October 20, 2018

Friday Flash 5/18/18

Dates to Remember
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
May 31———————NSS Art Show, Grades K-2 at 5:30pm-6:15pm & Grades 3-5 at 6:15pm-7:00pm
June 1———————-NSS Field Day (Rain Date June 8)
June 7———————-NSS PTA Meeting 7:30pm in the APR
June 11——————–Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony at FWMS Auditorium, 5:30pm
June 15——————–Spirit Day
June 20——————–1:40pm Early Dismissal
June 21——————–1:40pm Early Dismissal – Last Day of School for Students

2017-18 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: May 21, 2018

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Notes from Mrs. Jackson
The Walk-A-Thon was a wonderful way to end our week. It was great having our students participate in this event as a group and we loved seeing so many parents outside along the way cheering us on. Many thanks to all the volunteers helping with this. Our students in grades 4 and 5 are excited about Monday’s concert and we look forward to seeing many of you in attendance. Don’t forget it is an early dismissal day on Tuesday.

Field Day Information
Please see the attached document from Ms. R for information about Field Day.

PTA NEWS

And a big, big thanks to…
Mary and Kurt Rauner, Laura and Jerry Tavella, John Occhipinti and their volunteers for a fun and successful Golf Outing and dinner! We finally had great weather! Congrats to all the raffle basket winners! And many, many thanks to all the sponsors who helped make this fundraiser so successful!

Thank you Kelly Takacs, Gillian Mongirdas, NSS families, the PTA, the NSS staff and Miss R, our parent volunteers, our sponsors, and Mother Nature for making the Walk-A-Thon possible today! Pledges will be collected through Monday, so if you still have to send yours in, there’s still time!

Supply Kits Available Now
NSS PTA is making Back-to-School Shopping EASY!!!  Skip the long lines this summer and order your pre-assembled supply kit. The kits include the exact products and quantities teachers are requesting and come in a personalized box ready for your child’s first day of school. Best of all, by participating in this program you also help raise funds for the many programs our PTA has planned for our little ones. Simply place your order online at www.shopttkits.com.  Enter our school’s account number 83268, select the grade your child will be going into next year, and pay with a major credit card. It’s that simple! We will also be accepting paper orders, but we recommend ordering online.  Paper order forms were sent home last week.

Deadline: On-line orders due June 1st.  Paper orders due May 28.  Sorry, no late orders can be accepted. Questions/comments…reach out to Maria Kozeracki @ 203-257-9577 – ok to text.
PS: Looking for one more reason to order with us?  When you place your order you will have a chance to win an iPad® Air or iPad® Mini. Convinced yet?

NSS Student Art Show
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
If you can spare an hour or two helping Mrs. Mansi set up the annual Art Show, we’ll be hanging the artwork & putting up the decorations on Wednesday, 5/30 & Thursday, 5/31.  Please email Bonnie Liang at sibonliang@outlook.com or call 203-870-0982 with any questions & to volunteer!

Volunteer Schedule:
(Choose any 1-2 hours that work with your schedule between 9am-3pm)

DAY BEFORE THE SHOW
5/30 *Wednesday 9-3*

DAY OF THE SHOW!!!
5/31 *Thursday 9-3*

Thank you to Mrs. Mansi & our fabulous volunteers who were able to get all the prep work done early!  Now let’s rally for the show!!!

Calling all 5th Grade Families!
Let’s celebrate the success and achievements of the Class of 2018 with a Moving Up Family-Style Dinner!  The celebration will commence at Testos in Bridgeport immediately following the Moving Up Ceremony on Monday, June 11th from 6:30PM – 9:30PM.  All family members and friends are invited to attend, $23/person.  Deadline for sign-ups and payment is June 1st.  For more information and to RSVP to the celebration, please click this link.

Thank you, Lisa Bertot, Buffy Barry & Amy Vanderbes

Moving Up Ceremony Tickets
It won’t be long before our 5th graders move up to middle school!!
SEND IN YOUR BIDS for 4 FRONT ROW SEATS to the Moving Up Ceremony through the NSS Silent Auction by MAY 25TH!  See attached form in case you missed it.

​​​​​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!

SCOUTING NEWS

Cub Scouts
Please see the attached document for information about joining Cub Scouts.

SEPTA NEWS

MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, May 30th @ FLHS After we vote in the 2018-19 officers SEPTA welcomes FPS Staff along with the Community Partnership Team who will present the first of a series of topics on Transition, we will start talking about the Vision of a SPED grad and understanding post-secondary transitions.  This slate, pending any revisions, will be voted on as presented here: Click for Slate

SEPTA Resource & Provider Fair was a great success!
On April 25, SEPTA welcomed approximately 40 vendors representing a broad range of services and resources available to families in and around Fairfield county and beyond. A free event, we were pleased with the turnout and grateful to be the conduit for families to learn about new services or to find different resources that may change and will impact their lives.

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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