February 18, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 02/13/2020

 NSS PTA Friday Flash
February 13, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

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 Pee Wee Drama Production, 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 
Mar 18,19,26 Early Dismissal, 1:40 p.m.
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: February 17, 2020
Monday-No School, Tuesday-D, Wednesday-E Thursday-F, Friday-A
SCHOOL NEWS
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…

  • Jeanne Hegedus for helping with our One Book One School book orders. We so appreciate you keeping us all organized and getting us ready for the big reveal on March 2nd!  Happy Reading!!

The PTA is Nominating for 2020-21 slate!

The PTA has begun working on our 2020-21 slate and will be sharing more info after the long weekend.  Are you crafty? Good with organizing? Can only do something from the comfort of your home? If yes, then we have a job for you and no experience necessary! If you want to learn more or have questions about our committees and events please email Kelly Imschweiler at kimschweiler@optonline.net. Thank you in advance for your support, we couldn’t do it without you!
Upcoming Events
PIZZA BINGO UPDATE!
Thanks to everyone who has paid for their reservations for Pizza Bingo. If you haven’t sent in your payment, please send it in today! Send it in an envelope via Backpack Mail to Pizza Bingo/Brian Carroll c/o Noah Carroll 5GPlease include your name so we know who to credit for the payment! We will send a confirmation email when we receive your payment. If you sent your payment in and haven’t received a confirmation, email us at nsspizzabingo@gmail.com.

If you’d like to sign up to come play bingo, we’ve got room on Wednesday and Thursday. https://tinyurl.com/pizzabingo2020
Or come volunteer! It’s always a fun time!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054bacaa2dabfb6-2020
We are still accepting donations of toys, games or small gift certificates to local businesses. The raffles at Pizza Bingo raise money for the PTA to use to make our school even better. If you’re a small business owner, please consider donating! We will be sure to spread the word of your generosity so that the NSS community can return the favor by supporting your business. Please contact Hannah Choi or Brian Carroll or email nsspizzabingo@gmail.com. Thank you!

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 25
th at Tomlinson Middle School Auditorium 7-9 p.m. 
Here is a link to the NSS Variety Show application that includes all the information about the most exciting event of the year. Complete the form and send it in either by email or backpack mail – details are included in the registration form.  Registration is due in MARCH 2nd.
Questions??? reach out to one of us Jennifer Calabresemamabearrox@gmail.com or Maria Kozerackimaria.kozeracki@bicworld.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


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).

Looking Forward

SWEETHEART DANCE
Girl Scout Troop 33261 is proud to host the Annual NSS Sweetheart Dance this year on Friday, March 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the NSS APR.  All NSS Girls are invited to attend with their influential adult guest for an evening of fun and dancing as we celebrate “Springtime in Paris”…ooh la la!  Flyer will be coming home soon via backpack mail or print the attached.
Questions? Email Annalisa Panagiotakis panagiotakis969@msn.com or Bonnie Liang sibonliang@outlook.com.


MOMS’ SPA DAY – SAVE THE DATE!

BonnaH Co Fiber Arts will be hosting a Moms’ Spa Day on Sunday, May 3rd from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Join us for an afternoon of crafting, relaxing, and pampering. Share laughter, have fun, and learn some new skills with us. Plus, a portion of your class fee will be donated back to the NSS PTA. Sign-ups will begin in April. Questions? Contact Bonnie Liang and Hannah Choi at bonnahcofiberarts@gmail.com.
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.

2020 NEW YORK YANKEES – FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY
Attention all New York Yankee Fans! The PTA is working on “NSS Yankee Game Day” as a fundraiser for next year, 2020-21! Details are still forming so stay tuned for more information come Fall. In the mean time, if there are any fans that would like to gather a group of 10 or more for a discount this year, please reach out directly to Joe Salituro of the New York Yankees (email: jsalituro@yankees.com or phone: 646-977-8021) and he will assist with coordinating. Let’s play ball!

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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