The Nashua News

Dec/Jan 2020-21

Nashua Mission

The Nashua Community fosters inspiring relationships, sets the foundation for life-long learning, and guides independent thinkers to achieve success

Nashua Elementary

School Hours:

M-T 9:00 am-4:10 pm

W 9:00 am-2:10 pm

Th-F 9:00 am-4:10 pm

Upcoming Events

December

2-Flexible Learning Time Dismiss at 2:10 pm

9-Flexible Learning Time Dismiss at 2:10 pm

16-Flexible Learning Time Dismiss at 2:10 pm

14-18 Winter Theme Days

21-1 NO SCHOOL- Winter Break

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January

4-School Resumes

6-Flexible Learning Time Dismiss at 2:10 pm

13-Flexible Learning Time Dismiss at 2:10 pm

15-Picture Retake Day

18-NO SCHOOL-MLK Day

20-Flexible Learning Time Dismiss at 2:10 pm

21-Virtual STEM Night

27-Flexible Learning Time Dismiss at 2:10 pm

Principal Speaking

We are well on our way to wrapping up an amazing first semester and we look forward to the rest of the year. A new year always gives us the opportunity to reflect upon what we have done well and what we can do better.


Have you been trying to figure out a new year’s resolution? If the answer to the question is yes, I have a great suggestion for you. How about setting plans to help your children experience greater school success in 2020? Here are some ideas to be sure your child is successful at Nashua.

1. Monitor your students’ school work. One way to do this is to have them check in with you after school and share how their day went. A good opening question to help them communicate about this is to ask, “What did you learn in school today?” If you get a vague answer, follow-up by asking them about specific subjects such as: math, reading, or science. Another important way to monitor their work is to have them share any corrected school papers they brought home and discuss them together. You can further monitor by checking on their homework. While parents should never do homework for their young people, it is sound practice to help them if they are struggling, check it over for them once they are finished.

2. Make sure your children get to school. The more students are in school, the higher their achievement. Children cannot learn if they are not in school. In addition, poor attendance causes students to get behind in their learning and catching up can be very difficult when they return. In fact, poor attendance is often the first step to students being unsuccessful at school.

3. Reward their efforts. Rewarding students for high grades is not as effective as rewarding them for their effort. Students are always trying and want to make you proud. Therefore, the best way to motivate further effort is to notice it, to praise it, and to reward it.

4. Talk up the idea of going to college. I know your students are only in elementary school, but this should start at a very young age. As a staff we are always talking about where we went to school and how we benefitted from college. For students to be successful it takes more than a high school diploma. In the 21ST century, almost all students need a college degree to ensure a successful life. Having students set higher education as a target early in their lives will help them set ambitious goals for their academic progress as they proceed through school.

5. Finally, be involved! How important is parent involvement in their children’s education? Study after study shows that it may be the top factor leading to student success. At Nashua, we offer many opportunities to be involved in your student’s education. Please join us whenever you can.

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Inclement Weather Day

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 closings and delayed opening information on the district web page at www.nkcschools.org

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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, teacher 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!

Nashua PTA

Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

Twitter: twitter.com/nashuapta


President: Robyn Tuwei, pta.nashua@gmail.com


A Message from our President:


Thank you to our Nashua community for coming together, even while apart, to support our school as they nurture and educate our children in this difficult season. We are so grateful to each and every one of you for all you do. Please take time for yourself and your family, whatever that means to you this year, during this holiday season.


Stay healthy,

Robyn Tuwei

Nashua PTA President


Vice President: Kathy Stitt, vp.nashua@gmail.com


Secretary: Megan Micek, meganmicek12@gmail.com


Treasurer: Tracy Taylor, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com

Asst. Treasurer: Laura Meador, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com


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


Big Ticket Item: The PTA purchased 22 voice amplifiers for teachers as a big ticket item approved during the October board meeting. It’s our hope that these voice amplifiers will make it a little easier for teachers and their students. Teachers won’t have to project their voices as loud, they’ll be able to keep students' attention easier, and droplets will be less likely to spread. That means they are less likely to spread COVID if they are unknowingly infected and they can save their voices. Also, students will be able to hear their teachers more clearly.


Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Day is Tuesday, December 8th. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and the completed form to be entered into a drawing to win a $5 Amazon gift card! 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 In order to be entered in the drawing for the gift card, please include a slip of paper with your labels, ink, or coke caps with the below contact information:

Students Name

Parents Name

Parent's Email

Student's Teacher

Thank you for your support! You can also support Nashua with these apps:


Memberships: It is not too late to join the PTA or order a 2020-2021 Nashua Yearbook. Orders can be placed at https://nashua-elementary-pta-order-form.cheddarup.com. PTA Memberships (Individual $6 or Business $10) CLICK HERE to purchase.


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


Restaurant Nights: Support Nashua by ordering Chipotle from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 at 949 NW 84th Terrace in Kansas City. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Nashua Elementary PTA. For online orders, use code B22Z9H7 before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.


Virtual PTA Meeting: There is no December PTA meeting. The next PTA meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 19th.


Yearbook: You can purchase 2020-21 Nashua yearbooks online for $15. CLICK HERE.

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.