September 29, 2023
Good evening NMMS students, guardians, and parents! Happy weekend!
This was an eventful week at NMMS, with our 7 th grade having NWEA and co-curricular and athletic events in full swing. There was much exciting in the cafeteria today because the wood-paneled, 1980's-era microwave, was replaced with a sleek stainless steel microwave.
We have a very big week next week that I'm excited to talk about.
This upcoming Tuesday is our Open House. It will be at the middle school from 5:30 to 7 p.m. We have kept many parts the same and made some changes, based on your feedback. The purpose of Open House is for you get to know your child's school, their teachers, fellow caregivers, and community partners. We pride ourselves in highlighting both the great things going on in our building, but also in the Newfound area. We will have tables set up on the freshly paved walkway along Lake Street with a number of groups, including: the TTCC, Minot-Sleeper Library, Slim Baker Lodge, Free and Reduced-Price Lunch signup, Bear of the Week, Parent Portal and Calendar help, Project Promise, NMMS Athletics, Student-Staff Senate, Bear Essentials Community Closet, Backpack Program, TSSA, Robotics, Student Council, Yearbook, Specialized Instruction, Meet the Interventionist, Washington D.C., and the Bristol Police Department.
In addition, we will have free hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers right of the barbecue, along with chips, and cookies. Bring the drink of your choice.
From 5:30 to 6:30, you can use this time to checks out the tables, get some dinner, take a tour of the building, play some Cornhole, catch up with friends and caregivers, and meet our amazing faculty and staff. Then from 6:30 to 7:00, our teachers will be in their rooms to make sure they have an opportunity to meet you.
I am also excited that we have invited the parents of our rising Hill students to join us and get to know us and our community.
Finally, we will also be giving out "We Are Newfound" bumper magnets while supplies last.
In case you can't tell from the tone of my email, I'm very excited about our Open House. I encourage not only you to attend, but please bring your kids, regardless of whether they currently attend NMMS. We have a lot to be proud of and I can't wait for you to come see it.
After School Tutoring
I am also pleased to announce that we are bringing back free after school tutoring. Starting this Monday, Ms. Gosson and Ms. Mickewicz will be running after school tutoring from 2:45 to 4 Monday through Friday. Students in tutoring will start off with a snack (it's hard to learn on an empty stomach) followed by an hour of tutoring.
We have reserved ten spots a day for parents and guardians to sign up their children. You can sign your child up using this form.
PASTA (Parenting for a Second Time Around)
Our first PASTA (Parenting a Second Time Around Around) monthly support group had 4 relatives-as-parents' participants with a guest speaker from the Grafton County Service Link Program. Servicelink is a resource center for older NH citizens. The group is held monthly in the NMMS LMC, has dinner prepared by the high school's own Mrs. Ohl with student assistance, and offers childcare from Project Promise.
The next session is October 17, 2023 from 5:30-7:30.
Student Council update
Student Council is conducting our 1st fundraiser at the NH Marathon. Students learned how to write donation letters to businesses and have face-to-face conversations with those local businesses. We are gearing up for our first dance of the year in October.
Events this week
10/2: School Custodian Appreciation Day
10/3 @ 5:30-7 p.m.: NMMS Open House
10/4: Picture Day
10/5: Early Release
10/6: Teacher Workshop Day (no school)
Events coming up
10/9: Columbus Day (no school)
10/10-10/13: Fall dental clinic
10/10 @ 6:30: NASD Board meeting at Newfound Regional High School