Counseling & PBSES Newsletter

Newcastle Elementary

Dear Families,

We imagine there are many BIG feelings this week with all the new and ongoing events in our world, country, state, community and home. If you are feeling totally overwhelmed, know that you are not alone. We hope you find space to take a deep breath and care for your heart, as well as tackling all the items on your ever growing to-do list. Check out the self-care resources below for quick ways to gain perspective and peace. Thinking of you all!


~Kailey & Alex

Resources for Families

Meal Distribution Schedule for Week of January 25

The Issaquah School District will distribute three days’ worth of meals as usual on Monday, January 25, even though it is not a school day. Pickup times on all days will still be from 4 to 6 p.m. at all usual meal pickup locations.


The free meal program provides free, nutritious meals to all children 18 and younger, regardless of income or enrollment in the Issaquah School District. See the ISD website for full details of the meal program, including regular distribution days, times and locations.

ELAP Webinars

Tenant Rights in 2021 Thu Jan 21st: 5 - 6:30 PM http://bit.ly/tenant-rights-2021

COVID Scams with Attorney General's Office Thu Jan 28th: 5 - 6:30 PM http://bit.ly/covid-scams-2021

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: https://www.seattleymca.org/programs/child-care-and-school-enrichment/y-leap-academy?_ga=2.68988439.764144461.1599693120-838531828.1598471759

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: https://www.issaquahwa.gov/3235/Schoolhouse-Rec
** 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 (mutterk@issaquah.wednet.edu) and she will assist in finding a solution that best meets your needs**