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Monday, January 14th, 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

Road to the Emerald City Auction


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Auction Website

Newcastle Elementary Science Expo 2019
Wahoo! Newcastle Elementary Science Expo is fast approaching - Friday, March 1st from 6:30pm - 8:30pm!  Many students have submitted a wide diversity of project ideas, from Biology to Robotics and many topics in between.
If you want to enjoy the limelight, and are excited to Explore Science and Technology, then engage immediately.  Please register online or by returning the registration form before time runs out on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 3:40pm.


Whether you have a background in or passion for Science and Technology or not,  we desperately need your help.  There are multiple needs on-site on the day of the event or at your own pace from the comfort of your home ranging from helping students with project selection / execution to project evaluation and feedback (and everything in between).  Volunteers also needed to assist with hands-on-experiences from tech and aerospace organizations.

Contact Jon or Ram if you are available to be a guide, evaluate or otherwise volunteer the night of the event.

Sign up {online} now!

Check out the Expo Website, it is constantly being updated with useful information like Draft Project Document, FAQ, Useful Websites with list of projects and sample projects, Project Guidelines, Sample Investigation and Sample Display Board.
As the students work on their projects, they can find helpful videos, resources, and project checklists at or in the KCLS library. The school library also has resources that can help students with project ideas. You can also contact Jon or Ram or check the Science Expo website.
Projects may not include living or preserved animals, harmful or hazardous substances, weapons, body fluids or flammable materials. If your junior scientist experiments with plants, please plan to display only photographs given allergy concerns.
Mark your calendar to attend this event even if your child has not registered for the Science Expo. Organizations and Associations from the Technology, Aerospace and Robotics areas will have a hands-on activity booths at the event. Come join the fun!

PTSA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 24th from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Sage Room at Newcastle Elementary

Popcorn Friday Volunteers Needed

Every Friday students can buy popcorn for 25 cents during afternoon recess.  The last Friday of every month is free popcorn Friday!

If you are interested in volunteering for Popcorn Fridays, click here to sign up:

Any questions, please contact Lori Weaver at

Auction Art Spots Still Available

Interested in treating your child to a day of auction art when there's no school on Monday, January 28th? To sign up, {click here}.
For more information on each class, take a look at the flyers.
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