10-06-2016 NAM Weekly News

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



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!

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.


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.

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.