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Mon, June 15th, 2020
2019/2020 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Wed,  June 17th
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Tues,  June 23rd
Last Day of School
Farewell Parade


Attend The PTSA General Membership Meeting Wed, June 17 At 7:00pm 

Our final General Membership Meeting of the year will be a Zoom meeting at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 17. We will vote on our current slate of 2020/2021 Board nominees and on our 2020/2021 budget. If you’ve ever wondered how PTSA funds are spent or want to have a say in where they go, this is your chance. If you are interested in attending, please contact and you will be sent the invite.


Introducing The Slate Of 2020/2021 PTSA Executive Board Members

The 2019-2020 Newcastle Elementary Nominating Committee hereby places the following names into nomination for the 2020-2021 PTA Executive Committee to be elected at the June 17, 2020 Newcastle PTA general membership meeting:


Trisha Marshall    


Mary Brown

Courtney Holmes


Mei Atangan

Daisy Forsythe

VP Outreach

Marcia O’Donoghue


VP Programs

Albert Kim

Bisa Meeks

VP Volunteers

Allison Sweeney

Mary Vickers

VP Ways and Means

Teresa Fagan

Erica Marulanda

Thank you to our Nominating Committee and to our nominees!


Say Farewell To Our Teachers And Staff On June 23

The PTSA is hosting a reverse parade on Tuesday, June 23 from 11-1. Families will have the chance to drive through and say their goodbyes and thank you’s to our amazing teachers and staff. Time slots will be assigned alphabetically with more information coming from Dr. Wood this week. PLEASE DO NOT BRING TEACHER CARDS OR GIFTS TO THE PARADE. Instead, you may drop them off this week when you pick up your child’s belongings. Thank you for helping us to keep traffic moving during this event.  

       kids waving from car

Yearbooks On The Way

We’re eagerly awaiting delivery of our yearbooks. If you ordered one, you’ll receive distribution information later this week. Thank you for your patience.


Help Us Close Our Fundraising Shortfall 

Friday, June 5 would have been our biannual Orange Ruler Fun Run, with the kids completing their runs at recess to help fund next year’s priorities. We weren’t able to hold the fundraiser, so we’re going into 2020/2021 without the $76,000 in funds we anticipated raising. If you can, please consider making a donation here to help us close the gap for next year. And join us this Wednesday at the General Membership Meeting to influence how funds will be spent. Thank you! 

You can also designate the Newcastle PTSA as your charity of choice with Amazon Smile. 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. You can also share this with family.

 amazon smile


Parenting Masterclasses Available This Summer 

We're excited to draw your attention to a Masterclass speaking series online this summer, Parenting in Place. Nationally known expert presenters will lead weekly conversations addressing specific concerns we're facing as parents right now. Browse the list of weekly topics below and visit their website to register, Parenting In Place MasterclassPlease note a fee applies.

June 10: Summer Without Camp - Create the fun and connection of summer camp at home - while working.
June 17: Anxiety & Building Resistance - How to boost children's empathy and resilience - needed now more than ever.
June 24: Screen Time - Understanding, mentoring, and making peace with kids' use of tech.
July 1: Independence - Break free of the overparenting trap and build our kids' independence skills.
July 8: Showing Up - Why parental presence matters and how to be present during challenging times.
July 15: Finding Peace - How to tap into self-care, self-compassion, and acceptance to thrive in uncertain times.
July 22: Motivation - How to boost our kids' drive, agency, and personal growth even when things are hard.
July 29: Back-to-School - Prepping for a smooth re-entry into school for Fall 2020 (no matter what school looks like).


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