Oct 23
10:00a Auction Touchbase Session
Auction Touchbase Session

Wednesday, October 26
10:00a - 12:00p
KCLS Newcastle Library

Join the Auction Leadership Team for a weekly Touchbase session to learn where plans stand and what you can do to assist in the success of the March 11, 2017 "Dare to Dream" PTSA Auction! Contact Auction Co-Chairs Helen ( and Lisa ( to find out more.

6:00p SCREENAGER: Growing Up in the Digital Age
SCREENAGER: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Wednesday, October 26
6:00p - 9:00p
Open Window School at 6128 168th Place SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

Open Window School, a K-8 school located on Cougar Mountain at 6128 168th Place SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 will be showing Screenagers on October 26 at the school gymnasium. Tickets are $5 and include a dinner of pizza and salad as well as the movie. Doors open at 6:00pm and the movie will begin at 7:00pm.
To purchase tickets:
For more information, please contact:

2:00p FREE Popcorn
FREE Popcorn

Friday, October 28
2:00p - 3:00p
Newcastle Elementary Playground

The last Friday of the month, PTSA Popcorn is FREE! During afternoon recesses, your child can come by and get a small bag of popcorn. Other Fridays, popcorn costs just a quarter. We hope you'll join in this simple but long-standing tradition at Newcastle Elementary!
9:00a “The Power of Me, Power of We” Conference
“The Power of Me, Power of We” Conference

Saturday, October 29
9:00a - 4:00p
Pacific Cascades Middle School

“The Power of Me, Power of We” conference sponsored by Influence the Choice (Issaquah Schools Foundation) and Friends of Youth. This is an inspirational one-day FREE event for middle school students. We will enjoy food, fun, and friends as we learn about becoming change makers in the areas of substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion. To register -
Nov 1
8:30a Reflections Submissions DUE
Reflections Submissions DUE

Friday, November 4
8:30a - 3:40p
PTSA Office

Any Reflections submissions are DUE today before the end of the day! Danielle Dixon will collect all items to ensure they meet WA State PTA Reflections Guidelines and will have judges evaluate all submissions after this date. Finalists will be honored on November 16th at 6 PM in the Newcastle Elementary Library.
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Reflections: Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

The National PTA annually sponsors its Reflections program to recognize students for their artistic creativity. The theme this year is “What Is Your Story?” Students of all grades and abilities may participate by submitting their original work related to that theme in one or more of the following categories: visual arts, literature, photography, dance choreography, film production, or music composition. Individuals with expertise in each of these areas will judge the submissions, and finalists from Newcastle Elementary will continue on to the District competition. Visit for specific information about the program process and guidelines adopted by the Washington State PTA.

Look for a Kidmail flyer this week with additional details and registration information. The deadline for submissions to the Newcastle PTSA office is Friday, November 4. The PTSA will host a recognition event for participants and their families in the school library at 6 PM on Wednesday, November 16. Please contact Reflections Program Chair Danielle Dixon ( with questions.

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Dare to Dream PTSA Auction

Still curious about what this is?  Attend one of our Wednesday Meetings - every week at 10 AM at the KCLS Newcastle Library.  Positions needed:

•  Online auction helper
•  Invitation coordinator / RSVP manager
•  Decoration chair + team of 3
•  Signage-communication coordinator
•  Visual presentation coordinator
•  Event photographer (hopefully donated)





Know a local business that would want to support our school?  We are still looking for corporate sponsorships - levels from $250 to $2,750!

Want to help procure items! Use this doc: Donation Information Sheet
Contact us!  We put the FUN in fundraising!
Helen Gray & Lisa Lewis, Auction Co-Chairs

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SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.  Watch the trailer at:, and a few additional insights:  Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, PBS

Advance ticket purchase is required.  For more information, please contact

For parents and students, ages K-12. Sponsored by Parentwiser of Issaquah PTSA Council, Issaquah Schools Foundation, & Swedish Medical of Issaquah


Monday, Oct 17th at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Issaquah High School Theater
700 2nd Ave. SE, Issaquah, WA

Film documentary followed by expert panel Q&A.  Free for Issaquah PTSA members, $5 donation requested for non-members.

Wednesday, Oct 26th at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Open Window School
6128 168th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

Tickets are $5 and include a dinner of pizza and salad as well as the movie.  Doors open at 6:00 and the movie will begin at 7:00.