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Tuesday Bugle - February 16

  • Emotional Readiness to Return to School. Webinar 2/16 @ 7 PM
  • K-1 Family Information for transition back to the classroom.
  • Volunteer Opportunities Abound!
  • Yearbook & A Special Photo Contest!
  • Math Challenge #9
  • Dr. Seuss Multilingual Read Aloud


  • February 16 - Emotional Readiness to Return to School.
  • February 16-17 - Asynchronous Work for K/1 Students
  • February 17 -  MS Teams Live Event for K/1 Families, 6:00 PM
  • February 18 - Welcome Back K/1 Students!
  • February 22 - Photo contest begins on Facebook!
  • March 5 - Virtual Game night (Volunteers needed! )

Blackwell PTA and Rockwell PTA are excited to present to the whole LWSD Community a special webinar on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 pm called "Emotional Readiness to Return to School". Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt who specializes in school crisis response has partnered with LWSD to help our community transition back to the classroom safely. Register here:

Plan for Kindergarten and First Grade on February 16th and 17th: Morning Meetings, Then Asynchronous Work
Important note: as our Instructional, Office, and Classified teams make their final preparations for the February 18th transition, our Kindergarten and First grade students will engage in two final days of asynchronous work on February 16th and 17th. Each day will begin with morning classroom meetings, followed by asynchronous work prepared by the teams. Please check classroom newsletters for more details.
Microsoft Teams Live Welcome/Transition Meeting for K-1 Families on February 17th at 6:00 PM
In preparation for the 18th, Mr. Clark would like to hold a MS Teams Live event on February 17th at 6:00 PM for all of our K-1 families in order to discuss important information related to our transition, as well as to review key points from our In-Person Handbook. In order to log on to the meeting, please click on this link on the evening of the 17th: Click Here to Join Meeting.

Change to Meal distributions Days – Information and FAQ:  
Starting Wednesday, February 3, meals will be distributed on Wednesdays and Fridays. Pick up times will stay the same from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Middle School locations (Redmond MS, Inglewood MS, Timberline MS, Rose Hill MS, Finn Hill MS, Kamiakin MS). Pickup times will remain the same for the delivery locations with the exception of Rush and Mead (see website for details:
Why are we changing the meal distribution days?  
Meal distribution days were changed proactively to ensure that all students will continue to have access to 7 free lunches and breakfasts each week as we transition to in person learning.  Keeping distribution on Tuesday would mean that students with in-person classes on Tuesday and/or Friday would not be able to pick up meal packs for the full week.  Changing the distribution day to Wednesday will allow K-1 students to receive a 3-day meal pack (for Wednesday and the weekend) and hybrid students to receive a 5-day meal pack (3 days of remote learning and 2 days for the weekend). Fully remote learners can pick up a 5-day meal pack on Wednesday and a 2-day meal pack on Friday.  
How will each learning model receive a full week of meals?  
K-1 In Person: Take home meals (4 days - M,T,TH,F) 
Pick up 3-day meal pack on Wednesday 
Hybrid Take home meals for in-person days (2 days/week) 
(remote/in person) Pick up 5-day meal pack on Wednesday 
Full Remote/Other Pick up 5-day meal pack on Wednesday 
Pick up 2-day meal pack on Friday 
Will families still need to Preorder meals?  
Families still need to preorder meals on the LWSD website for the grab and go meals that are picked up on Wednesday and Friday. Families will not need to pre-order for in-person days.  
The PTA is recruiting parent volunteers for next year’s PTA Executive board. The commitment requires attendance at monthly board meetings, and performance of specific duties assigned to your designated board position. Don’t worry, you’ll have lots of guidance and assistance from an energetic and supportive group of other parent volunteers who already sit on the board. Now, more than ever, we need help from parents who want to enrich the lives of all children attending Norman Rockwell Elementary.  If you’re interested in joining a group of fun and dedicated parents, please email Denice at
The PTA is planning our next exiting virtual event for the kiddos - a "Game Night" where students can join their friends in a handful of different "rooms" for a variety of games. We will need 1-2 volunteers per grade to pull this off. We are tentatively planning the event on March 5th from 5 -7pm. We will only be able to host the event if we can recruit at least 10 parent volunteers. The rooms will feature games such as trivia, bingo, hangman, etc. You don't need any specific technical knowledge or game aptitude - just a willingness to log onto Teams and help supervise the kids who are playing. If you're able to help with this fun event, please email Denice at 
Rockwell Families -
please join our upcoming yearbook picture contest! Did you know that your PTA is working hard to put together a yearbook for families, even in the time of remote learning? As difficult and strange as this year has been, we want families to have something to remember the '20/'21 school year. We've been collecting pictures from families to include in the yearbook, but know that we're still missing submissions from many, many families. Please join our upcoming contest on Facebook as we collect pictures of students in their remote learning spaces. The contest will run from Monday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 28th. At any point during that week, post a picture of your kiddo in their workspace on Norman Rockwell PTA's Facebook page. We'll include all submissions in the final yearbook. As well, the Facebook picture with the most engagement will win a special prize! 

If you'd like to send additional pictures to be included in the yearbook (instead of, or in addition to, participating with the FB contest) please email the photos to: We'd love to see photos of your kiddos from class parties, virtual dances, working on science experiments or art projects, etc. 

Photos Needed! Fill the Yearbook with Candid Shots!
Help us fill the yearbook with your photos!
We're still collecting photos from Dress-to-Impress Day, Crazy Hair Day, Sports Day & Pajama Day! 
If you have any photos you'd like to share, please email them to 

2020-2021 Yearbook Available for Pre-Order!
Pre-orders are now open! You can place your order by going to the Lifetouch<> and using Yearbook ID #4886521. Please order soon as we only print a limited amount.
Softcover Yearbooks are $25
Hardcover Yearbooks are $30

Math Challenge #9 Due by Thursday, February 18th. Math Challenge #9 is now available here. Please feel free to try more questions than the minimum required for your grade level in order to qualify. Grab some friends and family and work on the challenges together! Once your student completes the challenge, email their paper by the due date to
The due date for Math Challenge #9 is Thursday, February 18th by 3:20pm. 
Please contact us if you have any question or if you need additional information about this program.
Let the challenge begin!

We are starting planning for our annual Dr. Seuss Multilingual Read Aloud coming up in March. This year will be virtual. Attached is the info: It is super important that the attached form is used to sign up for the event.

Let me know if you have any questions

Shelly Gordon (she/her) Library Media Specialist
Rockwell Elementary School
(425)936-2670 ext. 56751
LWSD Open Enrollment
LWSD holds an open enrollment period once each year for parents who want their children to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Parents may apply between February 1-26 for a change to their school assignment for the 2021-22 school year for their student in grades K-12. This option is also known as an In-District Variance. Learn More

LWSD Pathway Forward
Read the updates at View answers to frequently asked questions. If you have questions about LWSD's Pathway Forward, please submit them to the district using the Questions about Pathway Forward form.


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