BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
**PTA'S "FIRST-DAY" ONLINE PACKET**
Is now ready for you to complete!

Our "First-Day" Packet is now live! Click to access and complete the packet on the PTA website . With our online packet, you will have the ability to pay for your PTA membership, order yearbooks and make your Annual Beagle Contribution (which supports your student, teachers, and our fun and enrichment programs) all in one place - it will only take a few minutes. 

Complete yours today and 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.
*NEW SCHOOL START TIMES*

Please be reminded that the 2018/2019 school year brings us new start times across the district. Here are the new start/end times for Rockwell Elementary:

8:45am - 3:20pm (including the first Wednesday, 9/5/18)

8:45am - 1:50pm Early release Wednesdays ( starting 9/12/18)

The first bell will ring each morning at 8:45am; students will be considered tardy if they arrive after the second bell at 8:50am.

We are pleased to announce that Norman Rockwell was recently named a National School of Excellence for the 2018-2020 school years!

National PTA's School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. 

As a National PTA School of Excellence, at Rockwell, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. The School of Excellence program provided guidance to assist our school in engaging families in school decision-making, and help our school build inclusive policies related to education, health, safety or the arts.

Read more about the designation here.

Thank you for your commitment to our school community. Thank you for helping us reach this milestone for our school and our community.

Beth Batig
Norman Rockwell PTA President

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"DOG DAY"/ROCKWELL'S BUSINESS DAY IS COMING!
Thursday, Aug. 30th

Get Ready for
Dog Day!
(Rockwell's Back to School Business Day)
Thursday, August 30st  8:30am-2:00pm

Come to the Rockwell gym anytime during your assigned time frame:
8:30 am - 11:00 am: Last Names beginning A - L 
11:30 am - 2:00 pm: Last Names beginning M - Z
 
Please note that we will close between 11:00 am and 11:30 am for lunch.

Teacher Meet & Greet  in the classroom 2pm -3pm

Teacher assignments will be given out after required paperwork is completed! The school will NOT post class lists and you will not meet your teacher until Meet and Greet. 

Evening: Curriculum Night (for parents only), See times above in the important dates section

  • To make Dog Day run smoothly, we ask you to arrive on time and prepared. 
  • 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 mmobley@lwsd.org for instructions.
Visit  NormanRockwellPTA.org for further updates.
 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 30!

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 8/30 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. 
VERIFY/UPDATE YOUR DISTRICT INFORMATION

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):  https://www.lwsd.org/help/parent-access-support

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 add money to lunch accounts from Parent Access, so you're all ready to go when school starts!

Inez Mobley - Students Secretary
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COMMUNITY SERVE DAY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
9AM-1PM  

Do you have specials skills, or are you interested in being a project leader? This  community event supports Norman Rockwell Elementary.  Join us in helping teachers and staff prepare for the new school year!  Invite friends and neighbors!  Boy Scout/Girl Scout groups, Honor Society Students and other groups wanting to help (or needing community service hours) are welcome to volunteer!

REGISTER TODAY  Be sure to scroll down to "Lake Washington School District" and specify you'd like to volunteer at Rockwell!

Click here for more information.

* Bagels will be provided by Blazing Bagels
* Coffee will be provided by Starbucks
* Lunch will be provided by Norman Rockwell PTA

Questions?  Send an email to  Elaine Bentzinger.


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BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
5:30PM-7:30PM  *rain or shine*

Please join us for our annual, all school, Welcome Back BBQ! This is a great opportunity to meet your students' new classmates and their families.

Click here for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Short volunteer shifts are available here. Please lend a hand!

Questions? Contact Gretchen Knapp, Welcome Back BBQ Chair. 

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Spirit Wear Logo/Design Contest

Rockwell PTA is seeking a new logo/design for spirit wear this year and YOU could be the artist to create it!

Do you like to draw?  Do you want to try something new? Then this contest is for YOU!

ELIGIBILITY:
  • All students (K-5) are eligible to enter the spirit wear logo/design contest. One entry per person
  • Entries may be done in any media, keeping in mind they will be converted into graphic files for silk screening.
  • Limit to three colors. (Logo/design will be placed on purple, gray and/or yellow clothing)
  • Use an 8-1/2" x 11" paper to create your logo/design
  • All entries must be the entrant's original, unpublished, and previously unproduced work.
Click here to read more about the contest (and prizes!) and to print out an entry form. 

All entries must be received by Friday, September 21.

**As soon as we have a contest winner, the Spirit Wear store will open.YAY!**

For additional information contact  Funds@NormanRockwellPTA.org

QUICK LINKS - IN EVERY ISSUE

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. 
The best way to stay informed!

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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Bugle Article Submissions Welcome
  
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
Elizabeth Rosemond
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA