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This email provides a quick snapshot highlighting key  activities.  We hope this helps you to stay on top of all of the exciting activities going on at the school as well as deadlines. 

Friday, September 15th, 2017
2017/2018 School Year

What's Happening at Newcastle Elementary!

PTSA General Membership Meeting

Please note the PTSA General Membership Meeting is scheduled for next Monday, September 18th at 7 PM in the school library.

Main focus of meeting is final approval of budget and identifying open volunteer opportunities.  During the PTSA General  Membership Meeting, there will be a movie playing down the hall for kids.

Coffee Talk with Principal Mellish 

Upcoming Kinder Connect Events

This is a friendly reminder that the first Coffee Talk with Principal Mellish is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd at 9:30 am on the stage in the commons. 

The topics that could potentially be discussed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Status of building new schools and potential impact on Newcastle.
  • Did the state actually fix state funding?
  • What are the 3 most important messages Newcastle staff has for parents?
  • What do we know about student academic achievement at Newcastle?
  • Lessons learned from Maywood Middle School. Yes, these lessons apply even to kindergarten.
  • Cultural Competency Initiative. What it is and how it could impact everything.
  • Open question and answer: bring your own topic!

If you are unable to attend the first coffee talk of this school year, please mark your calendars for the following dates which have also been set aside for additional Coffee Talk meetings: November 17th, February 9th, April 20th.

Please come and enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks coffee, pastries & stimulating discussion.

Welcome to Newcastle Elementary! We are Elise Crumpacker and Christine McClure, your Kinder Connect contacts for the upcoming school year.  Our daughters are 3rd graders at Newcastle, and like you, we have incoming kindergartners in the Fall.  (Quinn, Elise's son, and Brinley, Christine's daughter).  We look forward to the year ahead!

Mark your calendars with these upcoming events - 

  • Friday, September 29th at 6:00pm - Families Night Out at Red Robin, Factoria
  • Monday, October 9th at 7:00pm - Moms Night Out at Vino Bella, Issaquah

If you have any questions, please reach out to Elise Crumpacker and Christine McClure, our Kinder Connect PTSA Co-Chairs at 

 Spirit Wear available for purchase

We are excited to share great new spirit wear options to show your Newcastle Lions school pride.

  • Order by September 22nd and receive by October 23rd. 
  • All Spirit Wear will be delivered to Homeroom Teachers and
  • 10% of proceeds will be donated to Newcastle Elementary PTSA.

Click here to purchase your spirit wear now!   

Questions? Please contact Vivian or Gina at

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