Principal’s Post - Week of September 4th

posted Sep 5, 2018, 1:12 PM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 12:35 PM by Jorge Goncalves ]

Welcome back everyone!


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.  Upon arriving at school, sixth graders should proceed to the Symmes House 6th grade lobby or auditorium.  Seventh and Eighth graders should proceed directly to the cafeterias. 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.


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.

Parents/Guardians of Special Education students are invited to meet Susan Donatell at 5:30 p.m. in the library.  She will be available for all three open houses, which are scheduled as follows:

  • 6th grade - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  • 7th grade - Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • 8th grade - Thursday, September 27, 2018


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 Thursday, September 13, 2018 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 10th, your child will be participating in "6th Grade Camp" Students will be broken out by teams and will have the opportunity to participate in various activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, cooperative games, etc. All activities will take place at Stevens Pond and Weir Hill.  You may find more information about this trip here or at the following address: https://goo.gl/UWG1MC

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 8A - October 15-17, 2018

  • Team 8B - October 17-19, 2018

  • Team 8C - October 22-24, 2018

Many of our parents/guardians still need to register for this trip.  You can register for the trip through Community Pass. You will be receiving another email regarding how to access Community Pass through the Community Programs Department or you can use one of the two links below to register for this year’s trip.  

Full payment of $230 will be due by September 30, 2018 and checks should be made payable to Town of North Andover.  Online payment and registration is available through Community Pass by clicking on the orange community pass portal button at the top left of the page. Nature’s Classroom will be listed under the Excel Enrichment tab once you are logged in. (If you do not have an active community pass account, please call Community Programs at 978-794-3080 or email Lisa Foucault at foucaultl@northandoverpublicschools.com for assistance.


Existing Community Pass Members:

Click here or go to https://bit.ly/2wU6W94


Create a Community Pass Account:

Click here or go to https://register.communitypass.net/reg/index.cfm

Community or Organization should be North Andover Public Schools, MA

 

Please visit the website found here or at the following address for information about the trip: http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs/nature-s-classroom


Please feel free to contact the Community Programs Department at 978-794-3080 or email Lisa Foucault at foucaultl@northandoverpublicschools.com with any questions.


Suggested Equipment List

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B80lr9vJ5HNfb3M3V3B5ck1Cb2JkczN0MUV6V2o4WFRWdkY4/view?usp=sharing


Medication Form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B80lr9vJ5HNfOWtfUlpFTGYtVW4xc1lqaTByME56OXZuX29V/view?usp=sharing


Payments can be made on line electronically by using either Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and ACH checking.  Please note that there is a convenience fee for all online payments. (Credit Cards 2.95% and EFT .40 cents) You may also register online and pay via paper check by clicking sign up - no payment at check out.


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

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