GET INVOLVED!

Our schools thrive when parents and community members work together! There are many opportunities to get involved and support our schools:




School Committee

The School Committee is made up of 5 members serving three-year terms. They are elected during town elections in March. To read meeting minutes or agendas, see when the next meeting is, or to contact the members, go to the School Committee webpage.



Support Staff

In addition to volunteering, you might consider working for NAPS as a substitute teacher or other support staff. Check out the current openings on Applitrack.



Individual School Volunteer Opportunities

Getting involved at the school-level is a great way to meet the teachers and staff at your child's school, as well as other parents in your neighborhood. Visit their websites below, or check the calendar to see when you might attend the next meeting.



District-Wide Groups

These groups work with volunteers throughout the community to benefits students and teachers across the district.
  • North Andover Enrichment Council - http://www.naenrichmentcouncil.org 
    The NAEC supports, strengthens, and enriched the North Andover school curriculum by providing in-school cultural and educational programs in the Sciences and Humanities.
  • BRC Committee http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/raise 
    The Building Respectful Community Committee was formed to work with schools help build upon and strengthen our RAISE value (respect, achievement, inclusion, service, and empathy.)
  • Understanding Our Differences - http://northandoverpac.com/index.php/understanding-our-differences/
    UOD is an interactive disability awareness curriculum taught to elementary students by parent volunteers.
  • NAPRNhttp://www.nayouth.com/north-andover-parent-resource-network.html 
    A group formed to support parents by creating a guest speaker series.
  • One Author, One Community - http://1a1c.northandoverpublicschools.com
    The goal is for every citizen of North Andover read a work by a single author, in order to create a feeling of community and love of literature across all generations and backgrounds
  • North Andover Foundation for Education - http://www.northandoverfoundation.org
    The purpose of the NAFE is to provide the public schools of North Andover with the resources necessary to enhance curriculum, programs, and services beyond those that are supported in the annual budget. 
  • Food Rescuewww.nafoodrescue.org 
    Rescuing unopened and unused food from our cafeterias and redirecting it as snacks for other students in our district who may need it, as well as our neighbors in need via food pantries and shelters.
  • Drop it and Go! http://www.dropitandgo.org
    An effort by the 5th graders of North Andover to collect donations of household items for area charitable organizations.



Focus Groups

There are a few organizations which have been formed to support specific groups of students, or to offer extracurricular activities in the community
  • North Andover Music Association - https://northandovermusic.org 
    Supporting the musicians and music teachers. Hosting and organizing NESBA marching band competitions.
  • NAPAC - http://northandoverpac.com
    The North Andover Parent Advisory Council is a volunteer organization of parents with children on IEP and 504 plans
  • North Andover Booster Club - http://northandoverboosterclub.com
    Providing fun and sports for all levels and ages of children in town, the NABC has been quality athletic programs since 1950.
  • North Andover Scholarship Foundationhttp://www.nascholarship.org
    Awarding scholarships to graduates of an accredited secondary school who reside in North Andover



Reasons to Get Involved:

Your Child Benefits!

Research has shown that children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school. 

Meet New People

It's great to have a circle of adult friends who have a shared interest. Volunteering is a great way to foster connections between families in our community.

Match your Abilities to the Schools' Needs

There is a group for everyone. Have experience planning events, working directly with children, or managing finances? There is a job where your talents can shine! Have a great idea? Getting involved gives you opportunities to get your ideas out there.

We Need You!

Many activities that our community enjoys are brought to fruition by fundraising and volunteers. Your involvement helps bring the programming, support, and supplies that our schools depend on!

It Feels Great

Your child spends a lot of time at school, and it's great to share in those experiences. It's also rewarding to know you've made a difference–no matter how big or small–in the next generation.