February 18, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 02/07/2020

 NSS PTA Friday Flash
February 7, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

Today is 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 4 Wed Book Swap, 6:30-7:30 p.m., APR
Mar 6 Fri AR Workshop Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m.
Mar 7 Sat Mother/Son Bowling 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Mar 13 Fri Girl Scouts Sweetheart Dance (Details to follow)
Mar 18 Wed Early Dismissal, 1:40 p.m. (Conference Day)
Mar 19 Thurs Early Dismissal, 1:40 p.m. (Conference Day)
Mar 26 Thurs Early Dismissal, 1:40 p.m. (Conference Day)
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: February 10, 2020
Monday-F, Tuesday-A, Wednesday-B Thursday-C, Friday-No School

SCHOOL NEWS
MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
It has been a great a busy two weeks at NSS. We are so proud of our drama production participants and the many students in the audience supporting their peers. It was also great enjoying the fourth grade concert together this week. Superintendent Cummings visited all classrooms with me this week and we were both impressed with the level of student engagement in classes.

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


SUMMER PROGRAMS
Attached please find the information on the Safety Town 2020 program for students entering kindergarten and Summer Adventures 2020 booklet for students Pre-K through 2nd grade. 

PTA NEWS


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

  • Mrs. Ficks, our orchestra teacher, for a fabulous 4th grade concert on Monday night! We were blown away by how much you’ve taught them in a few short months, and the kids had a blast showing off their musical skills! 
  • Krissy Dorn, Erin Lopez, Kelly McWhinnie, Sheri Klein, and all of their helpers, for all of their hard work on this year’s Drama performance. “King Konga” stole our hearts and made us laugh all at once! The show was a HUGE hit! The kids did an amazing job on stage! NSS is grateful to have such creative and talented performers! Thanks to everyone who helped behind the scenes. We know it’s no easy task to put on such an incredible performance. Bravo!!
Upcoming Events
PIZZA BINGO

*The Pizza Bingo Committee is holding a meeting on Wednesday, February 12th;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


PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Calling all #TigerMoms and #TigerDads! Get ready for a parents night out at Fairfield Social on Friday, February 28th! See attached flyer for details

Call for Volunteers
Think 
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! 
Looking Forward
BOOK SWAP
Start saving books your kids are done reading!  The NSS PTA will be hosting our 5th annual Book Swap on Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the APR. Books will be collected on Monday 3/2, Tuesday 3/3 and Wednesday 3/4 in the classrooms.  Please send books in a bag labeled with your child’s name and the number of books.  One book donated earns a “new” book at the Book Swap. See the attached flyer for further details!

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. Friends are welcome! A portion of the proceeds will support the fifth grade committee activities. 
Any questions, email Deirdre Sikora.


3rd ANNUAL MOTHER & SON BOWLING NIGHT
Saturday, March 7th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at Nutmeg Lanes, Fairfield
It’s time to break out your bowling shoes! Mother & Son Bowling Night is back for Round Three! Show off your skills and play with (or against) each other! Flyers will be coming home soon in backpack mail, or you can print the attached. This event sells out quickly as Nutmeg Bowl only allows 6 bowlers per lane. A week before the event, we’ll send out a link to everyone who’s registered and paid so they can pick those lucky lanes!  And of course, if Mom can’t make it, bring an aunt, grandma, or another special bowler!  It’s going to be a blast! Questions: email Jen Nori (kappajenny@comcast.net) or Alexandra McHale (alexandra.mchale1@gmail.com).


NSS VARIETY SHOW
Save the date for the 2020 NSS Variety Show. 
Calling all singers, dancers, comedians, puppeteers, instrumentalists, magicians, and all performers! Dust off your dancin’ shoes, clear your voice, practice your instruments, and get your groove on! This years’ NSS Variety Show will be held Saturday April 25th at Tomlinson Middle School Auditorium 7-9 p.m. More info to come soon on how to register and reserve a spot for the act preview. Stay tuned… – Jen Calabrese and Maria Kozeracki

Other Announcements
NSS WALK-A-THON       
The NSS PTA is looking for sponsors for our walk-a-thon in May! If you own a business, or know someone who does, please consider reaching out to support our biggest fundraiser of the year! There are changes this year, which gives our sponsors more of a chance to advertise!  Sponsor forms went home in back pack mail. You can also find the Sponsor letter and form here.

NSS YEARBOOK
Get Your NSS Yearbook! 
Time is flying – it’s time to order your 2019-20 NSS yearbooks!  Deadline is March 31st – but don’t wait that long!  We won’t be ordering extra copies this year!

  • Visit www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/
  • Enter school code 177366, then click “Go to your school store login/registration”
  • Click on the link below our school name
  • Login if returning or register as a new user
  • You may need to click on the Memory Book/Jostens logo
  • Buy an NSS yearbook for $27
Please direct any questions to Aimee White-Charles or Kelly McWhinnie.

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.

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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