February 18, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 12/13/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
December 13, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

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
Jan 19 Friday Kindergarten Curriculum Coffee (APR, 9:15-10:30 a.m.)
Jan 14 Tues No School (PD)
Jan 16 Thurs NSS PTA Meeting, NSS Library, 7:30 p.m.
Jan 17 Fri Early Dismissal (PD)
Jan 20 Mon No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: December 16, 2019
Monday-E, Tuesday-F, Wednesday-A, Thursday-B, Friday-C
SCHOOL NEWS
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
It was a great and festive week at NSS.  The snow helped set the atmosphere for our wonderful winter concert.  It was wonderful enjoying the concert with students and families.  I spent time in second grade this week and was very impressed with our students’ math skills as they looked for the most efficient ways to solve problems.  We are looking forward to our many activities next week as we begin the countdown to the holiday vacation.

BRAND NEW SCHOOL WEBSITE
We are excited to announce that NSS has a brand new website, https://ns.fairfieldschools.org/. If you search our school in Google it may not show this new site yet. Google is aware of this and it is in the process of being fixed. To access our new website, you can use the above address or go to our district page, https://www.fairfieldschools.org/, move your cursor up to “schools”, and navigate to our web page that way.
 PTA NEWS

A warm thank you to Ms. Ficks, Ms. Z, Ms. DiMeglio and Dr. Alward for a wonderful 5th grade Winter concert. Such a great way to get into the holiday spirit.


REFLECTIONS PROGRAM
Thank you to all the students who participated in our Reflections Program!  We will be reviewing the submissions over the next few weeks and winners will be announced in mid January.  Good luck everyone.

TEACHERS APPRECIATION WEEK – FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING
Teachers Appreciation Week is May 4th-8th 2020. This year we are creating a Teacher Appreciation Week committee. We are looking for parents who would like to help plan Teachers Week and help volunteer during Teachers Appreciation Week. Our first meeting will be Monday January 13th at 10 a.m. Location TBD. Please email Stephanie Landau if you are interested in joining this committee. 
Thank you – Room Parent coordinators – Stephanie Landau ( K-2) & Kelly Lovegrove (3-5)

5TH GRADE CLASS OF 2020 – SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
The 5th grade class would like to invite you to a spaghetti dinner! Enjoy a homemade meal with fun games and great company! All funds raised will benefit the 5th grade class of 2020! SAVE THE DATE: The dinner will take place on Friday, January 24th at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the NSS APR!
Please use the flyer (CLASS OF 2020 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser) to RSVP by JANUARY 
6th. We’ll need your help to make the 5th grade’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser a success! Please CLICK HERE to view the Signup Genius to donate and/or volunteer your time – any way you’re able to contribute is greatly appreciated! Questions? Please contact Jen Whelpley or Deb Lee.

PIZZA BINGO PRIZE DONATION REQUEST
Pizza Bingo will be held on February 19, 20 and 21. We are looking for any NSS families who would like to donate to our Pizza Bingo prize table and raffle. We would be very grateful for donations of brand new toys or small gift certificates to local shops or restaurants. For families who own or work for local businesses and would like to donate, donations can be written off as a tax deduction. We are a 501(c)(3) and can provide the proper forms for this. Please email the Pizza Bingo Co-Chairs Brian Carroll and Hannah Choi at nsspizzabingo@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to donate. Thank you very much!


PEE WEE THEATER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Calling all K-2 actors and actresses! Pee Wee Theater is back! This one-of-a-kind experience culminates with students performing in a fully staged production on March 6th. For more information and to sign up, please see the attached form. Questions can be directed to Ms. Monahan or Ms. Alley
COMMUNITY NEWS
SEPTA’S ANNUAL COOKIE WALK FUNDRAISER
Calling all bakers, boy scouts, girl scouts, clubs and friends of SEPTA! We’re looking for volunteers to bake cookies for SEPTA’s annual Cookie Walk fundraiser. Cookies can be dropped off December 17th or 18th. Proceeds support the Special Education PTA grants and programs. Any questions please contact Emily Lusk.  Sign Up HERE 

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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