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  

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Jorge Goncalves,
Sep 27, 2019, 3:46 AM
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