Dolphin Dispatch

Volume 15 - Monday November 29th

Important Dates

December 1 - January 31 - "Read Around the World" Reading Challenge

December 6 - Open Transfer and Choice School Lottery Application Period Opens

December 9 - Math Challenge # 5 Responses Due

December 10 - Math Challenge # 6 Available

December 16-24 - Las Posadas

December 20-31 - Winter Break

December 21 - Winter Solstice

December 25 - Christmas

December 26 - January 1 - Kwanzaa

Check out our online calendar for more dates and details.

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Remember to check if your employer participates in Corporate Matching.

Read Around the World Challenge December 1st through January 31st

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Read Around the World

Are you ready to go on an unforgettable journey from the comfort of your favorite reading chair? Experience every continent and the vastly different landscapes and cultures that make up our amazing planet.

For each region, you are welcome to choose any reading that you’d like - Poems, picture books, chapter books, audio books, fiction, all counts. You can read yourself or have someone else read the books to you. Books can be set in the region, about characters from the region or written/illustrated by people from the region.

Completed reading logs should be turned in to and any student who turns in at least one log will be entered into a drawing for a prize. (reading log does not need to be filled completely to qualify)

There will be two prizes given, one to the K-2 grade range and one to the 3-5 grade range.

Reading Log - List

Reading Log - Coloring

Gift Card Drive - Benefits Newport Heights Families

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Volunteer Opportunities

Check Out the Downtown Bellevue Ice Rink & Earn $3 Per Ticket for the PTA

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Membership Goal Status - 32%

Goal: Every NHE student is represented in PTA by at least

one important adult in their lives.

Status: Currently 32% of our students are represented. We are 1/4 of the way there!

Join Here

There is NO obligation or expectation to volunteer or attend meetings. (But we do LOVE to meet members and find fun opportunities for those that want to help!)

Membership assistance is available. We do not want funds to stand in the way of those that want to join. Please email to request a confidential scholarship.

Fundraiser Goal Status - 34%

Goal: $30,000 will fully fund our budget for the 2021-22 school year.

Status: We are 34% of the way to our goal.

Donate Here

And remember to ask your employers about their Corporate Match Plan. Many local employers will match the donation you make up to 100%!

Every dollar contributed to our Pass the Hat fundraiser goes directly to support the programs offered by the PTA. A donation of $100 covers our spending per student, but any amount is appreciated. Every dollar counts!

We are a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Our Tax ID number is 91-1208399.

Earn Money for Newport Heights PTA While Shopping

Select Newport Heights PTA as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Newport Heights PTA whenever you shop. You must submit the order on or have set up in your app for the order to be eligible!!

Since we signed up for this program, we have received $958 in donations via this program! Please consider signing up.

Search for Newport Heights PTA. (Will show as Tacoma, WA)

Learn how to setup your Amazon Smile Charity.

COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids

This week, Pfizer’s COVID vaccine was authorized for children ages 5-11.

Here are two resources for the COVID pediatric vaccine:

From Nurse Cori: As always, PLEASE keep children who have symptoms home. This includes: Runny nose/congestion, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, headache, fatigue, sore throat, fever/chills, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, muscle/body aches, new loss of taste/smell, and cough.


COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing will be happening soon at Newport Heights. More information can be found HERE on the BSD website.

Testing may only occur with parent consent. To participate you must opt-in for the COVID-19 testing by completing this COVID Testing Consent form.

Notes from the Backpack podcast

Notes from the Backpack is a PTA podcast designed for parents, featuring real conversations with real parents, experts and educators who offer real-life advice, ideas and strategies parents can use to help their children succeed in and out of school.

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Newport Heights PTA

Newport Heights PTA is a volunteer-powered association of NHE families, staff, and community supporters, who act collectively on behalf of our children.

Our mission is to make every NHE student's potential a reality by promoting partnerships between home, school and community, engaging and empowering families and supporters to advocate for all children.