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

    Start Bell: 9:10
    Tardy Bell: 9:25
    Dismissal Bell: 3:30

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

    Grades: PreK - 4
    Zone: 1

Upcoming Events

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  • McAvinnue's Morning Announcements

    Returning by popular demand...McAvinnue's Morning Announcements are back! Last school year, we needed to create a way to launch each day at McAvinnue...together as one school even with some of our students learning in-person and some of our students learning remotely outside of the school.

    We created a virtual version of morning announcements...and our students really enjoyed them! So, we are bring this back for this school year with a few adjustments. We will be featuring McAvinnue's Morning Announcements on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. On Tuesday and Thursday, we will conduct Open Circle lessons. These lessons in this program focus on social emotional development and community building for our students.

    It seems that this is the best of both worlds! We have lrecently aunched this new format...and our students have communicated how much they really enjoy this new format!

    Check out the most recent edition of McAvinnue's Morning Announcements below! You can also watch them with your child on our YouTube channel using this link:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAUzGwuFaKMy13iFbHpSiMw

  • Candy Donations Needed!

    Candy Donations

    We are still accepting candy donations for McAvinnue's "Trunk Or Treat" Celebration on Thursday, October 28th.

    Any and all donations will really help us offer a treat to everyone that is planning this exciting event for the McAvinnue Community. We will take small, medium, and large bags of candy. However, we really LOVE the super extra large bags of candy!

    You can have your child bring in the bag of candy and they can drop it off in the Main Office. You can also stop by the school and drop off your candy donation with Ms. Anna...McAvinnue's amazing school clerk!

    Thank you in advance for support McAvinnue is this really exciting and new event for our students and families!


  • McAvinnue's Yoga Pose Of The Week

    King Dancer

    We will try a new pose this week called the "King Dancer"! This new pose will allow us to improve our balance, increase our focus, and maintain poise through practicing this really cool series of controlled movements. We will practice the "King Dancer" pose daily during our "Virtual" Morning Announcements during this up and coming week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    You can get an early head start and practice this technique before we launch into another exciting week!


  • McAvinnue's "Lion's Roar Community Newsletter

    Here is the latest edition of McAvinnue's "Lion's Roar" Community Newsletter for the week of October 18th.
     
     
    You can also access the Smore newsletter below.
     
    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for support!
     
If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.
  • McAvinnue's Parent / Teacher Group (PTG) Meeting

    PTG

    We are looking to rebrand McAvinnue Parent Teacher Group (PTG) and we need your help to get thing off the ground this school year!

    One of the strengths of McAvinnue over the years has been its parent and family support! From attending amazing events, donating funds for various school activities, and your recent partnership with our teachers last school year when things were less than normal for everyone. Your support for McAvinnue is at an all time high!

    We want to use this energy to reform McAvinnue's Parent Teacher Group....also known as McAvinnue's PTG!

    Come out on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:00 PM to learn more about the PTG and to begin to plan for another awesome year for our students at McAvinnue. All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend!

    This event will be "virtual" and conducted using the Zoom Meeting platform. 

    Click Here To Access The Zoom Meeting


  • McAvinnue's "Trunk Or Treat" Celebration

    Trunk Or Treat

    Please join us for McAvinnue's "Trunk Or Treat" Celebration! Due to COVID-19, we needed to make some adjustments to ensure that we are keeping everyone as safe as possible. So, we came up with a fun and new way to welcome in Fall and the spooky season!

    On Thursday, October 28th from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, you can come to St. Rita's Church rear parking lot (directly across from McAvinnue), for some costume and candy fun!

    This event is free of charge! All you need to do is come by with your costume on, bring a bag for treats, and we will do the rest! You will have a chance to walk through a maze of cars that will each have a special treat for you!

    We are limiting the number of people that can come to 2 additional family members per student.

    We are super excited for this new event at McAvinnue! We hope that everyone makes the time to come by!


  • Harvest Of The Month: Pears

    Harvest of the Month provides wonderful opportunities for school food and nutrition staff, educators, school administrators, family members, and students to collaborate, and to celebrate our commitment to serving locally grown foods with the community. We hope you come to the cafeteria and celebrate with us as we highlight October's Harvest of the Month item: Pears!

    On Wednesday, October 20th...our students will have a chance to sample "Pear Cake" during breakfast!

    Check out the videos below that highlights where the pears came from...and a sneak peek of how to make "Pear Cake"!

     


  • The Greater Boston Food Bank

    The Greater Boston Food Bank is back again in Lowell for this school year! Mark your calendars with the dates below in you are interested and in need of support.
    The Food Bank is located at the STEM Academy (Rogers School) at 43 Highland Street.
    The next opportunity is Tuesday, November 9th from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM!

    Food Bank

     
     

  • Student Bus Information

    Bus Information

    You can access pick-up and drop-off bus information for your child using the link below. You will need your child's student ID number...this number is what we call their "lunch number".
     
    If you need this number, please contact the Main Office at McAvinnue or email Mr. Domina at mdomina@lowell.k12.ma.us,
    Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!
     

  • Weekly COVID-19 Screenings

    Testing

    Free weekly COVID-19 screenings will continue this fall at all Lowell Public Schools... and we will now offer FREE rapid testing for any symptomatic students. No more making appointments, driving to the testing site, and waiting days for your results!

    You MUST complete the consent form to have your child participate in ANY of the free COVID-19 testing at McAvinnue.

    McAvinnue will now be testing students and faculty on WEDNESDAY each week!

    To access the consent form, click the link below:

    https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district=Lowell



School News & Announcements

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