Mon, January 29th!

Rockwell PTA voted to endorse the measures on the February Ballot. Learn more about the bond and levies at Vote Yes for LWSD Schools or at LWSD's site

LWSD is putting three new funding measures on the February 2018 ballot
  • Proposition 1: Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy
  • Proposition 2: Replacement Capital Project Levy
  • Proposition 3: Bond to Reduce Overcrowding and Enhance Learning Environments
January 29, 2018 - 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.  (corner of 162nd and 116th, (near the roundabout)
Sign-waving event - We need your help! Join the Rockwell community in waving signs to support the bond and levy measures. Bring your enthusiasm and stay as long as you can!  Some signs provided or kids are encouraged to make their own!  WEAR RED!

Feb 6th - Another sign waving day - More details to come
Western Theme

Howdy! We sure hope you trot on over to the Rockwell Gym for Bingo Night! Western-theme attire encouraged, but not required. Bingo, fun, dance breaks, and lots of prizes. Giddyup - let's get this party started.

DATE/TIME:  Friday, Feb 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
ADMISSION: $1.00/per bingo card  
(Concession items will also be sold - bring cash or check)

*Parental Guidance/Attendance is required. Family Fun!

Bingo Night Co-Chairs 

Math Challenge tournament results are in!

Congratulations to all the students that participated in the Math Challenge tournament. All students did well; their courage to participate in a tournament that challenges their higher thinking is commendable. We are proud of all Rockwell students.  

We would like to congratulate the top 10% of students. These students are recognized as the top achievers across those who participate in Washington, California, and New York. These students from Rockwell are: Anish D, Sarah W, Udhay G, Sota E, Winson W, Maximilian C, Elaine C, Rohan R, and Harishkumar K. 

Dear 4th and 5th Grade Parents,
It's that time of year again to start planning ahead for the Rockwell Spring Musical!

Registration begins on February 1st with the final registration deadline of Feb 14th at 1:30pm.
The first 50 students who . . .  
  • Complete the attached registration paperwork with a parent's signature. Paperwork is found here.
  • Hand in the paperwork and a check for the registration fee and a photo of the student to the school office.
  • AND Email with their student's name
  . . . are in the show.  This year, we are producing Willy Wonka Jr.

Show times are on Saturday April 21 at 2 and 6pm. Please find scheduling information in the registration packet!
Parents will receive a confirmation email that their registration has been received and completed properly.

Questions? Email us here.
Kirsten Gometz - Producer
Leslie Edmunds - Assistant Producer
Elaine Bentzinger - Vice President of Events

Calling all financial types (who are PTA members) to help work within a team and conduct the Mid-year financial review.  The week of January 29th through February 2nd is planned for the review.  It will only be about a 3 hour block of time.  

The files and audit checklist are provided.
Just bring your attention to detail and patience.

Email Sheila at by Monday, January 29th to volunteer.  Please include the dates and time that work for your schedule. 
Sheila Gruber
Norman Rockwell PTA Treasurer and Parent Volunteer
Help Wanted! 

Do you enjoy making people happy? Do you like to party plan? Would you like to be part of a fun team? Then we need YOU!

Wanted: Teacher Appreciation Week Coordinator

Responsibilities: Assist VP Volunteer Services with the planning and implementation for Teacher  Appreciation Week Activities (Including: making an activity agenda for the week of May 7th , emailing  room parents, distributing coffee beverages the morning of May 11th).

Please email Beth if interested.
Thank you for your consideration!

VP Volunteer Service
Spirit Wear is Coming Soon!

Spring Spirit Wear will begin selling next week (2/5). Please look in next week's Bugle for a link to the  online store and start shopping!!

***If anyone is interested in being next year's Spirit Wear coordinator, please email me at Spirit Wear is sold twice a year, so the role is not a huge time commitment and it is fun! 

Contact me and I'd be happy to walk you through the process.

Julie Odle - Spirit Wear Coordinator

The yearbook committee is in need of pictures for the following events for the yearbook, if you have any pictures from these events, please upload it to our community picture upload site. The access code to upload is  JYMKJE

Deadline for PAST events is Feb 16th - Please upload asap.

Pictures needed for:
Back to school
Food truck night
Harvest/Halloween celebrations
Any upcoming parties, field trips etc!

If you would like to see your students' pictures in the yearbook, here's the chance to upload them for the selection process!

We are also looking for volunteers to take pictures for the upcoming events, if you would like to volunteer, please contact one of the committee members.

Thank you!


We have had some inquiries about yearbook orders!
Many of you  already ordered a yearbook back on Dog Day before school started or when you completed your online "first day PTA packet". If you can't remember,  just check your account/order history on the PTA website

For NEW orders, we will be posting a link to order your yearbook starting  February 1st 2018 .  Keep an eye out for more information in the bugle, and Facebook. Check your account/order.
* Traditionally 4th grade (& below) parents

Each school year, a small committee of 4th grade parents and staff get together to plan for a wonderful end-of-year send-off to our fifth graders. The plans include creating special banners for each graduate (the committee simply helps create the blank template with each graduate's name on it), setting up the gym the day before graduation to post all of the banners and set up the stage, order the cake and waters, and help serve the cake and support the event on graduation day (typically from  9:00am-11am ). It's a very easy and fun way to help support a very special event for our fifth graders. If you are interested in serving as a chair person for this year's 5th grade promotion, please contact  Ellie O'Rourke  (last year's 5th grade promotion chair), who can send you all of the specific information. Thanks!

Smart with Art is starting its winter session classes later this month, with two brand new offerings for students!  

Visual Arts: American Artists, Fridays (starting Jan. 26) 
3:05 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. 
Grades K-5.

Printmaking with Passion, Wednesdays (starting Jan. 31)
3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Grades 1-5.

If you'd like to be our dedicated PTA Parent Volunteer for either of these classes, you'll receive a HUGE discount on tuition as well!  Please note that volunteers must be cleared through Lake Washington School District.

Flyers will be coming home this week!  To learn more about each class and to register, visit

Questions about Coding Class at Rockwell?
Contact Rockwell PTA Parent Volunteer Renu Bhandari
Kindergarten Registration This Week
September 2018 Classes
Kindergarten Registration will begin Thursday, Feb. 1 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm in the school library.  Child must be 5 by August 31, 2018 to register.  Bring birth certificate or passport, immunization records, emergency contact information, and proof of address (recent utility bill with your name on it, lease, or mortgage statement.)

*Please pass this on to any neighbors or friends with incoming Kindergarteners!
 More information can be found HERE.
Flu Information
Cold vs flu? Please see this link.
  1. Please report cases of flu to the front office that have been diagnosed by a physician. Keep sick kids home from school.
  2. Good nutrition, hydration and handwashing are good prevention tools.
  3. It is not too late for the flu vaccine.
Please see this link for more information.
Thank you,
Student Records Secretary
Norman Rockwell Elementary
Please visit the PTA website to download the pre-order forms.

Save Those Used Books!

In the spring, the Rockwell Library will once again have a Used Book Sale!  The purpose of the sale is to get books into the hands of  children and to earn some extra money for the Rockwell Library.  So, please start weeding through your books now!  We accept children and adult books.  Donations can be dropped off any time at the library office.  More information regarding the details of the sale will be posted at a later date.  Thanks in advance for your support.

Teacher Librarian

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!

Lunchroom Volunteers SignUp here.

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!
Rockwell PTA Facebook Page: 
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Lost and Found: Is located just inside the front doors. Check it out anytime you're at the school to see if anything belongs to your child.

Upload Yearbook Pictures for consideration: 
School Access Code: JYMKJE

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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
Angie Ballas
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA