November 15, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 11/01/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
November 1, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

Today is 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., Library
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)
Dec 23-31   Winter Break
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: November 4, 2019
Monday-C, Tuesday-No School, Wednesday-D, Thursday-E, Friday-F
SCHOOL NEWS

NOTES FROM MRS. JACKSON
We had a great week celebrating Halloween as a school family and our many other wonderful activities in school. Our kindergarten students enjoyed seeing their parents as we conducted our first curriculum “coffee” and it was great for staff to have this opportunity to talk with families as we work together to provide children with a balanced literacy program. We are looking forward to the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday!


ART & P.E. ENRICHMENT CLASSES
If you’re interested in signing up for a school enrichment class right before holiday break, this is your chance!
– Mrs. Mansi is offering an ornament making class
– Ms. R is offering a before school sports class
– Mrs Myers and Miss Monahan are offering before school board games class
Click here or get a sign-up form from the teachers. Don’t delay, spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.


VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY
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. 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.

 PTA NEWS

  • The PTA would like to thank Cara Quigley for coordinating the Pink Pledge this year. The event was a big success! We raised almost $600 for the Norma Pfreim Breast Center. Way to go NSS! The kids had a great time Pinking It Up, for a great cause. Thanks to everyone for participating
  • A big thank you to Katie Flynn, Ed Lee, Bonnie Liang, Annalisa Panagiotakis, Girl Scout Troop 33261, and all of the other many volunteers who helped put together an amazing Monster Mash last week! From the handmade decorations to the craft projects and music, everything was fantastic and much appreciated!
Upcoming Events
NSS PANCAKE & PAJAMAS BREAKFAST – TOMORROW, Saturday, November 2nd

Hope you are all looking forward to tomorrow morning – Wear those PJ’s!  Just a quick reminder that we are collecting donations for Operation Hope at the door.  See their list of items needed here:  http://operationhopect.org/help/
And don’t forget to bring cash for raffle tickets to win some QT with some of NSS’ amazing teachers!  It’s going to be a fun, community event!  We will have two sessions: 9-10 a.m. & 10:30-11:30 a.m., $12 at the door. 


MOMS’ NIGHT OUT

BonnaH Co Fiber Arts presents: Introduction to Fiber Arts and Embroidery on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Hannah Choi’s home. Find your inner artist & unwind with us as you try your hand at fabric stamping, fabric painting & embroidery. You’ll end the night with a beautiful winter scene embroidery that you can proudly display as part of your holiday decor or gift to someone special…because who doesn’t love a handmade gift?! A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the PTA. Follow this link to see a picture of what we will be making. Download flyer for more details and to sign up.
Looking Forward
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

HALLOWEEN CANDY DONATION
The Great Charity Gingerbread House Project is celebrating its 20th year anniversary and with North Stratfield’s continued support, we will be collecting leftover Halloween Candy for our project, which benefits over 200 kids in local charities each year. We will have a collection box in the lobby starting Friday, November 1st -10th.  Help stuff the Box—make a child smile this Holiday season. Any questions, please call Carole Canzoneri at 203-216-1106.


KNOW YOUR REPS
‘Know Your Reps’ is a new website for Fairfield voters built by two local parents as a non-profit public service to the town. It is the only voter guide that is non-partisan and has profiles of every candidate running in Nov. 5th town election.
The Know Your Reps website also provides a super-helpful “Town Government Explainer”, plus all the info you need to make informed decisions come Voting Day. Visit https://knowyourreps.org today and become a better informed voter! – Sarah Karlson & John Warburg


CHANGE IN PLANS PADS: 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.
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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