...and more



  • The PTA'S First Day Packet is ready to be filled out and submitted online today! Order your PTA membership, Yearbook, Spirit Wear, and donate to our annual Pass The Hat Fundraiser all in one place.
  • Complete your packet between now and Business Day on Weds, Aug. 26th so you don't have to do it AT Business Day! This will make your Business Day process go faster.
  • Some paper LWSD forms, medication turn-in, and checks (for your school supply lists and lunch accounts) will also be completed at Business Day...bring your Checkbook!
  • After you visit all the stations on Business Day and complete your paperwork, you will receive your student(s) teacher assignment!  The NEXT day (Thursday, Aug 27th from 11:00 am - Noon) you can meet your teacher in the classroom!
  • If you will be out of town for Business Day, please email Kerry Bauman (the Rockwell Secretary) for further instructions specific to your situation. 
  • CLICK HERE NOW to complete your PTA First Day Packet!  It's a lot easier to complete online at home, than it is in the gym during Business Day!
 Back to School - Important Dates
Weds, Aug. 26th
9 am - Noon -or- 4pm - 6pm
"Business Day"  
(Business Day for parents! Choose a time frame that works for you.)
*Receive teacher assignment(s) upon completion of paperwork, but you will NOT meet teachers today.

Weds, Aug. 26th, 
"Kindergarten Information Night"
7-8 pm in the Gym - Parents Only

Thurs, August 27th, 
"Open House"
Meet & Greet with Your Teachers in the classroom!
11:00 am - Noon

Tues, September 1st 
 "First Day of School"
Bell rings: 8:25 a.m.
-Welcome Back Coffee for parents at the flagpole after the bell.
Come join us and meet other parents! 
Coffee will be provided. Bring a pastry or treat to share if you can! 

Thurs, Sept. 10th
 "Curriculum Night"
Curriculum Night for Parents to meet the teachers in the classroom, learn about the upcoming school year, and sign up for classroom volunteer opportunities. 
-Grades 3, 4, 5 from 6pm - 6:45pm
-Grades K, 1, 2 from 7pm - 7:45 pm
  • "Business Day" on Weds, Aug. 26th is mainly for parents. Parents will enter the gym in the covered area by the basketball courts and will receive a punch card upon arrival. 
  • After visiting a few stations in the gym and completing each station, you will receive your child(ren)'s teacher assignment. Due to privacy and district rules, we WILL NOT BE POSTING CLASSROOM LISTS on the wall as we have done in the past. 
  • If you bring your children to Business Day, we will NOT have safety patrol on the playground so they need to stay with you or at home if possible. Students WILL NOT meet the teachers until the next day. 
  • Students will Meet the Teachers on Thurs, Aug. 27th at the OPEN HOUSE from 11 - Noon.  Students WILL NOT meet the teachers on the business day on Weds. 
  • If you will be out of town for Business Day, please email Kerry Bauman (the Rockwell Secretary) for further instructions specific to your situation. 
Thank you for your patience as we get out of the "dark ages" and go online. It will be a little different this year, but we hope it makes things easier and uses a LOT less paper! 

Enjoy the rest of your summer and 
we'll see you at Business Day!
Attention Rockwell Chairs! 
Did you know that while people are signing up online for their first day packets, they are also selecting things they are interested in volunteering for?  After all the sign ups have occurred, our webmaster Felice Nightengale can instruct you on how to run a list of interested volunteers so you can follow up!  As your event approaches, rather than creating your own sign up for more volunteers, our webmaster will be able to create a sign up form in the website and provide you with a link for your Bugle articles etc!!  We are hoping you all use the PTA website for your signups. 

First Bugle Newsletter of the School Year:
The first REAL Bugle of the school year goes out next Monday, Aug 31st. Please submit articles by this Friday! Submit requests for Bugle articles to [email protected]

A number of open chairperson positions need filling ASAP!  

  • Chess Club and Lego Engineering Club - parent volunteer coordinator and communication with parents via email and Bugle. These are close to being canceled!
  • Salmon in the Classroom Chair(s) (Incoming 4th grade parents)
...and a few more!

(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.

-It's a new way to get info from local non-profits and will be delivered right to your inbox. Very soon, you'll get great info on community classes, camps, registrations, performances and more from local non-profits! Less Paper sent home!!

From LWSD Site: 
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) recognizes the important role that nonprofit organizations play in providing educational and cultural programs for district students in non-school hours. As part of our efforts to continue to be environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we have contracted with an eflyer distribution service provider called Peachjar.

LWSD allows non-profit, charitable and civic organizations to distribute information to students and families through the Peachjar eflyer distribution system. Upon approval, flyers are emailed directly to parents. All materials must be approved by the district. Materials from for-profit companies do not qualify. PTSAs, booster clubs, and other organizations that exist solely because the school or district does should contact the school concerning use of the Peachjar system. These groups will need to complete the Flyer Submission Form for PTSAs & Booster Clubs.

Find out more and how to get your non-profit's flyers onto Peachjar!
Redmond Region Elementary String Orchestra classes for 4th and 5th grade students! 
  • Level  1 - Beginners (4th graders who have never played before) 
Plan to attend the parent AND student information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8th at 7:30 pm in the Rockwell gym and watch for a flyer the first week of school with more information. Classes are before school from 7:35-8:20am on Monday (violin and viola), Wednesday (all instruments) and Friday (cello only) mornings in the Rockwell gym. The first class will be on Monday, Sept. 14th! 
  • Level  2 (mostly 5th graders who have completed at least one year of instruction)  
Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:35-8:20am in the Rockwell gym. The first class will be on Thursday, Sept. 10th. Bring all music from last year, folding music stand, emergency form and $5 materials fee. The book to purchase for Level 2 is "Sound Innovations for String Orchestra" Book 2.

-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! Do it now and be ready to volunteer when school begins!

-Rockwell PTA Facebook Page: Stay connected and updated on  Rockwell PTA, school, and community info. Stop by and "Like" us!  

-Bookmark our  New PTA  Website

-Be a good neighbor and send this email to someone new to Rockwell!
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