BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
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WELCOME BACK PARTY
Friday, September 20 (rain or shine!) 5:30-7:30pm

Please join us for our welcome back party! This is a great opportunity to meet your student's new classmates and families.

You are welcome to join us with your own picnic.  
Ticket sales are completed. 

We are still looking for volunteers to assist us before, during and after the event. Click here to sign up for a slot. Thank you!

Welcome Back Party Chair
*PTA'S "FIRST-DAY" ONLINE PACKET* 

Please complete your first day packet! Click  here to access and complete the packet on the PTA website. 

With our online packet, you will have the ability to pay for your PTA membership, make your Annual Beagle Contribution (which supports your student, teachers, and our fun and enrichment programs), buy your child's yearbook and purchase tickets to our Back to School party all in one place - it will only take a few minutes. 

Complete yours today and prior to Dog Day!
  • New users will sign up for an account during this process.
  • Returning website users, PLEASE complete the packet and also visit your PTA Website account and update any old phone numbers etc, add a student if you have new children, etc. This helps in the directory process and also when we need to deliver items (spirit wear etc) to classrooms.
ANNUAL BEAGLE CONTRIBUTION

Norman Rockwell PTA has one primary fundraiser per year through our Annual Beagle Contribution

The amount of your support will determine which additional education programs and activities (such as STEM Night and the School Musical) will be funded. Click here to see how programs are determined based on funding.

Thanks so much to those of you who have already donated! We really appreciate your generosity and support.

If you'd like to help us achieve full funding by September 30 (this is always our goal!), the time to act is NOW.

Working for Microsoft, Google, Boeing, etc? Be sure to ask about getting your donation matched! Click here to learn more. This is free money for our kids!

Thank you!

Juju Ratanaprateepporn
CHESS CHAIRPERSON NEEDED

Chess4Life is coming to Rockwell again this Fall and we're still looking for a chairperson to help with coordinating this after school class. 

If your kids love chess and you plan to sign them up for chess, please consider to chair the club to ensure that the program will not be cancelled due to lack of chairperson. Our former chess chair is available to answer all questions and to provide all needed information. 

You only need to contact us at  enrichment@normanrockwellpta.org. We thank you! And your kids will thank you too!

FIRST DAY PICTURES

If you have any photos from the first day of school that you'd like to share with the yearbook team, please feel free to e-mail them to:  yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org.

Photos must of of Rockwell students ONLY and must have been taken on school grounds. 

Thank you!
LUNCH ROOM HELP

The school has an ongoing need for help during lunch time (serving students and clean up). The time commitment is from 11:40 to 1pm.

If you are willing and able to help, please click here to pick a time slot (or several). 

Thank you in advance!

2019 SPIRIT WEAR COMING SOON!

We've got SPIRIT, how about you?

Nothing shows school pride more than wearing school colors - Purple and Yellow!

While we wait for your child to submit a new logo/design ( Due Sept 20th *), we are busy selecting items and building our link for you to make orders online. 

Items available are: short & long-sleeved tees, hooded pullovers, crewneck sweatshirt and athletic Tee.

Spirit wear orders open ONLINE October 1.

*See contest information here on our website or last weeks Bugle.

We've got spirit wear coming soon!

Stacy Hatch 
Spirit Wear Chair
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COMFORT KITS ARE DUE 9/30
 
Please send your child to school with their comfort kits by September 30th!

The information (plus a quart sized zip-lock bag) was attached to the first day packet at Dog Day. If you misplaced the packet, you can use your own quart sized bag and find the instructions (along with more information) on our website here.

We are asking for each child to have a comfort kit in their classroom in case there is an extended emergency situation. Teachers will distribute kits to students to keep them calm and reassured until parents are reunited with them.

Thank you for considering your child's emotional wellbeing and se nding in a comfort kit by  the 30th!
VISION

VISION/HEARING SCREENING
Thursday, October 3
Volunteers Needed!

 
Our Rockwell vision and Hearing Screening for all students (4th graders will not be screened, as is the case with all school statewide) on October 3.  We could use a few more volunteers to help make the day run smoothly.  Expect to work from the start of school through noon or slightly beyond.  Training provided that morning. It's easy, really!  You will definitely see your child while volunteering.

Add yourself to the volunteer list on the PTA webpage or email me directly.

Karen Hernan,  kareninwashington@yahoo.com  or  membership@normanrockwellpta.org .

ROOM PARENT TRAINING
roomMonday, September 23

Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up to be room parents in your children's classrooms! 

Whether you are a first-time room parent or a seasoned pro, we would like to invite you to attend a training meeting to learn all about the ins and outs of room parenting. We will go through an outline of your responsibilities, share some best practices and have a time for questions and answers.  Afterwards would be a great opportunity for those of you who are working in teams to coordinate with each other.
 
Monday, September 23th 6:30-7:15pm
Rockwell library

The following teachers have no room parent volunteers.  Please consider joining your students in a small part of their classroom community by volunteering:

Ms. Johansen
Mr. McElrea
Ms. Balfour
Mrs. Thome
Ms. Biglow
Mrs. Conklin


Please remember, to volunteer in the classroom you must be LWSD approved.  The link to do so is here. Also, to work with the money from the classroom funds, you must be a paid PTA member, the link for that is here.*
 
Gretchen Knapp
PTA Room Parent Chair
docentART DOCENT TRAINING
Monday, September 23
7:30-8:15pm

Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up to be art docents in your children's classrooms! 

Whether you are a first-time art docent or a seasoned pro, we would like to invite you to attend a training meeting to learn some tips and tricks to a great year of making art. We'll go over where to find lessons and supplies and meet your fellow docents.  

Monday, September 23th 7:30-8:30pm
Rockwell library

The following teachers still don't have a docent:

Kindergarten: Johansen
First: Linnell, Whitestone
Second: Thome
Third: Biglow, Breier

The lessons are already put together in a powerpoint presentation so you don't really need any art experience to do this. It is a once a month commitment Oct. - May

If you are interested in helping, please send me an e-mail

Please remember, to volunteer in the classroom you must be LWSD approved.  The link to do so is here. Also, to work with the money from the classroom funds, you must be a PTA member, the link for that is here.*

Art Docent Chair
A NOTE FROM THE COUNSELOR

Welcome back Beagle families!
 
I am excited to be back at Rockwell this year to continue supporting our Rockwell students and families. For those that don't know me, my name is Kristin Bauer and I am the school counselor. When I explain my job to kids, I tell them that it is my job to help kids solve problems. While that is an important part of my job, there are lots of aspects of being a school counselor:
  • Connect families with school and community resources
  • Teach social-emotional learning lessons in all classrooms
  • Check in with individual students to support social, emotional and academic success
  • Lead students in small groups to practice and learn important life skills
  • Collaborate with teachers to support students within the classroom
  • Meet with students together to mediate and solve problems
 
The most important part of my job is to provide support for all students and families. To further this work, each month in the Beagle Bugle I will be including a link to the Home & School Connection newsletter. This newsletter gives parents practical tips on how they can continue to nurture kindness, respect and responsibility while supporting their child's education. This month's newsletter provides tips for getting out the door on time (as a mom of twins, I know that the struggle is real!) as well as the ABC's of school success (Attend every day, Be organized, Check in daily). Check out those articles and more in the September newsletter  here and enjoy this first month back at school!
 
Take care,
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ROCKWELL RUNNING CLUB!


Calling on ALL Rockwell families, Kindergarten to Fifth Grade! Starting on September 24th, Tuesday's and Thursday's during lunch recess any and all students (and Rockwell staff), may walk, jog and run to exert that extra energy needed for concentration of school studies. Every participant can earn toe token prizes and milestone awards, while progressing to the completion of the marathon punch card! 

To make Running Club successful, we will be needing volunteers to help set up, monitor students, help with punch cards, and finally take down of the Running Club course. 

If you are District approved to volunteer and are interested in supporting our students, please click here to sign up! 

Any questions, please contact Christine Cottom, Rockwell P.E. Specialist. 

DONATION REQUEST FROM THE HEALTH ROOM

If you have spare pants (sizes 6, 8 & 8) in your house, will you please donate them to the health room?

Shorts, long pants and leggings - all are welcome! (we have lots of shirts for now)

Thank you very much, and please let me know if you have any questions.



Thanks,
Health Room Secretary
boxBOX TOPS CONTEST
October 21-25

Thank you to those who have already downloaded the new app and started scanning their receipts! Please also continue to cut out and save your physical Box Top coupons - just make sure they aren't expired and that the 4 digit code and expiration date is legible. We will have a class contest to see which grade can collect the most Box Tops for a prize! We will be collecting them October 21 st  through October 25 th.





UPDATE YOUR PTA PROFILE

Thank you to so many of you who have already joined our Rockwell PTA!  As you sign up for PTA membership and start the school year, please add the name of your child's teacher to your PTA profile.  The online directory will be arranged by teacher, and we want all PTA members to have access to the directory.

Karen Hernan
Membership chair

YEARBOOK ORDERS!

If you didn't order your yearbook when you completed your First Day Packet online, you can do so by going to LifeTouch and using Yearbook ID # 4886520.

Also, if you've ever made or wanted to make a photo book online, you can help with yearbook layout! Please email Abigail Welborn 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!
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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Bugle Article Submissions Welcome
  
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
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