ABECC Announcements

Opportunity to Serve on the School Committee School Capacity Planning Subcommittee

posted Nov 27, 2020, 6:37 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.  vietzke-lynchh@northandoverpublicschools.com

School Committee Community Chat

posted Nov 10, 2020, 7:07 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#

ABECC Family Guide 2020-2021

posted Sep 22, 2020, 9:40 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Please find the ABECC Family Guide which will provide information for our first day of in-person learning.  

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

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

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