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Northeast Elementary School
425 Winthrop Drive,
Ithaca, NY 14850

Lily Talcott, ​Principal

Main Office: 257-2121

School Fax: 257-8157

Attendance Line:

Nurse: 266-3559

Transportation Office:

Kids Count: 257-9400

Welcome to the Northeast PTA Homepage! Your source for information about PTA events, its members, the programs we support, and how you can get involved in helping to enrich your child's experience at Northeast Elementary School.
Stay Informed by Joining the Northeast PTA Listserv!

To join, click on the link,, and type "Please add me to the PTA listserv." in the subject line, mention your child's name and grade in the body, and the administrator will add your email address to our list.

If you no longer wish to receive notices from the listserv, you can remove yourself from the list by following the instructions here.​​

News and Events
Northeast Link Correction​

​The Spring Enrichment article on page 7 incorrectly states the classes will be fill on a first come, first served basis.

​​The process should read: "If a class fills during the registration period (typically between 8-14 students), a random number will be generated to identify the students who will be enrolled and the students who will be placed on the waitlist."

This is the same process​ that was used during the Winter​ Session Registration. The online version of the Northeast Link has been corrected, and can be found on the Virtual Backpack page. We apologize for any confusion.
​5th Graders vs Staff Basketball Game
​AND School Dance
Friday, March 17

5:30 - 6:00 Warm up music and dance. Pizza and snacks for sale.
6:00 - 7:00 The BIG game
7:00 - 7:30 Celebratory dance. Pizza and snacks for sale.

Come cheer for our teachers! Come cheer for our 5th graders!! Music and moves will start at 5:30 to help kick off this much anticipated event. Pizza and snack will be for sale. All sales help support the end of the year 5th Grade Field Trip to Sea Breeze Amusement Park in Rochester, NY.

Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family​​​

5th Grade Field Trip Planning Group
Tuesday, March 21st 6:30 - 7:30
(school library)

All 5th Grade parents are welcome to attend! If you can't attend this meeting but want to be involved, please contact Annette Ernste.

Northeast PTA has teamed up with LabelDaddy.

​​If you were considering ordering personalized labels to help your kids keep track of their things, look no further! You will receive 10% off of your order and Northeast PTA will receive 10%, too. To order, click on this link and place your order.

​​Before you check out, be sure to type NORTHEAST in the coupon code. For more information see the poster on the Virtual Backpack page (below the school supplies list). The more orders placed, the better!

Here's to a tiny lost and found in the 2016-2017 school year!! ​​

Help Raise Money for the Northeast PTA with AmazonSmile!

Northeast PTA has enrolled in the AmazonSmile program so that now 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases will be donated to our PTA. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Northeast PTA every time you shop, and at no cost to you. Follow these simple steps to register Northeast PTA as your favorite charity: 
  1. Go to our Northeast PTA Amazon signup link:
  2. Sign in to Amazon with your username and password.
  3. Shop away!
​To support Northeast PTA, remember to start your Amazon shopping from Thanks for your support!

Sciencenter Offers Free Memberships
​to Low-Income Families

​​Through the Sciencenter's Membership Access Program (MAP), regular Sciencenter family memberships are available—free of charge—to families with children who qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch at school, and who reside in Tompkins, Cortland, Cayuga, Seneca, Schuyler, Chemung, or Tioga counties.

​If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of the Membership Access Program, visit our website at to download an application, or call (607) 272-0600 x18.​​

Social Media Presentation
Last spring, Celia Clement, our school social worker, gave a a very informative presentation on social media. Please check the Social Media Resources under the Virtual Backpack page for the list of resources she prepared for the presentation.

School Hours:
7:40 am
​Buses Arrive

8:00 am
​School Starts

2:00 pm
​School Ends​​​