Dolphin Dispatch

Volume 7 - Monday October 4th

Important Dates

October - Disability Awareness Month

October 5 - NHE Curriculum Night

October 6 - Walk to School Day

October 7 - School Board Meeting

October 8 - No School

October 11-14 - Early Release (12:15)

October 14 - School Board Candidate Forum

Check out our online calendar for more dates and details.

Walk to School Day

Join your fellow Dolphins and celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 6th. International Walk to School Day is an annual event promoting heathy kids, a healthy environment and year-round safe routes to school.

Ways to participate:

  • Walk to school from home
  • Park in the S-Mart/Terry's Kitchen parking lot and walk to school from there.
  • For our bus riders and drop off line kids, we invite you to join us and "Walk the Last Yard"
  • Make a fun sign and cheer our walker along 119th

Watch for a pop in visit from "PedBee the Safety Bee". Goodie bags will be handed out to all students.

Now the fine print: The walk from S-Mart/Terry's Kitchen is not a supervised event. Parents are responsible for their children during that walk.

PTA Myth versus Truth

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

one important adult in their lives.

Status: Currently 22% of our students are represented

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.

Pass the Hat Fundraiser

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

Status: We are 27% of the way to our goal.

Donate Here

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.

Family Connections Center Update

Breaktime Mealtime Safeway Vouchers

Bellevue LifeSpring Breaktime Mealtime distributes Safeway Vouchers to bridge the food gap during district breaks. If interested, please be sure to complete the Free & Reduced Priced Meals application including Part 5, “Sharing Information”. This is necessary to qualify for our community partner programs such as: Clothes 4 Kids, Operation School Bell, Safeway Food Vouchers, Jubilee Elves and other programs and resources. Please complete this application by October 15th.

After you have completed the Free & Reduced Priced Meals application, please complete the Family Connections Welcome Form (ONLY IF YOUR FAMILY IS NEW or YOUR FAMILY DID NOT COMPLETE THIS FORM LAST YEAR) and mark the programs of interest…Safeway Food Vouchers is one of them.

If you have questions, please contact Ana Lewis, Family Engagement, at or at 425-456-5513.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In honor of the many and varied contributions to our community by people with disabilities, watch for our new Newport Heights PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Facebook group. This is the first of many steps we are taking to increase access to PTA for all in our community.

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.

What is Social and Emotional Learning Anyway?

What life skills does your child need to thrive? What does Social and Emotional Learning look like, why it’s important and how families can help. Listen now

At Home STEM Activity

Have you ever made an eggshell disappear? You can. In this osmosis egg experiment, you will explore chemical reactions, plasma membrane, and osmosis.


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.