December 6, 2019

NSS Friday Flash 11/15/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
November 15, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

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 12 Thurs Grade 5 Chorus & Orchestra Winter Concert, APR, 7:00 p.m.
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 18, 2019
Monday-E, Tuesday-F, Wednesday-A, Thursday-B, Friday-C
SCHOOL NEWS
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
It has been a great 2 weeks and I am still so proud of our students for honoring our veteran’s so well at our recent assembly. Our fifth graders made us proud this week as they attended a great field trip at Sturbridge Village. I spent time with students in STEAM this past week and it was great listening to their thinking as they created bridges. Many thanks to parents during morning drop off – it has really helped having you pull in all the way to the end of the circle and much safer for our children.

 5th Grade Leads the Way this Holiday Season….
The Holiday Season is fast approaching.  5th Grade will join our Veterans from the American Legion Post #143 in supporting the Fairfield Police Department Toy Drive. Please consider donating one unwrapped toy now until December 12th to help a neighboring child in need.   A collection box is located outside the office. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. – The Fifth Grade Team

 PTA NEWS

A BIG THANK YOU to our AMAZING STAFF who greet our children each morning at drop off. We appreciate you braving the weather, no matter how cold, to get our kids and parents on their way!


Thank you to all those who attended STEAM Night. What a great group of students we have here at NSS! A huge thank you to Debbie Venech for helping coordinate all aspects of STEAM Night. Also, a big thank you to the many teachers who came and helped with STEAM Night – Mrs. Healey, Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Onderko, Mrs. Kane, Mrs. Fusco, Miss Monahan, Mr. Wendin, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Foschi, Ms. Saltzman and Mrs. Collette. To all of you, it was greatly appreciated. – Mrs. Karas

Upcoming Events
MOMS’ NIGHT OUT – TONIGHT
BonnaH Co Fiber Arts presentsWe still have some room in our Introduction to Fiber Arts and Embroidery Moms’ Night Out tonight at 7:00 p.m. Come join the fun! Crafting, wine, and conversation… a great way to end the week and support NSS and local business all at the same time! Follow this link for more details and to see pictures of the choices for your own holiday decoration. It’s not too late to sign up!
Email us at bonnahcofiberarts@gmail.com or text us at 203-292-0892 and let us know you’re coming.

PIZZA BINGO – PLANNING MEETING – Nov 21st
The Pizza Bingo Committee is holding our first meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21st 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.  Good luck to all the participants!
Any questions please contact Sarah Martin at slombard7@aol.com.
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.

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 
Student & A-F Elementary Calendar – A-F Calendar 
Infinite Campus for Parents 
Membership Toolkit – Online directory 
Food Services – Check out this month’s LUNCH Menu

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