PTA Newsletter 05/25/15
Memorial Day
        Website: Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA
In This Issue
PTA Mtg & Elections This Thursday!
Field Day is Coming!
Volunteer Celebration
Art Docents - Thank You!
Used Book Sale Update
From the Treasurer
Math Challenge #15
Quick Links
(Filtered for Rockwell)

May 25th, Monday 
No School

May 28th, Thursday
Last PTA - General Membership
 Meeting of the year/Elections
***All Invited-Please Come***
7pm Rockwell Library

June 4th, Thursday
Volunteer Celebration & PTA Awards
Library, 11:40 - 1pm

June 10th, Wednesday
Field Day, 9:30 - 11:15am
Volunteers Please!

June 17, Wednesday
Last Day of School
11:30 am Release
*5th Grade Promotion at 9:00 am, Gym 


Our LAST PTA General Membership meeting of the school year is 

THIS Thursday, May 28th at 7pm


You're ALL Invited!


Principal's Update! 

PTA Update!

Door Prizes! 


*Whether it's your last meeting or it's your first one ever... please come!! Let's have a good showing of support to vote in our incoming Rockwell PTA board members for next year. Come hear about your child's school & PTA and have your voice heard. 

On your marks! Get set! Go!

Mark your calendars for Rockwell's annual Field Day which will take place rain or shine on Wednesday, June 10th from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. K-5 students will participate in a wide variety of fun events that test their endurance and creativity.
We need your help to make this exciting day as fun and organized as possible!
  • Event Hosts will receive all materials needed to set up and manage a field event station. Hosts will offer students encouragement and praise for their participation, and assist with station clean up. Host check-in is at 9:00 a.m. in front of the school. Younger siblings are welcome to accompany hosts, just let us know so that we can assign you to an appropriate station. All hosts are required to have a current background check on file with LWSD. Also, let us know if you would like to be paired at your event station with an English-speaking volunteer.
  • Water Balloon Fillers will receive 30 small balloons and nozzle via Kid Mail the week prior to field day, and will need to return the filled balloons to school with your student the morning of Wednesday, June 10th. Drop containers will be located in front of the school.

***We are also looking for new recruits who would be interested in taking over the duties of Field Day Co-Chairs (Volunteer Coordinator and Equipment Coordinator) for next year as we will sadly have to say our goodbyes. There is lots of time to jump on our team now and get the hang of things while having some fun. 


If you are interested in either position or would like to volunteer as a Host or Water Balloon Filler please email Laura Drover


Thank you!

The Rockwell Field Day Team


Volunteers are invited to June 4th's Volunteer Celebration and PTA Awards.  This event celebrates all volunteers and is hosted by our wonderful teachers, staff and PTA.  


11:40 AM - 1:00 PM in the library. Adults only due to limited space.


Ami King

VP Volunteer Services
A huge thank you to all the amazing Art Docents for their hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm! The Art Showcase was the culmination of their monthly art lessons -- from October through May -- and it was fantastic to see the walls of Norman Rockwell covered with the students' masterpieces!

A perfect May evening is buying up some books at the Used Book Sale, getting a scoop with sprinkles at the Ice Cream Social, and then strolling the school's corridors to check out the gorgeous and fun artwork!

And of course, a fist-bump to the teachers, the staff, and the PTA for being great supporters of the Art Docent program!

Art Docent Chair
Thank you students, parents, staff and community members for
making our Used Book Sale a great success.  We raised an amazing $1660.10 for the library!  Your generosity will help put many new books on our school library shelves for students to enjoy.  This project would not have been possible without the wonderful volunteers - students, parents and staff - who helped donate, price, organize, set-up, sell and clean-up the thousands of donated books.  A sincere thank you to all involved - volunteers, donors, and shoppers alike.  Have fun reading and start saving your gently used books for next spring's 12th Annual Used Book Sale!

Thank you! 
Teacher Librarian

Calling all PTA Chairs!  Please submit your reimbursements to the treasurer's box in the office by June 8th.  


Questions? Contact:

Michael Trzupek

PTA Treasurer

Math Challenge #15 is now available here. For this challenge, every qualified submission will received a prize.  This is our last Math Challenge, so grab some friends and family and work on the challenge together!

The challenge due date is Thurs, 4 June (by 3pm.) 

Let the challenge begin!
Prizes were distributed to the following students who have practiced IXL math and earned points. Keep up the great work! May is the final month for prizes for this school year and prizes will be distributed one last time after May 31st. Parents Thank you for helping to develop a culture of math here at Rockwell. Thanks to the Lake Washington Schools Foundation for IXL subscriptions for all students.

Parents - please visit to learn more about Math at Rockwell.

-Parent IXL Math Coordinators

Kindergarten - Alisha L. (B), Marcus C. (F)

First Grade - Ethan M (B), Aditya V (F), Itai A (E), Sawyer L (E), Winson W (F), Chloe D (F), Noam J (D), Siebe R (B)

Second Grade - Anson C (C), Priscilla Y (D), Alexander C (E), Mikhail K (A), Siven K (E), Nivedha N (A), Avaneesh K (D), Anna P (D), Sofiia C (F), Erynn E (C), Anika k (A), Disha P (C), Barbod R (C)

Third Grade - Vanessa S (B), Saanvi T (E), SaiHarichand P (D), Mark Y (B), Michael S (C,D)

Fourth Grade - Chloe H (D), Ryan H (C), Malia P (D), Nicolas A (F), Janelle C (E), Ethan T (E)

Fifth Grade - Lennard A (C), Rhys F (D), Megan B (A), Haven R (C), Alain Z (B)
And the classroom winners (that practiced the most IXL in the month of April) are . . . .

Upper Grades (3 - 5):
1st place - Ms. Williams
2nd place - Mrs. Weinmeister
3rd place - Mrs. Newport

Primary Grades (K - 2):
1st place - Ms. Haase
2nd place - Mrs. Arfaeizadeh
3rd place - Ms. White

There was a lot of IXL math practice in April, so I decided that we should have six popsicle party winners!
Minerva Butler

-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!  

-Bookmark & Register for your account on our  New PTA  Website. Calendar info, announcements, forms, first day packets in the fall, and much more!

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