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School Committee Community Chat - April 28th @ 9:00 am

posted Mar 2, 2021, 1:24 PM by Hillary Stasonis

The School Committee will have another Community Chat on April 28 from 9 to 10:00 am

Join with Google Meet:
Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 413-561-7866‬ PIN: ‪676 776 103‬#

School Committee Community Chat - Feb 10 @ 2:30pm

posted Jan 11, 2021, 11:35 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The School Committee will have another Community Chat on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm. February 10 is a Collaborative Day, so the timing of the Community Chat provides an opportunity for us to hear from students, as well as family and community members. Individuals are always welcome to communicate with elected officials via email as listed on the website.

SC Community Chat
Wednesday, February 102:30 – 3:30pm

Opportunity to Serve on the School Committee School Capacity Planning Subcommittee

posted Nov 27, 2020, 6:38 AM by Hillary Stasonis

This subcommittee will look at the school buildings across the district to consider the best configurations for capacity to best promote teaching and learning for the students of North Andover.

The subcommittee will review the space study to be commissioned by the Superintendent and Town Manager.  The subcommittee will develop options and engage the public to gather input, vet and respond to plans.  The subcommittee will bring its recommendations to the School Committee for a vote by June 2021. 

This work is concurrent with the MSBA funding proposal for the middle school.  The work of this subcommittee will parallel and inform the work of the Facilities Master Plan II Committee.  With Town Meeting approval in May 2022, it is anticipated the town will commission a school building plan to begin work on the first of a series of projects in FY23 to be overseen by the School Building Committee. 

The subcommittee will consist of the subcommittee Chair, the Assistant Superintendent for Facilities, faculty/staff, parents and community members who represent a cross section of the stakeholders with a focus on elementary and middle school interests.The School Committee Chair will serve on the subcommittee ex officio.

Those who wish to serve on the subcommittee can submit a letter of interest to the subcommittee chair, Holly Vietzke-Lynch with their availability, background and reason they wish to serve.

School Committee Community Chat

posted Nov 10, 2020, 7:09 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Friday, November 13, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

While we cannot welcome the public to School Committee meetings, we do want to be accessible for two-way conversation. Please join School Committee members for a live virtual meeting via Google Meet or by phone - +1 405-293-3514‬ PIN: ‪661 085 929‬#

Atkinson Family Guide

posted Sep 21, 2020, 4:03 PM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Sep 22, 2020, 5:24 AM ]

Please find the Atkinson Family Guide which will provide information for our first day of in-person learning on Thursday, September 24, 2020.  

We are excited to see all our All-Stars in the building this week! Thank you for your continued partnership

New Student Registration Information

posted Jun 24, 2020, 6:10 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Are you new to North Andover, and need to register your child for the 2020-2021 school year? 

Please visit the Student Registration page and register online. Following the online registration, required documentation can delivered to North Andover Public Schools Central Office at 566 Main Street.

Central Office will be open for new registrations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00-12:00. Please have only one family member come in unless they require another person for translation purposes. Please wear a mask when you enter the building. 

Spring 2020 MCAS Dates

posted Jan 10, 2020, 12:41 PM by Hillary Stasonis

English Language Arts - April 14 and 16 (make-ups done by April 30) 
Math - May 12 and 14 (make-ups done by May 22) 
Science - May 18 and 19 (make-ups by May 22) 

Beyond the Classroom

posted Dec 18, 2019, 7:40 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 7:44 AM ]

With the three school cancellations in December, we have used up our traditional “snow days” for this year. Our last day of school will be Friday, June 19. For any future snow days, we will be using our Beyond the Classroom assignments.

With Beyond the Classroom, students will complete an assignment at home in lieu of making up the cancelled day in June. (As you might remember, in 2017-18 our students didn’t finish the school year until June 27th!)

So, what happens when school is cancelled again?
If school needs to be cancelled again this school year, it will be announced through the usual channels: on the District Homepage, on Dr. Gilligan's Twitter account, and via phone calls and emails home. In these messages, students and guardians will be directed to the Beyond the Classroom website to find their assignments: Assignments will NOT be due the day students return to school. Instead, students will have at least 1 week to complete the assignment.

Have more questions or need more information? 
Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Beyond the Classroom website

Keep Our Community Warm this Winter!

posted Dec 9, 2019, 8:53 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Dec 9, 2019, 8:53 AM ]

Do you have any winter boots, snow pants, winter jackets, and waterproof gloves that you no longer use? If so, please consider donating to Atkinson. We will be accepting appropriate snow clothing for all grades all December.

Atkinson's First Annual Community Potluck Night - Nov 20th

posted Nov 5, 2019, 5:22 PM by Hillary Stasonis
We are so proud of our diversity here at Atkinson Elementary. We are from countless varied backgrounds, we speak over 40 languages, and yet we all come together to support our All-Star learners and this wonderful school community. Please join us for an evening celebrating our diverse family backgrounds and our shared community goals.

When: Wednesday November 20th at 6:00 pm
Where: Atkinson Elementary
Who: All Atkinson students, families, and staff
What to bring: 
  • A dish from your family's background (or just one you enjoy as a family) to share.
  • A serving utensil
  • A recipe card to display that clearly lists ingredients for allergy concerns
Activities will include: 
  • Potluck dinner
  • Story time featuring books from other cultures/in different languages
  • Music and Dancing from around the world
  • Mapping our diversity
How to RSVP: If you are interested in attending please use the following link to let us know how many people will be attending with you and what you will be able to contribute. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

→ Atkinson Community Potluck Sign-Up

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