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Mon, Nov. 2, 2020
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

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

Friday, Nov. 6: Donations to Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank Due

Wednesday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day - No School




Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the Costume Carnival Boo-Thru. We hope it brought a smile to all the kids’ faces. A HUGE thanks goes out to our chair, Peter O’Donoghue, for organizing the event, and to Bisa Meek, Albert Kim, Bettina Vuong, all the volunteers, and Dr. Wood and the teachers who came out. You all helped to bring some fun back to 2020!

There's still time to 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! Donations will be accepted through Nov. 6!

Congratulations to 1st grader Laya Karthigeyen and 3rd grader Vivian Anderson as their pumpkins were voted best in class! Both kids will receive a gift from Snapdoodle Toys. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Get Your Holiday Spirit Wear

The Newcastle Lion Spirit Wear Holiday store is NOW OPEN! We’ve added fun new items like Tie Dye, scarves, winter hats, and more. SHOP NOW through Nov. 16 to get items in time for the holidays.

Scholastic Book Fair Now Thru Nov. 15

Our Scholastic Online Book Fair runs from Nov. 2-15. Choose from over 6,000 products and all orders over $25 ship free. Get books in time for the holidays while earning books back for our school. Visit HERE to find our school and get to shopping.

Congratulations to Our Membership Raffle Winner

Thank you to everyone who has joined the PTSA and congratulations to Neil Doherty. Your number was drawn and you’re the Oct. winner of $100 in gift cards to Newcastle restaurants. Our next drawing will be Dec. 1. If you want to win, JOIN TODAY.

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’ve Got Your Thanksgiving Wine and Dessert Covered!

With our Holiday Dessert Fundraiser, enjoy the decadence of ice cream, wine, and pie, all while supporting Newcastle Elementary and local businesses. Crafted ice creams from Newcastle’s own The Frosty Barrel, pies from Remlinger Farms, and specialty wines create the perfect Thanksgiving package. PRE-ORDER Nov. 2-16 with drive-thru pickup Nov. 24. Get more information HERE. You can also help a family in need by CASTING YOUR VOTE for favorite Thanksgiving pie – Pumpkin or Apple. Once the votes are counted, a local family will receive the winning pie along with some Frosty Barrel ice cream.


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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