BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
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** Norman Rockwell PTA is  sharing information with you regarding how you can advocate for your children! **
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT NEWS



Chess 4 Life

CORRECTION: This class (which started last Friday) ends at 4:30. Please disregard the time error in last week's Beagle.

We still have room in BOTH of our Coding classes:




Game Development (Beginner-Intermediate)
Grades 3-5 
Mon, 3:25pm-4:30pm 
Nov 5 - Dec 17 (no class 11/12)
6-week session 
Cost: $120

**We have made the decision to push back the above class by one week to allow for more registrations and to lower the price! The new start date will be Monday, November 5th and the cost has been lowered to reflect a lower number of class sessions.**




Little Coders
Grades K-2 
Tue, 3:25pm-4:30pm 
Oct 30 - Dec 11 
7-week session 
Cost: $120

**A few spots are still available in this class**

Click here to register for either class.


**Per PTA guidelines, parents agree to volunteer during one class upon registering their child. All volunteers must be approved by the district. You can fill out a volunteer application here.
parade

2018 Rockwell Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 31 @ 12:55pm

The Rockwell Halloween parade tradition continues! 

This year's parade will be on Wednesday, October 31, at 12:55 PM As always, please let us know if your child will not be participating in the Halloween parade, so we may plan a fun, alternate activity. 

All students are welcome to participate in the parade and to bring their costumes to school for the event. All costumes must follow regular school dress rules and should not be too violent or scary (please remember we have students as young as 5 years old at our school). No weapons are allowed at school, real or pretend, at any time. Please remember that students should be able to put their costumes on over regular clothes, and that teachers and staff will not be able to assist students in changing. More information about the event will be shared in the PTA Beagle Bugle and Rockwell School Newsletters.

Click here to see detailed parade maps (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Here's to a fun parade on the 31 st !


HELP MAKE TRICK OR TREATING FUN FOR ALL! 

As Halloween is right around the corner, we want to make sure that
all children can enjoy their Trick or Treating experience.  Please keep the following in mind as you great Trick or Treaters at your door on Halloween:

-the child that is grabbing more  than one piece of candy may have poor fine motor skills,

-the child that takes forever to pick out a piece of candy may have motor planning issues,

-the child that does not say trick or treat or thank you may be non-verbal,

-the child that looks disappointed when they see your bowl might have an allergy or is diabetic,

-the child that is not wearing a costume at all might have a sensory issue or autism.

Thanks for helping make this a fun event that all kids can enjoy!

Disability Awareness Chair
read
READ-A-THON
begins November 5

This year we are holding a Read-a-Thon fundraiser!  

We schedule this every year to compliment and supplement our main fundraiser of the Annual Beagle Contribution (ABC) that many of you contributed to at the start of the school year.  

Our Read-a-Thon will start on Monday, November 5th.  The neat thing about our Read-a-Thon is that its primary focus is on encouraging reading and building literacy skills.  Also, it is a great way for parents to supplement their ABC especially if their company does not have a matching program.  Finally, the Read-a-Thon is a great way for other family members like grandparents or even friends of the family to donate money that will directly support your child's academic enrichment programs at Rockwell.  

Fun Prizes will be offered for two categories:  "Minutes Read" and "Donations".

More information will be coming home with your children on Friday.  Look for how to sign-up your kids and take advantage of this fun program!
 
Rockwell Parent and Rockwell PTA Fundraising VP


candy

Candy for the Troops 
Ends November 7th

It's that time of year again!!

We've partnered with "Operation Gratitude" to send your candy to the troops.

Drop off your  leftover Halloween candy in the boxes at the front of the school or send it to school with your child to drop off before November 7th.

Also accepting: dental hygiene items (toothpaste and dental floss) and add a note/picture to the active service people and thank them for their service.

heritage

HERITAGE NIGHT | SPONSOR A COUNTRY/BOOTH
Thursday, November 29 
5:30-7:30 (RHS Cafeteria)

Food, activities, and international ornamentation will be on display at Redmond High School on November 29, 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Come and join us!

Heritage night is coming soon and we need volunteers to make this a memorable family event! Sign up to host a booth representing your country. 10 countries are already planning to host and 10 more booths are available. General event helpers are also needed. Children or adults can give a 5 to 10 minute performance highlighting their culture. If you want to represent your own heritage, sign up now!

Please visit this updated link  for fun ways to volunteer.

FOOD REQUIREMENTS:

Important:  Per the Health department anyone who is preparing food or serving it at the event must have a valid food worker card. Obtaining a food worker card costs  $10,  and requires a brief online training.

Click here for more information about the Food Worker card; Click here for the online training.   


DISABILITY PRIDE BOOTH @ HERITAGE NIGHT
Thursday, November 29

Do YOU believe in acceptance of differences? 
Do YOU believe in inclusion of all abilities?
Do YOU believe in a community full of diversity?

Then YOU are exactly what we need to help out at the first Disability Pride Booth which will be hosted at Heritage Night this year! If interested in volunteering to help out at the booth, please contact me

Parent and children volunteers welcome and shifts will be in half our increments. For full intro letter details, click here.

Disability Awareness Chair



MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
Friday, November 30 - 6pm

Math Challenge tournament is back at Rockwell! This is a PTA sponsored event. 

This event is open to all students from grade 2 to grade 5. For registration, please click here

Registration for this event will end on November 16.

If you are interested in chairing this event for next school year, please contact one of us.

Let the challenge begin!



THERE'S STILL TIME TO ORDER YEARBOOKS!

If you didn't get a chance to order a yearbook yet, don't fret! You can still place an online order here.

If you'd like to order a yearbook, but need to pay by cash or check,  email  SchoolServices@normanrockwellpta.org.

Check out our LifeTouch flyer for more information.


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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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
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA