November 6, 2018
Recently Seen at NPS
Banner Signing
Pumpkin Passes
UNITY DAY October 24th
Seventh Grade Ambassadors, Ava Donadio, Trinity O'Neill and Anya Konopelko.
Unity Day Banner signing during lunches.
8th Grade
Mix-It Up at lunch time.
Upcoming Events
Mariner Marketplace
Come out to NHS Mariner Marketplace Saturday, November 17th, to get a head start on some of your holiday shopping. Always great finds from a variety of vendors along with yummy treats as well.
It's time for Thanksgiving
The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale welcomes Narragansett families to our Thanksgiving celebration and distribution.
Monday, November 19th 10:00am - 5:00pm
1183B Kingstown Road, Peace Dale, RI
Pick up your turkey and all the sides.
Register by November 10th - It's Simple. If you are not already a Johnnycake Center member, visit our offices at 1231 Kingstown Road (2nd floor in rear of building) Tuesday - Friday from 9-4. Just bring ID and proof of residency. (401) 789-1559X10
Christmas from Narragansett Schools

While a time for celebration, the holidays can be stressful for many families who are struggling to make ends meet. Once again, the Narragansett School Department and the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale are partnering to provide gift cards to local families this year.
In Honor of Emily, Narragansett Girl Scouts and Project Undercover are asking for your help to collect as many undergarments as possible for South County's children living in poverty.
The grade that donates the most items will win a Pajama Day & Music at lunch!
Each grade will have a Project Undercover collection box to accept unopened packages of underwear, diapers, onesies and socks for local children in need.
November 1st-November 21st
Or if you would rather make a donation, we will count every $5 donation as 1 package towards your homeroom. Please make checks payable to: GSSNE Troop 80. Thank you.

Athletics
Winter Sports
Boys' & Girls' Basketball
Cheerleading
Wrestling
Tryouts for Winter Sports begin November 13th. Even if you participated in a Fall Sport you must sign up on FamilyID for Winter Sports. In order to be eligible for tryouts the first day remember to register on FamilyID and sign the Assumption of Risk form and have a current physical on file.

T RYOUT SCHEDULE
Girls' Basketball: tryouts start Tuesday, November 13th 2:45 until 4:30
Boys' Basketball: tryouts start Tuesday, November 13th 6th & 7th 4:30 until 6:30; Wednesday November 14th for 8th grade 4:30 until 6:30; November 15th the selected two groups 4:30 until 6:30.
Cheerleading: Tryouts will start Tuesday, November 13th in the cafe from 6:30 until 8:30. Bring a water bottle and comfortable shoes. There will be optional cheerleading workouts November 7th and 9th.
Wrestling: practice starts Monday, November 19th in the gym at 2:45. There are no cuts.

PARENTS & PLAYERS MEETING
N OVEMBER 19th
Girls' Basketball 4:15 - Gym
Wrestling 5:00 - Library
Boys' Basketball - 6:15 - Gym
Cheerleading 7:45 - Cafe
Theater

Dear NPS Parents/ Guardians,

Hello! 

We are looking forward to the upcoming theater season and are excited to announce this years show:  Junie B. Jones Jr.!

 Auditions will be Wednesday November 14th and Friday November 16th.  

Students will need to bring their audition packet (to be handed out at school), and prepared a portion of a song to sing at the audition. Students will also be required to read scenes from the show, also provided in the audition packet. At auditions, nut-free snacks are encouraged, as well as water. At callbacks on Friday, students will read and sing for parts. In addition to this information I would also like to encourage parents/guardians to read through the entire audition packet. Again, this will be handed out at school.

Caroline Connole Sutherland is a senior at Narragansett High School, and her Senior Project is Assistant Directing/Producing this musical. She will be working closely with students to make this show wonderful. We are happy to have her working with us! More information on this can be found on the last page of the audition form.

Please don't hesitate to contact myself of Caroline with any questions.

Warmest Regards,

Narragansett Theater Department
Sarah Kane-  skane@nssk12.org
Caroline Connole Sutherland-  cconnole-sutherland19@nssk12.org

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.

First Quarter closes November 9th.
Report Cards distributed November 16th.



When: November 8th
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Where: NPS Cafeteria
                                 “ Our first wealth is health ” Emerson
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
        Our Community Flu Vaccine Clinic will be held on Thursday, November 8th at the Pier School cafeteria from 4:00-6:30 PM. It is open to everyone. If you have insurance, please bring your card. There is no out of pocket cost for anyone, no money will be collected. Flu mist and Flu vaccine by injection will be available. You can register online at www.schoolflu.com  or when you come to the clinic.
        The R.I. Dept.of Health requires that a report of recent physical and updated immunizations be recorded on each 7th Grade student. If you have not done so, please send in the necessary paperwork as soon as possible. Call me at 792-9430 if you need assistance in obtaining services or have any questions or concerns.
      Please let me know if your child has become ill or contracted a communicable condition (flu, pneumonia, strep throat, lice, pink eye, etc.). This information is confidential and I appreciate your assistance so that I can monitor the rest of the students. 

Thank you,
Peg Fair, R.N., C. S.N.T. 
Reminder : New this year is our Pier School Medical Emergency Form which will be sent home with your student or downloaded from the link below. This form must be completed and returned to the clinic either taped closed or in a sealed envelope.
Important Dates
October November Important Dates

November 7 NPS Parent Conferences
November 8 District Flu Clinic
November 9 1st Quarter Ends
November 12 No School
November 14 NPS Musical Auditions Begin
November 16 Report Cards Distributed
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Recess
PTO News
SAVE THE DATE
What: NPS PTO Meeting
When: December 4 at 7pm
Where: Catarina's Italian Village, 945 Boston Neck Road

We welcome everyone to:
  1. Attend and see what is happening around NPS before the holidays hit.
  2. Find out how the PTO is supporting the students and NPS community.
  3. Come and share your thoughts and ideas.
  4. Decide if and how you wish to get involved.
We look forward to see you. Thank you.
The 2018-2019 NPS PTO
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
Stay Connected to Our School Community!