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Deadline for Spring Fling Permission Forms
Deadline for Spring Fling Permission Forms

Date:
Wednesday, June 19

Return the double-sided permission form that your child brought home. If your child does not turn in a completed permission form, they will not be able to participate in the Spring Fling activities.
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Spring Fling
Spring Fling

Date:
Friday, June 21
Where:
Newcastle Elementary School
Deadline for PTSA Check Requests
Deadline for PTSA Check Requests

Date:
Friday, June 21
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Yearbooks coming home with students
Yearbooks coming home with students

Date:
Monday, June 24
3:00p End of Year Yearbook Sales
End of Year Yearbook Sales

Date:
Monday, June 24
Time:
3:00p - 3:35p

As with previous years, a limited quantity of yearbooks will be available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis in the PTSA office. If interested, please bring with you $30 cash or a $30 check made payable to Newcastle Elementary PTSA. Only purchases made in person during these hours will be accepted.
3:00p End of Year Yearbook Sales {if any remain}
End of Year Yearbook Sales {if any remain}

Date:
Tuesday, June 25
Time:
3:00p - 3:35p

As with previous years, a limited quantity of yearbooks will be available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis in the PTSA office. If interested, please bring with you $30 cash or a $30 check made payable to Newcastle Elementary PTSA. Only purchases made in person during these hours will be accepted.
10:00a 5th Grade Promotion
5th Grade Promotion

Date:
Wednesday, June 26
Time:
10:00a - 12:00p
Where:
Newcastle Elementary School
9:15a Last day of school for students
Last day of school for students

Date:
Thursday, June 27
Time:
9:15a - 11:45a
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End of Year Yearbook Sales
As with previous years, a limited quantity of yearbooks will be available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis in the PTSA office on:
  • Monday, June 24th from 3:00pm - 3:35pmIf you have ordered a yearbook for your child, be on the look out as teachers will be distributing yearbooks to students on this day.
  •  If any yearbooks remain - Tuesday, June 25th from 3:00pm - 3:35pm
If interested, please bring with you $30 cash or a $30 check made payable to Newcastle Elementary PTSA. Only purchases made in person during these hours will be accepted.
 
Note: if you do not remember if you have ordered a yearbook for your child go to the PTSA website, click on ‘my account’, log in, and go to “current orders”.
 
Questions? Please contact Christine McClure at ajandchristine@gmail.com.
 
 
Did you know you can view all eBlasts from Newcastle Elementary PTSA in one place? For a complete list of eBlasts communicated by the PTSA, please {click here}
 
 
 
2019/2020 PTSA Board/Chair Positions Still Available
If you are interested in learning more about these positions or other PTSA opportunities, please contact Trisha Marshall at tsm0507@gmail.com.
  • Secretary (Board Position) - help us maintain our critical PTSA documents
  • Co-VP of Programs (Board Position) - help shape the family and student enrichment programs that create a strong school community
  • Kinder Connect Chairs (2) - have an incoming Kindergartner? Help us welcome new Kindergartners and their families to Newcastle Elementary by organizing a outreach events.
  • First Two Weeks of School Volunteer Chair(s) - help us make sure the transition back to school in the Fall goes as seamlessly as possible by organizing volunteers to help at pick up, drop off and lunch.
 
 
 
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}

 

Summer Reading!
 
 
MackinVIA

Students have access to their MackinVIA account for databases and eBooks all summer long.

  • Go to www.mackinvia.com
  • Select Newcastle Elementary
  • User ID: your child’s 7-digit District ID
  • Password: Last Name (capitalized)

King County Library System

The King County Library System’s annual summer program kicked off June 1st. All students are encouraged to participate! There are LOTS of great science-themed activities planned all summer long. Check out their website!

Our wonderful Newcastle KCLS Children’s Librarian, Kelcy Tiger, recommended lots of great books for the kids at our Summer Reading assembly. Click here for her list of awesome books for summer reading!

Free Access All Summer to Capstone Interactive eBooks!

Now through August 31st, Capstone is providing free access to thousands of eBooks that can be read from home or on-the-go. These eBooks can be used with a laptop or desktop computer or a tablet.

Best of all, Capstone Interactive eBooks provide critical supports like text-highlighting and read-aloud audio, recorded by professional voice-over artists. Plus, the easy navigation makes it inviting for your student to find their Capstone favorites: like the spunky Katie Woo, stunning photography from PebblePlus books, and thrilling reads like Library of Doom from Michael Dahl. And you can feel comfortable knowing your student is exploring an ad-free website bursting with resources to help them read.

Check out all the titles available using the login information below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What Superpowers do YOU want to bring to the PTSA next year?
 

We are so energized by the possibilities created by our successful fundraising efforts over the last two years and the generosity of our families, and we are looking for people to make those possibilities a reality!  We have a complete turnover of our PTSA board and several committee chair positions this year and we have several openings we still need to fill.  The good news is that many of us will still be around to provide support for the new board.  We are fortunate to have elected Trisha Marshall (President) and Allison Sweeney and Mary Vickers (Co-VPs of Volunteers) last week to the 2019/2020 Board.
 
Below are some of the positions we are still looking to fill:
 

Co-President

Oversight of PTSA operations, liaison to the PTA Council, representative of PTSA to the teachers and the school

Secretary (2)

Meeting minutes, maintain legal documents and PTSA bylaws and guidelines

Treasurer (2)

Pay bills, budget management, financial status reporting

VP Programs (2-3)

Oversight of family events, enrichment programs, Art, Reflections

VP Outreach (2)

Oversight of humanitarian programs, new family outreach, food drive, gift barn, potluck and movie nights

VP Ways and Means (2)

Fundraising, spirit wear, corporate matching, giving programs

VP Communications

Oversight of communication channels, room parent coordination, directory, eNews

In addition to the Board positions, we also need the following Chair roles filled before the end of the year - Webmaster, Staff Appreciation, Kinder Connect

Our current board members will be reaching out for conversations in an effort to fill next year’s board and set us up for success!  If you would like more information about any of the above opportunities and want to talk to a board member, {please click here to submit your interest via a Google form} or email Angela Ursino at angelaursino@comcast.net or Elysa Piha at empiha@gmail.com with your name and the positions you are interested in exploring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Check Requests for Expense Reimbursements
 

Please send in your check requests to the attention of Mary Brown in the PTSA office by Friday, June 21st.

 

 

 

 

 

 


5th Grade Music Concert
 

Check out the 5th Grade "I Need a Vacation" Music Concert from Tuesday, June 11th.

To view the video, {please click here}Thank you to our music teacher,  Ms. Ells and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kindergarten Music Concert
 

Check out the Kindergarten "Baby Beluga - A Musical Review" Music Concert from Tuesday, May 28th.

To view the video, {please click here}Thank you to our music teacher,  Ms. Ells and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1st Grade Music Concert
 

Check out the 1st Grade "Goldilocks" Music Concert from Tuesday, 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2nd Grade "Pajama Party" Music Concert Video
 

Check out the 2nd Grade "Pajama Party" Music Concert from Tuesday, 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4th Grade Recorder Concert Video
 

Check out the 4th Grade "Recorder" Music Concert from Thursday, 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3rd Grade Concert Video
 

Check out the 3rd Grade "Lemonade" Music Concert from Tuesday, 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Check out the Auction Videos
 
 
Watch what our kids have to say {click here for the Raise the Paddle Auction Video} and visit our Auction site {here} to donate today.
 
You can also watch some adorable Kindergartners as they urge you to "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" {click here for the Follow the Yellow Brick Road Auction Video}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, use the following links:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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