BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
OCTOBER IS WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH


Redmond SchoolPool is excited to partner with Norman Rockwell, encouraging students to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the school bus to get to school October 3-31.

How does it work?

 

1. Each student will receive a calendar to bring home today. Your student should keep the calendar until October 31.

2. Every week that your student walks, bikes, carpools (with another student) or rides the bus to school (at least 1 time), mark the calendar.

 

3. Wednesday October 4th, walk to school with your student(s). Be sure to stop by the flag pole to receive a special give a way and meet with Special Guests!

4. Parents should complete the back of the calendar with contact information so they can receive rewards for their students.

 

5. Please turn calendars in to the main office by November 2nd.

6. Each returned completed card earns the PTA $10, up to $2,500 for the school!

 

Thank you for contributing to the success of Redmond SchoolPool. Together we will reduce traffic congestion, raise money for your school, and promote healthy habits.

Rockwell PTA/Volunteer Services VP
ANNOUNCING: 
PTA REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION




The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

A student may submit an entry in one or more  of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.

Participation rules and student entry forms are available at  Rockwell PTA website - Reflections. Some hard copies will be available in the Rockwell office.
 
Deadline for entries: 
Thursday, 10/26  1:30pm @ School office drop box

Rockwell show: TBD

Local Art Show: 
Friday, 1/5 4 -8pm Lake  Washington Resource  Center

Please contact us if you have any questions,

Swetha Neelam & Marly El Khoury
Rockwell PTA Reflections Co-Chairs/Parent Volunteers
**SHORT SURVEY**
Dog Days and Food Truck Night

We value your opinion!  Rockwell PTA wants to hear from you regarding our Back To Business "Dog Day" process and our first event of the year (Food Truck Night).

The SURVEY is found here and takes less than a minute to complete. Thank You!
PASS THE HAT FUNDRAISER
 Corporate Matching and Volunteer Hours



For those who have donated to our PTA's annual Pass the Hat fundraiser, we thank you!  

We are currently at 73% of our goal for the year, so if you haven't donated yet, please remember to do so today! Pass The Hat is our main source of funds for all the programs we support at Rockwell Elementary.

And, as a reminder to all who donated to Pass The Hat, please register your donations for your organization's Corporate Matching program. Those matching funds are a crucial part of  our PTA budget, and it would be fantastic to get that "free money" from those  companies! Please remember that only Pass The Hat donations are eligible for  corporate matching-your yearbook, spirit wear and membership costs cannot be  matched. 

Again, thank you for your financial support of the Rockwell PTA! We could not  provide all the academic enrichment, school services, and fun events without you.  And don't forget that your volunteer hours are also eligible for Corporate Matching. :-)

Last, for those who have not donated to the Pass the Hat Program, there is still time. Our academic enrichment and school services could use your added support.  You may DONATE HERE online or email us if you want to donate another way. 

Thank you!
Rockwell PTA, VP of Fundraising
BLUE BUS UPDATE

Hello Parents of students who ride Route 25, the blue bus, to Rockwell Elementary School.  This is an important message regarding updates to the AM bus stop times. These times will be effective the morning of  Monday, October 2nd Please see below for an updated list of bus stops and times and take a few moments to review it.

AM


As a reminder, students should be at their stop 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding,                   
The LWSD Transportation Team


SCHOOL PICTURES AND RETAKES DAY

The Lifetouch school pictures (taken on Dog Day) are back. The retake date is  Oct 13th.

Please contact Lifetouch if you would like a retake or if you have any issue with your student's picture. Please feel free to contact Lifetouch  1-866-955-8342. The picture day id: LS117001Q0

Kit Craig, VP of School Services
Norman Rockwell PTA
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT COMING SOON!

Date/Time:  THUR, October 19th 6pm -8:30pm  in the gym. (No School on Friday!)

Feature Presentation: SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (rated PG)

Free Admission. 
Parental Guidance is required/not a drop-off event. Bring blankets or pillows to sit on the gym floor.

VOLUNTEER! For this event, we need your help for set up, admission and/or concession tables. Sign up here!

Stay Tuned...for more information!

Movie Night Co-Chairs
CANDIDATE FORUM:
45th Legislative District  and LWSD School Board

You Hold the Power to Impact Education in Washington!

Whether you're a parent, a business leader, or a community member, the decisions our State Senators and School Board Members make regarding education issues in the coming years will have an impact on all of us. Don't miss this important evening!

Where: Redmond HS Performing Arts Center 

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2016; 7-8:30pm

Co-Sponsored by Lake Washington PTSA Council and Redmond High School PTSA

Any questions? 
Please contact: Melissa Stone, VP of Advocacy
LWPTSA Council
ENRICHMENT: SPELLING BEE REGISTRATION OPEN



Registration for Rockwell PTA's 6 th Annual Spelling Bee   for all students from grades 1-5 is now open!
 
Deadline for enrollment is Oct 12th, 2017
 
You can register HERE The fee covers enrollment, a participation certificate, and entry into the Final School Spelling Bee provided that the student qualifies by first passing the Written Round Test. 
If the registration fee is a financial challenge for you, then please contact us at  nrspellingbeeclub@gmail.com
 
We will hold mock bees for practice. First session of mock bee for enrolled students is on Oct 26th , 2017. All information like practice word lists, schedules, worksheets and FAQ can be found at the spelling Bee page. Please check back regularly for updates.

Email  nrspellingbeeclub@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to helping your child achieve their goal!
 
Spelling Bee needs three parent volunteers, contact spelling bee team for more information.
 
ENRICHMENT: SPEAK EASY

**Due to low enrollment, this class will now start Oct. 10th if we get enough students enrolled. If not, it may be canceled. 

Stand Up and Shout Out Loud... This class is FUN!  Check out our FLYER here.

Isn't learning how to captivate an audience something  that everyone could benefit from? Why not start at an  early age when it's easiest to grasp concepts and
overcome fears. This class is all about inspiring kids to  do great things! And the best part is that it is fun, too!

Through interactive games and fun activities you will  learn how to:
* Stand out in a crowd using specific tips for success.
* Craft your message
* Improvise - sometimes acting goofy is the best way
to overcome fears!
* Team build and lead others

The class will culminate with an interactive presentation  for family and friends.

Speak Easy Level 1*
Grades 1-5
Rockwell Elementary
8 Tuesdays after school
3:10 pm - 4:25 pm
**Oct. 10 - Dec. 5th
(no class Oct. 17)
$150

*Parents must chaperone at least one session per PTA Guidelines. Coordinator to set up a schedule after registration.

PTA Parent Coordinator
ENRICHMENT: LEGO CLASSES 
 
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.
 
FULL!  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
*This class is now full
 
NEEDS MORE PARTICIPANTS!  Tuesdays (3 - 5th graders)
Batman Master Mechanics with LEGO® Materials 
Time: 3:15-4:45pm (Mr. Corey's Room)
**Oct 3rd class is canceled due to low enrollment. IF enough students enroll, class will start Oct 10th.
Oct. 10th 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
ENRICHMENT CLASS: Smart with Art

SMART WITH ART 


Wednesdays:
**Still has some space available
Create with Clay, grades 1-5 ( Sept 27 - Nov 15
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Room 148 - ELL Room 

Smart with Art Chairperson/Parent Volunteer

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NOTE TO PARENTS ABOUT ALL CLASSES:
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.

VP Academic Enrichment/Chess Club Chair
BOX TOPS COLLECTION CONTEST 
Oct. 9th - 20th!



Start raiding the pantry and ask your neighbors and relatives to send you their "Box Tops" for our twice-annual contest. Each grade will compete for the most Box Tops collected. Box Tops help raise money for our school's PTA programs and the grade with the most collected will win a prize...more details to come!  In the meantime....start collecting, neatly clip them, and keep in a ziplock bag until the turn in dates between October 9th -Oct 20th. Don't turn them in yet!

Box Tops can be found on many items such as cereal, zip-lock bags, and many more products. 

PTA Parent Volunteer/Box Tops Coordinator
HERITAGE NIGHT: NOVEMBER 17



HERITAGE NIGHT: SPONSOR A COUNTRY/BOOTH

In diversity lies our strength. Last year more than 15 cultures came together at Heritage Night to display the strength of our school community. Would you be interested in strengthening this community even more by weaving your cultural heritage into our melting pot quilt? 

Approximately 15 "Country of Origin" tables/booths are available for anyone interested in participating. Decorate your tri-fold (provided to you) with fun, cultural and interesting facts about the country you're representing. Sharing music, games, artifacts and traditional clothing is also encouraged (Signup Genius link coming soon!!). 

This years event is on Friday, November 17th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Redmond High School.

Thank you,
Heritage Night Chairs
LUNCH RECESS RUNNING CLUB UPDATE

Running Club News...

What a GREAT opening day for Running Club!!! Rockwell had 269 participating by walking, jogging and running around the soccer field. Two of those participants were teachers, Ms. Biglow and Ms. Yasuda. Our parent volunteers made this a smooth operation. THANK YOU for such an AWESOME day Rockwell Beagles! 
 
Parent Volunteers help monitor running club. Please sign up on SignUp Genius here online.

Norman Rockwell Elementary/ Physical Education Specialist
UPCOMING HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAMS/Kindergarten

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
QUICK LINKS - IN EVERY ISSUE

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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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