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Monday, October 14th, 2019
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember

Wed, October 16th
Kindergarten Mom's Night Out at Vino at the Landing

Fri, October 18th
Costume Carnival & Spooky Spaghetti

PTSA Board Meeting

Tues, October 22nd
Crocktober Staff Lunch

ParentWiser Talk - Is Your Child Normal

Fri, October 25th
Free Popcorn Friday

Tues, November 5th
Picture Retake Day

Join Us Friday, Oct. 18 For The PTSA Costume Carnival and Spaghetti Dinner!

We hope to see you at the PTSA Costume Carnival on Friday, October 18 from 6:00-8:30pm in the school Commons. We'll have carnival games, a Treat Walk, and other fun. And once again, our one and only Newcastle Dads will be serving a delicious Spaghetti Dinner starting at 6pm. Pre-purchase dinner tickets here for just $5 and avoid the lines.

Goodies are needed for the ever-popular Treat Walk. Please deliver candies, cookies, cupcakes and other treats by 4pm Friday, October 18th to the table outside the Main Office. All treats should be store-bought and nut-free.

Interested in volunteering to help in any way? Please sign up here. We'll see you Friday, October 18!

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PTSA Food Drive to Benefit the Issaquah Food Bank

The Newcastle PTSA is holding a Food Drive from October 16th-October 30th to benefit the Issaquah Food Bank, a local non-profit organization serving our community. Its mission is to provide basic needs for our community members to promote self-sufficiency. Donations will benefit newborns to age 90+, including homeless, struggling seniors, the mentally ill and victims of tough times or tough streets.

Please help make a difference in our community by donating the following non-perishable food items and essential supplies in the marked collection bins within Newcastle Elementary School during the Drive.

Issaquah Food Bank is in serious need of the following items:

  • Progresso Soups/Healthy Soup
  • Pasta Sauce/Spaghetti
  • Mac & Cheese/Pasta & Rice a Roni
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Tuna/Chicken/Other Meats
  • Canned Pasta Meals
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Broth/Stock
  • Boost/Ensure
  • Gluten Free Foods
  • Cooking Oil (small 24 oz)
  • Baby Wipes & Diapers 4-6
  • Toiletries              
  • Laundry/Dish Soap                    

Deposit donations into one of the bins at school by the main office or foot of the stairs anytime from October 16th-October 30th. The bins will be labeled “Dress Alike Day” and “Dream Job Day”. We will also be collecting donations at the Costume Carnival this Friday, October 18th. A raffle ticket will be handed out for every item donated at the Carnival. Please drop off your donations by 7:30 to be entered into the raffle for prizes. At the end of the Food Drive, whichever bin has collected the most food will determine which kind of fun day the whole school will have. Questions, please contact Heather Ackermann at Thank you for your help and support!

It's Easier Than Ever to Earn Cash for Our School With Box Tops

No more clipping box tops! Simply download the Box Tops for Education app, create an account with corresponding school, and scan your receipt each time you shop. $0.10 will automatically be donated to Newcastle for every Box Top product you buy. It couldn’t be easier! Go here to download the app and start earning case for Newcastle today!

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Support Our Kids Through the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Our fall campaign, Step up for Kids is still in full swing! Donations can always be made online here.


Dining for Kids

Join us on November 6th at Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill in Issaquah Highlands and Dine for Kids! Our Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day’s proceeds as a donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid. More information about Dining for Kids dates & locations can be found here.

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Shop for a Cause

Join the Issaquah Schools Foundation at the Golf Club at Newcastle on November 14th and get a jump on your Holiday shopping! $3 from each glassybaby purchase and 20% of all Kendra Scott jewelry sales will be donated back to fund programs and resources for Issaquah School District students. Enjoy an evening on the Terrace (indoor) of the Calcutta Grill with friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and rally together to shop for a cause!

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