January 31, 2019
Recently Seen at NPS
The NPS Spelling Bee was held last night in the NPS Cafeteria. Wonderfully coordinated this year by Mrs. Melissa O'Neil students from all four grades competed. Brenna Reardon led with the Pledge of Allegiance with Dr. Peter Cummings, Superintendent, as our Spelling Bee Pronouncer. A special thanks to our judges Mrs. Hackett, Mr. Lanz, Mrs. Loiselle and Mrs. Pesante. Congratulations to all those who tried out and competed. This years winner was 7th grader Annie Butler and runner up was 5th grader Ethan Smith. The winners will represent Narragansett in the State-Wide Spelling Bee to be held on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 am at Lincoln Middle School.
Annie Butler with Ms. Marianne Kirby, Principal and Dr. Peter Cummings, Superintendent
Annie Butler and Ethan Smith
Mrs. O'Neil addressing spelling bee participants.
Spelling Bee participants eagerly awaiting their turn.
New Security Check-In
Dear Parents and Guardians, 

All of our schools have recently launched a New School Visitor Management System in an effort to keep security a priority with our students and staff. 

This system now requires anyone visiting or needing to get into the school to present a driver's license which will be scanned at our new check-in kiosk in the front office. You will also be asked to share information such as your name, date, time of check-in, reason for visit, and where you're going. Once all of the information is entered, a screen is completed before a temporary badge is then printed out for you to wear for the duration of your visit.

If you do not have a driver's license on hand at the time of your visit, another form of photo identification will be required. 

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this as we continue to evolve our security measures to ensure the safety of you and your child in our school community. If you have any questions, please reach out to our main office.


Yearbooks
Yearbooks are now on sale with forms available in the office or by ordering online. The deadline to order yearbooks with a personalized cover is March 29, 2019 . If you would like to order online, please see the attached link and enter our Yearbook ID Code #11927119. If purchasing by check please make payable to NPS with your student's name in the memo section. Remember there are only a limited amount of yearbooks available so order yours today.
Upcoming Events
8th Grade
Groundhog Job Shadow
This is a wonderful opportunity for 8th grade students to experience the world of work and be exposed to a career that may hold some interest for them. Follow up projects will take place after their day of shadowing including composition of a proper thank you letter. Teachers will make every effort to visit as many of the students in their work environment as possible. Transportation to and from the job shadow site is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Athletics
Winter Sports
Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Cheerleading
Wrestling
Another successful season was had by our winter sports teams. The boys basketball team is in the third round of playoffs with an away game January 31st against Park View Middle School in Cranston. Our NPS Cheerleaders will be there as well cheering the team on. The wrestling team has three 8th grade students representing the Pier School at Varsity States this weekend at Ponagansett. Schedules can be found through our school website and clicking on the Athletics link, then team schedules and directions. Choose the sport, then Narragansett and it will give you date and time of games. Or just open the RIPCOA link below.


Power School
A good way to keep track of grades and attendance for your child. Power School access codes are available to all students and their parents. If you are sill in need of yours, please call the office and one will be mailed home. If your child needs theirs, they may go to the office or guidance to get theirs.

Second Quarter ended on January 25th and report cards will be sent home on Friday, February 1st.



Reminder : New this year is our Pier School Medical Emergency Form which was sent home with your student or can be downloaded from the link below. This form must be completed and returned to the clinic either taped closed or in a sealed envelope.
Save the Date


January 31st 8th Grade NAEP Testing

February 1st 8th Grade Job Shadow Day
February 5th PTO Meeting 7pm Catarina's
February 12th 8th Grade Parent Night NHS 7pm
February 13th Hoops 4 Heart 2pm Gym
February 15th-18th No School Winter Recess
February 20th School Committee Meeting 7pm
PTO News
NPS PTO Meeting
February 5, 2019 7pm
Catarina's



1. All are welcome. The PTO seeks a treasurer for next year. if interested please join us next Tuesday or please contact Beth at  bpinheiro2640@gmail.com

2.Announcing our new spring book fair, by our local Wakefield Books store. For two days on March 7th & 8th in the NPS library. Also shop at Wakefleld Books on the weekend of March 9th and 10th and NPS will receive a book fair credit. Look for coupon details at the book fair. If you are interested in helping to organize future book fair's please contact Lori at  LJBAXTER826@gmail.com .

3. Don't forget to hand in your Box Tops. February is the final month for collection so clip away and turn them in this month. Anyone interested in taking over the Box Tops program for next year please contact Julie at jess744 @yahoo.com .  



Hello all,

With the Holidays fast approaching we would love to spread the word about AmazonSmile. From July-September we made $7.73. The percentage they donate is .5% and every little bit helps. FYI***This week only until Fri-November 2nd they donate 5% (5x more). 

If you already have an Amazon account its as easy as signing in through   smile.amazon.com . You will then be prompted to select who you are supporting with your purchases. Its as easy as one two three. 
*1 Sign into  smile.amazon.com .
*2 When prompted simply type Narragansett. 
*3 A list will appear for you to select Narragansett Schools PTO and that's it. 
You only have to do that once and every time you think to make any Amazon purchase log in through  smile.amazon.com  and it will already be assigned to the PTO. It's that easy. Please spread the word to your family, friends, teachers, neighbors etc and our next deposit should be something to talk about. Thank you. Marilyn
Narragansett Pier Middle School
ID# 07563


Dear Supporter:

Welcome back to the start of a new school year and to a new year of A+ School Rewards! This year’s A+ Program runs from September 7, 2018 through March 16, 2019.

The Narragansett Pier Middle School, ID# 07563 , has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Stop & Shop! 

PLEASE NOTE
You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.

New Supporters or Existing Supporters Wishing to Make Changes:

·          Beginning August 3, 2018 , visit stopandshop.com  and select SIGN IN at the top right to log into your online account Once logged in, select MY ACCOUNT, MANAGE MY ACCOUNT , then REWARDS & SAVINGS to select your school. 
·          If you do not have an online account, visit stopandshop.com and click REGISTER . Follow the prompts to create your online account. Once logged in, follow the instructions listed above.
·          You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and the School ID # OR, if you need assistance call 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1

To Earn Points:
·      Use your registered Stop & Shop Card each time you shop at any Stop & Shop, and you will earn CASH for our school. You can confirm your school selection by logging into your account.
·        At the end of each month, your points are calculated and converted to CASH rewards. These CASH rewards for our school are updated monthly. You can track our progress when you sign in to your online account. 
·      Our school will receive one CASH rewards check at the end of the program and can use this cash for any of our educational needs.

Also, please encourage your family members and friends to support our school. This could result in more CASH REWARDS and programs to benefit our kids.

Thank you for supporting our school.

Sincerely,

Marianne Kirby
Principal, NPS
The Narragansett Pier Middle School community needs your help to build an outdoor space where the NPS students can be creative, have fun and be more active!

Visit our  website  to learn more about this important project, its progress, and how you can help us achieve our remaining goal of approximately $20,000 to make our Pier Plays facility a reality for our students during the fall of 2018.
Thank you!
The Pier Plays Committee
Cheryl Butler, Chair

 Narragansett Pier School
235 South Pier Road, Narraganset, RI 02882
(401) 792-9430
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