ABECC Announcements

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!

ABECC PTO Hosting Playground Meetups this Month!

posted Aug 9, 2019, 6:23 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Both meetups will take place at Reynold's Field, at the intersection of Rea and Johnson Streets.  

August 15th: Kindergarten (see time slots organized by your child's teacher, below) 

August 22nd: Preschool 

The PTO will be collecting extra school supplies for the Giving Tree for some extra supplies for classrooms also. Please feel free to bring something to donate to the playground meet up. See you there! 

AUGUST 15th @ Reynolds Playground:



Heading to First Grade? "Leap into Literacy" Registration is Open Now.

posted May 29, 2019, 6:52 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated May 29, 2019, 6:54 AM ]

Your Kindergartener can experience a fun-filled and highly motivating summer program, which will reinforce balanced literacy and math skills. Help your child leap into First Grade this summer by increasing his/her self-confidence and academic skills.

This class is run in the same format of a typical Kindergarten day so that students can continue with their known routines such as morning meeting, Workboard, and Guided Reading groups. Daily individual assessments will be used to modify the curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student. Teachers will use various teaching methods, including whole group, small group, and individual instruction to work with each child on his/her level. Two experienced teachers will reinforce and expand the knowledge and skills your child gained this year in a low child/teacher ratio environment. Students will review basic Reading, Writing, and Math skills through various themes, which will also incorporate Art, Music, and Movement activities. Students will have many opportunities to strengthen social skills as well.

We will be located at the ABECC We will meet you outside of the main doors each morning. Snack and juice will be provided each day. Class size is limited. Please include a note with your registration if you have questions regarding your child and the directors will contact you.

Registration will open on April 1, 2019 online through Community Programs –  You can visit the EXCEL Programs page, and then click on the orange "Online Portal" button. You may also register in person at the Community Programs office at 566 Main St.

Course Schedule 8:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Daily

Week A: July 9,10, 11 (T, W, Th) Each Child will receive a t-shirt.

Week B: July 16 17, 18 (T, W, Th) All transportation must be

Week C: July 23, 24, 25 (T, W, Th) provided by parents.

Week D: July 30, 31, Aug 1 (T, W, Th)

Time: 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Location: ABECC
Grades: Entering 1st Grade
Cost: $80 per session

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