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6:30p Spelling Bee Final
Spelling Bee Final

Date:
Monday, February 8
Time:
6:30p - 8:30p
Where:
The Commons
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Date:
Thursday, February 11

Hosted by 2nd & 3rd Grade families.
5:30p Lion Chorus Performance-Choir-Fest Invitational
Lion Chorus Performance-Choir-Fest Invitational

Date:
Thursday, February 11
Time:
5:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Liberty High School

6:00p Kindergarten Information Night
Kindergarten Information Night

Date:
Thursday, February 11
Time:
6:00p - 7:00p
Where:
The Commons
Last Day to Purchase SpirtWear!
Last Day to Purchase SpirtWear!

Date:
Friday, February 12
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NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
Presidents' Day
Presidents' Day

Date:
Monday, February 15
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL: Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
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Save Popcorn Fridays!

Due to lack of parent volunteers for Popcorn Fridays, we must cancel popcorn sales on February 5th and 12th. We currently only have one volunteer in March and April and are in jeopardy of canceling popcorn for both months. Popcorn Fridays are a popular treat to end the week for our students and a Newcastle tradition. Without the support of volunteers, we can no longer continue the program.  If you would like to help save Popcorn Fridays, please sign up here: http://vols.pt/s1672m


Congratulations Spelling Bee Finalists!

Congratulations to all students who participated in Newcastle Elementary’s first Spelling Bee! Grade level spelling bees were held Wednesday, January 6th to determine the 24 finalists who will participate in our Newcastle Spelling Bee Final on Monday evening, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM in The Commons. Everyone is invited to attend. During our final school bee, students will be asked to spell words orally in front of a judge, their peers, and the assembled audience. One finalist will be selected to represent Newcastle Elementary at the regional competition on March 13, 2016 at Seattle Town Hall.

Congratulations to the following finalists:

  • 3rd Grade - Aditi M., Amelia M., Angelina G., Annika S., Aubrey S., Dylan B., Jacob S., Hailey C., Hailey W., Ladan Y., Lukas F., Taylor H., Tyler R.
  • 4th Grade - Addysen W., David V., Mia W., Nidhi A., Travis O., Yating Z.
  • 5th Grade - Jadyn B., Jensen W., Julius C., Mia M., Sydney K.

 


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Golden Acorn Nominations

Each year our PTSA awards the Golden Acorn to individuals who have given outstanding continued and dedicated volunteer service to the children and youth in our school community. This is an excellent way to honor our volunteers that have gone “above and beyond!” Award winners receive the Golden Acorn Award Pin and a special certificate from the Washington State PTA. The Newcastle PTSA also contributes in the winner’s name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to selected high school students entering post-secondary education. Do you know someone who you think deserves recognition? Please complete a Golden Acorn Nomination form and return it to the PTSA office by February 29th! Last year's recipients - JuliAnne Diesch, Sangeet Kindra, and Stefanie Williamson - are eager to recognize this year's outstanding volunteers!


Nominating Committee

How are PTSA officers selected? A Nominating Committee is elected and tasked with finding PTSA members who would govern the 501(c)3 with integrity and enthusiasm for providing great programs for the students and families at Newcastle Elementary. We would love to have representation from each grade level on the Nominating Committee. Members of this short-term committee start meeting in February, then talk with potential candidates for leadership roles for 2016-2017. The slate of candidates will be presented at the April 25th PTSA General Membership meeting.

Interested in being part of this ad hoc and influential committee? Reach out to our VP of Volunteers, Julie Pedraza for more information.


Open Volunteer Positions
Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help with the PTSA programs this year! We have a wonderful group of parents to chair and coordinate our many programs, activities and other PTSA related responsibilities.  We still have some openings we need to fill, and some of them urgently. If you have interest in any of these positions, please contact Julie Pedraza at  juliepedraza1@yahoo.com . Thank you!   URGENT NEEDS: 2017 Auction Co-Chairs - Fall 2015 through Spring 2017 Posters Chair - All year  Bulletin Board Chair - All year    ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER NEEDS:   Spring Fundraiser Chair - Spring Corporate Rebates ... read full article

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