December Updates
Dear Wonderful Families,

We are in the home stretch of the holidays and there is still so much activity happening in our World! Our NAEYC validators LOVED our program as we knew they would and we are always so grateful for the caliber of education and nurturing that goes on here. I thank our stellar staff for their hard work daily and our families for sharing their wonderful children with us!!

Our Giving Tree gifts were delivered this week and the Front Door Agency and the Greater Nashua Humane Society were aghast at the generosity of our families. They thanked us and we pass that gratitude right on to you. What fabulous families support our “World!” Again, Thank you!!

As we will only have one day of school next week due to the day Christmas falls on, (This is an exceptional year we will be back to the norm with only 2 days closed.) we will have an abbreviated Coordinates that will come out on Monday.

Have a great weekend,
Kathy and Lisa for all of us
President and Head of School  
Thank you to donor,
 Troy Wilson , who made a donation in honor of his son and current student, Max !
This donation will be matched by Integra Biosciences to double the support of our scholarship fund. Thank you all!!
Join us by giving  40 for World Academy’s 40th Anniversary! This year,  the World Academy Alumni Association is celebrating the 40th year anniversary of the founding of World Academy by participating in a donation drive! Since 1980, the school has educated and nurtured over 20,000 students, and we would like to honor that accomplishment by paying tribute to the students, teachers, alumni and special memories from our “World!”

We are aiming to celebrate this incredible 40-year legacy by attaining 40 gifts in honor of the 40 years of excellence.  Please consider donating a gift of any amount to the WA Alumni Association by the end of Tuesday, January 7, 2020 (the first week of the 40th anniversary year!) . All gifts designated to the  “40 for 40” will go directly to the WA Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund to support a quality World Academy education to even more deserving students. Please consider this tax-deductible donation in honor of your wise investment in your child’s education as it will allow us to offer more quality, deserving students a chance to have a positive impact on your child’s “World!”.  

Gifts can be donations of any denomination given in honor of a special current student, alumni, special teacher and/or special memory. If your company will match your donation, you will be doubling the good your gift will bring! We are grateful to announce that some of the companies that have shared our ‘World’ over the years have also offered to match individual donations as well. Please see the different levels of donations below and let us know how we can support your matching funds.

All  “40 for 40”  donors and honorees, unless designation of anonymous is preferred, will receive personal recognition in our special edition of  Coordinates that will highlight this banner year at World Academy. We thank you so much for the opportunity to celebrate our World Academy’s 40th Anniversary in this impactful way and to share our pride in the joy of what happens in our “World” every day!

The World Academy Alumni Association
in cooperation with the Administrative Leadership Team of World Academy

Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Upcoming Important Date Reminders
  • There will be no Dance, Karate or Drama for the weeks of December 23rd and December 30th.
  • Monday, December 23rd
  • All classes as usual!
  • Tuesday, December 24th-Friday, December 27th 
  • World Academy CLOSED In Observance of Christmas 
  • Monday, December 30th and Tuesday, December 31st
  • Vacation Program for Elementary/Middle School - No Classes 
  • Infants through EK in session as normal
  • Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
  • World Academy CLOSED In Observance of New Year's Day
  • Thursday, January 2nd
  • K-8 Classes resume
Re-registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be coming up in January!! Watch for updates in Coordinates for important details to secure your child's space for the next school year!
Kudos and Updates
Kudos to our students as they are being sought after by many high schools including Lawrence Academy. Many thanks to Jason Swepson from the Admissions Department at Lawrence Academy for stopping by for a tour this morning. He shared that he was so impressed with our Eighth Grade students who visited and interviewed in the fall that he wanted to come by and touch base with them today as we would LOVE to have them attend Lawrence Academy!! He wanted to see the wonderful school that got them this far!! Way to go, World Academy students!!!!.  
A few weeks ago some money was found on our campus. If you lost some (LOL!) please notify the Business Office at It will be necessary to describe the exact denominations. Thank you!
Spelling Bee Results
This morning, Grades 1-8 held their Annual Spelling Bees to determine a winner to send to the World Academy Spelling Bee Finals, which were held this afternoon in the Gymnasium. After several hard-fought rounds, Seventh Grader Hrushikesh Sankar, was able to correctly spell the words "bantam" and "carborane" to best Eighth Grader, Londyn Lamonakis, in the final round. Hrushikesh will now move on to the New Hampshire State Spelling Bee which will be held in Plymouth, NH on March 7, 2020. Best of luck to Hrushikesh, and congratulations to all spellers! Well done! Kudos to our grade level winners who are listed below. The words they spelled correctly to win their grade are listed in parentheses as well.
  • Grade 1: Maya Greenblatt (Mars)
  • Grade 2: Matthew Plerhoples (brought)
  • Grade 3: Misha Greenblatt (drastic)
  • Grade 4: Sam Krasnof (generation)
  • Grade 5: Kiran Klein (staggered)
  • Grade 6: Misha Shtern (rookie)
  • Grade 7: Hrushikesh Sankar (satsuma)
  • Grade 8: Londyn Lamonakis (centuries)
Kudos to Advisory Board member, Harry Cheema, and his family on the grand opening of their newest Mr. Mac's in Westford, MA! Mrs. Tucker and Miss Jamie went to support their students this past weekend.
This past weekend, five of our Fifth Graders attended BA Four 2019, a World Cubing Association competition in South Berwick, ME. They did a great job! Click here for results from this competition. Check out these pictures of Oliver Bradshaw, Alex Haight, Ronen Shpindler, Bill Zhang, and Eddie Zhan with their cubes!
Congratulations to Mason Bacotti, Michael Bacotti Jr, and Cody Woodworth on their great job competing in the 2019 National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships at Yahara Hills Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin. Even with the wind chill in the teens, Michael and Cody ran personal records (which only 40 of the 300+ runners did)! Mason’s team finish 10th best in the country for Boys 8 and under, and Michael and Cody's team (ages 9-10 boys) finished 13th! Amazing job!!
Master Builders for Grades 5 & 6
Master Builders Session 3 for Grades 5 and 6 will be starting up next month!  Click here to sign up!
Check out our Second Graders beginning their in-class Robotics session this week!
NorthStar Nation
Our NorthStars Girls and Boys Basketball Teams won their games on Monday against Deering and yesterday against Sanborn! The NorthStars are on a roll! Our Litchfield make-up game was canceled again until January due to snow.

Both teams will be in the Holiday Tournaments next week!
Many thanks to Coach C. for getting them into these tournaments and giving them the extra experience they need to ace the rest of the season!! Gooo, NorthStars!!! The Girls will be playing at Nashua Catholic from Friday the 27th to Sunday the 29th. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children and seniors and $8.00 per family PER DAY. Click here for the Girls' bracket

The Boys will be playing at Milford Middle School from Thursday, Dec 26th through Saturday the 28th. There will be abbreviated play rules. Admission is $2.00 per adult, $1.00 per students and senior citizens with a $5.00 family max EACH DAY!  Please join us in cheering our awesome teams on!  Click here for the Boys' bracket
Seen Around Our 'World'
We love to know what our students and families are up to outside of school! If you have something you would like to share, please don't hesitate to share it with us! Click here to email us your photos with details for us to post! We especially love to hear (and brag!) about student accomplishments outside of school! We love sharing ALL about each of our students!
Some more great shots from our Holiday Concert! Thank you to our School President, Kathy Nelson and the Music Director, Laurie D. Collins for all you do for our wonderful 'World'!
We had our December Recognition and Awards Assembly this week, where the K-8 students were treated to a performance by Mrs. Spaulding's Kindergarten class on Responsibility. We recognized the K-3 students who showed this character trait and presented the NorthStar Awards to Lucas Felings and Ethan Salu. Mr. Kilgour recognized our History Bee top three, and Mr. Hughes congratulated our Grades 3 and 4 Master Builders and our two Robotics teams who have qualified for the Nationals! For those who missed it, the entire concert was live-streamed on our Facebook page and can be viewed by clicking here!
Dr. Dias along with two of our Middle School Science teachers, Mrs. St. Lawrence and Mrs. Rubino, spent time at Nashua High North learning about their hydroponics and aquaponics systems. A special thank you to Andrew Morin from the ReGenerative Roots Association for his time in helping us develop our own sustainable garden initiative at World Academy.  
Mrs. Iannone's Third Grade artists have been working hard on their snowy watercolor masterpieces! The students are learning about creating spaces in
a landscape piece and have had plenty of inspiration from the recent weather!
Thank you to Miri Shpindler and Sarit Itenberg who joined the Third Grade last week to talk about Hanukkah!
While learning about natural disasters, Mrs. St. Lawrence's Fifth Graders made Earthquake Emergency Kits.
Our Entrance Hall transformed into a Wax Museum full of inspirational characters this week! Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Chiccarelli's Second Graders presented their biography projects to the school community by becoming statues that come to life to tell a mini first-person narrative. The students did a great job!
Our Middle School students in the Dynamic Strength and Conditioning elective have been working hard this term during this awesome fitness class!
Miss Jill and Miss Saskia's Preschool Threes had a busy week! Students enjoyed playing outside in the snow, making snow angels, building a Christmas tree with craft sticks, pom-poms and a paper tube and working on their cutting skills.
In the Grades 1-3 Afterschool, students have been checking out the Arctic and Antarctic. This week they learned how blubber keeps animals warm and how hot it gets in a penguin huddle. 
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