ABECC Announcements



Participate in a School Capacity Public Forum

posted May 10, 2021, 12:33 PM by Hillary Stasonis

The focus of the School Capacity Sub-Committee is to aid the town in making the best decisions regarding the possible renovation, expansion and construction of schools within our community. We will be holding public forums during the month of May in order to provide the community with information regarding these projects and to answer questions and solicit feedback from the community. This feedback will be critical in helping the School Committee finalize its recommendation to the Facilities Master Plan, Phase II Committee. You can also see the planned presentation here.

If you would like to participate, the links for each meeting are listed below:

Thank you, and we hope to see you there.

Kindergarten Screenings

posted May 4, 2021, 8:33 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jul 14, 2021, 2:02 PM ]

UPDATE: Kindergarten screenings have already taken place. Students were missed screening over the summer will be screened once school begins in September.

The Anne Bradstreet Poetry Contest - Submissions due April 30th

posted Apr 14, 2021, 9:54 AM by Hillary Stasonis

This spring, in honor of Anne Bradstreet, North Andover is having a poetry contest! All who live or work or go to school in North Andover are invited to take part. 

Our town is the home of America's first published poet, Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672). Anne arrived here at the very founding of the town in the early 1640's with her husband and their young children. She made her life in that frontier settlement, and made her mark in the world of poetry. Her first collection, "The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America", was widely read in America and England, an uncommon achievement for a woman in the post-Elizabethan English world. 

Anne lived and raised her family - and wrote her poetry - right here. As a group of poets on the Poet Laureate Committee, Anne is an inspiration to all of us. This is why we named the contest after her.
In her spirit, we are inviting all members of the North Andover community to submit a poem on this theme: 

"A New Vision for America - What is Your Dream?"
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Since we’re poets, we bring you the rules – in rhyme! 😊
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How do I enter? How does it work?
Fear not! We wrote a poem to clear up the murk!
Send us a poem on this special theme – 
A New Vision for America – What Is Your Dream? 
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It can be about the grand or the very smallest of things – 
It can be about people or places – what makes you sing? 
We’re calling North Andover, the old and the young – 
Enter Anne’s poetry contest, it’s new for 2021!
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Use the contest email, choose the right category –
Open to adults, high school, middle, or elementary!
Tell us your dream for America – share the thoughts in your head – 
We’ll invite all the winners – to read on a stage of blue white and red!

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OFFICIAL RULES 
  • Submit a poem on the theme in one of 4 age categories: Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult 
  • Each person may submit up to two poems 
  • There is no specific style, it can be rhyming or free verse, however the theme speaks to you.
  • Open to all who live or work or go to school in North Andover
  • The top three will be invited to perform their poems and will be announced on the FB North Andover Poets page. 
  • The North Andover Poets FB group will have the rights to publish the poems, subject to the approval of parent/guardian for school age children.
  • The poem copyright remains with the author.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR POEM
  • Subject: Age Category (elementary, middle school, high school, adult)
  • Body: your name, email address, mailing address, age category, poem(s)
  • If sending an attached document, include the name and other information in each document
  • Those without email address, ask an adult in the household with email to submit 
CONTEST DATES
  • Open to submissions March 6th through April 30th
  • Winners will be announced May 15th 
  • Outdoors Award ceremony May 22nd - winners will read their poems
Contest is sponsored by the North Andover Poet Laureate Committee

Virtual Kindergarten Information Night

posted Apr 8, 2021, 9:57 AM by Hillary Stasonis

This year, instead of an in-person event, the ABECC staff has prepared this video for incoming Kindergarten families. There is also a form to submit questions that were not answered in the video. Find both the video and the form link on our Kindergarten Information Night webpage!

School Committee Community Chat - April 28th @ 9:00 am

posted Mar 2, 2021, 1:24 PM by Hillary Stasonis

The School Committee will have another Community Chat on April 28 from 9 to 10:00 am

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/yya-wnwb-fvu
Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 413-561-7866‬ PIN: ‪676 776 103‬#

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration Now Open

posted Feb 12, 2021, 12:55 PM by Hillary Stasonis

Will your child be five years of age on or before August 31, 2021? Then you can register your child for kindergarten for the next school year! Visit the Kindergarten Information page for more information, registration link, and document checklists.

School Committee Community Chat - Feb 10 @ 2:30pm

posted Jan 11, 2021, 11:34 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The School Committee will have another Community Chat on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm. February 10 is a Collaborative Day, so the timing of the Community Chat provides an opportunity for us to hear from students, as well as family and community members. Individuals are always welcome to communicate with elected officials via email as listed on the website.

SC Community Chat
Wednesday, February 102:30 – 3:30pm

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

posted Dec 10, 2020, 9:44 AM by Hillary Stasonis

COMING SOON: For those of you with children who will be five years of age on or before August 31, 2021, online kindergarten pre-registration for the 2021-2022 school year will begin in mid-January.  Information regarding the kindergarten registration process can be found Kindergarten Information page.

Opportunity to Serve on the School Committee School Capacity Planning Subcommittee

posted Nov 27, 2020, 6:37 AM by Hillary Stasonis

This subcommittee will look at the school buildings across the district to consider the best configurations for capacity to best promote teaching and learning for the students of North Andover.


The subcommittee will review the space study to be commissioned by the Superintendent and Town Manager.  The subcommittee will develop options and engage the public to gather input, vet and respond to plans.  The subcommittee will bring its recommendations to the School Committee for a vote by June 2021. 


This work is concurrent with the MSBA funding proposal for the middle school.  The work of this subcommittee will parallel and inform the work of the Facilities Master Plan II Committee.  With Town Meeting approval in May 2022, it is anticipated the town will commission a school building plan to begin work on the first of a series of projects in FY23 to be overseen by the School Building Committee. 


The subcommittee will consist of the subcommittee Chair, the Assistant Superintendent for Facilities, faculty/staff, parents and community members who represent a cross section of the stakeholders with a focus on elementary and middle school interests.The School Committee Chair will serve on the subcommittee ex officio.


Those who wish to serve on the subcommittee can submit a letter of interest to the subcommittee chair, Holly Vietzke-Lynch with their availability, background and reason they wish to serve.  vietzke-lynchh@northandoverpublicschools.com


School Committee Community Chat

posted Nov 10, 2020, 7:07 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Friday, November 13, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

While we cannot welcome the public to School Committee meetings, we do want to be accessible for two-way conversation. Please join School Committee members for a live virtual meeting via Google Meet or by phone - +1 405-293-3514‬ PIN: ‪661 085 929‬#

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