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Attention 4th and 5th grade parents!

The time has come!  Today we are releasing registration materials for this year's spring musical, The Lion King, Jr.  Details on registration itself are included in the registration packet which is now available online HERE.  Printed copies are available in the office.

We have a couple of notes leading up to this year's musical:
  • We are still in need of a 4th grade parent to work alongside and shadow this year's producers as a co-producer. Grab a friend and sign up together!  This is how we ensure continuity from year to year, and it is a great learning opportunity.  This also guarantees placement for your child in the musical (specific roles are determined by the theater company).  Email musical@normanrockwellpta.org if you are interested.
  • Any parent who signs up to be a committee chair by 5:00pm Thursday, January 30 will be guaranteed placement for your child in the musical (specific roles are determined by the theater company).  A list of committees are included in the registration materials (there are 9 available).  Email musical@normanrockwellpta.org if you are interested.
  • In the spirit of over-communication, we want to draw your attention that our students will be performing the scene where Scar accuses Simba of Mufasa's death.  Consider this when deciding whether your child should participate.  This scene includes lines like the following:
    • "It's your fault he's dead"
    • "No! I'm not a murderer."
    • "But here's my little secret.  I killed Mufasa."
    • "You don't deserve to live."
A few registration highlights all of which are included in the packet but deserve calling out:
  • Scholarships are available for those with financial need.
  • In order for a child to be eligible for participation, a parent/guardian is required to chaperone two rehearsals and serve on a committee.
  • Registration submission will be by email, and will begin at 8am on Monday morning, Feb 3.  Early submissions will not be accepted.
  • Mandatory parent meeting is Feb 20.  You may send a delegate.  Details in the registration packet.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our producers,  Katie and Karen.
 
Thank you for your interest and participation.  We look forward to a great year for the musical!
WINTER AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Registration is open NOW

SNAPOLOGY and CARTOONIVERSITY classes are being offered for the first time. 
CHESS4LIFE and MITRA BILINGUAL CLUB return. 

CHAIRPERSONS ARE NEEDED for Cartooniversity and Chess programs.
Send us an email at enrichment@normanrockwellpta.org to learn more and to volunteer! 


Snapology Robotics Register HERE.
Learn the fundamentals of robotic design, develop linear thinking and coding skills, expand engineering abilities and creative problem-solving skills. With a partner, students will use sensors, build and utilize simple machines, explore the utility of gears and axles, and use coding and engineering design to solve practical robotic challenges. 
Grades: K-5
Mondays, 1/27-3/30; No class on 2/17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: $198 for 9 sessions

Escape Snapology Register HERE.
Discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete assigned tasks to ultimately unlock the door to escape Snapology. Students will play various escape games using their budding S.T.E.A.M. skills. Students will also have the chance to design and implement their own escape games. 
Grades: K-5
Mondays, 1/27-3/30; No class on 2/17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: $162 for 9 sessions

Cartooniversity Register HERE.
Explore the art of cartooning with professional cartoonist/humorous illustrator Jeff Johnson. Areas of study include expressions, action/movement, character development, layout, backgrounds, perspective, lettering and much more. The emphasis is on developing each student's own style and having FUN! 
Grades: 2-5
Tuesdays, 2/4 - 3/31; No class on 2/18
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $150 for 8 sessions

Mitra Bilingual Club Register HERE.
No Fees. Learn basic Hindi or Marathi through fun-filled lessons and interesting activities, using engaging books, educational material like puzzles and games. 
Grades: K-5
Tuesdays, 2/4 - 3/31; No skip date
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: FREE   ****Admission will be given on first come - first serve basis. Please register at the earliest.****

Chess4Life Register HERE.
This class is for any student who is interested in learning  chess or increasing his/her knowledge of chess.
Grades: K to 5
Fridays, 2/7 - 4/3; No class on 2/14, 3/13
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: $140 for 7 sessions

** IMPORTANT ** After-school enrichment programs are sponsored by the Norman Rockwell PTA. By enrolling your child, you agree to volunteer during one class per session (per child enrolled). All parent volunteers need to be a member of the Rockwell PTA. All parent volunteers need to be an LWSD-approved volunteer. If you have not been approved yet, you may apply  here.
If all classes do not have a parent volunteer, the classes will be canceled.

IS YOUR CHILD TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL?

While school attendance is important, so is the health of all students and staff. If your child experiences any of the following symptoms, please keep him/her at home or make appropriate child care arrangements: fever, vomiting, lice/scabies, diarrhea, chronic cough and/or runny nose, sore throat, rash, ear infection (with fever), or eye infection. 

If he/she experiences any of these symptoms at school, the school nurse or office staff may ask you to pick your student up as soon as possible.  Read more about when to keep your child home from school  here.


STEAM NIGHT THANK YOU

STEAM night was a huge success. We had robots, catapults, math games, lego creations, piano playing, guitar strumming, video animation, constellations, gravity demonstrations, and much much more. 

Kids of all ages from our school community (even younger and older siblings) joined for an evening packed with excitement and learning. The PTA would like to extend a huge thank you to all the parents, teachers, students, and community members who volunteered their time to help at the event. We would also like to thank the generous vendors who volunteered their time, materials, and energy to make this such a memorable evening. Snapology (a local company owned and operated by two Rockwell parents) hosted four different stations. Bach to Rock (another Redmond business) brought their director, two instructors, and a plethora of musical instruments for the kids to explore. First Lego League hosted two tables, where they showcased their "Avocado Bots" team and their 2nd grade team of "Builder Bots." 

Lastly, we'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to Mathnasium of Redmond. Not only did they host seven different stations at the event, they also covered the printing costs for advertisements, they designed the passport card, provided tremendous logistical help to the PTA's event coordinator, but they also donated ALL of the prizes for each attendee. 

If you're interested in being part of the team who organizes next year's STEAM night, please email  events@normanrockwellpta.org.
COFFEE WITH MR. CLARK
Friday, February 7 @ 9:00am

meetingMANDATORY PARENT MEETING FOR MUSICAL
Wednesday, February 19
Note change of date!

On February 19, there will be a  mandatory informational  meeting for parents or their representatives at 6:30pm in the school library. Come prepared with your calendars to sign up for chaperone dates and for committee positions.  See you there!




Are you a photographer/videographer? The Rockwell Musical needs you! 

You'll take headshots of the cast in early March and a cast picture in late April, then film a performance on Saturday, April 25. 

Photo printing will be done for you. You will receive full expense reimbursement, free advertising in the program, and - if we hear from you by Feb. 4 and your child is registered for the musical - a guaranteed spot in the production! 

Please contact Karen Hernan or Katie Walter if interested.
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SBA TESTING

 
Rockwell Families,


3rd Grade:
  • 5/7/2020
  • 5/8/2020
  • 5/18/2020
  • 5/19/2020
4th Grade:
  • 5/12/2020
  • 5/14/2020
  • 5/15/2020
  • 5/28/2020
  • 5/29/2020
5th Grade:
  • 5/20/2020
  • 5/21/2020
  • 6/2/2020
  • 6/3/2020
  • 6/4/2020
Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.

Associate Principal
CURRENT PTA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Hello Rockwell Parents! We're still looking to fill a few leadership roles.
  • Chess Club Chairperson (after school enrichment)
  • Cartooniversity (after school enrichment)
  • Volunteer Awards Chair
  • Read-a-Thon Chair
Some of these programs may be cancelled if we don't fill these positions!

If you are interested in any of the roles above, please click here for contact information. This page will also show ongoing volunteer opportunities.

*If you plan on handling money and/or volunteering during after school enrichment programs, you must also be a PTA member (click here to join if you haven't already).*

The Norman Rockwell PTA thanks you for your time and dedication!

Vice President of Communications

USED BOOK DONATIONS

Hello Beagle Families,

Got some old, gently used books that you don't need? Rockwell Library is actively accepting donations for our annual Used Book Sale to be held in May, in conjunction with the Ice Cream Social. This event is always a big hit and proceeds go to buy new books for the library. 

If you would like to donate, please bring your books (in boxes or bags) to the office. 

Thanks for your support of our school library!

Library Media Specialist
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PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK

If you have any photos from classroom or school events that you'd like to share with the yearbook team, please feel free to e-mail them to yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org.

Thank you!
SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM

The salmon eggs have arrived in the tank at Rockwell. If you are at school stop by and take a look. They are currently in the eyed egg stage and in a few weeks they will hatch and become alevins.  Then in February they will "swim up" or emerge from the gravel and become fry. 

In early March the 4th grade students will begin to feed the fry. At that time we will need lots of parent volunteers to help supervise the feeding. Also if any 3rd grade parents would like to begin "training" to be the program chair(s) for next year it would be great.  If you are interested in helping with either of these things contact  NateChinn@gmail.com   for information.

Nate Chinn
2019-2020 Chair of Salmon in the Classroom
ESSAYWSPTA ESSAY CONTEST

This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children - from the children's perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. 

The application deadline is March 1.

You can learn more about the contest here.

YEARBOOK ORDERS!

If you didn't order your yearbook when you completed your First Day Packet online, you can do so by going to LifeTouch and using Yearbook ID # 4886520.

Also, we're still looking for a few more parents to help create the yearbook. Work from home on your schedule to organize all the wonderful photos we're getting! Please email Abigail Welborn (Abigail@DaughterOfLight.com) to volunteer.
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!
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Places to earn: 
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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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