Newport Elementary School
Family Newsletter 2021-2022
Newport Elementary School
All picture orders are made on-line at: Jostenspix.com
Use event code: FE17521
A white flyer will be sent home with kids the last week of September.
2021-2022 SCHOOL HOURS
7:30am Breakfast begins and non-breakfast students report to classrooms
7:45am First morning bell indicating students should be getting to class.
7:55am Second morning bell indicating school has started.
10:35am-12:35pm Lunch and recess by grade level.
2:20pm First closing bell indicating students should be getting ready to pack-up.
2:25pm Second closing bell indicating the school day has ended.
2:30pm Regular education busses leave the parking lot.
Please pick-up students by 2:35pm
Family Calendar 2021-2022
NEWPORT 2021-2022 CALENDAR (updated 9-12-21)
All events subject to changes in covid restrictions.
Sep 28 Fundraiser orders due
Oct 4 Fall Pictures
Oct 12 PTO meeting @5:30pm – Media Center
Oct 21-22 No School
Oct 25 No School
Oct 29 Fundraising Limo Ride
Oct 29 Fundraiser product pick-up 2pm-6pm
Nov 2 No School
Nov 9 Fall Picture Retakes
Nov 9 PTO meeting @5:30pm – Media Center
Nov 15-19 SPIRIT WEEK
Nov 16 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm – 8:00pm
Nov 18 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm – 8:00pm
Nov 23 End of 1st Trimester
Nov 24-26 No School
Dec 16 Choir concert @7:00pm in gym
Dec 21 PTO Holiday Breakfast for teachers
Dec 22–31 No School
Jan 3 School Resumes Monday January 3, 2022
Jan 11 PTO meeting @5:30pm – Media Center
Jan 17 No School
Feb 15 PTO meeting @5:30pm – Media Center
Feb 18 No School
Feb 21-22 No School
Feb 28-Mar 4 SPIRIT WEEK
Mar 1 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm – 8:00pm
Mar 1-4 “I Love to Read” week
Mar 3 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm – 8:00pm
Mar 4 End of 2nd Trimester
Mar 7-14 No School
Mar 15 School Resumes Tuesday March 15, 2022
April 5 PTO meeting @5:30pm Media Center
April 7 Choir concert @7:00pm in gym
April 11-14 MCA Reading Tests (grades 3-5)
April 14 Statewide Tornado drill at 1:45pm
April 15 No School
April 18-22 MCA Math Tests (grades 3-5)
April 25 No School
April 26-28 MCA Science Tests (grade 5)
May 30 No School
June 1 Pre-K & Kindergarten celebrations
June 1 Last Day for students!
The Newport Birthday Club means no need to buy cupcakes or treats!
No need to buy birthday treats or cupcakes. All birthday treats are prohibited based on our District's Wellness guidelines and as a precaution to allergy exposure.
Congratulations Newport Elementary School!
Congratulations to Newport families, students, and school staff!
School Sparrow has listed Newport Elementary School as one of the 10 Best Elementary Schools in the Minneapolis Suburbs!
We are so excited to share this news with you. This recognition is well deserved as the Newport families, staff, and students have worked hard over the last few years to help make gains in academic achievement for all and to help make Newport Elementary a great place!
Please see the article at the link below:
Newport Title 1 School
Newport is a Title One School
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) offers a Title I program that meets the needs of the children at individual schools. At some buildings, this may mean that selected students receive assistance during the regular school day either in their classrooms or in another location within the school. Generally, students work individually or in small groups with a teacher or a trained instructional assistant.
Do all schools have a Title I program? No. Federal guidelines require that Title I programs are available in schools with the greatest concentration level of low-income families. Once a school qualifies, academic need - not economic status - determines whether students are eligible to receive extra instruction.
Who are Title I students? Title I students are students who will succeed when given some extra instruction. The students are identified by their classroom teachers as needing additional help in reading and/or math based on their test scores and academic performance. Those who show the greatest educational need and are not receiving special education services are served first.
Below is a link to the District 833 Title One Web Page:
To view the District 833 Annual meeting presentation, please click on the link below:
Feel free to reach out to Kelly Ralston, Newport Title One Teacher with any questions or concerns: phone: 651-425-4301
Transportation and Busses
Also click on the link below to go to the District 833 Transportation website:
Newport Elementary School testifies at State Capitol meeting on academic success!
Principal Rich Romano and Associate Superintendent Kristine Schaefer presented what strategies have been working and how teachers, staff, and families have supported Newport kids. Both Senators Karla Bigham and Susan Kent also attended the hearing to lend their support and appreciation to Newport Elementary School and the Newport Community.
Associate Superintendent Kristine Schaefer and Principal Rich Romano testifying on 2-19-20
Senator Nelson, Principal Rich Romano, Associate Superintendent Kristine Schaefer, and Senator Kent.
Volunteers and Field Trip Chaperones
Parents due to the Covid 19 crisis all Volunteers in the schools have been postponed until further notice. At this time the District 833 elementary schools will be unable to have volunteers help out at the school.
In October we transitioned to a new visitor/volunteer management system. Thank you to those that have already create a new profile or transferred their old one. Here is a reminder on how to do these:
To create a new volunteer profile proceed here: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MjIyODplbi1VUw==
If you believe you have had a volunteer background check in the past two years and would like that transferred proceed here: https://forms.gle/8yo2mjMRp7T6a7QW7
A $5 background check is required for chaperoning a field trip, volunteer academic/athletic coaching and any volunteer opportunity that a volunteer would be alone with students. These background checks are now good for two years and our volunteer management system will remind volunteers when it’s close to expiration.
If you will be volunteering in a capacity that does not require a background check, please still create a volunteer profile.
District Volunteer Page for Q/A’s: https://sowashco.org/parents/volunteers
Questions: Contact Jessica Johnson at email@example.com