Nashua News

October 7, 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, October 8- No School

Saturday, October 9- Staley Under the Stars (see below)

Monday, October 11- No School

Wednesday, October 13- PTA Fundraiser at Chipotle at 949 NW 84th Terrace, 4-8pm

Tuesday, October 19- PTA TTT - Dress to Impress

Tuesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 21- P-T Conferences

Tuesday, October 19- Cookie Dough Pickup in cafe (during PT conferences, 4-8pm)

Wednesday, October 27- First Quarter Ends

Thursday, October 28- Haunted Hallways at Staley, 5:30-7pm

Friday, October 29- Fall Parties and Parade (more info below)

Friday, November 5- Quarter 1 Grade cards available online


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

District Calendar Here

Breakfast and Lunch Menus Here

Chamberlin's Chat

Nashua Families,

Happy October! This month brings multiple opportunities for your family to engage with the Nashua community. First, please consider attending the First Annual Staley Under the Stars Movie Night this coming Saturday evening, on Staley's football field. See the flyer below for additional information. Second, we hope to meet our goal of 100% family participation in Parent-Teacher Conferences that will be held the evenings of October 19 and 21. If you have not already scheduled your conference, please reach out to your child's teacher to schedule this. We love the opportunity to tell you about all of the fantastic things that your student is doing and learning at school! Finally, we would like to invite you to attend our fall parade and dance party (weather permitting) on Friday, October 29. We would love to see you at one, two, or all three of these events!


Just a reminder that if your child is going to be absent, please call the attendance line at 321-5162. Family members are welcome to leave a message about absences 24 hours a day.


Please remember that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow or Monday. Have a wonderful weekend, and as always, reach out with any questions that you may have.


Ms. Chamberlin

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Portrait of a Graduate: October Update

Beginning this year, North Kansas City Schools is implementing a Portrait of a Graduate initiative. This program is designed to teach students different competencies that they can use to be successful beyond their time in school. This month’s competency is Empathy. Empathy is demonstrated by showing sensitivity, concern, and respect for others. Students will be making intentional decisions to take actions by recognizing the impact of others around them. Nashua will encourage empathy by teaching classroom lessons, recognizing empathy, and setting individual goals. Empathy can be supported at home by talking about emotions and how our actions impact others.

Shooting for the Stars Parent Resources

To accompany our celebration of the Student Competency for the month of October, Empathy, you may wish to read this article by Harvard School of Education. It is a family resource that provides 5 Tips for Cultivating Empathy.

Student Directory

Attached to the email that you were sent with the link for this newsletter, you will find the student directory attached. This is a helpful resource if you plan to invite your student's friends to play dates, birthday events, etc.
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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: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Oct. 19. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and dress to impress by wearing your best outfit! 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!


Restaurant Night: Nashua families, Chipotle needed to reschedule our Chipotle Night that was originally scheduled for next Wednesday, Sept. 22. See details below for new date, time and location! GUAC ON! Support Nashua by ordering Chipotle from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 8600 N. Boardwalk Ave. in Kansas City. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Nashua Elementary PTA. For online orders, use code YPF2Q7K before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted toward the fundraiser.


PTA Meeting: The next Nashua PTA meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 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.

Fall Parties and Parade (REPEATED ITEM)

Fall parties will take place on Friday, October 29. We are thrilled to welcome families back to Nashua this year for the parade, but are limited to visitors being outdoors only for this event.


The day's events will take place as follows:

-Party snack will take place at lunch time in the cafe to eliminate potential exposure in classrooms

-Party games/activities (provided by PTA) will be done in the classroom with the teacher at a time convenient for the teacher

-Because some teachers may decide to do their party activity near the beginning of the day, students will be allowed to wear costumes to school in the morning. No makeup or masks, and accessories are to be small enough to fit into backpack and should not be weapons.

-At approximately 2:15 classes will go outside for the parade, and this will be followed by a school and family dance party outside. This will end at 3:00 and students will return to their classrooms with teachers. The parade/dance party is the only component to which families will be invited, and the goal is to give families an opportunity to participate in some of our fun for the day! We plan to have a DJ and have also invited Staley athletes to join us for the dance party.

-Students are not to leave the playground with parents. If parents would like to check their child out, they must come to the office and the office will call for their child.

Parent-Teacher Conferences (REPEATED ITEM)

Please mark your calendar for October 19 and October 21, as these are our 2021 Parent-Teacher Conference Dates. Your child's teacher should have already arranged a conference with you, either at Back to School Night or at Curriculum Night. If you do not yet have one scheduled, please reach out to your child's teacher to reserve your time.

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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