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


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