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PTA Newsletter 04/20/15
 
In This Issue
Teacher Spring Birthday Lunch
School Musical - The Little Mermaid
Restaurant Week for Rockwell
Teacher Appreciation Week
Math Challenge #12
Box Tops Contest
Help with 5th Grade Promotion
Used Book Sale
Invite to Horace Mann Art Night
Education Survey
Extra, Extra - Bits of News (including Parent Input Forms)
Quick Links
IMPORTANT DATES
(Filtered for Rockwell)

April 20, 21
Grade 4 ELA Testing

April 22, 23, 24
Grade 5 ELA Testing

April 23, Thursday
PTA's Spring-Fling Teacher Birthday Lunch

April 25th, Saturday
Rockwell's School Musical
Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Redmond High School-Performing Arts Ctr.
3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

April 29, Wednesday
Lake WA Schools Foundation 
10 Annual Legacy for Learning Luncheon

May 4 - 8
Teacher Appreciation Week

"SPRING FLING" TEACHER BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON 4/23

 

WHEN: This Thursday, 4/23

  

DETAILS: Twice a year we feed the Teachers and Staff to celebrate their birthdays. We will be having a SPRING FLING birthday luncheon to celebrate the birthdays that fall from January to June (although all teachers get to enjoy the lunch)...and we need your help! Please look at this Sign-Up Genius link to see what is still needed. 

  

Please sign up to bring a food dish(s) or other items needed. In addition, we will need assistance with set up and clean up. All food needs to be at the school by 10:45 am.  Don't forget to label your dishes with your child's name and teacher and we will return them to you via your child unless you opt to pick them up at 2:00 pm. 

 

Ami King

VP Volunteer Services

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR - THIS SATURDAY!
It's here!  Rockwell's school musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr, is coming to the stage at Redmond High School's Performing Arts Center!

When: THIS Saturday, April 25th with two performances (3pm & 7pm).

 

Join our talented cast of 4th & 5th graders as they take you on a journey "under the sea", while bringing to life a tale of mermaids, fathers and daughters, and true love. Plenty of funny fish, silly sea creatures, sassy seagulls, and heroic humans join Ariel on her quest to find her prince, while an evil sea witch has other plans for her. You won't want to miss the fun! 

 

Tickets are on sale now!

 

*After-School Sales...this Thursday and Friday! 3:00pm-3:45pm in front of the school. 

 

Online: Go online at www.normanrockwellpta.org to order yours in advance. Tickets purchased via the website will be delivered via kid mail. Last day for kid mail will be Wed. April 22nd. Tickets ordered after that date will be available at will call. Anyone can order online via this link (not just Rockwell parents), so pass it on to family & friends...and let's fill the theatre!  Orders may also be sent in via Kid Mail with this downloadable form


At The Door: Any remaining tickets will be for sale at the door (not guaranteed). Ticket questions? Email ticket chair: Angela Shannon

 

-Our school musical is brought to you by the Rockwell PTA, Youth Theatre Northwest, and produced by Rockwell parent Taunya Covington with the assistance of  a team of parent volunteers!
DINE-OUT FOR ROCKWELL - ALL THIS WEEK!

FAMILY NIGHT OUT at BUSHNELL'S!

Saturday, April 18 - Saturday, April 25th! 

11am - 9pm Everyday through Saturday

Your child brought home a Yellow flyer on Friday inviting you to DINE AT BUSHNELL CRAFT this week. 

We are happy to have a FAMILY-FRIENDLY, FAMILY OWNED establishment in our neighborhood! Not only do they feed us, but they want to support us, too! 20% of your family's total* will be kicked back to Rockwell PTA!!

Plan a date night! Bring the family out to dinner! Meet up with other parents while your children rehearse for the Little Mermaid! Whatever takes you to BUSHNELL's this week will bring 20% more funds to ROCKWELL PTA!

If you haven't been, Bushnell Craft Company makes everything fresh. Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Appetizers and Desserts! Kids are welcome - kid menu available too!

Located down 166th, take a right on 85th and Bushnell's is a block down, on the left (next to IRONTRIBE).

*excluding tax & tip. Kick-Back does not apply to any other discount (Living Social, Groupon and Membership to name a few). Please bring your FLYER!! 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK - MAY 4 - 8

IT'S A BIRD! IT'S A PLANE! NO, IT'S...

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK!  May 4-8th

 

Dust off your capes and masks and plan on showing some

SUPER APPRECIATION to our great Rockwell Staff.

 

Some SUPER Dynamic plans are in store!!

Look for an email from your SUPER Room Parents and a

"Kids Invite and Schedule" via kids mail for all the details!!


 

Renee Lawson

Room Parent Chair

MATH CHALLENGE #12 WINNERS

Thanks to everyone who participated in Math Challenge #12. 

 

Congratulations to the following winners:

Alex C, Eren E, Cameron F, Sawar S, Itai A, Prisha K, Jia Jia L, Chhavv A, Darshika V, Anu A, Akshay B, Colby S

Math Challenge #13 will be available for download on April 24, 2015 after 3pm. It will be due 30 April by 3pm.
 

Let the challenge begin!

BOX TOPS CONTEST IS HERE - SEND YOURS IN NOW!

BOX TOP CONTEST April 27 - May 1st!

Box Tops are each worth 10 for our school! Our goal is to collect 10,000 ($1000) Box Tops next week. Rockwell has 675 students. If each student brings in 15 Box Tops (minimum), we can accomplish this goal.

The PTA collects the Box Top funds to use toward the purchase of: 

  • Recess materials
  • New teacher supplies
  • Buses for field trips
  • Toymaker or many other programs that enrich your child's education.

Contests are fun for everyone, but they do have rules:


1. Find Box Tops on hundreds of products. Look for this PINK and WHITE little square 


2. Neatly Clip Box Tops from each package. Please make sure they are not expired.


3. Send the Box Tops to your teacher in an envelope or baggie.

With Rules, come rewards:

1. The GRADE with the HIGHEST average of Box Tops collected per students WINS 5 MINUTES extra of Lunch RECESS!


2. The CLASSROOM with the HIGHEST average of Box Tops collected per student WINS an EXTRA 15 MINUTE RECESS!

 

 3. As an added BONUS, if Rockwell collects 10,000 Box Tops next week, our Principal and Intern will do something special at the year-end assembly! Stay Tuned!

For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and how much our school has earned to date, visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/

Thanks for your help! Ready, Set, Clip!!
 

Stacy Hatch

ATTENTION 4TH GRADE PARENTS

Parent volunteers are needed to help with creating the blank shield-like student banners for the 5th grade promotion ceremony. Traditionally, 4th grade parents help with this event, so the 5th grade parents can just enjoy the event (although anyone is welcome to help). Sign up to volunteer on the Rockwell PTA website.

 

If you need assistance with creating your free account on the website, or have questions about helping with this event, please contact:

 

Felice Nightengale 

PTA Webmaster and 5th Grade Promotion Chair

USED BOOK SALE - DONATE YOUR USED BOOKS TODAY!
Used Book Sale

Spring Cleaning? Save all your gently used books for our Used Book Sale on Thursday, May 21st! Please drop off your donations in the Rockwell Library.

Thank you!
Diane Davenport
Teacher Librarian
AN INVITE FROM HORACE MANN
ART NIGHT

Rockwell families are invited to Horace Mann Elementary's Art Night. Everyone is
welcome, with an extra-special welcome to those who will be enteriing Horace Mann in the fall due to the boundary change. 

Thursday, April 30th
6-8pm
Art, Entertainment, Activities and Food
EDUCATION SURVEY
-OSPI is seeking input from educators, administrators, parents, and community members on the various factors that affect working conditions in schools.  Data from this survey will be used in developing the Washington State Equity Plan.  OSPI will submit the Equity Plan to the U.S. Department of Education in June 2015.  

Survey questions are divided into the following sections: parent and community involvement, leadership, professional learning, classroom support, and safety. Please allow approx. 10-20 minutes for this survey.

 

The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on April 24.

Click Link to Begin Survey.


Kirsten Gometz

Principal, Norman Rockwell Elementary

EXTRA, EXTRA! (SMALL PIECES OF NEWS)
-Parent input forms are now available and were sent home with students.  Parent input forms are optional.   In fact, the majority of parents do not submit a form, recognizing that our professional staff is very successful in matching learners and teachers. Download a formTurn-in deadline is May 1 at 3:00 pm
Questions? Email: Kerry Baumann


-Rockwell Running Club Volunteer sign up link here!


-Keep Practicing IXL - The classes with the most new skills practiced during the month of April (K-2) and (3-6) will win a popsicle party!

-Shop Everything Party in Redmond for Teacher Appreciation Week (or anytime). Mention Norman Rockwell Elementary prior to your sale being rung up and they will donate a portion to Rockwell PTA!
QUICK LINKS

-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!  


 
-Register for your account on our New PTA Website !

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