Complete Yours Online BEFORE Dog Day!

Our "First-Day" Packet is  now live! 

Click the  PTA website . to access and complete your First Day PTA Packet.

With our online packet, you will have the ability to order (and pay for) your PTA membership, Yearbook, Spirit Wear, and donate to our yearly Pass the Hat Fundraiser (which supports your student, teachers, and our fun and enriching programs) all in one place - it will only take a few minutes. 

Do yours today - prior to Dog Day!
  • New users will sign up for an account during this process.
  • Returning website users, PLEASE complete the packet and also visit your PTA Website account and update any old phone numbers etc, add a student if you have new children, etc. This helps in the directory process and also when we need to deliver items (spirit wear etc) to classrooms.
This Week - Thursday, Aug. 31st

Get Ready for
Dog Day!
(Rockwell's Back to School Business Day)
Thursday, August 31st  8:00am-2:00pm

**Bring your student - school photos will be taken**

*Specific Times:
Kindergarten Families: 8:00 am
1st Grade Families: 9:00 am 
2nd Grade Families: 10:00 am 
3rd Grade Families - 11:00 am
4th Grade Families: 12:00 pm 
5th Grade Families: 1:00 pm 
Teacher Meet & Greet  in the classroom 2pm -3pm
Evening: Curriculum Night, See Times above in the important dates section

**If you have multiple kids in different grades, just bring them all 
to one of the assigned times that works best for you. 

**Student pictures will be taken! ** Medication Drop off ** Teacher Meet & Greet

  • Please attend Dog Day in the Rockwell gym to complete required LWSD paperwork, pay for school supplies, contribute to the PTA Pass the Hat if you didn't do it online, drop off medication and have your student(s) photo taken. That's right, your child should come with you! If they can't come, there is a re-take day in October. Class photos will be taken at a later date. Stay Tuned for details. 
  • Bring a checkbook!  Get your PTA packet done online now!
  • Teacher assignments will be distributed at Dog Day after required paperwork is complete. The school will NOT post class lists and families may meet teachers in the classroom beginning at 2:00pm. 
  • If you are out of town for Dog Day, please email Rockwell secretary, Inez Mobley at for instructions.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 31!


Please help Dog Day run smoothly and volunteer! Many positions are available  11:15-2pmCollect forms, pass out teacher assignments and help to ensure every parent has a good experience.
Can you only spare an hour? Share the time slot with a neighbor/spouse.
Have an older child 12+? Sign them up, too!
Thank you for your assistance.

PTA President
What is this all about? 

When you complete your First Day Packet you will have the opportunities to purchase a PTA Membership and to donate to our annual fundraiser called Pass The Hat. What's the difference between the two?

What is a PTA membership?
Your membership fee supports the work PTA does, not only at our school but also at our local council, state level, and national PTA levels. 

From WA State PTA's site: "With more than 133,000 members, Washington State PTA is the largest volunteer association dedicated to the education, health, welfare, and safety of all children in Washington state. When you join PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families. A WSPTA membership card is valuable! Benefits include local and statewide discounts, advocacy, scholarships, programs, volunteer support, services to local PTAs and councils, and training for PTA leaders."

When you join via Rockwell, you have a voice and vote at our meetings, plus our PTA provides paid members with access to our online directory and a paper directory and you'll have access to the local WA State discount benefits (Great Wolf Lodge, WA State Fair, FedEx Office and more) are listed here.

What is the Pass The Hat Fundraiser at Rockwell?
Pass the Hat is Rockwell's one big PTA fundraiser for the year. Instead of asking parents and students to buy or sell cookie dough or magazines, we ask you to simply donate directly to our PTA. Your donation helps to fund the 40+ programs the PTA sponsors throughout the year. Your donations to the PTA are crucial to the academic enrichment of our student population.
The PTA is 100% funded by parents' donations and matching corporate donations.

Norman Rockwell PTA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so your donations are 
tax-deductible. If your employer has corporate matching, please be sure to select Rockwell PTA and double your donation! 

What Does My Donation Pay For?  PTA Community Events (dance, movie nights etc), learning enrichment at assemblies, author visits, art-docent supplies, Salmon in the Classroom, Grade-level and school enrichment grants, Science Van, STEM classroom visits from The Toymaker & Bug Safari and much more. We also pay for hosting of the Bugle and PTA website and parent programs!
Student photos will be taken as well during Dog Day. To order photos in advance online, please visit  and use code LS117001Q0. 
We have fun, new, customized Rockwell tees, hoodies, hats and bags for the whole family.
Just click  this link  for Rockwell's Online Spirit Wear store and start shopping!
Please don't hesitate. The online store is  OPEN NOW thru 9/17 .   
Spirit Wear will be delivered to your child in early October.

Julie Odle- Spirit Wear Coordinator
Rockwell PTA provides two different directories as a benefit to those who support PTA by purchasing a PTA membership. Please read about the directories and how your paid membership gets you these great benefits!

Online PTA Membership Directory: Only Members of our website who have paid for a PTA membership will have private access to our website directory. You can control what information others can see about you and your student.  We have given all website members access to the on-line PTA membership directory through the first week of school so that you can give it a free trial run.  Go ahead and customize which fields from your profile can be seen by others.  At the end of the first week, only those with a paid PTA Membership will have continuing access. 

Paper Student Directory: The paper Student Directory is a listing of all students at Rockwell.  In addition to the listing of students, the paper Student Directory includes sections on Important School Contacts, Rockwell Policies and Procedures and PTA Programs. The listing of students is presented by classroom with parent email and phone numbers only.  The Student Directory is published once a year in October and distributed as a benefit to paid PTA members and also to those people who purchase a copy of the paper Student Directory only. You must OPT IN to be included in the paper Student Directory.  The OPT IN/Permissions Form will be provided to you at Dog Day and must be handed back in at Dog Day with Your Student's Name, Your Teacher's Name, Three Checked Boxes and Your Signature. 

OPT IN/Permissions Form at Dog Day
The OPT IN/Permissions form is required for any student who wants to be included in the Student Directory, the Yearbook or any PTA program.  Parents have the choice to check "Yes, please include my student" or "No, do not include my student".  Parents will be checking Yes or No three times; once for the Student Directory, once for the Yearbook and once for all other PTA programs.  We will continue contacting you through "Kid Mail" until we have a completed OPT IN/Permissions form for each student at Rockwell. 

Read More about our Directories here.

Parent Volunteer:  PTA Membership Directory Chair and Student Directory Chair
School Supplies List by Grade

Please find the School Supplies list on the School's Website.

You may bring the items to our classroom during Teacher Meet and Greet from 2-3pm on 8/31 or bring them on the first day of school. If there are additional items on the list to pay for, please bring a check to Dog Day. 

Shop on our AmazonSmile link every time you shop and a portion of your purchase goes back to our PTA. 

HELP Students arrive and find their bus the first days of school.

Parent Volunteers are needed to help mark hands as students unload buses in the morning and then match students to the correct bus after school.

We need six volunteers each shift TUES WED (September 5th & 6th) and again on FRI & MON (8th & 11th)  8:10-8:25am and  2:50-3:15pm.  

Please contact   Stacy Hatch to help students arrive/depart safely. Thank you!

Please take the time to create/login to your Parent Access account on the LWSD Site and update your emergency information for your child(ren) prior to Back to Business Day.  Many people move/change cell phone numbers etc and this helps the school in many ways!

1. Log in (or sign up) for LWSD Parent Access. Go to following link (click "Log In To Parent Access" or scroll down to register a new user):

2. Fill out or UPDATE emergency information on Parent Access (login to Parent Access and click on  Skyward Family Access under "For All Parents" on the right. Note you must allow pop-ups for this site to continue. Then click on the Online Student Information Verification button). Please take the time NOW to complete/update/verify your information. 

3. You can also fill out the volunteer application and add money to lunch accounts from Parent Access, so you're all ready to go when school starts!

Inez Mobley - Student Records Secretary
Help Our PTA Programs in 2017/18

A strong school has strong parent helpers! Rockwell's PTA is looking to fill some volunteer positions for next year. Can you help keep programs running at our school? We need some fresh faces to take on these projects! 

**These programs will be canceled without any volunteers. 

- Yearbook (Project Leader) **Please consider or we won't have a yearbook for our kids! We really need this position filled ASAP! Great for people who want to volunteer behind the scenes/from home mostly.

-Incoming 4th grade parent to help co-produce the 4th/5th Grade Musical (and learn the ropes for the following year)

-Movie Nights Chair - a fun and relaxing movie night with your family in our gym. Easy to plan!

- Emergency Prep Chair - training provided by LWPSA Council

- 4th Grade Parents to chair the  5th Grade Promotion Committee (typically a committee of 4th grade or younger parents - so the 5th grade parents can just enjoy the day!) Details provided by former chair.

and more...please check here for the list of positions and email us with any questions!

There will be an information meeting for Rockwell families of English Learners on Wednesday,  September 13  from  12:30-1:30 .  At  1:30  families will pick up their children and are welcome to stay for an informal family play time together outside.  The PTA will be there to answer questions, and families will learn about how their children are supported as they learn English.

English Learning Teacher
Rockwell Elementary

Thank you to the volunteers from Community Serve Day who spruced up Rockwell inside and out on August 20th. 114 volunteers from the local community completed 16 outdoor projects and assisted in 7 teacher classrooms. They even re-painted our US map!!  Thank you volunteers!! Photos can be found on our Rockwell PTA Facebook page.

Check here to read about our new Principal Michael Clark.  You'll also notice the school has a newly-designed website!

-Our PTA Website is

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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. 

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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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.

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Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
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