Nashua News

August 27, 2021

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

Thursday, September 2- First late-start Thursday (students can enter the building at 9:45, learning begins at 10:00)

Thursday, September 2- Parent Orientation Night 6-7pm -details below

Friday, September 3- Half Day Release (at 12:30pm)

Friday, September 3- Last Day to order Nashua PTA Spirit Wear (see below for link)

Monday, September 6- No School

Friday, September 10- Patriot's Day Celebration

Tuesday, September 14- PTA Turn it in Tuesday and Spirit Dress Up Day: Polka Dot Day

Tuesday, September 14- PTA Cookie Dough and River City Fundraiser Begins

Wednesday, September 15- Dot Day

Tuesday, September 21- PTA Meeting, 6pm (virtual)

Wednesday, September 22- Staley Homecoming Parade, 6pm

Friday, September 24- Staley Homecoming Game

Tuesday, September 28- PTA Cookie Dough and River City Fundraiser Ends

Wednesday, September 29- School Picture Day


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

Chamberlin's Chat

We have started our "Shoot for the Stars" year off strong! We are thrilled that the last five days have been spent building relationships between staff and students as well as between students, and we are already diving into lots of learning!


If you don't already, please consider following our school Twitter page at @NashuaES for frequent updates about the learning and fun that happens here daily!


Please know that while we have experienced situations this week that have warranted the quarantine of some of our Nashua Stars, we are doing everything possible to keep all students here at school. Our best mitigation strategies at this point are distance and masks, and often a quarantine can be avoided when masks are properly worn. Please help us keep your child at school by encouraging them to wear their mask properly while they are on the bus and in the building.


I would like to personally invite you to attend our Parent Orientation Night on Thursday. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain some insight into what your child will be learning this year, and to connect with your student's teacher about how to best support your Star in their school experience this year! The flyer below provides additional details. I look forward to seeing you there!


Ms. Chamberlin

Mark your calendar for Nashua's Parent Orientation Night! It is recommended that only parents and guardians attend, please.

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New Option for Birthday Celebrations

You may have noticed the following in the school handbook:

We believe it is important for the school to recognize our students on their birthday. However, for several reasons, including increased food allergies, disrupting the instructional day, and student equity, students are not allowed to bring treats from home for birthdays, going away parties, or other personal events.


This safety measure is per District guidelines and leaves no room for flexibility. The Food and Nutrition Department is offering parents the option of ordering birthday treats for their children from the school cafeteria. Parents may select from a variety of kid-friendly treats (view the school Website). Order your birthday treats two weeks in advance of your child’s birthday from your cafeteria manager and the treats will be enjoyed during lunch time in the cafeteria on the day of the party. The office will announce each student’s birthday during morning announcements and give them a birthday pencil. Parents should not send treats or trinkets for birthdays.


To clarify, these orders are submitted through our café. Please go to the following link: https://www.nkcschools.org/cms/lib/MO49000025/Centricity/Domain/23/Birthday%20Treats%2021-22.pdf and submit your order at least 2 weeks in advance. All students, whether they order a birthday treat for their class or not, will have the option of putting a few small birthday decorations on their class table in the cafeteria on their birthday, so that all students may choose to have their birthday recognized by their peers, if they wish. If you have any questions about this, please call the front office at 321-5160.

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Car Rider Line Procedure

To ensure safety 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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Shooting for the Stars Parent Resources

The school year is off and running! For videos about many topics that will help you best support your child this school year, visit our previously-recorded Parent University courses!


Our Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Hoke, has put together a list of Student Library Resources, if you would like to explore and encourage your child to do the same.

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September PTA Updates

September PTA News


Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

Twitter: twitter.com/nashuapta


President: Tracy Taylor, pta.nashua@gmail.com

Vice President: Danelle Bohan, vp.nashua@gmail.com

Secretary: Megan Micek, meganmicek12@gmail.com

Treasurer: Candidate Jen Masoner, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com


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


Classroom Sign Ups: Volunteer and get involved for your class throughout the year! Click the sign up link for more information! Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084BAFAF2AA6FF2-classroom


Fundraiser:

Dates: Sept 14-28

Products: River City and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough

Pick up: October 19 & 21 at parent teacher conferences **If you order cookie dough, you will need to pick it up on October 19th!!

The PTA is excited to bring back our catalog fundraiser this year! Your student will receive information on September 14th, including catalogs for cookie dough and gifts!

Is selling cookie dough not your thing? We are excited to bring back our "fundraiser buy-out"! Through cheddar-up, you will be able to make a donation directly to the PTA. Click here to go to the buy-out site!

We thank everyone for their continued support of the PTA!


Labels: The first Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Tuesday, September 14th. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and dress in polka dots! Wear your best outfit! PTA is offering curbside collection of box top labels, ink cartridges, and Coke caps. Please contact Amanda Timmermeyer to schedule a pick up: phillipamanda2007@yahoo.com

*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:


Memberships: You can purchase PTA memberships (Individual $6 or Business $10) and the 21-22 Nashua Yearbook ($15) online! 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.

Open Positions: Visit nashua pto.my-pta.org, click on Contact Us, and look for the yellow highlighting (job descriptions are included). If you are interested or have questions, please e-mail Tracy at pta.nashua@gmail.com. Thanks!


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


Spirit Wear: The online Nashua spirit wear store is now open! The store features Nashua t-shirts, hoodies, ball caps, bags and more! The deadline to purchase is Friday, Sept. 3. Shop here: https://nashuafall21.itemorder.com/sale


Virtual PTA Meeting: We need you to attend! The first Nashua PTA meeting will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 21st. We will be voting for the PTA Treasurer. Make sure you have paid for your PTA membership to be able to vote at the meeting! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to the PTA distribution list. To be added, register with the PTA website.


Yearbook:

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.

Crossing Guard Needed

Nashua Elementary currently has an opening for a crossing guard position at 114th Street and N. Oak. Crossing guards work one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon.

The work hours for this open position are Monday – Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:45AM to 9:45AM with Thursday Late Start Mornings 9:30AM- 10:30AM.

All Afternoon Hours will be 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm. Crossing guards earn $14.00 per hour and are employed through Securitas.

Applicants should contact the district’s Safety and Security Director at 816-977-810 or email at Robert.mclees@nkcschools.org.

Reminders for the 21-22 School Year

  • Please see the car rider map for information about how to drop off and pick up using our car rider line.
  • All students will be allowed to enter the building at 9:00am, and will either go to the cafe to eat breakfast, or will go straight to class.
  • Bus information, including times and bus numbers, are available on PowerSchool.
  • ALL students are eligible to eat free breakfast and lunch every day for the 21-22 school year!