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


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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Welcome Mrs. Gloria Thomas

We would like to welcome Mrs. Gloria Thomas to the North Metro Academy Family. She will begin supporting the students and families at NMAPA on Monday, August 23rd. Please be sure to give her a warm welcome when you see her.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Sleep Recommendations

Summer sleep schedules can be quite different from a routine sleep schedule during the school term. Many of our students tend to shift their bedtimes back a few hours during the relaxing summer months. Sleep is very important to each child’s health and education. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, 2016) issued a Statement of Endorsement supporting the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines outlining recommended sleep duration for children from infants to teens. The group recommends the following:

Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours to promote optimal health. Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours to promote optimal health. The group found that adequate sleep on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is also associated with an increase in other medical concerns. In addition to these recommendations, the AAP suggests that all screens be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV's, computers and other screens should not be allowed in children's bedrooms. For young children, establishing a bedtime routine is important to ensuring children get adequate sleep each night. We encourage you to consider these guidelines as you begin shifting bedtime back into the school routine. Together we can partner to ensure all students are well-rested and ready to learn!

Help Us Get A New Playground

We are so excited to begin the process of enhancing our playground area. North Metro community, we need your help. We would like to purchase new playground material for this school year. The cost, however, is $10,000. If you would like to help us in this effort, please visit our school website and donate using my payments plus. Please contact the front office if you have any other questions. We look forward to providing our students with a new and safe playground area.

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Healthy Ice Cream Sales

We have started selling Hershey's Low Fat Ice Cream options for students to purchase daily in the cafeteria during lunch for $1.00. Students must pay for these in advance at the beginning of the morning with their homeroom teacher.
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District III Board Meeting

On Tuesday, August 31st from 6:30-8:30 at North Gwinnett High School we will have our Gwinnett County Public Schools Board meeting. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet our new superintendent, Dr. Calvin J. Watts.
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We will celebrate Labor Day on Monday, September 6th. We hope that all Students, Parents, Faculty & Staff have a safe holiday break.
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Uniform Policy

North Metro Academy of Performing Arts

2021-2022 Dress Code

All Scholars at North Metro Academy of Performing Arts must adhere to our school dress code.

  • Students are expected to wear school-logo embroidered tops and khaki or navy color slacks or pants*, skorts or jumpers for girls.
  • The four polo colors are: gold, burgundy, navy, and white
  • Solid black or dark brown shoes.
  • Wednesdays are professional dress day. Scholars wear blazers, white shirts and khaki pants.
  • *An option for adding our embroided school logo is: Embroidery Express Inc. 2495 Eastgate Pl Snellville, GA 30078 (770) 978-3261.

Please note the following changes in dress code:

· No skinny jeans or leggings (khakis or navy only)

· No multi-color shoes or crocs (dark brown or black only)

· No multi-color tights (navy, white or burgundy only)

· Jackets, hoodies, sweaters and sweatshirts must be plain navy, burgundy, white or gold (no team logo, emblems or sports insignia)

· Fridays will be spirit day. Scholars may wear jeans and spiritwear.

Please contact the school if you are unable to adhere to our dress code policy.

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Curriculum Night

Please join us on Thursday, August 26th, for Curriculum Night from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. You will get the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum for the 2021-2022 school year. You will also have a chance to meet your child’s homeroom teacher and specials teachers. Curriculum Night will be virtual this year. Homeroom Teachers will send out a zoom link for parents to participate online before curriculum night.

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Breakfast & Lunch Update

For the 2021-2022 school year, there will be no charge for students for breakfast and lunch. Parents are still required to place orders for their scholars for lunch. Please visit our school website at to place your order and complete the Free & Reduced Lunch application.

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On May 17, 2021, the Georgia Department of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Department has determined that North Metro Academy of the Performing Arts meets the requirements for the Creative School Arts Integration School of Excellence Award. They acknowledged that all students have access to arts integration in every subject at our school, and there are both rigor and relevance in the arts integration programming. In addition, arts integration professional development is ongoing, your program is well organized, and the school involves the community in the arts. Congratulations to North Metro Academy of Performing Arts!
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Upcoming Events

August 26th- Curriculum Night

August 31st-District III Board Meeting

September 1st-3rd- IOWA Assessment (Grade 2)

September 6th-Labor Day Holiday

September 10th- Grandparents Day Luncheon

September 14th- Digital Learning Day #1

September 17th-Norcross Cluster Football Game

September 21st-23rd- CogAT Assessment (Grade 1,2, & 5)

September 22nd- Fall Pictures

October 7th-11th-Fall Break