Principal's Post - Week of March 9th

posted Mar 6, 2020, 4:13 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Mar 11, 2020, 1:17 PM ]
Blood Drive - This Sunday, March 8th @ Sargent Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ALS Fundraiser @ Fuddruckers

Friday, March 13th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

In addition to enjoying dinner and supporting a great cause, you will also be entered to win one of many amazing raffle items.


RAFFLE ITEMS so far...

DOOR PRIZE: FUDDRUCKERS GIFT CARD: $25 value

1. HANDCRAFTED CRIBBAGE BOARD: Handcrafted by John Faucher - $75 value

2. COLLAGEN FACIAL BY HEATHER SWEENEY: Donated by Heather Sweeney - $105 value

3. HANDCRAFTED PEN & WOODEN CASE: Handcrafted by Melissa Barron - $30 value

4. HANDCRAFTED BOWL & TEA LIGHT CANDLE HOLDER : Handcrafted by Jon Kaplan - $60 value

5. HAND-PAINTED CANVAS BAG WITH BEACH TOWEL: Donated by Amy Clough - $40 value

6. ALS ONE CONVERSE ALL STAR SNEAKERS - 1 PAIR SIZE 5.5 mens/7.5 womens : Donated by ALS ONE -$75 value

7. HOWLING WOLF: Gift Card - $25 value

8. ORANGETHEORY FITNESS: 10 PACK of CLASSES -  $225 value

9. BELLA VITA SALON & SPA: Gift Card - $50 value

10. BEACH GLASS NECKLACE: Handcrafted by Wendy Francke - $30 value

11. JADE RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATE: Donated by Rachael Parsons - $25 value

12. PENDANT BY CADENCE CREATIVE JEWELRY: Donated by Cadence Roberts - $15 value

13. FRINGE SALON OF ANDOVER: Gift Certificate to be used toward service in one visit - $100 value

14. LAUNCH TRAMPOLINE PARK (METHUEN): Launch t-shirt, frisbee, color changing cup, cell phone pocket and 3 jumping passes - $60 value

15. RODAN & FIELDS REVERSE REGIMEN:  Donated by Andrea Liacos - $200 value

16. BOARD & BRUSH AMESBURY: Workshop Gift Certificate - $68 value

17.  XBOX LIVE 3 MONTHS:  Gift Card: Donated by Mimi and B - $25 value

18. KISMET CONSULTING 1 HOUR LIFE COACHING SESSION: Donated by Kristine Steinberg - $400 value

19. HANDCRAFTED WOODEN ALS ONE CUTTING BOARD: Donated by Elinor Goodwin - $50 value  

20.  JCOUTURE HAIR AT SALON INVANTI - WASH, CUT & BLOWDRY: Donated by Jen Tagliaferro - $60 value 

21.  CIAO BOW WOW: Gift Card with surprises for your dog and cat - $125 value 

22.  BURTON’S GRILLE RESTAURANT: Gift Card - $50 value

23.  FLATBREAD COMPANY IN AMESBURY: Gift Card - $50 value

24.  GAME TIME LANES & ENTERTAINMENT: Gift Cards for Bowling, Games and Virtual Game - $38 value each - 2 winners

25.   WILLOW SPRINGS VINEYARD: Private Winery Tour and Wine Tasting up to 4 people - $120 value

26.  MAD MAGGIES: 6’X3” ICE CREAM CAKE $24 value

27.  METRO ROCK CLIMBING in Newburyport: 4 Day Passes plus equipment - $120 value

28.  MCALOON’S LIQUOR: 2 bottles of wine each - $25 value - 2 winners


North Andover Poet Laureate Committee Hosts Open Mic Night

The North Andover Poet Laureate Committee is hosting an open mic night at Stevens Memorial Library on March 24, 2020 at 7 p.m.

 Latika Karnani is part of the North Andover Poet Laureate Committee and she has made a video with a special invitation for you to view. She also performs a poem in her video. You may access the video here.


Future NAMS PTAC Meetings

All Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Grade 8 Cafeteria

  • March 10, 2020

  • April 14, 2020

  • May 12, 2020

  • June 9, 2020


Support Our Seniors (SOS) Needs You Help!

SOS is a fun-filled, substance-free, overnight party held each year at North Andover High School on the night of Graduation. It marks the conclusion of an activity-filled Senior Week, making the SOS party a very special event! Each year, members of the Senior Class celebrate together while enjoying a wide range of activities, food, music, and entertainment. 

The SOS party is planned and run by a dedicated group of board members and dozens of volunteers.

There are many ways that parents of students of ALL ages can help. Many volunteers are needed before, during, and after the event to insure it runs smoothly. You can help keep this wonderful tradition going!

How can you learn more and sign up to help?

SOS Website: https://sites.google.com/site/sosnahs/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sosnahs

Twitter: @SOSNAHS

Email: sosnahs@gmail.com


Register now for the 7th Annual Matthew Harty Mito Classic - Street Hockey Fundraiser 
The 7th Annual Matthew Harty Mito Classic will be held at the North Andover Youth Center Thursday, April 16, 2019 beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Play street hockey to help raise funds to help those with mitochondrial disease go to camp. You can sign up a team and learn more about this fundraiser here.

Opportunity for Music Families -

NAMA Offers Music Stipends for Tuition and Fee Assistance

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 found here and ask your music teacher to sign and submit it to the NAMA stipend committee. 

Only one stipend with a maximum amount of $100 per calendar year for each student.  We are currently accepting stipend applications for the July 2019 - June 2020 AND the July 2020 - June 2021 years.  

If you attended a music or musical theatre summer program and had fees associated with it this past year, please submit an application for funds!  If you have registered for any 2020 summer programs already, please submit an application as well!

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


Upcoming Events (from the NAMS Calendar)


RAISE Theme for March is ACHIEVEMENT


Monday, March 9, 2020

• 1/2 Team 8B to EMK Museum

NAMS School Council Meeting @ 2:35 p.m. in room S101

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

• 1/2 Team 8B to EMK Museum

• PTAC Meeting in Grade 8 Cafeteria @ 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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

• Rob Surette Presentation for Grade 7 in Auditorium from 9:25-10:25 a.m. (This presentation will take place during Grade 7 RAs.)

Thursday, March 12, 2020

• 1/2 Team 8A to EMK Museum

Friday, March 13, 2020

• 1/2 Team 8A to EMK Museum

NAMS Opens PowerSchool Portal @ 2:30 p.m. for Grade 8 Student/Parent View of Recommendations


Monday, March 16, 2020

• Invite Grade 7 Students to select World Language Choices for Grade 8 by completing Google Form shared with them.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

• 1/2 Team 8C to EMK Museum

Friday, March 20, 2020

• 1/2 Team 8C to EMK Museum


Monday, March 23, 2020

• Grade 7 ArtQuest Presentations

          8:00 - Team 7B
          12:00 - Team 7A
          1:15 - Team 7C

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

• Last Day of Trimester 2

Deadline for Grade 7 Students to select World Language Choices for Grade 8

• ADL Peer Leader Field Trip to ADL’s 26th Annual Youth Congress

NAMS Deadline @ 2:30 p.m. for Grade 8 to Submit Override Forms to Homeroom Teachers

NAMS Family Comedy Night @ NAHS @ 7:00 p.m.


NAMS MCAS Dates - Spring 2020

Grade 8 ELA - Session 1 (Tuesday, April 7, 2020)    

Grade 8 ELA - Session 2 (Thursday, April 9, 2020) 

Grade 7 ELA - Session 1 (Tuesday, April 14, 2020)

Grade 7 ELA - Session 2 (Wednesday, April 15, 2020)

Grade 6 ELA - Session 1 (Thursday, April 16, 2020)

Grade 6 ELA - Session 2 (Friday, April 17, 2020)


Grade 7 Math - Session 1 (Thursday, May 7, 2020)

Grade 7 Math - Session 2 (Friday, May 8, 2020)   

Grade 8 Math - Session 1 (Monday, May 11, 2020)

Grade 8 Math - Session 2 (Tuesday, May 12, 2020)

Grade 6 Math - Session 1 (Thursday, May 14, 2020)

Grade 6 Math - Session 2 (Friday, May 15, 2020)


Grade 8 STE - Session 1 (Monday, May 18, 2020)

Grade 8 STE - Session 2 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)
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