Walnut Square Elementary School

  • Parent Update- December 20, 2020

    Specialist Spectacular

    Please join us for our first virtual Parent and student event on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 5:30-6:30. Look for the link to sign up for the Spectacular to be posted tomorrow. We look forward to seeing many of our Walnut Square Superstars and their families.

    Trimester One Report Cards

    First trimester report cards will be available for viewing in the Parent Portal on Wednesday, December 23,2020. Please see the attached document if you have not yet accessed the portal.

    Upcoming Attendance Winter Contest

    We know times are difficult but we also know how important your education is. To recognize and thank every student who is able to attend in person or remote between Winter and February Break, we will enter their name in a raffle for a $25 gift card. See the attached flyer for more information.

    Winter Benchmarks- Cohort D (Remote Learning Academy students)

    Our students are assessed three times a year in reading and writing. We completed the fall assessments but it is now time to complete the winter assessments. Since your child is fully remote, we would like to set up an appointment to complete this assessment, in person, as long as you are comfortable with this. Parents would be able to drop their child off at Walnut Square at the side door on the Main Street side of the school and pick them up about an hour later. Please see the attached letter for more details. Cohorts A, B and C will be assessed during their school day depending on which cohort they are in. If you have questions please contact our Literacy Interventionist Jacqui Brent @ jbrent@haverhill-ps.org

    K Update

    This week in Kindergarten will be short but fun! Students will learn more about Uppy Umbrella and Mr U. We will practice reading and spelling words with the short u sound. In Writing, Students will identify the setting and characters of a book and will write an alternative ending to the classic story “The Gingerbread Man”. Math practice includes writing and solving addition equations. Finally, students will discuss the difference between wants and needs in Social Studies. The Kindergarten team wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

    Upcoming Important Information

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 is an early release. Students will be released at 11:30 AM. Winter break vacation is December 24-January, 3, 2021. Students in K-4 are returning to their regular Hybrid schedule (in person learning) on Monday, January 4, 2020. Cohort A students are Monday/Tuesday and Cohort B students are Thursday/Friday. Cohort C students are Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday.

    From all staff at Walnut Square we wish you a safe and restful holiday. !

    Beth Kitsos, Principal- bkitsos@haverhill-ps.org

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