November 4, 2022
Dear North Attleborough School Community,
I hope you had a great week. As you can imagine, it was a challenging one in the District, as we navigated the safety threat at NAMS on Tuesday. As difficult as these situations are, I have to say that I am extremely proud of how the community responded. The school’s leadership team and faculty and staff handled themselves professionally and exhibited a tremendous sense of care for our student body. Our families were patient and understanding. And our students were calm and resilient.
Yesterday, NAMS Principal Brianne Kelleher sent out a letter to NAMS families about school safety. It is an important, powerful message that is relevant to all grade levels and all families. I strongly encourage you to take the time to read it - please click here for the link.
I also want to thank the North Attleborough Police Department, who under the leadership of Chief Richard McQuade, were amazing partners in the response. The NAPD demonstrates every day that keeping our students safe is a top priority of theirs - please join me in thanking them if you get a chance.
Finally, our commitment to school safety and security is unwavering, and while we have made great progress in the past two years with additional training and enhancements to our facilities, we have more work to do. We look forward to working with all community stakeholders as we make the North Attleborough Public Schools the safest place to learn.
Leftover Turkey Trot Road Race
Please join me in running or walking in the First Annual Leftover Turkey Trot Road Race on Sunday, November 27 at 11:00 am. The race, sponsored by the Town of North Attleborough, is going to be a great community event and a fun kick-off to the holiday season. Please click here for the flyer, and register soon at runsignup.com.
Christmas is for Kids 2022
The team at Christmas is for Kids is getting ready for another season, and are excited to be able to help the children in our community again. Applications for returning parents are due on November 5, 2022 and new parents by November 26, 2022. Distribution day will be December 15, 2022. Please click here for more information on applying, donating or volunteering.
NAHS Friends of Music Poinsettia Sale
The NAHS Friends of Music is currently running their annual Poinsettia Sale. Please support our town's Fine Arts program and place your order at www.nahsmusic.com before November 6. Plant delivery will take place December 3 - 4. Thank you in advance!
Monday Night Gridiron Club Apparel Store
The Monday Night Gridiron Club is a non-profit organization focused on supporting the North Attleboro High School Red Rocketeers football team. The Gridiron club’s online apparel store is open and accepting holiday orders. The store closes next Friday, November 11, so make sure to get your order in soon. Visit the site at https://myclassgear.com/nahs/
Have a great weekend! Thank you.
John Antonucci, Superintendent