BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS

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 nominations@normanrockwellpta.org 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
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4th and 5th grade parents,
 
We still have a few more spots available for the Spring Musical, and we don't want you to miss this opportunity for your child.
 
It is a proven fact that musical theatre can instill in your child skills they might not effectively learn elsewhere.
  • Develop their sense of self and identity
  • Expand their friendship group
  • Help to learn responsibility (oh yes! Tell me more!)
  • Help develop confidence
  • Help  explore talents they might not know they have
  • Will improve their communication skills, coordination and fitness
  • ...and is FUN!!!
 
Also, for you, come and be part of our team, meet new people and make a new friends, build this community, show your child that we are in the same team and in the end let's be proud together of our kids and what they can accomplish!
 
Auditions are starting on Tue February 19th, but we welcome your registration forms until Wed February 20th. This year it's as easy as 1,2,3:
  1. Print and fill the registration forms (or get one from the School Office), write a check of $85 to Norman Rockwell PTA (scholarships available), take headshot of your actor
  2. Take a picture of your forms
  3. Send them to musical@normanrockwellpta.org
Done!
 
Find the registration forms here, and if you have any questions just sent a short message to musical@normanrockwellpta.org
 
Let's do this together and give our kids a lifetime memory!

The Beauty and the Beast Producers
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BOX TOPS CONTEST
Extended to February 22

Our goal is to collect 6,000 Box Tops by THIS Friday! ( Expired Box Tops DO NOT count). This goal can be achieved if each student collects 11 Box Tops each.

CONTEST:

The class with the highest percentage of Box Tops per students wins a PINATA PARTY!!

The grade with the highest percentage of Box Tops per students wins a POPCORN  FRIDAY!!

Collect Box Tops from your pantry, neighbors, relatives and far away friends!

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
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SPIRIT WEAR
Online ordering extended to February 22!

We've got SPIRIT, how about you??

Spirit wear orders are extended until Friday, February 22.  Click here to order.

**** Please select "Bellevue pick up" in the option for shipping. PTA will pick up the  orders in bulk and deliver to them to student classrooms. You will be charged $8.95 if  you want your order shipped directly to you. This is non-refundable. Choose wisely.
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**NEW ** items available are: short sleeved color blocked Tee, short sleeved CAMO  sport Tee and a light weight sport hoodie.

The following items are still available: short and long-sleeved tees, full zip hooded
sweatshirts AND a basic crew neck sweatshirt and long sleeved performance tee!

** For an extra $5 you can add your name printed on the back.

We've got spirit wear, soon you can too!

Spirit Wear Chair
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MATH CHALLENGE #10
Due by Thursday, Feb 28

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #9. Congratulations to the following winners: Sofie Y, Sai Sahit N, Santiago S, Arnav D, Emma U, Adithya A, Gahl A, Kristina U, Owen U, Ava A, Itai A, Varun S.

Math Challenge #10 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 #10 is Thursday, Feb. 28th (by 3:20 pm).

Let the challenge begin!
Janelle Urfer
Wency Yan
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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  here.

The application deadline is March 1st .

PTA President

YEARBOOK PHOTOS

This is a great opportunity to have your kids' photos in the yearbook!

We are calling for "kids in action" photos! These can be from field trips, kids playing on school grounds, or any classroom activity.

Make sure to include your child's grade and or teacher's name and send the photos to  yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org

Thank you!

The Yearbook Team,

Janel, Rajashri and Vaishali
BALLOT NEWS
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

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.

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Elizabeth Rosemond
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA