BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
MAYMAY 22 IS NOW A REGULAR REMOTE-LEARNING DAY

May 22 was previously scheduled to be a non-student LEAP Day for staff. Because of the changes to remote learning, LWSD will now have a regular remote-learning day on May 22. May 25 is still a scheduled holiday: Memorial Day.
FILL OUT YOUR CENSUS FORMS!

The #2020Census is an opportunity to bring vital resources into our community for the next 10 years. Things like funding for schools, Medicaid, support for hospitals, and emergency funding. Your response today will help us be more prepared in the future. 
 
Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail using your invitation to respond. Visit my2020census.gov to begin. 

TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
Wrap-Up

Thanks so much to those who participated in Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week! We have never appreciated our teachers and school staff so much as we do this spring! We are so lucky to have such a dedicated crew working for our children.  

All of the links to the photos, videos and shared recipes can be found on the PTA Website here.

It's never too late to show your appreciation! Click here for a full teacher/staff list if you'd still like to send a quick note :)
remoteREMOTE LEARNING GRADING

At the end of April, OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) provided new rules and guidance about grading in light of the COVID-19 school closures. The rules are intended to address the current and future needs of students given the difficult conditions we all continue to experience during this global health crisis. They also highlight the issues and concerns districts across the state have wrestled with as we have adapted to a new remote learning model. 

Elementary Grading:

At the elementary level, teachers will use a plus (+) on report cards to indicate content that was taught during the closure, and a slash (/) to indicate content that was not taught during the closure. In addition, teachers will be able to provide feedback in the comments section of the report card about work completion. 

You can learn more about this (including guidelines for middle school and high school grading here).
Children ages 1-18 will receive additional free meals for the weekend from Lake Washington School District (LWSD) when they pick up their Friday meals. These meals will be available at 35 sites around the district. For more information, or to complete an order form, please visit  lwsd.org/meals .
SCHOOLPOOL
 

Hello Rockwell families. I hope everyone stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive. It's the SchoolPool time of the year! Please join us and your kids can earn rewards from the City of Redmond. 

Normally, the Redmond SchoolPool program encourages students and their families to "Walk and Roll" when traveling to school! Whether you walk, roll, or share the ride, you help make a difference.  While we aren't currently traveling into school each day, we still can have fun by staying active and making healthy lifestyle choices . If you played outside, took breaks from technology, or did school work this week, you can earn rewards!

Please fill out this online form and submit it to the City of Redmond website every week during the month of May. It's that simple! It's fun and free!

Thank you, 
Fundraising Chair & Parent Volunteer
evergreen
EVERGREEN HEALTH
Mental Health Events for Families

Evergreen Health has added three additional weekend sessions
.  
Sunday, May 17: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Coping with the Temporary Normal
Flexibility, forgiveness, community and self-care. Thirty-minute presentation on coping strategies with 15 minutes for Q&A/discussion. Email RCShipe@evergreenhealthcare.org to reserve a spot for you and your child.

Sunday, May 31: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Identifying and Managing Big Feelings
Tools on how to identify feelings and manage in the unknown. Ending with 15 minutes facilitator led meditation. Email RCShipe@evergreenhealthcare.org to reserve a spot for you and your child.

Sunday, June 14: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Moving Forward with Breath
30-minute training on various breath work/techniques and why breathing works. Ending with 15 minutes facilitator led meditation. Email RCShipe@evergreenhealthcare.org to reserve a spot for you and your child. 
math

MATH CHALLENGE #15
Answers available May 22 | Due May 29

Math Challenge #15 is now available here .  During the school closure Math Challenges will be self-corrected at home, when the answers become available, by student and caregiver.  

The solutions can be reached with the above link.  

When your student's Math Challenge is complete, please fill out and submit This form to us.  Your student will then get credit for recognition awards.  You may still fill out the form for Math Challenges 11, 12, 13 and 14.

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 challenges together!

Previous Math Challenges are also available with above link for further math enrichment at home.  Please reach out to us with any questions.

Let the challenge begin! 

MEDICATION
STUDENT MEDICATIONS

For students with medication(s) in the Health Room:

Medication pick-up will occur at the beginning of June. You will receive more information about the scheduled days and times in mid-May.

If you have any questions, please contact Sayori Hinitz at  shinitz@lwsd.org.

Until then, stay safe and healthy!

specialists
OFFICE HOURS FOR SPECIALISTS

Just as our grade-level teachers are offering office hours as a way to answer questions and check in with families, our specialists, interventionists, and Special Education team members are happy to connect with you during their office hours as well. Attached below, you will find a table highlighting the office hours for each of these teams.  Here, also,is a link to our staff directory  in case you need the contact information for any of our team members.

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
SpEd
1:00 - 2:00
 
 
 
1:00 - 2:00
 
 
EL
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
 
 
 
1:00 - 2:00
Safety
Net
 
 
 
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
Library
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
1:00 - 2:00
 
 
Music
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
P.E.
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
 
Coun- selor
 
 
 
10:00 - 11:00
 
10:00 - 11:00
 

counselor
A NOTE FROM OUR COUNSELOR

If you or your child would like to set up a time for a check-in with Mrs. Bauer, you may contact her to schedule a time for a phone call or video conference. Mrs. Bauer can be reached her via email at kbauer@lwsd.org or by phone at 425-936-2675.
run
RUNNING CLUB!

Hi kids!!!

Even though our schools are closed and there isn't Running Club for the remainder of the school year, I hope ALL of our Rockwell kids are getting outside and playing, exercising and RUNNING! On Ms. Cottom's PowerSchool Learning page there is a section/tab for Running Club (you must be logged in to view). If you would like to continue Running Club on your own, there is a link to download the Running Club punch cards to track your progress.  There are enough punch cards to copy for your whole family!!! Sorry, I won't be able to give out our popular toe tokens, but I'm with you all in heart! ️If you would like to know your total laps from Fall Running Club, please email Ms. Cottom and she will give you your total scores. 

I would love to share pictures of kids running... with PARENT PERMISSION ONLY! Upload and send pictures to Ms. Cottom and she will post on the Running Club page. We have one student that has already completed her marathon punch card for spring. Congratulations to Nora Markiewicz in Mr. McElrea's Kindergarten class! Check it out on the Running Club page!!!
YEARBOOKYEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED!

Hello Parents and teachers

Since schools are closed and all events are cancelled, we hardly have any pictures for the yearbook. Therefore, requesting all parents and teachers to share whatever pictures you have either from classroom or school premises (before the school closed) to send to   yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org .

Thank you!
registrationKINDERGARTEN + NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
Now online!

New student and Kindergarten registration now available online. Families may now register one or more of their new students online using Skyward, the district's student information system. Please see the  LWSD Registration website  for forms and information for registration.
STAY INFORMED

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Places to earn: 
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Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA