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

  • McAvinnue's Core Value Superheroes

  • McAvinnue's "International Night" Returns!

    International Night

    Mark your calendars…McAvinnue will be hosting “International Night” on Thursday, May 26th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the school.

    This event will be a “potluck” style food sharing opportunity. We would like everyone that attends this event to bring their favorite dish that best represents your family's heritage to share with others!

    If you are interested in bringing an international food dish, you can reach out to your child’s teacher, the school directly, or return the flyer when it is sent home with your child! Check out the flyer below for more information. We can also provide translated copies upon request in Spanish, Swahili, and Portuguese.

    Looking forward to another amazing event at McAvinnue!


  • McAvinnue's Summer Program


    McAvinnue will be offering a comprehensive Summer Program for our students that is FREE of charge. Students will experience hands-on learning opportunities as well as some additional work that focuses on academics.

    The program will occur on July 5th - July 29th at McAvinnue. The program will begin at 9:10 AM - 12:40 PM from Monday - Friday.

    The program will serve students that are entering Grades 1 - 4 as well as those students that are exiting Grade 4 and set to begin Grade 5 during the 2022-2023 academic school year.

    You can register using the link below or the QR scan code in the picture below.


    If you have any questions, please contact the Summer Program Coordinator, Mrs. Evans, at

    Summer Flyer


  • Camp Invention @ The Wang Middle School

    Looking for some Summer camp programming for your current Grade 4 child?

    The Wang Middle School is offering an amazing opportunity called "Camp Invention". Check out the flyer below and use the link to access the online registration and other important details about the camp.

    Still 40 seats left and the camp to FREE of charge for those current Grade 4 students that may be interested. The camp will occur from July 11th - July 15th.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Stahl, Wang Middle School Principal, directly at

    Invention Flyer

  • "At Home" COVID-19 Testing Distribution

    At Home Test

    We will distributed the next round of "At Home" COVID-19 tests to those students and faculty that have provided the needed consent to participate in this program on Thursday, May 19th.

    It is recommended by the district that you test your child on the following days using both tests found in the kit:

    • Sunday, May 22nd
    • Sunday, May 29th

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out directly.

  • Important Changes to COVID-19 Testing at School


    Last week Dr. Boyd sent a letter explaining that in accordance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) our district is updating our COVID-19 Testing Program. Beginning February 28, we are opting into an at-home testing program. This means:

    • Every two weeks students who opt-in to the new program will receive an iHealth at-home rapid test kit. Each kit contains two individual tests.
    • Your student will administer one test each week on Tuesdays.
    • If your student tests positive on an at-home antigen test, you will inform their school of the positive result using an online reporting system.
    • This test is administered at home (not at school), increasing a family’s flexibility to do testing in the home for free.
    • Even if you are already signed up for our current testing program, you will need to fill out the form below to opt-in to the new program.

    In addition to this new at-home antigen test option, we will continue with symptomatic testing during the week. As part of this shift in the program, we are discontinuing pool testing, Test and Stay, and contact tracing for in-school close contacts. This means that if your child is a potential contact in school, they may continue to come to school and do not have to quarantine. This new at-home testing opportunity is voluntary and only those who opt-in will receive tests. We strongly encourage you to sign up by February 8 in order to receive at-home test kits in time for February break.

    Click To Access Dr. Boyd's Message

    Click To Access Video Instructions For iHealth Tests

    Click To Access iHealth Instructions In Multiple Languages

    Click To Access Consent Form For New Testing Program

  • McAvinnue's "Virtual" Morning Announcements

    Monday, May 16, 2022

  • McAvinnue's Yoga Pose Of The Week

    Half Sun Salute

    We will try another new pose this week called the Half Sun Salute". This new pose will allow us to focus on our full body through a stretching technique that will soothe and release tension while increasing our energy and focus . We will practice the "Half Sun Salute" technique daily during McAvinnue's 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!

  • McAvinnue's "Lion's Roar Community Newsletter

    Here is the latest edition of McAvinnue's "Lion's Roar" Community Newsletter for the week of May 16th.
    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.
  • May Breakfast & Lunch Menu

    Breakfast May

    Lunch May

  • 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, May 10th from 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM!

    Please note the changes related to COVID precautions that is highlighted in "yellow".

    You can also see the schedule for the Greater Boston Food Bank for this school year below!

    School Pantry


  • 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,
    Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

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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