Walnut Square Elementary School
Welcome to the Walnut Square Elementary School website!
Open House 2019 – 2020
Hope you are enjoying your summer vacation so far!
Mark your calendars for our Open House for the new school year!
Monday, August 26th from 4:00-5:30pm.
See you soon.
5th – Field Day – 9:20 to 11:00 am – Parent Volunteers needed
7th – Field Day (rain date) – 9:20 to 11:00 am – Parent Volunteers needed
10th – Spring Music Celebration 2019 – 9:20 to 10:00 am
11th – Spring Music Celebration 2019 (rain date) – 9:20 to 10:00 am
13th – Last Day of School – Early Release – 11:35 am
Have a happy and safe summer!
Open House will be Monday, August 26th from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.
First Day of School – Tuesday, August 27th
1st – Site Council – 8:15 am
1st – Early Release – 11:35 am dismissal
1st – PTO Calendar Raffle begins
1st – LAUNCH Trampoline Fundraiser, Methuen, MA – 12 – 4 pm
3rd – “Wildlife Encounters” – all grades
7th – PTO – 3:15 pm
17th – School Field Trip to Stoneham Zoo
22nd – Move Up Day for Grade 2 (Gr. 2 walks to Pentucket Lake)
23rd – “Sweetheart Dance” – AmVets – 6 – 7:30 pm
27th – Memorial Day – No School
1st – Read-A-Thon pledge money due
1st – Change in Encore subjects begins (please refer to the calendar)
2nd – PTO – 3:30 PM
3rd – Report Cards issued
4th – Class Pictures
10th – Parent-Teacher Conferences – 4:00 to 5:30 PM
15th – 19th – Spring Recess – No School
21st – Happy Easter!!
22nd – School Resumes
22nd – Earth Day
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 – Site Council – 8:15 am
20th – Early Release – 11:35 Dismissal
22nd – Joppa Flats of Mass Audubon Presentation
22nd – Marks Close (2nd Trimester)
29th – Fun Friday – Read-A-Thon
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.
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
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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.
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
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