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Monday, December 2nd, 2019
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember

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

Dec 23rd - Jan 3rd 
First Winter Break

Help Us Find A Cover For Our Yearbook 

We’re launching our yearbook cover art contest this week. Check backpacks for the submission form and be sure to return them to school by Dec. 20.

Help Our 5th Graders Go To Camp!

Purchase Brown Bear Carwash Tickets – Great Stocking Stuffers!
Purchase 1, 2 or a pack of 5 tickets good for a Beary Clean Car Wash. Visit the 5th Grade Camp Fundraiser site {here} to order. 

Dine out at Tapatio Tuesday, Dec. 3 
Take a day off of cooking and help the 5th Graders. A percentage of all proceeds from food purchased the entire day will be donated to the 5th Grade Camp, but you have to mention the 5th Grade Camp when you order.


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!

kids playing games

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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