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 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 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.
"DOG DAY"/ROCKWELL'S BUSINESS DAY IS COMING!
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:
Dog Day 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. 

**New this Year - Student pictures will be taken! ** Medication Drop off ** Teacher Meet & Greet

  • We heard parent feedback! All Back to School Business will be done in ONE day. 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.
  • 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!
  • We encourage you to arrive during your scheduled hour to avoid long lines and short tempers prior to Teacher Meet and Greet at 2pm. 
  • 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.
  • Class photos will be taken at a later date. Stay Tuned for details. 
Visit  NormanRockwellPTA.org for further updates.
 
Parents: We need you...
Can you please volunteer on Dog Day and help out for a shift?  

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 31!

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DOG DAY: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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
SHOW YOUR ROCKWELL PRIDE
WITH NEW SPIRIT WEAR!
ON SALE NOW
 
Nothing shows school spirit more than wearing your school colors   of
Purple  and  Yellow ...so  look your Beagle Best on "spirit days" with fun, new, customized Rockwell tees, hoodies, hats and bags.  
 
This year all Spirit Wear orders will be processed ONLINE!   Just click this link for Rockwell's online Spirit Wear store and start SHOPPING!
 
Rockwell's online Spirit Wear store is OPEN NOW thru 9/17.   Please don't delay!  Get your back-to-school Spirit Wear now!!
Spirit Wear is offered in both Youth and Adult styles.
 
Spirit Wear will be delivered to your child in early October.
GO BEAGLES!

Julie Odle- Spirit Wear Coordinator
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. 
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Please stay tuned as we continue to work diligently with the school to secure any available space for after-school enrichment classes. Please understand programs may not be available right away as the school adjusts to the high population of awesome students. We will keep you posted! 

Elizabeth Rosemond  - PTA VP Academic Enrichment
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 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 - Students Secretary
STAY INFORMED!

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 www.normanrockwellpta.org

- Subscribe to the Bugle Newsletter for weekly info. Know a new family? Please forward this to them!

-Find us on Facebook here.  "Like and follow" our notifications so you don't miss any posts.
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!

- Heritage Night Chair or Co-chairs (Celebrating our many cultures and traditions)

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

-Movie Nights Chair

- Emergency Prep Chair

- 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!)

and more...please check here for the list of positions and email us with any questions!
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COMMUNITY SERVE DAY
THIS COMING SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
9AM-1PM  

Do you have specials skills, or are you interested in being a project leader? This  NEW 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!



Questions?  Send an email!

Elaine Betzinger
Incoming VP Events

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HELP FEED OUR COMMUNITY SERVE VOLUNTEERS

Our PTA is asking for your help to feed the volunteers  Sunday, August 20 .

Sign up to  bring food to the school by  noon . The 65-100 volunteers can be
fed after working so hard to beautify our school grounds.

Be part of the solution to keep Rockwell clean and safe for our kids.

PTA President
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ELL INFO MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

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
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. 

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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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
Angie Ballas
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA