PTA Award Nominations--Golden Acorn & Honorary Lifetime
Nominate an outstanding volunteer to  . * The purpose of the WSPTA Honorary Life Membership Award is to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the development and growth of PTA.  * A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA  to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth.    ... read full article
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Teacher Appreciation WeekLisa Shank5/9/20175/17/2017
Teacher Appreciation Week
THANK A TEACHER, STAFF OR ADMINISTRATOR FROM NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL * Send them a note of thanks. * Send nominations for Educator of the Year to .  Educator will be honored at ceremony in June.     ... read full article
PTA Award Nominations--Golden Acorn & Honorary LifetimeLisa Shank5/9/20175/24/2017
PTA Award Nominations--Golden Acorn & Honorary Lifetime
Nominate an outstanding volunteer to  . * The purpose of the WSPTA Honorary Life Membership Award is to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the development and growth of PTA.  * A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA  to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth.    ... read full article
Nominating Committee ReportLisa Shank5/3/20175/17/2017
Nominating Committee Report
Nominating Committee Newport High School PTSA May 2, 2017 The Nominating Committee recommends the following slate of officers for election on May 17, 2017, to the Newport High School PTSA board for the 2017­2018 term:   President ­ Lisa Shank Vice President ­ Albert Jee Secretary ­ Open Treasurer ­ Larry Holden   Respectfully submitted, Albert Jee Ruth Raskind Ingrid Turner ... read full article
Spring Semester 2017 Grants ApprovedLisa Shank2/10/20172/24/2017
Spring Semester 2017 Grants Approved
Thanks to the Spring Semester 2017 Grant Committee and Principal Yahoudy for reviewing all the teacher grant requests.  Thanks to the PTSA membership for approving allocating an additional $10,000 to Spring 2017 grants.  The Board voted to approved all the recommendations of the Spring 2017 Grant Committee.   The Newport High School PTSA has awarded the following teacher grants: Teacher Department Description How Many Students Benefit AMOUNT APPROVED Bohlinger, Kami Science Biotechnology 320 $1,403.60 Gullette, Courtney English AP Literature and Senior English- 90 copies of Critical Theory Today all seniors $4,459.50 Miller, Michael PE Pull Up Equipment 70 students in ... read full article
NEWPORT SUCCESS AT REFLECTIONSLisa Shank1/26/20175/17/2017
Newport High PTSA submitted 11 entries  to the Bellevue PTSA Council level to be adjudicated with all literature, photography and visual art submitted by the other high school's in the district.  Six NHS students received an Outstanding Interpretation Award from the Bellevue PTSA Council and will be moving forward to the Washington State PTA Reflections Competition.  For the remaining 5 participants, one student received an award of excellence and 3 others received an award of merit.  The PTSA will display the art work being returned to Newport to showcase these talented artists.  The entries moving on to the state level will ... read full article
College Conference Volunteers NeededLisa Shank1/26/20172/15/2017
College Conference Volunteers Needed
Parent are needed to donate desserts and fruit dishes for College Conference Speakers and Staff.  Please sign up here to bring dish to school on 2/15/17 by 4 pm.    Dessert Sign Up    ONLY TWO MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. ... read full article
November NewsletterLisa Shank11/4/201611/30/2016
November Newsletter
November 2016 Newport High School PTSA Newsletter View this email in your browser   31st Annual Newport Ski Swap Friday, November 11th  1 pm - 9 pm Saturday, November 12th 9 am - 5 pm Newport High School Gym and Commons This swap has helped the PTSA award grants to Newport High School for unfunded school needed.  Over the past 30 years, the swap has raised over $750,000 for the benefit of our school.  You can help by consigning ski gear, buying ski gear, donating food for volunteers and volunteering . Help is needed for setting up the gyms on ... read full article
National School of Excellence Family Survey--Complete by 11/11/16Lisa Shank11/3/201611/12/2016
National School of Excellence Family Survey--Complete by 11/11/16
The National PTA School of Excellence program is designed to support our school and PTA as we strengthen family-school partnerships that enrich students’ educational experiences and overall well-being. One step in the process is to gather feedback from our school family on the frequency of family engagement strategies implemented by our school. We will need your help in completing this survey at the beginning of the year and end of the year to be considered for the National PTA School of Excellence designation.  Click link below to complate survey by November 11, 2016. National School of Excellence Family Survey ... read full article
NEWPORT SKI SWAP--Student and Parent Volunteers NeededLisa Shank10/10/201611/13/2016
NEWPORT SKI SWAP--Student and Parent Volunteers Needed
This is a great way to earn community service hours since November 10th and 11th are not school days.   The Ski Swap is on its 31st year.  This annual event has raised over $700,000 for Newport High School PTSA over the years.   Visit Sign Up Genius at  to select your slot between November 1oth to November 13th.  Food will be available for all volunteers.  You don't need to be a skier to volunteer.  Any support is appreciated.  Sign ups also available to donate food and drinks for the hungry student and parent volunteers:  .  Next to ... read full article
October NewsletterLisa Shank10/9/201610/31/2016
October Newsletter
Newport HS PTSA October Newsletter View this email in your browser CLASSROOM BUCKS UPDATE Thank you Newport families for all your donations on curriculum night and your continued support of the PTSA Grants.  As of October 8th, the PTSA has raised $13,370.00.  These funds are awarded to teachers and departments during Fall and Spring PTSA Grants.   JOIN US FOR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON OCTOBER 18th AT 7 PM Get update of Classroom Bucks, Fall Grants and Ski Swap.  Bellevue Schools Foundation will update membership on All in For Kids Fall Campaign and district wide funding for STEM, Computer Science, AP Capstone and ... read full article
PTA REFLECTIONS--WHAT IS YOUR STORY?Lisa Shank10/7/201611/21/2016
CALLING ALL STUDENTS Submit Reflections Submission in 1. Dance Choreography 2. Film Production 3. Literature 4. Music Composition 5. Photography 6. Visual Arts 7. Special Artist 25 entries will move on from Newport High School to Bellevue PTSA Council.  Last year Newport Student won in Visual Arts Category at National PTA Level and her art work is touring the country for the next three years.  Newport has very talented artist.  Show your talent by entering this contest.  The Newport deadline is November 21st.  E-mail student entry form  to  .   Rules for all categories found here. RULES Official Rules ... read full article
PTSA FALL TEACHER GRANTS AWARDEDLisa Shank9/22/201610/6/2016
The PTSA vision is to make every child's potential a reality.  At Newport, the PTSA awards $40,000 in teacher grants for the 2016-17 school year to support this vision.  Approximately $25,000 is awarded in the Fall and another $15,000 in the Spring. The NHS PTSA Grant Committee reviewed and recommended the award of several teacher grants this week.  The Board of Directors reviewed these recommendations and awarded about $19,000.  An additional $6,000 may be awarded in the next few weeks pending requests for additional information from grant applicants.  The PTSA reviews applications from multiple departments and programs at Newport and ... read full article
On curriculum night the PTSA holds an annual fundraiser to support the Teacher Grants its awards.  This year $40,000 is budgeted to support the grant program.  We need families to donate to the Classroom Bucks fundraiser to keep the grant program successful.  During the second period session on curriculum night, envelopes will be collected for all cash or check donations.  Please remember any employer matching funds to support the PTSA Classroom Bucks.   You do not need to wait for curriculum night on September 22nd.  Bring this form  with you to Curriculum Night OR pay via credit card here . ... read full article
PTSA Committee Sign Up--Volunteers NeededLisa Shank9/13/201610/19/2016
PTSA Committee Sign Up--Volunteers Needed
Newport High PTSA needs members to join various committees to help the PTSA provide support to Newport High and its students. Committees include Reflections, Membership, Family and Community Engagement, Awards, Financial Review, Grants, Knight Valor, Scholarship and Baccalaurate Ceremony. If interested, please sign up here .    ... read full article
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTERLisa Shank9/13/20169/30/2016
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER Please join the Newport HS PTSA for a Welcome Reception in the Commons area at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 14th.  First  Membership Meeting will follow at 7:00 pm in the Commons (Note new location).   Members will vote on budget for 2016-17 as well as standing rules.  Update will be provided on expansion plans for Newport.  Ms. Yahoudy and Mr. Gangle will update membership on one to one technology roll out and answer your questions.  All are welcome to attend.  Parents and Teachers are welcome to join at anytime of the year.  On Curriculum Night, September 22nd, ... read full article
Senior Garage SaleIngrid Turner9/7/20169/10/2016
Senior Garage Sale
Where:  13 Skagit Key  Bellevue ,  WA  98006 When:  Saturday September 10, 2016    Time : 9:00AM   Huge sale to benefit GradKnight at 13 Skagit Key, Newport Shores, during the neighborhood-wide Newport Shores garage sale.  Drop off donations to Cathy Springman, email: .  Shop and help out the class.  Lots of great bargains. ... read full article
Parents needed!!!Lisa Shank8/31/20169/15/2016
Parents needed!!!
  On 10/5, parents are needed for picture retakes.  Sign up here . From 9/9 to 9/21, 3 parents per period are needed to distribute laptops to all students.  Sign up here . Thank you for supporting our school and its students. ... read full article
SAVE THE DATE--10/18/16 NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGLisa Shank8/22/201610/19/2016
Come join us for October General  Membership meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7 pm in the Library.   Speakers will provide information on the upcoming two year budget cycle for Washington State, update on McCleary decision that mandates full funding of basic education, status of Randy Dorn's lawsuit to restrict use of levy funds by BSD and November 8th election.  Bellevue Schools Foundation will also provide information on All In For Kids Fall Campaign and Clickathon on October 24 & 25.  Results from Classroom Bucks fundraiser and Fall Grant process with be discussed as well as planning for upcoming Newport ... read full article
Taking Care of Business DayLisa Shank8/18/20168/25/2016
Taking Care of Business Day
Parent and Student Volunteers needed for Taking Care of Business Day on August 24, 2016 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and 12 noon to 4:00 pm.  Student can earn community service hours towards graduation or Knight Valor.   Students please sign up for Crowd Control, Door Guard and Other Information Slots.  All volunteers please check in with Volunteer Sign In Table to get name tag and table assignment.  Sign up now on Sign Up Genius  .  Thanks for supporting Newport.  ... read full article
PTSA Elected Officers for 2016-17Lisa Shank6/24/20169/15/2016
PTSA Elected Officers for 2016-17
On July 1, 2016, the new officers are installed.  President Lisa Shank, Vice President Diana Chinea, Secretary Garima Kango and Treasurer Terry Mansour will be planning over the summer and preparing for Taking Care of Business Day.  E-mail  with questions about membership and volunteer opportunities.  Check back for keys dates and information on calendar.    ... read full article