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Mon, May 4th, 2020
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

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

Tues,  June 23rd
Last Day of School

Show Newcastle Staff Your Appreciation This Week!

This week is Staff Appreciation Week. No doubt you appreciated our amazing teachers and staff before school closed, but we’re guessing you appreciate them even more now! So why not show them how much you miss them by sending them some love and thanks this week? Here are some suggestions for the kids: 

  • Write a thank you note and email it
  • Create a Poster (take a picture with the poster and email)
  • Make a video playing an instrument or sing a song to your teacher
  • Show them your skills! For example…make up a dance, tricks with a soccer ball, hula-hoop, jump rope, the sky is the limit…
  • Sidewalk chalk tributes, share attributes of your teacher on your sidewalk
  • Write a poem or short story about the teacher, video student reading their work
  • Use this Teacher Appreciation PDF to share special memories {click here}

We hope your kids will take the time to create a special tribute to the teachers and staff this week (and remember specialists and paraprofessionals too). Teacher and staff emails can be found here. Your notes can be emailed or posted directly on your teacher’s platform of choice (Seesaw, etc). Thank you for joining us in showing our incredible teachers how much we admire and appreciate them and all they do.


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. 


Newcastle Alumni Offering Free Virtual Tutoring Help

Current high school students and former Newcastle Lions Aiden Silvestri, Forrest Williams, and Miki Kusunose are offering FREE Zoom tutoring sessions for Newcastle students. They can tutor any subject. For more information, please see their flyer here or contact them at

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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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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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