Nashua News

December 3, 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

Monday, December 6-Friday, December 10-5th Grade Ronald McDonald House Drive and Spirit days

Wednesday, December 8- Back to the Future Spirit Day- Wear Staley gear!

Friday, December 10- Nutcracker performance for Nashua students during school hours, paid for by PTA

Friday, December 10- Staley Parents' Night Out 6-10pm (see flyer below)

Monday, December 13-Friday, December 17- Spirit Week- more info below

Tuesday, December 14- PTA Turn Them In Tuesday! Wear Scarves!

Thursday, December 16- Snowmen at Night Family Event- see PTA's update below for more info

Monday, December 20-Winter break begins. Classes resume January 3.


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

District Calendar Here

December Lunch Menu Here

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5th Grade Microschool Collection Drive

Our 5th Grade Microschool Collection Drive will be December 6th - December 10th. This will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. For more information on what items to donate. Please see the file below.
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Snowmen at Night - donations needed

Join us for a drive-thru viewing of Nashua's own Snowmen at Night! Each classroom will be decorating its own snowman that will be on display the evening of Thursday, December 16th from 6-7. Families will remain in their cars and drive through the parking lot lined with snowmen created by teachers and students. At the conclusion, each child will be given a small treat to take on the road.


We are requesting donations to help make this night happen. Teachers will be in contact with parents regarding donations for decorating. Below is a spreadsheet that outlines what items are needed for each classroom. We are asking that these items be collected by Wednesday, December 8th to ensure that classrooms have time decorate. Thank you so much for your help!

Parents' Night Out

Staley High School will be offering a Parents Night Out. Please see the flyer below for details. If you are interested you can print the PDF form below and turn in to Staley at the address listed.
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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.
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PTA Updates

PTA News


Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

Twitter: twitter.com/nashuapta


President: Tracy Taylor, pta.nashua@gmail.com

Vice President: Danelle Bohan, vp.nashua@gmail.com

Secretary: Megan Micek, meganmicek12@gmail.com

Treasurer: Jen Masoner, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com


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.


Classroom Sign Ups: Volunteer and get involved for your class throughout the year! Click the sign up link for more information! Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084BAFAF2AA6FF2-classroom


Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Dec. 14. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and wear your favorite scarf! 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:


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 (signupgenius.com)

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 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 Tracy at pta.nashua@gmail.com. Thanks!


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 for the holidays? Visit the PTA website, http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/, 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.”


Secret Santas: We are excited to kick-off our 3rd year (of what will hopefully become an annual tradition): a Secret Santa for our 30 staff members who don’t have set classes such as the specials teachers, nutrition, clerks, custodial team, etc. We want to make sure all our staff at Nashua feel the holiday love this season so if you would like to "adopt" a staff member by purchasing them a gift, please visit the PTA Facebook page (click here) and comment below the Secret Santa post. We'll assign someone to you and your family (via Messenger, so it's still secret)! It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just something to let them know they are thought of and appreciated!Below is also a link to our website that has a page with all Nashua staff members’ favorite things for you to browse!! (You will need to log-in on the left-hand side, then click "Staff Surveys" to see the list.) Thank you Nashua families for helping spread some cheer to our wonderful staff members this holiday season! *Feel free to deliver the gift directly to your staff member if you want or bring your gift to the office for Santa to deliver before winter break on December 17th! http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/

PTA Meeting: Join us for the Nashua PTA meeting at 6PM Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Nashua Elementary School library!


Winter Event: Join us for a drive-thru viewing of Nashua's own Snowmen at Night! Each classroom will be decorating its own snowman that will be on display the evening of Thursday, December 16th from 6-7. Families will remain in their cars and drive through the parking lot lined with snowmen created by teachers and students. At the conclusion, each child will be given a small treat to take on the road.


Yearbook:

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 https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Nashua

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

Updated Birthday Treat list

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!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3m2rkH6gU7t_4chCj20JOz4ha_MNM_2REyCWmO8CliJKvEw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Portrait of a Graduate Competencies: November = Collaboration! (REPEATED ITEM)

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 collaboration. Collaboration is demonstrated by working with one or more people to develop ideas and complete a task or project. Students will be making intentional decisions to use their strengths to work effectively as a team, seek others’ point of views and contributions, and positively contributing to conversations. Nashua will encourage collaboration by teaching classroom lessons, recognizing collaboration, and setting weekly action steps. Collaboration can be supported at home by talking about how to have respectful and positive conversations.

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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