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Upcoming Events: Literacy Development & K-5 Math Help

posted Oct 7, 2019, 9:54 AM by Hillary Stasonis

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.

Volunteer for Understanding Our Differences

posted Oct 7, 2019, 7:50 AM by Hillary Stasonis

UOD is a nationally recognized, educational program that teaches elementary school children to develop understanding and respect for fellow students and others with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. UOD is an interactive disability awareness curriculum that North Andover Elementary Schools teach to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Each year, students participate in 2 to 3 sessions introducing various kinds of disabilities. The programs’ goals are to foster respect, acceptance and compassion for people of all abilities as well as increase tolerance and reduce bullying. It reinforces North Andover’s RAISE values.


Franklin's UOD Dates:

Date School Time Program 
11/13/19Franklin School8:45 am- 10:45 amAutism (5th Grade) 
11/14/19Franklin School8:45 am – 10:45 amPhysical Disabilities (4th Grade)
11/15/19Franklin School8:45 am – 10:45 amDeafness (3rd Grade)
1/22/20Franklin School8:45 am – 10:45 amLearning Disabilities (5th Grade)
1/23/20Franklin School8:45 am – 10:45 amIntellectual Disability (4th Grade)
1/24/20Franklin School8:45 am– 10:45 amChronic Medical (3rd Grade)

Spring 2020 MCAS Dates for Franklin!

posted Sep 16, 2019, 7:11 AM by Joe Clarke   [ updated Sep 23, 2019, 6:47 AM by Hillary Stasonis ]

MCAS TESTING SCHEDULE SPRING 2020


DAY

DATE

GRADE

TEST

Tuesday

April 7

3, 4, 5

ELA Session I

Thursday

April 9

3, 4, 5

ELA Session I

Make-Up Dates

Mon - Fri

April 13 - 17

3, 4, 5

ELA Session I, II





DAY

DATE

GRADE

TEST

Tuesday

May 12

3, 4, 5

Mathematics Session I

Wednesday

May 13

3, 4, 5

Mathematics Session II

Thursday

May 14

5

STE Session I

Friday

May 15

5

STE Session II

Make-Up Dates

Tues - Fri

May 18 - 22

3, 4, 5

Mathematics Session I, II

Tues - Fri

May 18 - 22

5

Science Tech Session I, II

1st Grade Orientation

posted Aug 19, 2019, 5:36 AM by Joe Clarke

Don't forget! 1st grade orientation is Thursday, August 29th at 1:30pm. This is an opportunity for ALL incoming 1st grade students to meet their teacher and classmates, see their classroom, and for parents to get some good info from me! This orientation starts promptly at 1:30 and everyone should report to the Franklin cafe upon arrival. We can't wait to see you there!
Thanks!
Mr. Clarke

New Family Tour!

posted Aug 19, 2019, 5:35 AM by Joe Clarke

Hey Hey Hey Franklin Incomers!
Welcome to the Dragon's Den! We're VERY excited to welcome you into our family. There will be a tour for new families in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and/or 5th grade on Thursday, August 22nd at 11:00 AM. Our guidance counselor Mrs. Kelly will be leading the tour and has a wealth of knowledge about the school! We hope to see you there!
Thanks,
Mr. Clarke

Recommended Summer Reading List 2019 for Students Entering Grades K-5

posted May 28, 2019, 9:26 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jun 24, 2019, 7:47 AM ]

We are shooting for the moon this summer with our reading goals as we team up with the public library for our Summer Reading Theme, “A Universe of Stories!” The books on this list are just suggestions! There are NO specific required titles for kids to read. Feel free to choose appropriate books for your unique reader. When deciding on books, have your child read a page out loud to see if it’s a good fit. If they struggle with more than a few words, it’s probably too difficult and may be a better choice for a read-aloud.

Drop-It-And-Go! April 27th

posted Mar 25, 2019, 10:54 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Donate the things you no longer use! 
Drive up to to NAMS and eager 5th graders will unload the donations from your car, simply drop it and go.

Where: North Andover Middle School, 495 Main Street 
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10AM – 1PM 
  • kitchen items
  • household furnishings
  • soft goods - blankets, towels, sheets 
  • books, dvds, and cds
  • bikes and bike helmets
  • soccer balls, footballs, & basketballs

MCAS Testing Schedule Spring 2019

posted Jan 14, 2019, 9:44 AM by Hillary Stasonis

This year MCAS testing will take place between April 23-26th, between May 14-17th, and again on May 21st and 22nd. Take a look at the chart below for more information. 

English Language Arts - April

Grade Day Date Test
3rd Tuesday April 23 ELA Session 1
3rd Wednesday April 24 ELA Session 2
4th, 5th Thursday April 25 ELA Session 1
4th, 5th Friday April 26 ELA Session 2
Makeup Dates:
3rd, 4th, 5th    ELA Session 1
3rd, 4th, 5th   ELA Session 2
Math & STE - May

Grade Day Date Test
3rd Tuesday May 14 Math Session 1
3rd Wednesday May 15 Math Session 2
4th, 5th Thursday May 15 Math Session 1
4th, 5th Friday May 17 Math Session 2
5th Tuesday May 21 STE Session 1
5th Wednesday May 22 STE Session 2
Makeup Dates:
3rd, 4th, 5th   Math Session 1
3rd, 4th, 5th   Math Session 2
5th   STE Session 1
5th     STE Session 2

Volunteers needed for Understanding Our Differences!

posted Jan 2, 2019, 7:24 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Tues 1/08, Thurs 1/10, Tues 1/15 - 8:30am - 10:00am 

Understanding Our Differences (UOD) is a nationally recognized, educational program that teaches elementary school children to develop understanding and respect for fellow students and others with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for this special program! 
  • Your child does not need to be in the class to volunteer, anyone can!
  • There is a 20 minute online training session for all volunteers. 
  • Volunteers must have a current CORI on file with the elementary schools. Here is a link to the CORI form: http://nak12.net/CORI

Save the Date!

posted Jan 2, 2019, 6:50 AM by Hillary Stasonis

January 30th is Pasta Palooza, a fundraiser for the 5th grade. More info coming soon!

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