The Nashua News

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

8:45am-3:05pm Thursday

24 Hour Attendance Line: 321-5162

Nurse's Line: 321-6428

Principally Speaking

Happy November! I hope all of you are enjoying this warm fall weather and 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 November 27th.

Upcoming Events

November

1-Fundraiser Pick Up 3:30pm-6:30pm

8-Star Wars Day

9-River Roll

10-3rd Grade Author Visit

16-2nd grade Music Program at New Mark 6:30 pm

16-Picture Retakes

17-Turkey Trot

21-PTA meeting at 6:00 pm

22-25 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

30-Papa John's Night

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.or

Winter 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!

Nurse Amber's Notes

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

November PTA News

· nashuapta.my-pta.org

· www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

· pta.nashua@gmail.com

· Contact any of our officers or chairs - bit.ly/NashuaPTAContact

· PTA Meeting on November 21st at 6 PM in the Library - all are welcome!!

Open Positions:

· Spring 2018 Kindergarten Roundup Chair

· 2017-18 School Board Advocate

· 2017-18 Staff Appreciation Committee Members (2 needed)

· 2017-18 Yearbook Co-Chair

· Job Descriptions: bit.ly/NashuaPTAContact

· Contact Robyn Tuwei at pta.nashua@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions

Reflections:

· This year, Nashua 5th Graders are invited to compete in the National PTA Reflections arts competition. This year’s theme is “Within Reach.”

· Nashua 5th graders will have the opportunity to compete in one of two categories – Visual Arts or Music Composition.

· The deadline for entries is Friday, December 1st.

· For more information, please contact Mrs. Tuwei (robyn.tuwei@nkcschools.org).

Spirit Wear:

· Need the perfect gift for the holidays???

· We've got the perfect one for you!

· Nashua PTA FALL spirit wear is going on sale starting November 6th! Flyers will come home with your students that day and are due back by November 17th!

· Orders will be placed by December 1st and merchandise will be back before the Christmas break :-)

· If you have any questions please contact Amy at wazaca@platteco.k12.mo.us or Vanessa at vlohnert@hotmail.com.

Sunshine Committee:

· Nashua PTA would like to congratulate Dillon Hickey, a part of our custodial crew, on his recent wedding!

· Additionally, we’d like to congratulate Ms. Joiner, soon to be Mrs. Goodwin, on her wedding coming up in November!

Yearbook:

· The yearbook needs photo reps for the following classes:

o Huebener

o Vroom

If you have a child in one of these classrooms and are able to take pictures at class parties, field trips, etc., please sign up at bit.ly/NashuaClassVolunteers