Counseling & PBSES Newsletter

Newcastle Elementary

Dear Families,

We hope that you are finding time to enjoy fall, and that our abnormal situation is starting to feel a bit more routine. Routines can be tremendously helpful in increasing our sense of safety and wellbeing. This week you might consider how adding a routine or two could make life easier for you and your family. Need help? We’re always here.

~Kailey & Alex

Routines Add Richness to Life

Check out this great article from Aha! on how routines not only help us feel safe and productive, but provide space for our creativity and spontaneity to flourish!

Empowering with Routines

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:
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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**