Family Update

Dear Families,


This week’s nature walk around Lake Pentucket with JG Whittier and Pentucket Lake  was so much fun!  I was so excited to see the sun come out and enjoy the beautiful sunset on Concord St. during the hike with students and their families.  If you attended last night’s walk, please complete this brief evaluation.  The information is used to improve Title 1 Family Engagement at our schools.  Your input is appreciated!  You can complete the evaluation here:


If you couldn’t make the nature walk but would like some ideas to enjoy nature during the spring season, please click on the link below.  

English Nature Activities

Spanish Nature Activities 

Portuguese Nature Activities

Our next community event is on Saturday, April 22nd for Haverhill’s annual City Wide Clean Up day!  This year’s theme is, “Invest in our planet, start in Haverhill!”  Walnut Square is so excited to be teaming up with Haverhill Conservation Commissioners and will help to clean the area around Lake Pentucket.  

I am also so excited to announce that Walnut Square has a weekly newscast!  Monday, April 3rd is the release date for our first broadcast!  

Walnut Square Superstars continue to use iReady in their daily Reading and Math  lessons.   I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the progress our students are making in i-Ready Personalized Instruction! This week, many students completed 30 or more minutes of Lesson Time-on-Task in either Reading or Mathematics!  This is great progress toward our weekly goal of 30–49 minutes of Lesson Time-on-Task.  Congratulations! Click here to see our iReady Rockstars!   I would also like to congratulate students for working so hard on ST Math- the past two weeks have been record breaking in completing minutes and puzzles!  


Kindergarten registration has opened!  Please click here to learn more and to register your child!  HPS Registration is also hosting Kindergarten information nights if you’re interested in learning more!  

Our PTO has been working hard to fundraise and support enrichment opportunities at Walnut Square!   There is a meeting on Wednesday, April 5th.  You can view the agenda here:

  Here are  a few PTO updates:

  • Our next virtual meeting will be Wednesday, April 5th from 5:00-6:00 pm.  The link to the meeting will be on the agenda on the PTO website.  
  • Music Bingo night at the Haverhill Elks has been postponed until Saturday, April 29th.  This fundraising event is for adults only. Thanks to the generous donation of Ryan Ricci and Adam Desmarais (Haverhill High alumni), 100% of the proceeds will benefit Walnut Square!  If you’d like to reserve a table or get tickets, please contact Jen Rubera.  


As with all family updates, this will be posted on our school website, and sent to you via School Messenger and Remind.  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 taking place at Walnut Square!   Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued partnership in your student’s learning.


Jen Rubera


Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, April 3rd:  Polished Dental Comes to Walnut Square 

Monday, April 3rd:  Walnut Square Weekly Newscast Release 

Wednesday, April 5th:  PTO Meeting 5:00-6:00 Virtual 

Wednesday, April 5th:  PTO Meeting 5:00-6:00 Virtual 

Friday, April 7th:  NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 10th:  Sensory Friendly Monday- wear comfortable clothes and/or sunglasses 

Tuesday, April 11th:  TEAM Tuesday- Together Everyone Accomplishes More– Wear your favorite sports team or sports shirt.

Wednesday, April 12thHats off to Autism Wear a hat to show your support and acceptance of autistic individuals!

Thursday, April 13thDress up to show something you love!  For example, if you love turtles, you can wear a turtle t-shirt or hat!  

Friday, April 14thDress in Blue and White or your Walnut Square Shirt to show your spirit for Walnut Square!

Monday, April 17th-Friday, April 21st:  NO SCHOOL 

Saturday, April 22nd:  City Wide Clean Up Day with Haverhill Conservation Commissioners- Lake Pentucket 

Friday, June 2nd:  Spring Concert 1:30 pm 

HPS/Community Events:  Click here to view and register for Haverhill Public Library Events.