Assist student arrivals and departures at the bus lane.

Several volunteers are needed to help mark hands as students unload buses and then match students to the correct bus after school. Key days are tomorrow (Tuesday) and next Monday/Tuesday.

We need four volunteers each shift:

-TUES/WEDS (Sept 5th & 6th) 8:10-8:25am and/or 2:55-3:10pm 

-MON/TUES (11th & 12th)  8:10-8:25am and/or 2:55-3:10pm  **This is when the kindergartners start coming!

If you walk your child to/from school, it is easy to add 5-10 minutes to help others while you are there.  Contact Stacy Hatch immediately!
Yea Beagles!
Please contact   Stacy Hatch to help students arrive/depart safely. Thank you!

It's that time of year again - when kids get to go back to school, and parents get to enjoy a cup of coffee while it's still hot!  Please join us on  Tuesday, Sept. 5th or Monday, Sept 11th  at 8:30 a.m. for a quick "cup of Joe" and some treats.  Bring your favorite breakfast snack (muffins, danishes, etc.) and say "hello" to familiar faces - or meet some new ones!

We'll see you by the flagpole in front of the school on the 5th or the 11th!

Brought to you by your Rockwell PTA - go Beagles!


Come hang out for the evening with Rockwell Families and Staff to celebrate the new school year.

When:  Friday, September 15th, 2017 5:00-7:30pm

Where: Rockwell covered and uncovered black top area *Rain or Shine*. Food Trucks will be in the bus lane. 

Food: Stay tuned to see what will be coming to Rockwell this year. There will be something for everyone! Trucks will accept cash and credit cards. 

Volunteers Needed: Lots of helpers needed to set up, clean up, and patrol the playground. SHORT SHIFTS. Many of you expressed interest in the first day packet - now please sign up for a specific shift. Please sign up here.

Are you approved yet as an LWSD volunteer? Click HERE to start the approval process. It's good for two years. 

Hope to see you there!

Chairperson - Family Food Truck Night
We have fun, new, customized Rockwell t-shirts, hoodie-sweatshirts, hats and bags for the whole family.
Just click  this link  for Rockwell's Online Spirit Wear store and start shopping!
Please don't hesitate. The online store is  OPEN NOW thru 9/17.   
Spirit Wear will be delivered to your child in early October.

Julie Odle- Spirit Wear Coordinator

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! (Kindergartners will join in the spring)
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch recesses, starting  September 26th!
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 SignUp Genius here online.

Are you approved yet as an LWSD volunteer? Click here to get volunteer approval - it's good for two years. Thanks!
Questions? Please email Christine Cottom or call  425-936-2670 ext. 56742
Norman Rockwell Elementary
Physical Education Specialist
Complete Yours Online

Click the  PTA website . to access and complete your First Day PTA Packet.

With our online packet, you will have the ability to order (and pay for) your PTA membership, Yearbook, Spirit Wear, and donate to our yearly Pass the Hat Fundraiser (which supports your student, teachers, and our fun and enriching programs), and sign up for volunteer opportunities all in one place. It will only take a few minutes. 

Do yours today!

  • Please enter your teacher info into your account - this helps us know where to deliver your ordered items.
  • New users will sign up for an account during this process.
  • Returning website users, PLEASE complete the packet and also visit your PTA Website account and update any old phone numbers etc, add a student if you have new children, update your teacher, etc. This helps in the directory process and also when we need to deliver items (spirit wear etc) to classrooms.

You did it! You signed up to volunteer and/or Chair a program! Yea Beagles!
You're invited to learn how the PTA website is one of your biggest resources
as a Chairperson! You will also receive tips and tools for chairing a program,
as well as what you need to know to be an effective volunteer for Rockwell

*Bring a laptop if you have access to one! 

Monday, September 18th 6:30-7:15.
Rockwell Library 

**Room Parent Meeting immediately following.
What is this all about? 

When you complete your First Day Packet you will have the opportunities to purchase a PTA Membership and to donate to our annual fundraiser called Pass The Hat. What's the difference between the two?

What is a PTA membership?
Your membership fee supports the work PTA does, not only at our school but also at our local council, state level, and national PTA levels. 

From WA State PTA's site: "With more than 133,000 members, Washington State PTA is the largest volunteer association dedicated to the education, health, welfare, and safety of all children in Washington state. When you join PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families. A WSPTA membership card is valuable! Benefits include local and statewide discounts, advocacy, scholarships, programs, volunteer support, services to local PTAs and councils, and training for PTA leaders."

When you join via Rockwell, you have a voice and vote at our meetings, plus our PTA provides paid members with access to our online directory and a paper directory and you'll have access to the local WA State discount benefits (Great Wolf Lodge, WA State Fair, FedEx Office and more) are listed here.

What is the Pass The Hat Fundraiser at Rockwell?
Pass the Hat is Rockwell's one big PTA fundraiser for the year. Instead of asking parents and students to buy or sell cookie dough or magazines, we ask you to simply donate directly to our PTA. Your donation helps to fund the 40+ programs the PTA sponsors throughout the year. Your donations to the PTA are crucial to the academic enrichment of our student population.
The PTA is 100% funded by parents' donations and matching corporate donations.

Norman Rockwell PTA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so your donations are 
tax-deductible. If your employer has corporate matching, please be sure to select Rockwell PTA and double your donation! 

What Does My Donation Pay For?  PTA Community Events (dance, movie nights etc), learning enrichment at assemblies, author visits, art-docent supplies, Salmon in the Classroom, Grade-level and school enrichment grants, Science Van, STEM classroom visits from The Toymaker & Bug Safari and much more. We also pay for hosting of the Bugle and PTA website and parent programs!
Rockwell PTA provides two different directories as a benefit to those who support PTA by purchasing a PTA membership. Please read about the directories and how your paid membership gets you these great benefits!

Online PTA Membership Directory: Only Members of our website who have paid for a PTA membership will have private access to our website directory. You can control what information others can see about you and your student.  We have given all website members access to the on-line PTA membership directory through the first week of school so that you can give it a free trial run.  Go ahead and customize which fields from your profile can be seen by others.  At the end of the first week, only those with a paid PTA Membership will have continuing access. 

Paper Student Directory: The paper Student Directory is a listing of all students at Rockwell.  In addition to the listing of students, the paper Student Directory includes sections on Important School Contacts, Rockwell Policies and Procedures and PTA Programs. The listing of students is presented by classroom with parent email and phone numbers only.  The Student Directory is published once a year in October and distributed as a benefit to paid PTA members and also to those people who purchase a copy of the paper Student Directory only. You must OPT IN to be included in the paper Student Directory.  The OPT IN/Permissions Form were provided to you at Dog Day. We will provide one to anyone who missed Dog Day and they must be handed back in with Your Student's Name, Your Teacher's Name, Three Checked Boxes and Your Signature. 

OPT IN/Permissions Form at Dog Day
The OPT IN/Permissions form is required for any student who wants to be included in the Student Directory, the Yearbook or any PTA program.  Parents have the choice to check "Yes, please include my student" or "No, do not include my student".  Parents will be checking Yes or No three times; once for the Student Directory, once for the Yearbook and once for all other PTA programs.  We will continue contacting you through "Kid Mail" until we have a completed OPT IN/Permissions form for each student at Rockwell. 

Read More about our Directories here.

Parent Volunteer:  PTA Membership Directory Chair and Student Directory Chair
School Supplies List by Grade

Please find the School Supplies list on the School's Website.

In case you forgot your school supplies at Meet and Greet, you may bring the items to your classroom on the first day of school. If there are additional items on the list to pay for, please bring a check.

Shop on our AmazonSmile link every time you shop and a portion of your purchase goes back to our PTA. 
Help Our PTA Programs in 2017/18

A strong school has strong parent helpers! Rockwell's PTA is looking to fill some volunteer positions for next year. Can you help keep programs running at our school? We need some fresh faces to take on these projects! 

**These programs will be canceled without any volunteers. 

- Yearbook (Project Leader) **Please consider or we won't have a yearbook for our kids! We really need this position filled ASAP! Great for people who want to volunteer behind the scenes/from home mostly.

-Incoming 4th grade parent to help co-produce the 4th/5th Grade Musical (and learn the ropes for the following year)

-Movie Nights Chair - a fun and relaxing movie night with your family in our gym. Easy to plan!

- Emergency Prep Chair - training provided by LWPSA Council

- 4th Grade Parents to chair the  5th Grade Promotion Committee (typically a committee of 4th grade or younger parents - so the 5th grade parents can just enjoy the day!) Details provided by former chair.

and more...please check here for the list of positions and email us with any questions!

There will be an information meeting for Rockwell families of English Learners on Wednesday,  September 13  from  12:30-1:30 .  At  1:30  families will pick up their children and are welcome to stay for an informal family play time together outside.  The PTA will be there to answer questions, and families will learn about how their children are supported as they learn English.

English Learning Teacher
Rockwell Elementary

Check here to read about our new Principal Michael Clark.  You'll also notice the school has a newly-designed website!

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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. 

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 in the classroom, at the school, and at PTA events!
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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
Angie Ballas
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
Norman Rockwell Elementary - Redmond, WA