Please be reminded that the 2018/2019 school year brings us new start times across the district. Here are the new start/end times for Rockwell Elementary:

8:45am - 3:20pm (including the first Wednesday, 9/5/18)

8:45am - 1:50pm Early release Wednesdays ( starting 9/12/18)

The first bell will ring each morning at 8:45am; students will be considered tardy if they arrive after the second bell at 8:50am.

Dear Rockwell Families,

On behalf of the Rockwell PTA, Welcome Back Beagles! We are honored to represent you this year. The PTA Board is always available to answer your questions and support you. 

If we have not met already, we look forward to meeting you soon.... 

Our first General Membership Meeting is Thursday, October 4th at 7pm in the Rockwell Library. Everyone is invited to attend and learn more about our amazing school, staff, and the Rockwell Family.

Have a wonderful year!
Beth Batig
PTA President


We still need additional hands during the mornings this week! HELP Students arrive and find their bus the first days of school!

Parent Volunteers are needed to help mark hands as students unload buses in the morning  and then match students to the correct bus after school.

We need six volunteers each shift TUES WED (September 4th & 5th) and again 
on FRI &MON (7th & 10th) 8:30-8:50am and 3:00-3:30pm.  
(school starts at 8:50am; ends at 3:20pm this week)

Please sign up here.

Thank you!


Hello Parents!

We all love to take pictures of our kiddos on the first day of school and i t's fun to see those pictures in the YEARBOOK. 

This is how you can help: please email your First Day of School photos, taken ONLY on school premises, to

If you have questions about how to order a yearbook, please email:

Thank you for your help in filling our yearbook pages!

Your Yearbook Team


Please join other Rockwell parents during the first week of school for coffee! Stop by the flagpole at the front of the school on  Friday for a quick "cup of Joe" and some treats after the morning school bell rings. It's a great time to say hello to familiar faces and to meet some new ones. Younger siblings welcome as well.

*Feel free to bring a baked good or store bought item (muffins, breads, etc...)

Kindergarten Parents - this is your child's first day of school. Please stop by after taking all those cute pictures of them. (We will also have tissues!)

PTA Welcome Back Coffee Committee
Ellipsis Math

Calling all math enthusiasts who are in grade 4 and 5! We are forming Ellipsis Math Classes for those who are interested in advancing and sharpening their math skills beyond their classroom.  

Ellipsis Math provides students with excellent mathematics advancements while also providing the opportunity for students to participate at local and state-wide math competitions such as Math Challenge Tournament, Math is Cool, Math Bonanza, and Washington Math Olympiad and prepares them with the right skills to be competitive. 

The program requires student to commit year-round (Sep-May) as most team competitions will be held in Spring 2019.

Interested students are required to take the free placement test which will be held on  September 8 at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland campus). 

To sign up for the test, go to:  Sign up Ellipsis Math Placement Test

For more information about the program, please view  this flyer and visit  our website

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.


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

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.

Click here for more information.


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

Questions? Contact Gretchen Knapp, Welcome Back BBQ Chair. 


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

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!

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.
Spirit Wear Logo/Design Contest

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!

  • 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

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!

We are pleased to announce that Norman Rockwell was recently named a National School of Excellence for the 2018-2020 school years!

National PTA's School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. 

As a National PTA School of Excellence, at Rockwell, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. The School of Excellence program provided guidance to assist our school in engaging families in school decision-making, and help our school build inclusive policies related to education, health, safety or the arts.

Read more about the designation here.

Thank you for your commitment to our school community. Thank you for helping us reach this milestone for our school and our community.

Beth Batig
Norman Rockwell PTA President


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. 
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