Beagle 
Bugle
PTA Newsletter 
11.16.15
    Website: 
In This Issue
Student Art Reception-Reflections
Picture Retakes
Friendship Recess
Mock Spelling Bee Practice
Operation Gratitude
Fall Teacher Bday Lunch-Thanks!
Math Challenge #4
Upcoming Chess Tournament
OPEN Chair positions
Running Club
Quick Links
IMPORTANT DATES
(Filtered for Rockwell)

Nov. 16th, 30th & 12/7, Mondays
Friendship Recess for English Language Learners - See below for details

Nov. 18th, Wednesday
PTA Reflections/Student Artwork Showcase
5pm - 6:30pm - School Library

Nov. 19th, Thursday
Fall Elementary Band Concert
7pm @ Redmond Middle School
 
Nov. 20th, Friday
Picture Retakes

Nov. 25th, Weds
Half Day/Thanksgiving Break
 11:30 am release for all students

Nov. 26, 27 (Th & Fri)
No School -Thanksgiving Break
REFLECTIONS - STUDENT ARTWORK RECEPTION THIS WEDS.
PTA Reflections welcomes all students and their family and friends for the 2015 Rockwell Reflections Art Showcase this  Wednesday, Nov. 18th at the  Rockwell Library from  5:00 pm to 6:30 pm . Please come and celebrate the effort your children have put in their Artwork and support your fellow students!

PTA Reflections Co-Chairs
PICTURE RETAKES DAY - FRI. NOV 20TH
Picture Retake Day is on  Friday, November 20th!  Students who were absent on Picture Day should complete the LifeTouch order form, enclose payment, and return to school on Retake Day.  Students who would like to retake their portrait should return their original portrait package on this day.  Class photos should be kept and not returned to school.  

Thanks,
FRIENDSHIP RECESS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS

The English Partnership Team will be hosting fun games at lunch recess. The goal is for new English Learners to have help in building relationships. 

We need volunteers to set up, organize games, and help students make friends. If you want to come and assist, please contact Lynette (lfriesen@lwsd.org) or Fumiko (fumiko@emurasoft.com). LWSD Background check required.  
 
Who:   English Learners and a friend 
What:   Do special activities together at recess 
Where:   Beside the covered area at your regular lunch recess time (12~1pm)  
When:  Mondays: November 16th, 30th, and December 7th 
Why: to have time to talk and make friends 
 
As part of the English Partnership Team 
Lynette Friesen (lfriesen@lwsd.org) English Language Teacher 
Fumiko Emura (fumiko@emurasoft.com)

Thanks! 
MOCK BEE - SPELLING BEE PRACTICE
The next MOCK BEE session will be on Thursday Nov. 19th from 3-4:15pm in the school library. This session will provide students with important tips and practice for the Final School Spelling Bee. Please
remember to check www.youthspellingbee.com regularly for schedule and information.
VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLIES
Thank you for donating leftover Halloween candy, dental hygiene items, and handwritten notes to Operation Gratitude - Rockwell will be sending the following to troops overseas:
Chocolate collected: 97.4 lbs
Non-chocolate candy collected: 59 lbs
Dental Hygiene items: 8.4 lbs
Handwritten Cards and Notes: Priceless!!

164 pounds of treats for troops!
Amazing!!!
FALL TEACHER BIRTHDAY LUNCH - THANK YOU!
** BIRTHDAY BURRITO BOWLS WERE MUY BEUNO**
 
Thank you to all the parent volunteers that brought food to the fiesta!  The teachers/staff were very appreciative, heading back to their classrooms with grande bellies & smiles.  Muchos Gracias!
 
A special shout out to Lara Lockwood, Fumiko Emuro, Chitose Idkeda, and Stacie Hatch who assisted with set up and clean up. The Rockwell teachers/staff and PTA are very lucky to have such dedicated parent volunteers.
 
Salud,
VP of Volunteer Services/Rockwell PTA
MATH CHALLENGE #4
Math Challenge #4 is now available here. For this challenge, 12 qualified submissions will randomly selected for the prize.  Grab some friends and family and work on challenge together!

The challenge due date is Thurs, Nov. 19TH (before 3pm.) 

Let the challenge begin!
CHESS TOURNAMENT AT ROCKWELL
Rockwell will host a chess tournament on Saturday,  January 9, 2016
 
It's open to any student in grades K-6. 
Levels are K-1, 2-3 and 4-6 grades.
 
There is discount for early registration. Please follow this link for tournament details and registration information.

Rockwell Chess Club Chair 
PTA POSITIONS OPEN - PLEASE CONSIDER!
ROCKWELL PTA Seeking Your Talents/Time for a few remaining  unfilled positions - please check these chair/committee positions out and lend a hand in making Rockwell a great place. 

Additionally the PTA Board is seeking a new Legislative Advocate. Job Description here

If you are interested, please email us at rockwellptapresident@gmail.com
RUNNING CLUB - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Recess Running Club continues through the fall...and so does our need for parent volunteers! Come help punch lap cards on Tuesdays and Thursdays and cheer on our runners.  Please sign up for a shift here.

Without at least four volunteers each day this program cannot function. Thank you to Asako M., Barbara P., Beth B., Felice N., Fumiko E., Jodi K., Kaori N, Kunimi B., Kyung R., Nate C., Nimmi K., Yukiko H., and Yukiko T. who have helped so far this year. 
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. The holidays are coming...use the Amazon link!
 
-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
Subscribe!
Bugle Article Submissions Welcome
  
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