December 6, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 09/20/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
September 20, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER
 
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 24 Thursday Pink Pledge Day (wear pink & donate $1 for Breast cancer awareness)
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 23, 2019
Monday-E, Tuesday-F, Wednesday-A, Thursday-B, Friday-C
 
SCHOOL NEWS
A NOTE FROM MRS. JACKSON
It was a great week and the cool weather is getting us ready for fall and the many wonderful activities coming up as we end September and think about October. I spent time in kindergarten this week and am very impressed with our youngest learners as they follow routines end share their love of reading with one another.
***SAFETY TIP***
Please help your children and our school team in our efforts to ensure appropriate use of technology. It is important to monitor how much screen time children are exposed to and also important to make sure cell phone use is supervised closely. Please remind your children that when they are allowed to bring cell phones to school – they are to remain in backpacks throughout the school day AND on the school bus. A cell phone, as you know, is not just a phone and when children use them unsupervised they can present safety challenges for all. Thanks for reinforcing this at home.

 PTA NEWS
 
The PTA would like to say a BIG thank you to Alison Cuccaro and her team of volunteers for helping with the 4th Grade Mill River field trip. The kids had an amazing time and learned so much. The weather was perfect!

A huge thank you to our  fantastic “Ice Cream Social” Committee: Devon McKnight, Amanda Wormald and Cristina O’Meara. The event was a huge success! Thank you for all of your hard work.

A special thank you to Allyson Schenker and Sarah Martin for our First Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  We raised a great amount and collected wonderful toys for New Haven Children’s Hospital Toy Closet program.  Donations still being accepted until September 27th.

Last but not least, thank you Katie Flynn for all your help and support with both the Ice Cream Social and Alex’s Lemonade Stand, we so appreciate you.

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
Who is ready for some before and after school activities!!! Check out the After School Enrichment flyer which came in the backpack mail this week or click here for a copy. Please fill out the registration form and send in an envelope marked “After School Enrichment.”
Enrollment is open until 09/23/2019. All programs are filled on a first come, first serve basis so don’t delay!

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 run through September 27th. See attached Flyer for more information! If you have any questions feel free to contact Katie Flynn FlynnKathrynanne@gmail.com

***** PTA MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE *****

Attention NSS Families! The deadline is approaching to join the NSS PTA and receive a free paper directory. We are always thrilled to have parents join the PTA and support our mission to positively affect the NSS community, but if you want a free paper directory, you must join by October 1st.
Click here for our membership form.

DIRECTORY DETAILS NEEDED
Parents, please login to Membership Toolkit, https://nsspta.membershiptoolkit.com, and assign your child to their homeroom teacher. It only takes a minute and helps us complete our class lists. Thank you for your help!

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.

MOM’S NIGHT OUT
Calling all #TigerMoms! Please join us on Friday, October 11th for our first Mom’s Night Out Self-Defense class and drinks/apps at Puerta Vallarta! See attached flyer for more info!
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COMMUNITY NEWS
DIGITAL SAFETY
The Sherman PTA will be hosting a digital safety event for parents/caregivers of children in all Fairfield Public Schools on Wednesday, September 25 at Roger Ludlowe Middle School Auditorium from 7 – 9 PM. The event is open to ALL parents/caregivers, but especially aimed to those with 4th and 5th graders. Click here for more information.

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

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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