What’s New Wednesday

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The Extended Day Program will bring two new presenters to currently enrolled participants and any others interested in registering.  On Tuesday, November 23 at 4:00 P.M. Tom Weber will lead the children in a musical discovery, as featured here https://youtu.be/QukPoFXyuCg.  On each Wednesday afternoon in December, stories will come to life in a children’s theatre program called “Acting Out.”  Please see the attached flyer for a program description.  New participants should submit extended day enrollment forms and advance payment for these enrichment activities to the main office. 

Kindly click on the following link to participate in a mini survey about Extended Day program offerings. https://forms.gle/76AsBAz3NyhpQVsWA

Please see the attached flyer for information about vaccine clinics in Norwalk for children ages 5+ or use this link to find vaccine updates from the Community Health Center on Day Street in Norwalk.  COVID-19 Vaccine (chc1.com)

Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year is November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022.  To start the year with health coverage, customers must enroll by December 15, 2021.  Please see the flyer attached to this email for additional information and links to the AccessHealthCT.com website and in person enrollment locations.

The next Board of Directors meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 23 at 5:15 P.M.

School will close for the Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26.

Picture re-take day is on Friday, December 3.  Please see the attached flyer for re-take information. 

There will be a Scholastic Book fair during the week of December 6 through December 10 in the gymnasium for students and their families.  Guests to the fair must present a vaccination card before entering the school building.  Students will receive an advance sales flyer and will have a chance to visit the fair with their teachers on Monday, December 6.

There will be two early dismissal (2 P.M.) days in December for parent teacher conferences, the first on Thursday, December 9 and the following Thursday, December 16.  Please remember to sign up for a conference time with your child’s teacher.     

Please remember to click on the link below whenever you make qualifying purchases on Amazon.  As a participant of Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Side by Side Charter School.  Thank you to those Amazon shoppers who have kept Side by Side in mind while shopping online through the years.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3208841

Please see the attached flyers for information about vaccine clinics in Norwalk for children ages 5+ or use this link to find vaccine updates from the Community Health Center on Day Street in Norwalk.  COVID-19 Vaccine (chc1.com)

Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year is November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022.  To start the year with health coverage customers must enroll by December 15, 2021.  Please see the flyer attached to this email for additional information and links to the AccessHealthCT.com website and in person enrollment locations.

Please find attached a newsletter from the Sasco River Center for information about a parent workshop tomorrow at 10 A.M. (registration required) which is part of an ongoing parenting series pertaining to emotional functioning and sensory regulation in adolescents.

Please click on this link to open the SBS event calendar for the month of November. https://www.sbscharter.org/events/

School will close tomorrow, Thursday, November 11 to commemorate Veteran’s Day.

The next Board of Directors meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 23 at 5:15 P.M.

School will close for the Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26.

Picture re-take day is on Friday, December 3.  This day coincides with dress down day for students and staff.  Please notify the office if you want your child’s portrait re-taken and return the original portrait package to school. 

There will be a Scholastic Bookfair during the week of December 6 through December 10 in the gymnasium for students and their families.  Guests to the fair must present a vaccination card before entering the school building.  Students will receive an advance sales flyer and will have a chance to visit the fair with their teachers on Monday, December 6.

There will be two early dismissal (2 P.M.) days in December for parent teacher conferences, the first on Thursday, December 9 and the following Thursday, December 16.  Please remember to sign up for a conference time with your child’s teacher.  The attached memo contains information about marking periods and conference nights for upper and lower school.  

Please remember to click on the link below whenever you make qualifying purchases on Amazon.  As a participant of Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Side by Side Charter School.  Thank you to those Amazon shoppers who have kept Side by Side in mind while shopping online through the years.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3208841

What’s New Wednesday

Please be reminded that the Norwalk High School Choice Fair is tonight, Wednesday, November 3 at The Carver Center, 7 Academy Street from 6pm-8pm.  Please see the attached flyer for additional details.

Please click on this link to open the SBS event calendar for the month of November. https://www.sbscharter.org/events/

School will close on Thursday, November 11 to commemorate Veteran’s Day.

The next Board of Directors meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 23 at 5:15 P.M.

School will close for the Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26.

Picture re-take day is on Friday, December 3.  This day coincides with dress down day for students and staff.  Please notify the office if you want your child’s portrait re-taken and return the original portrait package to school. 

There will be a Scholastic Bookfair during the week of December 6 through December 10 in the gymnasium for students and their families.  Guests to the fair must present a vaccination card before entering the school building.  Students will receive an advance sales flyer and will have a chance to visit the fair with their teachers on Monday, December 6.

There will be two early dismissal (2 P.M.) days in December for parent teacher conferences, the first on Thursday, December 9 and the following Thursday, December 16.  Please remember to sign up for a conference time with your child’s teacher.  The attached memo contains information about marking periods and conference nights for upper and lower school.  

Please remember to click on the link below whenever you make qualifying purchases on Amazon.  As a participant of Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Side by Side Charter School.  Thank you to those Amazon shoppers who have kept Side by Side in mind while shopping online through the years.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3208841

What’s New Wednesday

Please read the attached memo from Mr. Nittoly that pertains to the SBS Halloween parade on Friday, Oct 29. 

Tuesday, November 2 is Election Day.  There is no school for students on that day.  Teachers will convene for professional development. 

School will be closed on Thursday, November 11 to commemorate Veteran’s Day.

Please read the attached memo for information about marking periods and conference nights for upper and lower school.  

School will be closed for the Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26.

Picture re-take day is on Friday, December 3.  This day coincides with dress down day for students and staff.  Please notify the office if you want your child’s portrait re-taken and return the original portrait package to school. 

There will be a Scholastic Bookfair during the week of December 6 through December 10 in the gymnasium for students and their families.  Guests to the fair must present a vaccination card before entering the school building.  Students will receive an advance sales flyer and will have a chance to visit the fair with their teachers on Monday, December 6.

Please remember to click on the link below whenever you make qualifying purchases on Amazon.  As a participant of Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Side by Side Charter School.  Thank you to those Amazon shoppers who have kept Side by Side in mind while shopping online through the years.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3208841

What’s New Wednesday

There will be a two hour early dismissal (1:30pm) on Monday, October 25 for professional development.  There is no extended day or Carver program on early dismissal days. 

The next Board of Directors meeting is on Tuesday, October 26 at 5:15. 

Please read the attached memo from Mr. Nittoly that pertains to the SBS Halloween parade on Friday, Oct 29. 

Tuesday, November 2 is Election Day.  There is no school for students on that day.  Teachers will convene for professional development. 

Picture re-take day is on Friday, December 3.  This day coincides with dress down day for students and staff.

Please remember to click on the link below whenever you make qualifying purchases on Amazon.  As a participant of Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Side by Side Charter School.  Thank you to those Amazon shoppers who have kept Side by Side in mind while shopping online through the years.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3208841

Please read the attached memo for information about marking periods and conference nights for upper and lower school.  

What’s New Wednesday

Tonight is the virtual Back to School Night for Lower school (Gr. PK-5.)  Parents will receive a link to attend the google meeting, which begins promptly at 6:00 P.M. 

A small collection of new and gently used uniform items, in various sizes, will be arranged on a table set up in front of the convent (under the arches) tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, Oct. 14 at 3:10.  Parents who want to “shop” should park in the church parking lot, not on Chestnut Street, so as to avoid undue congestion on the dismissal line.  We are not accepting additional uniform donations at this time.  

The deadline for free and reduced priced school lunch applications, which submit annually, is October 14.  If your family met the eligibility requirements in the past, please go to www.myschoolapps.com or click here  HERE to complete an application online.  Although school lunch is available to every student free of charge this school year, a determination of eligibility based on family income and size may help families obtain camp scholarships and other entitlements and additionally, means our school may be eligible for federal grants and educational programs.

Parents interested in joining a conversation group for English language learners should contact Beatriz Abreu at ext. 146 or by email, babreu@sbscharter.org or Evelyn at ext. 130 or equigley@sbscharter.org.  

There will be a two hour early dismissal (1:30pm) on Monday, October 25 for professional development.  There is no extended day or Carver program on early dismissal days. 

Please read the attached memo from Mr. Nittoly that pertains to the SBS Halloween parade on Friday, Oct 29. 

Tuesday, November 2 is Election Day.  There is no school for students on that day.  Teachers will convene for professional development. 

What’s New Wednesday

Tonight is the virtual Back to School Night for Upper school (Gr. 6-8.)  Parents will receive a link to attend the google meeting which begins promptly at 6:00 P.M.  The lower school (PK-5) meeting will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 P.M. 

Please find attached a flyer with a registration QR code and details about a virtual domestic violence workshop series that begins tonight at 7PM.

Please remember to send your student with a clean, close fitting mask each school day for the protection of everyone in our community.

The Family Resource Center playgroup meets in Ryan Park (southwest of the Raymond St. and Day St. intersection) each Wednesday morning, weather permitting, from 9:30 to 11:00 am.  Caregivers and their children ages birth to four years old are welcome to join in the fun.

The deadline for free and reduced priced school lunch applications, which submit annually, is October 14.  If your family met the eligibility requirements in the past, please go to www.myschoolapps.com or click here  HERE to complete an application online.  Although school lunch is available to every student free of charge this school year, a determination of eligibility based on family income and size may help families obtain camp scholarships and other entitlements and additionally, means our school may be eligible for federal grants and educational programs.

Parents interested in joining a conversation group for English language learners should contact Beatriz Abreu at ext. 146 or by email, babreu@sbscharter.org or Evelyn at ext. 130 or equigley@sbscharter.org.  

There will be a two hour early dismissal (1:30pm) on Monday, October 25 for professional development.  There is no extended day or Carver program on early dismissal days. 

Tuesday, November 2 is Election Day.  There is no school for students on that day.  Teachers will convene for professional development. 

What’s New Wednesday

School picture day is Friday, Oct 1.  Order forms went home last week in student backpacks.  Please complete the order form, and return the envelope with payment enclosed to your child’s teacher.  You may also place your portrait package order online at www.coffeepond.com.  This date coincides with a dress down day for students and staff. 

Please be reminded that your student’s updated medical forms must be submitted to the school nurse no later than Friday, Oct. 1. 

Monday, October 4 is a professional development day for teachers.  No school for students.

The Norwalk Board of Education recently approved a return to the original 7:30 am high school start time effective October 4.  This change will affect current school bus routes and bus stop arrival times for the entire district, including Side by Side.  Please see the new bus number and arrival times on the Norwalk Public Schools website, norwalkps.org posted in the transportation section of the website.  I have also attached the amended list to this email.    

Nikki Gwinn, will return to the Extended Day program to offer the Beyond Fashion class in person on Thursdays, beginning Thursday, September 30.   

Please remember to send your student with a clean, close fitting mask each school day for the protection of everyone in our community.

The Family Resource Center playgroup meets in Ryan Park (southwest of the Raymond St. and Day St. intersection) each Wednesday morning, weather permitting, from 9:30 to 11:00 am.  Caregivers and their children ages birth to four years old are welcome to join in the fun.

Side by Side families that may be eligible for free and reduced price school lunch should submit an online application before the deadline for applications on October 14, 2021.  Although school lunch is available to every student free of charge this school year, a determination of eligibility based on family income and size may help families obtain camp scholarships and other entitlements.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QGjv2TF5wmekYpo-NdizNwi5S8-j2Isi/view

Virtual Back to School Nights will take place in October.  Upper school (Gr. 6-8) parents will receive a link to attend the google meeting on Wednesday. October 6 at 6:00 P.M.  The lower school (PK-5) meeting will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 P.M. 

Parents interested in joining a conversation group for English language learners should contact Beatriz Abreu at ext. 146 or by email, babreu@sbscharter.org or Evelyn at ext. 130 or equigley@sbscharter.org.  

What’s New Wednesday

The Norwalk Board of Education recently approved a return to the original 7:30 am high school start time effective October 4.  This change will affect current school bus routes and bus stop arrival times for the entire district, including Side by Side.  Please see the new bus number and arrival times on the Norwalk Public Schools website, norwalkps.org posted in the transportation section of the website.  I have also attached the amended list to this email.    

Monday, September 27 is a two-hour (1:30 pm) early dismissal day for professional development.  There is no extended day or Carver program on this early dismissal day or subsequent ED days on the school calendar (10/25, 1/24, 3/28, 4/25 and 5/16.)

Nikki Gwinn, will return to the Extended Day program to offer the Beyond Fashion class in person on Thursdays, however the start date is now September 30. 

Please be reminded that your student’s updated medical forms must be submitted to the school nurse no later than Friday, Oct. 1.

School picture day is Friday, Oct 1.  Order forms will be sent home in student backpacks today.  Please complete the order form, and return the envelope with payment enclosed to your child’s teacher.  You may place your portrait package order online at www.coffeepond.com.

Monday, October 4 is a professional development day for teachers.  No school for students.

Virtual Back to School Nights will take place in October.  Upper school (Gr. 6-8) parents will receive a link to attend the google meeting on Wed. October 6 at 6:00 P.M.  The lower school (PK-5) meeting will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 P.M. 

There will be a board of directors meeting on Tuesday, September 28 at 5:15 P.M.

This year the Carver Program for the upper school, (Monday through Thursday) will start on Monday September 13, 2021 and end on Thursday May 26, 2022. The after school program takes place at Side by Side and runs from the end of the school day (3:40) until 5:40 PM. The program is designed to help support your child(ren) academically as well as introduce them to new and exciting enrichment opportunities.  The link to register is app.schooldoc.com/register/carverafterschool

The Carver Foundation of Norwalk offers after school programs and much more at their site on Academy Street in Norwalk.  Please see the attached flyer with a registration link and a QR code for more details about the Carver Foundation and their programs. 

Parents interested in joining a conversation group for English language learners should contact Beatriz Abreu at ext. 146 or by email, babreu@sbscharter.org or Evelyn at ext. 130 or equigley@sbscharter.org  

What’s New Wednesday

There will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, September 16 in observance of Yom Kippur.  

The Norwalk Board of Education recently approved a return to the original 7:30 am high school start time effective October 4.  This change will impact current school bus routes and schedules for the entire district, including Side by Side.  We will share this information with families once new routes, times and bus numbers are available.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Nikki Gwinn, will return to the Extended Day program to offer the Beyond Fashion class in person on Thursdays, starting September 23.  

Monday, September 27 is a two-hour (1:30 pm) early dismissal day for professional development.  There is no extended day or Carver program on this early dismissal day or subsequent ED days on the school calendar (10/25, 1/24, 3/28, 4/25 and 5/16.)

Please be reminded that your student’s updated medical forms must be submitted to the school nurse no later than Friday, Oct. 1.

School picture day is Friday, Oct 1.  Order forms will be sent home in student backpacks next week.  Please complete the order form, and return the envelope with payment enclosed to your child’s teacher.  You may place your portrait package order online at www.coffeepond.com.

Monday, October 4 is a professional development day for teachers.  No school for students.

Virtual Back to School Nights will take place in October.  Upper school (Gr. 6-8) parents will receive a link to attend the google meeting on Wed. October 6 at 6:00 P.M.  The lower school (PK-5) meeting will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 P.M. 

This year the Carver Program for the upper school, (Monday through Thursday) will start on Monday September 13, 2021 and end on Thursday May 26, 2022. The after school program takes place at Side by Side and runs from the end of the school day (3:40) until 5:40 PM. The program is designed to help support your child(ren) academically as well as introduce them to new and exciting enrichment opportunities.  The link to register is app.schooldoc.com/register/carverafterschool

The Carver Foundation of Norwalk offers after school programs and much more at their site on Academy Street in Norwalk.  Please see the attached flyer with a registration link and a QR code for more details about the Carver Foundation and their programs. 

Parents interested in joining a conversation group for English language learners should contact Beatriz Abreu at ext. 146 or by email, babreu@sbscharter.org or Evelyn at ext. 130 or equigley@sbscharter.org  

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