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Mon, Jan. 4, 2021
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 


Thursday, Jan. 7 - Classroom Materials Pick Up

Friday, Jan. 8 - Yearbook Cover Art Submissions Due

Monday, Jan. 11 - PTSA Board Meeting

Monday, Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr Day - NO School

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4pm - ParentWiser Talk

Monday, Jan. 25 - Teacher Work Day - NO School

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 6:30pm - PTSA General Membership Meeting and Dr. Wood Chat





Save the Date – PTSA General Meeting and Dr. Wood Chat

Our next General Membership meeting is on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30pm via Zoom. We will spend about 20 minutes on PTSA updates and business and Dr. Wood will then update on school/district information and answer questions.

You do not have to be a PTSA member to attend, but you must register for the Zoom code by emailing

Yearbook Cover Art Contest Ends Friday, Jan. 8

Your child’s artwork could be chosen as the cover of our 2020/2021 HISTORIC yearbook, but HURRY – submissions are due by end of day Friday, Jan. 8. You can find the submission form HERE and return to the school by Friday or 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 or picked up.

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.

PTSA Membership Contest Extended Thru January!

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 January will win a Spirit Day. And 3 classes that end January with the greatest percentage of families signed up will win lunchtime with Dr. Wood.

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. 

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.


ParentWiser Event: Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting

How do stress and anxiety operate under everyday conditions and at heightened times of concern and disruption? Dr. Lisa Damour will teach us how to keep pressure and tension from reaching toxic levels and she will coach us on how to support our children in cultivating these skills.   

January 20th, 2021, @ 4pm

Register at or directly on Eventbrite

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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