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  • Celebrate Earth Day Events in North Andover April 30 Join the North Andover Sustainability Committee and Department of Public Works on April 30, 2017 to Celebrate Earth Day!  It’s the Annual Earth Day Town-Wide Clean-Up!
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 11:31 AM by Beverly Zagarri
  • NAPRN EVENT Opioid  Education  Night  for  Parents  and  Students  Tuesday, April 11 6:00  pm -  NAHS Auditorium & Cafeteria
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 5:16 AM by Beverly Zagarri
  • NAPRN Event March 30 at 7:00 pm at NAHS Jeanine Fitzgerald Teaching Self-Regulation to Young Children
    Posted Feb 28, 2017, 5:20 AM by Beverly Zagarri
  • Candidate Forums School Committee Candidate Forum Dates
    Posted Feb 7, 2017, 8:22 AM by Beverly Zagarri
  • Superintendent Snow Day Challenge - March 14, 2017 Superintendent's Challenge
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 2:02 PM by Beverly Zagarri
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Principal's Message

  • April 2017

    Dear Sargent Parents,

    Well, March came in like a lion and went out like…well....another lion:) With March Madness and the Red Sox Opening Day behind us, hopefully some nice spring weather will be here soon. We had a very exciting MARCH. The NAMS music program came “out country” to us to talk to our current fifth graders about music opportunities up at NAMS for them next year. In addition, our grade 5 students visited NAMS and participated in some writing exhibitions. These were a few of the several “transition activities” planned for grade five students to begin to prepare them for their ascent to the middle school. We squeezed our class pictures in around a snow day. Grade 4 classrooms visited Lowell Mills on their annual field trip to learn some history related to immigration and the Industrial Revolution. Fun and interesting stuff as always! Our friends at the North Andover School Enrichment Council (NASEC) outdid themselves again this month sponsoring assemblies entitled Techsploration (grade 5), Zoo New England (grade 2) and Art Quest (grade 4). Always a good time. And last but not least, we had our first ALICE drill. Great job by students and staff alike. High marks were given by both the NAPD and FDNA.

    Finally in March, we had two RAISE Assemblies! In the first, we unveiled our new mascot (The Sargent Shark. Still working on a name:) for the kids while simultaneously celebrating our librarian Ms. Courtney Ahearn receiving  MSLA’s (Massachusetts School Library Association’s) 2017 President’s Award. The President's Award, given annually, honors an MSLA member who in a career of one to five years, has made a significant impact on student learning through a quality school library program. Courtney was recommended as an award because of her contributions to academic and student life at all five North Andover elementary schools last year and this year exclusively at Sargent and Thomson. Courtney uses her unbridled enthusiasm to develop and encourage a love of reading, science, technology and engineering, and art in her students.  Courtney participates in the Hour of Code, teaches additional coding, and co-coordinated last year's North Andover Public Schools Elementary Poetry Contest with K-12 Humanities Coordinator, Lorene Marx. Courtney also has worked closely with the Stevens Memorial Library in the National Readathon and continues strengthening the relationship between the school and public libraries as exemplified by this year's tireless work on the One Author, Once Community initiative…Kudos for Ms. Ahearn. Very impressive for only her second year in the NAPS! The other assembly was a culminating assembly for our annual Read Across America and Beyond Festivities where each classroom's "reading travels" throughout the US and beyond. Additionally, Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivary spoke about the runners from all over the world and shared his thoughts on "Perseverance."

    In APRIL, we keep the good times coming. Grade 3, 4 and 5 begin the next generation MCAS tests. (See below for MCAS testing schedule and details.) The April PTO meeting is 4/5 @ 7:30 PM. Kindergarten Registration is Thursday, 4/6 from 6-7 PM where we get to meet the parents of 2017-2018 Sargent Kindergarteners. It is like the first day of school all over again! Always a lot of fun! Our annual Spring Book Fair is 4/10-4/14 with Thursday 4/13 from 4-8 PM Thursday 4/13 are the Books Fair’s Extended Hours where families can come and shop from 4-8 PM. At around 6-6:45 PMish that evening, local favorite “Vic and Sticks” will be entertaining the kids in the cafe in their own brand of interactive music. Come one, come all. We have two Early Releases: April 12th and 26th. Dismissal on both days is 1:45 PM. April Break is 4/17-4/21. DON’T FORGET TO COME TO SARGENT’S SCHOOL-WIDE ART EXHIBIT FROM 5-8:00 PM ON APRIL 26TH. IT IS OUR ANNUAL ART FAIR SOCIAL! COME DROP IN AND SEE THE WONDERFULLY TALENTED AND CREATIVE SARGENT STUDENTS' WORK ADORNING THE WALLS AND HALLS OF SARGENT. ICE CREAM AND SLUSH WILL BE SERVED IN THE CAFE. Finally, just in time for spring cleaning, on Saturday 4/29 our Sargent fifth graders will be working with fellow NA fifth graders for the “Drop it and Go” event at NAMS between 10 AM - 1 PM. Always a good time at the Sargent School in the month of April.

    Below are a few other important points of note:

    • EARLY RELEASES. There are TWO early releases this month: 4/12 and 4/26. Student dismissal on these Wednesdays is 1:45 PM.

    • Academic Nights: Over the last few months of the year we have our grade level Academic Nights. These events as they are great opportunities for students to show their stuff! The schedule is below:

    Grade 1

    5/24, 6-7 PM

    Grade 2

    5/25, 6-7 PM

    Grade 3

    5/9, 6-7 PM

    Grade 4

    5/4, 6:30-7:30 PM

    Grade 5

    6/8, 6-7 PM

    • MCAS 2. As you may know, all Commonwealth public school students from grades 3-10 will be taking the first year of MCAS 2 this spring. The FINAL Sargent MCAS 2 grade level testing dates are below. A few important notes:

      • Again, the MCAS 2 will be a NEW test this spring for ALL students in the Commonwealth in terms of the specifics including guidelines, testing mode, training modules, practice tests, etc., etc. There is an understanding/expectation that it will take some time before teachers and students in the Commonwealth (and North Andover) become comfortable with this new test. We will all be working to familiarize ourselves appropriately with the new test over the next few months. Patience and understanding will be virtues:)

      • All ELA and Math MCAS 2 tests will be done on computers. (This is the direction the DESE is going across the Commonwealth.) This is a change from how students have taken these tests in the past. Over the last few months, grade 3-5 students began better familiarizing themselves with this testing mode by spending some time with basic keyboarding and using computers in school on MCAS 2 practice test training modules provided by the DESE.

      • All grade third, fourth and fifth grade parents are asked to please refrain from scheduling doctor’s appointments, family vacations, etc. during MCAS testing days/sessions.

      • Final MCAS Testing Dates:






    4/4, 4/5, 4/6

    5/16, 5/17



    4/25, 4/26, 4/27

    5/18, 5/19



    4/25, 4/26, 4/27

    5/18, 5/19

    5/22, 5/23

    • With the nice weather finally here, please be sure that students are wearing proper footwear to school. In this new burst of nice weather, we've had a lot of scrapes/bumps/bruises recently from falls at recess and PE due to improper student footwear. Please be sure that your son or daughter not wear flip flops to school. Sandals are fine, but sandals should have at least a strap around the ankle for stability. Thank you.

    • UPCOMING IMPORTANT SARGENT DATES (Please visit “Important Dates” section of website regularly for date adds, subtractions, changes, etc.).










    All day (gr. 3, 4 or 5)

    / Sargent


    PTO Meeting

    7:30 PM / Cafe


    Sargent Kindergarten

    Registration Night

    for 2017-2018

    Sargent Kindergartner Parents

    6-7 PM / Sargent



    Sargent Book Fair

    All day / Sargent


    Early Release

    1:45 PM / Sargent


    Sargent Book Fair

    Extended Hours


    Entertainment (Vic and Sticks)

    4-8 PM  / Sargent

    6-6:45 PMish


    Bus Evacuation Drills

    9:30 AM / Bus loop



    NO SCHOOL (April Break)


    Early Release

    1:45 PM /Sargent


    Art Fair Social

    5:00-8:00 PM / Sargent

     4/28         School Spirit: Pajama Day     


    *Gr. 5 “Drop it and Go!”

    10-1:00 PM / NAMS



    MCAS Testing Window

    (All subjects)




    TBA / Sargent School



    *Staff Appreciation Week


    *PTO Meeting

    7:00 PM /

    Jamies Restaurant

     5/4 Gr. 5 Field Trip: Strawberry Banke 


    Gr. 4 Academic Night

    6:30-7:30 PM / Sargent


    2A     2D Field Trip to Johnson Cottage and Stevens Memorial Library


    NASEC Assembly:

    WhaleMobile. Gr. 1

    8:45 AM / Cafe


    Grade 3 Academic Night

    6-7PM / Sargent

     5/11 2B & 2C Field Trip to Johnson Cottage and Stevens
    Memorial Library


    Early Release

    1:45PM / Sargent

     5/12 School Spirit Day: Helping Hat Day 


    RAISE Assembly

    1:30-2:15 PM / Gym


    Early Release

    1:45 PM / TBA


    Grade 1 Academic Night

    6-7 PM / Classrooms


    Grade 2 Academic Night

    6-7 PM / Classrooms



    Kindergarten Screening

    for 17-18 Kindergarteners.


    16-17 Kindergartners


    NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)


    Understanding Our Differences.

    Grade 5. Learning Disabilities


    Please remember that Sargent teachers and I are here to ensure that the Sargent children receive a quality education academically, socially and emotionally. To that end, no problem that comes up that is getting in the way of this education is too big or too small for us to know. If you have a question or concern, please contact us. Social media is a wonderful tool, but it does not take the place of a strong and open connection/relationship with your son or daughter’s teacher, counselor, principal and school. Contact directly your child's teacher, the counselor or myself with any and all school-related problems, concerns or questions about your child. The “Communication ‘Go To’ Information Chart” on the Sargent Website is another resource that can assist you with specific contact information. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to ensure your son or daughter has a successful experience at the Sargent School. Again, no problem is too big or small.


    Ed Foster

    Annie L. Sargent Elementary School Principal
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 9:55 AM by Edward Foster
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Sargent News

  • Important Dates Below is the Sargent calendar as of 4-6-17. Please check Sargent Important Dates regularly for adds, deletes, changes and important notices)DatesEventTime/Location4/3-5 ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 10:01 AM by Edward Foster
  • MCAS at the Sargent Last year's (2015-2016) MCAS student result reports were sent home in grade 4 and grade 5 student backpacks on September 30th. Please contact your child's teacher and ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2017, 1:37 PM by Edward Foster
  • Internet Safety This is a new age in which we live as there have been more and more elementary students with access to electronic devices, Internet at home, and social media. Related ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 11:28 AM by Edward Foster
  • Elementary School Resource Officer / ALICE Information Last year, Officer Kara Caffrey began as the NAPS Elementary Schools’ Resource Officer. Officer Caffrey works as yet another resource in the NAPS’s elementary schools helping to educate and ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2017, 6:33 AM by Edward Foster
  • RAISE at the Sargent During the school year Sargent school students and staff do a host of school activities related to creating a positive school climate and RAISE (Respect, Achievement, Inclusion, Service and Empathy ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2017, 1:40 AM by Edward Foster
  • Dismissal and Early Dismissal DISMISSALWith the largest elementary school population in North Andover and only one secretary in the office, dismissal time can be hectic. To provide a smoother dismissal and to ensure ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 11:22 AM by Edward Foster
  • Attendance Absent. If your child is going to be absent, please be sure to call the school’s absentee line (978-725-3673, ext. 3) and inform us either the night ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 11:21 AM by Edward Foster
  • Security Procedures The school and district are in continuous process of revisiting, reviewing and tweaking our procedures (crisis and otherwise) to best ensure that our children are safe. During the school year ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 11:20 AM by Edward Foster
  • Bus The following regulations have been established to insure the safety of all students who ride the bus:Students shall always cooperate with the bus driver for the safety of all ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 11:19 AM by Edward Foster
  • Walkers If your child is a walker, please remind him/her to always stay on the sidewalks when walking to or from school and to walk and not run. We remind ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 11:18 AM by Edward Foster
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Dr Edward Foster - Principal
Karen Lahey - Asst Principal
Judith Farrow - Secretary
Staff Directory

Contact Information

Sargent Elementary School
300 Abbott Street
North Andover, MA 01845

978-725-3673 - Main Number
978-725-3678 Main Office Fax
978-738-1302 - School Nurse
978-794-1895 - Food & Nutrition

School Information

DESE Report Cards
NCES Code: 25-08700-00767

Health Office News

  • Parent reminder: It’s the time of year for stomach viruses, colds and the flu.  In order to provide the healthiest school environment, please do not send your child to school when ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 8:02 AM by Cheryl Barczak
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