Monday, Sept. 18th - Tonight!

You did it! You signed up to volunteer and/or Chair a program! Yea Beagles!
You're invited to learn how the PTA website is one of your biggest resources
as a Chairperson! You will also receive tips and tools for chairing a program,
as well as what you need to know to be an effective volunteer for Rockwell
programs.  *Bring a laptop if you have access to one! 

Monday, September 18th 6:30 pm-7:15 pm.
Rockwell Library 


Thank you to all the moms and dads who signed up to be room parents in your children's classrooms! 
Whether you are a first-time room parent or a seasoned pro, we would like to invite you to attend a training meeting to learn all about the ins and outs of room parenting. We will go through an outline of fun school events, share some best practices and have a time for questions and answers. This will also be a great opportunity for those of you who are working in teams to coordinate with each other.
Monday, September 18th 7:15-8:00pm
Rockwell library
PTA Room Parent Coordinator
Training: Mon, Sept 25th

A big thank you to all the wonderful parents who have volunteered to be Art Docents for this school year.  Almost all of our classrooms have docents and are ready to begin lessons next month.  Please join us on  Monday, September 25th at 7pm, in the Rockwell library, for a quick meeting to learn about the program. You will get helpful ideas for making the lessons run smoothly, see a sample lesson, check out the supplies, and get answers to any questions you may have.  I hope to see you there!

We still have a need for Art Docents in Mr. Corey's 4th grade classroom and Ms. Ianni's 5th grade classroom.  If you have students in either of these classrooms please consider volunteering.  No experience is needed and all lessons and supplies are provided.  This is just a once a month commitment but one that means so much to the students.  Please help make it possible for all students to enjoy the program!  Email if you can help.

Thank you!
Art Docent Chair
Dear Rockwell Families,

Greetings from the office, and congratulations on an excellent start to the school year! It's been fun visiting each of our classrooms and seeing the rigorous learning that is already taking place. I'm also thrilled that so many of our Beagles have already been nominated to the Beagle's Den for being Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Kind. Way to go!

Team, as we settle in to our school routines, I want to offer some reminders about safety during our student drop-off and pick-ups at the beginning and end of the school day:
  • A quick reminder that the speed limit is 20 miles per hour around our school before and after school. This speed will help us keep a close eye on our Beagles and give us plenty of time to respond in case one of our students makes an unexpected choice.
  • When dropping off students by car, please use the upper right lane and continue to pull forward. Once students pass the mailbox, they may get out on the passenger side.
  • Children should be dropped off after 8:15 am as there is no earlier supervision in the car lane 
  • Please keep the upper left lane open to through traffic.
  • Thank you for keeping handicap spaces open for designated vehicles.
  • Please do not park in the small lot to the right of the bus lane, as this is staff parking 
  • When turning from 162nd to 110th, please make sure to use your blinker and wait for the crossing guards to return before making your turn.
Thank you, everyone, for helping us keep safety at a premium each day! I appreciate it.

Rockwell Principal
Help support Rockwell PTA 

Thursday, Sep 28th, 2017 Noon to 7:30pm
Red Mango (Redmond Town Center)
7325 166th Ave NE F-160, Redmond, WA 98052

Bring this flyer when you dine with us on Thursday, Sep 28th 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 Chairperson/Parent Volunteer

In the midst of the "blur" of the first couple weeks of school, I wanted to take a moment to "clarify" a question you may be asking yourself:

Why should I join the Norman Rockwell PTA?
It's a great question, and we have some great reasons for you to join!

1. It's a one-year membership! Regardless of where you'll end up when the school boundaries change, you can make a difference this year in your child's education by joining the PTA.

2. It's cost-effective!  For less than five cents a day, you can join the largest child advocacy association in the USA, with over 4 million members.

3. It's a great way to get involved!  Your membership ensures that you have a voice and a vote for how funds are allocated and distributed for our school's programs and improvements.

4. It comes with some awesome benefits!  Examples include (but are not limited to) discounts at: Wild Waves Theme Park, Baskin-Robbins, Great Wolf Lodge, multiple car rental facilities, and printing orders through Fed Ex Office.
For those of you who have already joined-thank you!  Your contribution is greatly appreciated.  For those of you who haven't, it's not too late, and it's easy to do!  Just go to the PTA Website, mouse over "PTA" on the left side of the screen, and click "Join Today."  (If you haven't created an account on the website yet, you can do that at the same time.) 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out or read more about PTA here. I want to make this process as helpful and seamless as possible for everyone. My email is  

Let's make this our kids' best year ever!

PTA Membership Chair/Parent Volunteer

Thank you to the first volunteers of 2017-2018!
There are many opportunities to lend a hand at Rockwell and we appreciate your time for the benefit of the kids!   
Dog Day (All but 80 students attended dog day!)
Thank you to the following parent and Board volunteers for running an efficient process, bringing your patience & welcoming smiles and sharing of yourselves and your time for the greater good of starting back to school:
Akak A, Amy A, Shilpa A, Angie B, Elaine B, Mary Anne B, Ian C, Kit C, Romina G, Sheila G, Dawn H, Ami K, Jamie K, Ruhina K, Carrie M, Rose M, Patricia L, Anita P, Elizabeth R, and Chris W.  
*Extra thanks to our Web Admin, Pam T for the behind the scenes work on the First Day Forms on the PTA Website. 
Helping Hands
Thank you to those parents and Board members who lent a helping hand to students experiencing their first week of new bus routes and loading after school transportation. Red, blue and green marks were placed on your child's hands to remind them which bus to board after a day of learning.

You helped every student get home safely and we say:
Thank you Angie B, Dalia E, Karen H and Kelsey H, Ami K, Ned K, Ruhina K, Lara L, Anil M, Mansi M, Ellie O, Kelly O, Elizabeth R, Heather R and Christine W!  

Food Truck Night:
What a fun evening! PTA thanks our Chairperson, Jami Worsley, for planning an awesome event. Jami would like to also t hank all the Family Food Truck Night volunteers that made the evening a huge success.  Your help setting up, cleaning up and keeping the kids safe is much appreciated! 
Diane Davenport,  Elaine Bentzinger,  Stacy Hatch,  Heather Roney,  Ned Kandzor,  Janel Brockman,  Melissa Gallagher,  Beth Batig,  Paul Batig,  Doug King,  Fumiko Emura,  Ruhina Taj,  Gretchen Knapp,  Barbara Chinn,  Lacie Henriksen,  LaDeana Huyler,  Mark Huyler,  Glenda Alderete,  Kellie Larson,  Christian Larson,  Kit Craig,  Rachita Sundar

PTA President
Lego club is back with a Batman theme for 2017 Fall. Do sign up your kids for the sessions and don't forget to sign up to be a parent volunteer.
Mondays (K-2nd graders)
Batman's Gotham Gadgets with LEGO® Materials  
Time: 3:15-4:45pm (Mrs. Gibson's Room)
Batman's Gotham Gadgets with LEGO® Materials  
Oct 2nd to Nov 27th
No Class Dates: Oct 16th
Sign up here
Tuesdays (3 - 5th graders)
Batman Master Mechanics with LEGO® Materials 
Time: 3:15-4:45pm (Mr. Corey's Room)
Oct 3rd to Nov 28th  
No Class Dates: Oct 17th
Sign up   here
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. After signing up for the class, please sign up below to volunteer.
Gr K-2 Parents sign up here to be a volunteer.
Gr 3-5 Parents sign up   here to be a volunteer.

Lego Engineering Club Chair/Parent Volunteer
Registration information for Aspiring Authors and Spelling Bee



* Registration opens at 9:00 am on Monday 9/18. 

Visual Arts, grades K-5 ( Sept 25-Nov 20, off 10/16) 
3:05 pm - 4:20 pm
Room 148 - ELL Room 


Create with Clay, grades 1-5 ( Sept 27 - Nov 15
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Room 148 - ELL Room 

Smart with Art Chairperson/Parent Volunteer



Tuesdays FULL -  3:00-4:10 pm (Game development/beginners grades 1-3) 
Sept 26 - Dec 12 (no class 10/17, 11/21)
Room 148 ELL Room 
**The Beginner class is now FULL


Thursdays -   3:00-4:10   pm (Game development/intermediate/advanced grades 3-5) 
Sept 28 - Dec 7 (no class 10/19, 11/23)
Room 148 - ELL Room 
Registration link:

Do you love coding and want to learn more? Push your programming skills to the next level in our Intermediate/Advanced class! INTERMEDIATE students will build on their previous knowledge and be introduced to more advanced concepts, such as nested conditionals and functions with parameters. ADVANCED students will dive into complex concepts, such as game physics, arrays, and artificial intelligence. The Intermediate/Advanced coding class is recommended for kids who have already completed one or more sessions with the Coding with Kids Academy or have attended other Scratch coding classes (min. 15 hours of classes completed).

Coding/PTA Chairperson/Parent Volunteer: 



*Registration is Now Open. REGISTER HERE

Fridays  3:00-4:05 pm (grades K-5)  
Sept 29 - Dec 15 (no class 10/20, 11/10, 11/24)
ROOM 148 - ELL Room

Chess Chairperson/PTA Volunteer: Elizabeth Rosemond


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 AT LEAST one class session per child enrolled. Chairperson to contact registrants with volunteer shift sign ups. Please get your LWSD online volunteer approval in advance. See Quick Links article below.

The Norman Rockwell PTA would like to thank the following teachers and staff members for providing their classrooms for use for our after school enrichment programs. Our students LOVE our after school programs! Thank you!

Lynette Friesen
Toni Gibson
Liz Finocchio
Ben Corey
Diane Davenport

VP Academic Enrichment/Chess Club Chair

Announcing the start of the Rockwell Running Club!
Who? All Rockwell students in 1st through 5th grade who would like to come out and walk, jog and/or run during lunch recesses! (Kindergartners will join in the spring)
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch recesses, starting  September 26th!
Where? We will meet at the flag poles on the soccer field! Students will walk, jog and/or run a marked path around the sand soccer field.
Attention Parents!
We need your help to kick off this popular program! Volunteers are needed to help set up, monitor and assist students with punch cards on laps being completed, and to award prizes to students who reach running milestones. Additional help needed throughout the year to tally and record student laps completed and post milestones. Please sign up on SignUp Genius here online.

Are you approved yet as an LWSD volunteer? Click here to get volunteer approval - it's good for two years. Thanks!
Questions? Please email Christine Cottom or call  425-936-2670 ext. 56742
Norman Rockwell Elementary
Physical Education Specialist

Information about the selection process is also available  on the district website.

Highly Capable Services Parent Information Night                                      Current Grade:  Kindergarten
October 3
Sessions: 4:30-6:00 p.m. or 
7:00-8:30 p.m.  (both sessions are the same)
Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center
12033 NE 80th ST, Kirkland, WA 98033

Quest Highly Capable Services Parent Information Night                            Current Grades 1 through 4
September 25
Sessions: 4:30-6:00 p.m. or   7:00-8:30 p.m.  (both sessions are the same)
Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center
12033 NE 80th ST, Kirkland, WA 98033

Middle School Quest Parent Information Night                                              
Current Grades 5-7
September 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center
12033 NE 80th ST, Kirkland, WA 98033
Complete Yours Online

Click the  PTA website . to access and complete your First Day PTA Packet.

With our online packet, you will have the ability to order (and pay for) your PTA membership, Yearbook, and donate to our yearly Pass the Hat Fundraiser (which supports your student, teachers, and our fun and enriching programs), and sign up for volunteer opportunities all in one place. It will only take a few minutes. 

Do yours today!

  • Please enter your teacher info into your account - this helps us know where to deliver your ordered items.
  • New users will sign up for an account during this process.
  • Returning website users, PLEASE complete the packet and also visit your PTA Website account and update any old phone numbers etc, add a student if you have new children, update your teacher, etc. This helps in the directory process and also when we need to deliver items (spirit wear etc) to classrooms.

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