Volume 39 - Monday, May 30th
June: LGBTQIA Pride Month
June: PTSD Awareness Month
June 8: Spring BSD Board Listening Session
June 9: Final PTA Meeting (Elect next year's board and approve next year's budget)
June 15: 5th Grade Graduation & Party
June 16: Field Day
June 16: Band & Orchestra Concert
June 21: Last Day of School
Golden Acorn Award Nominations Now Open!
PTA is a volunteer-driven organization. One of the ways we recognize the outstanding work of our volunteers, is with the Golden Acorn award.
A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of their dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program in the 1930s, more than 54,000 Golden Acorn Awards have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state.
Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.
Please submit your nominations for any individuals who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community this year.
Nominations should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 12th and should include a short paragraph describing why you are nominating them.
Membership & Fundraising Update
Membership Goal Status - 34%
Goal: Every NHE student is represented in PTA by at leastone important adult in their lives.
Status: Currently 34% of our students are represented. We are 1/3 of the way there!
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 email@example.com to request a confidential scholarship.
Fundraiser Goal Status - 44%
Status: We are 43% of the way to our goal.
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.
WISE CAMP'S Summer Programs:
I attached a flyer with all of the options!
Parents can register at www.wisecamps.com!
Newport Youth Cheer Camps
Newport High School Cheerleading Squad will be holding 3 youth camps for students in grades K-7. Participants will learn cheers, dances, jumps and low-level stunt skills.
More information available HERE.
Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Newport FCCLA Cooking Classes
Newport FCCLA is holding two fun cooking classes for new chefs grades 3-8! Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast in our ‘Baking Basics’ and ‘Pasta Party’ cooking classes!
Young chefs attending our Baking Basics class on Tuesday June 2nd will learn how to make a chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes and learn many skills throughout the process. Dinner will be provided, and they will even be taking boxes of their treats home!
Those attending our Pasta Party class on Thursday June 7th will learn how to make homemade pasta and sauce from scratch. In addition to enjoying their fabulous Italian meal, the young chefs will be creating a personalized apron to take home.
Classes are $55 separately, but are $100 if parents sign up for both!
Please complete the following Microsoft Form to complete registration for your student!
Pay online through www.bsd405.org/pay under “Newport High School” then “ASB Fundraisers”. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our club advisor Dalanie Church at email@example.com.
From the Library
All Library books are due the week of June 6th! Students who clear their accounts by turning in all their books and paying for or replacing lost books by their library day that week will get a SLOTH sticker!
The Annual Library Book Swap is the last full week of school, June 13-17. Bags to collect lightly used elementary level books will be outside classrooms starting THIS WEEK. ALL students will get to take home at least one donated book to keep. The more donations we get, the more books kids get to take home!
From Green Team
City of Bellevue Utilities is offering free, interactive Greener Living live virtual Zoom classes and demonstrations this spring. Attendees will receive a digital kit after each class.
Visit www.bellevuewa.gov/greener-living-classes for more information and to register.
From Nurse Cori
REMINDER REGARDING SYMPTOMS:
If your student has ANY of the following symptoms, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the reason for the absence and Nurse Cori and/or Melodie Farrell will contact you regarding return to school guidelines. If your student comes to school with symptoms, they will be sent home.
☐ Congestion or runny nose
☐ Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
☐ Sore throat
☐ Fever (>100.4 F or 38 C) or chills
☐ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
☐ Muscle or body aches
☐ New loss of taste of smell
☐ Cough (new, changed, or worsening)
Thank you for your cooperation in continuing to keep our community safe!!!
COUNSELOR'S CORNER - MAGGIE MOSHOLDER
Hi NHE families,
Here is a helpful read about coping skills.
Your school counselor,
Maggie (aka Mrs. Mosholder)
Family Connections - Ana Lewis
Family Connections Centers (FCCs) are open to all BSD students and families. Staffed by Family Engagement Specialists, their mission is to connect families with district and community support services, provide them with educational opportunities to better navigate the school system and help them become engaged in the education of their children.
While our locations are school based, all BSD families are welcome to walk into any center throughout the district for support. We believe that the support and resources provided by our centers and specialists can benefit all BSD students and their families.
If you are in need of support, please contact Ana Lewis at 425-456-5513 or email@example.com
FROM THE SCHOOL
Dear NHE families-
By now, you have most likely heard about the tragedy of a shooting at an elementary school in Texas. When something so imaginable happens in a school, it can bring up many feelings for our children and the adults who care about them, from fear to sadness, and loss. Our hearts are with this community in Texas, and the lives and children who have been impacted by this senseless tragedy.
Some children may be very aware of current events, others less aware, and some may not be aware at all. We want to provide a few resources for you to use at home on how to talk to your children about events like this:
NASP: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
School Crisis Center: Talking to children about terrorist attacks and school and community shootings in the news
We want to assure you that your child’s safety is our top priority – both their physical and emotional safety. Our Newport Heights staff members are ready to support our students with any of their needs tomorrow and in the days to come. And, if you are looking for more resources or notice a change in your child’s behavior, please reach out to me, our assistant principal Sadean Al-Ali, or our counselor Maggie Halela-Mosholder. We are here to support you and your child.
Jane Kopf Stover, Newport Heights Principal
From the district
Superintendent Search – Board Listening Sessions
The Directors of the Bellevue School Board welcome the community to join in a series of engagement opportunities that seek to center community voice, help shape district direction, and inform the leadership profile for the next district superintendent.
Registration is required for all sessions, and attendance links will be sent to participants prior to each session date. Session dates and times are listed on the Spring BSD Board Listening Sessions webpage. Registration is available through the district website. Sessions will be offered both in person and in virtual format. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Learn more about the listening sessions.
Learn more about the Superintendent Search.
Notes from the Backpack podcast
How to Talk to Your Kids About Gun Violence
When your child comes home from school after a lockdown drill, what’s the best way to start a conversation about it? We turn to expert Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez for guidance on these issues. She shares how to have open and honest conversations with children of all ages about lockdown drills, school shootings and all of the emotions that come along with these topics.
One Voice - Official National PTA Blog
Helping Families Navigate Today’s COVID-19 Environment
National PTA hosted a virtual town hall May 18, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support families in navigating today’s COVID-19 environment. The event featured CDC COVID-19 Response Principal Deputy Incident Manager Dr. Greta Massetti, White House Senior Policy Advisory Dr. Cameron Webb, American Academy of Pediatrics Spokesperson Dr. Ilan Shapiro, National PTA President Anna King and PTA leaders Christel Wesley and Sandra West. The town hall was moderated by Spectrum News National Health Correspondent and mom Erin Billups.
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.