January 17, 2019

Friday Flash 5/4/2018

Dates to Remember
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
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 7, 2018

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


Notes from Mrs. Jackson
It was a great week that felt like summer!  Our students in grade 3 have completed their SBA testing and students in grade 4 will complete them next week.  Our students are looking forward to next week’s Plant Sale as Mother’s Day approaches. Students in fifth grade concluded their Mill River Trip and we thank our parent volunteers who volunteered their time.  The children saw many different forms of animal life. Enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend.


And a big thanks to…
Laura Coletti, Buffy Barry, and all the parent volunteers who helped put on a terrific production of the NSS Variety Show!

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 have reached out to you to 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

UPDATE: Golf Tournament- May 11th
Last Call for Golf Outing sign ups! Please send in your responses by Tuesday, May 8. It’s going to be a great day. Check-in and lunch start at noon. Not golfing? Come for dinner and raffles starting at 6! Click here for the form. Any questions? Email Mary and Kurt Rauner at mkrauner@gmail.com.

After School Enrichment – Spring 2018
Check out the After School Enrichment class descriptions!  Classes are filling up – Kid Krafts and Sports Spectacular are already full!  Please fill out the registration form and send in an envelope marked “After School Enrichment.”   Enrollment is open until May 8th.   Any questions, contact Janice Massey at jbennett3@hotmail.com or Lee Siegel at leesiegel1313@gmail.com

Plant Sale!!!  Spring is finally here!  
This year’s sale kicks off with Alene’s Ice Cream on Tuesday 5/8/18 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.  Students will be given an opportunity to come out 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.

*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.

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.

Calling all 5th Grade Families!
And just like that, Elementary School is gone in a blink of an eye! 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.  For more information and to RSVP to the celebration, please click this link.

NSS Student Art Show
Four weeks until we celebrate our talented NSS student artists!  If you can spare an hour or two helping Mrs. Mansi prep for the annual Art Show, please email Bonnie Liang at sibonliang@outlook.com or call 203-870-0982.
The volunteer schedule is as follows (No art skills necessary…if you can use a stapler, we can use your help!  Any amount of time you can spare would be appreciated!):

WEEK 1 (5/7-5/11)
Monday 12:15-2
Tuesday 12:20-2
Thursday 12:40-2
Friday 10:10-2

WEEK 2 (5/14-5/18)
Tuesday 12:15-2
Wednesday 12:20-2
Friday 12:40-2

WEEK 3 (5/21-5/25)
Monday 10:10-2
Wednesday 12:15-2
Thursday 12:20-2

WEEK 4 (5/28-5/31)
Tuesday 12:40-2
*Wednesday 9-3* DAY BEFORE THE SHOW
*Thursday 9-3* DAY OF THE SHOW!!!

​​​​​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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