Counseling & PBSES Newsletter

Newcastle Elementary

Dear Families,

How glorious to see the first signs of spring! The birds are chirping, the sun is shinning (sometimes!), and the flowers are starting to bloom. We hope you will pause as a family to intentionally take in this time of renewal. Go for walks, bird watch, go on a nature scavenger hunt. More than ever, we need to give ourselves space and time to soak in beauty and calm.

~Kailey & Alex

Resources for Families

Lunch for the Break

The IFCB & ISF are partnering to provide Lunch for the Break. Distribution is Friday, April 2, from 10 am - 3 pm. Pre-registration is required to participate; drive up distribution service ONLY. Check in will take place at the Issaquah Community Center parking lot. Once checked in, please follow instructions to drive up to the food bank. We will have grocery gift cards and fresh produce, dairy and bread available. There will be no unregistered walk-ups for this special Lunch for the Break program.

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**