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1st Grade Concert
1st Grade Concert

Date:
Tuesday, May 21
Where:
Newcastle Elementary School
Deadline to Purchase SpiritWear
Deadline to Purchase SpiritWear

Date:
Thursday, May 23

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Jun 1
No School - Memorial Day
No School - Memorial Day

Date:
Monday, May 27
Kindergarten Concert
Kindergarten Concert

Date:
Tuesday, May 28
Free Popcorn Friday
Free Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, May 31

Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EA9A92AA1FB6-popcorn
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Book Fair Thank You
Thank you to all the wonderful people who came in to help with this year’s Book Fair! We couldn’t run this event without all of you!
 
A HUGE shout-out to Ram Sarma and his hard work and dedication to ensure everything went smoothly! 
 
Thank you to: Elena Vladykovskaya, Christina Hanson, Nikita Prasad, Kristen Redmond, Christine Chong, Debbie Park, Trisha Marshall, Taryn Bailey, Carolina Razi, Nikki Smith, Ashley Brown, Heather Thibeau, Yoni Cho, Nicole Anderson, Andrew Stoltzfus, Christine McClure, Ruthie Keyes, Mary Vickers, Tammy Chin, Shannon Welter, Randi Belcher, Pat Lee, Yen-Chia Lin, Katrina Young, Bin Liu, Melissa Bowers, Jessica Anderson, Allison Sweeney, Marci Beppu, Gina Hall, Caroline Lilley, Priyanka Sharma, Vivian Bastron, Clint Arney, Lu Lu, Kristin McNamara, Dewi Schierholz, Elysa Piha, Kathy Dildine, Bettina Vuong, and Tatiana Mihaylova!
  
 
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}
 
 
 
2019/2020 PTSA Board
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.
 
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!  To see the list of open PTSA Board and Chair positions available for the 2019/2020 school year, please continue to scroll down the home page.
 
If you would like more information and want to talk to a board member, please {click here to submit your interest via a Google form} or contact Angela Ursino at angelaursino@comcast.net or Elysa Piha at empiha@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}

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Auction Update - We Did It - Thank you!
 

Not only did we come together as a community and meet our aggressive stretch goal of raising $275,000 - we beat it! Over the course of this year, you all delivered for the students, the staff, and the entire Newcastle community, raising over $300k (over $230k net) to the Newcastle Elementary PTSA to support our children's programs and events!
 
And what's more, Auction-night attendees and those who have donated since made a huge difference, raising over $60k that will be used to expand our playground, making better use of our space with new equipment, a congregation area, and outdoor classroom space!  Because we raised enough for more extensive playground renovation, work will begin this summer and will be ready for the 2019/2020 school year! 
 
Our community thanks each and every one of you who donated, volunteered, sponsored and made this happen! Be sure to get those corporate matches in!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


News from Issaquah Schools Foundation
 
 
Action Forum for Youth - May 23rd

Want to know what’s going on with youth in our community? The Healthy Youth Survey is given every 2 years assessing behavioral health issues (stress, anxiety, drinking & drug use etc.) effecting youth.  Join Issaquah School District community leaders for a complimentary breakfast and presentation of the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey results.  

Thursday May 23rd 7:00-9:00am at Issaquah Holiday Inn - 1801 12th Ave NW, Issaquah.  All are welcome!  Registration is required and can be found here: http://bit.ly/ActForThis event is sponsored by Issaquah Schools Foundation and Influence the Choice.

Dining for Kids – June 5th

The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids! Join us for lunch, happy hour, or dinner, on Wednesday, June 5th at Levitate Gastropub on Front Street in Issaquah (parking lot in back). If the sun is out the outdoor patio and umbrellas will be open, so join us for some fresh focused, locally sourced, and scratch made bites.

Reservations accepted. Levitate Gastropub will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Foundation!

Tools4School

Tools4School is a partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing bank to provide new backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial support.  You can help provide the backpacks and supplies by donating online here.  If you, or someone you know needs help with school supplies, participants can register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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1st Grade Music Concert
 

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

Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here}.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SpiritWear Orders Due by May 23rd
 
 

 

 


Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind Luncheon
 
 
On Friday, May 3rd a large group of Newcastle parents along with Dr. Wood joined other Issaquah school district parents, educators and community members at the Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind luncheon. 
 
It was an opportunity for all to learn more about the valuable programs available to our students courtesy of the Issaquah Schools Foundation.  Attendees heard directly from educators and students about the impact of programs like before and after school education support, the fine arts fund enabling school choirs and orchestras, and STEM programs like Robotics clubs.  Thank you to all who attended.
 
The Issaquah Schools Foundation was founded in 1987 to support the students and educators of the Issaquah School District.  In partnership with the District, the Foundation drives resources to help students reach the promise of their potential.  If you would like to learn more about the Foundation programs or make a donation, please visit www.isfdn.org or reach out to Trisha Marshall at tsm0507@gmail.com.

2nd Grade "Pajama Party" Music Concert Video
 

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

Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here}.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4th Grade Recorder Concert Video
 

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

Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here}.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3rd Grade Concert Video
 

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

Please check back after each grade level concert for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here}.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Popcorn Fridays
 

We need your help to fill a few  more volunteer spots for Popcorn Fridays.  On Fridays, students can buy popcorn for 25 cents during afternoon recess.  The last Friday of every month is usually Free Popcorn Friday.

Remaining Volunteering dates:

  • April 19th (Free Friday)
  • May 3rd
  • May 17th
  • May 31st (Free Friday)
  • June 14th (Free Friday)

To sign up to volunteer, please use the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EA9A92AA1FB6-popcorn 

We really appreciate your offer to help! This is something that the kids truly LOVE!   Any questions, please contact Lisa Olson at lisa.olson07@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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. 

Prior year grade level concerts & 5th grade promotion videos can be viewed {here}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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