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Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing

Date:
Tue 4/25 - Tue 5/2
10:00a ParentWiser | Jessica Lahey “Gift of Failure”
ParentWiser | Jessica Lahey “Gift of Failure”

Date:
Tuesday, April 25
Time:
10:00a - 12:00p
Where:
Village Theatre - FIRST Stage

In today’s culture, do we coddle our kids enough? Too much? Jessica Lahey summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure, and gives us advice on how to allow students to succeed over the long term. Join our community book read starting now, and help bring about this cultural change! For parents of K-12.

Free for PTA/PTSA members of Issaquah Schools. For non-members, requested donation of $10 at the door.

7:00p ParentWiser | Jessica Lahey “Gift of Failure”
ParentWiser | Jessica Lahey “Gift of Failure”

Date:
Tuesday, April 25
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Issaquah High School Theater

Keynote Jessica Lahey, author of “Gift of Failure”, Issaquah High School Theater (preceded by a community book read/review 1 month prior, date/location tbd). For more information, please contact parentwiser@issaquahptsa.org
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing

Date:
Tue 4/25 - Tue 5/2
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing

Date:
Tue 4/25 - Tue 5/2
6:30p 3rd Grade Music Concert
3rd Grade Music Concert

Date:
Thursday, April 27
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
Newcastle Commons

Delight in the musical performances of the 3rd Grade classes! The music teacher will share details of this event with classes, including a call for volunteers to bring refreshments.

The PTSA provides video recording and a DVD copy of all performances to Newcastle families. Sit back and be in the moment for the performance...a professionally recorded copy will come to you soon!
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing

Date:
Tue 4/25 - Tue 5/2
6:00p Kindergarten Movie & Potluck
Kindergarten Movie & Potluck

Date:
Friday, April 28
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Newcastle Commons & Gym

Bring food to share and enjoy a night getting to know other kindergarten families! This is an opportunity for adults to meet and mingle in the Gym while the kiddos enjoy a movie with their classmates and other kindergartners in the Commons. PTSA Family Nights can be crowded, so take advantage of a time when everyone invited has kindergartners! Questions? Connect with NewcastlePTSA.Outreach@gmail.com
11:30a State of Mind Mini-Conferences
State of Mind Mini-Conferences

Date:
Saturday, April 29
Time:
11:30a - 4:30p
Where:
Issaquah High School

Healthy Youth Initiative of the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Students, parents, teachers, any community members are invited to participate in the 4th annual discussion on mental health and substance abuse challenges facing community youth. Various keynote speakers and breakout sessions, conversations, and food provided for adults and students at each event.

Register at http://www.healthyyouthinitiative.org

Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027
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Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing

Date:
Tue 4/25 - Tue 5/2
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 3 Testing

Date:
Tue 4/25 - Tue 5/2
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 4 Testing
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 4 Testing

Date:
Thu 5/4 - Wed 5/10
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 4 Testing
Smarter Balanced (SBA) - Grade 4 Testing

Date:
Thu 5/4 - Wed 5/10
5:30p Math Adventure
Math Adventure

Date:
Friday, May 5
Time:
5:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Newcastle Commons
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Staff Appreciation Week

May 1st-5th is Staff Appreciation Week and we have a fun line-up of events to show the staff how much we appreciate everything they do for our children.

Monday, May 1st

 

"You're All That (and a bag of chips!) Chip Bar"

Tuesday, May 2nd

 

Mexican Fiesta Luncheon (Provided by K & First Grade families)

Go to http://signup.com/go/R4NyNY to sign up.

Wednesday, May 3rd

 

Love From the Oven
Let's treat our staff to a beautiful homemade cookie bar!

Volunteer to bake your special treat and bring it in on Wednesday morning by clicking http://signup.com/go/nhManE.

Thursday, May 5th

 

"Words from the Heart & Bouquet Day"

Students are asked to bring in thank you notes and a flower (or flowers) for teachers and support staff. They will also be treated to a Sandwich Bar today.

Friday, May 6th

 

Annual Staff Carwash

Come help make your teacher's day by washing their car during school.
Go to http://signup.com/go/D6MMYY to help with this wet, fun and much appreciated event!

The staff will also be treated to a Candy Buffet today.

 


Proposed PTSA Board for 2017/2018 School Year
Hello PTSA Members! We hope you all are having a fun and safe Spring B reak!  The 2017 Newcastle Elementary Nominating Committee would like to present the Slate for the 2017-18 PTSA Executive Board.  Voting on the recommendations will take place at the PTSA General Membership Meeting, April 24th in the Newcastle Elementary Library. Co-President: Angela Ursino / {OPEN} Secretary: {OPEN} Co-VP Programs : Sarika Sikka and Luisa Gass Co-VP Outreach : Tammy Chin and Heather Ackermann Co-VP Ways & Means : Elysa Piha and Vivian Bastron Co-Treasurer : Debbie Park and Mary Brown Co-VP Volunteers : Jeanie Johnson / ... read full article

2017 Golden Acorn Award Recipients...
Danielle Dixon , Eva Downs , Kate Lonni ng & Michelle Riley While keeping   P arents informed,  T eachers supported, and   S tudents intellectually engaged, these dynamic volunteers have  A dded to the value of the Newcastle Elementary community greatly. The  PTSA   Golden Acorn Committee received numerous nominations, highlighting many incredible volunteers who give their time and energy to improve the lives of students at Newcastle Elementary and people throughout our community every day. Through deliberation and inquiry, we learned just how much each of our Golden Acorn recipients contributes to others. In addition to the Golden ... read full article

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Last Call for Yearbooks
"Memories are made to be remembered" This is your LAST chance to order your child’s 2016-17 Yearbook!  All orders must be placed by April 9th .  You can reserve your child's copy online at NewcastlePTSA.org by clicking on the 'Order Yearbooks!' icon on the left of the column on our home page and follow the prompts to complete your purchase.  The PTSA cannot guarantee your child a yearbook if you have not purchased one by the final deadline of April 7th. If you bought one at the beginning of the school year, your order is confirmed and you do not ... read full article

Are you looking for ways to engage your child in reading and online learning activities?

Your Lion Learner has access to two great resources using their student ID number.  Both MackinVIA and the KCLS Student Account take your child to databases and eBooks, and they’re free!  On the flyer your child brought home, you will see your child’s 7-digit student ID number.  Keep that sticker handy as kids have access to these resources throughout elementary school (MackinVIA) or until their 21st birthday (KCLS Student Account).

kcls.org/students

mackinvia.com

User ID: 411(student ID#) (10 digits) / Password: last 4 digits of student ID#

Select “Elementary Students” tab. You won’t enter your user information until you access a database or resource. This is in addition to your personal KCLS account. Do not use the red Log In tab in the upper right hand corner. That’s your personal account.

Fun features:  Hundreds of downloadable audio and eBooks from KCLS, Britannica Online for Kids, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Mango Languages, Opposing Viewpoints, Science Online, and Tutor.Com.

User ID: student ID # (7 digits) / Password: Last name

Fun features:  Tumblebooks, PebbleGO, World Almanac for Kids, Zoobooks, CultureGrams and EasyBib.

 


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ParentWiser Presents...


 

 

NEW WATCH ONLINE!
Did you miss Amy Lang’s talk on Birds+Bees+Kids?  That event, plus 28 additional high caliber online parent ed talks from NextGenEd, are now available on ParentWiser.org/watch-online!

With a click, enjoy parent ed on a variety of current topics from the convenience of your home, anytime.  Audio downloads are included to listen on-the-go.  ParentWiser is thrilled to offer these FREE with your PTSA membership to any Issaquah district school.  Enjoy!

Register for these and future events at ParentWiser.org.  Walk-in are also welcome.  The Issaquah School District PTSA, in partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Swedish Hospital, bring you ParentWiser, a lecture series focused on bringing parents of our schools the latest research and information to be the most effective parents they can be.

The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids by national keynote and author, Jessica Lahey
April 25th, 2017 - 10:00am at Village Theatre - FIRST Stage or 7:00pm at Issaquah High School Theater

In today’s culture, do we coddle our kids enough? Too much? Jessica Lahey summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure, and gives us advice on how to allow students to succeed over the long term. Join our community book read starting now, and help bring about this cultural change! For parents of K-12. 

Free for PTA/PTSA members of Issaquah Schools. For non-members, requested donation of $10 at the door.  {for more information, click here} 

   
   

KINDERGARTEN MOVIE NIGHT! 
featuring "SING"
Friday, April 28th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Commons

Hello Kindergarten families! Enjoy Movie Night and Potluck with other kindergarten Newcastle Elementary Families.

Get Cozy!!  Bring your sleeping bag, a pillow, your PJs or lounge chair as well as a POTLUCK dish - appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert, movie snacks, or drinks to share. 

THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT, so you or an adult chaperone must accompany your child at all times during the movie and potluck.   Any questions, please contact the organizer, Nancy Ko at nancyko@yahoo.com. 

Click {HERE} for the Movie Night & Potluck Sign up Form.  To be conscientious of those with severe food allergies, dishes with dairy or nuts will need to be labeled.

 
Contact your class Room Parent or email the VPs of Outreach  at NewcastlePTSA.Outreach@gmail.com to sign up for a potluck item or if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!