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Mon, Jan. 23, 2023
2022/2023 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Friday, January 27: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, February 15: Multi-Cultural Fair

Silent & Live Auction Gala

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

Friday, March 10, 2023

5:00pm - 11:00pm



Auction invitations went home in your child's backpack last week. Please purchase your tickets today to receive the early bird ticket pricing! Enjoy a night of cocktails, dinner, silent & live auction and an after party complete with live music and dancing. The evening will be MAGICAL!
$90 Single Ticket Price and $180 Couples Ticket Price
For event, hotel and ticket information, please visit our website at
Please consider hosting a party to donate for the silent auction! Parties can be for adults only, couples or families. If you need help deciding or have questions, please contact our auction chairs at
Some fun party themes are:
Adult Party Themes
Las Vegas/Casino Night
Studio 54
Havana Nights
Family Party Themes
Harry Potter
Backyard Picnic
Backyard Bonfire Hot Dogs & S'mores
Animal Kingdom
The Goonies
Back to the Beach

Join the PTSA Board for 2023-2024
Thank you to Whitney Walker, Dana Kinghorn and Alice Kim as they were voted in as our PTSA Nominating Committee at our meeting on January 11. Their job is to identify candidates to help us fill open positions on our PTSA Executive Board for the 2023/2024 school year.

Would you like to help set the direction for the PTSA? Want to be more “in the know” about what happens at school? Interested in meeting new people? All while working in service of our students? Then please consider joining our PTSA Executive Board. We’re made up of parents from all different backgrounds and experiences, just like our community. We have caregivers who work full-time and part-time, and those who do not work outside the home. There’s a place for everyone. You can learn more about the various roles on the Board and the time commitment (typically less than 3-5 hours per month) HERE. If you’re interested in learning more or have someone you think would be great on the board, please contact Whitney Walker at

Lost & Found
The Lost and Found is overflowing. Be sure and check for your students jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, etc. We will be preparing to send everything out for donations. Please be sure and label all your students items as this helps us get the items back to your student.

The Multi-Cultural Family Fair is Coming!

The Newcastle PTSA is excited to announce that the Newcastle Multi-Cultural Family Fair has returned! The Newcastle Elementary PTSA invites your family to come and experience the many cultures from around the world at the return of our Annual Cultural Fair.

Come Travel to Different Countries!

*Taste Foods

*Hear Languages

*Explore Customs and Culture

*Learn History

*Power packed performance by our own students and Family

and have super Fun !!!

There will be interactive booths, games, crafts, performances and a cultural fashion parade all featuring our very own school families. More information will be Coming soon for participation and Sign up!

Event Details:

Date: February 15th, 2023

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Newcastle Elementary 

The VOICE Mentor Program is in need of volunteers!

Listen to what Mary Vickers, our PTSA president and VOICE mentor volunteer has to say about this program:

“For the past year and a half I have been a mentor to a boy at Newcastle Elementary. Once a week I meet with my mentee to play games, help with school or just talk and have fun.  Over time, we have developed a trusting relationship that hopefully helps improve my mentee’s resilience, self-confidence, self-advocacy and other social and emotional skills. As you know, skills such as the ability to manage one’s emotions, knowing how to create and cultivate relationships and being able to positively interact with others are important for school and life success.”
Click HERE or reach out to for more information. Thanks for considering becoming a mentor!

Popcorn Friday
Our first Popcorn Friday in three years was a huge hit! We popped a total of 48 - 6oz packets and handed out about 450 individual bags of popcorn!!! Check out a cute video we made of the experience HERE.
A great big THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers! We could not have done this without you and looking forward to this each Friday, resuming on February 3rd as there will be no school on Friday the 27th.
Bettina Vuong, Mary Vickers, Hyun-Jeong Byroads, May Ho, Mila Zubatova, Ketki Bagul, Hai-Mien Nguyen, LuAnn Chai, Sangeeta Iyer, Ophelia Elmer, Crystal Irlandez, Karen Kim, Mei Atangan

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