Family Update

Principal’s Post 

Dear Families,

March can be a long month with weather that changes frequently!  In the face of challenging weather and illness, our teachers, families and students have persisted to keep learning and engaged!  We appreciate everyone’s hard work and commitment to our school community.  We have had a strong start for attendance for the month of March- our current attendance rate is 95.57%.  Thank you, thank you!

During the month of March, we have some fun activities planned.  We recently celebrated Read Across America, complete with guest readers from our community as well as a Reading stuffie for every student thanks to the PTO!  We also have Pi Day to celebrate and a visit from Jiji the penguin coming up!

As long as your student is healthy, please encourage showing up to school.  Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn and connect to peers and their teachers and staff at Walnut Square.  If you have questions about your student coming to school due to a health or  mental health concern, please contact me at (978) 374-3471, message me through Remind, or email me at


Jen Rubera


Attendance Matters: Showing Up Together!  

District and Community Updates and Resources

School Reminders

  • Please send a water bottle to school each day with your child.  We are also accepting donations of plastic cups.  Thank you for attention and help with this!

Help Wanted

  • We are in need of the following items if you’d like to donate:
    • plastic cups
    • headphones that plug into Chromebooks
    • Walnut Square Clothes Closet:  We mostly need boys and girls 4-6 & 6-8 pants, and boys 8-10 pants. Looking for donations/gift cards to Walmart/Target to purchase items as well.

PTO News

For more information about the PTO, please click here.  

Mark Your Calendar!


  • Wednesday, March 13th:  PTO and Site Council Meetings (Site Council will be 4:00-5:00 pm in person at Walnut Square, and PTO is 5:00-6:00 pm via Google Meet) 
  • Thursday, March 14th:  Pi Day  
  • Monday, March 18th:  PreK-8 Marks Close 2nd Trimester 
  • Wednesday, March 20th:  Early Release Day- Dismissal is at 11:35 am 
  • Monday, March 25th:  PreK-8 Report Cards 
  • Wednesday, March 27th:   Class Photo Day  
  • Friday, March 29th:  NO SCHOOL- Good Friday


  • Tuesday, April 2nd:  MCAS Practice Test Grade 3 ELA 
  • Wednesday, April 3rd:  MCAS Grade 3 ELA Session 1 
  • Thursday, April 4th:  MCAS Grade 3 ELA Session 2 
  • Monday, April 15th-Friday, April 19th:  No School Spring Recess 
  • Monday, April 22nd:  MCAS Makeups
  • Tuesday, April 23rd:  MCAS Makeups
  • Tuesday, April 23rd:  Title 1 Nature Walk with Pentucket Lake School 
  • Wednesday, April 24th:  Early Release Dismissal is at 11:35 am 
  • Wednesday, April 24th: PTO and Site Council Meetings 5:00-7:00 pm *Each meeting is scheduled to be 1 hour long and is on the same Google Meet Link.  
  • Thursday, April 25th:  MCAS Makeups 


  • Friday, May 3rd:  K-8 Progress Reports Issued 3rd Trimester 
  • Monday, May 13th:  MCAS Practice Test Grade 3 Math 
  • Tuesday, May 14th:  MCAS Grade 3 Math Session 1 
  • Wednesday, May 15th:  MCAS Grade 3 Math Session 2 
  • Wednesday, May 15th: PTO and Site Council Meetings (5:00-7:00 pm via Google Meet) 
  • Wednesday, May 22nd:  Early Release Dismissal is at 11:35 am 
  • Monday, May 20th- Friday, May 24th:  MCAS Makeups 
  • Tuesday, May 28th:  Grade 3 “Move Up” Day to Pentucket Lake 9:30 am 
  • Wednesday, May 29th: Field Day 9:30-11:30 am (Rain Date Wednesday, 6/5/24) 
  • Friday, May 31st:  Spring Concert 10:00 am- Doors open for seating at 9:30 am (Rain Date Monday, 6/3/24) 
  • Monday, June 10th:  Kindergarten Teddy Bear Promotion Picnic 9:45 am-10:45 am (Rain Date Tuesday, June 11th) 
  • Tuesday, June 11th:  Grade 3 Promotion Ceremony 9:30 am