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Hispanic Heritage Month Family Program

Come to the downtown Ferguson Library this Saturday, October 2nd to see live dancing to celebrate Hispanic heritage month.

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Virtual Open House TONIGHT!

Open House will take place on Tuesday, September 28th from 5:30 – 8:00pm virtually. Open House is a time for families to learn more information about their child’s classroom. The teachers will present general information and be available to answer questions about the classroom. We appreciate you taking the time to join your child’s class presentation and learn more about the learning experience here at Northeast.

Read the letter here from Dr. Marinello for more information.

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REMINDER: Early Release Day, 9/29

Please note that this Wednesday, 9/29, is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm. Be sure to let your teachers know if your students are getting home in a different way than usual. Thank you!

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Northeast Picture Day

Get ready to smile for the camera! Northeast Picture Day is Tuesday, October 5th.

Every student will take an individual and class photo for the school yearbook. Order forms for pictures were sent home with your child last week. You can also order online by visiting www.COFFEEPOND.com and select the big red button that says “Order School Portraits.” Click on these links for further instructions in English or Spanish.

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Spirit Friday – Crazy Hair Day

Get that hair gel ready, because this Friday is CRAZY HAIR DAY!!! October 1st is the first Friday of the new month, which means it’s Spirit Friday! Come to school with your coolest and most creative hair style. But before you leave the house, take a picture, or have your child snap a selfie and send it to the Northeast Yearbook Committee at [email protected]. Be sure to send pictures as “full” or “large” size images to help us document these fun memories of the year.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Recognitions

Northeast Elementary’s Cultural Wall is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15! Our display features famous musicians, writers, artists, activists, astronauts, and Olympian athletes from a variety of Hispanic countries.

Did you know…

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.

Kahlo, was in a car accident and needed a full body caste. She began to focus heavily on painting while recovering in a body cast. In her lifetime, she had 30 operations. She is the definition of resilience painting to get through her pain and isolation from her injuries. She painted over 200 paintings and had only one exhibit in Mexico. Her paintings barely sold when she was alive. Today they are worth millions.

 

These Astronauts were teased in school for liking science. They turned that like into a passion and became Astronauts.

Ellen Ochoa, American astronaut and administrator who was the first Hispanic woman to travel into space (1993). She flew in 4 challenger missions in space and later served as director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center (2013–18).

Jose Hernández was assigned to the crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-128, spending 13 days in space. He also served as chief of the Materials and Processes branch of Johnson Space Center. Hernández previously developed equipment for full-field digital mammography at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Hernández left NASA in 2011.

 

Contact Alicia Teitelbaum if you have Native American posters or artifacts and would like to help in next months cultural awareness wall.

 

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Northeast Textile Bin

Switching clothes from summer to fall? Finding items too worn or too stained or are missing the matching pair? Donate them to our Northeast Textile bin located in the lower lot. Save the environment and repurpose your unusable items while making money for our school!

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UPDATED Northeast Book Fair: Schedule and e-Wallet

This week (Sept 27 – Oct 1) students will visit the Book Fair with their classroom teachers. Click here to view the schedule for the date and time your child’s classroom will visit the Fair.

Don’t forget to set up an e-Wallet for your student so that they can shop without having to send money to school.  Instructions for setting up your child’s e-Wallet can be found on our Book Fair home page.  Your classroom teacher will also have an e-Wallet (click here for a list of teacher e-Wallets) that you can contribute to and help donate books to your child’s classroom, as teachers will not be creating “wish-lists” this year.

The PTO will have a Bargain Books table for children to select a book if they will not be shopping the Scholastic Fair. Books range in price from $0-$.50 cents

 

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Northeast Book Fair Pre-Sale & Kona Ice, 9/25

The Northeast Book Fair will kick off on Saturday, September 25th with a pre-sale shopping day for families in the school gymnasium! Doors open at 10:00 am and will close at 1:00 pm. While shopping grab a refreshing Shaved Ice from the Kona Ice Truck which will be on the blacktop between 11-1pm!  *No food in gymnasium, please*  We look forward to seeing families there!

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Gently Used Book Donations

Thank you for all the generous book donations!  Northeast students will have many selections at the Bargain Books table during the Book Fair next week. Your generosity will guarantee every Northeast student receives a book!

We are still collecting gently used Kindergarten through 5th grade level reading books. This is the last week to drop off your donations in the 2 boxes located at the front of the school.