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Please note, the Sargent PTO Communications e-mail address has recently changed.  The new address is ptocommunications@nasargentpto.net.  Please use this address for all future inquiries!


Good Morning Sargent Community!

After a two-week delay due to weather, the FUN RUN was a GREAT success last Friday!  Many thanks to our wonderful Fun Run Chairperson, Andrea Keyo.  Andrea has been chair for three years now, and works tirelessly to make sure this event runs smoothly.  We appreciate all that you do, Andrea!  Another HUGE thanks to all of our volunteers- we had over 100 parents marking laps, handing out water, and coordinating classes!  We couldn't do it without you!  Lastly, thank you to our students for running their hardest!  We had some runners who ran 30+ laps!  All of your pledges and donations allow the Sargent PTO to remain strong and active, and provide for our school and students!  Fun Run next steps?  All pledges and donations are due back by 11/1/19 to be eligible for prizes.  The prizes are:

One Grand Prize Winner for the highest amount raised and money submitted by Nov. 1st*

Principal for the Day!

The day's activities will also include a donated lunch from Taki's for the student and principal.

 

One Winner in Each Grade* 

Each student who submits all of their donations by 11/1 will be entered to win lunch with a North Andover police officer. Lunch is generously donated by Stachey’s. A total of 5 winners will be awarded - one student from each grade. The group lunch will be held on one day with the 5 winners.


One Winner in Each Classroom*

Each student who submits their donations by 11/1 will be entered to win a donated

$10 Mad Maggie’s Ice Cream Gift Card. A total of 20 winners will be awarded.


*Students are only eligible for one prize for the Sargent Fun Run.


Rock n' Roll Bingo!
Our first annual Sargent Parents' Night Out Rock n' Roll Bingo was a great success on Friday night!  Thank you so much to Cindy Remis for organizing and executing this evening of fun!  Prizes were awarded, the food was terrific, and a great time was had by all!  We did not plan for this event to be a fundraiser, however, we managed to raise over $800 in Bingo card sales to benefit the Sargent School!  Amazing!  Thanks to all parents who attended!


*Sargent Dining for Dollars Night This Wednesday!*
Order out from Pizza Factory (535 Chickering Road) on the night of Wednesday, 10/23, and Pizza Factory will give 15% of your order back to Sargent!  Use order code “Sargent” for pickup, dine in, and delivery/online orders to get credit! 
 The special will run from 4:00-9:00 pm.
Pizza Factory: (978) 682-0088



Pre-Order the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wrecking Ball!


To pre-order your copy of the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book, Wrecking Ball, please fill out this order form! 
Books are $9.99 each.  All orders must be received and paid for by October 29th.  
Books will be delivered directly to your student the week of November 5th. 
There is no shipping fee and all purchases benefit Sargent school!


Sargent Lost and Found
Please remember to check Sargent's Lost and Found, which is located just outside of our cafeteria.  Missing something?  Email Brenda at brkrafft@gmail.com and she will keep an eye out for you.  Trying on those boots from last year soon?  As you start pulling out your family's winter gear, check that everything has a name on it.  If we can identify an owner, we can return it to you.

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!

UOD's first day for the 2019-2020 school year is 10/22, and they will be at two different schools, so they are seeking many volunteers that morning!  Click the sign up link to volunteer.  Thank you in advance!


Sargent Night Out at Merrimack Men's Hockey!


We are excited to announce that we are once again hosting a Sargent Night Out at Merrimack Men's Hockey on Saturday, November 30th at 7:00 pm.  This game was a big hit last year and a great time was had by all. 
 After the game, the kids are invited out on the ice to skate with Merrimack players! 

 The Warriors were kind enough to offer us a discount of $5 off per ticket!  Tickets are $10 rather than $15.
Different this year: We do not have a section set aside for just Sargent.  However, please purchase tickets in Section 1 to sit with your Sargent friends.  Use code SARGENT at check out for our discount.  
Click here to secure your tickets!


NAPS Special Sessions for Parents/Caregivers
NAPS will be hosting be hosting sessions for parents and caregivers to learn about the literacy and math programs used in our town.  Please click the links below to view the flyers for each session!

Sargent Book Fair Committee- Seeking Volunteers!
The PTO (and Sargent students!) has been lucky enough to have our Sargent Book Fairs expertly run by Mrs. Kris Murray for many years now.  However, all good things must come to an end, and next year, school year 2020-2021, will be Kris' last year!  We are currently looking for a group of parents who would be willing to shadow Kris this year and next, learning all about our book fairs, and then take over the role as a committee beginning September 2021.  Interest can be e-mailed to sargentbookfair@gmail.com.  Thank you!

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 representatives are Lisa Meldrim and Maureen McLean. To find out more information about NASEC, visit their website or check them out on Facebook too!  Please click here for the list of NASEC shows at Sargent this school year!


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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


October

Thursday 10/31: Sargent In-School Halloween Parade and Class Parties


November

Tuesday 11/5: No School for Students, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday 11/6: PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)



Additional Information to Note:

Seeking volunteers!
NAPS elementary art teachers are working with their students to create small poppies for Armistice Day. I will be taking the lead on the installation of the Poppy Project at the Stevens Memorial Library.  I am looking for a few volunteers from each school.  Volunteers are needed throughout the day during the week of 11/4-11/10.
Your help would be appreciated!

Below is the link  for volunteering.

Thank you!
Meghan Rivera
Art Teacher | Franklin School | Thomson School

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 
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!

Free Money Programs:

Box Tops Update
Boxtops has moved to a digital platform! Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.  Click here for all details!

Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards
Thank you to those who registered their Stop and Shop Cards and participated in this program for the 2018-2019 school year! We earned $2106.15!! This is terrific! This program is now up and running for the 2019-2020 school year! CURRENT supporters DO NOT need to re-register their Stop & Shop Card in September. NEW supporters DO need to register their Stop & Shop Card via their personal online account.

New Supporters or Existing Supporters Wishing to Make Changes: Visit stopandshop.com and select SIGN IN at the top right to log into your online account. Once logged in, select MY ACCOUNT, MANAGE MY ACCOUNT, then REWARDS & SAVINGS to select your school. If you do not have an online account, visit stopandshop.com and click REGISTER. Follow the prompts to create your online account. Once logged in, follow the instructions listed above. You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and the School ID # OR, if you need assistance call 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1. Thank you again- every little bit counts!

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 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.

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