December 10, 2018

Friday Flash 3/30/2018

Dates to Remember
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
April 20———————-Kindergarten Curriculum Coffee 9:15 am in the APR
April 27, 28—————-NSS Variety Show 7:00 at Fairfield Woods Middle School Auditorium

2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: April 2, 2018

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Notes from Mrs. Jackson
It was quite a busy time at NSS with our conferences and another 4 day week.  It was great seeing so many parents during conferences and we look forward to next week’s visits as well.  We ended this week with a lockdown drill and I am very proud of our students and staff for putting safety first at all times.  We tried using our Infinite Campus system to communicate with staff during the drill for the first time. Unfortunately, some parents also received an IC blast that was only intended for staff and I apologize if that caused any unintentional upsets. We are working with our technology department to correct that moving forward.  I wish you all a wonderful long weekend and for those celebrating, a happy holiday.

PTA NEWS

And a big thank you to…
The Girl Scouts and their fearless leaders for hosting a super fun and enjoyable Sweetheart Dance. What a great time for the girls and their sweethearts!

Square 1 Art Fundraiser Deadline on Monday!
LAST DAY TO ORDER ONLINE – MONDAY, APRIL 2nd! Square 1 Art takes your child’s work of art and makes it into products for you to purchase, such as magnets, mouse pads, ornaments, travel mugs and much more. Celebrate your child’s artistic achievement and support our school at the same time! The money raised supports the NSS community. Please visit the online store at www.square1art.com/shop and use the art access code included on the back of your child’s catalog. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, please contact Christine Kelly, xinekite@gmail.com.

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 brian5671@optonline.net.

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 aj-boland@hotmail.com.

Garden to Go
This year we are offering for pre-order for the PTA Plant Sale a Tomato Garden to Go that you can put anywhere it is sunny and you’ll have an easy to care for and simple garden in a bucket. Included will be a Cherry Sweet 100 tomato plant, planted in a 3.5 gal bucket in certified organic composted soil and pre-seeded with basil and vine style string bean seeds and a Happy Tomato Stake garden marker. Basil always goes great with tomatoes and string beans do a great job holding the tomato plant to the stake. Our kids love to eat them right of the plant and yours will, too.  $20 per garden in a bucket. Deadline April 21st for pre-orders and limited quantities available at the sale. Any questions, email to: kurzatdj@gmail.com.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey Game!
DEADLINE EXTENDED! The deadline to purchase tickets has been extended to MONDAY APRIL 2nd! Come cheer on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, April 7th at 7pm, all while supporting our school!  Please hand in all sign-up forms with payments to the main office no later than Monday, April 2nd.  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 dcarafotes@gmail.com with any questions.

NSS GOLF TOURNAMENT- MAY 11th!
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 mkrauner@gmail.com.

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 Lmtavella@icloud.com or Mary Rauner for grades 3-5 mkrauner@gmail.com.

A big thank you to all who have donated to the raffle baskets! More donations are welcome! Please have donations in by Friday, April 6th. Donation bins are in the foyer, and gift cards can be given to your child’s teacher to be passed on to the committee. Invitation/event sign up coming soon!

​​​​​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!

OTHER NEWS

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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