Learning Together with Pride
Welcome to Newcastle Elementary!
On behalf of our school staff and our Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA), I offer you a warm welcome, and hope that you find our school to be a wonderful home and safe haven for both you and your child! At Newcastle, we are committed to family partnerships that allow us, together, to encourage the intellectual, academic, social, and emotional growth and well-being of each and every student we serve.
Communication is key to any successful partnership, and I invite you to reach out to any member of our staff (particularly your child’s teacher!) with any questions or concerns that may arise. As you prepare for the year ahead, I would encourage you to subscribe not only to our building’s Weekly Bulletin, but to the Issaquah School District’s Weekly Bulletin as well. Both will be sources of helpful information and guidance to assist your family in experiencing the most successful year possible!
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in the educational development of your child!
Partnering with you,
Dr. Tod Wood
Mission and Vision
At Newcastle, our students…
- Build character as caring and responsible citizens.
- Grow as inquisitive, independent and confident learners.
- Acquire problem solving skills and strategies with perseverance and creativity.
- Develop thinking skills and habits applied across content and to real life situations.
To support student growth, our staff designs the school environment and experiences to…
- Integrate peer collaboration and support positive social engagement.
- Guide students as they share the responsibility of their learning.
- Design authentic learning tasks and questions that connect new concepts and skills to the world around them.
- Identify and adjust to each student’s needs to deepen knowledge and thinking skills.
Newcastle Elementary School opened its doors in 2004, fully wired and furnished and “home” for more than 400 students. The facility includes sophisticated educational technology, enabling teachers at a flick of a switch to engage students in computerized lessons, DVD experiences, internet exploration, or group projects. A large Commons and full stage accommodates concerts and programs and the baseball field is available for community use.
Newcastle supports every student’s learning. Parents partner to create a Study Coach program providing one-on-one support to students in need either academically or emotionally.
As the first official public building in the Newcastle city limits, the school is a learning center for students and a community gathering place for residents.
Newcastle dismisses classes early every Wednesday for two hours of staff collaboration.
Please visit the online ISD Community Report for information about the Issaquah School District’s mission, overall performance, and budget.
Title 1 Schools and Parent Rights
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Issaquah School District and your school is required to inform parents of Title I, Part A students that they may request, and the school will provide, certain information on the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals providing services to the child.
If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s and instructional paraprofessional’s qualification, please contact your school’s principal. Templates for information request can be found here and are available in multiple languages.
I acknowledge that I am on the Indigenous Land of Coast Salish people who have reserved treaty rights to this land, specifically the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (sdukʷalbixʷ) and Duwamish (dxʷdəwʔabš). I thank these caretakers of this land who have lived and continue to live here since time immemorial.