Upcoming LWSD Bond & Levy
Presentation with Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce 
Tues, Jan 9th at Redmond Middle School Commons 
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Student Leadership News

Student Leadership Meeting:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  7:45 am in Mrs. Gibson's room.
Rockwell Spirit Day  - Twin Day:
Friday, January 12, 2018
Find a friend and be a twin. Why not two friends and be triplets?  Wear shirts, pants, socks that are the same color.  Talk with your friends and find something that match that you all have in your closets. Can't find anything? Try wearing your hair the same or you hat backwards!  Join in the fun and show your Rockwell Spirit. 
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
7pm Thursday, January 18th in the Library

Rockwell PTA is currently 400 members strong yet less than 10% attend the quarterly meetings.  While we appreciate your trust and support in running the business of PTA, we invite you to attend the General Membership Meetings to be part of the process, advocacy and parent education presentations.
This meeting will include two different parent education topics based on how parents can share power in partnership with teachers and students:
  • New Writing Curriculum - Presented by Gena Thome, 2nd grade teacher/Member of LWSD Curriculum Development Team, will share information on how parents can support their child's writing at home. She will also provide insight on the workshop model of teaching writing.
  • An Overview of Emotion Management: Helping your child handle those big, strong feelings. Presented by our school counselor, Mrs. Bauer. The presentation will provide tips on how to help your child recognize when they are having strong emotions and how to use a four-step process to help kids calm down.  As an added feature, Mrs. Bauer will include ways for parents to model emotion management at home.
In addition to parent education:
  • Principal Clark will provide a school update
  • Teacher representatives will share highlights of grade level accomplishment
  • The Treasurer has budget announcements
  • Our Legislative Advocate has a motion to put forward regarding the upcoming Bond/Levy in February 
  • and so much more!
PTA meetings are not a social hour, there is a lot of business to attend to and we hope you can attend, too! Your voice and your votes matter.
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DATE/TIME:  Friday January 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm
ADMISSION:  Free (Concession items will be sold)

*Parental Guidance/Attendance is required.

Stay Tuned for more information!

Movie Night Chairs


Is your student missing any jackets, hats, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc.?
Please come in and check our lost and found. Our lost and found is overflowing with numerous items.  All belongings must be claimed by the end of the school day on Friday, January 26th. 
Anything left in lost and found after January 26th will be donated.
Thank you,  
Student Records Secretary,  Norman Rockwell Elementary
Congratulations to all those who participated in the Math Challenge #6.  
Math Challenge #7 is now available. You can access the challenge here. The due date for Math Challenge is 11 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
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
6:30 PM at Redmond Middle School

On  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.

PAW PATROL is intended to engage families and partner with the school to welcome, support and encourage all students upon arrival every morning from 8:15-8:30 am.

Adults (parents, grandparents, neighbors, community members) will be wearing saftey vest and walking the perimeter of the school to:
  • Boost social behavior by greeting kids with a welcoming "hello"
  • Encourage students to be safe, respectable, and kind
  • enhance safety by reinforcing school rules
  • Ensure students are lined up for class when the bell rings
The first week of Paw Patrol was a BIG success! Our Paw Parent, Romina, was delighted to have younger students wave say "hi" and engage in small talk. The older students were aware of her presence and even a staff member thanked Romina for keeping an eye on everyone.

Do you want to be involved? Care to be a friendly face to greet our students? Join Paw Patrol!

LWSD Volunteer Application must be approved.  
Paw Patrol Training takes 5 minutes. Once you sign up, Stacy will contact you. 

You can sign up for a month, week, or just ONE day a week! Sign up HERE

Stacy Hatch
Rockwell PTA President

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 

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

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.


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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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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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