Beagle 
Bugle
PTA Newsletter 
02.15.2016

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In This Issue
VOLUNTEER PLEASE!
Rockwell PTA Kudos and News
Rockwell Spirit Week
SPRING RUNNING CLUB
Pajamas & Books: Kindergarten Families
Salmon In The Classroom - Fish Feeding Volunteers needed
Rockwell Dance
Final School Spelling Bee
4th Grade Morning Safety Patrol
Family Movie Night - Thanks!
Box Tops Contest Starts NOW
Donate Clothing to Health Room
Upcoming Music Performances
Donate Books to Used Book Sale
Yearbook Photos Needed
Upcoming LWSD Bond Info
Math Contest
Math Challenge Winners
IXL Prize Winners
Quick Links
IMPORTANT DATES
(Filtered for Rockwell)

Feb. 19 - 26th
Send in Box Tops and Labels for Education 

Feb. 22 - 26
Spirit Week! See article below
Kids get to dress up!

Feb. 25th, Thurs
4th Grade Music Program 7:00 pm
Rockwell Gym

Feb 28th, Sun
Final School Spelling Bee
9 am -1 pm, Library

March 2nd, Weds 
Kindergarten Pajamas and Books Party 
6:30 pm - Library

March 9th
Orchestra Concert: 7:00pm at RMS

March 15th 
Choir Concert: 7:00pm at RHS

March 18th, Fri
Family Dance Party - Neon Glow theme
6-8pm at R.H.S. Cafeteria
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

LOTS OF VOLUNTEER REQUESTS IN THIS BUGLE!

Parents, this time of year is BUSY with tons of activities going on at school! As you will see in this Bugle, we need all the helpers we can get to make our programs happen. Running Club, Salmon feeders, Dance Volunteers, and so much more. 

If a parent is awesome enough to chair a program or event, let's not make them beg for volunteers. We're counting on every parent to help in some way!  If you've never volunteered, now is the time to step up! 

Try something new, grab your friend and volunteer together. Thanks everyone!
ROCKWELL PTA KUDOS, NEWS, and REQUESTS
  • DATE CHANGE/MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The date for our annual Art Docent Showcase, Used Book Sale, and Ice Cream Social (3 events in one) has been changed to Thursday, May 5th. More details to come. 
  • Thank you to everyone who read our Special Update on the annual Pass The Hat fundraiser last week. More donations have been coming in. Thank you!
  • HELP US OUT 4th GRADE (or younger) PARENTS: Rockwell's 5th Grade Promotion needs a chairperson/committee ASAP for THIS year. This event occurs on the last day of school and the committee is traditionally filled by 4th grade (or younger) parents...so that the 5th grade parents can enjoy their child's last day at Rockwell. All the directions are organized in a folder by last year's chairperson. Can you help? (Next year it will be your turn!)  Email Jennifer Myrick asap. 
  • AWARDS COMMITTEE FOR VOLUNTEER TEA which takes place on Tues, June 7th during the lunch hour. Please email Ami King for details on this fun event honoring both parent volunteers and staff members!
  • Popcorn Fridays will be coming soon. Next week we will post dates and volunteer needs for this Student Council program. Parent help is needed to pop the popcorn which will be sold at recess!
  • Parents: we need your help to keep our PTA and programs running next year!  This year, we have seen too many of the same people doing multiple volunteer jobs. We need some fresh faces next year to help even the load!  We'd love to see more dads too! A special-edition Bugle will be going out THIS WEEK with lots of chairperson openings that will need filling as well as many Board Positions such as President/Co-Presidents, VP Events, VP of Academic Enrichment and more...stay tuned!  
SPIRIT WEEK IS HERE - GET OUT THOSE COSTUMES!



Student Council Staff Advisors:
RUNNING CLUB SPRING SESSION STARTS SOON!

Rockwell Running Club Returns Tuesday, March 1st!!!

Spring is here and the kids want to run, run, run!!! 

KINDERGARTNERS get to participate in this session as well!! 

Lots of parent volunteers are needed to help punch those lap cards.  Sign up for shifts today if you can help once a week, once a month, or just "once in awhile!" Dads, moms, grandparents...all are welcome. Just make sure you are volunteer-approved! 

(PS: Running club gets canceled on days there aren't any volunteers and the kids are bummed! Help keep our kids healthy and happy!)

Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch recesses, from 11:50 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. Please sign up now!
 
Norman Rockwell Elementary
Physical Education Specialist
PAJAMAS AND BOOKS NIGHT: KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES

Pajamas and Books Night!

WHO? Kindergarten students only PLUS one Special Adult Guest! (parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, etc) 

WHEN & WHERE? Wednesday, March 2nd @ 6:30 PM in the Rockwell Library 

WHY? Join us as we celebrate Read Across America Week with Special Guest: Author/Illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt!

HOW? 
1. Return the RSVP form ( click here) to your teacher by this Friday, Feb 26th! (The class with the most attendees will receive a free set of signed books!) 

2. Kindergarteners, pick a Special Guest to bring! 

3. Put on your favorite Pajamas and come to the Rockwell Library @ 6:30 PM on Wed. March 2nd!
SALMON IN THE CLASSROOM UPDATE-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED



HELP OUR 4th GRADE STUDENTS FEED THE FISH!





The salmon eggs have all hatched and many of the alevin hiding among the rocks at the bottom of the tank are getting ready to emerge.  In just a week, the yolk sacs on many of the alevin have begun to disappear. 

Soon the fish will be ready to feed! We are looking for parents that are interested in helping raise our coho. What does this mean?  It means about 40 minutes one day a week (or every other week depending on number of volunteers) until we release the fish. Each day during the school week from early/mid March through mid-April or early May (about 6 weeks), a parent volunteer will help the fourth grade students feed the fish during their lunch recess, from about 12:15 until 12:55 p.m. This entails supervising about 4 students who will feed the fish and check the water quality. 

This is a special part of being a fourth grader, and the kids, the fish, and I appreciate your help. I will provide training on the feeding during a short session. So, if you can spare 40 minutes one day per weekplease consider volunteering.  You can contact me through email or call me at 425-556-0839.
 
Thank you!
Jeanie Hahn (PTA Salmon-in-the-Classroom Chair)
FAMILY DANCE PARTY - NEON GLOW THEME 

It's almost time for the All School Dance! 
The theme is:
NEoN  GloW

Friday, March 18th
6pm - 8pm
Redmond High School Cafeteria

Bring the whole family and dance with your kids (or watch them boogie with their friends) at THE event of the year. The black light photo booth is also making a return!

*Children must be accompanied by an adult - this is not a drop-off event. 

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us in set up, ticket sales, concession sales and clean up.  Please sign up here on the PTA website today for a short shift. Time slots are only 45 minutes so you will still have time to boogie.  


If you have any questions please contact: 
Mary Anne Blake - Dance Chair
Jennifer Myrick - VP Events

FINAL SCHOOL SPELLING BEE IS THIS WEEKEND!
Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual Rockwell Final School Spelling Bee happening  SUNDAY, FEB. 28th in the school library from  9am-1pm, followed by  an awards ceremony at 2pm.
 
36 students from grades 1- 5 are competing to see who will become Rockwell's Spelling Champion!  Come support your friends!
 
Our winner will represent Rockwell at the King-Snohomish Regional Spelling Bee on March 13th at Town Hall in Seattle.

PTA thanks our Spelling Bee Team for their time! 
Thanks to: Sarita Valji, Barbara Puk and Chamu Kallem
LOOKING FOR 4TH GRADERS TO JOIN SAFETY PATROL!

Attention fourth graders!  Are you interested in joining Safety Patrol? 
Mrs. Mobley is currently looking for fourth graders to join Morning Safety Patrol.

Patrollers need to arrive to school by 8:05 each morning, so you wouldn't be able to participate if you have to ride the bus, unless of course, your parents can give you a ride to school.  If you participate in band or orchestra, that's not a problem, as I can set up a substitute for you the two mornings you would be gone for those activities.

If you are interested in joining Morning Safety Patrol, please sign up on the clipboard in your classroom by Friday, February 26th.

For those fourth grade students that are interested in Afternoon Safety Patrol, those squads will start after spring break.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Mobley at: mmobley@lwsd.org.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - THANKS VOLUNTEERS!

"Rockwell Theatre" was filled with a great audience of families.

Thank you to our family of volunteers, too! You all did a wonderful job.

Who wants to have another movie night?

Putting the FUN into FUNdraising Co-chairs
BOX TOPS & LABELS CONTEST STARTS TODAY (THROUGH FRI.)

Our goal is to collect 5000 Box Tops and 1000 Labels for Education!! This is the final  Box Top and Labels for Education contest of the year - let's make it the biggest!! 

Box Tops: Every Box Top collected earns the school 
10 cents!


Labels for Education: Every Label for Education earns points towards recess materials like balls, chalk and more!

Bring your Box Tops and Labels to MOVIE NIGHT this Friday or send in to your teacher starting todayMonday, the 22nd through Friday the 26th

REWARD:
1. The GRADE with the HIGHEST average of Box Tops AND Labels for Education collected per student WINS 10 MINUTES extra of Lunch RECESS!

Ready, Set, Clip!!
DONATE CLOTHING TO HEALTH ROOM

Calling all parents of fast-growing kids!
 
Our health room is in need of back-up clothing for kids who need to change at school. If you have clothes that your child has outgrown, please consider donating:  
  • Pull-on pants (leggings, sweats, etc.) in sizes 5T/6T
  • Underwear (5T/6T) for both girls and boys
  • Socks for first and second graders
Thank you in advance! Muddy weather and accidents means that we are very low on clothes to help students in need!
UPCOMING MUSIC PERFORMANCES

4th grade - Feb. 25th at 7:00pm in the gym
5th grade - March 4th during the day in the Library
Orchestra - March 9th at 7:00pm at RMS
Choir - March 15th at 7:00pm at RHS

Rockwell Elementary General Music and Choir
Redmond Region Elementary String Orchestra
USED BOOK SALE IN MAY - DONATE YOUR BOOKS

The Rockwell Library Used Book Sale is still a few months away, but we're already busy preparing for it. Please clear out your shelves by donating books (adult and children's). We had an awesome sale last 
year and promise a great time and great deals again this year!

Thank you to those of you who have already brought your donations to the library. Feel free to email me with any questions at ddavenport@lwsd.org.

Diane Davenport
Teacher Librarian
YEARBOOK NEEDS PHOTOS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

Parents - the yearbook needs your photos of our great kids. 
We need  photos for the following upcoming events:

- Upcoming Musical Programs - all grades

Can you help? Please let us know which event you will be
photographing. You can upload directly to LifeTouch at
https://community.lifetouch.com, using our school code (PHEBEV)
instructions or you can send a USB drive to the office and we'll get it
back to you. We look forward to seeing all of the great moments you
capture!

Thanks,
Minerva Butler
Gaby Olson
Maya Shani
Yearbook Co-Chairs
APRIL 26TH BOND MEASURE INFO
LWSD seeks funding for more schools & classrooms.

Lake Washington School District is growing rapidly. In fact, it has grown from the sixth largest district to the fourth largest district in the state since last year. The district has grown by over 3200 students in the last five years. That's an average of over 625 students per year for the last five years, which is equivalent to five large elementary schools. Growth is projected to continue, reaching over 30,000 students by 2020-21 and over 32,000 students by 2029-30.

To meet these growing needs for classroom space, the district's board of directors voted on January 25 to place a bond measure on the April 26 ballot. This measure, for $398 million in 20-year bonds, would fund
the most immediate, high priority needs. The total tax rate will be maintained at the 2015 rate.  Read more.

Please come to  Rockwell's General PTA Meeting on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm to hear more about this bond!   We will have a speaker and hold a General membership vote regarding the Rockwell PTA's possible support and/or endorsement of the bond.
To learn more, visit the 2016 Bond Web page.  

Rockwell PTA Co-President and Legislative Advocate
NOETIC LEARNING MATH CONTEST

CALLING ALL MATHLETES
It's time to register your students for the spring NLMC competition. Thanks to our school and the PTA for sponsoring the event. We normally fill out our 140 seats. Interested mathletes, sign up now! Space is filling up fast.

What: Spring NLMC 
Where: Norman Rockwell Gymnasium
When:  April 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Who: Students in grade 2-6.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact: 
Elly Sarwono at  ellipsisacademy@outlook.com
MATH CHALLENGE #9

Thanks for all those who participated in Math Challenge #9. Congratulations to the following winners: Sofia L, Arda K, Sriram M, Sol Z, Janelle C, Hannah C, Isha S, Lee S

The next Math Challenge will be available online  Friday Feb. 26th after  3pm

Cheers,
IXL MATH PRACTICE PRIZE WINNERS - MID FEBRUARY

IXL math practice continues and the following students were given prizes as of February 15th. Keep up the great work. Parents - thank you for helping to develop a culture of math here at Rockwell. Thanks to the Lake Washington Schools Foundation (www.lwsf.org) for IXL subscriptions for all students and to the Rockwell PTA for purchasing the prizes. Parents - please visit www.mathinaction.org to learn more about Math at Rockwell. 

-Parent IXL Math Coordinators

Kindergarten - Rohan (C), Nachiket (extra), Aarvin (D), Saanvi (F), Harishkumar (F), Boris (B), Aaditya (A), Vivian (E), Sofia (A), Soya (A), Vasilii (A)

1st Grade - Owen U. (B), Tharan S., (E), Clara G. (D), Thomas C. (C, D), Cleofus B. (E), Victoria S. (E), Ayaan K. (B), Saanvi K. (A), Matteo B. (D), Riya K. (F), Saankhya T. (C), Jennifer G. (D), Atsuya M. (F)

2nd Grade - Prisha K (B), , Gil L (D), Shelby R (E), Liya S (E), Samya S (B), Avantika A (B), Vaidehi H (E), Rebecca Z (C), Prayas D (C), Sriram M (E), Matthew S (E), Sravya T (F), Dhruv I (D)

3rd Grade - Disha P (E), Lee S (D), Uma Y (D), Jerry T (E), Sarah M (C), Mira P (D), Prisha S (F), Takuma B (C), Layla A (E), Srikar N (E), Selin G (D), Otoha M (B), Rushaan M (F), Sofia C (B)

4th Grade - Sofia L (B), Hayden M (B), Inaya K (D), Adyant M (D), Aditya B (E), Camille U (A), Aashish K (A), Aleczander H (A), Sarah O (B), Avigail E (B), Ori A (C), Chloe C (C), Hiyori H (E), Uzair K (E), Zoe A (A), Mark ED (A), Levi H (A), Mathew K (A), Aseela G (B), Luis GD (B), Jordan K (B), Trent K (B), Catalina P (B,C), Regan W (B), Hayden C (D,E), Annabelle H (D), Lasya A (E), Saanvi T (E), Peter X (E), Anurag K (C), Michael S (D), SriKrishna G (D)

5th Grade - Gwendylan A (E), Mitchell E (E), Abdulrahman M (F), Emma W (F), Fabrizio C (B), Annabelle E (C), Jennifer L (F), Shealyn O (D), Grace P (B), Matthew S (C), Katelyn Y (E), Hannah B (A), Selena C (B), Omid F (C), So N (A,B,C), Tanvi B (C), Anjali M (D), Grace M (E), Nathaniel N (B)
QUICK LINKS - IN EVERY ISSUE
- AmazonSmile:  Give a little back to Rockwell PTA by using
our  AmazonSmile link!   Bookmark it and use the link every time you shop. 
 
-Volunteer Application:    LWSD Volunteer application. It's easy to complete and is good for 2 years. Fill yours out or check your renewal status today!

-Rockwell PTA Facebook Page:  Stay connected and updated on  Rockwell PTA & school info.  Stop by and "Like" us!  

-Bookmark & Register for your account on our  
New PTA  Website. Calendar info, announcements, forms, ordering yearbooks and spiritwear, and much more!

- Submit Photos to the YearbookPlease upload them directly to the secure LifeTouch website by visiting LifetouchRegister and use our NEW school  access code: PHEBEV
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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, upon approval, will be posted in the Peachjar eflyer 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 rockwellbugle@gmail.com
  
Sincerely,
Angie Ballas
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA