Feb 17
No School - Presidents Day
No School - Presidents Day

Monday, February 18
No School - Second Winter Break
No School - Second Winter Break

Tue 2/19 - Fri 2/22
No School - Second Winter Break
No School - Second Winter Break

Tue 2/19 - Fri 2/22
No School - Second Winter Break
No School - Second Winter Break

Tue 2/19 - Fri 2/22
No School - Second Winter Break
No School - Second Winter Break

Tue 2/19 - Fri 2/22
Mar 1
6:30p Science Fair Expo
Science Fair Expo

Friday, March 1
6:30p - 9:00p
Newcastle Elementary School
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Auction Co-Chairs:
Allison Sweeney & Trisha Marshall

Road to the Emerald City Website is Live! 
For all auction-related information, visit:

To Our Sponsors & Supporters: THANK YOU!

{For the complete list of sponsors & supporters, click here}

Online Experience Auction Launching Sunday, March 3rd

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our final online auction is launching Sunday, March 3rd! This is your chance to score those one-of-a-kind teacher experiences for your child and it’s your only opportunity to get front row seats to grade-level concerts and 5th grade promotion. And this year we’ll have a chance for you 4th and 5th grade parents to do something extra special for your kids before they graduate. You definitely don’t want to miss it. 

Auction Gift Card Drive Extended

All the snow kept us from school, but hopefully it gave you a chance to round up those unused gift cards. We’ve extended the Gift Card Drive until Friday, March 1st, so grab those gift cards from home or pick one up from a favorite store and SEND THEM TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD! 

Gift cards of any denomination are appreciated. Send them to school with your child or drop them off in the PTSA mailbox in the Main Office (place in an envelope and indicate your child’s teacher). The class that collects the most gift cards will win a DONUT DAY!


Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056

Auction and Dinner from 5:30pm - 10:00pm
After Party from 10:00pm - 12:00am



Auction Ticket Sales are Open - Buy Yours Today!

Auction invitations went home last week and now is your chance to buy your tickets. Purchase tickets {here} and enjoy all Auction festivities including appetizers, dinner, Silent and Live Auction, and of course our first-ever After Party with live music from Tasty Waves! Tickets are $85 each now and go up to $100 on March 10th so don’t delay.

Book Your Room For Auction Night Today

With cocktails, dinner, and an afterparty complete with live music, dancing and games, why not make a whole evening away out of the Auction? Road to the Emerald City guests can book a room at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington for just $149.  Simply book {here} and use Group Code G-NESA. But hurry, the offer is only good until February 28th.



Staff Appreciation Italian Pasta Bar!
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 UPDATE: Because of uncertain weather conditions, we are postponing the Staff Luncheon on Thursday.  

Every year, we provide 3 luncheons for our fabulous Newcastle Staff to show them how much we appreciate them!  In Fall, it is provided by the 4th and 5th Grade parents, Winter the 2nd and 3rd Grade parents and Spring the Kinder and 1st Grade parents.

The luncheons are for ALL the staff - 75 people!  We need YOUR help to create a delicious PASTA BAR on Thursday, February 7th. The staff will be able to help themselves to a variety of cooked noodles and then add the sauce and toppings of their choice!

Please drop food off BEFORE 10:00am - we will have tables set-up outside the office. Your dishes will be cleaned and ready to collect at the end of the day.

Thank you for helping to make this a success!

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE TIME TO COOK, BUT STILL WANT TO SHOW MY APPRECIATION? Click here for a link to an Amazon wish list for the disposable products we need for the luncheon. WE ARE SWITCHING TO ALL COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS in line with Newcastle Elementary's ECO challenge.

Please contact Yvette at with any questions.



















Newcastle Elementary Celebrates Read Across America!
Please contact Mrs. Berry at with any questions. 

Monday, March 4th

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, March 5th

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (Read My Shirt Day)

Wear a shirt with words on it.

Wednesday, March 6th

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!)

Thursday, March 7th

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 8th

Fox in Socks (Crazy Day)

Wear your craziest socks to school. Anything goes!

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Newcastle PTSA is Excited to Bring you Science Expo 2019


Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


K-5 students - participate, learn & have fun.


Work on your choice of Science projects – Exhibit - Earn a certificate and souvenir.


Attend, explore and learn with hands-on Experiences from Tech Organizations.


Register by Friday, January 18th, 2019 at


Parent volunteers for various activities. Please sign up at

{Click here for the flyer and additional information.}

{Click here for the Science Expo 2019 - Registration Form.}

Please contact Jon Gass at or Ram Sarma at for any questions or suggestions. 




























Yearbook Photos

It is once again that time of year when we start requesting candid photos for the Newcastle yearbook. We need your help to make sure the yearbook is full of a variety of photos from throughout the year. These photos should be of students on school grounds and at school sponsored events and clubs. Please make sure the resolution of the photos is 750KB or higher.

All photos can be emailed to our yearbook chair, Jessica Anderson at Thank you!













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 by clicking on theyearbooks 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 in, and go to “current orders”. A confirmation of your purchase will appear in that screen. 

If you have any questions, please contact Christine McClure for PTSA Yearbook Sales at














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:

Any questions, please contact Lori Weaver at













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