, May 4 - "We miss you MORE!" picture .     Did you see the picture collage the teacher and staff made for us on the Rockwell PTA Facebook page?  We are going to give them a shout out with our own.  Have your student make or print a sign saying, "We miss you MORE!" Take a picture, email it to TAW@NormanRockwellPTA.org , and we'll post the results to start off the week.
  • Tuesday, May 5- "Recipe sharing "  
     
    What is your go to comfort food these days?  Please type out your favorite recipe, email it to TAW@NormanRockwellPTA.org , and we'll post them for everyone to try.
  • Wednesday, May 6 - "Thank you!" on Flipgrid .  
     
    Send a video of you saying "Thank you" in the biggest way you know how!  See instructions below for the log in information for sending your Flipgrid video. 
  • Thursday, May 7 - Heart "Attack!"  
     
    Make and decorate your own paper heart, take a picture, email it to TAW@NormanRockwellPTA.org and we'll post the results.
  • Friday, May 8 - "E-card"
     
    Email all of your teachers and favorite staff members your thanks with an e-card or picture of a paper card.  You may use any of your favorite e-card websites to send this.  You may email your card to your teacher or staff member directly.
Login for Flipgrid
1.  Click on this link:   https://flipgrid.com/rockwellbeagles2020
2.  Enter password:  #RockwellStrong

-OR-

1.  Go to  www.flipgrid.com
2.  Enter Flip Code:  rockwellbeagles2020
3.  Enter password:  #RockwellStrong

You do not need to sign up to view videos on Flipgrid when given this link.  However, to record a video, you will need to enter an email address.  You can enter either a student or parent's email address.  (It does not need to be a Rockwell email address)

*Note:  The pictures and videos will be shared on the Norman Rockwell PTA website. By sending a video, photo or message, you are consenting to public sharing of the video, photo or message. If you prefer your child to NOT be in the public video, you can send your message directly (privately) to teachers/staff of your choice during staff appreciation week.
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MATH CHALLENGE #14
Answers available May 8

Math Challenge #14 is now available here .  During the school closure Math Challenges will be self-corrected at home, when the answers become available, by student and caregiver.  

The solutions can be reached with the above link.  

When your student's Math Challenge is complete, please fill out and submit This form to us.  Your student will then get credit for recognition awards.  You may still fill out the form for Math Challenges 11, 12 and 13. 

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 challenges together!

Previous Math Challenges are also available with above link for further math enrichment at home.  Please reach out to us with any questions.

Let the challenge begin! 

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OFFICE HOURS FOR SPECIALISTS

Just as our grade-level teachers are offering office hours as a way to answer questions and check in with families, our specialists, interventionists, and Special Education team members are happy to connect with you during their office hours as well. Attached below, you will find a table highlighting the office hours for each of these teams.  Here, also,is a link to our staff directory  in case you need the contact information for any of our team members.

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
SpEd
1:00 - 2:00
 
 
 
1:00 - 2:00
 
 
EL
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
 
 
 
1:00 - 2:00
Safety
Net
 
 
 
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
Library
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
1:00 - 2:00
 
 
Music
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
P.E.
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
Coun- selor
 
 
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
10:00 - 11:00
 

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A NOTE FROM OUR COUNSELOR

If you or your child would like to set up a time for a check-in with Mrs. Bauer, you may contact her to schedule a time for a phone call or video conference. Mrs. Bauer can be reached via email at kbauer@lwsd.org or by phone at 425-936-2675.

We recognize that this a difficult time for everyone as we are all adjusting to this new way of living. For some families in our community, the impact is even greater with the loss of jobs or income. Thankfully, there are many agencies within our community that are working tirelessly to provide financial, medical, and food related supports to families. If you would like more information about supports that may be available for your family, please contact our school counselor, Kristin Bauer: 425-936-2675,  kbauer@lwsd.org .
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RUNNING CLUB!

Hi kids!!!

Even though our schools are closed and there isn't Running Club for the remainder of the school year, I hope ALL of our Rockwell kids are getting outside and playing, exercising and RUNNING! On Ms. Cottom's PowerSchool Learning page there is a section/tab for Running Club (you must be logged in to view). If you would like to continue Running Club on your own, there is a link to download the Running Club punch cards to track your progress.  There are enough punch cards to copy for your whole family!!! Sorry, I won't be able to give out our popular toe tokens, but I'm with you all in heart! ️If you would like to know your total laps from Fall Running Club, please email Ms. Cottom and she will give you your total scores. 

I would love to share pictures of kids running... with PARENT PERMISSION ONLY! Upload and send pictures to Ms. Cottom and she will post on the Running Club page. We have one student that has already completed her marathon punch card for spring. Congratulations to Nora Markiewicz in Mr. McElrea's Kindergarten class! Check it out on the Running Club page!!!
YEARBOOKYEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED!

Hello Parents and teachers

Since schools are closed and all events are cancelled, we hardly have any pictures for the yearbook. Therefore, requesting all parents and teachers to share whatever pictures you have either from classroom or school premises (before the school closed) to send to   yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org .

Thank you!
registrationKINDERGARTEN + NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
Now online!

New student and Kindergarten registration now available online. Families may now register one or more of their new students online using Skyward, the district's student information system. Please see the  LWSD Registration website  for forms and information for registration.
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