The Friday File

December 19, 2014

Nashua Mission

Students will be provided an appropriate learning environment, which supports them academically, physically, esthetically, socially, and emotionally. This environment will give each child the opportunity to develop to the fullest potential and promote life long learning. The achievement of high educational standards at Nashua Elementary School will involve the entire school community.

Upcoming Events


December 22-January 2 Winter Break

January 5

Aimsweb Window Opens

January 7

7:45 a.m. BLT Meeting


January 8

8:30-11:30 K-2 Math Solutions

12:30-3:30 3-5 Math Solutions

Early Release

January 9

Spirit Day

PBS STAR Assembly

January 12

Double Starbucks

January 13

8:00 a.m. KLC

January 14

2:00 p.m. HS out for meeting with CS

3:45 p.m. Tier 1 PBS


January 15

6:00-8:00 p.m. Riverroll

January 16


7:45 a.m. SBC

Mobile Dentist

Grade Level Budget Due

January 19


January 20

6:00 p.m. PTA

January 21

7:45 Staff Meeting

January 23

Fire Drill TBA

Winter Benchmark Closes

January 26


January 27

BLT out

AM-Bekah to Debbie Miller

PM-Catherine to Debbie Miller

5:00-8:00 Wendy's Night

January 28

AM-HS to Debbie Miller


January 29

Double Starbucks

January 30


Math Solutions January 8th

We will be having 1/2 day Professional Development with Becca Campos from Math Solutions on January 8th.

All K-2 Teachers will meet in the Learning Lab from 8:30-11:30

3-5 Math Teachers will meet in the Learning Lab from 12:30-3:30


*Explore the 8 Mathematical Practices

*Deconstruct Math Standards Vertically

*Further look at Vertical Alignment in primary and intermediate

January PLT schedule


Jan 7th: F&P and GR groups

Jan. 28th: PST PLT


Jan. 7th: F&P and GR groups

Jan. 21: ODW

Jan. 28th: PST PLT


Jan. 7th: F&P and GR groups

Jan. 28th: PST PLT


Jan. 9th: Winter Benchmark Analysis and F&P

Jan. 30th: PST PLT


Jan. 7th: Winter Benchmark Analysis and F&P

Jan. 28th: PST PLT


Jan. 7th: Winter Benchmark Analysis and F&P

Jan. 21st: ODW

Jan. 28th: PST PLT

Culture of Excellence Nominees

It is that time of year again to nominate fellow staff member for the Culture of Excellence Employee Recognition Program. You may nominate staff in the following two categories:


The following can be considered for a teaching nomination…classroom teachers, art & music teachers, physical education teachers, special needs teachers and paraprofessionals. Also included are counselors, library media specialists and instructional coaches.


The following can be considered for a service nomination…administrative assistants, bus drivers, custodians, food service, maintenance, principals, assistant principals and warehouse.

Also, each school may nominate a business and volunteer.

Please send your nominations to me by Friday, December 19th. We will vote after Winter Break.

Zero Based Budget

The district will be operating from a zero based budget again in the 2015-2016 school year. This will require us to plan for our essential needs for the upcoming school year and justify each item. The budget needs to be aligned with the district scorecard, district goals and our SIP.

Please complete your budget proposals by January 16th. Information/forms are in the Shared Drive/Budget Folder.

Holiday Building Hours

The building will be open with modified hours over the holiday break. M,T,F 6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Building closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Please remember there is one flexible workday built into your contract to be used before the 2nd semester starts. Utilize the building while it is open, or work from home if you prefer.

'Tis the Season...for germs

Please clear off all surfaces in your room before you leave for break. This will give the team a chance to deep clean the school before everyone returns in January!!

Number Talks Module

As part of our January Number Talks Module, you will need to video yourselves teaching a Number Talk. This needs to be completed by January 21st. If you need help with the video portion of this module, let me know!