January 17, 2019

Friday Flash 1/19/2018


Dates to Remember
January 22-24—————Chili Bomb Fundraiser
January 22-26—————Jump Rope for Heart
January 30——————-Early Dismissal at 1:40pm Staff Development
February 2——————-Drama Production 7:00pm at FWHS
February 3——————-Drama Production 1:00pm at FWHS
February 5——————-4th-grade Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM in the APR
February 8——————-NSS PTA Meeting 7:30pm in the APR
February 15—————–Early Dismissal at 1:40pm Staff Development
February 16—————–School Closed Staff Development
February 19—————–School Closed Presidents’ Day

2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: January 22, 2018

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


Notes from Mrs. Jackson
A busy and productive week at NSS!  The children enjoyed getting outside this week – many thanks for sending them in with appropriate outdoor gear.  Our second-grade teachers enjoyed spending time with parents at Thursday’s morning PTA meeting. We are looking forward to a special Jump Rope for Heart week at NSS!

We have been asked to share with you that flu season this year is particularly dangerous, and we want to take every precaution to keep our staff and children safe.  The district posted a link to the Fairfield Health Department on the district Facebook page regarding flu shots that are still available.  Please help us at school by remembering to keep children home when they are not feeling well.  Hopefully, flu season will pass quickly and will be uneventful for our NSS community.

Art Project Materials Request
4th grade will be making cakes! To do so, we’ll first need a good amount of thin cardboard. Please save boxes at home and bring them to the Art room ASAP! Examples: cereal boxes, fruit bar boxes, Dunkin’ donut boxes, frozen waffle boxes- (basically anything that comes in a thin cardboard box! ) THANKS –Mrs. Mansi


A Big Thank You to…
Katie Flynn for taking over the NSS PTA BOE Representative role. Katie will be keeping us all informed about the big issues in front of our Board of Education, and in particular, the upcoming budget season talks.

After School Enrichment – Winter 2018
Winter 2018 After School Enrichment is here!  Check out the awesome classes we have this session! Please fill out the registration form and send in an envelope marked “After School Enrichment.”


Any questions, contact Janice Massey at jbennett3@hotmail.com or Lee Siegel at leesiegel1313@gmail.com

NSS Drama Production Tickets Available!
Are you ready to be entertained? It is time for our 11th Annual NSS Drama Production. This year we will be putting on “Peter Pan and Captain Hook or How I Learned to Fly”. Come and support your friends at NSS and watch the show. We will have a show Friday 2/2 at 7:00pm and Saturday 2/3 at 1:00PM.

This year, we are doing the ticketing process differently and are using SignUp Genius.  If you want to secure your seats ahead of time (and we are filling up quickly), please follow this link to select your seats. You will find the instructions on how to choose your seats through that link.  You will need to scroll down to find available seats. On the SignUp Genius page, you will also find links for the map of the auditorium and Paypal for ease of payment. We will NOT be sending home tickets.  You need to print or bring a screenshot of your signup genius confirmation as that will be your ticket.  If you choose to do backpack mail for payment, please be sure to send the money in within 48 hours of ordering.

Thank you! Any questions, please email nssdramaprogram@gmail.com.

Board of Education Representative Update
Next week the Board of Education will be voting on the Superintendent’s proposed 2018-19 FPS Budget. There will be one more Budget Review meeting taking place on Tuesday, 1/23/18, 7:30PM at 501 Kings Highway. There will be an opportunity for public comment at that meeting. As parents, our attendance and participation can have a direct effect on the budget. I’ve included below a link to our currently proposed budget.

Superintendent’s Proposed Budget FPS 2018-2019

Staying involved in the process throughout the next four months before a final budget is passed will be critical for not only our North Stratfield community, but our school district as a whole. The decisions made at these upcoming meetings will impact both students and staff, and we want to make sure our voices are being heard as supporting competitive education spending in our community. I will continue to update here with meeting dates and chances for public comment.

Thank you, Katie Flynn, BOE Representative for NSS PTA

Pizza Bingo Thanks!
Another great year of Pizza Bingo goes down in the books! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped
make our event a success. These volunteers include but are not limited to Buffy Barry, Lea Hertzbach,
Brian Carroll, Christine Dinerstein, Adam Kuhr, Maria Kozeracki, Diana Palmentiero, Sonya Talbot,
the 5th Grade Committee bake sale, the NSS Office Staff, our custodians, and parents. We would also like
to recognize those businesses that contributed to Pizza Bingo and ask that you continue to support them
with your business.

Alene’s Ice Cream, Alina’s Bakery, BIC, Billy’s Bakery, Brain Boost, CBS: A Xerox Company, ChalkTalkSports.com, Chips Restaurant, CT Cookie, Doughnut Inn, Fairfield Ice Academy, Fire Engine Pizza, Giant Steps, Granola Bar, Gymnastics & Cheerleading Academy, JDS Construction Services, Laserline Stripping & Seal Coating, L&G Nail, The Mason Jar, Melissa & Doug, My Three Sons, NSS Drama Club, NSS Spiritwear, Nutmeg Bowling, Ole Soccer, Pizza Palace, Robeks Juice Bar, Thunder Ridge Ski Area, Showcase Cinemas, Sound Tigers, Steve Demascos Shaolin Studios, Trader Joe’s, Wings Over Fairfield

This was Buffy’s grand finale – she has brought us 8 years of fun in her role as Pizza Bingo chair.  We are so grateful for all your years of service, Buffy!

Thank You Fifth Grade Parents!
The Fifth Grade Committee would like to thank all the 5th-grade parents who volunteered their time, baked goods, and water to this fundraising event.  We really appreciate all of our 5th-grade parents’ help. It’s the only way we can make these fundraising events successful.  We also would like to thank the Pizza Bingo Committee for making it such a fun event for all the NSS families.

*The 5th-grade committees sign-ups will be sent out shortly via room parents. Please, make sure to sign up to chair a committee. We need as many volunteers as possible so we can make all the 5th-grade students’ events memorable.

Thank you, Diana Armstrong, Heather Lotstein, and Jenn Henry

NSS Yearbook News
It’s time to order your NSS Yearbook!  Don’t miss out on all the great memories that were made this year!  Yearbooks are $29.00 and the deadline to order is February 16.  We will not be taking orders after the deadline.  Follow this link and order online today.  Please contact Jeanne Baranosky jb6901@optonline.net or Stephanie Stellato sdelaney24@yahoo.com with any questions.

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!


January Monthly SEPTA Meeting
Wed, Jan 31, 7:30-9 pm FLHS.  Fairfield SEPTA welcomes back Mr. Rob Mancusi, Executive Director Special Education & Special Programs to talk about new and ongoing 2018-19 SPED program initiatives.  We will also announce the 2017-18 grant recipients! We meet monthly at 7:30 PM – upcoming meeting dates 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, June TBD

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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