Dolphin Dispatch

Volume 13 - Monday November 15th

Important Dates

November 15-19 - American Education Week

November 15-19 - Book Fair - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

November 17 - Book Fair In Person Shopping (12:30-3:00)

November 18 - Book Fair In Person Shopping (2:30-5:30)

November 19 - Book Fair In Person Shopping (5:30-8:00)

November 18 - PTA General Membership Meeting (7:00-8:00)

November 25-26 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)

November 28 - Start of Hanukkah

December 6-17 - "Read Around the World" Reading Challenge (Date Change)

Check out our online calendar for more dates and details.

Book Fair!!

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Membership Drawing - 2 Weeks Remaining!!

Gift Card Drive - Benefits Newport Heights Families

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Nominating Committee

We are currently accepting self-nominations for the three (3) Nominating Committee positions. Interested candidates can self-nominate by emailing

What is a Nominating Committee?

The Nominating Committee consists of 3 individuals who serve the vital role of recognizing and recruiting the most qualified people available for elected PTA positions. The members of the nominating committee have a tremendous influence on the future of the local PTA or council, making it the most important committee in PTA.

Who can serve on it?

With the exception of the PTA President and school Principal, anyone who has been a PTA member for at least 15 days can be elected to the Nominating Committee.

Volunteer Opportunities

Membership Goal Status - 29%

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

one important adult in their lives.

Status: Currently 29% 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 - 31%

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

Status: We are 31% 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.

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.

Raising Kids Who Change the World

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At Home STEM Activity

Make a battery out of lemons

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Fruit-Power Battery - Sick Science! #080

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.