• 2/5

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 2/5/2018

    Week of February 5:

     

    Good Evening Trojan Families!

     

    This is Rhonda Curtis, Assistant Principal at North Garner Middle School with some important updates for families.

     

    Parents: Teachers should be sending progress reports home this week. Please be on the look-out for them. Please reach out to your child’s teachers directly if you do not receive your child’s progress reports.  

     

    This Friday, February 9, is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 1:15.

     

    Math Night: Parents: Please join us next Thursday evening to discover the excitement of math with your child!  Family Math Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 15 from 6:30-7:30PM,  will offer an opportunity for you to experience a variety of hands-on math activities with your child in a cooperative and fun environment!  FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED.  We hope to see you there! (Math Night Flyer)

     

    Shining Star Teacher Recognition: Parents and Students: Please take a moment to acknowledge Shining Star Teachers at NGMS via https://tinyurl.com/ShiningStarTeachers. Thank you for your support!   

     

    Congratulations to our Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Teams and Cheerleaders for a great season! Try-outs for Spring Sports begin on February 12th. See Ms. Cole to sign up.  (Athletic Form ;Spanish Version)

     

    2018-19 Course Registration Updates: On January 31 and February 1, our rising 9th grade students had a high school registration assembly with our school counselors. Please ask your child for the green registration form for important dates. All 8th graders received a green form to go home last Friday, February 2 during 7th period. Open house dates for the high schools are listed on the form. (Track 4 High School Registration Timeline Handout)

     

    Save the Date: We will hold a High School Registration Parent Meeting for our rising 9th Graders on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30PM in the auditorium. All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

     

    PTA Spring Fundraiser: We are gearing up for our Spring Fundraiser! Information packets will be sent home on February 16th, and orders will be accepted through March 5th. Students who participate in this fundraiser may become eligible for our SpringBlast reward party! Thank you for supporting this fundraiser. The proceeds will be used to enhance our students’ experiences at North Garner!

     

    We are in the process of preparing to welcome our rising 6th graders for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have a rising 6th grader, or if you know the parents of any rising 6th graders, please let them know that we will hold our NGMS Pride Expo on Thursday, February 22nd at 6PM. All prospective 6th grade families are invited to the Expo.

     

    Marbles Teen Play Corps: Applications open now through March 30. Calling all rising 7th - 10th graders! Do you love playing with younger children? Interested in building leadership skills and working alongside Team Marbles to spark imagination, discovery and learning? Apply to be a part of Marbles Teen Play Corps. Participants playfully engage younger kids in exploring science, art, creativity, fitness fun, and hands-on learning in Marbles exhibits, programs, camps, events and in the community. For more information and to apply, please visit:  http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/marbles-teen-play-corps

     

    2017-18 Yearbooks are on sale! Each hardback yearbook cost $25.  Yearbooks may be ordered online at www.strawbridge.net using Online Code 106182. Books may also be purchased during lunch on Fridays. Please make checks payable to Strawbridge.

     

    As always, thank you so much for your support, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Here’s to a wonderful week!

     

    Upcoming Events:

    2/5- Basketball vs. Daniels (Home Game)

    2/6- FCCLA Club, 3:15

    2/7- GEMS Club, 3:15

    2/8- Astronomy Club, Fossi Club, & Green Team, 3:15

    2/9- Early Release Day, 12:12PM

    2/12- Student Council Meeting, 3:15

    2/13- Spring Pictures & Club Pictures

    2/13- Yearbook Club Meeting, 3:15

    2/14- Beta Club, 3:15

    2/15- MSEN Club Meeting, 3:15

    2/15- Math Night, 6:30-7:30PM

    2/20- FCCLA Club, 3:15

    2/21- GEMS Club, 3:15

    2/22- NGMS Pride Expo, 6-7:30PM

    2/28- Beta Club, 3:15

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  • 1/29

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 1/29/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Week of January 29:

     

    Good Evening Trojan Families!

     

    This is Rhonda Curtis, Assistant Principal at North Garner Middle School with some important updates for families.

     

    We hope all of our children had a great first week back!

     

    Parents: Report cards were sent home last Monday. If you have not yet received your child’s report card, feel free to reach out to us. We want you to be informed about your child’s academic progress.

     

    Math Night: Please mark your calendar for Math Night, Thursday, February 15th from 6:30-7:30, and get ready to have a good time doing and learning about math!

     

    We have three home basketball games remaining. Those games are scheduled for January 29, February 1, and February 5. Students who wish to stay after school to watch a basketball game should report to the cafeteria immediately following the 3:15 dismissal bell.

     

    We are in the process of preparing to welcome our rising 6th graders for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have a rising 6th grader, or if you know the parents of any rising 6th graders, please let the know that we will conduct school tours on January 30 at 1:30 and February 2 at 9:30. Additionally, we will hold our NGMS Pride Expo on Thursday, February 22nd at 6PM. All prospective 6th grade families are invited to the Expo.

     

    2017-18 Yearbooks are on sale! Each hardback yearbook cost $25.  Yearbooks may be ordered online at www.strawbridge.net using Online Code 106182. Books may also be purchased during lunch on Fridays. Please make checks payable to Strawbridge.

     

    As always, thank you so much for your support, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Our schedule has changed. Pride Time is now at the beginning of the day, from 8:30- 9:10, for all students. (https://tinyurl.com/ngmsschedule)

     

    Here’s to a wonderful 3rd quarter!

     

    Upcoming Events:

    1/29- Basketball vs. Ligon (Home Game)

    2/1- Basketball vs. Carnage (Home Game)

    2/1- MSEN Club & Recycled Art Club 3:15

    2/5- Basketball vs. Daniels (Home Game)

    2/6- FCCLA Club, 3:15

    2/7- GEMS Club, 3:15

    2/8- Astronomy Club, Fossi Club, & Green Team, 3:15

    2/9- Early Release Day, 12:12PM

    2/12- Student Council Meeting, 3:15

    2/13- Spring Pictures & Club Pictures

    2/13- Yearbook Club Meeting, 3:15

    2/14- Beta Club, 3:15

    2/15- MSEN Club Meeting, 3:15

    2/15- Math Night, 6:30-7:30PM

    2/20- FCCLA Club, 3:15

    2/20- MPA Rehearsal- 8th Grade Band, 7PM

    2/21- GEMS Club, 3:15

    2/22- NGMS Pride Expo, 6-7:30PM

    2/28- Beta Club, 3:15

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  • 1/22

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 1/22/2018

    Week of January 22:

     

    Good Evening Trojan Families!

     

    We hope all of our children had a wonderful first day back! It was definitely good to see all of the students back in the building, reuniting with their friends, and excited about their new electives.

     

    Parents: We want to let you know that our schedule has changed. Pride Time is now at the beginning of the day, from 8:30- 9:10, for all students. (https://tinyurl.com/ngmsschedule)

     

    2017-18 Yearbooks are on sale! Each hardback yearbook cost $25.  Yearbooks may be ordered online at www.strawbridge.net using Online Code 106182. Books may also be purchased during lunch on Fridays. Please make checks payable to Strawbridge.

     

    We have four home basketball games remaining. Those games are scheduled for January 25, January 29, February 1, and February 5. Students who wish to stay after school to watch a basketball game should report to the cafeteria immediately following the 3:15 dismissal bell.

     

    As always, thank you so much for your support, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Here’s to a wonderful 3rd quarter!

     

    Upcoming Events:

    1/25- Basketball vs. Martin (Home Game)

    1/29- Basketball vs. Ligon (Home Game)

    2/1- Basketball vs. Carnage (Home Game)

    2/5- Basketball vs. Daniels (Home Game)

    2/9- Early Release Day, 12:12PM

    2/13- Spring Pictures & Club Pictures

    2/14- Beta Club, 3:15

    2/15- Math Night, 6:30-7:30PM

    2/20- MPA Rehearsal- Band, 7PM

    2/22- NGMS Pride Expo, 6-7:30PM

    2/28- Beta Club, 3:15

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  • 1/9

    Posted by Denise Stritzel on 1/10/2018

    Phone Message

    January 9th

    Attention Potential Magnet Applicants who are to be rising 9th graders: Garner Magnet High School would like to invite you to their January Magnet Showcase: Trojans and Traditions, next Thursday evening, January 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at their South Garner campus. More information regarding the event can be found on their website: https://www.wcpss.net/garnerhs. They hope to see all potential applicants there.

     

    Students: Your NGMS Admin. Team want to hear from you! If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and helping us improve our school, please join us next Tuesday, January 16th from 9-11 AM.

     

    2017-18 Yearsbooks are on sale! Each hardback yearbook cost $25.00. Yearbooks may be ordered online at http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online using Online Code 106182. Books may also be purchased during lunch on Fridays once we return from break. If paying by check please make checks payable to Strawbridge.

     

    Thank you!

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  • 12/19

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 12/19/2017

    December 19, 2017

     

    Good evening Trojan families. This is Rhonda Curtis, Assistant Principal at North Garner Middle School with a few updates for families!

     

    Early Release Day & Winter Track-Out: Thursday, December 21st is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:45. Students will be tracked out from December 22nd - January 19th. School resumes on January 22nd.  

     

    Holiday Spirit Day: At the request of a few of our 8th grade students, we will have a Holiday Themed Spirit Day this Thursday, December 21st!

     

    Whether your family celebrates Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, winter sports or another special holiday/tradition during the winter break, we are encouraging you to wear some holiday gear!

     

    From ugly sweaters to silly socks and even festive hats or hats celebrating the sports team you'll be rooting for over break, we want to see your holiday spirit!

     

    As always, pajamas ARE NOT allowed and a $1 donation is required if you want to wear a hat. Hat day donations will be accepted in the Trading Post before the school day begins.

     

    Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your holiday gear on Thursday!!!

     

    Spelling Bee:

    We are excited to announce that North Garner Middle is having our Annual Spelling Bee! Our school wide spelling bee is open to all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

     

    In preparation for our school wide bee, we will be having grade level Spelling Bees on Tuesday January 23, 2018. The top students for each grade level bee will advance to the school wide contest. Students who are interested in participating in the grade level or school wide spelling bee must turn in an electronic/email or paper “Intent to Participate”  and “Parental permission form”  to Karen Russell in the media center by this Thursday, December 21. Forms may also be submitted online to krussell@wcpss.net by the end of day on Friday, December 22.  After receiving your “Intent to Participate form” and “Parental Permission” forms, we will send an electronic entry packet, which contains all necessary information, guidelines and study materials. We appreciate your help in making this a successful event for our students!

     

    Lost & Found: Our lost and found bin is full! Please encourage your child to check our lost and found bin near the front of the school for any jackets or other personal items they are missing. We will have to clean out the lost and found bin over break. Items that are left behind will be donated.

     

    Assignment Slips: Student assignments slip for the 2018-19 school year will be distributed to students on Wednesday during homeroom.  Parents can also visit the Wake County Website for assignment information for next school year.  

     

    “Excellence in Everything”

    We strive for excellence in everything.

    Thank you for supporting us in expecting all of our children to

    demonstrate PRIDE in each and everything they do!

     

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/northgarnerms2  

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northgarnerms/

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  • 12/11

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 12/11/2017

    December 11, 2017

     

    Good evening Trojan families. This is Rhonda Curtis, Assistant Principal at North Garner Middle School with a few updates for families!

     

    Interim Reports:

     

    NGMS Winter Warm-up to Support local charity A Note in the Pocket:
    Gently used/ new coats
    New- scarves, gloves,hats, etc
    All donations would be greatly appreciated, drop off will be in guidance or Ms. Jones’ room until Dec.21st - Beta Club

     

    Math Tutoring is available:

     

    Mr. Michaels = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

                               Wednesdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

     

    Ms. Lackey = Tuesdays @ 7:30 - 8:00   (7th Grade)

     

    Ms. Spain= Mondays @ 3:15- 4:15

     

    Mr. Rushing = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

                             Thursdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

     

    Basketball Kicks off This Week!

    Vs. East Garner, Monday, 12/11

    Vs. Dillard, Thursday, 12/14

     

    Girls’ Games begin at 4:00. Boys’ game follow the Girls’ Games. Admission is $5.00. Students who stay after school for home basketball games should report to the cafeteria at dismissal.

     

    Early Release Day & Winter Track-out:

     

    “Excellence in Everything”

    We strive for excellence in everything.

    Thank you for supporting us in expecting all of our children to

    demonstrate PRIDE in each and everything they do!

     

    Follow Us:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/northgarnerms2  

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northgarnerms/

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  • 12/4

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 12/4/2017

    December 4, 2017

     

    Good evening Trojan families. This is Rhonda Curtis, Assistant Principal at North Garner Middle School with a few updates for families!

     

    Band & Chorus Concerts:

    12/4 – Beginning Band Concert – A Demonstration of What is Band? and Great Music!

    12/5 – Holiday Concert – 7th, 8th and Percussion Ensemble- Come out and hear music ranging from a Zombie Tango to Sleigh Ride.

    12/7 – Holiday Concert – Chorus- Get your holiday season started right with NGMS Students singing you into the holiday spirit.

     

    All concerts will begin at 7PM.

     

    NGMS Cares: On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we will collect change during grade level lunches.  The grade level that collects the most change during these days will receive a special privilege on our track out/early release day. Funds will be used to purchase tickets for the Pea Party sponsored by the Garner Education Foundation at Angie’s Restaurant on New Year’s Day. Anyone may purchase a ticket. Our school-wide efforts will be used to purchase tickets for community members.  

     

    Support our Trojan Trading Post:

    By now, we hope you’ve heard about our Trojan Trading Post, a “store” that allows students to exchange their PBIS Pride Cards for rewards.

     

    In December the Trading Post will feature a special section of Body, Books and Bling to allow students to "trade" tickets for items they can give as gifts.

     

    Please consider sending donations of slightly used books, custom jewelry, or unopened smell goods like lotions and body wash for students to “buy”.

     

    If you want to volunteer to help with sorting and pricing, please reach out to Ms. HL at mhodgeslester@wcpss.net. If you want to donate, please either send your items to Mrs. Griggs or leave them in the office for her before 12/6. Items not purchased will be donated to those in need. Thank you!

     

    NGMS Winter Warm-up to Support local charity A Note in the Pocket:
    Gently used/ new coats
    New- scarves, gloves,hats, etc
    All donations would be greatly appreciated, drop off will be in guidance or Ms. Jones’ room until Dec.21st - Beta Club

     

    Math Tutoring is available:

     

    Mr. Michaels = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

                               Wednesdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

     

    Ms. Lackey = Tuesdays @ 7:30 - 8:00   (7th Grade)

     

    Ms. Spain= Mondays @ 3:15- 4:15

     

    Mr. Rushing = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

                             Thursdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

     

    Basketball Kicks off Next Week!

    Vs. East Garner, Monday, 12/11

    Vs. Dillard, Thursday, 12/14

     

    Girls’ Games begin at 4:00. Boys’ game follow the Girls’ Games. Admission is $5.00. Students who stay after school for home basketball games should report to the cafeteria at dismissal.

     

    “Excellence in Everything”

    We strive for excellence in everything.

    Thank you for supporting us in expecting all of our children to

    demonstrate PRIDE in each and everything they do!

     

    Follow Us:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/northgarnerms2  

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northgarnerms/

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  • 11/20

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 11/20/2017

    November 20th

     

    Good evening Trojan families. This is Rhonda Curtis, Assistant Principal at North Garner Middle School with a few updates for families!

     

    Early Release:

    Tomorrow, November 21st will be an early release day.  School will be closed for Thanksgiving November 22nd through 24th.

     

    Band & Chorus Concerts:

    12/4 – Beginning Band Concert – A Demonstration of What is Band? and Great Music!

    12/5 – Holiday Concert – 7th, 8th and Percussion Ensemble, Come out and hear music ranging from a Zombie Tango to Sleigh Ride.

    12/7 – Holiday Concert – Chorus- Get your holiday season started right with NGMS Students singing you into the holiday spirit.

     

    Support our Art Program!

    A former New York buyer and jewelry designer is coming in to help some of our art students design their own wearable art. If you have any sequined, chiffon, satin, lace, or embellished fabric or clothing that you don't need anymore, please consider donating it. We’ll take extra material from a craft project, Halloween costume, or even bedazzled jeans that don't fit anymore. Either remnants or the entire piece of clothing will work. It's a win, win! you clean out some of your old stuff and the kids will use it for their projects.

     

    Support our Trojan Trading Post:

    By now, we hope you’ve heard about our Trojan Trading Post, a “store” that allows students to exchange their PBIS Pride Cards for rewards.

     

    In December the Trading Post will feature a special section of Body, Books and Bling to allow students to "trade" tickets for items they can give as gifts.

     

    Please consider sending donations of slightly used books, custom jewelry, or unopened smell goods like lotions and body wash for students to “buy”.

     

    If you want to volunteer to help with sorting and pricing, please reach out to Ms. HL at mhodgeslester@wcpss.net.

     

    If you want to donate, please either send your items to Mrs. Griggs before 12/6 or simply drop them off in the main office with a note that they are for Mrs. Griggs.

     

    Items not purchased will be donated to those in need.

    Go clean out those closets! Thank you!

     

    Lice:

    There have been identified cases of head lice in our school.

    Whenever head lice have been identified in a classroom, we ask that parents check their children at home and treat them if necessary. It is important for our families to have accurate and timely information on how to screen for and treat head lice.

    Head lice information may also be found on the Wake County Public School System website:  http://www.wcpss.net/parents/student-health/lice.html

    Please let the school know if you have treated your child for head lice.

    If you need additional information or have questions please contact our school nurse, Susan Mann, at smann@wcpss.net or 919-858-1704.  

    Thank you for your assistance.

    NGMS Winter Warm-up to Support local charity A Note in the Pocket:
    Gently used/ new coats
    New- scarves, gloves,hats, etc
    All donations would be greatly appreciated, drop off will be in guidance or Ms. Jones’ room until Dec.21st - Beta Club

     

    Student Council Sponsored Food Drive: Support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

    Help us keep it real and donate a meal!

    Posters with the Most needed Food Bank items have been posted around the school.Grade level drop off locations are as follows: 6th grade (Room 1415) Beside Mrs. Hunter’s room, 7th grade (Mr. Rushing’s room), and 8th grade (Mrs. Beasley’s room). Donations will be accepted until November 30.

    Math Tutoring is available:

     

    Mr. Michaels = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

                               Wednesdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

     

    Ms. Lackey = Tuesdays @ 7:30 - 8:00   (7th Grade)

     

    Ms. Spain= Mondays @ 3:15- 4:15

     

    Mr. Rushing = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

                             Thursdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

     

    We wish you all a fun and safe Thanksgiving Break.

     

    “Excellence in Everything”

    We strive for excellence in everything.

    Thank you for supporting us in expecting all of our children to

    demonstrate PRIDE in each and everything they do!

     

    Follow Us:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/northgarnerms2  

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northgarnerms/

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  • 11/13

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 11/13/2017

    Phone Message

    November 13th

     

    Good evening Trojan families. This is Greg Butler., Principal at North Garner Middle School with a few updates for families!

     

    NGMS Hat Day to Support Charity Water:

    Friday, November 17th

    Donate $1 to wear your hat all day!

    All participants will be entered into a raffle! The winner will be announced at the end of the day.

     

    NGMS Winter Warm-up to Support local charity A Note in the Pocket:
    Gently used/ new coats
    New- scarves, gloves,hats, etc
    All donations would be greatly appreciated, drop off will be in guidance or Ms. Jones’ room
    Nov.9-Dec.21st
    - Beta Club

     

    Student Council Sponsored Food Drive: Support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

    Help us keep it real and donate a meal!

    Posters with the Most needed Food Bank items have been posted around the school.Grade level drop off locations will be posted on Wednesday.                                                      Donations will be accepted between November 15 & November 30.

     

    Math Tutoring has started:

     

    Mr. Michaels = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

                               Wednesdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

     

    Ms. Lackey = Tuesdays @ 7:30 - 8:00   (7th Grade)

     

    Mr. Rushing = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

                             Thursdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

     

    Spirit Wear: Attached you will find a picture and order form for our new North Garner sweatshirts, all orders are pre-order only. Sweatshirt Designs; Order Form

     

    Early Release:

    Tuesday November 21st will be an early release day.  School will be closed for Thanksgiving November 22nd through 24th.

     

    “Excellence in Everything”

    We strive for excellence in everything.

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  • 11/6

    Posted by Syretta Spears on 11/6/2017

    Phone Message

    November 6th

     

    Good evening Trojan families. This is Greg Butler., Principal at North Garner Middle School with a few updates for families!

    This Friday will be a holiday for all staff and students.

     

    Math Tutoring has started:

     

    Mr. Michaels = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

                               Wednesdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (6th Grade)

     

    Ms. Lackey = Tuesdays @ 7:30 - 8:00   (7th Grade)

     

    Mr. Rushing = Mondays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

                             Thursdays @ 3:15 - 4:15    (7th & 8th Grades)

     

     

    Last week of Fall Sports: Our last round of home games for fall sports are scheduled for this week vs. Daniels. The Soccer and Volleyball Games will be played Wednesday, November 8. The Football Game will be played Thursday, November 9. Admission is $5. Students who stay after-school for the football game should report to the cafeteria right after the 3:15 bell.

     

    New Email System: We have transitioned over to a new email system.  We are currently working through the bugs with new system. We have noticed that some emails, including those from Yahoo and Google addresses, are being sent in to junk mail.  We are working with the staff to rectify this situation.  

     

    “Excellence in Everything”

    We strive for excellence in everything.

    Thank you for supporting us in expecting all of our children to

    demonstrate PRIDE in each and everything they do!

     

    Follow Us:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/northgarnerms2  

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northgarnerms/

     

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