Jan 19
No School - MLK Holiday
No School - MLK Holiday

Monday, January 20
7:00p How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020
How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020

Wednesday, January 22
7:00p - 8:30p
Liberty High School

by Dr. Caprice Hollins. For parents of grades K-12
1:30p PTSA Board Meeting
PTSA Board Meeting

Thursday, January 23
1:30p - 3:00p
Newcastle Elementary Conference Room
Feb 1
No School - Teacher Work Day
No School - Teacher Work Day

Monday, January 27
6:30p PTSA General Membership Meeting
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, January 29
6:30p - 7:30p
Newcastle Elementary School
9:30a Coffee Talk with Dr. Wood
Coffee Talk with Dr. Wood

Friday, January 31
9:30a - 11:00a
Stage Music Room
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Is Your Family Culturally Competent
Are your kids exposed to racially or culturally-charged comments? Parent Wiser hosts Dr. Caprice Hollins for a paradigm-shifting talk to help parents engage in courageous conversations with our children and learn How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020Join us Jan 22 at 7-8:30pm at Liberty High.  Participants will increase their understanding of equity vs equality, privilege, and implicit bias to develop a community where everyone benefits through inclusivity and the honoring of differences. For parents of K-12.  Register at Event is free to PTSA members and VOICE Mentors and $10 for others.
News From Issaquah Schools Foundation
Dining for Kids
Join us Wednesday, February 5th at La Casita and they will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation. These funds go to programs and resources for Issaquah School District students, including food & snack support during the school day. {Click here for more info} 
Nourish Every Mind
Mark your calendars for Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser and Celebration: Nourish Every Mind 2020
Luncheon - Friday, May 8th,
Breakfast - Tuesday, May 19th
Both Events Held at Eastridge Church, Issaquah
Online Auction – April 24-May 4, 2020 {Click here for more info} 
Program Spotlight
Did you know… the Issaquah Schools Foundation supports afterschool homework labs at high schools that gives students access to academic support and open libraries at middle schools that provide a supervised location to student or use a computer after school? Last year, students received one-to-one help from teachers almost 14,000 times during these opportunities. 

“This has been invaluable to struggling students. One of my students does not have access to our software at home, so he is able to access the program from school providing him an equitable opportunity for success… It is an awesome way to reach out to students who need a little more help with the content without making them feel called out. I have found a higher success rate since beginning this tutoring funded by the Foundation.”

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}
Save The Date: General Membership Meeting
Jan 29 6:30-7:30 PM 
Local Dollars Support Local Kids
In 2018, ISD voters approved a 2 year Education & Operations (EP&O) Levy. This levy provided continued support for career and technical programs, mental health counselors, safety and security staff, the district's first dual language program and an expanded high school schedule. With voter approval of the 2020 EP&O Levy, voters can ensure these programs continue benefitting our students for another 2 years. Ballots drop this week. Please remember to vote.

What is Funded by Levies in the Issaquah School District: {Watch video}

Vote in the ISD 2020 Levy Renewal Election February 11th: {Watch video}

Please click on the links below for more information and why you should VOTE YES for our schools on February 11th!

{Click here to view informational videos on your levy dollars at work in our schools}

{Click here to download a fact sheet with details}

{Click here to view more details and tax rate chart}

Still have questions? Attend the Community Levy Information Night on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 7:00 – 8:30pm at Liberty High School

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}