Walnut Square Elementary School
Parent Update- November 22, 2020
Walnut Square Picture Days
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020 cohort A students will get their pictures taken. On Thursday, December 3, 2020 cohort B students will have their pictures taken. Paper picture order forms were sent home on Friday for cohort B and tomorrow, Monday, November 23rd, we will send the paper picture order forms home. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020 students in the Remote Learning Academy (RLA) will have their pictures taken. Parents of RLA students, please remember that RLA students must be signed up for a specific time to come into the building. An email was sent out last week to RLA parents asking to choose 3 times between 9 AM and 3 PM. If you did not receive this email, please contact me via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school at 978-374-3471. Below is the code to order online for all cohorts, this is especially necessary for those students in the RLA students. However, any parent can access this code to order online.
Here is the on-line link and code for Walnut Sq,
code 1000332 https://hockstudio.com/onlineorders.php#orderbox
Grab and Go Meals
Free Grab & Go meals are available for the entire school year! All children and teens under 18 and under can receive free meals in Haverhill. No registration or ID required. Please be advised that our Grab-n-Go meal sites at Hunking School, Consentino School, Nettle School, J.G. Whittier and the High School will operate special hours this Wednesday, November 25th from 9 AM-11 AM. All families can receive 5 days’ worth of nutritious breakfast and lunches. The Grab-n-Go sites will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Sites will resume on Monday, November 30th at their normal operating time of 11 AM-1 PM.
This week in Letterland, students will learn about the long vowel sounds Mr. I and Mr. A. They will continue to practice blending and segmenting words. Students will continue to label their pictures and begin to write a sentence in Writing. In Math, students will practice counting on from a number other than one. And finally, we will learn about the first Thanksgiving and the importance of gratitude in Social Studies.
Grade 1 Update
For this short week, we continue to talk about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. In math we will be doing turkey addition and problem solving. For phonics we will review previously introduced concepts, and we will continue writing about the first Thanksgiving. Mrs. Hughes and Mrs.Demarais wish all our students and families a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Grade 2 Update
Although this is a short week, there is a lot to cover. The students will be given parts in a play about Squanto during Social Studies. During reading, the children will read Scholastic News and some texts about wild turkeys. We will also write about Thanksgiving and share what we know. In math, we will continue to review two-digit addition with regrouping (carrying), telling time and arrays.
Thanksgiving The year has turned its circle, The seasons come and go. The harvest is all gathered in, And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures, The fields, their yellow grain. So open wide the doorway- Thanksgiving comes again.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Music Update– Ms. Steiger
This week we’ll be working with Dyno-Namics, the louds and quiets in music. RAWR! We’ll also be reviewing some thanksgiving rhythms!Make sure to check out https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/music-meets/home to come sing our welcome song and opening activity on remote days. This site also has important links and updated see-saw login information for our music see-saw room.Gobble Gooble!
Physical Education Update– Mr. Barnard
Students have been working hard in PE, learning many movement exercises as part of our warm up routines. Students have learned exercises such as jumping jacks, mountain climbers, bear walks, lateral jumps, planks and jumping rope. Students have been working on catching and throwing using scoops. frisbees and dodgeballs. We have learned many new stretches as part of our routines as well. We have played pe games such as hungry hippos, sink the ship and cone smash where we have applied these catching and throwing skills, along with cooperative learning skills and what it takes to be a good teammate.
This Wednesday, November 25th is an early release day. School ends at 11:30 AM.
From all the staff here at Walnut Square, we wish for our Superstars and their families a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Relax and enjoy this special time of year with your families!
Beth Kitsos, Principal