PTA Newsletter 1.26.15
In This Issue
Kindergarten Registration
Heritage Night-Thanks!
Family Bingo Night
Rockwell Musical Info
Need Health Room Helpers
Donate USB "Mice"
Donate Used Books
Math Challenge #7
Extra! Extra!
In Every Issue
Link to District Calendar (Filter for Rockwell)

Jan. 27, 29, 30
Half Day/Conferences, 
11:30 release on T, TH, FRI

Jan. 27, Tuesday
5th Grade Parent Info Night 
Redmond Middle School Gym 7-8pm 

Jan. 28, Wednesday
Kindergarten Info Mtg/Tour
2pm, Adults only

Jan. 29, Thursday
Inglewood Middle School 7-8:30pm

Jan. 29, Thursday
General Membership Mtg
*All Invited!
7:00 pm - Rockwell Library
Guest Speaker: Mayor of Redmond

Feb. 5, Thursday
Kindergarten Registration 1-7pm
Rockwell Library

Feb. 6, Friday
Family Bingo Night 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Rockwell Gym

Feb. 12-16 Mid-Winter Break
No School

Feb. 21, Saturday
Rockwell Spelling Bee, 9am


This Thursday (1/29) at 7pm is our first Rockwell PTA General

Membership Meeting in 2015 and 
you're all invited! Hope to see you there!


Special Guest Speaker: Mayor of Redmond, John Marchione will be in attendance to present our school's PTA with an awesome check from the SchoolPool program and address some current topics in Redmond.


Also: We will update you on what our PTA has been up to lately and we'll hear from Principal Kirsten Gometz on topics relevant to Rockwell!


Hope to see you there! 

Kindergarten Information for September 2015 Classes
  • Information Meeting for prospective Kindergarten parents will be January 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the school library. Meet the principal, tour the school and ask questions! Adults only - no child care provided. Please call Kerry for more information at 425-936-2670.
  • Kindergarten Registration will begin Thursday, Feb. 5 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm in the school library. Child must be 5 by August 31, 2015 to register. Bring birth certificate or passport, immunization records, proof of address and checkbook if interested in All-Day program. Lottery for class placement will be held Feb. 11, 2015. More information can be found HERE.
**Please forward to any of your friends & neighbors starting Kindergarten at Rockwell this fall!

  • PTA would like to send a special THANK YOU to Heritage Night Chair Ariane Newell for making Heritage Night a great success!
  • We'd also like to thank all the volunteers she brought together to make this great event happen: 

Bilyana Slavova, Danielle Rocha, Ehud Karassik, 

Elena Petrova, Fumiko Emura, Huaqi Yin, Jitka Brejlova, 

Juliana Lawson, Karen Hernan, Kathleen Fisher, 

Kristie Hemenway, Laura Drover, Ludmilla Kortchak, 

M.R. Naseera, Maya Ami-ad, Myriam Pollock, 

Mohammed Ahsan Ali, Nataliia Shvets, Nevianka Evtimova, 

Nishita Mohan, Sangeetha Subramanian, Shijing Fang, 

Shweta Arora, Tali Yehuda, Tiana Ariel, Vani Jain

 We hope we did not miss anyone because every volunteer     

  is important to us!


  • Also would like to say thank you to Kerry Bauman, Julie Wulf, Principal Gometz and Assistant Principal Jimmy Cho 
VP of Events, Rockwell PTA

  • MISSING ITEM: A kendama was displayed at the Japanese booth in the Library at Heritage Night on Thursday, January 22nd and is missing. A name is written on the handle of the kendama. If anyone saw it, please let me know. Here is a photo.  Fumiko Emura 

  • If you have photos from Heritage Night (fewer than 10)  to send us from Heritage Night or previous events, please visit Register and use our NEW school access code: LMGOVR. You will be able to upload photos directly to LifeTouch.

Family BINGO Night is Friday, February 6th 6:30 - 8:30pm 

in the Rockwell gym. This year's theme is Big Band Bingo!


Get In The Mood to swing dance with your Valentine and your kiddos. Wear red, white & black or something DAPPER from the 1940's.

  • There will be sweet BINGO prizes for the kids!
  • Water, snacks & lovely trinkets will be on sale for $1 each at the concession stand.
  • Price of admission is $1 per person. Age 4 & under is free. 
  • Admission includes BINGO card & Unlimited BIG BAND fun!

Can you spare a half hour or hour to volunteer that evening?


We need lots of parent help to throw a big event like this and have spots open for admission & concession sales, set-up & clean-up. 


Here is the link to the Sign Up Genius or feel free to contact:

Contact Stacy Hatch , Laura Drover  or Arora Shweta if you can "swing" time in your schedule to help the night of the event.  


Calling all 4th and 5th grade actors, singers, dancers and entertainers (or that have any interest in performing), come be part of Rockwell's school musical! Rockwell PTA, in partnership with Youth Theater Northwest, is excited to present Disney's The Little Mermaid JR


A few key dates for you to be aware of:

  • Online registration packets will available Thurs., Feb. 5
  • Application deadline is Tues., Feb. 17 at 3:00 p.m. (no exceptions)
  • Mandatory parent meeting is Tues., Feb. 24 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Rockwell Library.
  • Auditions/Call Backs are March 2-4, and all-cast read-through is March 5
  • Rehearsals begin March 9 (no rehearsals during Spring Break)
  • Performances are Sat., April 25 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Redmond Performing Arts Center (RPAC)

Want to generate some excitement for the musical with your student? See Redmond Middle School's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. Performances on Fri., Jan. 30 at 7:00 p.m. or Sat., Jan. 31 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. at RPAC. (Lots of Rockwell Alumni in the cast)


Questions about the Rockwell musical? Parents interested in Assistant Producer and Costume Designer roles? 


Contact Rockwell Musical Producer: 

Taunya Covington,


Our wonderful office staff is getting inundated with little visitors to the Health Room...and need more parent helpers!  


If you can spare a few hours a month or a week to help "staff" the health room, it would be greatly appreciated. Mostly it involves bandaging little cuts or applying ice packs, taking temps, filling out paperwork and sometimes calling parents. 


You will be trained and serious cases will be handled by the office staff.  If you are already trained, please consider signing up for another shift. Mid-morning to mid-afternoon (covering recess and lunch) is the most important time for volunteers!


Please email Melissa Sutton for more information!


Dear Rockwell Families,


Rockwell Staff are hoping to ask our community for help in acquiring as many USB mice as possible. We'd like to get all of our students working with the technology for State testing as soon as we can and at the same time. It would be greatly appreciated and helpful if any unused mice could be donated to the school. 


Please drop them off at the front office with Julie and Kerry. As always, thank you for your continued support of our school, staff, and students!


Thanks again! 

Jimmy Cho


Save Those Used Books!

In the spring, the Rockwell Library will once again have a Used Book Sale! The purpose of the sale is to get books into the hands of children and to earn some extra money for the Rockwell Library.  So, please start weeding through your books now!  We accept children and adult books.  Donations can be dropped off any time at the library office.  More information regarding the details of the sale will be posted at a later date. Thanks in advance for your support.

Diane Davenport
Teacher Librarian 


Math Challenge #7 is now available for downloadFor this challenge, 12 lucky qualified submissions will receive a puzzle pen! The due date for Math Challenge #7 is 29 Jan 2015

Let the challenge begin!

  • See Redmond Middle School's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. Performances are THIS week and weekend! 

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her mother Queen Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea." 

PLUS - quite a few Rockwell alumni have parts in this play, including Braden W. as Prince Eric, India S. as Scuttle, Joey M. as Sebastian, Maggie P. as Ursula, and many more!


Thursday, January 29, 7:00 pm

Friday, January 30, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 31, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm 


Tickets are $8 for Adults, $5 for RMS Students /children under 12.  

Performances are at the Redmond High School
Performing Arts Center (17272 NE 104th St). 

Online tickets on sale now!


  • Choice Schools Info Sessions: Info Sessions for the various LWSD Choice schools are happening this week and run through January. See the Tandem Calendar for full list of dates, times, and locations of the meetings. 
  • The first Popcorn Friday was HUGE with well over 500 bags sold by student council. We can always use more parent volunteers with the popping and bagging process. If you can spare a few hours on a Friday morning, sign up here

-AmazonSmile: Give a little back to Rockwell PTA by using

our AmazonSmile link!  Bookmark it and use the link every time you shop.


-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!  


-Check out/bookmark our New PTA Website and register for an account!

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 will be posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  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