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9/5/16

Good Evening Parents,

This is Newcastle School Principal Liz Staton and Cody Jones with your weekly announcements.

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Please mark your calendars with a few very important dates:

9/5         Labor Day~ no school

9/6        Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten move to full day schedule with 2:15 dismissal

9/6        3:00 Boy’s Volleyball Game @ Home

9/7        3:00 Cross Country Meet @ Penryn School

9/8        3:00 Boy’s Volleyball Game @ Home

9/8    7:15am Beginning Band Starts - Parents Invited!

9/9        6:00-8:00 6th-8th grade Dance

9/13        2:30 Site Council Meeting

Newcastle Spiritwear is HERE! Get your green Newcastle shirts now for only $10 each. Click the link to order and send checks to the office payable to NES.

Beginning Band is Starting September 8 Mrs. Aday is excited to get rolling with Beginning Band on Thursday, September 8 from 7:15am - 7:55am.  Parents are invited to find out more about this program.  Please see the attachment and email Mrs. Aday with any questions you may have.   caday@newcastle.k12.ca.us

Student Council hosted an outrageously fun Spirit Assembly Friday. Their next event will be a dance for 6th-8th grade students this coming Friday, September 9th from 6-8:00 p.m. Permission Slips will be passed out to eligible students in class.

This week our TK and K students will begin their full day program. Our staff will be on hand to assist in the pick up circle. For the speediest possible outcome, we  ask that parents who pick students up after school utilize the window placard included in the attachments and remain in their vehicles. We ask for your patience and cooperation at pick up time.

We apologize for the delay at the p.m. car pick up Friday. Our lock was bent and had to be cut to open the gate.

Reminder, there is no campus supervision before 7:30 or after 2:45. Please do not leave children unattended at school. Discovery Club is a terrific on campus option for working parents. Please contact them at discoveryclub@newcastle.k12.ca.us to sign up!

... Squirt, Needle, ShotImmunization Requirements

Hello Newcastle families,

Most families are familiar with the immunization requirements for kindergarten but did you know there are also requirements for 7th grade?  7th graders are required to have a Tdap booster (given on or after their 7th birthday) as well as documentation of 2 MMR doses (given on or after their 1st birthday - these are generally in the kindergarten vaccines).  For those students in 7th grade, documentation of this immunization is required in the office as mandated by state law.  For those families with younger students, once your child has had their Tdap booster (given on or after their 7th birthday) please bring a copy to the office so they will be all set for the 7th grade requirement.  For any questions, please feel free to email me at jmuller@newcastle.k12.ca.us

Are you a grandparent or parent who would like to help our Newcastle School students as a Sight Word Buster volunteer?  We are currently looking for volunteers to help our K-3 students with a program that helps students master sight words at their grade level. See flyer or contact our office.  

Check out our new Food Service Website

Load your account and check out the helpful tips on nutrition and fitness. CLICK HERE!

Site Council Seeking New Members

Are you interested in making a difference on the Newcastle campus? We are seeking interested parents to serve on the Site Council. The Site Council is an advisory group of parents and staff who give input to the Newcastle School District Administration and Board on a variety of topics such as: health and nutrition, student progress, curriculum, and facilities. The Site Council holds one meeting per month after school, and we ask for a 2 year term commitment. If you are interested in participating, please click the link below. Site Council Volunteer Sign Up

THANK YOU to Mrs. Lacey for her donation of two trumpets to our band program and to Nova Birk’s family for their donation of a flute.  Any other donations would still be welcome as we grow our band program.

Enrichment

* Sign up now for STEM or Strings Enrichment!

Link to flyer and sign-ups

*After School Soccer Skills enrichment class beginning on Monday 9/12/16.  See the attached flier for more information.

GATE: Information regarding the GATE program and testing at NES can be found on the GATE flyer in Sunday announcement attachments. Parents or teachers may sign up a student for testing by accessing this link https://goo.gl/forms/S2YuIUIk4KfJmcTS2.  Sign ups will close September 8th, 2016. Please contact Katy Spicer if you have further questions.kspicer@newcastle.k12.ca.us

Curriculum

Have you had the opportunity to preview the new Common Core Language Arts programs? Click the links below or stop in to the office to see the materials under consideration for purchase.  TK-5th Benchmark Advanced     6-8th     Springboard

super knight.jpgCongratulations to 4th grader Evelyn Cojocaru!! She is our Super Knight of the Week!!

PTC News

There is still time to join our membership drive !  All of the money donated goes directly back into your kids classrooms.                                                                                             

Upcoming PTC Events:

PTC meeting Wednesday September 21st 5:30 pm in the library

PTC meeting Wednesday October 26th 5:30 pm in the library

Night of Knights Dinner Auction Friday November 4th 6:00 PM The Ridge Auburn

For more information or to volunteer please connect with us on Facebook or email us at ptcnewcastle@gmail.com

Sports:

Great first week of Fall sports. The boys held their own against Franklin and some outstanding times at the cross country meet (Lots of Personal Bests’).

Good luck the rest of the season, can’t wait to see all the continual teamwork and improvement!

……….GOOOOOOOOO KNIGHTS

We hope to see you at all of our wonderful events. Have a good evening and Go Knights!

Liz Staton

Principal

Newcastle Elementary/Newcastle Charter School

8951 Valley View Drive

Newcastle, CA 95658

(916) 663-3307

Go Knights!