Volume 7 - Monday October 4th
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
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 leastone important adult in their lives.
Status: Currently 22% of our students are represented
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a confidential scholarship.
Pass the Hat Fundraiser
Status: We are 27% of the way to our goal.
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 email@example.com or at 425-456-5513.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
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
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.