Walnut Square Elementary School
Parent Update- March 8, 2020
Haverhill Public Schools Health Alert:
Coronavirus UpdateThe health, safety and well-being of Haverhill Public School students and staff are a top priority. Like all Haverhill Public Schools, Walnut Square continues to follow the guidance of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Haverhill Board of Health in our response to coronavirus. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus disease at this time in the Haverhill Public Schools.The MDPH and CDC recommends precautions used for reducing the risk of infection for other illnesses, such as flu:
Walnut Square School has increased the frequency of cleaning common and high traffic areas each day. In a normal situation these areas would be cleaned once a day. Prioritized cleaning includes bathrooms, the lunchroom, common spaces, door handles, emergency bar on doors, etc. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me @ firstname.lastname@example.orgIMPORTANTWednesday, March 11, 2020 is a teacher professional development day. Students will be released 11:35 A.M.Wednesday, 3/11 also marks the end of the second trimester.This Tuesday night, March 10th Walnut Square is having a fundraiser at the Chicken Connection on Broadway in Haverhill. Students are bringing home a flyer that you can turn in at the counter or with your server. Or, just mention Walnut Square School, if you forget to bring your flyer. This is good for take- out or dine-in. Walnut Square will receive 20% of your final cost.Stay tuned for more PTO news, as there are many events coming up soon.Grade 2Mrs. O’Leary’s class enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss Week. Each child made their own Dr. Seuss hat using a glyph ( symbolic way to show data) and created an art project based on the book Oh The Places You Will Go. In writing the students explored different kind of penguins and will design an informational poster to share with the class. During math we continue to work on place value into the 1,000’s and the children are doing great!Ms. Sanchez’s class wrote informational paragraphs about Dr. Seuss using a T-Chart graphic organizer. During ELA, students selected a script and their part. There were three different plays about Important Americans ( Rosa Parks, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln).
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. If unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home while you are sick (except to visit a health care professional) and to avoid contact with others.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
If you have questions about anything please contact me via email @ email@example.com
Beth Kitsos, Principal