February 18, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 12/20/2019

NSS PTA Friday Flash
December 20, 2019

DATES TO REMEMBER

Dec 23-31   No School (Winter Break)
Jan 1 Wed No School (New Year’s Day)
Jan 2 Thurs School Reopens
Jan 3 Fri NSS Spirit Day
Jan 10 Friday Kindergarten Curriculum Coffee (APR, 9:15-10:30 a.m.)
Jan 13 Mon Teachers Appreciation Week – 1st Committee Meeting
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 (MLK Day Fun)
Jan 24 Fri 5th Grade – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Jan 25 Sat Mom’s Night Out
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: December 23, 2019
Monday-No School, Tuesday-No School, Wednesday-No School, Thursday-No School, Friday-No School

Week: December 30, 2019
Monday-No School, Tuesday-No School, Wednesday-No School, Thursday-D, Friday-E

SCHOOL NEWS
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
On behalf of our entire school faculty we wish you a joyful holiday season and a wonderful winter vacation. Thank you for sharing your children with us each and every day. Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2020!

3 v 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Miss R will be hosting the first annual NSS 3 v 3 basketball tournament for grades 3-5 in January. Click on this link to access the registration form & more information.

 PTA NEWS

A sincere thank you from 5th grade! 5th grade cannot thank the NSS community enough for their generosity in our School Toy Drive. We had an overwhelming response and the Veterans and police officers were grateful for all the amazing toys donated.  A special thank you to the 5th grade parents and students who helped drop off the toys at Owen Fish after school hours.  It was a great night for all! May everyone have a wonderful holiday break!  – The Fifth Grade Team

Upcoming Events
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

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)

MLK DAY FUN
Parents save the date – Monday, January 20th – MLK Day for some fun filled parent-child bonding time while raising money for NSS!  The Giant Steps Creation Station will be open all day for students in Grades K-5 to craft their little hearts out and for students in Grades 3-5 they can participate in various Escape Rooms at  Escapology in Trumbull. More information and flyers to follow after the Holiday Break!


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.

MOM’S NIGHT OUT
Calling all Tiger Moms!! Our second moms night out will be on Saturday, January 25th at 4 p.m.  We will start our night with a work out at Pure Barre with our very own NSS Mom, Jessica Gisondi and then head over to the Ole Dog Tavern to have drinks at the bar! Join us as we go from the Barre Studio to the Bar for some post workout hydration! Please see the attached form to sign-up.

Looking Forward
PIZZA BINGO – SAVE THE DATE!
Pizza Bingo will be held February 19, 20 and 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bingo Cards are $1 and Large Cheese Pizzas from Fire Engine Pizza Co. are $15. There will be awesome prizes and raffles each night. The fifth grade will also be selling baked goods and water as a fundraiser for their class activities. Please email Brian Carroll and Hannah Choi at nsspizzabingo@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help out during the event. Thanks! We can’t wait for this fun, family-friendly event!

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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