December 10, 2018

NSS Friday Flash 10/26/18

Dates to Remember
October 26 —————————NSS Takes the Pink Pledge
October 27 —————————NSS Halloween Party
October 31 ————————– NSS Halloween Costume Parade 9:30am  Bus Loop
November 3 ————————-NSS Pancake Breakfast
November 6 ————————-School Closed for Election Day
November 9 ————————-NSS Veterans Day Ceremony
November 12 ———————–School Closed for Veterans Day
November 15 ———————–NSS PTA Meeting 7:30pm in the APR
November 21 ———————–Early Dismissal 1:40pm for Thanksgiving Break
November 22-23 ——————-School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

2018-19 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: October 29, 2018

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Notes from Mrs. Jackson
It has been another fine week and we are all looking forward to our upcoming Halloween Parade.  Don’t forget to join us outside as we march around in costumes.  Make sure to view the handout that was sent previously for details.  I spent time in fifth grade chorus this week and it was great seeing them working as a group.  Concerts are going to be fabulous!

Volunteers Needed for Veterans Day Ceremony Preparation
The Veteran’s Day Assembly committee is looking for a few good people to help put up pictures and decorate the hallway on November 1st or 2nd.  If you are interested and can lend a hand, please email Mrs. Furey. Please see the attached flyers for more information about our Veteran’s Day Commemoration and Wall of Honor.

NSS Halloween Costume Parade

Please see the attached file for more information about our Halloween Costume Parade!

PTA NEWS

And a big, big thanks to…
Ashley Klein, Michael Quigley, Michael Carafotes, Lucas Papageorge Jr., Sue Fekete, Alison Cuccaro, Lynette Darken, Job Galan, Gabrielle DinunzioNurit Cohen-Citron and Stephanie Schacher for leading our third graders on their Mill River trip.

Laura Equale and Stephanie Landau for helping to organize the Kindergarten Curriculum Coffee refreshments and to our Kindergarten Parents – Andrea Monroy, Kelly Coughlan, Anna Torres, Lauren Fournier, Melissa Willis and Janine McDermott for providing the treats!

NSS Tigers Take the PINK PLEDGE!!! DONATE TODAY!
This is the 2nd year that NSS will join the town of Fairfield in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month. On October 26th (that’s TODAY!) we will get crazy with Pink. Each student is asked for a $1 donation and faculty $5 (of course any & all amounts are welcome) to be donated to the Norma Phriem Breast Care Center right here in town to offset the costs for the patients & families in our community.  Plan to dress in your boldest pink outfit to show our support, each class will take a picture with the Pink Pledge car. Let’s do this Tigers & PINK IT UP!!!!  Please send Cash or checks made to NPBCC sent in an envelope marked Pink Pledge to Eileen Dancho c/o Cormac Dancho 5W

Halloween Party Update – Please volunteer to help!
Tickets to the Halloween Party will be available at the door for anyone who did not pre-purchase their tickets already. The Halloween Party is also still in need of volunteers in a variety of areas including Friday evening and Saturday morning for set-up as well as during both party sessions and for clean up. Parent volunteers are a vital piece of North Stratfield’s PTA events and any help you can lend is very much appreciated! Please follow this link to sign up to volunteer. We want to make it a great event for our kids and need as much help as we can! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Katie Flynn or Ed Lee.

NSS BookWorms Book Club
Do you love to read?  Do you love discussing great books with your friends? Come join BookWorms, our own book club here at NSS!  Available to all students in grades 2-5.  Parent volunteers needed!  Deadline to register is Monday, October 29th.  Please note, because of the popularity of this program, we will not be accepting enrollments passed the due date!  Please see the attached flyer for program details and information on how to sign up.

NSS Pancake Breakfast
Don’t miss out on the NSS Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 3rd. Come check out our new staff donated raffles! Would your child like to be Art Teacher for their class? Or decorate cookies with the 3rd-grade teachers? Come to have a chance to win these and other exciting experiences with our fantastic staff!

There will be two sessions. The first one will run from 9:00 – 10:00 and the second session from 10:30 – 11:30. The fee is $9 per person (under 2 eat free) if received by Tuesday, October 30th. The fee will be $12 per person at the door.  We would really appreciate prepaid reservations to ensure we have plenty of pancakes for everyone. Click here for another copy of the form.

We are still looking for volunteers for the event. Click here to sign up to volunteer.  Be a part of making this a great morning for the families of NSS!

While celebrating the season of giving at NSS with everyone, we will also be giving to Operation Hope.  Please consider donating any of the following needed items: tuna, rice, pancake mix, syrup, jelly, honey, pasta sauce, chili/stew, beef soup, Ramen, chowder, peanut butter, condiments, canned fruit, sugar, flour, oil, shampoo and deodorant. There will be a box for collection next to the check-in desk.

NSS Picture Retake Day is Thursday, November 15th! 
Who Should Go on Absentee/Retake Day:

· Any student not satisfied with original portrait – Return your complete package minus the class picture to the photographer on retake day.
· Any student who was absent on the original day whether you are purchasing a package or not.
· Any student who did not purchase on the original day and would like to purchase a package.
· You can place an order online at mylifetouch.com  — picture day id:  EJ218037Q0  (site is available for ordering approximately 2 weeks prior to retake day)

Any questions, please call Lifetouch at 203-735-5933 or email Sue Fekete.

​​​​​Change of Plan Pads
If a change of plan pad is needed, please send in $3 cash or check payable to NSS PTA. Please indicate your child’s name and class so we know who to deliver it to. Please allow up to a week to receive a new pad. Thank you!

COMMUNITY NEWS

Halloween Candy Donation Fundraisers
The Great Charity Gingerbread House Project is collecting leftover Halloween Candy for our project, which benefits over 150 kids in local charities each year. We will have a box in the lobby starting Monday, Oct. 29th – Friday, Nov. 2nd. Help stuff the Box—make a child smile this Holiday season. Any questions, please call Carole Canzoneri at 203-216-1106.

Too Much Halloween Candy?? Do you have more Halloween candy than you know what to do with?  Consider participating in the town-wide Halloween Buy Back Candy program and help support the wonderful Al’s Angels charity in the process.  Click this flyer to learn more.

Coat Drive for Bridgeport Rescue Mission
The National Charity League (NCL), a mother-daughter philanthropic organization in Fairfield, has partnered with Bridgeport
Rescue Mission to help coordinate their annual coat drive for families in need. This coat drive is part of Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Project and will aim to provide about 15,000 warm coats to families. Should you wish to donate coats can be placed up until Friday, November 2nd in the decorated box labeled BRIDGEPORT RESCUE MISSION COAT DRIVE located in the NSS lobby.

October – National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, supported by our national government across the country. Fairfield PTA Council (PTAC) is launching its first unified, viral media initiative in an effort to continue to foster a safe and happy community for our children.  As a show of our support PTAC is asking all PTA Members, families and students who want to partake to post the image below as a personal profile on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn and any other social media platforms you’d like to share this message. Also, be sure to CLICK I’M IN! (https://www.kindnessevolution.org/im-in/) to show your support and be counted as a school or family who stands behind this important message.


NSS Flash Info
If you have a submission for the NSS Friday Flash, send it to info@nsspta.org no later than 1:00pm on Wednesdays. Please include the text of your blurb (plain text, no special formatting) and any attachments in PDF format. 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 1:00pm on the previous day. 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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