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Mon, Oct. 26, 2020
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Pumpkin Carving Pics Due

Friday, Oct. 30, 3:30pm: Reflections Art Contest Deadline

Friday, Oct. 30, 6-8pm: Costume Carnival Boo-Thru Food-Fund Drive

Sunday, Nov. 1 - Sunday, Nov. 15: Spirit Wear Holiday Sale

Monday, Nov. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 15: Scholastic Online Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 2 - Monday, Nov. 16: Thanksgiving Wine and Dessert Fundraiser 

Thursday, Nov. 5: Classroom Material Pick Up


Celebrate Halloween with the Newcastle PTSA!

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Pics Due Wed, Oct. 28!

Finish carving or decorating those pumpkins and send pictures of the finished product, along with child’s name, grade and teacher, to Bisa Meek at by end of day Wednesday. Teachers will choose the winners with prizes awarded for K-2nd and 3rd-5th grades.

Join Us for the Costume Carnival Boo-Thru on Fri, Oct. 30!

Put on those costumes (and masks) and drive through the bus loop for some Halloween fun. Last names beginning with A-M join us between 6 and 7pm. Last names N-Z drive through between 7 and 8pm. To help with neighborhood traffic, please enter the bus loop from the southwest direction (so you turn right into the loop). Take Coal Creek Pkwy to SE 91st St and head towards school from there. There are still opportunities to help make it a great event by donating decorations and/or your time. Get more details about what’s needed and sign up to help HERE. Contact our Chair, Peter O’Donoghue, at with any questions.

Help us feed local families with the Spooky Spaghetti Food-Fund Drive! Donate to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and indicate it’s for the Newcastle Elementary PTSA event. Just $20 provides 80 meals to local families!

Drop Off Boo-Thru Candy Donations (Nut-Free Please) Tue and Wed!

There will be a bin in front of the school between 12 and 5pm both days.


Last Chance to Submit Reflections Student Art

National PTA Reflections Student Art Contest submissions are due by 3:30pm Friday, Oct. 30. More info can be found HERE. Contact our Reflections Chair, Alice Kim, at for submission details and more.

Have YOU Joined the Newcastle PTSA Yet?

Membership in the Newcastle PTSA gives you an opportunity to:

  • ADVOCATE for education and for your student
  • Be part of a COMMUNITY committed to education

JOIN TODAY and be entered to win $100 in gift cards to Newcastle restaurants. Our Oct. winner will be drawn on Nov. 1.

Think you’ve joined but not sure? You’re not alone – we have less than half the PTSA members we did last year. Confirm your membership and get questions answered by contacting Christine McClure at

We're Making Your "Pandemic Thanksgiving" Extra Special!

Our Thanksgiving Fundraiser is coming soon! From Nov. 2-16 you’ll have a chance to purchase your Thanksgiving Wine and Dessert package. Frosty Barrel ice cream pints, Remlinger Farms pies, and assorted wines available for your holiday celebration. All proceeds benefit the Newcastle PTSA and our students. More info to come.


ParentWiser Presents:

How to Raise Successful Kids Without Overparenting Nov. 18 at 7pm

Julie Lythcott-Haims highlights the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes, and especially fears, that lead to over helping, Julie offers practical strategies.

November 18th, 2020 at 7pm

Register at,  or directly on Eventbrite.

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