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 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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Welcome Back!

September 7, 2017

Can you feel it? The school is abuzz with energy and enthusiasm with the return of our students! It is wonderful to see old friends once again and to welcome our new students and families this fall. When my own children were young, my new friends became the parents of my children’s friends. Child-rearing consumed […]

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Celebrating Our Students’ Achievements

June 1, 2017

Although incredibly busy, I love this time of year! The excitement and energy of the students is palpable as they prepare for the final weeks of school! It gives me joy to see the camaraderie and friendship among the students as they work to finish their end-of-year projects together. Portfolio Presentations I invite you to […]

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PACE (Parents’ Association Community Effort) Leadership

May 25, 2017

Do you know that most of ASM’s community events are sponsored by PACE (Parents’ Association Community Effort)? That’s you! PACE is the school organization of which you are all members. Your $50.00 dues sponsor events such as the Welcome Back Ice Cream Social and Chinese New Year Festival. In addition, as volunteers, you work tirelessly […]

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Volunteer Appreciation

May 11, 2017

Thank you to all who attended last night’s Annual Meeting. As always, it was wonderful to connect, catch up and communicate our successes over this past school year! During the course of the evening, I lost count of the number of times that I heard the word volunteer, including within my own presentation on the […]

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Annual Art Show

April 27, 2017

The beauty of the fourth annual ASM Art Show will be on full display next Wednesday afternoon! The artwork adorning our hallways has been thoughtfully selected by each student for this year’s Art Show. I know you will be impressed at the abundance of talent from our young artists! Art at ASM is an important component of our curriculum. […]

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Our Children Are Blossoming!

April 13, 2017

Spring has finally sprung! As I look out of my window it gives me such pleasure to see the first flowers of the crocus bulb and the visible growth of the daffodils as they poke their heads out of the ground. At morning greeting, I see that many of our children have grown two inches […]

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A Robust STEM Curriculum

April 6, 2017

Each year, WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) recognizes educators who are “dedicated to engaging and inspiring students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields” at AweSTEM. Last week, our Library Media Specialist, Suzie Devine, was proud to represent ASM and showcase our success establishing and delivering a robust STEM curriculum. Three years ago, eight representatives from our […]

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Montessori Model United Nations

March 30, 2017

Imagine being in seventh or eighth grade and taking on the thoughts and perspective of people living in another part of the world. Every other year, ASM middle school students become ambassadors along with students from over 100 countries at the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) conference held in New York City. Last fall, our […]

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A Glowing Review!

March 23, 2017

ASM was positively illuminated as students and parents got their glow on at last Friday night’s Glow-in-the-Dark Dance Party! The transformation of the American Room went beyond imagination with décor and glow sticks fashioned as eye glasses, jewelry, costumery and much more! Rocking to the rafters, our DJ lit up the dance floor with dancers […]

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