BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
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CONFERENCE WEEK IS THIS WEEK!
HALF DAYS AND ADJUSTED ENRICHMENT SCHEDULE!

October 17, 18, and 20 Parent Conferences
All students will be dismissed at  11:30 am on  Monday, Oct. 17Tuesday, Oct. 18 and Thursday, Oct. 20.  Buses will run on their normal routes, and will bring students home after the  11:30 dismiss time.  No lunch will be served at school.  
 
Wednesday, Oct. 19 is a normal Wednesday for all students, with dismissal at  1:30pm
 
For those of you that pre-ordered sack lunches on conference days, your children will be eating those lunches in the classroom prior to going home.

Principal

Due to conference week, please note the following changes to after-school enrichment programs:
Monday - All programs canceled (Smart with Art, Lego Club, Chess Club)
Tuesday - All programs canceled (Lego Club, Coding, Ellipsis Math)
Wednesday - All programs run as normal (Smart with Art and Lego Club)
Thursday - All programs canceled (Ellipsis Math, Aspiring Authors)
Friday - All programs canceled (Chess Club, Coding)

PTA Enrichment
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***ADDED for MONDAY EDITION
UNITY DAY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Dear Rockwell Families,

This  Wednesday, October 19, is Unity Day. Unity Day started in 2011 and is recognized in schools across the country as a day when we call extra attention to ensuring we have a safe and welcoming community in our schools. Our students have all been participating in conversations about how we can create a school free from bullying and in which every student feels safe, welcome, and valued. Additionally, the students in our Anti-Bullying Group will be finding ways to ensure all kids are included at recess and all day long. Everyone is invited to wear orange  on Wednesday and show a united front. We hope you join us in wearing orange too!

Our students have also helped in the creation of a work of art involving every child at Rockwell -- a hand print mural which will hang at our front entrance and which will welcome every family to Rockwell in the 37+ languages spoken by families in our community. We would like to invite any of you who would like to add messages of peace and welcome in your home language to do so -- I have obtained translations in many languages, but I would love to get as many hands on this as we can, to truly embody the amazing community we have here at Rockwell. 

If you are interested in participating, please email me at  kgometz@lwsd.org. Thank you, all, for everything you bring to our wonderful school, and for creating a community that welcomes and values learners from all parts of the world. I am so proud to be part of it.

Thank you,

Principal
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STAY CONNECTED WITH LWSD
SIGN UP FOR WEATHER UPDATES

Make sure your email and phone number are up to date and you check in when there is bad weather so you know all the latest information. You can read all the details on the district website--the place to go for morning updates as well. 

Here is what it says about bad weather:

To ensure that all families know when school has been cancelled or delayed, Lake Washington School District will place a call to all parents via School Messenger beginning at 6 a.m. on those days. If you need to know whether school has been cancelled or delayed before you get a call, the information will also be available on this website (lwsd.org) or at flashalert.net or on many local television or radio stations. The calls are made early so that students at the high schools, which may begin class as early as 7:20, have enough time to get to school.
bookfair

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
walktoschool

WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH: 
OCTOBER

Tired of all the morning traffic getting to school? Frustrated about being backed up to the traffic circle and having to wait at intersections to drop your student off?  Why not try a different method to get to school?

Talk to your neighbors and set up a carpool or "walking bus". Walk your student to school in the morning...  it's a great way to spend a little time together and both get some exercise. If your student is old enough, dust off that helmet and let them ride their bike to school. All of these will save you from added morning stress, reduce traffic around Rockwell, and maybe even increase your daily exercise. You may even get to school faster than driving alone!

Continue 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!

Thank you all for participating!

Volunteer Services VP
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***ADDED for MONDAY EDITION
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. 

You can buy your ticket on Wednesday (11:30AM) or Thursday (1:30PM) after school at the flagpole. Remaining tickets will be sold at the gym door on Thursday starting at 6PM. The ticket price is $3 each. Cash only accepted.

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

***ADDED FOR MONDAY EDITION
DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

October is Disability Awareness Month! And Rockwell is hosting a fair to promote the awareness and acceptance of those living with a disability. The fair will be held on Friday, October 28 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm. 4th and 5th Grade Students will sign up through their classes and with their teachers.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with the fair! If you are interested, please sign up on the PTA website (available this week) or contact Jamie directly. 

PTA Disability Awareness Chair 
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MATH CHALLENGE #2

Math Challenge #2 is now available  here. For this challenge, 12 qualified submissions will randomly selected for the prize.  Grab some friends and family and work on challenge together!
 
The challenge due date is Thursday, October 20 (before 3pm).
 
Let the challenge begin!

Math Challenge Team 
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MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT FALL 2016
CALLING ALL MATHLETES IN GRADES 2-5!

Our school is hosting Math Challenge tournament on Monday, Nov 28 at 6pm.  This tournament opens for student in grade 2, 3, 4, and 5.  It is a fun and exciting math event that provides an opportunity for our students to show case their math skills and problem solving abilities.
 
Each participant will receive a certificate and a keepsake. Highest scorer in each grade & division receive a special recognition and top 10% of all participants will be honored with medals. In addition, based on the final results, top scorers (up to 200 students only) will be invited to attend Math Challenge Tournament Masters in February 2017. 
 
Registered students will receive practice materials to get familiarized with the type of math problems and the format of the tournament.  You can register your student online starting on Saturday, October 15.
 
To learn more about this Math Challenge Tournament, click here
 
If you have questions about the MC tournament at our school, please contact:

Math Challenge Team 
Reflections
PTA REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION: 
"What is your story?" 

Rainy & windy weekend ahead which is a perfect time to have your Artist create work of art for the 2016-2017 Reflections program. This year's theme is so great: What is your story? The possibilities are endless for students to let his/her personalities shine.

Entries are due  Wednesday, October 26 by   1:30pm to the school office drop box; less than 2 WEEKS FROM NOW! Participants may be selected to move on to region and sate levels of the competition. Rockwell kids do very well in this program, so let's keep the momentum going! 

Participation Rules and Student Entry forms available at: Rockwell PTA Website - Reflections . Some hard copies are available in the Rockwell office.

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

***UPDATED for MONDAY EDITION
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! Due to preparing the event, we will close sign up for host country on Thursday, October 27.

Performers sign up is now closed, as we were able to fill all the time slots available. Thank you so much for those of you who have signed up! 

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

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
mockbee
SPELLING BEE CLUB

Students who have signed up for the Spelling Bee Club should now be studying the vocabulary words

Our first Mock Bee is scheduled on Thursday,  October 27  from 3:00 - 4:15 pm at our school library .

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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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