Aug
14

Welcome Coffee With Principal Gordon & Volunteer Fair

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The first day of school is coming up fast! Please plan to stop by the gym after dropoff for a welcome coffee with Principal Gordon. This is also the time to sign up to volunteer for NEPTO’s various committees, events and activities, or to be a Room Parent for your child’s classroom.

Can’t make the Volunteer Fair in person? It’s easy to sign up to volunteer online.

Aug
14

Teacher/Parent Potluck Mixer

meet_teacherThe Teacher/Parent Potluck Mixer is a great way to kick off the school year and get to know your child’s teachers in an informal setting. Please join us on Wednesday, September 7 at 3:00 pm in the gym. Childcare is provided on site.

NEPTO is asking parents to bring an appetizer or dessert to share at the potluck. Sign up now with your contribution.

Questions? Please contact NEPTO co-president Jacque Sanchez.

Aug
03

Incoming Kindergartners’ Play Dates

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The Northeast Elementary School PTO (NEPTO) welcomes new kindergartners and their families! We will be hosting two play dates for kids to meet their new classmates and incoming families to meet other Northeast families.

The play dates will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 10:30 am, and on Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 am, both on the Northeast School playground (behind the school; from the front lot, walk behind the far-right side of the building. From the back lot, walk up the stairs, through the playing field, and turn right).

Current families are invited as well. Let’s play!

Jul
05

Summer Reading Program

Hope you’re all enjoying a great summer! In case you misplaced your information about the Summer Reading Program from the Ferguson Library:

-> Sign up online or at any branch of the Ferguson Library.

-> Encourage kids to complete the summertime activity appropriate for their new grade level.

Jun
17

Happy Summer!

Enjoy your break! If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. for the Northeast School PTO, please email ptonortheastschool at gmail.com. Thank you! See you next school
year!

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Jun
07

Northeast Yearbooks

yearbookYearbooks are almost sold out!!!

Northeast Yearbooks were distributed last week (not all teachers handed them out right away; check with your teacher if you didn’t get yours). If you missed pre-ordering your yearbook, a limited supply is still available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. Yearbooks are $22 each.

There are two ways to order:

1) Online, with a credit card

2) Print the order form, write a check for $22 (made out to NEPTO, memo: “yearbook”) or enclose cash, and send it in an envelope to the PTO mailbox (attn: Yearbook Orders).

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Flounders.

Jun
06

Family Movie Night

Norm_of_the_North_posterSave the date for this awesome FREE community event on the evening of June 16th. It’s the last day of school, so you can let bedtimes slide and enjoy an outdoor movie —  “Norm of the North” — with your Northeast family and friends. Bring blankets and chairs!

Movie start time is 8:30 pm and there will be a fun Zumba Fitness Class for everyone before the movie at 7:15 pm.

Bring money to buy treats at a Bake Sale supporting the 2016-17 5th Grade Nature’s Classroom. The PTO will also be selling hot dogs, ice cream and more. (Sign up to contribute baked goods.)

This is a FAMILY event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Jun
06

Food Drive Continues This Week

fooddriveNortheast School and the Girl Scouts of Connecticut have organized a food drive to help stock The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County with donations for hungry kids and families throughout the summer. Please fill the boxes in the school’s entry way through Friday, June 10 with non-perishable items such as pasta, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, canned goods, applesauce and more. Be sure to bring donations to your classroom first so your teacher can record the donation: The class in each grade level that brings in the most items wins an ice cream party!

Jun
06

Fifth-Grade Party

danceThe PTO is hosting a pizza party and dance for the 5th graders this Friday, June 10, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, to celebrate their “moving up” to middle school. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve pizza, and clean up. We’re also looking for donations of baked goods. If you can help, please visit the Signup Genius to sign up.

May
25

Field Days Are Coming Up

field-dayThey may not be Olympic athletes yet, but they’re on their way! Please help Northeast celebrate Field Days 2016 this May 31st- June 3rd.

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 31 – Grade 2 – 9:00-11:00 AM

Tuesday, May 31 – Grade 4 – 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Wednesday, June 1 – Grade 1-9:00- 11:00 AM

Wednesday, June 1 – Kindergarten-12:00- 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – Grade 3 – 9:15-11:15 AM

Friday, June 3– Grade 5– 9:15-11:45 AM

RAIN DATES

June 6, 7 and 8 (M/T/W)

Gather on the back fields to cheer on our champions. We need volunteers to help out with the races and to distribute water and ice pops. Sign up to help out during this fun annual event!

May
25

Parent Coach Needed: Odyssey of the Mind

OdysseyoftheMindPaintBannerOmer_gif“Odyssey of the Mind” is the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide. An innovative and imaginative learning experience, it is a hands-on, immersive process that teaches science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through a collaborative, fun and social experience.

To run the program for students in grades 3-5 next year, a parent coach (or co-coaches) is needed to work alongside a teacher coach to organize and guide the group. If you are interested in being a parent coach, please email ptonortheastschool@gmail.com. If you have any questions about Odyssey and what is involved in coaching, please contact Suzanne Pacifico.

May
13

Daughter Dance

Tickets are on sale now for the Northeast School Daughter Dance!stock-photo-57428018-father-daughter-dance

Dad, mom, or other special grownup, get on your dancing shoes and join your Northeast star on the dance floor at the 5th Annual Daughter Dance!

Admission is $10 per child in advance (adult admission is free), with a $25 maximum per family. Admission will be $12 at the door the evening of the dance.

Admission includes refreshments, a flower for each daughter, and a photograph of each adult and daughter.

Ticket order forms went home last week; you can also order tickets online. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Meek.

May
02

Fifth Grade Musical: Tickets Are On Sale!

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Tickets are on sale now for the Northeast School Fifth Grade Musical: School House Rock Live! The musical will be running Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Students $8, Adults $12, Reserved Seats $18 (first five rows of the auditorium). The performance is 60 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Refreshments will be sold. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Get more info at northeastmusical.org.

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May
02

Odyssey of the Mind Experience

OdysseyoftheMindPaintBannerOmer_gifAll students, families and staff are invited to attend the Odyssey of the Mind Experience, a part of Stamford STEM Week on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm in the AITE Media Center. The Stamford Odyssey of the Mind program is a 21st Century Skills-based creative problem-solving competition. All 3rd to 8th grade students are encouraged to attend this hands-on and creative evening. Attendees will learn more about the Odyssey of the Mind program and how you can get involved for the 2016-2017 school year. See attached flyer for additional information. Please RSVP to StamfordOM@gmail.com.

Apr
29

Kindergarten Orientation

kindergarten-classroom-clipart-i0On Friday, May 13, Northeast Elementary School will be welcoming the incoming kindergarten (2016/2017) families with an introduction to the school, some entertainment, a tour of the school and a lunch.  Please help to welcome these new families to our community by volunteering at the Orientation.  Current kindergarten parents, this is a great opportunity to share you kindergarten experience with the incoming families.

Please sign up today to volunteer time or supplies!

Apr
27

Spring Plant Sale

UPDATE: This was a popular sale! So successful, in fact, that we ran out of plants and are closing after today (Thursday). Thank you for all your support!

Annual Plant Sale at Northeast! Wednesday May 4 through Friday May 6.potted-plants

Beautiful plants and gift ideas for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week!  See below for the time and date your child’s class will be visiting the sale (every child will be able to take home a plant). Volunteers are also needed from set up on Tues at 3:00 pm through clean-up at noon on Friday, or sign up to come when your child’s class will be there.

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Gift Certificates for the Northeast Plant Sale are now available on request, for any amount. The plant sale coincides with Teacher Appreciation Week. These make a great gift for teachers, from a class or from individuals. Purchase a gift certificate for your child’s teacher by contacting Amanda Dec. In the email, state the value you would like to purchase, who it is for and who the gift certificate is from, along with any message you would like to include on it. Please make checks payable to NEPTO and place them in the NEPTO mailbox addressed to Amanda Dec. Gift Certificates will be distributed to recipients the week of the plant sale.

 

Apr
25

Field Days and Spiritwear

Field Days are coming! The schedule is below. If you would like to order spiritwear to show your Northeast School Spirit on Field Days, please fill out the order form and return it with your payment by May 17.

FIELD DAY SCHEDULES

Tuesday, May 31 – Grade 2 – 9:00-11:00 AM

Tuesday, May 31 – Grade 4 – 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Wednesday, June 1 – Grade 1-9:00- 11:00 AM

Wednesday, June 1 – Kindergarten-12:00- 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – Grade 3 – 9:15-11:15 AM

Friday, June 3– Grade 5– 9:15-11:45 AM

RAIN DATES

June 6, 7 and 8 (M/T/W)

Apr
23

Northeast Outing to Museum Village

Step back in time with us! NEPTO has arranged a group tour of Museum Village, a 19th-century living history village in Monroe, New York, an hour’s drive from Northeast School. Students, families, teachers…everyone is welcome!

On Saturday, May 14, we will meet at the museum at 11:00 am, and have some time to explore on our own before starting our group tour. On the same day, an antique car exhibit will also be taking place on the museum grounds. We will aim to return to Stamford by 4:00 pm (flexible, as we will be in our own vehicles). Download the form.

UPDATE: You can also purchase tickets online now, with a credit card.

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Space is limited to 50 participants; first come, first served. Questions? Contact Anne at aflounders@gmail.com.

WHEN: Saturday, May 14
Plan to arrive at the museum at 11:00 AM.

HOW: By your own vehicle.
We will try to arrange carpools if there is enough interest/participation.

COST: $12 per adult; $8 per child (to age 12)
Send in cash or check to “NEPTO” with memo line “Museum”

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Apr
22

The Run Was Fun!

IMG_0888Our first annual Apex Fun Run is in the books! Great job to all of our DREAM TEAM leaders for completing their leadership lessons and the Fun Run!

Last week students were sent home with their Apex Fun Run envelope. Please remind your child to collect any donations and return the envelope to school no later than Friday, April 29.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated money to our school!

Apr
14

Spring Book Fair

bookfairJoin us for the Northeast Spring Book Fair that will take place in the Northeast Gym on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28. The hours are 8am – 1pm on Wednesday and 8am – 3pm on Thursday.

Please see the attached file detailing when the classes will be attending, and please use the SignUp Genius to take a shift to help with this fun event! Thank you!!

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