Thursday 10/4 at 7pm - Rockwell Library

Join us for an update from Principal Clark and the Rockwell teachers. 

Find out what the funding status is for academic enrichment programs. 

Make your voice heard as we vote on approving the PTA Budget.

Find out what the PTA Standing Rules and Policies are, as they are presented for approval.

Hope to see you there!

PTA President


It would be a huge help to have volunteers in the cafeteria 11:50-1:10pm.
Volunteers would help staff serve pizza and clean up the lunchroom.

Your child(ren) will be proud of you for setting a great example of helping others!

Visit this link to sign up for all of the shifts you can help with.

You must be LWSD approved to volunteer. 


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 1-31st.
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 day 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 10th, 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 Friday, November 2nd.
6. Each returned, completed card earns the PTA $5, up to $1,500 for the school!  (This is free money for our school enrichment programs!)
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/Fundraising VP
Volunteers Needed!
Thursday 10/4 

Our annual vision and hearing screening will be held this on Thursday (10/4)

If your student wears corrective lenses, glasses, or a hearing aid, please be sure to send them to school that day with these items.  

We could use just a few more volunteers that day to help things run smoothly.  I expect the event to run from the start of school until just before lunch.

** Many thanks to Blazing Bagels for providing food for our volunteers **

If you'd like to lend a hand, please contact me at

Hope to see you there!

Vision & Hearing Chair
Friday, October 12 - 9am

You are invited to have coffee (or tea) and talk with Mr. Clark as he shares  an overview of programs and initiatives  for the school year and gives an update of the continuous school improvement plan.

Please sign in at the office before being directed to the meeting location.     

PTA President


Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials Grade K-1 
Cost: $132

Grades: K to 1 
Mondays 10/8/18 - 12/10/18 
NO CLASS: Oct 15th and Nov 12th 
3:35pm - 5:05pm 
Min 11 / Max 16 

Course description - Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System Grades 2-5
Cost: $204

Grades: 2 to 5 
Tuesdays 10/9/18 - 12/4/18 
NO CLASS: Oct 16th 
3:35pm - 5:35pm 
Min 11 / Max 16

Course description - Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs

Click here to register for either session (you will need to be logged into your PTA website account)! 

**Please be reminded that, per PTA guidelines, parents must volunteer for at least one class per each child registered. Your child's registration will be considered incomplete until a parent has signed up to volunteer . If classes do not have a parent volunteer, the classes will be cancelled. All parent volunteers must be approved by the district. Fill out an application here.

Lego Enrichment Chair
UNITY DAY IS COMING (Volunteers Needed)!
October 24

Unity Day is a nationwide celebration that shows that we are united against bullying and stand for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. We are planning several projects for Unity Day this year and I could use parent help with a few of them.

Kindness Photo Booth:
  • 2-3 parent volunteers
  • Wednesday, October 24
  • 11:30 - 1:20 (during all lunch recesses)
  • We will provide polaroid cameras, film and photo booth props
  • Parent volunteers will be responsible for taking pictures and giving them to students
Handprint Display:
  • 4-6 parent volunteers
  • Wednesday, October 24
  • After school, 2:00pm - finish (approx. 2 hours, hopefully faster!)
  • Students will be making and cutting out handprints during class. Volunteers will assemble and glue the handprints into a giant beagle paw print and hang it in the main entry way.
  • All materials will be provided
Sign-up to help out for one or both of the above activities right here.
Parent Donations: We are accepting donations of film for our Unity Day Kindness Photo Booth! Please turn film into the main office by Tuesday, October 23. Film must be compatible with Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera. Film 2 Pack (20 photos) available  here on Amazon. Our goal is to have enough film for 600 photos, so the more the merrier! If you plan on donating film, please sign up here so we know how many packs we'll be receiving.

Thank you!

School Counselor


The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts
competition which was started in 1969 and is the largest arts in education program of  its kind in the United States. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity  for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own  original works, created around a specific theme. 

A student may submit an entry in any  of the following six arts categories, or as a special artist (an option for students with  disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504):

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Deadline for entries: Wednesday 10/24 @ 1:30pm in the Rockwell office.

Participation Rules and Student Entry Forms available on the Rockwell PTA Website /Reflections (some hard copies will be available in the Rockwell Main Office after 9/26)

Reflections Chair

Norman Rockwell PTA has one primary fundraiser a year through our Annual Beagle Contribution (ABC).  The amount of your support will determine what additional education programs and activities like DreamBox/Supplemental Math, the School Musical, STEM programs such as the Science Van and Math Night will be fully funded.  Thanks so much to those of you that have already given!  We really appreciate your generous support.  For those that still wish to give, the time to act is NOW

For all of you that have donated to the ABC, please remember to submit a request through your employer to have your contribution matched.  Mark it on your "To Do" list for this week and get it done!  This is "free" money to support programs for our kids.

Come to our first PTA General Membership meeting of the year this Thursday, Oct 4th to hear how our PTA funding is going. 

Thank you!

VP of Fundraising

Thursday, November 29

To discover, connect, and celebrate the many different cultures and countries that represent our students, family, and faculty at Rockwell. 

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.

Please visit this link for fun ways to volunteer. 

This years event is on Thursday, November 29th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Redmond High School (Cafeteria).



What a great opening week of Running Club! There was an average of 270 participants in the lunch time recess program. Way to go Rockwell! 

We still are looking for parents who would like to volunteer for this fun and exciting program. Click on the link if you are interested and cleared to be a Lake Washington School District volunteer  here .  

If you're not yet approved, click here to fill out a volunteer application; it can take up to 2 weeks to get approved, so act quickly!
Questions? Please email Christine Cottom or call 425-936-2670 ext. 56742
Norman Rockwell Elementary
Physical Education Specialist


Spirit Wear is Coming!!

We've got SPIRIT, how about you?

Nothing shows school spirit more than wearing school colors - Purple and Yellow!

There were over 30 entries for the logo/design contest! There's no doubt that Rockwell has some great artists at this school. We will have students make the final judging decision this week and will have a winner to announce soon!

The items available are short & long sleeved tees, hooded pullovers AND (new this year), a basic crew neck sweatshirt!

Spirit wear orders will be processed ONLINE in a couple of weeks.

We've got spirit wear coming soon!

Spirit Wear Chair


If you didn't get a chance to order a yearbook yet, don't fret! You can still place an online order here.

If you'd like to order a yearbook, but need to pay by cash or check,  email

Check out our LifeTouch flyer for more information.

Volunteer at Rockwell!

Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child. 

If you're planning to volunteer in the classroom, library or during an after school program, you must be approved by the district.

LWSD recently updated the volunteer application; you can find it here. Your volunteer status will expire after 2 years, at which time you will receive a notice to renew.

Thank you for volunteering!

Places to earn: 
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. 
The best way to stay informed!

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 when school begins!
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Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA