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Mon, Feb 3rd, 2020
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember

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

Fri, Feb 28th
PTSA Board Meeting

Fri, March 6th
Movie Night - 1st and 3rd Grades

Thank You To Counselor Kailey Mutter!

Kailey attended our Jan. 29 General Membership meeting and shared valuable information and insight on building resiliency in our kids as a means to help prevent bullying. She also shared details about the Second Step bullying prevention curriculum our students are learning. General Membership meetings are a great way to learn more about what our kids are doing at school while receiving info to help us support them at home. They are open to everyone!

Thank you

PTSA Sponsored Movie Night, Kindergarten & 2nd Grade

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.

Congratulations Ethan Hwang

Ethan has advanced to State with his Reflections art entry, Look Within the Refrigerator! Thank you to everyone who has participated in Reflections this year

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ParentWiser Event - February 10 at Issaquah High

Even the most in-tune parents could use some extra tips for keeping up with the fast-changing media landscape and how their kids engage with it. Parent Wiser hosts local technology fixation expert, Jocelyn Skillman, with research and tips from Common Sense Media for Plugged-In Parents: Keeping Kids Safe, Happy & Healthy in the Digital Age, Feb 10th, 7-8:30pm at Issaquah High.  Parents will learn how to balance media use as a family, find quality content, set expectations for healthy use, and raise kids to be media savvy and safe. For all parents and caregivers of K-8.  Register at

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Vote Yes On the Renewal Levy By Feb. 11!

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 Program • After School Activities and Athletics

This is not a new tax. This renewal levy replaces the previous two-year levy expiring in 2020. With voter approval of this renewal levy, we can ensure these programs continue benefitting our students for another 2 years. 

{Click here to download a fact sheet with details}

{Click here to read levy information in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish or Vietnamese (on pages 16-17)}

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 

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