The Nashua News

October 2017

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: 8:45 am-3:40pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

8:45 am-3:05 pm Thursday

Important Numbers

24 Hour Attendance Line: 321-5162

Main Office: 321-5160

Fax: 321-5161

Nurse: 321-5163

Cafe: 321-4794

Counselor: 321-4353

Upcoming Events


Oct. 2

Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm

Oct. 4

Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm

Oct. 6


Oct. 9

NO SCHOOL-Professional Development

Oct. 17

3rd and 4th grade Field Trip to Zoo

PTA meeting 6:00 pm

Oct. 23

Staley Feeder Concert

Oct. 24

4th Symphony Trip

Oct. 25

PTA Fundraiser Pick Up

Oct. 26

3rd Music Program 6:00 pm at New Mark

Oct. 31

Fall Parade 2:00 pm

Fall Party 2:45 pm

Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-27

Principally Speaking

It is officially October already and fall is in full swing! It is during this time of year that we begin to see our Star Learners making growth in their learning. Routines and procedures have been practiced and mastered; the real fun of learning is well underway. The staff at Nashua continues to focus their attention on providing the very best educational opportunities they can to each and every student they see on a daily basis.

Thank you for sending your Star Learner to school every day well rested and prepared for the day! Here at Nashua, we believe every day is a great day to be a STAR!

Fall Party Information

Tuesday, Oct. 31st

1:30 pm Parent Party Helpers arrives and check in at the front desk

All parents who are assigned to the Fall Party will puck up their official badges in the office

1:45 pm Parents with badges will be released to the classrooms for party set-up

2:00 pm Fall Parade

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

2:30 pm Fall Party

3:15 pm Fall Party ends

Parents can take their children from the party, but may not take "friends" unless a note from the other child's parent has been received.

Costume Parameters:

Violent Free

Weapon Free (even if you weapon goes with your costume, you cannot bring the weapon to school)

Gore Free

Please plan to park at Nashua Baptist Church if you are planning to attend the Fall Parade and Party

How to Prepare for a Successful Parent/Teacher Conference

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 to 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.

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.

PTA Updates

October PTA News

Contact any of our officers or chairs -

PTA Meeting on October 17th at 6 PM in the Library - all are welcome!!

Open Positions:

2017-19 2nd Vice President - Family Fun Night

2017-18 School Board Advocate

2017-18 Staff Appreciation Committee Members (2 needed)

2017-18 Yearbook Co-Chair

Job Descriptions:

Contact Robyn Tuwei at if you are interested or have questions


The yearbook needs photo reps for the following classes:




If you have a child in one of these classrooms and are able to take pictures at class parties, field trips, etc., please contact Emily Garrett (yearbook chair) at

Room Parties:

Fall Party Leaders needed for the following classes:









You do NOT need to provide supplies or make any games this year! PTA will provide everything you need - just come to the party, open the box and follow the instructions. Let's help out our teachers so they can enjoy the parties, too! Sign up here:

Book Fair:

Nashua Elementary Book Fair October 2-5, 2017

Shopping hours: Monday: 8-8:40am, 3:40 to 8pm, Tuesday: 8-8:40am, 3:40 to 6pm, Wednesday: 8-8:40am, 3:40 to 8pm, Thursday: 8-8:40am, 3:05 to 6pm

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at

We still need volunteers to help with the book fair during shopping hours (earn 5 scholastic dollars for every 2 hours worked to spend at book fair):

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.