September 15, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 02/08/2019


NSS PTA Friday Flash
February 08, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

February  8 Grades K-2 Pee Wee Theater Performance APR 6:30 p.m.
February  8 JRFH Donations Due
February  8 4th Grade Orchestra Concert for Teachers and Students
February  9 Troop 88 & 188’s Spaghetti Supper 6-8 p.m.
February 11 4th Grade Orchestra Concert for Parents at 7 p.m.
February 13 NSS PTA Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the NSS library
February 14 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal – Professional Development
February 15-18 No School (February Break, Presidents Day)
February 16 Yearbook Sale closes
February 20, 21, 22 Pizza Bingo at 6 p.m.
March 1 Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)
March 6 Book Swap at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
March 8 Sweetheart Dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the APR
March 9 Mother & Son Bowling Night at 5-7:30 p.m.
March 12 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal – Professional Development
March 14 STEAM Night at 6:30 p.m.
March 16 Spring Fling 6:30-10:30 p.m.
March 21 NSS PTA Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the APR

2018-19 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: February 11, 2019
Monday-A, Tuesday-B, Wednesday-C, Thursday-D, Friday-No School

SCHOOL NEWS
A NOTE FROM MRS. JACKSON
Another great week for our students. I spent time in Kindergarten this week and was very impressed with student writing. We enjoyed our curriculum coffee in that grade as well and the children loved sharing their reading with parents. We are all looking forward to another fine production tonight as our Pee Wee stars take the NSS stage!


4TH GRADE ORCHESTRA
Concert for school students and staff, Friday, Feb. 8 and Concert for parents Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Jennifer Ficks


ART NEWS
Looking for NEWSPAPER! If you have newspaper at home that you can spare to the Art Room please send it this way! We’re beginning more and more 3D art lessons and are quickly running out of newspaper. Thank you!! – Mrs. Mansi


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
If your child will be entering Kindergarten in the 2019/20 school year, please be sure to pre-register on line and schedule an appointment with our registrar’s office prior to our visitation/orientation day scheduled on May 1, 2019. We have added the links below to guide you through our registration process. Once you have pre-registered on line, you will need to make an appointment to confirm the registration at Central Office. To make an appointment, please call 203-255-8398. Thank you.
http://cdn.fairfieldschools.org/parent-resources/registration/KDGN_Program_2019-20.pdf
http://fairfieldschools.org/parent-resources


PTA NEWS

A BIG THANK YOU TO…
Erin Lopez & Kelly McWhinnie for all their hard work on Drama Performance “Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks”. WHAT A WONDERFUL SHOW!!

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.


NSS BOOK SWAP
Start saving books your kids are done reading!  The NSS PTA will be hosting our fourth annual Book Swap on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30-7:30 in the APR!  Books will be collected on Monday 3/4, Tuesday 3/5 and Wednesday 3/6 in the classrooms. One book donated earns a “new” book at the Book Swap.
See the attached flyer for further details!


SWEETHEART DANCE
Calling all North Stratfield Girls! Girl Scout Troop #33221 invites you along with an influential adult to the annual Sweetheart Dance on Friday, March 8th from 6:30-8:30 in the NSS APR. Bring your dancing shoes, along with donations of crayons and small containers of play-doh for the benefit of children in local hospitals in collaboration with Brady’s Smile.
See the attached flyer for more information.


2ND ANNUAL MOTHER & SON BOWLING NIGHT
Saturday, March 9th, 5-7:30 p.m. at Nutmeg Lanes, Fairfield
It’s time to break out your bowling shoes! Mother & Son Bowling Night is back! Show off your skills and play with (or against) each other! Flyers will be coming home soon in backpack mail, or you can print the attached. This event sold out quickly last year as Nutmeg Bowl only allows 6 bowlers per lane. A week before the event, we’ll send out a link to everyone who’s registered and paid to pick those lucky lanes!  And of course, if Mom can’t make it, bring an aunt, grandma, or another special bowler!  It’s going to be a blast!
Questions: email Jen Nori (kappajenny@comcast.net) or Alexandra McHale (alexandra.mchale1@gmail.com).


STEAM NIGHT
STEAM Night has replaced Math Night for Grades 2-5, and is coming up on March 14th from 6:30-8:00pm. Choose one of these easy ways to register:
– Complete the attached form (also coming to you in backpack mail) and have your child return it to school, Attn: Family STEAM Night
– Send an email to dvenech@hotmail.com, including your name, your child’s name, class & teacher
– Fill out & submit the Google Form found at: https://tinyurl.com/NSSSTEAM2019
Volunteers are needed to ensure everything runs like clockwork. If you are available the evening of the event, please contact Debbie Venech at dvenech@hotmail.com. Thank you!


SPRING FLING
NSS Spring Fling is here!  Join us for a wee bit o’fun at our parent dance on March 16th from 6:30-10:30 p.m! Open bar, tasty food, DJ and St Patrick’s themed fun will be had at this annual event which is always a fun and relaxing night out for all NSS parents!  Please purchase tickets ahead of time as there will be limited tickets available at the door!
See flyer here for all the details!


VARIETY SHOW
The moment we’ve been all waiting for! Everything you need to know about the Variety Show is in the following attachment. Please print out the application page and return as soon as possible no later than March 1st.
If you have any questions you can reach out to Maria Kozeracki Maria.Kozeracki@bicworld.com or Jennifer Calabrese mamabearrox@gmail.com.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION 
Looking for a way to help increase funding for PTA-sponsored programs and equipment without spending extra? Enroll in programs that enable NSS to earn dividends on the money you already spend! Check out our page which includes information on how to earn free money for NSS as well as a brief video on Box Tops for Education.


CHANGE OF PLANS 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!


SCOUTING NEWS
SCOUT BSA TROOP 88 & 188’S SPAGHETTI SUPER
Please Join Us for Troop 88 & 188’s Spaghetti Supper, February 9th – 6pm to 8pm! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of spaghetti or penne with marinara and our homemade, Italian-style meatballs, along with bread, salad, drinks and dessert, all crafted and served to you family-style by your favorite Scouts!
Adults – $15; Seniors & Children (aged 5 to 12) – $10; Children under 5 – FREE


NSS Friday Flash Info
If you have a submission for the NSS Friday Flash, send it to info@nsspta.org 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. 
PeachJar
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.
Useful Links
NSS Website
NSS PTA Website
NSS PTA Members Group on Facebook – Are you a member yet? If not, reach out to your room parent to be added here.
NSS PTA Calendar
Infinite Campus for Parents
MySchoolAnywhere – Online directory

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