The Nashua News

March 2020

Nashua Mission

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

Nashua Elementary

School Hours:

9:00 am-4:10 pm M,T,W,F

9:00 am-3:35 pm Th

Attendance Line: (816) 321-5162

Nurse: (816) 321- 5163

Upcoming Events

March

2

Book Fair Opens

3

4th/5th Honor Choir

5

Major Saver Kick Off

6:00-7:30 pm Student Expo and Reading Night

9

STEM Club

10

4th/5th Honor Choir

6:00 pm PTA meeting

12

5:30 pm 2nd grade music program at New Mark

6:30 pm 3rd grade music program at New Mark

13

Winter Reading Challenge Celebration

16-20

NO SCHOOL Spring Break

23

STEM Club

Major Saver ends

24

4th/5th Choir

25

KLC Meeting

26

Spring Picture

6:00-7:30 pm Kindergarten Round Up

27

3:00 pm 2nd grade Genius Hour presentations

30

STEM Club

31

4th/5th Choir

Kindergarten Field Trip

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Student Expo and Reading Night

Thursday, March 5th, 6-7:30pm

221 Northeast 114 Street

Kansas City, MO

Join our Nashua Stars for our annual Student Expo and Reading Night.

4th Grade will have a Wax Museum from 6:00-6:30 pm

Visit your child's classroom and participate in exciting learning activities

Enjoy storytelling from our guest readers

Get a free book

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Principally Speaking

March is upon us and so is Spring! I know everyone is looking forward to some warmer weather and an end to this snowy weather. We are in full swing preparing for the upcoming MAP testing. The window for testing this year will be from April 8-April 26th. All the assessments will be completed online. Along with preparing for the MAP testing, our students continue to engage in authentic learning activities at all grade levels. They are also working hard developing key social skills that will make them successful inside and outside the classroom. As we begin looking forward to the next school year, you will find some updates and information in this newsletter. If you or someone you know has a future STAR at home who will be ready for kindergarten next year, our Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled for March 27th. It’s always a busy time here at Nashua, our staff and students work hard every single day to make sure learning is happening at high levels. As I say every month in these newsletters, it is an honor to serve as the principal of Nashua Elementary!

Calling Future Stars!

  1. We are currently enrolling new kindergartners! If you have a future Nashua Star at home who will turn five before August 1st, please call the office at 321-5160. Mark your calendars for Mach 28th from 6:00-7:30 pm! We will be having our annual Kindergarten Round-Up! Meet our Kindergarten team, some of our Encore Staff, tour the building, and take a bus ride around the neighborhood! It’s planning to be a boot scootin’ good time!

2020-21 Class Placements

  1. Class placement is a team decision here at Nashua with many factors taken into consideration. If you feel your child has specific needs to be considered, please fill out the Parent Input Form for Student Placement and return it to the office by Tuesday, April 9th. WE DO NOT HONOR SPECFIC TEACHER REQUESTS! The forms are available in the office or electronically for easy access. Please email Mrs. Stukey at heather.stukey@nkcschools.org

Nashua PTA Updates

Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

President: Robyn, pta.nashua@gmail.com

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, March 10th, 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!

Book Fair: We are looking for volunteers to help with our spring book fair. If you’re available to help before or after school with the book fair please sign up using the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafaf2aa6ff2-spring2

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.

Do you have a Middle School or an A+ High School Student looking for volunteer hours? Our Family Fun Night has opportunities for your student to help with games and earn service hours - bit.ly/NashuaFFNHours

We also need Game Makers, who will make, set up and tear down each classroom's activity that night. PTA will recruit teens to run the games, so you will not need to stay with it. Kids will vote for their favorite activity that night - if your class wins, you win a prize, too! - bit.ly/NashuaClassVolunteers

Labels: Our next Labels Day is March 10th (Crazy Hair Day). Please send in your PINK Box Tops, Best Choice UPCs, Coca-Cola Codes and Used Ink Cartridges.

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

How to use the Box Tops App: https://youtu.be/qWuXDKejVEg

NEW: https://www.caseys.com/schools

Yearbook:

-We'll be voting on yearbook covers at the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, March 10.

-All yearbook PICTURES should be uploaded by the end of the day on Friday, April 10. (Uploading instructions: bit.ly/NashuaYearbook)

-All yearbook ORDERS should be submitted by Tuesday, April 21. (Ordering information: bit.ly/NashuaYearbook)

-Please upload any pictures taken at the 5th grade Sock Hop for the yearbook!