Nord News

January 8, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Nord Families,

I hope you all have had a great start to the new year! Here at Nord, we were able to fall back into our normal routines without missing a beat.


As a friendly reminder, Nord School will be in session on Wednesday, January 11th. The last day of the second quarter is Thursday, January 12th. There is no school for students on Friday, January 13th and Monday, January 16th.


Please do not hesitate to call the Nord Main Office at 440-988-4441 or email me if you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns.


Take care,

Mrs. Harigan

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Quarter 2 PBIS Rewards for Students

Students have been eagerly waiting for the opportunity to spend the points they have earned during Quarter 2 through our PBIS Rewards and Comet Impact Program at Nord! Each day, students have the opportunity to earn points for meeting our Comet Impact behavior expectations of respectful, responsible, and safe.


On Tuesday, 1/10, our PBIS Rewards School Store will open for students to begin spending their points. Students will be able to shop in the store through the end of the school day on Thursday, 1/12. The following experiences, privileges, and bonuses will be available for students to purchase:

  • Bring a Stuffed Animal to School - 1 day pass - 50 points

  • Wear a Hat to School - 1 day pass - 50 points

  • Wear Your Favorite Jersey to School - 1 day pass - 50 points

  • Extra Raffle Entry - 1 time pass - 50 points

  • Pajama Day - 1 day pass - 100 points

  • Lunch with a Staff Member - 1 time pass - 150 points

  • Lunch with Mr. Doehr - 1 time pass - 150 points

  • Lunch with Mrs. Harigan - 1 time pass - 150 points

  • Trade Your Recess for Tech Time in the Library - 1 time pass - 150 points

  • Pick Your Seat in the Cafeteria - 1 time pass - 175 points

  • Flip Your Lunch & Recess Period - 1 time pass - 200 points

  • Take A Ride in the Cruiser with Officer Lamb - 400 points


In homeroom on Tuesday, 1/17, students will receive the passes they purchased. Students have until Friday, 1/27 to use them.


On Tuesday, 1/17, all PBIS points will be reset to 0 to begin Quarter 3. Our reward plan provides all students an opportunity to shop and spend their points while also providing all students with a fresh start that runs concurrently with our grading periods.


Should you have any questions regarding PBIS Rewards or Nord's Comet Impact Program, please contact Mr. Doehr, Dean of Students, at nicholas_doehr@amherstk12.org or by calling the main office.

5th Grade Puberty and Confidence Lesson

During the week of January 23rd, the fifth grade will be participating in an "Always Changing and Growing Up" lesson as part of the Always Puberty and Confidence Education Program. The lesson will take place during PE class and a letter from Mr. Stevens went home on Friday giving more information on the curriculum. At the bottom of that letter is the opt-out form if you do not want your child to participate. The form only needs to be returned if you want your child to opt-out.


For the lesson, boys will stay in the gym with Mr. Stevens. Girls will report to a classroom and take the class with our school nurse, Mrs. Zocchi. Any students who have opted out of the lesson will report to another classroom for a study hall with Nord staff.


If you have any questions about the Always Puberty & Confidence Education Program, or if you would like to review the lesson materials in advance, please contact Mr. Stevens at

jarrod_stevens@amherstk12.org.

Nord PTO

The next Nord PTO meeting is Monday, January 9th at 9:00 am at Nord School.


The zoom link for the meeting is available by emailing Mrs. Harigan.

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Important Dates

Monday, January 9th: PTO Meeting, 9:00 am, Nord School


Thursday, January 12th: Last Day of 2nd Quarter


Friday, January 13th: No School for Students, Staff Work Day


Monday, January 16th: No School


Monday, January 23rd: Nord Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Steele Cafetorium


Tuesday, February 7th: Nord PTO Spirit Night @ Chick-fil-A, 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Monday, Feb 13th: PTO Meeting, 9:00 am, Nord School


Tuesday, February 14th: Valentine's Day Parties


Thursday, February 16th: Parent- Teacher Conferences, 3:35 - 9:05 pm


Friday, February 17th: No School


Monday, February 20th: No School


Monday, March 13th: PTO Meeting, 9:00 am, Nord School


Friday, March 17th: No School, Staff PD Day


Friday, March 24th: Last Day of 3rd Quarter


April 3rd - April 7th: Spring Break


Friday, April 28th: PTO Boys Dance, 7:00 - 9:00 pm


Saturday, April 29th: PTO Girls Dance, 6:00 - 8:00 pm