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Tuesday Bugle - January 19
IN THIS ISSUE:

  • An Evening with the School Counselor in connection with the General Membership Meeting
  • Join the PTA - Now is the time!
  • Virtual Event for Families of English Learners
  • Coffee with the Principal
  • Yearbook AND last call for 5th grade Cover contest
  • Math Challenge #7


IMPORTANT DATES:

  • January 20th - Virtual Event for Families of English Learners
  • January 21st - Coffee with the Principal
  • January 21st - Math Challenge Due
  • January 21st - General Membership Meeting (See Details Below)
  • January 22nd - Fetch Day
  • January 28th - Principal Q&A Session

An Evening with the School Counselor: Anxiety in Children
Many children feel worried or fearful at times, and it is natural for everyone to experience anxiety from time to time. Some level of anxiety can even be productive and helpful to our performance. But too often anxiety levels can soar and cause children and adults to feel incapacitated and overwhelmed. Join our school counselor, Mrs. Bauer, and other Rockwell parents at our January Rockwell PTA General Meeting as we talk about anxiety in children. We will share tips for parents including what to say and not to say to an anxious child and strategies to help children cope with anxiety. If you attended the December parent night, this event will provide new information and strategies directly related to addressing anxiety.

Please join us for our winter General Membership Meeting on Jan 21. The virtual meeting is scheduled from 7-9pm. Agenda is as follows:
 
  • Kristen Bauer will be presenting for us on anxiety. Details on the talk to follow next week.
  • Election of nomination committee
  • Financial update
  • Academic grants
  • Event updates
 
 
Have you found yourself wondering WHY you should join the PTA? Or thought to yourself – what is the PTA even doing during this time of remote learning? Now, more than ever, the PTA needs YOU. And rest assured, we are still working very hard to support and enhance your child’s education, even during these difficult times.

“WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE PTA?”
Being a member of PTA means that you are part of a powerful association and action plan that is focused on programs and initiatives that strengthen your child’s education and the family-school partnership. JOINING THE PTA IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR CHILD.

PTA benefits are vast and plentiful. The below points are just a few of the many benefits YOUR NORMAN ROCKWELL PTA has to offer:

- PTA funds essential school resources and curriculum needs, including investment in technology, the arts and science programming.
- PTA offers STEM-Based learning resources for families through the STEM+ Families® Program.
- PTA funds the nation’s largest and longest running student arts program, Reflection®, which provides student access to arts, music, literature, dance, drama and visual arts. PTA also funds the school art programs through Art Docent, introducing your children to variety of art activities such as painting, clay projects, art fundamental, etc.
- PTA funds special education programs and events to enhance your children’s abilities and to encourage life skills, even during the online learning.
- Your PTA is gathering pictures from families and from virtual events so that our kids will still have a yearbook to commemorate this unforgettable school year.
- Your PTA is continuing to host events to help keep our kids connected, even during these disconnected times. This year we’ve already hosted two virtual dance parties, and a virtual Heritage Night. We’re working on more events in the coming months to keep the kids engaged and connected with their friends in a safe way.
- Your PTA hosts a number of events throughout the “regular” school year, including the Back to School BBQ, Heritage Night, STEAM night, Spring Dance, the Musical, Ice cream social, Salmon in the Classroom, and the all-time favorite -Toy Maker. As well, the PTA makes classroom field trips possible In years past the PTA has funded trips to the pumpkin patch, Seattle Children’s theater, Woodland Park Zoo, etc.

PTA membership and dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs. “I invite you to join PTA for your child because increasing our membership, by even one, makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues and create a stronger school community. There is no wrong or right way to be involved — anything you can give, whether it’s time or money, will support your child’s potential.”

We normally have a robust membership of over 400 partners out of roughly 600 Rockwell families. This year we only have about 100 members. COVID has made things difficult for many families. If you’re able, please consider joining this group of dedicated parents who are committed to our school community. All of our board members are volunteers. Like you, we are working parents who want the best for our kids. The PTA board is still working hard and dedicating our time and energy to keep the PTA running as usual. We still hold regular monthly meetings and try our best to connect with families. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL AND OUR CHILDREN.

“HOW DO I JOIN PTA?”

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Rockwell PTA Membership Chair
Coffee with the Principal
January 21st @ 9 AM

A Q & A for the pathway forward.

Calling all 5th graders
 
Are you an artist?
Can you draw, sketch or doodle the Norman Rockwell spirit?
It's a Rockwell tradition for the graduating classes to submit designs for an awesome yearbook front & back cover.
Enter the yearbook cover contest now and your design could be selected!
 
Requirements:
Black pen, black marker or pencil only please
Please use an 8x10 paper to draw your pictures (front/back cover)

Deadline: January 20th 2021
Please submit a photo/scan of your final designs to: yearbook@normanrockwellpta.org

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 


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



Math Challenge #7 Due by Thursday, January 21st. Math Challenge #7 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 #7 is Thursday, January 21st by 3:20pm. 
Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this program.
Let the challenge begin!



SHOP FOR ROCKWELL!

You can help raising school funds by simply shopping through Rockwell's AmazonSmile link. Be sure to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping!

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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