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Mon, Dec. 14, 2020
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 


Monday, Dec. 14: Winter Online Marketplace Ends

Monday, Dec. 14, 6p: PTSA Board Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 15: Winter Clothes & Toy Drive Ends

Monday, Dec. 21 - Friday, Jan. 1: Winter Break - No School

Thursday, Jan. 7 - Classroom Material Pick Up




Last Chance to Shop the Winter Online Marketplace - Xbox S-Series, Teacher Experiences, and Cyber Monday Deals!

Xbox S-Series, sold out in stores, available in the marketplace! This is also your chance to give your child the gift of special time with teachers, Dr. Wood, Mr. Cornwall and others. Personalized yearbook pages for 4th graders are SOLD OUT, but parents of current 5th graders can still make special memories for the graduates. Cyber Monday! From 9:15-11:15am Monday you’ll see some flash sales. The Marketplace closes tonight so hurry and get those last-minute gifts. Shop HERE and contact with questions. 

Join the PTSA and Win Your Student Some FUN!

We currently have fewer than HALF the PTSA members as we had last year, which has a big impact on the programs we’re able to deliver for our students. Your PTSA membership dues go directly toward funding our Art curriculum, family events, teacher grants and more. Your membership also gives you BIG discounts with local businesses like MiaMax Jewelry, 44 Music School, Code Ninjas, and Youth Theatre Northwest. And membership requires NOTHING of you. Each GRADE that gets at least 10 new PTSA members by the end of December will win a Spirit Day on Friday, Jan. 8. And the class that ends December with the greatest percentage of families signed up will win a special surprise.

Not yet a PTSA member and want to help your child and their classmates earn these fun prizes?  JOIN TODAY, it only takes a few minutes.  Even if you think you've already registered this school year, that might not be the case. Reach out to Christine McClure at to verify.

Your Child’s Art Could Be Our Yearbook Cover

More information on buying yearbooks is coming in January, but in the meantime, we need cover art! You can find the submission form HERE. Simply print it out, have your child get to work, and return to the school by end of day Friday, Jan. 8. You can also drop off during the materials pick up on Jan. 7. Contact our yearbook chair, Jessica Anderson, at with questions or if you need a submission form delivered.

We need pictures for the yearbook too! Help by sending us pictures of your child – first day of school, Halloween, holiday fun, the sky is the limit. The only rules are that the pictures should feature ONLY Newcastle students and be at least 750KB. Email pictures to and include child’s name and teacher.

Celebrate Our Various Cultures with Special Art Projects

One of the great things about our school is the variety of cultures represented amongst our families and we want to help you and your family explore and celebrate them via ART! Visit our ART PAGE and enjoy a library of information, crafts, and book lists about the many ways our families celebrate at home. We want to represent ALL of our students so if you have ideas of holidays, celebrations, traditions or events we could highlight, please send them to Bisa Meek at

We’ve set up a Padlet where you can share pictures of your family celebrating your holidays or enjoying any of the crafts. Post pictures and explore others HERE.


Issaquah Schools Foundation Impact Scholarship Applications Open

Available to high school juniors and seniors, the Issaquah Schools Foundation offers 2 scholarships, awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Issaquah Schools Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. The scholarships are offered in two categories: Written ($1000) and Presentation ($1500). 

Information at:  Application deadline is February 28, 2021.

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