December 10, 2018

NSS Friday Flash 11/2/2018

Dates to Remember
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: November 5, 2018

Monday-C, Tuesday-No School, Wednesday-D, Thursday-E, Friday-F

SCHOOL NEWS

Notes from Mrs. Jackson
It was a great and exciting week at NSS.  The students really enjoyed celebrating Halloween as a school community and we all loved seeing so many parents enjoying our parade.  PLEASE help us keep all of our students safe during and after school.  We have seen many students climbing trees and pulling off branches after school.  We would appreciate your help when you pick up your children – please do not allow them to climb trees within our campus.  We have also noticed that more and more students are calling home throughout the school day to ask for a change in dismissal (mostly Wakeman) or to ask for instruments, forgotten glasses, or other items they feel they need in school.  Parents have expressed concerns about the calls although some appreciate them.  To help with this – we ask that you do your best to help your child/children prepare for school the night before (pack necessary items in backpacks; have conversations with your children about what the dismissal plan is; complete any necessary notes such as change in dismissal forms).  In school, we will help by discouraging the practice of teachers sending students to the office to call home. Of course – we will be in contact with you if a situation warrants a call home.

PTA NEWS

And a big, BIG thanks to…
Katie Flynn, Ed Lee and their many volunteers for a wonderful Halloween Party. A great time was had by all and we appreciate all you did to make this event such a success.

Be Smart and Safe at Drop-Off!
Please remember that when dropping your kids off at school in the morning parents/drivers are not to get out of their cars.  Our wonderful NSS Staff are there each and every morning to assist your child.  If you feel your child needs extra help with their belongings, please park in the lot and walk your child over to the door.

NSS Pancake Breakfast – TOMORROW!!
Come to the 22nd annual NSS Pancake Breakfast in the APR on Saturday, November 3rd! Tickets will be sold at the door for $12 a person. The sessions run 9-10 am and 10:30-11:30 am.

Bring cash for a chance to win NEW teacher and staff donated prizes at both sessions!

Please also consider donating to Operation Hope. Items they are most in need of are 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. There will be a container for donations next to check in. Thank you!

After School Enrichment  – Art & PE 
Check out the new Art & PE After/Before School Enrichment class descriptions and see what great news we have to offer. Please fill out the registration form and send in an envelope marked “After School Enrichment.”

Classes will fill up fast!  All programs are filled on a first come, first serve basis – Don’t delay!  Enrollment is open until 11/14/2018.

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

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR THESE FUNDRAISERS!
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. There is a box in the lobby of NSS. 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, they can be placed up until Friday, November 2nd in the decorated box labeled BRIDGEPORT RESCUE MISSION COAT DRIVE located in the NSS lobby.


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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