February 18, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 01/03/2020

NSS PTA Friday Flash
January 03, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

TODAY IS NSS SPIRIT WEAR

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
Jan 31 Fri NSS Drama Production, 7:00 p.m.
Feb 1 Sat NSS Drama Production, 2:00 p.m.
Feb 6 Thurs NSS PTA Meeting, NSS Library, 7:30 p.m.
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: January 06, 2020
Monday-F, Tuesday-A, Wednesday-B, Thursday-C, Friday-D
SCHOOL NEWS
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
Happy New Year! We are off to a great start now that it is 2020. Next week we will hold our Kindergarten Curriculum Coffee and look forward to seeing many parents joining for this. The children always love having you visit their classrooms.

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
Upcoming Events
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 come next week!


5TH GRADE CLASS OF 2020 – SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
The 5th grade class would like to invite 5th Grade Families 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 8th (deadline extended)
. 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. at Pure Barre! First we will 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!

CLASS OF 2020 PHOTO
Attention 5th Grade Families! Place your order by February 5th for an 8X10 “Class of 2020” photo taken by CoffeePond! Please complete the order form and return the form along with payment via backpack mail in an envelope marked “5th Grade Class Photo” to Torey Strauser, c/o Sadey Strauser – 5W. Checks made payable to NSS PTA. Questions? Please Contact: Torey Strauser

 NSS WALK-A-THON 
We need volunteers to help out with the Walk-a-thon Committee! The event will be on May 1st. This is a great opportunity for working parents to get involved! This is a fundraiser for NSS. The committee will work on getting sponsors organizing the day of the walk-a-thon and collecting & keeping track of donations.
Please contact Sue Fekete
 for questions or to volunteer.


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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