Aug 31
Sep 1
11:45a Meet the Teacher Day!
Meet the Teacher Day!

Tuesday, September 2
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

Tuesday, September 2
12:30p - 2:30p
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

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

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

Thursday, September 4
9:30a Coffee Talk with Rich Mellish
Coffee Talk with Rich Mellish

Friday, September 12
9:30a - 10:30a
Newcastle Commons & Classrooms

Meet the new Principal, Rich Mellish, and learn about how the first days of school have gone as well as take the opportunity to get to know his educational and leadership philosophies better!
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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
- PTSA Back to School Event following Meet Your Teacher (Principal, Rich Mellish, will
be available to new families for a brief introduction to NC)
- Kindergarten parent orientation/curriculum night, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Sept 3rd     
- First day of school for grades 1st - 5th
- Kindergarten screening

Sept 4th
- First day of school for all kindergarten
- Tears & Tissues

Sept 16th
- Curriculum night, 1st -2nd grades; 5:30 pm-6:15 pm

Sept 18th
- Curriculum night, 3rd-5th grades; 5:30 pm-6:15 pm
- Picture day

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 (, or Samantha Chong ( 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 ( and Luisa Gass ( to find out how you can help.

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Newcastle Spirit Wear Now Available for Purchase!!!
It’s time to purchase your Newcastle Spirt Wear!  We have several new items we are offering this year as well as past favorites! This year we are also offering online ordering. Click on the link below to go directly to the online store. Newcastle Spirit Wear Sale This link can also be found on the Newcastle PTSA website There will be a manual order form coming home this Thursday as well. The deadline for all orders is Tuesday September 16 th !!! Please note: There are No REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES – whether you order online or via the manual order ... read full article

Newcastle families mark your calendars and get ready for another great community building event!  Our friends at Tapatio will be supporting the 5th Grade class effort to raise money for Camp Seymour again this year.  On Tuesday, September 30th , they will generously donate a portion of all receipts for the entire day - lunch and dinner!  So, plan lunch with co-workers or friends and definitely take the night off from cooking and the bring in the whole family.  Let's show Tapatio our gratitude for their amazing support in Newcastle style!  Want to maximize the fundraising? Cash sales get a ... read full article

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