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Principal's Message

Busy Fall of Service

posted Dec 12, 2017, 12:54 PM by Greg Landry

The Atkinson PTO families, students and school staff have put in a lot of time this fall delivering on our promises to serve the community. We recently had our first Holidays Night of Giving to support North Andover families who have asked for assistance this season. It was an enormous amount of work for all involved, but so worth it! We appreciate how our PTO has continued to strive to build in community events that support our school while also leaving time for families to spend at home together. This balance is important and seems to be really working well. We've also collected letters and sweets that we sent to the troops after our Halloween trick or treating. The students and families have collected non-perishables for Lazarus House in Lawrence to go along with the apple crisp trays Atkinson staff prepared around Thanksgiving. So much done, so much to still do. I'm so proud of the effort and care Atkinson All-Stars are willing to share. Thanks to so many helpers! #RAISE

Great Energy!

posted Oct 24, 2017, 12:43 PM by Greg Landry   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 12:44 PM ]

We've had some really great experiences lately that involve our students and families, like Glow Run 3.0, our pep rally, NAHS football game, Knights on the Run, our PTO meetings, the fall book fair and "Trunk or Treat," a couple of enrichment shows, safety drills and more. September and October have been very busy, but very fun for the community. Thanks for your support with all of it!

Tweeting Away

posted Sep 19, 2017, 4:36 AM by Greg Landry   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 4:51 AM ]

Thanks so much for signing up to follow me on Twitter! I'm having a great time getting around and capturing some of what makes our school special. Please keep an eye out for your child's classroom and/or grade level tweets. Enjoy they day!

First Day of School

posted Aug 10, 2016, 10:38 AM by Michael Motherway   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 12:45 PM by Greg Landry ]

We're back! Over the summer, some things have changed. We've had a few retirements, a few new hires and a few structural changes to the building. We've also enrolled a good number of new All-Stars. All are very positive things for the growth and evolution of our school.

Mrs. Woundy and Ms. van der Beek have both said goodbye after years of teaching our children; we wish them the best of years to come. Miss Mizia, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Heffernan and Mrs. Cayon all join our staff in different and important roles. Miss Mizia will be teaching kindergartners in KB. Mrs. Murphy will lead students in 5D, our additional 5th grade classroom. Mrs. Heffernan joins us to inspire students artistically in the visual arts studio and Mrs. Cayon has been added to our special education intervention team. Mrs. Beckley has moved into first grade and Mrs. Nunan is back in fifth grade with her team. I am so excited to see all of these teachers (and more) back in action.

The school building has undergone its share of upgrades this summer. New A/C was installed in one classroom upstairs. Floor tiles and carpet squares have been replaced in various spaces. Walls were razed and built in our shared art/music/library spaces. Lighting and electrical upgrades were also made. Walls, floors and railing were painted by the NAPS painting crew. Rick Gorman, from our NA Youth Center, has purchased a new 70" LED TV for our cafeteria so students can enjoy visuals during Landry Lessons, assemblies, at lunchtime and after school. The building really looks glossy again as we open thanks to Mr. Speight and Mr. Hanson, our exceptional custodians. 

School hours are 8:25am-3pm. I hope your children are excited about all they can learn and do together in the months to come. Thanks for all your support along the way! See you all very soon.

Greg Landry, Principal
11th Year at Atkinson

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