Dear NHE Families,
It has been a fantastic week! Despite the rainy weather we’ve been experiencing lately, our students have been all smiles and excitement. Rain or shine, learning continues to be a joyful adventure at our school! As we move into the rainy season, we kindly ask that you ensure your child comes to school prepared for wet weather. This includes having a waterproof jacket and maybe even some extra clothes in their backpacks. We want our little learners to stay dry and comfortable during their school day.
We also wanted to remind you about an important event on our calendar: Curriculum Night! We’re eagerly looking forward to seeing all our wonderful parents/guardians on Wednesday, Oct. 4th. It’s an evening dedicated to sharing insights into what your child will be learning this school year, as well as an opportunity to meet our dedicated teachers and staff. It is a great chance for us to strengthen our partnership in your child’s education. For planning purposes, know that the intended audience is adults and children may find it boring.
Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in our school community.
Wishing you a fantastic weekend ahead, rain or shine.
Curriculum Night on Oct. 4th:
Newport Heights Curriculum Night will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. This is an opportunity for classroom teachers to share curriculum information with you. By offering separate sessions for our primary and intermediate classrooms, we hope to be responsive to the needs of our families who have more than one child at Newport Heights.
Intermediate (3-5): 5:30-6:00
Primary (PreK-2): 6:15-6:45
The purpose of curriculum night is to provide parents and guardians with classroom information and time to meet your child’s classroom teacher and see their learning space. All classrooms will provide content information to all families.
Conversations about your individual child and how they are doing socially, emotionally, or academically will be shared with you during your scheduled conference time in November when you are one on one with your child’s teacher. Teachers will not be addressing or have the time to discuss individual students during curriculum night.
Pajama Day Again on Oct. 5th
Assembly on Thursday Oct. 5th from 1:20-1:50
Next week, we will have our first whole school assembly. In this assembly we will be learning about our school community, will sing our school song and Mrs. Hook will be Silly Stringed (this is earned during our APEX fundraiser). It is going to be fun! If you are free, families are welcome to attend. Please check in at the front office.
International Walk & Roll to School Day on Oct. 4th
Our school is one of 20 schools participating in Bellevue SchoolPool’s Walk & Roll to SchoolPool campaign during the week of Oct. 2-6!
Bellevue SchoolPool is a program that encourages families and students to explore sustainable transportation options for their commute to and from school and alleviate congestion at drop-off and pickup times and locations. During the campaign, students and families are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool or take the bus to and/or from school.
This fall, the campaign is centered around International Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4, but SchoolPool encourages students to try a new way to school any time during week!
SchoolPool also provides students with fun lenticular rulers, blinking lights and a backpack flyer with travel safety tips, and participating helps raise money for our school.
For resources including how to set up a bike train or walking school bus and carpooling tips, visit www.BellevueSchoolPool.org and look under “Resources for Students and Families.”
If you would like to sign up for the Bellevue SchoolPool newsletter, click here.
Interested in Volunteering at NHE?
PTA coordinates volunteers at NHE. In order to be notified of events and volunteer opportunities we ask families to visit the PTA website. Here is the link:
https://www.nhe-pta.org/volunteer/108866 (a new login MUST be created, any logins from previous years on our old website will no longer work)
You can also reach out directly to PTA via email:
Advanced Learning in BSD
Applications for Advanced Learning Services for the 2024-2025 school year are open now through October 31 at 4 p.m for students currently in grades 1 to 11.
About Advanced Learning Services
Bellevue School District’s Advanced Learning Services provide identified students with academic services at an advanced level and accelerated pace. Instruction is designed to meet students’ cognitive and academic needs at the appropriate level. Full-day, self-contained Advanced Learning Services begin in second grade at select elementary schools. Domain Specific services are available to students in grades 1 – 8 at all schools. We welcome you to consider Advanced Learning Services for your student.
Who Should Consider Applying for Advanced Learning Services?
Students in need of advanced learning services have an exceptional ability to learn and reason beyond their same-age peers. These children exhibit a high ability to make meaning out of complex concepts or problems.
You may want to consider applying for services for your student if you have noticed these characteristics:
- advanced vocabulary for their age
- strong reading skills two or more grade levels above current grade in school
- demonstrates high interest in numbers at an early age
- is imaginative
- finds interesting solutions to problems
- understands information quickly
- may prefer to interact with adults or older children
Visit the Advanced Learning Services webpage to learn more about Advanced Learning Services and to apply for your student.
Please note that if your student is currently in the Advanced Learning full-time self-contained program, there is no need to re-apply.
Free Financial Workshops at Stevensen Hub- Open to All BSD Families
This October, Bellevue Hopelink welcomes families to attend Financial Foundations, a three-part workshop that will equip families with the knowledge and skills to make confident money decisions and build a solid financial foundation. If you are just starting your journey to financial security or looking to enhance your existing skills, these workshops offer practical insights that will last a lifetime.
Prior registration is required. Instruction is provided in both English and Spanish. Workshops are free to attend and are open to parents, guardians and high school students. Complimentary childcare and food is provided.