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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.

December 2016

Dear Side by Side Families,

I hope you all enjoyed a healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Thank you to those who attended the Side by Side’s Cocktails for a Cause” on Friday, 11/4.  I am happy to announce that we raised nearly $6000 at the event!  In addition to Cocktails for a Cause, our recent GoFund me campaign has produced $1890 (nearly 2/3’s of our $3000 goal)!  These funds will help to provide a new, well-equipped ART room in the new Upper School building (scheduled for construction to begin in summer 2017). All donations will be used to directly fund materials, furnishings and other unique possibilities such looms or kilns that would enhance our art offerings to ALL Side by Side students. For more information or to make a donation, please visit:  https://www.gofundme.com/SBS-Charter-School 

The Pink Panthers did it again!  Congratulations to Side by Side’s Robotics team for their recent performance at the First Lego League Robotics competition on 11/19. Special thanks to our dedicated crew of students, staff and parents for representing and supporting this year's team. The SBS "Pink Panthers" won 2nd place in Mechanical Design and Sally Davids received the Coach Award! Way to go team!  Side by Side's team, "The Pink Panthers", were led by Coaches Marie Iannazzi, Sally Davids and Physics Student volunteer, Rohan Mosby.  The competing team consisted of 10 Upper School students:  Chris Hamilton, Will Socci, Austin Ayala, Darby Jean, Victoria Meza, Ryan Buzzee, Sam Aguilar, Owen Schaumann, Rafy Betances and Alex Hamilton. 

The new Side by Side Upper School building project is progressing as planned.   Most recently, I am excited to share that our application for the new building was unanimously approved by the City of Norwalk's Planning and Zoning Commission. This was a major step in the process.  The SBS Building Committee are now focusing on the building design and planning phase of the project.   In the coming months, this committee will be hosting forums for parents, staff and the community to take feedback and present plans for a safe and efficient construction phase.

Mr. Nittoly