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Mon, Aug. 28, 2020
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Wednesday, Aug. 26-Monday, Aug. 31 - Scavenger Hunt

Thurs, Fri, Aug. 27-28 - Technology pick-up at Newcastle Elementary

Friday, Aug. 28 - Teachers posted in Family Access (after 4pm)

Monday, Aug. 31 - Virtual Meet The Teacher

Tuesday, Sept. 1 - First Day of School (1st - 5th)

Friday, Sept. 4 - First Day of School (Kindergarten) 

Last Chance to Join the Reuniting the Pridelands SCAVENGER HUNT 

Looking for something fun to do in the sun this weekend?  Want to support our local businesses and support your local Elementary School?  Reunite our Pridelands by joining in on the Newcastle Elementary Scavenger Hunt.  Enjoy great offers from our local businesses (free coffee, snacks, dinner entree's, nail paint, fitness offers), learn about Newcastle's History, walk the pridelands through our trails!! Don't miss out on this fun event with your family.  There are great raffle prizes valued over $500.  Prizes for all!! The scavenger hunt can be done in one day or over several days. Once you register, the Auction Team will email you your Scavenger Hunt Sheet so you can begin the fun.  View the flyer for more information and register here

Capture the First Day of Remote School

The first day of school is ALWAYS worth celebrating, even if you're not leaving home. Make the first day of remote school and the start of this extraordinary year memorable. Capture those first day photos with a special sign. Chalk the sidewalk with a "Welcome to School" message. Take a "class" photo with your whole family, pets included. Send student photos to Jessica Anderson, our yearbook chair, at Please send just 1-2 photos to Jessica and include only Newcastle students in the photos sent. Each photo should be 750KB or larger.


Get Help Navigating Remote Learning Platforms 

The Issaquah PTSA Council, in partnership with Issaquah Schools Foundation, has formed a Clever Support Committee to help answer your questions about using the Clever technology platform. They've built resources for our ISD families to learn, navigate, and troubleshoot all things Clever-Seesaw. Visit the Facebook discussion group here and find support for all Clever/Seesaw related questions and immediate resources for key learning units: Getting started with Seesaw, Family App vs. Class App, Getting familiar with Seesaw tools, Tips and Tricks, and How can I help my child? The discussion wall allows families to post questions and exchange ideas. You can also find information at the ISD support page here

Step Up For Kids with the ISF Fall Fitness Challenge

 Issaquah Schools Foundation is thrilled to introduce the NEW Fall Fitness Challenge! Take a break from your screens, reconnect with friends, win prizes, and support local students by accepting the challenge to be active every day from September 8 through October 8. All ages, abilities, and activities are welcome. Learn more, register today and join the Newcastle Elementary team at

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