The Nashua News

December/January

Nashua Mission

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

Nashua Elementary

School Hours: M,T,W,F 9:15am-4:10pm. Th 9:15am-3:35pm

24 Hour Attendance Line: 321-5162

Nurse's Line: 321-5163

Upcoming Events

December/January

3

STEM Club

10

STEM Club

11

Turn In Tuesday-Favorite Team Day

13

Last Early Release of 2018

17

STEM Club

18

Honor Choir performs at New Mark Care Center

21

Half Day-Dismiss at 12:30 pm

Mercury Gym Night

24-4

NO SCHOOL-Winter Break

7

STEM Club

8

Turn in Tuesday-Crazy Hat

10

Early Release-dismiss at 3:35 pm

6:00-7:30 Lego STEM Block Party

14

STEM Club

21

NO SCHOOL-MLK Day

22

6:00 pm PTA meeting

25

3:00-9:00 PTA Chuck E Cheese Night

28

STEM Club

29

5th Grade Field Trip

Principally Speaking


We are well on our way to wrapping up an amazing first semester and we look forward to the rest of the year. A new year always gives us the opportunity to reflect upon what we have done well and what we can do better.


Have you been trying to figure out a new year’s resolution? If the answer to the question is yes, I have a great suggestion for you. How about setting plans to help your children experience greater school success in 2019? Here are some ideas to be sure your child is successful at Nashua.

1. Monitor your students’ school work. One way to do this is to have them check in with you after school and share how their day went. A good opening question to help them communicate about this is to ask, “What did you learn in school today?” If you get a vague answer, follow-up by asking them about specific subjects such as: math, reading, or science. Another important way to monitor their work is to have them share any corrected school papers they brought home and discuss them together. You can further monitor by checking on their homework. While parents should never do homework for their young people, it is sound practice to help them if they are struggling, check it over for them once they are finished.

2. Make sure your children get to school. The more students are in school, the higher their achievement. Children cannot learn if they are not in school. In addition, poor attendance causes students to get behind in their learning and catching up can be very difficult when they return. In fact, poor attendance is often the first step to students being unsuccessful at school.

3. Reward their efforts. Rewarding students for high grades is not as effective as rewarding them for their effort. Students are always trying and want to make you proud. Therefore, the best way to motivate further effort is to notice it, to praise it, and to reward it.

4. Talk up the idea of going to college. I know your students are only in elementary school, but this should start at a very young age. As a staff we are always talking about where we went to school and how we benefitted from college. For students to be successful it takes more than a high school diploma. In the 21ST century, almost all students need a college degree to ensure a successful life. Having students set higher education as a target early in their lives will help them set ambitious goals for their academic progress as they proceed through school.

5. Finally, be involved! How important is parent involvement in their children’s education? Study after study shows that it may be the top factor leading to student success. At Nashua, we offer many opportunities to be involved in your student’s education. Please join us whenever you can.

Inclement Weather

If school is delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, the district's automated system will call each home with notification about school closing or having a delayed opening. If you have a call block on your phone you may not receive this call.


You will also find closings and delayed opening information on the district web page at www.nkcschools.org

Winter Dress

With the on-coming of winter, please remember that we will continue to hold recess as often as possible. If the windchill is below 25 degrees, teacher can elect to modify outdoor recess or hold recess indoors.

Please be sure your child comes to school each day prepared for outdoor recess. They should have a winter coat, as well as hats and gloves. If it snows, we will go outside once the blacktop has been cleared of snow and ice. Also, students wait outside in the morning as buses arrive--they need to be warmly dressed then too!

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5 Days Before Winter Break

Join us for some fun themed days during the week of December 17-21st. Students are welcome to dress up as they participate in fun STEM and winter-themed activities during that week!

Monday, December 17: Blizzard Day

Tuesday, December 18: Cozy PJ Day

Wednesday, December 19: Funny Socks and Shoes Day

Thursday, December 20: Silly Sweater Day

Friday, December 21: Red and/or Green Day

Nashua PTA

President - Robyn Tuwei: What an incredible first semester we have had. Thank you to all of our members and volunteers. Have a wonderful winter and enjoy all holidays you celebrate. See you back at Nashua in January!

Restaurant Nights - Amy Wazac: Nashua Night at Chuck E Cheese is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th, from 3-9! Sounds like a Win-Win to me! We'd love to see you there!

Sunshine - Robyn Tuwei: Congratulations to Mrs. Munson on the upcoming birth of her baby!