Nashua News

December 2, 2022

Nashua's Mission

The Nashua Community fosters inspiring relationships, sets the foundation for life-long learning, and guides independent thinkers to achieve excellence.

Nashua Elementary

Home of the STARS!

9:15-4:10 M, T, W, F

10:00-4:10 Late Start Thursdays

Attendance Line: 321-5162

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 7- Staley Back to the Future Day- wear your Staley gear!

Monday, December 12 - Snowflake day, wear all white

Tuesday, December 13- PTA Turn Them in Tuesday- bring your labels, print cartridges, and Coke codes to school! Wear clothes inside-out

Tuesday, December 13 - Winter Formal Fancy Day (Student's choice inside-out or fancy)

Wednesday, December 14 - Holiday Hat Day

Wednesday, December 14 - Hot Rocks Pizza PTA night

Wednesday, December 14- Snowmen at Night, 6-7pm (see PTA's info below!)

Thursday, December 15 - Winter Workshop Workout Gear

Friday, December 16 - Flannel Day

Monday, December 19 - PJ Day

Tuesday, December 20 - Holiday Sweater Day

Tuesday, December 20 - Half-Day -release at 12:30

Wednesday, December 21 through January 3 - Winter Break

Wednesday, January 4- Return to School

Late Start Thursday EVERY Thursday between now and winter break. Doors open at 9:45, and the learning bell rings at 10:00.

Please refer to the school calendar on our website for additional dates.

District Calendar Here

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Winter Wear December 12-20

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Congratulations to Our Recent Superstars!

Meet Nashua Staff!

Nashua has incredible teachers who work tirelessly to help our students get smarter, feel cared for, and grow in so many ways! We also have many staff members who have a variety of roles in our school, all of whom care deeply for our Stars. Enjoy learning about new staff members within each newsletter!

Mrs. Ramona Merino

My career in the district began 10 years ago as a part time Spanish translator. Four years ago, I started working as a clerk, this is my 1st year as a full-time clerk at Nashua. My love for children stems from being an older sibling, a mother of two and a Grandma (Lela) of 4. Ms. Mona loves being a star and working with students.
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Mrs. Catherine Munson

This is my 10th year of teaching, all at Nashua. I started off teaching Kindergarten and then moved up to Fourth. I have 3 kiddos. Gracelyn Ann, Brooks, and Hudson. I also have two fur babies, Jack & Charlie. My husband and I have been married 8 ½ years, known each other for 12 years. I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, working out, and going to new places/traveling.

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Seen Around Nashua

Family Survey

North Kansas City Schools needs your input! Please take the Family Survey online to share your feedback on school environments, communication, your priorities and more. Responses are completely anonymous and help us to better serve students across the district now and in the future.

Survey Link:

Parent's Night Out

If you would like to sign your student(s) up for parent's night out please print this form and mail with your payment to Staley High School at the address listed, postmarked by December 6th.
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Portrait of a Graduate

North Kansas City Schools will continue to implement our Portrait of a Graduate initiative this year. This program is designed to teach students different life skills that they can use to be successful.

  • During the month of November and December, Nashua will be focusing on Adaptability as a part of the district’s Portrait of a Graduate program. Adaptability is characterized by students being able to work effectively in an ever-changing environment and utilizing feedback in order to improve outcomes. Adaptability can be supported at home by naming times your child is showing the trait.
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Parent Event

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Our school district is partnering with Childrens Mercy to host an event called “Prepped and Ready”. It covers topics like vaping, eating disorder prevention, handling tough questions, suicide prevention, and how teens think. The event will be held February 16th, 2023, at North Kansas City High School. The event will take place from 6:30-7:30. Childcare will be provided and a $35 gift card to anyone who completes the survey. I have attached the flyer, so you can register for the event. I have also attached a link with more information.

The cafeteria is open!

Yes, you are able to eat in the café with your child again this year! Just come in through the office with your ID and wear your badge. We also ask that you remember the following.

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PTA Updates


President: Danelle Bohan,

Vice President: Rachelle Walker,

Secretary: Megan Micek,

Treasurer: Jen Masoner,

Family Fun Night Meeting: Join us for a Family Fun Night planning meeting following the Jan. 17 PTA meeting in the Nashua library. The PTA meeting is at 6 p.m. with the Family Fun Night meeting following. We would love as many people to help with Family Fun Night as possible! We hope you can join us!

Secret Santas: Thank you to everyone who volunteered to provide a Secret Santa gift to Nashua’s 30 staff members who don’t have set classes such as the specials teachers, nutrition, clerks, custodial team, etc. All staff members have been covered. Feel free to deliver the gift directly to your staff member if you want or bring your gift to the office for Santa to deliver before December 16th!

Below is a link to our website that has a page with all Nashua staff members’ favorite things for you to browse!! (You will need to log-in on the left-hand side, then click "Staff Surveys" to see the list.) Thank you Nashua families for helping spread some cheer to our wonderful staff members this holiday season!

Fundraising Chair: We are looking for someone interested in being the fundraising chair for next school year. If you are interested, please email Megan Micek at

Winter Event: Join us for a drive-thru viewing of Nashua's own Snowmen at Night! Each classroom will be decorating its own snowman that will be on display the evening of Wednesday, December 14th from 6-7 p.m. Families will remain in their cars and drive through the Nashua circle drive with snowmen created by teachers and students. At the conclusion, each child will be given a small treat to take on the road. Families will be encouraged to vote for their favorite snowman. The class receiving the most votes will receive a cool treat!

The treasurer will be collecting from the Drop Box in the office and dropping off checks on Thursdays this year. Expect a 1 week turn around for requests. If you need to have something expedited, please email her directly.

Nashua Teachers: Teacher reimbursements were increased from $100 to $125 for the 22-23 school year. Click here for guidelines and due date.

22-23 Yearbook Purchases: Nashua yearbooks are being sold online for $15. Click here to purchase. If paying by cash or check, please print, fill out and send this order form with payment to school with your student. Make checks payable to Nashua PTA.

Classroom Sign Ups: Volunteer and get involved for your class throughout the year! Click the sign up link for more information! Sign Up Link:

Labels: Save the date for the next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day Tuesday, December 13! Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and wear your clothes inside out! Please contact Amanda Timmermeyer with questions:

*A note about Labels: When turning in Coke Rewards please only send coke caps and Coke Rewards from the boxes or the plastic Coke labels. Please don't send in any other bottle caps which includes but not limited to: Pepsi, water bottles, Gatorades, Powerade, milk jugs, or any other bottle caps. Also when turning in Box Tops, please make sure they are only the pink box tops and are not already expired. Do not send the blue ones, those need to be scanned using the app!

Thank you for your support! You can also support Nashua with these apps:

Upcoming Label Days:
December 13th Wear Your Clothes Inside Out
January 10th- Wear Your Pajamas
February 14th- Vacation Day: Dress Like a Tourist
March 14th- Workout Day- wear your favorite workout gear
April 11th- Wild West Day- Wear your western gear- NO WEAPONS!
May 9th- Dress Like a Teacher Day- dress like your favorite teacher

Get involved in the PTA!

Have you thought about getting involved in Nashua's PTA? We have several positions open for the 22-23 school year. We would love to help you find the right fit for you! Click here to see what’s available and sign up!

Memberships: You can join the Nashua PTA and order 2022-23 Nashua yearbooks online through our Cheddar Up site. Individual memberships are $6 and yearbooks $15. A PTA membership does not commit you to a chair position or volunteering, but it ensures you have a voice and your vote counts! If you would like to be a Nashua PTA business member and receive recognition on our emails and social media pages, you can join for $10. CLICK HERE to order. If paying by cash or check, please print, fill out and send this order form with payment to school with your student. Make checks payable to Nashua PTA.

⭐Thank you to those who have purchased 22-23 business memberships: Amanda Verona, Offer Pad, Cake and Champagne Event Planning, Cody Weaver Agency - Farmers Insurance Agent, Gonzalez Painting LLC, InstaLube, KC Blooms Plant Boutique, KCMO Nutrition, Main Street Investments and Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, The Spark Spot Education Center, and Tina’s Tiny Tots Daycare. We invite you to become a Business Member for the 22-23 school year and be recognized on the PTA website, emails and social media! Click here to purchase 22-23 Business Memberships for $10.

Open Positions: We need PTA volunteers for the 22-23 school year! Visit, click on Contact Us, and look for the yellow highlighting (job descriptions are included). If you are interested in any of the positions or have questions, please e-mail Danelle at Thanks!

Poppin’ for Pancakes: Save the date for the evening of Friday, Jan. 27! We will be having Poppin' for Pancakes all you can eat pancakes (by Chris Cakes) followed by the movie Mr Poppin's Penguins - look for more info to come later!

PTA Meeting: Join us for the next Nashua PTA meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, in the Nashua library! There will be high school student volunteers at school to watch children during the meeting. Following the PTA meeting will be a short planning meeting for Family Fun Night for those interested in participating.

Register with the PTA website to receive emails and view protected tabs! We encourage all new and returning families to visit the Nashua PTA website at If you are a new family or not signed up to receive emails, please click “Register” on the homepage and submit your email address. The PTA shares emails on upcoming events and important items. The PTA also has the staff favorites list and student directory on protected tabs that are only viewable if you log in to the website.

Restaurant Night: Hot Rocks Pizza Night is from 3-10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14! Grab some pizza and drive through the Snowmen at Night at Nashua that is happening from 6-7 p.m. at Nashua’s Circle Drive!

Room Party Fee: Because of the excellent fundraising of the past couple years, we've eliminated room fees again this year!

Staff Favorites: Need teacher or staff gift ideas? The 22-23 Staff Favorites list has been posted to the PTA website! Visit the PTA website,, login on the left hand side by clicking “Secure Login.” After you login, click the Staff Survey tab and find a list of teacher and staff favorites! If you don’t have a login for the PTA website, click “Register here.”

Student Directory: The student directory is now viewable on the PTA website. Visit the PTA website,, login on the left hand side by clicking “Secure Login.” After you login, click the Student Directory tab and then click the “2022-23 Directory” link. If you don’t have a login for the PTA website, click “Register here.”

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Student Arrival- Important!

There is no student supervision before 9am on regular school mornings, and before 9:45am on Late Start Thursday mornings. Please do not drop your child off by car in front of the building. If your child will arrive at school by car, please follow our drop-off procedure for car riders. If your child is a walker, please ensure that the time they leave home does not have them arriving at school before our doors open. This is critical for student safety, to ensure that they are not waiting unsupervised, and is also important when the weather becomes colder so that students aren’t waiting outside for extended periods of time.
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Parent Resource Center

Hello! My name is Meghan Shipley, School Community Resource Specialist. My main role at Nashua is to help families get connected to resources and outside agencies throughout the Kansas City area. If your family is in need of clothing, food, shelter, or other needs, please click on the link. It is a simple way to mark what you need and I will be able to reach out and offer services. This form will be left up all year long. Feel free to utilize this tool anytime you may be in need!

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Grade Card Parent Guide (Repeated)

Please see this link for a helpful guide to viewing your child's report card! Report cards were available to view in PowerSchool beginning on Friday, October 28th.

Café Announcements: Al a Carte (Repeated)

Al a carte (snacks) is now open for all grade levels to purchase at lunch. Some students REALLY enjoy purchasing snacks. If they have money on their lunch account, they are able to purchase snacks without limit (to an extent). That being said, if you would like to limit or block these purchases there are 2 ways to do so. 1) Email Jodi the café manager at or 2) Fill out the form provided and return to Jodi so she may note your students account. For example to limit your students account, have your student pick a day(s) that they are allowed snacks, and/or how many if you like. You can choose to limit it to only a certain amount (1,2,3) per day. Also keep in mind Ms. Jodi will allow students to purchase the day before or after if their day falls on a holiday or snow day unless directed otherwise. If you are sending money to school with your student please make sure they take it to the café before the start of lunch. Any money turned in during lunch will be added to their account for the next day. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jodi at 816-321-5164.

If you would like to restrict your student from purchasing "doubles" (a second meal) please inform Ms. Jodi via phone, email or indicate that on the snack form.

Perfect Attendance (Repeated)

We are so excited to see our Stars each and every day, which is why we are excited to reward students with perfect attendance! Perfect attendance means being in class every second of every day with no tardy slips issued. Each month, perfect attendance stars will receive some type of small reward, such as a sticker, pencil, extra recess time, or dance party. We understand if there are occasions during which your student will not be able to attend school due to illness. Students will be able to enjoy rewards each month for the remainder of the year, should they maintain perfect attendance for each of the other months. We are beginning this incentive in September, with attendance being tracked for this purpose beginning tomorrow (September 1). Our first reward will be an extra 15 minutes of recess on October 3rd. Medical notes, late arrivals and early sign outs, while sometimes necessary, will disqualify students from perfect attendance.

Reminders about Car Rider Drop-off (Repeated)

  • Please ensure that your students are prepared to get out of the vehicle before you pull up to stop (ready to get out with backpacks, water bottles, etc.)
  • If your child is reluctant to exit the vehicle, or if they are unprepared to exit the vehicle for any reason, please pull forward and to the left side while you resolve the issue, so that the line can continue to progress
  • For safety reasons, students should exit the car on the passenger side.
  • To avoid your child receiving a tardy and impacting their attendance, please attempt to complete drop-off before 9:12

Picking Students Up Late (Repeated)

If your child did not get picked up on time from the car rider line and they are waiting in the office, please pull into the bus loop, park your car, and come inside to sign your child out in the office. Thank you!

Car Rider Line Procedure (Repeated)

To ensure safety and fair, quick car rider procedures during arrival and dismissal, we ask that all families adhere to the car rider procedure on the map below.

Car riders will access their line from the westbound lane of 114th street by way of McGee street. The NKC buses will access the bus loop by driving eastbound on 114th street.

In addition, if you are lining up early for dismissal, we ask that you not block driveways and mailboxes along 114th street or McGee street.

Thank you so much for your cooperation, as this helps for a smoother dismissal for everyone.

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