The Nashua News

October 2015

Nashua Mission

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

Upcoming Events


Oct. 2

Spirit Day

7:30 am 4th/5th Choir

Oct. 5


Oct. 6

7:30 am 4th/5th Choir

Oct. 7

8:20 am Walk to School Day

3:45 pm Bricks 4 Kidz

Oct. 8

6:00-8:00 pm River Roll

Oct. 9

Read-a-thon Pledges due

End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 12

3:45 pm 5th Grade Spelling Bee Test

Oct. 13

Papa Johns Night

6:00 pm PTA in the library

Oct. 14

4th grade Symphony

3:45 pm Bricks 4 Kidz

Oct. 19

Barney the Bus Assembly

Oct. 21-Oct 25

Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

Oct. 21

3:45 pm Bricks 4 Kidz

Oct. 22

P/T Conferences

Oct. 27

P/T Conferences

Wendy's Night

Oct. 28

4th/5th Future Falcons

Oct. 29

1:30 pm Fall Parade

2:00-2:45 Fall Parties

Oct. 30


Fall Party Information

Thursday, October 29, 2015

1:00 Parent party helpers arrive and enter through the Front Door.

All parents who are assigned to the Halloween party will pick up their official badges in the office.

1:15 Parents with badges will be released to the class- room for party set-up.

1:30 Halloween Parade

All parents are invited to position themselves around the school and playground to enjoy the wonderful parade of costumes.

2:00 Party
2:45 End of Party

Parents will be permitted to take their child(ren) at the end of the party time, but will not be able to take “friends” unless a note from the other child’s parent has been received. You will be required to sign your child(ren) out before leaving. We will mark your visitor badge once you have signed your child out.

Costume Parameters:

Violent Free
Weapon Free
Gore Free

How to Prepare for a Successful Parent Teacher Conference (Conferences to be held Oct. 22 and Oct. 27)

A parent-teacher conference offers an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers and others who support your child’s learning, as well as an opportunity to learn more about how your child is doing in school and how you can support learning at home.

*Involve your child in the conference. Have a discussion with your child. Ask your child if there is anything he/she would like you to discuss with his/her teacher(s).

*Prepare questions, such as “What is my child doing well while he/she is in school,”
“Is my child performing on grade level,” “Is my child finishing the work assigned in class,” “How can I help my child at home” and “What is the best way to contact you if I need to ask any questions during the year?”

*Arrive a few minutes early. There is a short time for each conference. To make sure that all families can meet with the teacher(s), please try an arrive by the time of your meeting and be patient if the sessions are not exactly on schedule.

*Form a partnership with the teacher(s). Your child’s success is most important.
Your child’s teachers play an important role in your child’s growth and education. It is important that you work together.

*Take notes. Taking notes helps you remember important points and also assists you in remembering what you and/or your child may need to do at home.

*Express appreciation for the conference. Remember, you and the teacher are a team. Appreciate the role you each play in educating your child.

*Have a conversation with your child. Discuss what was shared during the conference with your child. Make certain that your child knows what is expected of him/her. And, find out if he/she has any follow-up questions for the teacher.

*Know that Nashua Teachers and Staff are here to support you!

*Stay in touch with your child’s teacher and school. Touch base with your child’s teacher regularly to discuss your child’s progress.

PTA Updates

Date Change: Our October PTA meeting will be the 2nd Tuesday, October

13th, to avoid conflicts with the book fair and parent teacher

conferences. Encore teachers will be making a short presentation.

All parents, staff and community members are welcome! We will have a

child watch for kids 3 and up. The meeting will be at 6 PM in the

library. Look forward to seeing you there!

Get Involved at Nashua: We will Feed the Teachers on October 27th

during Parent Teacher conferences - there will be a signup to bring

items for a taco feast. Volunteer for 2 hours during the Book Fair

and earn 5 Scholastic dollars towards books at the fair. Signups will

be available online at SignUpGenius - we will send them out by e-mail

and post them on Facebook and

Room Parties: Fall parties are October 29th. You can sign up to help

with your child's room party by contacting Lucy Van Keirsbilck,

Yearbook Pictures: We'd love to have your pictures of room parties,

Red Ribbon Week, skating parties, gym nights and other Nashua events -

please e-mail them to (include the teacher's name

or grade or event name in the subject line).

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at 816-730-1019 with any questions. Thanks for your support!!

Red Ribbon Week Oct. 19-Oct 23

Monday, Oct. 19 Crazy Sock Day

Tuesday, Oct. 20 Shades/Sunglasses

Wednesday, Oct. 21 No Bully Day Wear Orange

Thursday, Oct. 22 Dress for Success

Friday, Oct. 23 Sports Theme

Nurse Amber's File

Below are a few reminders of the North Kansas City School District's guidelines:

  • Children with a temperature of 100 degrees or above, vomiting, severe coughing, or who have diarrhea during the evening or night, should stay home from school the following day.
  • Students should be kept home for a full 24 hours after symptoms of illness have subsided. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
  • Students will be sent home from school if a temperature is 100 degrees or above, vomiting, sever coughing, diarrhea, or there is a suspicion of a communicable disease or the inability to participate in normal classroom activity.
  • Students who are prescribed an antibiotic (for strep, pink eye, etc), must take it for 24 hours before returning to school. All medications must be accompanied by a Medication Authorization Form and given to the nurse.
  • Students should also try to stay hydrated on excessive heat days.

National Walk to School Day Oct. 7

This year, Nashua will be participating in National Walk to School. We are asking all students who would like to participate to meet in the Nashua Baptist Church parking lot at 8:15 am. Students will gather in grade level teams to begin the walk. At 8:20 a.m., all student will walk from the church parking lot, down 114th Street to the Nashua parking lot. The group will be joined by bus riders and we will circle the school before entering the building for the day. If you would like your child to participate, please drop your child off at the Nashua Baptist Church between 8:05-8:15 am. If you have any questions, please call the office at 321-5160

Nashua Pledge

I will be a STAR

I will show respect

I will be trustworthy

I will be an active learner

I will be responsible

and I will have a STAR day of learning!

Be a STAR wherever you are!