Hello parents! We are in  CRITICAL of another co-chair for this year's Spring Musical.  Due to the generous contributions from parents, we have raised the money to fund the musical this year (thank you parents)!!!  However, we do not have enough chairpersons for the event.  

This is an event that the 4th and 5th graders really look forward to, but if we do not get another co-chair by January 15th we will have to cancel the musical and reallocate the funds.  

The musical is a big job, but there is a mountain of information which has been collected and documented to assist new chairpersons.  This role does require many daytime hours (e.g, rehearsals).  We also would like to have at least one 4th grade parent who would be willing to co-chair next year as well (for continuity), but that is not a hard requirement for filling this year's roles.  

If you are interested or have more questions, please reach out to our  VP of Events, Elaine Bentzinger.
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

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.*

Yearbook Team

due by 1/10/2019

Congratulations to all the participants of Math Challenge #6.

Math Challenge #7 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 #7 is Thursday, Jan. 10th (by 3:20 pm).

Let the challenge begin!

STEM Family Night is coming soon! We still need volunteers for Mathnasium and Snapology to make it more fun for the kids. If you're interested in helping kids learn math and engineering concepts, please sign up using the links below.

NEW: We will be offering Papa John's Pizza at the event! Whole pizzas must be pre-ordered (you cannot pay at the event). We will be sending home order forms via the student classroom mail this week. If you're interested in ordering, please return a filled out form with check payable to "Norman Rockwell PTA".

The best way to learn about the event and sign up is to visit our sign up genius site here :

All volunteers must go through the LWSD application process :

Activity volunteers can sign up for one and a half hour shifts and participate in organizing the following activities:

Math Tables, organized by Mathnasium

Pacific Science Center Exhibit, sponsored by Rockwell PTA

Activity Tables, organized by Snapology
Musical Education from Bach to Rock
Robotics Teams from First Lego League Robotic Team and Team Infinity from RMS

Students from middle and high school are highly encouraged to volunteer and help inspire their younger counterparts. Please spread the word!

We're very excited about this event and are sure that it will be a huge amount of fun for the students of Rockwell Elementary.

Thank you,

Velyn Sepulveda
Juan Sepulveda
STEM Night Chairs

GENERAL PTA MEETING - everyone welcome!
Thursday 1/24 @ 7pm - Rockwell Library

Everyone is welcome to join us for our General PTA meeting; more details coming soon!

PTA President
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!

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Volunteer Application:  
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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
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA