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Volunteer for Understanding Our Differences Dec 6th & 13th

posted Nov 28, 2018, 9:58 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 4:05 PM by Greg Landry ]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on December 6th for the 5th Grade program on Learning Disabilities AND on December 13th for the 3rd Grade program on Deafness and Hard of Hearing.
  • Program runs 8:45-10:30am 
  • Your child does NOT need to be in the class to volunteer, anyone can! 
  • There is a 20-minute online training session for all volunteers.  
  • Volunteers must have a current CORI on file with the elementary schools. Here is a link to the CORI form: http://nak12.net/CORI 
Understanding Our Differences (UOD) is program that teaches 3-5th graders to develop understanding and respect for fellow students with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities as well as chronic medical conditions.  

New Registrations

posted Jul 10, 2017, 7:28 AM by Greg Landry   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 11:10 AM ]

New Registrations 10am-1pm Monday-Friday

After pre-registering online, please visit the front office will all the necessary documents for registration. Please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns: 978-794-0124 or email Donna Fleming, our school secretary, at flemingd@nak12.com. Thank you.

NAPS Curriculum Brochures

posted Sep 25, 2016, 3:51 PM by Greg Landry   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 11:10 AM ]

Linked below are the NAPS curriculum brochures for each elementary grade level. Teachers may refer to them at our Open House Nights on September 25 & 26. We expect some of this information to be updated at the district level as we continue to introduce new programs in writing, phonics and mathematics. 

Positive Home-School Communication

posted Sep 20, 2016, 9:34 AM by Greg Landry   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

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:

  1. Contact your child's teacher first. Depending on what was shared at home, the teacher will often be able to provide another side of a story that brings about understanding. If a student is having a hard time with content or peers, our teachers are famous for making adjustments to their instruction or management to help students in any way they can.
  2. Contact the principal next. Often, the issue could be a larger one that extends beyond a child's particular classroom. It might be a concern about behavior, communication, curriculum, playground conditions or a number of other bigger issues. The principal can email, talk on the phone or certainly meet in person to share our thoughts on the matter in order to help with the problem.
  3. Consider the next level. If there ever is an issue that cannot be solved at the school level and needs to be brought to the superintendent level, it should be done in collaboration. Over time, there have been problems that required input from the system's leadership and these matters have been worked on together. Attempts to solve a problem should be made at the school level before it's brought to the superintendent or school committee level.

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!

Wake Up for TV

posted Jan 23, 2016, 8:10 AM by Michael Grant   [ updated Jan 23, 2016, 8:19 AM ]

Atkinson Wake Up for TV from Greg Landry on Vimeo. 

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