Newcastle News - Week of September 24th





Important Dates

2:35-3:35 Homework Lab in Library (Tues/Wed/Thurs)

*Students must be signed up to attend Homework Lab. Please use the link below.

9/25 3:15 Boy’s Volleyball Game @ Penryn Elementary

9/26 3:15 Boy’s Volleyball Game @ Newcastle

9/27 3:15 Cross Country Finals

9/28  3:15 Boy’s Volleyball Game @ Franklin School

9/28  2:45 Girl’s Basketball Tryouts

10/2-10/6  NO SCHOOL~ Fall Break

Flyers_September 24.pdf  ( Art for girls, Creative Arts Camp, Volunteers needed - Word Busters, ARD Day Campu - fal break, Discovery Club before school, Choir, Cafe Menu)

With your help, our teachers and staff will do their best to make this new school year meaningful and fulfilling for your child(ren). We hope this school year will be a success for you.  If we can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to call.  Our telephone number is (916) 663-3307.


After school pick-up

We need your help!  Staging prior to pick-up times causes longer lines, restricted access for safety vehicles, and restricted access for neighbors to their homes.  What are the solutions?

  • Don't arrive at school before pick-up time
  • Carpool
  • Consider coming a few minutes after pick-up time
  • Pick-up at the lower campus (645 Kentucky Greenway).  Students can walk the nature trail.  There is next to no congestion at the lower campus.

Student Activities

super knight.jpgCongratulations to Kindergarten student Jones Newby!!!  He is our Super Knight of the Week!!

September Character Trait: Be Responsible


CHOIR for Grades 4, 5 & 6 IS BACK!!!!

Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 2:40-3:30 in Room 501.  Mrs. Aday has Information, Schedules and Sign Up sheets available.  They are also in the office and in the Announcements as an attachment.

Rehearsals will begin this Thursday, September 28th.

Contact Mrs. Aday directly at  for more information.

Knights Sports:

Cross Country finals next week, GOOD LUCK TEAM!

Girls Basketball Information-

We can offer two teams a 7th and 8th. We’ll need to have at least 7 girls to fill a team.  

  • Tryouts are on Thursday September 28th (2:45-4:15...both grades).
  • Practices will be Monday & Wednesday during season.
  • Most games will be on Tuesday and Thursdays.

If your student is interested in participating in Newcastle Athletics, please review academic and behavior eligibility...

Behavior Eligibility:  Students must maintain 80 or more merits

Academic Eligibility: Students must have a 2.0 or better grade point average and no F’s in core subjects (Math, Science, English, and History)

Students must have a completed sports packet to participate in tryouts, practices and games.

Sports Packet


  • We are looking for coaches... If you are interested please contact Mrs. Hay by email
  • 7th-grade girls volleyball (February 5th- April 11th)
  • 5th-8th Track and Field (March 19th-May 9th)



Attention Bus Riders:

All students riding the bus must have a bus pass issued.  If you have not yet filled out the 2017-2018 transportation packet and received a bus pass for your student, please do so asap.  Students who do not have paperwork on file will not be permitted to ride the bus beginning Monday October 9.  You can find the transportation packet using the link below.


Yearbook News

Download the Jostens’ Replayit app to share you school photos. Remember all yearbook sales are online this year. Just go to and pre-order your yearbook now.

Flyers_September 24.pdf ( Art for girls, Creative Arts Camp, Volunteers needed - Word Busters, ARD Day Campu - fal break, Discovery Club before school, Choir, Cafe Menu)


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