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10:00a 2017 PTSA "Dare to Dream" Auction
2017 PTSA "Dare to Dream" Auction

Date:
Wednesday, August 24
Time:
10:00a - 12:00p
Where:
Lake Boren Park

Let the kiddos play at the park while you learn how YOU can make a difference in the lives of all children at Newcastle Elementary! Co-chairs Helen Gray and Lisa Lewis invite you to come and find your fit to make the maximum impact on this important biennial fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Dare to Dream of the ways we can help our students, our school, and our community!
11:00a PTSA-provided Welcome Luncheon for Staff
PTSA-provided Welcome Luncheon for Staff

Date:
Thursday, August 25
Time:
11:00a - 8:00p
Where:
Newcastle Commons

Part of the Staff Appreciation Committee's work, this luncheon is a way to kick of the year showing our teachers and staff how appreciated they are by the Newcastle community. PTSA Co-Presidents will make a brief presentation to the team and welcome new staff members.
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4:00p KinderConnect Popsicles on the Playground
KinderConnect Popsicles on the Playground

Date:
Monday, August 29
Time:
4:00p - 6:00p
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Playground

KinderConnect Chairpersons Allison and Julie invite all incoming kindergarteners and their parents to come for a social event to kick off the 2016-2017 school year with one last summer hurrah: Popsicles on the Playground!
5:00p Teacher Assignments Available
Teacher Assignments Available

Date:
Tuesday, August 30
Time:
5:00p - 11:59p
Where:
online through Family Access

Login to your Family Access account to learn your child(ren)'s teacher assignment(s) for the year! Then come Meet the Teacher on Wednesday morning!
9:00a Meet the Teacher
Meet the Teacher

Date:
Wednesday, August 31
Time:
9:00a - 9:45a
Where:
Newcastle classrooms, as assigned

Bring your student(s) to Meet the Teacher! This is a terrific opportunity to for any student to find the home classroom for the year and meet the teacher (many of whom are new to Newcastle this year). Teachers often have a getting-to-know-you activity, and it's always exciting to see what friends have been assigned the same classroom!

10:00a New Family Orientation, 1st-5th Grade
New Family Orientation, 1st-5th Grade

Date:
Wednesday, August 31
Time:
10:00a - 11:00a
Where:
Newcastle Commons

Join Principal Mellish and a team of parent volunteers to learn more about Newcastle Elementary and become better affiliated with the community.

11:00a PTSA Back to School "Picnic"
PTSA Back to School "Picnic"

Date:
Wednesday, August 31
Time:
11:00a - 1:00p
Where:
Newcastle Playground

Let the kiddos play on the playground, support 5th grade fundraising by buying some of the offerings of the day. Connect with friends to hear about their travels, meet new families to the school! Check out volunteer opportunities, spirit wear, and MORE! Rain or shine, it's always a fun time!

6:15p Curriculum Night: K, 3 & 4
Curriculum Night: K, 3 & 4

Date:
Wednesday, August 31
Time:
6:15p - 7:45p
Where:
Newcastle classrooms, as assigned

Parents of students in Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grades are invited to their child's classroom to learn about the curriculum goals for the year as well as the procedures and protocols within the classroom. Be certain to attend this informative night!
First Day of School, grades 1-5
First Day of School, grades 1-5

Date:
Thursday, September 1
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Classrooms, as assigned

With the rollout of all full-day kindergarten, kinders will have their assessments in the first days of the school year for grades 1-5 and will begin on Wednesday, September 7. Grades 1-5 will begin with a regularly scheduled day on Thursday, September 1! Let's kick off the 2016-2017 School Year with Newcastle Lion Pride and the greatness inside each and every Newcastle Lion!
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings

Date:
Thu 9/1 - Fri 9/2
Where:
Newcastle classrooms, as assigned

This is a 45-minute scheduled session (see the invitation to sign up from Principal Mellish) for parent, kindergartener, and teacher. These sessions are an important component of classroom placement and overall success for the year to come! If you have questions, please contact the School Office at 425-837-5800.
9:00a AM Routine Volunteers
AM Routine Volunteers

Date:
Thursday, September 1
Time:
9:00a - 9:20a
Where:
Newcastle Bus Loop, Carpool Drop Off

Volunteers are needed to assist students and families to learn the Carpool and Bus protocols for drop off, as well as how to find the class line up point.

11:40a Lunch Helpers
Lunch Helpers

Date:
Thursday, September 1
Time:
11:40a - 1:10p
Where:
Newcastle Commons

Adult volunteers are needed to assist in the lunchroom in the first two weeks of classes, especially during the first lunch session from 11:45 AM-12:05 PM. Volunteers can sign up for specific times by contacting the VPs of Volunteers.

3:35p PM Routine Helpers
PM Routine Helpers

Date:
Thursday, September 1
Time:
3:35p - 4:00p
Where:
Newcastle Bus Loop, Carpool Drop Off

Adult volunteers help students and families know the Carpool Lane procedures as well as help students find their appropriate bus home. Thanks in advance for helping in the first two weeks of school!
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings
Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings

Date:
Thu 9/1 - Fri 9/2
Where:
Newcastle classrooms, as assigned

This is a 45-minute scheduled session (see the invitation to sign up from Principal Mellish) for parent, kindergartener, and teacher. These sessions are an important component of classroom placement and overall success for the year to come! If you have questions, please contact the School Office at 425-837-5800.
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