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!

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Fall Festival & Booth Rental

Please join us on Saturday, October 28th for our Fall Festival! There will be food, games, and prizes. The GCPS Book Mobile will be in attendance as well as other surprises. If you are interested in having a booth at the Fall Festival, please email me at rjohnson@northmetroacademy.org and complete the registration process on our Eventbrite page. Booth rentals are $50.00. This will be a great day of family fun.
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Volunteers Needed

Parents we need your help to ensure the Fall Festival is a success. If you would like to sponsor an activity for the Fall Festival please email me at: rjohnson@northmetroacademy.org. All ideas are welcomed.
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Talent Show

Talent Show try-outs will begin on Friday, October 20th. Please ensure that your scholars prepare a song, dance, or skit to perform at the Fall Festival. Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.
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Parade of Books

We are excited to have our scholars participate in the Parade of Books on October 31st.

Scholars will need to choose a book and/or character to portray in the Parade of Books."

Teachers may have scholars select characters from a class book study already in progress.

Scholars will write a brief summary character analysis for hall displays. This work will be done during literacy block this week.

All scholars will decorate a book covers representing the book of choice. This work will be done during After care or Art.

Scholars who come without costumes will carry their decorated book cover.


  • No bloody, gorey costumes...this is not a Halloween parade!
  • No comic book superheros or licensed characters (sorry, Rugrats!)
  • No elaborate face makeup.

Red Ribbon Week


“Your future is key, so stay drug free!”


Red Ribbon Week is a national drug awareness and prevention program in which schools and communities celebrate and educate children and adults about living a drug free life. NMAPA will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 23rd-October 27th.

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Great Days of Service

NMAPA is participating in Gwinnett County’s Great Days of Service. Students and staff members can bring needed items to the school during the one-week drive. We will collect items October 16th-20th in the school’s lobby area. Donations will benefit local shelters, families in need. Together, we can make a huge impact in the lives of others in our community. Requested items are:


  • 1 lb bags of rice
  • canned chicken
  • spaguetti sauce
  • breakfast cereal
  • meal in a can (ex; ravioli)
  • children’s clothes sizes 0 to 6 both girls and boys. Clothes can be new or gently used

Counselors Corner

The character trait for the month of October is “Sharing.” We define sharing as taking turns and letting others go first. We at NMAPA want our Eagles to share our educational space so that all students can have great learning experiences each day. The weekly character challenges of the month are:

Share by allowing another student go first on the playground.

Share by taking turns.

Share our educational space by waiting your turn to get help from the teacher.

Share responsibility by offering to help clean up.


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To ensure that our school is a safe space, encourage your child to:

Make friends with someone they don’t know at school.

Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation.

Practice kindness and encourage others to be kind

Be brave and help others if you see someone being unkind.

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Fall Picture Day

Fall Picture Day has been rescheduled to November 16th due to the missed days of school. You will receive more information regarding this in the coming days.
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IOWA Testing

Dear 2nd and 5th grade Parents,


Your child will be participating in the 2017 administration of The Iowa Assessments between Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th.. The Iowa Assessments help determine how students are performing on nationwide standards.


The Iowa Assessments help teachers identify a student’s strengths and areas that may need additional emphasis. The Iowa Assessments also measure student growth and progress in the content areas assessed from year to year. The assessments produce information that enables sound decision making and provides a focus for teachers to evaluate instruction.

Thank you for making sure your child is present and on time each of these days. Our staff wants to provide your child with the best opportunity to be successful. Since the formal testing environment cannot be duplicated in a make-up session, it is to your child’s advantage to be at school during these scheduled test days. Once testing has begun each day, no child will be allowed to enter the classroom tardy.

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Next PTO Meeting

Please join us at our next PTO meeting on Thursday, November 9th at 6:30. It will feature a performance from our 2nd graders.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 28th- Fall Festival