The Nashua News

May 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

Home of the STARS!

9:15-4:10 M, T, Th, F

9:15-2:10 W

Attendance Line: 321-5162

UPCOMING EVENTS

May

5

Early Release Dismiss at 2:10 pm

10

Nashua PTA Dress Up Day-Backwards Day

12

Early Release Dismiss at 2:10pm

17-20

Career Week

18

PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm

19

Early Release Dismiss at 2:10 pm

21

COVID Friendly Field Day and Multi-Cultural Day

26

Early Release Dismiss at 2:10 pm

27

COVID Friendly 5th grade DARE Graduation

28

Last Day Dismiss at 4:10 pm

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Principally Speaking

It's been an amazing school year and it's coming to a fast close! The staff at Nashua recognize the important contributions parents make toward a child's success in school. There is no question about it-success at school begins at home. Parents are the single most important variable in a child's schooling. Parents model both a silent and spoken language in front of their children daily.

One of the most important components of a good school is the partnership between the school and parents who work together for the best interest of children. The close partnership between home and school is one of the exceptional strengths of Nashua Elementary.

We have always had a strong tradition of supportive, hard-working parents. It is important to your child that you are involved in some way at school. It's a way to let your child know you think his or her school is important.

Thank you for your support with your child's academic and emotional development this year! I especially would like to recognize the Parent Volunteers and Community Partners for their efforts throughout the year. I would also like to extend my deepest thanks to the Nashua Community for the privilege of serving as the principal for the past 7 years. Our Stars will always hold a special place in my heart.

Mrs. Stukey

Changes for the 2021-22 School Year

We are saying goodbye to:

Amy Kralik-Special Education

Kyle Zimmerman-Music

Kendra Lowe-Kindergarten

Julie Knight-2nd grade

Ruiwen Zheng-School Psychologist

Dawn Bennett-Library Paraprofessional

Heather Tate-Teaching and Learning Coach

Heather Stukey-Principal


We are saying hello to:

Sara LeMunyon-Special Education

Dallas Garber-Music

Jennifer Tate-Teaching and Learning Coach

Jordan Askamit-5th grade

Valecia Youkhanna-School Psychologist

Leah Chamberlain-Principal

Proof of Residency

You will need to show proof of residency for the 2021-22 school year by May 28th. Please provide one of the following:

1. Most current rental/lease/purchase contract or mortgage statement

2. Utility bill or contract for utility service

3. Most current personal property tax or real estate tax statement or receipt

4. Driver's license or state-issued ID

Please call the office at 321-5160 if you have any questions.

2020-21 Grade Level Teams

Kindergarten: Dr. Childers, Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. Sprague

1st: Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Huebener, Mrs. Vroom

2nd: Ms. Plummer

3rd: Ms. Connors, Mrs. Fountain, Ms. Holmes, Ms. Schoening

4th: Ms. Crisafulli, Mrs. Munson

5th: Ms. Askamit, Mrs. Atkinson, Mrs. Lister, Mr. Rodgers

Nashua PTA Updates

Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

Twitter: twitter.com/nashuapta


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


A Note from the PTA President:


Congratulations everyone - we made it to the end of the 2020-21 school year! Through all of the virtual meetings, book fairs, and events to the quarantines and virtual learning - parents, teachers, staff, and administrators were tasked to do the unimaginable this year. And we did it! Hats off to you and all the hard work to make this school year a success for all of our Stars.


I'm happy to share with you that our current treasurer, Tracy Taylor, will be taking the helm as PTA President next year. I will be moving on to Gateway with my 5th grader! With Tracy taking over as president, this means our Treasurer position is now open. Please let me know if you have any interest, as it is a vital part of our organization!


If treasurer is not your thing, we still have lots of other positions available - reach out if you have any questions!


On a personal note, I'd like to thank everyone who participated in PTA the past four years. Working with you has been a true joy, and highlight to my life. I frequently share with others how amazing Nashua is, and how easy it is to be President because we have such amazing volunteers. I appreciate you all so much, you do not know how much you'll be missed.


Have a great summer,

Robyn Tuwei

PTA President



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.

Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Day is Tuesday, May 11th. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and dress up for Inside Out Clothing 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:


Thank you to our 2020-21 Business Members! Clint Elkins Real Estate Agent, American Family Insurance, Kristin King, Real Estate Agent with Platinum Realty, Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, Tree Amigos Tree & Lawn Care, Grateful Nutrition


Open Positions: We have many open positions for the 21-22 school year! 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. We hope you join our awesome team! Thanks!


Virtual PTA Meeting: The next PTA meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18th.


Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be distributed on the last day of school. They are no longer for sale, and no additional copies were purchased.