May 15
8:00p Math Challenge Responses Due
Math Challenge Responses Due

Thursday, May 26

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PTA Golden Acorn Awards
Call For Nominations

PTA is a volunteer-driven organization. One of the ways we recognize the outstanding work of our volunteers, is with the Golden Acorn award. The 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.



5th Grade Graduation & Pool Party
Wednesday, June 16th

Ceremony — 8:15am
Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Graduation Pool Party — 12:30-3:30pm
Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club

Watch for more details coming soon.

Talking with Children about Racism

Look for opportunities address racism with your children on a regular basis (not just in the wake of another horrific news story.) That said, the shooting in Buffalo, NY may raise questions for children. This PBS resource provides some age-appropriate ideas for helping children understand and combat racism.

Resource: How to Talk Honestly With Children About Racism (PBS)


Talking with Kids About Ukraine

“What is happening in Ukraine can be frightening for both children and adults. Ignoring or avoiding the topic can lead to children feeling lost, alone and scared, which can affect their health and well-being. It is essential to have open and honest conversations with children to help them process what is happening.” ~Ane Lemche, Save the Children

National PTA offers a two-part series with suggestions for discussing the conflict in Ukraine with our children


Fostering Student Motivation

PTA Notes from the Backpack Podcast 53
Guest | Larry Ferlazzo, Educator and Writer

Fostering motivation is an important part of a teacher’s job. Learn what teachers most want you to know about student motivation and get tips on how to get your child to do their homework, chores and more.


Resources for Families


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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