Principal's Post - Week of January 27th

posted Jan 23, 2020, 2:26 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 5:05 PM ]

NAMS Cafeteria Announces Special Superbowl Lunch on Friday, January 31, 2020

Join us for our 1st Superbowl Lucky Tray Gate Party

Purchase any lunch on Friday, January 31, 2020 and be sure to check underneath your tray for a lucky sticker to win a $10 ITunes Gift Card. There will be 1 winner per lunch.

The special lunch menu for Friday, January 31, 2020 may be found below: 


Friday, January 31st at China Blossom Restaurant

Featuring: Johnny Pizzi, John Perrotta & Jason Merrill

 Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.

 Showtime: 8:30 p.m.

 Tickets:  $25 per person 

Order Now: Only 140 tickets available!

You can purchase tickets in one of 2 ways:

1.  Please complete the order form found here and return to the main office of NAMS. Checks should be made payable to NAMS PTAC.
2.  Venmo @Paula-Mistry (PTAC Co-President) and in comments put name(s) for tickets and number of tickets.

If you would like to sit with others, please purchase tickets together or email request to

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Please send questions to

Attention Grade 8 Families
North Andover High School (NAHS) welcomes all 8th grade parents and students who are planning to attend the high school to their Transition Night on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the NAHS Auditorium to learn more about your student’s transition to NAHS. 
Families will learn about the following:
  • Schedule - Trimesters and Rotating Blocks

  • Courses - College Prep, Honors, Advanced Placement

  • Course selection process and things to consider

  • Short Q & A - general questions 

Following the large group presentation, families will move to small breakout groups with NAHS Department Coordinators who will share information about specific subjects.

  • Applicable departments will have visual flow charts with course offerings available for their sessions

Student Ambassadors will be available for a 45-minute tour of the high school from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for any family who was not able to make a tour in November at the 7th & 8th Grade Open House. Those families wishing to take part in the tours should report to the NAHS Auditorium at 5:15 p.m. The tour is approximately 45 minutes.

There will be a meeting for all families of 8th grade students on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs’) for an introduction of our Special Education program from 6:00-6:30 p.m. prior to the main presentation in the Auditorium.

You may access the letter from Principal Jackson to Grade 8 Families, the presentation, and the agenda for the evening's program below:

Mother/Daughter Self Defense Classes Available at Andover/North Andover YMCA
Please check out the flyer below if you are interested.

Have you ordered a NAMS 2019-2020 yearbook yet?

It's not too late to order a NAMS yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year but time is running out to do so. The last day to order a NAMS yearbook is Friday, January 31, 2020. If you have not already ordered a copy, click here to order and ensure your child has a copy when the books arrive in the spring or go to the following address:

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NAMS MCAS Dates - Spring 2020

Grade 8 ELA - Session 1 (Tuesday, April 7, 2020)    

Grade 8 ELA - Session 2 (Thursday, April 9, 2020) 

Grade 7 ELA - Session 1 (Tuesday, April 14, 2020)

Grade 7 ELA - Session 2 (Wednesday, April 15, 2020)

Grade 6 ELA - Session 1 (Thursday, April 16, 2020)

Grade 6 ELA - Session 2 (Friday, April 17, 2020)

Grade 7 Math - Session 1 (Thursday, May 7, 2020)

Grade 7 Math - Session 2 (Friday, May 8, 2020)   

Grade 8 Math - Session 1 (Monday, May 11, 2020)

Grade 8 Math - Session 2 (Tuesday, May 12, 2020)

Grade 6 Math - Session 1 (Thursday, May 14, 2020)

Grade 6 Math - Session 2 (Friday, May 15, 2020)

Grade 8 STE - Session 1 (Monday, May 18, 2020)

Grade 8 STE - Session 2 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)

Future NAMS PTAC Meetings

All Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Grade 8 Cafeteria

  • February 11, 2020

  • March 10, 2020

  • April 14, 2020

  • May 12, 2020

  • June 9, 2020


The North Andover Merchant's Association, along with the Joseph N. Hermann Youth Center, is proud to host the 2nd Annual North Andover Junior Merchant's Expo.  This event will provide an opportunity for kids to sell their handmade crafts and artwork or promote their business services.  The event is open to, but not limited to, musicians, lawn care service, computer experts, photography services, and bakers. You will be able to sell your products and promote your business by handing out business cards and showing photos or videos of the service you provide.

The community embraced this event last year.  Our hope is that the event can support children as creators and entrepreneurs and encourages them to work with their hands, learn project management skills, put mathematics to use, and explore their creative self-expression. 

Event Timing:  April 4, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Event Location: Joseph N. Hermann Youth Center

Contact: Sally Finnimore   Phone: 508-277-2312

Sponsored by the North Andover Merchant's Association

Rules and Requirements:

Open to children in grades 4-12 who live in North Andover (or attend a NA school)

Artwork must be made by the artist

Participants must provide their own table and chairs

All children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall Merchant based on:

  1. booth presentation
  2. quality of product
  3. customer service skills

Online application link:

Or request a printable application at

Upcoming Events (from the NAMS Calendar)

Monday, January 27, 2020

NAHS Guidance Visits Grade 8 Students to Discuss NAHS Schedule & Electives During 1st 2 Classes

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

NAHS Guidance Visits Grade 8 Students to Discuss NAHS Schedule & Electives During 1st 2 Classes

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

• Early Release for Students @ 1:05 p.m.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

• 2nd Annual Parents Comedy Night Out to Support NAMS PTAC @ China Blossom (Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and shows begin at 8:30 p.m.)

Monday, February 3, 2020

• Grade 8 to 9 Special Education Meeting @ NAHS from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Grade 8 to 9 Transition Night @ NAHS from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

NAMS Book Fair in Library from February 10-14, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

NAMS Book Fair in Library

• NAMS School Council Meeting @ 2:35 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NAMS Book Fair in Library

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

• Early Release for Students @ 1:05 p.m.

NAMS Book Fair in Library during the day and in the evening from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

• NAMS Family Fun Night from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NAMS Book Fair in Library

Friday, February 14, 2020

• Valentine's Day

NAMS Book Fair in Library

February Break - No School Week of February 17, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Students & Staff Return