May 26, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 05/01/2020

 NSS PTA Friday Flash
May 1, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER

 No School Today, May 1st

May 4-8 M-F Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
May 11 Mon No School
May 15 Fri No School (Professional Development)
May 18 Mon  Virtual PTA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Details to follow
May 25 Mon No School (Memorial Day)
May 29 Fri No School (Professional Development)
Jun 2 Tue Supply Kit Fundraiser – Deadline to place order
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 
2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: May 4, 2020
Monday-C, Tuesday-D, Wednesday-E Thursday-F, Friday-A

 
SCHOOL NEWS
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
We hope you are all doing well and can’t believe it is now May. We miss our students so very much yet we are very proud of all they and you are doing to keep up with learning and maintain  balance. As we approach Teacher Appreciation Week – I can’t say enough about our wonderful teachers and staff members. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not amazed by their passion, flexibility, and dedication to our children. I know you all feel the same.
We are looking forward to more ways to learn tomorrow in our Professional Development Day together and we hope you enjoy some of the mindful activities we share through I.C. I’m very impressed by the work students are doing in their google classrooms and I’m hoping to join the live sessions that will take place in some classes in the coming weeks. A recent article in the Marshall Memo included quotes throughout the country by children about the new distance learning schools of today. This one really jumped out to me from an 8 year old – “Life without school is much more boring than I thought it would be.” I don’t think our teachers would agree that anything is boring right now – but I do think our students would agree and I hope our attempts at finding ways for them to engage in a variety of activities are helping.
We will be sharing another fun video soon starring members of our staff again to keep children smiling. Stay safe, healthy, and enjoy the weekend.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

PTA NEWS   
 
TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
During the week of May 4th – May 8th, please join us in celebrating our amazing NSS teachers & staff!  
  • See the attached flyer of fun activities for our students to do to show their appreciation. (Participation is optional.) Be sure to visit our PADLET daily to upload your messages, photos and stories for our teachers & staff to see. (Password to logon to PADLET is ‘teachers’)
  • We also have additional daily surprises for our teachers & staff, see the attached flyer that they will receive on Monday morning. We are so grateful for their dedication and we can’t wait to honor them!

PTA MEETING
Please join us Monday May 18th for a virtual PTA Meeting. This will be a quick get together where we review and vote on our 2020/2021 NSS budget and discuss any updates for this school year. Details to follow.


SUPPLY KIT FUNDRAISER
Back by popular demand is our super friendly, super easy, school supporting Supply Kit Fundraiser! Once we all have the chance to get out and about the last thing anyone will want to do is spend time shopping for school supplies. Our NSS staff has put together a list of items needed by grade for the 2020/2021 school year and with just a few clicks your supplies are ordered and will be delivered to your door. Also available on the site are backpacks, lunch boxes and lunch accessories at a discounted price. A portion of all kit sales will be given to the NSS PTA to support the many amazing activities we offer our school.
Thank you in advance for your generous support! Click here for the order form.
Please note: Prices include shipping cost. Deadline to order is June 1st.


FRIDAY FLASH EDITOR NEEDED
Our beloved Friday Flash needs an editor for next year! This very important role can be done from home and takes less than a few hours a week. Detailed training will be provided. The Friday Flash helps us all stay connected with our community, and volunteering to help make it happen each week is an amazing way to help NSS. Without an editor for 2020-21, the Flash is in danger of not running.

For more information, please contact Dipti Haria, current Flash editor or Tracy Palmer, Co-President-Elect. Thank you! 

 
Cancelled Event Updates
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION – Cancelled
Kindergarten Orientation has been cancelled for May 1 but rest assured the important information shared that day will still be coming your way via email in early May. If you have specific questions in the meantime please feel free to reach out to Kelly Imschweiler at
 kimschweiler@optonline.net.


WALKATHON – Cancelled
The walkathon for this year has been cancelled. We’d like to say a special thank you to Attorney Group Butler & Tibbetts for generously donating their sponsorship money directly to the PTA; to Hennessy Homes for donating their sponsorship money to the 5th grade committee; and the Stala Family for donating to the PTA.

It is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

 
CLICK HERE for information on – How to get a Change in Plans Pad, NSS Friday Flash submission, Peachjar & other Useful Links.

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