The Nashua News

November 2019

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: 9:15am-4:10 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

9:15am-3:35pm Thursday

24 Hour Attendance Line: 321-5162

Nurse's Line: 321-5163

Upcoming Events

November

1-Stars on the Move

4-STEM Club

6-PTA Papa John's Night

7-Early Release

8-Stars on the Move

11-STEM Club

12-PTA Box Top Tye-Dye Day

14-Early Release

15-Stars on the Move

18-STEM Club

18-1st grade Zoo Mobile

19-PTA Meeting 6:00 pm

21-Early Release

23-PTA Mercury Gym Night

25-STEM Club

27-30 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

Principally Speaking

Happy November! I hope all of you are looking forward to our upcoming Thanksgiving Break! I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our Nashua community Veterans for your dedicated service to the United States Armed Forces. We will forever be grateful for your bravery and sacrifices to protect our country's freedoms.

Parents, thank you for actively participating in your child's education. It has been wonderful to see parents coming in for conferences these past couple of weeks. It is important that your child sees you proactive and involved in their education. Our teachers truly appreciate your support and look forward to working closely with you this year, thanks again!

We are beginning our 2nd quarter of school and our staff is working diligently with our students to support academic success. Our teachers continue to provide students with rigorous learning experiences, are providing additional support to close academic gaps, and pushing high learners to excel further. I wish all of our students and families a joyous Thanksgiving this year. Enjoy the time off with your family; please don't forget students return back from break on December 2nd.

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 closing and delayed opening information on the district web page at www.nkschools.org


Weather 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, teachers 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!

The Nurse's File

Is it just a cold or the Flu?

Often times, it may be difficult to tell the difference. Symptoms can be very similar, but in general, the flu makes you feel worse. And the flu is more likely to result in more serious health problems such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.

Cold Symptoms

Nasal Congestion or Runny Nose

Sore Throat

Watery Eyes

Headache

Coughing

Sneezing

Influenza Symptoms

Extreme Body Aches

Fatigue/Malaise

Dry Cough

Fever and or Chills

Headache (moderate to severe)

Sore Throat

Vomiting and/or Diarrhea (this symptom is more common in children)

The common cold may last 14-21 days before symptoms completely disappear. You should seek an evaluation from your healthcare provider if you have a fever of 100.4 F or higher or if symptoms are persistent or severe. You can learn more about these facts and other at the CDC website. In addition, you can track flu activity in our area by checking the flu activ- ity map, updated weekly. www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm

Nashua Says Thank You!

On behalf of the teachers and staff we want to thank Nashua Baptist Church and the Nashua PTA for wonderful meals that were provided during Parent Teacher Conferences. A special thanks to Emmy Berry, PTA Staff Appreciation Chair, for coordinating these delicious meals! Compliments to all the "chefs" and thank you for donating your time and talent!

PTA Updates

Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

President: Robyn, pta.nashua@gmail.com

Hello Nashua Families,

What a great first quarter we have had, and second quarter is shaping up to be just as exciting. Thank you to all who participated in our fundraiser and attended our Variety Show. It was very successful, and we look forward to doing great things for Nashua with these funds!

I'd also like to extend a huge thank you to all families who supplied food or supplies for our teacher dinner during parent teacher conferences, and also everyone who volunteered for or shopped at our Fall Book Fair. The proceeds from the Book Fair will go to directly impact the library, book author visits, and other library programs this school year!

If you are interested in joining PTA, individual memberships are $6.00 and business memberships are $10.00.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00pm in the Nashua Library. All families are welcome to attend, whether you are members or not. We even have Staley A+ students available to help keep school-aged children entertained! (We are always looking for more A+ students to help!)

We hope to see you there!

Robyn Tuwei

Nashua PTA President

Treasurer: Kristi, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com

Kristi will be collecting from the Drop Boxin the office and dropping off checks on Tuesday mornings this year. Expect a 1 week turn around for requests. If you need to have something expedited, please email her directly.

PTA Meeting: 6 PM on Tuesday, November 19th, in the Nashua library - all are welcome!

Open Positions: 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. Thanks!

Spirit Wear: Spirit wear sales have just wrapped up for the 19-20 school year. If you missed out, look for new designs next fall!

Restaurant Nights: Wednesday, November 6th is our first Papa John's night this school year! Let Papa do the cooking with a portion of the proceeds coming back to the Nashua community!

Room Parties: PTA was again able to provide snacks for Fall Parties thanks to the room party fees that were paid! The theme was ORANGE - mandarin orange cups and cheese balls (as well as alternate snacks when necessary due to allergies). Water was again graciously donated by your local Sun Fresh.

Yearbook: You can purchase your 2019-2020 Nashua yearbook by sending this formand a $15 check to school, or you can order online for $15.45 here: http://link.entourageyearbooks.com/view_account.asp?l=97394E3B-B96D-4650-8E06-137B4642719F

Have photos that would be great for the yearbook? Upload here: Submit Yearbook PhotosPLEASE HELP US KEEP PHOTOS ORGANIZED BY UPLOADING TO THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORIES!

Thank you!