BEAGLE BUGLE - ROCKWELL PTA AND SCHOOL NEWS
*EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY*

Please be reminded that this Wednesday (September 12) is the first Early Release of the school year. 

Students will be dismissed at 1:50pm.
*REMINDER FROM THE YEARBOOK TEAM*

Hello Parents!

This is your first chance to get your kids' pictures in the yearbook. Please email us your first day of school photos. Lots of photos make for a great yearbook! Pictures must be taken on school grounds and capture only 

Rockwell students and/or staff only(no parents or siblings not attending Rockwell). Email your photos to:  yearbookphotos@normanrockwellpta.org

If you would like to order a yearbook, please email:

Your yearbook team thanks you!
ELL
ENGLISH LEARNERS INFORMATIONAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
12:50pm

Come get information and ask questions about the English Learning Program. 

Afterwards, from 1:50-2:20, we will have playtime!  If you need a translator, please let us know :)

Learn more about EL events here.

English Teacher

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PICTURE DAY!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

To order photos, please visit LifeTouch and use ID LS118018Q0. Paper order forms were included in Dog Day packets and will be available in the school office.

*Please note that this is for individual photos only. Class photos will be scheduled for a later date in the Spring*

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED!

We need your help to ensure Picture Day runs smoothly.

Short volunteer shifts (for both morning and afternoon sessions) are available here. Please lend a hand!

Thank you!

Picture Day Chairs

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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.

Tickets are $8 per person and will be sold at the event only; no presales. (our apologies, as an incorrect ticket price was posted late last week)! Click here for more information about the event.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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

Questions? Contact Gretchen Knapp, Welcome Back BBQ Chair. 

CHAIR
VOLUNTEER/CHAIR/WEB TRAINING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
6:30PM (LIBRARY)

Do you plan to volunteer in your child's classroom this year? 

Maybe you'll help out at an event?

If you answered "yes" or "maybe", join us at the Volunteer Training  Monday September 17th at 6:30pm, in the Rockwell Library.

PTA President 

VP of Communications

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ROOM PARENT TRAINING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
7:15PM-8:00PM (LIBRARY)

Thank you to all the moms and dads who signed up to be room parents in your children's classrooms!

Here is a list of the teachers who have one or no volunteers yet.  Please consider helping out your teacher for things like the Halloween Party and Valentines Day Party!

Ms. Johansen
Mr. McElrea
Mrs. Power
Ms. Rasmussen
Ms. Balfour
Mrs. Gibson
Mrs. Finocchiio
Ms. Gentry
Mrs. Thome
Ms. Biglow
Ms. Breier
Ms. Yasuda
Mr. Corey
Ms. Ianni
Mrs. Conklin
Mrs. Weinmeister

Whether you are a first-time room parent or a seasoned pro, we would like to invite you to attend a training meeting to learn all about the ins and outs of room parenting. We will go through an outline of fun school events, share some best practices and have a time for questions and answers. This will also be a great opportunity for those of you who are working in teams to coordinate with each other.

PTA Room Parent Co-Chairs

**Room parent meeting is immediately following the PTA chairperson and website training.
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Spirit Wear Logo/Design Contest

ELEVEN DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!!!

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

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ART DOCENT TRAINING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
6:30PM (LIBRARY)

Did you sign up to be an Art Docent in your child's classroom this year? 

If so, please join us at the Art Docent Training  Monday September 24th at 6:30pm, in the Rockwell Library.

Art Docent Program Chair
RUNNING

ROCKWELL RUNNING CLUB

Announcing the start of the Rockwell Running Club!
 
Who? All Rockwell students in 1st through 5th grade who would like to come out and walk, jog and/or run during lunch recesses! (Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to join Running Club in the spring.)
 
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch recesses, starting Tuesday, September 25th!
 
Where? We will meet at the flag poles on the soccer field! Students will walk, jog and/or run a marked path around the sand soccer field.
 
Attention Parents!
We need your help to kick off this popular program! Volunteers are needed to help set up, monitor and assist students with punch cards on laps being completed, and to award prizes to students who reach running milestones. 

Additional help needed throughout the year to tally and record student laps completed and post milestones. Please sign up on Sign Up Genius here .  

Are you approved yet as an LWSD volunteer? Click here to fill out a volunteer application; it can take up to 2 weeks to get approved, so act quickly!
 
Questions? Please email Christine Cottom or call 425-936-2670 ext. 56742
 
Norman Rockwell Elementary
Physical Education Specialist

Volunteer at Rockwell!

Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child. 

If you're planning to volunteer in the classroom, library or during an after school program, you must be approved by the district.

LWSD recently updated the volunteer application; you can find it here. Your volunteer status will expire after 2 years, at which time you will receive a notice to renew.

Thank you for volunteering!
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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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