WINTER ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Registration is now open!
Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials
FOUR SPACES REMAIN!
Time: 3:35pm to 5:05pm
Class Dates: Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25
No Class Days: Feb 18
Give your imagination a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Cities, Garbage Trucks, Catamarans, and Dinosaurs. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Jedi Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System
SIX SPACES REMAIN!
Time: 3:35pm to 5:35pm
Class Dates: Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19
Build and program robots inspired by a galaxy far, far away using the LEGO® WeDo® system! Lift an X-Wing from Dagobah swamp, program a droid-sorting factory, and land an Imperial Shuttle using motion sensors. In small groups, learn basic programming, engineering, and robotics concepts in a fun Jedi-themed environment.
to register for either of these classes.
Coding for Kids TWO SPACES REMAIN!
Class: Little Coders
Time: 3:25 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Dates: Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26
No Class Days: N/A
Please note: Due to very limited space for after school programs, we are unable to offer Game Development (Intermediate Coding) during this session. Please only register your child for this class if they are in grades. K-2.
Trendy Crafts (new vendor to Rockwell!)
SIX SPACES REMAIN!
Class: Decorate your Space!
Time: 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Class Dates: Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28
No Class Days: Feb 14
Join Trendy Crafts each week and create a unique craft project to decorate your space! Customize your project to fit your taste and personality with all of the latest supplies and techniques! Crafts this session include Starry Night Lanterns, Desk Accessories, Mixed Media Canvases, and so much more!
IMPORTANT: Trendy Crafts is offering FREE tuition if a parent is able to volunteer during ALL EIGHT classes this session. If you are able to do this, please click
to register (do NOT click the general registration link below). If this link does not work, that means someone has already claimed this spot and you need to use the general registration link below.
to register for Trendy Crafts (this is for general, paid registration).
Chess 4 Life
THIS CLASS IS FULL
Time: 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Class Dates: Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, April 5
No Class Days: Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 8
Chess4Life instructors follow the coaching methods that were developed by National Master Elliott Neff over the past 20 years. These methods have led multiple students and teams to both state and national titles. Instructors also undergo comprehensive safety and classroom management training.
Classes are tailored to the level of competency exhibited among the students. Classes typically include: basic principles and strategy of how to open a chess game, how to conduct the middle game, and how to win (or avoid losing) in the endgame. Many other basic to advanced level tactics are also taught, including visualization techniques and tournament practice.
Per PTA guidelines, a parent/guardian is required to volunteer during one class for each child enrolled in an after school enrichment program; if you have 2 children enrolled, please sign up for two spots. Sign-Up Genius links for each class are available once you begin the registration process.
Keep in mind that the screening process can take two weeks, so keep that in mind when you pick a date to volunteer.
Refunds are based on when the cancellation is received. Cancellations received:
- One week or more prior to class start date will receive a full refund.
- Within one week of the class start date and through the first week of class - IF WE CAN FILL THE SPOT, a prorated refund. Proration will be based on the number of classes attended during the first week.
- After the first week of class, NO REFUNDS through the PTA. Refunds after the first week are done at the discretion of the vendor at the vendor's rate.
- There are no refunds for missed classes. Snow days will be made up if possible.
Interim VP of Academic Enrichment
(Filtered for Rockwell, More LWSD events found there)
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed)
Kindergarten Information Meeting (parents only) 4pm-5pm
Kindergarten Registration begins
GENERAL PTA MEETING - everyone welcome!
Thursday 1/24 @ 7pm - Rockwell Library
LWSD Associate Superintendent Mike Van Orden will be in attendance to discuss the LWSD Levy. A vote will be taken afterward to decide if the Norman Rockwell PTA will support and endorse this levy. You can find more information here.
Be there and be heard!!
MATH CHALLENGE #8
due Thursday, January 24
Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #7. Congratulations to the following winners: Christopher O, Amanda W, Atsuto Y, Maxim K, Jose S, Emma U, Vihaan S, John I, Sofia F, Toma Y, Tharan S, Elaine C.
Math Challenge #8 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 #8 is Thursday, Jan. 24th (by 3:20 pm).
Let the challenge begin!
Online ordering 1/28-2/15
We've got SPIRIT, how about you??
Spirit Wear orders will be available ONLINE from January 28-February 15.
There will be a NEW item available; don't forget that you can also add your name to the back of your items for an additional $5 (ideal for finding them in the Lost & Found).
We've got spirit wear, soon you can too!
Spirit Wear Chair
REDMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL Info Night
Tuesday 1/29 @ 6:30pm
On Tuesday, January 29th Redmond Middle School will be hosting a parent night for all current 5th graders who will be attending RMS next year. This event starts at RMS at 6:30pm. This will be a great chance to see and tour Redmond Middle, meet the administration and counseling staff, and have any questions answered for you. This evening is geared toward parents only. RMS counselors will be visiting the 5th grade classrooms in early February to register students for their middle school classes.
Our 5th grade students will be visiting Redmond Middle this spring for an orientation activity. The student leadership at RMS has put together a wonderful formal program that includes student lead tours, Q & A with a student panel, and fun games and trivia. They too will be able to meet the admin, counselors, and some of the 6th grade teachers. This event is scheduled for June 13, 2019. More information will come later for this event.
Redmond Middle School
SCHOOL MUSICAL IS ON!
Great news!!! Thanks to the generous contributions of our community and the willing hearts of Adelina Popescu and Vani Jain (who have agreed to co-chair this year's musical), we are happy to announce this year's musical, Beauty and the Beast Jr!
More details will be coming shortly, but mark your calendars for registration which will run from
Fri 2/1/19 to Fri 2/8/19. Performance day will be Saturday, April 20.
As we have done in the past, all parents of children participating in the musical will be required to serve on a committee. If you are interested in chairing a committee, please reach out to our co-chairs at:
Thanks again to Adelina and Vani, and we look forward to seeing your 4th and 5th graders in action!
VP of Events
KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION MEETING
Optional Information Meeting for prospective Kindergarten parents will be
February 6, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00pm 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 Mobley for more information at 425-936-2670.
Kindergarten Registration will begin Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm in the school library. Child must be 5 by August 31, 2019 to register. Bring birth certificate or passport, immunization records, emergency contact information, and proof of address (recent utility bill with your name on it, lease, or mortgage statement).
More information can be found here:
BOX TOPS CONTEST
Our goal is to collect 6,000 Box Tops February 4th - 8th! (
Expired Box Tops DO NOT count). This goal can be achieved if each student collects 11 Box Tops each.
There is a prize for the winning grade, so collect lots of Box Tops from your pantry,
neighbors, relatives and far away friends! You have one month from NOW to gather up 11 Box Tops.
Every Box Top collected earns the school 10 cents towards PTA programs like shipping candy to the troops, contest prizes, grants and more! Rockwell earned $480 in November.
Let's work together to earn $600 more! (This is the last Box Top contest of the year).
*If a Box Top doesn't look like the above picture, please don't turn it in!*
Box Top Chair
PTA MEN'S ESSAY CONTEST
Men Making a Difference
deadline is March 1
This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied contributions that men make in the lives and education of children - from the children's perspective.
All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandfathers, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches, and friends - impact the children they care about. Research clearly shows that male involvement positively influences academic success at all levels of schooling - preschool through college. When male figures are involved with students' schooling, they enjoy school more and perform better in and out of school.
You can find out more about the contest (including guidelines and grade-level entry forms
The application deadline is March 1st
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!
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