January 17, 2019

Friday Flash 2/2/2018


Dates to Remember
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
March 2———————-Read Across America
March 2———————-Sweetheart Dance 6:30-8:30pm in the APR

2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: February 5, 2018

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


Notes from Mrs. Jackson
A great and busy week at NSS. Administrators from the middle school and high school joined me in building visits to classrooms K-5 this past Thursday and I was so proud of our students and teachers. They were impressed with the level of engagement they saw and the fine reading work that included book club discussions in grade 5 and partner sharing in kindergarten. We are looking forward to enjoying the Drama Production this weekend!

We continue 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.  Please see the attached document from the Health Office for information about the flu. 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…
Miss R and Kelly Takacs for the incredible work they put into making JRFH a fun event for the kids and a successful fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

Lee Seigel and Janice Massey for organizing a pretty incredible collection of ASE classes this winter session. It’s wonderful to see so many teachers getting involved in this great extracurricular activity for our kids.

Christine Voytek for running this year’s Reflections PTA art contest.

NSS Drama Production Tonight and Tomorrow!!!
Are you ready to be entertained? It is time for our 11th Annual NSS Drama Production. Come out tonight or tomorrow and see your NSS friends in “Peter Pan and Captain Hook or How I Learned to Fly”. There is a show tonight, Friday 2/2 at 7:00pm and tomorrow, Saturday 2/3 at 1:00PM.

Tickets are available at the door and there are still plenty available. $10 each.

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

Reflections Winners Announced!
NSS PTA Reflections 2017-2018 “Within Reach”

Congratulations to Alexa Bitzer (grade 2), Kate Bauer (grade 5) and Cosette Kehoe-Warren (grade 1) whose PTA Reflections entries for “Within Reach” have been submitted to the CT PTA this week for state judging.

Thank you for sharing your art and representing NSS!

Thank you to Mrs. Mansi for helping with judging the wonderful artwork submitted by NSS students and thank you to all the students who participated.

Math Night – Volunteers Needed
Math Night for Grades 2-5 is coming up on March 14th from 6:30-8pm. Volunteers are needed to ensure everything runs like clockwork. If you’d like to help prep and/or are available the evening of the event, please contact Debbie Venech at dvenech@hotmail.com.  Thank you!

Sweetheart Dance is Coming Up!
Calling all North Stratfield Girls: GS Troops 33010 and 33011 invite you to the annual Sweetheart Dance on Friday, March 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 in the NSS APR.  See attached flyer for more information.

We will be raffling off 2 tickets to ADVENTURE PARK!!!

There will be multiple opportunities to purchase tickets…
Tickets can be purchased at:
The Drama Presentation Friday and Saturday Performances
Variety Show, April 27th & April 28th
Winner will be chosen the first week in May and notified by phone so be sure to write your name and phone number on the back of the ticket.
1 TICKET FOR $1.00
10 TICKETS FOR $8.00
20 TICKETS FOR $15.00
Random Acts of Kindness Week Is Coming Up!
It’s that time of the year to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 11 –  17!   The fun starts on Thursday, Feb. 8 when students will receive a take-home activity sheet on which they will be asked to complete all the activities before Wednesday, Feb. 14. Once a child has returned the sheet, they will receive a voucher from their teacher for a free soft serve cone from Saugatuck Sweets in Fairfield.

During RAK Week, 20% of purchases at Saugatuck Sweets during RAK Week will go to Al’s Angels. And, your child will be entered into a town-wide drawing to win ice cream prizes. Third prize is a Double Scoop Sundae, one per week for March and April, 2nd prize is a FREE tub of your favorite ice cream and 1st prize is a FREE Kitchen Sink Sundae.

When you go down to Saugatuck Sweets, be sure to pre-purchase tickets for Skating on the Sherman Green II for only $12 which includes skate rentals! The dates of the event are February 23 -25! There will be hot chocolate, food trucks, music, family fun activities and of course, ice skating! Tickets purchased that day are $15. Proceeds from this event will benefit Livfree and Al’s Angels.

Al’s Angels is a 501C3 non-profit organization founded by Al DiGuido, a resident of Westport and owner of Saugatuck Sweets in Fairfield and Westport. The organization has provided holiday meals & gifts to children and families battling cancer, rare blood disease and severe financial hardship since its inception.  Just last year, Al’s Angels provided over 3200 families with their Thanksgiving, Christmas & Hanukkah meals and over 15,000 children with their holiday gifts. 100% of all donations provided to the organization go directly to helping children and families in desperate need in Fairfield County and beyond.

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Palmentiero at palmentierofamily@hotmail.com or Veronica Mollica at veronica@thekindnesssolution.com.

NSS Golf Tournament
Save the date! The NSS Golf Tournament is back! The event will take place Friday, May 11th at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. More details to come! If anyone is interested in helping with the planning, please email Mary and Kurt Rauner at mkrauner@gmail.com

Attention 5th Grade Parents:
We are having a 5th Grade Committee Meeting on Thursday, Feb 8 at 7PM in the NSS Library. Please see this flyer for more information.

Mother & Son Bowling Night! SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, February 24th, 5-7pm at Nutmeg Lanes, Fairfield

Please join us for a fun night of extreme bowling! Moms and sons, show off your skills and play with (or against) each other! Form your own teams and stay tuned for a link to pick your lanes! More info will be coming home soon in backpack mail! Check out the attached flyer!

NSS Yearbook Ordering Information
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!


Girl Scout Pet Supply Drive
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 33261 will be doing a Pet Supply Drive to benefit the Westport Humane Society. Beginning Wednesday 2/7 until 2/20, there will be a collection box in the entrance hall at NSS for the following items:

-Clay litter ***CHS is urgently in need of this item.***
-Cat, dog and small animal toys (we especially need cat toys!) ***CHS is unable to accept catnip toys.***
-Kong toys (any size appreciated for both cats and dogs)
-Snuggle Safe microwave heat disks
-New or gently used towels, blankets, bedding (must be machine washable)
-New litter boxes
-Cat scratchers by STRETCH AND SCRATCH
-CareFresh or recycled newspaper bedding for small animals
-Paper towels
-Yesterday’s News litter
-Large garbage bags, (heavy duty only, 55 gal.)
-Reusable grocery bags
-Slow feeder bowls
-Kitten bottles
-Ballpoint pens
-Kitten food (especially canned Royal Canin and canned Friskies)
-Busy bones
-Denta Stix
-Soft training treats (Zuke’s are recommended)
-Small animal toys (for mice, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc.)
-Friskies canned food
-Oxbow Guinea pig and rabbit food

The girls thank you in advance for supporting their Pet Supply Drive!

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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