Oct 20
FREE Popcorn Friday
FREE Popcorn Friday

Friday, October 25
Nov 1
7:00p Parentwiser: How to Keep Your Teen Safe
Parentwiser: How to Keep Your Teen Safe

Monday, October 28
7:00p - 9:00p
Liberty High School

For parents & students of grades 6-12
Forefront Suicide Prevention community informational forum for teen mental health.
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PTSA Food Drive To Benefit the Issaquah Food Bank
The Newcastle PTSA is holding a Food Drive from October 16th-October 30th to benefit the Issaquah Food Bank, a local non-profit organization serving our community. Its mission is to provide basic needs for our community members to promote self-sufficiency. Donations will benefit newborns to age 90+, including homeless, struggling seniors, the mentally ill and victims of tough times or tough streets.

Please help make a difference in our community by donating the following non-perishable food items and essential supplies in the marked collection bins within Newcastle Elementary School during the Drive.

Issaquah Food Bank is in serious need of the following items:

  • Progresso Soups/Healthy Soup
  • Pasta Sauce/Spaghetti
  • Mac & Cheese/Pasta & Rice a Roni
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Tuna/Chicken/Other Meats
  • Canned Pasta Meals
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Broth/Stock
  • Boost/Ensure
  • Gluten Free Foods
  • Cooking Oil (small 24 oz)
  • Baby Wipes & Diapers 4-6
  • Toiletries             
  • Laundry/Dish Soap                   
Deposit donations into one of the bins at school by the main office or foot of the stairs anytime from October 16th-October 30th. The bins will be labeled “Dress Alike Day” and “Dream Job Day”. We will also be collecting donations at the Costume Carnival this Friday, October 18th. A raffle ticket will be handed out for every item donated at the Carnival. Please drop off your donations by 7:30 to be entered into the raffle for prizes. At the end of the Food Drive, whichever bin has collected the most food will determine which kind of fun day the whole school will have. Questions, please contact Heather Ackermann at hm_ackermann@yahoo.comThank you for your help and support!
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}
Ever Wonder If Your Child Is Normal? Attend Parentwiser “Normal Sucks” On Tuesday, Oct. 22
Author and advocate Jonathan Mooney will be visiting Issaquah on October 22 to share his empowering message that being different doesn't mean people are deficient in any way. Experience Jonathan's inspiring message and his epic journey overcoming learning differences to eventually attend Brown University.

Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines

October 22 at 7pm at Skyline High School

Register here. Free for PTSA members.

Volunteer Spotlight
Our classroom art curriculum kicked off this month and a HUGE Newcastle Lion thank you goes out to our Art Docent Chairs, Randi Belcher and Sam Condiotty. These ladies have spent countless hours planning an innovative and engaging art curriculum for every grade this year. Give them a big Thank You when you see them. 

Support the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Support Our Kids!
Our fall campaign, Step up for Kids is still in full swing! Donations can always be made online here.
Dining for Kids
Join us on November 6th at Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill in Issaquah Highlands and Dine for Kids! Our Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day’s proceeds as a donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid. More information about Dining for Kids dates & locations can be found here.
Shop for a Cause
Join the Issaquah Schools Foundation at the Golf Club at Newcastle on November 14th and get a jump on your Holiday shopping! $3 from each glassybaby purchase and 20% of all Kendra Scott jewelry sales will be donated back to fund programs and resources for Issaquah School District students. Enjoy an evening on the Terrace (indoor) of the Calcutta Grill with friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and rally together to shop for a cause!
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}