October 23, 2017

Friday Flash 9/22/2017

Dates to Remember

October 4 ———————Walk to School Day

October 12 ——————-NSS PTA Meeting 7:30 pm in APR

October 17 ——————-Early Dismissal (Professional Development)

October 19 ——————-Early Dismissal (Conferences)

October 25 ——————-Early Dismissal (Conferences)

October 26 ——————-Early Dismissal (Conferences)

 

2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: September 25, 2017

Monday-D, Tuesday-E, Wednesday-F, Thursday-A, Friday-B

SCHOOL NEWS

Notes from Mrs. Jackson:

Another great week at NSS. Students are doing a great job utilizing their lunch cards and acting appropriately in the cafeteria. I stopped in classes during writing this week and was so impressed with the quality of work K-5. Many thanks for keeping our children safe during arrival and dismissal.

PTA NEWS

A Big Thank You to…

Maggie Joyce, Sue Fekete, and their volunteers for making picture day such a smooth-running event – we can’t wait to see the pictures!

Andrea Ward and Roseann Stenson for organizing our 4th grade Mill River trip.

LLC Volunteer Meeting

A meeting for anyone interested in volunteering in the Library Learning Commons (LLC or “the library”) will be held on Wednesday, September 27th in the LLC at 9:10am. If you cannot attend, but would still like to volunteer, please email Gillian Sizer, Parent LLC Volunteer Coordinator, at gilliansizer@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones

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 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 jbennett3@hotmail.com or Lee Siegel at leesiegel1313@gmail.com

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.

REGISTRATION will open on September 28th at 8pm. A link for registration will be sent out by NSS AT THAT TIME.

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.

Please look out for the link for registration in 2 weeks.  This program is very popular and is filled on a first come, first served basis and we do 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 nssdramaprogram@gmail.com.

NSS Picture Day

NSS Picture day was a HUGE success! Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped make it a great day.

There is still time to order prints if you didn’t have a chance yet.  Parents can mail the order envelope to Lifetouch, 698 Derby Ave., Seymour, CT 06483 with an additional $3.99 for s/h and the package will be ordered and shipped directly to the parent’s home address.  Or they can call Lifetouch directly at 203-735-5933 to order.

Any questions please contact Lifetouch at 203-735-5933 or email maggiejoyce222@gmail.com.

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.)

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!

SCOUTING NEWS

Popcorn Fundraiser
If you missed last weekend’s popcorn sale for Pack 95 at the Trumbull mall, Cub Scouts will be selling popcorn this weekend as well. Pack 95 will have a table set up at the Trumbull mall in front of the Cheesecake Factory to the left of the Pretzel Time kiosk both Saturday and Sunday from 10-6pm. Please show our scouts some support and buy some popcorn. Proceeds benefit their scouting activities throughout the year!

Socks of Love Collection
Please help Pack 95’s Arrow of Light Scouts fulfill their Duty to God in Action requirement. They will be putting together Socks of Love for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s men’s shelter. The scouts are looking for the following items: Tube socks (new), shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, bars of soap, deodorant, etc. Our Socks of Love drive will run September 25th – October 13th. Please leave your donations in the box in the front hall of the school.

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. 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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