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

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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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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September 14th is our first Digital Learning Day for the 2021-2022 school year. On this day, all learning will take place online via your scholar's teachers' eClass page. We will check laptops out to scholars who may need them. Scholars must return the laptops the next school day.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Sleep Recommendations

Attention To Attendance


To ensure a super awesome year, let's take a pro-active approach to problem solving. Attendance is an issue we all need to be aware of early in the school year. The earlier this problem is identified in the year, the more likely it is to be addressed successfully. Attendance is an excellent predictor of success in school and later in life. Missing a day here or there may not seem like a problem, but absences add up quickly. Days missed from school can have a big impact on your child's learning and overall health. Chronically absent means a student missed at least 18 days of school in a year. Studies have shown:


* The higher the attendance chances are students will achieve higher grades.

* Children that are chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.

* For older students, being chronically absent is strongly associated with low/failing grades and test scores.

* By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.

* Poor attendance equates to missed instruction.


Parents/Guardians,

You can help improve school attendance by:


* Make school attendance a priority.

* Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day to learn.

* Make sure your child arrives to school on time, being tardy consistently can add up.

* Don't allow your child to stay home unless he/she is truly sick.

* Help your child stay engaged and interested in learning.

* Know the schools' attendance policy.

* Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night's sleep.

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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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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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 https://www.gcpsk12.org/NMAPA 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

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