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It’s Time to Return your Borrowed Chromebook, Hotspot, Power Supply!

As the end of the school year comes into view, Northeast will begin to collect Chromebooks, power supplies and hot spots (with power source) that may have been borrowed during the school year. If your student has any devices that they are not using, please return them to your classroom teacher as soon as possible. All students must return their borrowed devices in working order and good condition in order to not be charged the fees determined by the district.

If your child is experiencing any issues with their device, please reach out to Ms. Christian as soon as possible. If your child is going to summer school, they still need to turn in their devices by the dates below.

  • May 24th – Kindergarten and 1st grade
  • June 1st – 2nd and 3rd grades
  • June 4th – 4th and 5th grade
  • June 14th and 15th – DTLA students (stay tuned for more details)
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Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook!

To order a copy for your student and pay by credit card:

Step 1: Go to www.coffeepond.com and select the grey box that says “Order Yearbooks.”
Step 2: Enter our school password: “NEYEARBOOK2021” and select “online order.” This will take you to our school logo and the ordering section.
Step 3: Enter your child’s name, teacher, and grade level.

To pay by cash or check, please print out the Yearbook Order Form and return with your payment to the Main Office, attn: YEARBOOK.

Yearbooks will be delivered to your student at school in June. Yearbooks will sell out, and you don’t want to miss this one! Contact the Yearbook Committee with any questions.

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3-5th Grade SBAC Testing in May

Northeast 3rd-5th graders will be taking the state-mandated SBAC in ELA and Math during the month of May. 5th graders will test the week of May 3rd, 4th graders will test the week of May 10th, and 3rd graders will test during the week of May 17th. Find out more about test timing and what you can do to help your child prepare at Read more about test timing and what you can do to help your child prepare.

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Class Placement Info Forms for 2021-2022 School Year

Over the next couple of months, teachers, support staff, and the administration will begin the process of student placements for the 2021-2022 school year.  An enormous amount of time, energy, thought and discussion goes into the classroom placement assignment of each child. Parents of students in grades 1-4 have the opportunity to share info about your students that may help school administration place your child for the upcoming school year.

Keep in mind that

  • Each class must have a range of academic abilities
  • Each class must be balanced by gender and race
  • Each class must have students who can work well together, have a variety of personality traits and a range of maturity levels

The faculty will work collaboratively to fulfill these criteria; however, the final decision regarding all placements rests with the administrative team.

If you have information about your child that you would like to share, please fill out the Class Placement Info Form by Friday, May 28th. Fill a separate form out for each child that attends Northeast. Forms turned in after 5/28 will not be reviewed. Please note that requests for specific teacher and friend choices will not be honored. Contact the Main Office at (203) 977-4469 with any questions.

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5/3-7: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

Every year, the PTO leads Northeast families in a celebration of our amazing teachers and staff during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Stay tuned for info from your Room Parent to find out more about this year’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week which will happen May 3rd through May 7th. Interested in lending a hand, please contact Adrienne HumphreyAlicia Teitelbaum, or Christine Nanos.

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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget About Our Textile Recycling Bins!

It’s Spring Cleaning time!  When you’re cleaning out your closets, remember our Northeast Textile Recycling Bins as a drop off for you unwanted textiles. The bins accept any stained or ripped clothing, bags, and sheets. They even accept all of your single socks and shoes! Just put your items in a garbage bag and drop them in the bins. The bins are located in the back lower parking lot, by the stairs that lead to the Stamford Historical Society.  Northeast earns $10 for every ton of textiles collected! Less textiles in the landfills and more money for our school– it’s a win-win! Tell your friends and family! Thank you!

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Northeast Parent Alicia Teitelbaum and Northeast Garden Recognized for Environmental Awareness. Please Volunteer to Help with the Garden Next Year!

Congratulations to Northeast parent, Alicia Teitelbaum, for becoming the national recipient of the Conservation Medal for Outstanding Achievements in Environmental Awareness, awarded by The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Teitelbaum was one of the developers of the Northeast PTO Greenworks Committee that started a school garden in the lower courtyard. She was also instrumental in starting a recycling program at the school.

Northeast teachers and students look forward to resuming work in the garden next school year and incorporating lessons into the curriculum. If you are interested in volunteering with this committee, email Stephanie Zelazny.

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A Thank You and Follow-Up from Dr. Evelyn Bilias Lolis

In case you missed last week’s online presentation from Northeast parent and Fairfield University’s Dr. Evelyn Bilias Lolis, please take a minute to read this note from Dr. Bilias Lolis for a brief recap of the session–

“Northeast families, I was truly humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity of your time, participation, and kind words with respect to our parenting seminar last Thursday evening. The respite, connection, and hope that emerge when we commune is a source of strength for all of us. There is no doubt that this past year has been quite a marathon, and if our nerves and patience are tried it is well within reason. However, the tending to our well-being directly impacts the well-being of our children. There is a direct correlation here. Introducing a meaningful self-regimen requires far more than a Peloton subscription or healthy eating. In fact, it only begins there. Practicing mindfulness, gratitude, and self-compassion takes gritty commitment and daily exercise, quite similar to developing a physical muscle. It is no way an easy process, but the gains do manifest if you persevere faithfully. Try to incorporate one mindful activity each day into your daily routine (and the routine of your family). This can be in the form of a guided meditation through an app like Headspace, Calm, or Smiling Mind; it can be a nature walk with keen focus on your senses (sight, smell, sound, etc.); or a family meal where you enjoy each bite and each other’s company free of distractions. Likewise, try to list 3-5 things for which you are grateful each day (from the last 24 hours). Be very specific (i.e., I am grateful that I got to read Johnny a book before bed; I am grateful for making that perfect cup of coffee this morning). Maintain a daily gratitude list in a journal (no need to summarize just bullet 3-5 things each night). Further, make connections a priority. Anything you can do to make another human being feel seen, heard, and cared for does wonders for their health and yours too. Finally, have mercy on yourself, on your spouse, on your child. Forgive generously. Address the concern without judgment, express your love, and let go. There is no magic equation—commit to one thing, once a day, and forgive often—your mind, body, and heart will thank you for it. –Dr. Evelyn”

You can explore more on this top at Dr. Bilias Lolis’ website. Thank you to her for a very affirming and positive presentation.

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2/11: Watch Dr. Marinello’s Latest Video Message to the Northeast Community

Please take a minute to watch Dr. Marinello’s latest video message to our community. It is in both English & Spanish.

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2/1-2/4: SPS Parent Pop-Up Webinars for National School Counseling Week

In celebration of National School Counseling Week, Stamford Public Schools invites you to attend several Pop-Up Webinars between February 1st and February 4th for students, families, staff and the community. Please check out “Let’s Talk: The Student Success Series” for a complete schedule. All webinars will be available in both Spanish and English.