The Rockwell Library Used Book Sale is still a few months away, but we're already busy preparing for it.  Please clear out your shelves by donating books (adult and children's).  We had an awesome sale last year and promise a great time and great deals again this year!

Thank you to those of you who have already brought your donations to the library. 

Feel free to email me with any questions.
Rockwell Librarian

"Salmon in the classroom" has been a tradition at Rockwell for over 20 years. Fourth grade uses the salmon for several aspects within the years' curriculum including demonstrating the connection between Northwest Coastal People and the economics unit which teaches about natural resources & jobs.  The salmon correlate to the Environments Life Science unit, human life cycle and provide hands on content to the novel study, research and writing project.

The next two months are a very important (and exciting) time to be at Rockwell! The salmon eggs are currently turning into alevins and will soon start to emerge from the gravel to become fry (what we recognize as salmon).  This is when you can see them in the water!  

Fourth  grade teachers bring students to the tank to observe this amazing life cycle as it happens.  The best part for the students, is that they get to feed the fry!  

As you can see, the salmon provide essential information for the fourth graders and now is the time to ask for volunteers to provide essential care to the salmon.

** Do you have 20-30 minutes at noon to supervise small groups of kids feed their fry?  We need 8-12 adult volunteers!  Training is provided.  The more volunteers, the less shifts you commit to.

Do you have a fish tank at home? Are you staying local for Spring Break?  We need you, too!      

Thank you to those that have already offered to help...  we need more to help raise the salmon.

Salmon Chair

Time to Order a Yearbook - Deadline to order is March 17

We won't be selling any books during the last week of school - so order yours now.

Previous yearbooks are available to view in the s chool office.

Prices:   Soft cover ($22) or Hard cover ($25)

Don't remember if you ordered a yearbook during back to school days?  
Click on this link (sign in if needed):

Yearbook Editors

Introducing Norman, the Box Tops beagle dog!

We will be kicking off our second and final Box Tops contest this month, during the week of February 20 (post Mid-Winter Break). This will be a SCHOOL-WIDE contest. So to kick things off, we are introducing Norman, our lovable new, Box Tops-eating beagle. Starting on February 14th, you can find Norman in the hallway near the gym. Our goal is to collect 4000 more Box Tops as part of our annual goal of $1,000, so let's help make this happen!
There are three ways to turn in your Box Tops:
  1. Drop your Box Tops off at the Norman the dog station, and just place them in his mouth. You can do this starting February 14.
  2. Send Box Tops to your teacher starting Tuesday, February 21.
  3. Bring your Box Tops in to Movie Night, Friday, Feb 24 (Norman will be there!)
You can find Box Tops on hundreds of products. Look for the PINK and WHITE little square.  Neatly clip box Tops from each package.  Please make sure they are not expired. For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products, visit

Box Tops Chair
Tuesday, February 21

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 21 at  7:00  8:30 pm; Parent networking opportunity from 6:30  7:00 at  Lake Washington School District Resource Center
Parking in back or on street

GUEST SPEAKER:  Sara Gardner  from Bellevue College is a behavior specialist, a certified Collaborative Problem Solving trainer, and serves on the college's Behavior Intervention team. She will be discussing building self-regulation and self-efficacy in children and youth with disabilities.

Special Needs Awareness Liaison
Wednesday, February 22

Norman Rockwell PTA February Dine Out at  Red Mango in Redmond Town Center

Where: Red Mango at Redmond Town Center (7325 166th Ave NE F-160, Redmond, WA 98052) 
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 ALL DAY! 

Bring  this flyer  when you dine with us on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, and we'll donate 20% of the proceeds from your purchase to Norman Rockwell PTA. It's all-natural frozen yogurt, fresh fruit smoothies, and yogurt parfaits, all for a great cause!

Dine Out Chair
Friday, February 24

Family Movie Night!
February 24, 2017 6pm - 8:30pm
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (rated PG) Parental Guidance is REQUIRED

Bring your family and watch our Oscar nominated feature presentation of KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS.

Doors open at 6pm. Movie starts at 6:30pm.

Location : Rockwell Gym. You may bring a Blanket or Pillow. Please do not bring chairs!

Ticket Information : $3.00 minimum donation per Ticket.

Be Brave. Be Bold. Be a VOLUNTEER! We still need your help for set up, admission and /or concession tables. Sign up here.

Concession Stand : Concession stand will open at 6pm and close at 8pm. All items are $1.00 each.

This is not a "drop-off" event . Parents must accompany their children.

Patience Djeuji
Movie Night Coordinator
Saturday, February 25

The Spelling Bee Club invites you to attend the 5th annual Rockwell Final School Spelling Bee happening  Saturday, February 25 in the school library from  9 am - 1 pm.

We have 35 students competing this year from grades 1 through 5. They have been diligently studying over 450 challenging words since September. These students had to pass a multiple choice vocabulary test to qualify for the Final Bee.

We would love to see you come support our students either for some or all of the competition! Our winner will represent Rockwell at the King-Snohomish Regional Spelling Bee on  March 19th at Town Hall in Seattle.

Entries Due Wednesday, March 1

"Men Making a Difference" is a statewide essay contest.  It explores the important and different contributions that men make in the lives and education of children - from our children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches, and friends - impact the children they care about.  

Is your child willing to write an essay about an important male in their life? Read over the complete details here  and submit your entry & application by March 1 st .

PTA President
Saturday, March 18

All parents and students from the Lake Washington School District are invited to attend Lake Washington PTSA Council's Spring Resource Fair. It will be held on  Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, 11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. 

Admission is free for everyone to attend.
Rockwell PTA President

Norman Rockwell PTA and Youth Theatre Northwest announce our spring musical is the hilarious stage spectacle, Shrek The Musical JR, with performances on April 22. No performing experience necessary for this big-stage experience. 

"Oh! Oh, pick me! pick me! Me! Me! Meeee!" 

You can rest assured...p articipation is open to 50 Rockwell 4th  and 5th  graders interested in fun, close friendships, and new-found confidence. Cast member registration and audition details coming this week....stay tuned!


Online Article: Parenting takes Relationships: Read more here!

Parent Education: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.  at Inglewood Middle School                                             
Parenting and the Teen Brain, Jennifer Kennett, Eastside Family Counseling

Have you ever wondered just why teenagers seem so alien? There is new research showing that the answer lies in the brain. Come learn about how the teenage brain differs from an adult brain, and what you as a parent can do differently to communicate with a brain that is still under construction!

Nomination Committee Needed Now-May 11th:   Your opportunity to help build a better Rockwell PTA is here!  We only need three volunteers to work together to seek the best candidates for 2017.  You can nominate yourself to be on the Nominations Committee or be nominated into the leadership role.  Once you are voted in on March 11 th , you get to interview candidates, review nominations, maintain confidentiality and present the 2017-2018 slate of Elected Board members to the May 11 th membership meeting. Email Stacy.

Hint: Several of the existing Board members want to continue their PTA contribution- making it that much easier to find others to join the Board for next year.  

Thank You, Volunteers!
  • Mid-year Financial Audit team - Monica D, Liz K, Bruce S, and Will S accomplished the audit last Friday.  Results will be provided at the General Membership Meeting March 30th.
  • Lunchroom Volunteers - Ying L, Susan McF and Olga P have been a huge help in the cafeteria serving food to hungry kids! I can't tell who is happier to be at lunch--- the volunteers are all smiles and the kids love seeing parents at school!
  • Bingo- Thank you to Jean L and all of the volunteers who planned and hosted a fun family night! The evening provided totally awesome music from the 80's, tasty treats and lots of rounds of BINGO!  If you missed it, save the date for March 24th. It's our school dance and it provides for more volunteer opportunities as well as family fun!!

Member Benefits & Discount Codes
The resources on this page are available exclusively for Washington State PTA members. Members, please click here  to receive your discount codes.

  • Baskin Robbins-  $3 off an ice cream cake Now thru February 19th
  • Great Wolf Lodge - Up to 30% off through December 2017
  • Key Arena Events - Discounts on through May- Harlem Globetrotters, Shen Yun and Stars on Ice
  • Fed Ex copies, Hertz car rental and many more discounts...
** To become a member of the PTA and start receiving these money saving opportunities, join today!

PTA President

Places to earn: 
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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