Family Update

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
— Mae Jemison

Dear Families,

I hope you are all staying safe on this day of freezing rain and snow!   Thank you for completing the brief parent survey.  If you haven’t completed it, I really appreciate it if you could complete a brief survey about Walnut Square.  Your feedback is really important and helps us with decision making for our school as we begin to plan for next school year!  

Thank you for donating canned goods and non perishable food for our food drive that began on 2/2/22!  Your support will help many in our community!  If you’d like to donate, we will be collecting canned goods and non perishable items until Monday, 2/14/22.  

Our 100th day of school has been moved to Monday, February 7, 2022.  Your children’s teachers will communicate their classroom celebrations and activities planned.  

Walnut Square has almost completed all winter assessments and diagnostics.  Thank you for your continued support.  Information about progress will be shared on their progress reports and at parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, February 10th.  

Site Council met on Thursday, February 3rd.  The meeting agenda and minutes can be found on the Walnut Square school website,  You can also read our school report card from DESE here as well.  Our picture book lists have many great selections that can be found at the Haverhill Public Library.  We hope you enjoy reading them with your family!  

Second Grade students are invited to audition for the HHS production of Wizard of Oz.  Please click here for more information.  

For other resources and information about Walnut Square, please go to   In addition to the Walnut Square School website, you can also “like” our Facebook page, Walnut Square Elementary School, and follow us on Instragram @walnutsquaresuperstars to get updates and see all of the fun and learning that happens at Walnut Square.  


Jen Rubera, Principal

Here are other updates for the week:  

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Monday, February 7th:  K-8 Progress Reports, 100th Day of School!  
  • Thursday, February 10th:  K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences 
  • Tuesday, February 15th:  PTO Meeting 6pm
  • Friday, February 18th:  Half Day (Dismissal is at 11:35 am)  
  • Monday, February 21st-Friday, February 25th:  NO SCHOOL Washington’s Birthday/Winter Recess  

HPS Updates:  


PTO Recipe Request:  Do you have a favorite family recipe?  Share it with the Walnut Square Community!  Last year the Walnut Square School published a cookbook with favorite family recipes that our students brought to school.   It was such a big hit, that we have decided to do it again.  This is a school wide project where every family can participate.  All we need are one or two of your favorite recipes.  Please take the time to write your recipe on the sheet that was sent home on Friday, December 3rd and send them back to school with your child.  If you would like to send a picture of your child or a picture of the recipe, we will add that to our cookbook as well.  We will compile all the recipes and photos over the next month or so and publish a cookbook full of appetizers, entrees and desserts!   

 Student Supplies

Please send your child to school with the following supplies:  

  • Water bottle (to refill at our water bottle station)
  • Extra masks (can be kept in a plastic bag in backpack) 
  • Extra change of clothes (can be kept in backpack) 
  • Extra gloves