Lower School Newsletter for June 21, 2018

Happy Summer!

As the summer months begin in earnest, we are beginning the transition from the end of one school year into the beginning of the next here at NYA. We are providing this abbreviated June newsletter to help our families stay informed and to assist in your planning. We will reach out again in July and August with further updates in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.

Wishing you a safe, happy, and enjoyable summer and looking forward to seeing you for the new school year!

Marissa Markonish
Head of Lower and Middle Schools


During the summer, administrative office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. In addition to admission activity, we are preparing for the upcoming school year. We will continue to send information and updates via email throughout the summer. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to call or stop by school.


Final student reports for the 2017–2018 school year were released to families during the second week of June. All student account balances must be paid in full before the school can release student reports. Please contact the Business Office with any questions. Congratulations to all of our students on their successes and hard work throughout the year!


June 15 was the deadline for several forms required for the 2018-2019 school year, including health forms and off-campus travel and athletic participation release forms. All forms and instructions can be found at Returning Family Forms and New Family Forms on our website. If you are a returning family with a child joining NYA for the first time, please be sure to visit the New Family Forms page for that child. You can also reach these forms from the drop-down menu under the ‘Parents’ tab on NYA’s homepage. If you have not yet completed these forms, please do so as soon as possible. We will be unable to complete preparations for your child for the new school year until these forms are complete.  Thank you for your assistance.


You may be just embarking on your summer adventures, but at NYA, the new school year has already begun! With focus turning to the 2018-2019 academic year, it is a good time to check your contact information in our database and make sure what we have is up to date. It’s easy – use the Custodial Parent/Guardian Information Form in Family Web to correct your address, email, and phone numbers, and to select directory and Parent Alert text preferences. Instructions on accessing this form can be found in Technology from the drop-down menu under the ‘Parents’ tab on NYA’s homepage (menu at the top). Information for new families on setting up a Family Web account can also be found here.


The NYA Parents’ Association will once again operate an ice cream booth at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Laura Bergeron is leading this effort, and she is looking for volunteers to help in the booth. It is a great way to stay connected with or meet new friends, teachers, and coaches at NYA during the summer. It is also a lot of fun! Our booth is in the middle of the action – just in front of Curtis Building. Sign up today to help out on July 20 – 22 and get a free ice cream cone! What a great deal!

NYA is also sponsoring the Clam Festival’s Diaper Derby again this summer. We are looking for volunteers to help with this really fun event that takes place on Sunday, July 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Here is a link to the sign-up sheet. We are looking for parents, students, teachers, staff, and friends to help out! Thanks!


Laurie Hegarty has a new order of Seabags in, and she’s happy to deliver! She also has lots of hats, shorts, tees, and pop up chairs. She can accept cash or check to the NYA Parents’ Association. For information or to place an order, contact Laurie (207-420-7171).


In August, we will host a Lower School Family Picnic and Parent Information Session to gather families and teachers together before the start of the school year. The picnic is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (this is a change from the previously announced date). Rising fifth graders and families will be invited to the New Middle and Upper School Student Orientation on Monday, August 27. More information on both events will be forthcoming in July.

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Registration for Experience Summer at NYA is open, and some sessions are full or nearly full. 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, magic, and more!


NYA’s annual Steve Morris Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament typically takes place the second week of June, bringing together past and present friends of NYA. The tournament is in honor of long time, beloved NYA coach and teacher, Steve “Mo” Morris. Steve was at NYA for 30 years until he died of cancer in 2002. Each year, dozens of alums join with our families to recognize Steve. In his honor, a scholarship was established, and it is awarded to a girl and boy in grades 9-12. This year, the tournament will be held in conjunction with a revamped homecoming and reunion weekend, on September 29, 2018 at Falmouth Country Club with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars.


6/15 New and Returning Student Forms Due
8/22 Lower School Family Picnic 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
8/27 New Middle and Upper School Student Orientation, MSCR 9:30-11:30 a.m.
8/27 Middle School Locker Open House, Middle School 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
9/3 Labor Day NO SCHOOL
9/4 First Day of School, Dress Up Day
9/5 Picture Day, Dress Up Day
9/29 Steve Morris Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament


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