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Principal Message
Emily Fields



Dear Families, 

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Although last week was a short week, it was a busy one here at Northeast. On Wednesday, we had a great event at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Amazing presentations about maple syrup  and the maple sugaring process were done by the staff at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. A big shout out to Mrs. Goad and the PTO for help sponsoring this great event.  On Friday, we concluded our week with a high energy laser light show celebrating Black History Month. Here is more information about the presentation that the children saw.  Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this great event. 

 

Here are some important messages:

1)    2/28 is an early release day.

2)    This Thursday (2/29) our 5th grade will have its concert starting at 10am in the auditorium. Doors to the event open at 9:50.

3)    The second grading period ends on 3/1. Grades will be released to families on 3/15 via the parent portal at 3pm.

4)    Parent-Teacher conferences will be held 3/20-3/22. (These are early release days.)

5)    Here is the full message from the Superintendent.

6)    Read A Thon is starting March 4th!  See what fun events are happening around Northeast.

 

Have a great week!

Dr. Marinello

Principal Message
Emily Fields



Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you well and you are filled with the same joy and excitement that our Donuts with Grownups brought to our school community!  I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for your overwhelming support and participation in making this event a resounding success. It was truly heartwarming to see the enthusiasm and camaraderie among students, parents, and staff as we came together to indulge in delicious treats and create cherished memories.

I wanted to give a big shout out to our PTO, school custodial staff, school security guard, office staff, and the Stamford Police Department for making this an amazing fun and safe event.

Here are some important messages:

1)    No school on February 16, 19, 20.

2)    Early release day on February 28th.

3)    On Tuesday, February 13th we have our maple sugaring event at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center from 4-6pm. The event is free and all Northeast families are welcome.  Lunch Lady Gerri's food truck will also be there. Learn more here.

4)    On February 23rd our school will have a whole school assembly to celebrate Black History Month.  Learn about the assembly here.   

5)    Here is the full message from the Superintendent.

6)    Today is the last day to sign up for Science Fair.  It will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30-7pm in the school gym. The Science Fair is not mandatory and projects are meant to be done entirely at home with adult supervision. This Fair is only open to students in grades 3-5.  Register hereAll other needed information can be found here.  Take a look at last year's Science Fair to get ideas.

7)     A special thank you to Ashley Michaels and Emma Seferidis, 8th graders at Strawberry Hill School.  To earn their Silver Award in Girl Scouts they built sensory tables for the kindergarten classes at Northeast Schools.  Besides the tables, the 8th graders prepared a year’s worth of materials for the teachers to use with the tables.  Thank you both!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys the Super Bowl.

Dr. Marinello

Principal Message
Emily Fields

 


Dear Families,

As we enter the month of February, we are beginning our celebration of Black History Month. This month provides us with an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the significant contributions of individuals throughout history. Throughout the month, our students will engage in age-appropriate activities that highlight the achievements and impact of Black leaders, artists, scientists, and more. Our aim is to foster a sense of understanding, appreciation, and unity within our diverse school community. We encourage you to take part in the celebration of Black History Month at home, exploring relevant books and resources, and engaging in meaningful conversations with your child. Together, we can create a supportive environment that promotes learning and respect for diversity.

Here are some important announcements:

1)     Here is the full message from the Superintendent:

2)     Friday, Feb. 9th is Donuts with Grownups at Northeast.  Northeast students are invited to bring an adult guest to join us for a light breakfast from 7-8am. There is no fee for the event but sign up is required by Friday, Feb 2nd using this LINK .  This is not a drop off event, students will report to their classrooms at 8:00am.  Start the day off with your Northeast Star!

3)     Join Northeast School at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13th from 4-6pm.  Drop in any time during that window.  This is event is just for Northeast families.  Learn all about the maple sugaring process.  The event is free!  Click here.

4)     Northeast's Super Bowl food drive is in full swing.  We are accepting food donations until Feb. 9th. Learn more here.

5)     2nd Annual Northeast Science Fair is back!  The PTO is bringing back the Science Fair for the 2nd year in a row! It will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30-7pm in the school gym.  Please note: the science fair is open to grades 3-5 only.

The deadline to sign up is Fri Feb 9th — sign up here.
All information needed is in this packet.
Questions? Please email the science fair committee at neptosciencefair@gmail.com.



Have a great weekend!

Dr. Shawn Marinello

Principal Message
Emily Fields



Dear Families,

I wanted to highlight part of the Superintendents weekly message. Please take time to review the recording and the budget book. School budgets are crucial for providing resources and opportunities to students. They impact everything from classroom materials to extracurricular activities. It’s essential for the community to stay informed and engaged in the budgeting process to ensure a well-rounded education for all students.

At the BOE Fiscal Committee meeting on Tuesday night, Chief Financial Officer Ryan Fealey presented the 2024-25 proposed operating budget.  During the presentation, we shared important information about the types of programs, services, and staff positions that could be eliminated if our City Boards do not approve the entire requested increase.    

If you were unable to watch the meeting live on Tuesday night, please click here to view the recording.  The complete budget book is available here.

Departmental budget presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

We also are hosting opportunities for staff, students, and families to ask questions and share feedback about the proposed budget.  Zoom links will be available soon.  The sessions will be via Zoom on Tuesday, January 30 as follows:

  • Staff – 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Students – 5:00 p.m.
  • Families and Community – 6:00 p.m. 

Also, staff, students, and families will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of the BOE about this proposed budget during the Public Budget Hearing on Thursday, February 1. 

Thank you in advance for your support and willingness to be an active participant in the budget process this year.

Here are some important messages:  

1)    Families will be notified of closings, delays, or early dismissals via school messenger, phone calls and emails.  To ensure receipt of these messages, parents and guardians should make sure all contact information is up to date in PowerSchool.  Families are also encouraged to subscribe to District News and Alerts.  

2)    Here is information on a presentation about internet safety.   The presentation is Thursday, Jan. 25th via Zoom from CT Dept. of Children & Families.

3)    Please check out our PTO website.  There is a lot of great information on the website about upcoming events. 

4)    Here is the full message from the Superintendent:  

5)    Spring Chess Club beings.  Pre registration and fee is required.

6)     Friday, Jan. 26th is the All School PTO Meeting & Guest Speaker (Evelyn Bilias Lolis, PhD) at Northeast.  A virtual option is available too.  Learn more here.

7)     Wednesday, Jan. 31st is an early release day and School Store Pop Up Shop.  PTO will be selling our tie-dye long sleeve shirts, pajama pants and other Northeast gear.  In addition, there will also be a large assortment of Valentine’s Day themed school supplies (pencils, bookmarks, erasers, toys, etc) for sale ranging from 25 cents to $3.00. Students that wish to shop should bring cash in an envelope labeled with the child’s name. We are also able to accept credit card payments.  All students will have the opportunity to visit the store.

8)      Friday, Feb. 2nd is Spirt Day!  Wear tie dye clothes!  

9)      Friday, Feb. 9th is Donuts with Grownups at Northeast.  Northeast students are invited to bring an adult guest to join us for a light breakfast from 7-8am. There is no fee for the event but sign up is required by Friday, Feb 2nd using this LINK .  This is not a drop off event, students will report to their classrooms at 8:00am.  Start the day off with your Northeast Star!

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Marinello