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Bricktober is here!

We're collecting new and used Lego for kids in Africa!

One of our Newhart students will be heading to Uganda this November to hand deliver Lego to kids in need. If you'd like to participate in this amazing opportunity to help others, please feel free to fill a sandwich bag, gallon bag or anything else with Lego and drop it in our front office October 23-November 3. If you'd like, you can even write a thoughtful note and include it in your donation. All donations will be taken to Uganda this November.

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:10/17/17
Audience: Homepage


Book Club (Click to see the flyer.)
Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/10/17
Audience: Homepage


The City of Mission Viejo helps victims of Hurricane Harvey!

The City of Mission Viejo in partnership with many local non-profit organizations have launched a community-wide effort to help a middle school in a small Texas seaside town that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  Follow the link for more information or to donate!

http://mvactivities.com/hurricane-donations/

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:9/26/17
Audience: Homepage


Thank You Mathnasuim...New "Silver" Newhart Supporter!

Attachments:
Posted by: Mike Brandt Published:9/21/17
Audience: Homepage


Fundraiser: Register on the attached website, and send those emails!

https://www.stepitupkids.com/newhart92692/

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/30/17
Audience: Homepage


Send emails for the fundraiser tonight!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/30/17
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Middle School’s Back to School Night

Newhart Middle School’s Back to School Night

Thursday, August 31, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Dear Parents,

 

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend Newhart Middle School’s Back to School Night. We are excited about sharing our middle school program with you. Back to School night is a special night exclusively for parents or guardians of students enrolled in our school.  Since this is an evening for parents, we ask that students not attend.  

 

This evening is designed to provide you with an opportunity to visit your child’s classes and meet his or her teachers. During the fifteen minutes in each class, the teachers will explain their instructional programs, discuss learning objectives and display instructional materials and textbooks. Although there is no time for individual conferences, appointments can be made with teachers if there is a need to do so.

 

Parking is available in the front lot, the back black top, the Senior Center, the soccer center and along Veterans Way; however we strongly encourage carpooling.  We recommend bringing a flashlight if necessary as it could be dark before the end of the program.   

 

Coffee and treats will be provided by the Newhart Middle School’s PTA in the library.

 

Newhart Middle School will be on a minimum day schedule on FRIDAY, the day after, Back to School night and will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.  


 

Best wishes for a wonderful evening!

 

Sincerely,
 

Jeff Jones

Principal

 

 

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:8/29/17
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, Garden, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Intramurals, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


Reflections due October 2nd (See the attachment.)
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/28/17
Audience: Homepage


CUSD After-School and Early-Morning Experience

Session 1: September 5th - November 9th

No classes the week of Sept. 11th and the week of Oct. 30th

To quickly reference what is offered at your school, please select the following link:

  •  

 

ü 8 Week Programs

ü Classes run one day a week, Monday-Thursday

ü Offering classes featuring arts, academics, STEM and sports.

 

Demo Week for Session 1 Classes

Demos will be held from August 28th – August 31st.  Our instructors will conduct demos for these classes during lunch. Be sure to ask your children about their lunchtime activities!

 

Register Now At:

http://www.saddleback.edu/ce/experience-cusd

Posted by: Mike Brandt Published:8/28/17
Audience: Homepage


Have your parents sign your PBS Packet this weekend.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/26/17
Audience: Homepage


Book Club (Click for details.)

Book: Book Scavenger, by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman: Kids play a book-related game that turns dangerous.  

 

Meeting: Wednesday, October 4th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the Newhart Library

 

  •  Our library has five copies of the book to check out.
  • Talk to Mrs. Ablett or Mrs. Wendehost for more information.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/25/17
Audience: Homepage


PBS Day & NIMS drill: Friday, 8/25
  • Bring your Newhart agenda: the spiral-bound black thing with the panther face on the front (A.K.A. planner, reminder binder, journal)
  • We will have only one lunch period that day, so plan accordingly.
  • We will also be outside during the drill, so sunscreen is a good idea.
  • Bringing a novel to read during the drill is also a good idea.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/18/17
Audience: Homepage


2017-18 Middle School Disciplinary Policies and Procedures

Please refer to the attached document available in both English and Spanish.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:6/14/17
Audience: Middle School News Group and Homepage


Yearbook Distribution Details!
Yearbook Distribution:  Yearbook distribution will be as follows:
 
**Students MUST have their STUDENT ID to pick up their book!!
 
Friday, May 26th: 8TH GRADERS ONLY before school, starting at 8am. (You can also pick your book up at break, lunch, or after school, if you missed the morning time.)
 
Tuesday, May 30th6th and 7th GRADERS (plus any more 8th graders) before school, starting at 8am. (You can also pick your book up at break, lunch, or after school, if you missed the morning time.)
 
EXTRA YEARBOOK SALES:
Wednesday, May 31st starting at 9:30am. (Students will not be allowed to line up before 9:15am.)
Cost: $65 CASH ONLY in room 302
Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:5/12/17
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08


PAL drive for CHOC

PAL will be collecting items for CHOC.

 

Monday, May 15: Matchbox or Hot Wheels cars

Tuesday, May 16th: markers or crayons

Thursday, May 18th: Play-doh or Model Magic

Friday, May 19th: playing cards, Uno, or travel games

 

 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/10/17
Audience: Homepage


Summer Homework letter

Summer Homework Letter to Students and Parents:

Please read the following letter that explains the District policy regarding summer work.

https://docs.google.com/a/capousd.org/document/d/1yGIOHmEKvDMaHbmd4BPwJfTEPceW_6bCvKZvXqvE1b0/edit?usp=sharing

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:5/4/17
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, Garden, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Intramurals, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


Walk for Wishes!

PAL has once again decided to create a Newhart Middle School team to walk in the Make-a-Wish Foundation’s Walk for Wishes on Saturday, April 29th at the Irvine Great Park!  We would love to have your support!  The Walk for Wishes is a great event that we have proudly participated in the past 6+ years and granted 4 children's wishes.  After hearing a couple inspirational speakers there is a short (1-2 mile) walk.  Following the walk is a carnival/festival with food and activities for the whole family!  Join Team Newhart to help us grant another child’s wish on behalf of Newhart Middle School!!  The registration fee is $25 and includes a shirt, participation in the walk, and access to all the festival activities!  Click the link to join our team!

http://site.wish.org/goto/NewhartMS

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:4/13/17
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


SBAC Testing: May 1st-May 12th
  • Bring a novel!
  • Bring earbuds (optional)
  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • English Language Arts will start on May 1st.
  • Math will start on May 8th.
  • Eighth Grade Science will start on May 11th.
  • Block schedule:
    • Periods 1, 3, & 5: May 1st, May 4th, May 8th
    • Periods 2, 4 & 6: May 2nd, May 5th, May 9th
    • one lunch period on block days
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:4/12/17
Audience: Homepage


Book Fair: April 17-21, 8:30-3:45 and during Open House, Room 302
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:4/12/17
Audience: Homepage


Get Your Winter Break Photos in the Yearbook!

Get your Winter Break Photos in the Yearbook

This week is the last chance to get your winter break photos in the yearbook! You can submit your vacation photo or a fun activity you did over break. (Remember to tell me who you are and where you are!) Please email the photo and description to Miss Sartoris at resartoris@capousd.org by FRIDAY, MARCH 17th! Thank you so much!!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:3/10/17
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage


Saddleback Ed. Early-Morning Classes, Session 4 Registration Is Open!

Registration for Session 4 is open! Early-Morning Experience classes will start the week of March 27th at your school. 

 

Early-Morning Experience offers coding and chess at Newhart. Classes are taught by CUSD teachers and professional experts.  All classes are held on CUSD school sites one hour before the academic day on your schools designated late-start day. 

 

Please visit our website www.saddleback.edu/ce for program information and to registerNo on-site registration will be accepted so pre-register! Registration closes at midnight prior to the first class.  Classes that do not reach the minimum enrollment will be canceled. For further questions, please contact Saddleback College Community Education at (949) 582-4646.

Posted by: Mike Brandt Published:3/2/17
Audience: Homepage


YEARBOOK ORDER LIST POSTED

Please log in to your School Loop account to see the updated list to double check if you ordered a book. Email Miss Sartoris at resartoris@capousd.org if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

The order list will also be posted on the attendance and library windows beginning Monday, March 6th.

 

Any extra yearbooks will be sold after all pre-ordered books are distributed. More details and dates will be sent out in May closer to the distribution date! Thank you!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:2/23/17
Audience: Homepage


UCI BASKETBALL GAME - SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH

UCI BASKETBALL GAME - SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH

 

The UCI basketball ticket registration website is now available for parents/teachers to reserve up to 4 tickets per family, with a registration deadline of Sunday, February 26.  There is a maximum ticket limit of 1,500, so first-come, first-served.  If/When the 1,500 ticket limit is reached, the website will no longer accept reservations.  Here is the website:

 

www.ucirvinesports.com/CAPO2017

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:2/15/17
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


The elective forms are due to your first period teacher on Tuesday, January 31st.

The office has extra copies.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/30/17
Audience: Homepage


Assembly Schedule this Friday

All students will be attending a Music assembly this Friday.  The class schedule changes slightly.  Please check the times posted on our website.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:1/11/17
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, Garden, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Intramurals, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


Parent Workshop on Stress and Anxiety

Wednesday, January 25th

6:00-7:00 PM

Newhart's MPR

 

presented by Western Youth Services

 

 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/11/17
Audience: Homepage


Book Club

Book: Shadow Spinner, by Susan Fletcher: A sultan keeps killing his wives until one starts telling him a story with no end.

 

Meeting: Thursday, March 9th, 7:00-8:00 PM, Newhart Library

 

Notes:

  • The Newhart Library has this book to check out.
  • Parents, please preview any book your child reads.
  • For more information, contact Mrs. Ablett or Mrs. Wendehost
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/10/17
Audience: Homepage


FINAL DEADLINE: 8th Grade Dedication Ads!

Attached is the order form for 8th grade dedication ads. This is a special way to commemorate your child's years at Newhart!

 

*The final deadline for ads is FEBRUARY 6, 2017. Please note that all times on GradAd are EASTERN standard time.

 

Orders can be made online at www.gradad.com or mailed in using the attached forms. Copies of the form are also available in the front office. If you have any questions regarding ads, please call: 1-866-394-9729.

 

 

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:12/8/16
Audience: Homepage and Grade 08


PAJAMA DAY (NEXT FRIDAY, DEC., 9TH)!

Wear a Pair, bring a NEW Pair" Friday, December 9, 2015

Join the fun!  Wear your pajamas to school and bring a NEW pair of pajamas that is your size and gender to be donated to Serve the People.  Bring NEW pajamas in a large (1 gallon) Ziploc type bag and label with a Sharpie the SIZE and BOY OR GIRL.  PAL will be out front to collect them on the morning of Friday, December 9th

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:11/30/16
Audience: Homepage


Walk Against Drugs Participation Award- Wednesday, 12/7- Way to Go Panthers!!!

Congratulations Panthers!  Newhart won Mission Viejo’s award for top school participation at this year’s Walk Against Drugs!  We appreciate all who were able to come out and participate in the walk.  Wear your Walk Against Drugs shirt on Wednesday, December 7th for the banner award ceremony! 

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:11/29/16
Audience: Homepage


School Play: The Snow White Variety Show

Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th

 

6:00 in the Multi-Purpose Room

 

Tickets: $5.00

 

Please come with a responsible adult.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:11/9/16
Audience: Homepage


Book Club: December 15th

Book: Avalon High, by Meg Cabot: A high school bears a strange resemblance to King Arthur's Court.

 

Meeting: Thursday, December 15th, 7:00-8:00 PM, Newhart Library

 

  • Our library has five copies of the book.
  • Always have your parents preview what you read.
  • Contact Mrs. Wendehost or Mrs. Ablett for more information. 
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/13/16
Audience: Homepage


NEWHART PTA DINE OUT October 19- CHIPOTLE

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Newhart Middle School. Come in to the Chipotle at 25523 Marguerite Pkw. Ste A in Mission Viejo on Wednesday, October 19th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Newhart Middle School.

Attachments:
Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:10/13/16
Audience: Homepage


Walk Against Drugs!

Newhart will be kicking off Red Ribbon Week by participating in the City of Mission Viejo’s Annual Walk Against Drugs on OCTOBER 15TH!  Shuttles will begin from Newhart at 7AM.  Shirts will be available both at Newhart and at Mission Viejo High School.  The Walk kicks off from Mission Viejo High School at 8AM and is followed by a carnival at the Village Green.  Help Newhart win the school participation award by signing in at the booth during the carnival!

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:10/12/16
Audience: Homepage


Book Club: December 12th

Book: Avalon High, by Meg Cabot: A girl finds that her high school is eerily like King Arthur's Court.

 

Meeting: Thursday, December 15th, 7:00-8:00 PM, Newhart Library

 

  • Our library has five copies of the book.
  • See Mrs. Wendehost or Mrs. Ablett for more information.
  • Have your parents check any book you plan to read.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/10/16
Audience: Homepage


No school for students: Monday, October 31st
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/5/16
Audience: Homepage


Minimum Day: Tuesday, October 4th (out at 12:45)
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/28/16
Audience: Homepage


Get your summer photos in the yearbook!!

 

Get your summer photos in the yearbook!!

Did you travel far, have a staycation, go to the beach, hang with friends, or have a fun experience? We want to see YOUR summer fun in the yearbook!!

 

HOW to get your photos in the yearbook this year:

 

On social media:

TAG #FNMSYearbook2017

 

Or Email photos to:

resartoris@capousd.org

 

**Include your name, grade and where you are or what you’re doing in the photo!!! J

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/12/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ads are Here!

Attached is the order form for 8th grade dedication ads. This is a special way to commemorate your child's years at Newhart!

 

*The first deadline for ads is NOVEMBER 7, 2016. Please note that all times on GradAd are EASTERN standard time.

 

Orders can made online at gradad.com or mailed in using the attached  forms. If you have any questions regarding ads, please call: 1-866-394-9729.

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/12/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Reflections Contest

due September 23rd

Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/29/16
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Spirit Wear

Newhart Spirit Wear

On sale starting Monday, August 29 - Friday, September 2

Print form online and turn in to your ASB announcement students in first period.  You may also turn it in to the office for Miss Baedeker but please write your 1st period teacher on the order form if you turn it in to the office. GO PANTHERS!  Spirit wear is worn on Fridays; check out the new t-shirt dress - NOW AVAILABLE.

Attachments:
Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:8/28/16
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, Garden, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Intramurals, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


Fundraiser Packet
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/25/16
Audience: Homepage


Back to School Night- TONIGHT

Newhart Middle School’s Back to School Night

Thursday, August 25, 2016

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Dear Parents,

 

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend Newhart Middle School’s Back to School Night. We are excited about sharing our middle school program with you. Back to School night is a special night exclusively for parents or guardians of students enrolled in our school.  Each student has been encouraged to write his/her schedule of classes in the space provided below. A map of the school is on the reverse side of this letter.  Since this is an evening for parents, we ask that students not attend.  

 

This evening is designed to provide you with an opportunity to visit your child’s classes and meet his or her teachers. During the fifteen minutes in each class, the teachers will explain their instructional programs, discuss learning objectives and display instructional materials and textbooks. Although there is no time for individual conferences, appointments can be made with teachers if there is a need to do so.

 

Parking is available in the front lot, the back black top, the Senior Center, the soccer center and along Veterans Way; however we strongly encourage carpooling.  We recommend bringing a flashlight if necessary as it could be dark before the end of the program.   

 

Coffee and treats will be provided by the Newhart Middle School’s PTA in the library.


 

Newhart Middle School will be on a minimum day schedule on FRIDAY, the day after, Back to School night and will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.  Feel like an after school treat?  Go to the Snow Station after school Friday from 1-4pm and they will donate 20% back to Newhart!  What a great way to support our school and have fun with friends.

Snow Station is located at: 25380 Marguerite Pkwy, Suite A

 

Best wishes for a wonderful evening!

 

Sincerely,



 

Jeff Jones

Principal

 

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:8/25/16
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, Garden, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Intramurals, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


Minimum Day Friday: We'll get out at 12:45.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/22/16
Audience: Homepage


PBS Day Check List due to your First Period teacher Tuesday
Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/22/16
Audience: Homepage


Posters from PBS Day Assemblies
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/22/16
Audience: Homepage


Newhart's Book Club: Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella: A girl deals with severe anxiety as a result of bullying. Her funny family helps her.

 

We'll meet on Thursday, October 6th, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the Newhart Library.

 

Our library has five copies of the book.

 

1. Ask your parents.

2. Read the book.

3. Come to the meeting!

 

Contact Mrs. Wendehost or Mrs. Ablett with any questions. 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/13/16
Audience: Homepage


NEWHART SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

NEWHART SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

June 17- July 20                    Closed to the Public

July 21 & 22                           Half Day Open to the Public from 8–12

July 25                                    Open to the Public Daily 7:30 am – 3:45

Beginning July 27                  New student enrollment(new to CUSD) 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00 pm

 

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:7/12/16
Audience: Homepage


NEWHART REGISTRATION INFORMATION

NEWHART MIDDLE SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWS

7/13/16

http://newhart.schoolloop.com/

NEWHART STAFF SCHOOL NEWS

 

 

 

Important Summer Dates-

Registration Packet Pick-Up Dates and Times: (ALL PARENTS NEED A PACKET FOR EACH STUDENT THIS IS A DRIVE THRU PROCESS IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT)

Tuesday, July 19th                9am – 12pm

Wednesday, July 20th          4pm – 7pm

Thursday, July 21st              9am – 12pm

 

Registration/Orientation Dates and Times: (MORE DETAILS WILL BE EMAILED CLOSER TO THESE DATES)

8th Grade - Tuesday, August 2nd  9am – 11:30am

7th Grade – Tuesday, August 2nd  12:30pm – 3pm

6th Grade – Wednesday, August 3rd 9am – 11:30am

 

First Day of School:

Monday, August 15th

 

Attention NEW 7th grade parents:

Tdap Vaccine Requirement For Students Entering 7th Grade.  In order to avoid long lines at orientation, Newhart MS is asking our current 6th grade families to bring a copy of their Tdap records to the office prior to the end of the year.  For the 2016-2017 school year, all students entering 7th through 12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (commonly called the “Tdap” vaccine) before starting school.  Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California. Many students have had to miss school because they were sick. To help protect your children and others from whooping cough, a new California law now requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough. 

 

Do ALL 7th grade students need to get the pertussis immunization?  Yes. All students going into 7th grade must have proof of having had the Tdap booster shot. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Many students have already received the vaccine and simply need to supply proof to the school, so check with your doctor or provider.   As soon as you have proof of the Tdap, please bring it into the office so that we may clear you for next year.  

 

 

PTA NEWS

 

 

 

Volunteers needed for Newhart registration: 

Calling all volunteers!     PTA needs your help in making the registration process easy and quick for this coming school year. Please consider volunteering for either August 2nd for 8th and 7th grade registration and or August 3rd for 6th grade registration. They will require a 3 hour minimum to volunteer and volunteers get in early for registration with little waiting time. Please visit our volunteer spot to at: https://www.volunteerspot.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=1156784526097#anonymous_invite_page

 

We thank you for your support, as always if you have any questions feel free to contact Vicki Therrien at jvtherr@aol.com. or Vera Cybulski 

at vwc85@cox.net. We look forward to seeing everyone at the start of a new year! 

 

2016 Reflections Theme has been announced!

What is Your Story?

Students from K-12 are eligible to create an entry from any of the six different categories:  Literature, Photography, Dance Choreography, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, and Film/Video Production. All contest rules and requirements can be found at:  http://www.pta.org/programs/ArtsinEducation.cfm. Entry forms and rules will be available soon – but you can start thinking about your project ideas this summer!

 

 

CUSD NEWS

 

 

 

2016-17 Capistrano Unified School District Calendar: As you're making plans for next year, please remember to check CUSD’s 2016-17 calendar.

 

 

 
 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

Important Numbers:

Absence Line   (949)587-9467

 

Important Dates:

July 19th                      Packet Pick up 9-12pm

July 20th                      Packet Pick up 4-7pm

July 21st                      Packet Pick up 9-12pm

August 2nd                  Registration 8th and 7th grade

August 3rd                   Registration 6th grade

August 15th                 First day of School 

 

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

Jeff Jones

Principal

Newhart Middle School

(949)855-0162

jjjones@capousd.org

 

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:7/12/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Book Fair: Monday, May 23rd-Friday, May27th
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/19/16
Audience: Homepage


Bring earbuds (optional) and a silent reading book to CAASP Testing: May 6th-27th
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:4/27/16
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Supports the Jessie Rees Foundation 4/25-4/29!!

12 year old Jessie Rees fought for her life for 10 months.  In that time, she started NEGU, or Never Ever Give Up, to help other kids who were going through similar situations.  Jessie stuffed and delivered “Joy Jars” to over 3,000 kids before her life ended in 2011.  We want to continue to honor Jessie by collecting items for Joy Jars at Newhart!  Every day will feature an item to donate.  You will receive a Panther Pride card for every donation.  If you donate 3 of an item in a day, you will receive a wheel spin.  If you donate 5 of an item in a day, you will receive a Panther Den Pass.  For example, if you donate 10 Hot Wheels cars on Monday, you would receive 10 Panther Pride cards, 3 wheel spins and 2 Panther Den Passes!  If you donate every day, you will receive a NEGU bracelet!  See below for featured donation item for each day:

 

Monday, 4/25: Hot Wheels Cars

Tuesday, 4/26: pens or markers  

Wednesday, 4/27: fun socks

Thursday, 4/28: notepads

Friday, 4/29: cloth headbands or bandanas

*We will happily accept any donations from the NEGU approved Joy Jar donation list posted on the Newhart Website.

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:4/18/16
Audience: Homepage


PTA DINE OUT THIS THURSDAY 4/21

PTA Family Dine Out Night April 21st - Come and support Newhart at BLAZE Pizza in the Mission Viejo Mall.  20% of the proceeds come back to Newhart!  Please see our school website under Newhart News for the flier!!!

Date: April 21st, 2016

Time: 10am to 9pm

Store: 1004 The Shops at Mission Viejo – (Mission Viejo Mall Food court)

Attachments:
Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:4/18/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival - April 30th & May 1st

Celebrating the Art and Culture of  the '90's

Norman P. Murray Community Center Portrait with Cat .jpg

Volunteers needed!

http://cityofmissionviejo.org/artsalivefestival/

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:4/13/16
Audience: All Grades, Parents and Homepage


The District Office and school sites closed Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8, 2016.

The District Office and school sites closed for business from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8, 2016.

Posted by: Colleen Hayes, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:4/1/16
Audience: Homepage


Join Team Newhart at the Walk for Wishes!!

Join Team Newhart on April 16th at the OC Great Park for the Make-a-Wish Foundations annual Walk for Wishes!  Newhart has granted three children's wishes in the past and is excited to raise money toward granting another child's wish!  The cost to join the walk is $25 and includes a shirt, access to event booths/activities, and the walk.  Entry fees count toward our team's donation.  Register for the walk at http://walkforwishesOC.kintera.org/2016/newhartmiddleschool !!

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:3/28/16
Audience: Homepage


Minimum Day Today 3/14- 12:45 dismissal

Minimum Day- Students are dismissed today at 12:45.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:3/14/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Students will have a minimum day on Monday, March 14th. They will get out of school at 12:45.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:3/9/16
Audience: Homepage


Book Club Thurs 3/10 7pm!

Newhart Book Club meeting Thursday March 10th from 7-8:00pm. Read The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau and come discuss your thoughts and ideas with the club. Contact Mrs. Wendehost or Mrs. Ablett if you have any questions.

Posted by: Renee Ybarra Published:3/3/16
Audience: Homepage


NO SUB 7 Photo tomorrow (It will be rescheduled)

The SUB 7 PE runners picture will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for the new date!!

 

(SUB 6 runners -- your photo is still at break on the stage!)

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:3/1/16
Audience: Homepage


The author of The Book Thief will be in Mission Viejo!

March 8th

See the link for details.

Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:2/17/16
Audience: Homepage


Blue Ribbon (Anti-bully) Week!

Blue Ribbon (Anti-bully) Week 2/22-2/26

Help make Newhart a bully free zone!  Participate in daily themes to show your spirit and pride in the Newhart community!  There will be activities on the stage everyday at lunch and lots of opportunities to learn how to end bullying and make our Newhart family even stronger!

Monday, 2/22: Newhart is UNIFIED against bullying!  Wear rainbow or bright colors!

Tuesday, 2/23: You're on the ball!  Help Newhart SCORE against bullying!  Wear sports team wear or gear!

Wednesday, 2/24: Kindness ROCKS!  Dress like a rockstar or wear your favorite band shirt!

Thursday, 2/25: Be a POSITIVE bucket filler!  Wear beach inspired clothes (dress code applies)!

Friday, 2/26: Be a buddy, not a bully!  Show Newhart is committed to stop bullying by wearing BLUE!

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:2/16/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


PTA Family Dine Out February 18th- CPK

PTA Family Dine Out Night on February 18th Come out and eat at CPK (California Pizza Kitchen)  any time on February 18th and mention you would like give back to the Newhart Middle School and show them the flyer. At the end of the day our school will get a 20% donation for all food ordered.

Date: February 18th  2015

Time: (all day)

Place: Southern California Pizza, 25513 Marguerite Pkwy MISSION VIEJO, CA 92692

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:2/9/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Pseudonymous Bosch

Pseudonymous Bosch, the author of The Secret Series, will be in Mission Viejo!

 

Friday, February 19th, 6:30

 

Saddleback Room, City Hall

200 Civic Center

 

Call for reservations: 830-7100 x5105

Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:2/2/16
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ads: LAST WEEK TO ORDER!!

This is the final deadline for dedication ads! The deadline will not be extended! Don't miss out!! (Please note THE COMPANY IS ON EST: the deadline time is 2/8/16 at 9 PM)

 

Dedication ads are a great way to commemorate your student's achievements and important milestones. Middle school is a unique time in your child's life and is their last year before high school!!

See the attached flyer for directions on how to order this special memory for your 8th grader!

 

All dedication ads are managed by www.gradad.com Please call (866) 394-9729 for specific questions not addressed in the attached flyer.

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:2/1/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


PTA Parent Education Night

ATTENTION 7TH & 8TH GRADE PARENTS – Transitioning From Newhart to CVHS - Wed, February 3, 6:30-8:00

Meet the NEW Capo High School Principal, Josh Hill. Hear GUEST SPEAKER John Misustin, Assistant Principal and NEW AP in charge of Academic Advisors at Capo. Learn what you need to know about transitioning your student to Capo High.

·      What academic programs are available at Capo?

·      STEM, IB, MUN, AP – what does it all mean? Should my       child participate?

·      What types of clubs can my child join?

        How does my child register for the classes she needs?

·      PLUS - Q & A time to answer YOUR questions.

This presentation is geared toward 7th and 8th grade parents, but all parents are welcome (parents only, please).

From Newhart to Capo

Newhart MPR

Wed, February 3   6:30-8:00

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:1/27/16
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, Garden, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Intramurals, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


UPDATED Yearbook Order List! **LAST WEEK TO ORDER!!

Attached is a list of students who ordered a yearbook as of 1/25/16.

 

If you have any questions or your student's name is not on this list and you think it is in error, please email Miss Sartoris at resartoris@capousd.org

 

Haven't ordered your yearbook yet? GOOD NEWS!

There's still time! Order your yearbook online at Jostens.com! The final deadline is January 31st!

 

Thank you for supporting Newhart Yearbook!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:1/26/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Book Club Meeting

Book: The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau: a girl hopes to be chose to test for the university, but she doesn't know what the consequences are for not passing the tests. This is for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.

 

Meeting: Thursday, March 10th, 7:00-8:00 P.M., Newhart Library

 

  • The Newhart Library has five copies of this book.
  • Check with your parents before reading any book.
  • See Mrs. Ablett or Mrs. Wendehost for more information.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/25/16
Audience: Homepage


Lunch on Friday, 1/29

Due to an exciting music assembly on Friday, all students will have one lunch. This may make for long lunch lines, so plan accordingly.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/22/16
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ads: FINAL DEADLINE is February 8th!!

This is the final deadline for dedication ads! The deadline will not be extended! Don't miss out!! (Please note: the deadline time is 2/8/16 at 9 PM)

Dedication ads are a great way to commemorate your student's achievements and important milestones. Middle school is a unique time in your child's life and is their last year before high school!!

See the attached flyer for directions on how to order this special memory for your 8th grader!

 

All dedication ads are managed by www.gradad.com Please call (866) 394-9729 for specific questions not addressed in the attached flyer.

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:1/4/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Walk Against Drugs Participation Award- Thursday, 12/3

Congratulations Panthers!  Newhart won Mission Viejo’s award for top school participation at this year’s Walk Against Drugs!  We appreciate all who were able to come out and participate in the walk.  Wear your Walk Against Drugs shirt on Thursday, December 3rd for the banner award ceremony! 

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:11/30/15
Audience: Homepage


PAJAMA DAY!!!

"Wear a Pair, bring a NEW Pair"

Friday, December 11, 2015

Join the fun!  Wear your pajamas to school and bring a NEW pair of pajamas that is your size and gender to be donated to Serve the People.  Bring NEW pajamas in a large (1 gallon) Ziploc type bag and label with a Sharpie the SIZE and BOY OR GIRL.  PAL will be out front to collect them on the morning of Friday, December 11th.

 

THANK YOU!!!

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:11/30/15
Audience: Homepage


Red Ribbon Week Incentives
Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:10/19/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Monday, October 19th will be a minimum Day for Newhart students ONLY

Monday, October 19th will be a minimum Day for Newhart students ONLY
Due to the need for staff development based on our students needs and continued use of Common Core Standards and effective implementation of technology in our classrooms, Newhart has scheduled a minimum day on October 19th.  Students will get out of school at 12:45 so teachers can spend the remainder of the day in professional development which will benefit all of our students school wide. 

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:10/15/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Bring a silent reading book for the earthquake drill.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/14/15
Audience: Homepage


Mission Viejo’s Annual Walk Against Drugs- Saturday, October 17th!

The City of Mission Viejo and Orange County Sheriff’s Department have scheduled our 27th Annual Walk Against Drugs and Community Fair for Saturday, October 17, 2015. This event unites the City and Sheriff’s Department with our schools, businesses and local community and non-profit groups to share an important message with students and families. In unity, we promote healthy choices and drug-free lifestyles to nearly 5,000 participants.  Come to Newhart starting at 7AM to get your shirt and board a bus for the kick-off rally at Mission Viejo High School.  After the walk, please check in at the school participation booth at the Community Fair so that Newhart can win for best school participation!

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:10/6/15
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Spirit Wear Sale!!!!

Newhart spirit wear will be on sale all week next week.  We have a lot of spirit wear in stock and it will be delivered next week as ordered.  Any items that we need to order will arrive in two weeks.  Check out the options on our Instagram page @officialnewhartasb.  We have hoodies, t-shirts, and sweatpants.  Print an order form and turn in your order to your first period teacher Monday, 10/5 through Friday, 10/9.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:9/29/15
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, Broadcasting, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, Garden, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Intramurals, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


8th Grade Dedication Ads

Dedication ads are a great way to commemorate your student's achievements and important milestones. Middle school is a unique time in your child's life and is their last year before high school!!

See the attached flyer for directions on how to order this special memory for your 8th grader!

 

All dedication ads are managed by www.gradad.com Please call (866) 394-9729 for specific questions not addressed in the attached flyer.

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/29/15
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Discounted Yearbooks Still Available!

Discounted yearbooks are still available online at Jostens.com!

COST: $50 (online only through October 31st) and includes the option to purchase personalization and individual icons!

Don't miss out on capturing this year's memories for your child!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/29/15
Audience: Homepage


"Let Your Imagination Fly"

National PTA Reflections Theme: "Let your Imagination fly" 

Entries accepted in Literature, Music, Video Production, Visual Art, Photography, and Dance.

Deadline October 9th! 

For specific guidelines go to: http://capta.org/resource/rules-and-guidelines/   

 

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:9/24/15
Audience: Ms. McFaul, Art, Art 7 Site, Art Advanced Site, Art Intro Site, Art Site, ExplorQtrWheel6 Site, Panther Plus Site, Teacher Aide Site and Homepage


Pledge Sheet for Fundraiser Extension

We are so close to our fundraising goal; so we came up with a new incentive! The first period class in each grade level that has the most students register online and send out emails over the weekend will ALL get to go the Step it Up event! Register tonight and send out emails to help your class win! 

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:9/11/15
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, Broadcasting, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, Garden, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Intramurals, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


Tuesday, September 15th will be a duck day. Bring in those coupons!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/11/15
Audience: Homepage


We've extended the fundraiser for another week!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/11/15
Audience: Homepage


Wear red, white, and blue for 9/11 (Friday).
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/10/15
Audience: Homepage


Wear pink on Monday, September 14th, to support Mrs. Hayden!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/2/15
Audience: Homepage


Back to School Night 9/3/15

Newhart Middle School’s

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 3, 2015

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dear Parents,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend Newhart Middle School’s Back to School Night. We are excited about sharing our middle school program with you. Back to School night is a special night exclusively for parents or guardians of students enrolled in our school.  Each student has been encouraged to write his/her schedule of classes in the space provided below. A map of the school is on the reverse side of this letter.  Since this is an evening for parents, we ask that students not attend. 

This evening is designed to provide you with an opportunity to visit your child’s classes and meet his or her teachers. During the fifteen minutes in each class, the teachers will explain their instructional programs, discuss learning objectives and display instructional materials and textbooks. Although there is no time for individual conferences, appointments can be made with teachers if there is a need to do so.

Parking is available in the front lot, the black top, the Senior Center, the soccer center and along Veterans Way; however we strongly encourage carpooling.  We recommend bringing a flashlight if necessary as it will be dark before the end of the program.  

Coffee and treats will be provided by the Newhart Middle School’s PTA in the library.

Newhart Middle School will be on a minimum day schedule on FRIDAY, the day after, Back to School night and will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.  The local businesses and restaurants request that students do not visit their establishments without parent supervision.

Best wishes for a wonderful evening!

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Jones

Principal

Your child’s schedule:

Period

Time

Teacher

Room #

*0

5:40-5:55 p.m.

 

 

1

6:00-6:15 p.m.

 

 

2

6:20-6:40 p.m.

 

 

3

6:45-7:00 p.m.

 

 

4

7:05-7:20 p.m.

 

 

5

7:25-7:40 p.m.

 

 

6

7:45-8:00 p.m.

 

 

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:9/1/15
Audience: Homepage


Bring coupons to win ducks: 9/3, 9/8, & 9/10
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/31/15
Audience: Homepage


Email Campaign Success Sheet due Tuesday

See your fundraiser packet. 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/31/15
Audience: Homepage


PBIS Day: Friday

This Friday will be a special day! Bring the following:

  • agenda
  • pen/pencil
  • something to read
  • school spirit!

We encourage students to wear Newhart spirit wear!

 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/27/15
Audience: Homepage


Book Club Meeting

Book: Don't Call Me Baby, by Gwendolyn Heasley: A teenager gets tired of being the subject of her mom's famous blog.

Meeting: Tuesday, October 22nd, 7:00-8:00 PM, Newhart Library

 

 

Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:8/19/15
Audience: Homepage


Summer Information

2015-2016 IMPORTANT DATES

July 28                         PTA Hosted Drive-Up Packet Pick-Up  9:00 am to 12:00 pm

July 29                         PTA Hosted Drive-Up Packet Pick-Up 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

July 30                         PTA Hosted Drive-Up Packet Pick-Up 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Our wonderful PTA parents will be offering drive-up service - just enter the parking lot and drive by the front of the school using the bus lane and your packet will be delivered to you.  Drive-up service will take place on Tuesday, July 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Thursday, July 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  If you are unable to make it during those times, we will leave a box out by the office doors with packets as well. 

 

Walk-thru Registration/Orientation Dates and Times:

August 11                    8th Grade Walk-thru Orientation 9:00 am – 11:30 am

August 11                    7th Grade Walk-thru Orientation 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

August 12                    6th Grade Walk-thru Orientation 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Summer Walk-Through Registration is the first step to a successful school year. During the registration process students will be able to:

  • Receive a list of classes currently enrolled in and their textbooks
  • Get their locker and combination and locate their classes
  • Purchase ASB cards, spirit items, yearbooks, PE clothes, etc.
  • Have ID and yearbook photos taken.  SMILE!!!!
  • Receive their Newhart planner
  • Join the PTSA & donate to PIE (Partners In Education), our PTA fundraiser

 

August 25                    First Day of School for 2015-16 School Year

 

NEWHART SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

June 29-31                  Closed to the Public

August 3-6                  Half Day Open to the Public from 8:00 – 12:00 pm

August 7                     Open to the Public Daily 7:30 am – 3:45 pm

 

Tdap vaccine requirement for students entering 7th grade

Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California. Many students have had to miss school because they were sick. To help protect your children and others from whooping cough, California law requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough.

For the 2015-2016 school year, all students entering 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (commonly called the “Tdap” vaccine) before starting school.  You can turn in your shot record anytime to our school during office hours or bring a copy during walk-thru registration.  Please call if you have questions.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:7/23/15
Audience: Homepage


How to Use the VIDEO feature of the YEARBOOK

1) Download the Aurasma App on your smart device (It's a free App - all you need is an email address)

2) FOLLOW: Newhartyb2015 to see the animated Yearbook cover and additional videos throughout the book.

3) FOLLOW: JostensWorldBeat to see videos connected to the title pages in the World Beat section in the back of your yearbook.

4) ENJOY!!!!!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:6/17/15
Audience: Homepage


Yearbook Sales (Still a few left!)

There are a limited number of yearbooks left for sale. The cost is $60, cash only. All books will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like a book, please see Miss Sartoris in room 311 before school, at break, or lunch.

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:6/16/15
Audience: Homepage


Yearbook Distribution!!

Yearbooks will be distributed Tuesday, June 16th during your 1st period class.

 

**Please note that 8th graders who have not turned in their textbooks or have unpaid fees by Monday morning will not receive their yearbook until all books are turned in and fees are paid. These students must see Ms. Sanchez in the library to receive their book.

 

If you did not pre-order a yearbook, please read the following carefully:

 

Extra yearbooks will be available for purchase AT BREAK on Tuesday, June 16th in the Newhart Library, on a first come, first served basis. Many announcements will be made notifying students.

 

Cost: $60, CASH ONLY

 

**ONLY STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO LINE UP (no parents). Students can line up AFTER the 2nd period release bell. Any extra yearbooks will be sold throughout the rest of the week in room 311.

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:5/26/15
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Sixth Grade Mingle: Friday: 3:30-5:00

You must have a completed permission slip to buy a ticket. Tickets are $5, and are available before school and during lunch by the stage from May 25th though May 28th. Students will receive wristbands on Friday during First Period.

  • Your ticket includes a slice of pizza, soda, and a mini Krispie Kreme doughnut.
  • games
  • snacks
  • photo booth
  • DJ
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/24/15
Audience: Homepage


Sixth Grade Mingle: Friday, May 29th: 3:30-5:00
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/24/15
Audience: Homepage


Book Fair

It starts May 28th at Open House and ends June 5th.

It will be in Room 302.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/21/15
Audience: Homepage


Bring a silent reading book for when you finish SBAC testing.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/1/15
Audience: Homepage


Support the Make-a-Wish Foundation, April 20-24
Support the Make-a-Wish Foundation
Help Newhart to grant another child’s wish through the Make-a-Wish foundation!  Newhart will be collecting donations all week from April 20-24 in first period classes!  There will also be “Wish Stars” available at lunch for a donation.  Any amount will help us to reach our goal! (Check donations made out to “Make-a-Wish Foundation”)
 
 
Lindsey Pellow
Newhart Middle School
8th grade Social Science
P.A.L. Advisor
LMPellow@capousd.org
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:4/17/15
Audience: Homepage


Chili's Restaurant Night for Newhart Middle School this Wednesday, 4/15/15

Chili's Restaurant Night for Newhart Middle School this Wednesday, 4/15/15 

Download The PDF Flyer Below

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:4/13/15
Audience: Homepage


Walk for Wishes April 18th!
Help Newhart to grant another child’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation by joining Newhart’s Walk for Wishes team!  The event takes place on April 18th at the Orange County Great Park.  Join our team at http://walkforwishes2015oc.kintera.org/NewhartMiddleSchool before April 10th!
 
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:3/27/15
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Fundraiser @ Ruby's Diner, Mission Viejo Mall, Wednesday March 18, 7am to 9pm

Newhart Fundraiser @ Ruby's Diner, Mission Viejo Mall, Wednesday March 18, 7am to 9pm

Please print and bring the attached flyer (See attached)

Attachments:
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:3/16/15
Audience: Homepage


Author Jon Sciezska in Mission Viejo

Author Jon Sciezska will be in the Saddleback Rooms in Mission Viejo's City Hall on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 PM. He'll discuss his two most recent books in the Frank Einstein Series.

RSVP: 830-7100 extension 5107

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:3/16/15
Audience: Homepage


Young Authors' Faire

Saturday, May 16th

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Aliso Viejo Library, La Habra Library, and Tustin Library

This will be presented by the Orange County Department of Education and the Orange County Public Libraries.

See the links for more details.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:2/25/15
Audience: Homepage


BLUE RIBBON (Anti-Bully) WEEK 2/23-2/27

BLUE RIBBON (Anti-Bully) WEEK 2/23-2/27

Participate daily to spread the message of kindness and to stop bullying at Newhart!  There will be daily morning give-aways and lunch activities!

Monday 2/23: Black-out Bullying!  Wear BLACK to show Newhart says “NO” to bullying!

Tuesday 2/24: Kindness, pass it on!  Spread the message of kindness!  Wear the correlating color to show Newhart’s commitment to stopping all forms of bullying: Red (verbal), yellow (cyber), orange (social), blue (emotional), green (physical)!

Wednesday 2/25: Make Newhart a PEACEFUL place!  Wear hippy or tie-dye!

Thursday 2/26: Team up against bullying!!! Newhart is #1 at being bully free!  Wear your favorite sports team gear!

Friday 2/27: Be a buddy, not a bully!  Wear BLUE to show Newhart’s commitment to being a BULLY FREE ZONE!

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:2/21/15
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Dine out Night @ So. Cal. Pizza, February 18

Newhart Middle School

Dine out Night!

Wednesday, February 18

Location: 25102 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo

Come out and eat at Southern California Pizza  any time on February 18th and mention you would like give back to the Newhart Middle School and we will save you receipt. At the end of the day your school will get a 20% donation on the overall total of the food cost generated.

See the attached flyer for more details.

Attachments:
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:2/17/15
Audience: Homepage


Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival - May 2nd & 3rd

Save the Date!! 

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:2/10/15
Audience: Art 7 Site and Homepage


Book Club Meeting

Book: We will discuss Things Not Seen, by Andrew Clements at our next Book Club meeting. It's about a boy who wakes up invisible one day for no apparent reason. He befriends a blind girl. This is by the author of Frindle.

Meeting: Wednesday, April 1st, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Newhart Library

To do:

  1. Read the book.
  2. Come to the meeting.
  3. Discuss the book and eat cookies!

Details:

  • The Newhart Library has ten copies of this book.
  • Have your parents preview any book you read.
  • Contact Mrs. Wendehost for more information.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/29/15
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday, January 24 from 9:00am-1:00pm
Newhart Electronic Recycling Event
Do you have unwanted electronic that you would like to get rid of?  You’re in luck, on
Saturday, January 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Newhart parking lot we will be hosting
an electronic, clothing and shoe recycling event. Come on out and help us raise funds for
school computers.
Electronics accepted:  Televisions, computer monitors, computers (CPU's), laptops, keyboards, printers, mice,
hard drives, fax machines, microwave ovens, DVD players, VCR, cables and cords, telephones, radios.
For more information, please contact (800)795-0993
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:1/15/15
Audience: Homepage


TK Burger Newhart Dine-Out Fundraiser Event on January 21

TK Burgers Newhart Fundraiser

Newhart Middle School Dine-Out Event

Wednesday, January 21

7am-9pm

24902 Chrisanta Drive

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

949-588-7200

MENTION THIS FLYER BELOW

Please see attached file below for more details!

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:1/14/15
Audience: Homepage


Bestselling Children's Authors Coming to Mission Viejo Library

Mac Marnett and Jory John, authors of The Terrible Two, will be at the Mission Viejo Library on Thursday, January 22nd, at 6:00 P.M.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/13/15
Audience: Homepage


Chipotle Fundraiser Event for Newhart on Wednesday, December 17, 5:00pm to 800pm

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Newhart Middle School. Just come into the Mission Viejo Chipotle on Wednesday, December 17th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Newhart Middle School. 

Click below to download the flyer

Attachments:
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:12/15/14
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Middle School PTA Celebration Books

Celebration Books are a great way to share a special occasion or achievement with your school. 

In honor of your child's birthday, bar mitzvah/bat mitzvah, special achievement in sports or academics, or to dedicate a book to a special teacher, you can donate a book on behalf of your child to the Newhart Middle School Library. A bookplate will be placed inside the front cover of the book with your child's name and occasion plus your child can be thanked for his/her donation by name during the morning announcements in September.

What a great way to teach our children the importance of books and reading by supporting the library!

Click on the download PDF below.

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:12/5/14
Audience: Homepage


Clothing Collection Container

Want to help Newhart raise money while giving back to those less fortunate?  Donate your used clothing by dropping it in the BLUE container located by the parking lot exit near the athletic park.  Newhart receives money for every full bin!  To learn more about the charity visit reuseclothesandshoes.com.

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:12/1/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Support PJ’s from Heaven: Friday, Dec. 5!!!

Wear a pair, bring a NEW pair of your size and gender  pajamas!  Put your donation in a Ziploc bag and label it with the SIZE and BOY or GIRL!

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:11/17/14
Audience: Homepage


California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraising Event on November 19

California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraising Event!

Just print the attached flyer (below), present it to your server, and 20% of your check will be donated to Newhart Middle School. Purchase include dine-in, take-out, catering and all beverages!

Date: November 19, 2014, Wednesday

California Pizza Kitchen

Mission Viejo • 25513 Marguerite Parkway

Tel. 949-951-5026

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:11/5/14
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The Infinite Smile ("Kind is the new cool.")

Win $1,000! See the attached link and permission slip. It ends November 15th.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/31/14
Audience: Homepage


Writer Tui T. Sutherland (A.K.A. Erin Hunter) will be at the Mission Viejo Library
  • Friday, November 7th at 6:00 P.M.
  • City Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center
  • She will discuss her Spirit Animal and Wings of Fire series.
  • Register by calling 830-7100, ext. 5107 or e-mailing LibReference@CityofMissionViejo.org.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/31/14
Audience: Homepage


HALLOWEEN DANCE & COSTUME CONTEST PERMISSION SLIP (SEE ATTACHED)
HALLOWEEN DANCE
Attention 7th and 8th graders: this Friday, October 31st is our first dance.  It is from 3:30-5:00 in the MPR.  Costumes are permitted but dress code still applies.  Buy your ticket for $1 with your signed permission slip, Tuesday and Wednesday before school and at lunch.  You don't want to miss out!  It's sure to be a howling good time! 
 
COSTUME CONTEST
Halloween is on Friday and ASB is having their annual Halloween costume contest.  Wear your costume to school and get your glow-in-the-dark bracelet before school (limited supply).  Then join us on the stage for the costume contest.  Dress code still applies.  Happy Halloween!
 
Click on the attached file for the permission slip.
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:10/28/14
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Road work on Veterans way 10/29, 10/30 & 11/1
Veteran’s Way will be resurfaced with Slurry Seal on Wednesday October 29, Thursday October 30, and Saturday November 1.  The phasing of the Slurry Seal is scheduled as follows:
 
On Wednesday October 29, and Thursday October 30, Veteran’s Way will be Slurry Sealed starting at the cross walk located approximately 300 feet from La Paz Road to the end of the street (the cul-de-sac).  This work will not impact the driveway to the school’s La Paz parking lot located on Veteran’s Way.  The street will remain open and vehicles will still be able to drive up and down Veteran’s Way to the parking lot adjacent to the Senior Center.
 
On Saturday, November 1 Veteran’s Way will be Slurry Sealed from La Paz Road to the first cross walk located approximately 300 feet from La Paz Road.  Access to the school’s parking lot on La Paz from Veteran’s Way will be closed on Saturday, November 1.  Access to the parking lot will still be available from La Paz Road.  Vehicles will still be able to drive up and down Veteran’s Way to the parking lot adjacent to the Senior Center.
 
The work will be phased so that the road will always be open (but narrowed down) and you will always have access to the parking lot adjacent to the Senior Center, however, getting to the back parking lot may be a little more difficult at times.  These dates are subject to change due to weather or mechanical problems. 
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:10/23/14
Audience: Mr. Gold, Homepage, 6th Grade Science Teachers, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, Broadcasting, California Distinguished School, Computer Appl Site, Computer/Keybrd Site, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, ExplorQtrWheel6 Site, General School Information, Global ComTech Site, Guidance, History, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, none Site, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Panther Plus Site, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, "Failure is not an Option" Discussion, "Whatever it Takes" Ideas and Discussions, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Newhart Art Club

Meets Every Wednesday after school

3:30 - 4:30 pm in Room 152

See Mrs. McFaul for a Permission Form

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:10/23/14
Audience: Ms. McFaul and Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ads -- Extended!! How to order

Did you miss the first deadline for a dedication ad for your 8th grader? GOOD NEWS!! It's not too late!! This year, ads are run by GradAd.com. Your 8th grader received an order form in his or her first period class at the start of school. Additional forms are available in the front office and one is also attached to this email.

 

No form is necessary if you go to GradAd.com.

 

Dedication ads are a great way to surprise your son or daughter with your kind thoughts and wishes! GradAd is managing our yearbook campaign so please be sure to send all materials to their attention, in addition all questions should be directed to GradAd at (866) 394-9729. Your order must be received no later than 10/17/2014. Please order on-line at www.gradad.com or mail in your completed order form along with your ad materials by your deadline date.

Sincerely,

Newhart Middle School Yearbook Staff

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/18/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


LAST DAY to order your 8th grade dedication ad for the lower fee!

The last day to order ads for the lower price is today, 10/11/14!! Prices go up tonight at midnight! Get your ads in now!

 

Now is the time to order your dedication ad for your 8th grader! This year ads are run by GradAd.com. Your 8th grader received an order form in his or her first period class a few weeks ago. Additional forms are available in the front office and one is also attached to this email.

 

No form is necessary if you go to GradAd.com.

 

Dedication ads are a great way to surprise your son or daughter with your kind thoughts and wishes! GradAd is managing our yearbook campaign so please be sure to send all materials to their attention, in addition all questions should be directed to GradAd at (866) 394-9729. Your order must be received no later than 10/17/2014. Please order on-line at www.gradad.com or mail in your completed order form along with your ad materials by your deadline date.

Sincerely,

Newhart Middle School Yearbook Staff

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/17/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


RED RIBBON WEEK OCTOBER 20-24!
RED RIBBON WEEK OCTOBER 20-24!
Participate in daily themes  and lunch time activities!
Monday: Pledge to be Drug Free! Wear your Walk Against Drugs shirt for a treat from PTA!  Wear RED if you did not participate in the walk.
Tuesday: I’m Too Bright for Drugs!  Wear bright/neon colors!
Wednesday: I MUSTACHE you to not do drugs!  Wear a mustache!
Thursday: Sock it to Drugs!  Wear CRAZY SOCKS!
Friday: These PAWS Don’t Touch Drugs!  Wear RED or Newhart Spirit Wear!
 
These are the places that will give incentives for anyone wearing a red ribbon wrist band during red ribbon week:
 
 
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:10/16/14
Audience: Homepage


Tomorrow, Thursday, October 16th: Disaster Drill: Bring a book to read outside!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/15/14
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ads - Deadline 10/17!!

Now is the time to order your dedication ad for your 8th grader! This year ads are run by GradAd.com. Your 8th grader received an order form in his or her first period class a couple weeks ago. Additional forms are available in the front office and one is also attached to this email.

 

No form is necessary if you go to GradAd.com.

 

Dedication ads are a great way to surprise your son or daughter with your kind thoughts and wishes! GradAd is managing our yearbook campaign so please be sure to send all materials to their attention, in addition all questions should be directed to GradAd at (866) 394-9729. Your order must be received no later than 10/17/2014. Please order on-line at www.gradad.com or mail in your completed order form along with your ad materials by your deadline date.

Sincerely,

Newhart Middle School Yearbook Staff

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/10/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Newhart Fundraiser: Blaze Pizza (PRINT/SEE ATTACHED PDF FLYER)

Cause A Scene For A Good Cause


Enjoy yourself and support our cause at a special fundraising event for:

 

Newhart Middle School

Date: October 15, 2014

Time: 10am to 9pm

Store: 1004 The Shops at Mission Viejo -- (Mission Viejo Mall Food Court)

 

Guest MUST present this flyer (SEE ATTACHED--PRINT PDF FLYER) to the cashier before paying. Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal back to our organization.

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:10/8/14
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Wear pink on Friday, October 10th, to support breast cancer awareness.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/7/14
Audience: Homepage


Walk Against Drugs: Sat, Oct. 18th

The walk starts at Mission Viejo High School on La Paz and ends behind Newhart at the Murray Center. There will be shuttles from Newhart to the high school at 7:00 A.M.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/1/14
Audience: Homepage


Last day to turn in fundraising sheets!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/30/14
Audience: Homepage


Turn in your fundraising sheet tomorrow, Thursday, September 25th!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/24/14
Audience: Homepage


Writing Workshop at Rancho Santa Margarita Library

Thursday, September 25, 4:00-5:00 P.M.

Call 459-6094 for information.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/17/14
Audience: Homepage


City will show Frozen

Mission Viejo's Community of Character will show Frozen and discuss responsibility.

 

September 21st, 2:00-4:00

City Hall Council Chamber

 

 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/10/14
Audience: Homepage


Wednesday is Late Start

Just a reminder to all parents, we have late start on Wednesday's which means students should not be on campus until 9:15 as all school personnel are in meetings and not available for supervision.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:9/9/14
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


The author of Origami Yoda is coming!

September 19th at 6:00 PM

Mission Viejo Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center

Call the Mission Viejo Library at 830-7100 x5107 to reserve a seat.

Tom Angleberger will be signing copies of the last book in the series, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/3/14
Audience: Homepage


PBIS Day: Friday

Bring your agenda/planner/reminder binder and a pen or pencil. Wear Newhart colors: red and black.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/3/14
Audience: Homepage


Book Club Meeting
Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/3/14
Audience: Homepage


Important Notice Regarding Use of School Loop & Parent Portal

School Loop will be re-activated and available to use from the first day of the new school year.   Parents and students will not be able to register new accounts or login to existing accounts until this time.  School Loop is school-specific, so if you are new to the school, and had an account at a different CUSD school, you will still need to register for an account again through the new school’s website.  The link is on the homepage of the school’s website.  You will need the Student ID Number and an email address to complete this process. 

 

School Loop is a different application to the Parent Portal.  It is available to secondary level parents and students only.   Parents are encouraged to use both applications.

 

The Parent Portal may be accessed at any time during the school year and parent and student accounts only needs to be established once as they rollover with updated student data each year. Don’t have a portal account? Contact the school office for your child to request the information needed to create an account.

 

The Parent Portal is only accessible to parents of students in the current 2014-15 school year.  Information on obtaining transcripts for graduated students may be found on the CUSD website.

 

Please direct any additional questions to your school office which re-opens to the public on Monday, August 11th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:8/5/14
Audience: Homepage


Capistrano Unified Announces Next Superintendent

Kirsten Vital to Lead the Highest-Performing, Large School District in California

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO— Kirsten M. Vital has been named the new Superintendent of the Capistrano Unified School District, succeeding Dr. Joseph M. Farley who will retire on July 1, 2014, as the leader of Orange County’s second-largest school district.

The Board of Trustees made the selection of Ms. Vital following a closed session meeting on June 14, 2014. A contract is expected to be ratified on Wednesday, June 25 at the Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting.

Ms. Vital Superintendent comes to CUSD from Alameda Unified School District in Alameda, California, where she is Superintendent.

A seasoned educator, Ms. Vital has held key leadership positions in some of California’s largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District. Vital has been a teacher, an assistant principal, principal, and a college professor.

To find the ideal candidate, the Board of Trustees conducted a nationwide search. The search was guided by a detailed list of leadership criteria, a web-based survey, community forum, and responses from focus groups representing community and district stakeholders.

Board President John M. Alpay expressed his confidence in Vital, "We wanted to ensure that we had the right person for this very important role during this critical time in our District," he said. "Because of her demonstrated track record of success, the Board of Trustees is certain that Kirsten Vital is the right leader who will take our District to new heights of student achievement."

Retiring Superintendent Dr. Joseph M. Farley has been widely praised for his leadership of the District over the last four years. Capistrano Unified schools have consistently ranked in the top one percent of California’s public schools. Successfully weathering the most recent economic recession, the District’s fiscal position was certified as "positive" by the Orange County Department of Education.

With over 4,000 employees, the new Superintendent will take the helm of the largest employer in South Orange County.

Ms. Kirsten M. Vital

 

Photo IDs: Newly appointed Superintendent Kirsten M. Vital

 

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:6/19/14
Audience: Homepage


AURASMA INSTRUCTIONS -- Newhart Yearbook is now Interactive!!

This year, Newhart, is excited to announce its first ever interactive yearbook!! To enjoy this new feature, just download the  Aurasma App on your smart phone or device. The app is optional and used by Newhart and other schools in our district to enhance your yearbook experience. 

Here is what you need to do:

1.      Go to your App store and search "AURASMA"

2.       Download Aurasma on your smart phone. (It’s FREE!)

3.      Click "Join" to create an account. (Also free – and fast. You just need an email address.)

4. SEARCH: Newhart Middle School Yearbook!

5. Click FOLLOW to see all the page numbers and photos that have an Aura!! (Including the yearbook COVER!)

Students who pre-purchased books were also given instructions with the Yearbook on Friday with their Yearbook!!

Download the Aurasma app and sign up with your email address today to further enjoy your new interactive yearbook! Email resartoris@capusd.org for any questions.

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:6/18/14
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


8th Grade Trip Permission Slips

Knott's permission slips need to be turned in this week.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:6/11/14
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Friday bell schedule the remainder of the year

Due to the large number of in class projects, research and time needed to review in class for finals, beginning today, June 9th we will be on a Friday bell schedule every day until the end of school, except Wednesday’s and the last day of school which is a minimum day.  As a staff we believe this extra time in each period will benefit the students more and hopefully lead to less time being used at home to complete projects over the next two weeks.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:6/9/14
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2014-2015 Registration Information for Secondary Schools

Please refer to the attached documents for specific dates and times for your school.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:6/5/14
Audience: Homepage


**Yearbook Distribution Information**

Yearbooks will be distributed on FRIDAY, June 20th through your 1st period class.

 The list of students who ordered a yearbook is posted on the library windows on both the 6th and 7th/8th grade sides. Please check once again if you are on the list.

Any extra yearbooks will be sold at break on June 20th in the Library for $60, cash only until we sell out. (First come, first served basis - students only.)

 

Any questions – please contact Miss Sartoris: resartoris@capousd.org

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:5/29/14
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Book Club Meeting
  • Wonder, by R.L. Palacio: A boy with facial abnormalities goes to school for the first time.
  • Tuesday, June 3rd
  • 7:00-8:00 P.M.
  • Room 5
  • The Newhart Library has several copies of the book.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/22/14
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Community Showcase Art
Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:5/22/14
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Community Showcase Art
Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:5/22/14
Audience: Ms. McFaul, Art, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage


Newhart Showcase tonight at 5:00 (Flyer attached)
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/2/14
Audience: Homepage


Author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi will be at the Mission Viejo Library on Tuesday, May 6th, at 6:00.

Tony DiTerlizzi is the author and illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Wondla Series.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/1/14
Audience: Homepage


PAL Food Drive at Newhart's Showcase Night!

PAL will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the South County Outreach during Newhart's Showcase Night this Friday.  Receive a raffle ticket for Newhart Spirit items for every non-perishable food item you donate!

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:4/28/14
Audience: Homepage


Testing Schedule

Testing will begin Monday, April 28th and continue until May 16th in Social Science classes.  We will be on a Friday schedule every day except Wednesday’s during testing.  So remember NO Panther Plus for all students during testing.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:4/25/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Newhart Supports Make-a-Wish Foundation

The Make-a-Wish Foundation’s Walk for Wishes is this Saturday, April 26th.  If you signed up for Team Newhart and want to walk with the team, meet in front of the festival stage at 9:20 (walk begins at 9:30) wearing your Walk for Wishes shirt!  Wear your shirt to school on Monday!  If you haven’t signed up there is still time! http://walkforwishes2014oc.kintera.org/newhartmiddleschool

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:4/23/14
Audience: Homepage and Panther PAL


Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival - May 3 & 4

Join Mrs. McFaul and several  present and past Newhart Middle School students at the Norman P. Murray Community Center for this amazing Arts event including over 100 Street Painters, Arts & Crafts, Workshops, Music, and other Festivities!

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:4/23/14
Audience: Homepage


Book Fair: May 5th-9th in Room 302 (Click to see which day your class is scheduled to visit.)

Monday: Mrs. Branning and Mrs. Japlit

Tuesday: Mrs. Sartoris and Mrs. Wendehost

Wednesday: Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Lowy

Thursday: Mrs. Prodan and Mrs. Reardon

Friday: Miss Besseling and Mr. Fogelman

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:4/22/14
Audience: Homepage


We recommend that you bring your own headphones/ear buds for the standardized testing that starts April 29th.
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:4/17/14
Audience: Homepage


CCP SUMMER COURSE APPLICATION

The CCP summer course application is available for pick up from Mrs. Elgin's office. This course is designed for incoming freshmen with impacted 2014-2015 schedules. Academic advisor approval is necessary. Class size will be limited. Applications are due beginning April 30 and ending June 9, 2014. Class may fill up sooner.

Posted by: Karen Elgin Published:4/15/14
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Supports Make-a-Wish Foundation

Help Newhart grant a child’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation by participating in the Walk for Wishes in Irvine on Saturday, April 26th.  Go to http://walkforwishes2014oc.kintera.org/newhartmiddleschool to join Newhart’s team!

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:4/4/14
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop and Homepage


Pencils of Promise

“Newhart is collecting money to help Pencils of Promise.  Pencils of Promise is a foundation set up to help kids in less fortunate countries get an education.  Our school’s goal is to raise $2,500 which will sponsor an entire classroom for one year.  We will be collecting money for two weeks starting March 17th and ending March 28th. The money will go toward things like paper, pencils, books, hiring teachers, and a whole lot of learning!  How many lives would you like to impact?

 

Collections will take place during Panther Plus or you can donate online by visiting http://fundraise.pencilsofpromise.org/fundraise/team?ftid=28843 .  Thank you and go Panthers!”

 

Thanks!

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:3/17/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Nominate Your Favorite Classified Employee by Friday

Nomination Period Ends March 21

 

The nomination period for the Capistrano Unified School District 2013 Classified Employee of the Year Program ends Friday, March 21.

Nominations will be accepted in six categories: Child Nutrition; Maintenance and Operations; Transportation; Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance; Office and Technical; and Support Services and Security. Nominees must be a classified employee of the Capistrano Unified School District, including all schools (preschool through grade twelve) and central office departments, with at least five years of service in the nomination category.        

Signed nomination forms are due in the Communications Office by Friday, March 21. Applications are available online at www.capousd.org and at school sites. Transportation dispatchers, secretaries, mechanics, campus supervisors, groundskeepers, delivery drivers, and accounting technicians are just a few of the job titles eligible to be nominated for the award.

District winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony on Monday, May 19 and are eligible to compete in the Orange County Department of Education Classified School Employee of the Year program. Winners at the county level will then compete in the statewide awards program.

Last year’s winners were: Office and Technical – Norma Maldonado, Bilingual School Clerk, Kinoshita Elementary School; Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance – Jana Hertz, Braille Transcriber, George White  Elementary School; Child Nutrition – Anita Claud, Food Service Cashier, Vista del Mar Elementary School; Maintenance and Operations – Arturo Gonzalez, Custodian, Castille Elementary School; Transportation – Floyd Genadry, School Bus Driver; and Support Services and Security – Elizabeth Sullivan, Campus Supervisor, Bernice Ayer Middle School.

Attachments:
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:3/17/14
Audience: Homepage


Eat at Chipotle tonight to support Newhart!

Bring the attached flier.

Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:3/13/14
Audience: Homepage


8th Graders: Parent Portal Account for High School Registration and A-G Course Info

Capo High School will be visiting with our 8th graders on April 1st.  At this time, the Parent Portal High School Registration process and A-G Course Requirements will be explained.  It is imperative that students obtain a Student Portal account and parents obtain a Parent Portal account.  Please print out the following forms for detailed information.

Posted by: Karen Elgin Published:3/9/14
Audience: Homepage


Library Card Design Competition

Entries will be displayed at the Mission Viejo Library during National Library Week April 14 - 18. You must be 12 or under to enter.

Winning Design will be used for the official Children's Library card and my also be used on Library card promotional material.

Grand Prize $50 Farrell's Ice Cream Gift Certificate

Entry forms available in the front office

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:2/23/14
Audience: Ms. McFaul, Art, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Homepage


Internet Safety Night

Newhart Middle School PTA, Department of Homeland Security and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department present:

 

TEENS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY – WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW

 

Where: Newhart Library

When: Tuesday, February 25th  

Presentation from 6:00 to 8: 00 p.m.

 

Who Should Attend?  All parents of teens and pre-teens in the Newhart and Mission Viejo communities as well as your children.

This year there will be a separate student forum held at the same time so students can discuss what they are experiencing and the presenters can share ideas and inform students about consequences that can come from on-line behavior. 

 

PARENTS LEARN ABOUT

  • Social Networking Sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Hidden Dangers Online
  • Cyber-bullying and ways to prevent it
  • At risk school trends
  • How to monitor your teen and keep them safe
Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:2/19/14
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


BLUE RIBBON WEEK (ANTI-BULLYING)

BLUE RIBBON WEEK (ANTI-BULLYING)

FEBRUARY 24-28

Dress up and participate in anti-bully activities all week!

Monday 2/24: Take a Stand, Lend a Hand

Celebrate diversity and uniqueness by wearing bright colors!

Tuesday 2/24: It’s Cool to be Kind

Shade out bullies with crazy sunglasses (must be removed during class).

Wednesday 2/25: One Love: Unity

Wear your best Tie Dye to unite the Newhart community.

Thursday 2/27: Be a Hero: Stand Up for  Your Friends

Wear camouflage!

Friday 2/28: Be a Buddy, Not a Bully

Come together as a school against bullying and wear BLUE!

Posted by: Lindsey Pellow Published:2/19/14
Audience: Homepage


Dance Tomorrow

Attention 7th and 8th grade Parents we will have a photographer from the OC Register attending the dance taking pictures of students for an article on school spirit.  If you DO NOT want your child’s picture taken please email myself or Mrs. Grant and let us know.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:2/12/14
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


Family Dine Out Night this Wednesday at Slater's 50/50

Join Newhart families this Wednesday at Slater's 50/50 and enjoy a great meal while supporting Newhart.  Click the following link to print the flyer and bring it with you any time during the day to help our school.

 Dine Out @ Slater's 50/50 February 12, 2014

Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Slater's 50/50 located at:

24356 Swartz Dr. Lake Forest, CA 92630

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:2/10/14
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


**YEARBOOK deadline extended!**

Yearbook has extended the deadline to order your yearbook for one week only!! The LAST CHANCE to pre order your yearbook is by Friday, February 7th! This is the only way to guarantee you get a book!

Yearbooks are $55 and available to purchase at Jostens.com

There will be no more extensions. If there are any extra books, we will sell them in June. Don't miss out on the cheaper price and on such a special memory of your year at Newhart! Thank you again for supporting Newhart's yearbook program!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:2/3/14
Audience: Homepage


Book Club

Book: The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite di Angeli: A boy in the Middle Ages plans to train to become a knight, but wakes up to legs that don't work.

Meeting: Thursday, March27th, 7:00-8:00 P.M. in the Newhart Library

The Newhart Library has five copies of this book, and the Mission Viejo Library has six copies.

Contact Mr. Keene or Mrs. Wendehost for more information.

Ask your parents before you read any book.

 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:2/1/14
Audience: Homepage


Math Requirements for 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students!

Parents: If you haven't already, please sign and return the appropriate form to your child's math teacher. Thank you!

(See attached download)

Posted by: Karen Elgin Published:1/29/14
Audience: Homepage


Assembly Schedule for this Friday

This Friday, thanks to our Music Department, our entire school will have an opportunity to enjoy a music appreciation assembly.  The bell schedule for Friday is posted on out school website and is attached to this news bulletin.

Attachments:
Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:1/15/14
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Remember to Order Your Yearbook!!

There is still time to order a yearbook! Don't miss out on this special memory of your year at Newhart!

LAST DAY TO ORDER IS FEB. 1ST!

The cost is $55. To order a book go to www.jostens.com

 

 

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:12/16/13
Audience: Homepage


2nd Annual PJ Ramirez Golf Tournament

If you know of, or have a golfer in the family, please consider participating in this Golf Tournament benefitting the PJ Ramirez Memorial Foundation. They have generously donated thousands of dollars to our school as well as gift cards and backpacks with supplies to needy families. Hurry – the deadline to register is approaching quickly and there are fewer than 30 spots left!

 

PJ was a Castille student before passing away suddenly in April of 2012. He would be in 5th grade this year and we have never forgotten his beautiful smile and spirit.  You can see the beautiful memorial at Castille to him over by the basketball courts. The memorial gives you a snapshot into the legacy left behind by this delightful young man.

Attachments:
Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/11/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Wear holiday attire on Wednesday, December 18th and holiday hats on Friday, December 20th!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:12/11/13
Audience: Homepage


Calling all 8th Grade Panthers!

All 8th Graders are invited to attend a Character Forum at the Norman P. Murray Community Center on Wednesday, December 18th from 8 to 9:30am.  Enjoy a character-based small group discussion led by community leaders.  Breakfast is provided by the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce. 

The deadline has been extended! Fill out and return the attached form to your Panther Plus teacher by this Thursday, December 12th.  For mor information, call Normal P. Murray Center at 470-3075.

Attachments:
Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/10/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The Giving Tree

ASB students have created two giving trees in the library.  In appreciation of our amazing Newhart staff and to celebrate the season of giving, there are ornaments hanging on the tree with much needed supplies.  Please encourage your student to grab an ornament (or two) and consider donating the items.  All items will be shared by the entire staff.  Happy Holidays!  (Items may be turned into any teacher, or the office.)

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/6/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Book Drive

In the spirit of the national giving day, which was Tuesday December 3rd Newhart middle school is engaging in a community Outreach project, on Wednesday, December 11th.

This will be a one day only event. Actually, this is a two day event for the winners of our contest. It is really simple to participate. All you have to do is bring in any used books in any reading level to your first period class.  Newhart middle school will be sharing these books with local charities. The class that turns in the most will be celebrating with donuts on Friday, December 13th. There will be a winning class for each grade. Will your class be the winning class?

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/5/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


CPK Gift Card Fundraiser

California Pizza Kitchen is making shopping for the holidays a little easier and at the same time helping out our school.  Bring in the flyer located on Newhart’s homepage and 20% of all gift card proceeds benefit Newhart!  Also receive $20 reward for every $100 spend.  This is valid at the Mission Viejo location 25513 Marguerite Parkway only through December 24th, 2013. 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/5/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Family Dine Out Night

Wednesday, December 11th from 5 to 9pm will be the next PTA fundraiser family dine-out night at Flippin Pizza located at 27695 Santa Margarita Parkway (in the Sprouts shopping center) (949)455-1200.  Come see the Teacher Toss! Principal Jones, Ms. Bray, Ms. Wright, Mr. Bailey, Mr. Keene and more of your favorite teachers will be there flipping pizza from 5 to 9 pm.  You can also call in your order starting at 3pm for pick up after 5pm.  Be sure to mention Newhart when ordering for 50% of the sales get donated back to Newhart!  See the Newhart homepage for the flyer and more information.


Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/5/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


PAJAMA DAY!!

“Wear a Pair, Bring a NEW Pair” will be FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013.  Join the fun by wearing your pajamas to school and bring a NEW pair of pajamas sizes newborn to 16 for children in need.  Bring your NEW pajamas in a large (1 gallon) Ziploc type bag and label with a Sharpie the SIZE and whether it the pajamas are for a BOY or GIRL.   Bags will be collected according to size.  THANK YOU!!!

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/4/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Magazine Fundraiser Magic Show

This Thursday, December 5th is the magic show for students who sold 1 item during the magazine fundraiser.  Wristbands will be handed out during 1st period on Thursday.  The magic show is from 2:45-3:25. 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/3/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


California Costal Poster Competiton - Deadline Jan 31, 2014
Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:12/2/13
Audience: Homepage


Tuesdays are Kuhnsday!

Kuhnsday has already started in the Woodshop and the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is the official school wide start of Kuhnsday.  So wear your plaid and see Mr. Kuhn for your sticker! Kuhnsday continues until the end of the semester.  

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:11/21/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


In-N Out truck tomorrow!

The In-N-Out truck will be at Newhart tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th.  Students who sold at least 7 items during the magazine/cookie dough fundraiser will receive a wristband in their first period.  the In-N-Out truck is during lunch and will include a hamburger or cheeseburger, chips and a drink.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:11/19/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Advanced Drama production of Crumpled Classics

Calling all theatre and literature lovers- we would love for you to attend our  Advanced Drama production of Crumpled Classics, a wonderful play by Craig Sodaro, on Thursday, November 21st at 6:00pm in Newhart's MPR. Tickets will go on sale at 5:15pm: $5 for adults and $3 for students and  children. Treats and water will be available for purchase before the show. You can even send a supportive note to a cast member during the intermission. Hope to see you there.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:11/14/13
Audience: Homepage, Drama, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


7th and 8th Grade Dance!

Attention 7th and 8th Graders!

 

Make sure you come this Friday to the Jungle Jam dance!

 

Friday, Nov. 15th, from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

$1 gets you in

$2 gets you in PLUS a slice of pizza and a drink!

 

Permission slip must be signed.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:11/13/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Art Club!

Meets Wednesday  3:30pm - 4:30pm

Application attached

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:11/9/13
Audience: Ms. McFaul and Homepage


Newhart Book Club

Book: Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett: Two kids try to solve the mystery of some missing art work.

Meeting: Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:00-8:00 P.M. in the Newhart Library

  • The Newhart Library has several copies of the book.
  • See Mrs. Wendehost for further information.
  • Have your parents preview any book you read.

 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:11/6/13
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ads - Final Deadline is October 31st!

It's not too late to order a dedication ad!! The FINAL deadline is Thursday, October 31st!!

8th grade parents - the deadline is coming up fast to get your 8th grade dedication ads into the yearbook for your student! It's a special way to commemorate their 8th grade year! Forms and information are in the front office or you can download and print the order form. (Attached)

The final deadline is Thursday, October 31st.

Don't miss out!

Thank you so much for supporting our yearbook and dedication ad program!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/16/13
Audience: Homepage


Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week Oct. 19th -25th

October 19th is Mission Viejo’s walk against drugs.  Come to Newhart between 7:00 AM and 7:45 AM to get your shirt and board a bus to Mission Viejo High School for the walk.

 

Red Ribbon Week Themes:

Monday (10/21)- Wear Red Ribbon Walk shirt (for treats from PTA) or wear RED

Tuesday (10/22)- “Catch a Wave Against Drugs”  wear Hawaiian clothes (NO BATHINGSUITS)

Wednesday (10/23)- “Team Up Against Drugs” and dress alike with your friends

Thursday (10/24)- “Hair’s to a Drug Free Life” Crazy Hair day (colored hair permitted)

Friday (10/25)- “These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs” wear Newhart Spirit Wear or Red and Black

 

Wear your Red Ribbon wrist band to receive deals at local businesses.  See www.DUILA.org for a list of participating businesses.  Also, print the attached flyer to present at Papa John’s for pizza specials.

Attachments:
Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:10/15/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Great American ShakeOut

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.

This Thursday we will be participating in this safety exercise and will be on a different bell schedule. Please see the attached bell schedule for specific period and lunch times. Please note there will only be one lunch time from 12:14 to 12:49 pm.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:10/14/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Walk Against Drugs: Saturday at 7:45 at Mission High School

Get a free t-shirt before they run out!

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/14/13
Audience: Homepage


Wear pink on Friday to support breast cancer awareness!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/14/13
Audience: Homepage


Upcoming Teen Events at the RSM Library

Teen Digital Photography with Professional Photographer & Cinematographer, David Hebble Tuesday, October 15th from 4-5:30pm

  • Bring your own digital camera

 

Teen Poetry Workshop with poet/Haiku Professional, Beki Reese, Wednesdays October 16th, 23rd & 30th from 4-5:30pm

  • Keepsake journal to all those in attendance 

 

Please contact Julie Fitch at 949-459-6094 or email Julie.fitch@occr.ocgov.com for additional information.  Geared to grades 7-12.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:10/10/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Panther Pride Award

Be a student volunteer on campus and apply for the PANTHER PRIDE AWARD. The Panther Pride Award is for students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and service at Newhart Middle School. See your academic advisor or click here for more information and the application.

The DEADLINE to submit the completed application is APRIL 30, 2013.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:10/8/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Big Orange Book Festival

When: Saturday, October 12th & Sunday, Ocober 13th, 10:00-6:00

Where: Chapman University: 1 University Drive, Orange

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:10/7/13
Audience: Homepage


Federal Impact Aid Form

Please remember to have your student(s) return the completed Federal Impact Aid form to their first period teacher by Monday, October 7th.  If you need another copy of the form it is attached for you to print.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:10/2/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Raise Some Dough for Newhart

Date: Thursday, October 10th

Time: 5pm--8pm

Location: Panera Bread 25523 Marguerite Parkway

 

Please join us at Panera Bread to support Newhart Middle School!

 

Already have dinner plans? No problem! Panera has wonderful pastries and

coffee drinks for dessert.  Or grab a quick smoothie before or after practice. Dine in or take it To--Go! Check out the complete menu by visiting www.panerabread.com to get your mouth watering!

 

Just print and present this flyer to the cashier when making your purchase between 5pm and 8pm on 10/10/13, it’s that easy!  Please invite your friends, family, neighbors and co--workers for a great turn out.

 

Remember to print this flyer and present to the cashier. See you at Panera on Thursday, October 10th!

Attachments:
Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:10/1/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ad Info

8th grade parents - the deadline is coming up fast to get your 8th grade dedication ads into the yearbook for your student! It's a special way to commemorate their 8th grade year! Forms and information are in the front office or you can download and print the order form. (Attached)

The early bird deadline is Friday, October 11th!

The final deadline is Thursday, October 31st.

Don't miss out!

Thank you so much for supporting our yearbook and dedication ad program!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/1/13
Audience: Homepage


Reminder No School this Friday-

 

This Friday, October 4th is an instructional furlough day which means no school for students.  School will resume Monday, October 7th.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:10/1/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


OC Book Fair

Orange Coast College

Sunday, September 29th, 9:30-4:30

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/27/13
Audience: Homepage


Get your Summer photos in the Yearbook!!

Yearbook has an awesome new site that lets you submit your photos directly to our website!

Simply go to www.replayit.com

Username: Newhart M S

Password: Panther2012

Then upload your photos!

For more detailed directions, click here:

https://newhart.schoolloop.com/yearbookphotos?no_controls=t

(The site and all photos are monitored by Jostens before published. Any misuse of the site will be subject to penalty.)

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/26/13
Audience: Parents, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Friday is Spirit Day!-

This Friday is Newhart spirit wear for spirit day, wear your Newhart shirts, club shirts, or red and black, and come to the stage at lunch to enjoy some lunch time activities.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/24/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Attendance Department Reminders

To avoid numerous class disruptions and interruptions to your child’s learning environment, we do not hand deliver forgotten items such as lunches, pe clothes, books, homework, etc. to classrooms. If a forgotten item is brought to the office, the students name will be put up on the attendance window. It is the responsibility of the student to check the window for his or her name, and check the office for items. All students are aware of this procedure.

When your child is absent, please call the Newhart Middle School 24-hours Absent Line at (949) 587-9467. Please leave a message with your name, your child's name, and reason for the absence.

Absences which are not cleared within 72 hours will remain unexcused, and cannot be corrected. Thank you.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/23/13
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The Ducks are Coming Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Friday, September 20th dress like a Duck (wear yellow) to kick off of the magazine fundraiser! 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/19/13
Audience: ASB, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Newhart Science Fair

If you love to investigate, experiment, and test new ideas, come try your hand at Newhart’s first Science Fair!  To hear more, please bring your lunch, your friends, and YOU to the MPR and hear what it is all about.  If you are in 8th grade, please join us at lunchtime on Tuesday, September 24th.  If you are in 6th or 7th grade, please come to the lunchtime meeting on Wednesday, September 25th.

We’ll help you find a topic you’d like to research as well as give you time at school to try out ideas and research them. Our Newhart Science Fair will be in early March and the winners will go on to the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair in early April.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/17/13
Audience: Science, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Dress like a duck by wearing yellow or orange on Friday, the 20th!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/16/13
Audience: Homepage


Back to School Night- TONIGHT

Back to School Night- TONIGHT, Thursday September 19th (6pm-8pm)-

We are looking forward to seeing all of our parents tonight. 

A few reminders about Back to school night …

  • It is a minimum day for students- school ends at 12:45.  Please see the Newhart Website for the bell schedule.
  • Parking can be scarce, so we recommend arriving early. 
  • Back to School Night is designed for parents and we encourage students to remain at home
  • Lastly, the purpose of Back to School Night is to learn about the standards and curriculum your child will encounter this year.  If you have specific questions about your child, we ask that you call or email the teacher individually

The first week of school has been very successful and we have enjoyed seeing our returning Panthers as well as meeting our new Panthers.  We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night so that we can share the exciting things we have planned for this year!

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/16/13
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


School Loop Registration

Newhart Middle School

School Loop Registration

 

Newhart Middle School highly encourages parents (and students) to create and maintain a School Loop account. School Loop allows parents to check on grades, see daily homework assignments, as well as receive important/targeted information through daily emails and a web-based interface.

 

  • Parents that are new to the Newhart Middle School family will need to create and associate an account to your child(ren).

 

Please follow the directions below if you fall into one of the parent category from above.

  1. Visit Newhart Middle School: Home Page
  2. Click the “Register Now” button in the top left corner of the page.
  3. Click the “Parent Registration” text.
  4. Enter the pieces of information requested.
    1. You can obtain your child’s  Student ID Number from their ID Card, Student Locator/Schedule, Parent Portal, Old Report Cards
  5. Click the “Register Now” button.
  6. Please allow up to 24 hours on weekdays for your account to be approved and activated.

 

 

  • Parents that have had a continuously enrolled student at Newhart and an additional child now attending will need to log in to your School Loop account to create a new association with your additional child. …one account, multiple children.

 

Please follow the directions below if you fall into the parent category from just above.

  1. Visit Newhart Middle School: Home Page
  2. Log in using the Login Name/Password you use to access your other child.
  3. Click the “Add Student” button on the right side of your School Loop Portal page.
  4. Enter the pieces of information requested.
    1. You can obtain your child’s  Student ID Number from their ID Card, Student Locator/Schedule, Parent Portal, Old Report Cards
  5. Click the “Register Now” button.
  6. Please allow up to 24 hours on weekdays for your account to be approved and activated.
Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/16/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Reflections: "Believe, Dream, Inspire"

Categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Deadline: Friday, October 18th

See the link for the Student Entry Form.

For details, contact Denise Estrada at mdimestrada@gmail.com or 206-9662.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/11/13
Audience: Homepage


PBIS Day: Friday: Bring your planner & a pencil. Wear red & black!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/11/13
Audience: Homepage


Late Start Reminder

Late Start Reminder-

Today, Wednesday the 11th is Newhart’s first late start day of the school year.  Late start will be every Wednesday when school starts at 9:45am and students can arrive on campus after 9am.  There is no Zero Period and it is the normal dismissal time of 3:25pm.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/11/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Become A Partner In Education

"Partners in Education" is Newhart PTA’s main fundraiser of the year. Please support us so we can provide the best education for your students.

Newhart PTA has set a fundraising goal of $30,000 to provide classroom instructional materials for core subjects and electives. CUSD has approved investing in infrastructure to make Newhart a complete wireless campus and PTA wants to complement this with technology purchases that will improve your students’ classroom experience on a daily basis. Please see the attched flyer for more information.

Attachments:
Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/9/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Carlsbad Art Splash - Sept. 28 & 29

Are you looking for something FUN and CREATIVE to do? Mrs. McFaul will be creating a Wheel of Butterflies at Art Splash! For directions and more information click on the link.

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:9/7/13
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Book Club (Click for details.)

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

  • Tuesday, November 5th, 7:00-8:00 P.M.
  • Newhart Library
  • Families are welcome.
  • Copies of the book are coming to the Newhart Library soon.
  • Check with a parent before reading any book.
  • For more information, contact Mrs. Wendehost: mswendehost@capousd.org.
  1. Read the book.
  2. Come to the meeting.
  3. Eat cookies, and talk about the book!

 

 

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:9/7/13
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Registrations Dates and Times

Registration/Orientation Dates and Times:

8th Grade - Tuesday, September 3rd 9am – 12pm

7th Grade – Tuesday, September 3rd 1pm – 4pm

6th Grade – Wednesday, September 4th 9am – 12pm

 

New Student Enrollment: (New to CUSD District)

Tuesday, September 3rd 9am – 11:30am & 1pm – 3pm

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:9/3/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Important Notice Regarding Use of Schoolloop

Schoolloop will be re-activated and available to use from the first day of the new school year.   Parents and students will not be able to register new accounts or login to existing accounts until this time.  Schoolloop is school-specific, so if you are new to the school, and had an account at a different CUSD school, you will still need to register for an account again through the new school’s website.  The link is on the homepage of the school’s website.  You will need the Student ID Number and an email address to complete this process. 

Schoolloop is a different application to the Parent Portal.  It is available to secondary level parents and students only.   Parents are encouraged to use both applications.

The Parent Portal may be accessed at any time during the school year and parent and student accounts only needs to be established once as they rollover with updated student data each year.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:8/23/13
Audience: Homepage


Important Summer Dates

Summer Office Hours:

 

August 13th - 16th      8am - 12pm

August 20th - 30th      8am - 4pm

September 3rd  Begins regular office hours for the year

 

Registration Packet Pick-Up Dates and Times:

Tuesday, August 6th                9am – 12pm

Wednesday, August 7th          4pm – 7pm

Thursday, August 8th              9am – 12pm

 

Registration/Orientation Dates and Times:

8th Grade - Tuesday, September 3rd 9am – 12pm

7th Grade – Tuesday, September 3rd 1pm – 4pm

6th Grade – Wednesday, September 4th 9am – 12pm

Volunteers for Registration:

Attention all parents the PTA needs your help to run registration at Newhart. Please consider volunteering on your child's registration day and work a 3 hour shift at registration. All volunteers will get in early for registration with little waiting time. Email your interest in helping with registration and your child's grade to Terrie Butorac at newhartregister@earthlink.net.

 

New Student Enrollment: (New to CUSD District)

Tuesday, September 3rd  9am – 11:30am & 1pm – 3pm

 

First Day of School:

Monday, September 9th

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:8/5/13
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Mission Viejo Library Teen Blog
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:6/20/13
Audience: Homepage


Last Day of School

Please remember that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11th is a minimum day with a 12:45pm dismal time. 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:6/10/13
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Candid Photographs

This year’s candid photographs are now available for our Newhart families! Please come by the office to pick up these great snap shots of students in action. We are asking for a suggested donation of $5.00 for the smaller photos and $10.00 for the larger photos but no donation is required. All donations will be used to help update Newhart’s technology.

 

We still have many photos from the previous two school years available so please stop by the office if you see any you would like to acquire.

 

Thank you for helping to support Newhart!

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:6/5/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Summer Reading Ideas
SUMMER READING IDEAS
Here is a list of recommended books for INCOMING 8TH GRADERS.  This is completely voluntary.  These are books on the district-approved eighth grade reading list that we will not have time to read/assign. 
 
Little Women – Alcott
The Hiding Place – Boom (Parent caution: This is a detailed book about the Holocaust. Use your discretion as to read or not.)
Call of the Wild – London
Twelve Angry Men – Rose
The Witch of Blackbird Pond – Speare
Stargirl – Spinelli
Dragonwings – Yep
Posted by: Mrs. Japlit Published:5/31/13
Audience: Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Yearbooks are here!!

Yearbooks will be distributed on WEDNESDAY, June 5th through students first period class. Any extra available books will be sold to students at break on June 5th for $60, cash only. (Please log in to see the yearbook post below for full information.)

Thank you for supporting yearbook this year!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:5/31/13
Audience: Homepage


Independent PE Grades

INDEPENDENT PE GRADES FOR 4TH QUARTER ARE DUE TO YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR BY:

 

JUNE 6, 2013

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:5/21/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Play: Hot Rods

Go back to the 1950s!

  • May 21st & 22nd
  • 6:00
  • Tickets will be on sale at 5:30.
  • Tickets: $5
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/16/13
Audience: Homepage


Teen Author Panel at MV Library on Saturday at 3:00
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/16/13
Audience: Homepage


Make-a-Wish Donations

Tuesday, May 7th: Get a pride card if you donate a dime.

Wednesday, May 8th: Get a spin on the wheel if you donate a dollar.

Thursday, May 9th: Get a pass to the Game Room if you donate five dollars.

We gladly accept checks.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:5/6/13
Audience: Homepage


STAR Testing Information

CST (STAR) TESTING April 30th , May 2nd and 3rd

These days will be minimum days.  Students will be released at 12:45 on Tuesday, April 30th, Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd all students are taking tests on all three testing days.

 

Dear Newhart Middle School Parents:

 

Your child will be participating in the California’s Standardized Testing and ReportingSTAR” program on April 30th, May 2nd and 3rd. Newhart Middle School is one of the many schools participating in this statewide program.  The STAR program is designed to provide students, parents, teachers, and the community with information about student achievement.

 

The tests your child will be taking are called either the California Standards Test (CST) or the California Modified Assessment (CMA).  All students in the second through eleventh grade attending public school in California will be taking these tests.

 

To maximize his or her opportunity to perform well on the test, it is important that students do their best to increase the accuracy of the results. You are a vital part of the testing process and can help by:

 

  • making sure your child has plenty of rest the night before testing;
  • providing a healthy breakfast;
  • helping your child see the test as an opportunity to show what he or she has learned and encouraging your child to do his or her best;
  • scheduling appointments outside of the testing window;
  • making sure your child is here and on time.

 

Parents will receive detailed reports of their child’s results, which will be sent to your home over the summer with an explanation of the results.  Group results by grade level for each school, district, county, and the state will be posted as a link on the Capistrano Unified School District’s Web page (www.capousd.org).

 

Please feel free to contact the school at (949) 855-0162 with any questions you may have regarding the standardized testing that will be administered to your child.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:4/24/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Arts Alive
Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:4/23/13
Audience: Homepage


Elective Forms

All of the elective forms for the 2013-2014 school year are now available online under the Guidance page. Click the following link to be taken their directly http://newhart.schoolloop.com/Guidance.  Please remember all forms are due by Friday, April 26th, 2013.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:4/19/13
Audience: Homepage


Mission Viejo Library E-Books

Need information for a science or history report?  Want access to electronic books for check-out?  Check out the online resources available to students through the Mission Viejo Library!  All you need is a library card to access the information.  Go to the Mission Viejo Library website at http://www.cmvl.org .  At the home page select the RESEARCH IT dropdown menu.  Then click ELECTRONIC RESOURCES (ARTICLES AND MORE).  On the ELECTRONIC RESOURCES page, there is a list of subjects for the library online resources.  These can be sorted alphabetically for easy use.  Once you select the database you want, click past the City of Mission Viejo disclaimer, and you will be asked to enter your Mission Viejo Library card number.  If you don't have a card, you can sign up online!

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:4/18/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Tdap vaccine requirement for students entering 7th grade

Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California. Many students have had to miss school because they were sick. To help protect your children and others from whooping cough, a new California law now requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough.

For the 2013-2014 school year, all students entering 7th through 12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (commonly called the “Tdap” vaccine) before starting school.

Thereafter, in future school years, only students entering 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before starting school. Please see the following resources (downloadable PDFs) for more information:

Pertussis Flyer CDPH SP Pertussis Flyer CDPH

Pertussis-Tdap Parent Letter-Spanish Tdap Requirements Form

Pertussis T-dap Parent Letter http://www.shotsforschool.org/index.html

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:4/17/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Campus Beautification this Saturday

Campus Beautification Day is this Saturday, March 30th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Please stop by for an hour or two to help make our school sparkle! 

 

We will be cleaning up the campus, pruning, planting and painting. Savannahs Organic Ranch will be here working on the new garden.  Students this is a great way to earn school service hours for the Panther Pride Award!

 

Please contact Constance Makuuchi at makuuchi@sbcglobal.net to volunteer.

 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:3/27/13
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Attention 8th Graders-

This year the 8th Grade Awards Ceremony will be held June 6th, 2013.  Due to district policy Capistrano Unified middle schools have an awards ceremony instead of a graduation.  While some of the awards are based upon a student’s GPA, it is not the only way to receive an invitation for the awards. 

 

One way to assure you are invited is through Newhart’s Panther Pride Award.  For the Panther Pride Award a student must earn 15 point and have less than 10 demerits for any reason in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters combined.  One point equals one hour of service.  At least 10 hours must be in the category of school service.  5 hours can be church or community service.  Or, all 15 hours can be in the school service category.  Applications can be picked up in the office or found on the Newhart website.  The deadline for applications to be turned in has been extended to April 30th, 2013.

 

There are still many opportunities to earn points for the Panther Pride Award including this Saturday’s Campus Beautification Day, Earth day on April 19th, and the Walk for Wishes on April 27th.  Any questions please contact your students Academic Advisor.

 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:3/27/13
Audience: Grade 08 and Homepage


Book Swap: EXTENDED TO FRIDAY!
  • Bring in a gently used book before school Monday, April 15th-Friday, April 19th.
  • You may also bring the book to your English teacher.
  • Pick another book.
  • Extra books are welcome!
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:3/25/13
Audience: Homepage


Arts Alive Street Painting Festival May 4th & 5th

http://cityofmissionviejo.org/artsalivefestival/streetpainting/

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:3/21/13
Audience: Homepage


MV Library is hosting Cassandra Clare, author of Clockwork Princess, on Friday, March 22nd
Attachments:
Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:3/20/13
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Awards Program Cover Art Contest

We need your help to design a new cover for the 8th Grade Awards program!

Contest is open to all 8th Grade students!

Get creative and let your imagination run wild!

Artwork Criteria:

Artwork can be color or black and white

Artwork must be in portrait format

Artwork must be no larger than 8-1/2" x 11"

Design must include the following:

Newhart Middle School

8th Grade Awards Program

June 6th, 2013 at 6:00 PM

 

 

Turn in submissions to Linda Dearinger or Mrs. McFaul

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:3/15/13
Audience: Linda Dearinger, Homepage, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, Drama, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Incoming 6th Graders- Parent Night Tonight-

We will be having a parent night for incoming 6thgraders in Newhart’s multipurpose room tonight March 6thfrom 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Come meet Mr. Jones and learn about everything Newhart has to offer.

 

Elementary Schools Visit Newhart tomorrow March 7th.  Bathgate, Castille, Reilly, and Viejo Elementary Schools will be coming to Newhart during the day to tour the campus.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:3/6/13
Audience: Guidance, News, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


CVHS Cheer and Song

The informational parent meeting has been changed from Tuesday, March 5th to Wednesday, March 6th at 6pm in the small gym at CVHS. Any new candidates, returning or new must attend this meeting. If you have any questions contact pep advisor Leesa Amon at lsamon@capousd.org

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:3/4/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Capo Valley High School 8th Grade Expo

8TH GRADE EXPO
Parent-Student Orientation

Saturday, March 2, 2013

8:30am – 10:30am

 

“High School 101”                                         8:30am                                          Large gym

A short presentation on the basics of high school graduation, college entrance requirements, course selection and CVHS special academic programs.

                                                                        Todd Amon, AP of Curriculum & Guidance

 

IB Program & ATMS Informational Meeting8:45                                              Large gym

                                                                        Dina Kubba, IB Coordinator

 

INFORMATIONAL SERVICES/PROGRAMS/CLASSES

Please join us for the following informative workshops.  In order that you may attend each workshop, the following times are offered:

 

Guidance Services                                        8:50  to 10:30                      drop by anytime

        An Academic Advisor will be available outside the Guidance Office to answer questions.

 

Questions and Answers for Private School Students and
Students New to the District
                        9:15                                      Faculty Lounge

        Linda Wendt, Head Academic Advisor

 

AP World History                                           9:15 or 9:45                                     Room H4

        Tom Airey, Teacher

 

CCP-College & Career Planning                   9:00 & 10:00                                         Rm J3

        Christina Lee, Teacher

 

AVID                                                                9:30                                                      Rm J3

        Susan Phelps, Teacher

* * * * *


TOURS OF THE SCHOOLPlease meet at the Cougar Head at H- Wing Entrance. 
Tours will start at 8:50am.

 

WRESTLING DEMONSTRATION                   9:00 to 10:30 drop in anytime                         Sm Gym

                                                                                                                                               

PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS: GUYS AND DOLLS SPRING

MUSICAL PREVIEW                                       10:00                                                        Mall

 

BE SURE TO VISIT

Art Gallery                                                                                                                 B Wing

Athletic Tables                                                       Area by the gym or, if rain, in Small Gym

Club Tables                                                                           CVHS Mall and Career Center
Curriculum Tables                                                                  CVHS Mall and Career Center

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:2/27/13
Audience: Homepage


Star Writing Tuesday, March 5th. Bell schedule attached.

Newhart will be taking the 7th grade STAR Writing Test, 8th grade Reading Test and 6th grade Writing Prompt on Tuesday March 5th . Any students absent on the March 5th will be pulled to do make-up tests on the March 6th.  Please note that the bell schedule has been changed for the day to accommodate the time needed to take the tests.  

 

Bell Schedule for March 5th, 2013

 

6/7th Grade

 

Period 1                                               8:45  -   9:25                40 min.

Period 2                                               9:29  - 10:09                40 min.

Break                                                   10:09- 10:20                11 min.

Writing Test (with Per 1)                 10:24- 11:54                90 min.

Lunch A                                              11:54- 12:29                35 min.

Period 4                                              12:33-   1:13                40 min.

Period 3                                              1:17  -   1:57                40 min.

Period 5                                               2:01  -   2:41                40 min.

Period 6                                               2:45  -   3:25                40 min.

 

8th Grade

 

Period 0                                               7:35  -   8:41                66 min.

Period 1                                               8:45  -   9:25                40 min.

Period 2                                               9:29  - 10:09                40 min.

Break                                                   10:09- 10:20                11 min.

Reading Test (with Per 1)                 10:24- 11:54                90 min.

Period 4                                              11:58- 12:38                40 min.

Lunch B                                               12:38-   1:13                35 min.

Period 3                                              1:17  -   1:57                40 min.

Period 5                                               2:01  -   2:41                40 min.

Period 6                                               2:45  -   3:25                40 min.

 

Period 3 and Period 4 have been switched in order to facilitate the 2 lunches.  Please remind students of this at the beginning of the day. We will also make an announcement during the last minute of the testing period

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:2/21/13
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Instant Access to Your Student’s School Records

We are encouraging all parents who have not yet done so to register for a Parent Portal account as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the options available through this system. In the 2013-2014 school year, the Capistrano Unified School District will institute a paperless report card system.  Instructions on how to request a paper copy will be included with June report cards.

To create a Parent Portal account, you will need three pieces of information: 1. your home phone number 2. your student’s identification number 3. Verif Pass Code.  Please log onto abi.capousd.orgto create your account. There are written directions and a 4-minute video explaining the process.

Parent Portal is the latest resource being used by our schools to keep parents informed. You may already have access to School Loop, which allows you to access your child’s homework assignments and test scores and contact his or her teacher(s).

Parent Portal is a tool that will allow you to re-register your child for the 2013-14 online, saving valuable time and paper; update emergency contact information; receive real-time period-by-period attendance data; and review and print report cards, class schedules, unofficial transcripts and graduation status.

Parent Portal and School Loop are important tools our teachers and staff use to keep you informed about your child’s progress. Registering for Parent Portal will keep your child’s important information at your fingertips.

If you have questions about this process, please contact your school office.

 

 

Parent Portal

School Loop

  • Annual online summer re-registration is available via the portal, saving time and eliminating the need to complete the large traditional paper packet.
  • Emergency contact information can be updated at any time
  • Real-time period-by-period attendance data
  • Medical information can be viewed and updated
  • The following can be viewed and printed at any time:
    • Report cards and unofficial transcripts
    • Test scores, including college test scores
    • Class schedules
    • Graduation status reports
  • View homework assignments
  • View grades/homework/test scores
  • View attendance from the previous day
  • Receive daily email with grades and homework assignments
  • Email teachers through Loop Mail; individually or as a group
  • View school news postings
  • Access teacher websites

 

 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:2/19/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Anti-Bullying Week: February 19-22

Tuesday: Take a stand; lend a hand.

Wednesday: Unity in the community (Wear a blue shirt.)

Thursday: Unite with your firends and bullying will end. (Wear the same as your friends.)

Friday: Be a hero: stand up for your friends. (Dress like a superhero.)

There will be lunch activities all week.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:2/13/13
Audience: Homepage


7th and 8th Grade Dance-

Attention all 7th and 8th graders.  This Friday February 8this our Valentine’s Day Dance.  We want everyone to attend!  Tickets are on sale everyday at lunch, they are just $1.00, and you need a parent permission slip in order to attend.  7th graders this is your last dance this year, and 8th graders this is your last dance till the end of the year activities.  We have a dj, photo booth, tons of food, games, prizes and much more!  Don't miss out!

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Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:2/6/13
Audience: Homepage, ASB, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage


Book Club Meeting

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Jacob always assumed his grandfather's stories and pictures were fake until his grandfather died mysteriously. Jacob crossed the sea and crossed time to find out the truth about the magical children.

Meeting: Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00-8:00 P.M., Newhart Library

  • Newhart Library has five copies of this book.
  • Parents, preview any book your children read.
  • See Mrs. Wendehost for more information.
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Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:2/4/13
Audience: Homepage


Band and Orchestra Picture Day

Band and Orchestra Picture Day has been changed from Thursday, January 10, to Friday, January 11. 

Posted by: Susan McBride Published:1/9/13
Audience: Susan McBride, Homepage, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, English, General School Information, Guidance, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Spanish, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music and Woodshop


Walk For Wishes: Team Newhart: April 27th

Support the Make A Wish Foundation by walking with Team Newhart!

  • Saturday, April 27th
  • Irvine Great Park
  • $25

Contact Mrs. Quinn for more information.

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Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/9/13
Audience: Homepage


Art Club Contest: Winter Spirit

Due January 15th

  • painting
  • drawing
  • digital
  • sculpture

Contact Mrs. McFaul for more information.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:1/7/13
Audience: Homepage


Independent PE Forms

Capistrano Unified School District is happy to offer the Independent Physical Education (IPE) program for secondary students. Independent Physical Education is an option for students who compete in an individual sport to an exceptional degree. The student must be a nationally ranked athlete, or equivalent, performing or competing at a nationally recognized level. Team sport participation does not qualify for Independent Physical Education.

To participate in Independent Physical Education for the second semester you will need to complete the attached application and return it to the office no later than January 11th, 2013.

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/21/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Winter Recess/Christmas Holiday Closures

All Capistrano Unified School District schools will be closed for Winter Recess and Christmas holiday from December 22 through January 6. Schools will reopen on Monday, January 7.

Capistrano Unified will also close its District Office from December 22 through January 6, due to budget cuts and negotiated furlough days. 

If an emergency arises at any of the CUSD sites, please call the CUSD Maintenance and Operations emergency phone number at (949) 234-9527 during regular working hours, or the after-hours (nights and weekends) emergency number at (949) 493-2748.

Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:12/18/12
Audience: Homepage


Board of Trustee Message regarding Connecticut Tragedy

To:       The CUSD Community and Staff

Re:       Today’s Tragic Events in Connecticut

 

As you undoubtedly know, today, a school-related shooting in Connecticut resulted in the tragic loss of children and school staff. This message is sent on behalf of Board President John Alpay, and the entire Board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District, to express their deepest sympathy to everyone impacted by these events.

 

Parents may be interested in supportive information on how to discuss tragic events like these with their children. Such resources are available at the following website:        

 

                                                http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/cp/tragedy.asp.

 

A natural response to school tragedies is an increased concern for the safety of one’s own family.  You should know that the Capistrano Unified School District works collaboratively with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and other agencies, to protect our students, staff, and school communities.

 

Thank you,

Joseph M. Farley
Superintendent

***********************************

 

14 de diciembre del 2012

 

Para:    La Comunidad y Empleados de CUSD

Re:       Los Eventos Trágicos de Hoy en Connecticut

 

Como usted sin duda sabe, hoy día, un tiroteo en una escuela en Connecticut resulto en la trágica pérdida de niños y personal escolar. Este mensaje se envía en nombre del Presidente de la Junta Directiva John Alpay, y toda la Junta de Síndicos del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Capistrano, para expresar su más sentido pésame a todos los afectados por estos acontecimientos.

 

Los padres pueden estar interesados ​​en la información de apoyo sobre la manera de hablar de los acontecimientos trágicos como estos con sus hijos. Estos recursos están disponibles en el siguiente sitio web:

 

                                                http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/cp/tragedy.asp.

 

Una respuesta natural a las tragedias de la escuela es una preocupación creciente por la seguridad de su propia familia. Usted debe saber que el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Capistrano trabaja en colaboración con el Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Orange, y otras agencias, para proteger a nuestros estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad escolar.

 

Gracias,

Joseph M. Farley
Superintendente

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:12/14/12
Audience: Homepage


The PTA sponsored Reflections Arts Recognition Program

The PTA sponsored Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for studentsThis year's PTA Reflections theme was "The Magic of a Moment."  Students interpret the theme and enter their works in six areas of the art including literature, visual arts, photographymusic composition, dance choreography, and film production.

We had a record number of students enter this year.  Six students were selected to represent Newhart at the district wide competition held on November 15th.

Our award of excellence winners advancing to the district were:

Literature

Kirk Crockett  

Kirk also took 2nd place at the district

Visual Arts

Eleanora Hansen

Photography

Emily Garreton

Special Artist, Photography 

Charlie Horner

Charlie also won an Honorable Mention at the district

Musical Composition

Nicolas Sun

Nicolas also won an Honorable Mention at the district

Film Production

Nathan Brunnett

Nathan also won an Honorable Mention at the district.

 

Other notable entrants were:

Literature:Award of Merit

Marin Nameki, Valeria Bianco

Visual arts:

Award of Merit

Marin Nameki

Honorable Mention

Allison Plamondon, Adam Klaes, and Sydney Cady

Photography:

Award of Merit:

Emily Garreton, Krista Brown,

Honorable mention:

Allison Plamondon, Isaac Estrada

Musical Composition: Award of Merit

Julia Bradshaw

 

Thank you to everyone who participated!

 

 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:12/10/12
Audience: Homepage


ELAC Meeting on December 11, 2012

Come join us on Tuesday, December 11th for our seond ELAC meeting! What is ELAC? A committee for parents with children acquiring English as a second language. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Zambrano at (949) 855-0162.

 

Venga y unase a nosotros el Martes, 11 de Diciembre donde vamos a tener nuestra segunda reunion de ELAC.  Que es ELAC? ELAC es un comite de Padres con estudiantes aprendiendo Ingles. Si tiene preguntas por favor comuniquese con la Sra. Zambrano al (949) 855-0162.

Posted by: Wendy Zambrano Published:12/7/12
Audience: Wendy Zambrano, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The Parent Project 2013 Series

Please refer to the attached flyer for complete details of this program.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:12/4/12
Audience: Homepage


Annual Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey

The annual Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey provides CUSD with a suite of online surveys and reports to collect authentic feedback from students, educators and parents.   The survey allows us to gather unique data from our district stakeholders, conduct a needs assessment, and create a vision for 21st Century learning. We are also able to use the data to create and inform technology initiatives in CUSD. We are asking parents and CUSD stakeholders to take the 2012 Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey at  http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012/

Click on the “Take the Survey Today” tab and follow the survey directions. Our CUSD "secret" word is cusd.  The survey window closes on December 21, 2012. Results will be shared as soon as they become available.

Thank you for your participation!

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:12/3/12
Audience: Homepage


Book Club meeting

Book: The Maze Runner, by James Dashner

Meeting: Tuesday, January 29th

7:00-8:00 P.M.

Newhart Library

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:11/14/12
Audience: Homepage


Fee Based OLSAT Test Recall Notice

RECALL NOTICE: Due to recent legislation regarding student fees, CUSD will only be offering free OLSAT testing for students who qualify based upon the District's screening criteria. No additional GATE testing options will be available. Please refer to the District's GATE website at www.gate.schoolloop.comfor more information.  

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:11/14/12
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


New Procedure for Forgotten Items-

In an effort to protect classroom instructional time and limit distractions, we are implementing a new system in the attendance office, beginning on Tuesday, November 13th, which is the start of our second quarter. Any forgotten items such as homework, P.E. clothes, lunches or lunch money etc., will no longer be sent directly to the students classroom.  If an occasional item is left at home or forgotten; it may be dropped off at the student ATTENDANCE WINDOW.  This window can be accessed on the left side of the office.  We will make sure that your child’s name is written on a post it note and taped to the widow.  It will now be the students’ responsibility to check the message area on the window, during passing periods, break and lunch times. They will simply come to the attendance window, check for their name and retrieve their item. 

There have been an overwhelming number of items being dropped off for students on a daily basis.  We hope this new system will allow teachers to teach and students to learn with less distraction.  Thank you for your understanding and patience with this new system for our “Newhart Scholars!”

If you need more details regarding this new procedure, please feel free to contact our office manager, Cheryl Isaac. 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:11/9/12
Audience: Homepage


Advanced Drama Presents

Mark your calendars...Newhart's Drama Department Proudly Presents...Yearbook! by Steven Fendrich.

A play about the ups and downs of school life and importance of friends and school memories!

Join us on November 29th at 6pm in the MPR

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:11/6/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


PANTHER PRIDE AWARD

Attention: Students interested in volunteering and earning points for the PANTHER PRIDE AWARD - the application is attached or pick one up in the main office. 

Remember:  6th and 7th grade students who qualify will be recognized at the 4th Quarter Student of the Quarter.  8th grade students who qualify will be recognized at the 8th Grade Awards

For more information, please contact your academic advisor.

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:10/26/12
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08


Online textbooks are now available!

Textbooks are now available for students to use online!  Please take a few minutes to check the many beneficial features including printable worksheets, practice tests, video clips and more. 

Instructions to view the books are in the Library/Textbook section under the Info tab on the Newhart website.  Click the following link to go directly there Newhart Middle School: Library/Textbook 

 

 

 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:10/12/12
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Parents, Staff, Teachers and Homepage


Mission Viejo READERS' FESTIVAL!!!

 

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Announcing a festival fit for a king!!  Fair ladies and gentlemen, come this Sunday to the book festival at the Murray Community Center located next to Newhart Middle School.  Come and watch knights in armor fighting, a blacksmith demonstration, catapult firing, live chess, authors, authors, authors, and more!

What an opportunity!  This is the only book festival in Orange County for children, teens and adults!

www.mvreadersfestival.org

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:10/11/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Submit Your Summer Photos for the yearbook!

If you would like your summer fun photo to be considered for the yearbook this year, please EMAIL a picture to Miss Sartoris at resartoris@capousd.org!
 

Please include the name(s) of student(s), grade and location for each photo!

*Photos need to be in .jpg format.

Thank you!!!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/8/12
Audience: Homepage


IMPORTANT -- Dropping off and picking up Newhart students

Please remember when dropping off and picking up your students from Newhart to follow all posted traffic signs on La Paz and Veterans Way.  There are sheriff officers out giving tickets for those who do not.  Also, when entering the Newhart parking lot from Veterans Way please do not block the driveway, follow all one way arrows and stay with the flow of traffic.  We want all students and parents to be safe so please be considerate.

Please see TRAFFIC MAP.jpg

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Posted by: Mr. Gold, Teacher, Fred Newhart Middle School Published:10/4/12
Audience: Mr. Gold, Homepage, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, Binder Reminder, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, English, General School Information, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, "Failure is not an Option" Discussion, "Whatever it Takes" Ideas and Discussions, MS Tech Teachers, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


8th GRADE DEDICATION AD FORM

Attention 8th grade parents: There is still time to order a dedication ad for your 8th grade student! The final deadline for dedication ads is Wednesday, October 31st. Forms are available in the front office or for download on school loop! Just click the link below! Don't miss this opportunity to create a special memory for your child!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/3/12
Audience: Homepage


OC Autoshow Technology Fundraiser

Enjoy one of the top auto shows in the country, all while supporting Newhart Middle School.

Purchase your tickets online for only $10 and 100% of each ticket sale goes directly to the NMS students!

To help our school you can purchase your tickets at:

1) http://www.tixonlinenow.com/studentfundraiser/
2) Enter the number of tickets you would like and click Begin Purchase
3) Click Proceed to Checkout
4) School: Newhart Middle School Attn. Mr. Bundy
5) Club: Technology
6) Enjoy the Auto Show and thanks for supporting our school

Please email questions to kdbundy@capousd.org

Thank you for your support.

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Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:9/19/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Please bring in your Box Tops for Education that are found on most General Mills products.  Gather them in groups of 10 and give them to your math teacher.  You will receive a Front of Lunch Line Pass for every 10.  Proceeds are used to purchase math supplies and equipment.  Thanks.

Newhart Math Teachers

Posted by: Mr. Ireland Published:9/14/12
Audience: Homepage


Yearbook Sales are now online!!

Yearbooks are now available for sale, online only!

If you still need to order a yearbook, you can order online at Jostens.com! (Click on the "Yearbooks" tab at the top of the page and follow the directions.) Thank you for supporting our yearbook program!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/6/12
Audience: Homepage


Registration Volunteers needed

 

Registration: Parents, PTA needs your help with registration! Please contact Diana Yi at yi5@sbcglobal.net if you can volunteer on any of the registration days. Volunteers get to register their students first and can avoid the lines!

Registration dates:  Registration is from 9am-12pm each day

August 28th – 8th grade

August 29th – 7th grade

August 30th – 6th grade

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:8/7/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


2012-13 Middle School Registration

Please refer to the attached document for dates and times.

Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:7/24/12
Audience: Homepage


Summer Office Hours

Please note our summer office hours:

8/13 – 8/17  8:00 am – 12:00 pm
8/20 – 8/31  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
9/2 - End Date

9/4 – Regular office hours – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

First Day of School is September 5, 2012.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:6/27/12
Audience: Homepage


Did you forget to order a yearbook this year?

Any extra yearbooks will be sold at BREAK in the Library on MONDAY, JUNE 18th. The cost is $55, cash only.

Only students will be allowed to stand in line and books will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.

Please contact Ms. Sartoris at resartoris@capousd.org for any yearbook related questions not answered in the information above. Thank you!!!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:6/13/12
Audience: Homepage


8th-grade Dance 6/18/12

Hurray for Hollywood.  Join us for our  last dance in middle school.   Have fun while you dance, take memorable photos with your friends, get a henna*, and more.

Tickets are $10.00.  Please send in your check, made out to NMS, fill out a permission slip, and bring it to the front office by Friday, June 15th.

*Student must have a "henna permission slip" on file, or bring it to the dance.

Dress code applies.

Posted by: Debra Franzi Published:6/12/12
Audience: Homepage and 8th grade


Keep the funds with Newhart - Magazine Renewals

Magazine subscription coming up for renewal?  Thinking of starting a subscription?  Think of Newhart.  

Posted by: Debra Franzi Published:6/12/12
Audience: Homepage, ASB, Parents and Staff


Soak City and Dance Information for 8th Grade Students Only

Attached is the information regarding the 8th grade field trip on Tuesday, June 19th.  Looking forward to a great event.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:6/7/12
Audience: Jeff Jones, Homepage, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, ACE, Administration, Art, ASB, Bell Schedule, California Distinguished School, Computers, Culinary Arts, Daily Bulletin, Dept, District School Calendar, English, General School Information, History, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Info, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, News, Office Staff, Panther PAL, Parents, Physical Education, Reflections, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, Staff, State Content Standards, Students, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Video Production, Vocal Music, Woodshop, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Last Day to Sign up for Soak City is Friday, June 8th.

Last day to sign up for Soak City is Friday, June 8th.  If you have any question or need a new set of paperwork, please see Mrs. McBride.  We are looking forward to a great event.

Posted by: Robert Gerbosi Published:6/4/12
Audience: Homepage, Grade 08, Intervention Coordinators, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


IPE STUDENT GRADE REPORT AND APPLICATION RENEWAL

Independent PE grades are due to the guidance office by June
15th.  Grade forms are available at the front desk.  

Current IPE students were given applications for IPE renewal the
week of May 15th.  If your student wishes to continue to
participate in IPE next year, their application is due no
later than June 8th.  

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:6/4/12
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08


New Parent Portal Video Help Option Available

To assist parents over the summer with the Annual Student Online Re-Registration procedures, an instructional step-by-step video is now available online.  Parents are invited to begin making updates to their child’s demographic/emergency contact information beginning July 23rdClick Here  to visit the Parent Portal and view this informative 4.45 minute video.

Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:5/31/12
Audience: Homepage


Yearbook Orders List

An updated list is available to view! Please LOG IN to your school loop account and check your "News." The list is in Excel format and is linked to the post for you to download and view. Thanks to everyone who ordered a book this year!

Any extra yearbooks will be sold during break, to students only, on Monday, June 18th for $55 cash. (LOCATION: the library) Thanks for supporting our Yearbook program!

Please email a cancelled check from your bank to Ms. Sartoris at resartoris@capousd.org if you think you ordered a yearbook and your name is not on the list.

Thank you so much!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:5/30/12
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Middle School night at Chili's

With each attached flyer presented on Newhart Middle School night, Chili's will donate 15% of your dinner.  So let Chili's do the cooking and support our Panthers on THURSDAY, MAY 24TH from 4pm-8pm.  Chili's 27407 Bellogente, Mission Viejo

Posted by: Debra Franzi Published:5/21/12
Audience: Homepage


Ready For 7th Grade?

You'll need proof of a whooping cough shot 

For the 2012-2013 school year, and all future school years, all students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called “Tdap”) before starting school in the fall.  Make your doctor appointment today!

Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against pertussis.

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Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:5/7/12
Audience: Homepage, 6th grade, 7th grade, Grade 06, Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


School Site Council 2012-2013

Parents,

Are you interested in learning about the fiscal budget of the school?  Are you interested in being a part of the vision of Newhart. We are looking for a volunteer to be part of the School Site Council.  This is a two year duty that involves 3 meeting a year where the budget information, vision and goals for the school are shared and discussed.  If you are interested please contact Mr. Hall or Mr. Jones at Newhart.

Posted by: Mr Hall Published:5/3/12
Audience: Homepage


California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting “STAR” program on May 8th, 10th and 11th

Your child will be participating in the California’s Standardized Testing and ReportingSTAR” program on May 8th, 10th and 11th.  Newhart Middle School is one of the many schools participating in this statewide program.  The STAR program is designed to provide students, parents, teachers, and the community with information about student achievement.

These days will be minimum days.  Students will be released at 12:45 on May 8th, 10th, and 11th.

Parents will receive detailed reports of their child’s results, which will be sent to your home over the summer with an explanation of the results.  Group results by grade level for each school, district, county, and the state will be posted as a link on the Capistrano Unified School District’s Web page (www.capousd.org).

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:5/1/12
Audience: Linda Dearinger, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


CUSD-ACE Summer Athletic and Enrichment Programs-Open to all ages

CUSD-ACE Community Education is now in its third year of offering summer athletic and enrichment programs at all six CUSD high schools campuses.  Various programs are available for students of all ages. 

Check out what each high school has to offer by going to the ACE website at http://www.cusd-ace.org/and click on “register here”.  Then choose the high school you prefer in order to view the programs offered at that site.  It’s easy to sign up online! 

You can also pick up a brochure at any CUSD school or public library.  Or call the ACE office at (949)-234-9482 and the ACE staff will be happy to answer questions or suggest options to fit your needs. 

Save gas and join us CUSD ACE programs this summer; we’ll be right in your CUSD backyard! 

Posted by: Linda Dearinger Published:4/30/12
Audience: All Grades and Homepage


Important Parent Portal Registration Information- sign- up by June 22!!

Dear Parents:

The CUSD Parent Portal is now available for parents of all current K-12 students.  We strongly encourage you to register for a Parent Portal account before school offices close in June, so you are able to take advantage of the new online re-registration system for the 2012-13 school year.   When the window opens in August, parents with portal accounts will have the ability to use this online system for re-registration, rather than completing the large, traditional paper packet. Parents will also have the ability at any time during the year to update student demographic and emergency contact records, view real-time daily attendance reports, print report cards and transcripts and also be able to download important documents directly from the portal. 

Letters were mailed home the week of February 13 to parents of secondary students with specific information related to Parent Portal account creation. Parents of elementary students received their letters during parent conferences.  The information in the letter includes your student’s ID, home phone, and a unique verification code which will be needed during the portal registration process.  Using the information from the letter, simply logon to abi.capousd.org where you will find directions and a link for creating your Parent Portal account.  There is also a portal link on each school’s homepage. A HELP link is available at abi.capousd.org if you have questions during the registration process.  If you have lost your letter, please contact your school office before the last day of school.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:4/27/12
Audience: Homepage


Registration for Summer Camps Now Open

District Offers Programs for Students to Stay Active, Engaged During Break

            South Orange County children can take advantage of a full range of enrichment activities and athletic classes through the Capistrano Unified School District community education program, also known as ACE.

            “These activities and camps are a great way for students to stay active and engaged both mentally and physically during the summer months,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “Our community education programs offer a number of high quality choices for students and their families.”

            Among the diverse offerings are classes in computer game design, cooking, math and video production. Group, private, and semi-private swim lessons are available at four high schools and sports camps for students of all ages will be offered. For more information, call (949) 234-9482 or visit the CUSD ACE website. Classes begin June 25, 2012.

            Returning this summer is the UC Irvine Writing Project, a three-week standards-based program that offers students an opportunity to develop their writing skills. An afternoon session that focuses on math and science is also available. Last summer the project attracted more than 300 children. Sessions will be held at Oso Grande and Laguna Niguel elementary schools. To register for the UCI Writing Project, call (949) 824-5922 or visit the project website.          

Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:4/26/12
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Electives Registration Forms

DUE MAY 4TH   - Attached are copies of the forms that were given to 7th grade students. The 8th grade electives registration forms are due, to their science teachers, by MAY 4th.  

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:4/26/12
Audience: Homepage, 7th grade and Grade 07


7th Grade Electives Registration Forms

DUE MAY 4TH  - Attached are copies of the forms that were given to 6th grade students. The 7th grade electives registration forms are due, to their science teachers, by MAY 4th.

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:4/26/12
Audience: Homepage, 6th grade and Grade 06


PANTHER PRIDE AWARD DEADLINE

REMINDER:  The deadline for students to submit their PANTHER PRIDE AWARD APPLICATIONS is FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH.  Please turn them in to your academic advisor.

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:4/24/12
Audience: Homepage, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


NEWHART BOOK EXCHANGE

Have you started spring cleaning? Hold onto those books that the children have already read. Our BOGO event is right around the corner. Bring One book, Get One book at our annual book exchange. In an effort to become greener and reduce, recycle, reuse, we will be having the event in conjunction with our Earth Day Celebration on April 20th.

The week after Spring Break April 16th – 20th, bring your used books to the library during morning drop-off.

You may pick up your new to you book:

At the Earth Day Festival: Friday, April 20th or During Panther Plus: Monday April 23rd, and Tuesday April 24th

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:4/18/12
Audience: Homepage


EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

 

Newhart Middle Schools 2nd Annual

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION – Friday, APRIL 20th 5-7:30pm

Come and join us for a fun educational night about our environment and also see some of the wonderful things we are doing here at Newhart.

Hands-on science activities with our teachers, our very own virtual field trip, games, music, education booths, delicious food, and a fabulous basket silent auction!

 All proceeds go to Newharts technology initiative & The Surfrider Foundation

EARTH DAY SILENT AUCTION & OPPORTUNITY DRAWING

Newhart PTA is hosting a Silent Auction & Opportunity Drawing at the Earth Day Festival to benefit the Newhart technology initiative.  All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and will go to benefit all students at Newhart!

 

Silent Auction bidding sheets will be available on Thursday, April 19th at the front desk in Newhart’s office.  If you cannot not make it to the Earth Day Festival on Friday, or just want to get a jump on the bidding, stop by the office and place your bid!  BIDDING ENDS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH AT 7:30pm.  Winners will be notified by Monday, April 23rd.

 

Below is a list of the items for the Silent Auction:

1.         Baseball signed by Angels center fielder, Peter Bourjos (valued at approx. $40)

2.         Baseball bat signed by Angels, outfielder, Bobby Abreu (valued at approx. $100)

3.         2 Disneyland/California Adventure Parkhopper Tickets (valued at approx. $200)

4.         Princeton Review SAT/ACT Prep. Class or Tutoring (valued at approx. $500)

5.         Father's Day Basket - 4 Rounds of Golf at Costa del Sol plus carts, $25 Nevada Bob's gift certificate, & 4 meals at Bravo Burger (valued at approx. $200)

6.         Running/Work out Gear - $120 gift certificate for new sneakers from Road Runner Sports (valued at $120)

7.         Portrait Sitting from Val Westover/Capturing True Emotions (valued at approx. $       )

8.         Panther Pride Basket - Newhart t-shirt, sweatshirt, PE shorts, tshirt, sweatpants AND a 2013 yearbook & a birthday shoutout on the marquee (valued at approx. $ 125)

9.         We Love Mom's Basket - gift certificate for Divine Treasures, manicure & pedicure gift certificate from Nails by Holly, one month membership to Xbarre & gift certificate for $25 for Delize Ristorante (valued at approx. $150)

10.      Lunch with former Mayor Dave Leckness at Mission Viejo Country Club

11.      Lunch for 4 with City Councilwoman Trish Kelley at either Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club or Tortilla Flats on Lake Mission Viejo

12.      A Snail's Pace Family Running Membership to A Snail's Pace Running Club for 1 year AND $50 gift certificate towards running shoes (valued at $100)

13.      Reserved parking spot for ANY Newhart event for the 2012-13 school year (concerts, Open House, Back to School Night, plays, registration, etc.) (TOP 2 WINNERS!)

14.      4 FRONT ROW ANGELS tickets donated by our favorite Newhart librarian, Renee Sanchez

 

In Addition to the Silent Auction, we will also be having an Opportunity Drawing at the Earth Day Festival!!

Below is a sampling of some of our fabulous items:

1.         Fun Day Out - Gift certificate for Saddleback Lanes & 4 gift certificates for Jersey Mikes

2.         Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! - 2 yummy cookbooks from California Pizza Kitchen & 6 free kids meals

3.         CVHS Spirit Basket - Bedazzled CV shirt from the Shirt Cannery, CV tshirt, CV sweatshirt, stickers &more!

4.         Dinner & a Movie - 2 Regal movie tickets and a $25 gift certificate for Delize Ristorante

5.         Principal for the Day - YOU get to be THE BIG CHEESE on campus for the day!

6.         Pizza Lunch for 8 in the Nehwart Game Room - pizza & drinks to be provided

7.         4 Front Row seats at the Newhart Band concert - value "Priceless!"

8.         4 Front Row seats at the Newhart Orchestra concert

9.         4 Front Row seats at the Newhart Musical

10.      4 Front Row seats at the Newhart Choir concert

11.      Friday Hat Pass for the entire year (including next year too)!

12.      See your Name in Lights on the Marquee - Happy Birthday!

13.      "Kuhnster Collection" Special Edition checkerboard set

14.      Trader Joe's recycle bag filled with the best of Trader Joe's goodies!

15.      Breakfast or lunch for 2 to Bagels & Brew

16.      Girl Scout Cookies galore! One of every type of Girl Scout cookie available this year - Yummo!

17.      4 gift certificates for smoothies to Juicy Way

AND MANY MORE!!!!

 

 

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS OUT ON BIDDING ON THESE GREAT ITEMS!!!

**TICKETS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY DRAWING WILL BE AVAILBLE ONLY AT THE EARTH DAY FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY!**

 

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS & OUR TECHNOLOGY DRIVE!!

 

See you at the Earth Day Festival!

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:4/18/12
Audience: Homepage


MAKE A WISH FUNDRAISER

 

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

Newhart Panthers, it's time to make a difference and grant a child a wish!  For the next two weeks, Newhart will work towards granting a wish for a child.  Our goal is to collect $5000 and make a wish come true!  Money will be collected in Panther Plus.  The class in each grade level with the most money collected will get a "No Run" pass for PE!  Bring in all of your spare change because every penny makes a difference.  Be a part of an amazing opportunity to make a difference in a child's life and create priceless memories for a family.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:4/18/12
Audience: Homepage


School Site Council meeting Tuesday, April 17

Next School Site council meeting will be on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:45am in the conference room.

Posted by: Mr Hall Published:4/6/12
Audience: Homepage and School Site Council


8th Grade - CVHS Registration Presentation

Attached is the CVHS Registration Presentation for incoming 9th graders. On March 22, 8th grade students viewed this presentation, met with high school academic advisors and received their registration information.

CVHS Registration forms are DUE to your son or daughter's social science teacher on 3/30.   .

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:3/23/12
Audience: Homepage, 8th grade, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Capistrano Unified Honor Concert DVD's

Capistrano Unified School District Honor Concert DVD's are available for order.  Each disc is $20.  Choose from Honor Band, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Choir.  Please complete the attached form and send with payment to:

Newhart Middle School

Attention: Stan Abe

25001 Veterans Way

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Thank you for your order.

Posted by: Mr. Abe Published:3/14/12
Audience: Mr. Abe, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Video Production


8th grade egg drop Friday, March 9

Newhart's annual 8th grade egg drop competition will occur this Friday, March 9.  Students are building structures made from straws and tape to ensure the survival of their raw egg.  Who will survive?

Posted by: Mr Hall Published:3/7/12
Audience: Homepage


CVHS Cheer Meeting for 8th Graders: MPR, Feb. 29 @ 6:30pm

 

There will be an informational meeting for 8th graders only at Newhart Middle School on February 29th at 6:30 PM in the MPR for any student interested in trying out for the CVHS Cheer and Song team.  There will be a make-up meeting at CVHS for anyone unable to attend this meeting as well. Date TBA.

Contact Leesa Amon @ Capo Valley High School

E-mail: LSAmon@capousd.org

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:2/29/12
Audience: Homepage


6th-Grade Mingle

It's fiesta time!  Sixth-graders are invited to come mingle with your classmates.  The mingle is on Friday, March 9th from 3:30 - 5:00.  Food can be ordered in advance or can be purchased at event.   Please see your 6th-grade teacher, or come to room B5 for a permission slip. Ole!

Posted by: Debra Franzi Published:2/28/12
Audience: Debra Franzi, Homepage, 6th grade and ASB


CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION

NEWHART NEWS-

TIME TO MAKE NEWHART SHINE! Beautification Day  - Saturday, February 25th from 9am.-3pm.  

This is a great way to earn service hours for the PANTHER PRIDE AWARD.   Please stop by for an hour or two to help make our school sparkle!  We need help from parents and students for weeding, raking, trimming, painting, and general clean up!  Please bring rakes, sheers, brooms, dustpans, step stool, gloves, hat, sunscreen, water and a smile!  

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:2/23/12
Audience: Cathy Rollins, Homepage, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

CUSD will be conducting the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) during the week of March 5 – 9, 2012. The survey will be administered to a “sample” of 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students at all of our secondary schools. Parents of the students being asked to participate are offered the opportunity to examine the attached questionnaire.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:2/21/12
Audience: Homepage


CVHS 8th Grade Expo Invite and Program

Please see the attached file for further information.

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:2/21/12
Audience: Homepage


SSC Feb meeting cancelled

Due to the financial news the district has received, we are cancelling the Febuary School Site Council meeting until April.  At that time, more detailed information will be available to share.  A new date in April will be posted.

Posted by: Mr Hall Published:2/14/12
Audience: Homepage


Secondary Parent Portal Registration Now Available!

The CUSD Parent Portal is now available for all parents of K-12 students. We strongly encourage parents to register for a Parent Portal account because in the future through the use of Parent Portal, we are looking to provide parents with the ability to re-register students, update student demographic records, print report cards, and download important documents directly from the portal.

Letters are being mailed home the week of February 13 to parents of secondary students with specific information related to Parent Portal registration.  The information in the letter includes your student’s ID, home phone, and a unique verification code which you will need during the registration process. After receiving the letter, simply log onto https://abi.capousd.org/ where you will find directions and a link for creating your Parent Portal account. A HELP link is included in case you have any questions.

The Parent Portal information was shared with elementary parents at parent conferences in November. If you cannot locate that information or have questions, your school office staff can assist.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:2/14/12
Audience: Homepage


Send in your Talent Show Pictures!

Newhart's got TALENT!! Show it off!!

Did you take pictures of the Newhart Talent show? Yearbook wants your pictures! Please email your talent show photos to Ms. Sartoris at resartoris@capousd.org

Deadline to submit these photos is Friday, 2/17.

Thanks!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:2/10/12
Audience: Homepage


CVHS Cheer and Song Team Auditions are coming!

 

There will be an informational meeting for 8th graders only at Newhart Middle School on February 28th at 6:30 PM in the MPR for any student interested in trying out for the CVHS Cheer and Song team.  There will be a make-up meeting at CVHS for anyone unable to attend this meeting as well. Date TBA. 

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:2/7/12
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


San Francisco and Monterey Bay Trip 2012 Informational Meeting

Hey 7th Graders!

The deadline for the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Trip 2012 is fast approaching.  On Tuesday January 24 there will be an informational meeting for any parents or students interested in this year's trip.  The meeting will be 6:30-7:00PM in the MPR.  There will be a short presentation and a question and answer session.  The final payment is due by Friday January 27.  

Posted by: Mr. Abe Published:1/18/12
Audience: Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


CVHS 8th Grade Expo Flyer

CVHS 8th Grade Expo Flyer

See attached file for more details

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:1/17/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2012 Newhart Middle School Spelling Bee, Kassandra Phan.  She’ll be moving forward to the Orange County Spelling Bee along with Alexei Rehorn, Lucio Espinoza, Peyton Chambers, and Jacob Watson.  We wish our students the best of luck in the upcoming competition, and again, GOOD JOB!

Posted by: Kathryn Morrell Published:1/12/12
Audience: Kathryn Morrell, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Order your yearbook:

From now until February 1st you may order your yearbook online at Jostens.com

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:12/15/11
Audience: Students and Homepage


ATTN 8th Grade PARENTS: List of Completed Dedication Ads in Yearbook

Attached is a list of the names of students who have turned in completed dedication ads for the Yearbook. If you ordered a dedication ad, please make sure your name is on this list. For any questions regarding this list, please contact Ms. Sartoris at resartoris@capousd.org Thank you!

**Please be advised: both deadlines have passed and no more orders will be accepted. This list is simply for verification purposes only. Thanks for your understanding!**

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:12/14/11
Audience: Homepage


WINTER BREAK - Submit PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK

We have a NEW website to submit photos for our yearbook this year!! Here is how to upload your photos!!

1. Go to: http://www.replayit.com

2. CLICK ON "Find your School to Register" on the top right of the page and SEARCH for "Newhart Middle School" or "Newhart M S".

3. Use the passcode: Panther2012. (*This password will only work the first time you sign in!! You will be asked to change it to your own private password.)

4. Register for the site using your email address and create a new password. This will be your private login info for the rest of the year!

5. Upload your winter break pics!!

ReplayIt is a new site from our Yearbook company Jostens.com!! Once registered you will be able to add your photos, view selected photos from our yearbook staff and "like" your favorite photos! We hope this site becomes an interactive way for you to submit, see and enjoy potential yearbook photos!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:12/9/11
Audience: Homepage


San Francisco and Monterey Bay Trip 2012

The sixteenth annual 7th Grade San Francisco and Monterey Bay trip is now available for registration.  Come join the fun and adventure.  This year we will be kayaking with the otters on Monterey Bay, exploring the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, trekking aross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, experiencing the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf Pier 39, expanding our minds at the Exploritorium, feeling the wind in our hair on San Francisco's World Famous Cable Cars and enjoying friends, camaraderie, and good times.  Make memories for a lifetime.  See your 7th Grade Science teacher or Mr. Abe in Room 216 for details and registration.  

Posted by: Mr. Abe Published:12/5/11
Audience: Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Book Club: The Hunger Games

Read the book, and come to the meeting to discuss it!

Book:  The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins               

Synopsis: In the future, the government of North America controls the people by keeping them in hunger and pitting them against each other.

Meeting: Tuesday, February 7th, 7:00-8:00 P.M., the Newhart library

For more information: Contact Mrs. Wendehost: mswendehost@capousd.org, Room 6

Read the book before the movie comes out in March!

As always, check with a parent before reading this book.

Posted by: Mrs. Wendehost Published:12/1/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Support Newhart

Dear Parents,

Spreebird’s $100,000 School Giveaway is a SPECTACULAR promotion for our school to EARN much needed monies. Take advantage of it today! Spread the word to all of your family and friends that we are in true giving spirit this season!

 <a href="http://www.spreebird.com/100kgiveaway" target="_blank" style="border:none"><img src="http://sdd-images.s3.amazonaws.com/100kSoCalGiveaway_CTA.jpg" alt="$100,000 School Giveaway!" width="250" height="250" style="border:none" /></a>

  

Posted by: Robert Gerbosi Published:11/28/11
Audience: Robert Gerbosi, Homepage, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, ACE, ASB, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Brain Pop, Cal Student Media Festival, California Distinguished School, CLRN, Computers, Staff, CTAP, Culinary Arts, Dept, Dept. Chairs & Extra Assign, District School Calendar, Drama, EBS, English, General School Information, History, Homework Club, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, Know How 2 Go, Kuhnster Productions, Local High Schools, Math, Math Resources, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, Newhart ASB, Newhart Fundraisers, Panther PAL, Newhart PTA, Newhart Yearbook, Next Vista, Office Staff, Physical Education, PLC, News, Parents, Reflections, Info, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Site Council, Science, State Content Standards, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Students, Tech Resources, Video Production, Vocal Music, Web Outlook (Teachers), Woodshop, Yearbook orders, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Intervention Coordinators, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


FREE MONEY FOR NEWHART!!!

FREE MONEY FOR NEWHART!!!   Parents~ Today your student received a handout explaining all of the many ways that you can help Newhart earn "Free Money".  Please take a look at all of these options, sign up for various on- line deals, turn in your Box Tops, cell phones, ink cartridges, etc.  The 2 most profitable money makers for Newhart are Escript and Ralph's.  All you have to do is sign up!!  Ralph's has provided us with a barcode/scan sheet so you do not even have to sign up on-line.  Please take this barcode sheet to Ralph's during this holiday season, have it scanned at the checkout and start earning money while you shop!!  It's that easy!

**** LAST YEAR NEWHART EARNED OVER $10,000 IN REBATE MONEY****

This money was use to pay for the new computer lab as well as School Loop!!

Download the Microsoft Word Doc under Attachments

Attachments:
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:11/27/11
Audience: Homepage


MAGAZINE SALES UPDATE

PRIZE WINNERS:

Hypnotist show scheduled for 11/14 @ 2:30.  If you wish to volunteer to be hypnotized, you must turn in a permission slip.  Permission slips can be picked up in the front office.  Slips must be returned by noon on Monday, 11/14.(Must have sold 4)

School Carnival Party 11/17 - Students attend during PE (must have sold 7)

Boomers 11/30 Parent permission slips must be returned by 11/29.   (must have sold 20; OR sold at least 7 AND invited by a friend who sold at least 30.

Posted by: Debra Franzi Published:11/9/11
Audience: Homepage


Cookie dough distribution

COOKIE DOUGH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP TUESDAY, NOVEMBER /8; MPR - 2-4 PM

Posted by: Debra Franzi Published:11/7/11
Audience: Homepage


Used Sneaker Drive

Dear Students and Parents:

 

Newhart Middle School invites you to participate in its inaugural Used Sneaker Drive.   Recycle your family, friends and neighbor’s unused or old athletic shoes to help raise money for the school while serving a purpose on a global scale.  The recycled shoes will be reconditioned and sent to 3rd world countries.

 

This recycling program and combined fund raiser will be held from Monday, November 14th through Friday, November 18th.   

Newhart will receive $0.50/pound for every pair of shoes that is in recyclable condition.  The money will go directly to the school’s general fund which supports programs such as music, visual arts, theater and other school activities.  

  • Acceptable shoes for this drive include:
  • Athletic shoes such as basketball, tennis, cross-training, running or walking shoes
  • Any rubber sole “casual” walking shoes such as velcro, slip-ons, Top Siders, Sketchers, Vans and Toms
  • No dress shoes, sandals, cleats/spikes, flip flops or clogs
  • Bundle your pair of shoes with a rubber band or in separate plastic bags to ease the sorting process
  • Drop your shoes off in recycling bins that will be placed around campus all week

 Thank you for your support and we look forward to a successful Used Sneaker Drive in November.   

Posted by: Debra Franzi Published:11/7/11
Audience: Homepage


Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey

The annual Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey provides the District with a suite of online surveys and reports to collect authentic feedback from students, educators, and parents.  The survey allows us to gather unique data from our stakeholders, conduct a needs assessment, and create a vision for 21stCentury learning. We are also able to use the data to create and inform technology initiatives in CUSD. We are asking parents and stakeholders to take the 2011 Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey at http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/. Students will be taking the survey at school. Click on the “Take the Survey Today” tab and follow the survey directions. The survey window closes on December 23, 2011. Results will be shared as soon as they become available. Our secret word is: cusd.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:11/7/11
Audience: Homepage


School Site Coucil Meeting

Tuesday, Novemeber 8

7:30am in conference room

Posted by: Mr Hall Published:11/4/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Panther Pride/Walk Against Drugs

If you are applying for THE PANTHER PRIDE AWARD and participating in the         WALK AGAINST DRUGS don’t forget to get a    sponsor signature …

PANTHER PRIDE AWARD applications are available in the office.” 

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:10/21/11
Audience: Cathy Rollins, Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Panther Pride Award

Calling all student volunteers…....

If you are interested in being a student volunteer on campus you might be eligible for the PANTHER PRIDE AWARD. The Panther Pride Award is for students who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and service at Newhart Middle School. The information and application are attached and available in the front office. 

The DEADLINE to pick up an application is Friday, DECEMBER 16, 2011.

The DEADLINE to submit the completed application is Friday, APRIL 27, 2012.  

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:10/21/11
Audience: Cathy Rollins, Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Book Fair

The book fair will be held in the school library Monday, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4. Students will be visiting with their English teacher. See your English teacher to find out which day you are going.  Book fair will also be open before and after school. 

Posted by: Mrs. Japlit Published:10/17/11
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Submit your SUMMER PHOTOS for the YEARBOOK!!!

Replay It Ad

We have a NEW website to submit photos for our yearbook this year!! Here is how to upload your photos!!

1. Go to: http://www.replayit.com

2. CLICK ON "Find your School to Register" on the top right of the page and SEARCH for "Newhart Middle School" or "Newhart M S".

3. Use the passcode: Panther2012. (*This password will only work the first time you sign in!! You will be asked to change it to your own private password.)

4. Register for the site using your email address and create a new password. This will be your private login info for the rest of the year!

5. Upload your summer pics!!

ReplayIt is a new site from our Yearbook company Jostens.com!! Once registered you will be able to add your photos, view selected photos from our yearbook staff and "like" your favorite photos! We hope this site becomes an interactive way for you to submit, see and enjoy potential yearbook photos!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/13/11
Audience: Homepage


Unite Against Bullying , Oct. 13th, 2011

  

Unite Against Bullying - Wear Newhart's school colors on Unity Day, this Thursday, Oct. 13th. What are your true colors when it comes to showing your support for anti-bullying? Show your support for the movement against bullying by wearing Newhart colors this Thursday.

 Take a stand, lend a hand.

 The end of Bullying begins with you!

  

Posted by: Shawna Puma Published:10/10/11
Audience: Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


2012 Spring Fine Arts Calendar

Please refer to the attached flyer for dates, locations and times.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:10/6/11
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ads - ORDERS DUE NOVEMBER 1ST!

Attention 8th grade parents - there's still time to order a dedication ad!!! Please see attached form for an explanation of how to order and submit a special yearbook ad for your 8th grader.  The final deadline for submission is November 1st.  Don't miss out on this special send off for your child!

To purchase: bring a photo (must be on photo paper or CD. **photos & CD’s will not be returned.**), your dedication text and cash or check made out to Newhart ASB! You may turn your orders in at the front office.

Orders turned in on Monday, October 1st - Nov. 1st cost $75 per unit.Don't miss out!! 

Due to our company deadline and the time needed to maximize accuracy within the ads - LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Thank you so much for your understanding and support of our yearbook program!!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/20/11
Audience: Homepage, Newhart Yearbook, Grade 08, Parents and Students


Back to School Night

 

Back to School Night- Thursday 22nd (6pm-8pm) minimum day for students- It is that time of year again, we are looking forward to seeing all of our parents on Thursday night.  Students will bring home a letter tomorrow explaining the evening with a school map so that you can find their classes.

A few reminders about Back to school night

·    Parking can be scarce, so we recommend arriving early. 

·    Back to School Night is designed for parents and we encourage students to remain at home

·    Lastly, the purpose of Back to School Night is to learn about the standards and curriculum your child will encounter this year.  If you have specific questions about your child, we ask that you call or email the teacher individually

The first weeks of schools have been very successful and we have enjoyed seeing our returning Panthers as well as meeting our new Panthers.  We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night so that we can share the exciting things we have planned for this year!

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:9/19/11
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Carlsbad Art Splash Sept. 24 - 25

Mrs. McFaul and Mrs. Keady will be creating a Street Painting at Art Splash!
 

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:9/17/11
Audience: Homepage


SCHOOLS CLOSED ON FRIDAY DUE TO POWER OUTAGE

All schools in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) will be closed on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, due to the power outage affecting Southern Orange and San Diego counties.

The District, like many school districts serviced by San Diego Gas and Electric, has decided to cancel classes for its students. A decision regarding Friday evening sporting events has not yet been made.

“We have no assurance that power will be restored by the time school begins tomorrow morning, and local emergency jurisdictions have advised the District to suspend classes until power is restored,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “We are sorry for the obvious inconvenience to our working families, but it is clearly not proper to have students in school without electricity to power key systems including lights, refrigeration, and computers.”

The decision to close schools was made for a number of reasons, including the lack of power at school sites and the difficulty many staff members will have commuting to work from their homes in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. Only the CUSD staff members who have been specifically notified should report to work on Friday, Sept. 9.

Power is expected to be restored in time for school on Monday. For more information, please call the District’s Hotline at (949) 234-5575, which will be open at 7 a.m. or visit the District website at www.capousd.org.

Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:9/8/11
Audience: Homepage


Registration Packet Pickup Dates and Times

 Registration packets will be available for pick up on the following days:

Wednesday, August 10 from 9:00- 1:00

Thuresday, August 11 from 4:00-7:00

Friday, August 12 from 9:00- 1:00

If you are unable to make those dates the packest will be available in the office the following week from 8:00-12:00 every day.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:8/4/11
Audience: Homepage


Newhart voted OC's best middle school

 

LA TIMES READERS NAME NEWHART OC’S BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Award Honors High Achieving School Community

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO— In the first-ever Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice awards, Newhart Middle School was voted the Orange County Regional Winner for middle schools. More than 400,000 votes were cast by readers of the Times in different categories, including education.

“We are extremely proud to be voted the top Orange County middle school by the readers of the LA Times,” Principal Jeff Jones said. “This award recognizes the hard work of students and teachers to build a sense of community at this school. I’m sure it’s due to our continued drive for academic success.”

Jones said the school’s increasing Academic Performance Index (API) score is an indication of continued growth. In 2007, the school’s API was 836. By 2010, it had risen 52 points to 888. Newhart was also named as a California Distinguished School this year.

The positive impact and involvement of Newhart students in the community is another factor that Jones believes led to this honor. Jones calls the community service done by students, particularly those participating on the Peer Assistance and Leadership team and Associated Student Body, “outstanding.” Students are involved in many community functions including the annual Red Ribbon Week, Chalk Festival, and art events.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:8/4/11
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Dance Permission Slip

All permission slips must turned in by 3:25pm on Monday 6/20. Permission slips will not be accepted at the door.

See school home page for dress code requirements.  Students in violation of the dress code will not be admitted.

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:6/17/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


8th Grade Panoramic Picture

Click on download link below for full size picture

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:6/17/11
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School Site Council meeting minutes 6/14/11
Posted by: Mr Hall Published:6/16/11
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Last Chance to get a Yearbook:

Attention students: Yearbooks will be distributed during 1st period on Monday, June 20th. Please check the updated list in the library. If your name is NOT on that list you will NOT get a book 1st period.

Any left over yearbooks will be sold AT BREAK on Monday in the LIBRARY for $55 - CASH ONLY. The line will begin AFTER the 2nd period bell; all books will be sold on a first come, first serve basis until sold out.

**ONLY STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO STAND IN LINE AND PURCHASE BOOKS.**

Please refer any questions to resartoris@capousd.org. Thank you!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:6/15/11
Audience: Homepage


Independent PE Applications

IPE applications are available, for the 2011-2012 school year, in the front office.  Students who compete in an individual sport to an exceptional degree and are nationally ranked or performing at a nationally recognized level may apply.  Team sport participation does not qualify.  Applications and the supporting documents will be accepted until June 23rd or between August 15th and 17th.

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:6/15/11
Audience: Grade 06, Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


School Site Meeting 6/14/11 7:45am FNMS Conference Room
Posted by: David Hall Published:6/9/11
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Water Matters – Taking steps to protect our Oceans 6/2/2011

 

 

Water Matters –  Taking steps to protect our Oceans

A multi-media presentation

Thursday June 2, 2011 @ 7pm

MissionViejo Council Chamber

Our goal is to inform more people in Mission Viejo about the true cost of single use plastic and encourage the community to reduce consumption and waste of single use plastic. This event is being widely publicized. The next step will be activities throughout the summer in cooperation with the local markets to increase participation in reusable shopping bags and beverage containers in our neighborhoods. If you are unable to attend the event below but still want to make a difference in your community on environmental matters, please contact me and we will keep you informed of our next event. Feel free to share this information with friends and neighbors.

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:5/27/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Orange Crush Cheer and Dance auditions coming soon!
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/20/11
Audience: Homepage


Got Yearbook? The Yearbook List is posted!

Attention students! The Yearbook list is up on both windows of the library! If you pre-ordered a yearbook your name should be on that list!! Check for your name! If you ordered a yearbook and your name is NOT on that list, please contact Miss Sartoris as soon as possible at resartoris@capousd.org.

If you did NOT pre-order a book, there will be a limited number of books available on June 20th, on a first come first served basis, for $55 - cash only. Thank you!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:5/18/11
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Elective Choice Forms

Elective Choice Forms are due to your SCIENCE TEACHER BY MAY 20th.  Please make sure that the forms are complete and include a parent signature.   Attached is the 8th Grade Elective Choice Form.  Also attached are the separate application forms required for AVID, Advanced Drama,Classroom Aide, PAL, School Services/Office Aide, Video Production and Yearbook.  Please submit to the appropriate teacher by  MAY 20th 

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:5/13/11
Audience: Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


11-12 - 7th Grade Elective Choice Forms

Elective Choice Forms are due to your SCIENCE TEACHER BY MAY 20th.  Please make sure that the forms are complete and include a parent signature.   Attached is the 7th Grade Elective Choice Form.  Also attached are the separate application forms required for AVID, Advanced Drama and PAL.  Please submit to the appropriate teacher by  MAY 20th

Posted by: Cathy Rollins Published:5/13/11
Audience: Grade 06, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Ruby Fundrasier Dinner, Friday 5/13

Come Join the Fun and help suport Newhart by enjoying a tasty meal this Friday at Ruby's

MISSION VIEJO

258 The Shops at Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 

(949) 481-RUBY (7829)

missionviejo@rubys.com

 Friday, May 13th, 2011

7am-9pm 

 Come dine at Ruby’s and 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales

(when accompanied with this flyer)

will be donated to

Newhart Middle School

COME JOIN THE FUN FROM

Don’t forget to bring this flyer  

Ruby’s does not count purchases paid with gift certificates as qualifying towards Fundraiser night sales.

 Thank you!

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:5/9/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


School Site Council Parent Representatives Needed

We are currently accepting candidated who are interested in participating in the Newhart School Site Council. We are currently in need of two parent representatives who are able to serve for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.

The School Site Council allows for the individuals who are most affected by the operations of the school (students, parents and teachers) to have a roles in the decisions regarding school functions.

Responsibilities include a two-year term and attendance of a few meetings throughout the school year.  

If you are interested, please email a brief bio (maximum 500 words) to lprobinson@capousd.org  by May 13th.  Elections will be held during Open House on Thursday, May 19th.

A special thanks to Sharon Scoles and William Shollenberger, our parent representatives for the past two years.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:5/4/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


STAR Testing Dates and Bell Schedule

STAR TESTING - MAY 10, 12 AND 13.  ALL DAYS ARE MINIMUM DAYS.

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BELL SCHEDULE

Posted by: Web Master Published:5/4/11
Audience: Homepage


2011 San Francisco and Monterey Bay Trip

2011 San Francisco and Monterey Bay Trip participants.  Our trip is only one week away.  You should have received a final packet this week with the release form for kayaking, your bus assignment, and a special note regarding the security deposit, in addition to any missing papers/forms.  Please return all forms including the kayaking form to Mr. Abe or your science teacher by Monday April 25, next week.  Without a form you will not be allowed to go kayaking.  Reminder that we will be boarding at 12:30.  It is suggested that a parent meet you at 12:30 to exchange your school books for your luggage.  Your security deposit of $20 is required to board the bus.  I am looking forward to a fabulous trip.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Abe.

Posted by: Mr. Abe Published:4/21/11
Audience: Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


School Site Council Meeting Agenda 2/19

Location: 8-8:30am, Newhart Conference Room

AGENDA

- Notification of Potential Class Size Increase

-2011-12 Enrollment

- 2011-12 School Site Council Election Process

- Agenda for Next Meeting 

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:4/18/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Ladera Ranch, Newhart Named Distinguished Schools

 

Two Middle Schools among 97 Best in California

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO—Two local middle schools have been selected as 2011 California Distinguished Schools, making this the 55th and 56th time Capistrano Unified School District sites have received the award since 1992.

          Ladera Ranch and Newhart middle schools are among 97 exemplary California public middle and high schools selected for the state’s prestigious award program, it was announced today.

          “We are pleased that Ladera Ranch and Fred Newhart are joining our cadre of National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished Schools,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank the extraordinary staff members, talented students, and dedicated parents at both of these middle schools for their hard work. Being named California Distinguished Schools illustrates the high level of academic performance and growth taking place at these two schools and throughout the Capistrano Unified School District.”

          Ladera Ranch and Newhart are two of seven Orange County schools to win the award and CUSD is the only district in the county to have more than one school selected. This is the second time each of the schools have received the California Distinguished School award. Newhart first won in 1992-1993 and Ladera Ranch received it in 2006-2007.

          A school’s eligibility for the award is based on its Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results, which are the state and federal accountability models. Schools earning the title agree to share their Signature Practices with other schools and serve as mentors to other educators who want to replicate their work.

          At Ladera Ranch, the API has grown from 822 in 2007 to 914 in 2010. Principal Karen Gerhard said the school’s success is found in the Ladera Ranch community.

          “This is an honor because we continue to do what’s best for kids,” Gerhard said. “This is a hard-working community. Parents, teachers, students and staff all contribute to what we do. We couldn’t do it without them.”

          Gerhard said the school’s teachers and staff have embraced the use of technology and data to identify student needs and find ways to address them, which has helped make the school’s signature practices effective.

          Gerhard said the “Pyramid of Intervention” and “Professional Collaborative Practices” have been critical to the instructional program. With the intervention model in place, students are strategically targeted for intervention. All students are able to take advantage of green level support programs, while students who need targeted interventions are slated for yellow. The red level interventions are intense and strategic programs designed for students who may struggle the most.  

          “We are constantly looking at each child on an individual basis and constantly making adjustments based on his or her needs,” Gerhard said. “We have a lot of systems in place to identify kids who need support and finding ways to provide it.”

          At Newhart, the school’s API has risen from 836 in 2007 to 888 in 2010. Principal Jeff Jones credited the hard work performed by his teachers, students and parents for the school’s success.

          “Winning this award is amazing,” Jones said. “It validates all of the hard work our teachers are doing. The entire community has worked hard to accomplish this success.

          Among the signature practices highlighted by Newhart are its “Collaboration” for teachers and “Intervention” program for students. Teachers collaborate by using data to make instructional decisions. Students are supported through interventions that come directly from the collaborative efforts of teachers.

          “This is an amazing school with involved, caring parents, dedicated teachers and students who have shined,” Jones said. “Our community supports our efforts to hold the students accountable and teach them that success needs to be earned.”

          The 2011 California Distinguished Schools will be honored during an awards ceremony and dinner at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim on May 20.

Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:4/12/11
Audience: Homepage


Dress Code Guidelines for 8th Grade Dance and 8th Grade Awards

In order to maintain the safety and quality of our end of the year 8th grade events, the following guidelines have been established for the 8th Grade Dance (6/20) and 8th Grade Awards (6/16). Wild Rivers will be held on June 21st.

Ladies:

Slacks, blouses, sundresses or skirts are recommended.

Clothing must be age appropriate:  Nothing too short, too tight, or low cut. Undergarments must not be visible at any time.

Dresess MUST have straps.  Stapless dresses must have straps permanently attached for this event. Halter dresses and one-strap dresses are permissible.

Heals must not be excessively high (no taller than 4 inches). Flats or sandals are recommend.

 GENTLEMEN:

Gentlemen should dress appropriately and respectfully.

Button-up, collared or polo shirts and slacks are recommended.

Pants must be clean, in good condition, and fit appropriately.  Shorts or jeans with holes are prohibited.

Students who do not comply with the dress code requirements for the 8th Grade Dance will not be allowed to attend.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:3/29/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Newhart's Earth Day Family Fun Festival April 22nd

Come join the fun at Newhart's first ever, Earth Day Family Fun Festival on April 22nd from 5:30-7:30 at Newhart Middle School!

In addition to promoting earth awareness, join us for an evening of food, games. music, and so much more!

Carnival Games

Musical Performances by Newhart Community Bands:

"Buddy X" and

"The FIZZ"

Arts and Crafts

Concessions by Cosmo's Italian Kitchen, Juice It Up, and Chick Filet

Learn about valuable was to recycle, reduce and reuse everyday!

And so much more!

A portion of all proceeds will be donated toward World Land Trust for Rain Forest Preservation.

Admission to this event is free to attend but tickets to play games and purchase food will be available through the Newhart PTA. 

Everyone is welcome! Come join the fun at Newhart's Earth Day Family Fun Festival!

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:3/29/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


Arts Alive Street Painting Festival April 30 - May 1

Applications are due April 1st!

Go to the website or see Mrs. McFaul for information.

Posted by: Ms. McFaul Published:3/27/11
Audience: Ms. McFaul and Homepage


Spring Grams

Send your friend or student some spring cheer! Spring grams are available for purchase in the front office for just $.75.  Send a personalizes grams and a gourmet lollipop (meets California nutrition guidelines).   Grams will be delivered Wednesday, 3/30.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:3/22/11
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


California Pizza Philanthropizza Fundraiser 3/17

Please joing us at California Pizza Kitchen for a flavorful fundraising event.  All you need to do is to bring the attached flyer to California Pizza Kitchen on 3/17 and 20% of your purchase will go to support Newhart Middle School's contribution to the American Red Crosses Japan Disaster Relief Efforts.  Come enjoy something delicious from the CPK Menu - your taste buds will thank you!

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:3/15/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


Newhart ASB/Leadership Informational Meeting 3/09/11

If you missed the first ASB/Leadership last Thursday and are interested in running for 2011 ASB or interviewing for ASB leadership, please plan to attend an informational meeting in room 207 tomorrow during A lunch.

Teacher Evalution forms are due to Ms. Robinson's box.

Applications will be due at the next mandatory meeting on 3/16.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:3/9/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Cheer and Song tryout information for CVHS
Posted by: Web Master Published:3/7/11
Audience: Homepage


Book Swap Collections
Posted by: Web Master Published:3/7/11
Audience: Homepage


6th Grade "Hoe-Down" Mingle: Friday, March 11th

ASB will be holding our annual 6th Gade Mngle on Friday, March 11th from 3:30-5pm in the PAnther Pavillion.  This 6th grade ONLY event will include fun, food, games, music and dancing!

Admission is free to this country themed, but food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Permission slips are attached!

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:2/28/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Grade 06, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


SCOLIOSIS SCREENING THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD
SCOLIOSIS SCREENING THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD
7TH GRADE GIRLS & 8TH GRADE BOYS
DURING PE CLASSES


Thanks,
Susie
Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:2/26/11
Audience: Homepage


Bell Schedule for March 1st Testing
Posted by: Web Master Published:2/23/11
Audience: Homepage


March 1st School-Wide Testing

8th GRADE READING PLACEMENT TEST- 7th GRADE STAR WRITING TEST and 6TH GRADE NEWHART WRITING PROMPT TEST

 

This is just a reminder that on, March 1st, 2011, all 8th graders in Capistrano Unified School District will be given an assessment to determine placement in the 9th grade reading interventions programs.  This is the same day that the 7th grade STAR writing assessment and 6th grade Newhart writing prompt will be administered.

 

We will be on a modified schedule that allows for a testing window.  The testing window will be used for the 6th grade writing prompt, 7th grade STAR writing test and the 8th grade reading assessment.  All 8th graders will take the reading test consisting of a selected-response portion.  It is imperative that all 8th graders take the test to provide correlation data for highs school placement. 

 

Please review with your child the importance of these standardized tests in terms of their impact for school placement

Posted by: Web Master Published:2/23/11
Audience: Homepage


Rubino's Fundraiser Dinner 2/17/11

Newhart ASB will be hosting a fundraiser dinner at Rubino's Pizza, located at 26012 Marguerite Parkway, in the Pavillions Shopping Center. 25% of all dine in and take-out purchases will come back to Newhart to support valuable student incentive programs. Just present the attached flyer with your purchase.

Tel: 949-582-1166

A special thanks to Rubino's Pizza for their contined support of our school.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:2/16/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Newhart Sweetheart Run and the Corporate Matching Gift Program

Did you know that many companies match gifts (donations) made by their employees to non-profit organizations such as schools? We are asking parents, relatives and friends to inquire their HR departments to get the necessary forms to make our Physical Education Fundraiser a “Sweet” success! Click below to see some of the companies that support the Corporate Matching Gift Program.

The Physical Education Department is requesting a donation of  $10 or more in order to maintain and improve our program. Donations will provide the following:

  • A NEW AEROBIC FITNESS ROOM for Dance, Aerobics, Self Defense, Yoga/Flexibility Training, Circuit Training, Core Training, Fitness Testing
  • Diabolo /Juggling Guest Presentation
  • Purchasing equipment: diabolos, juggling sticks, juggling bean bags/balls/rings, golf clubs, golf mats and accessories, starting blocks, hurdles, track and field equipment, lacrosse sticks, field hockey sticks, portable nets, basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, rugby equipment, self defense mats, cricket equipment, instructional dance videos, tennis paddles, takraws, frisbees, orienteering, softball/baseball equipment, footballs, balance beams.
  • Maintenance & Repairs for our Cardio Room and Weight Room Machines
  • Purchase of new machines for our Cardio Room and Weight Room

Corporations that Match Gifts

3COM
Abbott Labs
ACCO Brands Inc.
ADC Telecommunications
Adobe Systems Inc.
ADP Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Aetna Inc.
Allegro MicroSystems Inc.
Alliant Techsystems
Allied Tube & Conduit
Allstate Insurance
Altria Group Inc.
American Express
American International Group Inc.
AMP Inc.
AMSTED Industries Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Andersons Inc.
Andrew Corp.
Aon Corp.
Archer Daniels Midland
Argonaut Group Inc.
Ariel Capital Management, LLC
Aristokraft Inc.
Arthur J. Gallagher
Aspect Telecommunications
Associates Corp. of North America
AT&T
Atlantic Data Services Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Avon
AXA Financial
Bank of America
Barclays Global Investors
Barnes Group Inc.
Baxter International Inc.
Bay Networks
BCS Financial Corporation
BEA Systems Inc.
Bearing Point
Becton Dickinson and Co.
Belden Wire and Cable Co.
BellSouth Corp.
Bemis Co. Inc.
Bestfoods
BHP Minerals International Inc.
Black & Decker Corp.
Bloomfield Hills Financial
BMO Financial Group US
Boeing Co.
Bonneville International Corp.
Borden Family of Cos.
BP
Brakeley Briscoe INC.
Brink's Home Security, Inc
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.
Business & Legal Reports Inc.
C.R. Bard Inc.
Cadence Design Systems Inc.
Calpine
CambridgeSoft
CAN
Capital Group Cos.
Cardinal Health
Carmax
Carter-Wallace Inc.
Catalina Marketing Corp.
Caterpillar
Charles Schwab and Co. Inc. and Subsidiaries
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Chas. Levy Company
Chevron/Texaco
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Chicago Tribune
Christianity Today International
Chubb and Son Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Cigna
Cingular Wireless
Cisco Systems, Inc.
CIT
Citgo Petroleum
Citigroup
Citrix Systems Inc.
Clariant Corp.
Clorox
CNA
Coca-Cola Company
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colonial Management Association Inc.
Commonwealth Fund
Compaq
Computer Associates International Inc.
Computer Network Technology Corp.
Conoco Phillips
CONRAIL Inc.
Consolidated Papers
Consumer Programs Inc.
Cooper Industries
Corn Products International
Corning Inc.
Costco Wholesale
Countrywide Cares
CPI Corp.
CRT Properties Inc.
CSC Index
CSG Systems Inc.
D & B
Data Services Direct
Daubert Industries Inc.
Dell Corporation
Delta Airlines
Deluxe Corporation
Demont & Associates Inc.
Deutsche Bank Americas
Dictaphone Corp.
Dominion
Dow Corning Corp
Duke Energy
Duracell International Inc.
Eastern Mountain Sports
Eaton Vance Management
eBay Inc.
Eckerd Corp.
Edison International
Educators Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Endo Pharaceutical
Energen Corp.
Equifax Inc.
Erie Insurance Group
Expedia, Inc.
Exxon Corp.
Factory Mutual Insurance Co.
Fannie Mae
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Federated Department Stores Inc.
First Chicago NBD Corp.
First Data Corp.
First National Bank
Fleet
FM Global Foundation
Follett Corporation
Ford Motor Corp.
Fortis Health
Fortis Woodbury
Fortune Brands Inc.
Foxboro Co.
Frankel & Company
Freddie Mac
Frederic W. Cook & Co. Inc.
Freeport-McMoRan
Gannett Co. Inc.
Gartner Group
Gary-Williams Co. / Piton Foundation
GATX Corp.
General Electric
General Mills
Georgia-Pacific Co.
Gerber Products Co.
Gilbane Building Co.
Gillette Company
GKN America Corp.
Glaxo Smith Kline
Glaxo Wellcome
Glenmede Corp.
GMAC Mortgage
Goldman Sachs and Co.
Goodrich Corp.
Grant Thornton LLP
Graphics Controls Corp.
Greenleaf Enterprises, LLC
Grenzebach, Glier & Associates Inc.
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Hambrecht & Quist, LLC
Hampton & Harper Inc.
Harris
Heller Financial Inc.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Henry Luce Foundation
Hewlett Packard
Higher Education Publications Inc.
Hoffman-La Roche Inc.
Home Depot
Honda
Honeywell
Hospira
Houghton Mifflin Company
Household International
HRTek Corp.
HSBC - North America
Hunt Corp.
IBM Corp.
Illinois Tool Works
Independence Investment Associates Inc.
Information Technology Systems
InfoSpace
ING
Intel Foundation
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
J. Paul Getty Trust
Jefferies Group Inc.
John Deere
John Hancock
John Wiley & Sons Publishers
Johnson & Johnson Family of Cos.
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc.
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
JP Morgan Chase
Juniper Networks
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc.
Kellogg Co.
Kemper Insurance Companies
KeyCorp
Keystone Associates Inc.
Kimball Hill Homes
Kimberly Clark
K-Mart Corporation
Koch Enterprises Inc.
Kraft Foods Inc.
Laboratory Corp. of America
Lam Research Corp.
Lamson & Sessions Co.
LandAmerica Financial Group Inc.
Leo Burnett Co. Inc.
Levi Strauss & Co.
LEXIS-NEXIS
Lexmark International Inc.
Lincoln Financial Advisors
Lincoln Financial Distributors
Liz Claiborne Inc.
Loews Corp.
Lojack Corp.
Lubrizol Corp.
Lumina Foundation for Education
Lyondell Chemical Co.
M.A. Hanna Co.
Maguire Oil Co.
Mallinckrodt Inc.
Manulife Financial
MasterCard International
MasterCard International Inc.
Mattel Inc.
May Department Stores Co.
Maytag Corporation
Mazda Inc. - North America
McDonald's Corporation
McGraw-Hill Companies
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
McKnight Foundation
McMaster Carr Supply Company
Mead Paper Companies
Medical Consultants Network Inc.
Mellon Financial Corp.
Merck & Co. Inc.
Merck-Medco Managed Care
Meredith Corp.
Merit Oil Corp.
Merrill Lynch
Metso Automation
Microsoft Corporation
Millipore Corp.
Minerals Technologies Inc.
Minnesota Life Insurance Co.
Mitsubishi
Mizuho Financial Group
Mobil Foundation Inc.
Monsanto Co.
MONY Life Insurance Co.
Morgan Construction Co.
Morgan Stanley
Motorola
MTS Systems Corp.
Murphy Oil Corp.
Mutual of America
NACCO Industries Inc.
National Grid Cos.
National Semiconductor Corp.
Neiman Marcus Group
Network Associates
New York Life Insurance
New York Times Co.
Newmont Mining Corp.
Nicor Gas
Nike Inc.
Nissan North America Inc.
Nokia
Nordson Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Northern States Power Co.
Northern Trust Co.
Northwestern Mutual
Novell Inc.
NSTAR
Nuveen Investments
NVEST Cos., LP
Old Mutual Asset Management Charitable Foundation
Omron Foundation, Inc.
Ondeo Nalco Co.
OppenheimerFunds Inc.
Oracle Corp.
Osmonics Inc.
Owens-Illinois Inc.
Palm Inc.
Peoples Energy Corporation
Pepsico
Pfizer Inc
PG & E Corp.
Pharmacia Corp.
Philip Morris USA
Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Pitney Bowes
PJM Interconnection, LLC
PLATINUM technology Inc.
Playboy Enterprises Inc.
Plymouth Rock Foundation
Plymouth Tube Co. USA
PNC Bank
PNM
Pogo Producing Co.
Polaroid Corp.
Porter Novelli
PPG Industries Inc.
PQ Corp.
Principal Financial Group
Progress Energy
Prudential Financial
Quaker Chemical Corp.
Quaker Oats
Quanex Foundation
Quest Diagnostics Inc.
R.H. Donnelley Corp.
Radio Shack/Tandy
RBC Dain Rauscher Inc.
Reader's Digest Association Inc.
RealNetworks Inc.
Reebok International, Ltd.
Reliable Life Insurance Co.
Reuters America Inc.
Rexnord Corp.
RLI Insurance Co.
Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc.
Rockefeller Family & Associates
Rockefeller Group
RONIN Development Corp.
Rust-Oleum Corporation
Safeco Insurance Companies
Sage Publications
Saint-Gobain Corp. Foundation
Sallie Mae
SAP
Sara Lee
SBC
Schering-Plough Corp.
ScudderKemper Investments
Sedgwick Inc.
Shaklee Corp.
Shenandoah Life Insurance Co.
Sherwin-Williams Co.
Sifco Industries Inc.
Sonat Inc.
Sony Corp. of America
Sprint
SPX Corp.
Square D
St. Paul Cos.
Staley, Robeson, Ryan, St. Lawrence Inc.
Starbucks Corporation
State Farm Companies
State Street Corp.
Steelcase Inc.
STREM Chemicals
Subaru of America
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Sunrise Tree Service
Susquehanna Investment Group
Swiss Bank Corp.
T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
Tap Pharmaceuticals Inc.
TCF National Bank
Teagle Foundation Inc.
Technimetrics Inc.
Tektronix Inc.
Telcordia Technologies
Teledyne Technologies Inc.
Temple-Inland Inc.
Tenet Healthcare Corp.
TENNANT
Tesoro Hawaii Corp.
Tetley USA Inc.
Textron Inc.
THAT Corp.
The Boeing Company
The Gap Inc.
The Home Depot
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Lumpkin Family Foundation
The Lurie Company
The Merck Company
The Northern Trust Company
The Phoenix Foundation, Inc.
The Quarasan Group, Inc.
The Spencer Foundation
The St. Paul Companies Inc.
The Tribune Company
Thomas J. Lipton Co.
Thompson Financial
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Tomkins Corp. Foundation
Toro Co.
Transamerica Corp.
Travelers Express Co. Inc.
Tyco International, Ltd.
U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Borax Inc.
UBS
Unilever United States Inc.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service
United Technologies
Universal Studios
UPS
USG Corp.
UST Inc.
Vanguard Group Inc.
Verizon
Visio Corporation
Visual Marketing, Inc.
Vulcan Materials Co.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
W.W. Grainger
Wachovia
Wal-Mart
Washington Post Co.
Wellpoint Foundation
Wells Fargo
Williams Gas Pipeline/Transco Energy Co.
Wisconsin Energy Corp.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
WordsWorth Books
Wyeth
Xerox

Posted by: Mrs. Hiraga Published:2/4/11
Audience: Hiraga - Physical Education, All Grades, Parents, Students and Homepage


Fraction Nation & Fast Math

 

FASTTMath and Fraction Nation (for STUDENT use on a Newhart MS computer…these programs cannot be accessed from home):

 

Click HERE to use the FASTTMath program 

 

Click HERE to use the Fraction Nation program

Students: After opening the program, enter your student username and 7-digit password.  If you are unable to log on, contact your math teacher.

 

 

FASTTMath and Fraction Nation Management System (for TEACHER use only):

 

Click HERE to use the FASTTMath SAM program

 

Click HERE to use the Fraction Nation SAM program

Teachers: To access your students’ logon information, log into ABI and click on the Resources tab.  Under Resources select Reports then click on Multi-Data Profile then “Student Network ID” – there you will find a list of your students along with their usernames and passwords. All passwords will be the 7 digit CUSD student I.D.

 

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To access your students’ logon information, log into ABI and click on the Resources tab.  Under Resources select Reports then click on Multi-Data Profile then “Student Network ID”  there you will find a list of your students along with their usernames and passwords. All passwords will be the 7 digit CUSD student I.D.

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:2/3/11
Audience: Homepage


Valentines Day Dance

Friday, February 11, 2011 From 3:30 to 5:00. 

Posted by: Daniel Banifatemi Published:2/2/11
Audience: Newhart Cello Players and Homepage


LAST DAY to ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!!

Panthers -- today is the last day to guarantee yourself a yearbook!! Order your yearbook at Jostens.com. If you are not sure if you have ordered a book, please contact resartoris@capousd.org as soon as possible. After today, only a limited supply of books will be available for cash only in June. Thank you!!
 

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:1/31/11
Audience: Homepage


Help Newhart Earn Money!

The attached flyers give you an opportunity to help Newhart earn money!  One of the flyers contains a bar code you can use to participate in the Community Contribution Program.

Posted by: Web Master Published:1/28/11
Audience: Homepage


Town Hall Meeting - Prescription and Over the Counter Drug Abuse

Mission Viejo Police Services would like to remind you of our upcoming FREE town hall meeting for adults and teens to discuss Prescription and Over the Counter Drug Abuse.    

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 2nd in the Norman P. Murray Community Center.  Free snacks and refreshments will be served from 6pm to 7pm.  Adult presentations will begin at 7pm featuring Dr. Mike Ritter with Mission Hospital Emergency Services Department and Deputy Quyen Vuong, School Resource Officer with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and parent Lucy Heyliger will provide real-life testimony.  Teens will participate in a separate awareness workshop.         
For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Mission Viejo Police Services at 470-8433.
Posted by: Web Master Published:1/25/11
Audience: Homepage


Newhart STAR, Writing and P.E. Tests

The following are the test dates for school-wide tests.  Bell schedule information for the STAR test will be made available soon. 

P.E. State Testing – February 1st through March 1st

 

District Writing Test  - March 1st

 

STAR Test Dates – May 12, 13 and 16th (All three days are minimum days) (Make-up on 17th).

Posted by: Web Master Published:1/20/11
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Baseball

 6th and 7th grade student interested in Newhart Baseball—there will be an information meeting on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 6:30-7:00 pm in the MPR.  This meeting is for parents and students.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:1/14/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


"Newhart Goes Hollywood" Talent Show

 

Come see all the talent Newhart has to offer!

6th Grade performance - Wendesday 1/12 from 6:30-8pm in the MPR

7/8th grade performances - Thursday 1/13 from 6:30-8pm in the MPR

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.  $5 for Adults and $3 Dollars for children under the age of 14. Students must be accompained by an adult.  

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:1/11/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


CAPO 8th Grade EXPO

 Capistrano Valley High School

8th Grade Expo

Parent-Student Orientation

Saturday, March 5, 2011

8:30am – 11:00am

CVHS Campus

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:1/10/11
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


We've Got Talent~ Yes We Do!

NMS TALENT SHOW 2011

Come and see some of Newhart's finest sing, dance, play and rock the night away in their annual talent show. Sixth Grade Talent Show Wednesday, January 12, 2001 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Seventh & Eighth Grade Talent Show Thursday, January 13, 2001 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

All performances will be in Newhart's MPR. Tickets are $5 student/adults and $3 children 10 and under. Parent supervision is required for all students/children.

Rehearsals are as follows: Sixth Grade Performers~ Monday, Jan. 10, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Seventh and Eighth Performers~ Tuesday, Jan. 11, 3:30pm-4:30pm. *All performers must report to the MPR by 5:30pm the night of their performance in appropriate attire and with all necessary props.

Posted by: Ms. Misha Voss Published:1/5/11
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Last chance to buy your yearbook online!!

Buy your yearbook @ Jostens.com!! January 31st is your LAST CHANCE to buy the yearbook for the discounted price of $50. The only way to be guaranteed a yearbook is to order by January 31st!! Order your book today!!!!
 

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:1/5/11
Audience: Homepage


Holiday sweater day!

Don't forget this Friday is Holiday sweater day! Don't forget to show your spirit by wearing your holiday sweater (:

Posted by: Brynn Anderson Published:12/15/10
Audience: Homepage


2011 San Francisco and Monterey Bay Trip

Newhart Middle School is pleased to announce the 15th Annual 2011 San Francisco and Monterey Bay Trip.  Every year has been fabulous, but this year we have a terrific itinerary planned.  For the first time since it's $488 million renovation, we are booked to see the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.  We'll be visiting Ghiradelli's Square, Pier 39, Cannery Row, San Francisco's iconic Cable Cars, walk the Golden Gate Bridge, explore the Exploritorium, and go kayaking with sea otters in Monterey Bay.  The trip is scheduled for Friday April 29 to Sunday May 1. The cost of the trip is $489.  Hope to see there!

Posted by: Mr. Abe Published:12/14/10
Audience: Homepage


Green Club Acceptance Forms

Dear Green Club Aplicants,

We will be sending out our acceptance and denial forms on Monday. Our first meeting is on Tuesday. Can't wait to see you all there!(:

-Green Club

Posted by: Sarina Rubin Published:12/11/10
Audience: Homepage


Take the 2010 Speak Up Survey before December 17, 2010

 

Calling all Newhart students, parents and teachers to take the 2010 Speak Up Survey before December 17, 2010

This survey provides Capistrano Unified School District with a quick and easy way to collect authentic feedback from your students, teachers and parents on important education/technology issues - and to ensure that the voices of your stakeholders are heard loud and clear in Washington DC and your state capitol.

Directions --

Go to: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/

Click on Students, Parents or Educators

Choose State: California

School Name: Newhart

Secret Word: cusd

Please take the survey!

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:12/8/10
Audience: Homepage


Reflections Honoree's

Newhart PTA is pleased to announce that Newhart had 4 Reflections

>> participants place at the District level: Dance- Sophia Angelici

>> (Honorable Mention), Visual Arts - Allison Plamondon (Honorable

>> Mention), Literature - Taylor Meurs (Honorable Mention), and Film

>> Production - Nathan Brunett (Award of Merit). Congratulations to all

>> of our talented participants!

An ice cream party will be held on December 9th during Panther Plus to celebrate the efforts and talents of all of our Newhart Reflections participants!

Posted by: Web Master Published:12/2/10
Audience: Homepage


Get your pictures in the yearbook!

Are you in the talent show? Do you have a fun friends picture? Yearbook wants your photos! Upload your pics directly to our photo inbox using this link: https://images.jostens.com/login?user=400030414&pw=panther11

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:11/30/10
Audience: Homepage


Panther Pride Award
Posted by: Web Master Published:11/30/10
Audience: Homepage


'Newhart Goes Hollywood" Talent Show

Newhart ASB is proud to announce the 'Newhart Goes Hollywood" Student/teacher talent show. We are looking for Newhart's best and brightest to show of their singing, dancing and musical skill.  

Tryouts will be held on December 1st and 2nd, after school on the 7th and 8th grade lunch area stage.

All acts must meet the following criteria:

- Acts must be school and age appropriate

- All music must have ASB approval

- Acts must not exceed 2 minutes in length

- Students must be adequately rehearsed

- Costumes must meet dresscode requirements

The talent show will be held on January 12th and 13th from 6-8:30 in the Newhart MPR.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:11/18/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


SIP Committee Meeting Minutes 11/16

See attached.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:11/17/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


8th grade students only

If you missed taking your Yearbook photo during registration AND make up picture day, you have one last chance to get your picture taken! (This is only for 8th graders and NOT for retakes.) Dress to impress and come to ROOM 311 at the VERY beginning of LUNCH tomorrow (Thursday, 11/18) and a yearbook staff member will take your photo. Thank you!

(Please note, even though it is likely everything will work out, there are no guarantees if we can fit your photo in, but we wanted to give you the opportunity and will TRY our  very best to get your photo into the yearbook.) Thanks again!!
 

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:11/17/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


SIP Committee Meeting 11/16/2010

November 16th, 2010 7:45-8:45am

Review of prior meetings minutes

Review of Williams Complaint Procedure

Presentation of Single School Plan

Committee Vote and Approval of Single School Plan

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:11/15/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Newhart Baseball Information

If you are interested in baseball and would like coaching from CVHS coaches a flier is attached with more information.

Posted by: Jeff Jones Published:11/15/10
Audience: Homepage


CUSD Fine Arts Calendar Winter 2010-11

Please refer to the attached schedule for dates, locations and times.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:11/4/10
Audience: Homepage


PANTHER PRIDE AWARD

PANTHER PRIDE AWARD

 

The PANTHER PRIDE AWARD is for students who volunteer on campus and in the community.  If you are interested in being a student volunteer and applying for the PANTHER PRIDE AWARD, pick up an application in the front office or download the attached application and checklist.  The applications will be available until December 18, 2010.

Posted by: Web Master Published:11/3/10
Audience: Homepage


Apple Store Night @ The Shops at Mission Viejo on Thursday, November 4, 2010

A select group of Newhart students will showcase their "Journey in the future..." Keynote presentations at the Apple Store at The Shops at Mission Viejo on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

Presentations will begin at 7:00PM

http://www.apple.com/retail/missionviejo/

Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:11/3/10
Audience: Homepage


Fee Based OLSAT GATE Testing

Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) is offering CUSD and private school parents an opportunity to have their 3rd-7th grade children take the Fee Based Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test (OLSAT). The OLSAT tests both verbal and nonverbal reasoning and is used by CUSD to identify students for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. CUSD students who meet the CUSD GATE testing criteria* will be invited to take the Criteria Based OLSAT in January 2011 at Niguel Hills Middle School at no charge. Invitations to take the Criteria Based OLSAT will be mailed home the first week of December 2010. Parents who do not receive an invitation for their child to take the Criteria Based OLSAT may nominate their child to take the Fee Based OLSAT on a designated Saturday in February. *For information regarding the CUSD GATE testing criteria, please refer to the CUSD GATE website at http://gate.schoolloop.com.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:11/2/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Food Drive

The Newhart PTA and PAL are sponsoring the fall food drive.  Help families that are stuggling in this season of giving by bringing canned goods or non-perishables to the Newhart Food Drive.  Food will be dropped off in front of the school on November 17th and 18th before school.  Below is a list of desired items from the South OC food bank.  Other non-perishable items are also welcome.

Pasta, Mac&Cheese, Rice, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Beef Stew, Chili, Beans, Hot and Cold Cereals, Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Soups, Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Ravioli, Canned Tuna, Baked Beans and Crackers.

Posted by: Mr. Groothuis Published:10/27/10
Audience: Homepage


8th grade DEDICATION AD DEADLINE is THIS FRIDAY!!

Dedication ads are a great way to recognize your student for all of his or her middle school acheivements!! This Friday, October 29th, is the last day we will be accepting orders! Don't miss out on your chance to get your 8th grader in the yearbook!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/27/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Halloween Grams Available for Purchase

ASB will have Halloween Grams availble for purchase.  Students may purchase grams for their friends during A and B lunch, on the stage, for just 75 cents. 

Parents: If you would like to purachse a gram for your child, just stop by the front desk by October 26th, and we will send a gram and a sweet treat to your student on the 28th.

Happy Halloween!

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:10/19/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Halloween Dress-up Day 10/29

ASB will be hosting our annual Halloween Dress-up Day, Friday, October 29th. Students are invited to wear their creepiest, craziest and creative costumes.  In order to ensure the fun and safety of all of our students we would like to provide the following costume guidelines: 

- Nothing too short,  tight  or strapless(dress code applies)

- No fake weapons

- No masks

- Face paint must not fully mask identity

- Fake hair color must be temporary and must be applied at home

- No political or religiously themed costumes

- Costumes must be age appropriate! 

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:10/19/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


PANTHER PRIDE AWARD

Attention students interested in volunteering and earning points for the PANTHER PRIDE AWARD…come to an information meeting on Tuesday, October 26th during lunch.  Applications and information will be available on the stage in the lunch area.

Posted by: Web Master Published:10/18/10
Audience: Homepage


Cookie Dough Orders Will Be Delivered On 10/20

The cookie dough orders from the Newhart ASB fundraiser will be delivered on Wednesday, October 20.  Orders will be available for pick up, in the Multi-Purpose Room starting at 2:30pm. Students will be released during Panther Plus to pick up their order.  If your student placed a large order, please plan to pick your student up to help him/her out. Items are parishable and do limited fascilities, we will be unable to store cookie dough that is not picked up on the day of delivery. All orders must be picked up no later than 4pm.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:10/13/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


November 1st is a regularly scheduled school day!

Due to changes in the originally scheduled furlough days, November 1st will be a regular school day.  A non-student day is only scheduled at the elementary school level. Please plan to be at school on November 1st.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:10/12/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


School Site Council - Parent Representative Needed!

We are looking for a new parent volunteers to participate on the Newhart SIP Committee.  This student, parent and teacher committee oversees the school site plan and the spending of school improvement funds. 

Volunteers would be required to attend approximately one to two, after school,  meetings through out the year. 

This is a great opportunity to be actively involved in Newhart's progress and development. 

If you are interested, please contact Lauren Robinson.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:10/5/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Get your summer pictures in the yearbook!

Click here to upload your summer photos for yearbook: https://images.jostens.com/login?user=400030414&pw=panther11

How does it work?

1. Upload pictures of an exciting summer vacation or time spent with family and friends!

2. Get you, your family and your friends in this year's yearbook!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/4/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Reflections Art Projects!

"Together We Can."  This weekend would be the perfect time to work on your Reflections Art projects!  Don't forget - the submission deadline is Thursday, October 14th.  Questions?  Email susancrockett@mac.com

Posted by: Web Master Published:10/4/10
Audience: Homepage


Newhart Spirit -Wear Update

The spirit-wear order has arrived and the students shirts will be delivered this week! Thank you for your patience

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:10/4/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Amazon Links for Independent Reading Selections, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Red Ribbon Week

The Mission Viejo Walk Against Drugs is scheduled for Saturday October 23rd.  Come visit the Newhart Middle School Booth at the Norman P. Murray Senior Center.

Posted by: Mr. Groothuis Published:10/1/10
Audience: Homepage


Panther Business Ads are here!

If you have a business or company and would like to advertise in our school yearbook this year - it's not too late! Order by October 11th and get the reduced rate of $60 a unit. (1 unit = one business card sized ad.) Email resartoris@capousd.org if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting Newhart's Yearbook program!!

Attachments:
Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:10/1/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


One-for-One Spare Change Drive

PTA is proud to annouce the One-for-One Spare Change Drive.  Next week, PTA will be collecting spare change through the English classes.  All proceeds will go toward purchasing new books for the Newhart Library. Every English class period that reaches the goal of $30, will receive a raffle tickel ticket for a chance to win great prizes. Each student in the top earning class will receive a gift certificate for a free book at the Newhart Book Fair.  Put your spare change to work for Newhart!

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:9/30/10
Audience: Homepage


LAST WEEK TO SIGN-UP FOR FAMILY PHOTOS

Need a family portrait?  Jack Randall has a special Newhart deal ... just a $35 siting fee (all proceeds go to Newhart's Technology Program).  Flyers with additional information are in the front office.  See below for all available dates and locations ...

Saturday, Oct. 2

MissionSJC

9-1pm

Sunday, Oct. 3

TableRock Beach

9-11:30 & 2:30-5pm

Saturday, Oct. 9

MissionSJC

9-11:30

& then

TableRock Beach

2-6pm

Sunday Oct. 10

TableRock Beach

9-11:30 & 2-6pm

DATES PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED

Sunday, Oct. 24

SerranoCreek Park

9-6pm

Sunday, Nov. 7

MissionSJC

9-5pm

Saturday, Nov. 13

TableRock Beach

9-11:30 & 2:30-6pm

www.jackrandallphotography.com  

Posted by: Jennifer Smalley Published:9/29/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


NEWHART BOOK FAIR
Posted by: Web Master Published:9/28/10
Audience: Homepage


Last week to get the early bird pricing for 8th grade dedication ads!!

Turn in your dedication ads by THIS FRIDAY, Oct. 1st to get the reduced price!!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/27/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


8th Grade Dedication Ads Are Here!!

 

Attention 8th grade parents:

8th grade dedication ads will be available for order at Back to School Night this Thursday! To purchase: bring a photo (must be on photo paper or CD. **photos & CD’s will not be returned.**), your dedication and cash or check made out to Newhart ASB! Purchase your dedication early and get the discounted price of $55 per unit!!! (1 unit = a business card sized ad.)  Thank you so much for your support of our yearbook program!!

Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:9/22/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


The Newhart Book Fair is Coming!

 

The Newhart Book Fair is Coming!

This year come celebrate the everyday Heroes that make reading great!  Our Book Fair will take place from October 11th to the 15thThat’s 5 full days of reading excitement.  Come with your class and be entered to win a $25 gift card for the Book Fair.  There will even be a special time set aside for Parents to come on Wednesday the 13th to get a jump start on Christmas Shopping or to make sure your Reading Shelves are stocked for the school year. Check out our Book Fair website for more information or for volunteer opportunities at the fair. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/newhart2010

Posted by: Web Master Published:9/22/10
Audience: Homepage


Please donate your empty ink or toner cartridges, cell phones, laptops computers, iPods, video games and more.

Please donate to Newhart Middle School your cell phones, empty laser and inkjet cartridges, laptops, iPods, PDAs, video games & consoles, scientific graphing calculators, digital cameras, DVDs and GPS devices.

You can drop them off at the front office -- ATTN: Mr. Bundy

We have a wonderful Cartridge for Kids recycle program which helps Newhart purchase and upgrade their technology.

Thank you!

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Posted by: Mr. Gold Published:9/22/10
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Back to School Night

BTSN is this Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. 

Posted by: Web Master Published:9/21/10
Audience: Homepage


PTA Reflections Reminder

PTA Reflections Reminder
Are your children bored yet? Maybe it is time they get started with their Reflections Project for this year? The theme this year is “Together We Can” and students have 6 areas to choose from:
Literature                                  Musical Composition
Photography                             Visual Arts
Dance Choreography                Film/Video Production
Students can enter in as many of the 6 areas as they would like, and applications can be downloaded here: http://www.capta.org/sections/programs/reflections.cfm
If you have any questions, feel free to email Susan Crockett at susancrockett@mac.com. Deadline is Friday, October 15th!!  We look forward to seeing your entries!

Posted by: Web Master Published:9/17/10
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ZAP is Back!
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Posted by: Web Master Published:9/17/10
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Extra Dates Added for Jack Randall Photography Fundraiser

Need a family portrait?  Jack Randall has a special Newhart deal ... just a $35 siting fee (all proceeds go to Newhart's Technology Program).  Flyers with additional information are in the front office.  See below for all available dates and locations ...

Saturday, Oct. 2

MissionSJC

9-1pm

Sunday, Oct. 3

TableRock Beach

9-11:30 & 2:30-5pm

Saturday, Oct. 9

MissionSJC

9-11:30

& then

TableRock Beach

2-6pm

Sunday Oct. 10

TableRock Beach

9-11:30 & 2-6pm

DATES PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED

Sunday, Oct. 24

SerranoCreek Park

9-6pm

Sunday, Nov. 7

MissionSJC

9-5pm

Saturday, Nov. 13

TableRock Beach

9-11:30 & 2:30-6pm

www.jackrandallphotography.com 

Posted by: Jennifer Smalley Published:9/15/10
Audience: Jennifer Smalley, Homepage, ABI, ACE, ASB, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Brain Pop, Cal Student Media Festival, California Distinguished School, Campus Pictures, Capistrano Unified, CLRN, Common Sense Media, Computers, Staff, CTAP, CUE, Culinary Arts, CUSD Educator Support, Dept, Dept. Chairs & Extra Assign, District School Calendar, Drama, EBS, English, Fagan Finder Search, General School Information, History, Homework Club, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, ISTE, Know How 2 Go, Kuhnster Productions, List Serve, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, Newhart ASB, Newhart Fundraisers, Panther PAL, Newhart PTA, Newhart Yearbook, Next Vista, OCDE Ed Tech, Office Staff, Online Ordering, Panther Pride, Panther Store, Panther Store Online, Panther Technology Showcase, Physical Education, PLC, News, Parents, Reflections, Info, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Loop Content, Science, School Site Council, SquirrelNet Searching Tools, State Content Standards, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Students, Tech Resources, UltraKey Typing/Keyboarding, Video Production, Vocal Music, Web Outlook, Woodshop and Yearbook orders


THIS THURSDAY IS MAKE-UP PICTURE DAY

Make-up pictures will be taken this Thursday, September 16th through students' PE classes.  Any student who did not take a photo at registration should plan to take a photo this Thursday.  PE teachers will distribute packets this week.

Posted by: Jennifer Smalley Published:9/14/10
Audience: Jennifer Smalley, Homepage, ABI, ACE, ASB, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Brain Pop, Cal Student Media Festival, California Distinguished School, Campus Pictures, Capistrano Unified, CLRN, Common Sense Media, Computers, Staff, CTAP, CUE, Culinary Arts, CUSD Educator Support, Dept, Dept. Chairs & Extra Assign, District School Calendar, Drama, EBS, English, Fagan Finder Search, General School Information, History, Homework Club, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, ISTE, Know How 2 Go, Kuhnster Productions, List Serve, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, Newhart ASB, Newhart Fundraisers, Panther PAL, Newhart PTA, Newhart Yearbook, Next Vista, OCDE Ed Tech, Office Staff, Online Ordering, Panther Pride, Panther Store, Panther Store Online, Panther Technology Showcase, Physical Education, PLC, News, Parents, Reflections, Info, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Loop Content, Science, School Site Council, SquirrelNet Searching Tools, State Content Standards, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Students, Tech Resources, UltraKey Typing/Keyboarding, Video Production, Vocal Music, Web Outlook, Woodshop and Yearbook orders


Newhart Back To School Night

Newhart's Back to School Night is Thursday, September 23rd from 6:30-8:30.  Students will bring home a letter, map, and class schedule the week of September 20th.  Our wonderful PTA will be serving refreshments in the library.

As a reminder, students will be dismissed at 12:45 that day.  We look forward to seeing parents at Back to School Night.

Posted by: Jennifer Smalley Published:9/13/10
Audience: Jennifer Smalley, Homepage, ABI, ACE, ASB, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Brain Pop, Cal Student Media Festival, California Distinguished School, Campus Pictures, Capistrano Unified, CLRN, Common Sense Media, Computers, Staff, CTAP, CUE, Culinary Arts, CUSD Educator Support, Dept, Dept. Chairs & Extra Assign, District School Calendar, Drama, EBS, English, Fagan Finder Search, General School Information, History, Homework Club, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, ISTE, Know How 2 Go, Kuhnster Productions, List Serve, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, Newhart ASB, Newhart Fundraisers, Panther PAL, Newhart PTA, Newhart Yearbook, Next Vista, OCDE Ed Tech, Office Staff, Online Ordering, Panther Pride, Panther Store, Panther Store Online, Panther Technology Showcase, Physical Education, PLC, News, Parents, Reflections, Info, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Loop Content, Science, School Site Council, SquirrelNet Searching Tools, State Content Standards, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Students, Tech Resources, UltraKey Typing/Keyboarding, Video Production, Vocal Music, Web Outlook, Woodshop and Yearbook orders


Newhart's Annual Magaine & Cookie Dough Sale Fundraiser!

Help support our school by purchasing new magazine subscriptions, renewing old ones or purchasing your favorite kind of cookie dough.  Proceeds from our magazine sale will go to support various student activities and programs on campus!  You can even puchase online! Be sure to use store code 935320.  We appreciate your support!

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:9/13/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


Positive Incentive Behavior System (PBIS) Day

This Friday, we will be holding our annual PBIS day (formerly known as EBS Day).  This is a fun and exciting day that is devoted to supporting the positive behaviors that will help students have a successful year at Newhart.  Student will only need to bring a writing utensil, bottle of water, and reminder binder - no backpack needed. Students are also encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing red, black and a baseball cap.   

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:9/8/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


Newhart needs your help at walk through registration
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR  REGISTRATION!!
 
6TH GRADE- 8/24 (9-12 noon)
7TH GRADE - 8/25 (9-12 noon)
8TH GRADE - 8/26 (9-12 noon)

Sign up to volunteer and you will not only avoid the lines, but you will have a great opportunity to get to know Newhart!!

Please send your e-mail to volunteer@newhartpta.com  to sign up today.
Thank you
Posted by: George Knights Published:7/23/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Summer packet pick-up, orientation/registration/schedule pick-up

 NEWHART MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Summer packet pick-up, orientation/registration/schedule pick-up

 

PACKET PICK-UP:  

8/10 (9-1 pm)

8/11 (4-7 pm)

8/12 (9-1 pm)

 

 

REGISTRATION/ORIENTATION/SCHEDULE PICK-UP:  

6TH GRADE- 8/24 (9-12 noon)

7TH GRADE - 8/25 (9-12 noon)

8TH GRADE - 8/26 (9-12 noon)

Posted by: George Knights Published:7/19/10
Audience: George Knights, Homepage, 8th grade dedication ads, 8th grade dedication ads, ABI, ACE, ASB, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Brain Pop, Cal Student Media Festival, California Distinguished School, Campus Pictures, Capistrano Unified, CLRN, Common Sense Media, Computers, Staff, CTAP, CUE, Culinary Arts, CUSD Educator Support, Dept, Dept. Chairs & Extra Assign, District School Calendar, Drama, EBS, English, Fagan Finder Search, General School Information, History, Homework Club, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, ISTE, Know How 2 Go, Kuhnster Productions, List Serve, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, Newhart ASB, Newhart Fundraisers, Panther PAL, Newhart PTA, Newhart Yearbook, Next Vista, OCDE Ed Tech, Office Staff, Online Ordering, Panther Pride, Panther Store, Panther Store Online, Panther Technology Showcase, Physical Education, PLC, News, Parents, Reflections, Info, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Loop Content, Science, School Site Council, SquirrelNet Searching Tools, State Content Standards, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Students, Tech Resources, UltraKey Typing/Keyboarding, Video Production, Vocal Music, Web Outlook, Woodshop, Yearbook orders, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


NO ZERO period on June 22 and June 23

 

NO ZERO period on June 22 and June 23
NO Late Start on June 23
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/17/10
Audience: Homepage


REFLECTIONS CONTEST 2010 - 2011

 

REFLECTIONS CONTEST 2010 - 2011
 
For those parents planning ahead, the National PTA has released the theme for next year’s Reflections Contest. It is “Together We Can.” You can find all the necessary forms and guidelines for each category by going to this website: http://www.ptareflections.org/cs/student_entry_form
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/17/10
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Newhart's WeRock team will be collecting used athletic shoes/sneakers this week.

Newhart's WeRock team will be collecti ng used athletic shoes/sneakers this week.

o     Collection bins will be located :
     at drop-off pick-up in the school parking lot and in the neighborhood drop-off area
  nbsp;   Front Office
     Boys' locker room
     Girls' locker room

o     Any size (kids to adult), type (running, basketball, walking, sneak ers (ie: Converse-type), color, etc.

o     Please no rips, tears, holes

o     This Wed/Thurs/Fri, June 16-18

Thanks for making a difference in someone's life!

 

Posted by: Web Master Published:6/15/10
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Medieval Cultures Day

Medieval Cultures Day is this Friday, June 18th!  All seventh graders will get a chance to att end during their social studies period.   This event is a culmination of all the cultures studied this year.  It is a fun and educational event where students will get to taste the food from medieval times, play games and test their kn owledge!  Don't forget about the Hat Contest too.
 

Posted by: Web Master Published:6/14/10
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CVHS Soccer Camp For Girls
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/14/10
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Attention 8th grade parents

 

Attention 8th grade parents:  
 
 


Email CapoPTSAboard@cox.net with questions.
 
Welcome to Capo Gift Pack
   
Name__________________________________         Phone ____________        email   _____________
 
Shirt choice (check one):
 
white unisex t-shirt    ____
white girls v-neck      ____
black girls v-neck      ____
white girls tank          ____
black girls tank          ____
 
Shirt size      S ___   M ___   L ___   XL ___ XXL ___
 
Make checks payable to CVHS PTSA and THANK YOU!
Lastly, the Capo Corner store is a PTSA run student store which benefits all of the students at CVHS.  We are offering an 8th grade graduation gift pack for a reduced rate of $30 for ONE WEEK ONLY and SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED.  The gift package includes a license frame, key lanyard, CV car decal, Capo pennant and a Unisex white T-shirt or Girl's tank or v-neck.  Please print out the order form below and return it with a $30 check to the front desk at Newart by this Wed. 6/16. Orders will be delivered by Monday, June 21st back to Newhart.  
CapistranoValleyHigh School is in need of parents to work Registration the week of August 16th, especially on the Freshman dates of August 19 and 20.  Please note that volunteers are able to register their students early at 7 am before the doors open. Please email the dates that you are available along with your phone number to cvhsreg@gmail.com
 
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/14/10
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YMCA After School Care Survey for 2010-11 Newhart Students
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/14/10
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8th Grade Dance

The 8th Grade "Black and White Ball" will be held on Monday, June 21st, from 7:30-9:30pm in the Panther Pavillion. Permission slips are available in the office and at lunch. Cost is $5, and food will be provided. Dress code will apply:

GIrl: 

Dresses must reach fingertips and be modest.

May not be too short or two tight.

All dresses must have straps.

Heals are not exceed 3 inches - flats are recommended. 

BOYS: 

No jeans or t-shirts. 

Collared shirts and dress slacks are recommended.  

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:6/10/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


June 23rd, 2010 Schedule
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Posted by: Web Master Published:6/9/10
Audience: Homepage


Chili's Funrasier NIght for Newhart Middle School

 

SUPPORT
Newhart Middle
School!
With each flyer presented on Newhart Middle School Night, Chili’s will donate 15%
of the sales you bring in to your organization. Let us do the cooking and support
your school at the same time!
Newhart Middle School Night is:
Tuesday June 15, 2010
from
11am to 10:30pm
Also applies on all to-go food, online orders placed at chilis.com and alcohol!
Only Valid at Chili’s Mission Viejo
Give Back Night flyer required with each check to receive credit for the sale. Sale cannot be
included in donation amount without flyer. Offer only valid on the date and location stated above.
Donations will not be given on sales made prior to or past this date.
 
Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:6/9/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, "Failure is not an Option" Discussion, "Whatever it Takes" Ideas and Discussions, EBS Lunchtime Skit, Oct. '08 Book Club, Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz, Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


Summer Baseball Camp / Tryouts
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/8/10
Audience: Homepage


8th Graders - Welcome to Capo
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Posted by: Web Master Published:6/7/10
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Attention 8th grade parents
Attention 8th grade parents
Attention 8th grade parents:

Welcome to all of our incoming freshman families from the CVHS PTSA!  We are excited to meet you and hope that you will consider the PTSA as you begin your involvement in our school.  We are a very active volunteer group on campus and provide an endless variety of ways to help our students and involve parents in our school.  We have one day jobs such as passing out schedules and PE clothes or working on campus beautification.  We also have once a week or month volunteer options such as working in our student store or chaperoning at dances. Our first volunteer call is for summer registration in August and we can use your help! Please email the date(s) you are available to help out along with your phone number to cvhsreg@gmail.com (see dates below). We can use help during packet pick up week and registration. 

Also, please mark your calendars for Freshman Student Orientation Day on Sept. 1st (students who attend will receive their schedules at this event); and PTSA sponsored Parent Orientation Day- an event where the parents can ask questions and learn more about the specifics at Capo with schedules in hand and just days to go before the big first day.


 

Make sure to sign up for CVHS listserves and log on to the www.capoptsa.org for more information.

Lastly, the Capo Corner store is a PTSA run student store which benefits all of the students at CVHS.  We are offering an 8th grade graduation gift pack for a reduced rate of $30 for ONE WEEK ONLY and SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED.  Please see flyer below and drop orders and checks off at the Newhart front desk by Wed. June 16th for delivery back to Newhart on Monday June 21st.  Email CapoPTSAboard@cox.net with questions.
Thank you and good luck!
CVHS PTSA


 
PACKET PICKUP DAYS for CVHS SUMMER WALK-THROUGH REGISTRATION AND NEWSPAPER DRIVE 
Students and/or parents can drive thru the upper parking lot and pick up the registration packet and drop off your newspapers at the same time! 
Read your packets thoroughly! The packet includes all the forms necessary to start school and much more. 

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 9am-1pm 
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 3pm-7pm 
Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 9am-1pm 

CVHS 2010-2011 
SUMMER WALK-THROUGH REGISTRATION FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS 
During the registration process students will be able to do the following and more: 
* Turn in required forms to start school 
* Receive locker assignment and list of classes 
* Purchase ASB cars, PE uniforms, spirit items and parking permits 
* Have ID photos and yearbook photos taken 
GRADE TIME BIRTH MONTH 
SENIORS (12) 8:30 a.m. Jan., Feb., March 
Monday, August 16, 2010 9:30 a.m. April, May, June 
Doors will close promptly at 12:00pm 10:30 a.m. July, Aug., Sept. 
11:30 a.m. Oct., Nov., Dec. 
JUNIORS (11) 7:30 a.m. Jan., Feb., March 
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:30 a.m. Apr., May, June 
Doors will close promptly at 11:30am 10:00 a.m. July, Aug., Sept. 
11:00 a.m. Oct., Nov., Dec. 
SOPHOMORES (10) 7:30 a.m. Jan., Feb., March 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:30 a.m. Apr., May, June 
Doors will close promptly at 11:30am 10:00 a.m. July, Aug., Sept. 
11:00 a.m. Oct., Nov., Dec. 

FRESHMEN (9) 7:30 a.m. January 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:10 a.m. February 
Doors will close promptly at 11:30am 8:50 a.m. March 
9:30 a.m. April 
10:10 a.m. May 
11:00 a.m. June 
FRESHMEN (9) 7:30 a.m. July 
Friday, August 20, 2010 8:10 a.m. August 
Doors will close promptly at 11:30am 8:50 a.m. September 
9:30 a.m. October 
10:10 a.m. November 
11:00 a.m. December 
If you cannot attend your assigned time check cvhs.com after August 20th for further instructions. 


Wed., September 1, 2010 - Freshman Orientation 9:00am-11:00am in the gym 
PTSA  Parent Orientation 9:00am-11:00am in the CVHS Mall 
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/7/10
Audience: Homepage


Independent PE grades are due

 

Independent PE grades are due no later than June 18th.  If you need an IPE grade form you may pick one up in the office.  If you have any questions please contact your Academic Advisor.
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/2/10
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Awards are this Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

8th Grade Awards are this Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

Posted by: Web Master Published:6/2/10
Audience: Homepage


7th Grade Medieval Cultural Day - Friday, June 18, 2010
7th Grade Medieval Cultural Day - Friday, June 18, 2010. The social studies highlight of the year.  Students get to experience life in Medieval Times by tasting medieval food, playing games, and challenging their friends to different contests.  Parent volunteers are needed for the whole day.  Event starts at 8:30a. - 3:25p. All 7th graders will attend this event during their Social Studies class time.  Please email Sue Crockett to volunteer: susancrockett@mac.com
Posted by: Web Master Published:6/2/10
Audience: Homepage


SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS at CAPO VALLEY

SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS at CAPO VALLEY

For the 25th year Coach Mulligan and the basketball staff at Capo Valley High School will be running camps for students entering the 2nd through the 9th grades. This is the longest running academy for youth basketball in the South Orange County area. The sessions are informative and fun. They are created to better prepare kids for the chance to play on a high school team. Please see the attached flyers for specifics. Thank you for your continued support of our programs at the high school.

Posted by: Web Master Published:5/27/10
Audience: Homepage


6th Grade Ancient Day - Thurs. June 10, 2010
6th Grade Ancient Day - Thurs. June 10, 2010. New event to Newhart!  Students get to test their knowledge, skill taste buds for various ancient civilizations.  Parent volunteers needed for all times!  Event starts at 8:45a. - 3:25p. All 6th graders will attend this event during their Social Studies class time.  Please email Susan Carroll to volunteer: flooz4@cox.net
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/27/10
Audience: Homepage


Dress Code for 8th grade awards and 8th grade dance

In order ensure the class and quality of the concluding 8th grade events, we are asking that student comply with the following dress code guidelines for 8th grade Awards and the 8th grade dance:

Girls: (Think nice dinner out or Sunday brunch attire)

- Dresses do not need to be formal (prom style dresses not necessary)

- Dresses MUST have straps! If you already bought a strapless, straps must be firmly attached to the dress Even if you  plan to wear a sweater over it, the dress must still have straps attached.

- Skirts, or dress slacks are acceptable

- Skirts/dresses should still follow school length requirements (finger-tip rule)

- Nothing too tight, too short or too low cut

- Heals can not be higher than 3 inches. Flats suggested.

- Your Grandma shouldn't be embarrassed to see you in it. This is a classy event - make your family proud!

Boys: (Again, think Sunday Brunch or Nice Dinner out)

- Collared shirts (no t-shirts), suits or ties optional

- Dress slack or NICE jean (no tears or holes) with belt.

- Dress shoes or nice tennis shoes.

Dress code will be strictly enforced at the dance. Students that do not comply with the dress code will be denied entrance and sent home to change!

 

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:5/26/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Newhart on the News....Rachel's Challenge Link Event

Mayor Trish Kelley, Mission Viejo Police Services Chief Lt. Mike Gavin and Newhart Middle School Principal George Knights along with thousands of students are expected to appear on TV June 2. 

They will appear on the half-hour "Real Orange" show at 6:30 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 and again on Tuesday, June 8, said reporter David Nazar. "Real Orange" is a nightly broadcast television program for and about Orange County. 

The show will feature Newhart's Rachel's Challenge Link event that took place on campus Tuesday. Carrying paper chains etched with messages of compassion 1,522 students formed a one-mile chain of kindness around the school. The event, which included a fire truck on campus and Sheriff's helicopter hovering above, was inspired by Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the Columbine school shootings. The ceremony was the culmination of months of work by the school and City's Community of Character Committee, which has encouraged the program and messages in local schools and organizations. The school event also came on the heels of the City's Links of Character event during the weekend Arts Alive in April. 

The show will be featured on KOCE-TV. Check your local listing for channel information.

Information about the "Real Orange" show is also available at http://www.koce.org/realorange/index.htm.


 

Posted by: George Knights Published:5/24/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


SUMMER TECHNOLOGY CLASSES AT Niguel Hills Middle School

 

SUMMER TECHNOLOGY CLASSES AT Niguel Hills Middle School
 
This summer CUSD is offering 4 different sessions of Technology Classes at NHMS. Each class runs from Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - noon, and costs $99 (plus a lab fee). These classes are recommended for students in grades 4 - 8.
 
      
 
7/12 - 7/15: Keyboarding and Computer Applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
 
7/19 - 7/22: Video Production using iMovie
 
7/26 - 7/29: Keyboarding and Computer Applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
 
8/2 - 8/5: Video Production using Final Cut (advanced)
 
Please email Mr. Schreiman at meschreiman@capousd.org to get a flyer with more information or go to http://community-ed-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/ to register.
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/18/10
Audience: Homepage


8th Graders Only

 

Tesoro High School Athletics – Important Dates for incoming 8th graders:
 
May 22, 2010 – 9am to 12noon – athletic physicals at Tesoro High School.
Please download an athletic clearance packet at www.tesoroathletics.com
 
Summer Sports Camp information is available at:
Select THS Athletic and Youth Camps
 
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/18/10
Audience: Homepage


Furlough Days for School Calendar 2009-2010

Please make a note of the school calendar adjustments for the following dates: 

There will be no school on: 
 
Friday, May 28th
Tuesday, June 1st
Friday, June 11th
 
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/18/10
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8th Grade Class Photo

Hey 8th Graders...on Monday, May 24th your teachers will release you from your Panther plus classes immediately after roll to take your 8th grade class photo.  Please hussle to the 6th grade field and you will see us assembling to take the photo.  Anyone who makes an inappropriate gesture or sign will be photoshopped out of the photo. Big good and Smile big!

Posted by: George Knights Published:5/18/10
Audience: Grade 08 and Homepage


Drumline is Tuesday 6-8pm and Color Guard is Wed 4-7pm

Drumline is Tuesday 6-8pm and Color Guard is Wed 4-7pm

Please download the PDF flyers for more information

Posted by: Kirk Bundy Published:5/17/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY MAY 20TH

Please join us for Open House Thursday, May 20th 6pm to 7:30 pm.

 

 The school day on May 20th  IS A MINIMUM DAY...8:45 am. to 12:45 pm.

 

Carl's Jr. Diner Truck will be serving meals at Open House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. - 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Newhart PTA for school programs. Please come hungry!

Posted by: George Knights Published:5/17/10
Audience: Homepage


Independent PE Applications 2010-2011

 

Independent PE (IPE) applications for 2010-2011 are now available in the guidance office.  IPE applications will be due no later than June 4th to be considered for fall IPE placement. 
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/13/10
Audience: Homepage


Films of Character
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/10/10
Audience: Homepage


STAR Test Reminders and Listserv

 

NewhartMiddle School
List Serve
 
Below is the REVISED STAR Testing Schedule
The Minimum Days are Thursday 5/6/10, Friday 5/7/10, and
Monday, 5/10/10 school wide.
 
District transportation will be provided for our regular bus riders.  Dismissal is 12:45 pm.  Please do not let your child visit their former elementary campus once they are dismissed.  Also, please plan appointments accordingly as we will not interrupt classes.
Please continue to stress the importance of the STAR tests!  The test results do determine student placement in CORE classes for the 2010-2011 school year. 
Finally students need to:
·         Get a good night’s sleep
·         Eat a healthy breakfast
·         Report to school on time
·         Bring a bottle of water, a nutritious snack, and reading material everyday
Let’s do our best on the tests –
 
 
NEWHARTMIDDLE SCHOOL
2010 STAR Testing Schedule 
***** Students test with 1st Period *****
 
Thursday, May 6th   - Minimum Day

8:45
-
8:50
Opening Exercises (attendance, etc.)
(5 min)
8:50
-
10:15
ELA STANDARDS Test, Part 1
(85 min)
10:15
-
10:24
Break
(9 min)
10:24
-
10:28
Passing
(4 min)
10:28
-
11:53
ELA STANDARDS Test, Part 2
(85 min)
11:53
-
11:55
Transition for 8th grade to Science Part 1
(2 min)
11:55
-
12:55
Science Part I (8th grade)
(60 min)
11:53
-
12:55
6th and 7th Activity Time
(62 min)

 
Friday, May 7th - Minimum Day

8:45
-
8:50
Opening exercises (attendance, etc.)
(5 min)
8:50
-
10:20
MATH STANDARDS, Part 1
(90 min)*
10:20
-
10:45
Break
(25 min)
10:45
-
10:50
Passing
(5 min)
10:50
-
12:20
MATH STANDARDS, Part 2
(90 min)*
12:20
-
12:45 
Clean up and Activity
(25 min)

 
Monday, May 10th - Minimum Day (All grade)
(8th Grade Testing) ONLY

8:45
-
8:50
Opening Exercises (attendance, etc.)
(5 min)
8:50
-
11:10
HISTORY PART I and II
(140 min)
11:10
-
11:30
Break
(20 min)
11:30
-
11:35
Passing
(5 min)
11:35
-
12:35
SCIENCE PART II
(60 min)
12:35
-
12:45
Clean up and Activity
(10 min)

 
6th/7th Grade -.  Students will stay with their 1st period testing teacher.  Teachers will take their students to a 45 minute Assembly for a portion of the time. 
 
Tuesday May, 11th – Regular Day – Make-Up Testing
 
The Orange Country Sheriff’s Department-Mission Viejo Police Service,
in collaboration with Community Service Programs, Inc. – Project PATH Presents:
 
GOOD MEDS.  BAD BEHAVIOR.
 
Programs for Parents and Teens on Prescription Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse
DATE:  Thursday, May 6, 2010
TIME:  7:00 – 8:30 pm.
LOCATION:   Mission ViejoCityHallCity Council Chambers
 
PRESENTERS:
 Camille Coronel  Health Educator w/Project PATH
Deputy Lance Christensen  Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Jeff Shimkus  Parent Testimonial
 
What parents will learn:
1 in 5 teens abuse prescription drugs and 1 in 10 teen abuse cough medicine to get high
Teen trends in OUR schools
Recognizing warning signs
Steps to preventing Rx/OTC drug abuse
 
Teens will participate in a Teen Social Awareness Workshop
 
INFORMATION:  If you require assistance contact Camille Coronel at (714) 441-0807
 
 
 
 
Capistrano Unified School District Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topics of Discussion: The Importance of…
 
·          Self-reliance, self-management, self-initiation, self-advocacy…mandatory!
 
·          Having personal hopes, dreams, goals, and directions…provides focus for questions and answers!
 
·          Your high school transcript…context, course selection, academic rigor…yikes!
 
·         Three unwritten rules in college admissions regarding language skills, mathematics, foreign language…pay attention to them!
 
·          Standardized Tests…SAT I, SAT II Subject Tests, ACT Assessment, A.P…maintain perspective!
 
·          School-based Volunteer/Community Activities…their importance!
 
·          Leadership Influence plus C~L~C…what’s the big deal?
 
·          Counselor Teacher Recommendations…be prepared to provide them!
 
·          Essays Personal Statements…talking about “me” from the inside-out!
 
·         Independent Research Learning…pivotal for college and career success!
 
·         Questions Answers…you better have them!
 
Light Refreshments Served, Courtesy of the Presenters
Driving Directions:
I-5 FWY SOUTH.  Exit CAMINO CAPISTRANO.  Turn RIGHT on CAMINO CAPISTRANO.  Turn RIGHT on SAN JUAN CREEK.  Turn RIGHT on VALLE.  Continue past the Volkswagen dealer to the end of the street. I-5 FWY NORTH.  Exit CAMINO CAPISTRANO/SAN JUAN CREEK.  Turn RIGHT on VALLE (stop sign on off ramp).  Continue past the Volkswagen dealer to the end of the street.
 
 
 
 
Adult and CommunityEducationCenter – Online community education
 
When: June 28th – August 4th  Courses done online at home
 
Eligibility: Current 8th grade students who do not have room in their fall schedule to take Health or CCP and current high school students who were unable to complete these courses during the past school year.  Current high school students may combine this option with one of the above options. Students must get approval first..
Cost: $129
Max Credits: 5
How to Apply: go to http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=xpiid=vpid=1268488705504  scroll to Capistrano Community and Adult Education box. Click “click here to download.”  8th graders need to turn forms into their middle school academic advisor for approval
 
Parents if change your contact information-- phone numbers for home, cell phones, or work, or your email address, please be sure that you notify the school office here at Newhart Middle School. Thank you.
 
 
Newhart wants to extend a hearty thanks to SADDLEBACKTRANSMISSIONS.COM  for their generous support of your children. Please support them when you have a transmission need.          
Posted by: George Knights Published:5/5/10
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Project PATH presents: Good Meds, Bad Behavior
Attachments:
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/3/10
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Capistrano Unified School District Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program
Posted by: Web Master Published:5/3/10
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PAL applications due May 10th

7th Graders interested in PAL for their elective next year need to complete a PAL application and get their two recommendations into Mr. Groothuis' mailbox by the end of day on Monday May 10th.

Posted by: Mr. Groothuis Published:5/3/10
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Last DAY to order yearbook online

Order the yearbook online at Jostens.com by this Friday, April 30.  After that, presales will be closed.  The last week of school there will be a limited number of books sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $55 cash only.  Lists are posted in library windows on 7/8th grade side of those who have already bought.  Thank you.

Posted by: Mrs. Japlit Published:4/29/10
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Yearbook orders, Newhart Yearbook and Homepage


STAR TESTING DATES CHANGE

The STAR testing dates have been changed to MAY 6TH, 7TH, AND 10TH (Thursday, Friday and Monday).  The assembly for 6/7 graders will be on Monday the 10th.    The bell schedule is attached.  Please note that ALL TESTING DAYS ARE MINIMUM DAYS. 

 

Posted by: Web Master Published:4/28/10
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WeROCK - Rubios

 

Rubios
25482 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA. 92692
4pm - close
 
WeROCK will receive 20% back on your entire transaction ---Must present flyer!
 
Thank you for your support
Posted by: Web Master Published:4/28/10
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8th GRADERS

8th GRADERS…The deadline to submit CVHS registration forms has been extended to Wednesday, May 5th.  Please turn them in to your social science teacher by May 5th.

Posted by: Web Master Published:4/28/10
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Strike is Over...Our teachers are back...School Resumes as usual!

We are pleased to announce that the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees has reached a tentative agreement with the Capistrano Unified Education Association that completes the labor negotiations process through June 2012.

We look forward to resuming normal school operations on Tuesday with our students and teachers.

Posted by: George Knights Published:4/27/10
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START TESTING BELL SCHEDULE

MAY 3,4 AND 6.  ALL TESTING DAYS ARE MINIMUM DAYS. 

Posted by: Web Master Published:4/26/10
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STAR TESTING DATES

Newhart students will be taking the STAR test on May 3, 4 and 6.  All testing days will be MINIMUM DAYS.  Bell schedules for those dates will be posted in the coming days. 

Posted by: Web Master Published:4/26/10
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News from Newhart 4-23-2010

 

Hi Newhart Families,
 
We had another smooth and uneventful day at Newhart. Your students are well cared for with a 16 to 1 ration of qualified, credentialed substitute teachers in the classrooms. We were down in numbers today to 373 students at ~25% of our normal population. We learned a little…it may not be the same high quality standards based education that our teachers bring to the students, but the substitute teachers are following a curriculum that included an non-fiction and fiction short story with STAR-like questions  put together by our English teachers, a PE period, the 2nd half of Rudy with a motivational speech by me to the kids about individual determination, some more test practice for math, and some fun activity role playing of our focus on Respect, Responsibility and Readiness.  We had some fun too. I had a rousing game of BINGO at lunch and we gave away a ton of prizes and gift cards for kids who participated in classroom activities and practices excellent behavior. Our intent is to positively reinforce at all times to keep a positive attitude for all on campus…and it works! Kids love it when you celebrate them.
 
One thoughtful father wrote to me and commented that “this is not the best that Newhart has to offer.” I tend to agree and I’m not going to pretend that we are offering the same education that we do on any normal day at Newhart. However, positive, qualified substitutes are caring for your children and they are learning enriching concepts and curriculum in a safe and, undoubtedly, fun environment.  We all hope that the negotiations with the District and the Education Association go well and we get back to normal soon.  As will always be the case, the District will send home a phone message to you if there is a change in the current course of action.
 
On a lighter note, I’m hoping that you will join my family and I at the “Arts Alive” event for the city of Mission Viejo this SUNDAY, April 25th at the NormanMurraySeniorCenter. We will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. as a school family to carry our 15,000 links (almost ¾’s of a mile long) of the good and kind things your children have done at Newhart as part of our commitment to starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Please join us for that celebration…we especially need it in these tough times.
 
With Panther Pride,
 
 
George Knights
Principal
Newhart Middle School
Posted by: George Knights Published:4/23/10
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The April 20th CVHS presentation for Newhart has been uploaded

The

 

April 20th CVHS presentation for

Newhart has been uploaded. Here is the link:

It is under GUIDANCE/GENERAL INFORMATION/RESOURCES and is called Presentation for Incoming 9th Graders – Class of 2014

CVHS.com

Posted by: Web Master Published:4/22/10
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ASB/Leadership Candidate Election Videos and Interview Postponed until next week 4/26

Due to current circumstances, election video filming and leadership interview. 

We are planning to film the election video's for ASB candidates next Wednesday 4/28 and Thursday 4/29, after school in room 207.

Leadership Interview are currently scheduled to resume starting 4/27, a schedule for interviews will be posted outside of 207 on Tuesday. 

Elections will be held the week after STAR testing.

We appreciate your flexibility and cooperation.  

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:4/21/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Message from Mr. Knights
Hi Newhart Families,
 
As you have now officially have been notified, we are preparing for a teacher’s union strike beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 22nd. Newhart Middle School will be open and your children will be in a safe, orderly, and enriching environment. It will not be business as usual, but our doors will be open.
 
A few housekeeping notes are in order:
 
Please tell your children to report to their first period class as is usual. The day will begin as usual at 8:45 and end at 3:25.
 
Encourage your children to wear comfortable clothing, athletic shoes, and bring a rain jacket, just in case. They will only need to bring a pleasure reading book, a pen and pencil, and any unfinished homework in case there is time to complete it. Since all the enrichment curriculum will be provided, they do not need to bring heavy textbooks. Music students should not bring their instruments to school.
 
Although food services will be business as usual, there will be some fun activities at lunch that the students may want to participate in and a sack lunch might be prudent.
 
Unfortunately we will be postponing the Musical performance and the Student of the Month ceremony scheduled for tomorrow. You will receive notice on when they are rescheduled.
 
.
 
ON MORE POSITIVE NOTE…Our students and staff have recorded over 15,000 specific acts of kindness onto links of a Newhart Chain as part of the Rachel’s Challenge program. We will be celebrating that amazing achievement as a school with the City of Mission Viejo at the “Arts Alive” celebration this Sunday, April 25th at 1:30 p.m. I wholeheartedly encourage you to join the entire city at the Norman Murray Center as we carry our Chain of Kindness and link it with the many other schools and organizations city wide. I will be there with my family and I would be sincerely honored if all of our Newhart families joined me in celebrating the chain reaction of good that our kids have started.
 
I know this is a tough time but the quality of education we have at Newhart and the caring adults that work with your children will remain. Lastly our awesome Newhart families will get through this time and we will be stronger as a result.
 
Posted by: Web Master Published:4/21/10
Audience: Homepage


Q & A in the Event of a STRIKE

 

Dear Parents,
 
I have received many inquiries regarding what would happen at school in the event of a teacher strike.  It is my hope that this information helps to answer some of your questions.  You are welcome to contact the office for further information or clarification. In the event of a strike, regular updates will be posted on the district’s website at www.capousd.org
 
Will parents be notified in the event of a strike?  Yes.  The district would expect to receive a minimum of a 48 hour notice from the union in the event of a strike.  The district would then contact parents via our phone messaging system  and by ListServ. Our school will also be sending out additional information that is specific to our site including schedule changes. 
 
Will schools be open in the event of a strike? Yes.  In the event of a strike, each school has secured substitutes and developed lesson plans to cover classes. Should the district feel that it does not have the resources to keep schools open during a strike, the Superintendent can make the decision to close schools or shorten the school day.    
 
Who will be teaching students in the event of a strike?  In the event of a strike CUSD substitutes who have received fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and have met the same safety clearance as all CUSD employees will be covering classes.  Substitute teachers are required to have 4-year college degree as well as verification of passing the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test).  Many of our substitutes hold California teaching credentials as well.  We will continue to ensure that volunteers on our campuses are cleared through a Megan’s Law Check and have received DOJ clearance if they are alone with students.
 
What will my child be doing in class?  Of course this is not “business as usual” but we can ensure that the environment will be safe and orderly and full of academically enriching activites for the students. We will have an academic block where students will read high interest stories, engage in challenging math games and further preparation for the STAR exams. Each day the students will see a District approved, PG film that is educationally based and personally motivating (Rudy Stand and Deliver). Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in physical activity on our numerous courts and fields around campus.
 
Will armed security guards be on campus? No.  School Resource Officers (who are regular employees at our secondary schools), may be armed as they are on any given school day, however additional security guards who may be present to assist with traffic duty and supervision around the perimeter of the schools will not be armed. 
 
Will student absences be counted during a strike?   Yes.  Schools will maintain regular accounting of absences in the event of a strike.
 
Will the school district lose money if students do not attend school during a strike?  Possibly.  While the bulk of school funding comes from the State’s ADA accounting which ended March 19th,  the school district receives categorical funding from the state and federal government which may be calculated on overall ADA throughout the year. 
 
Will transportation services be available during a strike? If for any reason transportation services are not available, parents will be notified directly.  We would also encourage parents to check the CUSD website at www.capousd.org  for up-to-date information. 
 
Will food services be available during a strike? Yes.
 
Will after school activities be cancelled during a strike? All after school activities and athletics would be cancelled on the 1st day of a strike.  At the end of the 1st day, high school activities and athletics will be evaluated for possible reinstatement on subsequent days on a case-by-case basis.  Reinstatement will be offered based on the availability of certificated teachers and certified coaches. 

Sincerely,

George Knights

Principal

Posted by: George Knights Published:4/21/10
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FOR 8TH GRADERS

 

FOR 8TH GRADERS
 
The Academic Advisors and Counselors from Capistrano Valley High School met with our 8th graders today to discuss class selection for the fall.  Each student received a personalized registration form with some classes already pre-registered and a Curriculum Guide. They were given the opportunity to pick up flyers about the various sports programs currently offered at CVHS at the end of the presentation.
 
Points to remember:
* Forms are due back to your social science teacher by Friday, April 30
* Each student must have a minimum of 6 classes
* Math placement is tentative. Final placement will be decided after 4th quarter grades and final     exams are completed in June.
* A sample freshman schedule might be:
* English
* Math
* Science
* College and Career Planning or Health (each is a semester long, required class)
* PE 9 or a sport
* Elective (world language, orchestra, fine art, AP World Language)
 
If you would like a zero period, remember to circle YES. Zero period is not guaranteed, is not offered for every class and is very early (6:45 am). Transportation is not available for zero period. 
 
We highly encourage our new Cougars to review the Curriculum Guide, the various programs offered at Capo and use the resources found on our website.  Today's presentation will be uploaded tomorrow for parents to reference.
 
Posted by: Web Master Published:4/20/10
Audience: Homepage


Arts Alive! -Call Out for Newhart Volunteers!

 City of Mission Viejo Artes de la Vida  Art Exhibition Craft Show!

 Create your own "Act of Kindness" experience. Volunteer to help out at our very own Newhart Booth. Absolutely no "talent" or expertise necessary.

Saturday April 24th and Sunday April 25th, 20210

Mission Viejo’s Artes de la Vida will progress each year through a timeline of art periods including: Americana, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, Pop Art and the influence of Technology. This year of their 10-year journey will focus on the Americana, Photography, Sculpture and Art of the 30’s and 40s.  This event will incorporate volunteer projects that enhance existing facilities through landscape renovations and environmental community-based art projects.

 

“Since this is our first time participating in this weekend festival, I probably have as many questions as you do, but I do know that it should be an educational and entertaining experience for students, adults, and the entire family!”   

Mrs. Colt

FAQ:

*Grandparents, Parents and other Adult Family Friends are welcome to join us. Siblings and Friends are welcome with Adult supervision. Parents, your kids can’t make it? You are more than welcome to join in!

*Want to spend more than two hours creating art and meeting new friends? Not a problem. Just sign your name in any shifts were you wish to participate.

*Want to help out but can’t do it for a full 2 hours?  Have your parents sign this form and write in your name and time you want to attend.

* Can’t attend but have arts and crafts supplies or goodies you wish to donate? Please sign your name and drop off any old acrylic paints, yarns, and/or beads in a bag with “ART” on it to the school office or send it with your child. 

 

 

Please download the attached files for sign nup sheet and more information! 

Posted by: Mrs. Colt Published:4/16/10
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7th Grade Going Into 8th Grade Elective Choice Presentation Forms
Posted by: Web Master Published:4/15/10
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2010-2011 8th graders: Interested in joining Yearbook next year? Fill out this application now!! The elective deadline is April 23rd!
Posted by: Miss Sartoris Published:4/14/10
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Attention prospective CVHS cheer and song candidates!

Attention prospective CVHS cheer and song candidates! If you are still planning on trying out for CVHS cheer or song, you must get your tryout wear order form to Mrs. Amon at Capo Valley ASAP. Clothing must be ordered this week and you must have this outfit to audition. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Amon directly at lsamon@capousd.org

Posted by: Web Master Published:4/13/10
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7th Grade Elective Choice, Advanced Drama and Musical Theatre Forms
Posted by: Web Master Published:4/13/10
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Independent PE grades

 

Independent PE grades are due no later than April 21st.  If you need an IPE grade form you may pick one up in the office.  If you have any questions please contact your Academic Advisor
Posted by: Web Master Published:4/13/10
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Incomming 9th Grade Summer Course Opportunity
Adult and Community Education Center – Online community education
When: June 28th – August 4th  Courses done online at home
Eligibility: Current 8th grade students who do not have room in their fall schedule to take Health or CCP and current high school students who were unable to complete these courses during the past school year.  Current high school students may combine this option with one of the above options. Students must get approval first..
Cost: $129
Max Credits: 5
How to Apply: go to http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=xpiid=vpid=1268488705504  scroll to Capistrano Community and Adult Education box. Click “click here to download.”  8th graders need to turn forms into their middle school academic advisor for approval
Posted by: Web Master Published:4/13/10
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Will your kids be looking for something to do this summer?

Will your kids be looking for something to do this summer?

 

Sign up today for a class or camp with CUSD Community Ed.

 

We are offering a wide variety of programs for kids of all ages,

 summer swim lessons and even a few classes for adults, like mosaics and ceramics.

 

To view our brochure, visit our home page:  http://community-ed-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com

 

Academics

Computer Keyboarding

Art Classes

SAT Prep

UCI Writing Project

Drama

Dual Immersion Camps

Kindergarten Readiness

Readiness classes for all grades

Destination Science

Cooking

 

New This Summer

 

Exploring Science with Mr. Horton

Spanish for ages 4-6

Toddler Tutors

Hands on Art ages 3-5

FASTTMath and Fraction Nation

Michael Jackson Dance Lessons

and more…..

Posted by: Web Master Published:3/25/10
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7th and 8th Grade

 

This Friday, March 26th, ASB is proud to announce the 7th and 8th grade Space Dance. This intergalactic event will be held from 3:30 – 5pm in the MPR. Permission slips will be available on the stage during A and B lunch, on schoolloop, and at the attendance window. Admission to this dance is free, but food and drinks will be available for purchase. Don’t miss out – it is sure to be out of this world!

Attachments:
Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:3/24/10
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Sí, su adolescente está loco
Posted by: Web Master Published:3/16/10
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Scoliosis Testing will be Monday, March 22 during PE classes.

Reminder: Scoliosis Testing will be Monday, March 22 during PE classes.

8th grade boys 7th Grade girls will be tested on this day.

Posted by: Kirk Bundy Published:3/15/10
Audience: Kirk Bundy, Homepage, 8th grade dedication ads, 8th grade dedication ads, ABI, ACE, ASB, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Brain Pop, Cal Student Media Festival, California Distinguished School, Campus Pictures, Capistrano Unified, CLRN, Common Sense Media, Computers, Staff, CTAP, CUE, Culinary Arts, CUSD Educator Support, Dept, Dept. Chairs & Extra Assign, District School Calendar, Drama, EBS, English, Fagan Finder Search, General School Information, History, Homework Club, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, ISTE, Know How 2 Go, Kuhnster Productions, List Serve, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, Newhart ASB, Newhart Fundraisers, Panther PAL, Newhart PTA, Newhart Yearbook, Next Vista, OCDE Ed Tech, Office Staff, Online Ordering, Panther Pride, Panther Store, Panther Store Online, Panther Technology Showcase, Physical Education, PLC, News, Parents, Reflections, Info, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Loop Content, Science, School Site Council, SquirrelNet Searching Tools, State Content Standards, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Students, Tech Resources, UltraKey Typing/Keyboarding, Video Production, Vocal Music, Web Outlook, Woodshop, Yearbook orders, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


“Sí, su adolescente está loco!”
Posted by: Web Master Published:3/15/10
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SPRING KICKOFF ICE CREAM SALE!!!
Posted by: Web Master Published:3/15/10
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Scoliosis Testing will be Monday, March 22 during PE classes.

Reminder:

Scoliosis Testing will be Monday, March 22 during PE classes.

8th grade boys 7th Grade girls will be tested on this day.

Posted by: Web Master Published:3/15/10
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CVHS Cheer and Song Tryout Meeting

CVHS Cheer and Song Tryout Meeting

On March 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Newhart MPR, CVHS Pep Advisor, Leesa Amon, will be answering parent questions and handing out paperwork for tryouts. All interested candidates should plan to attend. The Newhart meeting will focus on incoming 9th graders and their specific questions. Current parents of the program will also be there to share their experiences. If you cannot make this meeting, there will be one at CVHS on March 30th at 7:00 in the CVHS Faculty Lounge. You may e mail Leesa Amon at

lsamon@capousd.org or check out their website at www.leaguelineup.com/cheerandsong.

Posted by: Web Master Published:3/15/10
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Yes –– Your Teen is Crazy! An evening with Dr. Michael Bradley
Yes –– Your Teen is Crazy! An evening with Dr. Michael Bradley
 
The Capistrano Unified Council of PTSAs presents an Evening With Dr. Michal Bradley, award winning author of, "Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!––Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind." Wednesday, April 21, 6:45 p.m. at The Hills Hotel (formerly The Holiday Inn), Located at La Paz Rd. and  the 5 fwy. 
 
Learn the skills, strength and wisdom needed to successfully steer your adolescent through the difficult teenage years. Hear about the explosive growth and rewiring your teen's brain is going through that results in their sometimes "crazy" behavior, and find out how to emerge from the teen years with your family intact! Dr. Bradley gives parents real-world advice, strategies, and methods they can put to use to achieve immediate results.  He takes you inside your teenager’s head and shows you why teens think and behave the way they do.  He shows you how to restore lines of communication, transform relations with your teen, and make your family whole again. 
 
Dr. Michael Bradley, Ed.D., is a recognized expert in adolescent behavior and has counseled adolescents and parents for more than 30 years. He has also appeared on hundreds of TV and radio programs, including NBC's Today Show, CNN World News Tonight, Pure Oxygen and National Public Radio.
 
Cost is $5.00 advance registration by April 19 and $10.00 at the door. Spanish translation will be provided. Books will be available for purchase.  Flyers are in the school office or can be downloaded from www.cucptsa.comhttp://www.cucptsa.com/uploads//Bradley_Flyer_April_21_2010.pdf. For more information contact gparide@pacbell.net.
Posted by: Web Master Published:3/15/10
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The Community of Character Committee

Weds March 24th 7p to 8pm

Norman P Murray Community Senior Center 


Includes Powerful video/audio footage of Rachel's life and the Columbine
tragedy holds students spell-bound during a one-hour presentation that
motivates them to make positive changes in the way they treat others.
The program features Rachel’s Challenge Speaker Dave Gamache who will provide an influential understanding and appreciation of Rachel and her challenges for us all “to make a difference”.

 

Please rsvp with Mission Viejo Police Services 470-8433.

 

Thanks!

 

Trish Kelley

Posted by: Web Master Published:3/11/10
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2010-2011 Newhart ASB/Leadership Class Inforamtional Meeting!

 Are you outgoing, enthusiastic and want to make a difference in our school?  Then ASB/leadership is the class for you! An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, March 11th and Thursday, March 18th during A lunch in room 207 with information on how to joing Newhart's ASB/leadership class for the upcoming school year.  This meeting will address the procedures for running for an ASB class postition or interviewing for a leadership position.   

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:3/10/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


Rachel’s Challenge MV City Events…You don’t want to miss!

 

The City of Mission Viejo will be offering events to our students and families this month, related to Rachel's Challenge and the "chain of kindness" that we are planning for April 24 and 25.  Here is an article which provides details of the coming events.  But in a nutshell, we would like to invite elementary students to presentations on March 17 and the middle school and high school students to a Rachel's Challenge presentation on March 24.  Both events are at the Norman P. Murray Center.  Here is the article:
 
Students of all ages are making a concerted effort to show more kindness and compassion to others by embracing Rachel's Challenge.

Rachel's Challenge was inspired by Rachel Scott, who was killed in the
Columbine High School shootings more than a decade ago. Shortly after her tragic death, her family found an essay she wrote challenging the reader to show kindness and compassion to others and spark a chain reaction.
 
More than 11 million people are working to meet her challenge in schools, clubs and communities nationwide. In Mission Viejo, the City’s Community of Character Committee, with support from the Orange County Sheriff's Department, has been working to bring Rachel's Challenge to the community through a series of events that began this past fall and will continue through spring.
 
"I am pleased that we have been able to make a difference in our City by bringing Rachel's Challenge to Mission Viejo," said Mayor Trish Kelley, who serves as co-chair of the Rachel's Challenge Committee. "Nine of our Mission Viejo schools plus Saddleback College have adopted the Rachel's Challenge program or their own hybrid, and the children are writing acts of kindness on paper chain links."
 
On March 17, Committee youth members will continue their quest to encourage community participation by hosting a workshop for elementary school children (and their parents). The workshop will give them an age-appropriate understanding and appreciation of Rachel's Challenge. The workshop is from  6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

A Rachel’s Challenge presentation for middle and high schools follows at 7 p.m. on March 24 at the community center.  The hour-long presentation will focus on Rachel’s life, death and legacy of caring and kindness.

The culmination of these presentations and the community's efforts will result in Mission Viejo's 5-mile Chain Reaction of Kindness in the Links of Character component of Arts Alive on April 25.

"Principals are seeing changes in behavior on these campuses," Kelley said. "I hope that our children and families will turn out for our 5-mile "chain of kindness" on April 25!"
Posted by: Web Master Published:3/1/10
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CVHS - 8th Grade Expo Invite & Program
Posted by: Web Master Published:3/1/10
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Family Portrait Opportunity

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!!!

Jack Randall Photography Studio and Newhart Middle School are offering on-location family portrait sessions during the months of February and March.  Families can sign-up for a photo session at one of the following locations: Tablerock Beach, Casper's Park, SJC Mission, or Serrano Park.  The entire session fee of only $50 goes to support technology at Newhart.  Families will receive two FREE 8x10 satin prints or one FREE 11x14 satin print.  In addition, the student who signs-up the most families will win a 32 GB iPod touch.  Please email questions to Jennifer Smalley at jsmalley@capousd.org . Attached is the flyer

Posted by: Web Master Published:2/18/10
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Capo Valley H.S. 8th Grade Expo

March 6 from 8:30-11:30

Posted by: Web Master Published:2/18/10
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Parent Forum- Superintendent Search

 

WE WANT YOUR INPUT: The CUSD Board of Education has initiated its search for a new superintendent.  Information regarding the Superintendent Search is available at www.capousd.org.   A Parent Forum will be held to gather your input on the development of a profile of leadership for the new superintendent.  The Parent Forum will be held on:
 
Tuesday, February 16th
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at two locations…
Las FloresSchool
25862 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
CUSD Education Center Board Room
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano92675
 
 
We have also provided a Leadership Profile Assessment Form on our website  which will give all stakeholders the opportunity to voice input. We hope that you will take some time to fill this out and return it as directed.  Your input is valued. 
Posted by: Web Master Published:2/10/10
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ZAP- ZEROS ARE PROHIBITED

 

ZAP Program
(Zeros Are Prohibited)
 
 
February 8, 2010
 
 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
I want you to be aware of a NEW and exciting support program that we are implementing this quarter. To enable each student to be successful at Newhart Middle School it is critical they complete all homework assignments.   Research has proven that students who consistently turn in their homework assignments get better grades and score higher on mandatory state tests.   Our expectation is that your child will complete and turn in his/her homework when assigned.   Any day that your child’s homework is not complete, he/she will be required to stay after school from 3:30 – 4:30pm, in our after school tutorial program to complete the assignment. You will be notified that your child did not complete his/her assignment via the telephone and at least a voicemail message will be left that your child will be completing his/her homework afterschool. Please know that should a student be a no-show to the after school tutorial, he/she will receive a consequence.
 
The benefit is that they will receive credit for the assignment and they will remain on track in the class. This is a pilot program and is only offered in selected classrooms this year, specifically your child’s math class.   If successful, the ZAP (Zeros Are Prohibited) Program may go school-wide next year in all subject areas.
 
 
We believe that this program will have an incredibly positive impact on the student’s education here at Newhart. We plan to begin the after school ZAP tutorial on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. We thank you in advance for your support and partnership in your child’s education.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
George Knights
Principal
Newhart Middle School
 
Posted by: George Knights Published:2/9/10
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Public Forum: CUSD Superintendent Search

WE WANT YOUR INPUT: The CUSD Board of Education has initiated its search for a new superintendent.  Information regarding the Superintendent Search is available on this website.   A Parent Forum will be held to gather your input on the development of a profile of leadership for the new superintendent.  See attached flyer for complete details.

Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:2/8/10
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NEWHART SWEETHEART RUN

Move those feet for a really good cause!

During all physical education classes on Thursday, February 11th, all students will be running to promote our motto of “Getting Fit for Life!”

The Physical Education Department is requesting a $10 or more donation in order to maintain and improve our program.

Donations will provide the following:

·   Diabolo /Juggling Guest Presentation

·   Purchasing equipment: diabolos, juggling sticks, juggling bean bags/balls, golf clubs, golf mats and accessories, starting blocks, hurdles, track and field equipment, lacrosse sticks, field hockey sticks, portable nets, basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, rugby equipment, self defense mats, Cricket equipment, instructional dance videos, tennis paddles, takraws, frisbees, orienteering

·   Maintenance Repairs for our Cardio Room and Weight Room Machines

·   Purchase of new machines for our Cardio Room and Weight Room

We pride ourselves in giving you the best possible Physical Education program, but it would not be possible without the support of our student families. All donations are tax deductible; receipts available upon request.

Posted by: Mrs. Hiraga Published:2/7/10
Audience: Hiraga - Physical Education, All Grades and Homepage


Family Portrait Newhart Fundraiser
Posted by: Web Master Published:2/5/10
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8th Grade Expo
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Posted by: Web Master Published:2/4/10
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6th Grade Mingle

On February 10th, ASB is proud to announce the 6th grade Mingle.  The Mingle will be help from 3:30-5 in the 7th and 8th grade lunch area. This 6th grade ONLY event will include, fun, game, music, prizes and much more! Admission to this even it free, but food and drinks are available for purchase.  We look forward to seeing you there!

PERMISSION SLIPS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR!

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Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:2/3/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, Grade 06, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


HAVE A HEART - GIVE TO NEWHART
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Posted by: Web Master Published:2/3/10
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HAVE A HEART - GIVE TO NEWHART
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Posted by: Web Master Published:2/3/10
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Another Campus Beautification Opportunity!!!

 

It's almost Valentines Day--- time to show you love for Newhart by helping with an after school cleanup session on Thursday, February 11th @ 3:30pm.  Please meet outside the 7th 8th grade PE locker room.  The more the merrier! Students can earn points for the “PANTHER PRIDE AWARD” by attending and participating.
Posted by: Web Master Published:2/2/10
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SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDRAISER

Jack Randall Photography Studio and Newhart Middle School are offering on-location family portrait sessions during the months of February and March.  Families can sign-up for a photo session at one of the following locations: Tablerock Beach, Casper's Park, SJC Mission, or Serrano Park.  The entire session fee of only $50 goes to support technology at Newhart.  Families will receive two FREE 8x10 satin prints or one FREE 11x14 satin print.  In addition, the student who signs-up the most families will win a 32 GB iPod touch.  Please email questions to Jennifer Smalley at jsmalley@capousd.org . Attached is the flyer.

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Posted by: Jennifer Smalley Published:2/2/10
Audience: Homepage, Jennifer Smalley, Homepage, 8th grade dedication ads, 8th grade dedication ads, ABI, ACE, ASB, Administration, Art, Bell Schedule, Brain Pop, Cal Student Media Festival, California Distinguished School, Campus Pictures, Capistrano Unified, CLRN, Common Sense Media, Computers, Staff, CTAP, CUE, Culinary Arts, CUSD Educator Support, Dept, Dept. Chairs & Extra Assign, District School Calendar, Drama, EBS, English, Fagan Finder Search, General School Information, History, Homework Club, http://teacherweb.capousd.org/vapetty, ISTE, Know How 2 Go, Kuhnster Productions, List Serve, Local High Schools, Math, Music, National Blue Ribbon School, Newhart ASB, Newhart Fundraisers, Panther PAL, Newhart PTA, Newhart Yearbook, Next Vista, OCDE Ed Tech, Office Staff, Online Ordering, Panther Pride, Panther Store, Panther Store Online, Panther Technology Showcase, Physical Education, PLC, News, Parents, Reflections, Info, RSP/ELD/Special Ed., School Loop Content, Science, School Site Council, SquirrelNet Searching Tools, State Content Standards, Students Run L.A., Teachers, Students, Tech Resources, UltraKey Typing/Keyboarding, Video Production, Vocal Music, Web Outlook, Woodshop and Yearbook orders


Students having Mr. Kuhn as their teacher 3rd Quarter

This is for any student that will be having Mr. Kuhn as their teacher next quarter.  If you are now in the one of the classes listed below I'll be seeing you 3rd quarter:

8th Grade - Mr. Bundy (1st period) or Mrs. Stein (2nd period)

7th Grade - Mrs. Stein (4th period)

6th Grade - Mrs. Stein (3rd and 5th period)

 8th grade can go here:  http://newhart.schoolloop.com/8thWoodshop to see what you will be doing in Woodshop.

7th graders can go here:  http://newhart.schoolloop.com/7thWoodshop to see what you'll be doing in Woodshop.

6th graders can go here:  http://newhart.schoolloop.com/StudySkills to see what you'll be learning in Study Skills.

Looking forward to meeting you February 8th,

Mr. Kuhn

 

Posted by: Mr. Kuhn Published:1/30/10
Audience: All Grades, Parents, Students and Homepage


"Coins of Compasion" Bring in your spare change to help support the UNICEF Haiti Relief Fund

The students at Newhart have been deeply touched by the recent Haiti earthquake tragedy.  In an effort to help the thousands of victims affected by the recent earthquake, the students of Newhart Middle School have set the goal of raising $10,000  for the UNICEF Haiti Relief Fund.  We are asking students bring in spare change that can be donated to through thier 1st period teacher(all denominations of donations will gladly be accepted). 100% of the money will go directly to this cause.  Kids can make the difference! "Coins of Compasion" - bring in the change that will help bring change to those in need.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:1/14/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Last chance to GUARANTEE your yearbook

The yearbook order will be placed with the publisher at the end of this month.   

Order online at Jostens.com or via an order form in the front office - $50.  

After January 29 there will only be a limited number of books available for sale at the end of the school year!  

Posted by: Mrs. Japlit Published:1/14/10
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


CUSD State of the School District
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Posted by: Web Master Published:1/13/10
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!st Oral School Wide Spelling Bee = Huge Success!

The students who responded to the amazingly tough words to spell did so with aplomb and grace!  Our five finalists are: the Champion in 1st place is Christian Martinez; 2nd is Mallika Gummuluri; 3rd is Andrew La; 4th is Prabhmeet Randawa; and 5th is Elaine Luong!

Our mayor, Mrs. Trish Kelley, commented how she loves to come to Newhart because all the students always show respect to each other and know how to behave!  Please congratulate all who were in our Bee as each did Newhart proud!

Posted by: Ms. Charles Published:1/13/10
Audience: SUCCESS FOR YOU!, Archived Pages for Ms. Charles, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Newhart Campus Beautification Day

On Saturday January 23rd, from 9am to 2pm you have an opportunity to help beautify Newhart and earn PANTHER PRIDE AWARS points.  Meet in the front of the entrance to the Newhart office and bring gloves and shovels. 

Posted by: Web Master Published:1/11/10
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San Francisco 2010 Informational Meeting Wed 1/13 at 6:30 PM in the MPR

Questions? Curious? What to know more? Students, Parents and interested persons are invited to attend an informational meeting for the 7th grade San Francisco 2010 trip.  The meeting will be held on Wed January 13 at 6:30 PM in the MPR.  All questions answered.  Forms will be available.  See you at the meeting.

Posted by: Mr. Abe Published:1/7/10
Audience: Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Proud Panther #2

Proud Panther for the 2nd Quarter is approaching, but you still have time to qualify!  In order to qualify for the next Proud Panther students must do one of the following:

  • Improve your GPA by .5 from 1st quarter
  • Increase your GPA to a 4.0
  • Maintain a 4.0 GPA

The new year is a great time to establish new learning goals.  There is still a few week of the quarter left.  Its not too late.  Improve your grades today!!!!

Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:1/7/10
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Newhart ASB and Homepage


Parents and Families of Spelling Bee contestants: Please attend on the 12th of January!

Your student would be honored if you would attend the School Wide Spelling Bee on the 12th of January during 2nd and 3rd periods.

Since that is a Tuesday, the real time would be 9:41 - 11:37.  Hope to see you there!

Why don't you come about 9:30 so you will have a seat?

Posted by: Ms. Charles Published:1/5/10
Audience: SUCCESS FOR YOU!, Archived Pages for Ms. Charles, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


7th and 8th Grade Snow Globe Dance

This Thursday, Dec. 10th, from 3:30-5pm in the MPR, ASB will be holding our annual holiday dance.  In order to help support the PAL canned food drive, we are asking for the donation of a food item for the cost of admission. Come join the fun and support a great cause.

Students must be picked of NO LATER than 5:30pm.  Students that are not picked up by that time may be restricted from attending future dances.

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Posted by: Ms. Lauren Robinson Published:12/8/09
Audience: Ms. Lauren Robinson, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Newhart ASB


No One Should Have a Hungry Holiday!

Please support our annual Food Drive benefiting South County Outreach.  Bring in canned or non-perishable food items, including pet food, and personal hygeine products.  South County Outreach helps local families in need get basic necessities like food and toiletries.  Everyone should have something to be thankful for during the Holidays.  Help spread the joy!

Posted by: Mrs. Berube Published:12/7/09
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We Want Your Tennis Balls!

Do you have old, flat tennis balls?  Science teachers need them.  Bring them to room 202 (Mrs. Berube's room).

Posted by: Mrs. Berube Published:12/3/09
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Winter pictures for the yearbook

The yearbook would love to see your pictures from Thanksgiving and Winter break for possible publication in this