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Congratulations on spending great years at Rockwell! We all hope you have a happy and safe summer!

VP Communications
A big Rockwell shout out to ALL of the wonderful Volunteers this year! You may have helped with spelling in the classroom, punched cards at running club, chaperoned a field trip, helped with the musical, chaired an event, been on the PTA Board.... It is all of You that truly made it a great school year!

This past Tuesday, the staff celebrated all of you with a lovely Tea. Awards were given out at the morning assemblies to staff and at the afternoon Tea to Parent and Community Volunteers. These Awards are BASED ON the Award Nomination Forms turned in this year. (A special THANK YOU to the Awards Committee (Becky Watson, Jodi Kunz, and Jennifer Johnson) for taking the time weeding through the many heartfelt nomination forms turned in to determine the recipients of this year's awards!) Click here for the full list!

5th Grade Promotion Support - Thank You!

Many thanks to the following people who helped make the 5th Grade Promotion a success!
  • Ellie O'Rourke (promotion chair)
  • Michelle Nagai
  • Elizabeth Rosemond
  • Valdene Claux
  • Natasha Hawthorn   
  • Dawn Hildebrand   
  • Ruhina Taj Karthikeyan  
  • Beth Batig
  • Jamie Kivela
  • Syliva Duggan
We appreciate you dedicating your time to help assemble banners, set up the gym for the big day, pass out cake and clean up. You all helped make the day a special one for our graduates! Thank you!

Have a Wonderful Summer!

VP Volunteer Services

Thank you for the kind words and thoughtfulness in presenting me with the PTA Outstanding Educator Award! What an honor, especially as I retire from teaching, thank you!

I have had the great blessing of teaching the outstanding children at Rockwell for 23 years and have loved every minute and every child! Thank you for the support you've shown and given in so many ways for music education! Rockwell is my extended family whom I will always love!

With gratitude and best wishes,
Mrs. McKay

Good news! Your membership stays active throughout summer vacation!
We emailed your membership card directly to you on Tuesday, June 20th.
Your unique membership number allows you to receive discounts at summer destinations like Wild Waves, Silverwood, the LeMay Car Museum, Key Arena concerts and more!!

Be sure to have your electronic member card available when taking advantage of benefits and discounts.

Note: Please do not share promotional codes with non-WSPTA members or on social media.

Visit the  PTA website to find out more! 
Thank you for being a PTA member this year - the discounts are one other reason to join again next year.

BOX TOPS: Collect and Save all summer long!

EARN CASH FOR ROCKWELL, ALL SUMMER LONG! This summer, look for Box Tops products as you prepare for picnics, reunions and celebrations. Collect and save your BoxTops (or Bonux BoxTops) over the summer in an envelope or Ziploc bag and bring them in the fall. We will have another context in October (and Winter as well), so keep saving the BoxTops over the summer and join in on the fun! Happy Summer Clipping!
Ellie O'Rourke
Box Tops Chair

Do you have specials skills, or are you interested in being a project leader?  A NEW community event to support Norman Rockwell Elementary.  Join us in helping teachers and staff prepare for the new school year!  Invite friends and neighbors!   REGISTER TODAY !

Questions?  Send an email!

Elaine Betzinger
Incoming VP Events


Our PTA is asking for your help to feed the volunteers  Sunday, August 20 .

Sign up to  bring food to the school by  noon . The 65-100 volunteers can be
fed after working so hard to beautify our school grounds.

Be part of the solution to keep Rockwell clean and safe for our kids.

PTA President

August 31st is a busy day.  We need your help to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Please  SIGN UP to help for an AM or PM shift (or both and get served lunch).

Check in families, answer questions and ensure kids look their best for pictures.

PTA President

The following programs need new chairpersons (these are NOT board positions) for the 2017-2018 school year:
  • Chess Club
  • Picture Day
  • Bingo Night
  • Heritage Night
  • 5th Grade Promotion (need an incoming 4th grade parent)
  • Yearbook Chair
VP Communications

It takes a village . . . . . to create a fabulous yearbook!

Thank you to all those who contributed photos to create this year's book. Your kids are going to love it!

We are recruiting for next year - we have broken the yearbook job down into several parts and want to try something new with our photo collection efforts. Except photography, all the jobs can be done at home, at any time of day. And the LifeTouch software is easy to use.

Yearbook layout lead - 1 person - are you a big picture person? All of the pages you see in our yearbook are filled with templates we've created over the past six years. You can use these or create new to set the stage for the general book layout.

Photography lead for events - 1 person - coordinating photographs for all the special Rockwell events next year.

Photography leads for each grade - 6 people - coordinating photographs for your student's full grade and all the special Rockwell events will help us get an equal representation of all 650-plus students at Rockwell.

Yearbook creation - do you love to scrapbook? Well our yearbook is just an 88-page scrapbook.  If you like to create the special pages and select the photos use, then this is the job for you.

Contact me to learn more -
Yearbook Coordinator

There will be an information meeting for Rockwell families of English Learners on Wednesday,  September 13  from  12:30-1:30 .  At  1:30  families will pick up their children and are welcome to stay for an informal family play time together outside.  The PTA will be there to answer questions, and families will learn about how their children are supported as they learn English.

English Learning Teacher
Rockwell Elementary

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Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA