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Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, 2 times
BOX TOP Competition
Half Day Elementary Conferences M, T, TH
No School: LEAP Day
Costume Parade at Rockwell 2:15pm
Next General Membership Meeting 7pm
OCTOBER PRINCIPAL LETTER
Dear Rockwell Families,
We are in October! Our first month of school was amazing, and I want to thank all of you who came out to celebrate with us at our Back to School Barbecue/Food Truck Night -- it was so nice seeing so many of you and having a chance to meet our new neighbors. Your kids have been hard at work learning new routines, igniting (or reigniting) a passion for literature, math, and discovery, and making new friends. So many of you have been asking if there are ways you can be part of your child's day here at Rockwell, and I want to encourage you to make sure that you have a volunteer application on file and cleared through the office so you can join us for classroom helper positions or field trips throughout the year. Kids love having their parents involved with school, and we love having you be a part of our team.
October gives us many things to think about and celebrate: It marks Bullying Awareness Month, when we will talk with all of our kids about acceptance and kindness - we encourage you to do so too, as we lead up to Unity Day on
October 19. October is also Disability Awareness Month, when we will work with students to help them understand the impact of disabilities -- both those we can see and those we cannot -- on individuals, as well as the many ways in which these individuals can and will lead full and fulfilling lives. Finally, on
October 31, we will celebrate Halloween with our annual parade (
2:00 pm) and parties in our classrooms. All students are invited to participate and to dress up if they wish. Costumes must be school appropriate (no blood, gore, violent themes or weaponry, and nothing too scary, please -- little friends are often easily frightened) and normal school rules as to appropriate attire still apply. More details will come about the parade later in the month.
Finally, please join us in our Schoolpool fundraising event this month -- simply by adding information about how your students gets to school -- walk, bike, carpool, or bus -- to the Schoolpool calendars and turning them in, we can raise money for our PTA through the city of Redmond... and we get to decrease our environmental footprint and cut down on traffic! Please join; it is a lot of fun and a great way to help our school.
That's all for
tonight! Thank you again to all of you who have brought your patience and kindness with you every day; you are modeling wonderful traits for our kids and it is paying off. I am so proud of the kind kids we have at Rockwell, and that you are part of our family. Happy October!
MATH CHALLENGE IS AVAILABLE NOW!
DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 BY 3PM
Our first challenge became available on Friday, Sept 30. You can access the challenge here. Simply print out the challenge and submit by 3pm on October 6. The student can submit the challenge to the office or simply hand it to the teacher. 12 students will be selected for a prize for this first challenge.
The program is aimed to provide math enrichment for elementary students; the series of challenges consist of interesting math problems that involve strategies, modeling, organization, and patterns etc.
The program provides 15 sets of challenges throughout the school year; each set is published every other week starting in late September or early October and ending in May. Each challenge presents 10 to 18 problems ordered by level of difficulties, which enables students from various grades to participate.
Feel free to contact the Math Challenge team if you have any question:
WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH:
Redmond SchoolPool is excited to partner with Norman Rockwell, encouraging students to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the school bus to get to school October 3-31.
Each student will receive a calendar to bring home today. Your student should keep the calendar until October 31.
Every day that your student walks, bikes, carpools (with another student) or rides the bus to school, mark the calendar noting the type of trip.
Parents should complete the back of the calendar with contact information so they can receive rewards for their students.
Please collect the calendars or students may turn them in at the main office.
Each returned completed card earns the PTSA $10,
up to $2,500 for the school!
Thank you for contributing to the success of Redmond SchoolPool. Together we will reduce traffic congestion, raise money for your school, and promote healthy habits.
Volunteer Services VP
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
PTA is looking to fill some positions for next year. Can you help keep these programs running at our school? Walk to School Day!
This Wednesday grab your tennis shoes and help reduce traffic
congestion around Norman Rockwell. You will get to spend a few extra
minutes with your student, all while promoting healthy family habits.
Celebrate in front of the school with Redmond City Staff. Special give a
way for all students who participate!
Be sure to mark your walk on your students SchoolPool Calendar.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
Your Washington. Your Schools. Your Vote.
Candidate Forum for the 45th and 48th Legislative Districts
Wednesday, October 5, 7:00-8:30pm
Redmond High School Performing Arts Center
(17272 NE 104th St.; Redmond, WA 98052)
Combined, Lake Washington School District and Bellevue School District serve over 45,000 students, and that number is growing every year. This November, the State Representatives in the 45th and 48th Legislative Districts are up for election. Lake Washington PTSA Council and Bellevue PTSA Council are co-sponsoring a candidate forum for our legislative districts so you can get to know our candidates better before the November elections.
Do you know your candidates? Do you know their goals for education in Washington? Whether you're a parent, a business leader, or a community member, the decisions our State Representatives make regarding education funding and education issues in the coming years will have an impact on all of us.
Your Vote Matters for Washington, for Our Kids, and for Our Communities!
Learn where the candidates stand and how they will advocate for our area's 45,000 kids.
Any questions? Please contact:
WA STATE PTA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SURVEY
DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
The entire Rockwell community is encouraged to take the legislative issues survey. Your input will help the delegates who are attending the legislative assembly determine what needs we have in our school, and decide on the legislative platform for the next school year. Your input counts!
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
. School Picture ID: LS116991Q0. Order forms will be sent home with your student by the end of this week.
BOOKANEER BOOK FAIR: WHERE BOOKS ARE THE TREASURE!
You are invited to our Scholastic Book Fair in the Rockwell Library! The fair is an annual reading event packed with excitement for students and families.
- Monday, Oct. 17th (11:30 to 7)
- Tuesday, Oct. 18th (11:30 to 7)
- Wednesday, Oct. 19th (1:30 to 5)
- Thursday, Oct. 20th (11:30 to 5)
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: THE JUNGLE BOOK
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Family Movie Night is a great way to bring students, families and staff together for a fun night of entertainment around the big screen!
Tickets will be available for sale at the school one week prior to the event and at the door on the day of the event. Concessions will be sold during the movie.
It's going to be a fun night for the whole family! Parents must be present during the movie!
Save the date- Thursday, October 20
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Rockwell Gym.
PLEASE join us as a volunteer as well, sign up!
Movie Night Chair
WA STATE PTA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY DELEGATES NEEDED
The 2016 Legislative Assembly in Olympia October 21-22 (Friday and Saturday) gives the voting delegates a chance to represent their PTA's interests on a state level, as well share ideas with other PTA members.
This year, we qualify to send six delegates to represent Rockwell in Olympia. If you are a PTA member who is interested in attending the assembly, please contact the Rockwell President Stacy Hatch.
DISTRICT PTSA FAMILY DAT AT SOUNDERS
LWPTSA Council Family
Day with the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, October 23
Please plan to join families from across LWSD to cheer on the Sounders versus Real Salt Lake at 1 p.m.
at Century Link Field.
PTA REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION:
"What is your story?"
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
Deadline for entries:
* 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,
Sponsor a Country/Booth
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
Countries with booths represented so far are
BULGARIA, INDIA, ISRAEL, JAPAN, MYANMAR, South KOREA, CHINA, PHILIPPINES, UKRAINE
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.
Heritage Night - Thursday, November 10
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Rockwell Gym and Library
to sponsor a Country/booth, Perform, or help with set up and clean up. Volunteers will be contacted soon with specific shifts.
Space is limited for booths!
More information and volunteer opportunities coming soon from the Heritage Night Chairs!
Heritage Night Chairs
ONLINE PTA MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
PTA Membership directory
is now live! You can access it from the home page of the PTA Website. You can search by a parent or students first and last names, or by teacher class lists.
This online directory is accessible only for paid PTA members.
PAPER STUDENT DIRECTORY COMING SOON
The paper version of the Student Directory will be released in late October/early November a
s a benefit of having a paid PTA Membership. This directory contains student names and contact information as well as school and PTA information to make your year smoother at Rockwell. The Student Directory is published once a year near the end of October. A copy of the printed Student Directory is free with your paid PTA Membership. You may purchase extra copies of the Student Directory by
for $5 each through the PTA website.
Please register your student and family now on the PTA website to ensure delivery.
Please visit the following links for more information about the online PTA Membership and paper Student directories:
-Ice Cream Social Co-Chair
CHAIR A PROGRAM!
PTA is looking to fill some positions for next year. Can you help keep these programs running at our school?
-Bingo Night Chair
-Update the Reader Boards
-Special Needs Coordinator
and more....please check here for the list of positions and email us with any questions!
BOX TOPS AND ROCKWELL
CONTEST COMING 10/10
Ever wonder where the money for Box Tops goes to and whether they even make an impact in our schools? Celebrities Mario Lopez, Alyson Hannigan and Dave Coulier show you what would happen in a world where people didn't clip Box Tops.
Check out the
It's easy to find Box Tops. In fact, you may have some in your home right now. Clip Box Tops from your favorite products and turn them in to your child's school today! Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they add up fast! Purchase any of the hundreds of products with Box Tops. See list of participating products.
Earn even more cash to help your school get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education
. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. It's free and as easy to use.
So start saving your Box Tops, and ask your family and friend to help save. We will have a school-wide contest starting in October.
Please DO NOT send them in until the contest starts. Additional information is coming soon!
PTA - BoxTops Chairperson
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
Registration for the School's 5
for all students from grades 1-5 is still open!
Deadline for enrollment is this week, Oct 7, 2016.
The fee covers enrollment, a participation certificate, and entry into the Final School Spelling Bee provided that the student qualifies by first passing the Written Round Test.
We will hold mock bees for practice.
First session of mock bee for enrolled students
All information like practice word lists, schedules, worksheets and FAQ can be found at the spelling Bee page.
Please check back regularly for updates.
Nithya Nagarajan, Shilpa Asrani and Smitha Rajasekaran
Rockwell PTA - Spelling Bee Chairs
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!
Thursdays - (Oct 6-Dec 8, off 10/20 and 11/24)
Aspiring Authors (grades 2-5) 3:10-4:40 pm
Aspiring Authors Chair
STILL AVAILABLE - AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES:
Art, Coding, Chess
Registration is open now
for the following after school enrichment programs:
CODING WITH KIDS
pm (Game development/intermediate/advanced grades 3-5)
Sept 30 - Dec 9 (no class 10/21, 11/11, 11/25)
CHESS 4 LIFE
Register for Chess 4 Life now!
3:00-4:05 pm (grades K-5) Class begins 10/3
3:00-4:05 pm (grades K-5) Class begins 9/30
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
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
INFO MEETINGS ON THE QUEST/HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAMS
Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
- October 6: Kindergarten-2nd grade Highly Capable Services Meeting
for informational meetings on the LWSD Quest/Highly Capable Programs and testing.
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. 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.
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