Family Update

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” —Shirley Chisholm

Dear Families,

We have been busy learning and growing at Walnut Square.  Students are completing the winter assessments, and we would like to hear your feedback about our school community. Please click on the link to 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!  This week, we celebrated the 100th day of school.  Please click here to view our video!  

Earlier this week, you received an email from Haverhill Public Schools about updated COVID testing.  For more information and how to sign up, please click on the link below.  

 HPS at-home-testing-families .pdf 

Chinese HPS at-home-testing-families.pdf 

Haitian-creole HPS at-home-testing-families.pdf 

Portuguese HPS at-home-testing-families.pdf 

Spanish HPS at-home-testing-families.pdf 

Vietnamese HPS at-home-testing-families.pdf 

This week we have a half day on Friday, February 18th, and dismissal is 11:35 am.  We also have Spirit Week!  Please see the dates below as well as two dates after vacation to celebrate Read Across America week: 

Walnut Square Spirit Week!  

February 14-18th



Red for Friends  

Wear Red or Pink 



Crazy socks for Fox in Socks 

Wear different colored socks and shoes.  



Wacky Wednesday

Wear mismatched clothes/backwards, etc. 



Oh!  The Places You Go!  

Wear a shirt with place on it (Haverhill shirts count)  



The Sleep Book  

Wear your pajamas. 

March Spirit Days 

Wednesday, March 2nd  Read Across America!

Wear a hat or funny hairstyle.  

Friday, March 4th  Dress as Your Favorite Letterland Character 


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!

  • Tuesday, February 15th:  PTO Meeting 6pm via Google Meet (link will be sent out Tuesday)
  • 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