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

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  • Spring Break: April 19th - April 23rd

    Spring Break

    Spring Break will occur on Monday, April 19th - Friday, April 23rd.  All Lowell Public Schools will be closed for this week. Our doors will open again on Monday, April 26th at 9:10 AM. Please make the necessary arrangements to be available for your child during this week off from school.


  • McAvinnue's School Site Council Meeting

    McAvinnue SSC

    McAvinnue's next School Site Council Meeting will occur on Thursday, April 15th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. We will discussing school reopening, pooled testing update, and review the minor adjustments to our school budget for the 2021-2022 academic school year.

    You will be able to access the meeting agenda as well as the Zoom link by clicking below. This information can be found on Wednesday, April 14th.

    https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/Page/4531


  • STEAM Workshops

    Check out these really cool in-person and remote STEAM Workshops over Spring Break. All of the details can be found below.

    Workshops


  • "Return To In-Person Learning" Video Presentation
     
    Click below for the video presentation of McAvinnue's "Return To In-Person Learning". This presentation has some critical information for those families that will have a child returning to in-person learning at McAvinne on Monday, April 5th.
     
     
    If you have any questions, you can also contact the Main Office for support or clarification.
     
    In-Person Learning
     
     

  • Dr. Boyd Visits McAvinnue! 

    Dr. Boyd visited McAvinnue this past week and stopped by Room 202/203 to say hello to the “Roomies” and “Zoomies”! It was great for both our in-person and remote students learned about the role of the Superintendent.

    JB Visit  


  • 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 DTAConnect.com 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 DTAConnect.com/PEBT.

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

    P-EBT

      


  • Spring Remote Meal Schedule 

    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:

    https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/RemoteLearningMealService


  •  
    Do you need any help with your LPSD borrowed device?
     
    Tech  
     
    The Lowell Public Schools Technology Help Desk will be setting up a service tent this week at the following times and locations:​
     
    • Tuesday, April 13th from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Lincoln Elementary School (300 Chelmsford St. - next to the main entrance)
    • Thursday, April 15th from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Pawtucketville Elementary School (425 West Meadow Rd. - next to the main entrance)
    • Friday, April 16th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Reilly Elementary School (115 Douglas Rd. - rear door facing rear 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 helpdesk@lowell.k12.ma.us.
     
    A student or staff email account must be used in order to email the Help Desk.   
     
    Help Desk
     


  • McAvinnue's Yoga Pose Of The Week: "Boat"

    April 12th - April 16th

    Warrior III

    We will try another new pose this week called the Warrior III". This new pose will allow us to focus on increasing our endurance and strength while maintaining our personal power. We will practice the "Warrior III" technique 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 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

    The next food pantry is Tuesday, April 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.

    Food Bank


  • 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!

      Click below to go to our page: 

      McAvinnue Elementary School Facebook Page

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