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Mon, March 9th, 2020
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

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

April 13 - 19th
No School - Spring Break

Tentative Dates For Upcoming PTSA Events

    • April 3, Movie Night - 3rd through 5th grades 
    • April 9, Science Expo
    • Kinder thru 2nd grade Movie Night TBD

We will continue to take our lead from the school district and public health officials regarding the safety of holding PTSA events. Tentatively mark your calendars for the above and we will confirm as we have more information

Golden Acorn Award Nominations Due This Saturday, March 14

Each year our PTSA awards the Golden Acorn to individuals who have given continued and outstanding volunteer service to the children and youth in our school and within the larger community. 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. Please complete the form found here to nominate someone who is making a difference in our children’s lives. Be as specific and as thorough 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.

We Want YOU For Our 2020/2021 PTSA Executive Board

Interested in influencing how our PTSA serves our students and school? Want more information about how to become more involved? Our PTSA Nominating Committee is currently searching for leaders to fill the PTSA Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year. Our goal is to ensure our PTSA Board reflects and represents the diverse nature of our school community. Positions are open to anyone who is a member of the PTSA - moms, dads, grandparents, working or stay-at-home parents. If you know someone you think would make a great leader or if you yourself are interested in learning more, we want to hear from you. Please contact our Nominating Committee (Jessica Anderson, Marcia O’Donoghue, and Sarika Sikka) at

This is a fantastic way to get involved & to make a difference in your child’s school.  Executive Board Positions include:

  • President/Co-President
  • VPs of Ways and Means
  • VPs of Volunteers
  • VPs of Outreach
  • VPs of Programs
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer


Want to See Your Child in the Yearbook? Send Us Your Photos by March 20.

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 jessiej0608@gmail.comAll 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.

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

News From Issaquah Schools Foundation 

Nourish Every Mind 
Mark your calendars for Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser and Celebration: Nourish Every Mind 2020.  The Newcastle PTSA will be hosting tables at the luncheon. If you are interested in attending, please contact Trisha Marshall at
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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