March 18, 2019

Friday Flash 3/23/18

Dates to Remember
March 23——————–Sweetheart Dance 6:30pm-8:30pm 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
April 9-13——————-School Closed for Spring Break
April 19———————-NSS PTA Meeting 9:30am in the APR

2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: March 26, 2018

Monday-A, Tuesday-B, Wednesday-C, Thursday-D, Friday-No School


Notes from Mrs. Jackson
It was a busy and productive week at NSS.  Students are really enjoying all of our March Literacy activities including spending time with author, Dan Gutman this week.  He was very impressed with our students in all grades as they participated with him in some great learning activities in our LMC.  We are looking forward to seeing many parents at next week’s conferences. We also hope many of you attend Monday evening’s safe technology presentation with Officer Guilfoyle and staff.  Have a wonderful weekend.


And a big thank you to…

Lauren Brill, Sue Fekete and their volunteers for organizing another excellent Book Swap this year. What a great event!!

Sonya Callen, Ingrid Prueher, Geovanna Alvarez, Lisa Dalhstrom, Cheryl Bitzer, Alison Cuccaro, and Alexandra McHale for supporting our NSS Odyssey of the Mind teams. Another rewarding year for NSS!

Sweetheart Dance is TONIGHT!!!
The Sweetheart Dance will be held tonight Friday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30pm in the APR. Didn’t buy tickets, but still want to come? Tickets are available for $20 per couple at the door.

Safety First – Technology and Our Children Presentation
Calling all parents! Issues with technology are affecting children at increasingly young ages. Please come to our talk on tech safety on March 26. Even if your child is on the young side, these issues are right around the corner! See attached document for more info.

Odyssey of the Mind Report
A big congratulations to all our Odyssey of the Mind teams, coaches, volunteers, and parents who competed at the CT State Tournament last Saturday. The two K-2 Teams competed in the What’s Cooking Problem and they were amazing.  The two (3-5th grade) teams competed separately in their respective problems (Stellar Hangout and Seriously….Mockumentary) and they were spectacular.  Both these teams came in SECOND place in their Spontaneous competition. WOW!!!   We are looking forward to next year’s competition. Please follow this link to find out more about their teams and problems.

NSS Plant Sale Pre-orders
We are taking orders for full flats of annuals. Each flat is $16 and has 48 plants of one kind. These full flats will not be sold at the Plant Sale, so order now! Deadline to order is April 21. Follow this link to see the flowers available and for ordering information. Any questions? Email Brian Carroll at

NSS Plant Sale Container Donations
Spring Cleaning? We are looking for donations of items that we can creatively re-purpose for the Annual Spring Plant Sale. Along with flower pots, we can also use small wicker baskets, pretty or cute coffee mugs and tea cups, small bowls…really anything that can be turned into a creative planter or garden ornament. If you are spring cleaning and find items you would like to donate, please contact Amy Boland at

Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey Game!
Come cheer on the Sound Tigers on Saturday, April 7th, all while supporting our school!  Please hand in all sign-up forms with payment to the main office no later than Friday, March 30th.  We will be allowing ‘open seating’ this year in a specific section that will allow all the kids and families to sit where they’d like!  Come join your NSS friends at this annual fun family event!  Please contact Diana Carafotes at with any questions.

Sick of the snow? Golf season is quickly approaching! Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for the golf tournament sign up! Even non-golfers can enjoy dinner, drinks, and raffles! Any family or business interested in sponsoring a hole, please contact Mary & Kurt Rauner at

A Sign-up Genius link has been sent out to each class requesting donations for our Golf Outing raffle baskets and any donations are greatly appreciated!  In case you missed the donation sign up email for your grade, click here: Golf Donation Sign-Up Links.  Any questions, please contact Laura Tavella for grades K-2 or Mary Rauner for grades 3-5

Budget season rolls along!
The Board of Finance Budget Comment Session is this Saturday, March 24, at 9:30 am in the FLHS Auditorium.
We all know the weekends get busy, if you can’t get out and be at the meeting take a moment and send an email!
Write to BoS, BoF and RTM and share your support for the BOE Operating Budget!
Every email makes a difference and shows to our representatives our commitment to a thriving, well-funded district!
Katie Flynn, NSS BOE Representative

Square 1 Art Fundraiser
The April 2 deadline is coming up! Support NSS today by ordering your child’s art as useful and fun keepsakes like magnets, mugs and pot holders. It’s not too early to think about Mother’s/Father’s Day! You can order online or through the paper form. Please email Christine Kelly,, 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!


SEPTA Monthly Meeting Wed, March 28th
Wed, March 28th 7:30pm FLHS Library – Monthly meeting with guest speakers Lori Zanchetti and Cindy Bemis, founders of Medical and Healthcare Insurance Consulting.  Covered or not covered? In-Network? Out of Network? Every plan is different and knowing what is available to you and how to ensure access to services is a constant challenge for families.  Lori Zanchetti and Cindy Bemis, founders of Medical and Healthcare Insurance Consulting, will present best practices for navigating the complex insurance system to understand your benefits and obtain maximum coverage for services.   With more than thirty years of experience working in the Connecticut Healthcare field, they work directly with healthcare professionals and families to help them to receive the maximum amount of benefits possible and to advocate for them when they have been denied.

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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