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Mon, April 27th, 2020
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Wed, April 29th
ParentWiser Webinar - Navigating Remote Learning

Fri, May 1st
Virtual Coffee Chat With Dr. Wood

Fri, May 15th
PTSA Board Meeting

Mon, May 25th
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOl

Fri,  June 12th
PTSA Board Meeting

Wed,  June 17th
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Join Dr. Wood For A Zoom Coffee Chat – Friday, May 1 at Noon

Dr. Wood will host a Coffee Chat open to all Newcastle Elementary parents and caregivers this Friday, May 1 at 12:00pm. Take a quick lunch break and get your questions answered. 

From Dr. Wood: 
I want you to know that you are all on my mind throughout each and every day. I know I can't even begin to imagine all that each of your families is experiencing, but I hope that the efforts of our teachers and staff are beginning to make a difference within the lives of your children. I know that we still have much to learn about how to serve in this new capacity - thank you for your understanding as we have adapted and adjusted to our changing circumstances and expectations. As we draw towards the home stretch for this year, I know that there are countless questions regarding upcoming plans, canceled events, and transitions into summer.

Typically, these are the types of conversations that we are able to engage in at our scheduled Coffee Talks. Since we don't have a physical space available for us to gather right now, I thought that perhaps a Coffee Chat would help to provide a venue for us to come together. I am looking forward to this opportunity to check in and touch base. In the meantime, please continue to reach out to your teacher(s) or myself regarding any specific needs regarding your own child, as we want to be certain to address those with you directly. 

The Zoom link directly below will serve as your official invitation to join me in a Zoom conference on Friday, May 1 at 12:00 PM. 
Join Zoom Meeting at 12:00 PM on Friday, May 1
Meeting ID: 946 3541 4759

If you have QUESTIONS or TOPICS you are hoping to learn more about, please use the Coffee Chat link below to share in advance. 
Share your Coffee Chat Questions here: 

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Designate The Newcastle PTSA As Your Charity Of Choice With Amazon

Did you know that you can help raise funds for the Newcastle Elementary PTSA (and thus the students, staff and school) just by shopping at Amazon? Simply go to and log in with your Amazon info. When prompted, choose Newcastle Elementary PTSA as your charity. Every time you order from Amazon, they will donate to the PTSA. No doubt you're ordering a lot from Amazon right now and this is a great way to help us enrich the educational experience for our kids. Be sure to bookmark so every time you order, the PTSA benefits. And have grandparents and other family members do it too. THANK YOU! 

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ParentWiser Virtual Webinar – Navigating Remote Learning, April 29

Parent Wiser is pleased to another timely webinar for all ISD parents of K-12 students!  Offering LIVE discussions w/ interactive Q&A by experts, register for your FREE webinar video link at!

Navigating Remote Learning – April 29 at 4pm by Challenge Success.  Concerned about the impact of remote learning on your child's academic journey? Explore practical tips & guidelines to best support student well-being and learning engagement during our stay-home school closure.

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Want To Help Determine The Direction Of Our PTSA? Consider Joining The 2020/2021 Board

Our search for PTSA Board members has gone virtual along with school. Have you ever wondered what the PTSA does? Have ideas about how PTSA activities could be improved? Just want to become more involved in your child’s school? Consider joining the PTSA Board. Our Nominating Committee is in search of people who can help us enrich the educational experience for every child at Newcastle. We’re looking for the following positions:

  • President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • VP Outreach

  • VP Programs

  • VP Volunteers

  • VP Ways and Means

Most positions require a commitment of no more than 5 hours per month, including meetings, and we design meetings around the schedules of our board members. So whether you’re a mom or dad or grandparent, whether you work outside the home or stay home, the PTSA is for you. The only requirement is that you’re a PTSA member. If you are interested or just have questions or if you know someone you think could be great, please contact our Nominating Committee (Jessica Anderson, Marcia O’Donoghue, Sarika Sikka) at More details about each position can be found here. 


Join Us For The Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind Virtual Event- Every day the week of May 18th-22nd

Tune in everyday at noon to see how the Foundation makes a difference in the lives of our students!  See how we work within our mission to enrich our students’ experience to positively impact our community. Your support is crucial to our ability to continue our work. You generously fuel our ability to remain agile, which allows us to be most effective in providing what is needed for our kids.  Please like our Facebook page and consider making a gift today.

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