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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
Reimagining Recess! Family Kick-off Event​​
Saturday, May 5
10:00 am – 12:00 pm​

Bring your family to the Northeast playgrounds to play and learn about this fun new recess program brought to Northeast Elementary by​​ the Just Play Project and IPEI. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth​​ Myers.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Wednesday, May 9​​​

We need help volunteers to help set up, donate food​​, serve and help during the luncheon, and to clean up after the event. For more information, please contact Jessa.

5th Grade Concert ​​
Thursday, May 10
6:30 pm

Students who are performing should arrive about 10 minutes prior to the concert, remaining with their families until called to line up for performance.​​​​​​

School Budget Vote
Tuesday, May 17​​​

Kindergarten Concert​​
Thursday, May 17
1:15 pm​​​​

1st Grade Concert
Thursday, May 24
8:15 am​​​​

Memorial Day – No School
Monday, May 28​

Northeast Carnival
Friday June 8

The Carnival Committee is looking for gently used toys, stuffed animals and books to use for the carnival prize wheel. A donation box will be set up at the school entry. ​​​​​​

5th Grade Trip: Save the Date!
Friday, June 15
Greek Peek

The 5th grade will be going to going to Greek Peak Mountain Resort. Click here for more information including the schedule for the day and the Activity Preference Form.​​​​​​​

All School Trip to Cass Park
Tuesday, June 19

More information to come!​​


5th Grade Trip GoFundMe Page
Attention 5th Grade Families!

Many of you have expressed interest in direct appeal to raise money for the 5th Grade Trip, where 100% of what you give goes directly to help each child participate in this trip.

​​In response, we've launched an online crowdfunding source on GoFundMe. Here is the link:

Please check out the write-up on this platform, spread the word amongst our community and beyond via email, twitter, or facebook...

"It is our aim to provide a trip at minimal cost to each family, so that ALL children can attend regardless of their family's financial ability."

Thank you for supporting our 5th graders!
—The 5th Grade Trip Committee

Northeast PTA has teamed up with 

​​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​​​