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Good afternoon NAMS Families,

Thank you all for your patience, cooperation, and support yesterday! I was so glad to hear that school would be able to reopen today. I was so impressed with how well our students and staff handled every moment of the day yesterday. Although we plan and prepare for such events, we never can know how ready we are until we need to implement our plans. Thank you to our leadership team, NAHS staff, NAFD, NAPD, town officials, transportation department, food services, and our staff and students for all of their support.

This week’s message is ready for your review here. In this message, you will find the following information:

  • Supporting Our Students - For Families & Staff

  • Attention Grade 8 Families - Field Day Donations & Volunteers Needed!

  • Students Not Attending North Andover in the Fall 2024

  • MAP Testing - Spring 2024

  • MCAS Testing Dates 2024

  • NAMS Building Project

  • Literary League - Spring Issue Available Now!

  • Support Our Seniors (SOS) Needs Your Help!

  • Booster Cheerleading Registration is Open for Fall 2024

  • NAMS Spirit Wear Available!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 5/17/24

Good afternoon NAMS Families,

I hope that this message finds you and your loved ones well! To all of our NAMS Moms, I would like to wish you a wonderful Mothers Day Weekend!

This week’s message is ready for your review here. In this message, you will find the following information:

  • Happy Mothers Day Weekend to All of Our NAMS Moms!

  • Have you ordered your NAMS Yearbook yet?

  • Thank you for appreciating our Educators this week!

  • Students Not Attending North Andover in the Fall 2024

  • Upcoming SEPAC Events and Survey

  • Literary League - Spring Issue Available Now!

  • MCAS Testing Dates 2024

  • MCAS - Let's work together!

  • NAMS Building Project

  • Support Our Seniors (SOS) Needs Your Help!

  • Booster Cheerleading Registration is Open for Fall 2024

  • NAMS Spirit Wear Available!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 5/10/24

Good afternoon NAMS Families,

I hope that this message finds you and your loved ones well. Next week is Educator Appreciation Week and we need your help to show how much we appreciate our NAMS staff.

You can learn how you help show appreciation for our staff and so much more in this week’s newsletter found here. In this week’s newsletter, you will read about the following:

  • Students Not Attending North Andover in the Fall 2024

  • Volunteers & Donations Needed for Educator Appreciation Week! May 6-10, 2024

  • MCAS - Let's work together!

  • MCAS Testing Dates 2024

  • Upcoming SEPAC Events and Survey

  • NAMS Building Project

  • Support Our Seniors (SOS) Needs Your Help!

  • Booster Cheerleading Registration is Open for Fall 2024

  • Anne Bradstreet Poetry Contest 2024

  • After Hours - Spring Session 2024

  • Have you ordered your NAMS Yearbook yet?

  • NAMS Spirit Wear Available!

Have a great weekend,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 5/3/24

Good afternoon NAMS families,

I hope that this message finds you well. You may find this week’s newsletter here. In this week’s message, you will find the following information:

  • Students Not Attending North Andover in the Fall 2024

  • Volunteers & Donations Needed for Educator Appreciation Week! May 6-10, 2024

  • NAMS Geography Night - Monday, April 29th from 5:30-7:30

  • MCAS - Let's work together!

  • MCAS Testing Dates 2024

  • Upcoming SEPAC Events and Survey

  • NAMS Building Project

  • Support Our Seniors (SOS) Needs Your Help!

  • Health Impacts of Vaping Presentation - 5/2 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Anne Bradstreet Poetry Contest 2024

  • After Hours - Spring Session 2024

  • Have you ordered your NAMS Yearbook yet?

  • Youth track registration is now open for Grades 4-8!

  • NAMS Spirit Wear Available! 

We continue with MCAS testing next week and we ask for your support. NAMS has seen significant improvements in our MCAS scores thanks to the dedicated educators whom I work with, our amazing students, and our partnership with you - our families!

You can continue your support in the following ways:

  • Be sure to encourage your child to have a good night’s sleep prior to their scheduled MCAS exam. 

  • Students must charge their chromebooks overnight so that they are fully charged for MCAS testing.

  • We encourage all students and families to make a concerted effort to be at school on time prior to their scheduled MCAS exam, by 7:45 a.m.  Tardy students may not have the opportunity to test with their homeroom group if they arrive after the start of testing for that day.

  • Please be sure that your child has a healthy breakfast.

  • Students must bring a book or magazine to read after they have completed their test. No electronic devices will not be allowed. 

  • Cell phones and other electronic devices, including smart watches, are not permitted during the testing sessions. Cell phones and smart watches should be locked in lockers or will need to be given to the test administrator to hold during testing.

  • If a student is absent, he/she/they should expect to be scheduled for a make-up exam when they return to school.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and support.

Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 4/26/24

Good afternoon NAMS Families,

I hope that this message finds you well. Our students and staff have a week off for April Vacation and we look forward to everyone’s return on Monday, April 22, 2024.

This week’s message is ready for your review here. In this week’s message, you will find the following information:

  • Students Not Attending North Andover in the Fall 2024

  • Volunteers & Donations Needed for Educator Appreciation Week! May 6-10, 2024

  • Anne Bradstreet Poetry Contest 2024

  • NAMS Geography Night - Monday, April 29th from 5:30-7:30

  • April Break 4/15-4/19

  • MCAS - Let's work together!

  • MCAS Testing Dates 2024

  • North Andover Clean Up Day - April 21st

  • NAMS Construction Project Continues!

  • NAMS Library Newsletter - April 2024

  • SEPAC Parent Support Group Announced

  • After Hours - Spring Session 2024

  • Have you ordered your NAMS Yearbook yet?

  • Youth track registration is now open for Grades 4-8!

  • NAMS Spirit Wear Available!

Wishing you a wonderful vacation,

Jorge

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 4/12/24

Morning Announcement

Morning Announcements

Important News

Good evening NAMS Families,

I hope that this message you and your loved ones well! Prior to returning from a long weekend and almost at the midpoint of the school year, I thought that this would be a good time to provide you with some reminders and requests. We ask for your support around the following topics outlined in further detail in the NAMS Parent/Guardian Guide 2023-2024.

Please read the full message in English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese.


Reminders:

Reporting Absences 

Tardiness 

NAMS Dismissal Protocols

Delivering Items & Information to Students During the Instructional Day

Health Services

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices

District-Issued Chromebooks

PowerSchool

Thank you,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 1/15/24

Dear 8th Graders and Parents/Guardians,

We are pleased to announce we will be holding our 33rd annual Dress-up Dance for North Andover 8th Graders at the North Andover Youth Center on Friday, January 26th from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Please adhere to the following guidelines to help us make this another successful event for our 8th graders. 

  • If you have any questions, please contact Nicole at nkramer@nayouth.com Please direct questions to the Youth Center and not NAMS.

  • This dance is ONLY for residents of North Andover who are currently in 8th Grade.
    In accordance with NAMS, we ask that attendees do not take the day off of school or get dismissed early on 1/26.

  • Students are expected to dress appropriately for this event (i.e. a dress, or a shirt, nice pants, optional tie/blazer/suit jacket)

  • No hats or jeans. No tuxedos or expensive prom dresses. Any footwear is allowed.

  • No Limos!

  • 8th graders are encouraged to come on their own or in groups of friends.

  • The event will be chaperoned by Youth & Recreation Services staff.

  • Light refreshments will be provided by Youth & Recreation Services staff.

  • No participants will be allowed to leave before the dance ends at 9:30 p.m. without a parent/guardian coming inside to pick them up.

Tickets

  • Tickets are $10 for current Youth Center members and $15 for non-members.

  • Tickets will be sold in the Youth Center lobby on Tuesday 1/23 between 2:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday 1/24 between 1:30-5:30 p.m., & Thursday 1/25 between 2:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Please bring cash to purchase your ticket. Every 8th Grader must buy their own ticket.

  • Bring your purchased ticket to the door the night of the dance. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so make sure to purchase during the days & times listed.

  • This annual event has been a major success for the past thirty two years, and we look forward to another successful event!

 

Thank you,

North Andover Youth & Recreation Services Staff 

Read More about Message from NA Youth Center - Grade 8 Dance 2024

NAMS ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FOOD DRIVE

 December 4 - 15, 2023

Sponsored by Student Leadership

Bread & Roses is a soup kitchen in Lawrence, MA that has long been a center of hope and care to the thousands of people in the Merrimack Valley who are struggling for survival. Their primary purpose is to ease the hunger of people in the community.  

Bread & Roses mission is Food. Dignity. Compassion.

Bread & Roses does not accept any form of government funding and relies on the community to ensure that the needs of our neighbors are met.

Please bring in any of the following items, which will  go into pantry orders, 

Grab & Go meals and community meals:

Boxes / Bags of Individually wrapped snacks: chips, cookies, granola bars, etc.

 Bottled water

Pancake Mix, Muffin and cake mix

Canned items: Fruit, vegetables, beans, fish, soup etc. 

Tomato Sauce

Pasta, Mac & Cheese

Rice

Gift cards for Market Basket and money donations accepted, too!

*Expired food cannot be accepted. Please check the date*

Read More about NAMS ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FOOD DRIVE (December 4-15, 2023)

⏰ Time is almost up for our NAMS Challenge Fundraiser fundraiser. If you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up at https://mybooster.com and check out the donating and sharing features.

Just for sharing, you can earn some pretty cool rewards. Have we mentioned our Grand Prize giveaway happening on 11/17/2023? We’re giving away a $400 JBL Boombox 2 speaker 🤯

You only have a few days to rack up more chances to win! If you’ve already won a giveaway prize, don’t worry. Your entries are still in the running to win the Grand Prize. 😎

🚨FUNDRAISING UPDATE🚨We are up to $24,477 of our $35,000 for a new electronic sign and after school programming, but time is running out to reach our goal!

TONIGHT’S NAMS CHALLENGE is to read, move, or serve anywhere outside! Videos should be posted by 10:00 p.m. with the hashtag #NAMSChallenge6 to the Facebook or Instagram post!

Read More about NAMS Challenge Fundraiser 11/15/23