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Mon, Jan. 11, 2021
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 



Monday, Jan. 11 - PTSA Board Meeting

Friday, Jan. 15 - Yearbook Cover Art Submissions Due

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 Extended – Submit Work by Jan. 15

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. 15. You can find the submission form HERE and return to the school by Friday. Contact our yearbook chair, Jessica Anderson, at with questions or if you need a submission form delivered or picked up.

Newcastle Students Impacted by New Middle School

There is a new middle school opening Fall 2021 at the base of the Talus neighborhood in Issaquah. A boundary review committee has been working since December to determine who will attend the school. The current working recommendation is that Newcastle, Cougar Ridge and part of IVE would attend, with Newcastle then returning to Liberty High School. This is just a recommendation and the committee continues to seek parent input. If you would like to learn more, you can find information HERE. If you have feedback you would like the committee to consider, you can email Dr. Wood and Trisha Marshall are our representatives on the committee and you can copy them on emails at and Please keep comments focused on the middle school decision as this committee will not make any decisions re: high school boundaries.

PTSA Membership Contest Extended Thru January!

The PTSA does so much for our school and students and yet membership requires NOTHING of you except the payment of annual dues (as low as $15). 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.


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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