CLASP Session 2

CLASP 2017-2018 SESSION 2

Children Learning After School Program

CLASP is a program of after school activity classes offered at NISSITISSIT. These classes offer students a great opportunity to learn something new while also having supervised fun after school. Session 2 will begin the week of November 13.

PLEASE NOTE DATES. MEETING TIME IS 2:30-3:45 UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. Classes will meet once a week for a total of 6 weeks. There is no class on half days. Students should be picked up promptly following the class ending time. The cost per course is $30 unless otherwise noted. **MAKERSPACE IS $35

Checks should be made payable to NISSITISSIT/CLASP. There are need- based scholarships available. Please fill out the registration form, detach and return to the school office along with your registration fee by November 9.  Registrations are done on a first come, first serve basis. CONSIDER YOUR CHILD REGISTERED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED.




Ms. Domings              

Room 323     

2:30-3:45 P.M.

Mondays 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8

Students in the Art Club will work on a variety of projects such as collage, painting and drawing. We will experiment with many different art materials. If you enjoy being creative, this is the activity for you!


MAKERSPACE      Mr. Worth                

 Room 310             2:30-3:45 P.M.

Mondays 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8

Have you wanted to tinker, explore and create new things? Want to learn how to 3-D Print? Students will be exposed to a range of hands on projects using Littlebits, Makey Makey, Sphero, squishy circuits, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi and more!  LIMIT 15 STUDENTS   **This course is $35 to include a materials fee.**



Mrs. Volpe      


2:30-3:45 P.M.

Mondays 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8

Learn or improve upon cursive handwriting. This will be a fun and interactive program using both traditional techniques and computer programs. Students will develop fast note taking skills, and a signature they can be proud of. Beginners Calligraphy will teach students this beautiful form of writing.





Mrs. Mariano                

Room 208

 **2:30-3:15 P.M.

Mondays & Wednesdays 11/13, 11/15, 11/27, 11/29, 12/4, 12/6, 12/11, 12/13, 12/18, 12/20, 1/3, 1/8

Need a quiet place to do your homework right after school? Do you want some assistance with difficult assignments? Come to homework help two days per week broken into shorter sessions and get that homework done. **Please note time.






Ms. Thomas


2:30-3:45 P.M.

Tuesdays 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2

Come join us for weekly Lego challenges! Work alone or as a team to create themed items, cars, towers etc! Build from your imagination too!


NAIL PAINTING 101   Mrs. Blood                    

Teachers Room      2:30-3:45 P.M.

Tuesdays 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2

Come hang out with some friends and learn the basics of painting your nails! Lots of colors to choose from and decals too! Feel free to bring your own polishes or nail accessories if you wish!


YU GI OH      Mrs. Dziekpor       

Room  318      2:30-3:45 P.M.

Tuesdays 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2

Yu Gi Oh was a big hit the first session! Come join the fun with team battles, partner battles and learning new strategies. We are open to Pokémon players to expand as well. Come see what it’s all about! All levels welcome.



Mrs. Volpe       

Library      2:30-3:45 P.M.

Tuesdays 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2

Latin and Greek root words permeate our language and apply to all subjects, including Math and Science. Students will work in teams and on computers in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Students’ familiarity with the most commonly used Latin/Greek root words improves ability to decipher new vocabulary and helps with tests and reading comprehension.





Mr. Worth

Room 310

2:30-3:45 P.M.

Thursdays  11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/4

We have our own Girls Who Code club! Using resources from Mr. Worth will help girls from NMS work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code. LIMIT 15 GIRLS


Snow Day Extended Learning


The district leadership team has been exploring the possibility of initiating a pilot of Extended Learning opportunities for students as an alternative to making up all snow days at the end of the school year.  This past week Superintendent Landers informed the school committee of the formation of a district-wide work group to put together a proposal to present for a pilot of this initiative.  

The district is seeking to form a committee comprised of representation from the following groups: School Committee, a parent representative from each of the three towns, faculty members from each of the three levels (elementary, middle, high), a support staff member and one or more members of the district leadership team.  The meetings to review the research already completed by the leadership team and to put together a proposal for our district pilot to present to the school committee will be held on the following dates and times:

Monday, November 6, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm at the NMRSD high school

Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm at the NMRSD high school

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm at the NMRSD high school

The presentation to the school committee is tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 4th. Winter and spring dates will be determined by the committee as needed after the presentation to the school committee in December.  

If you are interested in being a part of this Snow Day Extended Learning Pilot Committee, please email Becky Janda, principal of Spaulding Memorial School, who will be chairing this committee at by this Thursday, November 2.  


Halloween at NMS

Halloween is Tuesday, October 31. At NMS, students should not wear costumes, face paint or masks to school. We are encouraging students to wear black, purple and orange. Also, please discourage your student from packing all their trick or treat candy for lunch on Wednesday!

This year, as part of a health project, we are also participating in Operation Gratitude.  Students can donate some of their excess Halloween candy in a bin in the front lobby between November 1-8.  Your extra treats can help put smiles on the faces of our deployed Service Members and First Responders! This is a great opportunity for students to give back and say thank you.



NMRHS Open House

Dear Eighth Grade Families,

Like many families with an eighth grade student, you are probably starting to think about choosing a high school for your daughter or son. This can feel like a daunting experience for a family, and I hope to make the process easier by inviting you and your child to North Middlesex Regional High School’s open house on Thursday November 2, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This evening will provide your family with the information you need to begin thinking about your child’s high school experience. NM supports every student with a strong academic program, a dynamic range of electives, and a supportive staff who will work with your child every step of the way.

There will be a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m. in our Performing Arts Center, followed by an opportunity for families to tour our new, state of the art facility, speak to subject specialists from all departments, and have the opportunity to speak to our current high school students.

To find out more about NM, please visit our Facebook page @NorthMiddlesexRegionalHighSchool, updated daily with information and pictures from our amazing school. The weekly publication NM Knows also provides families with a look into the creative and academic world within our walls. Finally, please feel free to reach out to me, the administrative team, or guidance if you have any questions about how we can help you child achieve his or her dreams and ambitions.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you on November 2nd.


Isaac Taylor


Guitars are here!

Our new guitars are here, somewhat tuned, and ready for our students!  Our 7th graders had the first opportunity to get their hands on these instruments and so far are having a blast!  Their fingers may hurt, their brain may be tired, but these students won’t give up on learning a new instrument!  Enjoy the pictures of some of our students playing!