Nashua News

February 18, 2022

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

All Thursdays in February are Late Start Thursdays (doors open at 9:45, learning begins at 10:00)

Monday, February 21- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 22- Celebrating "Twosday" 2-22-22 - wear your favorite tutu or tie!

Thursday, February 24- PTA Papa John's fundraiser night

Monday, February 28-Friday, March 4 Book Fair

Thursday, March 3- Reading Night, 5:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, March 9- Back to the Future- wear your Staley gear and jeans!

Wednesday, March 9- PTA Hot Rocks fundraiser night

Friday, March 11- K-2 Shamrock Shuffle, 2:00pm (see additional info below)

Monday, March 14-Friday, March 18- Spring Break

Mark your Calendars for these upcoming evening music programs:

Kindergarten- March 29, 6:00pm

1st and 2nd Grades- April 12, 6:00 (1st grade) and 7:00 (2nd grade)

5th Grade- 5th grade Exhibition & Recognition in May, date TBD

Please refer to the school calendar on our website for additional dates.

District Calendar Here

February Lunch Menu Found Here

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Congratulations to our recent Superstars!

Seen Around Nashua

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Book Fair February 28 to March 4

Please see the listed times our library will be available for the book fair.

Monday - 8:00-9:30 AM, 4:00-6:00 PM

Tuesday - 8:00-9:30 AM, 4:00-6:00 PM

Wednesday - 8:00-9:30 AM, 4:00-6:00 PM

Thursday - 8:00-9:30 AM, 5:30-8:00 PM

Friday - 8:00-9:30 AM, No afternoon times available

Shamrock Shuffle

The Shamrock Shuffle is a fun event to help kickoff spring break. This event will take place Friday, March 11th at 2:00pm. Students in grades K-2 may choose to run in the Shamrock Shuffle, while grades 3-5 cheer them on! Students who run in the event will have a chance to win prizes, and students in grades 3-5 are competing for the coveted school spirit trophy! Families of K-2 students are welcome to be spectators during this event and are invited to go to the blacktop to cheer on their student(s)!

Northwest Missouri State Football Youth Camp

This is Zach Martin with Northwest Missouri State Football. We are having our Youth Camp available for boys and girls in grades K-6. It will take place April 9th, 2022, at the Hughes Fieldhouse. The Youth Camp is a non-contact camp designed to teach the basic fundamentals of football and promote physical activity. The camp will be conducted by members of the 2022 Bearcat Football Team. The cost to attend camp is $40. Here is what is included in the cost:

  • 1 ½ hours of individual football techniques taught by Bearcat football players
  • Admission to 2022 Bearcat football game versus Missouri Western on October 1st, 2022 (for participant only)

Registration starts at 9:15am and the camp will begin at 10:00am. It will end at 11:45am.

I have attached the brochure.

Registration is available online at the link below. We will also take walk-up registrations the morning of camp just be sure to bring a credit card.

For those of you that register by March 15th, you will have the opportunity to purchase a one of a kind Youth Bearcat Football Jersey for your son or daughter. Cost for the jersey is $50.

We would appreciate your help in spreading the word about this camp. Please consider passing this along to any family members, friends, colleagues, students, coaches, administrators, and anyone that you feel would be interested. This will be a great way for kids from your community to get involved with one of the best football programs in the nation.

Thank You,

Zach Martin | Wide Receivers

Northwest Missouri State University | Football | Cell: 402.658.9046

Twitter: @zmart15

February Portrait of a Graduate

Beginning this year, North Kansas City schools are implementing Portrait of a Graduate initiative. This program is designed to teach students different life skills that they can use to be successful. This month’s skill focuses on communication. Communication is demonstrated by using effective listening skills to determine the meaning in a variety of contexts and articulate their own thoughts and ideas. Students will be making intentional decisions to show they’re actively listening to a speaker, using verbal and nonverbal cues to meet their needs, and respecting the perspective of others. Nashua will encourage communication by teaching classroom lessons, recognizing positive communication, and setting weekly action steps. Collaboration can be supported at home by talking about what it looks like and sounds like to actively listen and appropriate ways to respond.

The action step that we have focused on this past week is:

I can use nonverbal gestures to communicate needs or wants

Next week's action step is:

I can respect the perspectives of others and how they react to a situation

Kindergarten Roundup Date Announced!

Mark your calendar and tell your friends! If you have a Nashua student who will be in Kindergarten in the fall of 2022, please plan to attend our Kindergarten roundup at Nashua on Thursday, April 7, 5-6:30pm. Students and families will have an opportunity to meet Kindergarten teachers, practice riding a school bus, visit the cafeteria, and more!

Student Arrival- Important!

Reminder: there is no student supervision before 9am on regular school mornings, and before 9:45am on Thursday mornings. Please do not drop your child off by car in front of the building. If your child will arrive at school by car, please follow our drop-off procedure for car riders. If your child is a walker, please ensure that the time they leave home does not have them arriving at school before our doors open. This is critical for student safety, to ensure that they are not waiting unsupervised, and is also important as the weather becomes colder so that students aren’t waiting outside for extended periods of time.

Library Media Center Suggestions

Greetings from the Nashua Library! This has been a great year in the Library Media Center, and we are excited to finish the year strong.

Here in the library, we are committed to providing quality literature for your kiddos to both inspire and educate them. Our catalog, Destiny, is available for you to look at any time. We are also making a form available that allows you to make suggestions. We love books and especially love it when people take the time to make suggestions.



Thank you for sharing your children with us and we look forward to hearing from you!

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PTA Updates




President: Tracy Taylor,

Vice President: Danelle Bohan,

Secretary: Megan Micek,

Treasurer: Jen Masoner,

The treasurer will be collecting from the Drop Box in the office and dropping off checks on Thursdays this year. Expect a 1 week turn around for requests. If you need to have something expedited, please email her directly.

Book Fair: The spring book fair is scheduled for Feb. 28-March 4 in the Nashua Elementary library. We invite you to stop by any time during the following hours below. See post below about volunteering at the fair!

Book Fair Times

Monday, Feb. 28, 8-9:30 a.m., 4-6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1, 8-9:30 a.m., 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2, 8-9:30 a.m., 4-6 p.m.

Thursday, March 3, 8-9:30 a.m., 5:30-8 p.m.

Friday, March 4, 8-9:30 a.m., no afternoon store hours (but volunteers needed for tear down 4-5:30 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 toward 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!

Click here to sign up to volunteer at the book fair!

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: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Tuesday, March 22. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and wear your college basketball team apparel for March Madness! 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:

Volunteer for Nashua from your home!

Projects will include: entering Coca-Cola codes, counting Box Tops or Best Choice UPCs, etc.

As we have tasks, I will:

1. Text/email/call the next volunteer in line.

2. You may accept or decline the task, based on your interest or current schedule.

3. I will send the supplies and instructions home to you.

4. You will have a couple weeks to complete the task and return it.

Sign up online!

Nashua PTA 2021: Volunteer from Home (

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, KCMO Nutrition 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.

Open Positions: Visit, click on Contact Us, and look for the yellow highlighting (job descriptions are included). If you are interested or have questions, please e-mail Tracy at Thanks!

PTA Meeting: Join us for the Nashua PTA meeting at 6PM Tuesday, March 22, at the Nashua Elementary School library! Face coverings are required.

Restaurant Night: You can support Nashua by ordering Papa John's Thursday, Feb. 24,, any time between open and close! Grab lunch or dinner or both! Up to 25% of your order will be donated back to Nashua. Use code KSN001.


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Room Party Fee: Because of the excellent fundraising of the past couple years, we've eliminated room fees again this year!

Staff Favorites: Need teacher or staff gift ideas? Visit the PTA website,, login on the left hand side by clicking “Secure Login.” After you login, click the Staff Survey tab and find a list of teacher and staff favorites! If you don’t have a login for the PTA website, click “Register here.”

STOCK THE LOUNGE: The teachers and staff at Nashua do so much for our students and we want to show our support! Help us stock the teacher’s lounge!

Drop off the following items at the front office:




-tea/hot choc



ORDER -- 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. Thursday, April 28, is the last day to purchase a yearbook.

SUBMIT PHOTOS -- We want your photos for the 2021-22 yearbook! Please submit photos by Friday, April 15. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT PHOTO CATEGORY BEFORE UPLOADING (I.E. CORRECT TEACHER'S NAME).

Ways to upload photos for the 2022 yearbook:

1. Upload using the Entourage Link app (available for free in the App Store or Google Play store). Make sure to connect to the Nashua Elementary 2022 Yearbook account.

2. Upload via the internet at

Would you like to help create the 2021-22 yearbook? Please contact Emily Garrett at for information.

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Recess during Winter Weather (REPEATED ITEM)

Students should come prepared to go outside for recess. However, as a general guideline, if the temperature/wind chill is 25 degrees (or less), students may have a shortened outdoor recess period or recess will be held indoors.

Attention Current 5th Graders! (Repeated)

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Updated Birthday Treat list (REPEATED ITEM)

Just a reminder, if you are interested in purchasing Birthday treats for your student's classroom. Please call or turn in the form below to the Cafeteria Manager 2 weeks prior to the birthday party. The treats will be given to the class on the designated day.

*The PDF below has a new updated list

Resources for families (REPEATED ITEM)

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!

Reminders about Car Rider Dropoff (REPEATED ITEM)

  • 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

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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