SSES Launching Educational Farmland Program

Young minds at Samuel Staples Elementary School will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of farming this fall when a new educational program will begin on the farmland surrounding the school. Students will learn about the process of growing food, and how different Continue reading “SSES Launching Educational Farmland Program”

Samuel Staples Elementary School to Host Kindergarten Orientation on June 7

Samuel Staples Elementary School will host a kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, June 7 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the school located at 515  Morehouse Road. Parents will listen to a presentation given by Principal Kimberly Fox Santora and children will meet the kindergarten staff, Continue reading “Samuel Staples Elementary School to Host Kindergarten Orientation on June 7”

Samuel Staples Elementary School Students Pitch Their Inventions

Fever Meter by Debra Belanger.–Photo by Sophie Camizzi

Fourth graders at Samuel Staples Elementary School showed off their inventions and problem-solving skills during the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) event held at the school Feb. 28.

The event was part of a CIC program Continue reading “Samuel Staples Elementary School Students Pitch Their Inventions”

‘All Are Welcome’ at Samuel Staples

Samuel Staples Elementary School’s second-grade teacher, Hannah Haydu, has introduced American Sign Language (ASL) to her classroom to teach students about empathy and compassion for other people.

“We’ve been doing ‘Trait of the Month’ each month and we got to empathy,” said Haydu. Continue reading “‘All Are Welcome’ at Samuel Staples”

Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week

Masks will no longer be required in Easton’s public buildings beginning Monday, Feb. 28, according to an official announcement posted on the town website. This confirms First Selectman David Bindelglass’s statement last week that Feb. 28 is a “reasonable day to lift the mask mandate Continue reading “Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week”

Another Icy Blast Is on the Way

UPDATE: All ER9 schools are closed Friday, Feb. 4. Offices are open and will close at noon.


The Easton Police Department has issued another weather warning for tomorrow. Some models are predicting rain through the morning and an afternoon drop in temperature creating a hazardous Continue reading “Another Icy Blast Is on the Way”

Proposed School Budgets Available Online with ‘Live’ Updates

Easton residents interested in the proposed 2022-2023 school board budget can now access it online as a live digital spreadsheet where changes are made in real time.

“One of our goals this year was to increase transparency and promote public engagement,” Superintendent Dr. Jason Continue reading “Proposed School Budgets Available Online with ‘Live’ Updates”

Samuel Staples Kindergarten Registration Opens Feb. 23

If you have a child eligible for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year (born on or before Jan. 1, 2018), you may pick up a registration packet at Samuel Staples Elementary School (515 Morehouse Rd.) beginning Feb. 23, 2022 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Completed Continue reading “Samuel Staples Kindergarten Registration Opens Feb. 23”

Two-Hour Delay for ER9 Schools on Monday

Superintendent McKinnon sent the following announcement today about the start of ER9 schools on Monday, Jan. 3:

Dear Families, 

I hope this email finds you well. There will be a 2-hour delay to all schools tomorrow for students. Staff will report to work at their regular time. Continue reading “Two-Hour Delay for ER9 Schools on Monday”

Letter: Thank You From Easton PTO

To the Editor:

Easton PTO offers a big thank you to everyone in the community who participated in Light Up Easton 2021.

The second annual community-wide light tour offered a chance for people to register their homes to be included on the light tour map. For a donation to Easton Continue reading “Letter: Thank You From Easton PTO”

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