This Week: April 24, 2017

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Montessoaring Moments

NNM’s Annual Book Trade was huge success with over 1,500 children’s books collected! The books will be donated to our YMCA community partners serving the Lawndale and Garfield communities. Books will also go to the Women in Prison Project which collects books for incarcerated mothers to read with their children during visits and/or by phone.

Pajama Day
April 25

Head of School for the Day Elah Dresden (12-14) has declared this coming Tuesday, April 25 Pajama Day! All Students may come to school in appropriate pjs.

Optional Meeting for 8th Grade Trips
April 27 | 8:45-9:45am

An optional meeting for parents about the upcoming 8th grade trip to Washington, DC and New York City will be held at 8:45am in the mezzanine. Junior High Director Chris Ambroso will go over itineraries, flight and hotel details, packing lists and behavioral expectations.

April 28 | 6:00pm | Kavi Gupta Gallery (835 W Washington)

Notice anything different at Near North? Our hallways are now a gallery for Artessori!

Come to the Kavi Gupta Gallery, owned by NNM parents Kavi Gupta and Jessica Moss, for a gallery show/auction of all the incredible works our Student/Parent Artists have created over the past several months. Artessori is free to attend but we need a headcount: >>RSVP here

Board of Directors Vote

Voting for the 2017-18 NNM Board of Directors will begin tomorrow. Check your email in the morning for a link to the ballot. Bios for all board nominees can be found here.

Save the Date: Guest Speaker
May 16 | 6:30PM

Sandwich Shoppe IS OPEN Tues, Wed and Thurs this week and will feature a special promotion. Whichever class orders the most daily specials for the week will win a special pizza party!
Check out menus on the student run Sandwich Shoppe site for details about daily specials.

Last week to order Spring Spirit Wear!

Look your best this season with our spring collection of Spirit Wear. Choose from short sleeve t-shirts, shorts, and pullover hoodies in our classic Wildcat or the newly introduced NNM cityscape.

Order Your Yearbooks

Stop by the front desk to reserve your copy of the yearbook for $27. This 76-page color yearbook is a must-have with photos from classrooms, Flex Fridays, athletics, camping trips, class plays and so much more!


April 24-28
  • (9-12) Jeff and Sonja’s class to Nature’s Classroom
April 24
  • (All) Board Meeting at 7:00pm. All parents are invited to attend.
April 26
April 26-28
  • (3rd-6th grade) MAP Assessment
April 27
  • (8th grade) Optional meeting for parents from 8:45am- 9:45am about the upcoming 8th grade trip to Washington, DC and New York City.
  • (All) Sandwich Shoppe ends for the year
  • (9-12) Trish’s class performance at 9:30am and 7:00pm [Little Theatre]
April 28
  • (All) Artessori at 6:00pm [Kavi Gupta Gallery | 835 W Washington] RSVP Here.
May 1-5
  • (3rd-6th grade) 3-6 and 6-9 Bridge Week
  • (9-12) Molly and Trish’s Nature’s Classroom
  • (3rd-6th grade) MAP Assessment
May 2
  • (8th grade) Transition into High School 8:45am in the Community Room
May 3
  • (6-9) Daniel’s class presentation night at 5:30pm
May 4
  • (3-6) Moving up to 6-9 at 8:45am
May 5


Important Dates for Next School Year

  • First Day of School (for returning students) | September 6, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Break | November 22-24, 2017
  • Winter Break | December 22, 2017-January 8, 2018; students return January 9, 2018
  • Spring Break | March 26-30, 2018
  • Graduation | June 1, 2018
  • Last Day of School | June 8, 2018