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New Registrations

posted Jul 10, 2017, 7:28 AM by Greg Landry   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 4:54 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.

Supplies Lists 2017-18

posted Jul 3, 2017, 6:25 AM by Greg Landry   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 4:18 PM ]

Please see the attached supply lists for September 2017. Know that these lists are only recommendations from the grade level teaching teams. Purchasing these materials is completely optional. Thank you in advance for your consideration in purchasing these school supplies for the classroom. We sincerely appreciate all that you do to support your child and Atkinson Elementary School! 

NAPS Curriculum Brochures

posted Sep 25, 2016, 3:51 PM by Greg Landry   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 4:21 PM ]

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 Sep 2, 2017, 4:22 PM ]

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!

Helpful Atkinson Forms & Information

posted Sep 3, 2016, 6:25 AM by Greg Landry   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 7:48 AM ]

  • Dismissal Form Please complete this form and send it in to the school for the first day. If dismissal plans change during the year, please get an updated copy to the front office. 
  • Car Drop-off and Pick-up Please re-view the document linked on this page for clarification. It highlights our general procedures in the morning and afternoon around cars and children. It is very important that you read and follow the guidelines listed on the linked pages so that we can get students to school on time and safe while avoiding traffic jams on the main roadways. In the afternoon, it is also important to follow the dismissal routes so that students are dismissed in an orderly and safe manner. The system breaks down when we have people take short cuts around the procedures. Thank you very much for your cooperation!
  • Atkinson Specialist Schedule Check out when your child has Art, Music and PE each week. Feel free to print a copy for the refrigerator. :)
  • Atkinson Lunch Times We've adjusted the lunch times for students this year. Within a 45-minute timeframe, students will have a lunch and recess block. Please send in a healthy snack each day even if your child buys a lunch at school. Thank you!
  • New Family Orientation Slides Please review these slides if you are a new family and may have logistical questions about Atkinson Elementary. Feel free to email questions to Mr. Landry, Principal, at landryg@nak12.com. Thank you!
  • Atkinson School Rules Broad rules that capture the our RAISE values.
  • Responsive Classroom Overview Responsive Classroom is an approach we adopted several years ago to support our young learners as they develop relationships and strengthen their readiness to learn. 
  • Responsive Classroom Brochure
  • Medical Records Please make sure your child?s health records are up to date. The State mandates that health forms for any new student be completed prior to entry into the school. Please present your child?s health records to the secretary and nurse as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Fundraisers Thank you so much for your help with our school causes! Because of your purchases, the Atkinson PTO is able to support Enrichment Programs at our school, as well as, provide teachers and staff with supplemental funding to support classroom needs beyond what is covered by the school district. Muchas gracias!
  • Lunch Program Info Elementary school lunches cost $2.50 this school year. Milk only is $.75. Lunch snacks are offered to kids in grades 3-5 for $.75 each. Students are also eligible for free/reduced lunches based on family income. Please send in those forms ASAP. The School Lunch Program will again offer a point of sale (POS) debit system at the Atkinson School this year.  This system eliminates the need to give your child school lunch money on a daily basis, although we try to collect money from home on Mondays.
  • RAISE Magnets for Sale If you'd like to own one of those snazzy RAISE magnets that you see on cars across town, see Mr. Landry. Each magnet is $5 and proceeds go directly to the Building Respectful Community/RAISE committee for use on activities and programs that impact social-emotional learning in North Andover.

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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