July 12, 2020

NSS Friday Flash 06/05/2020

 NSS PTA Friday Flash
June 5, 2020

DATES TO REMEMBER
Jun 9 Tue 5th Grade Celebration Drive Parade at 12 pm (For grade 5 only)
Jun 11 Thurs Material Pick Up/Drop Off
Grade 4 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Grade 3 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grade 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jun 11 Thurs School Spirit Day “Padlet” Celebration
Jun 12 Fri Material Pick Up/Drop Off
Grade 1 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Grade K – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grade 5 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  (include technology)
Jun 17 Wed Last Day of School
See the full NSS PTA Calendar 

2019-20 Elementary 6-Day Rotation

Week: June 8, 2020
Monday-B, Tuesday-C, Wednesday-D Thursday-E, Friday-F

SCHOOL NEWS

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
Another great and busy week at NSS.  We have many items coming up next week and it is important that you make sure and keep them in mind as we move forward.  We are looking forward to seeing many students and families (in their cars) during pick up and drop off.  We are also excited to see our fifth graders drive by in their celebration parade.  Here’s a look ahead for next week:
Thursday, June 11th – is the last day teachers will post formal assignments for the year.  Students do not need to sign in to google classrooms after June 11th.
Friday, June 12th – Wednesday, June 17th – an IC blast will be sent daily with a list of activities students may engage in such as “virtual field day.”

PICK UP/DROP OFF DETAILS:
June 11th – Material Pick Up/Drop Off
Grade 4 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Grade 3 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grade 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

June 12th – Material Pick Up/Drop Off
Grade 1 – 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Grade K – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grade 5 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm*** 

Procedure:

  • Pick up by class is around the NSS BUS LOOP
  • Cars will drive up pick up their box or boxes outside (Only one person should get out of the car to pick up materials)

Safety Regulations require one person outside at a time following distancing practices.

  • Items to pick up will be located on tables by classroom (i.e. Grade 3 – Banner)
  • Families with multiple children will use the oldest student’s grade level pickup/drop off day
  • After you pick up your bag – younger sibling items are located as you move around the circle
    On tables marked – “K”  “Gr. 1”  “Gr. 2”   “Gr. 3”   “Gr. 4”

Items to return:

  • Please return classroom books & library books/materials, etc.
  • Make sure to put all items in a bag labeled with your child’s name and the teacher’s name (i.e. J. Smith/2-Jones).  You will be directed to an area where you can drop off these items by teacher name.
  • IT Department expects technology to be returned from grade 5 students and students not returning to school the following year.
    ***Students can keep technology for class activities through June 17th if they choose, and return to school (outside APR) on June 17th between 2-4 PM
  • Nurses will communicate the plan for medication organization and then return to parents
  • Orchestra and band instruments will be dropped off at FWHS on a scheduled day and communicated by that department
  • Sheet music will be dropped off at the Elementary School when other items are returned

Mrs. Jackson and staff members will be on site to facilitate pick up and drop off.  We are excited to see you all!


SPIRIT DAY
On Thursday, June 11th, we will celebrate Spirit Day! We are going to use Padlet to show our school spirit!
At any time of the day on June 11th
, post a picture showing your school spirit by wearing school colors, NSS apparel, and/or making a spirit day sign. Post a video of yourself on Padlet singing any song that Ms. Z practiced with you.
Mr. Foschi and Ms. Z will be sending you more information regarding how to access Padlet closer to June 11th
.  For now – please start thinking about what you want to share to show your school spirit!

PTA NEWS   
A NOTE FROM OUR CURRENT PTA PRESIDENT
Dear NSS Community,

It is hard to believe that nine years with NSS is coming to an end and that this will be my last Friday Flash update.  I want to first thank my Executive Board who have supported me over these last two years.  To say “it takes a village” is an understatement and I know there would of have been no way that I could of done it without all of you.  Thank you to Mrs Jackson, Mari Kathein and the NSS office and staff for helping to field the many phone calls, manage last minute changes and keep track of all the forms and flyers.  You all have been wonderful to partner with.  Thank you to the many committee chairs and event volunteers who have given NSS your time and dedication.  Our events are only as good as those who run them and you all put on the best!  Thank you to our amazing teachers who help us all to continue to learn and grow both in and out of the classroom.  The successes our children achieve while at NSS would not be if it weren’t for you all.  Finally to the NSS Parents,  thank you for your vote of confidence over these last two years as PTA President.  We have an amazing group of kids and I can’t wait to see what they do next.  Take care and be well.

Fondly, Kelly Imschweiler
NSS PTA President, 2018-2020


  • The PTA would like to take a moment to thank our exiting President, Kelly Imschweiler. We know this is bittersweet for all of us! Kelly was generous enough to give us 2 years as President and for this, NSS is a better place. She has worked around the clock to strengthen and improve the PTA. NSS is truly blessed to have had Kelly as our leader for the past two years. Kelly poured her heart and soul into her work with the PTA and we are all better for having worked with her. We will truly miss the Imschweiler Family, but we know that as our neighbors they will be close by, and in our hearts. Please join us in wishing Kelly and her family best wishes and huge thanks for all she has done for NSS. 
  • The NSS PTA would like to take a moment to say a HUGE, heartfelt, “THANK YOU” to Bonnie Liang and Annalisa Panagiotakis for working so hard on our “Birthday Boards”. This is a bittersweet moment, indeed, as we wish our friends well in Middle School. The beautiful murals will be preserved for the future for our kids to enjoy year after year. Thank you for giving NSS this beautiful gift. The kids truly love seeing their names during their birthday month. You will be missed!
  • A BIG, SUPER, HUGE Thank You to Dipti Haria for all of her hard work on the Friday Flash this year.  Dipti has gone above and beyond to make sure the Flash keeps us all in the know.  From her adorable graphics to her well organized details Dipti has made the Friday Flash a wealth of information for the NSS Community.  Dipti, we are so grateful to you!

NSS PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 2020-21

The PTA would like extend a warm welcome to our new “Executive Board” for the 2020-21 school year. We are grateful to you all for helping the NSS PTA keep up the traditions and hard work of those that came before us. We are excited about working with you all and look forward to a great year at NSS with you by our sides. -Your Co-Presidents, Tracy & Annie.
The NSS PTA Executive Board: 2020-21:
  • Co-Presidents: Tracy Palmer & Annie Ringelheim
  • President Elect: Katie Flynn
  • Treasurer: Stephanie Schacher
  • Treasurer-Elect: Stephanie Landau
  • Secretary: Kari Edelen
  • VP Communications & Family Fun: Hannah Choi
  • VP FUNDraising: Allyson Schenker
  • VP BOE Delegate: Katie Flynn
  • VP In School Programs & Literacy: Gabrielle Dinunzio
  • VP After-School Programs & Volunteers: Brigid Holms.

OPEN PTA POSITIONS
Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to fill some of the open PTA positions! We still have a few remaining, so please consider taking one of them on – if we don’t have leaders, these events won’t happen! Doing it with a friend makes it even more fun!

  • Walk-a-Thon Chair
  • Book Swap Chair
  • ASE Co-Chair
  • Yearbook Co-Chair
  • CANE grade leaders for incoming Kindergarten
For more information, please contact Tracy Palmer or Annie Ringelheim. Thank you in advance! 
COMMUNITY NEWS  
TOWN HALL MEETING
Fairfield Legislative Delegation to Hold Fourth ‘Virtual’ Town Hall Meeting with special guest Fairfield Superintendent of Schools Michael Cummings.
The Virtual Town Hall will be on Friday, June 5 starting at 12:00 pmThe lawmakers who all represent a portion of Fairfield will each discuss the state and local response, after nine weeks, to the Coronavirus and answer questions from Fairfield residents via Zoom. See the flier or the agenda below:

  • State Senator Tony Hwang: State Testing and State Cases
  • State Representative Brian Farnen: Federal Response
  • State Representative Laura Devlin: Unemployment Insurance Claims
  • State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey: State Reopening
  • Fairfield Public Schools Superintendent Michael Cummings: Education Update

Please email any questions ahead of time to FairfieldZoom@housegop.ct.gov for legislators to answer. 
Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/95930175181 and Meeting ID is: 959 3017 5181. You can also dial in at 1-646-558-8656 for audio call.

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