Walnut Square Elementary School
Weekly Update- March 28, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021 all schools will be closed for Good Friday.
Return to In-Person Learning
Last week, Commissioner Riley announced that all schools will begin to phase in students beginning on Monday, April 5th. Earlier in the week the HPS plan was accepted and approved by DESE. On Thursday night at the Haverhill School Committee meeting our Return to Full In-Person Phase in Plan was revised. Please review the attached plan that HPS will be used moving forward.
Walnut Square Ukulele Fundraiser– Donors Choose
Our Music Teacher Ms. Steiger is raising money to purchase ukuleles for our students. She would like to give our students the gift of music so each child will be able to hold a ukulele and be learn to play. Elementary music students have missed out on so much this year! With the warmer weather approaching, it would be lovely to sit in the sun and play ukulele with the kids at Walnut Square! We need YOUR help!
Walnut Square pool testing results were all negative for last week, March 22-March 26.
Last call for your favorite family recipes. Please contribute to the Walnut Square Superstars cookbook. Fill out the attached form and return it to your child’s teacher by Thursday, April 1, 2020. The form is below.
Grade K News
In Letterland, students will be working with the word families -un, -ug, and -ut. Our weekly sight words are: of & they. Challenge your child to find these words in the books they are reading at home! We have many reading detectives in class that are noticing words everywhere! Students will study the life cycle of frogs in Science and work on informative writing by creating an All About Frogs book. Finally, students will count by 1’s and 10’s to 100 in Math.
Grade 1 News
Spring is here! We are very excited for the warmer weather and some outside time. Please make sure you send in a water bottle that can be refilled during the day. In math we will be starting a new topic that is using models and strategies to subtract 10’s. In Letterland we will be introducing the long A spellings; ai and ay. In writing we will be continuing with How-To writing as well as writing about reading. Our science unit will focus around animals in the Spring.
Grade 2 News
The signs of spring are everywhere. This week we’ll brainstorm signs of spring ( see, hear, feel,touch) for a future writing assignment. We will write a descriptive paragraph for our decorated egg project. Another exciting activity will be measuring our bunnies we will create in class during math. In math, we’ll review the different types of graphs. We will continue to Buddy read too. Happy Spring!
Lunch/Classroom/ Hall Helpers Needed at Walnut Square
Starting the week of April 5th, we return to in- person learning. Students will be 3 feet apart in classrooms but remain 6 feet apart at lunch. Because of this, our classroom enrollments will increase and we will open up a second room in the basement to accommodate more students at lunch time. Walnut Square is looking for a couple of people to help out for a few hours per day as either a lunch room monitor, classroom helper or hall monitor through the end of the 20-21 school year. If you are interested in working at Walnut Square School for a couple of hours each day as a lunch monitor, a classroom helper, or a hall monitor please contact Walnut square at 978-374-3471 or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful week!
Beth Kitsos, Principal- email@example.com