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Mon, January 13th, 2020
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember

Mon, Jan 20th 

Wed, Jan 22nd 
How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020 

Thurs, Jan 23rd 
PTSA Board Meeting

Wed, Jan 29th 
PTSA General Membership Meeting 

Fri, Jan 31st 
Coffee Talk With Dr. Wood

Congratulations Geography Bee Winner Connor Danicheck

The Geography Bee finals for 4th and 5th grade students was held on Friday, Jan. 10. Congratulations to our winner, 4th grader Connor Danicheck from Ms. Kallevig's class. Congratulations also go out to 1st runner up Connor Redmond (5th grade) and 2nd runner up Quinn Redmond (4th grade). Thanks to all who participated and a big thank you to Emily Kallevig for leading the Geography Bee this year.

Save The Date: General Membership Meeting Jan 29 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Is Your Family Culturally Competent

Are your kids exposed to racially or culturally-charged comments? Parent Wiser hosts Dr. Caprice Hollins for a paradigm-shifting talk to help parents engage in courageous conversations with our children and learn How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020. Join us Jan 22 at 7-8:30pm at Liberty High.  Participants will increase their understanding of equity vs equality, privilege, and implicit bias to develop a community where everyone benefits through inclusivity and the honoring of differences. For parents of K-12.  Register at Event is free to PTSA members and VOICE Mentors and $10 for others.

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Welcome Jersey Mikes To Newcastle And Earn Money For The PTSA

Jersey Mikes is now open in the former Zoey Yogurt location in the QFC shopping center. Drop by this week and use one of these coupons and $2 will be donated to the Newcastle PTSA.

Jersey Mike's Coupons

Do You Have Questions About The February 11th, 2020 Renewal Levy?

Levies are the only locally approved ballot measures that directly pay for classroom and education needs in our schools that the state does not fund. This February 11, 2020 voters will have a chance to continue supporting programs and services funded by the previous levy expiring in 2020.

The 2020 EP&O Renewal Levy Continues Support For:

Career & Technical Education • Mental Health Counselors in our schools • Special Education • Early Childhood Learning • Safety and Security • Highly Capable Programs • Dual Language • After School Activities and Athletics

This is NOT a new tax. The proposed 2-year levy replaces the expiring 2018 levy at a lower overall tax rate. With voter approval of this renewal levy, we can ensure these programs continue benefitting our students for another 2 years. Please click on the links below for more information and why you should VOTE YES for our schools on February 11th!

{Click here to view informational videos on your levy dollars at work in our schools}

{Click here to download a fact sheet with details}

{Click here to view more details and tax rate chart}

Still have questions? Attend the Community Levy Information Night on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 7:00 – 8:30pm at the King County Library Resource Center (960 Newport Way SE, Issaquah). Issaquah School District Superintendent Ron Thiele will present facts and information about the levy and school board members will be on hand to answer questions

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