PTA Newsletter 
In This Issue
Principal's Letter
Reflections Due Today
Costume Parade Guidelines
Parade Photographers
Picture Day - Thanks
Special Needs Meet & Greet
Disability Awareness Fair
Book Fair Results &Thanks
Math Challenge #2 Winners
Running Club
SchoolPool Update
Box Tops Winners
FUNdraising Tip of the Month
Spelling Bee Update
Quick Links
(Filtered for Rockwell)

Oct. 26th, Monday
Reflections Submissions are Due

Oct. 30th, Friday
All-School Costume Parade
(Parents invited)
2:00 p.m.

Nov. 4th, Wednesday
9-10am, Rockwell Room 120
Meet & Greet 
Parents of Special Needs Students

Nov. 5th, Thursday
General PTA Meeting 7pm, Library
*All invited

Nov. 10th, Tuesday,
 Veteran's Day Assemblies
*Veterans Invited*
8:45 am (K, 1 & 2)
9:30 am (4, 5 & 6)

Nov. 11th, Wednesday
No School - Veteran's Day

Nov. 19th, Thursday
Fall Elementary Band Concert
7pm @ Redmond Middle School

Nov. 20th, Friday
Picture Retakes
Rockwell Rocks! Thank you to all students who participated in our Unity Day activities. Students wrote messages of friendship and welcome on rocks, in all 32 languages spoken by our students, and placed them all around the school. Students also made and handed out orange loom band bracelets, offering them to new friends and teaching one another how to make more. I am so proud of the warm and welcoming community our students and teachers have built, and love watching them find new ways to make sure every student at Rockwell feels safe every day, both emotionally and physically.

This Friday is our annual Halloween parade -- we will plan for an outdoor parade, but if rains prevent it, will have maps out for families when you arrive. Please know that wherever you stand, you will see all students pass by in the process of the parade.

We would also like to invite all veterans to join us for our Veteran's Day assemblies on Tuesday, November 10. Students in grades K, 1, and 2 will honor our veterans at an 8:45 assembly, and those in grades 3, 4, and 5 will honor our veterans at a 9:30 assembly. If you have a veteran in your family, please invite them to join us so that we may thank them for their service, and let me know who will be attending at [email protected].

Thank you, as always, for sharing your wonderful children with us.
Rockwell Principal
Submissions Due Today 10/26
Student submissions for this year's PTA Reflections Art Contest are due in the office TODAY (10/26) by 3pm.

Find more information about the Reflections program at Rockwell PTA Website - Reflections.

For more information, please contact:
Rockwell Reflections Co-Chairs
Hello Rockwell Families! As you may know, the Halloween parade at Rockwell is a long standing tradition.
The parade will be on October 30th, and we want to ensure that all children are safe and secure at this event. 

Please make note:
  • The parade will begin at 2pm and will run for about 20 minutes.
  • Families are welcome to come and watch. 
  • We will have clearly marked areas for family members to stand. We will hold the parade outdoors unless the weather prevents it. 
  • Wherever you stand, you will see all students pass by, so please distribute yourselves evenly along the parade route. 
  • Please leave strollers at home or at the front vestibule of the school.
  • Waving is fine, but please do not give high fives. This overwhelms some of our littler friends.
Children are invited to bring costumes for the parade. Please observe these rules:
  • Costumes must be brought (not worn) to school.Students will only have about 15 minutes to prepare for the parade. 
  • Costumes should be worn over a child's clothing, if possible.
  • Students are allowed to apply face paint, but will have very little time to do so. Staff will not paint faces.
  • No hairspray or other aerosols at school.
  • All costumes must be appropriate for school and all ages here.
  • No blood or fake weapons of any kind are allowed.
  • Masks that restrict vision may not be worn. Neither can very scary masks ("Scream", etc.)
  • Teachers will have final say on whether a costume is appropriate for school.

If you do not wish your child to participate in the parade and celebrations, please let us know.

Principal, Norman Rockwell Elementary School
Parents - Can you help take photos during the parade?

Halloween is upon us and this is the biggest photo opportunity at Rockwell community. We need two photographers stationed along the Parade route. If you have an awesome camera, please consider volunteering. Send an email if you are interested.

We look forward to seeing all of the great moments you capture!

Minerva Butler
Gaby Olson
Maya Shani
Yearbook Co-Chairs
A big thank you to all of our Picture Day Volunteers, Tuhina Narayan, Stephanie Jackson, Danielle Rocha,
and Christine Welton for supporting our Rockwell staff and students with a successful Picture Day.   
Picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, November, 20th.

Picture Day Chairperson
ATTENTION SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES AT ROCKWELL!  Parents of special needs students at Rockwell are invited to a meet and greet on Wednesday, November 4th from 9-10AM in Room 120.  Come meet other parents, so that we can get to know each other, ask and answer questions, along with provide support and encouragement.  Coffee and pastries will be provided. Please sign in at the office and get a nametag first. 

Please RSVP (or send any questions) to:
Rockwell PTA Special Needs Liaison 
Last Friday, our 4th graders participated in a unique experience, offering some insight into various challenges some of their peers with a disability may face.  It's an opportunity for our students to build empathy and understanding, along with giving them tools of how to be a good friend to their fellow classmate.  PARENTS - please use this as an opportunity to dialogue with your children about what they learned and possibly brainstorm more ideas of how they can continue to practice compassion and care for others.  And, if you'd like more information about this event or how to help, please contact:
Rockwell PTA Special Needs Liaison, Rose Mayeda 
My sincere thanks to Rockwell students, parents, volunteers, staff and community for your enthusiastic and generous support of this year's Scholastic Book Fair!  I am happy to announce our sales total of $16,336.87 giving the Rockwell Library a profit of $4,084.22 to spend on new books for our school's library collection!  Classrooms benefited as well with purchases from the teacher Wish Lists - 320 Wish List books were donated this year.  Thank you so much for supporting our school library with your each and every purchase!

Rockwell's Book Fair Homepage:
Teacher Librarian
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2nd Math Challenge. Congratulations to our 12 prize winners: Barrett R, Itai A, Amol V, Ron G, Cole J, Aditya B, Nachiket L, Nolen F, Udhay G, Anson C, Ayaan K, Leisha M.

Our next challenge is available online on 10/30/15 after 3pm.

Don't forget our Math Challenge tournament registration is also open! Click here to register. 

IXL math practice continues and the following students were given prizes for points earned since the last prize check. Prizes will be checked again at the end of October. Keep up the great work. 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 and to the Rockwell PTA for purchasing the prizes. Parents - please visit to learn more about Math at Rockwell.

-Parent IXL Math Coordinators

Kindergarten - Joseph K (A), Nachiket (A), Kirstina U (A), Anya (A,B), Alexandra K (B), Ahana (A), Neel (B), Sriyashvi (B)

1st Grade - Tharan S. (A), Pragan S. (A), Thomas C. (A), Kai T. (A), Isha S. (A), Sri Sahasra K. (A), Nate H. (A), Marcus C. (A), Varsha T. (B), Riya K. (B), Trishaa K. (A), Suhani J. (A), Elaine C. (C), Atsuya M. (A, B, C), Ava A. (C, D),

2nd Grade - Sawyer L (B, C), Rotem R (A), Sameer K (A, B), Andrew L (A), Sriram M (A), Lachlan C (B), Vaidehi H (A), Sai Sahasra N (A), Vidhur P (A), Rebecca Z (A), Matthew S (B), Rafael B (A, B, C)

3rd Grade - Uma Y (A), Jerry T (A), Lee S (A), Disha P (A), Hao Ran Jiajia (A), Leeanne H (A, B), JaegerG (A), Anaiah G (A), Tawan S (A, B ,C, D), Shiven K (A), Nivedha N (A), Layla A (A, B), Ren F (A,B), Denys L (A,B,C,D,E), Udhay G (A), Kerem I (A), Rushaan M (A,B), Judy W (A), Avanesh K (A), Mikhail K (A), Joey H (AB), Jonah M (A,B), Sarah M (A),Vaishnavi V (A), Anson C (AB), , Udhay G (A), Kerem I (A), Adam N (A)

4th Grade - Aparna I.(A,B,C,D), Beyza Y. (A,B,C,D), Ebru S.(A), Sarah O. (A), Uzair K. (B), Todd B.(B), Saanvi T.(A), Vihaan D (B,C)

5th Grade - Gwendylan A (B), Imaaz A (A), Nicolas A (D,E), Maria D (B), Mitchell E (A), Lindsay G (E), Megan G (B), David H (A), Dylan H (A), Ryan H (B), Maxim K (A), Louise L (D), Abdulrahman M (B), Arjun M (B), Lola R (B), Alex T (B), Ishan V (B), Emma W (B), Alexander C (C), Janelle C (B), Hannah C (B), Ian C (B,C), Ron G (A), Joseph H (A), Shivas K (B), Jennifer L (B), Misaki M (D,E), Shealyn O (A), Lion P (BC), Matthew S (A), Tushar Z (A), Yash B (B,C), Daniel S (A), Shripad G (A,B), Aika I (A,B), Hannah L (A), Tanvi B (A), Alexandre C (C), Kaitlynn D (A), Nicole K (AB), Aarav K (C), Anika K (A), Jake L (A), Anjali M (B), Grace M (C), Bailey M (B), Jake N (A), Nathaniel N (A), Anirudh S (A), Bryson T (B), Nicolas T (B,C,D), Amol V (B,C), Diya Y (C,D)
Attention Parents! Please help with this recess fitness program. We need 3-5 volunteers each Tues/Thurs to help set up, monitor and assist students with punch cards on laps being completed. Please sign up for volunteer shifts online here!  (Sign up for as many shifts as you like...even if it's just one!) There is a tent available for weather, however pouring rain will result in cancellation.

Volunteers must have current LWSD Volunteer Approval. If you have not yet been background checked, you may fill out the volunteer application online here. (Approval is good for 2 years.)  Paper applications are also available in the Rockwell Elementary office.
Questions? Please email:
Christine Cottom/Rockwell PE Teacher
We need your help to raise money and ease traffic in our neighborhoods. As of today, Rockwell has raised $830 through SchoolPool!!  If all registered families add ONE activity (walk, carpool, bike, or bus) on the SchoolPool website, we can reach our goal of an additional $1430

This week, please add your trips to and from school on the online calendar to earn an additional $10 for the school and other rewards for your students! 

For instructions on how to add trips to the SchoolPool Calendar, visit the website here.

P.S. If you haven't yet signed up for SchoolPool, it's not too late! Sign up here. (Every new family that simply signs up, earns our school $10!) 

Thanks for your participation!  All monies raised benefit our students at Rockwell Elementary!

Beth Batig and Kerry Bauman
And the winner is...

Thank you for clipping so many Box Tops and Labels for Education!

5,166 Box Tops = $516.60. We are half way to our yearly goal of 10,000*. 
778 Labels for Education were collected, too. Sidewalk Chalk will be ordered soon! 
Great job everybody! 

The GRADE with the highest average # of Box Tops & Labels per student is Fourth grade at 12.42. You will receive an additional FIVE MINUTES of LUNCH RECESS (date to be determined).

The CLASS with the highest average # of Box Tops & Labels per student is Mrs. Sowby's Kindergarten class with 29!

You will receive an additional 15 MINUTES of RECESS (date to be determined)!


*KEEP SAVING YOUR BOX TOPS AND LABELS! The next contest is in May!
Red Robin's BURGERS for better SCHOOLS!
1% of your qualified sale goes to Rockwell when you use your Red Robin Royalty account! Select "Norman Rockwell" from this link Burgers for Better Schools and Red Robin will do the rest!

Everything PARTY!
10% of your purchase will be contributed to our school!
Before you start the transaction, inform the cashier to "please ring this up for Norman Rockwell Elementary."
Spelling Bee Club is well underway and we have over 50 students who have registered! Registration for this school year is now closed and will reopen next year. 

The next MOCK BEE session will be on Thursday Nov. 19th from 3-4:15 pm in the school library. This session will provide students with important tips and practice for the Final School Spelling Bee. Please
remember to check regularly for schedule and information.

The Spelling Bee Team,
Sarita Valji, Barbara Puk, and Chamu Kallem
-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, ordering yearbooks and spiritwear, and much more!

-Submit Photos to the YearbookPlease upload them directly to the secure LifeTouch website by visiting LifetouchRegister and use our NEW school access code: PHEBEV
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, upon approval, will be posted in the Peachjar eflyer system.  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