Amesbury Public Schools Update
From the Office of the Superintendent - May 5, 2023
Dear Amesbury Families,
We certainly have had our share of April showers and now some May flowers! The next few weeks of school are going to fly by. There are so many fabulous opportunities to see our students excel in doing and displaying things that they love! I sincerely hope that many of you had the opportunity to see the AHS Drama Club's production of Mean Girls. It was an absolutely amazing show! I have included some photos (below) that I "borrowed from" the Drama Club's Instagram account - not sure to whom I should give credit - but I wanted to share a few of the highlights. Each time that I attend a play or a musical, I am reminded of how incredibly talented our students are. There were some truly remarkable performances. I hope that if you missed it, you can catch it on ACTV.
Tonight is the Junior Prom (Class of 2024) from 6-10 pm at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, NH. I hope you can join us for Promenade at the Public Library between 4 and 5 pm. Fingers crossed that the weather is nice! ACTV will also be recording the event, so if you are unable to attend, you can catch the recording. It is always a fabulous event! Next Tuesday, May 9th, is a Flatbread Fundraiser for the Class of 2024 between 5 and 9 pm (see below).
I would like to remind you that we made an adjustment to the end of the school year. The last day of school is Wednesday, June 21st. On this day, middle and high school students will be dismissed at 10:50 am and elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:30 am (early release schedule). The change to the calendar is the addition of three PRT Days on Thursday, June 15th, Friday, June 16th, and Tuesday, June 20th. On these days, middle and high school students will be dismissed at 11:30 am and the elementary schools at 12 noon. These additional days have been added to provide a our teachers with time to pack up their classrooms in preparation for their respective moves to their new buildings. Thank you for your understanding.
Finally, I want to encourage you to check the newsletter sent by your child's principal to see the upcoming events for that building. I am sure that there will be an abundance of opportunities to celebrate the learning that has happened this year.
Lunch Hero Day
Today is Lunch Hero Day. I would like to take a moment to thank all of the individuals who work in our kitchens throughout our district. Their hard work and commitment to serving both breakfast and lunch to our students is greatly appreciated. It is no easy task adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating food allergies, and serving a wide range of safe and healthy foods to meet the needs of every student. Thank you for all that you do!
APS Student Performances at Mayor Gove's State of the City Address
On Tuesday night, Mayor Gove delivered her State of the City Address. Fresh off her performance in Mean Girls, senior Julia Silva, kicked off the evening by singing the National Anthem. As usual, Julia's rendition was outstanding and was appreciated by all in attendance. The Cashman Elementary School Treblemakers followed Julia by singing "Lean on Me" as CES music teacher, Sarah Roberts, accompanied them on her ukulele. The Treblemakers left the crowd wanting more! The Treblemakers recently performed this song at their own Chorus Concert. I do believe that this one topped their previous performance. Thank you to Sarah, Julia, and all the Treblemakers for volunteering your time. You were all fabulous!
Calendar - School Year 2022-2023
Calendar - School Year 2023-2024
Class of 2024 Flatbreads Fundraiser
Last Superintendent's Coffee of the School Year
Princess Tea Party
Grad Night 2023 Fundraiser
Progress from the Jordan Shay Memorial Lower Elementary School
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter!