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

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

    Grades: PreK - 4
    Zone: 1

  • teacher assignments


  • MLK JR


  • Friday, January 15th was the last official day for Mr. Ronnie...a valuable member of McAvinnue’s maintenance team. We all appreciate his 26 dedicated years working at McAvinnue making sure that the building was ready for learning each and every day! He will be missed...but, not forgotten! He truly is what “McAvinnue Pride” is all about! Remeber to come back and visit...we need yuor snow prediction skills and your holiday music playlist in thr middle of the summer!

    Ronnie

    Click Here To See The Video Tribute Created By McAvinnue Students


  • January 4th Reopening


  • UPDATED Superintendent's Letter

    Remote Learning For All Students Continuing On Monday, Januay 4th 

    Please read the following letter from Superintendent Boyd providing an update on the status of in-person learning (translation available): https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/update122220
     
    Given the continued rising number of COVID-19 cases here in Lowell, when school resumes after the winter vacation on Monday, January 4, 2021, all LPS students will continue in remote learning.
     
    However, we set some target dates for potentially returning students to in-person learning, provided the COVID-19 data can improve between now and then.
     
    • February 1st - Students in substantially separate special education programs
    • March 1st - Other students who were previously attending school in-person earlier this year
    • April 1st - Bringing back additional students in-person

    Updated Letter  


  • P-EBT Card Updates
     
    The state of Massachusetts has announced that the P-EBT benefit for October and November will be paid today, December 30th.
     
    The benefit will be made by electronic deposit to your existing P-EBT or EBT card. The details are below:
     
    • Eligible students will receive P-EBT in a lump sum for October and November - the amount will include $117.20/month (for fully remote students).
    • 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.

    P-EBT
     

  • Winter 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 Tent  
     
    The Lowell Public Schools Technology Help Desk will be setting up a service tent this week at the following times and locations:​
     
    • As usual, we will update this section with the Lowell Technology Department plans, schedules, and releases important information for how you can receive direct and live support for your borrowed device. We will release the day, time, and location that the "Tech Tent" will be available this week.
    • Please check back her on Monday, January 18th for the most updated information.

    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. 
     

  •  
    Flu
     
    NEW UPDATED INFORMATION - Flu Shot Requirement

    We are passing along this important update we received from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health via the Lowell Health Department:

     The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education.

    Preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19. Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, DPH wants to alleviate the burden to obtain flu vaccination and focus on continuing the COVID-19 vaccination efforts. DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year.

    We thank all of our families who have already received a flu vaccine, attended one of our flu vaccine clinics, and submitted proof of vaccination to your school nurse.

    While the flu vaccination is no longer required for students to attend school, DPH still strongly recommends getting a seasonal flu shot each year.

    Please use the link below to access the required school immunizations. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Robin at rmcneil@lowell.k12.ma.us or contact the Main Office at McAvinnue.



  • McAvinnue's Yoga Pose Of The Week: "Power Breath"

    January 18th - January 22nd

    Yoga

    McAvinnue's Yoga Pose Of The Week: Power Breath. This new pose will allow us to increase our energy, boost our confidence while feeling empowered. We will practice "Power Breath" daily during our "Virtual" Morning Announcements during this up and coming 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, January 26th. 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


  • Project Learn & UMass Lowell FREE Tutoring Available

    Project Learn has teamed up with UMass Lowell to offer virtual tutoring to Lowell Public Schools students.

    UMass Lowell tutors are available, virtually and at no charge, during UMass Lowell's second semester, starting January 25th, 2021. Tutors are available in math, science, English, history, and more, and have flexible schedules. All UMass Lowell students are required to complete a CORI check prior working with students.

    For those interested in signing up, please contact info@projectlearninc.org to view the master schedule.

    Questions? Please contact info@projectlearninc.org or Jordan Elliott (jelliott@projectlearninc.org).

    Project Learn  


  • 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


  • Introducing.....Miss Vera!
     
    We would like to introduce the newest member of the McAvinnue Team. Miss Vera has joined our faculty as a member of Food Corps. She has focused on parts of plants with our Grade 1 students and will be part of our virtual afterschool program, McAvinnue's school garden, and nutrition programming!
     
    Please welcome Miss Vera to McAvinnue! You can check out a short introduction video below.
     
    Food Corps
     

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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