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2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Fri 1/18

Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year.
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Fri 1/18

Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year.
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Fri 1/18

Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year.
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing

Date:
Tue 1/15 - Fri 1/18

Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year.
Last Day to Register for Science Expo 2019
Last Day to Register for Science Expo 2019

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Friday, January 18
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No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Monday, January 21
PTSA General Membership Meeting
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 24
Where:
Sage Room @ Newcastle Elementary School
PTSA Board Meeting
PTSA Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 24
Where:
Newcastle Elementary School
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Auction Co-Chairs:
Allison Sweeney & Trisha Marshall
newcastleauction2019@gmail.com

 
Road to the Emerald City Website is Live! 
For all auction-related information, visit: newcastleptsa.schoolauction.net
     

To Our Sponsors & Supporters: THANK YOU!

{For the complete list of sponsors & supporters, click here}

Save the Date

Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056

Auction and Dinner from 5:30pm - 10:00pm
After Party from 10:00pm - 12:00am

Book Your Room For Auction Night Today

With cocktails, dinner, and an afterparty complete with live music, dancing and games, why not make a whole evening away out of the Auction? Road to the Emerald City guests can book a room at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington for just $149.  Simply book {here} and use Group Code G-NESA. But hurry, the offer is only good until February 28th.

 

Auction Art Spots Still Available

Interested in treating your child to a day of auction art when there's no school on Monday, January 28th? To sign up, {click here}.
 
For more information on each class, take a look at the flyers.

OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE:

 

$275,000

     

 

Staff Appreciation Italian Pasta Bar!
 
Every year, we provide 3 luncheons for our fabulous Newcastle Staff to show them how much we appreciate them!  In Fall, it is provided by the 4th and 5th Grade parents, Winter the 2nd and 3rd Grade parents and Spring the Kinder and 1st Grade parents.

The luncheons are for ALL the staff - 75 people!  We need YOUR help to create a delicious PASTA BAR on Thursday, February 7th. The staff will be able to help themselves to a variety of cooked noodles and then add the sauce and toppings of their choice!

Please drop food off BEFORE 10:00am - we will have tables set-up outside the office. Your dishes will be cleaned and ready to collect at the end of the day.

Thank you for helping to make this a success!


WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE TIME TO COOK, BUT STILL WANT TO SHOW MY APPRECIATION? Click here http://a.co/2hy4sGW for a link to an Amazon wish list for the disposable products we need for the luncheon. WE ARE SWITCHING TO ALL COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS in line with Newcastle Elementary's ECO challenge.

Please contact Yvette at ykblauvelt@gmail.com with any questions.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Parent Ed/Maker Night
 

Thursday, January 24th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Gibson Ek Commons

Join Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger in an evening of exploration of creativity and education.  Why is creative thinking necessary?  How can we use it for success in school and industry? And how does it fit into STEM? We will start with a 20-minute TedTalk by Sir Kenneth Robinson about creativity and education.  We will then discuss the importance of creative thinking, and how to apply it to diverse fields, including STEM.  Finally, we will put our knowledge to the test with an open-ended exercise.

{Click here for the flyer and additional information.}

 


Impact Scholarship Applications Due February 15th
 

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is once again offering scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. 

For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholars Page.

{Click here for the flyer and additional information.}


Mr. Miller's Holiday Hair Cut
 

Thank you to everyone who helped make sure Mr. Miller got a fresh new look for the holidays. Thanks to you, we raised over $1,100 for the school.  A big thank you to Brighton Flint, Malak Helal, Gabi Thoenson, Mia Carr, Harper Brown and Justice Tarleton for being great barbers.

And the biggest THANK YOU goes to Mr. Miller for being such a great sport.

For all of the action, check out the video and photos below.

 


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Newcastle PTSA is Excited to Bring you Science Expo 2019
 

WHEN:

Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHO:

K-5 students - participate, learn & have fun.

WHAT:

Work on your choice of Science projects – Exhibit - Earn a certificate and souvenir.

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Attend, explore and learn with hands-on Experiences from Tech Organizations.

HOW:

Register by Friday, January 18th, 2019 at NewcastleElementary.OurScienceFair.com

WHO ELSE:

Parent volunteers for various activities. Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/iajxCDD

{Click here for the flyer and additional information.}

{Click here for the Science Expo 2019 - Registration Form.}

 
Please contact Jon Gass at jon_gass@hotmail.com or Ram Sarma at rvallabh2@gmail.com for any questions or suggestions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Popcorn Friday Volunteers Needed
 

Every Friday students can buy popcorn for 25 cents during afternoon recess.  The last Friday of every month is free popcorn Friday!

If you are interested in volunteering for Popcorn Fridays, click here to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea9a92aa1fb6-popcorn

Any questions, please contact Lori Weaver at Cousineaulori@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Congratulations to the Newcastle 2019 Geography Bee Champion!
 
After an outstanding effort by all 13 finalists in the Newcastle Elementary Geographic Bee, the championship round came down to Carter Ackermann and Caleb Chin. After an exciting round of three questions, Carter earned the title of school champion for the second year in a row. Carter will now take an online test provided by the National Geographic Society in an attempt to qualify for the state competition. The students in WA with the top 100 qualifying test scores will represent their schools and compete at the state level on March 29th, 2019.
 
Compliments to all of our finalists who competed on stage this year: Eli Nguyen, Sofia Kincaid, Nishitha Alla, Wenhan Xie, Carter Ackermann, Ava Bastron, Caleb Chin, Trevor Reinhold, Kaitlin Ojendyk, Eesha Sreejith, Gianna Orchekowsky, Elora Rodriguez-Vigel, and Makenna Hall.
 
Thank you to Wendy Kirchner and Rob Wyman, from the City of Newcastle, for joining us as judges for the Geography Bee.
 
A big thank you also to Dr. Wood for being the moderator and Ms. Wilhelm for being the teacher coordinator.
 
Lastly, thank you to the PTSA for sponsoring this exciting event! We all wish Carter the best of luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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