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Side by Side is a regional public charter school located in the heart of downtown South Norwalk. As specified in our charter, our integrated student population reflects the diversity of our surrounding community. The 235 students of Side by Side, grades Pre-K through 8th, represent several surrounding Connecticut towns and cities.

Like all charter schools, Side by Side functions independently from any local or traditional public school system. At Side by Side, our innovative approaches toward education allow us to actively and equally involve parents, teachers, and students in our day-to-day operations.

October 22, 2014

Dear SBS Families:

Congratulations to our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students for their participation in Save the Children Run for Kids relay marathon on Friday, 10/17.   These Side by Side students were among the 20,000 children worldwide who helped to raise money and awareness for children around the world who deserve better access to nutritious food and clean water, health care and education.  Members of each grade level team ran a total of 123 laps on our playground blacktop contributing to a full 26.2 mile marathon race.  Thank you to teachers Erin Lichtenstein and Sheila McDermott for their help organizing this special event. Way to go Side by Side!

Please be reminded that there is no school for students on Tuesday, November 5.  In addition to this being Election Day, it is also a Professional Day for the Side by Side staff.  Our staff will be working on collaboration and team building activities on this day.

The Side by Side Halloween All School Meeting will take place on Friday, October 31 at 2:30pm in the gymnasium.  This celebration will take place during our monthly RISE meeting.  All parents, families and friends are welcome to come and observe our students as they showcase their festive costumes. If you do not wish for your child to be a part of any Halloween celebrations, please contact Marlene DeBellis at mdebellis@sbscharter.org.  Marlene will be organizing an alternative activity for students that afternoon.

Don’t forget to RSVP to our fall fundraiser, “Cocktails for a Cause” which will be taking place at The Loft Martini Lounge on Friday, 11/14.   Invitations were emailed last week.

I look forward to seeing and getting to know all of you as the year progresses.  If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me at any time at extension 133 or mnittoly@sbscharter.org.

Mr. Nittoly