Nashua News

April 22, 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

All Thursdays in April are Late Start Thursdays (doors open at 9:45, learning begins at 10:00)

Thursday, April 28- LAST LATE START Thursday of the year!

Thursday, April 28- PTA Papa John's Night

Monday, May 2- 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Zoo

Monday, May 2- Friday, May 6- Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, May 6- Deadline for families to sign up for Summer School

Wednesday, May 18- 5th Grade Recognition & Exhibition, 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday, May 19- Career Day (during the day at school)

MAP Testing- please avoid absences for doctor's appointments, etc. during these weeks:
5th grade- Weeks of April 25, May 2, May 9

3rd and 4th grades- Weeks of May 2, May 9

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

District Calendar Here

March School Lunch Menu Here


Thank you so very much for your incredible support in the passing of the bond! We look forward to our New Nashua being ready to open in the Fall of 2024!
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Congratulations to our recent Superstars!

Seen Around Nashua

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Needed: Speakers for Nashua's Career Day!

Do you have an interesting career that Nashua Stars would enjoy learning about? We would love to hear from you! Please see the flyer below and contact Mrs. Adams if this is something with which you would be interested in helping!
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April 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 integrity. Students will be able to identify their life values, connect their behavior to their values, and understand how their actions impact themselves and others. Nashua will encourage integrity by teaching classroom lessons, work to understand the importance of honesty, and share how our personal actions could impact others. Integrity can be supported at home by talking about the impact of being honest and how we can make our daily decisions based around our values.

This week …I can explain my behavior and how it connects to my values

Next week… I can understand how my actions impact others

Update: Earth Day Planters are coming home!

Reminder that your child built a planter today at school, to celebrate Earth Day. They are bringing home their completed planter today and it should also have a baggie with soil and seeds to accompany it, so that you can plant these at home together.

From last week's newsletter:

We are so grateful that Home Depot has donated kits for every single one of our Nashua Stars to build their own planter! This is a perfect opportunity for students to learn about how planting flowers and vegetables help the Earth. Your student will come home with their planter completed, and you can put the soil in the planter, and plant the seeds together at home. We are ready to get out our tools and have a really cool item to bring home to make our Earth a better place!

Lost and Found is Full!

We have many items that are in our lost and found! Please look through photos here to determine if any of these items belong to your family, and direct them to go by lost and found to pick them up. All items remaining in lost and found will be donated on May 2.

Attention, 3rd-5th grade families! MAP Testing is here!

Please support your child by ensuring they get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, bring a snack to eat in their classroom shortly before testing, and wear layers on all testing days. Thank you for partnering with us to help make your child successful on this important assessment!

Café Open to Family Visitors!

Beginning Monday, March 28th we will be allowing ONE parent per classroom to have lunch with their student(s). At this time you will need to register using our Sign Up Genius link below. We have listed for you the dates and times for each teacher. You must use the Sign Up Genius to be able to eat with your student(s) as we can not accept any walk-in parents. For parents with multiple students in different grades you will need to sign up on each teacher's schedule.

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Summer Learning 2022

We are excited to host our summer learning program at Nashua this year! Your student is invited to join us for four weeks of learning, creativity and collaboration with classmates.

This year, summer learning will begin on Monday, June 6 and end on Thursday, June 30. Summer school will take place Monday through Thursday, starting at 9:15am and ending at 3:15pm.

NKC Schools’ summer programs provide a variety of opportunities for students at all levels. Lessons will involve both practice of key skills learned during the year and enrichment activities to extend learning. Summer school is available to all district students at no cost.

If your student receives Extended School Year services or is participating in our summer English Language Learners program, your family will receive further information this spring.

To register your child, please click the appropriate link below and complete the form no later than May 6. Please feel free to call the office at 321-5160 you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your student this summer!

Current K-4 graders enrollment link

K2K enrollment for students who will be in Kindergarten in 22-23

Students going into 6th grade- please see the email that was sent to you with Gateway’s enrollment link.

Meal Information for Summer School

Free & Reduced Meals Application

The waiver that allows all students to eat for free will END on the last day of the regular 2021-22 school year. If you have not already done so, please apply NOW if you want your child to eat for free during Summer School and/or for the first 30 days of the 2022-23 School Year. Then apply AGAIN after July 1st, for the remainder of the 2022-23 school (more info on the back of this sheet).

Only one application per household is needed.

Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to complete the free and reduced meals application online. This can be completed on a computer, tablet, or cell phone:

Additional information is available on the school website and at under the Fork & Spoon icon with the word “Menu”. Click on the Free or Reduced Meals Tab at the top of the page.

Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students who qualify for free or reduced meals.

Parents/guardians are responsible for all breakfast and lunch costs incurred prior to being notified of the results of the application. Payments can be made at or by sending cash or check in an envelope with your child’s ID number and name to the school cafeteria.

If you have any questions, please call Suzie Parker in the Food and Nutrition Services Office at 816-321-5868 or

Congress chose not to extend the waivers that allows all students to eat free. Therefore, students who do not qualify or have not applied for free or reduced meals will begin paying the prices listed below, starting in June Summer School. Students who are already approved for free or reduced price meals will continue to receive free meals through Summer School and the first 30 days of the 2022-23 School Year.



Elementary Student Employees, Visitors

Elementary Student Employees, Visitors

$2.80 $3.95

$1.45 $2.20

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Prices for the 2022-23 School Year will be published closer to the start of next school year.

Volunteer Opportunity!

We need Family Fun Night Game Makers! Volunteer to bring the game for your class! Family Fun Night is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. It is a night of nearly free fun with your family and friends from Nashua. We will have music and there will be a food truck! Need game ideas? See photos! Sign up:
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1st Annual Falcon 5K 4/30/2022

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PTA Updates




President: Tracy Taylor,

Vice President: Danelle Bohan,

Secretary: Megan Micek,

Treasurer: Jen Masoner,

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.

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

Donations Needed: Stars, we need your help! The Nashua teacher's lounge is in need of disposable plates, bowls, forks, coffee cups, and spoons. Let's stock the lounge for our teachers and staff! Donations can be dropped off at the front office. Thank you!


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. If you aren't sure if you purchased a yearbook, you can email Amanda Timmermeyer at and she will check for you.

PLEA FOR PHOTOS! Stars, we haven't received many 21-22 yearbook photo submissions, so we extended the deadline to TODAY, April 22! Did you take photos at the school music concerts, the costume parade or any other Nashua occasion? Have photos of your child dressing up for spirit days? We want them!! See directions below on uploading photos for the yearbook!

SUBMIT PHOTOS -- We want your photos for the 2021-22 yearbook! Please submit photos by the end of the day TODAY, Friday, April 22. 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

Family Fun Night: Family Fun Night is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. It is a night of nearly free fun with your family and friends from Nashua. All of the games are free. We will have music and there will be a food truck!

But we need adults to volunteer as Game Makers to make it all happen. Game Makers will make, set up and tear down the class' activity that night; PTA will recruit teens to run the games, so you will not need to stay with it; Game Makers will coordinate with teachers so the kids know what their game is and to request that other parents donate prizes or game materials.

Don't forget - kids will vote for their favorite activity that night - if your class wins, you win a prize too! Set-up is between 4:30-5:15 p.m. Anyone who signs up to volunteer needs to put in the comment section of the sign up the game that you will be doing and if you need a table for your game.

Classes that still need Game Makers:

Mrs. Vroom

Ms. Plummer

Ms. Holmes

Mrs. Fountain

Mrs. Munson

Ms. Askamit

Mr. Rodgers

Mrs. Lister

Sign up online now at

Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Tuesday, May 10. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and dress like the sun and wear all yellow! PTA is offering curbside collection of box top labels, ink cartridges, and Coke caps. Please contact Amanda Timmermeyer to schedule a pick up:

*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!

Nashua PTA 2021: Volunteer from Home (

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, Main Street Investments, Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, and The Spark Spot Arts Education Center! 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, 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 Thanks!

PTA Meeting: Join us for the next Nashua PTA meeting at 6PM Tuesday, May 17, at the Nashua Elementary School library!

Restaurant Night: You can support Nashua by ordering Papa John's Thursday, April 28, 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,, 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.”

Teacher Appreciation Meal Help Needed: Nashua Families- Our teacher appreciation week is starting on May 2nd and the PTA is having Longboards delivered! We are asking parents to help out by providing drinks, sides, and desserts.

Please Note: The Staff Lounge does NOT have an oven. Please bring anything warm in a crock-pot and liners are helpful as they don't have a good way of rinsing out dishes. Also make sure all pans and dishes that you would like back have your name written in them. Anything that is non-perishable can be delivered to the school before May 2nd and everything else needs to be dropped off before school on May 2nd!

Thank you for supporting out teachers and staff!

Sign Up Here:

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Student Arrival- Important! (REPEATED ITEMS)

Reminder: there is no student supervision before 9am on regular school mornings, and before 9:45am on 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 as the weather becomes colder so that students aren’t waiting outside for extended periods of time.

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)

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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