Sep 26
Oct 1
National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 28
Picture Day
Picture Day

Thursday, September 30
6:00p Emergency Preparedness Training
Emergency Preparedness Training

Thursday, September 30
6:00p - 8:00p

Join us virtually via Teams to learn how to prepare your home and family for weather and natural disaster emergencies.

We will learn about:
Local risks and their implications
Key preparation you should make
Additional preparations you could make
First steps in a response
Additional sources of information / next steps

Presented by the Office of Emergency Management
Sponsored by the Newport Heights PTA

Link to Presentation
10:00a PTSA 101 - Presented in Mandarin
PTSA 101 - Presented in Mandarin

Friday, October 1
10:00a - 11:59p

Bellevue School District. Bellevue PTSA Council will host the popular "Introduction to PTSA" seminar on Friday, October 1 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The session will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese. The seminar will discuss the role of PTSA in students' education and the ways to get involved with PTSA.

Zoom ID: 894 1941 6739
Password: 414412
6:00p NHE Back to School & Curriculum Nights
NHE Back to School & Curriculum Nights

Tuesday, October 5
6:00p - 7:00p
International Walk (and roll!) to School Day
International Walk (and roll!) to School Day

Wednesday, October 6

International Walk to School Day celebrates the joys of walking and opens the eyes of students, families, schools and community leaders. Held annually during the first Wednesday in October, this event involves communities from more than 40 countries. Over time the event, which began in 1997, has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school. Today, thousands of schools across America — from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico — participate.
4:00p Bellevue School Board Meeting
Bellevue School Board Meeting

Thursday, October 7
4:00p - 7:30p
12241 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005

Meetings will be in-person as well as streamed live. You can join the meeting by visiting the board's meeting page on the day of the meeting.

Captions in languages other than English are also available. Please reach out to Tish Gasparich in advance if you would like a specific language by emailing

Public Comment can be shared in-person or emailed to the Board Directors at
No School - Professional Development Day
No School - Professional Development Day

Friday, October 8
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Check Out the New STEM Challenge Program

Newport Heights families told us they want more STEM enrichment opportunities for their children. Math Challenge is a free enrichment program sponsored by the Newport Heights PTA. No-sign up is necessary. All students K to Grade 5 are invited to participate.

There will be 15 challenges throughout the school year to engage students and their families in interesting math problems that strengthen their calculation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and improve their mathematical confidence.

This program is completely voluntary, but we hope all students and families will join us in this fun STEM learning experience! Every student who completes a challenge will have their name submitted into a drawing to win a small prize and be recognized on our Math Challenge “Wall of Fame.” Students who participate in 12 or more of the challenges will be recognized with a certificate at the end of the school year.

Download Math Challenge #1 here. (Be sure to read instructions first.) Use this Google Form to submit your student’s work by Thursday, Oct 7th at noon.

Learn how to participate and get tips for supporting your child on our 
Math in Action page. If you have any questions, please email Anne Figge at




Read Books During Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 and October 15. It honors the many Latinos who have greatly contributed, influenced, and enriched our culture and society. To honor those contributions, here are a few lists of inspiring and colorful children’s books that celebrate Latino voices and culture.

11 Picture Books Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from PBSKids.

Wonderful Picture Books by Hispanic Writers from iSeeMe, inc.

Magnificent Kid’s and YA books from CoolMomPicks.


Seeking Volunteer for Reflections Art Program

We are looking for a Super Star volunteer to manage our school’s participation in the PTA Reflections Art program. Our previous Reflections guru has aged out of Newport Heights, but she is more than happy to mentor a new volunteer. You will have all the help you need. Contact our PTA President, Ellen Martin, to volunteer or learn more.

Reflections is a National PTA arts competition program. Areas of submission include visual, music, photography, and literature. The theme this year is “I will change the world by…” The Reflections Arts Competition offers a great opportunity for kids to create and participate in different ways while competing with different schools in our area, state level or even all the way to the national level.


BSF Ambassador

Are you interested in playing a role to support the larger Bellevue school community and ensure that students throughout the District have the tools and resources they need to be successful?

Consider becoming our school's Bellevue Schools Foundation (BSF) Ambassador. Serve as an important link between the Foundation and Newport Heights. Communicate news and events to parents, assist with events like Spring for Schools. Represent the Foundation in the community at large. Play a critical role in ensuring that the Foundation is able to maximize its reach to all 29 schools and execute its mission to promote and fund the best possible learning opportunities for ALL Students in Bellevue’s public schools.

Learn what BSF has done for Newport Heights Elementary.



Back to School with the CDC

PTA Notes from the Backpack Podcast 45

Guest | Captain Erin Sauber-Schatz

As we settle into our second Back-to-School season filled with COVID-19 safety precautions, it’s vital that you stay informed. We invited a special guest, Captain Erin Sauber-Schatz, community guidance subject matter expert for CDC's COVID-19 Response, to share the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Listen now…

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.




Newport Heights PTA 2.3.60 is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization 

Tax ID #91-1208399 

We are 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.


 Newport Heights PTA is affiliated with the Washington State PTA, a branch of the National PTA.

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