NEMS-sponsored Raffle at Waite Park Carnival

NEMS PTA is sponsoring a raffle during the Waite Park Carnival on Friday, May 31, 2019.  All proceeds of the raffle benefit students and classrooms at Northeast Middle School.

Tickets will be sold during lunch at NEMS and at the carnival.  Tickets are $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.  You may also purchase tickets in the Waite Park or NEMS school office.

Prizes include $150 in cash, a Nintendo Switch, Powerbeats3 wireless earbuds, kids bikes, and other prize packages.

Volunteers are also needed during the event to sell raffle tickets on May 31.  Please sign-up if you can participate.

Raffle prize image

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Panel Discussion on Athletics in Northeast

Our PTA meeting on Monday, January 14, will come after a panel discussion about athletics in northeast.  The discussion starts at 6:00pm in Room 100 at NEMS.  Enter through door 1 from Hayes St. NE.

Northeast Middle School (NEMS) PTA and Edison Activity Council invite you to attend an important discussion around the current state and future of athletic programming in our community for our elementary and middle school students as they feed into high school teams.

The event is designed to begin a deeper community discussion around competitive athletics at the middle school years, the lack of girls sports programming/interest in our area, how the park board and schools can work together more seamlessly, and how athletics can improve, support and enhance the academic experience for students leading into high school. High level folks from the Minneapolis Park Board and Minneapolis School Board will be in attendance and on the panel to hear community input and explain the history of where we are now and where we can go in the near future.

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Election Day Bake Sale, Tuesday, Nov. 6

Please join us in feeding hungry voters this year and raising some money for NEMS.  This year promises to have large voter turn-out and provides a wonderful opportunity for the PTA to connect with the community. We had a very successful bake sale last year, and we would LOVE to repeat that level of success this year. Money raised will go toward the PTA’s teacher grant fund, and other initiatives to support student learning at NEMS.

If you are interested in contributing homemade baked goods (muffins, brownies, bars,
cookies, quick breads…) you can drop them off at school on Monday or Tuesday morning. If you are able to help staff the bake sale table, you can just bring your baked donation with you at that time.  Please sign up to staff the bake sale and to let us know you’ll be firing up your oven.


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Thank you volunteers!

Thank you to the University of Minnesota Alumni, NEMS community members, NE Lions Club, and the NEMS PTA for volunteering their time and money to beautify the school courtyard.  Volunteers cleaned-up the area, added new plants, spread mulch, and built a fantastic gazebo.  This area will be used by teachers as an expansion of their classroom.

At our October 8th PTA meeting, we’ll be discussing how we can keep up on the maintenance and expand on the original plan.

gazeboNEMS courtyard garden

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New gazebo and courtyard at NEMS

Last spring, the Lions Club donated a gazebo for the NEMS school courtyard.  On Saturday, September 29, the University of Minnesota will be spending a U of M Day of Service to help the Lions and NEMS community build the gazebo, tidy up the courtyard, and assist with planting new flowers. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sign up to volunteer at the U of M site.

Please contact Shelly Hughes ( if you have any questions.

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September PTA Minutes

At the September PTA meeting, Kayla Campanelli, the community education coordinator for NEMS, discussed the options for after school activities. 

Principal Rowe welcomed the NEMS new assistant principal, Andrea Skiba, who has a strong background in academics and teaching. She was an instructional leader for the district.

Principal Rowe also talked about Spark Y will continuing to be part of the 7th grade curriculum. Last year, NEMS entered a collaboration with the University of Minnesota for digital storytelling, which will continue this year. Each 8th grader will develop a digital story on a social justice issue and some of the videos will be shown during the 8th Grade Promotion ceremony.  NEMS is the only middle school in MPS participating in this program with the U of M.  

The PTA also heard about a few grant requests and discussed the budget for the school year.

A build day is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9:00am-3:00pm to construct a gazebo and grounds around it, which was paid for with a grant from the Lion’s. One of NEMS’ engineers will build the gazebo with help from volunteers from University of Minnesota. Volunteers are needed to donate plants or bulbs for surrounding gardens.  To sign up to volunteer, sign up at the U of M Day of Service page.

Click here to read the full minutes.



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PTA Meeting

Join us for our first PTA meeting of the new school year.  This is a great chance to get to know other NEMS parents and to help build community at Northeast Middle School.

Our first meeting is on Monday, September 10, from 6:30-8pm, in the media center.  Enter through the door near the small parking lot between St. Anthony Pkwy and Hayes St. NE.

This month’s agenda includes:

  • A Q&A session with Principal Rowe
  • A Q&A session with the after-school activities coordinator, Kayla Campanelli
  • A discussion about building a gazebo at NEMS
  • Committee updates (spirit wear, fundraising, budget)

If you can’t make it to the meeting, please visit our website to read the meeting minutes.

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NEMS Open House on August 23rd

Classes at Northeast Middle School (NEMS) start on Monday, August 27th, 2018.  Join us for the NEMS Open House on Thursday, August 23, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.  The 12th Annual Eastside BBQ, which celebrates all the MPS in northeast Minneapolis, is held at Edison from 3:30pm to 7:30pm.

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