Head of School's Letter

Welcome to the Head of School's Letter

I believe that communication is vital to the success of every organization. ASM is no exception! I write to our families frequently to inform them on a variety of topics that I consider important. These letters will give you a glimpse of who we are as a school community, what I value as a school leader, and the direction in which ASM is headed.



Parent Teacher Conferences

November 16, 2017

Parent and teacher conferences are right around the corner! Conferences are an essential component of your child’s education and a time for you to learn about your child’s progress. Come to the conference prepared to listen to what the teachers observe in school. Be willing to hear them speak to your child’s strengths and areas […]

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Origin of Veterans Day

November 9, 2017

Nearly 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 as Armistice Day. The year was 1919, 12 months to the day after fighting stopped between the Germans and the Allied soldiers during WWI on “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” Congress later passed a resolution that designated Armistice Day to […]

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School Closing Procedures

November 2, 2017

Who would have guessed when leaving the Halloween Fair last Friday afternoon that school would be cancelled for the next three days? Surely, not I! Thankfully, the temperatures have been on the warm side and those of us without power or water were not freezing. These events test our communication systems, and being prepared is […]

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Parent Workshop with Sarah Ward

October 26, 2017

Have you ever wondered what goes through your child’s mind when you say “It’s time to get ready for school!”? Some children might think that they have all the time in the world to get ready. Others might get anxious and think that they need to drop what they’re doing and begin rushing around in […]

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United Nations Day Tradition

October 19, 2017

The United Nation’s world-wide initiatives for peace go hand-in-hand with the tenets of the Montessori philosophy. Dr. Montessori wrote, lectured and trained teachers world-wide on the importance of peace education and the impact that children could have in achieving world peace. Efforts to advance the rights of children dominated the last years of her lifetime when […]

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Safety Plans for ASM

October 12, 2017

Safety is my top priority for our school community. Each school year begins with a series of safety classes for faculty and staff. We receive training in CPR, first aid and Epi-pen® administration. ASM develops comprehensive safety plans for our community with input from the Andover Fire and Police Departments. The Fire Department conducts three […]

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Museum of Science Partnership

October 5, 2017

I am excited to announce that Andover School of Montessori has been selected by The Museum of Science (MoS) to pilot their new engineering curriculum for kindergarten students! One of only four schools, ASM will be providing feedback on the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) for Kindergarten curriculum which will be available next summer. Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) is […]

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Bullying Prevention

September 28, 2017

During last Monday’s professional day, ASM’s faculty and staff had the privilege of hearing Dr. Elizabeth Englander, an expert in the field of bullying and aggression. She spoke to us about childhood development, bullying and cyberbullying. New this year, our teachers will be implementing the M.A.R.C. bullying prevention curriculum. In the evening, Dr. Englander addressed our parents and […]

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Bullying and Digital Engagement

September 21, 2017

Those of us who have experienced, or witnessed bullying as a child understand the pain, confusion and life-long effects of this harmful behavior. Years ago, these behaviors took place on neighborhood playgrounds, athletic fields and schools. Today, bullying is present in another dimension, the digital world. Chances are, your children will engage in social experiences […]

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Parent Communications

September 14, 2017

ASM uses a parent notification system, SchoolMessenger®, to alert the community of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, or other potential emergency situations. We are judicious in our use of this system and reserve it for just the most important messages. Non-Emergency Communications All non-emergency communications will be sent to you via text message only. This includes school […]

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