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Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"

Date:
Mon 2/26 - Fri 3/2
"Random Act of Kindness"
"Random Act of Kindness"

Date:
Monday, February 26
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!

Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!
Monday, Feb 26th
Horton Hears a Who!
The school-wide kick off for our Read Across America celebration begins with your teacher reading their favorite Dr. Seuss book to your class. It’s also a day where we focus on kindness. Can you be like Horton and commit a random act of kindness?
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"

Date:
Mon 2/26 - Fri 3/2
Last Day to Nominate: 2018 Golden Acorn Award
Last Day to Nominate: 2018 Golden Acorn Award

Date:
Tuesday, February 27

"Read My Shirt Day"
"Read My Shirt Day"

Date:
Tuesday, February 27
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!

Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!
Tuesday, Feb. 27th
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (Read My Shirt Day)
Wear a shirt with words on it.
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"

Date:
Mon 2/26 - Fri 3/2
"Crazy Socks Day"
"Crazy Socks Day"

Date:
Wednesday, February 28
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!

Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!
Wednesday, Feb. 28th
Fox in Socks (Crazy Socks Day)
Wear your craziest socks to school. Anything goes!
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"

Date:
Mon 2/26 - Fri 3/2
"Drop Everything and Read Day"
"Drop Everything and Read Day"

Date:
Thursday, March 1
Where:
Horton Hears a Who!

Thursday, March 1st
Hunches in Bunches
(Drop Everything and Read Day)
All Newcastle Lions will stop what they’re doing sometime on Thursday to read a good book. Have a book ready to read that day!
9:30a PTSA Board Meeting
PTSA Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, March 1
Time:
9:30a - 11:30a
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"
Newcastle Celebrates "Read Across America"

Date:
Mon 2/26 - Fri 3/2
"Storybook Character Day"
"Storybook Character Day"

Date:
Friday, March 2
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!

Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!
Friday, March 2nd
The Cat in the Hat
(Storybook Character Day)
Students are encouraged to show off their creativity by dressing up as their favorite book character. (It doesn’t have to be a character from a Dr. Seuss book, but you can always wear red and white and/ or a hat like The Cat in the Hat!)
6:00p Grade Level Potluck and Movie Night
Grade Level Potluck and Movie Night

Date:
Friday, March 2
Time:
6:00p - 8:30p
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6:00p 5th Grade Concert
5th Grade Concert

Date:
Thursday, March 8
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
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2018 Golden Acorn Award Nomination Form
 

We have so many parents who help our kids in so many ways, whether in the classroom, through the PTSA, or out in the community. Do you know someone like this? If so, consider nominating them for the Golden Acorn Award.

Each year we recognize outstanding volunteers for their time and energy.

{Click here to nominate an incredible volunteer online} 

{Click here to view & print the 2018 Golden Acorn Award Nomination Form}

Forms can be returned via KidMail to the PTSA office, Attention: 2018 Golden Acorn Award NominationThe nomination deadline is Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Danielle Dixon at danielle_dixon@comcast.net, Kate Lonning at katelonning@gmail.com or Eva Downs at e2downs@msn.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Newcastle Elementary Celebrates "Read Across America"
 

February 26th - March 2nd, 2018

Monday, Feb 26th Horton Hears a Who!  The school-wide kick off for our Read Across America celebration begins with your teacher reading their favorite Dr. Seuss book to your class. It’s also a day where we focus on kindness. Can you be like Horton and commit a random act of kindness?

Tuesday, Feb. 27th
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! 
(Read My Shirt Day) Wear a shirt with words on it.

Wednesday, Feb. 28th
Fox in Socks (Crazy Socks Day) Wear your craziest socks to school. Anything goes!

Thursday, March 1st
Hunches in Bunches (Drop Everything and Read Day) All Newcastle Lions will stop what they’re doing sometime on Thursday to read a good book. Have a book ready to read that day!

Friday, March 2nd
The Cat in the Hat (Storybook Character Day) Students are encouraged to show off their creativity by dressing up as their favorite book character. (It doesn’t have to be a character from a Dr. Seuss book, but you can always wear red and white and/or a hat like The Cat in the Hat!)

{click here to view the Read Across America flyer}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Culture & Heritage Festival
 

* IMPORTANT NOTICE OF DATE CHANGE *

Newcastle families, save the date for the upcoming Culture & Heritage Festival, to be held on March 16th from 6-8 pm in The Commons.

WE ALL FIT TOGETHER AT NEWCASTLE ELEMENTARY!

We invite your family to participate in the following ways:

  • Decorate a “puzzle piece” that will be displayed at the school. Ideas include family and cultural traditions, flags, photos.

At the Event:

  • Set up a visual display that showcases your family’s ethnicity and cultural traditions.
  • Bring a traditional food to share.
  • Host an art/craft or interactive demonstration (examples: craft project, Henna tattoos, cultural masks).
  • Be part of the entertainment (examples: cultural performance groups, model traditional clothing).

 

Sign-up at: http://signup.com/go/rJLEqZC


{click here for Culture & Heritage Festival flyer}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ParentWiser presents...Stress on the Rise - How to support your child's successful development

Lecture by Laura Kastner, Ph.D.

February 7, 2018 7:00PM at Issaquah High School Theater

Surveys of school children show that their stress levels are at all-time highs. They cite school, home, peers and fears of the future as major sources. Parents want their children to work hard at school, but sometimes this understandable goal can intensify the stress. What’s a parent to do?

All stress isn’t bad. Stress can energize us and challenge us to reach goals. However, when situational demands exceed our ability to meet challenges, stress can lead to mental flooding and burn out. Kids can learn to be resilient, as long as challenges are not overwhelming.  Today’s parents need to understand the science of stress, so they can help their children with

coping strategies and wise decision-making.  They also need to make mental health a top priority.

Advantaged kids can be especially harmed by excessive pressure to perform academically and their parents’ own stress levels. Cultural pressure to perform, look good and achieve excellence at everything affects teens adversely. Parents can feel the same pressures, with success equated with measures from test scores and grades. Research shows that teens benefit when parents balance reasonable academic goals with healthy habits related to sleep, authoritative parenting, and media management. 

This talk will focus on what parents can do to enhance their children’s resilience, social and emotional competence and healthy resistance to stress. The good news is that by making family health a priority, parents will build skills for improving their own well-being as well as their children’s.

For parents only, of grades K-12. Cost is free for PTSA Members of Issaquah District schools, $10 donation requested of non-members.

Register Here

Register for these and future events at ParentWiser.org.  Walk-in are also welcome.  The Issaquah School District PTSA, in partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Swedish Hospital, bring you ParentWiser, a lecture series focused on bringing parents of our schools the latest research and information to be the most effective parents they can be.