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Tues, January 28th, 2020
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember

Wed, Jan 29th 
PTSA General Membership Meeting 

Fri, Jan 31st 
Coffee Talk With Dr. Wood

Fri, Feb 7th
Movie Night - Kinder and 2nd Grade

Mon, Feb 10th 
Parentwiser - Plugged-In Parents: Keeping Our Kids Safe, Happy & Healthy in the Digital Age

Feb 12th - 14th
5th Grade Camp

Feb 17th - 21st 
NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break

Join Us! General Membership Meeting Jan. 29 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Our next PTSA General Membership meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6:30-7:30 in the Newcastle Elementary library. Please join us as our counselor Kailey Mutter, along with Nami Kusunose and Dr. Wood, share tips on building resiliency in our kids along with a discussion of our Second Step Bullying Prevention unit and how this crucial information is delivered to students. PTSA General Membership meetings are open to all parents and we've designed them to provide valuable information to our Newcastle community. This is not a rehash of PTSA business but instead a great opportunity for you to learn more about the resources available at our school. So please join us!

PTSA Sponsored Movie Nights Are Back!

Our first PTSA Movie Night is on Friday, Feb. 7 from 6-8pm in the Newcastle Elementary Commons. Kindergartners and 2nd graders are invited to come enjoy Abominable. All family members are welcome, but this IS NOT A DROP OFF event. Come in your PJs and bring a pillow and sleeping bag. Please bring an appetizer, main dish or snack to share. Future movie dates include:

Friday, March 6 – 1st and 3rd Graders

Friday, April 3 – 4th and 5th Graders


movie and popcorn

Candid Photos Needed For Yearbook

We are in need of candid photos of your children for the 2019-2020 Newcastle yearbook. You can submit photos of your kids to our Yearbook Chair, Jessica Anderson, at All photos should be of Newcastle students on school grounds or at school sponsored events or clubs (such as the Costume Carnival, Chorus, etc). Please be aware that the photos need to be at least 750KB or the resolution will be too low for the yearbook. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 20.

Coffee Talk With Dr. Wood Friday, Jan. 31

Join Dr. Wood in the Stage Music Room for Coffee Talk this Friday, Jan. 31 at 9:30am. Hear the latest school news and get your questions answered.

Vote Yes On the Renewal Levy

You should have received your Feb. 11, 2020 ballot in the mail last week. Included for a vote this session is the 2020 Education & Operations Levy. This Levy renews the one voters approved in 2018, providing continued support for career and technical programs, mental health counselors, safety and security staff, the district's first dual language program and an expanded high school schedule. With approval of the 2020 EP&O Levy, you can ensure these programs continue benefitting our students for another 2 years. This is NOT A NEW TAX! Please remember to vote. 

What is Funded by Levies in the Issaquah School District: {Watch video}

Vote in the ISD 2020 Levy Renewal Election February 11th: {Watch video} 

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}

News From Issaquah Schools Foundation

Dining for Kids
Join us Wednesday, February 5th at La Casita and they will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation. These funds go to programs and resources for Issaquah School District students, including food & snack support during the school day. {Click here for more info} 
Nourish Every Mind
Mark your calendars for Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser and Celebration: Nourish Every Mind 2020
Luncheon - Friday, May 8th,
Breakfast - Tuesday, May 19th
Both Events Held at Eastridge Church, Issaquah
Online Auction – April 24-May 4, 2020 {Click here for more info} 

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