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Mon, Nov. 16, 2020
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Monday, Nov. 16: Spirit Wear Holiday Sale Ends

Monday, Nov. 16: Wine and Dessert Fundraiser Ends

Monday, Nov. 16, 1:30p: PTSA Board Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:00p: ParentWiser Talk

Thursday, Nov. 19, 6:30p: Newcastle Parent Support Night

Thursday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School



Holiday Spirit Wear Sale ENDS TONIGHT

LAST CHANCE! Order Newcastle Elementary gear for the holidays! Get Tie Dye, scarves, PJs, winter hats, and more! SHOP NOW for holiday arrival!

THANK YOU Newcastle Lions! 

Thanks to Lion generosity, over $6500 was donated to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank as part of our Costume Carnival Boo-Thru and Spooky Spaghetti!

The Season of GRATITUDE Continues!

All through November we’re expressing our thanks to those working so hard to make remote learning work. Have your child draw a picture, send a note, record a message – anything works – and send it to his/her teachers. You can drop off messages at school or send via email or Seesaw. And feel free to show your thanks as well. Let’s make sure our amazing teachers and staff feel ALL THE LOVE this month!


LAST CHANCE for Holiday Dessert and Wine! Sales ENDS TONIGHT!

Our Thanksgiving Fundraiser ends tonight. PRE-ORDER and stock up for your holiday (and winter) needs. You'll be supporting local businesses and your school - WIN WIN! Frosty Barrel ice creams, Remlinger Farms pies, and specialty wines are available. Get more information HERE. Pumpkin pie has a small lead over apple!!! Which one will be our school's favorite? CAST YOUR VOTE and the PTSA will donate the winner to families in need.

The Winter Online Marketplace is Coming!

Cleaning out the house for the holidays? Our Winter Online Marketplace will launch Dec. 7 and we’re looking for items to include. Search your garages, drawers and closets – we need:

  • Unused gift cards (any denomination)
  • Unopened games/toys/puzzles, etc.
  • Future event tickets
  • Anything you think would make a good gift – ask us! 

A special Holiday Box will be available for donation drop-off on Tuesdays from 3:45-6pm at the front entrance of school. Donation forms are available for tax purposes. Again, all proceeds from the Marketplace will benefit Newcastle Elementary in the years 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. Julie offers practical strategies to avoid over-helping.

November 18th, 2020 at 7pm

Register at,  or directly on Eventbrite.

Newcastle Parent Support Night - Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6:30pm

We have set aside this hour to provide practical, concrete, and accessible ideas for parents looking for strategies to support children in reading, writing, and math. We will also be reviewing the importance of productive struggle and its value in helping children embrace ownership of their own learning success, which is critical to growth in any learning model! We will wrap up the evening with a discussion of the importance of self-care for parents, including some specific strategies thrown in for good measure! We hope that you can join us for this special event!

You can access the Parent Support Night using the Zoom link below.

Meeting ID: 994 6606 8179

Passcode: 995175

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