The Eagles Nest NMAPA Newsletter

Soaring to New Heights for the 2017-2018 School Year

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


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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Happy Thanksgiving

During this holiday break, I have been reflecting on the things I am most grateful for and serving as your principal is among the top of the list. I am grateful that I get to work with such a talented group of employees and parents. Thank you for the work you do to make our school great. Without your commitment, creativity, and high standards, we would not be the school of choice, we are. I wish you all a Thanksgiving filled with abundance and bright moments.

Hope this season is filled with lots of happiness and joy, wealth, and prosperity. May your home be filled with love on this wonderful occasion. Happy Thanksgiving.
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Principal For the Day

I want to thank Craig Newton for joining us at North Metro Academy of Performing Arts on November 16th for our Principal For The Day program. Craig L. Newton spent the day observing classrooms, greeting parents during the holiday luncheon, and serving as a judge for our Spelling Bee. He was able to see the hard work that you all do each and every day. He was thoroughly impressed with our students and staff. He was really impressed with the scholars singing a song about him being principal for the day. Thank you Mr. Byrd for your work with our students.
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Holiday Luncheon

Thank you to the 106 parents that joined us at our annual holiday luncheon on Thursday. A special shout out to the wonderful team in the cafeteria who helped make everything possible. Also thank you to the wonderful front office team: Ms. Washington, Ms. Scott, Mrs. Rodriguez, and Mr. Parker for your hard work. Also thank you to our performing arts team: Ms. Sullivan, Ms. Shar, Coach Flemons, Mr. Realbuto, Mr. Byrd, and Mrs. Perry for your hard work as well.

Spirit Night At Chipotle

Please join us on Monday, November 27th from 5:00-9:00p.m. at Chipotle located at 5175 Peachtree Parkway for our first spirit night. 50% of the proceeds will be donated back to North Metro Academy of Performing Arts. We look forward to seeing you there.
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GA Gives Day 2017

As we look to 2018, we’re focused like a laser beam on preparing the next generation of leaders. We want to continue to make North Metro Academy of Performing Arts a school making a meaningful difference in the lives of students, no matter their zip code, race, or family income. Tuesday, November 28th is Georgia Gives Day. Please encourage your family and friends to make a donation on our website to help our scholars continue to succeed.

North Metro Academy Scholars Dazzle at Parade

On Saturday, November 18th 2017, North Metro Academy of Performing Arts Scholars participated in the annual, Holiday Glow In The Corners Parade. The parade began at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and concluded at Peachtree Corners Circle into the Forum. The audience was amazed with the cheerful sounds of our NMAPA scholars as they sang down the streets. The judges and audience was also dazzled with a dance selection from the students. This was truly an amazing experience to ring in the holidays. Special shout-out to Ms. Shar, Ms. Sullivan, Ms. Segers, and Mr. Parker for joining us on Saturday.

Falcons Ticket Raffle

On Monday, November 27th, we are selling $5.00 raffle tickets for the December 3rd Falcons game at the brand new Mercedes Benz Stadium. The raffle will take place at the conclusion of our Spirit Night at Chipotle. You can buy a raffle ticket in the car riders lane before and after school. You can also send $5.00 with your scholars to school on Monday as well.
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Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to all of our spelling bee participants. The scholars went almost 10 rounds before Diego Almonte was crowned the winner. Congratulations to Kennedy Stevens and Alana Louis who tied for second place. Everyone did an amazing job.
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PTO Skate Party

We had an amazing time at our annual Skate Night Party sponsored by our PTO. A special shout-out to Ms. Daniels, Ms. Sullivan, Ms. Marsh, Ms. Washington, Mr. Parker, & Mr. Calloway for participating. The kids were so excited to see their teachers and staff members having fun with them. Thanks PTO for another wonderful event.
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Norcross Art Splash Grant

CONGRATULATIONS! We are excited to announce that we were just awarded a $2,000 grant from the Norcross Art Splash Grant. The monies will go to purchasing keyboards and guitars for our Music Program. Thank you to Mrs. Rodriguez (counselor) & Mr. Smith (music instructor) for completing the application.

History Museum

Thank you to Mrs. Ludy and her 5th grade students for inviting me to see them bring learning to life. Students brought their social studies content to life and presenting themselves as inventors or events that occurred during the Turn of the Century. The students were so excited to showcase their learning. They truly embodied their inventors with amazing costumes and information.
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Operation Christmas Child

Fill a Shoebox with Gifts for children for Christmas. Your scholar received a shoebox recently to participate in this wonderful program. Please let your scholar's teacher know if you have any questions.

1. Families will receive a gift box.

2. Boys will bring boy gift items and girls will bring girl gift items for

their age.

3. Pack items in the gift box provided and return it to school on or

before November 17 th .

4. Do not send money for postage!

5. We will deliver gift boxes to the Suwanee Collection Center for

distribution to needy children. do/operation-


Gift Ideas: Stuffed animals, dolls, toy cars, jump ropes, balls, yo-yos, toys that light up

and make noise (with extra batteries), a soccer ball with a pump,

pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators,

coloring and picture books, toothbrushes, bar soap, combs,

washcloths, T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips and bows, jewelry, watches,

flashlights with batteries. Personal notes are also suggested.

You may include a photo, name and address so the child can write back. No war-

related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures are allowed.

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Yearbook Sales

We are now taking orders for our 2017-2018 yearbook. The cost is $25.00. We only have 60 copies available. Once we sell-out, we will not be able to order more. Please make all checks payable to North Metro Academy of Performing Arts.
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Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering on our Inaugural Spring Gala committee, please email Rodriguez Johnson at

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 16th- PTO Skate Party

Thursday, November 16th- Holiday Luncheon

November 20th-24th- Thanksgiving Break

December 21st-January 3rd- Winter Break