November 15, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 11/08/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
November 8, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

Nov 11 Mon No School (Veteran’s Day)
Nov 20 Wed NSS PTA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Library (Please note new date)
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   No School (Winter Break)
Jan 1 Wed No School (New Year’s Day)
Jan 2 Thurs School Reopens
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: November 11, 2019
Monday-No School, Tuesday-A, Wednesday-B, Thursday-C, Friday-D
SCHOOL NEWS
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.
 PTA NEWS

  • A BIG thank you to Lauren Brill, Belinda Papageorge, Laura Tavella  and Jen Nori for another amazing Pancake Breakfast. The APR was beautifully decorated and everyone had a great time. Thanks to all the volunteers and our hardworking Scouts that served the yummy pancakes generously donated by Chips. Last but not least, thanks to our amazing NSS teachers and Mrs. Jackson for donating our awesome raffle prizes! 
  • A big thank you to Mrs. Furey for coordinating this year’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Wednesday. We’d also like to thank Laura Equale and Michelle Hennessey for arranging the refreshments, and Monique Jara for donating her amazing cupcakes for this special event.
  • The PTA would like to also thank Debbie Venech for coordinating another fantastic “Steam Night”! The kids had a lot fun, while learning! Thanks to Mrs. Karas for supporting this effort and providing the students with such amazing activities! Even the parents had fun! Thank you!
Upcoming Events
MOMS’ NIGHT OUT – Nov 15th
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.

PIZZA BINGO – PLANNING MEETING – Nov 21th

The Pizza Bingo Committee is holding our first meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to begin planning for the event. If you’ve never volunteered for us or you’re a Pizza Bingo veteran, please join the fun! There will be drinks and food, so come on down to Brian’s house at 190 Canterbury Ln.
For new families, Pizza Bingo is a super fun, very popular event held over three nights in February (this year it’s 2/19, 2/20, 2/21). As you might expect from the name, we eat pizza and play bingo. Great prizes for kids. Awesome raffles for kids and adults. You don’t need to be available the nights of Pizza Bingo to volunteer. There are lots of behind the scenes jobs that can be done by anyone! Questions? Reach out to Hannah Choi or Brian Carroll at nsspizzabingo@gmail.com.

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!
SCOUTING NEWS
HUMANE SOCIETY COLLECTION
The NSS first grade Girl Scout Daisies are collecting items for the CT Humane Society to make homeless pets more comfortable while they await their forever family. Please consider donating an item below by December 3rd to support our animal friends and make this lifesaving work possible. The donation box is located right outside the NSS main office. Click here for a list of items you can donate
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to volunteer parents Sarah Martin at (203) 214-7767 or Shana McHugh at (203) 859-1728.
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.


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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