BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
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STUDENT LEADERSHIP NEWS

Wednesday, December 18 is Crazy Hair DayShow your Rockwell spirit next by coming to school with your craziest hair style.

Student Leadership members important dates:
Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly practice
 
Practices - before school 8:00, Mrs. Raffel's room
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
January 7-9, 2020
 
Tuesday & Wednesday
January 14-15, 2020
HOUR OF CODE | VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Hello Beagle Parents,
 
The library will be hosting "Hour of Code" for all Rockwell students the week of December 16th-20th. What does this look like? When students come to the library for class that week, we will have laptops set up for them to do some simple coding games that are publicly available from the Hour of Code website ( check it out here ). 

We are in need of parent volunteers to come and help our students be successful. There is no coding experience needed-just extra hands to help our students who need assistance. If you would like to volunteer, check out the SignUp Genius here.
 
This will be our second year offering this fun activity. Thank you in advance for helping out students learn!

Library Specialist
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MATH CHALLENGE #6
Due by Thursday December 19

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #5. 

Congratulations to the following winners:  Shaivi S, Malena D, Arnesh K, Christopher O, Tanisha S, Ian Z, Ruby H, Iris S, Arnav D, Riccardo M, Jack I, Avani P.

Math Challenge #6 is now available here . 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, December 19th (by 3:20 pm).
Let the challenge begin! 


LOST AND FOUND WILL BE DONATED ON DECEMBER 20TH  


Is your student missing any jackets, hats, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc.?   
 
Our lost and found is overflowing with numerous items.

Anything left in lost and found will be donated to charity on the afternoon of Friday, December 20 th .  
 
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 in the office too. 
  
Thank you!  
 
Student Records Secretary 
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SKATE AND RAISE!!!
@Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink

This holiday season, there is nothing better than taking your kids to the region's largest covered open-air ice skating rink while helping to raise funds for our school! 

Visit Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink between November 29, 2019 - January 20, 2020 .  The Bellevue Downtown Association will donate $3 from every paying ticket to Norman Rockwell PTA. 

WHERE: Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink , structure at the Bellevue Downtown Park in downtown Bellevue (south of Bellevue Square)

WHEN: November 29, 2019  - January 20, 2020

HOW:  Upon your arrival, notify rink staff that you are affiliated with Norman Rockwell PTA.


Ice skating opens to the public on Friday, November 29 and closes on Monday, January 20  and is a part of the Bellevue Magic Season. Families can make it a night of holiday fun with a visit to Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection and stroll through Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. 

More information about the Bellevue Magic Season can be found here . For more information about skating, please visit the  Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink or contact Mike Ogliore for any questions. 

Fundraising VP/ Parent volunteer
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FIFTH GRADE PARENT NIGHT
at Redmond Middle School
Tuesday, January 14

Dear Families of Future RMS Grizzlies,
 
On Tuesday, January 14th, Redmond Middle School will be hosting a family night for the families of all current 5th graders who will be attending RMS next year. This event starts at 6:30pm. This will be a great chance to see and tour Redmond Middle, meet the administration and counseling staff, and have questions answered. This evening is geared toward parents/guardians only. There will also be Spanish interpreters present at this event.
 
Our 5th grade students will be visiting Redmond Middle this spring for an orientation activity. The student leadership at RMS puts together a wonderful program that includes student led tours, an opportunity for 5th graders to ask RMS students questions, and fun games and trivia.  They will be able to meet the administration, counselors, and 6th grade teachers. More information will come later for this event.

We look forward to meeting you on January 14th.
 
Thank you!
 
Nicolle Mattingly
Associate Principal
Student Support (Last Names A-L)
Redmond Middle School
425-936-2440

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Hello Beagle Families!

Thank you for participating in our membership contest!  There was a tie! Ms. Gentry and Mrs. Honkawa each have 7 kids whose parents are members. They will each receive a $49 Amazon gift card for their classroom.

In other membership news, your membership chair attended a tutorial on Saturday on getting those membership cards out, and you should see those cards soon.  Also, the membership contest showed in no uncertain terms the problems with the current directory system.  Your PTA board members are brainstorming solutions.

Thank you for your patience.

Karen Hernan, membership chair

CURRENT PTA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Hello Rockwell Parents! We're still looking to fill a few leadership roles.
  • STEM Fair Chairperson
  • Chess Club Chairperson (after school enrichment)
  • Volunteer Awards Chair
  • Read-a-Thon Chair
Some of these programs may be cancelled if we don't fill these positions!

If you are interested in any of the roles above, please click here for contact information. This page will also show ongoing volunteer opportunities.

*If you plan on handling money and/or volunteering during after school enrichment programs, you must also be a PTA member (click here to join if you haven't already).*

The Norman Rockwell PTA thanks you for your time and dedication!

Vice President of Communications
SHOP FOR ROCKWELL!

The holidays are fast approaching! Did you know that your purchases can make a difference? 

You can help raise school funds by simply shopping through Rockwell's AmazonSmile link. Be sure to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping!

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of purchase prices (of eligible purchases) to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 when you do your holiday shopping. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

Thank you for your support!

VP of Fundraising/ Parent Volunteer  

USED BOOK DONATIONS

Hello Beagle Families,

Got some old, gently used books that you don't need? Rockwell Library is actively accepting donations for our annual Used Book Sale to be held in May, in conjunction with the Ice Cream Social. This event is always a big hit and proceeds go to buy new books for the library. 

If you would like to donate, please bring your books (in boxes or bags) to the office. 

Thanks for your support of our school library!

Library Media Specialist
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PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK

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

Thank you!
ESSAYWSPTA ESSAY CONTEST

This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children - from the children's perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. 

The application deadline is March 1.

You can learn more about the contest here.

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, we're still looking for a few more parents to help create the yearbook. Work from home on your schedule to organize all the wonderful photos we're getting! Please email Abigail Welborn (Abigail@DaughterOfLight.com) to volunteer.
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