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Mon, May 11th, 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

Newcastle PTSA Virtual Fundraiser

It’s hard to believe it was 8 weeks ago that the whole world changed. This week would’ve been the launch of our Orange Ruler Fun Run, our biannual PTSA fundraiser. We had an aggressive goal this year to raise $76,000 to help fund PTSA programs next year. We understand that many Newcastle families may be facing financial struggles and that there are many organizations in need right now, but if you had planned to donate to the Orange Ruler or wish to help us close this funding gap in order to keep programs in place next year, you can donate here. Any amount would be greatly appreciated and corporate matches are always accepted. 100% of the money donated comes back to the school to fund Art Programs, Teacher Grants, Paraprofessionals in the classroom, family programming and more - see how our PTSA funds are allocated and spent here. Thank you in advance.


Indicate Interest In PTSA Board By May 21

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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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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