As principal, I can’t thank all of you enough. Your support for our students was nothing short of amazing.

Even more awe inspiring were the students who volunteered. I hope everyone realizes what outstanding young people we have at Newport and what a great community we have supporting them.

The PTSA’s final income numbers will take a couple weeks, but all indications are that our Ski Swap was successful in meeting our PTSA funding goals.

We can’t emphasize enough how important our students and adults are to this completely volunteer-staffed event.

“The event went smoothly with little wait, plenty of equipment-expert help, and many positive comments on Square (our credit card processing vendor),” said PTSA Treasurer Larry Holden.

“When the gear is very well organized and easy to find, people buy more gear and feel good about our effort making them come back it future years,” said long-time Ski Swap organizer Don Meyer.

“When our volunteers are enthusiastic and happy, it makes customers happy, causing them to come back and recommend us to friends,” he continued. “When the sale is smooth, it makes customers happier yet.  All awesome marketing for future and all continuing our reputation as ‘the’ swap to go to.”

You can read more about the Ski Swap in the Seattle Times.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.