School of Excellence Survey
PTA and Rockwell Elementary have worked on improving measurables towards the designation, School of Excellence. Thank you for answering the following questions; your input is crucial to our overall growth and will be utilized  to measure our progress this year. Please submit your  School of Excellence Survey online response or paper form by May 17th. Thank you for your valued input as we strive to provide an inclusive and welcoming school community.  ... read full article
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Washington State PTA Recognizes Rockwell PTA with Bronze Membership Growth Award
Rockwell PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Bronze Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least one member more than their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2018-2019 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all if does for Rockwell Elementary.  Join ... read full article
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Susan Lu 
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4/4/2019-4/30/2019

General Membership Meeting - April 25
PTA General Membership Announcement! When: Thursday April 25th, 2019 Time: 7pm Location: Rockwell Library Agenda includes: Presentation from Principal Clark, Voting in the 2019-2020 PTA Board of Directors, Voting on the 2019-2020 Budget   Your Voice Matters! Be There and Be Heard! ... read full article
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New School Start and End TimesSusan Lu8/12/20189/8/2018
New School Start and End Times
As a reminder, school start and end times will be changing in the 2018-19 school year as a seven-period day is implemented for high school students. Here are the new school start and end times for Rockwell Elementary: First bell rings at 8:45 am ; tardy bell rings at 8:50 . Your student will be marked late if they arrive after the 8:50 bell. School ends at 3:20 pm every day except Wednesday. Wednesday dismissal is at 1:50 . **Wednesday September 5 is a full school day which ends at 3:20** ... read full article
Dog Day/Back to Business Day: Thursday August 30thSusan Lu8/12/20188/30/2018
Dog Day/Back to Business Day: Thursday August 30th
Please come to the school gym for Dog Days  to complete the required paperwork for back to school business on Thurs day, August 30th, 2018 . Come by with your student(s) anytime during your assigned time frame: 8:30 am - 11:00 am : Last Names beginning A - L 11:30 am - 2:00 pm : Last Names beginning M - Z   Please note that we will close between 11:00 am and 11:30 am for lunch. Teacher Meet & Greet in the classroom 2pm -3pm Teacher assignments will be given out after required paperwork is completed! The school will NOT post ... read full article
School of Excellence SurveySusan Lu4/23/20195/17/2019
School of Excellence Survey
PTA and Rockwell Elementary have worked on improving measurables towards the designation, School of Excellence. Thank you for answering the following questions; your input is crucial to our overall growth and will be utilized  to measure our progress this year. Please submit your  School of Excellence Survey online response or paper form by May 17th. Thank you for your valued input as we strive to provide an inclusive and welcoming school community.  ... read full article
Spring Musical - April 20Susan Lu4/5/20194/20/2019
Spring Musical - April 20
BE OUR GUEST Saturday, April 20 2:00pm and 6:00pm - Redmond Performing Arts Center (at Redmond High School)     Come and support 35 of your 4th and 5th grade Rockwell friends as student cast members in a tale as old as time!  Tickets on sale now.  Hurry before the last petal falls!   Tickets are $7 and can be purchased  online , through kid mail, or at the door on performance day.  All tickets purchased in advance will be picked up at Will Call on performance day.     Questions about tickets?  Contact  becky.m. watson@gmail.com .  Enjoy the show!! ... read full article
WSPTA Founder’s Day - April 14 Susan Lu4/4/20194/14/2019
WSPTA Founder’s Day - April 14
Washington State PTA was founded in 1905 by Abby Williams Hill of Tacoma, an artist who saw the need for an organization to support Washington’s children. Thanks to Abby’s leadership and vision—and that of thousands of parents and teachers who have carried her vision forward—Washington State PTA has been a leading voice for children in the state ever since. For more information on the history of WSPTA click here . ... read full article
Washington State PTA Recognizes Rockwell PTA with Bronze Membership Growth AwardSusan Lu4/4/20194/30/2019
Washington State PTA Recognizes Rockwell PTA with Bronze Membership Growth Award
Rockwell PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Bronze Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least one member more than their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2018-2019 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all if does for Rockwell Elementary.  Join ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - April 25Susan Lu4/4/20194/25/2019
General Membership Meeting - April 25
PTA General Membership Announcement! When: Thursday April 25th, 2019 Time: 7pm Location: Rockwell Library Agenda includes: Presentation from Principal Clark, Voting in the 2019-2020 PTA Board of Directors, Voting on the 2019-2020 Budget   Your Voice Matters! Be There and Be Heard! ... read full article
Rockwell Dance PartySusan Lu3/18/20193/29/2019
Rockwell Dance Party
  Save the date for our annual Rockwell Dance Party - Friday, March 29th from 5:30-8:30pm! There will be fun for the whole family. Pre-order your tickets and pizza here .   We are looking for volunteers - please sign up here   Contact Veronica Nelson if you have questions! ... read full article
LWPTSA Special Needs Group MeetingSusan Lu3/18/20193/19/2019
LWPTSA Special Needs Group Meeting
The LWPTSA SPECIAL NEEDS Group Meeting offers both networking opportunities and lots of information of interest to parents.  The session begins with an informal opportunity to speak with Special Services staff, followed by the public premiere of a district-produced video SERVICE ANIMALS IN SCHOOLS. At the conclusion of the video, Carrie Griffin Basis, Director of the Governor’s Office of Education Ombuds offers a presentation on IEPs and 504s.            WHEN:  Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM           WHERE:  LWSD Resource Center Board Room ( 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052)    ... read full article
SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital AgeSusan Lu3/11/20193/30/2019
SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age
Screenagers!  Ever wonder what to do about the endless screen time our kids are doing now? Join Bell PTSA  for a screening of the acclaimed film; Screenagers on Friday, March 29th at 7:00 pm at Bell Elementary 11212 NE 112 th St Kirkland, WA 98033.  Tickets can be purchase at http://bit.ly/2Wx1CDJ . This event is open to everyone in the community. ... read full article
Invite: Capital Projects Levy Speaker at RMSSusan Lu2/25/20193/12/2019
Invite: Capital Projects Levy Speaker at RMS
Mark your calendar! Come learn about the LWSD Capital Projects Levy.  Approval of the April 23 levy will provide: 1) Projects for Growth; 2) Core Facilities; 3) Safety Improvements.    Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent, will join us in the Redmond Middle School library on Tuesday, March 12 from 7:00-7:30 PM. She will provide information about the levy and answer questions you may have. Following the speaker, the RMS PTSA will hold a vote of whether to endorse and support the levy. RMS Feeder elementary school families are invited to this information session, too. Come learn about the district’s needs and how approving ... read full article
Nominations for 2019-2020 PTA Board Are Now Open!Susan Lu2/15/20193/20/2019
Nominations for 2019-2020 PTA Board Are Now Open!
Parents, Teachers, and Staff, we are excited to now be accepting nominations for Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA’s Board of Directors in the 2019-2020 school year!   You may nominate as many candidates as you choose, including a self nomination.   To be nominated, you must Be a PTA member at Norman Rockwell or another PTA organization 15 days preceding the election Be willing and available to attend training for your position B e enthusiastic and supportive of your local PTA And you must be 18 years old or older.   Download the nomination form and a list of board roles ... read full article
Registration for Spring MusicalSusan Lu1/30/20192/8/2019
Registration for Spring Musical
Attention 4th and 5th grade parents:   The time has come!  Today we are releasing registration materials for this year's spring musical, Beauty and the Beast, Jr.  Please note the registration process is slightly different than in years past.  This is intended to streamline the effort to make it easier on everyone involved.  All the details are included in the registration packet which is now available online  here . Printed copies will be available in the office by 9am today.    A few highlights all of which are included in the registration packet but deserve calling out: Scholarships are available for those ... read full article
Spirit Wear Now Available!Susan Lu1/28/20192/15/2019
Spirit Wear Now Available!
We've got SPIRIT, how about you? Spirit wear orders will be available ONLINE now through February 15 th Click  HERE to order. **** Please select "Bellevue pick up" in the option for shipping. PTA will pick up the orders in bulk and deliver to them to student classrooms. You will be charged $8.95 if you want your order shipped directly to you. This is non-refundable. Choose wisely.**** ** NEW ** items available are: short sleeved color blocked Tee, short sleeved CAMO sport Tee and a light weight sport hoodie. The following items are still available: short & long-sleeved tees, full ... read full article
Don't Forget Rockwell for your Holiday Shopping!Susan Lu11/23/201812/25/2018
Don't Forget Rockwell for your Holiday Shopping!
Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Norman Rockwell PTA when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1149753 . It doesn't cost you extra to shop and a small portion of your purchase is donated to the PTA ... read full article
2018 Rockwell Halloween ParadeSusan Lu10/21/201810/31/2018
2018 Rockwell Halloween Parade
When: Wednesday, October 31 @ 12:55pm Where: Rockwell Elementary Click here and  here for parade map. ... read full article
Spirit Wear orders are due THIS SaturdaySusan Lu10/16/201810/20/2018
Spirit Wear orders are due THIS Saturday
Don't forget to place your order today! https://winnerssportswear.com/ product-category/spiritwear/ norman-rockwell-elementary/ There is a size chart available on the website. Enter "pick up" in the shipping option and PTA will deliver them to student classrooms, unless you WANT to pay $8.95 and have your order shipped directly to your house. ... read full article
Bring Your Box Tops to School!Susan Lu10/16/201810/26/2018
Bring Your Box Tops to School!
Our goal is to collect 10,000 Box Tops! (Expired Box Tops DO NOT count).   Contest runs through October 26th . Bring your Box Tops to school this week to earn a great prize! The highest amount collected by grade will win 10 extra recess minutes PLUS a popcorn Friday! So collect lots of Box Tops from your pantry,  neighbors, relatives and far away friends!   Every Box Top collected earns the school 10 cents towards PTA programs like shipping  candy to the troops, contest prizes, grants and more!    *If a Box Top doesn't look like the above picture, ... read full article
NEW logo announcement and ONLINE order is open!Susan Lu10/8/201810/23/2018
NEW logo announcement and ONLINE order is open!
And the winner is… There were over 30 entries in the logo/design contest for this year’s spirit wear. Thank you to all artists! Please join me in congratulating the following winners: Rome (3 rd place), Krishna (2 nd place) and the artist who will have their logo design printed on this year’s spirit wear is Emaan! Congratulations!!     We've got SPIRIT, how about you? Spirit wear orders are available ONLINE starting TODAY through October 20 th https://winnerssportswear.com/product-category/spiritwear/norman-rockwell-elementary/ ****Please select “Bellevue pick up” in the option for shipping.  PTA will pick up the orders in bulk and deliver to them ... read full article
A Note from the Disability Awareness ChairSusan Lu10/1/201811/30/2018
A Note from the Disability Awareness Chair
My name is Jamie Kivela and am Norman Rockwell’s Disability Awareness Chair. My overall role is being the local PTA liaison between Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and Rockwell students who are receiving special education services. Within this role, I will be providing communication to Rockwell families of available resources and pertinent meetings surrounding special education offered by LWSD and/or other disability organizations in the area. I’m reaching out to YOU this year to request the following: Volunteer to help me with the Disability Pride booth during Heritage Night. Depending on interest, I envision volunteers to join me at the ... read full article
Registration for After-School Lego ClassesSusan Lu9/23/201810/7/2018
Registration for After-School Lego Classes
Registration for Fall 2018 After-School Lego Classes is now available here . This class is being sponsored by Rockwell PTA. ALL PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER. All parent volunteers need to be an LWSD-approved volunteer. If all classes do not have a parent volunteer, the classes will be cancelled. Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials Grade K-1 Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials, Fall Grades: K to 1 Mondays 10/8/18 - 12/10/18 NO CLASS: Oct 15th and Nov 12th 3:35pm - 5:05pm Min 11 / Max 16   Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System Grades 2-5 Robotics ... read full article
PTA General Membership MeetingSusan Lu9/20/201810/4/2018
PTA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 4 th @ 7pm Norman Rockwell Elementary Library Join us for an update from Principal Clark and the Rockwell Teachers. Find out what the funding status is for academic enrichment programs. Make your voice heard as we vote on approving the PTA Budget. Find out what the PTA Standing Rules and Policies are, as they are presented for approval.   Hope to see you there! Beth Batig PTA President ... read full article
Comfort Kits Due September 30thSusan Lu9/16/20189/30/2018
Comfort Kits Due September 30th
Please send your child to school with their comfort kits by September 30th.  The information plus quart-sized ziploc bag was attached to the first day packet at Dog Day. If you misplaced the packet, you can use your own quart-sized bag and find the instructions here:  Comfort Kit We are asking for each child to have a comfort kit in their classroom in case there is an extended emergency situation. Teachers will distribute kits to students to keep them calm and reassured until parents are reunited with them.  Thank you for considering your child's emotional well-being and sending in a ... read full article
Have You Joined the Rockwell PTA?Susan Lu9/16/20189/30/2018
Have You Joined the Rockwell PTA?
“PAY SMALL, SUPPORT BIG"           Have you joined Norman Rockwell PTA?                   Who makes Norman Rockwell’s PTA awesome? Our members do! Last year, we had 450 members, and we received the prestigious national PTA School of Excellence Award . As of this week, we currently have 354 members. Thanks to all of you who have joined and support our Rockwell family. However, we still need more members to make a difference.     Our PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is dedicated to our children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement. ... read full article
Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?Susan Lu9/13/201811/16/2018
Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?
Don't miss out on this year's school memories! It's not too late to order your school yearbook if you didn't get a chance to order during Back to Business Day. Soft Cover: $25 Hard Cover: $30 Go to  Lifetouch to place your order today! Yearbook ID code: 4886519. The last day to order a yearbook is November 16, 2018. Email schoolservices@normanrockwellpta.org if you would like to pay with cash or check directly to the PTA.   ... read full article
Family Events for English Learners at RockwellSusan Lu9/4/20189/26/2018
Family Events for English Learners at Rockwell
For English Learners (EL) at Rockwell, below are events for students and their families: Wednesday, 9/12 12:50-1:50 EL INFORMATION MEETING – Come to get information and ask questions about the English Learning Program. Then from 1:50-2:20 we’ll have a playtime. Tuesday, 9/25 12:00-1:30 FRIENDSHIP RECESS – Come to school to help English learners make friends at lunch recess. Bring an indoor game, craft or activity, or just bring yourself and we’ll fun! Wednesday, 9/26 1:50-2:20 ENGLISH LESSON – Would you like to know what an English lesson is like at Rockwell? Come with your family! Click  here for more information ... read full article
Ellipsis Math at RockwellSusan Lu8/30/20189/8/2018
Ellipsis Math at Rockwell
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 ... read full article
Food Needed for Our VolunteersSusan Lu8/19/20188/26/2018
Food Needed for Our Volunteers
75-100 volunteers are cleaning up this Sunday, August 26th, for Community Serve Day at Rockwell from 9am-1pm. Please help feed these wonderful people either by signing up to bring a tray of sandwiches, cookies or fruit/veggies or by setting up, maintaining the table, cleaning up... any help is appreciated! Sign up to feed volunteers here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d49aeab22a57-feed1 Can't make it at 12:30pm to show your appreciation to these hard workers? No problem! Bring your food to the Rockwell gym any time after 9am on Sunday and we will store it until lunchtime.  Looking to clean up the campus and help teachers set up ... read full article
Rockwell Spirit Wear Design ContestSusan Lu8/12/20189/22/2018
Rockwell Spirit Wear 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! ENTER TO WIN: Return the bottom portion of  this form AND your entry into the designated box in Rockwell’s front office or send to Funds@NormandRockwellPTA.org Entries must be submitted by Friday, September 21.  Winners will be announced in the Beagle Bugle by October 15. ELIGIBILITY: All students (K-5) are eligible to enter the spirit wear logo/design contest. One entry per person ... read full article
Back to School BBQSusan Lu8/12/20189/15/2018
Back to School BBQ
Please join us for our annual, all-school, welcome back barbecue! This is a great opportunity to meet your student's new classmates and families. When:  Friday, September 14th, 2018 5:30-7:30pm *Rain or Shine* Where: Rockwell covered and uncovered black top area near the gym. Food: Hamburger, Gardenburger or Hot Dog, Variety of Salads, Variety of Fruit, Potato Chips & Cookie. Tickets are $8 each and will be sold at the event only (no pre-sales). Volunteers Needed:  Short volunteer shifts listed here . Come help us out! To volunteer at the school, you must complete the parent volunteer application. Click HERE to ... read full article
2018 National PTA School of ExcellenceSusan Lu8/9/20189/30/2018
2018 National PTA School of Excellence
Dear Parents, Rockwell Elementary was recently named a National PTA 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 ... read full article
Community SERVE Day: Sunday, August 26 | 9am to 1pmSusan Lu8/7/20188/28/2018
Community SERVE Day: Sunday, August 26 | 9am to 1pm
Impact the lives of Rockwell's students, teachers, and our community! For one day, we come together to help the school get ready for the new school year, preparing classrooms and school grounds to become a premier learning environment for our kids. Projects include helping teachers set up classrooms, as well as improving the campus through painting, repairs, beautification, and more. Show your Rockwell Spirit! Invite friends and family! REGISTER TODAY @ Rockwell Community Serve Day Signup Questions: emgilman@hotmail.com   ... read full article
Don't Forget Rockwell on Prime Day!Susan Lu7/2/20187/18/2018
Don't Forget Rockwell on Prime Day!
Your shopping makes a difference! Amazon donates to Norman Rockwell PTA (Lake Washington Council) 2.8.47 when you shop Prime Day deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1149753   ... read full article