Archive for April 2019

2019 Annual Fund

April 11, 2019

I am well into my sixth year of headship at ASM and I continue to be impressed by the level of commitment that I see in our parent community. Each of you gives to the school in a myriad of ways, helping to support our children, programs and governance of ASM. Because of you, ASM is […]

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ALICE Training

March 28, 2019

Each year the Andover Fire Department conducts several fire drills at local schools. Your child may have mentioned that ASM had its fourth on Monday. Our staff and students are well-versed in the emergency protocols that we have implemented at ASM. As usual, fire department officials were impressed with our timely response and orderly evacuation […]

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A Good Read Over February Break

February 14, 2019

One of my favorite pastimes as a child was visiting the public library with my mom, brothers and sister. I treasured the time I spent pouring through books and selecting the precious few to take home. When my children were young, I continued this tradition, and we spent countless hours reading together. I am delighted […]

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The ASM Experience – on Film!

February 1, 2019

We are passionate about the education we provide at ASM and we know you are too! Parents of Montessori students value a holistic view of education that provides real world skills in every program from Children’s House to Middle School. The Montessori philosophy encompasses so much more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Many aspects of […]

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Time to Unplug

December 13, 2018

The winter solstice will soon be upon us. The hustle and bustle of the holidays brings a special type of energy which helps me to endure the shorter days and colder temperatures. As our Winter Break approaches, most of us are planning activities and gatherings with family and friends. As you make your plans, I […]

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ASM’s Service Projects

December 6, 2018

‘Tis the season of giving and you will see in this week’s TIP that there are many opportunities to do just that! ASM’s service projects benefit those in need whether they are the recipient of a food basket, a warm coat or a blood transfusion. Our community exemplifies the spirit of giving in so many […]

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Preparing for Parent and Teacher Conferences

November 16, 2018

Parent and teacher conferences are right around the corner! Conferences are a time for you to learn about your child’s progress and are an essential component of your child’s education. Come to the conference prepared to listen to what the teachers observe in school. They will speak to your child’s strengths and areas that need […]

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Annual Meeting of the Members

April 26, 2018

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Members is not to be missed – the Board of Directors and I will be announcing exciting news that will impact the future of your child and ASM! Please come and show your support to our faculty, staff and directors of the board who are being recognized for their […]

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Snow Day Update

March 15, 2018

March madness has brought so much more than basketball this year! I am certain that I’m not alone in feeling challenged by the three nor’easters we’ve had in less than two weeks. Loss of power and water, and damage to homes and trees has impacted most everyone in our community. Additionally, the loss of eight […]

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AISNE and AMS Re-accreditation

February 1, 2018

ASM is at the 5-year mark of its joint accreditation by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE). Our faculty and staff have collaborated with one another over the past five years to achieve the AISNE recommendations. One of the striking aspects of this process for me […]

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