BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
board LWSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Hosted by Norman Rockwell Elementary

You are all cordially invited to the LWSD School Board Meeting on Monday, December 3 @ 7pm.

This meeting is open to the public and will be hosted by Norman Rockwell Elementary! The event will begin in the Resource Center Board room at 7:00 PM with a reception (hosted by our Rockwell PTA), followed by a presentation by Principal Clark, Associate Principal Scott, Mrs. Weinmeister, Mrs. Gibson, AND one of our Fifth grade Beagles, Barrett Rugge.

At the end of our presentati on, there will be a brief recess for folks to head out before the board continues their proceedings.

Please join us if you can and wear your purple and gold! The LWSD Resource Center is located at 16250 NE 74th Street (Redmond Town Center).

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

AmazonSmile donates to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 when you do your holiday shopping at AmazonSmile!! 

PTA MID-YEAR FINANCIAL REVIEW
Volunteers Needed!

Calling all PTA members to work within a team and conduct the mid-year Financial Review.

The week of January 13-19 is planned for the review. It will be a 3 hour block of time.

The files and audit checklist are provided; just bring your attention to detail and your patience.

E-mail me by Monday, December 31 to volunteer. Please include the dates and times that work for your schedule. 

Thank you!  
Norman Rockwell PTA Treasurer and Parent Volunteer

LOST AND FOUND


Is your student missing any jackets, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc.?
 
Our lost and found is overflowing with numerous items. Anything left in lost and found after Friday, December 21st will be donated to charity.
 
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.
 
Thank you!

Student Records Secretary
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LWPTSA COUNCIL BASKET AUCTION
Thursday, December 6 @ 10am

The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6 from 10-11am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond. 

Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and you can bid now - all of the proceeds go to scholarships. Bid on a lunch with our new superintendent, Dr. Jane Stavem! We have several spa and beauty experiences this year and lots of items by local artists and homegrown businesses - some well established like the Pro Club and Salish Lodge. 

Bidding must be done in person, although you can view the baskets here

The morning of December 6 we host a festive event with complimentary coffee drinks, fantastic raffle items and a door prize for people who have invited and brought a friend! Do some holiday shopping, or just enjoy mingling with other people who value and support education. You don't have to be present to win, so swing by the district headquarters and bid when you are at Redmond Town Center. If you have questions, email auction@lwptsa.net. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you on December 6!
 
LWPTSA Council Auction Co-Chairs, Colette Ulloa and Debbie Ohman
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Hello fellow Beagles,

I have decided to raise money for Pantry Packs again! My new GoFundMe page was launched last week!

My goal is to help "food insecure" students in the Lake Washington School District (this includes Rockwell). The money I raise will help students get fed during the weekends.
 
A year ago, I raised $3000. This time I want to raise $4,500.
If you can, please donate here.

Thanks,
Barrett Rugge, Norman Rockwell Student

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RAISE MONEY FOR ROCKWELL...WHILE YOU SHOP!
 
Really, what could be an easier way to raise money for your PTA than doing your regular shopping? 

Especially as we enter the Holiday season and with Black Friday just around the corner, it is time to sign up for AmazonSmile and other similar programs.  Here is a link listing just a few programs that donate a percentage of YOUR regular shopping back to the school and our PTA programs. This is free money to help the PTA fund all of the wonderful Academic Enrichment programs here at Rockwell. 

VP of Fundraising

IF YOU HAVEN'T JOINED THE PTA, NOW IS THE TIME!

Our PTA can win  cash and prizes from the Washington State PTA just by having more members!  You can help our school by just becoming a member.

The contest period runs from NOVEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 14, 2018. The cash we can win would go towards educational programs and activities. Join now by  clicking here.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: WHO CAN BE A MEMBER? 
A: Any one in the family and community can be a PTA member. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, teachers, staff, etc. They all are welcome to be part of the PTA. 

Q: DO I NEED TO VOLUNTEER? 
A: No, you don't need to volunteer in order to be a PTA member. 

Q: WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
A: 1) It's a great way to stay informed. 
    2) You can have a voice in decisions regarding your student(s).
    3) To network with other involved parents.

Q: WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
A: PTA membership fees and contributions go toward your child's educational programs and events, such as STEM night, Heritage Night, the Science Van, field trips and more.

Thank you for joining  the Rockwell PTA!
Membership Chair
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5TH GRADE YEARBOOK CONTEST
*all entries due by 1/10/2019

Calling all 5th Graders!!

Are you an Artist? Can you draw, sketch or doodle the Norman Rockwell Spirit?

It's a Rockwell tradition for the graduating class to submit designs for an Awesome yearbook cover.

Enter the Yearbook cover contest now and your design could be selected.

Deadline to submit to the office: Thursday, January 10th  (Great use of the time during Holidays)

Please use Black Markers for your design

*All 5th Graders should have received a pamphlet about the Cover Contest.*

Thanks,
Yearbook Team
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Please click here to sign up to volunteer!

Thank you,

Velyn Sepulveda
Juan Sepulveda
STEM Night Chairs
Stay informed!

Washington state has two senators in the US Senate and 10 representatives in the US House of Representatives.

Find out out who represents YOU in Washington, DC and in Olympia.
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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Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA