Family Update

Dear Families,

We did it!  We made it to the last day of school!  Today is a half day, and dismissal is at 11:35 am.  The end of the school year is always bittersweet; as I look forward to summer, I’m going to miss the students and staff who will be moving on!  To students and families who will be attending new schools next year, I wish you the best!  Congratulations to Mrs. Demarais who will be retiring after 35 years of teaching!  Mr. Barnard and Mrs. Peck will be moving to Pentucket Lake next year, and I’m so excited that our Superstars will see them when they move up to Pentucket Lake!  To Mr. Bailey, Ms. Bird, Ms. Ashley, Ms. Olyvia, Ms. Meghan, Ms. Jamie, and Mrs. Conte, I wish you the best as you move to Silver Hill next year.  We will miss you all!  

Here are the final updates for the 2022-2023 school year:  

  • The final copy of the report card will be posted to the parent portal (tomorrow) on Monday which will have the correct YTD attendance totals.  The grades on the report card you receive today are accurate. 
  • All students will be going home with their chromebooks and chargers so they can access the learning apps on ClassLink.  
  • 2023-2024 Approved School Calendar
  • As we prepare for next year, please let us know if your family is moving.  This will help us prepare the necessary paperwork to help you register your child at a new school.
  • If your child has any medicine in the nurse’s office, please stop by to pick it up.  If you have any questions, please call our school nurse, Nurse Jillian, so she can help you at (978) 374-3471.  
  • Summer reading lists are available!  Please check them out on this link:
  • Registration Department Information:  July 12, we will be open Wednesdays until 6:00pm.  We will also be open by appointment only on the following Saturdays: 
  • July 15th – 8:30AM – 12:00PM
  • August 12th – 8:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Summer Meals:  With the school year ending, free Summer Eats meals will begin soon on in Haverhill! All kids and teens 18 and under can eat meals for free, no sign up required, no questions asked. Just show up at the sites and times listed below throughout the summer. Kids and teens must be present to receive a meal and are required to eat on site.
  • Free breakfast and lunch will be available at the following dates and times:
  • July 5th- August 25th
  • – Haverhill High School- 137 Monument St. 7:30AM- 9AM and 11 AM-1 PM
    – Hunking School- 480 S. Main St. 7:30AM- 9AM and 11 AM-1 PM
    – J.G. Whittier Middle School- 256 Concord St. 7:30AM- 9AM and 11 AM-1 PM
    – Consentino Middle School- 685 Washington St. 7:30AM- 9AM and 11 AM-1 PM
    – Nettle Middle School- 150 Boardman St. 7:30AM- 9AM and 11 AM-1 PM
  • Free lunch ONLY will be at the following dates and times:
  • July 5th- August 25th
  • – Swasey Fields- 39 Blaisdell St. 12:00PM- 12:30PM
    – Plug’s Pond- 119 Mill St. 11:30AM-1PM
    – Haverhill Public Library- Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY from 11:00AM- 12:00PM Starts July 11th
  • In addition to these sites and times, there are hundreds of Summer Eats meal sites across MA. Visit to find locations near you. Please reach out to Anna Perracchio, RD, LDN at with any questions!

 In Walnut Square news this week, anchors Gabrielly, Olivia, and Mikayla were hosts.  To view the broadcast, please click on this link:   You can also visit my channel, @jenrubera, to watch slide shows from Field Day and the Kindergarten Teddy Bear Promotion Picnic!  


This school year has been a year full of learning and growth!  It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the principal of Walnut Square School.  During the summer, I will keep in touch, and please check   In addition to the Walnut Square School website, you can also “like” our Facebook page, Walnut Square Elementary School,  follow us on Instragram @walnutsquaresuperstars, and subscribe to my YouTube channel, @jenrubera to watch our videos and slide shows.  Have a wonderful summer!


Jen Rubera



PTO News 

Our PTO has been working hard to fundraise and support enrichment opportunities at Walnut Square!   You can view information here:

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Monday, August 28th:  Open House  
  • Tuesday, August 29th:  First Day of School Grades 1-12; Kindergarten Screening
  • Wednesday, August 30th:  Kindergarten Screening
  • Thursday, August 31st:  Kindergarten Screening 
  • Friday, September 1st:  Early Release (Dismissal is at 11:35 am) 
  • Monday, September 4th:  Labor Day- NO SCHOOL 
  • Tuesday, September 5th:  First Day of School Pre-K and Kindergarten 

HPS/Community Updates:  

  • Click here to view and register for Haverhill Public Library Events.  

  • The office of Title I and Community Outreach is excited to share with you the Summer 2023 Learning Opportunities for our students! Haverhill Public Schools, in collaboration with our community partners, provides a variety of interesting and robust Summer programs.  Summer Learning Opportunities Website
  • The Covid Protection Act is ending and you may lose health care coverage with MassHealth if you do not follow the redetermination process.  A flyer about this went home with students.  If you have any questions about this, please contact our Family Engagement Nurse, Tiffany Bell.  Here is her contact information:  Phone: 978-420-1942 Fax: 978-274-1961  Email:
  • Kindergarten registration has opened!  Please click here to learn more and to register your child!  Beginning July 12, we will be open Wednesdays until 6:00pm.  We will also be open by appointment only on the following Saturdays: 

  • July 15th – 8:30AM – 12:00PM
  • August 12th – 8:30AM – 12:00PM