What’s New Wednesday


Please see the October breakfast and school lunch menu attached for your convenience.

Monday, October 9, school will close in observance of Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The
following day, Tuesday, October 10 is a professional day. School will close for students that day as well.

School picture day is on Thursday, October 12. The teachers placed order forms in student backpacks
today. Students may wear an outfit of their choice on picture day. Please see the reminder notice
attached to this email for online order instructions.

There will be a parent forum on Thursday, October 12 from 6-7:30 for the parents of our eighth grade
students. Ms. Newbery will answer questions about the transition to high school and the application
process for Norwalk Public Choice and other regional high schools.

Friday, October 13 is a dress down day for students and staff.

Free ESL classes for SBS parents are ongoing. Please see the flyer attached for more information.

Optimum is offering the Affordable Connectivity Program to help qualifying households pay for internet
service. Please see the flyer attached for important details.

The SBS Board of Directors will host a fall fundraiser at Spacecat Brewing Company on Friday, November
3rd from 6-8:00 P.M. Please see the flyer attached, in both English and Spanish for details. We are
requesting donations of goods and services for a raffle.

J. M. Wright Technical High School will host a fall open house on November 9 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. for
incoming high school students. Please see the flyer attached.

A representative from the school will make a brief presentation at Side by Side on Monday, October 16 from 2:00-3:00 P.M.

2023-24 SHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS (all meetings, September – June will take place in person at
the Side by Side Upper School)
 Tuesday, October 24, 2023
 Tuesday, November 28, 2023
 December 26, 2023 TBD
 Tuesday, January 23, 2024
 Tuesday, February 27, 2024
 Tuesday, March 26, 2024
 Tuesday, April 23, 2024
 Tuesday, May 28, 2024
 June 2024 TBD

Evelyn Quigley
Parent Community Coordinator

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