Counseling & PBSES Newsletter

Newcastle Elementary

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that we find ourselves already in the final week of October! For those families taking part in Halloween activities this week-HERE you can find some helpful recommendations from the CDC for staying safe while “trick or treating.”

The end of October is a great time for you and your child to reflect on how school is going. The newness of school starting has worn off and we’re even sort of adjusting to a new kind of normal, despite all that is still unknown. As you head into November and prepare for teacher conferences, consider your goals for your child and what types of support are needed to help them arrive.

We are here with and for you!

~Kailey & Alex

Parent-Teacher Conference Tools

The parent-teacher partnership is a crucial component of your child’s academic success. Check out THESE great resources to prepare for your child’s conference.

Resources for Families

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is hosting a Halloween Food & Winter Gear Drive on Saturday, October 31st from 11:00-2:00. The IFCB is also beginning to accept donations and registrations for the gift card ONLY Holiday Gift Barn. See flyers below.
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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**