August 25, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 04/26/2019


NSS PTA Friday Flash
April 26, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 27 NSS Variety Show, 7:00 p.m. at Fairfield Woods Middle School
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 9 NSS Art Show. Grades K-2 – 5:30-6:15pm; Grades 3-5 – 6:15-7:00pm
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 27 No School (Memorial Day)
May 28 No School (Professional Development)
June 6 NSS PTA Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the APR
June 7 5th Grade Party @ ECC 7:00 p.m.
June 14 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal

2018-19 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: April 29, 2019
Monday-A, Tuesday-B, Wednesday-C, Thursday-D, Friday-E

SCHOOL NEWS

A NOTE FROM MRS. JACKSON
It was a great week back from spring vacation and we can’t believe it will be May next week!  The children have been very busy in all areas and my recent visits to both second grade and third grade were exciting ones as students showed off their reading and writing skills.  It is amazing to listen to their strong oral vocabulary as they work with partners to share ideas about books there are reading.  We are looking forward to kindergarten orientation next week and can’t wait to meet the newest members of our NSS family!


2019-20 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Our Kindergarten Orientation/Visitation Day is this Wednesday, May 1st. If your child will be entering Kindergarten in the 2019/20 school year, please be sure to pre-register online 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.
http://cdn.fairfieldschools.org/parent-resources/registration/KDGN_Program_2019-20.pdf
http://fairfieldschools.org/parent-resources


PTA NEWS

TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
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. Check out the attached “flyer” highlighting the events we have planned for the NSS Teachers and Staff!
We’ve decided to open the sign ups to all grades, please consider signing up to bring in a food item for one of the events listed below. 
  On Tuesday, May 7th:  “Wake UP with a Healthy Breakfast”
We need a few more volunteers to sign up to bring in an item for the Yogurt Bar. Click here to sign up.
  On Thursday, May 9th:  “Fill UP Your Bellies with Delicious Snacks”
We REALLY need volunteers to sign up to bring in an appetizer. Click here to sign up.
Please also consider signing up to help with set up and clean up during the week’s events. Click here to sign up!

We thought it would be fun to get the kids involved to show their appreciation to the NSS teachers and staff. Each day we will suggest an easy way for the kids to show their appreciation. Participation is optional. Please see the attached “flyer” for details, and tell your kids about it! They will love it!
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 Todaro Palmer with any questions.


NSS ART SHOW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
With the annual student art show around the corner on May 9th, Mrs. Mansi is looking for volunteers to help out…if you can spare an hour or two, please click here to sign up!  No art skills needed…if you can work a stapler &/or tape, that’s all we need!
Email Bonnie Liang with any questions at sibonliang@outlook.com

NSS PLANT SALE – SUPPLIES NEEDED
Plant sale is approaching (May 8-9) We are in need of small boxes and plastic/paper bags for the kids to carry their purchases home. 2 options-drop them off to me (Brian Carroll) @ 190 Canterbury Ln (leave on porch) or drop off at the sale tent during the sale days. Thank you all!


NSS PLANT SALE
Spring is here!  The NSS plant sale is around the corner! Mark your calendars!  Opening night is Tuesday evening, May 7th, from 6-8pm. Don’t miss the best selection!
The sale will run daily Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th and students will have the opportunity to stop by and make purchases, so please don’t forget to send money with them on the sale dates.  It is a great experience for them to use math skills, pick out a special gift. All proceeds from the sale go directly to our PTA! Parents welcome anytime!
Wheelbarrow Raffle  We will be raffling a decorative wheelbarrow fully planted with stunning annuals, tickets $2 each.  The wheelbarrow will be delivered to the raffle winner’s home!  An added bonus, the wheelbarrow will also be picked up at the end of the summer/season!  We plan to reuse, replant and re-raffle the wheelbarrow at next year’s plant sale!
Tomato-Garden-to-Go  Tomato-Gardens-to-Go are back as a Pre-Sale item thanks to Dan Kurzatkowski, $18 each!  Each garden includes a cherry tomato plant, basil plant and is pre-seeded with string beans in a 3.5 gallon bucket of certified organic soil.  Many people reported a great harvest last year! Deadline for Pre-orders is May 3rd, limited quantities available at the sale. Backpack mail, your students name, class, the number of gardens and payment to Amy Boland c/o Maddy Boland, 4M. Orders can be picked up at the Plant Sale.
Volunteers Needed!  We are in need of volunteers to help all three days, including set up during the day May 7th.  Please message me if you are available to lend a hand, no gardening experience necessary!
Any questions feel free to message, call or text me, Amy Boland at 203-450-2992.

NSS GOLF OUTING
The Golf Outing is almost here! Dinner, drinks, raffles and DJ!  Don’t miss this fun night out! We’re extending the RSVP date until Tuesday, April 30th. Invitation Attached. Come join in on the fun! Thank you for all the amazing donations we have received – Please send in any outstanding donations ASAP!
Also – any family or business interested in sponsoring a hole, or if you are interested in volunteering day-of, we would love to have you!  Please contact Daniella Kohler dkohl73@gmail.com or Laura Tavella Lmtavella@icloud.com with any questions, or interest.


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WALK-A-THON 
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!


5TH GRADE PARTY
Attention 5th graders! Please save the date, Friday June 7th 7pm, for the 5th grade party at the ECC. More details to come soon!


SCOUTING NEWS 

NSS CUB SCOUT PACK 95
Great News!!! NSS’s Cub Scout Pack 95 is proud to announce that The Cub Scout Summer Camps are now open to Non-Scouts!!! That’s right, you do not have to be a Cub Scout to attend this year’s Scout Summer Camp!
About the program:
2019 Summer Day Camp Program
For boys & girls who will be in first through fifth grades as of September 2019!!!
Camp is about FUN…but who says we can’t learn and have fun at the same time?!?!
Day Camp Staff will blend our “Under the Sea” theme with education and hands-on experiments that campers are sure to love this summer!!

Connecticut Yankee Council’s Day Camps are weeklong (Monday-Friday) programs hosted in six communities over the course of the summer.  Campers will experience all the awesome things camp can offer while remaining close to home. Campers will participate in many types of activities including archery, field sports, nature, arts & crafts, STEM, singing songs and performing skits, learning about all that happens “Under the Sea”  and so much more. All areas (especially archery and water activities) place a special emphasis on safety procedures.  This year’s camp theme, Under the Sea, will feature special days where campers will learn about the many mysteries beneath the surface of the ocean! Each Friday we will close the week with a Field Day followed by a program where the campers will perform skits and songs for their families!

We offer an early bird rate of $220 for the week if paid in full by April 30!  Spots are filling up so register online today!
Click here to register online today!
When registering online you will need to select a ‘unit type‘ & ‘number‘, if your camper is not a Scout simply select Pack 000 and this will allow you to proceed through to the end of the registration.

Want to learn more about all of the cool things your camper will do at camp?   Please “like” us on Facebook to see more! For more information please contact Cindy Pepe, 203.951.0228 or via email Cynthia.pepe@scouting.org.

2019 DATES & LOCATIONS 
Week 1: PNA Park, Wallingford, July 1st – 5th
Week 2: Eisenhower Park, Milford, July 8th – 12th
Week 3: Old Mine Park, Trumbull, July 15th – 19th
Week 4: Deer Lake Scout Reservation, July 22nd – 26th (swimming location)
Week 5: Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding, July 29nd – August 2nd
Week 6: Cranbury Park, Norwalk, August 5th – 9th

CAMP HOURS
(Call Cindy to find out about extended care hours)
Monday:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday:  9:00 am to 2:30 pm (lunch is at 12:30 pm / program will begin at 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:
Cindy Pepe, Membership Assistant
Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America
203.951-0228/Cynthia.pepe@scouting.org


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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