February 4, 2022
All Thursdays in February are Late Start Thursdays (doors open at 9:45, learning begins at 10:00)
Tuesday, February 8- PTA, 6pm
Wednesday, February 9- Back to the Future Day - wear your Staley gear!
Friday, February 11- Kindness Parties and passing out Valentines (details below)
Monday, February 14th-17th- Hope Week (details below)
Tuesday, February 15- PTA TTT, wear all red/pink, and turn in your labels and Coke caps!
Tuesday, February 15- 3rd and 4th grade music programs at NMMS; 3rd at 6pm, 4th at 7pm
Friday, February 18- NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 21- NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 28-Friday, March 4 Book Fair
Please refer to the school calendar on our website for additional dates.
Congratulations to our recent Superstars!
Seen Around Nashua
Miss Louise and Miss Lis take care to clear the sidewalks thoroughly on snow days to prepare for our Stars to return
Stone Lion Puppets presented a puppet show that helped stars learn about environmental concepts
3rd graders in Ms. Connors' class can explain how they know which fractions are greatest and strategies that they'll use to order them greatest to least
Recess during Winter Weather
Students should come prepared to go outside for recess. However, as a general guideline, if the temperature/wind chill is 25 degrees (or less), students may have a shortened outdoor recess period or recess will be held indoors.
Kindness Party Information
February Portrait of a Graduate
Beginning this year, North Kansas City schools are implementing Portrait of a Graduate initiative. This program is designed to teach students different life skills that they can use to be successful. This month’s skill focuses on communication. Communication is demonstrated by using effective listening skills to determine the meaning in a variety of contexts and articulate their own thoughts and ideas. Students will be making intentional decisions to show they’re actively listening to a speaker, using verbal and nonverbal cues to meet their needs, and respecting the perspective of others. Nashua will encourage communication by teaching classroom lessons, recognizing positive communication, and setting weekly action steps. Collaboration can be supported at home by talking about what it looks like and sounds like to actively listen and appropriate ways to respond.
The action step that we have focused on this past week is:
I can demonstrate active listening through words and body language.
Next week's action step is:
I can respond appropriately in conversations.
Kindergarten Roundup Date Announced!
Hope Week February 14-17
Congratulations to our Culture of Excellence Winners!
Attention Current 5th Graders!
Student Arrival- Important!
Library Media Center Suggestions
Greetings from the Nashua Library! This has been a great year in the Library Media Center, and we are excited to finish the year strong.
Here in the library, we are committed to providing quality literature for your kiddos to both inspire and educate them. Our catalog, Destiny, is available for you to look at any time. We are also making a form available that allows you to make suggestions. We love books and especially love it when people take the time to make suggestions.
Thank you for sharing your children with us and we look forward to hearing from you!
President: Tracy Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Danelle Bohan, email@example.com
Secretary: Megan Micek, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Jen Masoner, email@example.com
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.
Book Fair: Save the date for the spring book fair Feb. 28-March 3. More details to come!
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
Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Tuesday, Feb. 15. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and wear all red or all pink! PTA is offering curbside collection of box top labels, ink cartridges, and Coke caps. Please contact Amanda Timmermeyer to schedule a pick up: firstname.lastname@example.org
*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:
Volunteer for Nashua from your home!
Projects will include: entering Coca-Cola codes, counting Box Tops or Best Choice UPCs, etc.
As we have tasks, I will:
1. Text/email/call the next volunteer in line.
2. You may accept or decline the task, based on your interest or current schedule.
3. I will send the supplies and instructions home to you.
4. You will have a couple weeks to complete the task and return it.
Sign up online!
Memberships: You can join the Nashua PTA and order 2021-22 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 the following businesses for purchasing 21-22 business memberships: Amanda Verona, United Real Estate, Glory Estates, InstaLube, Joelle’s Baked with Love, KCMO Nutrition and Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance! It's not too late to become a business member and be recognized on the PTA website, emails and social media! Click here to purchase 21-22 Business Memberships for $10.
Open Positions: Visit nashuapta.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 email@example.com. Thanks!
Restaurant Night: You can support Nashua by ordering Papa John's Thursday, Feb. 24, any time between open and close! Grab lunch or dinner or both! Up to 25% of your order will be donated back to Nashua. Use code KSN001.
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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? Visit the PTA website, http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/, 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.”
STOCK UP THE LOUNGE: The teachers and staff at Nashua do so much for our students and we want to show our support! Help us stock the teacher’s lounge!
Drop off the following items at the front office:
PTA Meeting: Join us for the Nashua PTA meeting at 6PM Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Nashua Elementary School library! Face coverings are required.
ORDER -- 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. Thursday, April 28, is the last day to purchase a yearbook.
SUBMIT PHOTOS -- We want your photos for the 2021-22 yearbook! Please submit photos by Friday, April 15. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT PHOTO CATEGORY BEFORE UPLOADING (I.E. CORRECT TEACHER'S NAME).
Ways to upload photos for the 2022 yearbook:
1. Upload using the Entourage Link app (available for free in the App Store or Google Play store). Make sure to connect to the Nashua Elementary 2022 Yearbook account.
2. Upload via the internet at https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Nashua
Would you like to help create the 2021-22 yearbook? Please contact Emily Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Updated Birthday Treat list (REPEATED ITEM)
Just a reminder, if you are interested in purchasing Birthday treats for your student's classroom. Please call or turn in the form below to the Cafeteria Manager 2 weeks prior to the birthday party. The treats will be given to the class on the designated day.
*The PDF below has a new updated list
Resources for families (REPEATED ITEM)
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!
Reminders about Car Rider Dropoff (REPEATED ITEM)
- 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, masks, 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
Car Rider Line Procedure (REPEATED ITEM)
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.