BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
REMEMBER TO VOTE BY THIS TUES, 2/13 



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.  Please turn in your ballot by Feb. 13th. 

Drive-up drop box available at Redmond City Hall.
YEARBOOKS - ON SALE NOW

Time to order your child's yearbook!

If you haven't  ALREADY ordered your yearbook at the beginning of the year, here's your chance to order it now using this link:  2017-2018 Yearbook.
  
**Make sure you check your account/order history on the  PTA website before you order to avoid duplicate ordering.  (Many people already ordered during "Dog Day" when completing the online First Day Packet.) Check your account here.

Order it now before it is too late! 
Yearbook Sales close March 1st and will not be available after that date. 
YEARBOOK TEAM DESPERATELY NEEDS MORE PHOTOS!



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. 
https://community.lifetouch.com. The access code to upload is  JYMKJE

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

Pictures needed for:
Reflections
Orchestra
Band
Choir
All grade level pics of field trips, classroom activities, parties (no Halloween), Toymaker, and art lessons.
** Note, we currently have only NONE pics for band and choir and very little pics for each grade levels, especially K, 1, 2, and 3. 

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!
DISABILITY AWARENESS NEWSLETTER

We're proud to announce the first Rockwell PTA Disability Awareness newsletter! The goal of these newsletters is to learn facts about disability equality and inclusion and provide conversation topics and activities you can do with your family and friends to promote disability acceptance.

Click HERE to read about the first topic surrounding identity-first language and having a disability is completely acceptable.

Thanks,
Jamie Kivela, Disability Awareness Chair
Norman Rockwell PTA
COME VISIT WITH ELL FAMILIES
March 7th 

There will be an informal visiting time for families of English learners on 
March 7th from 12:30-1:30 in Room 148.   It is a time to meet each other, talk, set up play dates, and learn from each other.  It will be hosted by the EL Partnership Team and they will provide a few snacks. Everyone is welcome.

English Learning Teacher - R ockwell Elementary
BOX TOPS - TURN YOURS IN BY WEDS (2/14)


Roses are red, violets are blue. Three more days to turn in Box Tops, so why should you?!
 
If you have not turned in your Box Tops yet, you have three more days.  Go through your pantry and start clipping! Ask your relatives for their Box Tops! Send them in by this Wednesday, February 14th.

Box Tops: Every Box Top collected earns the school 10 cents towards PTA programs.
  1. Find Box Tops on hundreds of products. Look for the PINK and WHITE little square. 
  2. Neatly Clip Box Tops from each package.  Please make sure they are not expired.
  3. Send the Box Tops to your teacher or drop them off inside Norman the dog's mouth (located near the gym). Box Tops can be in an envelope or Ziploc bag. This is a school-wide contest, so no grade, name or teacher is needed.
Our goal is to collect 5,000 MORE Box Tops for the year (which includes a special reward for the students if we achieve this goal), so let's help make this happen!
 
Thanks and happy clipping!
VP Fundraising - Rockwell PTA

WA STATE PTA - STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
Entries Due March 1st

"Men Making a Difference" is a statewide essay contest.  It explores the important contributions men make in the lives and education of children - from our children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches, and friends - impact the children they care about. 
 
Students may consider many questions when writing their essays including:
  • Why is this male role model important in your life?
  • What life lessons, ethics, or skills has he taught you?
  • Why do you look up to him and appreciate having him in your life?
  • How would your life be different without him?
  • How would other kids benefit from having a similar role model in their lives?
Full details and application are found here! Submit your entry & application by  March 1st.

PTA President
MUSICAL UPDATE!


Willy Wonka WOW!!!!
Spring Musical Registration Update:  We have had very high interest in the Willy Wonka Jr. Spring Musical.  We have already received more than 50 complete registrations.  As promised, we are starting a wait list and will add completed registrations in the order they are completed to the wait list. 
As a reminder, a complete registration must have ALL of the following items:
  • A completed registration packet, with parent signature
  • A check for $70 to Norman Rockwell PTA OR a scholarship request
  • A photo of your student (you can email this to 2018willywonka@gmail.com)
  • An email sent to 2018willywonka@gmail.com with your student's name, confirming your intent to register
The wait list will accept complete registrations through February 14th at 1:30pm. 

All complete registrations will receive a notification email confirming their status of either cast list or wait list.  The notification email includes instructions on what students and parents need to do next.  Please follow the instructions provided to you. 

Any further questions you may have should be sent via email to  2018willywonka@gmail.com.  You will receive a timely response.  2018willywonka@gmail.com is the only source of accurate information regarding this year's production. 

Thank you for your patience.
The Willy Wonka Producers
READ-A-THON: February 26th - March 9th
NEED PARENT CONSENT FOR READERS



Read-a-Thon Starts February 26th: Need Parent consent for Readers
 
This year's Read-a-thon (RAT) event at Rockwell will take place February 26-March 9th to coincide with Read Across America Day, March 2nd. Read Across America Day is an annual reading celebration that takes place nationwide March 2-Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Parent Consent Required for Readers:  We will need to have parents agree to enter their children's names as Readers (on the RAT website). So, we appreciate parents completing the online form (please include EACH CHILD FIRST AND LAST NAMES AND TEACHER) using the following link  http://bit.ly/2FUSL5M
 
We hope to make this year's Read-a-thon a big success, and there will be fun prizes for the winning class and grade! So we appreciate your help in getting those Readers signed up and approved. More details on the Read-a-thon to come!

The Read-a-thon Team
Ellie O' Rourke & Sweta Kishore
fundraising@normanrockwellpta.org 
        
PTA - PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK COORDINATOR 

Do you enjoy making people happy? Would you like to be part of a fun team? Then we need YOU to help plan Teacher Appreciation Week this May! Please email Beth for details.

 

************

 

5th GRADE PROMOTION TEAM Co-Chairs/Small Team needed to execute 5th Grade Promotion (typically 4th grade and younger parents, so the 5th Grade parents can enjoy the day) Email: Ellie O'Rourke

 

************

 

BUGLE NEWSLETTER EDITOR Seeking co-editor for Bugle Newsletter. Volunteer to co-edit the remainder of this year and take over the following year. Can all be done from home or a coffee shop! "Must love typos!" Email: Angie Ballas

 

************

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE needs one more member. Nominating Committee communicates available PTA Board Roles and helps with the nomination process to fill the 2018-2019 Board. Email Elaine Bentzinger

PTA SPONSORS UPCOMING AUTHOR VISITS
TO PREORDER THE BOOKS, 
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
QUICK LINKS - IN EVERY ISSUE

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: 
Stay connected and updated on  Rockwell PTA, school, and community info. 
Stop by and Like Us! Don't miss any posts...after liking us, make sure to hover over the Liked Button to turn on notifications.

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

WANT TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS EMAIL?
Have you moved schools and want to unsubscribe?  Scroll to the VERY bottom of this email for the "SafeUnsubscribe" link.  If you want to subscribe to Redmond Middle School, check here.
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