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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:

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

posted Sep 19, 2018, 9:38 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!

Welcome to a new year!

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:48 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Hello Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back to a new year at the Thomson School. I am thrilled to have our students, staff and families back, and I am looking forward to a great year. Welcome to all our returning students and families and a big welcome to all of our new students and families! We are excited to work with all of you this year. Our custodial team has been hard at work throughout the summer getting the building ready for our opening so please join me in thanking Kenny and Steve for all their hard work over the summer!

Here are a few reminders as we begin the new school year....

Student Absences: If your child is going to be absent, please remember to call in to the main office to report the absence. Ms. Memmolo checks the absence line each morning when she comes in.

Parking/Drop Off: The parking lots are for staff only in the morning and we ask that you not drop off your child in the staff lot as it creates a safety issue for your child and others. Please use the Saltonstall drop off if you come by car or if you want to walk to the playground with your child, please use one of the side streets (as long as it is not marked No Parking) and walk across to the school using the crossing guard on Waverly Road.

If your child is in breakfast club we ask that you do not enter the staff parking lot after 7:45 am. Staff is arriving and the crossing guard comes on duty at that time. Please pull off on a side street and have your child walk to our crossing guard who will walk them across Waverly Road.

If your child is in Kid’s Stop after school, please do not park or leave your car running in the fire lane. There should be plenty of spaces in the staff lot that open up after school. Please park in one of the open spaces.

Finally, the handicapped spaces are reserved for folks who need them. We have had some instances of people parking there and saying they just needed to come in for a minute. Thanks for being respectful of this!

Powerschool: Please update powerschool when you change your email, phone numbers, etc. We rely on our powerschool database to contact you when so having the most up to date information is always appreciated. Parents can make the changes themselves and if you are unsure how to do this please contact our school secretary, Amy Memmolo.

Ice Cream Social: We hope you can join us in the Thomson cafeteria from 5:30-7:00 for the annual Thomson Ice Cream Social on Monday, September 17th. The ice cream social is a free event and while you are here that evening you can stop by to visit the book fair. 

The Scholastic Fair is coming to Thomson School: The fall 2018 Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of September 17th-21st. Volunteers are needed to help children choose books and make payments. If you are interested in volunteering an hour or two of your time, please sign up via the volunteer spot by clicking on the link: Just a quick reminder that we cannot guarantee you will placed with your child’s class. The teachers schedule is not yet finalized until the week of the book fair. We need our volunteer schedule set well before that time. Thank you for your understanding.


Mr. Raymond, Thomson Principal

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Thomson School Summer Registration

posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:41 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Welcome new families to the Thomson Elementary School! Prior to coming to the school with registration paperwork, please visit the visit the Student Registration page. (This page is also available from the homepage under the summer links section.) There you can pre-register your child and find out what documents you will need to bring to the school. 

The Thomson school office will be open on the following days and times for you to stop by and drop off paperwork:
  • Wednesday, July 11th from 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Wednesday, July 25th from 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Wednesday, August 1st from 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Wednesday, August 8th from 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Wednesday, August 22nd from 9:00am - 12:00pm

You're Invited to North Andover's Race Amity Day

posted May 23, 2018, 8:42 AM by Hillary Stasonis
June 10th from 10am - noon @NAHS.

Help the North Andover Public Schools and the Stevens Memorial Library bring people of the Merrimack Valley together to celebrate amity or friendship between people and to share traditions from various cultures.

For more information visit:

5th Grade Move Up Day

posted Apr 6, 2018, 6:46 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The annual move up day and evening will take place on June 21st. This is when 5th grade parents are invited back in the evening to meet their child's 6th grade teaching team after students come to NAMS during the day. For more information see Dr. McQuade's Letter to 5th Grade Parents

Thomson MCAS Dates for Spring 2018

posted Jan 29, 2018, 8:25 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 8:26 AM ]

Grade 3 
Mon. 4/9 and Tues. 4/10 – ELA Sessions 1 and 2 
Tues. 5/8 and Thurs. 5/10 – Math Sessions 1 and 2 

Grade 4 
Thurs. 4/26 and Fri. 4/27 – ELA Sessions 1 and 2 
Thurs. 5/17 and Fri. 5/18 – Math Sessions 1 and 2 

Grade 5 
Mon. 4/9 and Tues. 4/10 – ELA Sessions 1 and 2 
Tues. 5/8 and Thurs. 5/10 – Math Sessions 1 and 2 
Thurs. 5/17 and Fri. 5/18 – Science Sessions 1 and 2 

Volunteers needed for Understanding Our Differences

posted Dec 4, 2017, 7:20 AM by Hillary Stasonis

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. Students in grade 3-5 at all elementary schools will participate in two programs this school year. Programs typically start with a 30 minute video or presentation about the disability, followed by 3-4 small group activities that run about an hour, and finish with a speaker and Q&A. We need volunteers to help with the small group activities. 

VOLUNTEERS ARE 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:
  • More Dates Coming Soon programs are scheduled for the entire school year. We post volunteer opportunities a couple of months in advance and will add new dates throughout the year.

Paw Prints Newsletters

posted Jul 18, 2016, 1:09 PM by Michael Motherway   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 8:27 AM by Hillary Stasonis ]

The Paw Prints Newsletter is our school newsletter for families. It is sent weekly during the school year and contains relevant school, PTO and town information. 

School Hours

posted Jul 18, 2016, 1:07 PM by Michael Motherway   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 7:21 AM by Hillary Stasonis ]

8:10am - Students may arrive at school to the outside playground in nice weather or school gym during inclement weather 

8:25am - Students line up for all school pledge and birthday song or Thomson song 

8:35am - Students are officially tardy and a parent/guardian must sign them in 

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