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6:00a Electronic Verification Process - EVP
Electronic Verification Process - EVP

Date:
Fri 8/7 - Thu 8/13
Time:
6:00a - 8:00p
6:00a Electronic Verification Process - EVP
Electronic Verification Process - EVP

Date:
Fri 8/7 - Thu 8/13
Time:
6:00a - 8:00p
6:00a Electronic Verification Process - EVP
Electronic Verification Process - EVP

Date:
Fri 8/7 - Thu 8/13
Time:
6:00a - 8:00p
6:00a Electronic Verification Process - EVP
Electronic Verification Process - EVP

Date:
Fri 8/7 - Thu 8/13
Time:
6:00a - 8:00p
6:00a Electronic Verification Process - EVP
Electronic Verification Process - EVP

Date:
Fri 8/7 - Thu 8/13
Time:
6:00a - 8:00p

7:00p ParentWiser - Balancing Life and Technology
ParentWiser - Balancing Life and Technology

Date:
Thursday, August 13
Time:
7:00p - 8:15p
Where:
Zoom Meeting

Register online at www.parentwiser.org
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Your 2020/2021 PTSA - Reuniting the Pridelands 
Last Spring we were all left a bit in shock when school abruptly closed and we had to say goodbye. This school year will undoubtedly be different than any we or our kids have ever experienced, but we see it as an opportunity to “Reunite Our Pridelands”. Newcastle Lions are known for their strength of character and for their commitment to community and, while we can’t start the year together in person, we are determined to be together in spirit. Your PTSA is hard at work putting together plans to 1. Strengthen our sense of community and togetherness through engagement and connection initiatives, 2. Ensure an enriching educational experience for ALL students, regardless of instructional format, and 3. Create a culture that celebrates the incredible diversity of our community (or our “Pride”). But you may be wondering…
 
What is a PTSA and why is it important?

PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today’s PTSA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. Through the PTSA, members speak with one voice for every child. The PTSA’s nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. Many of the benefits our children receive today, such as universal Kindergarten and the National School Lunch Program, were accomplished as a result of the PTSA mission.

At Newcastle, our PTSA is as old as the school itself. We are a non-profit organization which supports and advocates for the children and families of Newcastle Elementary. In partnership with families, the community, teachers, and staff, we provide the funding, programs, and volunteers to enrich the educational experience for every child. In the past this has meant funding and executing family events like the Costume Carnival, Science Expo, Culture Fair, and Back-to-School event, along with creating and teaching the monthly art curriculum at the school, Lion Art. In addition, the PTSA has provided tens of thousands of dollars in teacher grants to fund classroom, grade-level and school-wide initiatives. We’ve provided scholarships and run the Food and Holiday Gift Drives, while also conducting Outreach programs like Movie Nights. And there’s been so much more. Things will look different this year, but the Newcastle PTSA is positioned to quickly adjust to the changing needs of our families and our staff.

Throughout the coming weeks we’ll introduce you to our Executive Board so that you can put faces to the names behind our plans. Today, we’re proud to introduce Mary Vickers and Allison Sweeney, our VPs of Volunteers. It’s through their leadership that we’re able to mobilize the volunteers needed to keep our PTSA running and help support our families, teachers and school. Learn more about Mary and Allison today and you can reach them at newcastleptsa.volunteers@gmail.com.

 

Did you know you can view all of the events from Newcastle Elementary PTSA in your favorite calendar applications? For a step-by-step guide, {click here}
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020/2021 Yearbooks and Supplies
Please note that while we normally facilitate purchase of both school supplies and yearbooks at the start of each year, the process is different this year. In the coming weeks, the school will provide a list of recommended supplies to keep at home. If and when students are back in the classroom, school supplies will be provided. Yearbook sales will happen at a later date. Please contact newcastleptsa@gmail.com with any questions.
 
Save The Dates For 2020/2021 ParentWiser Parent Education Events 
ParentWiser, in partnership with the Issaquah PTSA Council, Issaquah Schools Foundation, Overlake Hospital and Clinics, and Swedish Issaquah, has put together an incredible line-up of parent education events. As always, these events are free to PTSA members. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss a session. All events will be virtual.
 
Thur, Aug 13 2020, 7pm
Doreen Dodgen-Magee Psy.D.
Technology Management
 
Mon, Sept 14 2020, 10am
Rosetta Lee
K-5 Diversity Conversation

Wed, Oct 14 2020, 1pm
Sharon Saline Psy.D.
Focus, Planning and Organization

Wed, Dec 9 2020, 7pm
Mona Delahooke Ph.D.
Challenging Behavior

Wed, Jan 13 2021, 2pm
Lisa Damour Ph.D.
Stress and Anxiety

Wed, Mar 3 2021, 7pm
Gretchen Wegner
Powerful Studying Techniques
 
Did you know you can view all of the events from Newcastle Elementary PTSA in your favorite calendar applications? For a step-by-step guide, {click here}