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Principal | Dave Carlson
Phone | 503.565.4900
FAX | 503.565.4906
Attendance | 503.565.4903 or 503.565.4900

1125 West Second Street McMinnville, OR 97128

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Newby 24 Hour Attendance Line
Please call if your child will be absent:
(503) 565-4903  Before 8:15 a.m.
(503) 565-4900  After 8:15 a.m.
Reminder – absences are unexcused unless we hear from you!

Calendar

March 12 | District Choir Festival 8:30-11:45 a.m.

March 13 | District spelling bee

March 18 | PTA meeting 6:30 p.m.

March 20 | SOTM assembly

March 20 | College dress up to represent your favorite college

March 23-27 | Spring Break

 

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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!
 Sincerely,

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!
           Friday, March 20th     College Day – dress for your favorite college
           Friday, April 24th       Hat Day – wear your favorite hat
           Friday, May  29th       Watch for the theme!

(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:

  • Only healthy snacks (see the list) Snack List | Español
  • No cake, cupcakes or frosted cookies
  • All products must be store bought – no homemade items. Even if the parent has a food server permit, their kitchen is not licensed as a commercial kitchen.

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 rtanner@msd.k12.or.us, 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:

  1. Cafeteria is open for breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.
    1. Supervision in the dining area starts at 7:30 a.m.
    2. Students are dismissed to the playground or computer lab starting at 7:45 a.m.
    3. Students arriving after 7:55 a.m. will receive a “Breakfast on the Go” and report to class.
    4. School begins at 8:05 a.m.
  2. Playground opens at 7:45 a.m.
    1. Supervisors open the play area starting at 7:45 a.m.
    2. Students may join the playground activities at any point after 7:45 a.m.
    3. Students are organized for entry at 7:55a.m.
    4. School begins at 8:05a.m.
  3. Front entry drop-off area supervision starts at 7:45 a.m.
    1. Students arriving before 7:55 a.m. will be directed to the covered play area.
    2. Students arriving after 7:55 a.m. will proceed to class through supervised hallways.
    3. School begins at 8:05 a.m.

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.

Sincerely,

Dave Carlson, Principal

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