BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
walktoschool

WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH: 
OCTOBER

We've had a great start to SchoolPool!

Keep marking your calendars this week!   Walking, riding a bike, taking the bus, and carpooling are all included. And, you do not have to mark your calendar daily to count... a few times this month is fine too!

A BIG Thank You to the wonderful Volunteers (Loli Vanderlip, Lara Lockwood, Angie Ballas, Barbara Chinn, and Elizabeth Rosemond) who cheered on our students and passed out blinkers on Walk To School Day!!!  

Thank you all for participating!

Volunteer Services VP
boxtop

BOX TOPS CONTEST
OCTOBER 10-14

Our first of two Box Tops Contests takes place THIS week:  October 10-14! Our goal is to collect 10,000 Box Tops for the school year!

If you have not already started saving, please go through your pantry and start clipping! Ask your relatives for their Box Tops, and have your kids bring them in starting  Monday, October 10th

Every Box Top collected earns the school 10 cents towards new school equipment, supplies and playground equipment!
  1. Find Box Tops on hundreds of products. Look for the PINK and WHITE little square. 
  2. Neatly Clip Box Tops from each package.  Please make sure they are not expired.
  3. Send the Box Tops to your teacher starting Monday, the 10th.
With Rules, come rewards: The GRADE with the HIGHEST average of Box Tops collected per student WINS 10 MINUTES extra of Lunch RECESS!

For more information visit Box Tops for Education, including a list of participating products.
 
Ready, Set, Clip!!

PTA - Box Tops Chairperson
A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE

Please remember a few things to help make your child's day at school easier:
  • Send a spare change of clothes in their backpack for accidents and incidents, the office supply of clothing is very limited.
  • Label everything--so many students have the same jacket, water bottle, and even backpack.
  • Check the lost and found often for those items that may be left behind.
  • Please try to keep deliveries to a minimum, if they forget a book, a lunch, a note, those can come the following day and they can even buy lunch if need be! 
  • REMEMBER: All after school programs require the help of PARENTS. If your child is participating you should plan on helping at least once. When you have signed up to help, you must BE ON TIME, help students get to the appropriate location, help them during the session as needed, and make sure that ALL students are met by their parent/guardian. It is only with this partnership that we can continue after school programs. We are counting on you!
pictures
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

Picture Day at Rockwell is  Thursday, October 13 !  To order portraits, please complete the Lifetouch order form that will be provided THIS WEEK, enclose payment, and return to school on Picture Day.  

Orders can also be placed online at  My.Lifetouch.com .  School Picture ID: LS116991Q0.  Order forms will be sent home with your student by the end of this week.  
MATH CHALLENGE UPDATE

bookfair

BOOKANEER BOOK FAIR: WHERE BOOKS ARE THE TREASURE!
OCTOBER 17-20

Everyone is invited to attend Rockwell's annual Scholastic Book Fair in our school library. Come explore a fabulous selection of books and find the perfect titles for every person in your family. You'll find new releases, award winners, children's classics, adult books, and current bestsellers. ALL purchases benefit our school with 25% of sales going directly to the purchase of new books for our library!

Book Fair customers can help build classroom libraries by purchasing books through the Classroom Teacher Wish List program. Be sure to check the Wish List Table at the fair and don't forget to fill out a book plate to personalize your classroom donation.

The Book Fair will be held in the Rockwell Library:
  • Monday, October 17th from 11:30 to 7:00
  • Tuesday, October 18th from 11:30 to 7:00
  • Wednesday, October 19th from 1:30 to 5:00
  • Thursday, October 20th from 11:30 to 5:00
Your purchases promote learning and reading, and raise funds for new books for our Rockwell Library collection. Support the super student in your life and promote literacy.

Tools for making shopping easier, click below to learn more:
Or, SHOP NOW, the online book fair is OPEN!

Librarian
movienight
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: THE JUNGLE BOOK
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20  6:00PM - 8:30PM
THE JUNGLE BOOK IS RATED PG, PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS REQUIRED.

Family Movie Night is a great way to bring students, families and staff together for a fun night of entertainment around the big screen! 
Bring a blanket and your family to the gym and watch our feature presentation of  THE JUNGLE BOOK (rated PG - Parental Guidance is required) on Thursday, October 20.

VOLUNTEER f or this event, sign up    to help for set up, admission and/or concession tables. 

Ticket purchase information will be communicated soon.

General Event Information
  • Movie will be shown in the gym
  • Space is limited to 125.
  • Doors open at 6pm. Movie starts at 6:30pm. Concession stand closes at 8pm.
  • You may bring a blanket or a pillow - please do not bring chairs!
  • This is not a "drop-off" event. Parents must accompany their children.
Movie Night Chair
Reflections
PTA REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION: 
"What is your story?" 

PTA Reflections  is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story?

Learn more by watching this video!

Participation Rules and Student Entry forms available at: Rockwell PTA Website - Reflections . Some hard copies will be available in the Rockwell office after 9/27.

Deadline for entries:  Wednesday, 10/26  * 1:30pm @ School office drop box
Rockwell show: Monday, 11/14 * 6-8pm @ School Library
Local Art Show: Friday, 1/6  * 6-8pm @ LWRC/RTC (Lake Washington Resource Center at Redmond Town Center)

Please contact us if you have any questions,
Marly Khoury-Haddad
Beatriz Gomez-Albadawi/
TEACHER BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON
OUR TEACHERS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD!
 

Please include a list of your items ingredients at drop off. Also, make sure all containers that you would like returned are labeled with your name.

Sign up to bring food or offer help.

Thank you for your help!

Volunteer Services VP

HERITAGE NIGHT
Sponsor a Country/Booth
Performers Needed

Rockwell's Heritage Night is quickly approaching on Thursday, Nov. 10  and is a wonderful opportunity for our families to learn more about our diverse community and celebrate traditions from around the world!

More event details to come soon!  But first we are looking for Country/Booth Sponsors, Performers, and other volunteers. Sign Up Here today!

Countries with booths represented so far are :
AUSTRALIA, BULGARIA, CHINA, INDIA, ISRAEL, JAPAN, KENYA, MYANMAR, PHILIPPINES, South KOREA, UKRAINE

Performers Needed: Would you like to share a short performance from your culture for a few minutes in front of the group? Maybe you or your child plays the bagpipes, does the hula, or a dance that showcases your heritage?  We are still looking for more performances. Adults and/or children are welcome to perform.

Show and Tell: Children are encouraged to bring an item showcasing their country of origin or a country they have visited. Artifacts, traditional toys, books, or an article of clothing are all examples of things they could bring. Children who share their artifact at the microphone will receive a small prize.
 
Food:  If you want to provide a small-sampling, bite-size food, please  place the list of ingredients where people can see.


Heritage Night - Thursday, November 10
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Rockwell Gym and Library

Thank you,
Heritage Night Chairs
OPPORTUNITY FOR MATHLETES!

Math in Action
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT: ASPIRING AUTHORS 

New class to encourage your students inner author! Time to write in a positive and friendly environment followed by a Author Celebration at the end of the eight weeks!

Registration Link open:  http://grasshopperenrichment.com/
Thursdays - (Oct 6-Dec 8, off 10/20 and 11/24)
Aspiring  Authors (grades 2-5) 3:10-4:40 pm

More information here!

Aspiring Authors Chair

REMEMBER: All after school programs require the help of PARENTS. If your child is participating you should plan on helping at least once. When you have signed up to help, you must BE ON TIME, help students get to the appropriate location, help them during the session as needed, and make sure that ALL students are met by their parent/guardian. It is only with this partnership that we can continue after school programs. We are counting on you!
STILL AVAILABLE - AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES:
Art, Coding, Chess

Registration is open now  for the following after school enrichment programs:

CODING WITH KIDS

Fridays 3:00-4:10  pm (Game development/intermediate/advanced grades 3-5) 
Sept 30 - Dec 9 (no class 10/21, 11/11, 11/25)

Coding/PTA Chairperson: Swati Kaul

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CHESS 4 LIFE

Register for Chess 4 Life now!

Mondays 
3:00-4:05 pm (grades K-5)  Class begins 10/3 

-OR- 
Fridays
3:00-4:05 pm (grades K-5)  Class begins 9/30


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Please be sure to check each vendor website for detailed class descriptions and registration information. Per PTA guidelines, parents must commit to volunteering/chaperoning during  AT LEAST one class session per child enrolled. Chairperson to contact registrants with volunteer shift sign ups. Please get your LWSD online volunteer approval in advance. 

VP Academic Enrichment/Chess Club Chair and Smart with Art Chair

REMEMBER:  All after school programs require the help of PARENTS. If your child is participating you should plan on helping at least once. When you have signed up to help, you must BE ON TIME, help students get to the appropriate location, help them during the session as needed, and make sure that ALL students are met by their parent/guardian. It is only with this partnership that we can continue after school programs.  We are counting on you!
SPELLING BEE CLUB

Students who have signed up for the Spelling Bee Club should now be studying the vocabulary words to give them enough time to learn all 450 words before the written test on January, 27, 2017. Check the website for great links for tools and tips! You will be invited to Mock bees where all registered members will be invited!

If you are in grades 1-5 and haven't registered yet, it's not too late! Go to Rockwell Spelling or contact us.

Rockwell PTA - Spelling Bee Chairs

REMEMBER:  All after school programs require the help of PARENTS. If your child is participating you should plan on helping at least once. When you have signed up to help, you must BE ON TIME, help students get to the appropriate location, help them during the session as needed, and make sure that ALL students are met by their parent/guardian. It is only with this partnership that we can continue after school programs.  We are counting on you!
QUICK LINKS - IN EVERY ISSUE

Places to earn: 
Give a little back to Rockwell PTA by using  our  AmazonSmile link!   Bookmark it and use the link every time you shop.

Shop at Bartell's and earn for Rockwell. 

View the flyers approved by LWSD and targeted to Rockwell from local organizations...sports tryouts, after school classes, and community events. 


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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Yearbook Photographs:
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Bugle Article Submissions Welcome
  
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
Denise Waters
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA