What’s New Wednesday


Next week is Spirit Week, organized by the eighth grade class to fundraise for their trip to Washington D.C. in the spring.  Students and staff that would like to participate should bring $2 per day or $8 for the week.  Each day there will be a different theme.  Please see the attached flyer for the schedule.  Thanks for your support.

The SSPT (Student School Planning Team) is organizing a food drive for Person to Person.  Please see the attached flyer for more details. 

Norwalk Reads, a literacy non-profit, is giving away free books for all Norwalk children this Saturday, December 16 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at both library branches.  Please see the flyer attached for additional details. 

The Norwalk Transportation, Mobility, & Parking (TMP) is proposing street conversions that will affect our immediate school neighborhood.  There is an informational meeting scheduled for Monday, December 18 at 6:00 P.M. during which residents are welcome to share feedback about this proposal.  Please see the attached flyer for specifics. 

It is time to shop, compare and enroll in a qualified health plan and/or a stand-alone dental plan in CT.  Open enrollment for the 2024 plan year is November 1, 2023 to January 15, 2024.  To start the year with health coverage customers must enroll by December 15, 2023.  Please use the link below to get answers to all your questions about eligibility and options.https://www.accesshealthct.com/article/open-enrollment-is-here-what-you-need-to-to-know/

Horizons at Norwalk Community College is accepting lottery applications for summer 2024 for students in Pre-K who are entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2024.  Please visit their website at https://www.horizonsncc.org/apply-1/new-students/  for eligibility, application, and program information.  Applications are due March 1, 2024.

Horizons, hosted at New Canaan Country School, is now accepting on-line applications for new students until December 14.  There are lottery openings for students who reside in Norwalk and Stamford and are in grades Kindergarten, second, and fourth.  Students in grades 1, 3, and 5-8 may apply for their wait list.  Please visit their website for more information and the online application process or call 203-972-7005.https://www.horizonskids.org/apply/dates-deadlines/

The Norwalk High School Choice Lottery is now open for registration.  The lottery closes Friday, January 12 and the lottery drawing will be Friday, January 19.

The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.  The link to the application is:  AITE Application 2024-2025

Free ESL classes for SBS parents are ongoing.  Contact Bea Abreu at extension 146 for additional ESL resources and links.

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

There will be an all school meeting on Friday, December 22 at 2:30 P.M.  All are encouraged to attend.

Side by Side will close for the holiday recess on Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1.  December 22 is a regular dismissal day. 

Evelyn Quigley
Parent Community Coordinator

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