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NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Date:
Monday, January 16

No school for students or staff. Follow Dr. King's example and take peaceful action for justice this day. Listen to one of his speeches and reflect on how his message applies today.
6:30p Teen Kindness Advocate, Houston Kraft
Teen Kindness Advocate, Houston Kraft

Date:
Tuesday, January 17
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
Issaquah Middle School

ParentWiser presents… Teen Kindness Advocate, Houston Kraft speaks to parents 6:30-7:30pm at Issaquah Middle School on what young people today NEED to be successful and kind. For parents of grades 6-12.

Register for these and future events at http://ParentWiser.org. Walk-in are also welcome!
6:30p Positive Behaviors & Social Emotional Support
Positive Behaviors & Social Emotional Support

Date:
Wednesday, January 18
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Pine Lake Middle School

PBSES (Positive Behaviors and Social Emotional Support) Information Night
6:30p Positive Behaviors & Social Emotional Support
Positive Behaviors & Social Emotional Support

Date:
Thursday, January 19
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Issaquah Middle School

PBSES (Positive Behaviors and Social Emotional Support) Information Night
9:30a Coffee Talk with Rich Mellish
Coffee Talk with Rich Mellish

Date:
Friday, January 20
Time:
9:30a - 10:30a
Where:
SAGE Classroom

Join Principal Rich Mellish and other interested families for an informal discussion that can be driven by YOUR questions! Coffee and light refreshments are provided by the PTSA to welcome you into the conversation!

6:00p 5th Grade Movie & Potluck
5th Grade Movie & Potluck

Date:
Friday, January 20
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Newcastle Commons & Gym

Bring some food to share and partake in the first of our Gradel-Level Movie & Potluck nights. The PTSA Outreach VPs have conceived of this way for families to connect on a more personal level - before 5th Grade Camp February 27-March 1, before heading off to middle school. Family Night events are fun, but crowded. So let your kids crowd into the Commons to watch a movie while adults mingle in the Gym. Questions? Reach out to NewcastlePTSA.Outreach@gmail.com
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7:00p PTSA General Membership Meeting
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Date:
Monday, January 23
Time:
7:00p - 8:15p

Join us as we elect the Nominating Committee to curate the leadership for the 2017-2018 year, learn details about the "Dare to Dream" Auction to be held on March 11, 2017, and impact the future of the PTSA!
8:50a Wine on Wheels
Wine on Wheels

Date:
Tue 1/24 - Wed 1/25
Time:
8:50a - 9:15a
Where:
cul de sac across from the main school entrance

Reminder! Please bring a bottle of wine valued over $25 to the cul de sac across from the main school entrance on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th from 8:50 AM - 9:15 AM. Kate and Eva will be expecting you!

8:50a Wine on Wheels
Wine on Wheels

Date:
Tue 1/24 - Wed 1/25
Time:
8:50a - 9:15a
Where:
cul de sac across from the main school entrance

Reminder! Please bring a bottle of wine valued over $25 to the cul de sac across from the main school entrance on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th from 8:50 AM - 9:15 AM. Kate and Eva will be expecting you!

6:30p 1st Grade Music Concert
1st Grade Music Concert

Date:
Thursday, January 26
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
Newcastle Commons

Delight in the musical performances of the 1st 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!

6:30p Positive Behaviors & Social Emotional Support
Positive Behaviors & Social Emotional Support

Date:
Thursday, January 26
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Maywood Middle School

PBSES (Positive Behaviors and Social Emotional Support) Information Night
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Dare to Dream PTSA Auction Updates
Still curious about what this is?  Attend one of our Wednesday Meetings -  every week at 10 AM at the KCLS Newcastle Library. 
 
Positions needed:
•  Auction catalog data entry
•  Invitation coordinator / RSVP manager
•  Decoration chair + team of 3
•  Signage-communication coordinator
•  Visual presentation coordinator
•  Event photographer (hopefully donated)
 
Know a local business that would want to support our school?  We are still looking for corporate sponsorships - levels from $250 to $2,750! 
 
See link: Corporate Sponsorship Packages & Info
Want to help procure items! Use this doc: Donation Information Sheet.
 
Contact us!  We put the FUN in fundraising!  Helen Gray & Lisa Lewis, Auction Co-Chairs
Cost per person will be $85 until February 10.  Be on the lookout for more information regarding being a Table Captain soon!
 
WINTER ONLINE AUCTION  FEBRUARY 1st-8th
Get ready to bid on those coveted first row seats for your child's music performances and graduations! Fun and amazing teacher experiences to be auctioned off as well! Mark it down on your calendars so you don't miss out!
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DAY OF AUCTION!
If you have a few hours to spare on March 11th to  help with set up, or if you are not planning on attending that evening and would like to help, WE NEED YOU!  Let Helen Gray & Lisa Lewis, Auction Co-Chairs know of your availability.
 
SILENT AUCTION LEAD still needed to help with organization and set up on day of Auction.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Coffee Talk with Principal Mellish

This is a friendly reminder that the next Coffee Talk with Principal Mellish is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2016 at 9:30am in the Sage room.  If you cannot attend this meeting, rest assured that there will be additional meetings scheduled for Friday, March 24th, 2017 and Friday, May 19th, 2017.

The topics that could potentially be discussed include, but are not limited to the following: Enrollment and planning for next school year 2017-18, Lunch schedule proposal, Math, Social/emotional learning and smarter balanced state testing.  Please come and enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks coffee, pastries & stimulating discussion!  {for more information, click here}

ParentWiser presents…

January 12th, 2017
Birds & Bees Talks for the 21st Century: Raising Kids in the Age of Technology, by Amy Lang from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Cascade Ridge Elementary on how and when talk about the birds and the bees and simple tips for handling all the yucky stuff tech can bring into kids’ lives.  For parents of grades K-5.

January 17th, 2017
Teen Kindness Advocate, Houston Kraft
speaks to parents 6:30 - 7:30pm at Issaquah Middle School on what young people today NEED to be successful and kind. For parents of grades 6-12. 
{for more information, click here}

Register for these and future events at ParentWiser.org.  Walk-in are also welcome.

5th Grade Movie & Potluck 

Movie: The Worst Years of My Life

Hello Fifth Grade Parents! The Newcastle PTSA is hosting a fun night "in" for both kids and parents on Friday, January 20th, from 6:00-8:00p in the Newcastle Elementary Commons for all fifth graders and their families. Kids can enjoy a movie in their pjs, and bring pillows and sleeping bags to get cozy in The Commons, while parents can bring a dish to share and MINGLE in the gym area.

Click the link below to sign up for an appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert, movie snacks, or drinks. 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!
 
{for more information, click here}

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.  Contact parentwiser@issaquahptsa.org for more information.

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4th Grade Movie Night Flyer