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Good Morning Sargent Community!

We hope that everyone had a great weekend in the warm(er) weather!  Sargent's first annual STEAM social last Thursday was a great success! We can't thank our teachers enough who helped pull off a terrific evening- our art teacher Mrs. Brady; as well as Ms. Cresta and our librarian, Mrs. Ahearn, for their organization of the STEM activities in the cafe.   Kudos to the students for their beautiful artwork!  We hope that those who chose to purchase art are enjoying hanging it up at home.

Thank you to those 4th grade parents who were able to make it to our PTO meeting on Friday.  It's wonderful to see so many parents that want to help their future 5th graders have a great year next year! 

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 9th, is the home opener for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park- let's all wear our favorite Sox gear to celebrate their World Series rings and wish them luck!  Additionally, please note that this Wednesday, April 10th is an early release.



Sargent is seeking donations of sports balls, chalk, and hula hoops for outdoor recess!  
Please bring your donations to school and drop them off in the bin in the cafeteria.  Thank you for your generosity!


SHOP THE BOOK FAIR ONLINE
You can still shop the Book Fair online!
Go to Sargent Online Book Fair.  Orders will be accepted until April 12th.  
All online orders are delivered free to Sargent School and every purchase benefits our school.


ST Math Aquarium Challenge!
ST Math has presented Sargent students with a special challenge!  
Click here to read all details on this unique opportunity!


*Sargent Night Out at the Lowell Spinners!*

Once again, the PTO has planned a Sargent Night Out at the Lowell Spinners! 
We have reserved a section of seats for Sargent families, and we hope that everyone can make it out for a FUN night!  
Please bring the whole family!
Tickets are $10 each (premium seats)

What: Lowell Spinners vs. Connecticut Tigers
When: Friday, June 14, 2019, at 7:05 pm
Where: LaLecheur Park, 450 Aiken Street, Lowell, MA

*New this year!* 
The PTO has reserved school buses for transportation from Sargent to the game. 
Busing will be $5.00 per person.  (Game ticket + bus = $15)
Please let us know on the form below if you would like to take the bus!

To reserve your family's tickets, please fill out this form.  
Payment will be accepted via cash or check sent to school in a marked envelope (please include event name, family name, and amount) or by VENMO (@sargentpto).  If you choose to use Venmo, please include your child's name 
and class in the notes section. Please purchase your tickets by May 14th!

We hope to see you all at the game!  Play ball!


Tee-Shirt Fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital Sargent School would once again like to lend support to one of our teachers, Mrs. Shannon Clough. Mrs. Clough's son, Ryan, is a patient at Boston Children's Hospital. For the past four years, this being the 5th, Ryan has had patient partners that run the Boston Marathon in his honor. These patient partners are raising money to support Boston Children's Hospital with the Credit Union Kids @ Heart Team. In an effort to help raise donations, Mrs. Clough has created a special tee shirt and long sleeve shirt for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from these shirts will go directly to the fundraising efforts. Please take a moment to look at the following website to select and purchase your tee! https://www.bonfire.com/credit-union-kids-heart/


The PTO was so excited to purchase 25 new Chromebooks for student use in Sargent's new computer lab!  
It's so wonderful to see how the Sargent community's hard work in fundraising throughout the school year benefits 
our school and students! Read all about the new lab by clicking here!


Attention: 5th Grade Families!
A reminder to 5th Grade Families to upload pictures of your child for the 5th grade memory book! The memory book committee is looking for:
  • One baby picture- ideally, less than 1 year old.  This will be cropped as a close-up for a fun “Guess Who” section.
  • Kindergarten through Grade 5- a picture of your child with friends in each grade.  The kids love the pictures of themselves with their friends, so find a favorite from each grade and submit!
  • Photos from 5th Grade Activities: Tide Pool, Squid Dissection, Snowman Making, Mama Mia Pasta Ria, etc.
Pictures can be uploaded by clicking here.  Thank you!

Additionally, please head over to the 5th grade webpage (www.nasargentpto.net/5thgradeinformation) for more information on Brooks Day, which has been scheduled for June 13th, 2019! Please e-mail sargentpto.5thgradecommmittee@gmail.com with any questions.

PTO Executive Board News
The PTO Board has a few 2-year terms coming to an end as of June 2019.  These positions include: Co/Vice President, VP Communications, and Co-Secretary.  Interest in these roles has been expressed within the current board, however, if any of these 
might be of interest to you, please reach out to us at sargentpto.commmunications@gmail.com.  
We are always looking for new, friendly faces to join our executive board!


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The PTO is a great way to get involved at Sargent. Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours, there is something for everyone! For questions, interest, or additional information, please e-mail sargentpto.communications@gmail.com.

Please remember, if you are volunteering at the school (room parents, classroom parties, library, FUN RUN, etc) 

your CORI needs to be completed prior to your coming to the school.  Please download and fill out the form, 

and return it in person to the main office at Sargent.  CORIs need to updated every 3 years!

Download the CORI form here.


Stay connected!  Please check out our home page every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), as well as our Facebook page for the latest Sargent news, calendar updates, and the many opportunities where you can get involved!  We are always looking for new and fresh ideas so we hope you can join us at our meetings!
 
Facebook : Annie L Sargent Elementary PTO

Have a great week!
Sargent PTO


May

Monday 5/6 to Friday 5/10: Staff Appreciation Week

Friday 5/15: PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)


June

6/3-6/7: Breakfast Buddies

6/14: Sargent Night Out at the Lowell Spinners

6/19: Last (1/2) Day of School!



Additional Information to Note:

Click here to view the May MCAS schedule!

North Andover Guardian/Son Event!
NA Elementary Boys - Grades K thru 5
Get ready for competitive and team-building games for you and your special guardian!

EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
EVENT LOCATION : North Andover High School Gym
Session 1 - Grades K- 2 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Session 2 - Grades 3 - 5 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FEATURING - 
• Coach Michelle (Get Youth Moving)
• Elementary school coaches
AND .... A special treat from Mad Maggie’s!

PRICES - 
$25 Guardian & son
$10 Additional sibling

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 27th

Great raffle prizes!
Proper footwear (sneakers) are required.
Hosted by: The Atkinson PTO

Sargent School Drop Off/Pick Up Procedure 
Our main goal is to safely and efficiently welcome and dismiss all of our students daily. Thank you all in advance for your efforts.
Please click here to view the map.

Drop Off 
  • Please use Johnson Street (not Abbot St.) to enter and exit the school. There is NO entering or exiting from Abbott Street between 8:00 - 8:30 am. 
  • Drop off time begins at 8:10 am. Please do not drop students off before 8:10 AM as there is no supervision before that time. 
  • Pull your car all the way up as far as you can go before dropping your child. 
  • DO NOT PASS cars in line at drop off. Please wait until the car in front of you moves forward 
  • Students should exit from the passenger side only. 
  • Please note there is NO parking on Abbott Street at any time. 
  • There is no parking in handicap spots. 
Pick Up 
  • Please use Johnson Street (not Abbott St.) to enter and exit the school. There is NO entering or exiting from Abbott Street between 2:35 - 3:10 pm. 
  • All cars must have a Sargent issued name placard visible. If you do not have one you will be asked to park and enter the building to sign out your child with identification. If you need a placard please contact the school secretary and one will be provided to you. 
  • Students will enter cars from the sidewalk and enter cars on the passenger side only. 
  • DO NOT PASS cars in line at drop off. Please wait until the car in front of you moves forward. 
  • Please note there is NO parking on Abbott Street at any time. 
  • There is no parking in handicap spots. 
NAPAC 
NAPAC is conducting several surveys this year to gather parents' feedback on special education issues in North Andover. We need your input! If you have a child on an IEP or 504 plan, please take our short survey. All responses are confidential.



The North Andover Parent Advisory Council is a volunteer organization of parents with children on IEP and 504 plans. It is their mission to serve as advocates for the special needs community by promoting the understanding, respect, support, and appropriate education for all school-age children and young adults in our community. For more information, visit their website or check them out on Facebook.  Email: Northandoverpac@gmail.com

Library Wish List
Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Courtney Ahearn, has put together a wish list of items that the Sargent Library could really use!  If you wish to purchase an item for our library, please click here for the list!

Sargent Lost and Found
Please remember to check Sargent's Lost and Found, which is located just outside of our cafeteria.  It is already quite full and we are out of hangers!  There are over 100 unlabeled coats and jackets currently in the Lost and Found, which means there is a 20% chance that something belongs to your family! We make every attempt to get items in the Lost and Found back to their owners, but anything that has been there more than 3 weeks will be donated!

Understanding Our Differences
UOD reinforces our RAISE values, increases tolerance, reduces bullying and fosters respect, acceptance and compassion for people of all abilities. The curriculum covers autism, physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy. Detailed information on each unit will be sent to parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students prior to the day of the event and is also available on the UOD website.

The UOD program is presented by parent volunteers, and volunteers are needed at all North Andover schools! This is an excellent opportunity to share time in the classroom with your own child or to get to know other parents and students, and it encourages friendship and empathy for people with disabilities in our community. You can volunteer at ANY school in town- it does not have to be the school your child attends! Questions and additional information regarding volunteering for UOD can be directed to UODofNA@gmail.com. No experience with disabilities is necessary! All training takes place online and can be completed in under twenty minutes. Thank you so much for your support of this exciting program!

Free Money Programs:

Box Tops for Education
Please continue to clip your Box Tops! Additionally, PLEASE check expiration dates!  We have received many expired Box Tops. A full listing of products that contain Box Tops can be found here.  Keep up the great work!  Happy clipping!

Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards - Please register your card for the 2018-2019 school year! Money for Sargent every time you shop! This program will begin on September 7, 2018.  Please register your rewards card at School Rewards. Our 5-digit school ID is 06277. You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and the School ID # to register.   More information on how to register your card can be found here.

To earn points:  Use your Stop & Shop Card each time you shop at Stop & Shop and you will earn CASH for our school. You can track the number of points you are earning for our school by checking your grocery receipt starting September 7, 2018 through March 16, 2019.  At the end of each month, your points are calculated and converted to CASH rewards. These CASH rewards for our school are updated monthly. You can track our progress when you sign in to your online account.  Our school will receive one CASH awards check at the end of the program and can use this cash for our educational needs.  Please take a moment to register your Stop & Shop Card today! Don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbors to do the same!

Support Our School with Amazon Smile!
Since October 1st, 2017, Sargent School has earned over $170 using Amazon Smile!  Please sign up for this simple way to earn money for our school if you haven't already!  What is AmazonSmile?  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school and the PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our school. You can use your existing Amazon account on Smile, there is no need to set up a new account.  For more information, please click here!

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Bay State Textile Bin 
Are you in the process of a back-to-school closet clean out?  There is a white Bay State Textile bin located in the Sargent parking lot to collect household items that may otherwise be discarded, lugged to another bin, or put out on the curb. Please consider donating your items into this bin!  The contributions are weighed and Bay State Textiles sends a rebate check monthly to the school based on the weight of the donation.  Help support our school while also cleaning house! Click here for more information on Bay State Textiles.  Their flyer for North Andover schools can be found here.

North Andover Food Rescue 
The Food Rescue is up and running smoothly for the 2018-2019 school year.!  They have added the new ABECC to their rotation, meaning they now rescue food at every public school in North Andover!  They could really use your help!  The North Andover Food Rescue is looking for volunteers to help collect and distribute uneaten, unopened food from the Sargent cafeteria- a shift of only 20 minutes can make a huge difference for many people in our community! To sign up for a shift, please click here. To read more about the Food Rescue and how it works, click here.  You can also visit their website.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Kristi Hale and Jess Belongia at nafoodrescue@gmail.com.  Thank you for your continued support!

North Andover Schools Enrichment Council 
NORTH ANDOVER SCHOOLS ENRICHMENT COUNCIL is a volunteer-run, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1986, their mission is to support, strengthen and enrich the North Andover school curriculum by providing in-school cultural and educational programs in the Sciences and Humanities.  North Andover Schools Enrichment Council (NASEC) is supported by North Andover PTOs, grants, and generous private donations.  It is comprised of representatives from each of the five elementary schools and the middle school.  Our Sargent Elementary NASEC representative is Robyn Delaney, and she can be reached at delaneyrobyn@gmail.comTo find out more information about NASEC, visit their website or check them out on Facebook too!

North Andover Foundation for Education
The purpose of the North Andover Foundation for Education (NAFE) is to provide the public schools of North Andover with the resources necessary to enhance curriculum, programs, and services beyond those that are supported in the annual budget.  It is the goal of the foundation is to provide additional educational opportunities for students and teachers to support the North Andover Public Schools in cultivating a community of engaged learners, insightful thinkers, and effective communicators.

Marker Recycling
All around Sargent, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more! Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located in the art room and outside the cafeteria for your child to deposit the markers. Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year. Remember, don’t throw out that used marker— ColorCycle it!


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  • School Committee Meetings