Dolphin Dispatch

Volume 11 - Monday November 1st

Important Dates

November - National American Indian Heritage Month

November 1 - Dia de los Inocentes

November 2 - Dia de los Muertos

November 2 - Election Day

November 3 - School Board Community Listening Session (Spanish)

November 4 - Diwali

November 7 - Daylight Savings (Fall Back)

November 8-19 - Read Around the World Reading Challenge (Stay tuned for more info!)

November 9 - Picture Retake Day

November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)

November 15-19 - American Education Week

November 17 - Book Fair (12:00-3:00)

November 18 - Book Fair (2:15-5:30)

November 19 - Book Fair (5:15-8:00)

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

November 25-26 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)

November 28 - Start of Hanukkah

Check out our online calendar for more dates and details.

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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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Staff Spotlight - Layne Harris

Hello! My name is Layne Harris. I’ve been part of the Newport Heights community for the last 7 years as a third grade teacher, a fourth grade teacher, and now as the ITCL. ITCL stands for Instructional Technology and Curriculum Leader, which means I help out around the school with all things related to teaching, learning, and the technology we use to teach and learn. I love my job and I feel so lucky to be an NHE dolphin! I am originally from Missouri, where I taught first, fourth and fifth grades before moving to Washington. Now I live in Seattle with my wife, Brandi, and our three hilarious cats, Max, Simon, and Rupert, in a home that is 120 years old! Outside of school, I love decorating my home, being with and taking care of animals, going camping all over the beautiful Pacific Northwest, reading, going for walks and bike rides around my neighborhood, and spending time with my family and friends.

Family Connections Center Update

Breaktime Mealtime Safeway Food Vouchers & Holiday Programs

To sign up, please complete this Free & Reduced Priced Meals Program application THEN complete the Family Connections Welcome Form.

Interpretation services are available and undocumented residents are eligible.


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.

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.