THANK YOU to those who came to our PTA Meeting last Thursday!

We had 3 special guest speakers, voted to endorse the upcoming Bond/Levy, learned about the writing curriculum from Mrs. Thome and emotion management from Ms. Bauer. Principal Clark and the PTA both gave updates and we also had to vote on some budget cuts due to our lower than expected Pass The Hat numbers (suggested donation amount of $85/per student per year). Learn more about that in Last Week's Bugle here

If you haven't donated and/or had your donation matched yet, please do so ASAP!

We also got some awesome thank you letters from some of our students for some of the things we have funded for them this year! Here are a few of them!


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

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

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.

At the General Membership Meeting last week, out 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
For anyone who is interested in participating, there are two sign waving events leading up to the election on Feb. 13. 

January 29, 2018 - 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.  (corner of 162nd and 116th, (near the roundabout)
Sign-waving event for the  February 13, 2018 ballots 
We need your help! Join the parents and teachers of Rockwell in waving signs to support for 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!

Feb 6th - Another sign waving day - More details to come
1.25 (Thursday, 1 - 8pm)
Print out the flyer on our website or show the digital version.
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 be sold)

*Parental Guidance/Attendance is required.
Math Challenge #8

C ongratulations to all those who participated in the Math Challenge #7. Here are the winners that were selected from their submissions.
Batuhan.I ,Amaira.G, Harishkumar K, Guy S, Roshni P,  Ivan B, Bhuvi P, Selin I, Eren E, Lachlan C, Sota E, Andrew Z

Math Challenge #8 is now available. You can access the challenge  here. The due date for Math Challenge is  25 Jan by 3pm.  Grab your family and friends and work on the problems together. When you are done, simply return the Math Challenge paper to your teacher or return it in the office. 

Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this program.
Let the challenge begin! 

Kit Craig

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
* 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
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.

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
1/23 AT 6:30 PM at Redmond Middle School

Tuesday, January 23rd
Redmond Middle School will be hosting a parent night for all current 5th graders who will be attending RMS next year.  This is event starts in the gymnasium at RMS at
6:30pm. This will be a great chance to see and tour Redmond Middle, meet the administration and counseling staff, and have any questions answered for you.
This evening geared toward parents only. 

Our 5th grade students will be visiting Redmond Middle the following Tuesday on January 30th for a field trip.  The student leadership at Redmond has put together a wonderful formal program that includes student lead tours, Q & A with a student panel, and fun games and trivia.  They too will be able to meet the admin, counselors, and some of the 6th grade teachers.  This visit will start at 9:30am and end at 11am.
Kindergarten Information for September 2018 Classes
Optional Information Meeting for prospective Kindergarten parents will be
January 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the school library.  Meet the principal, tour the school and ask questions!  Adults only - no child care provided.  Registration packets will be available to take home. 
Please call Inez for more information at 425-936-2670.
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.
The RHS Dance Team is hosting a SPRING JR. DANCE CAMP.  
Register on our website
Spring Jr. Dance Camp for 4th-8th graders
Cost of camp:  $100 per dancer
Camp times:  Feb 21st-23rd
4:30-5:30 pm at RHS
Performance time:  March 3rd at RHS
time of performance tbd

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