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Monday, April 22nd, 2019
2018/2019 School Year



Important Dates to Remember

Tues, Apr 23rd
2nd Grade Concert

Thurs, Apr 25th
Deadline for Ben Clanton Author Visit Book Order Form

Mon, Apr 29th
Deadline to Submit Nominations for the 2019 Golden Acorn Award

Thurs, May 2nd
PTSA General Membership & Board Meeting  from 10:00am - 11:30am / Sage Room

Fri, May 3rd

Popcorn Friday

Mon, May 6th - Fri, May 10th
Staff Appreciation Week

Thurs, May 9th
Ben Clanton Author Visit

Mon, May 13th - Fri, May 17th
Book Fair

Fri, May 17th

Popcorn Friday

Tues, May 21st

1st Grade Concert

Mon, May 27th

No School - Memorial Day

Tues, May 28th

Kindergarten Concert

Fri, May 31st
Free Popcorn Friday

Tues, June 11th

5th Grade Concert

Fri, June 14th
Free Popcorn Friday

Wed, June 26th
5th Grade Promotion

Thurs, June 27th

Last Day of School

Staff Appreciation Week
May 6th - 10th is Staff Appreciation Week and we have a fun line-up of events to show the staff how much we appreciate everything they do for our children.

Mon, May 6th

Bagel Bar.  The Staff will be treated to a Bagel Bar today, provided by the PTSA.

Tues, May 7th

Mexican Fiesta Luncheon. Provided by K & First Grade families.  Click here sign up:

Wed, May 8th

"Words from the Heart & Bouquet Day" Students are asked to bring in thank you notes and flowers for teachers and support staff. 

Thurs, May 9th

"Love from the Oven" Let's treat our staff to a beautiful homemade cookie bar! Volunteer to bake your special treat and bring it in on Thursday morning.  Click here sign up:

Fri, May 10th

Movie Day!  The staff will be treated to a pair of Movie Tickets each and a Candy Buffet today, provided by the PTSA.

Questions? Please contact Yvette at

{Click here to view the Staff Appreciation Week flyer}

4th Grade Recorder Concert
Check out the 4th Grade "Recorder" Music Concert from Thurs, April 18th, to view the video, {please click here}Thank you to our new music teacher,  Ms. Ells and George Conway of GSC Video for the videography!

Please check back after each grade level concerts for the concert video.  If you missed the opportunity to view the prior school year concerts, {please click here}

For best viewing results, download and save the .mp4 file to your computer and view. 

We did it Newcastle - Thank you!

Not only did we come together as a community and meet our aggressive stretch goal of raising $275,000 - we beat it! Over the course of this year, you all delivered for the students, the staff, and the entire Newcastle community, raising over $300,000*!
And what's more, Auction-night attendees and those who have donated since made a huge difference, raising over $60,000 that will be used to expand our playground, making better use of our space with new equipment, a congregation area, and outdoor classroom space!  Because we raised enough for more extensive playground renovation, work will begin this summer and will be ready for the 2019/2020 school year! 
Our community thanks each and every one of you who donated, volunteered, sponsored and made this happen! Be sure to get those corporate matches in!
Watch what our kids have to say {click here for the Raise the Paddle Auction Video} and visit our Auction site {here} to donate today.
You can also watch some adorable Kindergartners as they urge you to "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" {click here for the Follow the Yellow Brick Road Auction Video}
*Numbers listed above are gross of expenses.

Please join one of our Newcastle tables at this year's Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind luncheon, taking place on Friday, May 3rd at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. You'll hear from Cougar Ridge Principal Drew Terry and two of his students who have greatly benefited from the After School Academic Program. With donor support, we have been able to expand this targeted assistance program to all 15 elementary schools, ensuring that students are able to receive the support they need.  You also won't want to miss the Liberty Jazz Choir. We are excited to have them join us and share their talent and passion for the fine arts, funded by Foundation donors for the past seven years.  
We have multiple tables reserved for Newcastle parents, so please {register here} and choose Trisha Marshall as your table captain. If you can't make it to the event, you can still donate online at   
You really delivered with this year's Newcastle Auction, but if you didn't win what you wanted or you're still feeling generous, take a look at all there is to offer in the Nourish Every Mind Auction, running until 8pm on Monday, April 29th. You could win your child (and a friend) a pizza lunch and games with Dr. Wood. {Click here to View the Auction} 

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