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.


Annual Art Show & Spring Concert

THE 2017 Northeast School Annual Art Show & Spring Concert

April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Art Show 6:00 – 7:00

Spring Concert 7:00 – 8:00


Moms’ Night Out: Zumba

Join us on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 pm in the Northeast gym for a fun and invigorating Zumba class! Led by certified Zumba instructor and Northeast alumni Tristan Mogollon, this Latin-inspired fitness class is for everyone of all levels. Get some exercise while socializing with other Northeast moms. To reserve your spot, please email Christine Meek. This event is free!


Northeast Day at Stamford Symphony

Sunday, March 5, is Northeast School Day at the Stamford Symphony!

The Stamford Symphony has donated tickets for its March 5th concert to Northeast School. We are selling them for $5 each and our school keeps the proceeds (after a $2 theater fee) to help fund arts programs.

The March 5th concert begins at 3 pm at the Palace Theater and provides a wonderful opportunity for our students and their families to experience the magnificent music of Venetian Carnival: Albinoni, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Mahler, Stravinsky, and Vivaldi. Liz Mann, flute, will be the featured soloist.

Before the concert, at 2 PM, students can participate in MusiKids, a 45 minute, interactive music education experience that will help children understand the afternoon’s performance and provide an opportunity to meet one of the talented musicians.

Look out for a flyer in your child’s folder, or download here. Return it to “Stamford Symphony/PTO Mailbox” before February 28th, along with your check payable to Northeast PTO. This is a perfect opportunity to support our school, make money for our organization, and hear some incredible music with your family and friends!

Contact Tara Gravel with questions.


Daughter Dance is March 3

Time for our girls to get on their dancing shoes and grab their father, mother or special someone! It is time for the Northeast Annual Daughter Dance! The event will be held Friday, March 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Northeast Gymnasium.

Admission is $10 per child in advance (free admission for Dads, Moms or Special Someone!), 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 daughter and guest.

Please look out for a flyer in your child’s folder, and return it to the PTO mailbox with payment (checks made out to “NEPTO,” memo line “Daughter Dance”) by February 27, or pay here online.

Please click this link to sign up to volunteer for the event or to drop off some treats.


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!

Preview the Auction Catalog

Friday, March 31 at 6:30 PM

The Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Avenue, Stamford

Please RSVP by March 10, 2017


Dads and Donuts!

Northeast PTO welcomes all dads (uncles/grandfathers/VIP guy in your child’s life) to a special breakfast on Friday, January 27 at 7:30 am. This event is for all students (boys AND girls) and their important father figure. Enjoy coffee and donuts with your child and then take a few minutes for a tour of your child’s classroom. Teachers would love to meet you and your child will be so proud to show both you and the school off. Nut-free and gluten-free donuts will also be offered!

The PTO knows mornings are hectic, but we hope families can mark their calendars now to set aside the time to bring dads into the school. In addition to sending your own VIP into school, we also need help from a few volunteers. Please volunteer to help with set-up, serving, clean-up, or the entire event. Contact Maya Noren or Jacque Sanchez with any questions.


Sign Up for Spring Chess Club

The Northeast PTO is pleased to sponsor the 2017 Spring Chess Club, taught by Merritt Nesin!  

The club will meet Mondays in the Media Center at 2:45 – 4:15pm from January 23rd – April 3rd. 10 sessions, excluding Presidents’ Day February 20th.  
See attached flyer for instructions on signing up. Max 20-24 students. Students were turned away for the fall session, so sign up quickly! 


Northeast Gala Auction Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Northeast’s semi-annual fundraiser, the Totally 80s Gala and Auction, is coming on March 31! Help us to meet our goal to raise $50,000 by either being one of the sponsors of our Gala Party or by advertising on our Auction Program and website. For more details, please contact Flavia Lodato @ or Gery Tobias @

DIAMOND $1,500 Includes 10 event tickets; banner at the event, plus listings
in the program, school newsletter, school and auction websites and on social media.

PLATINUM $1,000 Includes 6 event tickets, banner at the event, plus listings in the
program, school newsletter, school and auction websites and on social media.

GOLD $800 Includes 4 event tickets, banner at the event, plus listings in the program,
school newsletter, school and auction websites and on social media.

SILVER $400 Includes 2 event tickets, plus listings in the program, school newsletter,
school and auction websites and on social media.

Program Advertisement

5” wide x 8” tall

5” wide x 3.75” tall

2.25” wide x 3.75” tall

Secure your sponsorship/ad online with a credit card, OR download the sponsorship form and return with your check to:

Northeast PTO (Attn: Auction)
82 Scofieldtown Rd.
Stamford, CT 06903


Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed

Junior Achievement ‘empowers youth to own their economic success.’

Volunteers are needed to lead Junior Achievement lessons in the children’s classrooms for this Spring. It’s a fun way to become involved in your child’s class and the kids love having visitors. Detailed lesson plans are provided, along with training for new volunteers.

Time Commitment: You select the time and date(s) that work best for you and the teacher. There are 5 lessons in total and each lesson is about 45 minutes. If you cannot lead all 5 lessons, we can assign more than 1 volunteer to the classroom.

We particularly need volunteers for the following classrooms:

  • Ball
  • Schuman
  • Winthrop
  • Van Name
  • Baldovin
  • Liner

To help out, please email and indicate your preferred classroom.
**Feel free to reach out even if you did not see a specific teacher listed above.



Northeast Parents’ Night Out


Join us for Northeast Parents’ Night Out at Pinot’s Palette!

Wednesday, February 1, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Take a break from the winter chill and enjoy the warmth of community at our first Northeast Parents’ Night Out of the year! Teachers and staff are more than welcome too! Join us for a night of painting, snacks, sipping, conversation and fun.

NEPTO Parents' Night Out at Pinot's Palette, spring 2014

NEPTO Parents’ Night Out at Pinot’s Palette, spring 2014

If at least 25 people sign up, Pinot’s Palette will donate 15% of seat sales back to the Northeast PTO! So grab all your friends and come along!

Tickets are $42 per person (includes painting, water and snacks; cash/credit bar is available). Send a check (made out to NEPTO) to the PTO mailbox, OR pay online with a credit card.

Questions? Contact Anne.

Please confirm your attendance by Tuesday, January 10.


Northeast Auction: Items Needed!

80s-square-logoNortheast’s semi-annual fundraiser the Totally 80s Gala and Auction is coming soon! In honor of our school’s 50th Birthday, we are hoping to raise $50,000 this year. We’ve done it before; let’s do it again!

To raise these funds, we are seeking donated items, services, and experiences for our live and silent auction.

Own a vacation home or a timeshare? Are you a season ticket holder for a sports team or cultural organization? Own a photography, landscaping, or other business whose services could be donated?

Please also consider reaching out to your personal network or employer to request a donation.

Please submit your donations to via email to Flavia Moraes Lodato or Gery Tobias.


Statement from Northeast School Governance Council

Dear Northeast Family and Friends,

To say that the past election season has been tumultuous would be an understatement. The outcome has incited heated conversations at home and in the classroom. Northeast recognizes that we are an elementary school and our job is not to promote one political belief over another. However, at this point in time, we think it is appropriate to remind ourselves of our community’s values and the school’s mission statement.

“Northeast Elementary School empowers every student by providing an exemplary educational foundation that includes critical and creative thinking, social-emotional learning, physical education, music, and the arts, in a collaborative and inclusive learning environment.”

Whatever your political views, this is a time to pause and reaffirm our shared commitment to learning, to our diversity as a strength, and to our inclusive community as core Northeast values. We will continue to have zero-tolerance for bullying or disrespect towards any member of our community, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other perceived difference. We will continue to promote kindness and empathy towards everyone. Our mission and these beliefs will remain a beacon as we move forward in the coming months and years and will guide us all in decisions regarding your child’s elementary school experience.


The Northeast School Governance Council

November, 2016


Talent Show: Friday, December 16

Come see our taletalentshownted Northeast 3rd, 4th and 5th graders perform at Northeast’s annual Talent Show on Friday, December 16! Doors open at 6:15 pm, and the curtain rises at 6:30. The show is free; no tickets necessary, but do bring cash for the bake sale! (If you would like to contribute to the bake sale, including water, drinks, chips, and candy, contact Sandra Smeriglio.)


Auction Committee Needs Volunteers

80s_phone_logoIt’s all hands on deck for our Totally 80s Gala Auction! This is our biggest fundraiser, held biannually, and NEPTO needs your help to make it not only possible, but totally awesome. If you are interested in event organization, decoration, promotion, etc., the committee needs you!

The Auction Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm at the home of Gery Tobias. Please contact the committee chairs, Flavia Moraes Lodato or Gery Tobias, for more information if you are able to attend the meeting, or to express your interest if you want to help but can’t make this meeting.



Fifth Grade Musical Audition Workshop

lionkingjr5th Grade Musical Audition Workshop: 11/30, Auditorium, 12:45- 3pm
This year’s musical– The Lion King, Jr.– is set for April 20- 22, 2017. There will be an audition workshop in the auditorium immediately following early dismissal on Wednesday, November 30. If your 5th grader is interested in participating in this year’s musical, please plan on having him or her attend. Please note that there will be no transportation offered after the workshop. Actual auditions will happen at the beginning of January and rehearsals will begin on January 17. Contact Natasha Fenster with any questions.


Help Prepare the Feast: Food Drive

Northeast is supporting the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County with a grade-by-grade food collection:images-1

K – Breakfast cereals

1st – Macaroni and Cheese

2nd – Canned Vegetables or fruits

3rd  – juice (boxes or bottles)

4th – Peanut Butter and Jelly

5th –  Pasta or Rice

We will be collecting all food in bins by grade level in the front hall from Monday 11/14 – Wednesday 11/22.

Let’s embrace the season and help our neighbors in need. Contact Kelley Lombardo with any questions.


Northeast Family Hockey Day: Sound Tigers

sound_tigers-jpegJoin us on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. when the Bridgeport Sound Tigers play against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Ticket purchase deadline extended to 11/29!

Where: Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport

Tickets: Just $20 each for center ice seat (discounted from $39 at the Box Office)


Available T-Shirts

Northeast’s Chorus will be performing at the game! Discounted Sound Tigers merchandise available with group minimum of 12 items per category. (T-shirts, hockey puck, flag, foam hand.) Please see attached flyers.

Questions? Contact Sherry Cohen.

Deadline for ticket orders is Tuesday, Nov. 29. 


Election Day Bake Sale

election_day_bake_sale-976-650-500-80Northeast Elementary School is a polling place this Election Day. NEPTO is hosting an Election Day Bake Sale! Money raised goes towards programs provided to all children in the school. We are asking each and every one of you to assist us in this endeavor by volunteering for one or more of the following:

– Volunteer to sell on Election Day (11/8/16) from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – come staff our tables for a couple of hours and encourage voters to purchase our goodies! Sign up now.

– If you can’t volunteer on the day of and would like to donate any baked or packaged goods, please feel free to send that in with your child to school on Monday, November 7.

Even if you can’t volunteer, we hope you’ll drop by on Election Day for a treat! Thank you for your support!

Date: 11/08/2016 (Tue.)
Time: 6:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Northeast Elementary School, 82 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903

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