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Monday Bugle - February 8

  • K-1 Family Information for transition back to the classroom.
  • Meal Distribution Days - Change and FAQ
  • Parent NIght Recording : Anxiety in Children
  • Yearbook
  • Math Challenge #9
  • Dr. Seuss Multilingual Read Aloud

  • February 8 - K/1 Class Placement Received
  • February 11 - No School - Midwinter Break
  • February 12 - No School - Midwinter Break
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day
  • February 15 - No School - Presidents Day
  • February 17 -  MS Teams Live Event for K/1 Families, 6:00 PM
  • February 18 - Welcome Back K/1 Students!

K-1 Families Will Receive Their Placement Information Via Email on Monday, February 8
Kindergarten and First grade families will receive two important emails on the afternoon of the 8th. First, they will receive an email from me with information about teacher and classroom placement for remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year. This email will also include a copy of our “Rockwell In-Person Family Handbook” for our students enrolled in in-person/hybrid classes. Following this email, you will then a receive a welcome/introduction email from your child’s teacher.
Plan for Kindergarten and First Grade on February 16th and 17th: Morning Meetings, Then Asynchronous Work
Important note: as our Instructional, Office, and Classified teams make their final preparations for the February 18th transition, our Kindergarten and First grade students will engage in two final days of asynchronous work on February 16th and 17th. Each day will begin with morning classroom meetings, followed by asynchronous work prepared by the teams. Please check classroom newsletters for more details.
Microsoft Teams Live Welcome/Transition Meeting for K-1 Families on February 17th at 6:00 PM
In preparation for the 18th, I would like to hold a MS Teams Live event on February 17th at 6:00 PM for all of our K-1 families in order to discuss important information related to our transition, as well as to review key points from our In-Person Handbook. In order to log on to the meeting, please click on this link on the evening of the 17th: Click Here to Join Meeting.

Change to Meal distributions Days – Information and FAQ:  
Starting Wednesday, February 3, meals will be distributed on Wednesdays and Fridays. Pick up times will stay the same from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Middle School locations (Redmond MS, Inglewood MS, Timberline MS, Rose Hill MS, Finn Hill MS, Kamiakin MS). Pickup times will remain the same for the delivery locations with the exception of Rush and Mead (see website for details:
Why are we changing the meal distribution days?  
Meal distribution days were changed proactively to ensure that all students will continue to have access to 7 free lunches and breakfasts each week as we transition to in person learning.  Keeping distribution on Tuesday would mean that students with in-person classes on Tuesday and/or Friday would not be able to pick up meal packs for the full week.  Changing the distribution day to Wednesday will allow K-1 students to receive a 3-day meal pack (for Wednesday and the weekend) and hybrid students to receive a 5-day meal pack (3 days of remote learning and 2 days for the weekend). Fully remote learners can pick up a 5-day meal pack on Wednesday and a 2-day meal pack on Friday.  
How will each learning model receive a full week of meals?  
K-1 In Person: Take home meals (4 days - M,T,TH,F) 
Pick up 3-day meal pack on Wednesday 
Hybrid Take home meals for in-person days (2 days/week) 
(remote/in person) Pick up 5-day meal pack on Wednesday 
Full Remote/Other Pick up 5-day meal pack on Wednesday 
Pick up 2-day meal pack on Friday 
Will families still need to Preorder meals?  
Families still need to preorder meals on the LWSD website for the grab and go meals that are picked up on Wednesday and Friday. Families will not need to pre-order for in-person days.  
Parent Night Recording: Anxiety in Children
Many children feel worried or fearful at times, and it is natural for everyone to experience some levels of anxiety, especially during these uncertain times. 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. At the “Anxiety in Children” parent night, we learned about the characteristics of anxiety and suggested strategies to help children cope with anxiety. If you attended or viewed the Emotion Management parent night, this event will provide new information and strategies directly related to addressing anxiety. You can access full recordings of both parent nights on Mrs. Bauer’s website (scroll to the bottom of the page):

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 

2020-2021 Yearbook Available for Pre-Order!
Pre-orders are now open! You can place your order by going to the Lifetouch<> 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 #9 Due by Thursday, February 18th. Math Challenge #9 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
The due date for Math Challenge #9 is Thursday, February 18th by 3:20pm. 
Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this program.
Let the challenge begin!

We are starting planning for our annual Dr. Seuss Multilingual Read Aloud coming up in March. This year will be virtual. Attached is the info: It is super important that the attached form is used to sign up for the event.
Shelly Gordon (she/her) Library Media Specialist
Rockwell Elementary School
(425)936-2670 ext. 56751


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