Nashua News

May 6, 2022

Nashua's Mission

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

Nashua Elementary

Home of the STARS!

9:15-4:10 M, T, W, F

10:00-4:10 Late Start Thursdays

Attendance Line: 321-5162

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 6- Deadline for families to sign up for Summer School

Tuesday, May 10- PTA Turn Them in Tuesday- Dress like the Sun Day

Wednesday, May 11- Back to the Future Day-Wear your Staley gear!

Wednesday, May 11- PTA Hot Rocks Fundraiser Night

Tuesday, May 17- PTA Meeting, 6pm

Wednesday, May 18-Shivers Ice Truck serving ALL K-5 students ice treats as an end-of year/end-of-MAP celebration- THANKS, PTA!

Wednesday, May 18- 5th Grade Recognition & Exhibition, 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday, May 19- Career Day (during the day at school)

Friday, May 20-Field Day

Friday, May 20-PTA Family Fun Night, 5:30-7:30pm

Friday, May 27-Last Day of School- Half Day Dismissal at 12:30pm

Friday, May 27- Grade Cards Open for Online Viewing

MAP Testing- please avoid absences for doctor's appointments, etc. during these weeks:
5th grade- Weeks of April 25, May 2, May 9

3rd and 4th grades- Weeks of May 2, May 9

Please refer to the school calendar on our website for additional dates.

District Calendar Here

March School Lunch Menu Here

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Free Breakfast & Lunch Ending May 27

NKC Schools Families:

The federal waiver and funding that allowed us to provide free meals for all students is ending on the last day of school. After Friday, May 27, NKC Schools will no longer be able to offer free meals for all.

Beginning in June, students not participating in the free and reduced program will be required to begin paying for meals again. Students already approved for free and reduced meals for 2021-22 will be automatically approved for free meals in summer school and into the first 30 days of next school year, 2022-23. A new application must be completed each year. Those who have not yet applied are encouraged to do so.

If you believe that you might qualify for free or reduced meals, fill out an application online as soon as possible:

  • Families should complete the 2021-2022 application for the upcoming summer school session. This application is available now here:
  • Families should also complete the 2022-2023 application for the upcoming school year that begins in the fall. This application will be available beginning July 1.
  • More information and help for the application process is available here.

Through a program unrelated to the waivers, the following sites will serve free meals for all during June summer school only: Antioch, Briarcliff, Clardy, Crestview, Eastgate, Gashland, Gracemor, Lakewood, Maple Park, Meadowbrook, North Kansas City HS, Oak Park, Topping, West Englewood, Winnetonka and Winnwood.

Meal prices for all other June 2022 summer school sites are set at the following rates:

Elementary: $2.80
Secondary: $3.05
Employees & Visitors: $3.95
Milk: $0.55

Elementary: $1.45
Secondary: $1.50
Employees & Visitors: $2.20

The free and reduced meals program offers many benefits beyond nutrition for participating families, including fee waivers, activity scholarships and school supplies. We encourage all families to take advantage of this option if eligible.

Congratulations to our recent Superstars!

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Academic Calendar changes for 2022-2023

At the Board of Education meeting, the Board approved updated calendars for the 2022-2023 school year. To assist your family in planning for the upcoming year, please note the two slight adjustments that were made:

  • Friday, September 2, 2022 will be a full-day professional development day with no student attendance.
  • Friday, April 14, 2023 will be a full-day professional development day with no student attendance.

Full updated calendars are available on our district website:

2022-23 Academic Calendar
2022-23 Extended Year Academic Calendar (Crestview & Winnwood)

The Late Start Thursday schedule will continue for the 2022-23 school year. Thank you to all who shared input on the survey given in late March. Responses demonstrated an even split in preference for late start Thursdays in comparison to other options. Many comments also highlighted this year as being unusual due to COVID, stating a desire for consistency. In addition, we know many families may have already made childcare arrangements for the upcoming year. Suggestions for improved use of the time will be considered and applied. NKC Schools will continue to work with our staff and families to determine how future adjustments to this schedule would best serve our 21,000 students.

Library Book Return

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Portrait of a Graduate

Beginning this year, North Kansas City schools are implementing Portrait of a Graduate initiative. This program is designed to teach students different life skills that they can use to be successful. This month’s skill focuses on balancing all of the competencies that we have learned throughout the previous months this school year!

Attention, 3rd-5th grade families! MAP Testing is here!

Please support your child by ensuring they get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, bring a snack to eat in their classroom shortly before testing, and wear layers on all testing days. Thank you for partnering with us to help make your child successful on this important assessment!

Please Return Clothes!

If your child has borrowed clothes from the nurse this year, please wash and return these as soon as possible. Thank you!

Café Open to Family Visitors!

Beginning Monday, March 28th we will be allowing ONE parent per classroom to have lunch with their student(s). At this time you will need to register using our Sign Up Genius link below. We have listed for you the dates and times for each teacher. You must use the Sign Up Genius to be able to eat with your student(s) as we can not accept any walk-in parents. For parents with multiple students in different grades you will need to sign up on each teacher's schedule.

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Summer Learning 2022

We are excited to host our summer learning program at Nashua this year! Your student is invited to join us for four weeks of learning, creativity and collaboration with classmates.

This year, summer learning will begin on Monday, June 6 and end on Thursday, June 30. Summer school will take place Monday through Thursday, starting at 9:15am and ending at 3:15pm.

NKC Schools’ summer programs provide a variety of opportunities for students at all levels. Lessons will involve both practice of key skills learned during the year and enrichment activities to extend learning. Summer school is available to all district students at no cost.

If your student receives Extended School Year services or is participating in our summer English Language Learners program, your family will receive further information this spring.

To register your child, please click the appropriate link below and complete the form no later than May 6. Please feel free to call the office at 321-5160 you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your student this summer!

Current K-4 graders enrollment link

K2K enrollment for students who will be in Kindergarten in 22-23

Students going into 6th grade- please see the email that was sent to you with Gateway’s enrollment link.

Pre-Order School Supplies

PTA has a new partnership with a school supply ordering service. Backpacks, lunchboxes, and headphones are available for an additional amount on their website. See below for details!
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We need Family Fun Night Game Makers! Volunteer to bring the game for your class! Family Fun Night is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. It is a night of nearly free fun with your family and friends from Nashua. We will have music and there will be a food truck! Need game ideas? See photos! Sign up:
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PTA Updates




President: Tracy Taylor,

Vice President: Danelle Bohan,

Secretary: Megan Micek,

Treasurer: Jen Masoner,

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

Boxes (School Supply Toolbox): Attention Nashua Families! We are excited to bring a new resource to Nashua through

From now until June 16th, you are able to order your school supplies for the 2022-23 school year. The company will box the items for pick up at back to school night!

This company works with several other schools through the district, they will have our district supply list and provide name brand items.

Please go to the website

Enter "Nashua Elementary" to find our school, select your students grade for Fall 22.

You can add on headphones or earbuds if you'd like. There is also an option for backpacks and lunch boxes to be purchased.

Check out and select "ship to school" & pick up your items at back to school night.

Deadline to order for school delivery is June 16, 2022

Questions? Feel free to email Meg Micek at .

Classroom Sign Ups: Volunteer and get involved for your class throughout the year! Click the sign up link for more information! Sign Up Link:

Donations Needed: Stars, we need your help! The Nashua teacher's lounge is in need of disposable plates, bowls, forks, coffee cups, and spoons. Let's stock the lounge for our teachers and staff! Donations can be dropped off at the front office. Thank you!

Family Fun Night: Family Fun Night is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. It is a night of nearly free fun with your family and friends from Nashua. All of the games are free. We will have music and there will be a food truck!

But we need adults to volunteer as Game Makers to make it all happen. Game Makers will make, set up and tear down the class' activity that night; PTA will recruit teens to run the games, so you will not need to stay with it; Game Makers will coordinate with teachers so the kids know what their game is and to request that other parents donate prizes or game materials.

Don't forget - kids will vote for their favorite activity that night - if your class wins, you win a prize too! Set-up is between 4:30-5:15 p.m. Anyone who signs up to volunteer needs to put in the comment section of the sign up the game that you will be doing and if you need a table for your game.

Classes that still need Game Makers:

Mrs. Vroom

Ms. Holmes

Mrs. Fountain

Mrs. Munson

Ms. Askamit

Mr. Rodgers

Mrs. Lister

Sign up online now at

Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Tuesday, May 10. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and dress like the sun and wear all yellow! PTA is offering curbside collection of box top labels, ink cartridges, and Coke caps. Please contact Amanda Timmermeyer to schedule a pick up:

Labels: The next Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day is Tuesday, May 10. Bring in a zipper bag of labels or empty ink cartridges for Nashua and dress like the sun and wear all yellow! PTA is offering curbside collection of box top labels, ink cartridges, and Coke caps. Please contact Amanda Timmermeyer to schedule a pick up:

*A note about Labels: When turning in Coke Rewards please only send coke caps and Coke Rewards from the boxes or the plastic Coke labels. Please don't send in any other bottle caps which includes but not limited to: Pepsi, water bottles, Gatorades, Powerade, milk jugs, or any other bottle caps. Also when turning in Box Tops, please make sure they are only the pink box tops and are not already expired. Do not send the blue ones, those need to be scanned using the app!

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





Volunteer for Nashua from your home!

Projects will include: entering Coca-Cola codes, counting Box Tops or Best Choice UPCs, etc.

As we have tasks, I will:

1. Text/email/call the next volunteer in line.

2. You may accept or decline the task, based on your interest or current schedule.

3. I will send the supplies and instructions home to you.

4. You will have a couple weeks to complete the task and return it.

Sign up online!

Nashua PTA 2021: Volunteer from Home (

Memberships: You can join the Nashua PTA and order 2021-22 Nashua yearbooks online through our Cheddar Up site. Individual memberships are $6 and yearbooks $15. A PTA membership does not commit you to a chair position or volunteering, but it ensures you have a voice and your vote counts! If you would like to be a Nashua PTA business member and receive recognition on our emails and social media pages, you can join for $10. CLICK HERE to order. 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.

⭐Thank you to the following businesses for purchasing 21-22 business memberships: Amanda Verona, United Real Estate, Glory Estates, InstaLube, Joelle’s Baked with Love, KCMO Nutrition, Main Street Investments, Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, and The Spark Spot Arts Education Center! It's not too late to become a business member and be recognized on the PTA website, emails and social media! Click here to purchase 21-22 Business Memberships for $10.

Open Positions: We need PTA volunteers for the 22-23 school year! Visit, click on Contact Us, and look for the yellow highlighting (job descriptions are included). If you are interested or have questions, please e-mail Tracy at Thanks!

PTA Meeting: Join us for the next Nashua PTA meeting at 6PM Tuesday, May 17, at the Nashua Elementary School library!

Restaurant Night: Nashua has recently partnered with Hot Rocks Pizza Kitchen. On Wednesday, May 11th from 3-10 p.m., 15% of all profits will come back to our school! Dine in and To-Go orders. Be sure to mention Nashua at checkout.

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Room Party Fee: Because of the excellent fundraising of the past couple years, we've eliminated room fees again this year!

Staff Favorites: Need teacher or staff gift ideas? Visit the PTA website,, login on the left hand side by clicking “Secure Login.” After you login, click the Staff Survey tab and find a list of teacher and staff favorites! If you don’t have a login for the PTA website, click “Register here.”

Teacher Appreciation Meal Help Needed: Nashua Families- Our teacher appreciation week is starting on May 2nd and the PTA is having Longboards delivered! We are asking parents to help out by providing drinks, sides, and desserts.

Please Note: The Staff Lounge does NOT have an oven. Please bring anything warm in a crock-pot and liners are helpful as they don't have a good way of rinsing out dishes. Also make sure all pans and dishes that you would like back have your name written in them. Anything that is non-perishable can be delivered to the school before May 2nd and everything else needs to be dropped off before school on May 2nd!

Thank you for supporting out teachers and staff!

Sign Up Here:

Covid 5/6

Covid letters will now sent home weekly in our family communication.

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COVID-19 Cases

Dear Nashua community:

On 5/2 and 5/4, NKC Schools was notified that 2 students and/or staff members at Nashua tested positive for COVID-19. 1 student and/or staff member has also been deemed a probable case. These individuals were last at school on 4/27 and 5/2. This information has been shared with the health department. You are receiving this letter simply out of a spirit of transparency.

As a reminder, we recommend that all families monitor their students for potential symptoms, such as new cough, headache, congestion, fever and/or sore throat. Please keep your child home if they develop symptoms and contact us at 816-321-5160 so that we can assist you. Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some people with COVID-19 have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, headache, body aches, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, loss of taste or smell, vomiting, and diarrhea. In some situations, the virus can develop into pneumonia.

Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. They are then asked to contact their local health department.

COVID-19 is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge everyone to take the following preventive measures:

  • Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
  • As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

    We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with any further updates. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 816-321-5160.


    Leah Chamberlin, Principal


Student Arrival- Important! (REPEATED ITEM)

Reminder: there is no student supervision before 9am on regular school mornings, and before 9:45am on Thursday mornings. Please do not drop your child off by car in front of the building. If your child will arrive at school by car, please follow our drop-off procedure for car riders. If your child is a walker, please ensure that the time they leave home does not have them arriving at school before our doors open. This is critical for student safety, to ensure that they are not waiting unsupervised, and is also important as the weather becomes colder so that students aren’t waiting outside for extended periods of time.

Updated Birthday Treat list (REPEATED ITEM)

Just a reminder, if you are interested in purchasing Birthday treats for your student's classroom. Please call or turn in the form below to the Cafeteria Manager 2 weeks prior to the birthday party. The treats will be given to the class on the designated day.

*The PDF below has a new updated list

Resources for families (REPEATED ITEM)

Hello! My name is Meghan Shipley, School Community Resource Specialist. My main role at Nashua is to help families get connected to resources and outside agencies throughout the Kansas City area. If your family is in need of clothing, food, shelter, or other needs, please click on the link. It is a simple way to mark what you need and I will be able to reach out and offer services. This form will be left up all year long. Feel free to utilize this tool anytime you may be in need!

Reminders about Car Rider Dropoff (REPEATED ITEM)

  • Please ensure that your students are prepared to get out of the vehicle before you pull up to stop (ready to get out with backpacks, masks, water bottles, etc.)
  • If your child is reluctant to exit the vehicle, or if they are unprepared to exit the vehicle for any reason, please pull forward and to the left side while you resolve the issue, so that the line can continue to progress
  • For safety reasons, students should exit the car on the passenger side.
  • To avoid your child receiving a tardy and impacting their attendance, please attempt to complete drop-off before 9:12

Car Rider Line Procedure (REPEATED ITEM)

To ensure safety during arrival and dismissal we ask that all families adhere to the car rider procedure on the map below. Car riders will access their line from the westbound lane of 114th street by way of McGee street. The NKC Buses will access the bus loop by driving eastbound on 114th street.

In addition, if you are lining up early for dismissal, we ask that you not block driveways and mailboxes along 114th street or McGee street.

Thank you so much for your cooperation, as this helps for a smoother dismissal for everyone.

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