MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
December 04, 2023
I am so excited to announce that next week we will be having a Book Fair all week in our library. The book fair will also be open to the public on Tuesday night from 5-8 in our library. In addition to accepting cash and cards, parents can also set up an electronic wallet with Scholastic with a predetermined amount.
I hope that this event gets your child excited about reading and books.
Early Release 12/5 and TTCC closed
Just to remind you, we have an early release on 12/5. Both Project Promise and the TTCC are closed. The TTCC is closed starting tomorrow to Monday, 12/11.
Q1 Report Cards, update
Report cards are in the mail. Enclosed are both your child's report card with their Quarter 1 grades and their fall NWEA report.
If you have academic concerns and you missed Parent/Teacher conferences, this is a great time to reach out to team leaders to set up a meeting. Their contact information is below:
6th grade: Jay Peringer
7th grade: Chris Cronin
8th grade: Donna Ritchie
Allied Arts: Jenn Stevens
Delayed Opening Schedule
With winter upon us and having a couple of cancellation days, I want to let folks know about the delayed opening schedule. On delayed opening days, NMMS starts at 10 a.m. and follows this schedule:
1st block: 10:08-10:43
4th block: 10:46-1205
6th grade lunch
7th grade lunch
8th grade lunch
3rd block 12:46-1:21
5th block 1:24-2:00
6th block 2:03-2:40
We have seen an uptick in items being taken from lockers. This includes expensive personal electronics, Chromebooks, and several Chromebook chargers.These appear to be entirely crimes of opportunity- all thefts have occurred when lockers have been unlocked, unlocked and open, or left in front of lockers. Our recent ransomware attack limits our ability to quickly investigate reported thefts.
I have been locking lockers to prevent additional thefts. Some students continue to leave their lockers unlocked, or open, or their personal belongings left in the hallway. This includes district-issued Chromebooks (with a hefty replacement cost of $600).
Please speak with your child about securing their personal belongings.
The weekly schedule is located below and also can be viewed on the athletics page.
NMMS will be hosting a Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Friday, December 15, 2023, here at the school. This is an event for students to shop for their families during the holiday season. All items are free of charge, however, donations of 25¢ per item are accepted. Students will have time to shop for up to four family members, have their gifts wrapped, and be able to bring them home in time for the holidays.
We hope that the pop-up shop inspires and encourages students to think of others and experience the feeling of giving.
If you have any new or gently used items (no bigger than a bread box) that you would like to donate to our holiday shopping event, please drop them off at the school. Please make sure breakable items come in wrapped and protected in case of drops.
We are also accepting donations of wrapping paper, tape, gift bags, tissue paper, gift tags, gift boxes, bubble wrap, and bows.
If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Jenkins at email@example.com or 744-8162.
Events this week
Events coming up
@ 6:00-8:00 Middle School dance
@ 6:00-7:00 Cocoa and Carols