What’s New Wednesday


Friday, November 18 is the last day of the marking period. 

This Friday, November 18, is the Cheers & Beers fall fundraising event at Spacecat Brewing Company from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. 

Please see the attached flyer regarding a free event for girls (grades 2-7), their mothers, and their grandmothers:  Grandmother, Mother & Daughter Biomimicry Engineering Event, to take place this Saturday, 11/19/22 from 10am to 12pm at the George Washington Carver Center. Lunch will be served.  Registration information on the attached flyer.

Please note that the November board of directors meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 29 at 5:15.

School will close for the Thanksgiving recess, which will begin on Wednesday, November 23.  School will reopen on Monday, November 28.

There will be an all school meeting on Wednesday, November 30 at 2:30 P.M. in the gymnasium, which will include honor award presentations for upper school students.  Parents are invited to attend.

Open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is November 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023.  To start the year with health coverage customers must enroll by December 15, 2022.  Please see the flyer attached to this email for additional information and links to the AccessHealthCT.com website and in person enrollment locations.

There will be a dress down day for students and staff on Friday, December 2.

There will be a Scholastic Book Fair during the week of December 5-9.  Here is the link to our Scholastic homepage https://www.scholastic.com/bf/sidebysidecharterschoolpage, where you can set up an e-wallet for your student or donate to the e-wallet created by your child’s teacher for the classroom collection.  Please note that unlike previous years, SBS must charge 6.25% CT sales tax on all merchandise sold at the book fair so please add the applicable tax amount to any checks, payable to SBS, for purchases on your child’s wish list.   

There will be two early dismissal days in December for teacher conferences.  On Thursday, December 8 and Thursday, December 15, students will dismiss at 2:00 P.M.  Please remember to sign up for a conference time with your child’s teacher.

School portrait packages should arrive the last week of November.  Picture re-takes will be on Thursday, December 15.  Parents of students that were absent on the original picture day or those who wish to return their original package, should notify the office that their child intends to sit for a school portrait. 

Evelyn Quigley
Parent Community Coordinator

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