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.

*Rockwell families welcome to join them!
Sign Waving with Rockwell Teachers!  Wear Red  and Wave Signs to support the Bond and Levy measures. By the "roundabout" on 116th and 162nd.

*Teachers will be there from  7-7:30  and  3:30-4:00 . If families want to join them, or even start at 3pm or stay until  8:30 am  that would be fantastic! Kids encouraged to make signs!

Bring your enthusiasm and stay as long as you can!  Some signs provided or kids are encouraged to make their own!  WEAR RED!

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. 

Norman the Box Tops dog is back! The Box Tops Contest starts this week (February 5th) and runs through  February 14 . This will be a  SCHOOL-WIDE contest, so you can drop off your Box Tops either with Norman the dog (located next to the Gym), or turn them in to your teacher.
Our goal is to collect  5,000 MORE Box Tops  for the year (which includes a special reward for the kids if we achieve this goal), so let's help make this happen! (You can even ask your neighbors if they have any to donate!)
There are three ways to turn in your Box Tops:
1. Drop your Box Tops off at the Norman the dog station, and just place them in his mouth. -
2. Send Box Tops to your teacher starting  Monday, February 5th
3. Bring your Box Tops to the 2nd and 3rd grade music concerts on  Thursday, February 8th (Norman will be there!)

VP Fundraising - Rockwell PTA


Congratulations to all those who participated in the Math Challenge #8. Here are the winners that were selected from their submissions.
Namya T, Shreyas S, Gahl A, Toma Y, Kirill K, Winson W, Charvi J, Elaine C, Trishaa K, Tharan S, Nakano, Song

Math Challenge #9 is now available. You can access the challenge  here. The due date for Math Challenge is  8th Feb 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 questionS or if you need additional information about this program.

Let the challenge begin! 

Kit Craig

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
  • An email sent to 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  You will receive a timely response. 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

This year's Read-a-thon event at Norman Rockwell Elementary will take place February 26-March 9th to coincide with Read Across America Day, March 2nd . Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on  March 2-Dr. Seuss's birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.

What's New With This Year's Read-a-thon:
Due to a lower number of donations this year to Rockwell PTA, our school needs to your help to raise over $2,500-$3,000 for our PTA.  That said, as children are able to participate in this year's Read-a-thon, we would really appreciate your support to raise more funds for our school while raising fluency and reading stamina!  The class with the highest sponsorship gets a movie night in April. The grade with the highest sponsorship will start a scholarship in their name for vision/hearing services.

Reader Participation Consent is Required:
Please include your child/children's first and last names, along with their teacher name using the Read-a-thon Link. Once all names have been entered, students will receive a printout from the teacher with the next steps for setting up your very own dashboard/webpage!

The first three classes to complete their Reader forms by Feb 9th will receive a BOGO Baskin Robbins card!
Come support our Read-a-thon and help us raise funds while raising reading fluency!

The Read-a-thon Team
Ellie O' Rourke & Sweta Kishore 
Spirit Wear Sale - Going on NOW!

Spirit Wear Sale! New Rockwell Beagle shirts, sweatshirts, and more!

Click here to access Rockwell's ONLINE Spirit Wear store. These are our bestselling Beagle styles! Our Spirit Wear store will be open TODAY through February 11th. Order now and your student will receive their Spirit Wear by early March.

***If anyone is interested in being next year's Spirit Wear coordinator, please email me at Spirit Wear is sold twice a year, so the role is not a huge time  commitment and it is fun!  Contact me and I'd be happy to walk you through the process.

Julie Odle - Spirit Wear Coordinator
Help Wanted! 

Do you enjoy making people happy? Do you like to party plan? Would you like to be part of a fun team? Then we need YOU!

Wanted: Teacher Appreciation Week Coordinator

Responsibilities: Assist VP Volunteer Services with the planning and implementation for Teacher  Appreciation Week Activities (Including: making an activity agenda for the week of May 7th , emailing  room parents, distributing coffee beverages the morning of May 11th).

Please email Beth if interested.
Thank you for your consideration!

VP Volunteer Service

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

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

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!

* 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!
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

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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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
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