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Student Handbook

Student Handbook

Welcome to McCarthy

Absentee Call-In Line: 978.536.5960
(Integrated Preschool at the McCarthy School visit under the Programs Tab)
  Student of the Month for March-Responsibility
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 Students of the Month for March:  (This month's theme was Responsibility.)
KC-Christina Bae, KN-Lyla Bernstein, 1T-Isabella Parsons, 1F-Angelina Goyette, 2G-Elizabeth Arunson, 2E-Shivaun Galvin, 3L-Larry Polanco, 3C-Angela Fabbo, 4E-Jada Wilson, 4O-Layla Najeeb, 5M-Jake Canuel, 5T-Panayiota Papantonakis, Music-Joel Goodwin & Kaelyn Veltry, Art-Chloe Silva & Joseph Keka, Health-Violet Joray & Brianna Benoit, PE-Shivaun Galvin & Jayden Cunningham, Library-Angelina Gpyette & Alex Fobert. 
"Thank you to all McCarthy staff and families for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair last week, and to all who volunteered to make the fair successful.  See you in the Fall!" 
We have started a REMIND account.  This is in place at the Higgins Middle school and others.  It is a way we can notify you efficiently of upcoming events and news, by a text message.  We promise we will only send out important messages.  If you'd like to sign up, please TEXT @johnem to the number 81010.
The school doors will be locked after dismissal.  Parents picking up students from FKO will call the FKO Director at the number posted on the front door.  

3 O Clock

If you are late picking up your child please call the office (978 536-5625) as soon as you know you will be late and we will wait in the office with your child. 

School hours are 9:00 AM to 2:55 PM for Grades K-5.  Students may dropped off beginning at 8:50 AM.  If you are driving your grade K-5 children to school, please follow the traffic pattern around the back of the school and drop students off at the side door.  There will always be a staff member present.  Please do not drop students off at the front of the school.

Arrival:  This year, we have more students being driven to school than we have ever had.  We need your help!  In the morning when you are dropping off, please have your child ready to go so when you pull up, they can get right out as soon as they can.  Please pull up as far as possible, past the tree next to the sidewalk if you can.  We should be able to offload seven or eight cars at a time.  

Here is a commercial for Uncle Ben's Rice starring the Wilson Family!

Check it out by clicking on the link below:

Check out Janie Wilson's and her McCarthy School family and friends in a new cooking on the link below:

Episode 2 of "The 3 Js and that Guy's Kitchen!

The show can be watched on Peabody Access Telecommunications this week on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Here is a COOL You Tube Video about Uncle Ben's Beginners Contest featuring Janie Wilson and our school:

JANIE WON!!!!!!!!

Janie won

Here is the winning recipe:

Janie's Turkey Rice Chili
Uncle Ben's Instant Rice
1 lb. Ground Turkey
One Turkey Kielbasa
2 Yellow Squash
2 Green Zucchini
1 bag of Spinach
2 cans of Petite Diced Tomatoes (Some plain, some with green chilis.)
2 cans of Tomato Sauce
1 can of Dark Kidney beans
1 can of Light Kidney Beans
Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
Shredded Mexican Cheese, Sour Cream, and Tortilla Chips, to taste and for garnish


Brown the ground turkey and sliced turkey kielbasa in a pan.  Cut up the Yellow Squash and Green Zucchini.  In a separate pot place the Yellow Squash, Green Zucchini, Petite diced Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Dark Kidney Beans and Light Kidney Beans.  Add the packet of Taco seasoning and the browned meat.

Let simmer for approximately 20 minutes.   Add Spinach.  Cook Rice according to instructions.

When done scoop rice in a bowl, top with Turkey Chili, garnish with shredded cheese, sour creme, and a few tortilla chips.

Until further notice, salads will not be offered as an alternative on Mondays.

 "Bully-Free" video is now available on-line!
Here is the link:

Please visit the new PTO web site:

McCarthy 5th Grade students sing

"Bully Free"


Click on the link below and listen or download the song for free!


McCarthy School

 Check out the Parent Section of this site and look at the PTO Page.  There is a listing of the meeting dates, PTO information and the Bylaws.

This new web site is under construction, but we are working to ensure that you are provided with current information.  
I will be updating this page, so make sure you check this web site often!