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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
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.
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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.
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.