Family Update

“You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.  

Richer than I you can never be- I had a Mother who read to me.”  

-Strickland Gillilan 

Dear Families,

Thank you so much for your generosity and participation in Teacher and Staff Appreciation week!  From donations of chocolate and gift cards to writing sincere notes and making cards, the staff at Walnut Square felt the love this week!  Thank you to the PTO who organized and coordinated the food and treats all week!   

Walnut Square will be hosting its final Title 1 Family Night of the school year on May 17th from 4:30-6:00 pm.  The PTO will be providing pizza.  We hope you’ll join us for a fun fairy tale night!    Click here to sign up for the event.  (Flier in English, Spanish, and Portuguese)

During the month of May, Haverhill Public Schools and community safety agencies will be conducting ALICE drills.  For more information, please click here on the Walnut Square School website.  

As the year winds down, there are many end of year events planned, and all are included in the “Mark Your Calendar” section below.  For the last 26 days of school, Walnut Square has an Alphabet Calendar Countdown!  Our Memorial Day concert is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th at 2pm.  Grade 2 will have a “Walk Up Day” to Pentucket Lake scheduled for Wednesday, June 1st.  Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 9th at 1:30, and volunteers are welcome!  Please note that a CORI must be on file to volunteer.  We have CORI forms in the office, and a copy of your license is needed to complete the application process.    

HPS Registration is OPEN!  Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 opened on February 1st and families are welcome to begin completing the registration applications for enrollment.  

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.  

Happy Mother’s Day to all!  


Jen Rubera, Principal

Here are other updates for the week:  

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Tuesday, May 10th:  Walnut Square Alphabet Calendar Begins
  • Tuesday, May 17th:  Title 1 Fairy Tale Night  Flier in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Thursday, May 26th:  Memorial Day Concert 2 pm 
  • Friday, May 27th:  Early Release Day (Dismissal is 11:35 am)
  • Monday, May 30th:  Memorial Day NO SCHOOL 
  • Tuesday, May 31st:  PTO Meeting 3:20 pm  
  • Wednesday, June 1st:  Grade 2 Walk Up Day to Pentucket Lake (9:30 am) 
  • Thursday, June 9th:  Field Day (1:30 pm) 

HPS and Community Updates:  

  • Saturday, July 16: Back to school outreach/Block Party with Riverside Church and The Merrimack Valley Dream Center. More details to come

Student Supplies

Please send your child to school with the following supplies:  

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