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Mon, May 23, 2022
2021/2022 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, June 13: Last PTSA General Membership Meeting

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



125,008 minutes!!! You did it, lions! You completely blew past our goal of 90,000 minutes for the school!! 💚🦁💛

A great big THANK YOU to our Read-A-Thon Chair, Jenn McAleer, for all of her work on this fundraiser!

We also surpassed our fundraising goal and raised $32,000 which means 10% is going toward our library! 📚🎉

The following classes won a popsicle party for earning an average 280+ minutes per student:

Ms. Afman (1st grade)

Mrs. Miller (1st grade)

Mrs. Thomas (1st grade)

Mrs. Genereaux (2nd grade)

Mrs. Johnson (2nd grade)

Mr. Bland (3rd grade)

Mrs. Burnham (3rd grade)

Mrs. Crawford (3rd grade)

Mrs. Posten (3rd grade)

Mrs. Howard (4th grade)

Here are the top readers by grade, earning a gift certificate to Books-A-Million:

Kindergarten: Jaxon Krogstad (Albertini/Beckford)

1st grade: Alyan Yan, 1813 (Thomas)

2nd grade: Shreyas, 1992 (Genereaux)

3rd grade: Maddy Kawasaki, 1403 (Burnham)

4th grade: Isabelle Lee, 3570 (Howard)

5th grade: Margot Cossette, 2923 (Herr)

Other prizes are a headlamp hat for the top readers in each class. Your teacher will be notified of the winners. Remember, if you read 280+ minutes, you get a plush lion! 

Wonderful job, everyone! Stay tuned for Dr. Wood's new hairstyle!

School Supplies for Next Year

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

Last PTSA Membership Meeting/PTSA Exec Board for '22-'23

Our last PTSA membership meeting of the year will be June 13th at 7p in the school library. We will be voting in our board for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in joining the Executive Board, or would like to learn more about the various roles on the Board and the time commitment (typically less than 3-5 hours per month) please contact Rebecca Nguyen (part of our Nominating Committee) at

School and Community News

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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