1st Grade Music Concert
  Check out the 1st Grade "Goldilocks" Music Concert from Tues, May 21st, to view the video, {please click here} .  Thank you to our music teacher,  Mrs. Martin and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography! Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here} .                     ... read full article
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Laurel Webb 
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5/23/2019-6/30/2019

SpiritWear Orders Due by May 23rd
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Laurel Webb 
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5/20/2019-5/24/2019

Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind Luncheon
    O n Friday, May 3rd a large group of Newcastle parents along with Dr. Wood joined other Issaquah school district parents, educators and community members at the Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind luncheon.     It was an opportunity for all to learn more about the valuable programs available to our students courtesy of the Issaquah Schools Foundation.   Attendees heard directly from educators and students about the impact of programs like before and after school education support, the fine arts fund enabling school choirs and orchestras, and STEM programs like Robotics clubs.  Thank you to all ... read full article
Author:
Laurel Webb 
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5/10/2019-6/30/2019

2nd Grade "Pajama Party" Music Concert Video
  Check out the 2nd Grade "Pajama Party" Music Concert from Tues, April 23rd, to view the video, {please click here} .  Thank you to our music teacher,  Mrs. Martin and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography! Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here} .                 ... read full article
Author:
Laurel Webb 
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4/29/2019-6/30/2019

4th Grade Recorder Concert Video
  Check out the 4th Grade "Recorder" Music Concert from Thurs, April 18th, to view the video, {please click here} .  Thank you to our new music teacher,  Ms. Ells and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography! Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here} .                 ... read full article
Author:
Laurel Webb 
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4/19/2019-6/30/2019

3rd Grade Concert Video
  Check out the 3rd Grade "Lemonade" Music Concert from Tues, April 2nd, to view the video, {please click here} .  Thank you to our new music teacher,  Ms. Ells and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography! Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here} .                   ... read full article
Author:
Laurel Webb 
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4/5/2019-6/30/2019

Popcorn Fridays
  We need your help to fill a few  more volunteer spots for Popcorn Fridays.  On Fridays, students can buy popcorn for 25 cents during afternoon recess.  The last Friday of every month is usually Free Popcorn Friday. Remaining Volunteering dates: April 19th (Free Friday) May 3rd May 17th May 31st (Free Friday) June 14th (Free Friday) To sign up to volunteer, please use the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10C0E4EA9A92AA1FB6-popcorn   We really appreciate your offer to help! This is something that the kids truly LOVE!   Any questions, please contact Lisa Olson at lisa.olson07@yahoo.com                     ... read full article
Author:
Laurel Webb 
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4/1/2019-5/31/2019

Grade Level Concerts & 5th Grade Promotion
  Please see the dates for the upcoming grade level concerts and 5th grade promotion. DATE \ TIME GRADE Tues, April 2nd at 6:30pm 3rd Grade Thurs, April 18th at 6:30pm 4th Grade Tues, April 23rd at 6:30pm 2nd Grade Tues, May 21st at 6:30pm 1st Grade Tues, May 28th at 6:30pm Kindergarten Tues, June 11th at 6:30pm 5th Grade Wed, June 26th at 10am 5th Grade Promotion Concert video links will be available on the PTSA website after each concert.  Prior year grade level concerts & 5th grade promotion videos can be viewed { here }       ... read full article
Author:
Laurel Webb 
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3/21/2019-6/30/2019
Science Expo this Friday, March 1st from 6:30pm - 8:30pmLaurel Webb12/11/20183/3/2019
Science Expo this Friday, March 1st from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    A gentle reminder that this Friday, March 1st, our Science Expo will be running from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Newcastle Elementary School.  Even if you are not presenting a project, please come along to support the kids and try exciting vendor exhibits such as a Planetarium from Pacific Science Center, educational technology from Microsoft and Robotics from Liberty High School amongst others.   Additional Reminders & Details: For kids who are exhibiting please aim to set-up your table between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.   Please use the main school entrance and check in at the table. If your child was undecided on ... read full article
1st Grade Music ConcertLaurel Webb5/23/20196/30/2019
1st Grade Music Concert
  Check out the 1st Grade "Goldilocks" Music Concert from Tues, May 21st, to view the video, {please click here} .  Thank you to our music teacher,  Mrs. Martin and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography! Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here} .                     ... read full article
SpiritWear Orders Due by May 23rd Laurel Webb5/20/20195/24/2019
SpiritWear Orders Due by May 23rd
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Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind LuncheonLaurel Webb5/10/20196/30/2019
Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind Luncheon
    O n Friday, May 3rd a large group of Newcastle parents along with Dr. Wood joined other Issaquah school district parents, educators and community members at the Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind luncheon.     It was an opportunity for all to learn more about the valuable programs available to our students courtesy of the Issaquah Schools Foundation.   Attendees heard directly from educators and students about the impact of programs like before and after school education support, the fine arts fund enabling school choirs and orchestras, and STEM programs like Robotics clubs.  Thank you to all ... read full article
2nd Grade "Pajama Party" Music Concert Video Laurel Webb4/29/20196/30/2019
2nd Grade "Pajama Party" Music Concert Video
  Check out the 2nd Grade "Pajama Party" Music Concert from Tues, April 23rd, to view the video, {please click here} .  Thank you to our music teacher,  Mrs. Martin and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography! Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here} .                 ... read full article
Scholastic Book Fair at Newcastle May 13th - 17thLaurel Webb4/22/20195/18/2019
Scholastic Book Fair at Newcastle May 13th - 17th
    Great books for summer reading will be available at Newcastle the week of May 13th - 17th. Students will be able to shop during their lunch and afternoon recess times all week. The Book Fair will stay open after school on Wednesday, May 15 th until 2:30 pm.   WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you’re interested in volunteering at the Book Fair, please go to our school’s book fair site: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/newcastlelions   Something new this year is the digital payment format called eWallet.   Parents can set up an account for their child to use instead of bringing ... read full article
4th Grade Recorder Concert Video Laurel Webb4/19/20196/30/2019
4th Grade Recorder Concert Video
  Check out the 4th Grade "Recorder" Music Concert from Thurs, April 18th, to view the video, {please click here} .  Thank you to our new music teacher,  Ms. Ells and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography! Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here} .                 ... read full article
Now Accepting Golden Acorn Award NominationsLaurel Webb4/15/20194/30/2019
Now Accepting Golden Acorn Award Nominations
    We are happy to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Golden Acorn Award!  Each year our PTSA awards the Golden Acorn to individuals who have given outstanding volunteer service to the children and youth in our school community.  The Golden Acorn is special and is an excellent way to honor our volunteers that have given continued and dedicated service that goes above and beyond !    We greatly apologize for our late initiation of this process this year, but will be sure the recognition for the recipients goes above and beyond!  It does mean ... read full article
3rd Grade Concert VideoLaurel Webb4/5/20196/30/2019
3rd Grade Concert Video
  Check out the 3rd Grade "Lemonade" Music Concert from Tues, April 2nd, to view the video, {please click here} .  Thank you to our new music teacher,  Ms. Ells and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography! Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here} .                   ... read full article
Popcorn FridaysLaurel Webb4/1/20195/31/2019
Popcorn Fridays
  We need your help to fill a few  more volunteer spots for Popcorn Fridays.  On Fridays, students can buy popcorn for 25 cents during afternoon recess.  The last Friday of every month is usually Free Popcorn Friday. Remaining Volunteering dates: April 19th (Free Friday) May 3rd May 17th May 31st (Free Friday) June 14th (Free Friday) To sign up to volunteer, please use the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10C0E4EA9A92AA1FB6-popcorn   We really appreciate your offer to help! This is something that the kids truly LOVE!   Any questions, please contact Lisa Olson at lisa.olson07@yahoo.com                     ... read full article
Lunch for the BreakLaurel Webb3/22/20194/3/2019
Lunch for the Break
    Thursday, March 21st - Tuesday, April 2nd School breaks are an exciting time for most children. But for some children, school breaks are a time when their family doesn't have enough food. Many children in our community struggle with food insecurity when school is not in session.  Lunch for the Break is working to make sure all Issaquah School District students have enough to eat, even when students are out of school over a long break.   Please help your child’s class reach their goal! Every class that meets their goal will get a treat! Look out for ... read full article
Yearbook Candid Photos Needed!Laurel Webb1/24/20194/15/2019
Yearbook Candid Photos Needed!
  We are now starting to layout our 2018-2019 Newcastle yearbook and need your help to gather photos.  As in previous years, our yearbook is filled with candid pictures of the kids and staff from each classroom, grade level, clubs and events. These photos can be taken at school or at any school sponsored event (such as the Costume Carnival, Veterans Day assembly or Science Expo.) All photos can be emailed to our yearbook chair, Jessica Anderson at jessiej0608@gmail.com .  If you have a large number of photos, I can send you a link to directly upload them to our ... read full article
Order Your Child’s 2018-2019 Yearbook!Laurel Webb1/24/20194/7/2019
Order Your Child’s 2018-2019 Yearbook!
    If you did not reserve a yearbook for your child at the beginning of the school year, it’s not too late!  Purchase one online at http://newcastleptsa.org/Home by clicking on the ‘ yearbooks ’ icon in the left column and follow the prompts to complete your purchase. Don’t wait!  The current cost is $23 per copy.  The cost after April 1st will be $28 and the final deadline to order will be April 6th. Note: if you don’t remember if you reserved a copy earlier in the school year, go to the PTSA website, click on ‘my account’, log ... read full article
Popcorn Friday Volunteers NeededLaurel Webb1/14/20192/28/2019
Popcorn Friday Volunteers Needed
  Every Friday students can buy popcorn for 25 cents during afternoon recess.  The last Friday of every month is free popcorn Friday! If you are interested in volunteering for Popcorn Fridays, click here to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea9a92aa1fb6-popcorn Any questions, please contact Lori Weaver at Cousineaulori@aol.com .                         ... read full article
Congratulations to the Newcastle 2019 Geography Bee Champion!Laurel Webb1/9/20191/31/2019
Congratulations to the Newcastle 2019 Geography Bee Champion!
  After an outstanding effort by all 13 finalists in the Newcastle Elementary Geographic Bee, the championship round came down to Carter Ackermann and Caleb Chin. After an exciting round of three questions, Carter earned the title of school champion for the second year in a row. Carter will now take an online test provided by the National Geographic Society in an attempt to qualify for the state competition. The students in WA with the top 100 qualifying test scores will represent their schools and compete at the state level on March 29th, 2019.   Compliments to all of our ... read full article
Finalists for the Newcastle Elementary Geography BeeLaurel Webb12/17/201812/31/2018
Finalists for the Newcastle Elementary Geography Bee
  Congratulations to the following 4th and 5th grade students who have qualified during their Classroom Bees to compete as finalists in Newcastle Elementary School’s Geography Bee: Eli Nguyen, Jojo Le, Sofia Kincaid, Nishita Alla, Wenhan Xie, Carter Ackerman, Ava Bastron, Caleb Chin, Trevor Reinhold, Kaitlin Ojendyk, Eesha Sreejith, Gianna Orchekowsky, Elora Rodriguez-Vigel, and Makenna Hall. The finalists will share their geography knowledge during the Geography Bee on Monday, January 7th at 2:50 pm in the Commons. Parents are welcome to attend and support our finalists. Thank you to Ms. Wilhelm for being the teacher coordinator for the Geography Bee ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Lion Art ContestLaurel Webb12/12/20181/5/2019
Yearbook Cover Lion Art Contest
  Calling all Newcastle artists!! Create your best Newcastle Lion and your drawing could end up on the cover of the 2018-2019 yearbook!! Entries due by Friday, January 4th. {Click here for the flyer and additional information.} Questions?  Contact Jessica Anderson at jessiej0608@gmail.com ... read full article
Mr. Miller Needs a Haircut - 5 Lucky Kids can be his Barber!Laurel Webb12/11/201812/31/2018
Mr. Miller Needs a Haircut - 5 Lucky Kids can be his Barber!
    Mr. Miller's lucky barbers have been chosen.  The lucky winners are... Mia Carr - Bechtold (4th grade) Gabi Thoenson - Burnham (3rd) Brighton Flint - Johnson (2nd) Malak Helal - Johnson (2nd) Claire Webb - Eisele (2nd) Mr. Miller will get his holiday haircut during lunch on Wednesday, December 19th. Thank you to everyone who turned in raffle tickets. This will be a great holiday gift for Mr. Miller!     Look in your child's KidMail this week to find the raffle tickets that could win your child the chance to give our PE teacher, Mr. Miller, a ... read full article
Auction Art Details!Laurel Webb11/7/201812/9/2018
Auction Art Details!
  Here are a few details on the All New Auction Art Projects that will be available for you to bid on for your child starting Monday, December 3rd.   1 of 6 - Would your 4th or 5th grader go nuts for this latest art craze? Give ‘em a chance to create a one-of-a-kind piece of fluid acrylic art you will be proud to hang on your wall. 2 of 6 - Poppies, Polymers and Painting, Oh My!  How excited would your 2nd or 3rd grader be to create and bring home a 3-D masterpiece like this? And how excited ... read full article
'Crocktober' Staff Appreciation LuncheonLaurel Webb10/17/201810/23/2018
'Crocktober' Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  Three times a year, the families of Newcastle Elementary host a luncheon for teachers and staff to show them how much we appreciate everything they do for our children.   This year, we need the help of the 4th and 5th Grade parents to help create a delicious 'Crocktober' Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 23rd.   Non- perishable items can be dropped off on Monday, October 22nd. Tables will be set up in front of the office for you to leave your food. All containers will be returned to the same tables by the end of the day ... read full article
Dad’s Night Out! Friday, October 19thLaurel Webb10/9/201810/19/2018
Dad’s Night Out! Friday, October 19th
  Dad Volunteers Needed for the inaugural Spooky Spaghetti at the Costume Carnival… Dad's you would be committing to a night on the town.  This could include helping with the Spooky Spaghetti set-up, serving dinner to the children and families, dressing up in themed event gear.  Dad's can then join afterwards in a social gathering at a local venue. Please contact p eteinseattle@yahoo. com  to learn more.     ... read full article
Costume Carnival & Spooky Spaghetti DinnerLaurel Webb10/8/201810/19/2018
Costume Carnival & Spooky Spaghetti Dinner
  Find Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Presale ($5 each) information by visiting www.newcastleptsa.org Crazy hair d ay vs . Pajama Day - Vote by donating a food item Click here to view\print the flyer - Costume Carnival & Spooky Spaghetti Dinner Don't forget to return the Pie Eating Contest Ballots! Want to see your favorite staff member compete onstage at the PTSA Costume Carnival? Start Voting Now!   The 3 staff members who receive the most votes will compete in the Pie Eating Contest at 7pm at the Costume Carnival on Friday, Oct. 19th.    Return Ballots by Friday, Oct. 12th - ... read full article
Stay Up to Date with Calendar of EventsLaurel Webb9/28/201810/31/2018
Stay Up to Date with Calendar of Events
  Did you know you can view all of the events from Newcastle Elementary PTSA in your favorite calendar applications? For a step by step guide, click here: http://newcastleptsa.org/Event/ViewElsewhere This includes Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, smart phones, tablets, and any other devices or applications that support the iCal format. As events are added and changed on this website, your other calendar applications will automatically update to reflect the changes. At the same time, events coming from this website will be kept separate from your personal calendar items, and you can easily hide these events at any time.       ... read full article
Dates to RememberLaurel Webb8/17/20189/13/2018
Dates to Remember
  Please note the following important dates! Date\Time   Tues, Sept 4th 2:00pm - 3:00pm KinderConnect Popsicle's on the Playground for incoming Kindergarten families Tues, Sept 4th 3:00pm - 3:45pm Meet the Teacher Tues, Sept 4th 3:45pm - 5:00pm PTSA Back-to-School Picnic Tues, Sept 4th 5:00pm - 6:00pm Curriculum Night for Kinder, 3rd and 4th Wed, Sept 5th 9:15am - 1:30pm First Day of School for 1st - 5th Grades Fri, Sept 7th 9:15am - 1:30pm First Day of School for Kinders Thurs, Sept 13th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Curriculum Night for 2nd and 5th Thurs, Sept 20th 6:00pm - 7:00pm ... read full article
Volunteer ApplicationLaurel Webb8/1/201810/31/2018
Volunteer Application
  Interested in Volunteering during the 2018/2019 school year?  The Issaquah School District requires that volunteers update their application information annually. If you are interested in volunteering during the 2018/2019 school year, please log-in to your existing account by going to: https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/ and clicking on “Login” in the upper right corner of the screen. Please allow up to four weeks for processing .  If you have questions please e-mail volunteers@issaquah.wednet.edu for assistance.                           ... read full article
Updated Bell Schedule for 2018/2019 School YearLaurel Webb8/1/20189/13/2018
Updated Bell Schedule for 2018/2019 School Year
  A slight change has been made to elementary school start and end times for the 2018/2019 school year to allow more time for buses to complete their routes. All elementary schools will start and end five minutes later beginning next fall. Bell Times Regular  Wednesday  Early Release   General 9:15 AM - 3:40 PM 9:15 AM - 1:30 PM 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM Half-Day Kindergarten 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM  9:15 AM - 11:45 AM                           ... read full article
Grade Level Concerts & 5th Grade PromotionLaurel Webb3/21/20196/30/2019
Grade Level Concerts & 5th Grade Promotion
  Please see the dates for the upcoming grade level concerts and 5th grade promotion. DATE \ TIME GRADE Tues, April 2nd at 6:30pm 3rd Grade Thurs, April 18th at 6:30pm 4th Grade Tues, April 23rd at 6:30pm 2nd Grade Tues, May 21st at 6:30pm 1st Grade Tues, May 28th at 6:30pm Kindergarten Tues, June 11th at 6:30pm 5th Grade Wed, June 26th at 10am 5th Grade Promotion Concert video links will be available on the PTSA website after each concert.  Prior year grade level concerts & 5th grade promotion videos can be viewed { here }       ... read full article