September 15, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 08/30/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
August 30, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER
Sep 2 No School (Labor Day)
Sep 6 Back to school Ice-cream social 6-8 p.m.
Sep 12 NSS Open House 6:15-8:00pm
Sep 19 PTA Meeting APR, 7:30 p.m.
Sep 24 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal
Sep 30 No School (Rosh Hashanah)
Oct 2 Walk to School Day
Oct 4 Picture Day
Oct 9 No School (Yom Kippur)
Oct 10 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal (Conferences)
Oct 15-17 Scolastic Book Fair
Oct 15 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal (Conferences)
Oct 16 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal (Conferences)
Oct 17 PTA Meeting APR, 7:30 p.m.

See the full NSS PTA Calendar

2019-20 Elementary
6-Day Rotation
Week: September 2, 2019 
Monday-No School, Tuesday-C, Wednesday-D, Thursday-E, Friday-F

SCHOOL NEWS

A NOTE FROM MRS. JACKSON 
The children had a great start to the 2019-2020 year and it was great seeing so many parents during visitation and the PTA Tea. We are looking forward to a great year as a community of learners. Make sure to check your child’s backpack for important school and PTA information. Enjoy the long weekend.


VOLUNTARY STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
The Voluntary Student Accident Claims Administrator for the 2019-2020 school year will be Bollinger Insurance Solutions. Enrollment details and additional voluntary student accident information can be found on the Bollinger Specialty Group website at http://www.bollingerschools.com/myschool/insurance-products.aspx?id=951

 PTA NEWS
Katie Flynn and the Kindness Committee for organizing the Welcome Back Play Date, such a great way to start the year!
Jen Nori and Laura Tavella for organizing all our Kindergarten Play Dates, Welcome K to NSS!
Michelle Hennessey and Laura Equale for our sweet treats at the Welcome Tea AND for spending their time organizing the PTA closet, thank you thank you!

PTA MEMBERSHIP

Please join the NSS PTA as we work to make this a fun and rewarding school year for NSS students and staff!  Membership is the first step toward helping us accomplish our mission – enriching the school experience for students, families and staff. No additional work required once you join, but we’re always looking for fresh perspectives and ideas! Click here for our membership form.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL  
Calling all North Stratfield Families, Teachers and Administration! 
Please join us for the Fifth Annual Welcome Back Ice Cream Social Friday, September 6th from 6pm – 8pm at the NSS Blacktop.

Come reconnect with friends and meet new NSS parents!
Make your own sundaes with all the fixings! (*designated peanut/dairy free table)
Dancing and entertainment provided by a DJ!
Ticket Prices: 5$ for kids and adults (children two and under are free)
See attached Flyer and Sign Up Sheet for more details.


NSS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

NSS Tigers Take the PINK PLEDGE! This is the 3rd year that NSS will join the town of Fairfield in supporting October Breast Cancer Awareness month. The PTA is seeking parent support to act as the NSS liaison with our Community Leader at Norma Pfriem Breast Center.
Responsibilities include promoting the pledge via flyers/FB post/Fri Flash, collecting funds and organize the photo op with the Pink Pledge Car. Materials used by former chair are available. 
Great for someone who wants to help on their own schedule.
For those interested please email Kelly Imschweiler at kimschweiler@optonline.net.

C H A N G E    O F    P L A N    P A D
If a change of plan pad is needed, please send in $3 cash or check payable to NSS PTAPlease 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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