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Principal's Post - Week of October 15th

posted Oct 10, 2019, 6:20 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Oct 11, 2019, 7:00 AM ]

North Andover Reads: In Their Footsteps

North Andover Reads "In Their Footsteps" honors our Veterans and Armistice Day. 
We are also highlighting the Christmas Truce of 1914. More information is available on the NA Reads website: http://nak12.net/NAReads
The flyer which lists all of our events may be found here
There are movies, books, speakers, a USO dance troupe and more. We are also honored to be able to host Don Mullan as a featured speaker.   
Don Mullan is an Irish author, filmmaker, speaker, humanitarian, activist and Founder of Hope Initiatives International will be here on November 19 and will speak at the HS to students  and later that evening for the public at 7:00 p.m.  You can learn more about Don at http://donmullan.org/
Following the North Andover Veterans Day Parade, all will be welcome to visit Stevens Memorial Library to view the installation of Poppys created by North Andover Elementary and Middle School Students. 
How is NAMS participating?
Sarah Tomkins, art teacher, is working with some of her students on a different poppy display and a banner for the event. Both will be exhibited at the library. 
Stevens will also provide books including Truce, Harlem Hellfighters and Christmas in the Trenches. 
Middle School Students can also participate in the Passport project through the group "In Their Footsteps" (passport example may be found here). If students complete an item in each column they will get a pin and a certificate from this agency. We will make these available in the school libraries and at Stevens Memorial Library. 

Students can also send cards for those in the military as part of a service project ("S" in RAISE). 

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Family Astronomy Night at Merrimack College

Merrimack College hosts 2nd Annual Family Astronomy Night on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. All are welcome! For more information, please see the flyer below.

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Youth Center Bus Passes

Any student who wishes to ride a shuttle bus to the Youth Center must have a Youth Center Bus Pass.  Students who already have a bus pass may request a Youth Center Bus Pass. Students who do not already have a bus pass will need to apply for a bus pass. Contact the transportation office directly to request the bus pass. Students will be assigned a particular bus to take on Youth Center Days. Buses 3, 13, & 14 drop off at the Youth Center. You may apply for a bus pass here.

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Attention Grade 8 Families - Nature's Classroom Reminders

The total cost for this trip is $342. Some of our families made a payment of $50 or more this past spring. If you are unsure what you have already paid, please contact Ms. Barron at barronm@northandoverpublicschools.com

Checks should be made payable to NAMS. When writing a check, please be sure to write your child’s name in the Memo Line.

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Please note: Grade 8 Families will be receiving detailed information regarding the trip to Nature's Classroom next week.


NAMS Book Fair

The NAMS Book Fair is scheduled for October 23-25, 2019 and will be open on the evening of October 24th during Geography Night.

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Do you know any women working in STEM fields?

We're looking for more volunteers to participate in our Women in STEM Career day at NAHS on Tuesday 10/22 from 8:00-10:00 a.m.
For more information, check out the following flyer: NAHS Women in STEM 2019 Flyer
You may find the registration at the following website: http://bit.ly/WomenSTEM2019

NAMS Parent/Guardian Conferences
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 there will be no school for students. At NAMS, our Team Teachers use this day to schedule parent/guardian conferences. Recognizing that time is limited to meet with parents/guardians over the course of one school day, our teachers will be identifying parents/guardians of students whom they would like to discuss together and then will be individually inviting these parents/guardians in for meetings.

Opportunity for Current NAMS Grades 7 & 8 Students

FIELD ECOLOGY AND GEOLOGY COURSE – TETON MOUNTAIN SCHOOL, JACKSON, WYOMING

Tentative Itinerary and Course Objectives:

This summer field course will take place on the campus of the Teton Mountain School in Jackson, Wyoming.   Jackson is just outside Teton National Park and an hour south of Yellowstone National Park, both of which are areas renowned for their biological and geological wonders.  Teton Mountain School is a field school that specializes in teaching science programs about the Teton/Yellowstone ecosystems to k-12 students. This class will focus on teaching students about the local ecology and geology/geomorphology of the area.   For 6 days, we will stay in dormitories at the Teton Mountain School in Jackson. Here we will look at the geology and glacial geomorphology of Jackson Hole, so that students understand the geology that created the “hole”/valley where the town is located, and the surrounding Teton Mountains.  Then we will look at how the glaciers have weathered these mountains and created their current features and topography on a hike up into the valley to an active glacier. We will also study the ecology of the unique ecosystem within Jackson Hole. We will also spend 5 days and 4 nights touring and camping in Yellowstone National Park.   This section of the class will cover several different subjects that are unique to Yellowstone. We will study the geology that is behind the formation of the remarkable geologic features found in Yellowstone, such as geysers and hot springs, as well as the volcanic geology that created the park itself (it is a hotspot, much like Hawaii, but in the center of a continent).   We will hike to a fossil forest where entire forests were buried by volcanic ash and fossilized, leaving standing trunks of rock. We will also study fire ecology, looking at how Yellowstone has recovered from the devastating wildfires that burned much of the park a decade ago, and how this influences the ecology of the region. Finally, we will study how the reintroduction of wolves into the Yellowstone ecosystem and how this has changed the ecology of the park and the importance of top predators in other ecosystems.  


All meals, lodging, bedding, and transportation while in Jackson is included in the tuition price and will be handled by the Teton Mountain School.  Tuition will also include transportation to Logan Airport and the cost of the airline ticket to Jackson, WY. Linens, sleeping bag and pad, and camping equipment are all included in the price.  


If you are interested in learning more about this trip, please attend the meeting in Mr Richard's room on Monday October 21st from 2:20-3:00 PM.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Mr. Richard for more information at richardc@northandoverpublicschools.com


Upcoming Events (from the NAMS Calendar)


NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 14th

Tuesday, October 15th

• Peer Leader Training from 7:50-12:00 p.m. in Performing Arts Center

• Team 6A & 6D students report to the gym instead of the PAC from 7:20-7:35 a.m.

Wednesday, October 16th

 Team Building 7A

Thursday, October 17th

 Greater Lawrence Technical School Visiting Grade 8 Students in from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

 NAMS Cross Country Meet @ Maudslay State Park, Newburyport

Friday, October 18th


Monday, October 21st

 8B Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

 2nd Annual Family Astronomy Night at Merrimack College from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22nd

 8B Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

Wednesday, October 23rd - Early Release for Students @ 1:05 p.m.

 NAMS Book Fair

 8B Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

 8A Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

Thursday, October 24th

 NAMS Book Fair

 8A Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

 Geography Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (More detailed information is forthcoming.)

Friday, October 25th

 NAMS Book Fair

 8A Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips


Monday, October 21st

 8B Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

Tuesday, October 22nd

 8B Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

Wednesday, October 23rd - Early Release for Students @ 1:05 p.m.

 NAMS Book Fair

 8B Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

 8A Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

Thursday, October 24th - Switch Grades 6 & 8 Schedules

 Switch Grades 6 & 8 Schedules

 NAMS Book Fair

 8A Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

 NAMS Cross Country Meet @ Stage Fort Park, Gloucester (Students dismissed at 1:50 p.m.)

 Geography Night 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 25th

 NAMS Book Fair

 8A Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips


Monday, October 28th

 8C Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

Tuesday, October 29th

 8C Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

Wednesday, October 30th

 8C Nature's Classroom & NA-Based Field Trips

Thursday, October 31st

 Halloween (Staff and students may wear costumes, school-appropriate)

Friday, November 1st


Principal's Post - Week of October 7th

posted Oct 3, 2019, 5:32 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Oct 3, 2019, 5:50 PM ]

MCAS 2019 Results

Individual Student MCAS Reports will be sent home with students on the afternoon of Friday, October 4th. You may find our school's results on our website or hereWe more than doubled our annual target percentage. Our most at-risk students in the state’s designated lowest 25% more than quadrupled their annual target percentage. Staff at NAMS analyze these results and work to continually adjust their practice to address the needs of all of our students.


Youth Center Bus Passes

Any student who wishes to ride a shuttle bus to the Youth Center must have a Youth Center Bus Pass.  Contact the transportation office directly to request the bus pass. Students will be assigned a particular bus to take on Youth Center Days. Buses 3, 13, & 14 drop off at the Youth Center.


Attention Grade 8 Families - Nature's Classroom Reminders

The total cost for this trip is $342. Some of our families made a payment of $50 or more this past spring. If you are unsure what you have already paid, please contact Ms. Barron at barronm@northandoverpublicschools.com

Checks should be made payable to NAMS. When writing a check, please be sure to write your child’s name in the Memo Line.

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NAMS Book Fair
The NAMS Book Fair is scheduled for October 23-25, 2019 and will be open on the evening of October 24th during Geography Night.

Mathcounts

Interested in improving your math problem-solving skills?  Join the MATHCOUNTS Math Club! In MATHCOUNTS, learning math is fun, social, and supportive.  We inspire curiosity and build confidence in students of all levels. Members of the MATHCOUNTS Math Club will also get to participate in the MATHCOUNTS competition series, where students from all 50 states will come together to engage in a series of in-person contests.  Our first meeting will be on Friday, October 4 in room S107. If you are interested in attending the first meeting, email Mr. Furey at fureyp@northandoverpublicschools.com.  Hope to see you there!


Literary Squad

Do you like having fun? Are you a writer?  An artist? Or just like meeting new friends?  Perhaps you would like to have your work published.  If that’s you, come hang out in room F207 to learn more about NAMS Literary Squad!  Bring a snack and a creative mind! We will explore many genres of writing. All grades welcome.  Come to the first meetings when you can; no commitment required. Please see Mrs. Hart/Mrs. Richard in F207 if interested.


Reminders
Drop-Off & Pick-Up Reminders
Please be sure to follow our drop-off and pick-up protocols as explained on the maps found here.
Students should not be dropped off in front of the school before 7:40 a.m. or picked up in front of the school before 2:40 p.m.
Students should only be dropped off or picked up along our drop-off & pick-up routes before and after school.
Students should only be dropped off and picked up in the left lane of our drop-off and pick-up routes before and after school.
Please be patient and wait in line to drop off your child.
If you are dropping off or picking up your grade 6 student, please pull up to the green line when picking up or dropping off. Several students may be dropped off and picked up at the same time this way.
If you are dropping off or picking up your grade 7 or 8 student, please pull up to the blue zone. Several students may be dropped off or picked up in the blue zone.

Dr. Ferlito at Bradford Orthodontics is giving back to the NAMS PTAC by donating $50 for each student who enrolls in his practice. Additionally, he hopes to support other school efforts. You can visit his website at www.drferlito.com or check him out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bradfordortho or 978-521-6262. Please make sure that you tell his staff that your child attends NAMS.


Community Programs Offerings at NAMS
At the end of this post, you will find many fall offerings for NAMS students through Community Programs. The link is http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs/excel-enrichment-program 

North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council

Parent involvement is an essential part of NAMS.  The PTAC (North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council) is a great way to find opportunities that might interest you. NAMS PTAC relies mainly on direct donations from the NAMS Community to raise the funds necessary to support these programs at the middle school. Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the NAMS PTAC. 

All donations are greatly appreciated and we thank you for your support.

Please check out the Direct Donation Flyer here for more information and how to donate.


Please support the North Andover Schools Enrichment Council
NASEC is fully funded by the generous support and donations by families like you.  This non-profit group sponsors the 6th grade Earth Balloon 🌍 at Geography Night and provides fun curriculum-based shows to all students at NAMS.  Last year, the NASEC sponsored Jesse Green and his "Chainsaws, Cheeseburgers, and Rock-n-Roll" show.  His NA Knight sculpture is proudly displayed in the NAMS lobby.  Please fill out the attached donation form to help support the NASEC.

Upcoming Events (from the NAMS Calendar)


Sunday, October 6th

• NAMS Cross Country Meet @ Reading from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

• NAMS Students led by Ms. Liacos sing the National Anthem at the Boston Celtics game at 6:00 p.m.


Monday, October 7th

• Essex Tech Visiting Grade 8 Students in Room C106 from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

• NAMS School Council Meeting @ 2:35 p.m.


Tuesday, October 8th


Yom Kippur - Begins the evening of Tuesday, October 8th and concludes Wednesday evening, October 9th.  


Wednesday, October 9th

• Early Release for Students @ 1:10 p.m.


Thursday, October 10th


Friday, October 11th

• Peer Leader Training from 7:50-12:00 p.m.


NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 14th


Tuesday, October 15th

• Peer Leader Training from 7:50-12:00 p.m.


Wednesday, October 16th

 Team Building 7A


Thursday, October 17th

 Greater Lawrence Technical School Visiting Grade 8 Students in from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

 NAMS Cross Country Meet @ Maudslay State Park, Newburyport


Friday, October 18th

Principal's Post - Week of September 30th

posted Sep 26, 2019, 1:41 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Oct 3, 2019, 3:53 PM ]

Order Your 2019-2020 NAMS Yearbook
We are already hard at work making the pages our 2020 yearbook, and it's time for you to think about buying your child a copy! Please simply click this link below to purchase online; and buying now gets you the best price on the yearbook!
If you'd prefer to call in your order, please dial 866-287-3096 for both English and Spanish operators. 
Thank you - NAMS Yearbook Team
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Drop-Off & Pick-Up Reminders
Please be sure to follow our drop-off and pick-up protocols as explained on the maps found here.
Students should not be dropped off in front of the school before 7:40 a.m. or picked up in front of the school before 2:40 p.m.
Students should only be dropped off or picked up along our drop-off & pick-up routes before and after school.
Students should only be dropped off and picked up in the left lane of our drop-off and pick-up routes before and after school.
Please be patient and wait in line to drop off your child.
If you are dropping off or picking up your grade 6 student, please pull up to the green line when picking up or dropping off. Several students may be dropped off and picked up at the same time this way.
If you are dropping off or picking up your grade 7 or 8 student, please pull up to the blue zone. Several students may be dropped off or picked up in the blue zone.

Attention Grade 8 Families - Nature's Classroom Reminders

Please complete and return the following 4 documents by Friday, September 27, 2019.

  • District Field Trip Permission Form
  • Nature's Classroom Student Registration Form
  • Home and Health Information Questionnaire
  • Medication Administration Form

The total cost for this trip is $342. Some of our families made a payment of $50 or more this past spring. If you are unsure what you have already paid, please contact Ms. Barron at barronm@northandoverpublicschools.com

Checks should be made payable to NAMS. When writing a check, please be sure to write your child’s name in the Memo Line.

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Dangers of Vaping

In recent findings reported by the CDC, vaping has been linked to pulmonary disease and several deaths. You can learn more here or at the following address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_VqeXf2P8A

Please talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping. You may find resources here or at the following address: http://makesmokinghistory.org/dangers-of-vaping/
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Dr. Ferlito at Bradford Orthodontics is giving back to the NAMS PTAC by donating $50 for each student who enrolls in his practice. Additionally, he hopes to support other school efforts. You can visit his website at www.drferlito.com or check him out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bradfordortho or 978-521-6262. Please make sure that you tell his staff that your child attends NAMS.


Community Programs Offerings at NAMS
At the end of this post, you will find many fall offerings for NAMS students through Community Programs. The link is http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs/excel-enrichment-program and the site will open on Tuesday, October 1st at 4:00 p.m. 

North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council

Parent involvement is an essential part of NAMS.  The PTAC (North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council) is a great way to find opportunities that might interest you.  Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the NAMS cafeteria.

NAMS PTAC relies mainly on direct donations from the NAMS Community to raise the funds necessary to support these programs at the middle school. Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the NAMS PTAC. 

All donations are greatly appreciated and we thank you for your support.

Please check out the Direct Donation Flyer here for more information and how to donate.


Please support the North Andover Schools Enrichment Council
NASEC is fully funded by the generous support and donations by families like you.  This non-profit group sponsors the 6th grade Earth Balloon 🌍 at Geography Night and provides fun curriculum-based shows to all students at NAMS.  Last year, the NASEC sponsored Jesse Green and his "Chainsaws, Cheeseburgers, and Rock-n-Roll" show.  His NA Knight sculpture is proudly displayed in the NAMS lobby.  Please fill out the attached donation form to help support the NASEC.

NAMS Book Fair
The NAMS Book Fair is scheduled for October 23-25, 2019 and will be open on the evening of October 24th during Geography Night.

Upcoming Events (from the NAMS Calendar)


Rosh Hashanah - Begins the evening of Sunday, September 29th and continues until sundown on Tuesday, October 1st.


Monday, September 30th


Tuesday, October 1st

•Team 7A Team Building Activities


Wednesday, October 2nd

•National Custodian's Day

•Team 7A Team Building Activities


Thursday, October 3rd

•Team 7C Team Building Activities


Friday, October 4th

• Peer Leader Training from 7:50-12:00 p.m.


Sunday, October 6th

• NAMS Cross Country Meet @ Reading from 9:00-11:00 a.m.


Monday, October 7th

• Essex Tech Visiting Grade 8 Students in Room C106 from 8:45-9:30 a.m.


Tuesday, October 8th


Yom Kippur - Begins the evening of Tuesday, October 8th and concludes Wednesday evening, October 9th.  


Wednesday, October 9th

• Early Release for Students @ 1:10 p.m.


Thursday, October 10th


Friday, October 11th

• Peer Leader Training from 7:50-12:00 p.m.


Community Programs Offerings at NAMS
The link is http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs/excel-enrichment-program and the site will open on Tuesday, October 1st at 4:00 p.m. 

FLOOR HOCKEY (NAMS)

Dates: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 and 12/19

Days: Thursdays

Time: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Location: NAMS Gym

Cost: $65


BASKETBALL (NAMS)

Dates: 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Location: NAMS Gym

Cost: $65


AFTER SCHOOL WORKOUT (NAMS)

Dates: Session 1: Mon 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 and 12/16

Session 2: Tues 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17

Session 3: Thurs 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 and 12/19

Days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Location: NAMS Performance Center

Cost: $65 per session


MOVIES AND MUNCHIES (NAMS)

Dates: 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14 and 11/19

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Location: NAMS Classroom S108

Cost: $65


MANICURES AND MUNCHIES (NAMS)

Dates: 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31, 11/7, 11/12, 11/4 and 11/19

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Location: NAMS

Cost: $65


NA CAM STUDIO CLASS (NAMS)

Dates: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 and 12/19              

Days: Thursdays               

Time:               3:00 - 4:30PM

Location:         CAM Studio - New Location 70 Main St. Suite 202

Cost:               $15


DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

Dates: Session 1: Tues 10/22, 10/29,11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 and 12.17

Session 2: Thurs 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 and 12/19 

Days: Tuesdays or Thursdays

Time: 2:30 - 4:30PM

Location: NAMS

Cost: $85 per session


DOCUMENTARIES AND DO YOUR JOB 

Dates: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 and 12/5

Days: Thursdays

Time: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Location: Ms. Bishop’s classroom # 8208

Cost: $50


MINDFULNESS AND MOVEMENT

Dates: 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26 and 12/3

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Location: NAMS

Cost: $50


CIVICS ACTION CLUB

Dates: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 and 12/16

Days: Mondays

Time: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Location: NAMS Mr. McGravey’s Classroom

Cost: $65

TASTE BUDS KITCHEN

Dates:             10/23ER, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20ER, 12/4ER, 12/11 and 12/18

Days: Wednesdays

Time:               2:30 - 3:45PM and 1:05 - 2:55PM ER Days

Location:          NAMS

Cost:                  $115  

Principal's Post - Week of September 23rd

posted Sep 19, 2019, 1:17 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 6:35 PM ]

Order Your 2019-2020 NAMS Yearbook
We are already hard at work making the pages our 2020 yearbook, and it's time for you to think about buying your child a copy! Please simply click this link below to purchase online; and buying now gets you the best price on the yearbook!
If you'd prefer to call in your order, please dial 866-287-3096 for both English and Spanish operators. 
Thank you - NAMS Yearbook Team

NAMS Open Houses
Open houses are by grade level and serve as an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet teachers and learn more about curriculum and classroom practices. Open houses begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium and Team meetings beginning at 6:15 p.m.
8th grade - Thursday, September 26, 2019
☑6th grade - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7th grade - Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Wheelchair Basketball Expo
On Saturday, September 21st the Andover/North Andover YMCA is hosting an introductory lesson in wheelchair basketball for youth and young adults ages 8-21 from 10:30-12:00 p.m. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Please contact Stacey Consiglio at sconsiglio@mvymca.org with any questions.

Upcoming Events (from the NAMS Calendar)

Monday, September 23rd


Tuesday, September 24th

•PTAC Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.


Wednesday, September 25th

•Early Release for Students @ 1:05 p.m.


Thursday, September 26th

•Team 7B Team Building Activities

•Grade 8 Open House from 6-7 p.m.


Friday, September 27th

Deadline to submit Grade 8 Nature's Classroom forms


Rosh Hashanah - Begins the evening of Sunday, September 29th and continues until sundown on Tuesday, October 1st.


Monday, September 30th


Tuesday, October 1st

•Team 7A Team Building Activities


Wednesday, October 2nd

•National Custodian's Day

Team 7A Team Building Activities


Thursday, October 3rd

•Team 7C Team Building Activities


Friday, October 4th


REMINDERS


North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council

Parent involvement is an essential part of NAMS.  The PTAC (North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council) is a great way to find opportunities that might interest you.  Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the NAMS cafeteria.

NAMS PTAC relies mainly on direct donations from the NAMS Community to raise the funds necessary to support these programs at the middle school. Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the NAMS PTAC. 

All donations are greatly appreciated and we thank you for your support.

Please check out the Direct Donation Flyer here for more information and how to donate.



Music Parents and Students, NAMA Offers Music Stipends for Tuition and Fee Assistance for the  July 2019-June 2020 Year!
The North Andover Music Association can help with the cost of tuition or application fees for NAPS music students attending music honors programs, music training programs, and summer music or music theatre camps or programs.

If you are interested in applying for a stipend please fill out the NAMA Stipend Application and ask your music teacher to sign and submit it to the NAMA stipend committee. Only one stipend per calendar year for each student.  If you attended a music or musical theatre summer program and had fees associated with it, please submit an application for funds! More information about NAMA and how you can volunteer as a music parent can be found at https://northandovermusic.org/A link to the application is also posted in General Forms under the Documents and Forms tab on the NAMA website  https://northandovermusic.org/documents/


The North Andover High School Scarlet Knights Marching Band will host its 10th annual New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) home marching band competition on Saturday, September 28th.  Twenty local and regional high school and college bands are scheduled to perform! Don’t miss the show!

Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. Children ages 5 and under are FREE! A variety of concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit NAPS music programs!  Gates open at 12:00pm. The show begins at 1:00pm! Click for Schedule of Bands

Click here for the flyer advertising the event.



Principal's Post - Week of September 16th

posted Sep 12, 2019, 3:55 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 8:59 AM ]

NAMS Open Houses
Open houses are by grade level and serve as an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet teachers and learn more about curriculum and classroom practices. Open houses begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium and Team meetings beginning at 6:15 p.m.
7th grade - Thursday, September 19, 2019
8th grade - Thursday, September 26, 2019
☑6th grade - Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Are you interested in being on the NAMS School Council this year?

We are looking for 3 parents/guardians to be members of this year’s NAMS School Council. 

Each public school has a school council consisting of the school principal, teachers, and parents of students currently attending the school.  The council will work together to help shape the school culture, assist to identify educational needs of the students, develop a school improvement plan and ensure the district plan is implemented.  The NAMS school council will be comprised of 3 teachers, 3 parents/guardians, 2 students, and a community representative. A parent/guardian position may be shared by more than one parent/guardian. 

The NAMS School Council partners with staff, parents/guardians, and students to monitor and update our school goals.

NAMS PTAC is soliciting three parent volunteers (one 2-year term and two 1-year terms) to participate in the NAMS School Council for the school year. 

If you are interested in being a member of this year’s NAMS School Council, please take a moment to provide PTAC with your contact information and reasons why you are interested by completing a quick form here or at the following address: https://forms.gle/1RzsgrMvpGyvYadBA 

Please complete the survey by Monday, September 16, 2019. 

A ballot will be created and a vote will be necessary if more than 2 parents/guardians are interested in the same position. You can learn more about the responsibilities of school councils here.

 

North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council

Parent involvement is an essential part of NAMS.  The PTAC (North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council) is a great way to find opportunities that might interest you.  Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the NAMS cafeteria.

NAMS PTAC relies mainly on direct donations from the NAMS Community to raise the funds necessary to support these programs at the middle school. Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the NAMS PTAC. 

All donations are greatly appreciated and we thank you for your support.

Please check out the Direct Donation Flyer here for more information and how to donate.



Music Parents and Students, NAMA Offers Music Stipends for Tuition and Fee Assistance for the  July 2019-June 2020 Year!
The North Andover Music Association can help with the cost of tuition or application fees for NAPS music students attending music honors programs, music training programs, and summer music or music theatre camps or programs.

If you are interested in applying for a stipend please fill out the NAMA Stipend Application and ask your music teacher to sign and submit it to the NAMA stipend committee. Only one stipend per calendar year for each student.  If you attended a music or musical theatre summer program and had fees associated with it, please submit an application for funds! More information about NAMA and how you can volunteer as a music parent can be found at https://northandovermusic.org/A link to the application is also posted in General Forms under the Documents and Forms tab on the NAMA website  https://northandovermusic.org/documents/


The North Andover High School Scarlet Knights Marching Band will host its 10th annual New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) home marching band competition on Saturday, September 28th.  Twenty local and regional high school and college bands are scheduled to perform! Don’t miss the show!

Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. Children ages 5 and under are FREE! A variety of concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit NAPS music programs!  Gates open at 12:00pm. The show begins at 1:00pm! Click for Schedule of Bands

Click here for the flyer advertising the event.


Reminders

Bus Passes

This is a reminder that all students riding a bus to or from school should have their bus pass. Most students have the bus pass affixed to their backpacks with a zip tie. Our bus drivers will be checking for bus passes before allowing students onto their bus.


Arrival

Students should not arrive at school before 7:10 a.m. Supervision of early arrivals is not available. Parents should make arrangements so that their children are not dropped off at the school prior to 7:10 a.m.  

 At 7:35 a.m. students may enter the corridors to go directly to their lockers, gather their morning materials and then go to homeroom.  When a student arrives on the school grounds, she/he must remain on the school grounds. Leaving school grounds without written permission submitted to the office is not permitted.


Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures

You may find the UPDATED Drop Off & Pick Up map on our website or you may access the map directly here. We ask that every parent/guardian exercise utmost care and patience in the drop-off and pick-up areas. 

If your child walks or rides a bike to school, please be sure to review the safety tips found here. If your child rides the bus to or from school, please be sure that your child knows his/her bus number prior to the first day of school.

As we begin the new school year, please be sure to review the following documents:

   

PowerSchool Login

You and your child can log into your PowerSchool account here or at the following address: https://naps.powerschool.com/public/

 

Food Services Information & Reminders

You may access information and forms regarding food services here or at the following address:

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1500928478204

  • Meal application forms may be found on this site.

  • Please be sure to remind your child that they will continue to use their PIN numbers to purchase breakfast and/or lunch.

  • Breakfast is served daily, including the first day of school from 7:15-7:35 a.m.

 

Transportation Information & Reminders

You may find information here or at the following website:

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/transportation

 

Community Programs Information

You may access information regarding community programs and registration information here or at the following address:


Upcoming Events (from the NAMS Staff Calendar)
Monday, September 16th
•6D Team Building - Morning
•6A Team Building - Afternoon
•NAMS Musical Auditions from 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17th
•6C Team Building - Morning
•6B Team Building - Afternoon
•NAMS Musical Auditions from 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18th
•Grade 6 Team Building Rain Date

Thursday, September 19th
•Grade 6 Team Building Rain Date
•NAMS Musical Call Backs from 2:30-3:45 p.m.
•Grade 7 Open House from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 20th
•NAMS Cross Country Meet @ Smolak Farms from 3:15-4:30 p.m.
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Monday, September 23rd

Tuesday, September 24th
•PTAC Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 25th
•Early Release for Students @ 1:05 p.m.

Thursday, September 26th
•Team 7B Team Building Activities
•Grade 8 Open House from 6-7 p.m.

Friday, September 27th

Principal's Post - Week of September 9th

posted Sep 6, 2019, 5:21 AM by Jorge Goncalves


Boston Celtics Singers Needed

This year 38 NAMS students have the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the Boston Celtics game on Sunday, October 6th.  Students will be chosen by lottery. (12 6th graders, 12 7th graders and 14 8th graders). There will NOT be an audition. Boxes will be placed in the cafeteria next week for interested students to place their names and homeroom. Please only put your names in if you are fully committed to the performance.  Selected students will be announced on Friday, september 13th. Any questions, please see Ms Liacos.

Picture Day @ NAMS

Friday, September 13, 2019 is Picture Day at NAMS.  All students and staff will have their pictures taken that morning.  Envelopes will be going home with students this week. Students should bring their completed envelope with payment to the photographer on Friday, September 13th.  Forms will need to be filled out with students’ names and homerooms. If students forget the form on Picture Day, they may bring the form in the next day to the main office.  Orders may also be placed online with Geskus using the information on the Picture Day envelopes.


Open House

Open houses are by grade level and serve as an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet teachers and learn more about curriculum and classroom practices. Open houses begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium and Team meetings beginning at 6:15 p.m.

  • 6th grade - Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  • 7th grade - Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • 8th grade - Thursday, September 26, 2019


Are you interested in being on the NAMS School Council this year?

We are looking for 3 parents/guardians to be members of this year’s NAMS School Council. 

Each public school has a school council consisting of the school principal, teachers, and parents of students currently attending the school.  The council will work together to help shape the school culture, assist to identify educational needs of the students, develop a school improvement plan and ensure the district plan is implemented.  The NAMS school council will be comprised of 3 teachers, 3 parents/guardians, 2 students, and a community representative. A parent/guardian position may be shared by more than one parent/guardian. 

The NAMS School Council partners with staff, parents/guardians, and students to monitor and update our school goals.

NAMS PTAC is soliciting three parent volunteers (one 2-year term and two 1-year terms) to participate in the NAMS School Council for the school year. 

If you are interested in being a member of this year’s NAMS School Council, please take a moment to provide PTAC with your contact information and reasons why you are interested by completing a quick form here or at the following address: https://forms.gle/1RzsgrMvpGyvYadBA 

Please complete the survey by Monday, September 16, 2019. 

A ballot will be created and a vote will be necessary if more than 2 parents/guardians are interested in the same position. You can learn more about the responsibilities of school councils here.

 

North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council

Parent involvement is an essential part of NAMS.  The PTAC (North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council) is a great way to find opportunities that might interest you.  Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the NAMS cafeteria.


NAMS PTAC relies mainly on direct donations from the NAMS Community to raise the funds necessary to support these programs at the middle school. Our fundraising goal this year is $20,000. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the NAMS PTAC. 

All donations are greatly appreciated and we thank you for your support.

Please check out the Direct Donation Flyer here for more information and how to donate.


The North Andover High School Scarlet Knights Marching Band will host its 10th annual New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) home marching band competition on Saturday, September 28th.  Twenty local and regional high school and college bands are scheduled to perform! Don’t miss the show!

Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. Children ages 5 and under are FREE! A variety of concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit NAPS music programs!  Gates open at 12:00pm. The show begins at 1:00pm! Click for Schedule of Bands

Click here for the flyer advertising the event.


Reminders


Arrival

Students should not arrive at school before 7:10 a.m. Supervision of early arrivals is not available. Parents should make arrangements so that their children are not dropped off at the school prior to 7:10 a.m.  

 At 7:35 a.m. students may enter the corridors to go directly to their lockers, gather their morning materials and then go to homeroom.  When a student arrives on the school grounds, she/he must remain on the school grounds. Leaving school grounds without written permission submitted to the office is not permitted.


Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures

You may find the UPDATED Drop Off & Pick Up map on our website or you may access the map directly here. We ask that every parent/guardian exercise utmost care and patience in the drop-off and pick-up areas. 

If your child walks or rides a bike to school, please be sure to review the safety tips found here. If your child rides the bus to or from school, please be sure that your child knows his/her bus number prior to the first day of school.

As we begin the new school year, please be sure to review the following documents:

   

PowerSchool Login

You and your child can log into your PowerSchool account here or at the following address: https://naps.powerschool.com/public/

 

Food Services Information & Reminders

You may access information and forms regarding food services here or at the following address:

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1500928478204

  • Meal application forms may be found on this site.

  • Please be sure to remind your child that they will continue to use their PIN numbers to purchase breakfast and/or lunch.

  • Breakfast is served daily, including the first day of school from 7:15-7:35 a.m.

 

Transportation Information & Reminders

You may find information here or at the following website:

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/transportation

 

Community Programs Information

You may access information regarding community programs and registration information here or at the following address:

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs


Principal's Post - First Day of School

posted Sep 3, 2019, 4:30 PM by Jorge Goncalves

Dear NAMS families,

 

It was wonderful to see all of our students today eager and ready for the new school year. After more than 2 months of summer vacation, I’m sure you were more than ready to send your child(ren) back to school and resume those school routines again.  

 

As the father of 3 girls (9th grade, 7th grade, & 5th grade) I tried to enjoy every minute of the summer break with them and my wife, family, and friends before the routine of school began. 

 

Walking around the school today it looked like all of our staff and students had a great first day! I would like to thank all of our staff for all of their time, energy, and effort in preparation for the first day of school because you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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Below you will find some important reminders as we begin the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Arrival

Students should not arrive at school before 7:10 a.m. Supervision of early arrivals is not available. Parents should make arrangements so that their children are not dropped off at the school prior to 7:10 a.m.  

 

At 7:35 a.m. students may enter the corridors to go directly to their lockers, gather their morning materials and then go to homeroom.  When a student arrives on the school grounds, she/he must remain on the school grounds. Leaving school grounds without written permission submitted to the office is not permitted.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures

You may find the UPDATED Drop Off & Pick Up map on our website or you may access the map directly here. We ask that every parent/guardian exercise utmost care and patience in the drop-off and pick-up areas. 

If your child walks or rides a bike to school, please be sure to review the safety tips found here. If your child rides the bus to or from school, please be sure that your child knows his/her bus number prior to the first day of school.

As we begin the new school year, please be sure to review the following documents:

 

Supply Lists may be found in each of our Team websites by grade below:

 

Open House

Open houses are by grade level and serve as an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet teachers and learn more about curriculum and classroom practices. Open houses begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium and Team meetings beginning at 6:15 p.m.

  • 6th grade - Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  • 7th grade - Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • 8th grade - Thursday, September 26, 2019

 

Are you interested in being on the NAMS School Council this year?

We are looking for 3 parents/guardians to be members of this year’s NAMS School Council. 

Each public school has a school council consisting of the school principal, teachers, and parents of students currently attending the school.  The council will work together to help shape the school culture, assist to identify educational needs of the students, develop a school improvement plan and ensure the district plan is implemented.  The NAMS school council will be comprised of 3 teachers, 3 parents/guardians, 2 students, and a community representative. A parent/guardian position may be shared by more than one parent/guardian. 

The NAMS School Council partners with staff, parents/guardians, and students to monitor and update our school goals.

NAMS PTAC is soliciting three parent volunteers (one 2-year term and two 1-year terms) to participate in the NAMS School Council for the school year. 

If you are interested in being a member of this year’s NAMS School Council, please take a moment to provide PTAC with your contact information and reasons why you are interested by completing a quick form here or at the following address: https://forms.gle/1RzsgrMvpGyvYadBA 

Please complete the survey by Monday, September 16, 2019. 

A ballot will be created and a vote will be necessary if more than 2 parents/guardians are interested in the same position. You can learn more about the responsibilities of school councils here.

 

North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council

Parent involvement is an essential part of NAMS.  The PTAC (North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council) is a great way to find opportunities that might interest you.  Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the NAMS cafeteria.

 

Annual Grade 6 Team Building Field Trip

We would like to welcome your child to the NAMS community and wish them a productive and fun-filled year. It is a NAMS tradition for the 6th grade class to participate in team-building activities in hopes of fostering friendships, alleviating anxiety and strengthening our 6th grade community. During the week of September 16th, your child will be participating in a wonderful Team Building experience.

Students will be broken out by teams and will have the opportunity to participate in various activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, cooperative games, and more. All activities will take place at Stevens Pond and Weir Hill.  We will be distributing more information about this trip tomorrow, September 4, 2019.

 

Annual Grade 8 Trip to Nature’s Classroom

The dates of this year’s Annual Grade 8 Trip to Nature’s Classroom are as follows:

  • Team 8B - October 21-23, 2019

  • Team 8A - October 23-25, 2019

  • Team 8C - October 28-30, 2019

We will be distributing more information about this trip by Friday, September 6, 2019.

 

Power School Login

You and your child can log into your PowerSchool account here or at the following address: https://naps.powerschool.com/public/

 

Food Services Information & Reminders

You may access information and forms regarding food services here or at the following address:

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1500928478204

  • Meal application forms may be found on this site.

  • Please be sure to remind your child that they will continue to use their PIN numbers to purchase breakfast and/or lunch.

  • Breakfast is served daily, including the first day of school, from 7:15-7:35 a.m.

  • Students new to the district should plan on bringing lunch on the first few days of school or money to purchase breakfast and/or lunch.

 

Transportation Information & Reminders

You may find information here or at the following website:

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/transportation

Please be sure that your child knows his/her bus number prior to the first day of school.

 

Community Programs Information

You may access information regarding community programs and registration information here or at the following address:

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs

Principal's Post - Week of September 3rd

posted Aug 23, 2019, 8:50 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Welcome back everyone!

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  Typically, traffic is heavy on the first day, so please leave extra time and carpool if possible. 

Where do students report on the first day of school?

  • Grade 6 students should report to the auditorium where the 6th grade teachers will meet with teams and bring them to homerooms.  

  • Grade 7 students should report to the 7th grade cafeteria, where homerooms will be listed.

  • Grade 8 students should report to the 8th grade cafeteria, where homerooms will be listed.

 

Arrival

Students should not arrive at school before 7:10 a.m. Supervision of early arrivals is not available. Parents should make arrangements so that their children are not dropped off at the school prior to 7:10 a.m.  

 

At 7:35 a.m. students may enter the corridors to go directly to their lockers, gather their morning materials and then go to homeroom.  When a student arrives on the school grounds, she/he must remain on the school grounds. Leaving school grounds without written permission submitted to the office is not permitted.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures

You may find the UPDATED Drop Off & Pick Up map on our website or you may access the map directly here. We ask that every parent/guardian exercise utmost care and patience in the drop-off and pick-up areas. 

If your child walks or rides a bike to school, please be sure to review the safety tips found here. If your child rides the bus to or from school, please be sure that your child knows his/her bus number prior to the first day of school.

As we begin the new school year, please be sure to review the following documents:

 

Supply Lists may be found in each of our Team websites by grade below:

 

Open House

Open houses are by grade level and serve as an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet teachers and learn more about curriculum and classroom practices. Open houses begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium and Team meetings beginning at 6:15 p.m.

  • 6th grade - Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  • 7th grade - Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • 8th grade - Thursday, September 26, 2019

 

North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council

Parent involvement is an essential part of NAMS.  The PTAC (North Andover Middle School Parent Teacher Advisory Council) is a great way to find opportunities that might interest you.  Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the NAMS cafeteria.

 

Annual Grade 6 Team Building Field Trip

We would like to welcome your child to the NAMS community and wish them a productive and fun-filled year. It is a NAMS tradition for the 6th grade class to participate in team-building activities in hopes of fostering friendships, alleviating anxiety and strengthening our 6th grade community. During the week of September 16th, your child will be participating in a wonderful Team Building experience.

Students will be broken out by teams and will have the opportunity to participate in various activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, cooperative games, and more. All activities will take place at Stevens Pond and Weir Hill.  We will be distributing more information about this trip at the start of the school year.

 

Annual Grade 8 Trip to Nature’s Classroom

The dates of this year’s Annual Grade 8 Trip to Nature’s Classroom are as follows:

  • Team 8B - October 21-23, 2019

  • Team 8A - October 23-25, 2019

  • Team 8C - October 28-30, 2019

We will be distributing more information about this trip at the start of the school year.

 

Power School Login

You and your child can log into your PowerSchool account here or at the following address: https://naps.powerschool.com/public/

 

Food Services Information & Reminders

You may access information and forms regarding food services here or at the following address:

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1500928478204

  • Meal application forms may be found on this site.

  • Please be sure to remind your child that they will continue to use their PIN numbers to purchase breakfast and/or lunch.

  • Breakfast is served daily, including the first day of school, from 7:15-7:35 a.m.

  • Students new to the district should plan on bringing lunch on the first few days of school or money to purchase breakfast and/or lunch.

 

Transportation Information & Reminders

You may find information here or at the following website:

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/transportation

Please be sure that your child knows his/her bus number prior to the first day of school.

 

Community Programs Information

You may access information regarding community programs and registration information here or at the following address:

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs


Principal's Post - Week of June 17th

posted Jun 13, 2019, 5:35 PM by Jorge Goncalves

Dear NAMS families,


I hope that this message finds you and your family well.  This is the time of year in which we look back on all that we were able to accomplish together and feel a sense of pride in the successes of our children and students.  Our students and staff provide us with so many opportunities to be proud of their many achievements and accomplishments.


You may find the latest Principal’s Post here and on our website.  Some of the topics from this upcoming week’s Principal’s Post may be found below. Please be sure to also check us out on Twitter @NAMiddle


Happy Father’s Day Weekend to all of our NAMS Dads!


Final Early Release Day is our Last Day of School on Wednesday, June 19th with students being dismissed at 11:05 a.m.


Thank you NAMS Parent Teacher Advisory Council

I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the NAMS PTAC for all of their support and effort this entire year.  I want to especially thank Paula Mistry & Chris Farr, co-presidents; Sheryl Sciaudone, Treasurer; and Liz McDevitt, Secretary/Webmaster. Thank you to all of the parents/guardians who spent countless hours in their leadership roles on the PTAC this year.  I have been so very impressed throughout the entire year with the organization, leadership, and communication that the PTAC has demonstrated and feel extremely fortunate to be part of this community.


Attention Grade 6 Families

In accordance with Massachusetts State Law 105 CMR 220.000: IMMUNIZATION OF STUDENTS BEFORE ADMISSION TO SCHOOL, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires that all children have a tetanus booster (Td or Tdap) vaccine and 2 Varicella (chickenpox) vaccines as well as a physical exam prior to entering 7th grade.  

These vaccinations as they are typically given during the 11 year or 12 year annual physical.  Please submit this documentation to us via email, mail, fax, or in person to our nurses if you have not already done so.

This documentation must be received prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. We realize that some students may be scheduled for their 12 year physical in the fall. Please email and let us know if this is the case. Thank you for your cooperation with this important matter.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Hassanein, MS, RN

Kathleen Pease, BSN, RN

Phone:  978-557-7902

Fax:  978-794-3619

Emails:

hassaneine@northandoverpublicschools.com

peasek@northandoverpublicschools.com


Summer Reading

Please be sure to review the summer reading requirement here to get a jump on the summer reading.


Donate Leftover School Supplies to Students In Need

Every year at NAMS, students purchase the list of supplies outlined in their classroom checklists.  All year long, the supplies get put to use on class assignments and projects. At the end of the year, many of the supplies are only slightly used.  Lots of these items get tossed into the garbage as students clean out their lockers in June.

WHY NOT COLLECT THE SUPPLIES AND DONATE THEM TO STUDENTS THAT COULD REALLY USE THEM?

Please donate gently or slightly used school supplies.  We plan to donate to teachers in the Lawrence Public School System.

Bins will be located in the main office and the Symmes Lobby to collect donations.  


Students Not Attending North Andover in the Fall 2019

If a student will not be attending North Andover Public Schools in September of 2019, parents/guardians will need to notify Mrs. Barron as soon as possible by either email or coming into the main office of NAMS.  At the end of the school year your student’s records will be forwarded to their new school. Please contact Mrs. Barron with any questions at barronm@northandoverpublicschools.com


So, what is your child doing this summer?

Check out the summer offerings available for middle school students through Community Programs here and through the North Andover Youth Center here.


Attention Music Parents/Guardians and Students

Did you know that NAMA (North Andover Music Association) offers music stipends for tuition and fee assistance for the July 2019-June 2020 Year?

NAMA can help with the cost of tuition or application fees for NAPS music students attending music honors programs, music training programs, and summer music or music theatre camps or programs.

If you are interested in applying for a stipend please fill out the NAMA Stipend Application and ask your music teacher to sign and submit it to the NAMA stipend committee. Only one stipend per calendar year may be submitted for each student.  If you would like a scholarship to a summer program, please submit the application by June 14, 2019. More information about NAMA and how you can volunteer as a music parent can be found here or at the following address: https://northandovermusic.org A link to the application is also posted in General Forms under the Documents and Forms tab on the NAMA website located here or at the following website: https://northandovermusic.org/documents


Looking Ahead

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony Practice

8A from 8:00-8:45 a.m.

8B from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

8C from 12:00-12:45 p.m.

Grade 8 Name That Tune Challenge

All Teams from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Switch Grades 6 & 8 Schedules

Promotion Ceremonies

Team 8A from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Team 8B from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Team 8C from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Grade 8 Class Night

All Grade 8 Teams from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (Last Day of School)

Early Release for Students @ 11:05 a.m.

Principal's Post - Week of June 10th

posted Jun 6, 2019, 7:33 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 5:34 PM ]

Dear NAMS families,

I hope that this message finds you and your families well.  Below you will find important highlights and information about happenings at NAMS.

Please be sure to also check us out on Twitter @NAMiddle


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Donate Leftover School Supplies to Students In Need

Every year at NAMS, students purchase the list of supplies outlined in their classroom checklists.  All year long, the supplies get put to use on class assignments and projects. At the end of the year, many of the supplies are only slightly used.  Lots of these items get tossed into the garbage as students clean out their lockers in June.

WHY NOT COLLECT THE SUPPLIES AND DONATE THEM TO STUDENTS THAT COULD REALLY USE THEM?

Please donate gently or slightly used school supplies.  We plan to donate to teachers in the Lawrence Public School System.

Bins will be located in the main office and the Symmes Lobby to collect donations.  


Final Early Release Day is our Last Day of School on Wednesday, June 19th with students being dismissed at 11:05 a.m.


Students Not Attending North Andover in the Fall 2019

If a student will not be attending North Andover Public Schools in September of 2019, parents/guardians will need to notify Mrs. Barron as soon as possible by either email or coming into the main office of NAMS.  At the end of the school year your student’s records will be forwarded to their new school. Please contact Mrs. Barron with any questions at barronm@northandoverpublicschools.com


So, what is your child doing this summer?

Check out the summer offerings available for middle school students through Community Programs here.


Attention Music Parents/Guardians and Students

Did you know that NAMA (North Andover Music Association) offers music stipends for tuition and fee assistance for the July 2019-June 2020 Year?

NAMA can help with the cost of tuition or application fees for NAPS music students attending music honors programs, music training programs, and summer music or music theatre camps or programs.

If you are interested in applying for a stipend please fill out the NAMA Stipend Application and ask your music teacher to sign and submit it to the NAMA stipend committee. Only one stipend per calendar year may be submitted for each student.  If you would like a scholarship to a summer program, please submit the application by June 14, 2019. More information about NAMA and how you can volunteer as a music parent can be found here or at the following address: https://northandovermusic.org A link to the application is also posted in General Forms under the Documents and Forms tab on the NAMA website located here or at the following website: https://northandovermusic.org/documents


Museum of Science Vaping Presentations in Auditorium

NAHS Grade 9 students were able to attend what I have been told was a truly engaging, educational, and amazing vaping presentation at the Museum of Science this past month. When asked if our students could attend, we were hard pressed to find a date that would work for all 3 grades. So, we asked if the presenter could come to us! If you didn't already know, our nurse leader (Cheryl Barczak) and our nurses (Kathleen Pease and Beth Hassaneine) are so awesome that they were able to convince and cajole the presenter to come to NAMS free of charge. We are able to schedule 3 grade level presentations thanks to their efforts:

   8:00-8:35 Grade 6

   8:50-9:30 Grade 8

   9:44-10:24 Grade 7

Fresh Look at Old Habits is the title of the presentation. Students and staff will be hearing from current science & technology experts as they reveal the latest research on tobacco, nicotine, and marijuana use by adolescents and young adults. Smoking and vaping – old habits with a new understanding.

Working together, we can guide and support our children to make our future great. Remember that we are preparing our children for their future, not our past.


Moving-Up Day

All of our students will be informed what team they will be on next year on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 and will also be able to meet their teachers on this day. Our grade 5 students will be coming up to NAMS, our grade 6 students will be meeting their grade 7 teachers for next year, our grade 7 students will be meeting their grade 8 teachers, and our grade 8 students will be going up to NAHS as part of this annual tradition.


Have you been following NAMS on Twitter?

I have been tweeting and retweeting pics and videos of our NAMS students and staff all year. 

Please follow us on Twitter @NAMiddle or at the following address: https://twitter.com/NAMiddle  


North Andover District Calendar 2019-2020

You may find next year's school calendar here.


Donation Drive for the MSPCA at Nevins Farms

The Life Skills classroom at NAMS has organized a Donation Drive for the MSPCA at Nevins Farms, the week of June 3rd - 7th.  Donation boxes will be placed in each homeroom and the wish list distributed (MSPCA Donation Wish List).  Your donations are greatly appreciated by our friends at MSPCA.  Here is a short video clip to acquaint you with the shelter and the animals in need (MSPCA Video/Volunteer Jennifer Taris).

If you are not familiar with MSPCA at Nevins Farm, they are an open admissions, non-profit organization located in Methuen, MA.   Each year thousands of animals arrive at the Noble Family Animal Care & Adoption Center at Nevins Farm. Almost every animal that is surrendered to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm is in need of some type of medical care.  Some may only need basic vaccines or routine surgery, while others may be suffering serious injury or living with undiagnosed and untreated illnesses. They are the only shelter in the area that does barn animal surrender and adoptions.  As a non-profit organization, the MSPCA resources are limited when it comes to caring for expensive and time-consuming medical cases (link to video). The following funds have been developed to meet the needs of the many animals who need our help.  

Angels for Animals Fund www.mspca.org/animal_care/angels-for-animals-fund/

Ashton’s Hope Fund www.mspca.org/animal_care/ashtons-hope-fund/

Buy a Bale  Program

Call Heather Robertson at (978) 687-7453 x6118  for more information.

North Andover Middle School is helping to do our part through a Donation Drive for MSPCA at Nevins Farm.  A list of items that can be sent in with your student is below as well as the link to a video.

Thank you for supporting our little friends,

Mrs. Kate DeLisle & Ms. Kathleen Taris


Looking Ahead

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Museum of Science Vaping Presentations in Auditorium

8:15-8:45 Grade 6

9:00-9:30 Grade 8

9:45-10:15 Grade 7

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Move-Up Day (Grades 5-8)

Move-Up Night for Grade 5 Parents/Guardians

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Switch Grades 7 & 8 Schedules

Grade 8 Field Day

Peer Leaders visit Grade 6 Classrooms during Period 1

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony Practices

8A from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

8B from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

8C from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Switch Grades 7 & 8 Schedules

Grade 8 students go to RA1 until 8:40 a.m. then go to Homeroom then go to Boston Cruise. Students return before 2:20 p.m.


Monday, June 17, 2019

Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony Practice

8A from 8:00-8:45 a.m.

8B from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

8C from 12:00-12:45 p.m.

Grade 8 Name That Tune Challenge

All Teams from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Switch Grades 6 & 8 Schedules

Promotion Ceremonies

Team 8A from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Team 8B from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Team 8C from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Class Night

All Teams from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (Last Day of School)

Early Release for Students @ 11:05 a.m.

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