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

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!

First Day of School

Principal's Message

Thank You Faculty & Staff for making this one of the most amazing school openings I have ever experienced! Special Shout-Out to the front office staff for all of their hard work. The past two weeks, I have watched everyone give 110% throughout the hallways of North Metro Academy. Everyone has given so much of themselves for the students. I'm excited about the great work we are going to do this year. The following words continue to inspire me and the work that we do here, and I want to share them with you:


I've only just a minute,

Only sixty seconds in it.

Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,

Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,

But it’s up to me to use it.

I must suffer if I lose it,

Give an account if I abuse it,

Just a tiny little minute,

But eternity is in it.

-Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Are You Ready For The Solar Eclipse?

Teachers please review lessons and resources on the SOCC-https://instruction.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/d2l/le/content/58321/viewContent/17011905/View

Students must return a signed permission slip, and provide approved solar glasses to be permitted to go outside to view the solar eclipse event. If a student does not provide those two items they will watch the event via closed circuit. We will provide sun chips and moon pies for students to enjoy while viewing this exciting event.

Scholar Spotlight

Morgan P. and Caden S. have been selected as our exceptional scholars for the week. They were selected by their teachers for having exceptional work ethic and character during the first week of school. As scholars of the week, they have been on the morning announcements all week. Every week we will select two fifth or fourth grade students as our scholars of the week.
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Count Day #3

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, please write the number of students that are in your class on a sticky note and place outside your door. Thanks so much.
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Beautification Committee

Are you interested in creating a school garden? Are you interested in enhancing our learning environment? This is an exciting committee that will work to enhance our school's appearance. If you are interested in joining our beautification committee, please email me at rjohnson@northmetroacademy.org.

GTES

Teachers please remember to complete the first two components of the planning phase of your Gwinnett Teacher Evaluation System (GTES) by Friday, August 25th. Please email me if you have not scheduled a time for your Pre-Evaluation conference.
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Friday Spirit Days

Starting Friday, September 1, 2017, we will begin Friday Spirit Days. On these days please wear school spirt wear which includes, school shirt and/or school colors with khakis. No jeans please. Students will also begin wearing spirit wear on Fridays as well.
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JOIN PTO

Today you will receive PTO membership information to share with your parents. Every class that gets 100% of their families to join PTO will receive an ice cream party. The teacher will also get the reward of their choice such as, leave early pass, jeans pass, etc...Let's make this the best year ever with PTO.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 18th- Fire Drill

Monday, August 21st- Solar Eclipse

Tuesday, August 29th- Curriculum Night

Thursday, August 31st- Literacy Vertical Team Meeting

Friday, September 1st- Compliance Training Completion Date

Monday, September 4th- Labor Day/ No School

Thursday, September 14th- PTO Meeting Date

Wednesday, September 20th- Neighborhood Open House

Thursday, September 21st- Math Vertical Team Meeting