The Eagles Nest NMAPA Newsletter

You Are an Essential Piece of the Puzzle- 2021-2022

Our School Vision

Vision: North Metro Academy of Performing Arts will be the best charter school in the state of Georgia where students acquire the 21st century knowledge and skills ignited by the arts to be successful in high school and college.

Mission: NMAPA engages students in instruction that integrates academics and performing arts in ways that address the unique needs and interests of each student, while intentionally developing confidence, imagination and collaboration.

Instructional Expectations:

Workshop Model (Reader's, Writer's, & Math)

Integration of the Arts

High Levels of Student Engagement and Inquiry

NMAPA CREED

I am a NMAPA child of Excellence who always does my best. I am Respectful and Responsible. I am Creative and Innovative. I am Focused and Determined. I am Kind and Supportive. I soar as high as an eagle on the wings of my Integrity. I am a Courageous Leader who can achieve anything with hard work and dedication. I am a NMAPA scholar and I am committed to Success!

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 20th & Thursday, October 21st we will have our Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences. These conferences can either be virtual or in-person. Please be sure to schedule that time with your child's teacher.
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Digital Learning Day #2

We are excited to celebrate our Digital Learning Day #2 on Wednesday, October 20th. If you need a device for this day please do not hesitate to email our TST, Chris Dunning, chris.dunning @gcpsk12.org.
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Bookfair

The Bookfair will take place next week Monday, October 18th-Friday, October 22nd. All students will preview the Bookfair on Monday. The Bookfair will also be available during Parent-Teacher Conferences. We also need parents to volunteer in the Bookfair. If you would like to volunteer at the Bookfair please contact Ms. Washington in the front office.
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Character Book Parade

To celebrate our love of reading, we will have our annual Book Dress-Up Day & Parade on Friday, October 29. For this fun event, students will choose to dress up like a character, object, theme, or author from their favorite book. For the parade, students will need to hold a copy of the book or a picture of the front cover.
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Fall Festival

The Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. We would love to have parents volunteer for this event. We also would like parents who would like to set up a vendor table for the Fall Festival as well. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
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Car Rider Tips

We are a school with 100% car riders and it is extremly important that everyone follows the safety rules to ensure we can keep everyone safe. We will always do our best to unload as many cars as possible before school begins, however, we only have a limited amount of time do so. WIth your help, we can continue to make the experience as efficient as possible.


  • Students may enter the building from the car rider lane from 8:15am-8:35am. After that time, please park and walk your scholar into the building.
  • Our staff will open as many doors as possible, but you dont need to wait for an adult to help if your child is able to manage the doors on their own.
  • Have children ready to get out of the car as soon as it stops. Coach them to have their belongings ready to grab quickly as they exit.
  • Remember to always turn LEFT when exiting the driveway. Please do not enter the exit when arriving to the building. This can be very dangerous.

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GCPS Covid Protocol

If a North Metro Academy student tests positive for COVID-19 or is identified as a direct contact of a COVID positive person (and isn't vaccinated), please Gloria Thomas, Assistant Principal, as well as the homeroom teacher for next steps with our GCPS quarantine protocol.

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Progress Reports

Scholars will receive their Progress Reports on Wednesday, October 6th.
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Fall Break

Faculty, Staff, and Students will celebrate Fall Break October 7th-11th. We look forward to our scholars returning to school on Tuesday, October 12th.
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Fall Book Fair

Scholars will celebrate our Fall Book Fair October 18th-22nd. Please plan to visit the media center to increase your childs home library.
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Saturday School

To continue to support our scholars' in their academic journey we will provide Saturday School for scholars on October 2nd, October 16th, November 6th, and November 13th. You will receive more information about Saturday School in your scholars' Friday Folder.
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Upcoming Events

October 7th-11th-Fall Break

October 21st-22nd- Early Release

October 29th- Character Book Parade

November 3rd- Fall Pictures

November 18th-Thanksgiving