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Mon, May 24, 2021
2020/2021 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, June 3 - Materials Pick Up for Remote Students

Monday, June 7, 6pm - PTSA Board Meeting

Monday, June 14, 6:30pm - PTSA General Member Meeting & Chat w/ Dr Wood

Wednesday, June 16 - PTSA Reverse Parade 

Thursday, June 17 - Last Day of School










Did you win any of the great items from the auction? Pick up this Wednesday, May 26 from 1:30 – 7:30 at 15027 SE 80th St in Newcastle. Have questions or can’t pick up then, contact to make arrangements.

We’re still accepting contributions towards helping us meet our funding goal for the 2021/2022 school year. Donate now through May 26 HERE.


Did you miss Chat Time with Dr. Wood last week? Here’s a summary of the information shared: 

  1. Expectations for Fall: The School Board passed a resolution stating that students would return to a full-time regular schedule with full classrooms this Fall, barring any rulings from the CDC or Public Health. Rules around masking and distancing will be guided by WA Public Health.
  2. RIF (Reductions in Force): Due to declining enrollment, the district has been faced with budget cuts necessitating a reduction in force. For Newcastle, there are currently 10 teachers impacted, though the hope is that most if not all will be reinstated if enrollment increases in the Fall. Right now the expectation is for 4 classrooms in grades K, 2nd, 4th and 5th and 5 classrooms in 1st and 3rd. What can you do? If you know you will not be returning to Newcastle in the Fall, please inform the school ASAP. If you left the school this year but plan to return in the Fall, please register now. Both of these actions will enable a more accurate forecast of enrollment.

Our final Chat Time with Dr. Wood will take place during our final PTSA General Meeting of the year on June 14.


NEW! Issaquah Schools Foundation Offers Student Academic Grants

We recognize that students of all grades may be in need of some extra academic support, especially now.  To improve accessibility to these services, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is offering grants for students who need help to pay for tutoring and other academic assistance programs this summer. 

This program is available to all Issaquah School District students K-12 and grants will be awarded up to $500 per student.  Applications are open with a June 4, 2021 deadline.  Grants will be awarded in mid-June.

Find details and application HERE.

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