March 18, 2019

Friday Flash 3/9/2018

Dates to Remember
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: March 12, 2018

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


Notes from Mrs. Jackson
It was an unexpected short week and hopefully the last storm of the school year.  We are all looking forward to getting back to school and hope we have a full five days next week.

Art News
The Art Room is in need of plastic containers. We’re looking for large yogurt containers or anything similar. We’re also looking for paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls. Thank you! –Mrs. Mansi


And a big thanks to…
Jeanne Baranosky, Stephanie Stellato, and their band of merry volunteers for decorating the APR for Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Day.

Jen Whelpley for helping to organize a wonderfully entertaining FAY performance!

Sweetheart Dance Rescheduled…Again!
The Sweetheart Dance will be rescheduled, but the date is unknown at this time. We will update when we have a new date.

NSS Parent Spring Fling is THIS WEEKEND!!
It’s not too late to purchase your Spring Fling tickets for this Saturday night! After having 3 snow days, I know we could all use a night out kid free!! You don’t want to miss this fun event!! See the flyer for more details. Purchase tickets here for $45 each:

Variety Show Previews Rescheduled!
The NSS Variety Show is April 27 and 28. Variety Show Previews will be rescheduled due to the snow days. Please see the attached document for all the information you need about signing up to be a performer in the Variety Show.

Fifth Grade News
End of year events are coming up! See attached flyer for more information.

So….Did you interview your child yet?!? What are you waiting for?!?  Quotes are due by March 10th.

Please take a moment to ask your child to fill out this form. Make them feel like ROCKSTARS!!!!! They deserve it! Email if you have questions.

Math Night – Last Call to Register
Math Night for Grades 2-5 is Wednesday, March 14th from 6:30-8:00pm. Choose one of these easy ways to register:

– Complete the attached form and have your child return it to school, Attn: Family Math Night
– Send an email to, including your name, your child’s name, class & teacher
– Fill out & submit the Google Doc found at:

NSS Book Swap
Keep collecting those books your kids are done reading! The NSS PTA’s third annual Book Swap is coming up 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! If you are available either the morning of the event to organize the books or to help at the event please sign up at

Diversity Day
We’re looking for 8-10 parent volunteers to help with Diversity Day on Tuesday, April 3 from 1-3pm. The goal of Diversity Day is to promote empathy and acceptance of the different challenges individuals with differences face every day. The program is held in the gym where each 5th-grade class will rotate through five hands-on learning stations that address something specific (i.e. Motor Skills/Speech and Language, Food Allergies, Learning Differences, Visual Impairment, and Multi-cultural). Please email Diana Palmentiero at if you’re able to help out at this fun and educational 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.

​​​​​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!


“Breaking Points” Documentary Screening
PTAC and Fairfield Care has arranged for the screening of Breaking Points, a 30-minute documentary the explores stress and anxiety among high school and college students and the unhealthy ways many of them cope. This screening is recommended for adults.  A panel discussion will follow.  This is not only important but timely for us as a community. The screening is on March 19th at 7:00pm at the FTC Stage One. See these links for more information: Press Release, Poster

SEPTA Presentation “What Parents and Kids Need to Decrease Anxiety in Our Fast Paced, Rapidly Changing World”
Wed, March 21st 7:30pm FLHS Lecture Room 277  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.

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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