Mrs. Melissa Moniz


       Week Of: March 27, 2023

Important Info:

  • A message from Nurse Collins:

Dear Families,

Unfortunately, Nayatt School continues to see a rise in confirmed strep infections this week.

How can you tell if your child’s sore throat is strep throat?

A general rule of thumb is that strep throat usually causes a sudden sore throat, fever, nausea and swollen, tender glands on the side of the neck. In some cases, the strep bacteria make a toxin that causes a bright red, bumpy rash that spreads over most of the body. This is known as scarlet fever and often looks like a bad sunburn with fine bumps that may feel rough like sandpaper, and it can itch.

In contrast, sore throats that are caused by cold viruses or allergies usually have a more gradual onset and will be accompanied by a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing or cough.

Strep throat is caused by a bacteria and will require an antibiotic to get better. The bacteria that cause strep throat can also cause impetigo, a common (and contagious) bacterial skin infection. Impetigo causes red sores that can break open, ooze fluid, and develop a yellow-brown crust. These sores can occur anywhere on the body.

To prevent getting other people sick, children with a strep infection should not return to school until at least 24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment, and any fever is gone without the use of over the counter medication.

Please notify the school nurse if your child is diagnosed with a strep infection, or if you have any questions or concerns.


Nichole Collins, RN

  • Please complete our Nayatt Accessibility Form so that we can determine how to support you on the day of the Nayatt 5k and Family Stroll! 

  • Survey Works:

  • The Survey Works window is open! Let’s get our highest family participation yet! We would love to have your voice heard! 

This Week:

  • Sibert, Caldecott Honor, and Pura Belpré Award Winning Author/Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal is Visiting Nayatt, Primrose, and Sowams! Check out the flier here! 

Upcoming Events:

  • RI School for the Deaf will be coming to do hearing screenings on Monday, May 15th at 9:00 a.m.

  • Tai Chi presentation will happen on Friday, April 28th for all students! Thank you to Mr. Alan Feinstein for sponsoring the event and for the Nayatt PTO for your support! Working on coping skills and learning ways to calm and focus are always a focus and benefit for all!

  • We will be celebrating Autism Acceptance Spirit Week April 3rd - April 6th! One of the most common color associations used to represent autism is the rainbow spectrum. Instead of choosing just one color, the range of colors inside the rainbow represents the scope of abilities and diagnoses on the autism spectrum – highlighting the variety of abilities and challenges each faces.

Other Information:

From the PTO:

  • HMS Tough Tiger: 

    • Our registration is LIVE for the Tough Tiger, May 21st.

Here is the QR Code to the website registration as well:

  • Nayatt Accessibility Form

We are invested in working together to increase accessibility and inclusivity at the upcoming Nayatt 5K and 1 Mile Family Stroll.

The purpose of this survey is to help us plan on how to best accommodate individuals of all abilities in utilizing our facilities and fully accessing all there is to enjoy at Nayatt's 5K race. We have Ms. Whittet and Ms. Milman as our accessibility coordinators this year and we are all ready to support you! 

Please complete our Nayatt Accessibility Form so that we can determine how to support you on the day of the Nayatt 5k and Family Stroll! 

  • Nayatt Spring Fling will be on Friday, May 19th! More information to come! 

  • Yearbook Ordering is OPEN! Nayatt Yearbook 2022-2023

ON SALE NOW-Online ordering only! Sales end May 1st!

To order your Nayatt School yearbook:

  • Please visit and click on “Order”.

  • Nayatt School password is: 123dolphin.

  • Cost of the yearbook is $30.

  • Scholarships are available. Please contact Principal Melissa Moniz for details.

All orders must be completed online - there will be no additional copies available for purchase.