This Week: Summer 2017

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Montessoaring Moment

On June 2, the NNM community celebrated our 41 graduates as they took to the stage to receive their diplomas. Although graduation is the completion of a long journey, it also marks the start of another adventure; high school in the fall and infinite possibilities beyond. Regardless of where their education takes them, we wish NNM’s Class of 2017 well and know that they will continue to soar. The graduates created a video thanking all of the teachers and staff who made their experience at Near North so exceptional. Cheers grads!

To the rest of our students, we wish you an exciting summer and look forward to seeing you in September for another great school year!

Important Dates for Next Year:

  • First Day Of School: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 22 – Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Winter Break: Friday, December 22, 2017 – Monday, January 8, 2018
  • Spring Break: Monday, March 26 – Friday, March 30, 2018
  • 8th Grade Graduation: Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Last Day of School: Friday, June 8, 2018

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Drive

The Teacher/Staff Appreciation Fund is off and running! Each year, parents have the opportunity to show their gratitude to NNM teachers and staff through this fund, the proceeds of which are pooled together and distributed in July. Meaningful gifts of any size are appreciated. You can participate by giving online, mailing your check to the school or stopping by the Development Office.

Annual Fund Donor Roll

Thank you to all of the NNM parents who have given to the Annual Fund to date. We hope you will take a moment to review the Donor Roll to ensure your name is listed correctly, as this is published in the Head of School Report that will be distributed this summer.
There is still time if you have not yet donated to the Annual Fund. You can make your gift online, mail it to the school or drop it off in the Development Office. Every gift truly makes a difference and brings us closer to our goal of 100% parent participation (currently 83%).

Lost and Found

All unclaimed items in the lost and found will be donated to Goodwill on the morning of Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Tuesdays at the Triangle
May 23-August 29 | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Summer entertainment at the Polish Triangle is here!  Come spend Tuesday evenings at the Polish Triangle and enjoy music, dance and poetry in a quintessential urban setting.Click here for the full schedule.

NNM Pride Parade

This year’s Chicago Pride Parade is on Sunday, June 25th. Join the fun with other NNM parents, students, faculty and staff and allies on our fourth annual march. For more information, to register, volunteer or purchase Pride t-shirts, click here.

2017-2018 Room Parent Volunteers

It’s already time to think about next year’s classrooms! If you’re interested in signing up to be a room parent, please complete the online form. Any questions can be sent to both Taryn LaFlamme ( and Christine Ellett (

Farmessori Volunteers

Volunteer farmhands are needed at the Farmessori this Summer! From June 20 – August 18, opportunities are available for students ages 9-14, as well as families with younger children. For more information visit the Farm-to-Table website here.

Sandwich Shoppe

Sandwich Shoppe is officially closed for the year. Money earned is donated to community partners, the NNM Financial Aid Program or re-invested as decided by the students. Click here to see where this year’s earnings went. Thank you for supporting this great work!

Summer Camp

Camp begins on Mon. June 19. Check the summer website for more information.