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Friday, May 10th, 2019
2018/2019 School Year



Important Dates to Remember

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

Mon, May 13th - Fri, May 17th
Scholastic 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

Fri, June 21st
Spring Fling

Wed, June 26th

5th Grade Promotion

Thurs, June 27th

Last Day of School

What Superpowers do YOU want to bring to the PTSA next year?
We are so energized by the possibilities created by our successful fundraising efforts over the last two years and the generosity of our families, and we are looking for people to make those possibilities a reality!  We have a complete turnover of our PTSA board and several committee chair positions this year and we have several openings we still need to fill.  The good news is that many of us will still be around to provide support for the new board.  We are fortunate to have elected Trisha Marshall (President) and Allison Sweeney and Mary Vickers (Co-VPs of Volunteers) last week to the 2019/2020 Board.
Below are some of the positions we are still looking to fill:


Oversight of PTSA operations, liaison to the PTA Council, representative of PTSA to the teachers and the school

Secretary (2)

Meeting minutes, maintain legal documents and PTSA bylaws and guidelines

Treasurer (2)

Pay bills, budget management, financial status reporting

VP Programs (2-3)

Oversight of family events, enrichment programs, Art, Reflections

VP Outreach (2)

Oversight of humanitarian programs, new family outreach, food drive, gift barn, potluck and movie nights

VP Ways and Means (2)

Fundraising, spirit wear, corporate matching, giving programs

VP Communications

Oversight of communication channels, room parent coordination, directory, eNews

In addition to the Board positions, we also need the following Chair roles filled before the end of the year - Webmaster, Staff Appreciation, Kinder Connect

Our current board members will be reaching out for conversations in an effort to fill next year’s board and set us up for success!  If you would like more information about any of the above opportunities and want to talk to a board member, {please click here to submit your interest via a Google form} or email Angela Ursino at or Elysa Piha at with your name and the positions you are interested in exploring.

Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind Luncheon
On Friday, May 3rd a large group of
Newcastle parents along with Dr. Wood joined other Issaquah school district parents, educators and community members at the Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind luncheon. 
It was an opportunity for all to learn more about the valuable programs available to our students courtesy of the Issaquah Schools Foundation.  Attendees heard directly from educators and students about the impact of programs like before and after school education support, the fine arts fund enabling school choirs and orchestras, and STEM programs like Robotics clubs.  Thank you to all who attended.
The Issaquah Schools Foundation was founded in 1987 to support the students and educators of the Issaquah School District.  In partnership with the District, the Foundation drives resources to help students reach the promise of their potential.  If you would like to learn more about the Foundation programs or make a donation, please visit or reach out to Trisha Marshall at

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