February 18, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 01/10/2020

NSS PTA Friday Flash
January 10, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

Today is 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. at Blackrock Community Church
Feb 1 Sat NSS Drama Production, 1:00 p.m. at Blackrock Community Church
Feb 6 Thurs NSS PTA Meeting, NSS Library, 7:30 p.m.
Feb 13 Thurs Early Dismissal (PD)
Feb 14 Fri No School (February Break)
Feb 17 Mon No School (President’s Day)
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: January 13, 2020
Monday-E, Tuesday-No school, Wednesday-F, Thursday-A, Friday-B
 PTA NEWS
Call for Volunteers/Donations
PTA IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT FLASH EDITOR
Do you like reading the Flash?
Want to be among the first ones to learn about the cool happenings at NSS?
Would like to be more involved with the school PTA but can’t make it to meetings or take up huge undertakings?
If the answer is YES, you could be our next Flash Newsletter Editor-in-Chief!
100% work-from-home opportunity with only 2-3 hours a week commitment! If you have a knack for working with computers this could be a great way for you to help out your PTA! Easy to follow instructions and training provided. Please reach out to Dipti Haria or Tracy Palmer if you are interested and would like to learn more.


 NSS WALK-A-THON 

We need volunteers to help out with the Walk-a-thon Committee! The event will be in May. 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.


 PLANT SALE
The NSS PTA is looking to revamp the plant sale this year and sell a more limited selection of plants/flats/flowers. Is there anyone who would want to help with this effort? The idea is to send out a form with flower options and arrange a pick up day during either conferences or the art show.
Please reach out to Gillian at gginsberg@gmail.com if you are able to lend a hand.

Think 

PIZZA BINGO
The Pizza Bingo committee is looking for raffle and bingo prize donations from our generous NSS community! Did your kiddo get duplicate presents this holiday season? We’ll take ’em! Shopping at Target and see something on sale? Grab it! Board games and STEAM toys seem to be the most popular. We also love donations from area businesses in the form of gift cards to restaurants and kid-friendly places (Rockin’ Jump, Sportsplex, Sound Tigers, etc.). Thank you in advance. If you have anything to donate, please contact Brian Carroll or Hannah Choi at nsspizzabingo@gmail.com.

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. See attached flyers for more information – Giant Steps Creation Station, Escape Room.


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 flier for details.

Looking Forward
5TH GRADE – 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

5TH GRADE – CLASS OF 2020 – AR WORKSHOP FUNDRAISER
Come out for a night of crafting and fun to support the fifth grade! Join us at AR Workshop on Friday, March 6 at 6:30 pm. BYOB and snacks and let’s create together! Click here to sign up and choose a project. Friends are welcome! A portion of the proceeds will support the fifth grade committee activities.
Any questions, email Deirdre Sikora.


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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