The Nashua News

April 2018

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: 8:30am-3:40pm M,T,W,F

8:30am-3:10pm Th

Nashua Office: 321-5160

Attendance Line: 321-5162

Nurse: 321-5163

Principally Speaking

It seems cliche to say that this school year has absolutely flown by. However, it is now April and we only have 2 months left of the 2017/18 school year. Even though only a short time is left, we have multiple opportunities for involvement and participation coming up in April and May.

Beginning Tuesday, April 10, all students in grades 3-5 will begin taking the MAP assessment. Testing and make-up days run from April 10th-May 4th. Please make sure your child is on time to school those days, has plenty of rest at night, and eats a healthy breakfast. All of our students and teachers have worked diligently this year to prepare for this test. We want our students to "show what they know" on those days. Please encourage you child to do their very best.

Our Kindergartner and 4th grade will be having their annual music programs in April as well. The Kindergarten performance will be on April 19th at 6:30 pm at New Mark Middle School. The 4th grade performance will be on April 30th at 6:30 pm at New Mark Middle School. We ask all guests to wait in the New Mark Lobby until 6:25 pm so students can finalize their performance with minimal distractions.

Learning does not end just because we finish our state tests. We will continue to involve your child in deep, rich learning experiences that will set the foundation for success.. I hope to see you at some of our activities. As always, it is a privilege to serve as the principal at Nashua Elementary!

Upcoming Events

April

2

STEM Club

3

Choir

4

5th Field Trip

5

Future Falcons Day-Wear your green and black

Early Release

6

K Field Trip

9

STEM Club

10

Choir

11

2nd Field Trip

Art Club

12

Early Release

13

Earthquake Drill

16

STEM Club

17

Choir

6:00 pm PTA meeting

18

Art Club

19

KLC

6:30 pm K Music Program at New Mark Middle School

LAST EARLY RELEASE

23

STEM Club

24

Choir

27

Fire Drill

30

STEM Club

2nd Field Trip

6:30 pm 4th Music Program at New Mark Middle School

LAST EARLY RELEASE FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR IS APRIL 19TH

Summer Sports Camps and Activities

Looking for something to do this summer? Staley has sports camps and activities for all ages! Check with Coach Alfrey for more information!

2018-19 CLASS PLACEMENT

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 contact the office for a form. All forms must be returned to the office by Tuesday, April 19th. We will not honor specific teacher requests.

XLT Enrollment Forms

All summer school enrollment forms must be turned into the office by April 20th. We will not be taking enrollment forms after this date. As in years past, we do have a large enrollment for XLT. To ensure your spot this summer, please turn your forms in early as classes are formed on a first come first serve basis.

News from the PTA

April PTA News

· nashuapta.my-pta.org

· www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA

· pta.nashua@gmail.com

· bit.ly/NashuaPTAContact

· PTA Meeting at 6 PM on April 17 in the Nashua library - all are welcome!

Family Fun Night:

· Family Fun Night Game Makers needed! FFN is on May 4th - set up at 4:30 PM. Make a game for one of these classrooms for Family Fun Night. Sign up at bit.ly/NashuaClassVolunteers. Learn more about Family Fun Night at bit.ly/NashuaFFN.

· Vroom

· Connors

· Munson

· If you have already signed up to be a Game Maker, and you know what your class' game will be, please send the name of your game to website.nashua@gmail.com. Also let us know if you will need a school table for your game.

· 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

· Want to help, but your child's class already has a game maker? We also need adults to help with the raffle and voting tables. Sign up at bit.ly/NashuaClassVolunteers.

Restaurant Nights:

· Chipotle Night on Mon, May 14 from 4 - 8 PM; Nashua PTA will receive 50% of sales accompanied by our flier

Yearbook:

· You don't have to be a yearbook rep to submit photos - if you take photos at any Nashua events, we'd love to have them! You can submit them online or use the yearbook app - see instructions at bit.ly/NashuaYearbook.

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

· 2018-20 Treasurer (our ability to write checks makes everything else we do possible)

· 2018-19 Music Program Cookie Receptions Chair

· 2018-19 Reflections Chair

· 2018-19 Restaurant Nights Chair

· Spring 2019 5th Grade Sock Hop Chair

· View job descriptions at bit.ly/NashuaPTAContact

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