Paw Prints, 5-20-13
From Ms. Marx
News and Notes
Grades 3-5 have completed the May Math and Science MCAS tests last week.
Grade 2 students went to the Butterfly Museum in Westford. They also released their butterflies in the schoolyard. Students in 2S shared many facts about butterflies with me; I was quite impressed with their knowledge!
Carol M. from the North Andover Historical Society presented information to grades 4 and 5 about the "witches" in North Andover. This presentation ties into the reading of The Sacrifice and the upcoming author visit. Carol was very informative and related the history she presented to the history in the novel.
Ms. Afarian's kindergarten class made some wonderful pieces from wood, culminating their science study unit.
Our Grade 5 recess volunteers started this week. These students are helping to teach the kindergarteners games during their recess time. They have been great role models!
Just a reminder, Kindergarten Screening will take place this Thursday and Friday. There is no school for kindergarteners on these days.
Also, there is no school Monday, May 27th in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. We hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend!
From School Librarian Ms. Stalteri
Each April is National School Library Month, so students were asked to create a bookmark to express their love for the library. Thanks to Mrs. Rivera and Mrs. Rogers for their assistance through art classes. Bookmarks are on display in the library. Take a look. They're wonderful! Winners got to select prizes from the library treasure box (including books, of course!) Congratulations to the winners:
James Doucette (5L)
Emma Gordon (5S)
Courtney Dalke (4T)
Jonathan Finn (4G)
Daniel Katsev (3MC)
Avery Bennett (3M)
Catherine Gilligan (3C)
Will Armes (2W)
Jimmy Nguyen (2S)
Roberto Munoz (1MH)
Lexi Lippman (1R)
Maddie Allen (1H)
Maylen Nealey (KA)
Shaelyn Clark (KS)
Thomson School Fun Run/Get Moving Night
Watch for news of Thomson’s family-oriented Fun Run/Get Moving Night, which will be held in early June at the North Andover Middle School track. This is a great event for all Thomson students and their families! Details will be sent home via backpack shortly.
Box Tops News
It's a close race for the May extra recess! Mrs. Schmidt's class is in the lead with 195, but Mrs. Waldron's class is not far behind with 150. Both classrooms are vying for their second extra recess of the year! And trying for their first extra recess win this year, Mrs. Crosby's class is in third place with 128. Go 3C!!
The May box tops collection will continue until Friday, May 31st. Please note that the June box tops collection will wrap up early. The last collection day will be Friday, June 14th to give our hard-working box tops coordinator time to award year-end prizes!
As always, please contact Brittney Bono with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around the Town
North Andover 4th of July Road Race
Bring your family along to run or walk and celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in historic North Andover Center. This event, hosted by Borderline Running Club, includes a Kids Fun Run, a 5k, and a 10K race – fun for the whole family! There will be exhibits, booths, crafts, refreshments, and a parade as well. Festivities begin at 8 am on the North Andover Common. All net proceeds benefit The Friends of the North Andover Senior Center. To Register or donate, visit: www.July4thrace.com<http://www.July4thrace.com
NABC Online Registrations
The North Andover Booster Club has online registration open for the following fall sports. Late registrations are accepted in some sports with a $20 late fee and as space is available.
Cheering, Grades 3-8 through 6/30
Football, Grades 5-8 through 6/30
Field Hockey, Grades 5-8 through 7/31
Boys Volleyball, Grades 5-8 will open on 5/15 and will be open through 8/31
Flag Football, Grades 1-6 through 7/31
Please visit the NABC website, www.eteamz.com/nabc, for more information about each sport and to register. Questions to be directed to appropriate sport commissioner. Contact information is on the website. Thank you!
Everyone’s a Player Golf Outing
The nonprofit organization Everyone’s a Player (EAP) is hosting its second annual golf tournament on Tuesday, May 28th at the Andover Country Club. There will be a shotgun start at 7:30 am followed by lunch where some of their athletes who have benefited from EAP will come and speak. Interested parties can register at www.eapgolftournament.com. You can register a foursome or just as an individual and they can put you in a group. If you aren't a golfer, there is also a way to help support financially through sponsorship of a tee, golf hole, or other options via the registration website.
100% of the proceeds from this event benefit Everyone’s a Player, which was started in 2011 by four North Andover moms as an outreach to the Merrimack Valley community to financially support sports costs for children in grade school through high school. The main focus of EAP is to assure that every child who has the desire to participate in some type of sports-related activity is able to do so without money being a barrier.
2013 North Andover Town Meeting Preview
Haven’t been to many meetings over the last year? Not sure how the town’s FY14 budget is looking? Wondering if any of the zoning articles affect your neighborhood? Or have you been paying attention and want a quick review to prepare yourself to vote? Watch the 2013 North Andover Town Meeting Preview. A collaborative effort put forth by the Town of North Andover and the Andover/North Andover League of Women Voters along with NACAM to make getting informed and engaged easier. Watch this one program and find out about the town meeting process, on what articles we will be voting, the FY14 budget, and our town’s capital improvement plan’s proposed next steps. You can watch it anytime by clicking on the link on our League’s website, www.lwv-andovers.org, or on our town’s website, www.townofnorthandover.com.
You can pick up your Town Meeting Warrant and Finance Committee Report at the Town Hall, Stevens Memorial Library, or the Senior Center. Also, you can view it on the town’s website where you can also find links for more information and child care registration forms on the Moderator’s page. See you at Town Meeting, which begins on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm at the North Andover High School Auditorium!