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Below, are the curriculum brochures for each grade level. Teachers may refer to them at our Open House Nights on September 26 & 27. We expect some of this information to be updated at the district level as we introduce new programs in writing, phonics and mathematics.
Atkinson RAISE Letter Pics
We had an amazing afternoon today with our final fire drill (Bravo, kids!...90 seconds to evacuate and account for everyone :) and we formed two more RAISE letters on the playground for a picture. Please ask your kids about the experience. It was an exercise in teamwork as we had to set up and shuffle our way around the playground while the fire department set their ladder truck over us for the best angle. Dr. Price and Mr. Gilligan were with us, along with a good number of North Andover's finest firefighters. Thanks to all who participated! Please see the pictures above.
K-2 Family Math Night
Atkinson's annual K-2 Family math night was on Wednesday, May 4 from 6-7pm in the cafeteria. Thanks to all who joined us for the hour filled with fun, hands-on math games and activities. Math+You=Fun
2016 Variety Show
What a show! Big thanks to the students and families for making this event such a success! Without the preparation and attention to detail, our audiences would have not had such a wonderful experience. There were dancers, singers, a guitar player, comedian, gymnasts, martial artists, pianists and actresses on stage who made us smile. It's a big risk for these youngsters. Every single student achieved through his/her effort and we are so proud of them for having the guts to stand in front of hundreds to perform. Staff and students are already counting the days until next year's show!
Celtics and Sal's Teaming Up at Atkinson
Please check out the pictures and video taken during our recent RAISE Assembly in the gym. The Celtics reached out to Atkinson for help with a public service announcement on texting and driving. A number of our 4th grade students came together write the script and to star in the filming of the PSA. The Celtics wrapped it all up with an unbelievable get-together with Avery Bradley, Sal Lupoli and Lucky, the Celtics mascot. Thanks to all involved!! CELTICS "NO DREXTING" PSA
100th Day Service Project K-5
RAISE Reps organized another service drive to help local families. We collected non-perishable foods (hot chocolate, soup, salad dressing, tuna, cooking oil, pasta, sauce) and/or personal care items (toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, chapstick) for local families in need. Each grade level was challenged to collect 100 different things to donate to a local service organization and no surprise, each grade doubled their goal. In total, we collected almost 1200 items to donate to The People's Pantry and Lazarus House. Thank you all so much for your help with this! Our families always set such a great example of the value of SERVICE!
Handbook A copy of the new Elementary School Handbook is posted on this page below. The elementary handbook has a great deal of information that I hope you’ll find useful. In the handbook, you will find entries on attendance, birthdays, food safety, homework, health, PTO and our code of conduct that is directly linked to RAISE. Some handbook items apply only to adults while others should be read or shared with your child. It should take no more than 30-minutes to review the entire handbook. As we work to make fewer copies and to promote the use of our school website, I encourage you to download the handbook from the link below, although hard copies of the handbook will be available in the Atkinson office and/or can be sent home at your request. Our goal is to have all children and families aware of our school procedures and policies. As the practices and policies around school conduct are updated this year to link to our work with Responsive Classroom training, we will certainly let you know. Thank you all for your time and support!
Atkinson staff takes pride in responding to parent/guardian concerns in a timely and respectful manner. When a school problem arises that relates to your child, the following process should be followed:
Social media can be an efficient and effective communication tool, however, we ask that you please consider the potentially detrimental effect a particular post could have on students, parents/guardians, staff and/or the school community. Thank you very much for reflecting on this process and for supporting the school in so many ways throughout the year!
New Supply ListsThanks for providing anything you can from this list below. It really helps out in the classroom.
Thank you for printing out and completing the dismissal form for the first day of school or whenever a long-term change happens. It is very important that your child (and we) know how he/she is being dismissed each day. We have 3 patrols for dismissal: cafeteria (car pickup, Kids Stop, Parker/Main St. walkers), playground exit (Mass. Ave. walkers), gymnasium (bus riders). If you cannot print out the form, it is imperative that you write a note for your child's teacher informing her of the plan for dismissal. Or, you are welcome to visit the front office for any other time when your child's dismissal plan changes. Thank you very much for your attention with this form.
September 23 RAISE Rally, NA Spirit Day (Wear Red and Black)
September 26 Open House Night for K-2
September 27 Open House for grades 3-5
September 28 Early Release 1:45pm
September 30 PTO Glow Run 2.0 Fundraiser for Technology
October 3 Rosh Hashanah
October 4 Enrichment: Roots of American Music (K-2 9-9:45, 3-5 10-10:45)
October 7 School Photos-Individuals
October 10 No School-Columbus Day
October 11 Yom Kippur
October 12 Early Release @ 1:45pm
October 14 Understanding Our Differences: Grade 5
October 18 Grade 3 to Plimouth Plantation
October 26 Early Release @ 1:45pm
Atkinson Wake Up for TV from Greg Landry on Vimeo.