The Nashua News

May 2018

Principally Speaking

It's been an amazing school year and it's coming to a fast close! The staff at Nashua recognize the important contributions parents make toward a child's success in school. There is no question about it-success at school begins at home. Parents are the single most important variable in a child's schooling. Parents model both a silent and spoken language in front of their children daily.

One of the most important components of a good school is the partnership between the school and parents who work together for the best interest of children. The close partnership between home and school is one of the exceptional strengths of Nashua Elementary.

We have always had a strong tradition of supportive, hard-working parents. Throughout the year parents have the opportunity to develop that partnership in a wide variety of ways. Parents join the PTA, volunteer in the classroom, help at Family Fun Night, attend School Site Council meetings, read to their children and help in many other ways. It is important to your child that you are involved in some way at school. It's a way to let your child know you think his or her school is important.

Thank you for your support with your child's academic and emotional development this year! I especially would like to recognize the Parent Volunteers and Community Partners for their efforts throughout the year. We look forward to recognizing all of our Nashua volunteers at our Volunteer Luncheon on May 22rd. As always , it's a privilege to serve as the principal at Nashua Elementary!

Upcoming Events

May

2

Major Saver Limo Ride

4

K Field Trip to Coterie

8

3rd Grade Field Trip to Money Museum

4th Grade Field Trip to Science City

15

Career Day

18

All books due back to the Library

21

9:00 am 3-4 Awards

10:00 am K-2 Awards

22

Volunteer Luncheon

23

9:00 am DARE Graduation

24

Martha LaFite visits 5th Grade

25

Field Day

28

NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

30

11:45 5th Grade Walk

NOON DISMISSAL-Last Day of School

Changes for 2018-19 School Year

We have some changes coming next year for the 2018-19 School Year.

New School Hours will be in affect starting August 15th

9:15 am-4:10pm

We are saying good bye to a couple of staff members:

Mrs. Ellison

Nurse Amber

Mr. Roades

We are welcoming some new staff members:

Mrs. Lister-2nd grade

Mrs. Hoke-Library

Proof of Residency

You will need to show proof of residency for the2018-19 school year by May 30th. Along with the Residency Verification Form, please provide two of the following:

1. Most current rental/lease/purchase contract or mortgage statement

2. Utility bill or contract for utility service

3. Most current personal property tax or real estate tax statement or receipt

4. Driver's license or state-issued ID

Please call the office at 321-5160 if you have any questions.

2018-19 Grade Level Teachers

K: Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Lowe, Mrs. Sprague

1st: Ms. Blair, Mrs. Vroom

2nd: Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. Huebener, Mrs. Lister, Mrs. Knight

3rd: Ms. Connors, Ms. Dahm, Mrs. Glasgow

4th: Ms. Crisafulli, Mrs. Munson, Mr. Rodgers

5th: Ms. Douglas, Mrs. Fountain, Mrs. Plummer

Nashua PTA Updates

May PTA News

· nashuapta.my-pta.org

· www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

· pta.nashua@gmail.com

· bit.ly/NashuaPTAContact

· PTA Meeting at 6 PM on May 15 in the Nashua library - all are welcome!

Family Fun Night:

· Nashua's Family Fun Night is on May 4th, from 5 to 7:30 PM. Games, food truck, raffles! All games are free. Raffle tickets on sale now. Get all the info at bit.ly/NashuaFFN.

· Know a teen who needs service hours? We need middle and high school kids to help run the games on May 4th. It's an easy and fun way to earn service hours. Teens can sign up at this link: bit.ly/NashuaFFNHours

Restaurant Nights:

· Nashua Chipotle Night on Mon, May 14 from 4 - 8 PM at the Boardwalk Location. Must have flieror mention Nashua when ordering. Nashua PTA will receive 50% of sales accompanied by our flier.

Open Positions:

· Get involved at Nashua! We have several open positions for next year.

· If you want these events at your child's school, PTA needs you!

· 2018-20 Family Fun Night Chair / 2nd VP

· 2018-19 Music Program Cookie Receptions Chair

· 2018-19 ReflectionsChair

· 2018-19 Restaurant Nights Chair

· Spring 2019 5th Grade Sock Hop Chair

· View job descriptions atbit.ly/NashuaPTAContact

· Contact Robyn Tuwei at pta.nashua@gmail.comif you are interested or have questions