The district has finalized plans to make up for the days and time missed due to the February snow events. The 2018-19 calendar has been modified to reflect the changes. 

As a reminder, school districts can request a waiver from the state for missed school days during the Governor's declared state of emergency. Districts are not allowed to seek a waiver that would impact the required K-12 average instructional hours of 1,027. After analysis of both requirements, it was determined that a total of 3.5 days must be made up to maintain compliance with both requirements. The 2018-19 calendar has May 28 built-in as a snow day, so a total of 2.5 days must be made up beyond the built-in snow day.
The following modifications will be made to the 2018-19 calendar:

  • Wednesday, May 1: change from an early release to a full day for students
  • Wednesday, May 8: change from an early release to a full day for students
  • Friday, May 24: change from a non-school day to a school day for students
  • Tuesday, May 28: change from a non-school day to a school day for students
  • Wednesday, June 19: change from a half day to a full day for students
  • Thursday, June 20: added as a half day for students (last day of school)
These changes were made in consideration of students, families and staff. It should be noted that high school graduation dates and times will not be affected by these changes. Families with preschool students will receive communication from their program about any changes. We appreciate your flexibility as we fulfill the state required hours.

All of these changes have been reflected on the Norman Rockwell PTA online calendar.


Special Student Leadership meeting with guest speaker, Mr. Clark.  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 8:00-8:45 in Mrs. Gibson's room.
Return by Wednesday, March 27

Reserve a Place Forms were sent home with your students on Monday, March 18th .  If you haven't returned your form, please do so by Wednesday, March 27th .  

It is extremely important that you return the form indicating whether your child will return to Rockwell in the fall.  

If you need a form or have misplaced your form, please contact Inez Mobley.

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

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.
Due Thursday, March 28

Thank you to all of you who participated in Math Challenge #11. Congratulations to the following winners: Liam P, Charles O, Arnav D, Nathan P, Iris S, Sarah W, Damon P, Yuchen L, Tim Z, Sofia F, Sasha F, Eren E.

Math Challenge #12 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

The due date for Math Challenge #12 is Thursday, March 28th (by 3:20 pm).

Let the challenge begin!

Volunteers Needed!!
Thursday, March 28

New students (who started at Rockwell after the picture retake day in October) will also take their individual pictures. Please follow the above instructions to place your photo order!

Volunteers are needed to help the day run smoothly. Please sign up here if you're able to lend a hand.
Thursday, March 28

Theme = "Everyday Heroes"

6:30pm - 2nd grade
7:30pm - 3rd grade

Both programs will be held in the Rockwell Gym. Parking space is limited, so walking/carpooling is encouraged!
LunchBox Lab - Thursday, March 28
Friday 3/29 | 5:30-8:30pm @ RHS Cafeteria

Save the date for our annual Rockwell Dance Party - Friday, March 29th from 5:30-8:30pm! There will be fun for the whole family. 

We are looking for volunteers - please sign up here

Contact Veronica Nelson if you have questions!
Ever wonder what to do about the endless screen time our kids are doing now? Join Bell PTSA  for a screening of the acclaimed film; Screenagers on Friday, March 29th at 7:00 pm at Bell Elementary 11212 NE 112 th  St Kirkland, WA 98033.  

Tickets can be purchased here.
2019-2020 Nominations due by April 2

Will you have a student coming to RMS in the fall? Do you have an hour a week to support, engage and advocate for our students, staff and community? 

RMS PTSA nominating committee is currently seeking volunteers interested in joining the PTSA leadership team for the 2019-2020 school year. 

RMS PTSA members are eligible to become board members and will be elected at the PTSA General Meeting on April 16th 2019.

Please consider one of the following positions:
  • President
  • Treasurer
  • 1st VP
  • 2nd VP
  • Secretary. 
If you want to see details of any of these positions, click here.

Not a member but interested in making good things happen at RMS? Join the PTSA and become eligible.
Begins Tuesday, April 16
Volunteers Needed

It's here, really. After a long, cold, wet, and very snowy winter, spring is finally here!!! 

And, Running Club is just around the corner, starting Tuesday, April 16th after Spring Break. 

Running Club will resume to all grade levels during lunch recess every Tuesday and Thursday for 6 weeks, weather permitting. 

Parents, we really need your help to make this program a continued success. Please volunteer! Sign Up Genius is now online for sign ups. Please click here.

Any questions? Please contact Christine Cottom.


Deadline to order is April 19



Please support the Norman Rockwell Ecology Run

Every spring, the fifth grade classes get to attend "Outdoor Education", a three-day camp, where the students receive lessons in exploring ecosystems, understanding natural resources, and improving outdoor skills. The cost of this camp to our families can be a burden, so we hold this annual fundraiser to offset some of the expense. It is a one-day fun run to raise money for every fifth grader, and whatever is raised is divided evenly by the number of students to reduce the cost for every family.
  • The funds raised by ALL students will help 5th graders go to camp this year, where they learn about our northwest ecology!
  • The primary (K-2) class that raises the most money will win an extra 20 minute recess
  • The intermediate (3-5) class that raises the most money will win an extra 20 minute recess
  • The kindergarten through fourth grade class that raises the most money overall will earn a PIZZA PARTY!
  • Students will collect flat pledges prior to running laps at the Ecology Run. 
    • Students who raise $25 or more will receive an Ecology Run Spirit wristband
    • Students who raise $50 or more will receive the wristband and a 2016 Ecology Run T-shirt
    • Students who raise $100 or more will receive the wristband, the T-shirt, extra recess and a treat
  • All donations are eligible for corporate matching - if your company participates in a matching program, please consider matching your gift.
    • Simply note: "ASB-Outdoor Education" to designate the payment to the correct account.
The donations are all flat donations - they are not based on the number of laps that are run. We encourage every child at Rockwell to participate if possible - because eventually every child will become a fifth grader and receive these benefits for their own Outdoor Ed camp experience. In the past we have raised over $10,000 - which is an amazing help to offset the cost of the trip!
The fifth grade teachers will be outside during the afternoon on  Friday, April 19th   to facilitate the run. All pledges need to be received by Friday, April 19th.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Weinmeister at   or Mrs. Conklin .
Thank you so much for supporting our students and participating in the Ecology Run!
The Fifth Grade Team

Saturday, April 20
2:00pm and 6:00pm - Redmond Performing Arts Center
(at Redmond High School)

Come and support 35 of your 4th and 5th grade Rockwell friends as student cast members in a tale as old as time!  Tickets on sale now.  Hurry before the last petal falls!

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased  online , through kid mail, or at the door on performance day.  All tickets purchased in advance will be picked up at Will Call on performance day.  

Questions about tickets?  Contact .  Enjoy the show!!
How to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Health
Tuesday, April 23
LWSD Resource Center

Lake Washington School District is excited to partner with the King County Public Health Department in hosting an informational parent event: How to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Health. 

Our presenter is Becky Reitzes, Health Educator and Family Planning for King County Public Health. This event will be held at the Resource Center Board Room on Tuesday, April 23 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. This informative evening will provide strategies and tips for parents to help them engage in age-appropriate conversations with their children about a topic that can be considered difficult to discuss.

Now that the semester is over, snow make up days announced and a change in the weather, here is your reminder that there are three full months left of school and a lot for students to learn.  PTA will be featuring a grade level every couple of weeks to ensure parents know what each grade level is covering to be prepared for the transition to the next grade, plus a couple of ideas to support learning at home.


A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in Kindergarten:
  • Naming upper-and lower-case letters, matching those letters  with their sounds, and printing them
  • Comparing the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories, such as fairy tales and folktales
  • Retelling familiar stories and talking about stories read to them using details from the text 
  • Comparing two groups of objects to tell which group, if either, has more; Comparing two written numbers to tell which is greater  
  • Adding with a sum of 10 or less; subtracting from a  number 10 or less; and solving addition and subtraction word problems 
  • Adding and subtracting very small numbers quickly and  accurately (e.g., 3 + 1)
At home support:  
  • Ask your child to explain his or her favorite parts of the story.
  • Ask your child questions that require comparing numbers.  "Who is wearing more bracelets, you or your sister?" (Your child might use matching or counting to find the answer)
Click on this link to review the full guide created by National PTA. 

Rockwell is a flourishing community of diversity. In order to maintain our inclusive community and assist families with emerging proficiency in English, PTA and Rockwell have established two programs to  facilitate two-way communication.

PTA provides translators through our FACE (Family and Community Engagement) committee at school events, meetings and by translating forms into several languages. You can also select your preferred language on our PTA website by using the "select language" button.

Rockwell utilizes a phone service to eliminate communication barriers- the service offers more than 240 spoken languages and American Sign LanguageStop by the office to find out more or use the service for meetings, registration or any other need.

Hello Beagles,

We have lots of exciting things happening in the Rockwell Library. On Monday, March 4th, we hosted our first annual Dr. Seuss's Birthday Multilingual Read Aloud in celebration of Read Across America Week. Staff and parent volunteers read Dr. Seuss titles in many languages including: Japanese,  Spanish and Chinese. 

Also, we are collecting books for our annual Used Book Sale coming up in May. If you would like to donate gently loved books for our sale, feel free to drop them off at the office. 

In addition, we will be welcoming a visiting Author-David Lasky, on March 25th. Look for more information coming soon on times for that. Thanks for your support of our Rockwell Library.

Shelly Gordon
Library Specialist

Hi PTA members,

If you have just recently joined the Norman Rockwell PTA and have not yet receive your copy of the student directory, you may pick up your copy in the school office. For every single or double membership, you will receive one directory. You can also purchase additional copies for $5 each.

Thank you so much for your support of the Norman Rockwell PTA. Together, we can support our kids to the next level.

Membership Chair

Tell your neighbors & friends

If you live in Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2019, now is the time to register them for Kindergarten! 

Registration takes place at your neighborhood school during regular school hours through the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

While registration will continue throughout the school year and summer, parents are highly encouraged to register students as soon as possible. Doing so helps ensure class sizes are balanced and adequate staff are hired in time for the new school year. 

Visit the  Kindergarten Information webpage  for more information.

See dates below

This year's SBA (State Assessments in English Language Arts, Math, and Science) will take place on the following days:
Grade 3 - May 14-16 (ELA) and May 29-30 (Math)
Grade 4 - May 7-9 (ELA) and May 21-22 (Math)
Grade 5 - May 7-9 (ELA), May 21-22 (Math), May 23 (Science)
Please note these dates on your calendars and avoid making appointments or planning family trips on those days. 

Also, there is nothing additional you need to do to prepare for these assessments at home, as teachers will guide students in preparations and practice sessions prior to the assessments. The assessments are one way to measure the growth students have made in their studies this academic year.
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!

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.

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
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Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
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