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Mon, Nov. 1, 2021
2021/2022 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Tuesday, November 2: Vision Screening Day 1

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

Thursday, November 4: Vision Screening Day 2

Thursday, November 11: Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 16: Picture Retakes

Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26: Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL









PTSA Membership Raffle! 

Have YOU joined the Newcastle PTSA yet? Membership in the Newcastle PTSA gives you an opportunity to:

* ADVOCATE for education and for your student
* Be part of a COMMUNITY committed to education

JOIN TODAY and be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards to Newcastle businesses - Frosty Barrel or Tapatio Mexican Grill. Two winners will be drawn at the end of day November 1st.

Think you’ve joined but not sure? Confirm your membership and get questions answered by contacting Mary Vickers at


Last Chance for Gift-A-Book Donations!

Last day to donate $20 for Gift-A-Book is Wednesday, November 3rd. Look for the Gift-A-Book icon on the PTSA home page or use the link HERE. Contact Debbie Park at if you have any questions.

Recess Volunteers Still Needed!

Our paraeducators could use extra eyes on the playground. In order to volunteer, please email that you are interested and you will be instructed on the next step. Thank you for helping our staff and students!


ISD PTSA Special Education Webinar

The October 2021 webinar is now available HERE. It has great information about recovery services and improvements in communications for parents. The webinar focuses on the following questions:

  • Although recovery plans will be individualized, can you provide examples of what services will be available?
  • Where can parents find the standard timelines that ISD follows for IEP-related issues? What can parents do if they feel like the process is taking too long?
  • If a therapist position is open and services aren’t available for an extended period or if a LCR teacher is absent for several days and no qualified sub is available, what is the process for documenting missed services? How are those services made up?
  • Families often only get direct information when something negative happens and it can feel like the burden of finding a solution is placed on the family. Can ISD promote a strength and solutions based approach to communication? Is there anything you are working on to improve connections with families?

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