February 18, 2020

Friday Flash 6/17/16

Dates to Remember
June 17 —————— Adventure Park, 5-9pm
August 31—————- School Visiting Day, time – TBD
September 1 ———— First Day of School


Notes from Mrs. Jackson

On behalf of our entire NSS faculty – we thank you for sharing your children with us this year and we wish each and every single one of you the very best summer vacation possible.  Best wishes to our students moving on to FWMS and we look forward to seeing the rest of you next year!

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!!


A Message from the PTA

Have a wonderful summer to all our teachers and families!  Thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to the PTA programming that enriches our NSS community – our school is a better place because of your involvement.  We can’t wait to see you this fall!

A Big Thank You to….

  • Kelly Foster & Erin Lopez, for a wonderful year of PTA leadership.  We are all grateful for your contributions to NSS!
  • Howie Greenspan, for organizing a great night of fun at the Adventure Park.
  • Peggy Gagner and her amazing yearbook committee!  The yearbook is, as always, gorgeous!
  • Laura Equale & Michelle Hennessey for organizing a lovely teacher luncheon.
  • The NSS teachers & staff for a wonderful volunteer reception following Spirit Day.
  • Kelly McWhinnie for editing our Friday Flash each week.

School Supply Lists 2016-17

Click here to view next year’s school supply lists.  Please note that 3rd grade has added a Spanish folder to the list.  Unfortunately, due to the late addition, this will not be in the School Kits order.  Fortunately, this means our students get to start Spanish a year early!

Walk-a-Thon Sponsor Coupons

One last thank you to our generous Walk-A-Thon sponsors! We appreciate your support of our school and PTA. Please see the attached sponsor coupons just for NSS families and be sure to thank our sponsors when you visit them this summer.

Gold Sponsors
American Cable Electronics Services
DK Car Spa
Fairfield School of Music
Hair Sculptures, LLC
Jack’s Plumbing
Orange Theory Fairfield
Relations Construction

Silver Sponsors
Chip’s Family Restaurant
Garden Catering
Giant Steps
LCP General Contractors, LLC
No. 299
Tex Auto Service
United Carting Co.

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.

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 –

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