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

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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Re-enrollment for Next School Year

Please return all re-enrollment forms no later than, Wednesday, January 31st. Please indicate on the forms if your scholar will return with us next year, or if they will attend another school. Thank you in advance.
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Class Picture Re-takes

Class Picture retakes is scheduled for Wednesday, January 31st. Scholars can bring in their order forms with payments on that day.
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Spring Open House

Please join us on Tuesday, February 13th at 5:30p.m.-7:00p.m. for our spring open house. During our spring open house, you will have an opportunity to watch our students perform and receive classroom updates from teachers. We are excited to share strategies also for our students to be successful on the Georgia Milestones. You will receive more information regarding this exciting event in the near future.
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Super Bowl Relay Fundraiser

On Friday, February 2nd, please join us for Jeans and Jerseys to celebrate Super Bowl 52 and Relay for Life. Please donate $5.00 and wear jeans and your favorite jersey. All proceeds will go towards our Relay for Life Team.
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Cookie Man Fundraiser

We are excited about our spring school fundraiser February 1st- February 16th. You will receive more information in the coming days regarding The Cookie Man fundraiser.
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Book Fair Coming

Please join us for our spring book fair on February 12th-16th located in the media center. The book fair will be open daily from 8:00-5:00.
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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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Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in joining our planning team, for our inaugural Spring Gala, we are meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at 5:00 in the front office conference room. We are very excited about the gala on May 12th to celebrate our scholars and faculty.
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Counselor's Corner

In December, we learned about being caring. Please continue to speak with your child about caring for other’s feelings and being responsible with their words and actions. For January, the character trait is Citizenship. We define citizenship as obeying and following the rules, in order to make our school and community a better place. Citizenship also helps us recognize that we are all a part of the same community. The weekly character challenges of the month are:


· Demonstrate citizenship by following the rules of our school community.

· Demonstrate citizenship by talking with your parents about a current news story.

· Demonstrate citizenship by taking care of the school property.

· Demonstrate citizenship by helping someone if they fall or hurt themselves.

· Demonstrate citizenship by standing up for someone that needs help.

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Parker's Patch

This month we rolled out our new school wide initiative of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support( PBIS). This framework, which is being incorporated in many schools throughout the district, will help us enhance how we build relationships with our students. Our staff is charged with focusing on the positive aspects of students and classroom management oppose to the traditional way of handling discipline. As we put more effort into recognizing students who are meeting the school wide behavior expectations of being RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and SAFE, we will see less of the challenging negative behaviors. You will see your students coming home with "Eagle Bucks" as they have earned them for their positive behavior. Every adult in the school is responsible for acknowledging students with eagle bucks when they "catch" students being RESPECTFUL,RESPONSIBLE,and SAFE. We encourage parents to talk about PBIS with their teachers and students so that we can continue to improve our school climate. When visiting the school and classrooms, you will see our Matrix that shows how our behavior expectations will be met throughout various ares of the school.

Upcoming Events

February 1st-February 16th- Cookie Man Fundraiser

Friday, February 9th- Student/Teacher Holiday

Tuesday, February 13th- Spring Open House

February 12th-16th- Book fair

Monday,February 19th- Student Holiday

February 21st-22nd- Early Release Day