July 12, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 03/13/2020

 NSS PTA Friday Flash
March 13, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

UPDATE ON NSS ACTIVITIES IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Please find below a list of NSS activities that are affected by the recent town wide guidance given as it relates to the Coronavirus. Please read below carefully and note what pertains to your family. If you have any questions or concerns please email PTA President Kelly Imschweiler at kimschweiler@optonlne.net.  

  • Fri Mar 13 – NO SCHOOL
  • Fri Mar 13 – ASE Art Strokes and Sports Spectacular are CANCELLED, ASE chairs to be in touch re: potential make ups
  • Fri Mar 13 – Sweetheart Dance is POSTPONED until after Spring Break, alternate details to follow from Committee Chairs
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are POSTPONED, alternate details to follow
  • Mon Mar 23 – 5th Grade Family Life meeting at FWMS is CANCELLED, alternate details to follow
  • Sat Mar 21 – Odyssey of the Mind Competition is  CANCELLED
  • Mon Mar 31 – 5th Grade Diversity Day is POSTPONED, alternate details to follow
  • April 6 – Author visit POSTPONEDalternate details to follow
  • April 8 – Variety Show rehearsal in APR CANCELLED, alternate plans to be communicated by Committee Chairs

We will continue to provide updates as we receive them. Thank you all for your patience as we sort through these changes.

SCHOOL NEWS
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
The current circumstances around us at NSS are certainly quite challenging for all, however, I am confident our entire school community will continue to work in a supportive way through what the coming days and months may present. Please make sure to do what we all do best – support and take care of all of our children. As you read this in our “FRIDAY” Flash – try and think of Friday as a snow day and do your best to keep it as stress free as possible. Please know, that the entire staff of Fairfield Public Schools have been hard at work preparing for the possibility of a shut down. Our Superintendent, Mike Cummings, has and will continue to communicate to all of you as things change so please make sure to check your IC notices regularly. At NSS – we will do our best to communicate accurate information as we have it. Our certified staff have and will continue to develop plans to keep all students learning if we are not at school. This will involve distance learning and all teachers will
participate in providing instruction in an on-line format Monday through Friday. Our students received their Google Classroom log in information and directions today. Please check your child’s backpack carefully for an envelope that contains necessary log in information. Our youngest learners will need adult help as we navigate Google Classroom together. Students in K-5 also took books and other materials home in the event distance learning and a longer shut down of schools becomes a reality. We will communicate all important information once a decision is made to begin distance learning from home. If your child was absent from school on Thursday – send an email to me directly if you would like to find a time to pick up their books/materials. Also, feel free to email me if you need access to technology. Again – I know we will work together as partners during this challenging time and am confident our children are in good hands with us all.

FAIRFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSURE
Please click on the link to read a Message From: Mike Cummings, Superintendent of Schools regarding FPS closure.

PTA NEWS

 

  • The PTA would like to thank Alex McHale and Jen Nori for organizing another GREAT “Bowling night!” All the kids had a great time and the families enjoyed being together for a fun night out. Thanks to everyone who came and joined in the fun! We are thankful for the efforts in planning this fun event. 
  • Thank you, Giant Steps! The Pizza Bingo team accidentally overlooked in our thank you note one of our generous contributors to our Pizza Bingo prize table this year. Howie Greenspan, of Giant Steps, hand-picked some fun prizes and gave them to us at a deeply discounted price. For this, we are so appreciative. Please keep Giant Steps in mind the next time you’re in need of a gift or a special toy for a child. 
  • A BIG thanks to Deirdre Sikora and Terri Pisseri for planning a fun night out at AR Workshop. It was so fun to see all the wonderful things the NSS community created.
5TH GRADE INVENTION CONVENTION WINNERS
Congratulations to the following 5th grade whose invention was selected to represent NSS at the CT State Invention Convention on May 2nd.

  • Eliza Choi
  • Shaili Haria
  • Brynleigh Holms
  • Jake Lotstein
  • Sadie Strauser
  • Jayden Zhang

The North Stratfield community is so proud of you! Good luck at the State Convention!

NSS COMMUNITY GROUP ON FACEBOOK
Join the NSS PTA Facebook Group. Stay current with recent updates being posted on the FB group during this time. This group is open only to members of the North Stratfield PTA. The security is “private” which means only members of the group will see what’s here. 

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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