Thursday, January 16

Please join us this Thursday, 1/16 at 7pm in the library for the General Membership Meeting. We invite you to attend an educational session on internet safety with special guest speaker, Stefanie Thomas. Stefanie is an internet safety expert who has worked with law enforcement regarding the exploitation of children online. She uses this experience to educate parents & children about internet safety.  Rockwell students had the opportunity to hear her speak at school last week. 
Mr. Clark and Mr. Cortes will also speak briefly, and we will cover PTA business, which includes announcing the musical title for this year.
Please join us!

PTA President

Student Leadership members important dates:
Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly practice
Practices - before school 8:00, Mrs. Raffel's room
Tuesday & Wednesday
January 14-15, 2020
at Redmond Middle School
Tuesday, January 14

Dear Families of Future RMS Grizzlies,
On Tuesday, January 14th, Redmond Middle School will be hosting a family night for the families of all current 5th graders who will be attending RMS next year. This event starts at 6:30pm. This will be a great chance to see and tour Redmond Middle, meet the administration and counseling staff, and have questions answered. This evening is geared toward parents/guardians only. There will also be Spanish interpreters present at this event.
Our 5th grade students will be visiting Redmond Middle this spring for an orientation activity. The student leadership at RMS puts together a wonderful program that includes student led tours, an opportunity for 5th graders to ask RMS students questions, and fun games and trivia.  They will be able to meet the administration, counselors, and 6th grade teachers. More information will come later for this event.

We look forward to meeting you on January 14th.
Thank you!
Nicolle Mattingly
Associate Principal
Student Support (Last Names A-L)
Redmond Middle School
Due January 16

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. 16th (by 3:20 pm).

Let the challenge begin!

Hello, Norman Rockwell PTA members!   

Membership cards, and the access to PTA discounts, went out via e-mail this Saturday.  It's been a bumpy year adapting to a new platform for the state PTA membership.  

Knowing that the membership cards probably therefore did not go out without error, if you did not receive your card by email, please feel free to contact me at  I will personally send you the codes to access pta discounts.   

Also, if you still want to become a PTA member, we will welcome you! You can join anytime by contacting me or joining online on the PTA website.  

Membership Chair

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing winter break. You will find this month's Home & School Connection newsletter here

As we are getting ready for January conferences, one article I want to highlight is about how to help your child set goals for themselves. Breaking a goal down into smaller tasks and frequently checking in on progress can help your child be successful in accomplishing their goal. Another great article is about limiting screen time and encouraging free play. The impacts of screen time and social media can be significant with our children. Rockwell PTA is providing an internet safety parent education event with expert Stefanie Thomas on January 16, 2020 at 7:00pm in the library. I hope to see you there!
School Counselor

Thursday, January 23 @ RHS

Family STEAM Night relies very heavily on help from parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering for an hour to help at one of the booths. No experience or expertise is required.  Click here  to sign-up for a volunteer spot. If you know a middle or high school student who has a passion for STEAM (or who needs to fulfill community service hours for school) we would love to have their help as well. We also need a parent to help co-chair the event (this would require 2-3 hours of work prior to the event, and help running logistics the evening of the event). Please email  to learn more about how you can help at STEAM Night.

After STEAM Night is over, feel free send any photos you'd like to share to

Vice President of Events

Hello Rockwell Parents! We're still looking to fill a few leadership roles.
  • Chess Club Chairperson (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


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


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

Thank you!

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.


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 ( to volunteer.

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!

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.
Contact the Bugle staff or submit articles at
Elizabeth Rosemond
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA