The Nashua News

March 2021

Nashua Mission

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

Nashua Elementary

School Hours:

9:00 am-4:10 pm M,T,Th,F

9:00 am-2:10 pm W

Attendance Line: (816) 321-5162

Nurse: (816) 321- 5163

Upcoming Events

March

1-5

Read Across America Week

10

KC Pet Project Virtual Field Trip

16

6:00 pm PTA Meeting

22

Major Saver Kick Off

25

Spring Pictures

26

5th Sock Hop

K-4th Spring Party

29-2

NO SCHOOL Spring Break

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Principally Speaking

March is upon us and so is Spring! I know everyone is looking forward to some warmer weather and an end to this snowy weather. We are in full swing preparing for the upcoming MAP testing. The window for testing this year will be from April 26-May 14. All the assessments will be completed online. Along with preparing for the MAP testing, our students continue to engage in authentic learning activities at all grade levels. They are also working hard developing key social skills that will make them successful inside and outside the classroom. As we begin looking forward to the next school year, you will find some updates and information in this newsletter. It’s always a busy time here at Nashua, our staff and students work hard every single day to make sure learning is happening at high levels. As I say every month in these newsletters, it is an honor to serve as the principal of Nashua Elementary!
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Summer School Information

2020-21 Summer School

Our Summer School enrollment is now open for all Fall 2021 1st-6th grade students. We have a new enrollment process this year, please see below for important information on how to enroll and additional information for our Summer School in June and July.

· June (Virtual or In person)

o June 1-24, four days per week, 8:45am-2:45pm

§ June 1-4, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24

· July (Virtual Only)

o July 6-29, four days per week, 8:45am-2:45pm

§ July 6-9, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29

· PowerSchool Parent Portal

o Enroll using the PowerSchool Parent Portal—this must be done to enroll your child in Summer School.

o Parent Portal

· Student Dismissal Plan Form

o Complete the online form so we have the most current information.

o 2021 Summer School Transportation Form

· Adventure Club

o Children enrolled in Adventure Club in June will be required to enroll in Summer School, please fill out both the Parent Portal and Dismissal form.

· SAGE

o The SAGE Center will host an in-person SAGE Summer School in June for current SAGE 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

o Due to transportation limitations, students will be transported directly to and from their home school for SAGE Summer School.

o Students will be picked up from their home school at approximately 9:45 a.m. and will return at approximately 1:45 p.m. They will be assigned a Summer School teacher at Northview, reporting to this classroom upon their arrival to the end of the day.

o The SAGE Summer School enrollment electronic form will be sent by the SAGE center soon.

o It’s important that SAGE students are enrolled in SAGE Summer School and also enrolled in the Northview Summer School as well.

**Remember that your child will be attending Summer School in the grade he/she will be attending in the fall of 2021. (Fall 6th graders will stay at Northview)

**If you have already completed the PowerSchool Parent Portal for Summer School, please remember to fill out our Dismissal Plan form as well.

**K2K information for our 2021-22 Kindergarten students will be sent out at the end of March.

Please complete the PowerSchool Parent Portal and Dismissal Plan form by April 1st to enroll your child in Summer School, ensuring that we have adequate staffing. Should enrollment exceed our staffing allotment, a wait list will be established. For additional NKCSD Summer School information and frequently ask questions visit nkcschools.org/summer.

News from PTA

Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

Twitter: twitter.com/nashuapta


President: Robyn Tuwei, pta.nashua@gmail.com


A Note from our PTA President:


Well, "hello" March of 2021! I'm hopeful this means Spring is right around the corner! For those of you who are unaware, my school-aged child is a 5th grader - and I'm nearing the end of my fourth year as Nashua's PTA President! It is time to think about filling positions for next year. If you have been itching to get involved in your child(ren)'s school, you cannot find a better group of parents than our PTA here at Nashua. It is a joy to volunteer alongside such wonderful, caring, supportive individuals. Please reach out to me if you are interested in getting involved and would like some more information. We have openings for positions as big as President and as small as joining a labels-sorting committee from your own home, and many in-between!


Sincerely, Robyn Tuwei pta.nashua@gmail.com



Vice President: Kathy Stitt, vp.nashua@gmail.com


Secretary: Megan Micek, meganmicek12@gmail.com


Treasurer: Tracy Taylor, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com

Asst. Treasurer: Laura Meador, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com


Tracy 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.


Book Fair: The Scholastic online book fair runs from Friday, Feb. 26th - Thursday, March 11th. All purchases support Nashua and earn the school 25% in rewards.

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to experience the magic of the shopping experience through a Virtual Book Fair! Visit our book fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping starting Feb. 26th: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/nashua

Watch book trailers on the Scholastic Youtube channel:

K-3: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtCDOmMCDvap7mEER-asSK7C9m45kexrG

4-6: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtCDOmMCDvarU0ez1NXRqj2MFpvm_Z5Jx

Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Day is Tuesday, March 9th. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and dress up for Western/Cowboy/Cowgirl Day! 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: It is not too late to join the PTA or order a 2020-2021 Nashua Yearbook. Orders can be placed at https://nashua-elementary-pta-order-form.cheddarup.com. PTA Memberships (Individual $6 or Business $10) CLICK HERE to purchase.


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 Robyn at pta.nashua@gmail.com. Thanks!


Restaurant Nights: The next Restaurant Night is from 5-9 p.m. April 20 at Freddy’s, 8071 NW Roanridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151. More details soon!


Virtual PTA Meeting: The next PTA meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March, 16th.


Yearbook:

SALES

Nashua yearbooks are being sold online for $15. https://my.cheddarup.com/c/nashua-elementary-pta-order-form?fbclid=IwAR32cKOnLsP4OtGos-6J7CD5Oit88GYKTwYiw2qgJlFMAeQdLbS0vZaJfhM

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. YEARBOOK ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 23.

PHOTOS

We want your photos! Did your Nashua Star participate in a dress-up day? Do you have e-learning photos? Please submit your pics using one of the following options.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, APRIL 9.

OPTION 1

Email your photos to the yearbook chair at garrett.emilye@gmail.com and place the teacher’s name in the subject line.

OPTION 2

Submit them here:

https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/view_account.asp?l=A64CC8AF-3688-4408-B13F-0398E819C0DF