BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS

Wednesday, June 19 is a FULL day of school. Dismissal is at 3:20pm

Thursday, June 20 is the last day of school. Dismissal is at 11:50am.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!


BIG Thank You to all Parents who volunteered this year!!! You may have donated food at the luncheons, helped in the classrooms, chaired an event or program, chaperoned field trips, or served on the board. The Great Community of Rockwell is only so because of you!
 
Last Monday, Teachers and Staff celebrated Parent Volunteers at the "Royal Tea". A delicious lunch and time to socialize was enjoyed by all. A Special Thank You to the PTA Award Committee (Dorit Levannoni, and Yulia Druzhkova) for compiling the nomination results forms! Thanks to these ladies, the PTA acknowledged the following Parents and Staff for going above and beyond this year at the Tea:
 
2019 PTA Volunteer Award Recipients
 
Bow Wow Award:
Angela Flynn

Dog Gone Award (recipients are in their last year at Rockwell):

Beth Batig

Belinda Zeitouni

Adelina Popescu

Stacy Hatch

Angie Ballas

Becky Watson

Jean Long

Kathleen Fisher

Veronica Nelson

Maya Ami-ad

Susan Reiger

Laura Lucas

Cari Scotkin

Kyung Rhee

Velyn Sepulveda

Rose Mayeda

Janel Brockman

 

Golden Acorn:


 

Beth Batig

*A donation to a National PTA scholarship fund is made in the recipient's name f or the Golden Acorn Award!

LAST MINUTE YEARBOOK SALES

The PTA yearbook team will be selling a limited number of yearbooks on TUESDAY, JUNE 18th AFTER SCHOOL.

Find us by the flagpole in front of the school starting at 3:00 pm. Please bring EXACT CASH or CHECK ONLY. No change will be given. Make checks payable to Rockwell PTA. 
Softcover = $25, Hardcover = $30.

Please send all questions to Janel at schoolservices@normanrockwellpta.org.

Please do not contact the front office.


FIELD DAY RECAP

Thanks to the support of over 50 parent and community volunteers, every member of the Rockwell staff, and all the 5th grade classes (who volunteered to lead stations), Rockwell's 2019 Field Day was a smashing success! 

It was a hot day--temps pushed into the 90's--but everywhere we looked we saw kids smiling, laughing, and running around having fun. Students played games, challenged themselves physically, and got joyfully wet and dirty. Popsicles were then enjoyed by all. 

It was a fabulous day and it could not have happened without all of the wonderful volunteers. Please know you are appreciated.

Until next year,
Barbara and Nate Chinn
PTA Field Day Reps

LOST AND FOUND WILL BE DONATED JUNE 20!

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 Thursday, June 20th.

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
COMMUNICATIONS UPDATE!

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- Rockwell Families: You can expect a Bugle Newsletter later this summer reminding you of more back to school info and an announcement when our First Day Packet will be available online.

Thank you to the Communications Team this year who volunteered behind the scenes to keep our families updated and communications running smoothly!  Many Thanks to  Susan Lu for being our amazing Website Admin this year and to  Kristina Laves for doing an awesome job updating the Reader Board for the past 2 years! 

VP of Communications
Editor, Bugle and Facebook
MATH CHALLENGE

We had a great year of Math Challenges! After the end of year assembly, students who have  completed 12-14 qualified challenges will receive a medal, and those who have completed 15  qualified challenges will receive a trophy. 

These Math Challenges are difficult, so please  congratulate them for their hard work. 

Thank you all for your continuing support!

A Math Challenge Tournament chair (or co-chairs) is needed for the 2019-2020 school year. The tournament is held one time each year, usually in late fall, that is separate from the periodic Math Challenges. If you are interested in keeping this tradition going, please consider volunteering. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Math Challenge Co-Chairs
SBA RESULTS AVAILABLE ON JUNE 21

Each spring, Washington public school students in grades 3-8 and high school are tested in English language arts (ELA) and math, with exams called Smarted Balanced Assessments (SBA). Students in grades 5, 8, and high school are also tested in science, with an exam called the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS).

Individual scores for the SBA exams administered this past spring for ELA and math, are being delivered electronically from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). OSPI allows the District to share these score reports electronically in PDF format. 

Downloadable score reports will be added in Skyward Family Access on June 21. In an effort to use resources effectively, paper reports will only be available by request in the fall.  Only SBA ELA and math scores will be available in June. Science scores will not be available until the fall after OSPI releases those scores.

Directions to access the reports:
  1. To access Lake Washington School District's Skyward portal, click on the Family Access link on the district website.
  2. Log in to Skyward Family Access with your username and password.
  3. Click on the Reports Cards- Portfolio tab.
More information about state testing can be found here.
KINDER

KINDERGARTEN (and NEW FAMILY) PLAY DATE
 
Norman Rockwell PTA is hosting a play date for incoming Kindergartners, as well as new families to Rockwell (any grade).  We will meet at the little play structure by the green gate at the front/side of the building.  Thursday, August 22nd 9-11am.

Welcome to Rockwell - we look forward to meeting you on the Rockwell Playground and answering any questions you may have about Rockwell (where to drop off kids, what to pack for lunch, recess rules, etc...)
Please click here to rsvp.
CSD
COMMUNITY SERVE DAY
 
Greetings Rockwell families!   Community Serve Day is returning to Norman Rockwell for its third year this year, and will be here before you know it!  It is scheduled for August 25, 2019 from 9am-1pm. Be a part of transforming Rockwell in preparation for the new school year! 
 
We recently met with the school district to walkthrough the property and approve our project list for the day.  As with past years, we will be supporting our teachers and staff in the classroom, as well as working on outdoor projects.  While we will have all of our typical volunteer opportunities, given our current project list, we are in need of the following (reminders will be sent if you sign up  ):
 
  • Donation of materials to add a large planter box to the outdoor classroom
  • Donation of flowers for our six planter boxes
  • Someone with photography skills to take photos that can be used in digital media after the event.
  • Someone willing to work with our site lead helping to keep the classroom work on task and moving on the actual day of service
If this is you and you are interested in volunteering your time (or if you have questions), please contact  Elaine Bentzinger.
 
Registration is currently open, so register today!  (When you get to the list of schools, be sure to scroll to the LWSD section near the bottom of the page to select Rockwell as your school)
 
Register today @ www.communityserveday.org.  
(Questions: emgilman@hotmail.com)
COMMUNITY SERVE DAY | FEED THE VOLUNTEERS

Rockwell PTA is asking for your help to feed the crew of hard working volunteers
Sunday, August 25 .

Sign up here to bring food to the school gym by noon

The 75-100 volunteers will have lunch directly after working hard to beautify our school grounds.

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DOG DAY(BACK TO BUSINESS DAY)
Thursday, August 29

Please come during the suggested time listed to complete necessary paperwork, turn in medication and find out teacher assignments.

A - L 8:30am - 11:00am
M - Z 11:30am - 2:00pm

Please note that we will close between 11:00 am and 11:30 am for lunch.

Teacher Meet and Greet in the classroom 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Curriculum Night for parents only:

5:40-6:00 pm - Grades 3-5 meet with Principal and PTA in gym
6:00-6:45 pm - Grades 3-5 meet with teachers in classrooms

6:50-7:10 pm - Grades K-2 meet with Principal and PTA in gym
7:10 - 7:55 pm - Grades K-2 meet with teachers in classrooms

We look forward to seeing you!
RMS ATHLETICS INFORMATION 
FOR 5TH GRADE FAMILIES

Learn more about athletics at Redmond Middle School during the 2019-2020 school year  here.

If you have any questions, please contact RMS Athletic Director,  Rathan Mahendran.

2019-2020 REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION!

Looking to get creative this summer? Want to be a winner? Look Within!

For 50 years, National PTA's Reflections program has helped students explore their own  thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for  learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art each year in  response a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is LOOK  WITHIN. Students can enter their completed works of art in one or more of the available arts  categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography,
Visual Arts.

The exact entry deadline is still TBD but will be toward the end of October 2019. 

For program  details visit www.pta.org/reflections

Note: If you've been thinking about getting more involved, now is your chance! Rockwell is looking for a new Reflections Chair! Please contact me at reflections@normanrockwellpta.org (I have everything you'll need for this position: announcement/flyer/newsletter templates, entry spreadsheets, judging contacts, etc. so you won't need to reinvent the wheel)!

Thanks,
Emily Curcio, 2018-2019 Reflections Chair


EARN CASH FOR ROCKWELL, ALL SUMMER LONG!

Look for Box Tops as you prepare for picnics, reunions and celebrations.
Collect and save your BoxTops in an envelope or on the cute collection sheet that will be coming home in Kid Mail soon. 

We will have a contest in October (and again in February), so keep saving BoxTops over the summer! Happy Summer Clipping!

Stacy Hatch, Outgoing Box Tops Chair
Maria Gura, Incoming Box Tops Chair
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!

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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
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA