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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Join the PTA!
  • Back to School Virtual Dance Party!
  • Yearbook Update
  • Class photos from Last Year (Due 9/25!)
  • Volunteer opportunities
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Welcome back to 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.

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 membership@normanrockwellpta.org

Thank you and hope to see you soon,
Juju Ratanaprateepporn
Membership Chair/ Parent Volunteer



Additional Materials Distribution Dates & Process


Below you will find information regarding additional materials distribution. I am providing this information as a heads up and for scheduling purposes. Materials will only be distributed if teachers are requiring it. Therefore, please do NOT come to the school on these days/times if you have not heard anything from your child(ren)'s teacher. If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Associate Principal | Norman Rockwell Elementary 
425.936.2670 | jcho@lwsd.org 

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Rockwell Elementary Materials Distribution Dates/Times
** Attending materials distribution days is only necessary if you are informed by your child(ren)’s teacher that there is something to pickup.
** Please follow staff member’s directions at materials distribution
** Do your best to social distance (chalk lines indicating 6 ft distance) and wear a mask
** See the “materials distribution map” for grade level location for materials pickup attached here: Rockwell - Materials Distribution Map.pdf
** Dates and times below are for teacher and family planning purposes during remote learning
Last name: A-G Time: 1:00 – 1:30
Last name: H-L Time: 1:30 – 2:00
Last name: M-R Time: 2:00 – 2:30
Last name: S-Z Time: 2:30 – 3:00

·         September 11, 2020
·         September 25, 2020
·         October 9, 2020
·         October 23, 2020
·         November 6, 2020
·         November 20, 2020
·         December 11, 2020

Virtual Back to School Dance Party
Hello Rockwell families! The PTA is excited to share news about our back to school virtual dance on September 18th. The PTA normally hosts a back to school BBQ in mid-September. We of course can't host a large in-person event like that this year, but we still wanted to offer a social gathering opportunity for the kiddos. We're hosting a separate dance party for each grade level, so that the kiddos can see familiar faces and spend time with their grade-level friends. See below for the schedule, and mark your calendars accordingly :) We're looking for volunteers who can help host/chaperone each dance "room." Please email events@normanrockwellpta.org if you're able to help. 

We'd also love to hear your requests for songs to be played at the dance party. Please email events@normanrockwellpta.org with any suggestions/requests (keep in mind the requests need to be appropriate for kindergarten ears). For our international families, we're especially interested in hearing requests for fun pop or dance songs from your family's country of origin. 

We know things are different (and, frankly, more difficult) this year. Please know that the PTA is eager to find ways to help the kids stay connected. If you have feedback or ideas about ways we can continue to support families, or to keep the children connected with their friends, please email events@normanrockwellpta.org

We look forward to seeing everyone at the dance party on September 18th! 

Kindergarten: 5:00 - 5:30pm  
1st grade: 5:30 - 6:00pm 
2nd grade: 6:00 - 6:30pm 
3rd grade: 6:30 - 7:00pm 
4th grade: 7:00 - 7:30pm 
5th grade: 7:30 - 8:00pm 



You're Invited to Virtual Coffee with the Principal on September 17th!

You are cordially invited to our first-ever VIRTUAL "Coffee with Mr. Clark" on Thursday, September 17, at 9:00 AM via Teams. All families are welcome, and the topics for our coffee will include a debrief on our remote launch and an overview of our Inclusion work for the year. To join the meeting, please click on the link below at 9:00 on the 17th:





2019-2020 YEARBOOK UPDATE

Please see the note below from Lifetouch, our yearbook vendor:

Dear Families,

Yearbooks are a tradition for schools throughout the US and Canada. At Lifetouch, we are humbled to be a part of providing that tradition. We know how important yearbooks are - especially in times like these.

We want to take a moment to acknowledge this year's delayed yearbook delivery is not what you, as our customers expect, nor deserve, from Lifetouch.

We want you to be aware that our primary yearbook production facilities are located in some of the states that are being hardest hit by the pandemic. We have prioritized the safety of our employees; and we are following all state and local health guidelines to create a safe working environment. Social distancing requirements mean that there are fewer people available to work at any given time. These changes have impacted our production schedule in meaningful ways.

We realize this has created a lot of frustration since we are currently unable to provide an estimated delivery time frame for your school's yearbook. Please know our teams are doing everything possible to get your yearbook to you. Shipping is monitored daily. As soon as your yearbook ships, your school will receive tracking information so they can arrange to distribute the yearbooks to the students and families in a manner that is best suited for everyone's safety.

As we navigate COVID-19, our intent is to provide you with a yearbook that your student will treasure for a lifetime. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented time together.


Sincerely,

Lifetouch

LAKE WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT AND LAKE WASHINGTON PTSA INVITE YOU TO:

NEW & INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES VIRTUAL WELCOME EVENT

PART 1: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 4:00-6:00pm

Social, Emotional & Community Support for Students & Families


PART 2: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 4:00-6:00pm

Navigating the School System: Academics in LWSD


Live captions will be available in Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese

You can find the full agenda at www.lwptsa.net

Questions? E-mail Council FACE VP Danit Erlich at face@lwptsa.net


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Volunteer Opportunities for this School Year!


  • Room Parent! Every classroom needs 2-3 room parents. These volunteers will be trained by the room parent coordinator to support the teacher and coordinate communication amongst the parents of the children in each classroom. Sign up Here!
  • Art Docent! Also, every grade will need an art docent leader. This person will be trained by the art docent coordinator to help facilitate the beloved art docent program in the virtual classrooms. This will include delivering asynchronous lessons. Sign Up Here!
  • VP of Fundraising! Oversees Annual Beagle Contribution and supports chairs for Dine outs; bi-annual Box Tops and Spirit Wear orders. Supports varying programs like Read A Thon
and other passive income opportunities. Please contact Fundraising@normanrockwellpta.org if
interested in more information.

All of these volunteer opportunities have lots of support and training. Any amount of volunteering would be greatly appreciated!


STAY INFORMED

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