Counseling & PBSES Newsletter

Newcastle Elementary

Dear Families,

The holiday season is here, and this time can bring all sorts of feelings to the forefront. Many of us are coming to terms with it looking very different this year, and finding new creative ways to celebrate safely while bringing family together.

I also know that some of us are grieving and experiencing trauma due to a range of circumstances brought on by the pandemic. I wanted to share a very last minute district-hosted presentation on this subject, with strategies for coping for the whole family. It's happening via Zoom tonight at 7pm. See the below attached flyer for more information. Here is the Zoom link:

~Kailey & Alex

Resources for Families

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!

Starting September 8th, the Issaquah Parks & Community Services is launching a new full-day program to help with online learning. Schoolhouse Rec! is available for students in grades K-5 and will be assigned to a classroom cohort based on their grade. Each cohort will have a dedicated classroom and staff team to help ensure a healthy learning environment. The school day and program calendar will follow the Issaquah School District plan. Health and Safety plans are in place. For more information and to register:
** 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**