April 8, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 03/06/2020

 NSS PTA Friday Flash
March 6, 2020


NSS Spirit Day Today!!

Mar 6 Fri AR Workshop Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m.
Mar 7 Sat Mother/Son Bowling 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Mar 12 Thurs NSS PTA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., NSS Library
Mar 13 Fri Girl Scouts Sweetheart Dance, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., NSS APR
Mar 18,19,26 Early Dismissal, 1:40 p.m.
Mar 31 Tue Deadline to order Yearbooks
Mar 31 Tue 5th Grade Diversity Day
Apr 6 Mon Sarah Weeks, Author of OSOB selection visits NSS
Apr 10-17 Good Friday & Spring Break
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation
Week: March 9, 2020
Monday-F, Tuesday-A, Wednesday-B Thursday-C, Friday-D

Fairfield Public Schools COVID-19 Planning Update 3-3-20
Please click on the link to read a Message From: Mike Cummings, Superintendent of Schools regarding Coronavirus.

There are still a few final spots left for Friday AM! Don’t Delay!!!! Check out the flyer for more information and for the sign-up form.
**PLEASE NOTE: The WEDNESDAY MORNING session is full**



  • Thank you to Jeanne Hegedus, Carrie Greenspan, Julie McCullough, Lauren Brill, Mrs. Brinsmade and Mrs. Stiber for helping to organize our One School One Book event. This is a great way to connect our NSS community and deepen our kids’ love of reading.
  • The PTA would like to thank Allyson Schenker and Lauren Brill for organizing our “NSS Parents Night Out” at Fairfield Social. Everyone had a great time while raising money for our beloved school! Thank you to everyone that came out!
  • The PTA is so grateful to Amy Boland and her crew of volunteers that transformed the APR on Monday! What a perfect way to kick off “Literacy Month”. The kids were thrilled and so excited to dine in the “North Seussfield” School APR! Thanks to everyone that helped decorate! This is such a special tradition at NSS, we couldn’t do it without you!
  • We would like to say a BIG PTA thank you to Sue Fekete and her group of volunteers for this year’s “Book Swap”. Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work in collecting so many books! The families had a great time picking out new books! Happy reading everyone!
  • Thank you Rose Guarnaccia for your continued support, creativity and excellence in designing wonderful Banners for the faculty! – Dipti Haria
The CT PTA Reflections board is pleased to announce the primary level (grades K-2) Connecticut winners:

  • Lucia Jayaseelam won 2nd place for music.
  • Riley Power won 3rd place for literature.
  • Arabella Martin won 4th place for photography.

The secondary level (grades 3-5) Connecticut winners:

  • Rishi Shridar won 2nd place for literature.
  • Maegan Grisanti won 4th place for visual arts.

Congratulations to Lucia, Riley, Arabella, Rishi, and Maegan on their artistic talents and accomplishments.
The North Stratfield community is so proud of you!

Upcoming Events
Calling all 5th grade parents! We are looking for 8-10 parent volunteers to help with Diversity Day on Tuesday March 31st from 9am-Noon (snow date Fri April 3rd). The goal of Diversity Day is to promote empathy and acceptance of the differences that individuals with disabilities encounter every day as well as teach us about diversity within ourselves and our society. Volunteers will be assigned to one of the five hands – on learning stations and assist students as they explore Motor Skills/Speech and Language, Food Allergies, Learning Differences, Visual Impairment and a Multi-Cultural station focusing on our own diversity. Please email Kelly Imschweiler at kimschweiler@optonline.net if you are able to help out on this fun and educational day! Thank you!

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 were sent home 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 or Alexandra McHale.

SWEETHEART DANCE – Early Bird RSVP extended until Monday, March 9th!
Girl Scout Troop 33261 is proud to host the Annual NSS Sweetheart Dance this year on Friday, March 13th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 have been sent home via backpack mail. You can even print them here
Questions? Email Annalisa Panagiotakis  or Bonnie Liang.
Other Announcements

On April 6th the NSS PTA will be hosting an author visit with Sarah Weeks, the author of our One Book One School selection! Ms. Weeks has written over 40 books which reach readers at all levels. See the attached flyer for more information and form if you would like to purchase an autographed copy of one of her books. All orders are due by March 18th.

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.

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. 

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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