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My Gift to You: NNM Class of 2017!

Congratulations NNM Class of 2017!!!  There have been many, many memories.  This compilation video of the past two years is my graduation gift to you.  Go out into the world, remember the lessons you’ve learned in your time at NNM

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Raising Feminists

Here’s an interesting article on raising our sons to be feminists.  “We raise our girls to fight stereotypes and pursue their dreams, but we don’t do the same for our boys…As Gloria Steinem says, ‘I’m glad we’ve begun to raise

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Your Bucket List: “Run a Marathon!”

     Have you always wanted to run a marathon?  Maybe you’ve done some 5Ks or 10Ks and are ready for the next challenge…Maybe you’re trying to get in shape for the summer…      Join NNM parent Pat Doyle

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

High School Info for 2017-2018

7th Grade Parents:  You should have received an email from me this week about signing up to receive notifications directly from CPS about the application process for students applying during the 2017-2018 school year.  These notifications will help you stay

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

8th Grade Trip to DC & NYC

Dear parents of 8th Graders: You now have access to my presentation on the upcoming 8th grade trip.  Embedded in the slides you will find itineraries, flight details, hotel details, a packing list and plenty of fun photos from the

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Talking to Your Stressed-Out Teen

This article from NPR has some wise advice about talking to your teen about the aspects in their life that stress them out.  Here are a few important highlights of the article: “When teens are overwhelmed, parents may try to

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

$$$$$ Who’s Paying? $$$$$

There is a recent article in the New York Times about the value of a gap year – taking a year between high school and college to travel, volunteer, do service work, learn a new language, etc.  Embedded in the article

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

The Glass is Half-Full

This is a great article about the importance and value of training your brain to see the positives in any situation. The advice is very simple, but incredibly powerful. “The research that Dr. Fredrickson and others have done demonstrates that

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso