BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS

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
reflections

BRAVO to everyone who participated in this year's Reflections Art Program! We received  a total of 34 entries, 13 of which have been selected* to represent Norman Rockwell  Elementary at the District/Council level:

FILM PRODUCTION
 Tharan Sivakumar (Grade 4) - "I am a Hero! ...Am I?"

MUSIC COMPOSITION
 Daxon Hershey (Grade 2) - "Welcome Heroes"
 Austin Laves (Grade 5) - "Rain to Rainbow"

LITERATURE
 Charis Balaranjith (Kindergarten) - "My Alien Friends"
 Elaine Chen (Grade 4) - "My Heroes"
 Janhavi Dharmadhikari (Grade 5) - "The Power of Pen"

PHOTOGRAPHY
 Arnav Dhumal (Grade 1) - "We Are Because They Are: Trees"
 Lyla Curcio (Grade 4) - "Horses are Heroes"

VISUAL ARTS
 Violet Gill (Kindergarten) - "Modern Heroes"
 Sharayu Kulkarni (Grade 2) - "Sweet Dreams"
 Varshini Hari (Grade 5) - "Eyes on the Stars"
 Shriya Kapila (Grade 5) - "Thank you, Heroes"
 Mihir Majgaonkar (Grade 5) - "The Discovery"

On Thursday 11/8, we had a chance to share with all students, parents, teachers and  library visitors, the wonderful pieces of art that were entered in this year's contest.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to appreciate the talented work of our student  artists! If you weren't able to attend the art show last week, winning pieces from all area  schools, art categories, and grade divisions will be on display at the District Open  House Art Show on Friday, 1/11 from 4-8pm at the Lake Washington Resource  Center

District finalists will 1) advance to the state level, and 2) be one step closer to
having their artwork displayed in Washington DC!

Emily Curcio
Reflections Chair

*PTA Reflections Program entries are judged on three criteria (in order of importance): Interpretation of 
the Theme, Creativity, and Technique. Interpretation of the Theme is the most heavily weighted criterion.
This is what makes the program unique; if two entries are tied, the entry with the higher score for  interpretation receives more recognition. Entries are divided by category then again by grade division  (Primary and Intermediate entries are judged separately). Judging is blind and impartial. Each entry is  evaluated by two category judges (volunteers from the community who are not affiliated with Norman  Rockwell Elementary, i.e. no teachers, staff or parents of participating students allowed) and scored using  a rubric provided by the National PTA Reflections Program.
leadership

STUDENT LEADERSHIP NEWS


Tuesday, November 13 @ 8:00-8:30am - November Leadership Meeting (Mrs. Gibson's room #143)

Thursday, November 15 @ 3:30pm - 4:30 | Poster Making (Mrs. Raffel's room # )
** Permission slips need to be turned in by Wednesday, November 14**
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. THIRTEEN countries are already planning to host and 7 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



tournament
MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
**one more week to register**
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. We only have TWO spots left!!  Registration for this event will end on November 16.

Check in time for the tournament is 6pm; the tournament will promptly begin at 6:30pm.

We are looking for anyone who is interested in chairing the Math Challenge tournament next year. 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Kit Craig ( whereintheworldiskit@yahoo.com ) or Mandy Ning ( mandyningkm@yahoo.com.hk ). We will show you the ropes this year so you will be ready to go next year! 

Let the challenge begin!



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

auction
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
stem
STEM NIGHT
Thursday, January 17 5:30-8:00pm

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are STEM, and will play a major impact in every one of our Rockwell students' lives. We're taking a night in January to celebrate the excitement and importance of these topics in Rockwell's first STEM Night. Activities include:

  • Math Activities from Mathnasium
     
  • "Science on Wheels", from the Pacific Science Center
     
  • Team Infinity Robotics Team
     
  • Other Interactive Activities and STEM-Based Crafts
STEM Night will take place in the Redmond High School cafeteria from 5:30-8:00pm and volunteers can sign up for hour and half hour shifts. Work with kids in the K-5th grade range and inspire them to become the technology leaders of tomorrow!

Please click here to sign up.

Thank you,

Velyn Sepulveda
Juan Sepulveda
STEM Night Chairs

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!! 


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!
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.

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