First Days of the 2017-18 School Year

It’s hee-eere! The 2017-18 school year starts on August 30th for Kindergarteners and on August 31st for all other students. Kindergarten and New Student Orientation is mandatory for Kindergarten students and optional for transfer students in grades 1-5. School begins both days (and all days!) at 8:10am. Please be sure to read through the information packets sent home for important details on drop-off and pick-up procedures, school schedules, and more! NEPTO is looking forward to a fabulous year!


Annual PTO Volunteer Fair

Please join your fellow Northeast parents on Thursday, August 31 at 8:15am in the Northeast Front Hallway for coffee & refreshments! Chat with current PTO members, Principal Gordon and sign up to volunteer at one of the many PTO-sponsored events throughout the year. Learn how YOU can help make our children’s 2017-18 school year better than ever. There are tons of volunteer opportunities to fit even the busiest of schedules.

AND, there’s a RAFFLE! The PTO will be giving away one FREE raffle ticket to every person who attends the Volunteer Fair. This raffle ticket will enter you into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to our Northeast Store where you can be the first to buy NE Swag for Spirit Fridays!!

Come support your child, meet members of our community, and have a little fun learning all about Northeast. We hope to see you at the Volunteer Fair!


Make Sure You’re In-The-Know on All-Things-Northeast this Year!

Don’t get left in the dark on anything Northeast-related this school year! Be sure your family is subscribed to the weekly PTO Newsletter. The newsletter will arrive every Monday morning to your in-box, chock full of important news regarding PTO-sponsored events, all-school activities, school holidays, and more. Subscribe here or include your email when you submit your contact info for the school directory.


NEPTO is Taking Over Your Social Media Feed

Don’t have time to always check this website for updates? Did you accidentally delete the latest weekly PTO Newsletter? We know, it happens. Start following NEPTO on Facebook and Twitter and you’ll always know what’s going on. (You know you’re on Facebook all the time anyways, right?)  Be sure to click “See First” on our Facebook profile, so that NEPTO posts show up first in your News Feed!


Northeast Elementary Welcomes Incoming Kindergartners– Come Play at the School & Meet Your New Friends!

Northeast Elementary welcomes its incoming kindergarteners to two special playdates.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th- 10am- 12pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17th- 3-5pm

Come meet some new friends and have fun on the school playground! Families can find the playgrounds by parking behind the school in the upper lots and walking up the stairs to the baseball fields. The playground is to the right of the baseball fields. Please email Co-PTO President Alyssa Bernstein ( with any questions.


Zumba and Sing! It’s Family Movie Night

If it’s the end of the school year, it must be time for Family Movie Night! Join Northeast families & friends at our annual Zumba Party and OutdoorMovie Night! Celebrate the end of a fabulous year at this FREE, fun, family event. Zumba starts at 7:15 pm and the movie (Sing!) begins at 8:30 pm.

The PTO will be selling hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, chips, candy & water. Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in for some fun in the back parking lot. This is a family event and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Jodi Frattaroli with any questions.


It’s Yearbook Time!

2016-2017 Northeast School Yearbooks: Almost sold out!

Yearbooks are $22 each. Order online or print the order form (or craft your own; just a note with student name and teacher is fine) and return to the PTO mailbox with your payment (cash or check made out to NEPTO).


Open PTO Positions

The Northeast PTO (NEPTO) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization responsible for providing our students with enriching and community-building opportunities every day. We are currently forming our leadership team for next school year (2017-2018), and need to fill the following positions. Contact Jacque Sanchez at to volunteer or if you have any questions.

  • Co-VP of Fundraising (PTO Exec Board): Strategize and oversee fundraisers to help meet or exceed budgeted financial goals for PTO
  • Co-Corresponding Secretary (PTO Exec Board): Manage all correspondence related to staff, fundraising; organize refreshments for events
  • Co-Recording Secretary (PTO Exec Board): Record and manage PTO meeting and board meeting minutes; send home flyers/communicate with parents and teachers about upcoming meetings
  • Committee Chair/Producer for 5th Grade Musical: This is a highly organized individual that will handle the business side of the musical as well as working closely with the director, parents, and music teacher, Mrs. Molnar.
  • Talent Show Chair: Students in grades 3 to 5 express their creative talents in an atmosphere that encourages their willingness to “step out.” Chair will help with artistic input, administrative duties, and event management.
  • 4th Grade Battle of the Books: Work with teachers to plan and carry out the biggest reading event of the year: the Battle of the Books
  • Yearbook “Shadow” Chair: Spend the year actively shadowing the yearbook co-chairs and learning the ropes to take over as co-chair in 2018-19. This is a year-long role for a creative and organized person who can keep many balls in the air (coordinating volunteers, taking orders, designing pages, taking photos, proofreading).
  • Tutoring
  • 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony


Would Your Child Like to Learn a Foreign Language at Northeast?

Take the online survey before the end of the year. If this is of interest to you, we’d like to hear from you! Take the survey here.



Call for Volunteers: Take Down Artwork

The Art Show was a huge success, and Mrs. Dizeo and Mrs. Weiss are taking down the artwork and returning it to the students. They would love some help and are very flexible – you can come in and help whenever you are free. Sign up here and contact Carin Kalt with any questions.


Mix It Up Day: Fancy Dress

We’ve done mismatch. We’ve done crazy hats. Now, it’s time for students to don their finest and mix it up like the kings and queens that they are on Formalwear Friday.

On Friday, May 26th, have your child dress in their fanciest duds and take some time to make our last Mix-It-Up at Lunch of the 2016-17 school year another success. Like earlier lunches, students will receive random table assignments as they enter the cafeteria and will enjoy their meal with different students than they normally eat with.

We need teachers and parent volunteers to join students at their tables to guide all-new activities and encourage conversations. Sign up to volunteer or contact Mrs. Mould at 203-977-5277 to let her know you can help!


Volunteer for Kindergarten Orientation

Help welcome new families and the Northeast Class of 2023 by volunteering on Kindergarten Orientation Day, Thursday, May 4.

Sign up here to donate snacks or volunteer.


Pre-Buy Herbs and Vegetables for the Plant Sale

Northeast Plant Sale

Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday, May 12 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for the Northeast Plant Sale! This year we are taking pre-orders for herbs and vegetables.

Pre-Order/Pay Now!

Pre-ordering is open from April 26 through May 3. Pick up your pre-ordered plants during plant sale hours (see above). On Plant Sal Days, a beautiful assortment of flowering annuals and potted plants, 8″ and 10″ hanging baskets, succulents and cactuses will be for sale. Prices begin at $3 for potted plants.

NEW: Make your own bouquet! Whether for someone you’d like to honor on Mother’s Day, your #1 teacher, or just because, your kids cna make their own bouquets by choosing 5 cut flowers from an assortment of roses, carnations, pom poms and spider mums. $10 per bouquet. We will also sell single roses for $2.

Questions? Contact Katie Butler or Beth Knight.



Field Day Gear Is Here!

Or, it will be soon! Northeast Field Days are right around the corner. Outfit your kid in 2017 Field Day gear. Tees & mesh shorts are available to order until May 5, 2017. Place your orders online today or use the order form sent home with your student. Please make checks payable to “Northeast PTO.” Contact Melissa O’Neill with any questions.


Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

The teachers at Northeast do so much for our children; now it’s time to honor them with a special luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week. Please consider volunteering for the lunch on Tuesday, May 2, and/or contributing a family favorite dish or dessert. Please sign up here, or contact co-chairs Tara Gravel or Melissa Phillips with any questions.

Dishes can be dropped off in the office or teachers’ lounge by 10:30 AM on May 2.


Friday is Funny Hat Day!

Last month’s Mix It Up at Lunch Day was a big success (and brought us some exciting media coverage!), and on Friday, April 21, kids will be mixing it up again! Kids can wear funny hats to school for an added element of silliness and fun!

We also need parent volunteers for each lunch shift to help facilitate conversations as kids mix it up with random seating assignments. Please sign up at the link. Thank you!


Fifth Grade Musical: Lion King, Jr.

The Lion King, Jr., will be presented by Northeast School fifth graders on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the front rows are $25; adult general admission $12; student general admission $10. Come out and support our amazing performing arts program!

Buy your tickets today!


Totally 80s Gala Auction

Please join us in celebrating Northeast’s 50th anniversary at this special fundraiser that brings together faculty, friends and families of Northeast together for cocktails, dancing and a fabulous auction!

View the Auction Catalog

Friday, March 31 at 6:30 PM

The Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Avenue, Stamford

Please RSVP by March 10, 2017


Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Mix It Up at Lunch!
March 24: Mismatch Friday
April 21: Funny Hat Friday
May 26: Formal Wear Friday

During these days, students will be given random lunch table assignments as they enter the cafeteria. They will enjoy lunch with different students than they normally eat with. Mix It Up Lunch is part of a “national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance in 2002 that encourages students to identify, question, and cross social boundaries.”

Sign up to volunteer!


Stamford Public Schools Day at Yankee Stadium

Come on out to the ball game on April 30 at 1:00 pm to watch the New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles! The Stamford Public Schools are offering tickets at a discounted rate, and proceeds from the sale of the tickets will support the Northeast PTO. Tickets are available for the Main Level (Section 233) for $40 (regularly $65) and in the Grandstand for $20 each (regularly $22). Submit payment to the PTO mailbox in the Main Office (checks can be made out to NEPTO) and include your name, your child’s name/teacher, and your contact information.

Contact Christine Meek to reserve your tickets by March 22.

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