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Mon, Mar. 28, 2022
2021/2022 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25: Read Across America Week

Monday, April 4: Picture Day

Tuesday, April 5 - Wednesday, April 6: Hearing Test

Monday, April 11 - Friday, April 15: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 25: PTSA General Membership Meeting & Principal Chat

Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 29: STEM Week


Congratulations once again to Ms. Pitingoro (Kindergarten), Ms. Crawford (3rd grade), Ms. Burnham (3rd grade), & Ms. Afman (1st grade) for their membership drive results! Their classes received a pizza and pajama party and were able to silly string Dr. Wood! We appreciate what a great sport he is!
As a thank you to all who joined the PTSA this school year, we have car magnets for each family that will be going home with your eldest student this week. We love to see those green paws all around town! 💚🦁💛

STEM Week!

Mark your calendars for the week of April 25-29 when we will host Newcastle PTSA STEM Week, a mix of virtual and in-person events.  Our theme is “Science That Makes You Smile.” We are encouraging students K-5 to participate by working on independent or group projects, to share with their school during the PTSA STEM Week, with the goal of having FUN, while expanding their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

Interested kids can start their independent/group projects now.  More info, and how-to sign-up HERE.

Contact with any questions or if you’d like to get involved.

Do you have a career in science, tech, engineering, or math, and interested in sharing about your job?  We’d love to hear from you! 

Last Chance to Order Yearbooks!

Get those orders in by March 31st! Click HERE to order.

Volunteer Opportunities!
Auction Chair(s). We are recruiting for our Co-Chairs for the 2022-23 School Year Auction! The Auction is our main source of funds for all PTSA events and provides additional school support! Please email Allison and Lara at if you or you and a friend are interested in Chairing, Co-Chairing, or helping with a certain committee. We have past auction chairs at your disposal for help and guidance so you won't be alone! 

Executive Board. Join the PTSA Executive Board for the 2022-23 school year! Help set the direction for the PTSA, be more “in the know” about what happens at school, and meet new people while working in service of our students. You can learn more about the various roles on the Board and the time commitment (typically less than 3-5 hours per month) by emailing our Nominating Committee Chair, Rebecca Nguyen, at

Bulletin Board Chair. We are looking for a Bulletin Board Chair now that volunteers are back in the building! If you have a few hours a month and a little creativity, you can help decorate the bulletin board outside the office! The bulletin board usually helps communicate the upcoming projects and events for the PTSA. Please email if you are interested.


School & Community News
Levy 2022 Update!
The Issaquah School District will have 3 levies on the ballot April 26, 2022.  These renewal levies will replace the current levies which expire December 31, 2022. Like a subscription, levies must be renewed or the programs funding will be lost. If renewed, these levies will provide funding for essential programs through December 2026.

Local Levy Funding....Did you know?

• Local levy funding provides 15.6% of our district's operating budget.

• Local levy dollars are needed to fund essential programs not fully funded by the state including mental health counselors, nurse, safety/security, special education, substitute teachers, custodial staff and pre-K early learning.

• State basic education allocation funds just 3 nurses for our school district of 19,000+ students in 26 schools. The EP&O renewal levy provides funding for 23 additional nurses so that every school has a nurse onsite.

• The Capital levy includes funding for technology and enables the district to acquire equipment and provide modern educational tools, including one-to-one computers, to ensure that access to technology is available and equitable to all students. The Capital levy funds critical repairs for our school buildings and will also help fund  building of High School #4.

Want to know more? Visit for more information.

Click here for details of what each renewal levy funds.

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