May 15

Mon 5/9 - Sun 5/22

Mon 5/9 - Sun 5/22

Mon 5/9 - Sun 5/22

Mon 5/9 - Sun 5/22

Mon 5/9 - Sun 5/22
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Newcastle Elementary’s first Read-A-Thon is coming soon! 
All Newcastle Elementary students are encouraged to participate!
Read-A-Thon Dates: Monday, May 9, @ 7:00am - Sunday, May 22, @ 9:00pm
Students are encouraged to read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day, totaling 280 minutes by the end of the 14 days. Overall, the school is working towards reaching a total of 90,000 minutes spent reading. Lots of great prizes will be handed out, ranging from plush “Newcastle” lions, gift cards, popsicle parties, hats with headlamps in them, to even a very special prize if the school reaches its reading goal involving hair paint and Dr. Wood!

Follow this link, Newcastle Elementary Read-A-Thon (, to create a unique profile for your student. Simply click on “Add Participant” at the bottom of the screen, enter their name and an email address, and choose which classroom they are in by using the dropdown menu (hint – kindergarten is at the bottom of the list). Once your student has their own page, please share the link with your friends and families and ask for support for your student’s reading throughout the Read-A-Thon. In order to access the tracking log, simply follow the second link provided in your welcome email from 99 Pledges, and click on "Track."  

The goal is that each student raises a minimum of $100.  Donations can be made in lump sum, or by the minute (i.e. $.50/minute).  Donations are made directly through the website, and are tax deductible.  Students can then go into their personalized website to track how many minutes they are reading per day.

All reading must be completed by 9pm on Sunday, May 22nd, with all minutes entered into the individualized websites.  Announcements on prize winners will be announced the following week.

Please contact Jenn McAleer at if you have any questions.


Join the PTSA Executive Board for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Would you like to help set the direction for the PTSA? Want to be more “in the know” about what happens at school? Interested in meeting new people? All while working in service of our students? Then please consider joining our PTSA Executive Board! You can learn more about the various roles on the Board and the time commitment (typically less than 3-5 hours per month) HERE. If you’re interested in learning more or have someone you think would be great on the board, please contact Rebecca Nguyen (part of our Nominating Committee) at


Spirit Day is Every Friday!

Dress up in your favorite Newcastle spirit wear, wear our school colors (yellow/green), or rep your favorite sports team every Friday!


Angel Program

| Be Brave. | Be an Angel. Become an Angel Donor. | Be a Model. |

Check out the Angel Program menu icon to the left for more information!


Recess Volunteers Needed!

Our paraeducators could use extra eyes on the playground! Responsibilities include: walking around the playground and monitoring student behavior, looking for positive behavior (kind, safe, responsible) and rewarding with a lion coin, and reporting any unsafe behavior to a playground paraeducator.

In order to volunteer, you need to fill out an application with the school district. A link to the application is HERE. Once completed, email to obtain PTSA approval and receive a link to sign up. Thank you for helping our staff and students!



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PTSA Membership

Join the Newcastle Elementary PTSA!

By joining our Parent Teacher Student Association, you are playing an active role in your child’s education enrichment. Your membership would provide monthly art instruction, access to innovative programs, academic enrichment, and student and family events. 

We would also love to have your support by volunteering your time. Many volunteer positions are open! 

Sign up once you join HERE! Questions? Contact

You can support the Newcastle PTSA when you shop at Amazon. Last school year, we received more than $500 from purchases made by our Newcastle community! If you are not already involved, please visit and add Newcastle Elementary PTSA as your charitable organization.

Issaquah Schools Foundation

Issaquah Schools Foundation: Nourish Every Mind

Each year, Issaquah Schools Foundation hosts Nourish Every Mind, an event to raise funds for all of the 20,000 students in our school district. Our goal this year is to raise $400,000! Donors like you, who understand the importance of investing in our students and our schools, will help us to re-imagine possibilities and bring our student's dreams to life!

With your support, Issaquah Schools Foundation can continue helping our district’s students reach their potential by bridging the gap between the dollars the state provides for basic education and the funding our 26 schools need to ensure students succeed in school and are prepared for life.

Issaquah Schools Foundation is a local organization that is singularly focused on the success of all students. We are an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 whose mission is to drive resources to help students district-wide achieve the promise of their potential.

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