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Mon, Jan. 30, 2023
2022/2023 School Year



Important Dates to Remember 

Sunday, February 5 - Sunday, February 12: Online Auction

Wednesday, February 15: Multi-Cultural Fair

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24: Mid-Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Silent & Live Auction Gala

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

Friday, March 10, 2023

5:00pm - 11:00pm



Teacher Experiences Online Auction
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on exclusive teacher experiences and make a difference in your child's education! From lawn games & lunch at Lake Boren Park, crafting & art, Top Golf fun to a library pajama party, there's something for every student to enjoy. Don't miss out on this chance to support your school and create lasting memories for your child. Join us for our online auction starting at 8am Sunday, February 5th - 10pm Sunday, February 12th and be a part of something amazing! Spots fill up fast so set your alarm clocks! Link to save and purchase HERE
Raise the Paddle at Newcastle Elementary Auction

We are excited to announce Newcastle Elementary will be teaming up with Playworks for the 2023-2024 school year! Playworks is the leading national non-profit using play to transform schools. We are proud to partner with PLAYWORKS to make recess a fun, inclusive time for every student in our community. A Playworks recess creates a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. 

We will work in partnership with Playworks to launch the TEAM UP program. Our Playworks site coordinator will spend one week out of every month at our school to train, build and sustain a high-functioning recess. Our recess team staff will implement these new strategies to help all students at Newcastle Elementary experience safe and healthy play every day.

For more information, please see the attached flyer or click on the links above. We look forward to working together to see this program in action! 

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 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!

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

The Multi-Cultural Family Fair is Back!
We would love for all families to participate and explore multiple diverse cultures around the world.

Event Details:
Date: February 15th, 2023
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Newcastle Elementary 

The following are categories of events in which you and your kids can participate (performances should take no longer than 3 minutes). Please sign up by February 1st.
  • Cultural Booth /Table setup of your own culture and tradition
  • Singing (Solo/Group)
  • Dance (Solo/Group)
  • Poem or recital
  • Food samples
  • Host a game
  • Cultural parade by families in their traditional attire
In order to make this event successful, we are looking for volunteers towards pre-event, during event and post-event.
  • Setup/cleanup
  • Compile music and/or play music during performances
  • Help kids and families during performances and parade
  • Film the performances and parade
Please sign up HERE to participate or to help out. Looking forward to an eventful participation from everyone!!!

 πŸΏ Popcorn Friday! 🍿

We need your help to make this a success! We're looking for volunteers to help pop and distribute delicious popcorn to our students. Not only will you get to be a part of a great event, but you'll also have the chance to spread some joy and make new friends. Plus, you'll get to indulge in some tasty popcorn while you work! Link to sign up is HERE
Restocking Staff Lounge
We need your help in stocking our staff lounge with coffee and snacks! Please consider donating the itmes in our sign-up You can drop the items off at the office during school hours or send them through your children during drop off or pick up with a sticky note "staff lounge." Thank you for your generosity! Link to sign up is HERE. 🍿πŸ₯¨πŸŸπŸ₯€πŸ§ƒ
School & Community News

February Parent Wiser

Monday, February 6th, @ 7pm

Do you have questions about online safety? Do you want to help your students build a healthy relationship with technology? Join us for an evening with Diana Graber! She deftly navigates and demystifies the complicated digital landscape facing today’s kids, defining buzzwords, answering crucial questions and providing parents and educators with activities they can use to teach children to harness technology rather than be harmed by it. Link to register is HERE

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