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Monday Bugle - March 15
IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Transition info and Asynchronous Work Dates for 2/3 and 4/5
  • Yearbook & PICTURE DAY!
  • Box Tops
  • Beagle Fetch 3.0
  • Kindergarten Registration and Enrollment for 2021-2022
  • Math Challenge #11
  • From the Library

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • March 17 - Principal Q&A 3:30PM
  • March 17 - 2/3 Grade Virtual Transition Meetings 6:00PM
  • March 17 - Picture DAY!
  • March 18 - 2/3 Grade at School!
  • March 18 - Math Challenge #11 due by 3:20PM
  • March 24 - Beagle Fetch 3.0 for remote students
  • March 25 - 4/5 Grade Virtual Transition Meetings


UPCOMING SPIRIT DAYS!!

March 19th , 2021: Workout Gear Day
March 26th, 2021: Crazy sock day
April 2nd , 2021: Letter Day 
April 16th , 2021: Black or White Out Day (wear all black or all white)
April 23rd, 2021: Mismatch Day
2nd and 3rd Grade Family Homework: Please Watch the Rockwell “Back to School Expectations” Video, As Well As These “Pathway Forward” Videos As a Family
 
Families: in preparation for our transition this week, please take an opportunity to watch these videos with your child:

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Picture Day - Wednesday, March 17th 
 
Mark your calendars for picture day!  
Lifetouch will be on campus from 10:00 to 5:00 on Wednesday, March 17th. 
Order forms will be sent home on our next Beagle fetch day. All orders must be paid for in advance. To simplify things, you can order your pictures at www.mylifetouch.com  with our picture day ID: EVTBVPVNH 
 
Pictures will be taken in the undercover areas on both sides of our school. 
 
10:00 – 11:00 - Kindergarteners and 3rd graders 
11:00 – 11:30 - Staff 
11:30 – 12:00 - Break 
12:00 – 1:00 - Kindergarteners and 3rd graders 
1:00 – 2:00   - 1st and 4th graders 
2:00 – 3:00  - 1st and 4th graders 
3:00 – 4:00  - 2nd and 5th graders 
4:00 – 5:00  - 2nd and 5th graders 
 
With keeping all safety measures in mind, please make sure that you arrive during your suggested time and follow social distancing guidelines.
 
Families also have the option of taking your child's picture at home utilizing the Snaps@Home process. Instructions for sending those images to the yearbook committee will be provided at a later date.

Thank you for helping make our picture day a success. If you have any questions, please contact Inez Mobley at mmobley@lwsd.org
Microsoft Teams Live Welcome/Transition Meeting for Second and Third Grades on Wednesday, March 17, at 6:00 PM
 
In preparation for our 2/3 transition on March 18th and 19th, we will be holding a MS Teams Live event to discuss important information related to our transitions, as well as to review key points from our Rockwell In-Person Handbook. Second and Third grade families: please join us for the meeting on Wednesday, March 17, at 6:00 PM by clicking on this link: Click Here to Join Meeting.

Asynchronous Work Dates for 2/3 and 4/5
 
As with the K/1 transition, both the 2/3 and 4/5 grade bands will engage in a week of asynchronous work as teachers and other team members prepare for the shift in learning models and classes. Second and Third grade families: your dates will be March 15, 16, and 17. Fourth and Fifth grade families: your dates will be March 22-26. Families will receive an email from the district with directions on how to access the materials, and you will receive an email from Mr. Clark with links to the SharePoint sites as well. As a reminder, students will need to log on to the sites at least once each day, as this is how we will be taking attendance for the week.
Hello Fellow Rockwell Families
Let's Earn Money with Box Top for Norman Rockwell Elementary.
It's super easy! Download the Box Top App or
Join Here and scan your receipts. It's that easy!
The app can identify Box Top items and will credit Norman Rockwell Elementary.
Our goal is to raise $1000. We go shopping all the time so why not earn some extra money for our children's school.
Let's work together! Let's make it happen!
If there are any questions, please reach out to fundraising@normanrockwellpta.org
Thank you for your support!
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Beagle Fetch 3.0
 
Families who are remote: we will continue to hold Beagle Fetch events throughout the year in a slightly updated format. Fetch events will now take place on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Items will be left out for families to grab (some grade levels may have their areas supervised), and we will put all uncollected items in front of the school on the Thursday following each event. Grade-level teams will share more specific information about pick-up procedures in classroom newsletters. Please mark these Fetch dates on your calendar: 3/24, 4/21, 5/19.
Principal’s Q & A session via MS Teams for families to ask questions and share ideas and interests. This is for our 2nd-5th grade families. Mr. Clark is going to hold the next Q & A session after school Wednesday, March 17th at 3:30 PM. To join the meeting, please click on this link at 3:30 PM on the 17th.  Click here to join the meeting.

Photos Needed! Fill the Yearbook with Candid Shots!
Help us fill the yearbook with your photos!
We're still collecting photos from Dress-to-Impress Day, Crazy Hair Day, Sports Day & Pajama Day! 
If you have any photos you'd like to share, please email them to yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org 
Do you have any photos from P.E. and/or Music?
The Yearbook Team is looking for photos of kiddos participating in P.E. and Music class from home. If you have any, we'd love to feature them in the Yearbook. 
Please send to yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org


2020-2021 Yearbook Available for Pre-Order!
Pre-orders are now open! You can place your order by going to the Lifetouch<https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob> and using Yearbook ID #4886521. Please order soon as we only print a limited amount.
Softcover Yearbooks are $25
Hardcover Yearbooks are $30


It is time for Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year. 
 
If your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2021 it’s time to register your child for Kindergarten. Registration for all K-12 LWSD students is online. All necessary documents can be accessed on the LWSD website and completed documents can be uploaded securely. Parents who are unable to upload documents may send them to the school by U.S. mail or contact the school to arrange a safe drop off. 
 
For more information and to complete the online registration process please visit the LWSD website Kindergarten Registration page.
 
If you have questions, please contact Inez Mobley at mmobley@lwsd.org or call 425-936-2670.
Action Item: Please Complete Your Elementary Student Return Verification Form by March 22nd

Around this time each school year, we ask for our elementary families to complete an “Elementary Student Return Verification” form. This is a quick online form that lets us know whether or not your student will return to our school next fall. By completing this form, you are helping us with our enrollment projections for the coming year. Having accurate enrollment projections allows us to hire the necessary staff to support our students in the next school year.  
 
Please complete your form online by Monday, March 22 at 4:00 pm by clicking the link below:    
 
Please complete a form for each current Rockwell student that will be returning to Rockwell next year.  
 
We appreciate your assistance with providing this important information. If you have any questions about the form, please let me know.  
 
Thank you! 
 
Michael Clark 
Principal 


Math Challenge #11 Due by Thursday, March 18th. Math Challenge #11 is now available here. Please feel free to try more questions than the minimum required for your grade level in order to qualify. Grab some friends and family and work on the challenges together! Once your student completes the challenge, email their paper by the due date to mathchallenge@normanrockwellpta.org
The due date for Math Challenge #11 is Thursday, March 18th by 3:20pm. 
Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this program.
Let the challenge begin!


A quick instruction guide to parking lot etiquette to ensure lines of cars flow efficiently and safety remains top priority; please follow these traffic tips:
  • Buses only in the lane closest to the building.
  • Drop off/pick up from the upper lot -- right lane only.
  • The left lane is only for cars driving through or to park.
  • Drop off/pick up children from the far side of the mailbox only. If your car is behind the mailbox, do not ask student to enter/exit vehicle.
  • Parents are asked to stay in their vehicle.
  • Continuously Pull Forward- do not park or let your child out if the car in front of you is moving.
  • Reserved spaces are for staff.
  • Do not pickup/drop off students in the small side lot.
  • Rockwell is an idle-free zone. Turn off your engines as you wait in pick up lane.

These tips will ensure a safe arrival/departure and an expedited process.
FROM THE LIBRARY​
​Hello Rockwell Families!
 
I just wanted to say a quick thank you to the families that participated in this super fun annual event. This year was challenging due to the remote learning environment you all made it so much fun and the videos were amazing!
 
We had great feedback about how students and families LOVED seeing all the various family members reading and the different languages. So many students really wanted to hear these stories in languages other than English as well as students that LOVED hearing stories in their home language.
 
There was so much positive feedback that we are planning on hosting more similar “at home read aloud” events in the future. I have had some parents express interest in planning similar read at home activities with other themes like “favorite bedtime story.” Kids and families could even dress up like their favorite story book characters as they read. These could be done in English or other languages if families have stories in their home language that they would like to share.
 
So many exciting possibilities!
 
Happy Reading Rockwell!
 
Mrs. Gordon in the Library shgordon@lwsd.org

LWSD Pathway Forward
Read the updates at lwsd.org/pathway-forward. View answers to frequently asked questions. If you have questions about LWSD's Pathway Forward, please submit them to the district using the Questions about Pathway Forward form.

SHOP FOR ROCKWELL!

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AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of purchase prices (of eligible purchases) to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 when you do your holiday shopping. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

Thank you for your support!


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