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.



Strategic Planning Survey

December 1, 2016

Providing the best educational experience for our students is at the core of ASM’s mission. This year, we have embarked upon a strategic planning process which will help in our endeavor and provide the blueprint that we will follow for the next three to five years. Your views on the future direction of ASM are […]

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Notification For Weather-Related School Closing

November 17, 2016

We have been so fortunate to enjoy such pleasant weather over the past few weeks. Despite this, the shorter days of November are a sure sign that winter is just around the corner! As we are all aware, New England winters bring snowstorms and hazardous driving conditions. In the event that school is cancelled or […]

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It Takes A Village

November 10, 2016

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the ASM community. “It takes a village”, the sentiment expressed perfectly by Michelle Finno, rings true based upon the success of our annual open house last Sunday! We heard from more than half of our prospective families that they learned about ASM from you. We all thank […]

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It’s A Mindset!

November 3, 2016

What factors influence whether children are likely to achieve their potential? Are our skills and abilities fixed at the time of birth? Can our mindset influence our destiny? What is a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset? These are questions that ASM teachers and staff are exploring in our faculty meetings as we read the […]

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United Nations Day Celebration

October 28, 2016

Imagine for a moment that Maria Montessori was here at ASM today! She would have seen her legacy come to life through our community observance of United Nations Day. The UN’s world-wide initiatives for peace, sustainable development and humanitarian support go hand-in-hand with the tenets of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy. Our morning began with the colorful […]

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Strategic Planning

October 20, 2016

What will the future hold for our young scholars? How will they adapt to a world we can’t possibly imagine? Will our graduates have the skills and habits of mind to solve the large problems that will challenge their generation? How will they make the world a better place for all of humanity? These are […]

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Community Partnerships

October 13, 2016

Community partnerships allow us to extend the boundaries of our classroom and create exciting learning opportunities for our students. Developing relationships was identified as a goal in ASM’s Strategic Plan for STEM. To this end, we have made connections with Biogen, Corning Labs, Phillips Academy, Code.org and the Museum of Science. Most recently, we have partnered with Beyond […]

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Parenting Tips from Kristen Ancker

October 6, 2016

Being a parent is a wonderful, rewarding and totally amazing experience! As parents we want to do our best, however as we all know, children don’t come with instruction manuals! For many of us, there are times that we wish we had more tools in our toolkit when it comes to parenting. Last Friday, parents […]

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Parent Notification System

September 29, 2016

ASM utilizes a parent notification system called School Messenger® to alert the community of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, or other potential emergency situation. We are judicious in our use of this system and reserve it for just the most important messages. The service enables us to send a message via phone and email […]

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Promoting Peace Through Education

September 22, 2016

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 traditionally observed on September 21, our community will gather to honor this day at […]

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