PTA Newsletter 06.01.15
In This Issue
Volunteer Celebration & Awards
Field Day
Library Books Due
Science Van - Engineering
Farewell Coffee for Parents
2015/16 Chairs Needed
Last Week for Art Classes
Reimbursements Due
Math Challenge #15
Band Information
Summer Camps
Quick Links
(Filtered for Rockwell)

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

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

June 11 & 12
Pac-Sci Science Van at Rockwell

June 15th, Monday
Farewell Coffee for Parents 
8:30 am, Front of school

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

*Happy Summer*

September 1, Tuesday
First Day of School
*Business Day/Meet & Greet date and info coming soon!


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 - This Thursday, June 4th in the library. Adults only due to limited space.


Ami King

VP Volunteer Services
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.

If you can volunteer as an Event Host or Water Balloon Filler please email Laura Drover


Thank you!

The Rockwell Field Day Team


Library Books Are Due!
All Rockwell library books are due by Tuesday, June 9th.  It is LWSD policy that the replacement cost is paid for lost or damaged books.  This fee is also due by June 9th.  Please search now for any missing
items.  Classes that have returned all books and paid for lost or damaged books by June 9th will celebrate with Popsicle parties during library class!  Thank you for your support of reading and Rockwell.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at [email protected].

Diane Davenport
Teacher Librarian 


Calling Parent Volunteers!  It's Baaack!!

The Pacific Science Center's excellent "Science On Wheels" school program will be at Rockwell on June 11th & 12th

This year's program is titled "Engineering" and we need parent volunteers to facilitate the exhibit area by guiding students through the portable exhibits set up in the library.

If you are able to volunteer for a 2 hour shift (or longer!) please contact Mrs. Weinmeister for more information.  It is most helpful if you email the days and times you are available by June 5th. We appreciate your assistance! In appreciation for your help, you will be given passes for free admission to Pacific Science Center exhibits.

 **Please remember, as with all Rockwell activities, you must be cleared by a background cheek and be on the LWSD approved volunteer list.

Thank you,
Mrs. Mary Kay Weinmeister
Fifth Grade Teacher 


School is almost over, and although Rockwellians often go different ways during summer, this year we're saying goodbye to an extra large number of families and volunteers!

In honor of our departing friends, we'd like to invite all parents and community members to our Farewell Coffee on Monday, June 15th, at 8:30am by the flagpole. Much like the "Welcome Back Coffee" held in September, we'll have tables set up just after the last morning bell rings and the kids go off to school, and we encourage everyone to have a cup of Joe and share your Rockwell stories. 
Coffee will be provided. If you love to bake, please consider bringing a plate of cookies or snacks to share with other parents! 
Let's get together for coffee!
Emily Papel & Ellie O'Rourke 
Farewell Coffee hosts.
Parents! We still need a volunteer for Welcome Back Coffee in September! This is an easy way to get involved and network with other parents, and the time commitment is almost negligible. Talk to Emily or Ellie to learn more about this fun Get-To-Know-You event.

We've elected our new board for next year and have been filling the remaining chair positions (thanks to those who have agreed to help out), but there are still a number of open positions that need filling!  


Chess Club, PTA Reflections (Art), Heritage Night and a few more REALLY need a chair. Chair or co-chair with a friend or two. (Chairing a position does not mean you're on the PTA Board!)  We really don't want to cancel these programs, but they can't run without a chairperson(s). 


Click here for remaining positions! Thanks for your consideration.


Attention Parents: This is the last week for "Art for Kids" classes after school. 


Natasha Hawthorn


Calling all PTA Chairs!  Please submit your reimbursements to the treasurer's box in the office by June 8th. Download the reimbursement form from our website here.


Questions? Contact:

Michael Trzupek

PTA Treasurer

Congratulations for those who participated in our last Math Challenge. We had an overwhelming submission, and everyone who submitted will receive a prize. 

We are currently working on compiling our end of year awards for those students who qualified and those awards will be coming at the end of the school year.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you to all the students who participated and to thank the wonderful volunteers Tuhina Lal and Sandra Chung who helped to correct all the Math Challenges! 

Beginning Band sign-ups and information will come out in the fall.  Be looking for information to come home with your students the first week of school.  The Beginning Band teachers will be visiting each of the RMS feeder schools that first week.  There will also be a Beginning Band Information Night.  That usually runs the same night as the Orchestra Information Night.  That date has not been set yet.  If you do not receive information by the end of the first week of school, please feel free to contact Don Furness at Redmond Middle School: [email protected]
-Art Wizards "Everyone Can Draw" Summer Art Camps: Link to Flyer

-Redmond High School Boys Basketball Camp (for boys going into grades 3-8): Link to Flyer

-Redmond High School Girls Basketball Camp (for girls going into grades 3-8): Link to Flyer

-Newport Knights Gymnastics Camp: Link to Flyer

-Coding With Kids STEM camps for ages 5-15. Link to Camps

-Lots of other camps listed here (including theatre, science, nature, sports, and more on the LWSD Community Bulletin Board.

-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 [email protected]
Angie Ballas
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA