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Mon, Sep. 21, 2020
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Wednesday, Sept. 30 - PTSA General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 6 - Auction Artwork Deadline

Monday, Oct. 19 - No School


Register for the Sept. 30 PTSA General Membership Meeting 

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30pm for our first General Membership Meeting of the year. We will share our plans for supporting our families for the next few months, vote on our final budget and standing rules, and vote on our candidate for Co-Treasurer, Ali Bligh. We will also be joined by Dr. Wood and Alex Norton who will be available to answer questions regarding remote learning, social-emotional health and support, and what is known about plans to return students to in-person learning. You do not have to be a PTSA member to join the meeting, but advanced registration is required. Please register here and you will be sent the link for the Zoom meeting.

PTSA Membership Comes with BENEFITS! 

Membership in the Newcastle Elementary PTSA not only gives you the opportunity to connect with other families, influence the programs and enrichment offered at our school, and be an advocate for your child at the local, state and national levels, but also gives you access to great benefits. Get member discounts at Wild Waves, Silverwood Theme Park, Great Wolf Lodge, FedEx, Office Depot, Avis Car Rental and more! And we’re adding local benefits as well. This week we welcome our newest partner, Youth Theater Northwest, located on Mercer Island. This fall, Youth Theatre Northwest has an array of online and in-person classes with great themes for ages 3-18. Alongside their afterschool classes, they’ve introduced week-day and weekend options. There’s something for everyone and Newcastle PTSA members get 35% off class enrollment! Check out the full line up here.  More partner benefits are being added so join the PTSA today. Just click here – it takes less than 5 min. Not sure if you’ve joined? Reach out to us at Members will be sent all discount codes.

Youth Theatre


Calling All Artists!

Would your Newcastle Lion like to have his or her artwork featured as the logo for our Reuniting the Pridelands Auction? Then grab those paints, markers, pencils or crayons and get creating! Use the Newcastle spirit and show us what it means to you to Reunite the Newcastle Elementary Pridelands. Think of your friends, family, teachers, and anything else that represents your Newcastle “pride”. Scan or take a close-up picture of the artwork (hold onto that original!) and send it to Please include your child’s name, grade, and teacher in the email. If you’re not able to submit in this way, please contact us at the same email to make other arrangements. Artwork is due by October 6!

Two Great Ways to Help Our Auction Succeed

Be a Sponsor

Sponsorships help to offset the cost of our event, ensuring more dollars come straight to our school and our students for the 2021-2022 school year. With several levels still available ranging from $250 to $2,000, it’s a perfect way for businesses small and large to advertise to our community while helping our kids. Contact our auction chairs at for more information.

Donate Items to Auction

The success of our auction depends on having items on which families can bid. We need you! Clean out those garages, drawers and closets and see what you might have that someone else might want. We need

  • Unused gift cards (any denomination, though please note the dollar value)
  • Unopened toys, electronics, household goods and more!
  • Event tickets (theater, sports, anything!)
  • A family vacation home
  • Unopened wine 

Questions about whether or not something would make a good donation? ASK US!

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