January 20, 2023
9:15-4:10 M, T, W, F
10:00-4:10 Late Start Thursdays
Attendance Line: 321-5162
Friday, January 27 - PTA Family Movie Night Poppin for Pancakes watching Mr. Popper's Penguins.
Tuesday, January 31 - 4th Grade Music Program, 6 pm
Thursday, February 16 - NO LATE START, start time 9:15
Friday, February 17 - No School
Monday, February 20 - No School
Tuesday, February 21 - PTA Meeting 6pm
Thursday, February 23 - PTA Papa John's Night
Monday, February 27 - March 3 - Book Fair Week
Tuesday, March 7 - 1st Grade Music Program 6PM
Friday, March 10 - Shamrock Shuffle (Grades K-2)
Wednesday, March 15 - PTA Jason's Deli Fundraiser 10am to 8 pm
Friday, March 17 - Spring Party
Monday, March 20 - 24 - Spring Break, No School
Friday, March 31 - Spring Pictures
January late start day: January 26
Doors open at 9:45, and the learning bell rings at 10:00.
Please refer to the school calendar on our website for additional dates.
Congratulations to Our Recent Superstars!
Meet Nashua Staff!
Miss Catherine Holmes
Mrs. Beth Huebener
Mrs. Huebener is beginning her 22nd year of teaching in the NKC school district and her 16th year at Nashua. She has a love for learning and teaching, especially the younger kiddos! She celebrated 20 years of marriage this past summer with her husband, Jeff. She has 2 daughters: Hailey is a freshman at MCC and Kinsey is a 9th grader at Park Hill High School. She enjoys spending time her family, reading, and exercising.
Mrs. Angela Hudlemeyer
Seen Around Nashua
We had our first Family Group meetings on Thursday!
We had our first Family Group meetings on Thursday!
We had our first Family Group meetings on Thursday!
Kindergarten students sort and graph shapes by the number of sides that they have.
Third grade students use multiple strategies to solve a 3-digit addition problem.
Coach Alfrey takes students outside to practice dribbling!
A 4th grade student spent his Dojo points to teach the class!
A Kindergarten student proudly shares his story with Miss Kelly
Kindergarten and 3rd grade book buddies share a story
We are excited that yesterday marked the very first Family Group meetings at Nashua! K-5 Family Groups consist of students from each grade level, who meet with a teacher or support staff about once a month to learn from one another or provide an opportunity for service learning. Group members participate in high interest, bonding activities designed to foster unity.
K-5 Family Groups will remain the same each year. This allows a true “family” feel as students stay in the same group of students, with the same adult leader, throughout their time at Nashua. Right now we are piloting this program, and will evaluate the impact it has on students’ connections at school and their sense of belonging that they feel at school. If positive impact is indicated, we will continue Family Groups into the 23-24 school year.
Portrait of a Graduate
North Kansas City Schools will continue to implement our Portrait of a Graduate initiative this year. This program is designed to teach students different life skills that they can use to be successful.
Portrait of a Graduate Competencies: January = Collaboration!
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.
Check out the new after school activities available to Nashua students!
PTA Movie Night
Band- 5th Grade Students Only
President: Danelle Bohan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Rachelle Walker, email@example.com
Secretary: Megan Micek, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Jen Masoner, email@example.com
Poppin’ for Pancakes: Save the date for the evening of Friday, Jan. 27! We will be having Poppin' for Pancakes, an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner (by Chris Cakes) followed by the movie Mr Popper's Penguins! Pancakes will be served between 6 & 7 p.m. in the Nashua cafeteria followed by the movie in the gym. This is a family event and childcare will not be provided. Admission is $5 per person if you RSVP and pay by Jan. 23. If you pay at the door, you pay $6 per person. Those attending are asked to RSVP on the bottom part of the event flyer sent home with your child and have your student return it and money due to their classroom teacher by Monday, Jan. 23. You can pay in cash or check. Checks should be made payable to NASHUA PTA. Guests are invited to bring pajamas, pillows and blankets! We hope to see you there! Link to flyer: http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/Content/31_4/DocumentStore/9/Poppin%20for%20Pancakes.png
Spring Book Fair: Save the dates for the spring book fair at Nashua Feb. 27-March 3! Times, volunteer sign ups and details coming soon!
Family Fun Night Donations Needed: We are seeking gift basket donations for Family Fun Night! Please share this message with businesses you know! Those interested in donating can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Chair: We are looking for someone interested in being the fundraising chair for next school year. If you are interested, please email Megan Micek at email@example.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.
Nashua Teachers: Teacher reimbursements were increased from $100 to $125 for the 22-23 school year. Click here for guidelines and due date.
22-23 Yearbook Photos: Hello Nashua Families! We want all of your great photos from the 22-23 school year to be used in the yearbook! To upload your photos, see the instructions below. Please submit all photos by the end of the day on Friday, April 14, 2023.
1. Follow this Link: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/index.asp
2. Search "Nashua" and choose Nashua in Kansas City, MO
3. Click the green "photos" button
4. You will need to register - or if you have uploaded photos in the past, you can login here.
5. From here you can select a category to upload - there is a category for each class as well as certain special events throughout the year. Please check here before adding your own category.
Thank you for taking the time to upload those photos!
Not sure if you have ordered a yearbook? Please email Nashua PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can check for you.
22-23 Yearbook Purchases: Still need to order a yearbook? Yearbook orders are due by April 28, 2023. 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.
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-classroom1
Labels: Save the date for the next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day Tuesday, Feb. 14! Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and dress like you are on vacation! Please contact Amanda Timmermeyer with questions: email@example.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:
Upcoming Label Days:
February 14th- Vacation Day: Dress Like a Tourist
March 14th- Workout Day- wear your favorite workout gear
April 11th- Wild West Day- Wear your western gear- NO WEAPONS!
May 9th- Dress Like a Teacher Day- dress like your favorite teacher
Get involved in the PTA!
Have you thought about getting involved in Nashua's PTA? We have several positions open for the 22-23 school year. We would love to help you find the right fit for you! Click here to see what’s available and sign up!
Memberships: You can join the Nashua PTA and order 2022-23 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 those who have purchased 22-23 business memberships: Amanda Verona, Offer Pad, Cake and Champagne Event Planning, Cody Weaver Agency - Farmers Insurance Agent, Gonzalez Painting LLC, InstaLube, KC Blooms Plant Boutique, KCMO Nutrition, Main Street Investments and Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, The Spark Spot Education Center, and Tina’s Tiny Tots Daycare. We invite you to become a Business Member for the 22-23 school year and be recognized on the PTA website, emails and social media! Click here to purchase 22-23 Business Memberships for $10.
Open Positions: We need PTA volunteers for the 22-23 school year! Visit nashuapta.my-pta.org, click on Contact Us, and look for the yellow highlighting (job descriptions are included). If you are interested in any of the positions or have questions, please e-mail Danelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
PTA Meeting: Join us for the next Nashua PTA meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Nashua library! There will be high school student volunteers at school to watch children during the meeting.
Register with the PTA website to receive emails and view protected tabs! We encourage all new and returning families to visit the Nashua PTA website at http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/. If you are a new family or not signed up to receive emails, please click “Register” on the homepage and submit your email address. The PTA shares emails on upcoming events and important items. The PTA also has the staff favorites list and student directory on protected tabs that are only viewable if you log in to the website.
Restaurant Night: Save the date for Papa John’s Night Feb. 23!
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? The 22-23 Staff Favorites list has been posted to the PTA website! 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.”
Student Directory: The student directory is now viewable on the PTA website. Visit the PTA website, http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/, login on the left hand side by clicking “Secure Login.” After you login, click the Student Directory tab and then click the “2022-23 Directory” link. If you don’t have a login for the PTA website, click “Register here.”
Student Arrival- Important!
Parent Resource Center
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!
Café Announcements: Al a Carte (Repeated)
If you would like to restrict your student from purchasing "doubles" (a second meal) please inform Ms. Jodi via phone, email or indicate that on the snack form.
Perfect Attendance (Repeated)
Reminders about Car Rider Drop-off (Repeated)
- 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, 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
Picking Students Up Late (Repeated)
Car Rider Line Procedure (Repeated)
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.