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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
2018/2019 School Year

(Left to Right) Maddison Sweeney, 5th Grader, Alexa Du, 1st Grader, Aarav Tripathi, 3rd Grader, Addison Tran, '18 Newcastle Graduate, 6th Grader


Important Dates to Remember

Tues, Jan 15th - Fri, Jan 18th
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing

Fri, Jan 18th
Last Day to Register for Science Expo 2019

Mon, Jan 21st
No School - in Observance of MLK Day

Thurs, Jan 24th
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Parent Maker / Ed Night

Mon, Jan 28th

No School - Teacher Work Day

Thurs, Feb 7th
Staff Appreciation Italian Pasta Bar

Mon, Feb 18th
President's Day

Mon, Feb 18th - Fri, Feb 22nd

No School - Second Winter Break

Fri, Mar 1st
Science Expo 2019

Tues, Mar 5th - Thurs, Mar 7th
2nd Grade Highly Capable Testing

Sat, Mar 30th, 2019

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Congratulations to the Newcastle 2019 Geography Bee Champion!

After an outstanding effort by all 13 finalists in the Newcastle Elementary Geographic Bee, the championship round came down to Carter Ackermann and Caleb Chin. After an exciting round of three questions, Carter earned the title of school champion for the second year in a row. Carter will now take an online test provided by the National Geographic Society in an attempt to qualify for the state competition. The students in WA with the top 100 qualifying test scores will represent their schools and compete at the state level on March 29th, 2019.
Compliments to all of our finalists who competed on stage this year: Eli Nguyen, Sofia Kincaid, Nishitha Alla, Wenhan Xie, Carter Ackermann, Ava Bastron, Caleb Chin, Trevor Reinhold, Kaitlin Ojendyk, Eesha Sreejith, Gianna Orchekowsky, Elora Rodriguez-Vigel, and Makenna Hall.
Thank you to Wendy Kirchner and Rob Wyman, from the City of Newcastle, for joining us as judges for the Geography Bee.
A big thank you also to Dr. Wood for being the moderator and Ms. Wilhelm for being the teacher coordinator.
Lastly, thank you to the PTSA for sponsoring this exciting event! We all wish Carter the best of luck!


PTSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 24th at Newcastle Elementary

Additional details to follow.



Parent Ed/Maker Night
Thursday, January 24th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Gibson Ek Commons

Join Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger in an evening of exploration of creativity and education.  Why is creative thinking necessary?  How can we use it for success in school and industry? And how does it fit into STEM? We will start with a 20-minute TedTalk by Sir Kenneth Robinson about creativity and education.  We will then discuss the importance of creative thinking, and how to apply it to diverse fields, including STEM.  Finally, we will put our knowledge to the test with an open-ended exercise.

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Impact Scholarship Applications Due February 15th

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is once again offering scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholars Page. 


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