Fri, Jan 5th 4pm -8pm

Come celebrate the LWPTSA Council Reflections award winners (from all over the district) and all the students who participated in the Council round of the program.  All participants and their families, friends and classmates are welcome to attend.

Exhibit is this Friday, January 5, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Lake Washington Resource Center at Redmond Town Center 16250 NE 74th Street

The following Rockwell students received an Honorable mention award for their Visual Arts entries:
Journey to Dream  - Julia K. Primary (PreK-2)
Friendship - Lynn H. Primary (PreK-2)
Reaching for the stars - Anya L. Interm (3-5)  



If volunteering is part of your 2018 resolution, consider the Reflection Art program!  Rockwell's reflection art program is looking for a chair for 2018-2019 as current chairs have kids in fifth grade.

Reflections Art is a PTA nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts, based on a different theme every year.
The involvement is low to medium, sporadic and early in the school year only. I can walk you through in more details but here it is briefly:
  • Promote program in October (Bugle newsletter, morning announcements)
  • Collect art and check if meeting requirements ( about end October)
  • Judge entries for each category (about a week period in early November) 
  • Exhibit in Rockwell library. (one night)
  • Exhibit in LWSD. (one night)
Marly and Swetha 
PTA Reflections Art Program Chairs
Upcoming LWSD Bond & Levy
Presentation with Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce 
Tues, Jan 9th at Redmond Middle School Commons 
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri, Jan 12th 2018

Vision and hearing screening for all students is on January 12th.  Please have your student wear or bring his/her glasses, contacts, or hearing aids to school that day.   Thank you.

Vision and Hearing Co-Chairs
Winter 2018

STEM is the theme for winter Lego sessions. Do sign up your kids for the sessions and don't forget  to sign up to be a parent volunteer.

Intro to STEM with with LEGO® Materials, Winter
Grades: K to 1
Dates: 1/22/18 - 3/26/18 Mondays
No Class date: Feb 19th
Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm
STEM Challenge with with LEGO® Materials, Winter
Grades: 2 to 5
Dates: 1/30/18 - 3/27/18 Tuesdays
Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm

This class is being sponsored by Rockwell PTA. All classes need to have a parent volunteer without  one the classes will be cancelled. All parents are required to sign up to volunteer. Please sign up  using the above links to volunteer.

Lego Engineering Club Chair/Parent Volunteer
Thanks to those who participated in our Kindle Giveaway Membership contest in December!  The winner of the Kindle was pleasantly surprised and grateful the PTA for the wonderful giveaway.

You can still support our school and PTA if you haven't done so yet this year. (You can check your account on the PTA website if you can't remember, or email us to check for you.)
  1. Join the Norman Rockwell PTA
  2.  Donate to our yearly fundraiser, Pass the Hat (suggested $85   donation per student allow us to fund all the enriching   programs, events, author visits, the Toymaker, and much   more...each and every year!)
Joining the PTA is a great gift to give your kiddo, as it gives you an official vote and a voice to what we do in the school, in the community and beyond.  And it comes with some nifty benefits, including discounts to Great Wolf Lodge, Wild Waves, FedEx Office, rental cars and more . . . so join us, support our school, and get in the drawing for a free Kindle by joining the PTA and donating to Pass the Hat at today!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (Chris Welton) at - and thanks for being part of the Rockwell family!

Although we are only four months into the school year, the time to find the 2018-19  Board of Directors for Rockwell PTA is officially now!
  • Three volunteers are asked to work together to seek the best Board candidates.
  • You can nominate yourself to be on the Nominations Committee or you can be nominated into the leadership role by someone else.
  • Once cleared by the Board, you are voted into position on January 18th at the General Membership Meeting.
  • Task: Attend LWPTSA training, build a pool of qualified candidates, interview, maintain confidentiality and present final Board of Directors slate on April 26th.
  • If you have been affected by the boundary change, this would be good experience to bring to North Redmond. (More information on that in a future article).
  • If you are interested in sitting on the Board next year, the "Nom Comm" will send out a request for your information. Stay tuned!
  • MSFT/Boeing employees submit your volunteer hours and donate the $25/hour to PTA.
  • At least three of you reading this, please consider this role. It is very important and very time sensitive.
Contact Stacy Hatch 
Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Schools 
by Dr. Julie Causton

Hosted by: Northshore School District
Location: Northshore Performing Arts Center - 9130 NE 180th St. Bothell, WA 98011
When: Thursday, January 4, 2017 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Parents and educators are invited to attend "Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Schools" with Dr. Julie Causton, 7-8:30 pm., Jan. 4, at the Northshore Performing Arts Center.

This dynamic and interactive presentation is for all parents and educators who provide educational services and are interested in creating and maintaining authentically inclusive schools in which all students are valued and have access to meaningful education in the general education setting. 

Disability Awareness Chair, Rockwell PTA

It would be a huge help to have volunteers in the cafeteria 11:45-12:45pm.  Help serve and clean up.

Your child(ren) will be proud of you and you will be setting a great example for them.
Visit this link to sign up for all of the shifts you can help with.

Entries Due March 1st

"Men Making a Difference" is a statewide PTA essay contest.  It explores the important  contributions 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.  

Students may consider many questions when writing their essays including:
  • Why is this male role model important in your life?
  • What life lessons, ethics, or skills has he taught you?
  • Why do you look up to him and appreciate having him in your life?
  • How would your life be different without him?
  • How would other kids benefit from having a similar role model in their lives?
Full details and application are found here! Submit your entry & application by March 1st.

Stacy Hatch
PTA President

Donate to our annual Pass The Hat Fundraiser HERE!
A suggested yearly donation of at least $85 per student helps the PTA fund extra programs, classroom grants, enrichment, events and more!

Places to earn money for Rockwell while you shop: 
Click here for all the easy ways that your shopping can benefit Rockwell!

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

Join PTA to access all the directory information.

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 in the classroom, at the school, and at PTA events!
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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
Angie Ballas
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA