ABECC Announcements

Teaching/Class Assignments

posted Sep 13, 2020, 6:10 PM by Hillary Stasonis

Kindergarten teaching assignments have gone out. Preschool teaching/class assignments will be going out tomorrow September 14th. Thank you all for your patience during these difficult times! We are very excited to see the children!

Kindergarten Screenings - Letter to Families

posted Jul 23, 2020, 10:20 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Dear Future Bulldog Families,

We’re looking forward to having in-person kindergarten screenings starting on July 27th and running through August 6th.  If you haven’t yet signed up for a screening slot, we encourage you to do so here.  Although our screenings will look slightly different this year, we are very excited that we will be offering them in-person.  Please note the purpose of the screening is to identify any significant learning differences.  This is not an entrance exam; all children who are 5 years old by August 31st are welcome to kindergarten.

Your child will be screened by one of North Andover’s kindergarten teachers in a one to one setting.  Weather permitting, we will be administering the screening outside the Anne Bradstreet Early Childhood Center school building under tents.  In the event of inclement weather, we will move each individual screening into separate classrooms. One adult will accompany your student to the front of the ABECC to check in.  We ask that you then wait in your vehicle for the screening and we will call you when the screening is completed.

Screening Expectations

  • Please complete this parent checklist prior to the screening.  You can either bring a hard copy with you to the screening or email a copy to Tiffany Goddard: goddardt@northandoverpublicschools.com

  • Nurses will be available during the screenings to answer any health related questions.  Please see a letter from the nurses here.

  • The screening should take no more than 30 minutes.  

  • To minimize contact, teachers will not be available to check-in following the screening.  Should you have any questions, you may reach out to Tiffany Goddard using the email above. 

Important Safety Notices/Procedures: 

  • Before and after each day of screenings, all spaces utilized will be thoroughly cleaned as recommended by the local Department of Public Health. 

  • We’re working to minimize contact.  We ask that one adult attend the screening with the student being screened.  Please do not bring other family members. We ask that you wait in your vehicle and we will call you when your child’s screening is complete.

  • When attending the screening, we ask that you and your child wear a mask.  We understand that some students will have difficulty wearing a mask for the duration of the screening, but we need to try.

  • Parents will be required to answer a series of health questions daily before students leave the home from a google form provided

  • All materials will be sanitized between screenings.

Please do not hesitate to be in contact with any questions or concerns.

Tiffany Goddard, Principal

Sign up for Kindergarten Screening

posted Jun 16, 2020, 7:59 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 6:43 AM ]

July 27 - 30 and August 3 - 6 

There will be 4 slots every half hour (8 am—3 pm with a lunch break from 12—12:30) the weeks of 7/27-7/30 and 8/3-8/6.  

Signup for a time slot here!

Kindergarten Registration Changes during School Closure

posted Apr 29, 2020, 9:03 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated May 28, 2020, 7:54 PM by Michael Grant ]

There are two changes to registration for the 2020-2021 School Year: 
  • Registration Paperwork: Families can either email or use traditional mail for their registration paperwork, including a picture of their birth certificates and address verification:

    Stacey Cupka
    District Office
    566 Main Street, North Andover MA 01845

  • Kindergarten Screenings: These will be rescheduled from May 21st and 22nd. More information will be shared once we have it available.

Postponing Kindergarten Info Night

posted Mar 24, 2020, 8:35 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Dear future ABECC Families - 

We hope you’re doing well and staying safe. We will be postponing the 2020-2021 school year kindergarten information night due to the current concerns about COVID-19. We do not yet have a rescheduled date but will post it as soon as that is scheduled. If you have any questions, please reach out to our principal, Tiffany Goddard at: goddardt@northandoverpublicschools.com

Take Care, 
The ABECC Team

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

posted Jan 10, 2020, 4:39 PM by Hillary Stasonis

Registration for the UPCOMING school year will open on February 1st. Please visit the Kindergarten Information page for more details.

Beyond the Classroom

posted Dec 18, 2019, 7:45 AM by Hillary Stasonis

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

Please join us for ABECC Family STEM Night 10/23 & 10/24

posted Oct 16, 2019, 7:52 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 7:52 AM ]

This MASS STEM WEEK event will be a community building opportunity to introduce ABECC students and their families to STEM resources.  Families will rotate through stations together and fill out a "passport" as they complete activities including counting the math way, making a Rekenrek, using a Code and Go Robot mice, building with magnetic tiles and trying out a green screen.

Date: Wednesday 10/23/19  and Thursday 10/24/19 
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE, thanks to a grant from the Northeast STEM Network

Registration Required: http://bit.ly/ABECC2019STEMnight
We want to make sure we have enough resources for ABECC students and their families, thus registration is required. Please sign up for one night as the program will be the same on both nights. 

Upcoming Events: Literacy Development & K-5 Math Help

posted Oct 7, 2019, 9:52 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Oct 7, 2019, 9:53 AM ]

Join us for two upcoming events for parents: "K-5 Math: Models and Strategies" on October 28th and "Raising a Reader" on November 5th
K-5 Math: Models and Strategies
October 28th - 9am and 7pm
NAPS Central Office, 566 Main Street, North Andover

Are you struggling to support your student with the “new math”? Do you feel like they are speaking a different language? You are not alone!

Please join Kara Larcome and Jen Hudak, North Andover STEM Director and Math Coach, to experience the “new math.” Learn about Eureka Math and the Massachusetts Mathematics Standards so that you and your student can have a common understanding!

Registration Required: http://bit.ly/K5Math2019
We want to make sure we have enough resources thus registration is required. Please sign up for one time as the program will be the same for both sessions.

Raising a Reader: Strategies for supporting reading at home
November 5th - 9am and 7pm
NAPS Central Office, 566 Main Street, North Andover

Come meet Kristen Ando, Anne Joyce and Jaclyn Taylor, North Andover's curriculum coordinator and elementary literacy coaches, to learn about ways you can help develop your child's literacy skills and promote a love of reading.

Library Volunteer Information

posted Sep 23, 2019, 7:03 AM by Hillary Stasonis

A message from our school's librarian, Mrs. Fisher! 

The ABECC Library Needs Your Help! The ABECC School Library is looking for Volunteers to help us with Student Library Time. Volunteer duties include: Checking in and Checking out Books, Re-shelving, Helping students find interesting reading materials, and having fun with us while we use Computers, STEM Toys, and Coding Tools. Library classes are held every day from 9:00 am to 11:15 am, and run through the end of the school year.

Volunteer Requirements

All adults who are interested in volunteering in the classroom must Complete a CORI form and bring it to the office with your license. Once your CORI is cleared you will be all set to volunteer! CORI Form:http://nak12.net/CORI

Each class runs for 45 minutes, and I am looking to have at least 2 Volunteers per class. Library Volunteers work a little differently than Classroom Volunteers, so you are not limited by only signing up your child's class. Many of our Library Volunteers sign up for a specific time frame, rather than a specific class. This allows all classes to have a quality experience during Library with adequate volunteer coverage.

The Library Sign-Up can be found at the following link: http://bit.ly/ABECCLibraryVolunteers19

Note: You do not need to create an account to Sign-Up using this site. Just enter your information so I know which spots are filled!

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