Principal's Post - Week of October 29th

posted Oct 26, 2018, 7:02 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 6:38 AM ]

Dear NAMS families,

It's hard to believe that the end of October is quickly approaching. As the weather is getting cooler, please remind your child to wear warm clothing. This is especially applicable to our students who ride or walk to school each day.

Congratulations to our Boston Red Sox in becoming World Series Champions

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Picture Retakes

Hockmeyer pictures are expected to be sent home with students the first week of November.  Retakes are scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Students requesting retakes should bring their picture packet with them on the day of picture retakes and give their picture packet to the photographer.  Students who were absent on picture day should have their photo taken on retake day.  Again, picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

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NAHS Fall Open House for Current Grades 7 & 8 Families

North Andover High School welcomes all 7th and 8th grade parents/guardians and students to their Fall Open House on Thursday November 15, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to hear about the academic and extracurricular programs that are offered at NAHS. More information about the event will be made available on both the NAHS and NAMS websites Monday. I will also be emailing information to current Grades 7 & 8 families on Sunday night.

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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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NAMS 2018-2019 Yearbooks

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

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News from PTAC

1. The next PTAC meeting  is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the NAMS library.  Our superintendent, Dr. Gilligan, will be attending this meeting to discuss his entry plan date. 

2. Update on direct donations: We currently are at 38% of our budget. Don’t forget a lot of companies do matching donations.

3. Turkey Trot flyers went out last week.  Due date for T-shirt drawings is Monday, October 29th.

4. Fall NA clothing fundraiser to start next week and run through November 11, 2018. Be on the lookout for information via email.

5. Casa Blanca restaurant night 5 p.m. to close on Tuesday, November 6th.

6. Save the Date:  Comedy Night at China Blossom Friday, January 25th.


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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Scarlet Knights Socks
The NAHS Class of 2020 is selling these high quality Scarlet Knights socks. They will be ready for holiday gift giving, $15 for a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift! The proceeds will benefit the class of 2020 senior activities. If you would like to order please use this link to access the order form: Scarlet Knights Socks


Jorge Goncalves,
Oct 29, 2018, 6:36 AM