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Mon, Nov. 21, 2022
2022/2023 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Monday, November 21: Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

Wednesday, November 23: Coffee Talk w/ Dr. Wood

Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25: Thanksgiving Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Sunday, November 27 - Sunday, December 4: Online Holiday Auction

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 2: Book Fair

Tuesday, November 29: Warm Clothing Drive Ends

Wednesday, November 30: Spirit Wear Drive Ends

Wednesday, November 30 - Thursday, December 1: Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL



Thanksgiving Baskets

Newcastle PTSA is happy to join up together with other PTA/PTSAs from our south-end school community to host a Thanksgiving Dinner Drive.  Baskets will go to families within our school communities.  

How to Help:

• Sign-up to donate a basket here:

Please drop off Monday, November 21st, at Maywood Middle School's parent pickup loop, near the main entrance, from 4:00-5:30pm.

I Need Help:

• Request to receive a basket by contacting the Newcastle Counselor, Carla Geraci, before 11/15:

Please pickup your requested basket on Monday, November 21st, at Maywood Middle School's parent pickup loop, near the main entrance, from 5:30-6:00pm.

For questions or more information, please feel free to contact Newcastle PTSA Outreach:

Principal Coffee Chat!

Come join Dr. Wood on Wednesday, November 23rd, from 9:30a to 10:30a for a coffee chat! Please sign in at the front office. 

Online Auction!

Shop online with us this holiday season! Every dollar will support and enrich the educational needs of Newcastle Elementary students through supplemental programs such as Art Docents, Science-to-Go, Reading and Math Support, Assemblies, and additional Bilingual Language support.

Bid on some of your favorite items while supporting our students, staff and families. There are gifts for everyone to enjoy! 

More items will be added before the online sale begins on November 27th! Link to the shop is HERE

We TRULY appreciate your support. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season with friends and family!

Angel Program Spirit Wear Drive
Many of us have outgrown school spirit wear lingering in our kids' closets! The month of November we will have a box outside the front of the school accepting donations of gently used school spirit wear! These Newcastle Elementary spirit items will be available for our counselor to provide to students who may need a change of clothes at school or a little school spirit in their closet! Donate through November 30th. Questions? Email:

BOOK FAIR Volunteers Needed

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in our library from November 28 - December 2nd (during conference week). All proceeds will buy books for homeroom classroom libraries!  Students can shop on their own during their assigned lunch recess or with an adult the morning of conferences. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, November 28th during lunch recess: Grades 1st, 2nd, and 5th

Tuesday, November 29th during lunch recess: Grades K, 3rd, and 4th

Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday December 1st  (Families): 9:30am – 12:30pm

*An adult must accompany children.  Please do not drop your child off during your conference.

Friday, December 2nd during lunch recess:  Grades K-5

*This year, parents can choose to create an eWallet for their children to spend at the fair which means they won’t have to carry cash to school. More details about this will come home in an email from Mrs. Snyder.

We have a few slots left to fill for volunteers! If you are able to help, please sign up HERE. See you at the fair!

Holiday Gift Barn Benefiting the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Are you able to donate to the Holiday Gift Barn this year? The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is asking for $25.00 gift cards to Fred Meyer, Target and Amazon. You may donate multiple $25.00 gift cards. You can drop off gift cards to the front office by Wednesday 11/23 or you can drop off gift cards at the food bank by Monday 11/28.

PTSA Drawing!
Join the PTSA and be entered to win one of four $50 gift cards to Newcastle businesses! Already joined this school year? You’re in the drawing!
Becoming a member shows the school, our teachers, our kids and our community that you care! We can only do great things with great caregivers and great teachers supporting and collaborating with us. PTSA is also a fun way to make new friends and bond with other families. 

The Newcastle Elementary PTSA is a non-profit organization which supports the children and families of Newcastle Elementary School within the Issaquah School District. In partnership with families, the community, teachers, and staff, we provide the funding, programs, and volunteers to enrich the educational experience for every child.

Winners will be drawn on December 1st and scholarships are available. 

Think you’ve joined but not sure? Log into and go to “My Account.” Look under “Orders” and see if “Membership” is listed under “Items.”
Still have questions?
Please contact Mary Vickers at

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