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.



Kindness Counts

November 21, 2019

This is the time of year when we reflect upon all for which we are thankful. I am grateful each day to be among a community of learners where kindness, respect and gratitude are emphasized and part of our culture here at ASM. Lower Elementary students began the year by reading the book “Have You […]

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Honoring our Veterans

November 7, 2019

Nearly 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 as Armistice (truce) 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 […]

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Spanish Cultural Exhibit: Day of the Dead

October 31, 2019

If you have walked through the hallway this week I am sure you noticed the vibrant Day of the Dead, (Día de los Muertos) exhibit. Although sad when someone dies, death is viewed as a natural part of the cycle of life. This holiday is a happy occasion on which Spanish-speaking families in a multitude of countries, […]

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Diwali Celebration

October 24, 2019

ASM is fortunate to be a community rich in diversity. Our families form a tapestry that is woven from a variety of cultures, experiences and interests. To celebrate UN Day, elementary and middle school student ambassadors gave presentations on China, India, Kenya, Poland, Puerto Rico and Ukraine. Lower Elementary students were treated to a delicious […]

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Seeds of STEM

October 17, 2019

How do young children solve problems using the engineering design process? Children’s House faculty and staff delved deeply into this question during last Friday’s professional day. Mia Dubosarsky of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) STEM Education Center engaged our staff in a day of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Engaging hands-on with the Seeds of STEM curriculum, […]

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Middle School Students Impact the Community

October 10, 2019

Students delight in helping others and they feel good about themselves when providing even a simple act of kindness! Service to others fosters empathy and enables our children to have a greater understanding of the world beyond them. I loved hearing about the child who invited the new student at school to join her friends […]

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How Can We Help Our Children Be Successful?

October 3, 2019

Parents gathered at our first parent education event last Friday. Montessori consultant Kristen Ancker presented ways to help our children succeed. When asked “What are your parenting challenges?” responses included: time management, getting our children to eat, go to bed and do their homework, getting our children to listen and our own lack of patience, […]

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School Safety

September 26, 2019

Each school year begins with a series of safety classes for faculty and staff including 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 drills each year which are unannounced; they are always impressed with our quick […]

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International Day of Peace

September 19, 2019

The International Day of Peace, a world-wide day of observation, was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day is devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” Although officially observed on September 21, our community will gather to honor this day at our All […]

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Coming Together at ASM

September 5, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! ASM has resumed its natural rhythm with the return of the students. It is wonderful to see old friends once again and to welcome our new students and families this fall. ASM has several characteristics that make it unique. Foremost is the sense of community, inspired by all of you. While ASM […]

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