Walnut Square Elementary School

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  • March 2019

    1st – Cherrydale Fundraiser begins
    4th – 8th- Read Across America – Celebrating Dr. Seuss
    4th – Crazy Hat Day
    5th – Wear T-shirt that shows special place you’ve gone
    6th – Mismatched/ Inside out day
    7th – Crazy Socks Day
    8th – Wear you pajamas
    10th – Daylight Saving Time Begins
    12th – PTO – 3:30 PM
    15th – Joppa Flats of Mass Audubon Presentation
    18th – Cherrydale Fundraiser ends
    20th – Early Release – 11:35 Dismissal
    22nd – Joppa Flats of Mass Audubon Presentation
    Marks Close (2nd Trimester)

  • Message from the Principal – 2-12-2019


    Dear Walnut Square School Families,

    We have reached 100 days of school!  Mrs. Sanchez’s second grade class won the best attendance in January.  Congratulations to the students in Room 6.  Being in school every day means your child won’t miss out on learning.

    Our school PTO has organized a fundraiser with a local restaurant, Five Guys in Haverhill located at 86 Plaistow Rd.  On Wednesday, February 13th from 4-9pm, 15% of your dining bill will be donated to the school’s PTO.

    The bucket filling program is a schoolwide positive behavior approach to learning that we follow at Walnut Square School.  Our goal is to reduce negative behavior while strengthening responsible behavior, and increase academically engaged time.  This month we celebrate the character trait of compassion for others.  We will hold an assembly at the end of the month to award students who help others and practice kindness.

    Friday, February 15, 2019 is the last day before school vacation and students may wear pajamas to school and bring a favorite “bedtime” story to read.  A $1.00 donation is suggested and monies raised will support the Walnut Square School PTO.

    Respectfully yours,

    Mrs. Gray


    Curriculum note:  reading and writing development are intertwined in early learning.  Writing supports a child’s ability to read.  Help us develop strong writers!  Have your children write notes or letters to friends and relatives.  Let your child write the shopping list before a trip to the store.  Encourage journal keeping for special times such as a family trip or a holiday.  Make it fun to encourage a love of writing from an early age. J

  • Flu Information

  • Note from Mrs. Gray

    January 16, 2019

    Dear Walnut Square School Families,

    I have a few school announcements to share with you.

    Please make sure that your children dress warmly for outdoor play.  We recommend a hat, mittens and a warm coat or jacket.

    I’ve attached a guide sheet for parents on how to protect your child from the flu written by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  There are some important tips on staying healthy this winter season.

    Mrs. Demarais’ class had the best attendance in December.  Congratulations to the first graders in room 5!  Being in school every day means your child won’t miss time on learning.  Please try to schedule appointments outside of school hours.

    There is no school on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 3:30pm.  Please join us to plan events for the students.

    Do not hesitate to contact myself or the classroom teacher if you have any questions or concerns.  The school phone number is 978-374-3471.

    Have a great afternoon.


    Mrs. Gray


  • January 2019

    8th – PTO – 3:30 pm
    9th – Site Council – 8:15 am
    21st – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday – No School
    22nd – Change in Encore subjects – see calendar
    29th – Field Trip to Stoneham Theater
    30th – Early Release at 11:30 am

  • December 2018

    3rd – KidStuff Book Fundraiser ends
    4th – PTO – 3:30 PM
    5th – Report Cards issued
    6th – Picture Retake
    10th – “Winter Specials Spectacular” – 9:15 – 10:30 AM- Walnut Square School
    12th – Parent-Teacher Conferences – 4 to 5:30 PM
    14th – Presentation of Eyes on Owls
    17th to 20th – Little Elves Shop
    19th – Reading of The Polar Express
    21st – Winter Recess Begins –Early Release at 11:35 AM

  • Math Night 11-1-18

  • November Calendar Events

    1st – Math Family Night – 5:00 – 6:30 pm
    2nd – Book Fair ends
    4th – Turn clocks back
    5th – Encore subjects change – see calendar
    6th – NO SCHOOL – Students only
    8th – PTO – 3:30 pm
    11th – Veterans Day
    12th – NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day Observed
    14th – Gr. 2 Field Trip – Strawbery Banke
    21st – Early Release for Thanksgiving recess – 11:35 am
    22nd – Thanksgiving
    26th – School reopens
    30th – Marks close – 1st Trimester

  • Family Math Night


    Save the Date!

    Family Math Night

    Thursday, November 1, 2018.

    Where: Walnut Square School

    Time: 5:00-6:30

    Each classroom on the first floor will present a different math activity for families to do together. Each activity will last approximately 20 minutes. In order for everyone to rotate through all the math activities and have a chance to go downstairs to the snack and estimation stations, it is important that we start right away. Please try to arrive promptly at 5:00 when the fun will begin.

    The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open at this time off!


  • Message from the Principal

    October 2, 2018

    Dear Walnut Square School Families,

    We hope that the school year is off to a great start for you and your family. I’m proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners. Our school goal is to create an educational partnership with you and your child that will foster a passion for learning. The school team is committed to providing a nurturing and challenging educational environment that will ensure your child’s academic success. It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. We will send home newsletters and post announcements on the school web page.

    September 2018 was “Attendance Awareness Month” and the classroom with the best attendance was Room 2, Mrs. Caruso’s kindergarten class. Room 2 will receive breakfast with their family at school on Thursday morning to celebrate great attendance for the month of September. Attending school every day is a powerful way to prepare students for success – both in school and in life. Congratulations Room 2!

    Important dates:

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 is a half day for students. Children will be dismissed at 11:30am.
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 is picture day with Hockmeyer studios.
    Monday, October 8, 2018, Columbus day holiday, no school.

    Please check out the school website for more information.


    We look forward to a wonderful year ahead and hope to make your child’s experience at school welcoming, fun, and full of learning. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.



    Mrs. Gray

(978) 374-3400
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