Nashua News

October 22, 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

Late Start Every Thursday in October and November that school is in session

Monday, October 25- Cookie Dough Pickup in cafe, 4:30-6:30pm

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

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)

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

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!
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Share your input

The time has come for North Kansas City Schools to embark on creation of the district’s next five-year Strategic Plan. The purpose of such work is to articulate our shared vision, mission and values, guiding the future of student success. We’ve partnered with Dr. Lindsey Gunn of The Cambrian Group for the last two iterations of this plan. This has served us well, helping to define aspirational goals for organizational improvement with representation from students, families, staff members, Board members, business partners and the community.

North Kansas City Schools’ first step in strategic planning involves gathering input from students, families, community and staff members. Students will have a variety of means to share their thinking. All other stakeholders will have two options for their voices to be heard: Community Forums or Virtual Input.

Please visit this link for additional information

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.

Fundraiser Pick up update

We have learned that the Fundraiser orders will be delivered Monday! Pickup will be Monday evening (10/25), 4:30-6:30, in the cafeteria. Thank you all for your patience.

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!

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PTA Updates

PTA News




President: Tracy Taylor,

Vice President: Danelle Bohan,

Secretary: Megan Micek,

Treasurer: Jen Masoner,

Classroom Sign Ups: Volunteer and get involved for your class throughout the year! Click the sign up link for more information! Sign Up Link:

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:

*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, Glory Estates, InstaLube, Joelle’s Baked with Love and Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance! 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:

You can support Nashua by ordering Papa John's Wednesday, Nov. 3, any time between open and close! Grab lunch or dinner! Up to 25% of your order will be donated back to Nashua. Use code KSN001.


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


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.

Portrait of a Graduate: October Update (REPEATED ITEM)

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.

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.

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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