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 @ flaviamoraes13@msn.com or Gery Tobias @ geraldinetobias@hotmail.com

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 voros.laura@gmail.com 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


Warm Winter Clothing Drive


Cold weather is coming, and Northeast is collecting collecting new and gently worn warm winter items: coats, pants, long sleeved shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, boots, gloves, scarves, hats, and socks. Please drop off washed/clean items in the box in the main lobby.

We could also use clothing racks and hangers; please contact Katia Pazmino if you can donate these.


Next PTO Meeting: November 30

PTOMeetingSchoolhouseThe next PTO Meeting has been rescheduled to November 30 at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.

Childcare to be provided by Roscco.

Please join the PTO and Kindergarten & first-grade teachers who will be discussing grade-level updates.

We’ve set up a special conference call for those who can’t attend in person:

Dial: (641) 715-0632

Enter Access Code: 691280

Submit questions ahead of time by emailing Jacque at jacsanchez715@gmail.com, or during the meeting by visiting www.sli.do/home
Enter Event #1180

IMPORTANT: We need a headcount for this meeting ahead of time. RSVP  by emailing: Jacsanchez715@gmail.com by Monday 11/22


We All Scream for Ice Cream!

icecreamSAVE THE DATE!!!!

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

WHO: Ice Cream Lovers

WHAT: Ice Cream Social

WHEN:  Wed., November 16, 2016 

6:00 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Northeast Cafeteria

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer shifts requested

5:30 to 7:00 pm         

7:00 to 8:30 pm

We need volunteers for this highly attended event to help set up, serve ice cream and toppings, assist with the selling and collecting of tickets at the door, and help with the entertainment (kid magician), raffles, door prizes, and much more!

Look for the flyer in your student’s backpack to prepay for your ice cream. Cost is $4 per sundae if prepaid; the cost is $5 per sundae at the door. Tickets can be prepaid by cash, check, or online with a credit card.

Please sign up to volunteer! We would also appreciate any donations of supplies to defray the cost. (toppings, decorations, paper products, etc.) Please contact NEIceCreamSocial@yahoo.com with any questions.

Thank you!


Halloween Parade


The Northeast Halloween Parade kicks off at 1:30 on Friday, October 28. Weather permitting, the students will come out the front door of the school, down the steps, and circle back toward the cafeteria/gym.


Used Books Needed for Book Fair

german_american_kids_bookshelfWe are collecting gently used books for the Bargain Book table at the book fair (November 15-17) to make sure every child leaves the fair with a book to take home. Donations can be sent with your child or brought to the school office. Please mark them Bargain Books Donations. We will continue collecting until November 14. Be on the lookout to sign up to volunteer at the Book Fair as well!


Makerspace Is Coming to Northeast!

makerspace_word_cloudMakerspaces are popping up everywhere, and now, Northeast has its very own. Our Makerspace will allow students to explore STEM-based concepts, encouraging kids to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, engineering and tinkering activities. The Makerspace will evolve through the years, but will open with four main stations: a construction/building station, a stop-motion animation station, a crafting station, and a robotics/programming station. The PTO is collecting items for these stations and future stations. Items most immediately needed include duct tape, paper recyclables like toilet and paper towel rolls, tissue boxes, miscellaneous paper and envelopes, cardboard, etc.

In addition, if you have any (new or gently-used) building toys such as Keva Structures, Strawbees, or K’NEX sets, we could definitely use these in the Makerspace. A box will be placed in the main office to collect all items.

As we grow the Makerspace, the PTO will continue to collect all the items listed above, as well as any of the following: old electronics that kids can take apart and try to rebuild, gently-used Legos, marble runs, robotic/programming toys, and a sewing machine. Have something else you think the Makerspace could use? Please contact Carin Kalt or Maya Noren with any questions.


Apex Fun Run

apexfunrunfullcolorlogo1024x8201The 2nd annual Northeast APEX Fun Run 2-week program kicks off with a pep rally on Monday, 10/17. After the pep rally our Legendary Leaders will begin to form. Check your child’s backpack for a pledge kit to help them collect pledges for laps. Race day is Monday, October 31st.

Help us reach our $4/lap per child goal by calling family and friends and sharing your child’s pledge page on http://apexfunrun.com.

Get ready to hear all about how your child will transform into a Legendary Leader!

In the meantime, please sign up to volunteer during your child’s run time.

The chart below explains the prize structure. If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Bernstein.


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