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Mon, May 16, 2022
2021/2022 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Monday, May 9 - Sunday, May 22: Read-A-Thon

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, June 6: Last PTSA General Membership Meeting

Friday, June 17: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal


Read-A-Thon Ends May 22

Our Read-A-Thon fundraiser is going very well! However, our minutes read is not averaging where it needs to be to reach the 90,000! It ends this Sunday the 22nd!

Remember: In order to access the tracking log, simply follow the second link provided in your welcome email from 99 Pledges, and click on "Track." 

Students can win lots of great prizes ranging from plush “Newcastle” lions, gift cards, popsicle parties, hats with headlamps in them, and even a very special prize if the school reaches its reading goal involving hair paint and Dr. Wood. 😊

Students (and parents) are asked to follow this link: Newcastle Elementary Read-A-Thon ( and create a unique profile for each student. Simply click on “Add Participant” at the bottom of the screen, and enter their name, an email address and choose which classroom they are in by using the dropdown menu (hint – kindergarten is at the bottom of the list). 

Once your student has their own page, please share the link with your friends and families and ask for support for your student’s reading throughout the Read-A-Thon. The goal is that each student raise a minimum of $100. Donations can be made in lump sum, or by the minute (i.e. $.50/minute). Donations are made directly through the website, and are tax deductible. Students then go into their personalized website to track how many minutes they are reading per day.

All reading must be completed by 9pm on Sunday, May 22nd, with all minutes entered into the individualized websites. Announcements on prize winners will be announced in the following week. If you’re on social media, follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook to see up to date standings!

Please contact Jenn McAleer at if you have any questions.


School Supplies for 2022-23

It’s that time of year! Newcastle PTSA has once again partnered with School Tool Box to make your school supply shopping easy! Our teachers have submitted their supply list and it’s all ready to go. 

Simply go to, search for Newcastle Elementary, then select your student’s grade for next year. If you order before July 4th, the boxes will be sent directly to the school and will be ready for the first day. Should you shop after July 4th, the boxes will be sent directly to your home. 

Prefer to shop on our own? Check out the supply list on the website and you can see what each grade is asking for. If you would like support in purchasing, pease contact Kailey Mutter: or call 425-837-5817

Spring Fling Help

We are excited to bring back our Spring Fling to celebrate the end of a great school year! A day full of fun activities on June 13th is planned, and we need volunteers! Please contact our VPs of volunteers at if you would like to help.

School and Community News

IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Meeting Info Night

May 17th on Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Families and guardians with children in the Special Education program in Issaquah School District are invited to attend an information workshop on IEP meetings. This is a general information session for families with students in ECE to 12th grade with an IEP. It is an overview of the parent’s role and participation at IEP meetings. Specific questions regarding your child’s IEP should be addressed to the IEP team. 

Topics in this session include 

·         IEP team - who is part of the team and what is their role? 

·         What is the parent/guardian role in the IEP team meeting? 

·         Tips and suggestions for “Parent Input” and participation 

·         Information about parts of the IEP document and process. 

Please register for the English session HERE. There will also be Chinese and Spanish sessions. Contact Ina Ghangurde,,if you would like to hear this presentation in another language. 

Presentations will be facilitated by the ISD Special Services Department in collaboration with the ISD Equity and Family Partnership Department.  

Registration link: Meeting Registration - Zoom 

Issaquah Schools Foundation: Nourish Every Mind

Each year, Issaquah Schools Foundation hosts Nourish Every Mind, an event to raise funds for all of the 20,000 students in our school district. Our goal this year is to raise $400,000! Donors like you, who understand the importance of investing in our students and our schools, will help us to re-imagine possibilities and bring our student's dreams to life!

With your support, Issaquah Schools Foundation can continue helping our district’s students reach their potential by bridging the gap between the dollars the state provides for basic education and the funding our 26 schools need to ensure students succeed in school and are prepared for life.

Issaquah Schools Foundation is a local organization that is singularly focused on the success of all students. We are an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 whose mission is to drive resources to help students district-wide achieve the promise of their potential.

See how ISF has directly impacted Newcastle Elementary:

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