SULLIVAN NAMED NEW AMS VICE PRINCIPAL
Superintendent Peter Schafer yesterday announced that Jessica Sullivan has been named Assistant Principal at Abington Middle School. Sullivan had been serving in the role since September on an interim basis.
“She has proven to be someone who establishes inclusive environments, balances high expectations with acceptance, compassion, empathy, skill-building and restorative practices,” Schafer wrote in an email to the Abington school community. “She promotes positive communication between home and school and has established relationships that set the tone for a learning environment that is supportive.”
Sullivan, who previously taught physical education and health at the Woodsdale Elementary School, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Bridgewater State University and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Springfield College.
LIST OF TOWN ELECTION CANDIDATES CONTINUE TO GROW
There are now five residents interested in the three Board of Health seats on the ballot this spring. Katie VanNest, of Colonial Road, has now taken out nomination papers. She joins incumbent Aaron Christian, of High Street, Jami Pinola, of Loganberry Drive, Niccole Emery, of Jean Carol Road, and Clay Kelly, also of Jean Carol Road.
In addition, school committee member Danielle Grafton has also taken out nomination papers for re-election. She joins Pond Street resident Nicole Emery.
Gerard Hass, of West Street, Carolyn Murray, of High Street, and Laura Brink, of Hancock Street, have each taken out papers or the Library Board of Trustees; Kevin DiMarzio, of Orange Street, for Board of Selectmen; Wayne Crothers, of Shaw Avenue, for Housing Authority; and Ann Welch, of Highland Road, for Board of Assessors Anyone interested in running needs to submit the signatures of 50 registered Abington voters by Monday, March 14, at 5 p.m.
COVID-19 HOME TEST KIT DISTRIBUTION SUNDAY
The Town of Abington recently was allotted 11,000 home testing kits from Plymouth County and distribution will start Sunday at 11 a.m., at both the Senior Center and Town Hall.
The kits are for Abington residents only. Two tests will be provided to each vehicle regardless of how many people are in the vehicle. Drivers must show their ID or proof of residency. The handout is first- come, first-served. Once all tests are handed out, the site will close.
Anyone with questions should call the Health Department at 781-982-2119.
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/LACROSSE REGISTRATION UNDERWAY
Registration is now open for Abington Little League, Abington Girls Softball, and Abington Youth Lacrosse.
Abington LIttle League information can be found here
Abington Girls Softball information can be found here
Abington Youth Lacrosse information can be found here
BEAVER BROOK PTO MEETING THURSDAY
The next Beaver Brook Elementary School PTO Meeting is this Thursday, 2/3/22 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Masks are required. The agenda includes a discussion about upcoming fundraisers.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR HUG FOUNDATION/BRUINS ALUMNI HOCKEY GAME
A number of Boston Bruins alumni will take on a team representing the HUG Foundation on April 9, at 1 p.m., at the Rockland Ice Rink. Tickets are now on sale. The annual game had been cancelled the past two years. Advertising opportunities are available in the event program or as part of the televised broadcast. Anyone with questions can email firstname.lastname@example.org
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY LIST UDPATED
The town is holding checks and other property for a number of people, businesses, and organizations. The full list can be found here.