December 6, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 09/13/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
September 13, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER
 
Sep 13 Friday TODAY – Back to school Ice-cream social 6-8 p.m.
Sep 19 Thursday PTA Meeting APR, 7:30 p.m.
Sep 24 Tuesday 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal
Sep 30 Monday No School (Rosh Hashanah)
Oct 2 Wednesday Walk to School Day
Oct 4 Friday Picture Day
Oct 9 Wednesday No School (Yom Kippur)
Oct 10 Thursday 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal (Conferences)
Oct 15-17 Tues-Thurs Scholastic Book Fair
Oct 15 Tuesday 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal (Conferences)
Oct 16 Wednesday 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal (Conferences)
Oct 17 Thursday PTA Meeting APR, 7:30 p.m.
Oct 26 Saturday Monster Mash, 6-8 p.m. (details to follow)
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: September 16, 2019
Monday-F, Tuesday-A, Wednesday-B, Thursday-C, Friday-D
 
SCHOOL NEWS
 
A NOTE FROM MRS. JACKSON
It was a great first full week of school at NSS. Many of our students began taking our STAR assessments and are working hard in all areas. It was great seeing so many parents at Open House Night and we look forward to many events coming up in the next few weeks. Many thanks for helping us keep our arrival and dismissal safe.  Please also help us by making sure your dismissal plans are clearly communicated to your children and their classroom teachers. Hope to see you at the Ice Cream Social!
 PTA NEWS
   
A BIG Thank You To…
Silva Asfar, Amy Barrett, Brita Belli, Jennifer Calabrese,
Hannah Choi, Rose Guarnaccia
 & Ebe Jayaseelah
for helping out with the banners for our new teachers at NSS this year. – Dipti Haria

Our Ice Cream Social is TODAY!
At the ice cream social, there will be a lemonade/juice stand and a raffle where NSS will be donating the proceeds raised to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Please help us support children fighting cancer in honor of childhood cancer awareness month!
Just a friendly reminder that the play scape is still closed. Fields are open if you would like to bring along a soccer ball or frisbee to play with.

NSS KINDNESS COMMITTEE Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Toy Drive
Calling all thoughtful and terrific NSS Tigers! Lets put our paws together and help spread some joy to the children at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Toys and gift cards will be donated to the Toy Closet Program where children can pick a toy/gift card of their choice during their stay. Collections will begin at the Ice Cream Social and run through September 27th. See attached Flyer for more information! If you have any questions feel free to contact Katie Flynn FlynnKathrynanne@gmail.com

!!! ATTENTION Parents who were unable to attend open house !!!
Room Parents need your contact information for classroom volunteer opportunities and events.
Please email your Room Parent Coordinator to get your information to your Room Parents.
Stephanie Landau (Grades K-2) landaustephanie@gmail.com
Kelly Lovegrove (Grades 3-5) kbren3@yahoo.com

ECC BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The ECC Before and After School Program is a fee-based child-care service provided for NSS families, operated by the Easton Community Center. Our focus is to provide a safe and fun environment for all children. We provide various activities that engage children in homework, sports, cartooning, “no bake” cooking activities, multicultural activities, science, social studies, math, arts and crafts, music, dramatic play, reading and special themed days throughout the year.
Monthly Rates
Before Care – $175 (7:00-8:45 am)
After Care – $270 (3:30-6:00 pm)
Full Time Care – $375 (before & after)
Contact Information
Casey Jadach – Email: Casey.jadach@eastoncc.com, Office: 203-459-9700, Site Phone: 203-414-6816

ATTENTION K-2 PARENTS/GUARDIANS
We are in need of a Kindergarten C.A.N.E coordinator (Connecticut Audubon Nature Explorers Program). The coordinator will be in charge of emailing Kindergarten parent-volunteers about the training and classroom presentations dates, and picking up/returning the materials at Fairfield Audubon. Fairfield Audubon trains Parent-Volunteers to present three science enrichment programs to their child’s class in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Two units are presented in the classroom, leading up to one end-of-year field study activity. Fairfield Audubon provides most of the materials that will be needed in the classroom. See attached for training dates. Classroom presentation dates are TBD.
Kindergarten (In need of a coordinator and 2 volunteers for each class, KK, KH, KM)
– Fall and winter programs are puppet shows
– Spring program is held on school grounds.
Currently there is no one signed up to volunteer. Without volunteers this program will be canceled. C.A.N.E is a super fun and super easy way to be involved at NSS!! Please help us keep CANE at NSS for our kindergartens. Please email Stephanie Landau at landaustephanie@gmail.com for more information!!!

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. Please make check payable to: “NSS PTA” and send form to Deirdre Sikora c/o Liam Sikora 5G

PICTURE DAY
Get ready to smile!! North Stratfield picture day is Friday, October 4th. Order forms will be coming home in back pack mail, and may also be purchased online at www.coffeepond.com. Pictures will arrive 3-4 weeks after picture day. Each child will receive a class photo. If your child is absent on picture day, their photo will be taken on retake day. Retake day will be on Friday, November 22nd.
If you have any questions/concerns or are interested in volunteering at picture day please email Sue Fekete thefeketes@yahoo.comAnonymous Angel funds are available contact Mrs. Jackson djackson@fairfieldschools.org.
Questions/concerns can also be addressed by Coffeepond directly through their customer care at lifeguards@coffeepond.com or at (800)632-2323 ext. 0.
C H A N G E    I N    P L A N S    P A D
If a ‘change of plans’ 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
A-F Calendar Days – A-F Calendar
Infinite Campus for Parents
Membership Toolkit – Online directory
Food Services – Check out this month’s LUNCH Menu

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