August 16, 2018

Friday Flash 4/27/2018

Dates to Remember
April 27, 28—————-NSS Variety Show 7:00 at Fairfield Woods Middle School Auditorium
May 7-11——————-Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8-10——————-NSS Plant Sale
May 11———————-NSS Golf Outing
May 18———————Walk-a-Thon at NSS
May 21———————NSS Spring Concert 7:00pm in the APR
May 22———————Early Dismissal 1:40pm for Professional Development
May 28———————School Closed for Memorial Day

2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: April 30, 2018

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Notes from Mrs. Jackson
It was an exciting week at NSS, especially on Tuesday when we enjoyed a basketball game between some of our teachers and fifth graders.  Such skilled players on both sides!  It will be an exciting weekend as our students and families enjoy the NSS Variety Show.  Our students in grade 4 continued to do well taking the SBA tests.  We are also all enjoying the warmer weather and hope there is more to come.

PTA NEWS

Adventure Park Raffle Tickets
Adventure Park Raffle Tickets on Sale at the Variety Show next Friday and Saturday!!!

Raffle ticket prices are as follows:

1 TICKET FOR $1.00
5 TICKETS FOR $5.00
10 TICKETS FOR $8.00
20 TICKETS FOR $15.00

This is a great deal! Stop by Fairfield Woods Middle School and purchase your raffle tickets even if you don’t want to stay for the show (but really it will be fun!) Winner will receive 2 tickets to the Adventure Park in Bridgeport. The winner’s name will be drawn the first week in May. Proceeds will benefit the 5th-grade committee. If you have any questions, contact Diana Palmentiero at palmentierofamily@hotmail.com.

The Walk-A-Thon is approaching!
Pledge forms will have gone home with your child this week for the Walk-A-Thon which will be Friday, May 18th (with a rain date of Wednesday, May 23). This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need your help! 100% of money raised go to the NSS PTA. Permission slips will follow next week. Please note that permission slips must go back to the teacher while pledge forms go to the committee.

The Walk-A-Thon Committee and Ms. R have mapped out a 1-mile loop for the kids to walk that starts and ends at NSS. The police will be there to ensure safety and kids will congregate on the field after with music and water provided. The best part is that there will be prizes for the three students who raise the most money! Check backpack mail for more details.

Please email the Walk-A-Thon Committee at northstratfieldwalkathon@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you and looking forward to the fun event!

*Several communications have gone home about being a sponsor for this event. Yes, we sill need sponsors! If you have any questions about sponsoring, please email Nicole Farrell directly at nicoleintheneighborhood@gmail.com.

After School Enrichment – Spring 2018
Check out the After School Enrichment class descriptions!  Please fill out the registration form and send in an envelope marked “After School Enrichment.”   Enrollment is open until May 8th.  Programs are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Any questions, contact Janice Massey at jbennett3@hotmail.com or Lee Siegel at leesiegel1313@gmail.com

UPDATE: Golf Tournament- May 11th
Thank you to all who donated items for the raffle baskets! They look AMAZING. They will be on display and tickets will be available at the Variety Show on the 27th and 28th and at the tournament. Please send your sign up forms in and remember you don’t need to be a golfer to come to the dinner later! Click here for the form. Any questions? Email Mary and Kurt Rauner at mkrauner@gmail.com.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 7 – 11
Teacher Appreciation Week is Monday, May 7th- Friday, May 11th.  We have some wonderful things planned each day to help celebrate our NSS faculty!  We are going to need your help to make this week amazing.

Tuesday, May 8th we will need parents to sign up to prepare and bring in food for our wonderful NSS staff.  Please follow this link to sign up.

Additionally, your Room Parents are going reach out to you and give you some ideas on crafts/cards/gifts that your child can make for their teachers.  Don’t forget all of our wonderful Specials teachers/faculty (gym, music, computers, orchestra, art, nurse to name a few).  These gifts can be brought in by your child to give to their favorite teachers/staff on Tuesday, May 8th.

Without the contribution from parents and students, we wouldn’t have been able to provide such a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week.  Thank you for all of your help to make this week amazing for our NSS faculty!

Warm Regards, Diana Carafotes and Kylie Palladino, Room Parent Coordinators

Plant Sale Updates!
*Donations needed! Please save your small boxes for the plant sale. The students will need these to carry out their purchases.  Also needed are plastic grocery bags. Please drop these items off at the plant sale tent starting Monday 5/7/18.  We are also still in need of some small pots for the plant sale. If you have any, please contact Amy Boland at AJ-Boland@hotmail.com or 203-450-2992.  Thank you!

*We are in need of volunteers to help staff the plant sale. No gardening experience is needed.  We need some volunteers for set up starting 10:00am Tuesday 5/8 and then to staff the sale from 6-8pm on Tuesday 5/8 and at various times throughout the day on Wednesday, 5/9 and Thursday, 5/10. Please contact Dan Kurzatkowski at Kurzatdj@gmail.com or 203-258-0633 or Amy Boland at AJ-Boland@hotmail.com or 203-450-2992 if you are able to help.

*Plant Sale Hours
This year’s sale kicks off with Alene’s Ice Cream on Tuesday 5/8 from 6-8pm.  This evening will have the best selection of plants, flowers, hanging pots, tomatoes, gardens to go, and other fun garden items!  Come on out with the kids, check out the sale and have an ice cream to kick off spring!    The sale continues on Wednesday and Thursday during the day.  Students will be given an opportunity to come out to the sale during the school day.  Please send them in with money or checks made out to NSS PTA.   (Note-there will be no Friday hours this year) Thank you for supporting this important NSS fundraiser.  All proceeds go towards funding school programs such as field trips, author visits etc.

NSS Student Art Show
Mrs. Mansi is preparing for the Annual Student Art Show beginning next week.  This year’s show will be on May 31st, so please save the date!  In the meantime, we’re looking for volunteers to help prepare for the show (no art skills required!). For more info regarding volunteering schedule & specifics, please email Bonnie Liang at sibonliang@outlook.com

​​​​​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!

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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