We envision Newport Heights PTA membership that reflects the rich diversity of our school community. We value the many perspectives, languages, abilities, and lived experiences our families bring.

from the Newport Heights PTA values statement on Diversity

We have a diverse community at Newport Heights Elementary. Our goal is to provide families with resources that bring awareness, education, advocacy and promotion of the cultures all of our families. We hope to compliment what your student is learning in school and offer ways your family can learn and grow together.  

These 2021-2022 Multicultural Calendar resources from the National PTA reflect a world rich with diversity, including the observances celebrated by many cultures and populations. Knowledge of these important holidays, remembrances, and celebrations can enhance our shared diversity and inclusion efforts. 




Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day which is celebrated on September 16 and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.

September 4-11, Paryushana Parva
a Jain festival lasting about eight to ten days that is observed through meditation and fasting. Its main focus is spiritual upliftment, pursuit of salvation and a deeper understanding of the religion.

September 6, Labor Day
in the United States. Labor Day honors the contribution that laborers have made to the country and is observed on the first Monday of September.

September 6-8 (sundown to sundown), Rosh Hashanah
the Jewish New Year celebration, marking the creation of the world.

September 10, Ganesh Chaturthi
a Hindu holiday lasting around 10 days, where the elephant-headed Hindu God is praised and given offerings.

September 11, Ethiopian New Year
Rastafarians celebrate the New Year on this date and believe that Ethiopia is their spiritual home.

September 15-16 (sundown to sundown), Yom Kippur
the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, a day of atonement marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance.

September 18, International Equal Pay Day
celebrated for the first time in September 2020, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. It further builds on the United Nations’ commitment to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.

September 24, Native American Day
a Federal holiday observed annually on the fourth Friday in September in the state of California and Nevada and on the second Monday in October in South Dakota and Oklahoma, United States.

September 27, Meskel
religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox churches that commemorates the discovery of the True Cross by the Roman Empress, Helena, in the fourth century.

September 28, Teacher’s Day in Taiwan
This day is used to honor teachers’ contributions to their students and to society in general. People often express their gratitude to their teachers by paying them a visit or sending them a card. This date was chosen to commemorate the birth of Confucius, the model master educator in ancient China.



Link to the full Diversity Calendar: https://www.diversitybestpractices.com/2021-diversity-holidays


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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