Weekly Wildcat Newsletter - June 25
Northwestern Middle School News and Notes
Happy Friday Wildcat Country!
We completed Summer School this week on Thursday. The students and teachers from both Northwestern and Hopewell MS did an amazing job! Thank you to the teachers and staff who dedicated three weeks of their summer to help students learn more before next school year!
A BIG thank you to Ms. Amber Manganelli for serving as our Summer School Principal!
There will be no newsletter next week. After the July 4th holiday, I will resume weekly newsletters as we gear up for the new school year in August.
Our Assistant Principals are all on a much deserved break. If you need anything, please email me at email@example.com.
I hope you have a great weekend and I hope all of our families enjoy the upcoming July 4th holiday!
Summer Office Hours Until August 3
The front office will be open for visitors from 9:00 am -1:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday.
Our front office will be available by phone from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday - Friday.
Important Upcoming Dates
- Friday, July 23 - School Governance Council Meeting
- Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30 - 6th Grade School Tours
- Monday, August 2 - Back to School Meeting w/ Mr. Peterson (6:00pm)
- Thursday, August 5 - NMS Information Day for School Year 2021-22 (12:30pm - 3:30pm)
Keep, Stop, Start Feedback Requested!
- What are we currently doing at NMS that you believe we should KEEP doing?
- What are we currently doing at NMS that you believe we should STOP doing?
- What are we not doing at NMS that you believe we should START doing?
Students, parents/guardians, and staff members are all encouraged to complete this form.
6th Grade Campus Tours
Questions: please email Mr. Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMS Balance Breaks in SY21-22 Calendar
Balance Breaks are designed to provide students and their families with time away from school. During a balance break, students will not be assigned any homework. There will be no expectation for students to complete schoolwork during these regular breaks from school. Students will not have any assessments (quiz or test) during the first two school days when they return from the break. Students should not feel the need to study/prepare for an assessment during the break.
Student Accident Insurance
As a service to students and their families, Fulton County Schools partners with T.W. Lord & Associates to provide access to Student Accident Insurance coverage for those students who do not have health insurance. It will also provide additional coverage for those students who are covered by health insurance. The Plan provides insurance coverage for medical bills associated with an accident which occurs during certain covered school activities.
Please be aware the cost associated with the purchase of the coverage is paid by the parent, the plan is for the current academic year only and may be purchased at any time during the year. Please see the attached list (Exhibit A) for a summary of plans offered. In addition, we encourage you to review the plans at the websites listed below to determine if the coverages are right for your family.
For information on how to purchase the policies please see Exhibit B.
For information on how to file a claim please see Exhibit C.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either the Fulton County Schools Risk Management office at 470-254-2174 or T.W. Lord & Associates at 770-427-2461.
Parent Access for Student Success Skills
8th Grade Celebration Pictures
Northwestern Middle School Families,
Our school photographer took pictures at this year's 8th grade graduation event. To view and order pictures you'll need to setup an account on this page here. Once you are on the site of lifetouch.curatorpost.com please use this case-sensitive school code in your account setup: northwesternms8 .
Student Devices - Summer Information
M-F 7:30am-12:00pm June 7th-July 22nd
Summer Curbside Meal Distribution
Students attending face-to-face summer school or Pre-K will receive free breakfast and lunch meals during their school’s scheduled mealtimes.
For children not attending face-to-face summer school, Summer Curbside service provides an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up FREE Meal Kits for children 18 and under, or those under 21 with special needs. Meal Kits will include a weeks’ worth of meals. Meal Kits contain a variety of kid-friendly choices such as whole-grain rich breakfast cereals, 100% fruit juice, assorted fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milk.
Summer Curbside service will kick off on Wednesday, June 9th at 20 school sites throughout the district. Summer Curbside sites will be open on Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 AM.
The suggested pick up for Northwestern Middle Schools is Summit Hill Elementary School.
13855 Providence Road, Milton, GA 30004
School Community Connection
Family Resources for Social Media & Cell Phones
Last school year, representatives from Bark presented at one of our PTO meetings. As a company, Bark provides monitoring service and resources for families. I will begin sharing information from Bark and other sources weekly in our newsletter.
There is also a Facebook group that is a great resource: Parenting in a Tech World
NMS Clubs and Student Activities
Northwestern will continue to offer many clubs and student activities for our students during the 2021-22 school year. Check back often for more information!
NMS Junior Beta
Milton Cross Country
Milton High School Chorus
NMS Student Newspaper
Thank you for your continued support of Northwestern Middle School!
Joel - Principal
Northwestern Middle School: Teach Hard, Love Harder - The Wildcat Way!