February 18, 2020

Friday Flash 6/10/16

Dates to Remember
June 13 ——————- 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, APR, 5:30pm
June 16——————- Early Dismissal, 1:40pm
June 17——————- Last Day of School, Early Dismissal, 1:40pm
June 17 —————— Adventure Park, 5-9pm
August 31—————- School Visiting Day, time – TBD
September 1 ———— First Day of School

2015-16 Elementary 5-Day Rotation
Week: June 13, 2016
Monday-D, Tuesday-E, Wednesday-A, Thursday-B, Friday-B (again)

SCHOOL NEWS

Notes from Mrs. Jackson

So many great activities this week!  It was great seeing the children having fun at field day even when the weather didn’t work with us.  Our fifth graders had a great time visiting Hartford and a special bonus was honoring our own Mrs. Josovitz as they read a proclamation in her honor.  School Spirit Day was a great way to end the week.  We look forward to next week’s activities as we prepare for summer vacation.

Summer Math Packets

For Students entering grades 3, 4, & 5: The Fairfield Public Schools Summer Mathematics Packet is now available! Just go to our school website’s home page and click on the packet for the grade you will be entering in the fall. Then, download and print. Once completed, please return the signed slip at the front of the packet to your next year teacher by Thursday, September 8th. Have a great summer!

On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!

Fairfield Public schools is partnering with the Fairfield Public library for our summer reading program. The public library has developed a fun and engaging reading tracker and online system to record a student’s reading.  Participants will need to register online by visiting the children’s summer reading page at the Fairfield Public Library.

Students can log their reading minutes each day on their account. This account can be accessed from   any device that has an internet connection. You can also request a paper log, but in order to earn a place in the “Hall of Champions,” the minutes do have to be recorded online. Explore the summer reading website for more information. There are prizes, raffles and other fun activities planned all summer by the Fairfield Public Library. This brochure will provide the information about the program and also includes a raffle tracker to win prizes at the library.

At the end of the summer we will total how many minutes our NSS students have read. Our goal is to read over 5000 minutes as a school community!  If we reach our goal, all of NSS will get to DANCE! We will have a school-wide dance party out on the NSS soccer field in September! Mrs. Jackson will be there to lead the school!

All students are invited to the Fairfield Public Library Kick-Off Party at Owen Fish Park on Monday, June 20th from 10:00-12:00. Please see attached kickoff party flyer for more information.

Here are some great book list recommendations by age.

Parents, please remember to read aloud to your children too! This is true for even older elementary students. Although a child can read at a certain level, his/her “listening” level may be far beyond that. Children can enjoy more complicated plots than those they can read themselves. Have a wonderful time reading and enjoying books this summer!!

PTA NEWS

A Big Thank You to….

Nicole Farrell and Tracie Samuelson for organizing a fantastic picnic – we all had a wonderful time, despite the weather!  And thank you to all the volunteers who pitched in to make it a great day, with particular thanks to Jennifer Cella Duffy, who provided the karaoke, courtesy of her business Rock the Party Entertainment, to Colin Samuelson and Rudy Sabados for manning the dunk tank, and to Howie Greenspan for organizing the games!

Ms. R, Sue Fekete, and all the volunteers who organized a terrific Field Day!  The kids had a ball, and once again, the weather can’t keep NSS down!

Last Call for Tickets! – NSS 3rd Annual Adventure Park Outing

Join us at the Adventure Park, the evening of the last day of school, Friday June 17th, from 5 – 9pm – a great activity for kids and family and the perfect reward to your children for a terrific year!  It’s only $40 per climber (A Savings of $5-$15 per ticket) and the NSS PTA gets a major portion of the proceeds. Flyers went out in backpack mail, or click here to download another. Friends, relatives, siblings, etc., all are welcome. Monday is the absolute last day to send in ticket orders!  Email Howie Greenspan at Howieg@scsdirectinc.com with any questions.

Bus Buddies

The Bus Buddy Program gives 4th and 5th grade students an opportunity to support Kindergarten students during their first week of school while they are on the school bus. It can be comforting for these new students to have at least one familiar face on the bus in case they have any questions or concerns.  Click here for the flyer, which includes more info, as well as the sign-up sheet.

2nd & 3rd Grade Parents:  Seeking Volunteers

The PTA needs you! We’re in search of volunteers to serve as next year’s River Lab Captains.  The Captains will coordinate parent volunteers in your grade and serve as a liaison to the River Lab to schedule training and study-trip times.  River Lab is a fantastic program that utilizes parent volunteers to provide opportunities for students to learn about our local environment, and we don’t want our NSS students to miss out!  Please contact Jen Giudice at giudice00@yahoo.com, if interested in finding out more about this opportunity to volunteer.  And visit http://river-lab.org to learn more about River Lab.

Friday Flash Info 

If you have a submission for the Friday Flash, send it to info@nsspta.org no later than 11:00 AM on Thursday.  Please include any attachments as well.  When we have a short week, the Flash will go out on the last school day of that week.  The deadline for submissions will then be 11:00 AM on the previous day.  Also, when sending an email for the Flash, please include no extra formatting, i.e., bold, caps, shading, etc.  For any “community” or non-PTA flyers, please utilize the district’s new system – Peachjar.

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