December 6, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 01/18/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash

January 18, 2019

Dates to Remember

January 18  ————————- Early Dismissal – Professional Development
January 21  ————————- No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 23  ————————- Paint and Sip (5th Grade Committee) – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
January 26 ————————– Cub Scout Pack 95 – Pinewood Derby 12:00-4:00 p.m.
February  1  ————————- NSS Drama Performance – 7:00 p.m.
February  2  ————————- NSS Drama Performance – 1:00 p.m.
February  8  ————————- 4th Grade Orchestra Concert for Teachers and Students
February 11 ————————- 4th Grade Orchestra Concert for Parents at 7:00 p.m.
February 13 ————————- NSS PTA Meeting 7:30 p.m. in the APR
February 14 ————————- Early Dismissal – Professional Development
February 15 ————————- No School (February Break)
February 18 ————————- No School (Presidents Day)
February 20, 21, 22 ————— Pizza Bingo – 6:00 p.m.

2018-19 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: January 21, 2019

Monday-No School, Tuesday-E, Wednesday-F, Thursday-A, Friday-B


A Note from Mrs. Jackson
Another great week at NSS!  Our students in kindergarten enjoyed CANE in the classroom and I am amazed by some of their writing pieces that were shared with me this week.  It is hard to believe that January is passing so quickly.   There are many great activities coming up this month and next month so be sure and read through the dates carefully.  We wish you a great long weekend!

Jump Rope For Heart
Hello Families! Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association with the Kids Heart Challenge. Over the next few weeks, our students will be having fun learning about their heart & practicing their jump rope skills with the Heart Heroes while raising money to help fund lifesaving research. Students can earn their own Heart Hero Characters this year by using the new mobile app (download the Kids Heart Challenge app) or by visiting to sign up and raise money online! Just for signing up to save lives, your students will earn a glow in the dark wristband! PLUS this year, the mobile app unlocks even more fun. The Heart Heroes and wristband come to life! All donations are due on February 8th and our event day(s) are January 28th – February 1st. Thank you for helping a great cause!
Attached is the class schedule for the JRFH event. You will find the date and time that your child/children will be participating in their Jump Rope for Heart event.
Thank you for all your support! – Kim Rasmussen (NSS Physical Education Teacher)

4th Grade Orchestra
Concert for school students and staff, Friday, Feb. 8 and Concert for parents Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Jennifer Ficks


A BIG Thank you to…
Kelly McWhinnie and Deirdre Sikora for your work on the Directory, we appreciate your efforts!

Volunteers Needed for Drama Concession Stand Feb 2nd
The PTA is seeking a few folks to help organize and run the concession stand for the 1:00 p.m. Drama Performance on Saturday February 2nd.  Duties will include shopping for snacks (pretzels, chips, fruit snacks, ring pops, water, etc), setting up the table before the show for performers to purchase and selling during intermission. The cost of items purchased will be reimbursed by the PTA with ALL profits going back to the PTA. If you are able to assist please email Kelly Imschweiler at  Thank you in advance for your support of the NSS Community!

Drama Ticket Info Coming Soon
The Drama performance, Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks, A Cautionary Tale, is fast approaching so be sure to keep an eye on your email for ticket purchase information.  The show will take place this year at Black Rock Congregational Church (3685 Black Rock Tpke) on Friday, February 1st at 7pm and Saturday, February 2nd at 1pm.  Tickets will be $10 each available in advance and at the door.  Don’t miss out on this fun event! Questions email Kelly Imschweiler at

5th Grade Fundraiser at THE STUDIO
Please join us for a fun-filled Paint and Sip night at The Studio on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:00-9:00 p.m.  This is a 5th Grade Committee Fundraiser – all proceeds will benefit the 5th Grade class! Please RSVP by January 18th to secure your spot. Space is limited. Please see attached flyer for additional information. Any questions, contact: Torey Strauser ( or Nicole Farrell (

One School One Book
Believe it or not, March is around the corner, which means it’s our annual month-long literacy celebration – One School One Book.  We will be reading another book together as an NSS community. Order your copy now so your child is be ready to read after our big reveal in early March! Please see attached form. Book orders are due 1/30.

Yearbook 2018-19
It’s time to order your NSS Yearbook for 2018-2019!  Don’t miss out on this great memory for your student!  We are only fulfilling pre-orders this year.  Follow the link and you can order online or through backpack mail using the form. Yearbook sales are open through February 16th.

Pizza Bingo
The pizza bingo committee is looking for prize donations! The event is 3 nights, so ideally sets of 3 would be appreciated.  However, any donation is appreciated.  We’re looking for donations from area businesses such as gift cards, (restaurants, kids’ places (Rockin’ Jump, Sportsplex, Sound Tigers, etc.) age appropriate toys (K-5th grade), and any other prize that could be given away or raffled. Thank you in advance. If you have anything, please contact Brian Carroll or Hannah Choi.

Mother & Son Bowling Night 2019
It’s time to break out your bowling shoes!  Mother & Son Bowling Night is back!  More info to follow in backpack mail, but in the meantime, SAVE THE DATE!  We’ll be hitting the lanes at Nutmeg Bowl on March 9th at 5pm!

Variety Show
Calling all Talented NSS Students. The Variety Show will be Saturday evening on April 27th. Dress rehearsal is on April 25th. If you wish to participate start thinking about your talent. We will start viewing acts the first week of March. So please look out for future dates on when we will start accepting acts and the dates we will have our Talent Viewing. We will also need MC’s  (5th grade only) and backstage crew (4th and 5th only). We are very happy to be running this program this year – Maria Kozeracki and Jennifer Calabrese.

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!


Attention all future race car drivers!
Please join the cub scouts from Pack 95 in the APR on Saturday, January 26th for the Pinewood Derby! The Pinewood Derby is the highlight of the cub scouting year and we invite you to join us anytime between 12-4 p.m. Scouts will be racing their cars, cheering on their friends, playing games, making crafts and more. The first 15 prospective scouts can even race a car of their choosing in the special “Free For All” category. Please email Frank DiLorenzo at with any questions.

 Taking Cookie Orders!
Girl Scouts are famous for their delicious cookies!  If you’d like to support our new, little Daisies at NSS so they may enjoy experiences such as making their Memorial Day Parade banner and creating STEAM activities, contact Sarah Martin at (203) 214-7767. Sales through the Friday Flash will benefit the entire troop, not just one member of our troop. Girl Scouts is a nonprofit organization.

Daisies (Troop 30138): All cookie orders for our troop are due to Sarah Martin on or before February 3. Remember to be safe and have fun while selling. Questions can be directed to Sarah Martin via text at (203) 214-7767 or email at

NSS Flash Info
If you have a submission for the NSS Friday Flash, send it to no later than 1:00 p.m. 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 1:00 p.m. 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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