February 18, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 01/17/2020

NSS PTA Friday Flash
January 17, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

Today is Early Dismissal (1:40 p.m.)

Jan 20 Mon No School (MLK Day Fun: Giant Steps Creation StationEscape Room)
Jan 24 Fri 5th Grade – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser @ NSS APR 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jan 25 Sat Mom’s Night Out 4 p.m. @ Pure Barre, Ole Dog Tavern
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 12 Wed BOE – Review of PK-12 Art Curriculum, 12-3 p.m. @ FLHS Lecture Hall
Feb 13 Thurs Early Dismissal (PD)
Feb 14 Fri No School (February Break)
Feb 17 Mon No School (President’s Day)
Feb 19-21 Wed-Fri Pizza Bingo @ NSS APR
Mar 7 Sat Mother/Son Bowling 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Details to follow)
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: January 20, 2020
Monday-No School, Tuesday-C, Wednesday-D, Thursday-E, Friday-F
SCHOOL NEWS
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
It has been a great few weeks at NSS. Our teachers had great opportunities to further professional development this past Tuesday and Friday afternoon. We worked together on learning strategies to help students in the area of social emotional learning. Our students are working hard in all areas and I am very impressed with their independent reading skills K-5.

Kindergarten Registration is now open for year 2020/21
If your child will be entering Kindergarten in the 2020/21 school year, please be sure to pre-register on line and schedule an appointment with our registrar’s office prior to our visitation/orientation day scheduled on May 1, 2020. We have added the links below to guide you through our registration process. Once you have pre-registered on line, you will need to make an appointment to confirm the registration at Central Office. To make an appointment, please call 203-255-8398. Thank you.
https://cdn.fairfieldschools.org/district-v2/uploads/2014/08/KindergartenReg_Process.pdf
https://www.fairfieldschools.org/parents/student-registration


BOARD OF EDUCATION
The BOE is looking for parents to help review the proposed PK-12 Art curriculum. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 12 from Noon to 3 p.m. in the FLHS lecture hall. If you would like to participate please email Kelly Imschweiler at kimschweiler@optonline.net.

 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       

The NSS Walk-A-Thon in May is one of our major fundraisers, and a fun event for the kids. We are looking for volunteers to join the committee to help make it another success! The committee will work on getting sponsors, collecting and tracking donations, and organizing the logistics for the day of the event. This is a great opportunity for working parents to get involved! 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.

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PIZZA BINGO

Pizza Bingo Volunteers Needed
We are looking for help with the nights of Pizza Bingo – February 19, 20 and 21. For any new families, this is a super fun way to get involved with volunteering at NSS. This event is a blast and the volunteer positions are fun and easy! Take a look at our Sign-Up and see what looks good for you. Thank you! Any questions? Email Brian Carroll or Hannah Choi at nsspizzabingo@gmail.com.
Upcoming Events
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.

5TH GRADE – CLASS OF 2020 PHOTO
Attention 5th Grade Families! Place your order by Wednesday, 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. There are ONLY 24 spots lefts. So reserve yours now!
Friends are welcome! A portion of the proceeds will support the fifth grade committee activities. Any questions, email Deirdre Sikora.

COMMUNITY NEWS
ECC BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM – CURRENTLY HAS OPENINGS
Our convenient on-site care is available in the morning (7-9 a.m.), and afternoon (3:30-6 p.m.). A safe and fun environment filled with various activities and time to do homework. Call or e-mail Casey Jadach at 203-459-9700 or casey.jadach@eastoncc.com
Before Care – $175 / After Care – $270 / Full Time Care – $375 (before & after). More info: http://www.eastoncc.info/before-and-after-school-stratfield/

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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