Joseph A. McAvinnue Elementary

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School Info

  • 131 Mammoth Road, Lowell, MA 01854

    Tel: 978-937-2871
    Fax: 978-937-2880

    Principal: Mr. Michael Domina
    Assistant Principal: Mr. Joseph Alcaraz

    In-Person Start Bell: 9:10
    In-Person Tardy Bell: 9:25
    In-Person Dismissal Bell: 3:30

    In-Person AM PreK Session: 9:10 - 11:40
    In-Person PM PreK Session: 1:00 - 3:30

    Remote Tardy Time: 9:30
    Remote Dismissal Time: 3:30

    Grades: PreK - 4
    Zone: 1

Upcoming Events

  • Last Day Of School

    The last day of school will be Wednesday, June 16th. All students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM. Please make the necessary arrangements to be available for your child on this day!

  • Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten Registration

    The Lowell Public Schools Kindergarten registration period for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will start Monday, May 3rd. Children turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to register for kindergarten. Even if your child is currently enrolled in a LPS Preschool program you still need to register for Kindergarten.

    Kindergarten Registration Period

    The Kindergarten registration period will go from May 3rd - July 25th and will be split into 3 rounds:

    • Round 1 - Register between May 3rd and May 23rd to be eligible for the 1st lottery on June 9, 2021
    • Round 2 - Register between May 24th and June 20st to be eligible for the 2nd lottery on July 7, 2021
    • Round 3 - Register between June 21st and July 25th to be eligible for the final lottery on August 4, 2021

    We encourage families to register during the 1st round of registration (May 3rd - May 23rd). While we can't guarantee placement in your preferred school, being eligible for the 1st lottery increases your chances of getting the seat of your choice.

    For more information about kindergarten registration, please visit our website:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Local Opportunity


     The City of Lowell has appointments available for Moderna clinics at the Lowell Senior Center this week. All residents age 18 and older are eligible. View appointments and sign up today:

    COVID Testing 

  • P-EBT Card Updates
    The state of Massachusetts has announced that there will be P-EBT benefits for all families who have a child that is remote learning.
    The benefit will be made by electronic deposit to your existing P-EBT or EBT card. The details are below:
    • Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, is a relief program created out of the CARES Act for families whose children qualify for free and reduced lunch. The program was launched in Massachusetts in April to help low-income families across the state cover the cost of missed school meals while their children learn remotely.
    • If families previously received P-EBT on an EBT card funds will be put on that EBT card again - even if a family is no longer using the SNAP benefit at this time.
    • If a new EBT card is required please visit or call 877-382-2363.
    • If families received P-EBT on a P-EBT card in the past, funds will be put on their child's P-EBT card again. If a new P-EBT card is required visit

    For any additional questions regarding P-EBT benefits please refer to You can also reach out to the Main Office at McAvinnue and we will connect you with Mrs. De La Luz for support.



  • Spring Remote Meal Schedule 

    Remote Meals

    • Students will receive two breakfasts and two lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays at these sites.
    • Students will also receive meals for the weekend days on Fridays at all of our meal sites.
    • All LPS students are eligible for meal service. All meals are free of cost. No student ID is required and students don’t have to be present to pick up a meal. A parent or neighbor can pick up the student’s meal.
    • Meals will be served outside in a grab and go format at the front or back of the school, depending on the location.
    • Please remember to wear a mask or face covering and follow social distancing protocols when visiting the meal sites.

    Any updates to the remote learning meal service schedule will be posted here:

    YMCA Meals

    MSG Meals

    Summer Eats

    Do you need any help with your LPSD borrowed device?
    The Lowell Public Schools Technology Help Desk will be setting up a service tent this week at the following times and locations:​
      • Tuesday, June 15th @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Stoklosa Middle School (560 Broadway St. - side door facing parking lot). 

    This service is available for any students or staff needing help with a device issued by the Lowell Public Schools. You do not need to make an appointment. All visitors must wear a mask and bring the device charger.

    If you need to reach the Help Desk, please call 978-674-2024, or email
    A student or staff email account must be used in order to email the Help Desk.    

  • McAvinnue's Yoga Pose Of The Week: "Magic Massage"

    Weef Of June 14th

    Magic Massage

    We are bringing back another classic yoga pose this week called the "Magic Massage". This pose will allow use to alleviate tension, restore our energy while engaging in this relaxing form of self-care with this technique! We will practice the "Magic Massage" pose daily during our "Virtual" Morning Announcements during this up and coming week. You can get an early head start and practice this technique before we launch into another exciting week!

  • The Greater Boston Food Bank

    The Greater Boston Food Bank will be at the STEM Academy (43 Highland Street) will take place from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Lineup begins at 1:30 PM.

    The next food pantry is Tuesday, July 13th. Other dates for this school year are listed on the flyer.

    This food pantry is a drive-up distribution of assorted foods for all Lowell Public School students and their families. All food bank clients are required to wear a mask to ensure the safety of our volunteers as well as other clients and community members. Please bring reusable grocery bags, baskets, or a cart to carry your food.

    School Pantry

  • McAvinnue's Learner's Virtual Website

    Check out McAvinnue's "Learners" Virtual Website! This site is designed for our students...and is the one place that they can go to get everything that they need whether they are working remotely or in-person. You can find the grade level teams and individual teacher pages to better organze their school day. Our teachers took a really creative approach with this...check out their welcome back introduction video on their page!

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    Click Here to Access McAvinnue's "Learners" Virtual Website

School News & Announcements

    • Please check out our McAvinnue Elementary School Facebook page for updated school information about new and recent events. It also gives you another way to communicate with our school directly with any comments, questions, or suggestions. Like our page to keep in the loop about what is happening at the McAvinnue Elementary School!

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      McAvinnue Elementary School Facebook Page

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