Message to NAMS Families - June 24, 2020

posted Jun 24, 2020, 6:33 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 9:59 AM ]

Good morning NAMS Families,


I hope that this message finds you and your family well. Below you will find some updates, information, and reminders.


Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal


Final Grades

Students’ grades for Trimester 1, 2, 3, and final grades are available to view in PowerSchool. You can view all of the grades after selecting Quick Lookup after logging into PowerSchool. I would recommend viewing this on a computer rather than a cell phone.


Summer vacation is a time to recharge for students and families and I hope that you are able to enjoy some much deserved rest and relaxation. Summer is also a time to keep learning alive for our students so I would recommend that students read for at least 15 minutes per day and work on math for 15 minutes per day. Below you will find the summer reading information and access to additional math and other resources.


Summer Reading & Access to Online Books

Summer reading assignments will be available soon on the district’s website, our school’s website and the NAMS Library Homepage at NAMS Library @home. Here, you will find lots of places to access eBooks and digital audiobooks.  There are also lots of resources to help you decide what to read next! Also, if you do not have a physical library card from Stevens library, you may now get an eCard. This will enable you to access all of the electronic resources offered at the Stevens Memorial Library. Instructions to get an eCard can be found on the homepage of the Stevens Memorial Library website.


Free Math Resources through Khan Academy

Get Ready for Grade Level is free for students and families. The courses are available in English on our website and mobile app today. Like all our courses, they are completely free. The courses will be available in Spanish the week of June 22.

Students start by taking a Course Challenge. The Course Challenge helps them understand what they need to review. If they have gaps for the grade they’re entering in the fall, students spend their time mastering the important skills they need to fill those gaps. If they don’t have gaps, students accelerate ahead and brush up on the skills they need for next school year. 


Summer Learning Opportunities

Please check out the district’s Summer Learning Website here with so many engaging ways for students to keep learning this summer.

https://sites.google.com/northandoverpublicschools.com/beyondtheclassroom/summer-learning


Attention Students in Grades 3-8! Free Summer Program!

Are you looking for an engaging STEAM summer program that uses computational thinking, spatial reasoning, and math skills? Learn how to design awesome 3D objects using BlocksCAD, a software program where you can create 3D models with block-based coding.

Check out the flyer found here for more information or at the following address: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1axeFdlaBtT5SXnmQKa5LSsMhkG0sNmgD/view

North Andover Public Schools has partnered with BlocksCAD Educational Technology

Company and Mindprint Learning to offer a FREE virtual summer session to NAPS students!

Students in these free sessions will complete the Mindprint Learning online screener which identifies learning strengths and needs which will be used to maximize their learning outcomes with BlocksCAD.

Sessions will be offered based upon interest. 

Currently, there is availability the weeks of July 6th, July 13 and throughout August. 

Times will be either 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00, and/or 4:30-6:30.

You can pre-register here or at the following address: https://bit.ly/BlocksCADSummer2020NAPS 

More information about this study can be found on the parent/guardian permission form.

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