Principal's Post - Week of October 22nd

posted Oct 19, 2018, 3:59 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Oct 19, 2018, 12:57 PM ]

Dear NAMS families,

I hope that this message finds you and your family well. It continues to be my pleasure getting to know more and more of our students and having the opportunity to watch our teachers in action.

Good luck to our Boston Red Sox as they face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Milwaukee Brewers in the World Series next week.

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Grade 7 Hearing/Vision/BMI Screenings 

Grade 7 Hearing/Vision/BMI Screenings are scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2018 during the school day.  These screenings will be conducted by our nurses.  Any parent/guardian wishing to opt their child out of these screening should contact our nurses.

Kathleen Pease -

Elizabeth Hassaneine - 

Annual Grade 8 Trips to Nature’s Classroom

I want to wish all of our students and staff participating in this year's trip to Nature's Classroom a wonderful time!

The dates of this year’s Annual Grade 8 Trip to Nature’s Classroom are as follows:

☑ Team 8A - October 15-17, 2018 (Cheryl Raimondo attended with team.)

☑ Team 8B - October 17-19, 2018 (Steve Wrigley attended with team.)

Team 8C - October 22-24, 2018 (Jorge Goncalves will be attending with team.)
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NAMS Turkey Trot T-Shirt Contest 
NAMS Turkey Trot T-Shirt Contest is under way.  Students are invited to enter a design on or before October 29, 2018.  Please open the file below for the pdf flyer with full details.
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A Message from the North Andover Music Association 
NAMS Music Parents, NAMA is the parent booster club for all NAPS music programs, and we encourage you to get involved!  For news and information, please visit our website at and subscribe for updates, like us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter @namamusic!  We will be holding a meeting at NAMS on December 11th, and invite you to attend.  Details to follow.  Come see what we’re up to and how you can help! 

Are you interested in a fun evening of music and dancing?  Join us at our second annual “A Knight to Remember” silent auction fundraiser at the North Andover Country Club on November 10th.  For tickets and information, visit:
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International Observe the Moon Night 2018 & Merrimack College Family Astronomy Night
Merrimack College has two fabulous opportunities for families this month.  One International Observe the Moon Night 2018 Saturday, October 20th, and the other, Merrimack College Family Astronomy Night, Wednesday, October 24th. 

The International Observe the Moon Night 2018 Saturday, October 20th, 6-11 p.m is a perfect choice for folks who simply want to observe the moon through the observatory.

Merrimack College Family Astronomy Night, Wednesday, October 24th, is actually on the full Hunter's Moon.  Come by Merrimack College for a night filled with astronomy activities for all ages. Activities will include use of the Merrimack Observatory, Mars Rover programming, civilian science, and more. Snacks will be provided as well.

If interested, please register you and your family here:

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Play It Forward Soccer Jamboree 2018
Finish up the fall season with fun and friends while supporting a great cause!

Who: All town soccer players and kids who want to participate
What: End-of-Fall Soccer Jamboree
When: Sunday October 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Carter Fields, Carter Field Road, North Andover, MA
Cost:  $5 per child* 
*All proceeds benefit Soccer Without Borders, a nonprofit organization that uses soccer to instill positive change in youth in under-served countries through education and sport.

Kids will play three 10-minute games, and there will be a final game for each age group. Members of the North Andover High School girls and boys soccer teams will be at the event to coach, ref, and encourage the kids to make it even more fun! Parents and siblings are invited to watch and spend the day as there will be raffles to benefit Soccer Without Borders, food, music, and drinks. Fun for the whole family!

To learn more and to register please visit by Friday, October 26th
NAHS juniors and varsity soccer players Ashley Yonchak (Franklin alum) and Julia Ward (Thomson alum) are the organizers of this event. Grab your friends and sign up today!
This is the link for the direct fundraising page:
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Jorge Goncalves,
Oct 19, 2018, 3:59 AM