KNIGHTLY NEWS

Remote Learning Edition

Volume 5 - Issue 8 June 16, 2020

SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE

As we wind down the 2019/20 school year, please know that your principals and our leadership team will be working hard during these next few months to produce a plan that will enable your child to receive a quality education under these difficult circumstances. We hope you will take the opportunity to share your experiences with remote learning by completing this survey. Your input will help to inform our plans as we prepare to open school this fall.

This year's Superintendent Challenge was crafted to allow our students to make lemonade out of the lemons we were handed with this Corona virus. The whole family can be involved in creating a COVID-19 Time Capsule Challenge - (see details below).

We have also provided information below regarding the Summer Meals Program, the Kindergarten Screening dates, and the link to the Summer Learning Section of the website.

Despite the challenges, I hope everyone stays healthy and has an enjoyable summer.

Summer Meals Program

Dates: July 1, 2020 through August 30, 2020

Time: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: North Andover High School, 430 Osgood Street, North Andover

Providing: Breakfast and lunch for 7 days

Kindergarten Screening Dates

July 27 - 30 and August 3 - 6

Please monitor the ABECC section of the North Andover website for a notice to signup for a time slot and to understand the health and safety precautions

Superintendent’s COVID-19 Time Capsule Challenge!

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is a moment in time that we will tell our grandchildren and great-grandchildren about. Let’s document this unique time by creating and sharing a family “time capsule.”

For the Superintendent’s Challenge you will:

  • Decide what components will go into your time capsule.
    • What artifacts capture your experience during this time?
    • What is/was important to you during the spring of 2020?
    • How will you remember this period in your life?
  • One component, if you wish, could be this booklet describing your time
  • Submit your entry:
    • Take a photo of your time capsule (an example is below)
    • Email your photo to: zagarrib@nak12.com
    • Drop off your photo to NAPS Central Office, 566 Main Street
    • Alternately, you could deliver your time capsule to NAPS Central Office, 566 Main Street

Time to Say Goodbye

Atkinson Staff bid a fond farewell to EL Teacher, Marion Mako, and Custodian, John Hanson above and end-of-year virtual celebrations at elementary schools, Middle School and NAHS for the Class of 2020

What's Happening at Stevens Memorial Library?

Summer WITH the Stevens 2020 is online this year!

We will be hosting virtual Adult, Teen, and Childrens’ programs during July and August so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!

Our all-ages summer reading program will be online through Beanstack; check out our website or follow us on social media for details on how to register. We look forward to seeing you online!

The Library’s Curbside Pickup Service by Appointment begins Monday, June 15 as part of the Town’s considered re-opening plans. Visit the Library’s website for more details on this new service.

The Library’s digital resources added during the past months will continue.

Questions? Start at the Stevens website www.StevensMemLib.org to find FAQs, links, contact information, and more.

Take care, be well, and here’s to a great summer in North Andover!

Tweet of the Month

School Committee Meeting Dates

Congrats to Kindergarten teacher Ms. Janet Gaffny on her retirement after teaching 36 years here in North Andover. Best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement. Thank you for your service.

Virtual School Committee Meeting

June 25, 2020

7:00 p.m.