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posted Oct 19, 2020, 8:02 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Welcome Back! Info for Families

posted Sep 23, 2020, 6:03 PM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Sep 23, 2020, 6:09 PM ]

Dear Kittredge Community,


As principal of the Kittredge Elementary School it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at our beloved school. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every student feel welcomed, connected and a part of our Kittredge family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in their academic abilities by the year end. Our teachers use research- based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth and improvement. 


I acknowledge that we are starting off the year with a different set of challenges that are far from any other school experience. While COVID-19 has shifted learning practice to the hybrid model, our staff remains steadfast in our continued commitment to academic excellence, innovative practices, school safety, and providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities. We are working hard to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. Our focus continues to center around the safety of our students, staff, and families.  


Your child’s elementary experience at Kittredge School will be filled with many opportunities to expand their knowledge, develop new interests, discover new skills, build new friendships, and have fun. Students will be exposed to several different approaches to learning such as listening, reading, writing, speaking, hands-on learning, and critical thinking. 


The beginning of the year can be an exciting, celebratory time, but I can imagine you have many questions surrounding our reopening. More than ever, we aim to be in an effective partnership with families as we both work to make each day a positive experience for our students. 


I am honored to serve as the principal of Kittredge Elementary School. It is truly a privilege to be part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. 


Sincerely,


Richard Cushing

Principal 


New Student Registration Information

posted Jun 24, 2020, 6:11 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. 

Spring 2020 MCAS Testing Dates

posted Jan 21, 2020, 10:00 AM by Hillary Stasonis

This year's MCAS testing take place on April 1, 3, 7, 9, 14, and 16th; and again on April 30, May 1, 5-8, and 14-15th. Please see chart below for details on each grade and session. 

English Language Arts - April

Grade Day Date Test
3rd Tuesday April 7 ELA Session 1
3rd Thursday April 9 ELA Session 2
4th Wednesday April 1 ELA Session 1
4th Friday April 3 ELA Session 2
4th Tuesday April 14 ELA Session 1
4th Thursday April 16 ELA Session 2
Math & STE - May

Grade Day Date Test
3rd Tuesday May 5 Math Session 1
3rd Wednesday May 6 Math Session 2
4th Thursday May 7 Math Session 1
4th Friday May 8 Math Session 2
5th Thursday April 30 Math Session 1
5th Friday May 1 Math Session 2
5th Thursday May 14 STE Session 1
5th Friday May 15 STE Session 2

Beyond the Classroom

posted Dec 18, 2019, 7:46 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

Kittredge in the News: "School Composting Program Sees Quick Success"

posted Dec 4, 2019, 8:15 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Kittredge, Thomson, and North Andover Middle School have been engaged in a composting initiative that has already cut food waste and lessened the town’s trash hauls. Recently this program was featured in an article in the North Andover Citizen, read more here: https://northandover.wickedlocal.com/news/20191202/waste-not-north-andover-school-composting-program-sees-quick-success

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, 7:54 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.


Kittredge's UOD Dates:

Date School Time Program 
10/23/19Kittredge School10:00am- 12:00pmLearning Disabilities (5th grade)
10/30/19Kittredge School9:00 am- 11:00 amChronic Medical (3rd Grade)
11/13/19Kittredge School9:00 am- 11:00 amDeafness Program (3rd Grade)
12/11/18Kittredge School9:00 am – 11:00 amSnow Day (3rd Grade)
1/8/20Kittredge School10:00 am- 12:00 pmAutism (5th Grade)
1/29/20Kittredge School10:00 am- 12:00 pmPhysical Disability (4th Grade)
2/12/20Kittredge School10:00 am- 12:00 amIntellectual Disability (4th Grade)

New Family Coffee

posted Sep 23, 2019, 8:04 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Join us on September 24th at 9:00am in the Kittredge library! Hear from the PTO, Principal Cushing and Mrs. Barnett and Mrs. Murphy. 

1st Grade Orientation August 29th 1:30pm

posted Aug 21, 2019, 8:15 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Incoming 1st grade students are invited to tour their new school, visit their classroom and meet their teacher.

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