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1st Grade Orientation

posted 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!
Mr. Clarke

New Family Tour!

posted 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!
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:

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!

Thanksgiving Food Drive

posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:13 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 9:48 AM ]

Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive starts this week! Click here for complete details and restrictions.
GRADE 1 - Boxed Breads & Desserts 
GRADE 2 - Cranberry Sauce & Stuffing 
GRADE 3 - Canned Vegetables & Gravy 
GRADE 4 - Bags of Apples & Oranges 
GRADE 5 - 5lb. Bags of Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes or Yams 

Join us at the LYLEF 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner

posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:16 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 8:26 AM ]

The Live Your Learning Educational Fund (LYLEF) was created to support students who lack financial means to take advantage of learning opportunities, both domestic and international. LYLEF opens doors to students, many of whom have not had experiences outside of their own community, who would not be able to participate in these rich educational experiences without financial aid.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. 

Frick Dining Hall - Brooks School 

Tickets: $125 (limited seating) 


  • 5-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Katya Salkever
  • Fine beer pairings by Sam Adams co-founder Jim Koch
  • Service by North Andover Public Schools administrators
  • Silent auction and raffle

To purchase tickets visit:

8th Annual Knights in Training Kid's Run - Saturday October 20th

posted Sep 19, 2018, 9:43 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The North Andover Athletic Association is hosting the 8th Annual Knights on the Run and Knights in Training Kids Run on Saturday, October 20th at NAHS. 

Show your school spirit and get your friends and classmates to join in the fun of the Knights in Training Kid's Run. A special trophy is awarded to the elementary school with the highest participation rate! Last year the THOMSON TIGERS became 2 time champions and proudly claimed the trophy again for 2017. This year they will return to defend their title as reigning champs of…Knights in Training! So get ready -- Atkinson All-Stars, Franklin Dragons, Kittredge Kangaroos, Sargent Sharks, Thomson Tigers, and St. Michael Archangels...Who will bring home the trophy for 2018?

Registration is available online at

The Knights in Training Kid's Run is open to all participants under the age of 12. Plenty of raffle prizes and refreshments for all and great giveaways for Kids Run participants. Come on out on Oct 20th and show your pride in being a Scarlet Knight!

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