Nashua News

January 20, 2023

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

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.

District Calendar Here

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Congratulations to Our Recent Superstars!

Meet Nashua Staff!

Nashua has incredible teachers who work tirelessly to help our students get smarter, feel cared for, and grow in so many ways! We also have many staff members who have a variety of roles in our school, all of whom care deeply for our Stars. Enjoy learning about new staff members within each newsletter!

Miss Catherine Holmes

Ms. Holmes is beginning her 4th year at Nashua and is excited for another year in 2nd grade! She’s passionate about getting all students excited to come to school and has recently completed her Master of Science in Education in Special Education agree. She has a two-year-old golden retriever that she loves to take on walks. In her free time, she likes to stay active, go shopping, and cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs!
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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.

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Mrs. Angela Hudlemeyer

This is my third year at Nashua. I have been married to my husband, Kurt, for 18 years this year and we have two beautiful daughter's, Isabel (15) and Allison (13), who both attended Nashua as their elementary school. I have one dog, Harper, and one cat, Bella. I did attend Nashua myself for my first grade year before moving to Liberty, where I graduated. I feel so blessed to be able to help our Nashua stars become successful and confident children. I enjoy spending time with my family and working on puzzles.
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Seen Around Nashua

Family Groups

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.

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Check out the new after school activities available to Nashua students!

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PTA Movie Night

Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Feel free to wear your pajamas, and please bring your own blankets/pillows to use during the movie in the gym.
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Band- 5th Grade Students Only

As part of our transition for 5th graders to 6th Grade, we want students to know of their new music elective choice - Band. The “Window of Opportunity” for Beginning Band occurs in 6th grade, much like the window for Beginning Strings is during 5th Grade. We look forward to an informational visit on February 7th that will include demonstration on the Core Instruments found in the Gateway Band and allow students an opportunity to try out the different mouthpieces. All 5th grade students can also ask questions about band during this time.

Spring Parties

This year our school will NOT be hosting Valentine’s parties. We will celebrate friendship on that day in our classrooms with teacher-directed activities, but we will not be handing out Valentine cards or candy. Please do not send these items from home. We will have a Spring Party in March- more details to come!
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PTA Updates


President: Danelle Bohan,

Vice President: Rachelle Walker,

Secretary: Megan Micek,

Treasurer: Jen Masoner,

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:

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

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

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:

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 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:

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:

*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, 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 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 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,, 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,, 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.”

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Student Arrival- Important!

There is no student supervision before 9am on regular school mornings, and before 9:45am on Late Start 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 when the weather becomes colder so that students aren’t waiting outside for extended periods of time.
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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)

Al a carte (snacks) is now open for all grade levels to purchase at lunch. Some students REALLY enjoy purchasing snacks. If they have money on their lunch account, they are able to purchase snacks without limit (to an extent). That being said, if you would like to limit or block these purchases there are 2 ways to do so. 1) Email Jodi the café manager at or 2) Fill out the form provided and return to Jodi so she may note your students account. For example to limit your students account, have your student pick a day(s) that they are allowed snacks, and/or how many if you like. You can choose to limit it to only a certain amount (1,2,3) per day. Also keep in mind Ms. Jodi will allow students to purchase the day before or after if their day falls on a holiday or snow day unless directed otherwise. If you are sending money to school with your student please make sure they take it to the café before the start of lunch. Any money turned in during lunch will be added to their account for the next day. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jodi at 816-321-5164.

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.

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Perfect Attendance (Repeated)

We are so excited to see our Stars each and every day, which is why we are excited to reward students with perfect attendance! Perfect attendance means being in class every second of every day with no tardy slips issued. Each month, perfect attendance stars will receive some type of small reward, such as a sticker, pencil, extra recess time, or dance party. We understand if there are occasions during which your student will not be able to attend school due to illness. Students will be able to enjoy rewards each month for the remainder of the year, should they maintain perfect attendance for each of the other months. We are beginning this incentive in September, with attendance being tracked for this purpose beginning tomorrow (September 1). Our first reward will be an extra 15 minutes of recess on October 3rd. Medical notes, late arrivals and early sign outs, while sometimes necessary, will disqualify students from perfect attendance.

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)

If your child did not get picked up on time from the car rider line and they are waiting in the office, please pull into the bus loop, park your car, and come inside to sign your child out in the office. Thank you!

Car Rider Line Procedure (Repeated)

To ensure safety and fair, quick car rider procedures 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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