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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
Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday March 16
No School for Students

Contact your child's teacher for more information.

International Night
Friday, March 16
5:30 – 6:45 pm Dish to Pass Dinner & Cultural Displays
​6:45 – 7:00 pm Parade of Counties
7:00 – 8:00 pm Multi-Cultural Performances​

Come celebrate our wonderfully diverse community. Bring a dish to pass (to serve 12) that represents your family's culture or heritage. Click here for more information.

Spring Break
March 26 – March 30
No School​​

Spring Book Fair​​​
April​ 16 – 20

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open from 8 – 11:45 am and 12 – 2 pm daily, plus 5 – 7 pm on Wednesday evening April 18.

Mark your calendars for our Family Fun Night at the Book Fair with a special guest appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog!
​We will have a storytime and photo ops with Clifford on Wed 4/18 from 5 to 7pm.​​

We need volunteers to help kids select and purchase their books.
​This is a fun and easy way to get involved in your school community. No experience is needed. We have shifts available from 8am to 10:45am and from 12pm to 2pm, Monday through Friday. Please join us, we would love to have your help!​​

To register as a volunteer, please create a scholastic account and sign up directly here OR contact Abby with your availability.​​

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.​​​​​​​

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​​​