November 15, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 10/25/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
October 25, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

Today is ‘Dress in Pink’ Day!

Oct 26 Sat Monster Mash, 6-8 p.m.
Oct 31 Thurs NSS Halloween Parade at 9:30 a.m.
Nov 1 Fri NSS Spirit Day
Nov 2 Sat Pancake Breakfast
Nov 5 Tues No School (PD, Election Day)
Nov 6 Wed Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m.
Nov 7 Thurs STEAM Night 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. ALL Grades
Nov 11 Mon No School (Veteran’s Day)
Nov 21 Thurs NSS PTA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., APR
Nov 27 Wed 1:40 p.m. Early Dismissal PK-12
Nov 28 Thurs No School (Thanksgiving Day)
Nov 29 Fri No School (Thanksgiving Day)
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: October 28, 2019
Monday-D, Tuesday-E, Wednesday-F, Thursday-A, Friday-B
SCHOOL NEWS

NOTES FROM MRS. JACKSON
Another great and busy week. Our students in grades 3-5 are really enjoying playing in the Gaga Pit during recess. Thanks again to our great PTA. Several faculty members participated in Mind Up Training this week and we look forward to sharing more about this with you shortly. Basically it helps us provide student with emotional learning opportunities. We are looking forward to next week’s Halloween Parade and hope to see many of you there.


VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY – Save the Date!
This year’s Veteran’s Day Assembly will take place Wednesday, November 6th at 10:00 am.  Please see attached flyers for details on Veteran’s Day Commemoration and Wall of Honor. Flyers will also be sent home with information on the ceremony. Please keep in mind, due to limited space, this is typically an event attended by students, staff, veterans, town dignitaries, and parents who have Veterans being honored.

** VETERAN’S DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED **
The Veteran’s Day committee is looking for volunteers to come in and help decorate our halls prior to our Veteran’s Day assembly. This can be done on October 28th or 29th, AM or PM, whatever is best for volunteers. Just a few hours of help is needed. Invite a friend! Remember, many hands makes light work. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Furey @ jfurey@fairfieldschools.org

 PTA NEWS
Upcoming Events
MONSTER MASH
Join us for North Stratfield School’s First Annual Monster Mash TOMORROW Saturday, October 26th from 6-8 p.m.! 
A night of family friendly fun, we will have DJ entertainment, crafts, costume contest, photo booth and more! Perfect way to kick off the week of Halloween. Check out the attached flyer for more information. We are in need of adult volunteers to make the night a success, please sign up here to volunteer, any help is appreciated! 

NSS SPIRIT DAY
Announcing NSS Spirit Day! – We are re-starting a longstanding tradition at NSS of Spirit Day! We will celebrate the first Friday of every month, with the first one being on Friday, November 1st
. We encourage children and teachers to wear their NSS Spirit Wear on these days or just dress in our blue and white school colors. If you are in need of Spirit Wear, please check out our online store
Things ordered online can be picked up at the Soccer Post, in Shop Rite plaza off of Black Rock Tpke. Tricia Todd also has some Spirit Wear on-hand and you can reach out to her directly at tbtodd@yahoo.com


NSS PANCAKE BREAKFAST – November 2nd

Don’t miss out on the NSS Annual Pancake Breakfast! PJ’s & Pancakes! Teacher donated raffles! It’s truly a feel-good event and crowd favorite! We are extending the deadline until Monday, 10/28. See the invite here. We are still in need of volunteers – if possible, please sign up to help out hereBe a part of making this a great morning for the families of NSS!

Friendly Reminders
PTA MEMBERSHIP
Attention NSS Families! We are always thrilled to have parents join the PTA and support our mission to positively affect the NSS community. Click here for our membership form. Please logon to Membership Toolkit 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!
Looking Forward
STEAM NIGHTLAST CALL
STEAM Night for Grades K-5 is coming up on November 7th from 6-7:30pm.
Admission is FREE,
but please RSVP by Monday 10/28 to accommodate activity schedule development for the evening.
Choose one of these easy ways to respond:

– Complete the attached form and have your child return it to school, Attn: Family STEAM Night
– Send an email to dvenech@hotmail.com, including your name, your child’s name, class & teacher
– Fill out & submit the Google Form found at: https://tinyurl.com/NSSSTEAM 

PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST
Calling all NSS Tigers to participate in the PTA Reflections Contest.  Submit your original dance, film, literature, music, photography or visual arts project based on the theme “Look Within”.  Click here for more information and contest guidelines.  Submissions are to be dropped in the NSS office by December 5th
.  Any questions please contact Sarah Martin at slombard7@aol.com.  Good luck to all the participants!

COMMUNITY NEWS
ECC BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
For more information about the NSS Before and After School Care Program, (fees apply). please click here: ECC Before and After School Program.
ECC Contact InformationCasey Jadach – Email: Casey.jadach@eastoncc.com, Office: 203-459-9700

CHANGE IN PLANS PADS: If a ‘change of plans’ 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.
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 – Connect w/ room parent to become a member
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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