Who We Are
The Newcastle Parent Teacher Corporation (Newcastle PTC) is a volunteer-run non-profit serving Newcastle Elementary and Newcastle Charter School’s K-8th grade students. The PTC provides enhanced funding and coordinates the support/volunteers for a number of programs and events at the school and within the school community. The NECS board and volunteer team is passionate about focused fundraising to ensure that the NECS student body, teachers, parents, and staff continue to be provided with enrichments that foster the safe and fun learning experiences that makes it such a great school.
Last year the PTC was successful in raising over $35,000.00 to enhance our students’ learning experience and directly support NECS classrooms. The PTC minimizes the ‘ask’ of parents, by holding a couple of large, focused fundraisers throughout the year, and spending more of our time giving back!
The PTC raised funds have provided support for students and educators including but not limited to: field trips, classroom enrichment, special assemblies, playground equipment, information technology, campus improvement, as well as important social events such as Her Knight and His Knight, End of Year BBQ for the entire student body, supplement for the 8th Grade Dinner Dance and teacher appreciation events. For specifics please visit our distribution page.
The Newcastle PTC Annual Budget is proposed, discussed, and approved by vote during board meetings leading up to and including the final budget meeting in May, during which the budget for the following school year is determined. Parents, teachers, staff and community members are welcome to attend PTC Board Meetings. Those interested in presenting at a meeting may request to be on the meeting agenda, or may speak briefly off the agenda toward the end of a meeting during New Business.
The Newcastle PTC Annual Budget allocates, when possible, for fund requests that may be received throughout the year. Once submitted, these post-budget fund requests are discussed and voted on at the next PTC meeting. If the request is found to be in accordance with the Newcastle PTC objectives, as outlined in the bylaws, and there are funds available within the budget guidelines, the PTC may be able to provide the funding.
To request funds, please fill out the FUND REQUEST FORM available for download at the bottom of this page. Please note, when applicable, the request must be signed by the school principal, Mr.Cory, before submitting to the PTC.
2020 - 2021 School Year
As we enter the 2020 - 2021 School Year, the Newcastle PTC is ready to support the needs of NECS as they arise. The Newcastle PTC realizes that the support needs of the current school year will differ greatly from years past. As such, budget planning, fundraiser planning, new board appointments, event planning etc. has been delayed, awaiting the input of school administration, staff, and of course, the guidelines which will impact day to day needs of our school community.
The Newcastle PTC is dedicated to supporting the NECS community, however, the PTC is not involved in decisions regarding how learning is designed this year. Please contact the school office or the district with questions or concerns in this area.
2020 - 2021 Board Members Needed - Please sign up to learn more!
President: Heather Caplinger
Vice President: Open Board Seat
Co - Treasurers: Susan Pierson and Lauren Sims
Secretary: Kaitlin Roberts
Communications Chair: Open Committee Seat
Social Media Coordinator: Amanda Almeda
Volunteer Coordinator Chair: Open Committee Seat
Room Parent Coordinator: Open Committee Seat
Hospitality Committee: Whitney Bell, Heather Caplinger
Teacher Representative: Carson Percival
Principal: Cindy Giove