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Science Test for 5th Graders
Emily Fields

Dear 5th Families,

Your child will be participating in state mandated testing for the SBAC in Science, the NGSS (Next Generation Science). This test will be April 25th.  Make-ups are April 27th.

We have been preparing students all year through our everyday core instruction. We are also beginning to review and provide practice opportunities for students to reacquaint with the format and types of questions that they will experience during the testing.

Our communication to the students has been: to come prepared for testing, having had a good breakfast, a good night’s sleep and a “do your best” attitude. We look to you, as our partners in your child’s success, to share similar messages.

We are providing the schedule below to help you in planning, and to encourage school attendance on these dates. Please be advised that we have provided more time than expected for most students to complete each specific test to allow for optimal testing conditions for each of our students. 

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3rd and 4th grade will also take the SBAC.  More information will come soon for those grades.  3rd and 4th grade do not take the NGSS.

5th Grade Musical Registration Is Now Open!
Emily Fields


Registration is now open for the 5th Grade Musical. Auditions are set for Wednesday March 29, from 12:30-3:30pm in the Northeast Auditorium. A late bus will be provided for those who are in need of one. Children will learn a verse from a song and a short dance routine, then they will be asked to perform.  

There is a participation fee of $125 for cast members which includes a t-shirt, script and costume(except shoes) and $75 fee for crew members.  Scholarships are available.

Show performances are Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. To sign up please fill out the Google form here by Friday, March 24.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the 5th Grade Musical Committee:

Llamando a todos los estudiantes de 5to grado. Ya está abierta la inscripción para el Musical de 5to Grado. Las audiciones son el miércoles 29 de marzo, de 12:30 a 3:30 p. m. en el Auditorio de Northeast.

Un autobús tarde estará disponible para aquellos que lo necesiten. Los niños aprenderán un verso de una canción y una breve rutina de baile, luego se les pedirá que actúen.

Hay un costo de participación de $125 para los miembros del elenco que incluye una camiseta, guión y disfraz (excepto zapatos) y un costo de $75 para los miembros del equipo. Hay becas disponibles.

Las presentaciones del Show son el viernes 19 de mayo y el sábado 20 de mayo. Para inscribirse, complete el formulario de Google aquí antes del viernes 24 de marzo.  Formulario de registro musical de 5to grado

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Comité Musical de 5to Grado:

Principal Message
Emily Fields

Dear Families,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It was great to see all of the children and staff dressed in green today. We even got a visit from a Leprechaun today (somehow he was able to avoid all the Leprechaun traps some of the children had made.) I guess the luck of the Irish….

Today at 3pm the report cards are being released on the Parent Portal. (If you have any questions about the Parent Portal, please refer to our website). Please take time to look over the report cards and review them with your child. The children have been working really hard to continue to grow academically and emotionally as the year progresses. The report card is a good support to better understand how your child is doing here at school. Also, next week is teacher-parent conferences. If you haven’t already, please make sure you sign up to meet with your child’s teacher for the conference.

Here are some important announcements:

1)      For the week of 3/13-3/17 there were 0 Covid cases.

2)      On Monday, March 20, Stamford Public Schools will open its annual School Climate Survey for staff, students, and families. (Please take time to review the Superintendent’s message with more information about this.)

Families can complete the survey between Monday, March 20-Friday, March 31st.  The links currently ask for an Access Code.  You will not need an Access Code once the survey goes live.  Updated info: Please complete 1 survey per child.  Therefore, if you have 2 children at Northeast, please take the survey twice one from each child's schooling experience.

3)      On Wednesday, March 22nd we are having a Play and Learn Night from 6-7pm for incoming kindergarten students for the 23-24 school year, as well as children ages 0-5 to who are districted to come to Northeast. Please see this link with more information.  Pre-registration is required.  

4)      3/22-3/24 are early release days.

5)      The 4th grade concert for parents and community will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 10am (Students will have an opportunity to see the concert in school; grades 3-5 on the 28th, and grades K-2 on the 29th .)  Doors open for families at 9:45am.  

6)      CycleBar Fundraiser is this Monday, March 20th at 7:30pm.  Cost is $25 per adult.  Payment(s) can be made online.  

7)       PTO presents our first ever Science Fair!  Keep working on the science projects.  Science Fair is April 12th from 5:30-7pm.

8)      Book Fair is coming Monday, March 27th-march 31st.  We need volunteers to make this event successful.  Please consider volunteering your time.

9)      Here is the weekly message from the Superintendent.

Have a great weekend

Dr. Shawn Marinello 

Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Emily Fields

Northeast is having a Spring Book Fair from Monday, March 27th – Friday, March 31st. All students will visit the Fair with their classroom teachers. UPDATED as of March 27th:Here is the class schedule.  See when your child/ren will be visiting the Fair. Student can shop at the Book Fair with cash, credit card, or by using an e-Wallet that can be setup through our Book Fair home page. Most book prices range from $5-$12, posters $5, science toys $3-$8, pens, pencils and book marks start at $1.  We need volunteers to help make the Book Fair successful for our scholars.  Consider working a shift.  Sign up here.

Setup an eWallet for your student so they can shop “cashless” at our Spring Book Fair! Families can put funds into a student’s electronic wallet so that they can shop for books at the fair without having to bring money to school and you have the ability to track their purchases! Instructions for setting up your child’s eWallet can be found on our Book Fair home page

**If you are interested in donating books from the Fair to your child’s classroom, please ask your teacher for a link to their teacher e-Wallet to make a contribution.

New this year: "Book Buddies" E-Wallet
Northeast has also set up a "Book Buddies" e-wallet to give all our students an opportunity to buy something at the Fair!  Please use this link if you would like to make a donation.  $1-$10 can buy a new book or a special gift for a child who might not otherwise be able to do so.

Donate your gently used books to Northeast!
We are collecting books for kindergarten – 5th graders, that are in good condition, to be shared during our Spring Book Fair. This will allow us to make sure every Northeast student receives a book during the Book Fair. You can drop off your books in boxes located at the front of the school building beginning Monday, March 13th. Please ONLY drop off books for grades K-5 (no adult and no toddler or baby books). Email with questions. 

CycleBar Fundraiser-Northeast Night Out
Emily Fields

Help support Northeast and enjoy a 45 minute indoor cycling experience at the new CycleBar Stamford on Monday, March 20 at 7:30pm! Wear workout clothing and be prepared to have fun and get sweaty while rockin’ to the rhythm. CycleBar Stamford provides lockers, water and complimentary cycling shoes for anyone who needs them or you can bring your own shoes (SPD or Delta clips both work).

The cost is $25 per person. Payment can be made via credit card on our Online School Store or via Venmo @NEPTO (please include name, email and phone # for each person who registers). Space is limited, so register today!

CycleBar Stamford is located at 1010 High Ridge Rd (across from Trader Joe’s). Learn more about CycleBar Stamford here or @cyclebarstamford.