March 18, 2019

Friday Flash 2/23/18

Dates to Remember
February 24—————–Mother & Son Bowling at Nutmeg Bowl
February 26 & 27———-NSS Fundraiser at Little Pub, 11:30am – 10:00pm
March 2———————-Read Across America
March 2———————-Sweetheart Dance 6:30pm-8:30pm in the APR
March 8———————-NSS PTA Meeting 7:30pm in the APR
March 13——————–1:40 Dismissal for Professional Development
March 14——————–Math Night 6:30pm-8:00pm in the APR
March 20——————–Author Visit – Dan Gutman Comes to NSS!
March 21——————–Book Swap 6:00pm-7:30pm in the APR
March 26——————–Safe Technology Presentation – Officer Mike Guilfoyle & NSS Staff
March 28——————–1:40 Dismissal for Conferences
March 29——————–1:40 Dismissal for Conferences
March 30——————–School Closed for Good Friday
April 4————————1:40 Dismissal for Conferences

2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: February 26, 2018

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


Notes from Mrs. Jackson
A fine week at NSS as we enjoyed the warm weather outside.  I had the opportunity of visiting orchestra classes this week and was so impressed with the many skills of our fine young musicians.  March is a busy month at NSS and we are looking forward to many literacy events and our annual Math Night.  Also, please save the date – March 26th at 7:00 – Our School Resource Officer Mike Guilfoyle will be making a presentation to parents regarding important safety reminders for your children when using the many types of technology at their fingertips in today’s world.  NSS support staff will be joining as well for additional input as we learn more about how to protect our students from the negative aspects of technology.  We will be joining with the Jennings PTA for this evening presentation which will be held here at NSS.

Dress up as a Literary Character Day!
On Friday, March 2nd we will celebrate Read Across America Day! Students are invited to dress up as a favorite literary character! In the past, we dressed as Dr. Seuss characters – but this year we are welcoming any character. Please remember as always no masks, face paint, or weapons.  We will stop everything and read as a whole school in the hallways on Friday morning. Students are welcome to bring in a favorite book from home! We will also have our One School One Book big reveal student assembly in the afternoon. It’s sure to be a fantastic day!

Kindergarten Registration
Incoming 2018/19 Kindergarten Registration is now open. 
If your child will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018, please be sure to pre-register online and schedule an appointment to complete the registration by calling our registrar’s office at 203-255-8398 prior to the visitation & orientation day. NSS Kindergarten Visitation & Orientation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Important Note: If you have a child currently enrolled in our district and you have an Infinite Campus account, once you log in, click on the link labeled “Online Registration” at the lower left-hand corner of the website.


A Message from the PTA About Volunteering
Hello NSS friends and families! Please consider volunteering for the upcoming year with the PTA. We have many opportunities to volunteer, make new friends, and create memories while your children are here at NSS. We cannot run these events without you. Check out the attached document for potential volunteer opportunities. Any questions, please contact me, Alene Sabados –  A little time goes a long way! Have a great weekend.

NSS Fundraiser at Little Pub
Don’t forget the Little Pub in Fairfield will be hosting an NSS “Fun-raising” event on Monday, February 26th and Tuesday, February 27th.  Please see attached flyer for more information.

NSS Parent Spring Fling!
Saturday, March 10th from 6:30-10:30pm at Vazzy’s 19th Hole
Food, DJ and Open bar all night long!
Tickets are $45/pp. Buy your tickets online!

Don’t miss this fun night out for parents only! See the flyer for more details.

NSS Book Swap
Start saving books your kids are done reading! The NSS PTA will be hosting our third annual Book Swap on Wednesday, March 21st!  Books will be collected on Monday 3/19, Tuesday 3/20, and Wednesday 3/21 in the classrooms. One book donated earns a “new” book at the swap! See the attached flyer for further details!

Sweetheart Dance Information
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.

Variety Show Information and Signups
The NSS Variety Show is April 27 and 28. Please see the attached document for all the information you need about signing up to be a performer in the Variety Show.

We are still looking for volunteers. Come join the fun! Please contact Laura Coletti by text: 203-526-7968 if you have any questions or if you are interested in helping out this year.

SAVE THE DATE for our Golf Tournament!
The annual golf tournament on May 11 is approaching! Join your friends and the NSS community for a day of golf at Fairchild Wheeler! Not a golfer? Join us for dinner and raffles that night. If you own a business and would like to sponsor a hole, or know of a business looking to get their name out into the community, please contact Mary & Kurt Rauner at Stay tuned for more details! Follow this link to see the flyer for this event.

Walk-A-Thon Sponsors Needed
NSS is actively looking for sponsors for the NSS Walk-A-Thon in May!

The Walk-A-Thon is the BIGGEST fundraiser of the year and we need YOUR help to make it a success. All proceeds go directly to the NSS PTA to support the wonderful things we do for our kids at NSS. If you know a local business who would like to sponsor the Walk-A-Thon, please reach out to the Walk-A-Thon committee at This is a fantastic opportunity to advertise your business. The banner will hang at the school until next year’s Walk-A-Thon. We also welcome all of our generous sponsors who supported us last year to come back! Sponsor form is attached.

If you would like to work with the committee to help get local sponsors, we can use your help as well. Please contact Nicole Farrell directly at If every parent at NSS approaches one business about sponsoring this event, we can make this a huge success!

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!


Thank you from the Girl Scouts!
Girl Scout Troop 33261 would like to express their gratitude to everyone who made donations to their Pet Supply Collection box!  Thank you for making it a success…the NSS Community always pulls through!!!


Wed, Feb 28, 7:30-9 pm McKinley School Library.  Fairfield SEPTA welcomes Fairfield SEPTA welcomes Fairfield teacher and parent, Jim Buchta, to present “What Parents and Kids Need to Decrease Anxiety in Our Fast Paced, Rapidly Changing World” Jim Buchta, Fairfield Woods Band Director, FPS educator the last twenty-four years, and father of three grown children shares his experience, trials, and tribulations on the slippery slope of helping raise generations of children here in Fairfield.

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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