July 12, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 01/31/2020

 NSS PTA Friday Flash
January 31, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

Come One Come All! Come See King Konga! Tonight and Tomorrow.

Jan 31 Fri NSS Drama Production, 7:00 p.m., Blackrock Community Church
Feb 1 Sat NSS Drama Production, 1:00 p.m., Blackrock Community Church
Feb 3 Mon 4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m., NSS APR
Feb 6 Thurs NSS PTA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Virtual
Feb 6 Thurs 5-year District Improvement Planning Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Fairfield Board of Education meeting room
Feb 7 Fri NSS Spirit Day 
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 (Snow date Feb 26-28)
Feb 28 Fri Parents Night Out, 7 p.m., Fairfield Social  Restaurant
Mar 6 Fri AR Workshop Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m.
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: February 3, 2020
Monday-A, Tuesday-B, Wednesday-C Thursday-D, Friday-E
SCHOOL NEWS
ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Please note that our 4th Grade Orchestra Concert is on
Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. – Mrs. Ficks

FIVE YEAR DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLANNING MEETING – Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7-9 p.m.
Please click here to access the memo regarding the 5-year District Improvement Planning Meeting from Mike Cummings, Superintendent of Fairfield Public Schools. You have an important opportunity to provide your voice to the focus and direction of the Fairfield Public Schools. Please consider attending and helping with this process. In order to best plan for this event we request you sign up at this link by February 4. Seating is limited to 100 people so please sign up soon.


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.
Student Registration
Registration Guidelines

PTA NEWS


The PTA would like to say a BIG Thank You to…

  • Kelly McWhinnie for her hard work on the Directory. This is a wonderful resource for helping the NSS Community stay connected and we appreciate the time you invested to provide this for us!
  • Allyson Schenker and Lauren Brill for organizing ANOTHER successful fundraiser for NSS! Our amazing “Tiger Moms” got a good work out at Pure Barre, thanks to our own Kindergarten Tiger Mom, Jessica Gisondi! Not only did she host our #tigermoms at Pure Barre, but she taught an amazing class to our moms! It was such an awesome event and we are looking forward to making this an annual outing! If anyone has any questions about Pure Barre, would like to join, or missed the class and would like to take a complimentary class please email Jessica.
  • Everyone celebrated their hard work at Ole Dog Tavern, all while raising money for our beloved school! Thank you to Ole Dog Tavern for graciously hosting our #tigermoms post barre class for food and drinks. Ole Dog donated a portion of the proceeds we spent back to NSS. Additionally, any family that would like to use Ole Dog for catering will receive 10% off their order when they mention they are from NSS. Please make sure you speak to the manager Chris for details – (203) 290-4994. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Upcoming Events
KING KONGA IS THIS WEEKEND!!
It’s a legendary tale of adventure, danger and…love?
Come see the NSS Drama Troupe perform King Konga TONIGHT and tomorrow!
Shows are at Black Rock Church – 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday – and tickets are $10 at the door. 
Don’t forget money for the concession! Friday’s concession benefits the fifth grade, and Saturday’s will benefit the PTA. 
ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK
The NSS PTA is pleased to announce a very exciting event for our ENTIRE NSS community! “One School One Book” is a fun filled program that our students will share with their classmates for the month of March. Our goal is to provide the NSS community with a shared reading experience. The students love this activity and the faculty and parents all get involved in the fun! 
In early March, the secret book will be revealed to the students. The faculty will provide the students a reading schedule and there will be events in school during the month. Families are encouraged to join in the fun! Our goal is 100% participation! Let’s read together NSS! A copy of our secret book will be available in each classroom and a few copies will be available in our library. If you would like to purchase, please use this flyer to secure a copy asap. Orders must be received by Feb 5th. Thank you! Happy reading everyone!

PTA MEETING – Virtual PTA Meeting, Thursday, 2/6, 7:30 p.m.
Stay warm and cozy while attending our next PTA meeting from the comfort of your own home! This Thursday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m., we will be meeting VIRTUALLY through a conference call! We will send out the agenda and details on how to log into the call early next week, so stay tuned!

PIZZA BINGO

*The Pizza Bingo Committee is holding a meeting on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss logistics for the event. If you’re new to volunteering for us or a Pizza Bingo veteran, please join the fun! There will be drinks and food, so come on down to Brian’s house at 190 Canterbury Ln.
*Want to get in on the Pizza Bingo Volunteer action? We especially need help setting up. Sign up here!
*Still haven’t registered for Pizza Bingo? Spaces are filling up fast! Find out more and register here.
Send payment ASAP to hold your spot to Brian Carroll c/o Noah Carroll 5G.
Questions? Email Hannah Choi and Brian Carroll at nsspizzabingo@gmail.com


AR WORKSHOP FUNDRAISER
All are welcome!

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 16 spots left. So reserve yours now! Friends are welcome! A portion of the proceeds will support the fifth grade committee activities.
Any questions, email Deirdre Sikora.

Call for Volunteers
PLANT SALE

If you like flowers and helping your school, we have the perfect opportunity for you! We have re-imagined our plant sale to focus on selling flats to families via order form, and are looking for a few people to take the lead on this new effort. Most of the work can be done from home and would include choosing the plants we will offer from the nursery, sending the form through backpack mail and coordinating pickup of orders (likely during conferences) which you should have volunteers for. No green thumb is necessary! This beautiful fundraiser will be cancelled if we don’t have enough help. 
Please reach out to our Fundraising Chair Gillian at gginsberg@gmail.com if you are interested in taking this on! Thank you! 
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NSS WALK-A-THON       
The NSS Walk-A-Thon is on Wednesday, May 20 (rain date May 21). It 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.

Other Announcements

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


PAPER DIRECTORIES
The NSS PTA has an extremely limited number of directories for sale in the event that you did not sign up for one in the fall. If interested, please send $5 to “PTA Directory” via backpack mail, either in cash, or check made out to NSS PTA. Please note, while the paper directories are a helpful tool, the most complete information can still be found on http://nsspta.membershiptoolkit.com. Class lists may be incomplete due to individual family decisions.

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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