May 26, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 05/03/2019


NSS PTA Friday Flash
May 3, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 6-10 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
May 7-9 NSS Plant Sale
May 9 NSS Art Show. Grades K-2 – 5:30-6:15 pm; Grades 3-5 – 6:15-7:00 pm
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)
May 31 5th Grade Bonfire @ Jennings
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: May 6, 2019
Monday-F, Tuesday-A, Wednesday-B, Thursday-C, Friday-D

SCHOOL NEWS

BOE UPDATES
The Board of Education will be making many large and impactful decisions in the coming months, from selecting a new superintendent to the looming and seemingly eminent decisions about a possible redistricting. I highly recommend staying engaged in this process as it begins, the Board will be relying heavily on parent input and I will keep the NSS community updated with all relevant details as they become more clear.

I am happy to update any parent who wants background information on the current discussions this Board has already had on redistricting (flynnkathrynanne@gmail.com) and as always you can email our entire board with your questions, concerns & support at boemembers@fairfieldschools.org – Katie Flynn


PTA NEWS

A BIG THANK YOU TO…
Maria Kozeracki and Jen Calabrese for all their hard work on the NSS Variety Show. It was a wonderful night and we appreciate all you did to help our rising stars shine!

TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK – MAY 6TH – 10TH
Next week is Teachers and Staff Appreciation Week at NSS!!  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!
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to bring something in! There are a few items remaining, check out the sign ups below if you want to contribute!
  On Tuesday, May 7th:  “Wake UP with a Healthy Breakfast”  Click here to sign up.
  On Thursday, May 9th:  “Fill UP Your Bellies with Delicious Snacks” Click here to sign up.
We REALLY need help with set up and clean up during next week’s events. Click here to sign up! If you are able to help some of the requested time, please email one of us, we will take whatever you can do!
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!
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.

THE NSS PLANT SALE IS HERE! – MAY 7TH – 9TH
Opening night. Tuesday evening, May 7th, from 6-8pm.  Stop by and to purchase plants and get a treat from Alene’s Ice Cream Truck!  Don’t miss the best selection!
The sale will run Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th.  Students will have the opportunity to stop by and make purchases.  Don’t forget to send money with your students on the sale dates!  Parents welcome anytime!
We still desperately need VOLUNTEERS!!! Please help make this event a success.  We can’t do it without volunteers!  Signup below on Sign-up Genius. No gardening experience necessary!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AABAF28AAFC1-nssplant
Tomato-Garden-to-Go.  Tomato-Gardens-to-Go are back, $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.  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.
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!
Any questions feel free to message, call or text me, Amy Boland at 203-450-2992

NSS ART SHOW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
With the annual student art show next Thursday, 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! We’ll need the most volunteers on the day of the show! No art skills needed! If you can work a stapler &/or tape, that’s all we need! THANK YOU to those who’ve already helped out with the prep work so far.
Email Bonnie Liang with any questions at sibonliang@outlook.com


2019 INDUCTION DINNER
You’re invited to the 2019 NSS PTA Induction Dinner on Thursday, May 16th.  We’re going to be celebrating our volunteers and welcoming on our new board members! Please see the attached invitation for details!


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WALK-A-THON 
The NSS Walk-A-Thon is almost here (Friday, May 17th with a rain date of Monday May 20th)!
Last week the family pledge forms and permission slips went home!  Families, please be sure to view and complete the family pledge forms, also attached here!
A special thanks to our amazing group of 2019 sponsors!

BIC (Platinum sponsor!)
Tracy Locke
LCP General Contractors
CBS
J&M Construction
T&T Landscaping
Globe Equipment
Burn Boot Camp
Fairfield Cake Lady
Nicole in the Neighborhood
Michelle Hennessey
Remi Dri Vac
CT Eye Specialists


SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS
You can now order your school supply kits for the 2019-2020 school year! Forms should be coming home any day with additional information. Orders are only made online and can be made from May 1st through June 14th at www.shopttkits.com – ACCT# 83268. If you have any questions please contact Jen Nori kappajenny@comcast.net.


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
Pack 95 invites possible future scouts & siblings to come join us at NSS, in the APR, Wednesday 5/15 @ 7pm with a decorated 2 liter soda bottle for launching! Parents, there is a high probability that the kids will get slightly wet, all in the good fun of Scouting! Looking forward to meeting you all then! Please see attached flyer.


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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