Principal's Post - Week of November 19th

posted Nov 16, 2018, 10:14 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 8:47 AM ]

Dear NAMS families,

I want to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving week full of love and appreciation for what we have.  Let's keep all of the families who have been and continue to be displaced and/or without hot water and heat in our thoughts during this difficult time.

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Thanksgiving Dinners for Families in North Andover, Lawrence, & Andover

Thanksgiving dinners will be available for families impacted by the Columbia Gas explosions.  Meals may be picked up on Thursday, November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day) between 1:00-2:00 p.m. or 3:00-4:00 p.m. at First and Main Street Marketplace located at 115 Main Street in North Andover.

Community Dinners will also be available from 11:00-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day) at the Elks Lodge in Lawrence located at 652 Andover Street in Lawrence.  For reservations, please call 877-399-0506.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 is an early release day for students who will be dismissed at 11:05 a.m.

NAMS Turkey Trot rescheduled to Wednesday, November 28, 2018 due to current poor road conditions.


Please “like” us on our NEW Facebook site: North Andover Middle School PTAC

We will use this to communicate PTAC events, updates, & meetings.


NAMS PTAC Direct Appeal Campaign

If you have not already, please donate to the NAMS PTAC.  You may find the direct appeal letter to NAMS families here which provides all of the different ways that you can donate.  NAMS PTAC relies mainly on direct donations from the NAMS Community to raise the funds necessary to support these programs at the middle school.

Save the Dates:  

Thursday, December 13th- Teacher holiday brunch

Saturday, February 16th- Merrimack Hockey Game, see below for more information

Friday, January 25th- Comedy Night Fundraiser at China Blossom

February- Book Fair along with Family Night

Next PTAC Meeting:  Thursday, January 10th at 9:00 a.m. in the NAMS Cafeteria.

NAMS Merrimack College Hockey Night

Come join us for a fun night as we watch the Men’s Merrimack College Hockey Team take on the University of Maine!

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Lawlor Rink at Merrimack College

Tickets are $15 per person and include admission and a puck for Merrimack’s Chuck-A-Puck!

Additional prizes will be given away at the game so make sure to get your tickets!

TICKETS ARE LIMITED - These discounted tickets will not be available at the door. Purchase your tickets for the holidays!

Please see the attached flyer for more information.


NAMS 2018-2019 Yearbooks

You can order your NAMS 2018-2019 yearbook online now for $35 here.

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Looking Ahead
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
        Early Release for Students at 11:05 a.m.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 through Sunday, November 25, 2018
        Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 26, 2018
        NAMS School Council @ 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
        NAMS Trimester 1 Chorus Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
        Early Release at 1:05 p.m. for Students
        Turkey Trot @ NAMS during Related Arts
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018

Jorge Goncalves,
Nov 16, 2018, 10:20 AM