MATCHING your ANNUAL BEAGLE CONTRIBUTION (ABC)
As many of you know, Norman Rockwell PTA has one primary fundraiser a year through our Annual Beagle Contribution (ABC). This year we have been quite up front that the amount of your support will determine what additional Academic Enrichment programs can be funded at Rockwell. This includes our STEM programs like "Toymaker" (a hands on STEM classroom program), "Science Van" and "STEM Night". In addition, all of the "Class Field Trips", "Library Author Visits" and "School Musical" are funded by the Rockwell PTA. These programs simply could not happen without your support.
As school started, we had many Rockwell families step up and generously support our school. Because of that, we have met our annual funding goals for our ABC donations so THANK YOU! With that said, if you are new to the school or just haven't checked "Donating to the ABC" off your "To Do" list then it is not too late to donate and the time to act is
ABC CORPORATE MATCHING: While we have met our ABC fundraising goal, we have still not met our MATCHING goal which means that we are NOT yet "Fully Funded" to support all of our Academic Enrichment programs. Please put this on your family's "To Do" List to get done before the Winter Break begins. Personally, I understand how this can be a challenge. My spouse is the one who works for a company that sponsors corporate matching and not me. I had to remind him to sit down on his laptop for 10 minutes to complete the online form at his company. It took a few reminders because we are all busy and have too much on our plates but eventually we got it done. And you can too! This is
money for our kids so take 10 minutes out of your day and
get it done
For any questions in regards to Corporate Matching, please direct to our Rockwell PTA Treasurer,
. Sheila can help recreate a donation receipt annotating your donation to the "Annual Beagle Contribution" if you have lost the original. She is also the primary contact for your company if they have questions about the nonprofit status of the Rockwell PTA.
Again many THANKS for your generous support of the "Annual Beagle Contribution". This money directly supports the Academic Enrichment of our kids. Now, I
CHALLENGE you to take the next step and apply for corporate Matching as offered at yours or your spouse's company.
Rockwell Parent and VP of Fundraising
PTA MID-YEAR FINANCIAL REVIEW
Calling all PTA members to work within a team and conduct the mid-year Financial Review.
The week of January 13-19 is planned for the review. It will be a 3 hour block of time.
The files and audit checklist are provided; just bring your attention to detail and your patience.
by Monday, December 31 to volunteer. Please include the dates and times that work for your schedule.
Norman Rockwell PTA Treasurer and Parent Volunteer
(Filtered for Rockwell, More LWSD events found there)
Orchestra performance @ Redmond Middle School (7pm)
Choir Performance @ Crossroads Mall Market Stage (5pm)
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break (school resumes on Monday, 1/7/19)
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed)
LOST AND FOUND
Is your student missing any jackets, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc.?
Our lost and found is overflowing with numerous items. Anything left in lost and found after Friday, December 21st will be donated to charity.
Our 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.
Student Records Secretary
MATH CHALLENGE #6
Due Thursday, December 13 by 3:20pm
Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #5. Congratulations to the following winners: Aishwarya A, Charis B, Sara K, Noelle B, Allison L, Andrew O, Ethan J, Vivian S, Kaira M, SashaF, Cleofus B, Varun S.
Math Challenge #6 is now available
. 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 #6 is Thursday, Dec. 13 th (by 3:20 pm).
Let the challenge begin!
Hi! I'm Barrett, a 5th grader at Rockwell and this year's Hunger Champion! I think all kids should have enough to eat. Let's make sure every student in Redmond gets what they need this weekend! Thanks!
Please donate right
RAISE MONEY FOR ROCKWELL...WHILE YOU SHOP!
Really, what could be an easier way to raise money for your PTA than doing your regular shopping?
Especially as we are right in the middle of the Holiday season, this is a great time to sign up for AmazonSmile and other similar programs. Here is a
listing just a few programs that donate a percentage of YOUR regular shopping back to the school and our PTA programs. This is free money to help the PTA fund all of the wonderful Academic Enrichment programs here at Rockwell.
VP of Fundraising
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink offering a FUNdraising Opportunity:
From now until December 21st
and again January 1-13, 2019, the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink is offering a $3 donation to our PTA for each paid rink admission!
Just mention that you are with "Norman Rockwell PTA" at the admission counter. Visit
for skating hours, promotions and special events.
Rockwell Parent and VP PTA Fundraising
SHREK, THE MUSICAL
You're invited to Shrek, The Musical Jr on stage this week at RHS. A few of our current Rockwell Beagles plus LOTS of former "Rockwell Musical alumni" are starring in this show (including the lead roles of Shrek, Donkey, and Lord Farquaad).
Dec. 13, 14, 15 at 7pm
Dec. 15 & 16 at 2pm
Redmond High School Performing Arts Center
IF YOU HAVEN'T JOINED THE PTA, NOW IS THE TIME!
Our PTA can win
cash and prizes
from the Washington State PTA just by having more members!
can help our school by just becoming a member.
The contest period runs from NOVEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 14, 2018
. The cash we can win would go towards educational programs and activities. Join now by
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: WHO CAN BE A MEMBER?
A: Any one in the family and community can be a PTA member. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, teachers, staff, etc. They
all are welcome to be part of the PTA.
Q: DO I NEED TO VOLUNTEER?
A: No, you don't need to volunteer in order to be a PTA member.
Q: WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
A: 1) It's a great way to stay informed.
2) You can have a voice in decisions regarding your student(s).
3) To network with other involved parents.
Q: WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
A: PTA membership fees and contributions go toward your child's educational programs and events, such as
, the Science Van, field trips and more.
Thank you for joining
the Rockwell PTA!
5TH GRADE YEARBOOK CONTEST
*all entries due by 1/10/2019
Calling all 5th Graders!!
Are you an Artist? Can you draw, sketch or doodle the Norman Rockwell Spirit?
It's a Rockwell tradition for the graduating class to submit designs for an Awesome yearbook cover.
Enter the Yearbook cover contest now and your design could be selected.
Deadline to submit to the office: Thursday, January 10th
(Great use of the time during Holidays)
Please use Black Markers for your design
*All 5th Graders should have received a pamphlet about the Cover Contest.*
to sign up to volunteer!
STEM Night Chairs
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!
QUICK LINKS - IN EVERY ISSUE
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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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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