Archive for March 2018

Science Fair: Skills Development

March 1, 2018

It is wonderful to see how the science fair has grown over the years! When I came to ASM, participation in the Science Fair was optional and limited to elementary students. Now the Science Fair is an integral component of our curriculum for elementary and middle school students, although still optional for first years. Science fairs promote inquiry-based […]

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Computer Science Curriculum

February 15, 2018

Critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, computational thinking and persistence are skills that ASM students develop through our computer science curriculum. Higher order thinking benefits students across all subject areas. ASM’s faculty attended Code.org training in fall 2015 and we introduced the curriculum at that time. Since then we have seen our students in kindergarten through […]

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Celebrating our Cultures and Traditions

February 8, 2018

“Embracing peace, challenging prejudice and respecting diversity” (andovermontessori.org) Six years ago, I applied for the headship at ASM, in part, because of this statement on the school’s website. Throughout my tenure, I have been passionate and determined to support and advance these core values at ASM. Our school’s foundation supports a peaceful and respectful learning environment. […]

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2018-2023 Strategic Plan

January 25, 2018

This past week I was pleased to introduce our new mission, vision and core value statements along with ASM’s Strategic Plan. Months of research resulted in the development of five strategic goals for our school which will directly and positively impact your children. Highlights include expanding the school’s footprint so that we can better deliver […]

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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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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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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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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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Class of 2017: Secondary School Acceptances

March 16, 2017

ASM’s Class of 2017 has every reason to be proud of their achievements! Soon each eighth year student will begin the next step of their journey at one of the area’s excellent public high schools or independent schools. This year, students applied to a wide-ranging variety of high schools that represent some of the best preparatory […]

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ASM’s Science Fair Winners!

March 9, 2017

Wasn’t this year’s Science fair exciting? The energy was palpable throughout ASM the entire evening! I was so impressed with the creativity, knowledge and presentation skills of our first through eighth years. Students presented a wide variety of scientific and engineering projects with enthusiasm, reflecting their individual personalities and areas of interest. I appreciate the […]

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