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School Supply Kits Available Now!

posted Jun 13, 2019, 8:54 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Don't want to think about buying school supplies this summer? Let us help!

The PTO has again teamed up with SchoolKidz, a Staples company, to offer families quality school supplies in a kit delivered directly to your child's classroom for the first day of school. Supply kits will contain everything you child needs for class, regardless of which teacher they will have in the fall. The kit costs are as follows:

1st grade: $56

2nd grade: $57

3rd grade: $55

4th grade: $42

5th grade: $43

In addition to the kits, you can add backpacks, water bottles and other items to your order for an additional charge. To order your kit and other items:

1. Go to

2. Enter our school's account number- 86272


4. Enter your child's first and last name

5. Add to the cart, confirm your order and checkout

Orders MUST be completed by June 28, 2019.

Questions can be directed to

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

posted May 28, 2019, 9:27 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.

Incoming 1st Grade Parent Information Night

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:42 PM by Hillary Stasonis

Thursday, May 23rd 6:00-7:30 pm - Sargent Cafeteria

Meet our school principal, take a tour of our school building and first grade classrooms, and get answers to your questions about first grade here at Sargent!
Parent's only please!
All future first grade students will be invited to take a full tour of the school and meet their teachers in August. More information will be forthcoming!

Drop-It-And-Go! April 27th

posted Mar 25, 2019, 10:56 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

Read all about Sargent's new Computer Lab!

posted Feb 11, 2019, 8:46 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Dear Sargent Community, 

The Sargent Sharks continue to be blessed by the generous spirit of both our PTO and our parents, and this is most recently evidenced in the opening of our new Computer Lab! The PTO’s gift of twenty-five Chromebooks to Sargent School (with charging stations!) is simply amazing!

These next few weeks in the lab will focus on additional ST Math (all students will continue in their classrooms with the current ST Math sessions with their teachers) and after February break, students will work on reading and writing on the Chromebooks during computer lab time.

This lab time gives us the opportunity to have our students access valued technologies that support their learning with a targeted focus in mathematics, reading, and writing. A special thank you to Kris Murray for organizing our parent volunteers, and to our volunteers who are supporting our students in the computer lab for 30-minute sessions, which kicked off this past week.

The scheduled reading/writing sessions will provide teachers with the valuable time to work with small groups of students in expanding their reading skills. Our goal through these weekly 30 minute interventions is data-driven. Teachers will leave their students in the computer lab with parent volunteers. They will then take small groups of students with similar areas of growth in reading to work on a particular skill.

Our teachers’ hard work in collecting data on each and every one of their students now allows them to work with a laser focus on the specific reading needs of every learner. This response to intervention gives students valuable one on one time with their teacher for a 4-6 week period; they will then rejoin their class in the computer lab once the intervention is complete.

This past week provided a window into the expected success of this initiative. It was wonderful to see our students in the lab and in small groups with their teachers, having fun and being fully engaged in their learning! In addition to scheduled lab time with volunteers, teachers are signing up to take their own classes in the computer lab! This will allow our teachers to work on an array of topics related to current teaching happening in classrooms, which will now be complemented with computer lab work around the subject.

Thank you to all of our parents, and to the Sargent PTO, for making this possible!!

Please see these photos from the new lab! Go Sharks!


Karen Murdoch-Lahey
Principal, Annie L. Sargent School

MCAS Testing Schedule Spring 2019

posted Jan 9, 2019, 8:44 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 8:46 AM ]

This year MCAS testing will take place on April 2, 3, 4, and 5th, and then again on May 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, and 15th. Take a look at the chart below for more information. 

English Language Arts - April

Grade Day Date Test
3rd Tuesday April 2 ELA Session 1
3rd Wednesday April 3 ELA Session 2
4th, 5th Thursday April 4 ELA Session 1
4th, 5th Friday April 5 ELA Session 2
Makeup Dates:
3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesday April 9 ELA Session 1
3rd, 4th, 5th Wednesday April 10 ELA Session 2
Math & STE - May

Grade Day Date Test
3rd Tuesday May 7 Math Session 1
3rd Wednesday May 8 Math Session 2
4th, 5th Thursday May 9 Math Session 1
4th, 5th Friday May 10 Math Session 2
5th Tuesday May 14 STE Session 1
5th Wednesday May 15 STE Session 2
Makeup Dates:
3rd, 4th, 5th Thursday May 16 Math Session 1
3rd, 4th, 5th Friday May 17 Math Session 2
5th Tuesday May 21 STE Session 1
5th  Wednesday May 22 STE Session 2

Volunteers needed for Understanding Our Differences

posted Jan 2, 2019, 7:13 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jan 2, 2019, 7:24 AM ]

Thursday 1/17/2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am - Gr. 5, Autism 

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:

Pants Needed!

posted Nov 26, 2018, 9:39 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Our Sargent School nurse, Mrs. Hedstrom, has requested donations of gently used pull-on pants for both boys and girls in sizes 7-12. A collection bin has been placed in the front entrance of Sargent (near the office) to collect the pants. Please remember, pull-on style only! Thank you!

Coat and Boot Drive happening now through Nov 28th

posted Nov 13, 2018, 8:48 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 9:38 AM ]

EXTENDED until 11/28! Sargent will be collecting clean, gently used coats and boots for a holiday drive. The boots and coats will be donated to two local charities, one of which is Catie's Closet. Catie's Closet is an organization serving 54 Massachusetts and New Hampshire schools that provides clothes and toiletries to students ages 4-18 years old, free of charge. These students attend schools that have a poverty rate of 50% or above. Donated items are placed in an unused room within the school as a permanent resource for at-need students, and children are given access to the "closet" in a discreet manner by faculty manners. Let's help them fill the "closet"! A bin for the coats and boots will be placed in the Sargent main lobby this week, and will remain there until Wednesday, November 21st. Thank you in advance for your generous donations as we help those in need this holiday season! Learn more about Catie's Closet by clicking here.

Join us at the LYLEF 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner

posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:28 AM by Hillary Stasonis

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:

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