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School Committee Community Chat - Feb 10 @ 2:30pm

posted Jan 11, 2021, 11:36 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The School Committee will have another Community Chat on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm. February 10 is a Collaborative Day, so the timing of the Community Chat provides an opportunity for us to hear from students, as well as family and community members. Individuals are always welcome to communicate with elected officials via email as listed on the website.

SC Community Chat
Wednesday, February 102:30 – 3:30pm

Opportunity to Serve on the School Committee School Capacity Planning Subcommittee

posted Nov 27, 2020, 6:39 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, 7:10 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#

Franklin Policies and Procedures Guide

posted Sep 22, 2020, 6:18 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Please find the Franklin Schools Policies and Procedures document which will provide information for our first day of in-person learning on Thursday, September 24, 2020.  

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

New Student Registration Information

posted Jun 24, 2020, 6:10 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Are you new to North Andover, and need to register your child for the 2020-2021 school year? 

Please visit the Student Registration page and register online. Following the online registration, required documentation can delivered to North Andover Public Schools Central Office at 566 Main Street.

Central Office will be open for new registrations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00-12:00. Please have only one family member come in unless they require another person for translation purposes. Please wear a mask when you enter the building. 

FREE BlocksCAD Summer Programs to NAPS Students Grades 3-8

posted Jun 10, 2020, 5:54 PM by Joe Clarke

Attention Students in Grades 3-8! Free Summer Program!

Are you looking for an engaging STEAM summer program that uses computational thinking, spatial reasoning, and math skills? Learn how to design awesome 3D objects using BlocksCAD, a software program where you can create 3D models with block-based coding.

Check out the flyer found here for more information or at the following address: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1axeFdlaBtT5SXnmQKa5LSsMhkG0sNmgD/view

North Andover Public Schools has partnered with BlocksCAD Educational Technology

Company and Mindprint Learning to offer a FREE virtual summer session to NAPS students!

Students in these free sessions will complete the Mindprint Learning online screener which identifies learning strengths and needs which will be used to maximize their learning outcomes with BlocksCAD.

Sessions will be offered based upon interest. 

Currently, there is availability the weeks of July 6th, July 13 and throughout August. 

Times will be either 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00, and/or 4:30-6:30.

You can pre-register here or at the following address: https://bit.ly/BlocksCADSummer2020NAPS 

More information about this study can be found on the parent/guardian permission form.

Spring 2020 MCAS Testing Dates

posted Jan 21, 2020, 9:41 AM by Hillary Stasonis

This year's MCAS testing take place on April 7th and 8th; and again on May 12, 13, 14, and 15th. Please see chart below for details on each grade and session. 

English Language Arts - April

Grade Day Date Test
3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesday April 7 ELA Session 1
3rd, 4th, 5th Wednesday April 8 ELA Session 2
Math & STE - May

Grade Day Date Test
3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesday May 12 Math Session 1
3rd, 4th, 5th Wednesday May 13 Math Session 2
5th Thursday May 14 STE Session 1
5th Friday May 15 STE Session 2

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

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)

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