Get the buzz at Easton’s Trivia Bee

The Easton Learning Foundation is hosting its 10th annual Trivia Bee on Wednesday, March 28, at Samuel Staples Elementary School at 5:30 p.m. Last year’s record-breaking event attracted more than 160 participants and raised thousands of dollars which was pumped back into Easton schools. There are five age groups for the Trivia Bee (grade K-1, grade 2-3, grade 4-5, grade 6-8, and high school/adult). Cost is $75 entry fee per team of three, with first-, second- and third-place trivia and costume prizes for each age group. Reserve your team’s spot at elfevents.org/.

Easton Learning Foundation is holding prom event

Dust off those old tulle dresses and powder blue tuxedos. The Easton Learning Foundation (ELF) is holding a prom social event on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Testo’s in Bridgeport. The event features a variety of activities, from ice skating to dessert, as well as a silent auction with items from local vendors. Every dollar raised at the event will go to fund educational enrichment in the Easton public schools. ELF has awarded more than $500,000 in teacher grants since 2004. “We are looking forward to a fun and exciting event this year,” said event co-chair … Read more

EDITORIAL: Bright lights in Easton

Santa was on hand for the festivities. — Bryan Haeffele archive photo

The magic has begun. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, shoppers started making the annual trek to Easton, the unofficial Christmas tree capital of Connecticut. The abundant tree farms and festive activities draw buyers from the tri-state area. The weekend of Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, are full of a dizzying display of family-friendly activities, with more in the weeks to come. Helen Keller Middle School will serve up its 44th annual pancake breakfast on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria, a tradition for generations of Eastonites. After the pancake breakfast, … Read more

ELF 21 Days of Cheer Auction runs through Dec. 17

Many offerings are donated by Samuel Staples Elementary School, Helen Keller Middle School and Joel Barlow High School teachers, administrators and staff. Local vendors also donate generously.

The holidays are just around the corner and the annual Easton Learning Foundation (ELF) online auction “21 Days of Cheer!” has some one-of-a-kind items that will delight children this giving season. Many offerings are donated by Samuel Staples Elementary School, Helen Keller Middle School and Joel Barlow High School teachers, administrators and staff. Local vendors also donate generously. Families bid on the items and town children enjoy special experiences with their teachers and administrators. Every dollar raised goes to fund educational enrichment in the Easton public schools. ELF has awarded more than $500,000 in teacher grants since 2004. “This is … Read more

Barlow teachers go to Yale to study emotional intelligence

Dr. Gina Pin

The​ ​Easton​ ​Learning​ ​Foundation​ ​(ELF)​ ​sent​ ​Joel​ ​Barlow High​ ​School​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​school.​ ​​​Through​ ​their generous​ ​grant,​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​four —​ ​​Chris​ ​Poulos,​ ​Spanish​ ​teacher;​ ​Jack Powers,​ ​special​ ​education​ ​teacher;​ ​Brian​ ​Luzietti,​ ​science​ ​teacher​; ​and I gathered​ ​at​ ​Yale University’s​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​Emotional​ ​Intelligence​ ​for​ ​a​ ​two-day​ ​seminar.​ ​​ ​ The​ ​NoVo​ ​Foundation made​ ​it​ ​possible​ ​for​ ​a​ ​second​ ​team​ ​to​ ​join​ ​in​ ​this​ ​experience.​ ​​Julie​ ​McTague,​ ​assistant​ ​principal; Carolyn​ ​Huminski,​ ​English​ ​teacher;​ ​Henry​ ​DelAngelo,​ ​counselor;​ ​and​ ​Joe​ ​Sopko,​ ​math teacher;​ ​also​ ​attended. Prior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​conference,​ ​the​ ​Barlow​ ​team​ ​participated​ ​in​ ​an​ ​online​ ​course​ ​that​ ​helped​ ​them​ ​to … Read more

World Kindness Day in Easton to honor Pin, Calvert, Zaffino

Samuel Staples Elementary School. — Nancy Doniger photo

Every year for World Kindness Day, the Easton Connects with Kindness Committee organizes an activity that people of all ages can participate in, a personal act of kindness, as opposed to buying and giving an object. The committee also recognizes members in the community who epitomize kindness. This year the activity is Easton Connects with Puerto Rico. People may take steps to help with hurricane relief in a walk-a-thon right here in Easton. Everyone is invited to walk together and show support for Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The Easton Connects with Kindness Committee and friends will … Read more

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