Dolphin Dispatch

Volume 34 - Monday, April 25th

Important Dates

April: Autism Awareness Month

April 2: Start of Ramadan (Continues through approximately May 1st)

April 29: Customized Yearbook Pages Deadline Extended

May 1: Chalk the Walk (Staff Appreciation Week Kick Off)

May 2-6: Staff Appreciation Week - Help Needed!

May 5: School Board Meeting

May 13: "Newport's Got Talent" Submission Deadline

May 19: School Board Meeting

May 30: No School (Memorial Day)

Check out our online calendar for more dates and details.


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Music Category - Whether you love singing, playing an instrument, composing musical scores or any other musical performance, this category is for you.

Dance Category - Whether you love ballet, tap, salsa, break dancing or any other style, this category is for you.

Performance Category - Whether you love juggling, magic shows, stand-up comedy or any other non-musical/dance performance this category is for you.

Art Category - Whether you love drawing, painting, sculpting, photography or any other medium, this category is for you.

Pick your category, follow the link and upload your video. Please include your Name, Grade and Teacher in the Caption. For those that want to upload a still photograph and aren't familiar with Flipgrid, please reach out for instructions.


SchoolPool Spring Campaign

This year in honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) and National Bike to School Day (May 4th), Newport Heights Elementary will be partnering with King County, the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue School District to help promote a reduction in the single occupancy vehicle traffic and carbon emissions when getting our kids to and from school.

Throughout the campaign students will receive fun prizes and activities and our school will receive up to $1000 in safety supplies.

We will be having a drawing at the end of the campaign. Any student who turns in a completed punch card or bingo sheet by Monday, May 9th will be entered into a drawing for a prize. One entry per student.

Please choose one of two options below.

Option 1: For every day you take the bus, carpool, walk or ride a bike to school between April 22nd and May 4th, mark a star. A completed card is 5 stars.

Option 2: Save the Planet Bingo. For every activity you complete from the bingo card, mark a space. A completed card will be a Bingo line, or any 5 individual activities.

Email completed forms to or drop off at the main office.


Custom Yearbook Pages - Deadline Extended to April 29th!

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At Home STEM Activity

Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven


  • Pizza box. The larger the box, the better the oven should work.
  • Pencil or pen
  • Ruler
  • White school glue
  • A sheet of black paper
  • Utility knife
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Shipping tape or black electrical tape
  • A wooden skewer or pencil
  • To do some cooking with your solar oven, you will need sunlight and fairly warm outside temperatures (above 75 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended, and the hotter it is the better). It should also not be windy.
  • If you want to cook some s'mores in your solar oven, you will also need graham crackers, marshmallows, and a chocolate bar. You can use an aluminum pie pan or a small piece of aluminum foil as a tray.

More Details HERE!


Membership & Fundraising Update

Membership Goal Status - 34%

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

one important adult in their lives.

Status: Currently 34% 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 - 44%

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

Status: We are 43% 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.


Community Events

FREE Girls Basketball CLINICS!

Join us every Tuesday & Thursday evening from 7-8:30 PM in the Tyee Middle School Gym as the girls work on basketball skills and drills. All girls in grades 3rd – 8th grade that eventually will go to Newport HS are welcome! Checkout our website for more details:


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 for more information and to register.


From Nurse Cori


If your student has ANY of the following symptoms, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME.

Please email 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!!!



Please reach out if your student needs help.

Phone: 425.456.5501


Bellevue School District Vision: To affirm and inspire each and every student to learn and thrive as creators of their future world.


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


From the district

BSD Board Directors Resolution 2022-04-11 - Encouraging Mask Wearing

On April 11, 2022, the BSD Board of Directors adopted a resolution regarding mask wearing. Per the resolution:

“The Board of Directors of the Bellevue School District strongly encourages continued mask wearing inside our school buildings, at this time and through the end of the school year, to protect the most vulnerable; and

The Board of Directors of the Bellevue School District expresses gratitude and appreciation for all those who are able to and who continue to mask inside our school buildings through the end of the school year and wishes to support those masking inside our buildings by making high quality masks (N95, KN95, or KN94) available at the reception desk of every BSD school building.”

Read the full resolution.


From Bellevue School's Foundation

Spring for Schools Fundraiser

Our annual Spring for Schools luncheon is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Donors contribute nearly $900,000 to support the Bellevue School District. With a history spanning over 30 years, Bellevue Schools Foundation’s annual benefit luncheon raises the critical funds needed to help students in Bellevue’s public schools succeed in school and in life.

The luncheon is one of the Eastside’s largest philanthropic events, typically hosting over 1,000 professionals, parents, and community leaders who are committed to ensuring that all students have access to opportunities that will help them thrive in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

In-person: Education Showcase is at 11:00 AM, and the Lunch, Movie and Program starts at 12:00 PM

Virtual: The Movie and Program will begin at 12:00 PM

Final changes to your registration must be made by April 30, 2022.

In Person Registration

Virtual Registration


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.

Partnering with your Child's Teacher

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One Voice - Official National PTA Blog

School is Back in the Classroom, but Distance Learning is Here to Stay.

As a parent, I’m very familiar with how hard it can be to balance the demands of work and family in today’s busy and ever-changing world. Sometimes I find myself pining for the more predictable chaos we enjoyed before the pandemic. Regardless of our individual circumstances, the disruption and unpredictability of the last two years have presented even greater challenges—especially for our kids.

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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.