August 16, 2018

Friday Flash 9/15/2017

NSS PTA Friday Flash

September 15, 2017

Dates to Remember
September 19 ———————– Picture Day
September 21 ——————— School Closed for Rosh Hashanah
October 4 ——————— Walk to School Day
October 12 ——————–NSS PTA Meeting 7:30pm in APR
2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: September 18, 2017
Monday-F, Tuesday-A, Wednesday-B, Thursday-No School, Friday-C


Notes from Mrs. Jackson
It was great seeing so many of you at Open House night. The children loved having you visit their classrooms. I spent time in many classrooms during reading this week and was very impressed by the conversations students were having with one another about their books. Our kindergarten students are doing a great job following classroom routines and are getting very involved in the “business” of school!
Unexpected Early Dismissals
It is that time of year when we ask you to think ahead and help us plan for upcoming unexpected early dismissals. The district typically determines the need for an unexpected early dismissal due to weather conditions by 10:30 A.M. Parents are informed through Infinite Campus and it is posted on the district website. Please make sure your IC account reflects your choice regarding how messages are shared with you (i.e. text). In addition, we ask that you complete the Unexpected Early Dismissal form and return it to your child’s teacher. While there is a section on IC that you can complete for early dismissal it is not as detailed as our form which helps us make sure your plans are followed on these unexpected days. We will follow what is written on your form and suggest you keep a copy for your own reference.
Bollinger Insurance Solutions
Voluntary Student Accident Claims Administrator for the 2017-2018 school year will be Bollinger Insurance Solutions. Additional voluntary student accident information and enrollment details can be found on the links listed below.


A Big Thank You to…
Maria Baptista, Gillian Sizer, and all of their hardworking volunteers for our wonderful Back to School Ice Cream Social.
Lauren Brill, Tracy Palmer, and their amazing felt-cutting volunteers for the beautiful hallway banners for our new teachers.
Join the PTA
Just fill out the PTA Membership Form and return it with your payment in an envelope marked PTA Membership. Return your membership by October 1 and receive a FREE printed directory! (After October 1, directories can be purchased for $5.)
NSS After School Enrichment
Kindness Club!  Crafts!  Football and Sports!
Check out the After School Enrichment class descriptions and see what great new classes we have to offer. Please fill out the registration form at the bottom of the descriptions page and send in an envelope marked “After School Enrichment.”
Enrollment is open until 9/25/2017.
All programs are filled on a first come, first serve basis – Don’t delay!
Any questions, contact Janice Massey at or Lee Siegel at
NSS Drama Sign Ups
Calling all actors and actresses!! It’s time for our 11th annual NSS Drama Production. If you are in grades 2-5 and are interested in joining our exciting program, please sign up! You must be available on Mondays and Thursdays beginning October 16th through February 2nd. The show will be February 2nd and 3rd. You will not be called for all rehearsals but must be available for that timeframe until the schedule is announced.
Please also realize that in order for the show to be the success it is, we need heavy parent participation. There is something for everyone to help with, but we need everyone to contribute their time as this program is run by volunteers.
REGISTRATION will open on September 28th at 8pm. A link for registration will be sent out by NSS AT THAT TIME.
This program is very popular and is filled on a first come, first served basis and we have a limited amount of roles available. Please also note that there will NOT be a behind-the-scenes art program this year, so the only way to be a part of this years drama production is through the show.
The cost is $135 for Grades 3-5 (regardless of the role) and $65 for 2nd Graders.  In order to participate in the drama program, you MUST be a current member of the PTA as this program is insured and run by the PTA.
If you have any questions, please contact
NSS Picture Day
School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 19. This year we are using Lifetouch for pictures. Please go to and use picture day ID #EJ217115Q0 to order a package online. Order forms will also be sent home in backpacks. Any questions email or check out
NSS Picture Day is still looking for a few good volunteers on Tuesday Sept. 19. Volunteers need to be available for 2 ½ to 3 hours helping escort classes to photographers, assist photographers and make sure there is no crazy hair or spaghetti sauce on faces. If you would like to volunteer you MUST complete a NSS volunteer form (found on the NSS website) and email and include your availability (am or pm), child’s name, grade, and teacher.
Change of Plan Pads
If a change of plan pad is needed, please send in $3 cash or check payable to NSS PTA, with your child’s name and class. Please allow up to a week to receive a new pad. Thank you!
Friday Flash Info
If you have a submission for the Friday Flash, send it to 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. Peachjar is a website where you can find out about community events and post your own flyers for others to see.


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