New Albany Intermediate School

December 9, 2019

DEAR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FAMILIES,

The month of December is a busy time at NAIS! From MAP Testing, to Spelling Bees, and Band, Choir, and Orchestra Concerts, there is a lot going on. We would love to see you at one of our upcoming winter concerts! Please see the flyer towards the bottom of the newsletter for upcoming concert dates and times.


WINTER MAP TESTING


Students at NAIS will take the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments in Reading and Math three times a year. We use the MAP tests to determine your child’s current academic levels in reading and math. Winter Testing will take place December 9-19, 2019 at NAIS. To learn more about MAP tests, click here.


TECHNOLOGY: iPad Software Update


We are in the process of updating to the new iOS 13.2.3 on all student iPads. This download for the Software automatically happens in the background and students receive a pop up when the software is ready to install. If you have a 5th or 6th grade student, they can install the software at home by going to Settings > General > Software Update and manually updating their iPads. The install should only take 5-10 minutes. It can also be updated at school, but is helpful if updated at home when it becomes available so students are not waiting in class for the update to finalize.


For more information on our One-to-One Technology Initiative please visit the District Technology Department webpage by clicking here, which highlights the district technology plan, helpful parent technology resources, and ipad support resources.


COATS FOR KIDS DRIVE


The Intermediate “I” Wing 5th grade classes have started the annual Coats for Kids Campaign. Last year we collected 400 coats, over 200 hats, and 200 pairs of gloves for the upcoming winter season for those who are in need. Each morning students can bring in any infant, adolescent, or adult sized jacket, hats, and gloves to the upstairs “I” Wing stage area from 9:00-9:20 a.m. and turn it into our Collecting Crew. Coats don’t have to be brand new, but please make sure jackets are clean and are ready to be shipped for delivery. This campaign will run through December 20th. Let’s all work together to help others who are in need!


DRESS FOR THE WEATHER


Please ensure students are dressed for the cold weather as we enter the winter season. As much as possible, we like to take students outdoors for recess. Recess will be held indoors when the temperature and wind chill factor register 20 degrees or below, or when very wet weather conditions prevail.

UPCOMING DATES


December 11- 6th Grade Choir Concert 6pm at the McCoy

December 16- 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra Concert 6pm at the McCoy

December 23- January 3 Winter Break

January 6- School Resumes

January 7- 4th Grade Spelling Bee 9:30am at the McCoy

January 8- 2 Hour Delayed Start (more details)

January 13- 5th Grade Choir Concert 7pm at the McCoy

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PTO NEWS


Hello New Albany Intermediate School Families,


The Intermediate School PTO will be hosting a Holiday Luncheon for our teachers and staff on Wednesday, December 18th. We need some additional items sent in to make the event extra special. Volunteers to help with the lunch on 12/18 are also needed. Please consider signing up below.


*We kindly request that all items are dropped off to the NAIS office by Tuesday, December 17th.


Thank you for your support!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ea4ab29aaf58-nais2



Still not a PTO member:

If you haven't signed up to be a PTO membership, there's still time. We would love to have you join us! To signup, visit the PayForIt link, found on the NAIS website. Look for the Fundraiser tab. Click on New Albany Intermediate Membership - the cost is $20 for a basic membership. The PTO will also be offering two additional membership levels this year that include discounts on spirit wear, a community discount card (featuring year long discounts to more than 10 local New Albany businesses) and more! **Check out the PTO link on the school website for more information about membership levels. As always, once you sign up as a member of the PTO, you will receive special emails and texts throughout the year as a way to stay up to date and be reminded of future PTO events.


Thank you for supporting our NAIS PTO,


President- Alli Lish

President Elect- Erika Gilmore

Treasurer- Rebecca Vadala

Treasurer Elect- Raechelle Holmes

Secretary- Mandy Aquilina

VP Fundraising- Kathryn Adler

VP Hospitality- Jen Foley

VP Programming- Holly Smith

VP of Communications- Angela Thompson and Michelle Waltman

Additional Information

The Intermediate School website has information about our daily schedule, drop off and pick up procedures, school supply lists, and much more. Please click here to visit the page. For information concerning transportation services, click here.


Do not hesitate to call the Intermediate school (614-741-3000) with any questions you may have. Have a wonderful week!


Katie Nowak, Principal


Megan Ballinger, Assistant Principal


Patrick Garrity, Assistant Principal

Our Purpose

The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student.