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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
Volunteer Opportunities!

​We need are looking for anEnrichment Attendance Volunteer Coordinator, Basketballl Coaches, and Carnival Coordinators. Click here for information about these positions.​​​

Winter Enrichment Online Registration
Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 8

We are trying out an online registration process using Google Forms for 2017. While this may help address the issue that many families have had with the "first come, first served" enrollment, it may take some time before this is a smooth process.

One way that you can help, is by talking to your friends and neighbors about the fact that enrollment begins today. We all know that the Listserve doesn't reach all families, so the more that we can spread the word, the more people can take advantage of our great slate of classes. If you hear of anyone who needs help registering because of internet issues/lack of connectivity, please contact Anne Thomas. The PTA has some plans that will help families in this situation.

The winter Enrichment Class Descriptions and more information about the new registration process can be found on the Enrichment page.

Link to Winter Enrichment 2017 Registration Form.​​

Ice Skating ​​​

​​Forms for the next session will go home in backpacks during the  first week in January. The next session will begin on Thursday, January  26.​

Fifth Grade Field Trip Meeting
Thursday, January 12
Northeast Library​

Come join your fellow 5th grade parents and help shape the last few months of your student's Elementary experience. Chocolate will be served!​​​

19th Annual IPEI Adult Spelling Bee
Sunday, March 5
Ithaca High School, Wellness Center Gym

This year we are trying to get more participation from our schools—principals, teachers, and PTAs. We are hoping your school community will join this effort. Participation can include forming a spelling team or helping to sponsor a team, click here for more information.​​

Team registration and payment for teams and sponsorships can be completed securely online by accessing the following link: IPEI Spelling Bee. (Choose Spell to register and Sponsor to sponsor a team)Downloadable registration forms are also available here.​​

Team Entry Deadline: February 10
Sponsorship Deadline: February 6​​​

All the proceeds from the Spelling Bee support IPEI grants for teachers.​

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​​​