July 12, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 04/05/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
April 5, 2019


April 15-19 Spring Break
April 23, 24 NSS Fundraiser @ Little Pub
April 25 NSS PTA Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the APR
April 27 NSS Variety Show
April 30 B.O.E Town Hall style meeting
May 6-10 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
May 1 2019-20  Kindergarten Orientation/Visitation, 9:30 a.m., APR
May 7 NSS Art Show
May 7-9 NSS Plant Sale
May 10 NSS Golf Outing
May 14 NSS Grades 4 & 5 Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m. in the APR
May 16 PTA Induction Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
May 17 NSS Walk-a-thon
May 24 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal
May 26 No School (Memorial Day)
May 28 No School (Professional Development)
June 6 NSS PTA Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the APR

2018-19 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: April 8, 2019
Monday-C, Tuesday-D, Wednesday-E, Thursday-F, Friday-A


We enjoyed a great first week of April and the children are especially enjoying the great weather.  Our fifth graders started taking the Smarter Balance State Assessments this week and they clearly worked hard as they did their best to demonstrate all the great things they have learned up to this point.  I spent time in first grade this week and was very impressed with the fine writing and deep conversations our little authors are having with each other.  Make sure you read all the upcoming dates in the FLASH as we have many exciting activities coming up before and after the upcoming vacation.

It’s not too late to donate a Celebration Book to the NSS Library!
We have extended the deadline until the end of the school year! Your family has the opportunity to donate and dedicate a book to the NSS Library in honor of your child, a special teacher or staff member. Simply pick out your title of choice from the list on the next page, submit the form for title approval, purchase the book and send it in with your child. The library will place a dedication plate and schedule a photo-op with your child. The book becomes a treasure for all NSS students. Contact Jen Giudice at giudice00@yahoo.com with any questions

Our Kindergarten Orientation/Visitation Day is only a month away and invitations will be going out next week. 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 orientation/visitation 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.


Diana Carafotes for planning a fun family day at Urban Air.

Great news! We have extended the online and phone ordering deadline for you to order your Square 1 Art keepsakes and gifts featuring YOUR child’s masterpiece. CLICK HERE TO ORDER: https://shop.square1art.com/Shop  ORDER BY 4/11/2019. If you cannot locate your art access code, please contact Customer Care to place your order by phone, or receive your art code to make your purchase online. 888-332-3294 x 1 or  Christine Kelly, xinekite@gmail.comThank you for supporting your school through the arts!

It’s almost that time of year to honor the amazing Teachers and Staff at NSS!! Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th.  Our theme this year is “Up”, from the movie. The PTA is happy to announce that we have lots of treats and surprises planned for our beloved teachers and staff, but we need your help. Please consider signing up to help out with one of the events listed below, by grade. Thanks so much for your support!
  Tuesday, May 7th:  “Wake UP with a Healthy Breakfast”
We need volunteers from GRADES 3-5 to sign up to bring in an item for the Yogurt Bar. Click here to sign up!
  Thursday, May 9th:  “Fill UP Your Bellies with Delicious Snacks”
We need volunteers from GRADES K-2 to sign up to bring in an appetizer. Click here to sign up!
Stay tuned for more details about Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week in the upcoming Friday Flashes. Thank you so much for helping honor the hard work of everyone at NSS. Feel free to reach out to Stephanie Landau or Tracy Palmer with any questions.

Want one less thing to do? Let Little Pub make your dinner on April 23rd and 24th! April 2019 NSS Fundraiser @ Little Pub

Plant Sale Donations Needed:  Spring Cleaning? We are looking for donations of items that we can creatively re-purpose for the Annual Spring Plant Sale. Along with flower pots, we can also use small wicker baskets, pretty or cute coffee mugs and tea cups, small bowls… really anything that can be turned into a creative planter or garden ornament. If you are spring cleaning and find items you would like to donate, please contact me at aj-boland@hotmail.com or text me at 203-450-2992. I am happy to pick up any donations! – Amy Boland

Earlier this week the NSS Golf Outing Invite and Registration Form came home in backpack mail. If you missed it, see the attached link. Come out for golf and evening activities and join the NSS community for a great day on May 10th at 12:00pm! If you are unable to join us please consider donating to the raffle game via the sign up genius that came out in the flash.
Thank you! Daniella Kohler and Laura Tavella

Get your walking shoes ready! The NSS Walk-A-Thon is coming on Friday May 17th! Parents, we need sponsors!! Please see the attached flyer, sponsor letter and form!

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.
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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