Mar 19
6:00p Positive Behavior Support Workshop
Positive Behavior Support Workshop

Thursday, March 23
6:00p - 8:00p
Newcastle Library

Positive Behavior Support Workshop: Social Development for Ages 7-9
Discussion Topics:
• Setting social and behavioral expectations that promote personal growth for this age group
• How to support social problem solving
• Positive intent: promoting empathy and understanding
9:30a Coffee Talk with Rich Mellish
Coffee Talk with Rich Mellish

Friday, March 24
9:30a - 10:30a
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! This conversation will no doubt be the first glimpse into the overall success of the "Dare to Dream" Auction!
2:00p STEM Afternoon
STEM Afternoon

Saturday, March 25
2:00p - 4:00p
Newcastle KCLS Library

Apr 1
6:30p ParentWiser | Hidden in Plain Sight
ParentWiser | Hidden in Plain Sight

Tuesday, March 28
6:30p - 8:30p
Liberty High School Commons

March 28th Hidden in Plain Sight, 6:30-8:30pm at Liberty High School Commons. Walk through a Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit of a youth bedroom, and learn what signs of substance use to look for, and what to do if you find something. Not your kid? What about friends? Includes expert Q&A forum, and brief professional talk on communicating with youth about at-risk behavior. This is a PARENT ONLY event.
6:30p 4th Grade Music Concert
4th Grade Music Concert

Thursday, March 30
6:30p - 7:30p
Newcastle Commons

Delight in the musical performances of the 4th Grade classes, demonstrating their prowess with the Recorder! 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!
6:00p 1st and 2nd Grade Movie & Potluck
1st and 2nd Grade Movie & Potluck

Friday, March 31
6:00p - 8:00p
Newcastle Commons & Gym

Bring food to share and enjoy a night getting to know other 1st and second grade families! This is an opportunity for adults to meet and mingle in the Gym while the kiddos enjoy a movie with their classmates and other 1st and 2nd graders in the Commons. PTSA Family Nights can be crowded, so take advantage of a time when everyone invited has 1st graders! Questions? Connect with
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STEM Afternoon at the Newcastle Community Library

Saturday, March 25th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Presented  by the Newport High School STEM League.  Ages 7 and older.  Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fun! Featuring Minecraft, Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Gum Drop Towers, and more!  

Drop in anytime from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Newcastle Library. 
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Are you looking for ways to engage your child in reading and online learning activities?

Your Lion Learner has access to two great resources using their student ID number.  Both MackinVIA and the KCLS Student Account take your child to databases and eBooks, and they’re free!  On the flyer your child brought home, you will see your child’s 7-digit student ID number.  Keep that sticker handy as kids have access to these resources throughout elementary school (MackinVIA) or until their 21st birthday (KCLS Student Account).

User ID: 411(student ID#) (10 digits) / Password: last 4 digits of student ID#

Select “Elementary Students” tab. You won’t enter your user information until you access a database or resource. This is in addition to your personal KCLS account. Do not use the red Log In tab in the upper right hand corner. That’s your personal account.

Fun features:  Hundreds of downloadable audio and eBooks from KCLS, Britannica Online for Kids, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Mango Languages, Opposing Viewpoints, Science Online, and Tutor.Com.

User ID: student ID # (7 digits) / Password: Last name

Fun features:  Tumblebooks, PebbleGO, World Almanac for Kids, Zoobooks, CultureGrams and EasyBib.


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ParentWiser Presents...

Hidden in Plain Sight

March 28th, 2017 at 6:30pm at Liberty High School Commons

Walk through a Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit of a youth bedroom, and learn what signs of substance use to look for, and what to do if you find something.  Not your kid?  What about friends?  Includes expert Q&A forum, and brief professional talk on communicating with youth about at-risk behavior.  This is a PARENT ONLY event.





Did you miss Amy Lang’s talk on Birds+Bees+Kids?  That event, plus 28 additional high caliber online parent ed talks from NextGenEd, are now available on! With a click, enjoy parent ed on a variety of current topics from the convenience of your home, anytime.  Audio downloads are included to listen on-the-go.  ParentWiser is thrilled to offer these FREE with your PTSA membership to any Issaquah district school.  Enjoy!


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

The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids by national keynote and author, Jessica Lahey

April 25th, 2017 - 10:00am at Village Theatre - FIRST Stage or 7:00pm at Issaquah High School Theater

In today’s culture, do we coddle our kids enough? Too much? Jessica Lahey summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure, and gives us advice on how to allow students to succeed over the long term. Join our community book read starting now, and help bring about this cultural change! For parents of K-12. 

Free for PTA/PTSA members of Issaquah Schools. For non-members, requested donation of $10 at the door.  {for more information, click here} 


1st and 2nd GRADE MOVIE NIGHT! 
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Friday, March 31st from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Commons

Hello 1st and 2nd Grade Parents! Enjoy Movie Night and Potluck with other 1st and 2nd grade Newcastle Elementary Families.

Get Cozy!!  Bring your sleeping bag, a pillow, your PJs or lounge chair as well as a POTLUCK dish - appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert, movie snacks, or drinks to share. 

THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT, so you or an adult chaperone must accompany your child at all times during the movie and potluck.   Any questions, please contact the organizer, Nancy Ko at  {for more information, click here}


Click {HERE} for the Movie Night & Potluck Sign up Form. 

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 to sign up for a potluck item or if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!