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.



Reflecting Upon Agents Of Change

January 15, 2016

We pause at this time of year to reflect upon the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his great achievements for the African American community, and our nation as a whole. Reverend King was a natural orator and used his gift to lead a civil rights movement based upon non-violence and Christian […]

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Ancient Egyptians Inspire Creativity

January 7, 2016

The Ancient Egyptians had great passion for life, love and beauty. Lower Elementary students spent several months going back in time to study the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians during art class. Students learned about the technique of cartonnage which was used to protect and adorn mummified people at the time of their […]

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A Cutting Edge Curriculum For An Evolving World

December 18, 2015

At ASM, we believe that a high quality education includes a robust, proven, yet flexible curriculum. The ‘Three R’s’ have a time-honored place in our classrooms and always will. However, our world is constantly evolving and our students need to learn new disciplines in order to be prepared for their life and work in the […]

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Engineering Is Elementary And Fun!

December 10, 2015

“Creativity is intelligence having fun!” This quote by Albert Einstein perfectly describes our professional development day, last Friday. ASM’s faculty and staff worked in teams as we engineered a knee brace designed to restrict mobility. By the end of the day, faculty had utilized a myriad of tools including goniometers, fabric and fasteners to successfully meet our […]

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Community Blood Drive

December 4, 2015

ASM will host its third American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, December 10th from 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the American Room. I am grateful that ASM is able to assist the Red Cross in its efforts to save lives. Touching the lives of so many, a blood drive is supportive of our mission, philosophy and […]

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Navigating A Complex On-line Society

November 19, 2015

How do we keep our children safe on-line? Last night, we had the privilege of hearing Dr. Elizabeth Englander, an expert in the field of bullying and aggression, speak at ASM. I have attended four of her talks and I learn something new each time, in part because of her continuous research in the field […]

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How Do ASM Students Benefit From Grants?

November 12, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that ASM is the recipient of three grants this fall! The Roger M. and Michelle S. Marino Foundation has awarded our school a $1500 grant to be used for our STEM initiative. The grant will be used to purchase “Engineering Is Elementary” kits to enhance our curriculum for the Children’s […]

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The Many Faces of Social Media Bullying

November 6, 2015

How do you teach your child to be safe on-line? How do you know if your child is being bullied? Could your child be a bully? As parents and educators, our children are counting on us to answer these questions. I am thrilled and honored to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Englander, a nationally-recognized expert on […]

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STEM: The Art of Engagement

October 29, 2015

Last Friday I had the opportunity to go to the Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association conference. I attended a session led by Dr. David Hammer, Professor of Education and Physics at Tufts University. I was struck by his comment “You don’t teach science, you do science.” He went on to say that when he teaches college […]

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A Testament to Montessori Education

October 23, 2015

I read with great interest an article entitled “10 Simple (but not easy) Ideas to Transform K-12 Education” in this past weekend’s Globe Magazine. Written by Nicholas C. Donohue, president and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, he cites 10 ideas to move schools forward in order to prepare for a strong future. New […]

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