Upper School Newsletter for March 26, 2017

It always takes a few days to brush the dust off during the first week back from March break. I can certainly see that the dusting is complete. We look forward to ending the quarter with Parent-Advisor Conferences. By now, you should have received an email from your child’s advisor with a request to meet March 30. If that date does not work for you, a different time can be arranged that will work with both your schedule and that of the advisor. The goal of these meetings is to review progress and to look forward to the rest of the year in order to end on a positive note. Thank you for taking the time to participate in these conferences. It is extremely important to continue the dialogue about student success through these meetings.

On March 27, spring athletics begin for all students. Except for avid skiers, most of us look forward to the snow melting quickly so teams can get out on the tennis courts and fields. Lewis Field is a godsend as the turf has been plowed for use immediately. Practice schedules can be found here. The format of Schedule Star has changed a bit. Just click on the “events” for each day and practices and games for all teams will appear.

Go Panthers!

John Drisko
Assistant Head of School & Head of the Upper School


KHEN RINPOCHE TO VISIT NYA IS POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 13 OR 14. img_5865

Renowned Tibetan Buddhist Monk Khen Rinpoche will be at NYA to officially present a Mani prayer wheel to the Academy. This traditional Buddhist wheel is filled with thousands of mantras which are the universal mantra of compassion. When the wheel is turned (clockwise), it releases these mantras of compassion into the world. Angmo Stanzin ’16, who was a student of Khen Rinpoche in India, will accompany him for this blessing.  This will take place in the Gym at 10:15. All are welcome to attend.

 

MARCH BREAK READING CHALLENGE WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s March Break Photo Reading Challenge!  There were many fantastic photos, and it was a great deal of fun seeing a bit of what took place over the break for members of the NYA community. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and to Jill O’Connor for organizing this enjoyable challenge. It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s photo…

GARBAGE TO GARDEN: March 28, 2017

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NYA is bringing Garbage to Garden on campus this spring to increase our environmental sustainability. Garbage to Garden provides curbside composting and is “so easy, you won’t even get your hands dirty.” The NYA Executive Council is spearheading the initiative and is planning a Dress Down Day and a speaker from Garbage to Garden. Due to scheduling challenges, this has been postponed to March 28.

EXPERIENCE SUMMER AT NYA

NYA_3x3_summer2016_stickyRegistration for Experience Summer at NYA is now open. NYA offers a host of summer programs for toddlers to age 16. Camps include a variety of sports (tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer), art, theater, dance, circus and more. New offerings this year include Wizard Magic Camp, Mad Science, Girls on the Run, Counselor In Training program (earn Safe Sitter babysitting certificate), and two levels of dance with Brio. Additional information on camps and registration can be found on our website. Early bird prices end on April 15 so register soon!

PROJECT GRADUATION NEEDS YOUR HELP!

clynk-picSince September, we have been collecting and redeeming returnable bottles and cans through the CLYNK system at Hannaford.  In the coming months there is a special opportunity for us to get bonus funds for each bag returned.

From February 17 – April 24, Hannaford wiIl add 50 cents to each dollar of returnables labeled with the ‘NYA PROJECT GRAD’ sticker.

Labeled CLYNK bags are available ( Free!) at the NYA Lower, Middle and Upper School Offices.

Please take a few to your home or office, fill them and return to ANY Hannaford.

Thank you very much for supporting our fundraising efforts this way!
Your help is greatly appreciated,

Joanna See and Martha Barrett
Project Graduation Committee

NYA PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION PRESENTS PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT

owl-and-elmWe look forward to seeing you at the next Parents’ Night Out on Thursday, March 30 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Owl and Elm Village Pub in Yarmouth. The final outing of the year will be at The Dockside Grill in Falmouth on Thursday, April 13.

FOR YOUR PLANNING

3/30/2017 Parents’ Nigh Out, Owl and Elm, Yarmouth  5:00 P.M.
 4/1/2017  Maine Acoustic Festival at Hannaford Hall at USM  4:00 P.M.
4/4/2017 Maine State Math Meet
4/14/2017 Spring Bring A Friend To School Day
4/17/2017 Patriots’ Day:  NO SCHOOL
4/18/2017 Faculty In-Service:  NO SCHOOL
4/21/2017 Choral Concert for grades 6 through 12 at Yarmouth Performing Arts Center 6:30 P.M.

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