Family Update

Dear Families,

We have had a busy week!  Conferences went well yesterday afternoon, and it was nice to see families at Uno’s for the PTO fundraiser!  At Chris’s Farm Stand this weekend, if you buy a pumpkin there, they will donate $1.00 from every pumpkin to our school.  The address for Chris’s farm stand is:  436 Salem St, Haverhill, MA 01835.  

Progress Reports and Title 1 School-Parent Compacts were sent home this week.  Please sign and return them to school as soon as possible.  Thank you!

During the school day, we encourage students to drink water.  Please send your child into school with a water bottle that can be refilled at our water bottle station.  We also appreciate if you could send your child to school with a few masks (the extra ones can be stored in a plastic bag in their backpack).  

On Tuesday, October 19th, Walnut Square is hosting an outdoor Title 1 Night.  Each family will receive a pair of dice, a pack of cards, and many fun family games that you can play to help reinforce and practice math skills.  Please RSVP by signing and returning the bottom portion of the flyer that was sent home last week.  

Thank you to families for your donations of towels, washcloths, paper towels, and wipes for Emmaus House.  We are collecting items for the month of October if you would like to donate.  

For all updates and resources about Walnut Square, please visit our website:  You can also “like” our Facebook page, Walnut Square Elementary School and follow us on Instragram @walnutsquaresuperstars.  

Please see below for other updates this week.  I hope you enjoy the weather!  


Jen Rubera 


Mark Your Calendar!

  • Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th:  Pumpkin Fundraiser at Chris’s Farmstand (436 Salem St. in Bradford)
  • Tuesday, October 19th:  Title 1 Night:  Math with Playing Cards and Dice 
  • Wednesday, October 27th:  Early Release (Dismissal is 11:35 am) 


YMCA Educator of the Year Nomination Information 

Educator of the Year Flyer

Educator of the Year Letter 

October is Towel Doo-Wop Month for Emmaus House!

For the month of October, Walnut Square is collecting towels, washcloths, and paper towels to donate to the Emmaus House.  If you would like to donate, please send it with your child to school.  We will also have a bin inside the main office.  If you have any questions, please email  


Click here to listen to the “Donate Towels” Song performed by some second graders in Mrs. O’Leary’s class.  


Walnut Square Family Survey 

Your feedback is very important to us as we work to improve our school.  Please click here to complete the survey if you haven’t completed it yet.  Thank you!


If students received P-EBT, they may be eligible for SNAP. Here are some resources to help you: