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The Mission of the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing a classical liberal arts education grounded in the great works of Western Civilization and aimed at academic excellence, musical competence, and character formation.

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar
2016-2017 Academic Calendar
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FY2017 Budget
FY2017 Budget
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Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
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Abby Kelley in the News

More exciting accomplishments from Abby Kelley! Channel 3 coverage of the App Challenge event. Take a moment and watch a few of our students get recognized for their accomplishment!

 http://bcove.me/ju4yvgeo

Exciting News from the AKF High School Kitchen Team

Exciting new from the Abby Kelley Foster High School Kitchen Team....

 In early September, Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger, offered a "Chefs in Schools Training Program".  Abby Kelley Foster submitted an application and was notified that we were accepted into the program. On Friday, September 18, 2015, Guy Koppe, from Project Bread, came to our High School and introduced us to Chef Vanessa LaBranche.  Chef Vanessa's goals are many ~ She will work with the AKFCS Kitchen Team to provide basic culinary training and introduce new recipes with the goal of serving nutritious meals that appeal to students / focus on basic culinary techniques / use of herbs and spices / utilize local ingredients from area farms / and introduce smart lunchroom techniques that positively impact students' food selections.

Chef Vanessa will work with our staff on Mondays and Fridays from October, 2015 to December, 2015, with possible extension to June, 2016. We will conduct taste testing's and then include the recipes on our menus.

Chef Vanessa is a graduate of The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Vanessa LaBranche's obsession with food was something that evolved over time. Born and raised in the inner city of Boston, with roots in New Orleans and Mississippi, she was taught by family and friends about soul food cooking. An avid cookbook reader, she explored other ethnic cuisines, which piqued her interest in how other cultures prepared food. Chef Vanessa, as her students call her, believes that anyone can be a great cook with patience and persistence. She is currently Project Bread's Chef Educator for a large, 400 student Head Start Program in Lynn operated by Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc., (LEO). There she heads up Project Bread's Chefs in Head Start program and works with the LEO kitchen staff to refine their culinary skills and make the menu more culturally appropriate to the many Latino students enrolled. She also teaches the adults to cook traditional favorites in a health way on a budget. Her mission is to empower people of all ages and ethnicities to feel comfortable preparing dishes at home. Prior to this, Ms. LaBrache was a Chef Instructor for the Take Back the Kitchen program at Haley House Bakers & Café in Roxbury, teaching cooking classes and empowering students with hands-on culinary skills and health education.

We are very excited to work with Chef Vanessa and thrilled that Project Bread accepted Abby Kelley Foster Charter School into this program and our fingers are crossed that the program can continue through June, 2016!

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  • Bus Routes 2016-2017 School Year
    Bus Routes 2016-2017 School Year
  • No School - Friday, September 2, 2016
    No School - Friday, September 2, 2016
  • No School - Monday, September 5, 2016
    No School - Monday, September 5, 2016
District Calendar
Feb
23
Winter Break
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 02/20/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 02/24/2017 @ All Day
Feb
24
Winter Break
Category District
Dates & Times Starts: 02/20/2017 @ All Day
Ends: 02/24/2017 @ All Day
Feb
28
ES Trimester 2 Report Cards Sent Home in Student Backpacks
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 02/28/2017
3:00 pm -to- 3:00 pm
Feb
28
ES PTO Meeting
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 02/28/2017
6:00 pm -to- 7:00 pm
Location Middle School
Summary Please join the ES PTO for their monthly meeting.
Mar
2
ES "Dress Like Your Favorite Dr. Seuss Character" Dress-Down Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 03/2/2017
8:30 am -to- 3:30 pm
Location Elementary School
Summary Students may come to school out of uniform today if they bring in $1, and dress like their favorite Dr. Seuss Character! Students wearing inappropriate clothing will call home to have a change of clothing brought to them.
Mar
2
ES Community Reading Day
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 03/2/2017
9:00 am -to- 10:00 am
Location Elementary School
Summary Please contact Mrs. Carlson in the Elementary School at x3623 if you are interested in volunteering as a Community Reader.
Mar
2
Middle School Talent Show
Category Middle School
Dates & Times 03/2/2017
6:00 pm -to- 8:00 pm
Location HS Concert Hall
Mar
7
ES PTO Meeting
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 03/7/2017
6:00 pm -to- 7:00 pm
Location Elementary Library
Summary Please join the ES PTO for their monthly meeting.
Mar
8
MS PTO Monthly Meeting with Mrs. Puliafico
Category PTO
Dates & Times 03/8/2017
6:00 pm -to- 7:30 pm
Location MS Conference Room 127
Mar
9
ES Spring Portraits
Category Elementary School
Dates & Times 03/9/2017
8:30 am -to- 3:00 pm
Location Activity Center
Summary Elementary school students will have their spring portraits taken on March 9. Students may come to school out of uniform in an appropriate outfit of their parent's choosing. Order forms and information will be sent home with students in February.
Academic School Year 2016-2017
Download the 2016 - 2017 Calendar PDF Verson
Download the 2016 - 2017 Calendar PDF Verson
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Academic School Year 2017-2018
Download the 2017- 2018 Calendar PDF Version
Download the 2017- 2018 Calendar PDF Version
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News
Letter to Parents - 2017 Budget
Letter to Parents - 2017 Budget
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Letter from Executive Director, Brian Haas to Abby Kelley Parents regarding the FY2017 budget.

More exciting accomplishments from Abby Kelley! 

Channel 3 coverage of the App Challenge event

 http://bcove.me/ju4yvgeo

Take a moment and watch a few of our students get recognized for their accomplishment!