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Monday, November 25th, 2019
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember

Mon, Nov. 25th - Tues, Nov. 26th
Vision and Hearing Testing

Thurs, Nov. 28th - Fri, Nov. 29th
No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

Tues, Dec. 3rd
Dine Out At Tapatio For 5th Grade Camp

Wed, Dec. 4th - Thurs, Dec. 5th
No School - Teacher Conferences

Tues, Dec 10th 
2nd Grade Concert

Fri, Dec 13th 
PTSA Board Meeting


Donate To Our Gift Barn Toy Drive By November 27 

Help brighten the day of children in need of extra support and cheer by donating NEW and UNWRAPPED gifts. Donations will be collected through Nov. 27 and will be delivered to the Pickering Barn in Issaquah as part of their toy store for families in need. For gift ideas and more information {click here}.

Gift Barn

Congratulations To Our Newcastle Artists!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Reflections Art Program this year! We received many wonderful submissions for the theme "Look Within".

Congratulations to the following individuals who are advancing to the District level competition: Samantha Gobal, Thomas Hoki, Colleen Hume, Ethan Hwang, Joshua Hwang, Olivia Kim, Madeline Merrill, Tai Ricks, Saiesha Singh, Shayna Wadhwani, and Kason Yu.

The Issaquah School District will host its Reflections reception at Issaquah High School on Tuesday January 14, 2020 from 6:30-8:00pm and will announce the entries moving forward to the State competition at that time.

Reflections Art Contest

Visit The Bellevue Ice Skating Rink And Earn Money For The PTSA!

Ice skating opens to the public on Friday, November 29 and closes on Monday, January 20 and is a part of the Bellevue Magic Season. Mention Newcastle Elementary when you purchase your skating tickets, and $3/ticket will be donated back to the PTSA. Families can make it a night of holiday fun with a visit to Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection and stroll through Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. More information can be found {here}

Bellevue Ice Skating

Tuesday Game Room Volunteers Needed

The Game Room is new to our school and facilitated by Nami Kusunose. This is a great opportunity to allow the kiddos to experience recess in a different way. It also becomes quite popular during the rainy season! Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays from 11:45 – 1:30, 4 recess sessions. If you are gracious enough to help out, we can work on getting your student a spot while you're there!

{Click here to sign up} --Thank you!

Help Our 5th Graders Go To Camp!

The 5th graders are raising money to help fund their trip to Camp Seymour. You can purchase Brown Bear Car Wash tickets {here}, Newcastle-branded reusable bags, and more {here}. Visit the 5th grade camp site {here} to see what’s available.


Consider Becoming A Mentor To A Newcastle Student

Did you know we have a number of Newcastle students on the waitlist for a VOICE Mentor? Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE) is an in-school, volunteer mentoring program that pairs caring community members with students. Mentors work one-on-one with students throughout the school year, typically for 30 minutes per week during the school day. All students involved benefit from a positive, supportive relationship with an adult role model. To learn more, visit the VOICE website {here}. You can also contact one of our Newcastle mentors, Trisha Marshall, at to ask about her first-hand experience.

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