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Monday Bugle - NOVEMBER 30th
IN THIS ISSUE:

  • HICAP applications due today!
  • Yearbook
  • Heritage Night
  • Fall 2020 Math Challenge Tournament DUE TODAY!
  • Math Challenge #4
  • Save the Date - Book Fair
  • Holiday Shopping link -Support your PTA through Amazon!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • November 30-December 11 - Rockwell Holiday Gift Card Drive
  • December 1 - Safety & Privacy on-line
  • December 3 - Heritage Night
  • December 10 - Emergency Preparedness for the Family
  • December 11 - Fetch Day - Last one for 2020!
  • December 1-14 - Virtual Book Fair
  • December 21-January 1 - No School - Winter Break

Several Deadlines are for TODAY - NOVEMBER 30!
Rockwell families: The application window for the Highly Capable eligibility process will close at 4:30 PM on Monday, November 30th, and we will next move into the screening phase of the process. For more information, please visit the Accelerated Programs home page: https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/accelerated-programs
Rockwell Holiday Gift Card Drive
Rockwell Elementary is hosting our 2nd annual Gift Card Drive! From November 30 – December 11, we will be collecting Target and VISA gift cards for Rockwell families in need. All of money raised will be used to support families in our Rockwell community. Gift cards will be redistributed to support Rockwell families and any extra funds will go towards our Rockwell Student Support Fund.
 
To Donate: Our fundraiser will be running from November 30 – December 11. We are accepting Target or VISA gift cards up to $25 each. Gift cards may be dropped off at Rockwell November 30 – December 11, from 8 AM – 3 PM. You may also bring a gift card to donate to the Beagle Fetch day on December 11.
 
To Receive: We recognize that this has been an exceptionally difficult year for many families in our Rockwell community. We want to help as many families as possible have a wonderful holiday season. If you would like your family to be considered for receiving a gift card, please email our school counselor, Kristin Bauer, kbauer@lwsd.org. All requests will remain confidential.
 
Rockwell Food Drive
Together with Redmond Hopelink we will be collecting NEW food for our annual Rockwell Food Drive, December 7 - 11. We are accepting canned and prepackaged foods such as peanut butter, canned veggies and fruits, pasta, cereal and other canned and dry goods. Donations must be brand new and not expired. You can drop off new food items at the Rockwell main office, 8 AM - 3 PM, from December 7 - December 11.
 
Nov. 30 - Dec. 11 -- Rockwell Holiday Gift Card Drive
Dec. 7 - Dec. 11 -- Rockwell Food Drive


Hello Parents 🙂

To normalize these times for our children, participation is crucial. Our PTA is putting together a slide show for Heritage Night and would love pictures of your student in traditional outfits🙂 We also need a short performance of your child representing a culture ( be creative!!). Please send the pictures and videos to secretary@normanrockwellpta.org by November 30th. The slide show and video collage will be private and only viewable with a link.

Thank You,
Mansi M. Majeed
Heritage Night Chair

It’s that time of the year again!

Rockwell’s PTA is looking forward to our very first VIRTUAL Heritage Night on December 3rd, 2020! This event has always been a fun filled and educational way to celebrate the cultural diversity of our students and this year will be no different. We are looking for ways to make this yearly tradition another success- virtually. Please reach out if you'd like to help with the event (either hosting a recorded dance lesson, a cooking lesson, or a video sharing something important or significant from your family's country of origin). Stay tuned for additional details, and ways you can volunteer. If you'd be interested in participating, please email Mansi at secretary@normanrockwellpta.org. 

Mansi M. Majeed 
Heritage Night Chair
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
Safety Night Webinars

The LWPTSA Emergency Preparedness Committee is taking the COVID-cancelled district-wide Safety Night Event from last Spring online into a webinar series for parents, students and staff. Join us for several webinars throughout the year on a variety of safety and emergency preparedness topics. 

Please RSVP for the first two webinars here. Links to join the meetings will come in the reminder email 2 days prior.
  • Tuesday, December 1st, 7:00-8:00 pm - Safety & Privacy Online by Sarah K. Miller, Emergency Management Professional & Crisis Manager. This session will cover the basics of cyber hygiene, designed to help you and your family stay safe online. We’ll talk about how to keep private information private, how to avoid unsafe situations, and what to do if you make a mistake. Come prepared with questions!
  • Thursday, December 10th, 7:00-8:00 pm - Emergency Preparedness for the Family by Pattijean Hooper, PhD, City of Redmond Emergency Manager. Learn ways to keep the whole family prepared for disasters that you might experience while at home such as earthquakes, wildfires, and winter storms.

Questions or comments: emergency.prep@lwptsa.net

Fall 2020 Math Challenge Tournament

Update: The registration has been extended until Monday, Nov 30th at noon.
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 30th at noon.
- 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.
Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this tournament.
Janelle Urfer
Wency Yan


Math Challenge #5 Due by Thursday, December 10th.Math Challenge #5is 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 #5 is Thursday, Dec. 10th by 3:20pm. 
Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this program.
Let the challenge begin!


Attention families of 2nd and 3rd graders! After spending 8 months in the middle school art room waiting to get fired one more time our students clay projects are on the home stretch! A huge thanks to Redmond Art Works for allowing our projects to be fired the final time. At the December fetch day, Friday the 11th, please stop by the PTA table between the gym and 5th grade classrooms (where we handed out yearbooks) to receive your students art work. We have them sorted into the classrooms your students were in for the 2019-2020 school year, so please remember who your students teacher was last year to help us match the project to the student. And tell your friends who are no longer on Rockwell mailing lists! If you have questions please email, artdocentchair@normanrockwellpta.org The clay project is an example of what the PTA brings to the Rockwell Community. Please consider joining us here, and donating to the ABC funds here to provide more fun projects like this!  https://normanrockwellpta.org/Packet/Membership%20mid%20year/SignInPacketPage/0

  • Photos Needed! 

Any Crazy Hair Day photos to include in our Yearbook? If you have any photos you'd like to share, please email 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



SHOP FOR ROCKWELL!

The holidays are fast approaching! Did you know that your purchases can make a difference? 

You can help raising school funds by simply shopping through Rockwell's AmazonSmile link. Be sure to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping!

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of purchase prices (of eligible purchases) to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 when you do your holiday shopping. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

Thank you for your support!


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