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
THANK YOU!

Thank you for submitting your Box Tops. This year we collected 7268 total which equals $726.80!

We ask that you don't stop now - please keep collecting as many Box Tops as you can because we will host a new contest next year with the goal of 10,000 = $1000!

I'm confident we can do it! Save your Box Tops and let's add funds to PTA programs together.

Stacy Hatch
Box Tops Chair
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DR SUESS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Multi-lingual Read-a-long
Monday 3/4

Hello Beagle families,
 
The Rockwell Library is happy to announce our first annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Multilingual Read-Aloud. This event will be held on Monday March 4th, 2019 at the Rockwell Library.
 
We have been working hard to build a Multicultural World Languages collection in the library. Some of the acquisitions we have procured are various Dr. Seuss titles in languages other than English.
 
The plan is to have one volunteer reading these books in English and then another volunteer reading the same book in another language at the same time (taking turns by page). Our focus is on our students that can read in these languages and are willing to read in front of large groups. We are working with classroom teachers to get student volunteers for this fun activity.
 
In addition, we would love to have parent volunteers that would also be interested in reading some of these books in their home language for our students.
 
Here are the books/languages that we have so far:
 
Hebrew- Cat in the Hat
Mandarin- Dr. Seuss ABCs
                    There's a Wocket in my Pocket
                    Fox in Sox
                    The Foot Book
                    Yertle the Turtle (various stories)
Spanish- There's a Wocket in my Pocket
                 Are you My Mother
 
Being borrowed from KCLS:
 
Japanese- Oh the Places You'll Go
                   Horton Hears a Who
 
If you are interested in volunteering to read aloud, OR, if you own any Dr. Seuss Titles in other languages, we would love to borrow them!
 
Please feel free to contact Shelly Gordon at shgordon@lwsd.org with any questions or interest.

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SPRING COFFEE
Thursday, March 7

Join other Beagle moms and dads in front of school (near the flagpole) on Thursday, March 7th right after morning drop off. 

Come by for a muffin treat and some Starbucks as we slow down for a minute to commune with other Beagle moms and dads before we head off to start our day.

We hope some spring sunshine will join us too but, just in case, we will have a small tent canopy constructed to share some dry Beagle community time.

LWSD CAPITAL PROJECTS LEVY SPEAKER
Tuesday, 3/12 - 7pm @ RMS Library

Mark your calendar! Come learn about the LWSD Capital Projects Levy.  

Approval of the April 23 levy will provide: 

1) Projects for Growth 

2) Core Facilities 

3) Safety Improvements. 

Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent, will join us in the Redmond Middle School library on Tuesday, March 12 from 7:00-7:30 PM. She will provide information about the levy and answer questions you may have. 

Following the speaker, the RMS PTSA will hold a vote of whether to endorse and support the levy. RMS Feeder elementary school families are invited to this information session, too. Come learn about the district's needs and how approving this levy helps meet those needs.
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ROCKWELL DANCE PARTY - SAVE THE DATE!
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. Look for flyers coming home next week. 

We are looking for volunteers - please sign up here

Contact Veronica Nelson if you have questions!

REGISTER EARLY FOR KINDERGARTEN
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.

SBA TESTING
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.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS

Hello Parents,

Thank you for sending photos to the Yearbook team. We appreciate your time and effort. If you still haven't got a chance to upload the pictures, now is the time.

Hopefully all classes are done with Valentine's parties last week.
We are asking to sent any Valentine class party 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.

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