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Class Assignments Announced
Class Assignments Announced

Date:
Friday, August 29
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11:45a Meet the Teacher Day!
Meet the Teacher Day!

Date:
Tuesday, September 2
Time:
11:45a - 12:30p

Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year! Come meet your teacher today!

12:30p Back To School Picnic/New Family Welcome
Back To School Picnic/New Family Welcome

Date:
Tuesday, September 2
Time:
12:30p - 2:30p
Where:
Newcastle Playground

Enjoy the fund-raising lunch (available for purchase), reconnect with old friends, make new friends, see what activities are available around the school. Be part of the Back To School Picnic after you Meet Your Teacher! All family members are welcome at this relaxed event. See you there!

5:00p Kindergarten Parent Orientation & Curriculum Night
Kindergarten Parent Orientation & Curriculum Night

Date:
Tuesday, September 2
Time:
5:00p - 6:00p
Where:
Newcastle Commons & Classrooms
First Day of School - Grades 1 to 5!
First Day of School - Grades 1 to 5!

Date:
Wednesday, September 3
First Day of School - Kindergarten!
First Day of School - Kindergarten!

Date:
Thursday, September 4
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Tears & Tissues
We would like to invite all kindergarten parents to join us on Thursday, September 4th just after the bell rings to celebrate the start of your kindergartner's elementary school journey! We will have tissues on hand just in case you'd like to shed a few tears of joy/sadness and coffee and donuts to share for all. We hope that you will join us for this start of the school year kick-off celebration!

Please contact Huyen Sewell (huyensewell@gmail.com), or Samantha Chong (samisaurus@gmail.com) with any questions.


Critical Volunteer Positions!
Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help with the PTSA programs this year! We have a wonderful group of individuals as Chairpersons and Coordinators of our many programs, activities and other PTSA related responsibilities.

We still have some openings we need to fill, and some of them urgently.

Staff Appreciation Coordinator - all year
Emergency Preparation Coordinator - all year
Polar Express - Fall/Winter
Bulletin Board - all year
Corporate Rebate Program - all year
Corporate Matching - all year
Spring Book Fundraiser - Spring
Reflections - Fall
Family Fun Night - Winter
Family Fun Night - Spring

If you have interest in any of these positions, please sign up by clicking the "Back to School Sign-Up" on the left.
Thank you!

Newcastle PTSA Auction 2015 Needs Your Help!
SAVE THE DATE! Our biennial auction will be held on March 14, 2015 at The Westin Bellevue! Mark your calendars for what promises to be a memorable event! In the past we’ve raised money for science, technology, math, and art programs with all proceeds directly benefiting our children. The auction is the PTSA’s largest fundraiser, and in order to make it a success we rely entirely on the time, talents and generous donations of all our families, teachers, administrators and community.

WE NEED YOU! Auction planning and procurement is kicking off and we are in need of parent volunteers to help with these efforts!! Please contact co-chairs Elysa Piha (Empiha@gmail.com) and Luisa Gass (l_vacca@hotmail.com) to find out how you can help.

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Important Dates to Remember
Aug 29th     Teacher assignments go live on Family Access beginning at 4:00 pm Sept 2nd     Meet Your Teacher from 11:45-12:30. Remember to bring your school supplies Kindergarten parent orientation/curriculum night, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm PTSA Back to School Event following Meet Your Teacher (Principal, Rich Mellish, will be available to new families for a brief introduction to NC) Sept 3rd      First day of school for grades 1st - 5th Kindergarten screening Sept 4th First day of school for all kindergarten Sept 16th Curriculum night, 1st -2nd grades; 5:30 pm-6:15 pm Sept 18th Curriculum night, 3rd-5th grades; ... read full article

Newcastle Elementary Inspire Greatness Auction 2015
The PTSA auction is our largest fundraiser and in order to make it a success we rely entirely on the time, talents and generous donations of all our families, teachers, administrators, and community. Here’s how you can get involved: Join the Auction Team. Many leadership and support opportunities are still available and include catalog manager, procurement and corporate sponsorship roles as well as premium wine table coordinator! Contact co-chairs Elysa Piha (Empiha@gmail.com) and Luisa Gass (l_vacca@hotmail.com) to find out how you can help. Procurement Blitz. While you are out and about, please ask your favorite businesses to donate an item ... read full article

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