Dear Newby Families,
Welcome to SPRING! During this time of year almost all grades will take advantage of our generous PTA’s offer to put together class trips for learning experiences outside of the classroom. Be on the watch for those notices and what needs might be associated with those trips as they get near.
It is important to stay involved in your children’s education. Being engaged with children on learning activities at home has been shown to be the most effective form of parent involvement. This takes on many forms, from following a daily routine of study time to discussing what a child is reading. Showing the value of learning and high expectations for achievement are some of the most important ways to be involved in your child’s educational experience.
Enjoy the budding out of the trees, flowers, and the children as we turn the corner into Spring!
Dave Carlson, Principal
Newby Dress Up Days
We will be having a little fun with some school-wide dress-up days this spring. Dress-up days are designed to encourage school spirit and to help create class discussions around the topic of the day. Please join in, have some fun and add to the school spirit!
(hint: it will match the PTA All-school End of Year Party theme)
Healthy Snacks Reminder |
If a parent asks if they can bring treats, please remind them:
Sign up for school closures/delays
School closures and delays are also posted at www.pdxinfo.net. This site is part of the FlashAlert messenger service, which distributes updates to news stations and subscribers. You can sign up for FlashAlert email messages at www.flashalert.net/id/mcmsd. If you had previously been signed up for Flash Alert, but haven’t logged in for a year or more, please sign up again.
Has your address or phone number changed?
Please contact the office, 503-565-4900 or email@example.com, if your address or phone number has changed. We can’t mail your child’s report card to you or contact you if it is returned unless we have current information.
Supervision of students is a primary concern throughout the school, and mornings are no exception. Options for students before school each morning are:
There is no supervision prior to 7:30 a.m. in the morning at Newby Elementary. Please do not have students arrive at school prior to this time, as this creates a potentially dangerous situation. No adult supervision is available, and we do not want students left on their own in the cold and darkness outside the building. Your help in making this a safe and secure setting is much appreciated.
Dave Carlson, Principal