Family Update

Quote of the Week:  

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”  

-May Smith 


Dear Families,

I hope you are enjoying the warm weather this weekend!  

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.    

Grade 2 has special events planned, as they will be “moving up” to Pentucket Lake Elementary School next year!  Grade 2 Walk Up Day to Pentucket Lake is on Wednesday, June 1st.  There will be a grade 2 promotion ceremony scheduled for Monday, June 13th at 9:30 am, and students will enjoy a luau in the afternoon.  The rain date is Tuesday, June 14th.  Families are invited to the ceremony at 9:30 am.  We will have folding chairs set up, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs!  

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.  



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
  • Wednesday, May 18th:  Performance from Ball in the House 10:30 am 
  • 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) 
  • Monday, June 13th:  Grade 2 Promotion Ceremony 9:30 am and Luau (afternoon) 

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)