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Message to NAMS Families (by grade level) 9/6/22

Good Afternoon NAMS Grade 6 Families,

 

I hope that this message finds you and your family well. Your children are doing a great job adjusting to a new school with new protocols and routines, new staff, and new friends. As we begin the second week of school, I wanted to share some reminders with you.

 

1. NAMS Grade 6 Directory

The NAMS Parent Teacher Advisory Council (PTAC) would like to invite you to add your information in the NAMS Grade 6 Directory.  You may complete the survey here or at the following address: ​​https://tinyurl.com/mumvsudk

The Google form will collect contact information for those who wish to provide it.  Each family who participates will then receive a copy of the directory once all of the information is compiled. This is done yearly at the elementary schools and the tradition continues in grade 6 each year.

 

2. 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 12th, 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.  We are partnering with Plum Island Kayak for the use of kayaks, life jackets, kayak guides and transportation of equipment. The cost is $35.00 per student and we ask for checks to be made payable to NAMS.  Families interested in financial assistance should contact their guidance counselor, Georgia Chute (Grade 7) at chuteg@northandoverpublicschools.com or Jim Gosselin (Grade 6) at gosselinj@northandoverpublicschools.com 

Payments, waivers, and permission slips are due by Friday, September 9, 2022.

You may find all of the forms here.

 

3. NAMS Parent&Guardian Sign-Off Sheet 2022-2023

We are asking all parents/guardians to review the District Student Handbook and the NAMS Parent/Guardian Guide with their children and complete and return this NAMS Parent/Guardian Sign-Off Sheet to students’ homeroom teachers by Friday, September 9, 2022. Students all received copies of this sheet last week from their homeroom teacher.

 

4. 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/guardians 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 composed of 3 teachers, 3 parents/guardians, 2 grade 8 students, and a community member is possible. A parent/guardian position may be shared by more than one parent. 

This year’s School Council Meetings will take place on Monday afternoons from 2:35-3:35 p.m. with the first meeting scheduled for October 4, 2021. Future dates will be determined after the first meeting.

If you are interested in being a member of this year’s NAMS School Council, please complete the google form found here by Friday, September 10, 2021.

We will then invite all NAMS parents/guardians to vote for the 3 parent/guardian representatives beginning on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

You can learn more about the responsibilities of school councils here.

 

5. School Picture Day - Save the date!

School Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2022. Information about ordering pictures will be shared with you next week.

 

6. NAMS Open House Dates - Save the date!

  • Grade 6 - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

  • Grade 7 - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

  • Grade 8 - Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

 

Sincerely,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal



 

Good Afternoon NAMS Grade 7 Families,

 

I hope that this message finds you and your family well. As we begin the second week of school, I wanted to share some reminders with you.

 

1. Annual Grade 7 Team Building Field Trip

We would like to welcome your child to the NAMS community and wish them a productive and fun-filled year. During the week of September 12th, your child will be participating in Team-Building Activities. 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.  We are partnering with Plum Island Kayak for the use of kayaks, life jackets, kayak guides and transportation of equipment. The cost is $35.00 per student and we ask for checks to be made payable to NAMS.  Families interested in financial assistance should contact their guidance counselor, Georgia Chute (Grade 7) at chuteg@northandoverpublicschools.com  or Jim Gosselin (Grade 6) at gosselinj@northandoverpublicschools.com  

Payments, waivers, and permission slips are due by Friday, September 9th, 2022.

You may find all of the forms here.

 

2. NAMS Parent&Guardian Sign-Off Sheet 2022-2023

We are asking all parents/guardians to review the District Student Handbook and the NAMS Parent/Guardian Guide with their children and complete and return this NAMS Parent/Guardian Sign-Off Sheet to students’ homeroom teachers by Friday, September 9, 2022. Students all received copies of this sheet last week from their homeroom teacher.

 

3. 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/guardians 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 composed of 3 teachers, 3 parents/guardians, 2 grade 8 students, and a community member is possible. A parent/guardian position may be shared by more than one parent. 

This year’s School Council Meetings will take place on Monday afternoons from 2:35-3:35 p.m. with the first meeting scheduled for October 4, 2021. Future dates will be determined after the first meeting.

If you are interested in being a member of this year’s NAMS School Council, please complete the google form found here by Friday, September 10, 2021.

We will then invite all NAMS parents/guardians to vote for the 3 parent/guardian representatives beginning on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

You can learn more about the responsibilities of school councils here.

 

4. School Picture Day - Save the date!

School Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2022. Information about ordering pictures will be shared with you next week.

 

5. NAMS Open House Dates - Save the date!

  • Grade 6 - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

  • Grade 7 - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

  • Grade 8 - Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

 

Sincerely,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal



 

Good Afternoon NAMS Grade 8 Families,

 

I hope that this message finds you and your family well. As we begin the second week of school, I wanted to share some reminders with you.


 

1. NAMS Parent&Guardian Sign-Off Sheet 2022-2023

We are asking all parents/guardians to review the District Student Handbook and the NAMS Parent/Guardian Guide with their children and complete and return this NAMS Parent/Guardian Sign-Off Sheet to students’ homeroom teachers by Friday, September 9, 2022. Students all received copies of this sheet last week from their homeroom teacher.

 

2. 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/guardians 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 composed of 3 teachers, 3 parents/guardians, 2 grade 8 students, and a community member is possible. A parent/guardian position may be shared by more than one parent. 

This year’s School Council Meetings will take place on Monday afternoons from 2:35-3:35 p.m. with the first meeting scheduled for October 4, 2021. Future dates will be determined after the first meeting.

If you are interested in being a member of this year’s NAMS School Council, please complete the google form found here by Friday, September 10, 2021.

We will then invite all NAMS parents/guardians to vote for the 3 parent/guardian representatives beginning on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

You can learn more about the responsibilities of school councils here.

 

3. School Picture Day - Save the date!

School Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2022. Information about ordering pictures will be shared with you next week.

 

4. NAMS Open House Dates - Save the date!

  • Grade 6 - Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

  • Grade 7 - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

  • Grade 8 - Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

 

5. Grade 8 Team Building Field Trips

We are bringing Nature on Wheels back to NAMS this year for a day filled with collaborative learning experiences on and around the grounds of NAMS. Detailed information regarding these trips will be shared with you later in September. The dates of these trips are as follows:

  • Team 8B - Tuesday, November 1st

  • Team 8A - Wednesday, November 2nd

  • Team 8C - Thursday, November 3rd

You can learn more about this program here.

 

Sincerely,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal