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Mon, Oct. 5, 2020
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 



Tuesday, Oct. 6 - Auction Artwork Deadline

Wednesdays, Oct. 7 & 14 - ParentWiser Talks

Monday, Oct. 19 - No School

Friday, Oct. 30, @ 4pm - PTSA Halloween Event


Thank You to Those Who Joined Our PTSA Meeting

Ali Bligh was elected Co-Treasurer; Standing Rules were approved; Final 2020/2021 PTSA Budget was approved. Thank you to Alex Norton and Kailey Mutter for sharing information on Social/Emotional Support for our kids and to Dr. Wood for taking the time to answer all of our questions about hybrid learning.

The Lionbrary Book Exchange Is Here!

Could your kids use some new books to read? Have kids’ books you’d like to donate? Well the Newcastle Book Exchange is live! Round up your books from home and bring them to the Lionbrary cart located in front of the school. Place your books in our book return and take any books off the cart for your reading pleasure (but you don’t have to bring books to take books). The PTSA will replenish the cart as needed. Please note: This is NOT for our school library books.

For those needing assistance in receiving books directly to their homes, please reach out to Kailey Mutter:, or your PTSA Outreach Team: See flyer for details.


Auction Logo Art Contest Submissions Due Tuesday, Oct. 6! 

Your child has one more day to create art that shows what it means to him/her to reunite the Newcastle Pride Lands. 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. If you’re not able to submit in this way, please contact us at the same email to make other arrangements.

The Auction Team Needs You!

2020 is challenging us all, but we’re working hard to make sure we have a fully-funded PTSA when school starts to look normal again. And we need help, whether you can give an hour a week or an hour a month. IMMEDIATE needs include:

  • Help making phone calls, sitting right from home
  • Help with data entry into our website (easy to do while watching tv)
  • Help building our sponsorship and procurement ideas
  • Help picking up goods and delivering them to school

Please reach out to your auction team, Nicole Anderson or Sarika Sikka, at if you can help.

School and District News

Newcastle Library Book Check Out is Now WEEKLY 

Library book pick-up will now be every Tuesday from 3:20-5:00. Feel free to pick up as often as every other week. There are four steps involved:

  1. Sign up for a pick-up time using SignUpGenius
  2. Browse for books on Destiny (Select Newcastle, then Catalog, then Destiny Discover on the left)
  3. Use our Google Form to Request your books. Please fill out a separate form for each student.
  4. Pick up books at your scheduled time

An Evening with Author Matt Glover

Do you want to instill a love of writing in your child? Do you want to learn additional ways to support your child in writing? Join the ISD Teaching and Learning Development Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6pm on Zoom for An Evening with Matt Glover (for parents of K-5). Matt Glover is a nationally known literacy consultant and author who presents topics related to nurturing writers and supporting children’s intellectual growth and development. Access the Zoom link here.

ParentWiser Presents - Building Better Brains: 5 Easy Steps for Improving Your Child's Organization, Planning and Focus on Oct. 14 at 1pm

Tired of struggling with your student over school, homework or chores? Dr. Sharon Saline will give you a deeper understanding of organization, focus and prioritizing and why they're critical to the learning process. October 14th, 2020 at 1pm.

Register online at or Eventbrite

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