The Nashua News

September 2017

Nashua Mission Statement

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

Nashua Elementary

School Hours: 8:45 am-3:40pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

8:45 am-3:05 pm Thursday

Important Numbers

24 Hour Attendance Line: 321-5162

Main Office: 321-5160

Fax: 321-5161

Nurse: 321-5163

Cafe: 321-4794

Counselor: 321-4353

Principally Speaking

What a fantastic beginning of school we have had at Nashua Elementary! I can't remember a more successful start to a school year. I know we are going to have an awesome 2017-18 year!!

Our STARS have been working very hard the last couple of weeks learning routines, developing community, and focusing on learning new curriculum. The staff at Nashua have committed to providing each student with engaging educational experiences, exposing them to various types of literature, developing number sense and mathematical problem solving skills, along with challenging Science activities!

It is an honor to serve as the principal of Nashua Elementary! Thank you for trusting us with your children each day! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or myself directly.

As always, it's a great day to be a STAR!

~Mrs. Stukey

Upcoming Events

September

1

Nashua Spirit Day

4

Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

7

Early Release

8

Nashua Spirit Day

11

Patriot's Day Celebration

Fundraiser Kick off Assembly

14

Early Release

15

Falcon Spirit Day

19

6:00 pm PTA meeting

21

Early Release

6:00-7:00 pm PTA Beach Blanket Bingo

22

Falcon Spirit Day

27

Fall School Pictures

28

Early Release

Papa John's Night

Lunch Visitors

We love when parents and grandparents visit our STARS during lunch! We ask that you always check in at the office, provide a photo ID, and pick up a Visitor's Badge. We also ask that you wait in the cafe for your child. Please do not go to the classroom to meet your child. We value instruction highly at Nashua and do not want to cause any disruptions to the learning process.

Build A Strong Partnership with Your Child's Teacher Right Away

Have you ever watched children riding on a see-saw? They have to work together. If one child gets off, the other can't ride. That's a good way to think about your relationship with your child's teacher. If you work together, you can build a strong partnership. This partnership starts when you fill out the forms your child brings home. The teacher needs to know how her or she can contact you. If your contact information changes, let the office know.

You should also find time to talk with the teacher about your child. Plan to attend parent-teacher conferences. If you can't come to this event, ask the teacher if you can meet another time.

It is also important that you share information about your child with the teacher. Open communication is one key to your child's success.

www.parent-institute.com

Mrs. Cobb's Corner

Being in school every day means your child won't miss out on learning. Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours. If your child asks to stay home "just because", remind him or her what will be missed that day at school. Explain that students can be absent only if they are sick or if there's a family emergency.

The state of Missouri requires that 90% of our students attend school 90% of the time. In 2017, our attendance at Nashua was 99%, that's the highest in the district! Our goal this year is to maintain that number. Thank you for helping to support us in this area!

PTA News

September PTA News

· nashuapta.my-pta.org

· www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

· pta.nashua@gmail.com

· Contact any of our officers or chairs - bit.ly/NashuaPTAContact

· PTA Meeting on September 19th at 6 PM in the Library - all are welcome!!

Save the date!

PTA will be hosting a Beach Blanket Bingo Family Night on Thursday, September 21st, at 6 PM on Nashua's playground. Free event for Nashua families and staff - enjoy a fun night and connect with your community!

Open Positions:

· 2017-19 Family Fun Night Chair/2nd VP

· 2017-18 Mercury Gym Nights Chair

· 2017-18 Staff Appreciation Committee Members (3 needed)

· 2017-18 Yearbook Co-Chair

· See job descriptions at bit.ly/NashuaPTAContact

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

From the President:

Hello, and welcome to a new school year!

My name is Robyn Tuwei, and I am your new PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) President. The national mission of PTA is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The PTA at Nashua does this by holding many fun events throughout the school year, engaging parents in school-events (both in and out of school), and helping teachers/staff to provide fun and educational learning experiences to all children at Nashua Elementary.

I hope you’ll join us by becoming a member of the PTA, and by attending our monthly meetings.

I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Sincerely,

Robyn Tuwei

Nashua PTA President

From the Book Fair Committee:

Fall Book Fair will occur October 2-5th, 2017. Times to be sent home in flier soon. Come support our school by purchasing books for your home or classroom library. Thank you!

From the Restaurant Nights Committee:

On Thursday, September 28th, let your Nashua PTA help with dinner! The 28th is the first of our Papa John's Nights this year. A portion of all sales on that day comes directly back to the Nashua PTA and therefore your students. Support Nashua PTA and have an easy dinner at the same time! Sounds like a WIN WIN to me!

From the Spirit Wear Committee:

Thank you to all who purchased our new Nashua Spirit Wear! I can't wait to see all the STARS representing! If you were unable to purchase at this time or were hoping for some cold weather gear, you're in luck. We will be again offering Nashua clothing items mid-October, just in time for chilly fall and cold winter evenings.

From the Sunshine Committee:

The PTA Sunshine Committee would like to extend congratulations to Mr. Zimmerman, our music teacher, on his wedding this summer!

From the Website Committee:

· Our calendar is available on Facebook or iCal or Google

· Join events at facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA/events - Facebook will send you reminders

· Visit bit.ly/NashuaPTAcal to subscribe to our calendar on your device, add specific events to your own Google calendar or print a copy of our calendar in Week, Month or List formats