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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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.
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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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Falcons Friday!

Thank you to all of our scholars who participated in our Falcons Friday this past week. We helped the Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday 27-7!
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New Website Launch

Our new and improved website has launched at Please visit the site as your one stop shop for all information regarding our school. You can find the school calendar, staff directory, OZ rehearsal information, and more.
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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.

Counselors Corner

This month, we have learned the importance of sharing. The character trait for the month of November is “Honesty.” We define honesty as telling the truth, and doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. The weekly character challenges of the month are:

  • Show honesty by admitting if you did something wrong.
  • Show honesty by retelling a story exactly how it happened without adding any details.
  • Show honesty by sharing information about others that you only know for a fact to be true.
  • Show honesty by being truthful in what you say and do.
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Spelling Bee Winners

We are excited for our School Spelling Bee on Thursday, November 16th at 9:00 a.m. Let's wish our classroom winners good luck.

3rd Grade Classroom Winners:

Calloway- Tanaii Parks (winner) Santoine Hindsman (runner-up)

Rhodes- Amiya Johnson (winner) Zion Burroughs (runner-up)

Highfield- Haiden Brown (winner) Christopher Boyd (runner-up)

4th Grade Classroom Winners:

Morrison- Alana Louis (winner) Olivia Destin (runner-up)

Steed- Kennedy Stevens (winner) Gavin Williams (runner-up)

5th Grade Classroom Winners:

Holloway- Caden Srull-Davis (winner) Kamara Giddens (runner-up)

Ludy- Diego Almonte (winner) Isreal Clark (runner-up)

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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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PTO Skate Party

Please join us on Thursday, November 16th from 5:30-8:00pm at Skate-A-Long USA. The address is 744 Beaver Ruin Road Lilburn, GA 30047. This will be an evening of fun for the entire family.
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Principal For the Day

We are excited to have Craig Newton join us at North Metro Academy of Performing Arts on November 16th for our Principal For The Day program. Longtime Norcross City Councilman Craig L. Newton will be the city’s new mayor and make city and county history in the process. Newton was Norcross’ first African-American councilman. Gwinnett political observers and officials with the Gwinnett Historical Society couldn’t recall any city in the county ever having an African-American mayor before.
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Fall Picture Day

Fall Picture Retakes is November 16th. This is another opportunity for everyone to take professional pictures from our vendor Lifetouch.
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Holiday Luncheon

Please join us on Thursday, November 16th for our annual Holiday Luncheon. Adult lunch prices are $5.00. Please review the lunch schedule to ensure that you have the opportunity to eat with your scholar on this special day.

10:45 -11:12 K Bautista

10:48- 11:15 K Ballard

10:51 -11:18 K Marsh

11:01 -11:28 5th Ludy

11:04 -11:31 5th Holloway

11:19 -11:46 1st Huxtable

11:22 -11:49 1st Thompson

11:25 -11:52 1st Daniels

11:35 -12:02 4th Steed

11:38 -12:05 4th Morrison

11:53 -12:20 2nd Thomas

11:56 -12:23 2nd Lloyd

12:06 -12:33 3rd Highfield

12:09 -12:36 3rd Rhodes

12:12 -12:39 3rd Callaway

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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