The Nashua News

December/January

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,W,F 9:15am-4:10pm. Th 9:15am-3:35pm


24 Hour Attendance Line: 321-5162

Nurse's Line: 321-5163

Upcoming Events

December

2-STEM Club

3-Honor Choir Practice

3-McTeacher Night 4:30-8:00 pm

5-Early Release-Dismiss at 3:35 pm

8-STEM Club

9-Honor Choir Practice

9-Turn In Tuesday-Favorite Team

12-Early Release- Dismiss at 3:35 pm

16-STEM Club

17-Honor Choir Practice

18-Lock Down Drill

19-NO EARLY RELEASE-Dismiss at 4:10 pm

20-Half Day-Dismiss at 12:35 pm

21-Mercury Gym Night

23-3 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

January

6-STEM Club

9-Early Release-Dismiss at 3:35 pm

13-STEM Club

14-Turn in Tuesday-Hat Day

16-KLC Meeting

16-Early Release-Dismiss at 3:35 pm

16-LEGO STEM Block Party 6-7:30 pm

20-NO SCHOOL MLK Day

21-PTA at 6:00 pm

23-Early Release-Dismiss at 3:35 pm

27-STEM Club

30-Early Release-Dismiss at 3:35 pm

30-PTA Power Play Night 5:00-9:00 pm

Principally 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

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

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 Updates

December/January PTA News

Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

President: Robyn, pta.nashua@gmail.com

As we gear up for the second half of the school year, I'd like to thank everyone for all they do for our students through the PTA. Your membership and participation help make Nashua a wonderful school and community.

A quick reminder that there is no PTA meeting in December. Lots of big decisions will be made in the next few meetings - please plan to attend to let your voice be heard.

Have a great Winter Break!

Robyn Tuwei

Nashua PTA President

Treasurer: Kristi, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com

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

PTA Meeting: 6 PM on Tuesday, January 21st, in the Nashua library - all are welcome!

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!

Family Events: Make plans to be at our first ever Movie Night on Friday, January 24! Watch for more details coming home after the first of the year!

Family Fun Night: Nashua's Family Fun Night will be April 24th this year. We are in need of donations for our raffle. If you own or know a business that would be willing to donate, please contact Kristy at Kristy.schopf@gmail.com.

Labels: Our next two Labels Days are December 10th (Favorite Team Day) and January 14th (Crazy Hat Day). Send in your PINK Box Tops, Best Choice UPCs, Coca-Cola Codes, Tyson Chicken A+ Labels and Used Ink Cartridges. We will be having a Thank You Raffle for a $5 Amazon gift card in December - watch for the paper flier coming home in backpacks!

You can also support Nashua all year long by using these apps:

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1543285

https://shoparoo.com

https://www.boxtops4education.com

Mercury Gym Nights: Nashua's Kids Night Out at Mercury Gym is Saturday, December 21st, at 10551 N. Ambassador Dr. Cost is $7 per child. Kids 14 and under welcome. Sign them in and drop them off at 6:15 PM. Return and pick them up at 7:55 PM.

Restaurant Nights: Join us for our POWERPLAY FUNDraising night! Thursday, January 24, from 5-9 PM. $20 per person play packages. Buffet for $5 more.

Spring Parties: We need volunteers for Nashua's spring parties and the 5th Grade Sock Hop on February 13th. If you can help, please visit bit.ly/NashuaClassVolunteers to sign up.

Yearbook: Deadline to purchase a yearbook is Thursday, April 30.

To purchase, send a check for $15 to the school, made out to Nashua PTA, along with this form: http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/Content/31_4/DocumentStore/6/2019%20Check%20Out.pdf

Or purchase online for $15.45 at http://link.entourageyearbooks.com/view_account.asp?l=97394E3B-B96D-4650-8E06-137B4642719F.

We could also use your Nashua photos. Please upload at http://link.entourageyearbooks.com//upload_photos.asp?yearbook_id=40730.

Contact Emily Garrett at garrett.emilye@gmail.com if you have any questions.