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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 23, 2014

Dear SBS Families,

Congratulations to Ms. Angela Nida and all 4th-8th grade students who were a part of our Winter Concert last Thursday. This culminating musical event of the 1st half of the school year is a great way to showcase the musical talents of our students. Ms. Nida and our kids once again amazed all of us with another top-notch performance.

On Saturday, December 6th, the Side by Side Robotics Club participated in a scrimmage at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury, Ct. The purpose of this scrimmage is to bring students together in a learning environment to share their talents. The SBS team consisted of Sean Buzzee (grade 8), Luca Napoli, Darius Smith, Mathew Alvarado, and Alex Hernandez (all grade 7). Coaches Sally Davids and Marie Iannazzi, along with parents Kristina Buzzee, Jimi Napoli and Ben Smith, accompanied them. Our students were the youngest ones there working with high school students from Greens Farm Academy, Waterbury, and Litchfield. I commend these students and all involved for spending an entire day, willing to learn and for expanding their skills in robotics. Side by Side is proud of the work you have done!

A special thanks to the SBS PTCO for all of their efforts and to all parents and students who have participated in our recent PTCO activities. Courtesy of our PTCO, on Tues. 12/9 all SBS students enjoyed an entertaining and educational all-school assembly called “BubbleMania.” Students not only had the opportunity to learn the science behind bubbles, but they enjoyed some great laughs and amazing feats from our presenter. Also from the SBS PTCO, thank you to all families who participated in our recent “ipad raffle.”

There is an early dismissal at 2pm on Tuesday, 12/23, which marks the start of the holiday break. SBS will be closed from Wednesday 12/24/14 – Friday, 1/2/15.

On behalf of Side by Side I wish you all a happy, and healthy Holiday season!

Warmest Regards,
Mr. Nittoly