ADL Announcements 6/03/2021

(These are sent each Thursday school is in session.)


  • Thursday, June 3, 6:30 PM, PAWS TRANSITION MEETING (see information below)
  • Friday, June 4, All Library books are due
  • Thursday, June 10, 11:45-3:10, Team Discovery to Maple Street Park
  • Monday, June 14, 8th Grade Promotion (final day of school for 8th graders) 5:30 PM Streaming an 8th grade promotion recognition. 6:30 PM Outdoor certificate ceremony at ADL. Each student will be assigned a specific time slot based on last name to arrive at ADL and receive their promotion certificate
  • Tuesday, June 15, Final Student Day for grades 6 & 7
  • Wednesday, June 16, Final Staff Day


Calling all parents and guardians of ADL 6th and 7th graders! PAWS leaders Amanda Ahmadi and Mariah Sanderson will be moving on from ADL next year. Please join the zoom call below on Thursday, June 3 at 6:30 to learn how you can be a part of the parent community supporting ADL students, teachers and staff next year.

Topic: PAWS Meeting

Time: Jun 3, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 825 0971 1442

Passcode: 342915

Message from the Library

All library books are due back this Friday, June 4. We do not charge fines for overdue materials. If something has gotten lost/damaged and you are able to replace it, that's wonderful! Prices are included in the library emails your student has been receiving. If it's a hardship to replace something, please send me an email ( and we can figure something out. Thank you for getting your books back and keeping our library well-stocked for all readers! Your support is much appreciated.

Lost and Found

Are you missing a sweatshirt, your shoes, a water bottle, winter hat, boots?

Check out the lost and found in the main lobby.

All items that are not picked up will be donated to Goodwill.


Did you forget to buy a yearbook?

Not to worry - you still have one last chance to buy a 2021 yearbook before they are distributed next week!

Some extra copies were printed, so you can buy online by credit card or order a copy in person in the main office and pay by cash or check. The cost is $20.

Be sure to complete your online purchase no later than Monday, June 7 to ensure that your student's book is delivered to the classroom along with all of the pre-orders.

Order online here:

Message for 8th Grade Students and Families

Please remember to submit a baby picture. Digital photos can be sent to Ms. Edwards If you prefer to send a physical photo, please have your student bring this in to Ms. Edwards and she will scan it and return it to you as soon as possible.

THE 8TH GRADE BABY BOARD IS UP! CHECK IT OUT IN THE PE HALLWAY. It is not too late to add pictures!

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Celebrating Our Creative Community

Our traditional Fine Arts Night was replaced with a virtual experience this year.

Here is the slideshow:

Equity Education Session

Equity Education Session

Tuesday, June 8 from 6-7:30 PM on Zoom

All community members are welcome to join EWSD Director of Equity & Inclusion, Erin Maguire, and EWSD Guest, Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D., Consultant, Speaker and Author, for an Equity Education Session on Tuesday, June 8 from 6;7:30 PM on Zoom. The session will touch on how equity is foundational to EWSD policy, procedures and practices.

Registration is available online here:

Essex Teen Center Virtual Open House

Summer is approaching fast! With that in mind, we are excited to be welcoming youth back into our space very soon. To get ready we are hosting a virtual open house Friday, June 4th at 6:00 PM.

During the open house staff will give a tour of our space, share our plans for free summer programming and answer any questions youth and families have.

To join us next Friday you can fill out the form below or find it on the event page of the Essex CHIPS website.

Registration Form:

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Nancy the Teen Center Coordinator at

Essex Teen Center Summer Activities

The Essex Teen Center will be open Monday through Thursday for drop-in activities and field trips for youth in 4th-8th grade all at no cost to families starting 6/21!

The first two weeks of June are a transition period where we will continue to offer Among Us on Mondays and Chef's Club on Wednesdays virtually. Throughout the summer we will continue to offer virtual Chef's Club along with in person activities.

Permission Form:

For youth to participate in Teen Center activities this summer parents/guardians must fill out the summer permission form. Youth can bring the form the first day they attend or you can contact the Teen Center Coordinator at

Drop-In Teen Center:

There is no sign-up required for youth to attend drop-in Teen Center days from 11:00 - 2:00PM. Once they have turned in their permission form, youth can attend drop-in days freely. They are expected to arrive at CHIPS at 11:00 AM unless parents/guardians notify staff.


The Teen Center is using 4 plots from EMS for a garden. We will meet at the garden or at CHIPS at 10:00 AM Wednesday mornings to tend to the garden. Staff will transport youth to EMS as needed. We estimate that it will take no more than an hour to work on the garden, then we will return to the Teen Center for drop-in style activities until 2:00 PM.

Field Trips:

Field trips will be on Tuesdays starting 6/29 and they require youth to be registered due to limited space. Staff will notify parents the week before each field trip and give details on what youth need to bring such as closed toed shoes. The registration form is linked below and can be found on our website. If there is bad weather, staff will notify parents/guardians that we will be at the Teen Center for drop-in activities. Every trip has an estimated departure and return time that can be found on the permission form. Staff will be transporting youth from CHIPS to and from the field trips.

Summer Registration:

Summer Schedule:

Monday: Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00 PM

Tuesday: Field Trips (registration required)

Wednesday: Gardening 10:00 AM, Drop-in until 2:00 PM

Thursday: Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00 PM

Friday: Closed

Outlet Club:

Outlet is for LGBTQ+ or questioning youth and allies. The group is a safe place for youth to talk about what is going on in their lives and ask questions about gender identity or LGBTQ+ topics in an age appropriate way.

Outlet meets on Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Outlet Zoom:

Password: icecream


Families that qualify for free/reduced meals might also be eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds!! In order to receive these additional P-EBT funds, families MUST first have an approved free or reduced meal application on file. If you have not submitted an application yet, please consider doing so by going to or visiting the EWSD Child Nutrition Website for more information on qualifying.

If you already have an approved application on file from last school year or this school year, you do not need to submit another application.

For more information please visit this list of frequently asked questions on P-EBT benefits.

If you have questions about the free and reduced meal application, please contact the EWSD Child nutrition office at

ADL Clubs

Coding Club - last meeting June 3

Where: the library

When: Thursdays from 3:15-4 PM

Coding Club will be meeting on Thursday afternoons in the library starting next week (May 13)! Yes, an actual in-person club this time. This is just a time to work on individual projects and get help/input from other people who like to code.

If you are interested in attending, please reply to You can also just show up on a Thursday sometime if you'd like. Remember to bring your Chromebook!

Marvel Club - last meeting June 9

Do you love the Marvel Universe? Here's a new student-run club you might like!

A description from the founders: "In Marvel Club we will meet once a week to talk about upcoming shows or movies or comic books and theories people have behind them. Anyone could post things on the club classroom (like blogs or quizzes they made or their Marvel art). It will just be a fun space for Marvel fans to talk." This club will meet virtually on Wednesdays.

Contact Ms. Classen if you have any questions.

The E.Y.E. (Essex Youth Empowerment) Club

Meets virtually every Wednesday at 10:00 ( This is a new club with a goal to empower youth to be advocates for healthy choices in their own lives and in their communities. We welcome new members any time. Nurse Jenna is the advisor. We hope to see you at the next meeting!

Yearbook Club

Library Assistant Mrs. Donahey will be the Yearbook advisor this year. Please email Mrs. Donahey at if you'd like to help with the Yearbook. Students from all grades are needed, so email Mrs. Donahey if you think you might be interested.

History Club - last meeting June 2

Do you like history? Fascinated by different eras? Are you an expert on a particular event?

Then you should join the History Club! This is a new, student-run club that will meet virtually on Wednesdays. If you'd like to join, please contact Ms. Classen in the library.

Math Club

Mrs. Zimmerman is starting the math club virtually on Mondays! It will be from 3:30 until 4:15. Please email Mrs. Zimmerman for the meeting invite.

Pride Club

PRIDE club will be meeting on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:00 in the band room. There is a limit for in-person attendance so please let us know if you are attending. If you are interested in attending virtually we can send you the link. Please email : Samantha Donahey or Mrs. Williams Hopefully we will see you soon.

Art Club

There will be two sessions of after school art club starting in January for Cohort B students. The club will run for 8 weeks from 3:15-4:30.

There are only 20 spots available so if you are interested, please email Mrs. Logan. Sign up will be first come first serve.


Stop by the ADL main office and pick up a SUMMER FULL DAY CAMPS 2021 brochure!

Middle School MetroRock (540910 E)

Calling all thrill seekers! MetroRock’s five week climbing and adventure program is the place to be. With 16,000 square feet of climbing and a high ropes adventure course with over 20 different elements, the possibilities are endless. Join us as your child builds confidence, makes new friends, stays active and has a blast.

Grades 6-8 | MetroRock
Wed, April 28 – May 26 | 9:30-11:30AM
Instructor: MetroRock Instructors

Middle School Tennis (540913 E)

Let the staff from the Edge of Essex give your child a fun, active hour of tennis. Children will learn basic tennis skills while playing fun games. Racquets can be provided if needed. Please make sure your child wears comfortable clothing and sneakers for this program.

Grades 6-8 | Maple Street Tennis Courts
Wed, April 28 – May 26 | 12:30-1:30PM
Instructor: The Edge of Essex Staff

ADL Paws

Want to keep updated on the ADL PAWS projects and events?

Don't miss out! "Like" the "PAWS ADL" page on Facebook today! The facebook page will share info about ongoing opportunities to support your school community at ADL. From volunteering your time, donating baked goods, to events we'll be hosting for ADL students and family, there are lots of things to like! Click below to "like" our Facebook page and stay connected and involved!

ADL Bottle Barn

Please drop off your clean bottles and cans to donate to ADL special programs!

Bottles and cans should be in bags! PLEASE DO NOT THROW IN LOOSE BOTTLES AND CANS.



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