Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School

The Mission of Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School is to be a thriving learning environment that educates, inspires, challenges and nurtures the minds and well-being of our diverse population of children Kindergarten through Grade 5; where all children achieve at their optimum academic level and develop positive citizenship and character. Silver Hill supports the growth of the Whole Child and the continuous improvement of the teachers in collaboration with the families of Silver Hill and the Haverhill community.

Our students wrote their own version: The mission of SHHMCS is to educate, inspire, challenge and nurture all students (US). Our thriving learning environment (classroom & school) helps us build and develop higher academic skills, positive citizenship and character traits.                                                                       

  • The Week Ahead: December 13, 2017

    December 12, 2017

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    It sure looks a lot more like winter! Please be sure your child/children are dressed for the weather.  Children need to get outside in the fresh air…and to use up some of their energy.  Unless the temperature is below 30 degrees we have outside recess. Silver Hill could be called Windy Hill, so there are days when the weather reads over 30, but the wind chill is much lower. We go with the wind chill! We follow the “Weather Watch for Children” recommended guidelines, attached. Whenever possible, I want all children to be able to enjoy snow recess time in a safe way. The rules are simple…

    • You must have on boots to go in the snow
    • You must have snow pants/snowsuit to play/roll/make snow angels/snow people/snow sculptures
    • There are NO snowballs!
    • It’s more fun if we’re dressed for it and stay warm!

    If you would like assistance with winter clothing please let Sara know.  Whenever possible, we want all children to have snow fun!

    A reminder that cell phones are not allowed to be used in school. If a student needs one for emergency reasons or for checking in at the end of the day, they must keep the cell phone in their backpacks during the day. If a child is found to have his/her cell phone out at any time during the school day, it will be taken away, and the parent/guardian will be called to come pick the phone up. Thank you for helping with appropriate cell phone use.

    At our PTO meeting last evening, one of our parents shared a great resource for “Internet Safety Resources and Tips.” Especially during this holiday season when many families will be purchasing on line devices, this is such important information on how to use parental controls to keep our children safe from internet dangers.  Thank you Mike Murphy for this valuable information!

    PTO is looking for a volunteer/volunteers to take over as events coordinator. Please let Kristina Morowski know if you would be able to help out. Thank you!

    Report cards went home today and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at conferences tomorrow night. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime with questions/concerns.

    Please check below for more important events coming up, including a ROARS assembly and our last Can Do! Drive on Friday….It’s PJ Day for everyone who brings in three non-perishable items for Emmaus House!

    Happy Hanukkah…Stay Warm,

    Margaret

    Planning Ahead:

    12-6 thru 12-13 –  Book Fair

    12-13 – Evening Conferences – 5:00 – 6:30

    12-14 – ROARS Assembly – Ownership – Grades 3-5 9:30-10:15    Grades K-2, 10:20 – 11:00

    12-14 – Little Shoppers PTO (thru 12-19)

    12-15 – Can Do! PJ Day

    12-15 – Kindergarten – Wingmasters 

    12-18 – 6:00 – Concert – Grades 4, 5 Band, Chorus

    12-21 – Kindergarten Polar Express

    12-22 – Early Release   11:15 Early Birds

    12-23 – January 1, 2018   Happy Holidays and Here’s to a Great New Year!!

    Weather Guide

    Rules n Tools

    Internet Safety

  • The Week Ahead: December 4, 2017

    December 4, 2017

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    Tis the season to be Merry…and sometimes stressed! Between the holidays and the “Cold Moon” (largest full moon of the year!) there is a lot going on, as you can see by the “Planning Ahead” at the end of this message. Please take a few minutes to add these events to your home calendar and we’ll keep you updated through this e-mail or the web site for any new events added.

    You should have received a notice from your child’s/children’s teacher/s about the upcoming evening conference times on December 13. We know this is not enough time to see everyone, but please be sure to respond to this notice with your preference for communicating with school regarding your child’s progress. YOU are so important in your child’s education!

    This week and next Monday, teachers will be participating in the second Data Day to look at each student’s progress during the first trimester. There will be substitute teachers during this time. The schedule is as follows:

    12/4 – Grade 5; 12/5 – Grade 4; 12/6 – Grade 1; 12/7 – Grade 3; 12/8 – Grade 2; 12/11 – Kindergarten.

    Our Book Fair begins this week, running from December 6 – December 13. All proceeds will be used to build up our classroom libraries to provide our students with a wider range of reading at their independent level during their Reader’s Workshop time. Thank you in advance for supporting our programs. Books make the BEST presents!

    Don’t forget Friday is our second “Can Do Day” for Emmaus House. This is one of their largest drives, and helps so many of our local community families during not just the holiday season but in the upcoming months. Every student (and adult!) who brings in 3 non-perishable food items gets to have a Crazy Hair Day…always a fun one!

    The Haverhill School Committee is inviting anyone interested in being a participant in the Superintendent Search Focus Group to attend a focus group session. These are open to anyone and will be held: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Hunking School, 480 South Main Street and Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in City Hall, Room 301. Both of these sessions will begin at 7:00 pm. The opinions offered in the focus group discussions will assist us in the search process. Please be an active participant in choosing the next leader of our school district. Your input is important as we look toward the future of education for all students in Haverhill.

    Have a great week and I hope the pre-holiday season is a calm one!

    Margaret

    Planning Ahead:

    12-6 thru 12-13  Book Fair

    12-11 – 6:00 PTO

    12-12 – Report Cards go home

    12-13 – Evening Conferences – 5:00 – 6:30

    12-13 – Book Fair Ends

    12-14 – ROARS Assembly – Ownership – Grades 3-5 9:30-10:15

    Grades K-2, 10:20 – 11:00

    12-14 – Little Shoppers PTO (thru 12-19)

    12-15 – Can Do! PJ Day

    12-15 – Kindergarten – Wingmasters (Time TBD)

    12-18 – 6:00 – Concert – Grades 4, 5 Band, Chorus

    12-21 – Kindergarten Polar Express

    12-22 – Early Release   11:15 Early Birds

    12-23 – January 1, 2018   Happy Holidays and Here’s to a Great New Year!!

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  • Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

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  • Storyteller Tony Toledo Visits Kindergarten

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  • Silver Hill Float Decorating & Haverhill Santa Parade

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  • Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving

    11-21-17

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    Hard to believe it’s the holiday season already! This is a short, but busy, week…

    First I’d like to thank everyone who helped out with the float decorating and the Santa Parade. Photos are posted on our web site! The weather held off, our Sand Man didn’t blow away, and it was a great day. Special thanks to Kristina Morowski, who with the help of some elf friends, created a wonderful “Day at Plug’s Pond” float, and to CJ Judson, our very own Santa. His ingenuity, fishing twin, and screw gun transformed his truck into a holiday beach scene, and he even dressed the part for the parade.  A fun time was had by all!

    Conferences will be held the evening of December 13. This is a very short amount of time for teachers to meet with parents/guardians to review how your child is doing. Please know that although we cannot possibly schedule everyone for that evening, there are many other ways to communicate with your child’s teacher/s. The letter will be coming home soon to schedule your conference, but as always, I encourage you to keep in touch through Project Best books, e-mail, and phone calls.  The home school connection is so important for your child’s success as a student.

    Congratulations to Alex Handel, Kim Perez, and Paul Corriveau who were all nominated as the YMCA’s Educator of the Year. And to Danielle Gregoire, a parent at Silver Hill and pre-school teacher at Moody, who won the award. I was so happy to see them recognized for their dedication to “our kids”.  Not just during this Thanksgiving time, but everyday, I am thankful for the amazing staff at Silver Hill, who consistently go above and beyond for our students. I am blessed to be a part of the Silver Hill school community – the best staff, families, and especially students!!

    A reminder that tomorrow, November 22, is an early release day. Early Birds will be dismissed at 11:15, all other students shortly after depending upon when the buses arrive.

    Wishing you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day and some good R&R over the break!

    Margaret

    Planning Ahead

    12- 1 – Can Do! Hat Day

    12-1 – Marks close for first trimester

    12-6 thru 12-14 –  Book Fair

    12-8 – Can Do! Crazy Hair Day

    12-11 – 6:00 PTO

    12-12 – Report Cards go home

    12-13 – Evening Conferences – 5:00 – 6:30

    12-15 – Can Do! PJ Day

    12-18 – 6:00 – Concert – Grades 4, 5 Band, Chorus

    12-22 – Early Release   11:15 Early Birds

    12-23 – January 1, 2018   Happy Holidays and Here’s to a Great New Year!!

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