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Mon, Oct. 11, 2021
2021/2022 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Wednesday, October 13, 7pm: ParentWiser Talk

Thursday, October 14: Picture Day

Monday, October 18: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 22: Family Night at the Pumpkin Patch

Friday, October 29: Reflections Art Contest Due

Wednesday, November 3: Deadline for Gift-A-Book Donations









Gift-A-Book is Back!

What is Gift-A-Book? It is a great way to recognize your child or a loved one and to help keep our school’s library supplied with new and exciting hardcover books! By donating to Gift-A-Book, your child or loved one will: 

  • Be recognized in a special display in the library area
  • Have a personalized bookplate in the selected book 
  • Be the first student to check the book out of the library

How do you participate? Until Wednesday, November 3rd, tax-deductible donations of $20 can be made online at the PTSA website. Look for the Gift-A-Book icon on the PTSA home page or use the link HERE.

Please note, if you donated to the Gift-A-Book program when completing the PTSA online registration (EVP), we have your information and will contact your child to select a book. 

Contact Debbie Park at if you have any questions.









Family Night at the Pumpkin Patch!

Join us for a family event at Fletcher Farm in Issaquah on Friday, October 22nd, starting at 5pm and ending at 8pm. This is a fully funded PTSA event and admission is FREE! Fletcher Farm is open exclusively to Newcastle Elementary families! For every family that attends, Fletcher Farm is donating $2 to the Issaquah Food Bank. Each kid & sibling can take home a mini pumpkin FREE as well! COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!

Check out the fun activities to participate in:

  • Putt Putt golf course and Flatstick Pub putting game trailer
  • Corn Hole and other lawn games
  • Straw Bale Maze (for the little ones)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Story Book Trail
  • Farm Animal displays & feeding
  • Photo backdrop areas with selfie stands to take family photos (tractor and old truck)
  • Bonfire in the new Gazebo with S’mores available for sale
  • Larger carving pumpkins can be purchased on site
  • Kettle corn will have free sample sizes with big bags available for purchase
  • Kiwani’s will be having a hot dog fundraiser! Learn more about them at

Give Back While Having Fun! Families that bring any of the items below for the food bank can take an extra mini pumpkin home as well! Here are items the food bank is asking for:

  • Ramen
  • Rice-a-Roni boxes
  • White Rice (1-2 lb bags only please)
  • Instant Oatmeal packets
  • Size 6 diapers 
  • Baby wipes 
  • Feminine maxi pads (regular; not thin or extra absorbent) 
  • Adult Incontinence supplies (Poise, Depends) (size S/M/L/XL) 

We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact

Fletcher Farm Issaquah: 18712 SE May Valley Road, Issaquah WA 98027









Have you joined the PTSA yet? 

Member dues fund events for classes and students! We appreciate your support. You can join HERE.


ParentWiser Talk: Building Resilience and Positive Coping Skills
Wednesday, October 13th, @ 7pm

During a pandemic, when many things are outside of our control, it’s what we do as parents with what we can control that will shape our children into cool, kind kids with character. Join nationally recognized author and speaker Dr. Laura Kastner for a discussion about strategies to help our children, our partners and ourselves find calm in the chaos. To view the flyer, click HERE.

Register at  or directly on Eventbrite.

Step Up for Kids

The Issaquah Schools Foundation funds programs and resources for students and teachers across the district including every school, every child. Help provide Academic Support; Basic Student Needs; Mental, Behavioral & Emotional Support; and Enrichment Programs. Please Step Up for Kids and consider donating HERE.

Monster Mash 5K

Help raise a monstrous amount of support for local students by participating in the Monster Mash 5K hosted by the Issaquah Schools Foundation at Lake Sammamish State Park Boat Launch on Saturday, October 30th. Costumes and festive holiday wear are strongly encouraged for a chance to win prizes! Register HERE if interested.

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