March 18, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 02/14/2019


NSS PTA Friday Flash
February 14, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

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 20 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 21 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 21 NSS PTA Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the APR
March 28 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences
April 15-19 Spring Break
April 25 NSS PTA Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the APR
April 27 Variety Show

2018-19 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: February 18, 2019
Monday-No School, Tuesday-E, Wednesday-F, Thursday-A, Friday-B

SCHOOL NEWS
A NOTE FROM MRS. JACKSON
A short but productive week at NSS!  Our students really enjoyed all their Valentine’s Day activities and they loved having our first official “snow day” as well.  We are hoping to have incoming kindergarten students registered and all set for their visitation in the spring – so if you have a student to register please complete the process and spread the word in the neighborhood as well.  We are looking forward to our four day weekend and hope you have a great time over this brief “break.”


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…
Ms. Alley and Ms. Monahan for all their hard work on the very first NSS Pee Wee Drama performance. We appreciate all that you did to ensure a fun and positive experience was had by all our budding actors and actresses.

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 UPDATE!
Thanks to everyone who has paid for their reservations for Pizza Bingo. We have quite a few families whose payments we haven’t received. Please send yours in today! Send it in an envelope via Backpack Mail to Brian Carroll c/o Noah Carroll 4P. Please include your name so we know who to credit for the payment! We will send a confirmation email when we receive your payment. If you sent your payment in and haven’t received a confirmation, email us at nsspizzabingo@gmail.com.
If you’d like to sign up, we’ve got lots of room on Thursday. https://tinyurl.com/y9pvpl2g
Or come volunteer! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054bacaa2dabfb6-2019
We are still accepting donations of toys, games or small gift certificates to local businesses. The raffles at Pizza Bingo raise money for the PTA to use to make our school even better. If you’re a small business owner, please consider donating! We will be sure to spread the word of your generosity so that the NSS community can return the favor by supporting your business. Please contact Hannah Choi or Brian Carroll or email nsspizzabingo@gmail.com. Thank you!


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.


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!


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 – Not a member? Reach out to your room parent
NSS PTA Calendar
Infinite Campus for Parents
MySchoolAnywhere – Online directory
Food Services – Check out this month’s LUNCH Menu

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