BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
technologyTECHNOLOGY RETURN PLANS

This message is for our families who have checked out and borrowed a LWSD laptop/with charger and/or a mobile hotspot device. Outlined below is information and the process for returning equipment.

Please come at your designated day and time slot to the front doors of Rockwell Elementary. There will be two tables. Table last name, "A-M" and table last name "N-Z". A Rockwell staff member will be at each table to greet you. 

Please provide your name and place the device(s) on the table. The staff member will hand you a check-in form to sign.

  Wednesday, June 17:
·         Kindergarten at 9:00 - 10:30 am
·         First grade at 10:30 - 12:00 pm
·         Second grade at 12:30 - 2:00 pm
  Thursday, June 18:
·         Third grade at 9:00 - 10:30 am
·         Fourth grade at 10:30 - 12:00 pm
·         Fifth grade at 12:30 - 2:00 pm

If you have more than one student and coming to Rockwell on multiple days/times is not possible, please come to one of the drop off dates/times that works best for you and your family. Please understand that we are trying to provide social distancing for our Rockwell Staff and Community as best as we can.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the process for returning LWSD technology.

Thank you,

Jimmy Cho
Associate Principal
IN THIS ISSUE:
IMPORTANT DATES:
CLEAN
ROCKWELL SPRING CLEANING

Lost And Found Items:
Lost and found items are outside by our main entrance. The next time you're walking through the neighborhood, please swing by and take a peek. We'll plan on donating any leftover items on Friday, June 19. 

Library Book Return:
There is a bin in the front of the school next to the lost and found for students and families to return any library books. Mr. Clark will bring the bin in each morning and put the books in the library for Mrs. Gordon.

Personal Item Pick-Up:
With the suddenness of our departure in March, many students still have personal belongings in their classrooms. We are arranging a time for the families at each grade level to collect their personal items. Mr. Clark will be emailing the families of each grade level directly - please keep an eye out for an email about a week ahead of your grade's pick-up date. For families who were unable to attend the pick-up dates that have already taken place, no worries! You're welcome to swing by any Wednesday between 12:30 - 3:00 and knock on Mr. Clark's office window (adjacent to the main entrance). 

Medication Pick-Up:
Medication pick-up will occur on June 1st and June 2nd from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. All medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Please bring a picture ID. In order to minimize contact please pull into the drop off lane and stay in your car. Call the phone number posted in the drop off lane and the medication will be brought to your car.

If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Paulovich, RN (grpaulovich@lwsd.org) or Sayori Hinitz (shinitz@lwsd.org).


Fifth Grade Promotion:
The Fifth grade team is creating a fun and meaningful plan to recognize and celebrate our Fifth graders as they complete their elementary school experience. Please keep an eye out for emails in early June from Mrs. Weinmeister, Mrs. Conklin, and Mrs. Shadle with more information. 
awards
VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Hello Rockwell Families,

Typically in June we look forward to having a Volunteer Tea, where we invite all who have volunteered for the school to join us for snacks and celebration. 

Unfortunately this party will need to be postponed until we can safely gather again.

However, at this tea, we also give out various awards. Please review the list below and nominate those who have been awesome! 

Nominations will close Wednesday, June 3.

Dog Gone Award  is offered by the Rockwell PTA to recognize and honor exceptional volunteers and staff in their last year of service at Rockwell Elementary School. Click here to submit.

Golden Acorn Award  is offered by the Washington State PTA for recognition of a volunteer who has given outstanding service to all children in the school community.  It is to recognize volunteer service "above and beyond!" Click here to submit.

leadership
OPEN PTA LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
2020-2021 School Year

The Rockwell PTA Board is still looking to fill the following positions.  Many chair positions are open or seeking co-chairs and we need lots of people to step up and consider as many roles as possible to keep our PTA programs and our highly sought-after school an amazing place . Remember...any board job or chairperson position can be shared so find a friend, neighbor or significant other and chair it together! Unfilled programs will probably have to be canceled.

VP of Fundraising (board position)
Spirit Wear Chair
Box Tops Chair
Dine Out Chair
Read-a-thon Chair

Salmon in the Classroom (4th grade parent)
Art Docent (Angela Flynn willing to stay on to train new chair)
Cartooniversity
Chess Club
Art Reflections co-chair

Field Day
STEAM Night
All School Dance
Musical (4th/5th Grade parents)
Ice Cream Social
5th Grade Promotion (4th Grade parent)

For more details for each of the above positions, click here.

If you have questions or would like to take on one of the chair positions, please email communications@normanrockwellpta.org.
 
 
booksBATTLE OF THE BOOKS

The 2020 Battle of the Books Champions for Rockwell have been crowned! The Big Bad Wolves from Mrs. Honkawa/Mrs. Shadle's class won the final round of the competition on May 27th !

Although we will not be hosting a district level competition this year, we should be very proud of all our teams as they did a great job. In particular, our final two teams (The Book Bears from Mrs. Hein's class was our 4th grade champion team) did amazing while trying to practice and study without access to the books during the school closure. Congratulations Big Bad Wolves and all our teams that participated this year!

Library Specialist
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 .
resources
COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Missing after school programs?

PTA has compiled an alphabetized list of community resources providing fun online enrichment. 

Norman Rockwell PTA does not sponsor, endorse, or recommend any of the organizations, services, or activities described in these materials.

















































evergreen
EVERGREEN HEALTH
Mental Health Events for Families

Evergreen Health has added additional sessions:

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. 
counselor
A NOTE FROM OUR COUNSELOR

Social Emotional Learning Lessons

Supporting our students' social and emotional needs is more important than ever right now. Each week, I post a new social-emotional learning lesson on the Rockwell Counseling PowerSchool page. These lessons are short, simple and fun. This week's lesson is all about perspective taking or understanding what someone else is thinking and how they are feeling, even if is different from what we think and feel.

You can always access my PowerSchool page by logging into PowerSchool and looking for "Rockwell Counseling Program" under the list of "My Classes."  If you have missed any of the lessons from previous weeks, here are a list of topics in case you would like to explore them:

Week 1: Feelings and Emotions
Week 2: More Feelings and Emotions
Week 3: Problem Solving with Kelso's Choice
Week 4: Anxiety and Coping Strategies
Week 5: Size of the Problem and Size of the Reaction
Week 6: Circle of Control
Week 7: Thinking Positively (Optimism)
Week 8: Thoughts > Feelings > Actions

If you would like more information about any of these topics, please let me know: kbauer@lwsd.org, 425-936-2675.

Counselor Check-Ins

I wanted to let families know of a new service that I am able to provide for Rockwell students. In addition to consulting with students and parents over the phone, I am now able to offer 1:1 video check-in's with students using Microsoft Teams. School Counselor check-in's provide students with brief social, emotional, or academic support, as well as an opportunity for a positive social connection with the school counselor. Check-in's will last roughly 15-20 minutes and parent permission (phone or email) is required. Check-in's are not considered therapy or counseling; if you would like resources for mental health counselors, I am able to provide that upon request.

If you are interested in scheduling a time for a School Counselor check-in for your child, please contact me: kbauer@lwsd.org, 425-936-2675.  Information about how students login and access the meeting will be provided upon scheduling.  
I am looking forward to re-connecting with some Rockwell students!
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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