**all week long**

Please note the following bell schedule this week:

Monday, 1/28 - FULL DAY (dismiss at 3:20pm)

Tuesday 1/29 - EARLY RELEASE (dismiss at 11:50am)

Wednesday 1/30 - REGULAR WEDNESDAY (dismiss at 1:50pm)

Thursday 1/31 - EARLY RELEASE (dismiss at 11:50am)

Friday 2/1 - EARLY RELEASE (dismiss at 11:50am)
Registration is now open!

Play-Well TEKnologies:

Jedi Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System 
Grades: 2-5 
Time: 3:35pm to 5:35pm 
Day: Tuesday 
Class Dates: Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26

Build and program robots inspired by a galaxy far, far away using the LEGO® WeDo® system! Lift an X-Wing from Dagobah swamp, program a droid-sorting factory, and land an Imperial Shuttle using motion sensors. In small groups, learn basic programming, engineering, and robotics concepts in a fun Jedi-themed environment.

Click here to register for this classes.


Coding for Kids TWO SPACES REMAIN!
Class: Little Coders 
Grades: K-2 
Time: 3:25 PM - 4:30 PM 
Day: Tuesday 
Class Dates: Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26 
No Class Days: N/A

Click here to register.

Please note: Due to very limited space for after school programs, we are unable to offer Game Development (Intermediate Coding) during this session. Please only register your child for this class if they are in grades. K-2.


Trendy Crafts (new vendor to Rockwell!) 
Class: Decorate your Space! 
Grades: K-5 
Time: 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM 
Day: Thursday 
Class Dates: Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 4
No Class Days: Feb 14

Join Trendy Crafts each week and create a unique craft project to decorate your space! Customize your project to fit your taste and personality with all of the latest supplies and techniques! Crafts this session include Starry Night Lanterns, Desk Accessories, Mixed Media Canvases, and so much more!

IMPORTANT: Trendy Crafts is offering FREE tuition if a parent is able to volunteer during ALL EIGHT classes this session. If you are able to do this, please click here to register (do NOT click the general registration link below). If this link does not work, that means someone has already claimed this spot and you need to use the general registration link below.

Click here to register for Trendy Crafts (this is for general, paid registration).


Per PTA guidelines, a parent/guardian is required to volunteer during one class for each child enrolled in an after school enrichment program; if you have 2 children enrolled, please sign up for two spots. Sign-Up Genius links for each class are available once you begin the registration process.

All LWSD volunteers must go through a screening process. If you haven't already been approved as a volunteer, please fill out the online application here

Keep in mind that the screening process can take two weeks, so keep that in mind when you pick a date to volunteer. 

Cancellation Policy: 
Refunds are based on when the cancellation is received. Cancellations received: 
- One week or more prior to class start date will receive a full refund. 
- Within one week of the class start date and through the first week of class - IF WE CAN FILL THE SPOT, a prorated refund. Proration will be based on the number of classes attended during the first week. 
- After the first week of class, NO REFUNDS through the PTA. Refunds after the first week are done at the discretion of the vendor at the vendor's rate. 
- There are no refunds for missed classes. Snow days will be made up if possible.

Interim VP of Academic Enrichment

A Final Matching Reminder and Fundraising Update

Before the break, we ended our Read-a-Thon with a total of 64,649 minutes read and $4,375 raised.  Thanks to all of your readers and sponsors who donated to our school!

Also due to your generous support of the Annual Beagle Contribution (ABC), we are happy to say that the Rockwell PTSA has met its ABC goal for the 2018/19 school year.  That means that your Rockwell PTSA can fully support planned funding requests like "Class Field Trips", "Class Magazine subscriptions", the "School Musical", expanding "Math Night" to "STEM Night", the "Science Van", "Salmon in the Classroom" and the "Toymaker"(a hands on STEM classroom program) to just name a few. 

With that said, we have NOT yet met our MATCHING goal for the 2018/19 school year.  Corporate matching funds are free money for our kids so if you haven't already, please apply through your employer to match your ABC.  It only takes a few minutes to complete the form!  

Matching funds are used to approve unanticipated additional Academic Enrichment requests made to the PTA.  By having extra funds on hand, our PTA can easily approve these requests which directly benefit all of our kids.

For any questions in regards to Corporate Matching, please direct to our Rockwell PTA Treasurer, Sheila Gruber.  Sheila can help recreate a donation receipt annotating your donation to the "Annual Beagle Contribution" if you have lost the original.  She is also the primary contact for your company if they have questions about the nonprofit status of the Rockwell PTA.

I challenge each of you that has access to matching funds through your company and has not yet requested them to get this DONE this week!

Thanks so much,
Rockwell Parent and VP of Fundraising
Upcoming FUNdraising Events
Here is what to expect for the rest of the school year in regards to Fundraising. 
Look for the following Community Engagement events:
"Spirit Wear" sales return today, Jan 28th and run through Feb 15th.  "Dine Out for Rockwell" at MOD Pizza in Redmond is scheduled for Feb 7th.  "Box Tops" returns Feb 4th-8th and "School Pool" comes back again in May.  All of these events earn money for our Rockwell PTA when you participate. 
For example, if you want to purchase a shirt with the Rockwell Logo on it, purchase it through the "Spirit Wear" link (provided below) and a small portion of the proceeds will come back to our PTA.  Order lunch or dinner at the Redmond MOD Pizza on Thursday, Feb 7th and earn money for our school.  Also, clip those pink Box Tops off products you already use and when turned in at school, it will earn money for our PTA.  Finally, turn in a completed and signed School Pool calendar and guess what?  Our PTA receives $5 for each calendar and your student will also receive a prize from the City of Redmond.  In other words, all of the upcoming Fundraisers are participation activities that access "free" money for our kids.  What could be easier?
Thanks again to all of you that generously support our fundraising events.  Whether it is a little or a lot, it all means that our PTA remains fully funded to support academic enrichment at Rockwell.  Investing in our kids is the best investment to reach the next level.
Thank you!
Rockwell Parent and VP of Fundraising

Online ordering is OPEN!

We've got SPIRIT, how about you??

Spirit wear orders are available ONLINE NOW through February 15th.  Click here to order.

**** Please select "Bellevue pick up" in the option for shipping. PTA will pick up the  orders in bulk and deliver to them to student classrooms. You will be charged $8.95 if  you want your order shipped directly to you. This is non-refundable. Choose wisely.
**NEW ** items available are: short sleeved color blocked Tee, short sleeved CAMO  sport Tee and a light weight sport hoodie.

The following items are still available: short and long-sleeved tees, full zip hooded
sweatshirts AND a basic crew neck sweatshirt and long sleeved performance tee!

** For an extra $5 you can add your name printed on the back.

We've got spirit wear, soon you can too!

Spirit Wear Chair

Tuesday 1/29 @ 6:30pm

Dear Parents,
On Tuesday, January 29th Redmond Middle School will be hosting a parent night for all current 5th graders who will be attending RMS next year.  This event starts at RMS at 6:30pm.  This will be a great chance to see and tour Redmond Middle, meet the administration and counseling staff, and have any questions answered for you. This evening is geared toward parents only. RMS counselors will be visiting the 5th grade classrooms in early February to register students for their middle school classes. 
Our 5th grade students will be visiting Redmond Middle this spring for an orientation activity. The student leadership at RMS has put together a wonderful formal program that includes student lead tours, Q & A with a student panel, and fun games and trivia. They too will be able to meet the admin, counselors, and some of the 6th grade teachers. This event is scheduled for June 13, 2019.  More information will come later for this event.
Redmond Middle School

We are happy to announce this year's musical, Beauty and the Beast Jr! 

Mark your calendars for registration which will run from  Fri 2/1/19 to Fri 2/8/19.  Be on the lookout for a Special Edition Bugle on Wednesday morning (January 30) with registration instructions.

Performance day will be Saturday, April 20

As we have done in the past, all parents of children participating in the musical will be required to serve on a committee. If you are interested in chairing a committee, please reach out to our co-chairs at:

We look forward to seeing your 4th and 5th graders in action!

VP of Events


Optional Information Meeting for prospective Kindergarten parents will be February 6, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00pm in the school library.   

Meet the principal, tour the school and ask questions!  Adults only - no child care provided.   Registration packets will be available to take home. 
Please call Inez Mobley for more information at 425-936-2670.
Kindergarten Registration will begin Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm in the school library.  Child must be 5 by August 31, 2019 to register.  Bring birth certificate or passport, immunization records, emergency contact information, and proof of address (recent utility bill with your name on it, lease, or mortgage statement).
More information can be found here.
February 4-8

Our goal is to collect 6,000 Box Tops February 4th - 8th! ( Expired Box Tops DO NOT count). This goal can be achieved if each student collects 11 Box Tops each.


The class with the highest percentage of Box Tops per students wins a PINATA PARTY!!

The grade with the highest percentage of Box Tops per students wins a POPCORN  FRIDAY!!

You have ONE WEEK from NOW to collect up to 11 Box Tops or more.
Collect Box Tops from your pantry, neighbors, relatives and far away friends!

Every Box Top collected earns the school 10 cents towards PTA programs like shipping candy to the troops, contest prizes, grants and more! Rockwell earned $480 in November.

Let's work together to earn $600 more! (This is the last Box Top contest of the year).

*If a Box Top doesn't look like the above picture, please don't turn it in!*

Box Top Chair

Men Making a Difference
deadline is March 1

This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied contributions that men make in the lives and education of children - from the children's perspective.

All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandfathers, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches, and friends - impact the children they care about. Research clearly shows that male involvement positively influences academic success at all levels of schooling - preschool through college. When male figures are involved with students' schooling, they enjoy school more and perform better in and out of school. 

You can find out more about the contest (including guidelines and grade-level entry forms  here.

The application deadline is March 1st .

PTA President
New levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot 

Our school district is growing. To meet the needs of the student population, Lake Washington School District will be placing a capital projects levy on the April 23 ballot. This levy will fund additional classrooms and gym space at specific schools, add security cameras to schools, and secured entrances to district high schools.

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!

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