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IN THIS ISSUE:


  • Special meeting - Please attend.
  • Election Day - November 3rd!
  • Membership Drive
  • Yearbook -lots of info here!
  • Fall 2020 Math Challenge Tournament
  • Math Challenge #3
  • Save the Date - Book Fair
  • Dine Out Volunteer Needed

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • November 3 - Don't forget to VOTE!
  • November 5 - Special Meeting to vote in budget
  • November 5 - Math Challenge #3
  • November 6 - Fetch Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day - No School
  • November 20 - Fetch Day
  • December 11 - Fetch Day
  • December 1-14 - Virtual Book Fair

Attention parents and PTA members. 

Thank you to all of you who joined last week’s General Membership Meeting. We had a great presentation on Inclusion in our school community, both from our very own Jamie Kivela and the TIES Center at University of Minnesota. It was a great discussion!
 
Unfortunately, we did not have quorum by the end of the meeting when we were presenting our Standing Rules and Budget for approval, so I am calling a special meeting to review those and get them approved. This meeting will be on Thursday, Nov 5 at 7pmWe have had to make many adjustments to the budget compared to what we presented in the spring due to the ongoing pandemic. Please join us so that we may approve the standing rules and the budget. The budget must be approved in order for us to fund, among other items, the academic and grade-level grants for our teachers. You must be a paid PTA member in order to vote. 
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
 





Don't forget to turn in your ballet. Election Day is today!
Please support our school, Rockwell students and parents!
It was hard for us not to be able to meet and greet everyone at the PTA table on the Dog Day. However, Rockwell PTA is still here to support parents and students of Rockwell. We’d love to meet everyone at the General Membership Meeting.
Now more than ever, parents need to stay connected to help support children in any way we possibly can. With remote learning, activities and events are not the same, but our membership remains strong. We ask all parents to join our membership to be part of Rockwell PTA.
Parents Belong in PTA:
PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. Every parents, teachers, even students are part of PTA. For only $18/person, you can become a PTA member, joining more than 4 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone—parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities—is invited to join our not-for-profit parent association. The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school.
Advantages of PTA Membership:
- Get Connected — There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school. - Discover Great Resources —The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for students as well as parents.
- Tap into a Network — PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
- Speak Up —PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
- Be a Role Model —By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
- Enjoy Substantial Benefits — Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.
Join Rockwell PTA now. Click here. To learn more about Rockwell PTA visit our website at www.normanrockwellpta.org. If you have any questions, please contact me at member-ship@normanrockwellpta.org
Thank you and hope to see you soon,
Juju Ratanaprateepporn
Membership Chair/ Parent Volunteer



  • 2019-2020 Yearbook Distribution: Last Call! 
If you have not had a chance to pick up last year's yearbook, we will be distributing them again at the next Fetch Day (Nov 6) from 1pm -3pm. If you are unsure if you ordered one or need to make other pick-up arrangements, please email yearbook@normanrockwellpta.org.

  • Photos Needed! 
We are looking for photos to fill our Unity Day & Halloween Costume pages. 
If you have any photos of your students wearing orange, holding up their orange hearts or dressed in their Halloween costumes, we would love to include them in the yearbook!  
Please feel free to e-mail 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



Fall 2020 Math Challenge Tournament
The Math Challenge Tournament organized by Ellipsis Academy will be held online this year on Saturday, December 12, 2020. All registered students can start the test anytime between 10am – 5pm PST (Pacific Standard Time). Once students have started the test, they will have one hour to complete it in one sitting. This tournament is open to Grade 1 – 6 students. Students in Grade 1 will be competing at a Grade 2 level.
If you are interested in participating in this tournament, you can find more info at https://www.ellipsisacademy.com/fall-2020-math-challenge-tournament.html.
How to register:
- You can start registering now. Registration will close on Monday, Nov 23rd at 8 pm.
- Our school participates in the MCT School Give Back Program. 15% of the registration fees will be given back to our school’s PTA, if students/parents provide our school’s 3-digit code during registration. Rockwell’s code is 142.
- Go to the website: https://www.ellipsisacademy.com/fall-2020-math-challenge-tournament.html
Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this tournament.
Janelle Urfer
Wency Yan


Math Challenge #3 Due by Thursday, November 5th.Math Challenge #3 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 #3 is Thursday, Nov. 5th by 3:20pm. 
Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this program.
Let the challenge begin!


2020 Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Rockwell Families!
Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the book fair will be held exclusively online this year, we plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for all!
     Features include:
  • Rockwell’s own online store, with a large selection of titles at great prices
  • A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping feel
  • Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and more!
  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% in Scholastic dollar benefits)
  • All orders ship directly to your home!
SAVE THESE DATES TO VIEW AND PURCHASE FROM OUR SCHOOL FAIR!
Fair Dates: December 1st- December 14th, 2020
Online Store (during above dates)
As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
Shelly Gordon- Library Media Specialist   shgordon@lwsd.org


Looking for a volunteer to run Dine Outs
 
Are you used to volunteering for spelling or reading? Are you missing out on planning that Halloween party? Well, the PTA is looking for a volunteer to run this year’s “Dine-Outs” (or take-outs as the case may be). We do not have a VP of Fundraising this year, and we could really use some assistance with this program. It is a relatively simple program, and time commitment is low. If you are interested, please reach out to president@normanrockwellpta.org.



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