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11:45a Meet the Teacher
Meet the Teacher

Date:
Monday, August 31
Time:
11:45a - 1:00p
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Classrooms

Your student has an opportunity to Meet the Teacher, see the classroom layout, and get a sense of the schedule for the days to come. School Supplies that were ordered in June will be waiting in your student's classroom for distribution. (Families who did not order School Supplies through EPI should check the Supply List 2015-2016 on Newcastle's website: http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/elementary/newcastle/default.aspx )

12:30p Back to School "Picnic"
Back to School "Picnic"

Date:
Monday, August 31
Time:
12:30p - 2:00p
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Playground

Join us out on the playground outside the Commons for lunch (5th Grade Camp Fundraisers will have items for purchase, or bring your own) and to reconnect with friends. PTSA Officers will be on hand to answer questions about becoming a PTSA member, and District-approved organizations will be there to share information as well.

5:00p Kindergarten Orientation/Curriculum Night
Kindergarten Orientation/Curriculum Night

Date:
Monday, August 31
Time:
5:00p - 6:30p
Where:
Newcastle Commons

Families of incoming Kindergarteners will have an opportunity to learn the policies and procedures of Newcastle Elementary then learn from the Kindergarten teachers about the expectations within individual classrooms. [Child care should be arranged individually so adult family members can make the most of the information shared.]
8:50a First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers
First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers

Date:
Tue 9/1 - Fri 9/4
Time:
8:50a - 9:25a
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know drop-off procedures and help students get to their appropriate places on time. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

9:15a FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, 1st-5th Grades
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, 1st-5th Grades

Date:
Tuesday, September 1
Time:
9:15a - 3:40p
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Classrooms

PTSA Volunteers will be on hand to help bus riders and carpoolers to learn the ropes before and after school. [Interested in volunteering to help out at Drop-off or Pick-up or during lunch? Click on the Back to School Sign-up button to the left and indicate your availability for First Weeks of School volunteering!]

11:30a 1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper
1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper

Date:
Tue 9/1 - Fri 9/4
Time:
11:30a - 12:15p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist 1st graders during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

3:35p First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers
First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers

Date:
Tuesday, September 1
Time:
3:35p - 3:55p
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know pick-up procedures and help students find the right bus or car. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net
8:50a First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers
First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers

Date:
Tue 9/1 - Fri 9/4
Time:
8:50a - 9:25a
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know drop-off procedures and help students get to their appropriate places on time. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

11:30a 1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper
1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper

Date:
Tue 9/1 - Fri 9/4
Time:
11:30a - 12:15p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist 1st graders during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

9:15a FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, Kindergarteners
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, Kindergarteners

Date:
Wednesday, September 2
Time:
9:15a - 1:30p
Where:
Newcastle Elementary Classrooms

Full-day and AM Kindergarteners will begin school one day after the 1st-5th graders start. AM Kindergarteners are dismissed at 12:00 PM each Wednesday.

9:20a Tears & Tissues
Tears & Tissues

Date:
Wednesday, September 2
Time:
9:20a - 10:00a
Where:
Newcastle Commons

Dropping of your kindergartener at Newcastle may leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. The PTSA KinderConnect Co-Chairs Michelle Arney & Jen Matin have planned a small reception for you to share the experience with other Kinder Families. Come to the Commons just after drop-off to connect with others!

12:20p Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers
Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers

Date:
Wed 9/2 - Fri 9/4
Time:
12:20p - 1:00p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist kindergarteners during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

1:25p First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers
First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers

Date:
Wednesday, September 2
Time:
1:25p - 1:45p
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know pick-up procedures and help students find the right bus or car. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net
8:50a First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers
First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers

Date:
Tue 9/1 - Fri 9/4
Time:
8:50a - 9:25a
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know drop-off procedures and help students get to their appropriate places on time. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

11:30a 1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper
1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper

Date:
Tue 9/1 - Fri 9/4
Time:
11:30a - 12:15p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist 1st graders during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

12:20p Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers
Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers

Date:
Wed 9/2 - Fri 9/4
Time:
12:20p - 1:00p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist kindergarteners during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

3:35p First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers
First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers

Date:
Thu 9/3 - Fri 9/4
Time:
3:35p - 3:55p
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know pick-up procedures and help students find the right bus or car. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net
8:50a First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers
First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers

Date:
Tue 9/1 - Fri 9/4
Time:
8:50a - 9:25a
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know drop-off procedures and help students get to their appropriate places on time. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

11:30a 1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper
1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper

Date:
Tue 9/1 - Fri 9/4
Time:
11:30a - 12:15p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist 1st graders during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

12:20p Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers
Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers

Date:
Wed 9/2 - Fri 9/4
Time:
12:20p - 1:00p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist kindergarteners during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

3:35p First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers
First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers

Date:
Thu 9/3 - Fri 9/4
Time:
3:35p - 3:55p
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know pick-up procedures and help students find the right bus or car. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net
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NO SCHOOL: Labor Day
NO SCHOOL: Labor Day

Date:
Monday, September 7
8:50a First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers
First Two Weeks: AM Drop Off Helpers

Date:
Tuesday, September 8
Time:
8:50a - 9:25a
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know drop-off procedures and help students get to their appropriate places on time. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

11:30a 1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper
1st Grade Recess & Lunch Helper

Date:
Tuesday, September 8
Time:
11:30a - 12:15p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist 1st graders during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

12:20p Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers
Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers

Date:
Tue 9/8 - Fri 9/11
Time:
12:20p - 1:00p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist kindergarteners during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net

3:35p First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers
First Two Weeks: PM Pick Up Helpers

Date:
Tuesday, September 8
Time:
3:35p - 3:55p
Where:
Front of School or Bus Loop

Have only a little time to volunteer? In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist families to know pick-up procedures and help students find the right bus or car. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net
12:20p Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers
Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers

Date:
Tue 9/8 - Fri 9/11
Time:
12:20p - 1:00p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist kindergarteners during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net
12:20p Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers
Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers

Date:
Tue 9/8 - Fri 9/11
Time:
12:20p - 1:00p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist kindergarteners during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net
12:20p Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers
Kindergarten Recess & Lunch Helpers

Date:
Tue 9/8 - Fri 9/11
Time:
12:20p - 1:00p
Where:
Playground & Commons

In the first two weeks of school, PTSA Volunteers assist kindergarteners during recess and lunch. Signing up is easy! Just click here:
http://vols.pt/peKbgF
Before you can volunteer in any capacity, be certain to go to the ISD site to complete your Volunteer Application Form (now online!): https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net
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Spring 2017 Newcastle Elementary School Auction: Seeking Co-Chairs
Your Newcastle PTSA is already planning for our next auction and we want you to be a part of it! Our biennial auction will be held in the spring of 2017. 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. We begin planning for the spring 2017 Auction in the fall of 2015. The PTSA is seeking two co-chairs who can oversee all the auction committees and help bring this fun filled night to life!



WANTED: Reflections Chairperson
The National PTA Reflections Program is an art recognition and achievement program that provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme. This year's theme is Let Your Imagination Fly. The program increases community awareness on the importance of the arts in education.
As chairperson, you will help coordinate volunteers, distribute information and promote the program, display entries, identify judges, and coordinate a reception for participants. You will also get to witness awesome, imaginative, and amazing works of art unlike any you’ve seen before – all created by spectacular new talent from Kindergarten through 5th grade.
At Newcastle Elementary, we see firsthand the impact an arts-integrated curriculum has on our students. If you’d like to positively influence our young artists, please contact Julie Pedraza at juliepedraza1@yahoo.com. Student entries will be due the beginning of November.
**PLEASE NOTE: IF WE DO NOT HAVE A CHAIRPERSON IN PLACE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER, THE REFLECTIONS PROGRAM WILL NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR FOR OUR NEWCASTLE LIONS.

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Open 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 parents to chair and coordinate our many programs, activities and other PTSA related responsibilities.  We still have some openings we need to fill, and some of them urgently. If you have interest in any of these positions, please contact Julie Pedraza at  juliepedraza1@yahoo.com . Thank you!   URGENT NEEDS: Room Parent Coordinator - All year  Reflections Chair - All year (emphasis from October through February) 2017 Auction Co-Chairs - Fall 2015 through Spring 2017 Coffee Talk with Rich Mellish Chair - All ... read full article

Vision and Hearing
We are gathering volunteers for next fall’s vision and hearing testing.  We will need 40 volunteers for half day shifts on Thursday, October 8 .  If you are able to help, please mark it on your calendar and contact elizabethbrecht@comcast.net .   Please indicate whether you will be available for morning, afternoon, or all day. ... read full article

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