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What's Happening @ East? January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian:

It has been wonderful to have our classrooms full with students and to have all of our staff back at East as we continue to move forward in 2021. Thank you for continuing to be mindful of our travel protocols,  monitoring children at home for symptoms, and keeping students home while awaiting COVID testing results. Your partnership, flexibility, and cooperation in this work is appreciated.

Community Service Continues @ East - Clothes for Kids

As we continue to build students’ awareness and understanding of the needs of others in our community and the community organizations that provide support to others, we are undertaking a community service project this month for Clothes for Kids. Clothes for Kids of Fairfield County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Stamford, CT, at the Yerwood Center. They provide a full week’s worth of clothing, including socks and shoes to children in need in Fairfield County.  

Based on their current needs, East families are invited to donate the following items:

  • Socks - Children (elementary aged) / Youth (teens) (boys and girls)
  • Sneakers - Youth size 12 - Adult size 10 (boys and girls)

Donations can be brought to school and put in collection boxes that will be placed at the school doors at the bus circle and at morning drop-off. Items can be brought to East during the week of January 18th. East staff will then arrange for delivery of the items to Clothes for Kids on behalf of East School.

Dr. Luizzi PTC Presentation - Related Links (School Start Time research)

We welcomed NCPS Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Bryan Luizzi, to our Joint PTC meeting this past Tuesday and appreciated the time he gave to share an update regarding COVID in the district as well as an overview of the Superintendent’s Proposed 2021-22 Budget. The NCPS Board of Education budget web page includes a link to the full budget document here.

If you would like to view the full recording of Dr. Luizzi’s Joint PTC meeting presentation, please use the link and passcode below:

https://ncps-k12-org.zoom.us/rec/share/vDiMzu4Pqt_M77SakDOzOkUzPg2D3A63HdM8piApEnyrbA-H4YOZhIBXzfF1Yxi7.hJ1iys9l1TYVa-bx
Passcode: E0#7EBb%  

Travel Reminders 

  • Please note the protocols in the NCPS Charting Our Course guidelines for families that are returning from out-of-state travel. Students returning from travel must either quarantine for 10 days upon return or present a negative COVID PCR test result. (Students will be able to participate in remote learning during the period of quarantine or while awaiting COVID test results.) 

Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 18, 2021 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Early Release (PL) - Dismissal @ 12:05

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation,

Kristine Woleck
East School Principal

Maura Fruin
East School Assistant Principal

Phone | 203-594-4200 • Office Hours | 8:00am - 4:00pm