Counseling & PBSES Newsletter

Newcastle Elementary

Dear Families,

Happy New Year to all those who celebrated the Lunar New Year earlier this month! What a fantastic moment in time in which to reflect and reset. One of the ways in which we can do this is by setting realistic goals for ourselves and creating an action plan for attaining these goals. This is a highly beneficial skill to teach our children. Goal setting strengthens executive functioning skills and increases prosocial attitudes and behaviors around self-confidence, independence, and growth mindset. Want some ideas for goal setting with your kids? Check out the resources below.

~Kailey & Alex

Small Talk | Goals | CBC Kids

Resources for Families

IFCB: Quarterly Clothing Bank Shopping Event

3/10 & 3/11

The Clothing Bank is currently closed due to Covid19 restrictions, however IFCB is holding periodic events for individuals and families to choose winter gear. Our clothing events are open to registered clients in our expanded clothing bank service area: 98027, 98029, 98074, 98075, 98038, 98024, 98025, 98014, 98045, 98050, 98055-59, 98065.

Swedish School Based Health Counselors

The Issaquah School District, in partnership with Swedish, have our Swedish School Based Health Counselors (SBHCs) available to offer virtual mental health services to students in the Issaquah School District! See the file below for more information:

Coal Creek YMCA LEAP Program

The Y is pleased to introduce Y LEAP Academy, a full-day program designed in partnership with individual school districts to support kids and families with distance learning and school-day care along with the enrichment activities, social emotional learning, and play that the Y is known for. For more information visit:

Schoolhouse Rec!

“Schoolhouse Rec!” provides children with a safe, quiet and supportive environment for successful online schooling participation with the added benefit of socialization during lunch, recess and Wednesday afternoon art, PE and crazy shenanigans! February spots are available for Issaquah School District students, grades K-5. Create a schedule that works for your family. $60/day; $50/day for Issaquah Residents.
** If you have complications with accessing our available district food supports (or know someone who does), or if you are needing school supplies, please reach out to Ms. Mutter ( and she will assist in finding a solution that best meets your needs**