Dec 9
Staff Cookie Exchange
Staff Cookie Exchange

Wednesday, December 12
Newcastle Elementary School

Volunteer to bake your favorite sweet treats and help make their day!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Friday, December 14
Every Friday during Recess 25 cents

Last Day - Raffle Tickets for Mr. Miller Haircut
Last Day - Raffle Tickets for Mr. Miller Haircut

Friday, December 14
Raffle Drawing for Mr. Miller Haircut
Raffle Drawing for Mr. Miller Haircut

Monday, December 17
Mr. Miller Haircut by Raffle Winners
Mr. Miller Haircut by Raffle Winners

Wednesday, December 19
No School - First Winter Break
No School - First Winter Break

Thu 12/20 - Tue 1/1
No School - First Winter Break
No School - First Winter Break

Thu 12/20 - Tue 1/1
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Auction Co-Chairs:
Allison Sweeney & Trisha Marshall

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

To Our Sponsors & Supporters


You Helped Earn Our School More Than $15,000!

Thank you for your Generosity & Support!

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

Want to Help with the Auction?

You still can! There are opportunities available to be part of the Road to the Emerald City team and make this a successful event.  No Experience is Necessary!

We continue to collect items and experiences for games and auction. 
Do you have wine? unused gift cards? or ideas for parties?

"Raise the Paddle” is the BIG fundraising portion of auction night.  We need creative minds to help us brainstorm ideas for creating a fun, heartfelt video that brings our need to life?

Thank you to everyone who placed bids in our holiday online auction. Thanks to you we earned more than $15,000 for our school and our kids.

Please pay for items and come pick them up at the PTSA office at school during these times:

Wednesday, December 12th

1:15pm - 1:40pm

Thursday, December 13th

9:00am - 10:00am

2:45pm - 3:45pm

 Friday, December 14th


9:00am - 10:00am

2:45pm - 3:45pm

If you need an alternate time, please contact Allison and Trisha at 




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






Issaquah Schools Foundation - Help Meet Basic Student Needs This Holiday Season

The season of caring and sharing is here! At this special time of year, we invite you to join us in giving students the essential support they need for success at school.

Throughout the Issaquah School District, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is there to lend a helping hand through our Basic Student Needs programs.

Beaver Lake Middle School Principal Stacy Cho shared the story of how the Basic Student Needs programs made a world of difference for one student:

Let me tell you about an 11-year-old whose family recently experienced homelessness. During the first days of the school year, I showed him how he could choose a new, free backpack filled with school supplies. I shared that free breakfast bars were always available if he ever came to school hungry (and he would come to the office and eat six bars at a time). I helped his family access support from the Nurses Fund, which paid for transportation to doctor's appointments. This support set him up for success at school. It was all made possible by the Foundation.

This holiday season, will you help kids in need by donating to the Foundation's Basic Student Needs Fund? Click here to make a donation.

Dan, Martha and the Timmins family have already donated $5,000, with the hope that your generosity will allow us to raise $20,000 towards the fund. Please join the challenge by this wonderful family to help students!


















'Love from the Oven' Cookie Exchange for Newcastle Staff

For the past few years, we have had the tradition of spoiling our fabulous Newcastle Staff with a Holiday Cookie Exchange to show them how much we appreciate everything they do for us.

Volunteer to bake your favorite sweet treats and help make their day!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Yvette at


















Usborne Book Fair

Newcastle Elementary is excited to be hosting an Usborne Books & More Winter Book Fair, December 5th & 6th!  The book fair will be open during conferences from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the hallways near the front door. Parents and kids alike are invited to join us for shopping during those hours. 

With over 2500 titles, we have books to inspire, educate, and entertain children of all ages.  Come find the perfect gifts for everyone on your Holiday List!  Know who else enjoys our books? Teachers!  Why not surprise them with an Usborne Books & More Gift Certificate, available for purchase at the Book Fair. 

50% of your purchase will go to the school in free books.  Unable to stop by or want to view the entire catalog or order online? Visit → ‘Newcastle Elementary’. 

Books ordered by December 12th are eligible for free shipping and will be delivered to the school before Winter Break.

Questions?  Contact Laura Berry at

Y-O-U! Spelling Bee Chair Needed

What's the buzz about? We are getting ready to organize the Newcastle Elementary Spelling Bee in order to send our students to the local and hopefully National Scripp's Spelling Bee Competition.

In order for this to happen we need a couple of volunteers to help chair and work with the PTSA to coordinate our school's event.  If helping kids with literacy in a fun competitive manner is up your alley, then let us know!

Planning starts now with our school's competition to be held in January. It's a nice way to join in and volunteer with a time limited commitment. 

For more information, please contact Helen Gray at



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Yearbook Cover Lion Art Contest

Calling all Newcastle artists!! Create your best Newcastle Lion and your drawing could end up on the cover of the 2018-2019 yearbook!! Entries due by Friday, January 4th.

{Click here for the flyer and additional information.}

Questions?  Contact Jessica Anderson at

Mr. Miller Needs a Haircut - 5 Lucky Kids can be his Barber!
Look in your child's KidMail this week to find the raffle tickets that could win your child the chance to give our PE teacher, Mr. Miller, a much needed haircut for the holidays.
Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $20 for all 5! Simply write your child's name and teacher on each ticket and return them along with payment (cash or check to Newcastle PTSA) in the sealed envelope to your child's teacher by Friday, December 14th.
Drawing will take place on Monday, December 17th and Mr. Miller will get that holiday haircut on Wednesday, December 19th.
Contact Trisha Marshall at with questions or for more tickets.

















PTSA is Excited to Bring you Science Expo 2019


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


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


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


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


Register by Friday, January 18th, 2019 at


Parent volunteers for various activities. Please sign up at

{Click here for the flyer and additional information.}

Please contact Jon Gass at or Ram Sarma at for any questions or suggestions. 


























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