PTA Newsletter 
In This Issue
Parking Lot Procedures for Drop Off and Pick Up
Veteran's Day Assemblies
Special Needs Meet & Greet
Wanted: 5th Graders for A.M. Safety Patrol
Math Challenge #3 and Tournament Volunteers Needed
Upcoming Chess Tournament
Running Club
Legislative Advocate Needed
Quick Links
(Filtered for Rockwell)

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. 12th, Thursday
Fall Teacher Birthday Luncheon 11am-2pm
(Info coming via room parents this week)

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

Nov. 20th, Friday
Picture Retakes

Nov. 25th, Weds
Half Day/Thanksgiving Break
 11:30 am release for all students

Nov. 26, 27 (Th & Fri)
No School -Thanksgiving Break
Dear Rockwell families,
Thank you to all of you who are making an effort to walk and carpool this year. On Walk to School Day, we noticed a decrease in car traffic, which was great and which ensured that we were able to get all students to class on time. We appreciate your help with this!
If you must drop off or pick up students at any time, please remember to use the designated drop off areas only - student should only exit or enter cars from the right side, in the right lane, and only between the mailbox and the Principal parking spot. This is our supervised, safest area.
Additionally, please ensure not to block the lane entrance, which is now marked by yellow lines, AT ANY TIME. For traffic safety, this area must be kept clear so that district transportation and/or emergency vehicles can enter as soon as they arrive at school. If you are waiting to enter the pick-up or drop-off lane, please do so at the curbside until traffic moves forward, so the bus lane entrance area is left clear.
Thank you for your help!
Rockwell Principal
We would 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 am assembly, and those in grades 3, 4, and 5 will honor our veterans at a 9:30 am 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

Thank you, as always, for sharing your wonderful children with us.
Rockwell Principal
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 
Attention 5th Graders!
Are you interested in joining Safety Patrol?
Are you looking for a way to show your leadership skills and take on added responsibilities?  Then Safety Patrol is a good option for you. You will learn to be part of a very important team while helping to provide a safer environment for all students at Norman Rockwell.

Come find out more about Safety Patrol at our lunch meeting this Wednesday, November 4th. Bring your lunch and join us in Mrs. Conklin's portable at 12:20. We are also looking forward to having guest speakers, Officer Lipana and Officer Alsin from the Redmond Police Department at our meeting.

We could really use more help in the morning. Patrollers need to arrive to school by 8:05 each morning, so you wouldn't be able to participate if you have to ride the bus, unless of course, your parents can give you a ride to school.  If you participate in band or orchestra, that's not a problem, as I can set up a substitute for you the two mornings you would be gone for those activities.

I'm very proud of the 23 students that are currently serving on Safety Patrol! Come join them in making Rockwell a safer place.

If you'd like more information, please contact:
Mrs. Mobley at - Thank you!
Math Challenge #3 is now available here. For this challenge, 12 qualified submissions will BE randomly selected for the giant dice as the prize.  Grab some friends and family and work on the challenge together!
The challenge due date is Thurs, 5th Nov (before 3pm.) 

**We are in need of helpers at the Math Challenge tournament on 
Dec 4th, if you can help, please contact Kit.**

Let the challenge begin,
Rockwell will host a chess tournament on Saturday, Jan 9th, 2016

It's open to any student in grades K-6. 
Levels are K-1, 2-3 and 4-6 grades.

There is discount for early registration. Please follow this link for tournament details and registration information.

Rockwell Chess Club Chair
Recess Running Club continues through the fall...and so does our need for parent volunteers! Come help punch lap cards on Tuesdays and Thursdays and cheer on our runners.  Please sign up for a shift here
ROCKWELL PTA BOARD Seeking Legislative Advocate
Are you passionate about our children's rights when it comes to the quality of education they are receiving? This includes everything from classroom/school size, new buildings/updates and state spending decisions. If so, Rockwell is looking for someone who can serve as that voice for our kids and our school. You do not need to be a registered voter to assist - just someone who is willing to help serve as that voice and fight for our students' educational rights! If so, then please join us in helping to serve as our school's Legislative Advocate. 

CLICK HERE FOR more details on this position.
Also, this position can also be split between two volunteers: one advocate handles state/district level support and the other handles school-specific support (such as the upcoming Bond Measure). We have a lot of documentation and materials from previous years, so plenty of training and support can be offered for this position.

If you are interested, please email us at
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-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
Angie Ballas
Beagle Bugle Editor
Norman Rockwell Elementary PTA