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10-12-17 NAM Weekly News

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Prospective Parent Open House for Preschool and Kindergarten

Sunday, November 5
1:00-3:00pm
If you know anyone who is interested in NAM for Preschool or Kindergarten, please let them know about our upcoming Open House for Prospective Parents. Several of the 6-9 teachers will be on hand to answer questions and mini tours will be given.
NAM Garden Club

If you have a child that is interested in gardening and wants to be part of the Garden Club, please contact Megan DeWitte atDeWitteM74@gmail.com. The club will start planting veggies by the end of October and will run a few experiments. (Time/date tentative, maybe Tuesdays at 2:30pm).

SHADOWING INFO FOR 6TH GRADERS
For Gamble Montessori:
Shadow Days on Tuesdays starting October 17
Call 363-2602 to schedule a shadow Tuesday.
9am – student shadows a Gamble student while parent takes a tour
9:30am – (optional) parents meet with principal
3:00pm – parent picks up student in office
(earlier pickup can be arranged)
Lunch is provided, student should bring pen and pencil.
Gamble Montessori
For Clark Montessori:
To reserve a spot, call 363-7100 as soon as possible.
The Shadow dates are October 26, and 27; and November 9, 16, and 27; December 1 and 7; and January 12 and 19.
Shadowing at Clark starts with a school tour from 8:30-10am, and then the prospective student shadows from 10am-1:45pm.
Clark Montessori
**When your student shadows, please have them take the
Shadowing Verification form that came in the Welcome Back packet or can be obtained in the office.**
It’s that time of year again for K-6th grade students!
 
Beginning this week, students can log books for the Xavier student reading program.
Username: XAVIER
Password: 2017READ
(both are case sensitive)
Check the website to see what great prizes your children can win.

**Additional incentive by Mrs. Simpson**

For every 4 books your child reads and documents (on the media center form), Mrs. Simpson will personally log their books (Parents will NOT need to log books if your child brings in the form to Mrs Simpson). Once she has logged their books, she will issue a BookIt certificate from PizzaHut for a FREE personal pan Pizza from PizzaHut.

Parents, if you choose to log your child’s books online, be sure to send Mrs. Simpson an email (simpsop@cpsboe.k12.oh.usletting her know that you have logged at least 4 books your child has read in order for her to issue the BookIt certificate.

Xavier prizes are not received until January 2018, but BookIT certificates can be earned from Mrs. Simpson now.
MamLuft&Co. School Holiday Camps at The Liberty
NEW LOCATION!
(formerly Greater Cincinnati Deaf Club) 10 minutes from NAMS!
Description:
  • A day of dance and crafts on school holidays/in-service days!
  • Convenient for you and a blast for your child!
  • Boys and girls ages 5-12
  • Each camp runs from 9am – 5pm
Dates:
Fall Holidays / In-Service Days:
Monday October 23 | Registration Deadline: October 16
Tuesday November 7 | Registration Deadline: October 31
Friday November 10 | Registration Deadline: November 3
Spring Holidays / In-Service Days:
Monday January 8 | Registration Deadline: January 2
Monday January 15 | Registration Deadline: January 8
Monday February 5 | Registration Deadline: January 29
Monday February 19 | Registration Deadline: February 12
Registration:
Register at least one week in advanced at mlco.org/holidaycamps
Upcoming NAM Events
Thursday, October 5                       7:00pm                       NAM Fathers Group
Friday, October 13                      5:00-8:00pm                   Fall Festival
Monday, October 23                                                          NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 21                                                      Grandparents Day

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Reminder: No school on Wed Oct 19th

No school on Wednesday of next week for Staff Development Day


6th Graders – D.C Trip Registration Ending

Trip registration for the DC trip ends on October 28.
For more information, contact Missi at missikershner@gmail.com or visit the trip website for registration information and the link to register.


Parent needed to join LSDMC

We need another parent representative to serve on our Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC). Voting will take place during the NAM Fall Festival. Interested parents should email your contact information and a brief statement about why you want to serve on LSDMC to Ms. Ballard at o_ballard@hotmail.com.


Fall Festival Friday Oct 21st

VOLUNTEER – we can’t do this without your help.  Please sign up ASAP.

Parents can sign up here.
Students can sign up here.

-Join the Planning Committee
-Set up for the festivities
(1-5pm, come for ½ hour anytime that works for you)
-Clean up at the end of the festival
(8-8:30pm, many hands make light work!)
-Bake for the bake sale
-Support your class booth
(contact your room parent to assist with planning and/or work a shift)
-NAM grads MUST register

For more information, contact Jenny Caffery, Fall Festival Chair at jennycaffery@yahoo.com.


Halloween Dance, grades 4-6, Oct 28th

Student Council is hosting a Halloween Dance, Fri, Oct 28th, 4pm-6pm in the NAM gymnasium (for students in grades 4-6 only).  Tickets are $2.00 per student.  Pizza and drinks will also be sold at the dance.  Come in costume!  There will be contests for Scariest, Most Creative, and Most Over the Top Costumes!


Fun with Hops and Vine

Friday, November 4
7:00-9:00 PM

This beer and wine tasting event is a NAM Foundation fundraiser. We need your support!  Please join us at the Kershner’s home (8480 Crestdale, Cincinnati, OH 45236) to enjoy drinks, heavy appetizers, and conversation in celebration of our wonderful NAM community.

Donations: $40 per couple, $20 for single
Reserve your spot today by emailing Foundation@namrockets.org or pay now with PayPal.
First come, first serve up to 50 people. (Adults only).
For more information contact:
Missi Kershner (missikershner@gmail.com) or
Kami Hill (kamihill724@gmail.com).


Next Movie Night

The next NAM Movie Night will be Thursday, November 10
6:30-8:30pm
(right before Veterans’ Day weekend)


Interested in being in Student Directory?

Shannon Crutchfield is volunteering to put together an e-directory, and needs your information. The purpose is for the North Avondale Montessori families to connect.
IT IS NOT INTENDED NOR SHOULD IT BE USED FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES. It takes just minutes to fill out. You can email directly to Shannon at scrutchfield@comey.com or click on this link.


Eagle Youth Lacrosse

Boys’ and girls’ youth lacrosse teams for Walnut Hills HS “Feeder schools.”
Learn to play the fastest growing and fastest paced team sport in the U.S.
Teams forming now for spring 2017 season, grades 3-6 (current).
No experience needed. Players provide their own gear.
Check out full flyers below for more more information

Clark Cougars Little Hoopsters Basketball

3rd – 6th Grade Boys & Girls

When: Saturdays beginning November 19th – December 17th.
from 9:00-10:30am

Location: Clark Montessori High School
3030 Erie Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

Cost: $50 per child, $30 for each additional sibling
(includes Little Hoopsters t-shirt)
Email Coach Parker: clarkcougarshoops@gmail.com
to reserve your spot.
**Program is limited to the first 40 kids, so register ASAP**
Click here or here (pdf version)for more info and registration form.


Yearbooks on Sale

Order your North Avondale Montessori School
2016-2017 yearbook now through December 9.

Fill out and return the form that came home in your child’s backpack, or order online here with Yearbook ID Code: 12124217

**If you would like your child’s name and/or photo to be included in the yearbook, you MUST sign the release form.**
Please click here to fill it out.

Volunteers still needed for yearbook committee. Email PTO for more information at namspto@namrockets.org.

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Save the Date, Fall Festival, Fri, Oct 21st

Fall Festival will be Oct 21st from 5:00-8:00pm, volunteers needed.  Please sign up this week!

Fall Festival

PARENT SIGN UP

STUDENT SIGN UP

Join the Planning Committee
Set up for the festivities
  (1-5pm, come for ½ hour anytime that works for you)
Clean up at the end of the festival
  (8-8:30pm, many hands make light work!)
Bake for the bake sale
Support your class booth
  (contact your room parent to assist with planning and/or work a shift)
NAM grads MUST register
For more information, contact Jenny Caffery, Fall Festival Chair at jennycaffery@yahoo.com

Rocket Run FUNdraiser 2016 Tomorrow

Kids will participate in a fun run on
Friday, October 7 during the school day. You can participate by making a donation, and sharing the information with family and friends.


NAM Family Campout Rescheduled

The NAM Campout is re-scheduled for
October 8th!
THIS WEEKEND

Once again, we’ll be at the Morgan’s Riverside Campground. Sites are reserved for NAM families and become available at 12p. Register at the camp store when you arrive, and they’ll direct you to our sites. The fee is $7 per adult camper/$6 per child camper/$25 per family max. We’ll serve dinner, smores, and light breakfast. Please bring your tent and sleeping bag, as well as a potluck dish to share, snacks, and your own drinks/cups/water bottles.
It’s a great campsite with a lot to offer! We’ll have a canoe trip available, bike trail, as well as a campfire and a night hike. If you’re interested in canoeing on Saturday or Sunday, please email Dave Morrison (davemo@fuse.net), so he can make arrangements.

Click here for more information about the campground.

Questions? Email Dave Morrison at davemo@fuse.net or namfathersgroup@gmail.com


NEW! Box Tops Bonus App

A new free app has been released to enable schools to earn even more cash! Download Box Tops for Education® Bonus App and turn your everyday receipts into cash for our school. See easy instructions at the website. These bonus offers are in addition to the box top clippings, so each box top purchase can go a little further for NAM!

Turn in Box Tops clippings to your classroom collection bin by October 21st. Encourage friends and family to help.
Top class wins a pizza party!  IT ALL ADDS UP!!


6th Graders! D.C Registration ends October 28th

Trip registration for the DC trip ends on October 28.
For more information, contact Missi at
missikershner@gmail.com or visit the trip website for registration information and the link to register.


Foundation Fundraiser Updates

Thank you NAM Community for supporting our first two FUNdraisers – we are getting us off to a good start for the year.

Movie Night raised $302.24. We had about 30 students attend.  Be on the lookout for the next Movie Night coming in November.

Moms and Margaritas raised $450.00. We hope to have another of these events in January.

Don’t wait! Get your Rocket Run pledge in today for our Rocket Run TOMORROW, Friday October 7th.  Look for the Paypal donate button at namrockets.org or send in your donation with your student.  Checks can be made out to NAM Foundation.  All donations to the NAM Foundation are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support!

Foundation could use your help with other fundraising events. If you would be willing to get involved in this way, please email foundation@namrockets.org.


Interested in being in student directory?

Shannon Crutchfield is volunteering to put together an e-directory, and needs your information. The purpose is for the North Avondale Montessori families to connect.
IT IS NOT INTENDED NOR SHOULD IT BE USED FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES. It takes just minutes to fill out. You can email directly to Shannon at scrutchfield@comey.com or click on this link.


Fun With Hops and Vines

Friday, November 4
7:00-9:00 PM

This beer and wine tasting event is a NAM Foundation fundraiser. We need your support!  Please join us at the Kershner’s home (8480 Crestdale, Cincinnati, OH 45236) to enjoy drinks, heavy appetizers, and conversation in celebration of our wonderful NAM community.

Donations: $40 per couple, $20 for single
Reserve your spot today by emailing Foundation@namrockets.org
First come, first serve up to 50 people. (Adults only).
For more information contact:
Missi Kershner (missikershner@gmail.com) or
Kami Hill (kamihill724@gmail.com).


Walnut Hills Shadowing Opportunities

Registration for the Walnut Hills High School Shadowing program opened on their website October 1, 2016. Shadowing details are available on the shadowing website.

–Once the spots are filled, there will be a wait list upon request until they meet their limit. (No exceptions)
–Shadowing will take place Monday thru Thursday during school hours during the months of November, January and February
–Registration can only be done through their website, under the parent section
–The Shadow email (walnut@cps-k12.org) and voice-mail (513-363-8698) will be monitored a few days a week during the months of October-February. You cannot register here.

For additional information, please contact Walnut Hills directly.
For information on tours, click here.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE

Walnut Hills High School
Sunday, November 6, 2016
1:00pm-4:00 pm

If you are interested in sending your student to Walnut Hills High School, please join us for our open house for prospective students Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Faculty will be on hand to showcase our programs and answer questions. All are welcome!


Clark Montessori Shadowing Info

Currently, Clark’s shadowing days are full, but they are accepting names on their waiting list. They plan to open more dates for shadowing, so if you would like to be included, please call 513-363-7100 to add your child’s name to the list.

TOUR DATES
There are also several tour dates listed below which do not require sign ups.
Each tour is from 8:30am-10:00am.

October 13th
October 27th
November 16th
November 17th
December 1


Still Time to Sign Up for Dance

There’s still time to sign up for afterschool dance at NAM with MAMLUFT&CO.

-Ages 3-12 years old for boys and girls
-See schedule at MLCo.org/nams

Offering: Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre!

-Students get to perform in the Spring Recital and school assembly!
-CONVENIENCE & COST EFFECTIVENESS: we provide supervision between school and when your child’s dance class begins.
-ALSO NEW THIS YEAR: we’re offering school holiday camps for in-service days, random school holidays, and snow closings. They will be at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 5 minutes away from NAMS. Check mlco.org/classes for info!


Have you registered to vote?

The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration is Tuesday, October 11th.

To register or update your voter registration with your current address and information, you can download and print the form with this link. Mail forms to:
Hamilton County Board of Elections
824 Broadway St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

You may also obtain a registration application, and register to vote, in person at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, any Public Library branch, or the Main Office of any CPS School.

Not sure if you’re registered? Check here to see if you’re registered and/or to make sure you’re registered at your current address

Questions? Call the Hamilton County Board of Elections at 513-632-7000.

 

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Campout Rescheduled

The NAM Campout is re-scheduled for October 8th!
Our poll showed a clear preference for this date, so we are moving ahead!
Once again, we’ll be at the Morgan’s Riverside Campground.  Sites are reserved for NAM families and become available at 12pm.  Register at the camp store when you arrive, and they’ll direct you to our sites.  The fee is $7 per adult camper/$6 per child camper/$25 per family max.  We’ll serve dinner, smores, and light breakfast.  Please bring your tent and sleeping bag, as well as a potluck dish to share, snacks, and your own drinks/cups/water bottles.
It’s a great campsite with a lot to offer! We’ll have a canoe trip available, bike trail, as well as a campfire and a night hike. If you’re interested in canoeing on Saturday or Sunday, please email Dave Morrison (davemo@fuse.net), so he can make arrangements.

Click here for more information about the campground.

Questions? Email Dave Morrison at davemo@fuse.net or namfathersgroup@gmail.com


Moms and Margaritas this weekend

Join Elaine Mullins and Angela Dangerfield as they treat you to unlimited margaritas and heavy appetizers. Relax and enjoy some down time with other NAM moms as we celebrate YOU and all that you do to make this school and your children’s lives the best they can be! (Adults only).

When: Saturday, October 1st – 6:00pm
Where: 3811 Spring House Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45217
Cost: $25 per person
Benefits: North Avondale Montessori Foundation Annual Fund

Sign up for this event by donating your $25 here.

To find out more, contact Elaine Mullins at
elaine3811@gmail.com or (513) 253-1095.


Rocket Run FUNdraiser 2016

Kids will participate in a fun run on
Friday, October 7 during the school day. You can participate by making a donation, and sharing the information (and video) with family and friends.

Check out this short video for more details.


Save Box Tops for NAM

Next collection deadline is October 21.
The class with the most Box Tops wins a pizza party!

Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and can be found on hundreds of participating products.  50 Box Tops equals $5 for NAM.  They add up fast.  Last year we earned $1225.10!

Register at the website to earn more money for our school.  As a member you can receive exclusive coupon offers and learn about sweepstakes and bonus store offers.
Turn in Box Tops to your classroom collection bin by October 21. Encourage friends and family to help!


Get Involved

Get involved in your child’s education!  Check out this month’s parent meetings

PTO  – Oct 4 at 6pm in cafeteria

NAM Foundation – Oct 4 at 6pm
in adjacent ELA 2218

Fathers’ Group – Oct 6 at 7pm at Fireside Pizza (773 E. McMillan)


Foundation Needs Your Help

If you would be willing to help with fundraising events, please email foundation@namrockets.org.


Fun with Hops and Vines

Friday, November 4
7:00-9:00 PM

This beer and wine tasting event is a NAM Foundation fundraiser. We need your support!  Please join us at the Kershner’s home (8480 Crestdale, Cincinnati, OH 45236) to enjoy drinks, heavy appetizers, and conversation in celebration of our wonderful NAM community.

Donations: $40 per couple, $20 for single
Reserve your spot today by emailing Foundation@namrockets.org
First come, first serve up to 50 people. (Adults only).
For more information contact:
Missi Kershner (missikershner@gmail.com) or
Kami Hill (kamihill724@gmail.com).


Walnut Hills Shadowing Opportunities

Registration for the Walnut Hills High School Shadowing program will open on their website October 1, 2016. Shadowing details are available on the shadowing website.

–There will be 370 openings
–The openings will likely fill up before the end of the second registration day (10/2/2016)
–Once the 370 spots are filled, there will be a wait list upon request until they meet their limit. (No exceptions)
–Shadowing will take place Monday thru Thursday during school hours during the months of November, January and February
–Registration can only be done through their website, under the parent section
–The Shadow email (walnut@cps-k12.org) and voice-mail (513-363-8698) will be monitored a few days a week during the months of October-February. You cannot register here.

For additional information, please contact Walnut Hills directly.
For information on tours, click here.


Clark Montessori Shadowing

Currently, Clark’s shadowing days are full, but they are accepting names on their waiting list. They plan to open more dates for shadowing, so if you would like to be included, please call 513-363-7100 to add your child’s name to the list.

TOUR DATES
There are also several tour dates listed below which do not require sign ups.
Each tour is from 8:30am-10:00am.

October 13th
October 27th
November 16th
November 17th
December 1

Click here for more general information about Clark Montessori High School.


Still Time to Sign Up For Dance

-Ages 3-12 years old for boys and girls
-See schedule at MLCo.org/nams)

Offering: Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre!

-Students get to perform in the Spring Recital and school assembly!
-CONVENIENCE & COST EFFECTIVENESS: we provide supervision between school and when your child’s dance class begins.
-ALSO NEW THIS YEAR: we’re offering school holiday camps for in-service days, random school holidays, and snow closings. They will be at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 5 minutes away from NAMS. Check mlco.org/classes for info!

To register, head to mlco.org/nams


Have you Registered to Vote

The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration is Tuesday, October 11th

To register or update your voter registration with your current address and information, you can download and print the form with this link. Mail forms to:
Hamilton County Board of Elections
824 Broadway St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

You may also obtain a registration application, and register to vote, in person at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, any Public Libary branch, or the Main Office of any CPS School.

Not sure if you’re registered? Check here to see if you’re registered and/or to make sure you’re registered at your current address

Questions? Call the Hamilton County Board of Elections at 513-632-7000.

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Parent-Teacher Conference Tonight

September 22, 4-7pm – Please contact your child’s teacher to make an appointment


Movie Night

Friday, September 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm

Hey, NAM parents! Last call to sign up to help for this Friday’s movie night. We *really* need parent chaperones in the gym during the movie. If you are available, please come spend 2 hours at NAM Friday evening to aid in this fundraiser. We really need your help. Otherwise, we may need to postpone.
Movie: Big Hero 6
Time: 6:30
Cost: $5.00/child
Refreshments: $.50 each

To volunteer, sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aaaaf22a46-movie

Questions?  Contact Kevin Seck at bluduck444@yahoo.com or Page Seck at pageseck@yahoo.com.


6th Grade D.C Trip Registration

CURRENT SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS It’s time to register for the DC trip!

Informational meeting will be TOMORROW,
FRIDAY SEPT 23 at 7:45am
in NAMS cafetorium.

(If you are unable to come to this meeting there will be two others in the coming weeks. You only need to come to one. See website for details).

Please go to NAMS 6th Grade DC Trip website for more information regarding the trip.

Questions? Contact Missi at dcnams@gmail.com


NAM Garden Club

Campus Clean-up Day (with the Dad’s Group)

When: Saturday, September 24
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Various locations around the campus, including the greenhouse and amphitheater.
Needs: Garden equipment, pick-up trucks, seeds or plants appropriate for fall planting.

Please join us any time you might be available between 9 and 12 on Saturday. We’re looking forward to beautifying the campus, working in the greenhouse and doing some fall planting. (Many of our students need community service hours so feel free to bring them along).


Camping Trip to be Rescheduled

The Fathers Group would love to include as many families as possible in the NAM Family Campout. We are asking for your help in finding the best weekend to reschedule the big event. The campgrounds are available on October 8-9 and October 15-16.
Click here to vote on your preferred date.

Questions? Email Dave Morrison at davemo@fuse.net or namfathersgroup@gmail.com


Moms and Margaritas!

Join Elaine Mullins and Angela Dangerfield as they treat you to unlimited margaritas and heavy appetizers. Relax and enjoy some down time with other NAM moms as we celebrate YOU and all that you do to make this school and your children’s lives the best they can be!

When: Saturday, October 1st – 6:00pm
Where: 3811 Spring House Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45217
Cost: $25 per person
Benefits: North Avondale Montessori Foundation Annual Fund

Sign up for this event by donating your $25 here.

To find out more, contact Elaine Mullins at
elaine3811@gmail.com or (513) 253-1095.


Rocket Run Fundraiser 2016

Kids will participate in a fun run on Friday, October 7 during the school day. You can participate by making a donation, and sharing the information (and video) with family and friends.

Check out this short video for details.


Fun with Hops and Vines

Save the date: Friday November 4th

Beer and wine tasting fundraiser event.  More details to follow…


Room Parent Signup

We are still in need of room parents for the following classrooms:
Connolly, Mason, A. Wagner, Burckard-Dewey, DiMarco, Flaspohler, Goss, Milligan, Shockley-Matthews, Smith, C. Wagner, Davis-Dewey, McClellan.

NAM PTO will help you get started and provide guidance along the way. For more information or to volunteer to be a Room Parent, contact Erin Kelley, NAM Room Parent Coordinator, at ebavougian@yahoo.com or click here to sign up.


Walnut Hills Shadowing

Registration for the Walnut Hills High School Shadowing program will open on their website October 1, 2016. Shadowing details are available on the shadowing website.

–There will be 370 openings
–The openings will likely fill up before the end of the second registration day (10/2/2016)
–Once the 370 spots are filled, there will be a wait list upon request until they meet their limit. (No exceptions)
–Shadowing will take place Monday thru Thursday during school hours during the months of November, January and February
–Registration can only be done through their website, under the parent section
–The Shadow email (walnut@cps-k12.org) and voice-mail (513-363-8698) will be monitored a few days a week during the months of October-February. You cannot register here.

For additional information, please contact Walnut Hills directly.


MAMLuft&Co. Dance

There’s still time to sign up for afterschool dance at NAMS!!!

-Ages 3-12 years old for boys and girls
-See schedule at MLCo.org/nams

Offering: Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre!

-Students get to perform in the Spring Recital and school assembly!
-CONVENIENCE & COST EFFECTIVENESS: we provide supervision between school and when your child’s dance class begins.
-ALSO NEW THIS YEAR: we’re offering school holiday camps for in-service days, random school holidays, and snow closings. They will be at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 5 minutes away from NAMS. Check mlco.org/classes for info!

To register, head to mlco.org/nams

Also available this year, an after school Tap Dance class for Boys only.

When: Weds 3:45-4:15pm

Learn new skills with your friends and build new friendships!
We will focus on building rhythm, coordination, confidence, showmanship, and tap style.
As with all of our NAMS classes, students get to perform in the Spring Recital and school assembly!
CONVENIENCE & COST EFFECTIVENESS: we provide supervision between school and when Boys Tap begins.
Interested? Contact us first (dance@mamluftcodance.org). We’ll give you the OK to register once we have enough interest!