Communications

Kidmail
Kidmail

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

Help Thursday morning to prepare flyers to be sent home with our kids. Volunteers work on a rotating basis, once or twice per month.
Bulletin Board
Bulletin Board

Chair:
Kelly Hay
When:
Throughout the year

Make posters & signs as needed for committees to promote upcoming events and programs.
Cub News
Cub News

Chair:
Natalie Roberts

Cub News is the PTSA’s bi-weekly electronic bulletin. It will contain articles, brief updates and notices about events in the upcoming weeks. If you do not have access to a computer, you can request a paper hard copy of the newsletter by emailing info@newcastleptsa.org.
Website
Website

Chair:
Sangeet Kindra

The PTSA website has forms & flyers you can print at home, a calendar, the latest information on volunteering, programs, and fundraising, plus a lot more! Check it out at www.newcastleptsa.org
PTSA Directory
PTSA Directory

Chair:
Brad Roberts
When:
Fall

All Couples & Individual PTSA Memberships will receive a complimentary Student Directory.
The directory is prepared by the PTSA and includes basic family information (student name, parent names, address, phone number, and email address). If you would like any student or family information to appear differently from what was provided to the school, please email us with that information. Your family’s information will be included in the directory unless you have requested that it remain unpublished. If you are unsure, contact the school Registrar at 425-837-5821.
Volunteers help with editing, printing and distributing. Generally completed by the end of October.
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
Meri Hartman
When:
Throughout the year

We need your help in capturing great photos to add to our yearbook. As you attend school events, chaperone classroom field trips, or just doing the walk-a-bout around school, bring your camera and help us capture fun candids! Please send your digitals photos to NEYearbookpics2011@hotmail.com.
We look forward to seeing all the great pictures!
Parent Education
Parent Education

Chair:
Stina Fluegge, Danielle Dixon
When:
Throughout the year

Visit the Issaquah PTSA Parent Education website, http://www.issaquahptsa.org/parented/, to learn about more Parent Education opportunities around our district.
Volunteers needed to Help coordinate parent ed seminars for our school community.

Community Relations

Food Drive
Food Drive

Chair:
Janis Yu
Kinder Connect
Kinder Connect

Chair:
Susan Reinhold
When:
Throughout the year

Connecting kindergarten families together! Kids building friendships with kids, and parents building friendships with other parents. Join us for our monthly play dates. Volunteers assist with kindergarten socials throughout the school year.
Membership
Membership

Chair:
(none)

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
Kara Ford, Kiersten Byus
When:
Throughout the year

Committee assists with ideas and planning to show staff and teachers our appreciation in various ways throughout the year.
Back to School Picnic
Back to School Picnic

Chair:
(none)
When:
Day before School Starts

Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones at the Newcastle Elementary School PTSA sponsored Back-to-School Picnic. This event will be held outside the gym from 3:30-5:00 on Monday, August 29th following Meet-your-Teacher. There will be several information booths where parents can learn about different PTSA programs including Art Docents and Reflections fine arts contest. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for PTSA membership, purchase Spirit Wear and create a bank account for your child. Students from the 5th grade will be selling pizza, beverages and cookies to help raise money for their Camp Warm Beach trip.
Polar Express
Polar Express

Chair:
Janis Yu
When:
November - December 2013

During the holiday season Newcastle Elementary will be continuing the tradition of The Polar Express giving program. Several families in the Issaquah School District are chosen for the Newcastle PTSA to assist every year. Special giving trees will be located throughout the school with train gift tags describing the needs and wishes of the children. The Polar Express program gives each of us an opportunity to help these families in need.

Other Committees

Volunteers of Issaquah Schools
Volunteers of Issaquah Schools

Chair:
(none)
Issaquah Schools Foundation
Issaquah Schools Foundation

Chair:
(none)
Grant Writing
Grant Writing

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

Committee helps research education-related grants on behalf of Newcastle PTSA.
Golden Acorn Committee
Golden Acorn Committee

Chair:
Georgia Forchuk, Michelle Riley, Laura Derwin

Site Council
Site Council

Chair:
(none)
Legislation
Legislation

Chair:
Denelle Wolff
Caring through Sharing
Caring through Sharing

Chair:
Stina Fluegge, Danielle Dixon

The PTSA sets aside a portion of its budget to help Newcastle students who may need assistance. The Caring Through Sharing Program can provide students with basic school supplies, including backpacks and other necessities, as well as helping pay for students to attend field trips. This program is generously supported by the City of Newcastle. If you need assistance for your student, please see your child's teacher or any Newcastle staff member.
Sunshine Committee
Sunshine Committee

Chair:
Stina Fluegge, Danielle Dixon

As an integral part of our school community, the Sunshine Committee provides a "ray of sunshine" to any Newcastle family that may need some brightening to their day. We are there to provide a gesture of kindness that will help to bring a smile during what may be a difficult time (prolonged illness, surgery, etc). Whether it be in the form of a small gift, card, flower, or food, we are there to show that we care.

Fundraising

Everything Party
Everything Party

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

Every time you shop at Everything Party at The Landing in Renton, they will donate money to our school! Just tell the cashier you are with Newcastle Elementary, and 10% of your transaction will be sent to our school. To participate in the program, simply notify the store cashier of our school name at the start of your transaction. Everything Party will automatically track the sales and send a quarterly check to our school! 721 N. Landing Way / Renton, WA 98057 / 425-336-1826

MSN Offers
MSN Offers

Chair:
(none)

It’s just like Groupon – except our PTSA gets 5% of every purchase you make! You can link to it from our PTSA website and also be sure to “like” it on Facebook or other social media outlets so you can stay up-to-date on their offers.

Printer Cartridge Recycling
Printer Cartridge Recycling

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

Earn money for Newcastle Elementary and dispose of used ink and laser cartridges in an environmentally friendly way by
sending them to school with your child or dropping them off yourself in the Cartridge World recycling box near the office.
You can also take them to the Cartridge World store in Issaquah and designate Newcastle Elementary for your donation. Don't forget to ask family, friends and co-workers to donate their used cartridges as well -- it adds up quickly!
Auction
Auction

Chair:
Luisa Gass, Elysa Piha
When:
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

The Auction is our biggest fundraiser. We hold the auction every other year. Our next auction will be in March of 2015. This committee helps with everything from procurement to class projects to day of the event set-up, check-in, or clean up.
Corporate Matching
Corporate Matching

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

Research and promote corporate matching opportunities.
eScrip
eScrip

Chair:
Christine Norrander

Box Tops
Box Tops

Chair:
Christine Norrander
When:
Throughout the year

Clip Box Tops from hundreds of participating General Mills products with the original Box Tops program. Box Tops are worth 10 cents each. Save your box tops and have your child drop them in the collection box at school. You can help Newcastle Elementary earn even more by visiting www.boxtops4education.com where you will also find a complete, updated listing of qualifying products. Join the Box Tops for Education booster club at that site, and you will find coupons and opportunities to earn even more box tops for our school. Shop on line at the Box Tops for Education Marketplace and up to 10% of each qualifying purchase will be donated to Newcastle Elementary.
Campbell's Soup Labels
Campbell's Soup Labels

Chair:
Christine Norrander
When:
Throughout the year

Campbell's "Labels for Education" is an easy, fun way to help Newcastle Elementary get free educational merchandise, including computers, sports equipment and musical instruments. All you have to do is save labels from participating Campbell's brands that families use every day. Simply remove the label AND UPC code from participating products (look for the "Labels For Education" logo) and send them to school, so your child can deposit them in the collection bin at Newcastle Elementary. For more information go to www.labelsforeducation.com.

Corporate Gift Back

Safeway
Safeway

Chair:
(none)

6911 Coal Creek Pkwy SE
Newcastle, WA 98059
425-641-0902
Orthodontic Excellence
Orthodontic Excellence

Chair:
(none)

6981 Coal Creek Pkwy SE
Newcastle, WA 98059
425-747-4944
Website
GoodSearch.com
GoodSearch.com

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

Now you can raise money for Newcastle PTSA just by search the internet at www.GoodSearch.com.
You use GoodSearch.com like any other search engine – the site is powered by Yahoo! – but each time you do, money is
generated for us. Here’s how it works:
• Go to www.goodsearch.com
• Type Newcastle Elementary into the “I support” box and click on “verify”
• Search the internet just like you would with any search engine
Since GoodSearch.com shares its advertising revenue with charities and schools, every time you search the Internet at GoodSearch, you'll be earning money for us.
You can keep track of our estimated earnings by clicking on "amount raised" once you designate us as your organization of choice. The more people who use the site, the more money we’ll earn, so spread the word!
Precision Autocraft
Precision Autocraft

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

If you take your vehicle to Precision Autocraft for autobody repairs, tell them you'd like to support the Newcastle Elementary PTSA and they will donate 5% of the cost of your repairs. Precision Autocraft is located right here in Newcastle near the city hall. Contact them at 425-277-0845.
This program applies to any customer, not just families who attend the school, so tell your friends and neighbors to
consider Precision Autocraft when their vehicles get crunched. All they have to do is ask Precision to support the Newcastle Elementary PTSA and we automatically receive a check when the repairs are done!
Office Depot
Office Depot

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

Office Depot will credit Newcastle Elementary with the value of 5% of qualifying school supply purchases made throughout the year. Help Newcastle Elementary by buying your school supplies at Office Depot. Our ID # is 70204283 and will be available at local Office Depot stores. You can also go on line to www.OfficeDepot.com and designate Newcastle Elementary to receive the bonus on your online purchases.
Target
Target

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

If you have children in elementary school chances are you shop at Target. Now, every time you use your Target Visa or Target Guest Card (r) at a Target store or on www.target.com, Target will donate an amount equal to 1% of purchases made to Newcastle Elementary. When you use your Target Visa anywhere else, Target will donate 1/2% of total purchases. Call 1-800-316-6142 to designate Newcastle Elementary as your school of choice.

Family Events

Winter Science Family Event
Winter Science Family Event

Chair:
Yvette Blauvelt
When:
Winter - 2014

Committee assists with planning, set-up and promoting of event.
Spring Family Event
Spring Family Event

Chair:
Georgia Forchuk, Sue Wilkos
When:
Spring

Committee assists with planning, set-up and promoting of event.
Fall Costume Carnival
Fall Costume Carnival

Chair:
Michelle Riley, JuliAnne Diesch
When:
Fall - Carnival takes place in October 2013.

An exciting family fall harvest event. Committee assists with planning, set-up and promoting of event.

Art and Music Enrichment

Music Room Helpers
Music Room Helpers

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

Volunteers work on an as needed basis under the direction of Mrs. Wood to support the music room. Tasks may include copying, typing programs, making sets, program set up, etc.
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
Eileen Rubenstein, Rachel Wax
When:
Fall

The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts 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. The program increases community awareness on the importance of the arts in education.
Entries will be due the beginning of November.
Help coordinate volunteers, distribute information and promote the program, display entries, identify judges, and help coordinate a reception for participants.
Art Docent
Art Docent

Chair:
Chris Longfellow, Laura Derwin
When:
Throughout the year

This is a visual arts program designed to allow children more opportunities to explore their art talents through educational art lessons and creative art projects conducted in the classroom.
If you enjoy working with students, then this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you. No art knowledge or experience is required. All volunteers are welcome, from those who have no formal art training to those individuals that have an extensive art background.

School Services

Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
Lissa Wax
When:
Fall 2013

Help sort and distribute spirit wear orders.
Popcorn
Popcorn

Chair:
Rachel Miller
When:
Throughout the year

Help on Friday afternoons to prepare popcorn and sell to our kids during afternoon recesses. Volunteers work on a rotating basis, once or twice per month.
School Supplies Kits
School Supplies Kits

Chair:
Brittany Frank
When:
Spring

Coordinate ordering of school supply kits. This process begins in the spring and then distribution before school starts.

General Enrichment

Chess4Life
Chess4Life

Chair:
Janda Keenan, Leanne Cole

Chess Club is for students K-5 who enjoy learning and practicing the game of chess. They meet every Tuesday from 3:45 - 4:45 PM in the school library. For more information, contact Brad at: 425-442-2723 or click here for registration information: Newcastle Elementary Chess Fall Registration
Classroom Grants
Classroom Grants

Chair:
(none)

Reading and Language Enrichment

Spring Used Book Fair
Spring Used Book Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring
Library
Library

Chair:
Laura Berry
When:
Throughout the year

Volunteers assist in library with direction from librarian. Volunteer once a week, every other week, or once a month – it’s up to you.

Health and Safety

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

Chair:
Lance Gyotoku, Kam Yu
When:
Emphasis in the Fall

This chairperson works with office staff to inventory and update classroom emergency supplies and procedures.
Vision and Hearing Screens
Vision and Hearing Screens

Chair:
Candace Berde
When:
October 24, 2013

Volunteers assist with administering vision and hearing tests.

Student Life

Picture Day
Picture Day

Chair:
Tiffany Ryan
Gift-a-Book
Gift-a-Book

Chair:
Nicole Wiebe

Volunteers to help cut and glue book tags before event and then adhere bookplates in donated books at the end of the event.

Math and Science Enrichment

Science-to-Go Program
Science-to-Go Program

Chair:
(none)

Fundraisers

Walk a Thon
Walk a Thon

Chair:
Tanya Kalabovda
When:
Spring 2014

The Newcastle Elementary Walk a Thon is the primary fundraiser for the 2013-2014 school year. The one day event offers a the opportunity for students, teachers, staff and families to celebrate Newcastle Elementary, healthy living and make a difference for the PTSA.

Other

Polar Express Drive
Polar Express Drive

Chair:
Janis Yu
When:
November/December 2013
Mochas with Marla
Mochas with Marla

Chair:
Elizabeth Brecht
When:
Once a month