Nashua News

November 5, 2021

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

Friday, November 5- Quarter 1 Grade cards available online

Tuesday, November 9- PTA Turn Them in Tuesday- Pajama Day!

Wednesday, November 10- Back to the Future Spirit Day

Week of November 15-19 Book Fair Week (more info below)

Tuesday, November 16- PTA meeting in the Art room, 6:00pm

Week of November 15-19 Northland Christmas Store Drive

Monday, November 22- Picture Retakes and Class Photos

November 24-26- NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break


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

District Calendar Here

Breakfast and Lunch Menus Here

Fall Party Fun

A huge THANK YOU to our PTA for helping our fall parties be such a success. We enjoyed a snack during lunch time and fun fall activities during class time with teachers. We then had a great time celebrating as an entire school outside with our costume parade and dance party (see photos below). We are grateful to all that helped with our festivities and those who showed up to help us celebrate!

1st Quarter Grade Cards

1st Quarter grade cards will be viewable on the Powerschool Parent Portal starting Friday, November 5th (today) under the "Grade Cards" tab. You can access the Parent Portal at the following link: https://powerschool.nkcschools.org/public/


Below are the links for each grade level with more explanation on the grading system:

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


*We are aware that there is an issue with the 5th Grade Microschool report cards. Our technology department is working to get this resolved and they will be posted as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Portrait of a Graduate Competencies: November = Collaboration!

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 collaboration. Collaboration is demonstrated by working with one or more people to develop ideas and complete a task or project. Students will be making intentional decisions to use their strengths to work effectively as a team, seek others’ point of views and contributions, and positively contributing to conversations. Nashua will encourage collaboration by teaching classroom lessons, recognizing collaboration, and setting weekly action steps. Collaboration can be supported at home by talking about how to have respectful and positive conversations.

Tri-County Event

Please join Tri-County Mental Health on November 16th from 6pm-8pm at Staley High School for a family event. During the event, the film “Resilience” will be shown. This movie focuses on overcoming trauma, the correlation between mental and physical health, and the power of resilience. Tri-County will allow time to process the film and also provide resources to families. The flyer has all the information you need. We hope to see you there!
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Reminders about Car Rider Dropoff

  • 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

Resources for families

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!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3m2rkH6gU7t_4chCj20JOz4ha_MNM_2REyCWmO8CliJKvEw/viewform?usp=sf_link

The Book Fair is Coming Soon!

The book fair is scheduled for Nov. 15-19 in the Nashua Elementary library. We invite you to stop by any time during the following hours below. Facial coverings are required.


Book Fair Times

Monday 8-9 a.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8-9 a.m., 4:30-8 p.m.

Wednesday 8-9 a.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday 8-10 a.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday 8-9 a.m., 1-4 p.m.


BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are looking for volunteers to help make our fall book fair a success! Volunteers are needed during the fair to help students find books and work the cash register. We also need volunteers for after the fair to help tear down. Any volunteers who work for 2 hours will earn $5 scholastic dollars towards books at our fair!

Know a middle or high schooler looking to earn service hours? We can use their help as well. These volunteers can help students find books and help restock (junior crew volunteers will not help cashier or handle money!) Any Questions, feel free to reach out to Diane Shields at 816-507-6541 Thank you for helping!

Sign up here to volunteer at the book fair! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084BAFAF2AA6FF2-2021

Late Start Thursday reminder

Just a reminder, on late start Thursdays the doors open at 9:45am for students to be in class at 10:00. For safety reasons, students should not be arriving prior to 9:45am, unless arranged at the beginning of the school year with the office. We do not have supervision for students outside of the building until staff reports at 9:45 for their arrival duty. For our regular M,T,W,F schedule, students should be dropped off no earlier than 9:00am.
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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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PTA Updates

PTA News


Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

Twitter: twitter.com/nashuapta


President: Tracy Taylor, pta.nashua@gmail.com

Vice President: Danelle Bohan, vp.nashua@gmail.com

Secretary: Megan Micek, meganmicek12@gmail.com

Treasurer: Jen Masoner, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com


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: Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Nov. 9. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and wear your pajamas! 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: 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 and InstaLube! 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.


Room Party Fee: Because of the excellent fundraising of the past couple years, we've eliminated room fees again this year!


PTA Meeting: The next Nashua PTA meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, in the library.


Yearbook:

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.