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Mon, March 2nd, 2020
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Wed, March 4th
Dining For Kids - Big Fish Grill in Issaquah

Fri, March 6th
Movie Night - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Fri, March 20th
PTSA Board Meeting

Wed, March 25th
ParentWiser - 
Film Documentary with Q&A panel: Anxiety and Stress Caused by Bullying 

Fri, March 27th
Coffee Talk With Dr. Wood

Fri, April 3rd
Movie Night - 3rd - 5th Grade

Thurs, April 9th
Science Expo

Save The Dates For Upcoming PTSA Events

    • March 6, Movie Night - Kindergarten through 2nd grade

    • April 3, Movie Night - 3rd through 5th grades 

    • April 9, Science Expo

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Families – Movie Night Friday

The first PTSA sponsored family movie night of the year is coming this Friday, March 6 and is open to Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd grade families (siblings welcome). Join us from 6-8pm in the school Commons area as we watch Abominable. Kids are invited to wear PJs and bring sleeping bags/blankets and pillows. Please bring a main dish, side dish, or snack to share along with something for your child(ren) to drink. Please note that this is NOT A DROP OFF EVENT - parents must stay with children.

Abominable movie

Golden Acorn Award Nominations Due By March 14

Each year our PTSA awards the Golden Acorn to individuals who have given outstanding volunteer service to the children and youth in our school community. The Golden Acorn is special and given for continued and dedicated service. This is an excellent way to honor our volunteers that have gone “above and beyond”! Award winners receive the Golden Acorn Award Pin and a special certificate from the Washington State PTA. The Council also contributes in the winner’s name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to selected high school students entering post- secondary education.

Please complete the form found {here} to nominate someone who is making a difference in our children’s lives. Be as specific as possible in your answers. Final decision on winners will be made by our Golden Acorn Committee. Questions? Please contact a member of our Committee: Trisha Marshall at, Elysa Piha at, or Allison Sweeney at aewsweeney@gmail.comNominations are due by March 14, 2020. 

It's Orange Ruler Time! 

What is the Orange Ruler!
Orange Ruler is a school fundraiser that allows our students to get involved raising money for our PTSA and school while also competing in a Fun Run. The event kicks off in May and allows us to raise money in the years in which we don't hold an auction. The kids also love it! 
We can't do the Orange Ruler Fun Run or fund these great programs without you. We rely on parent volunteers to reduce the overhead needed to make this fundraiser a huge success. Please take a look at the Sign-Up Genius link - you can help as little or as much as you want - from placing a few phone calls to attending the kids' lunch period to organizing the Fun Run. There will be a volunteer kick-off meeting in March. Questions? Please email Thank you so much!!
Link to sign up {here} 
Want a better understanding of how we spend our PTSA funds? Visit {here} for more information.
Orange Ruler

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. 

Issaquah Schools Foundation News

Dining For Kids at Big Fish Grill – Wednesday, March 4
A portion of all dollars raised on Wednesday, March 4 will go directly to our ISD students so join us for lunch or dinner at Big Fish Grill in Issaquah.

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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