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.
Message from Carol Ireland VIPThis year, our Haverhill VIP (Violence Intervention & Prevention) Team is collaborating with the neighborhood group, Urban Kindness and the Mt. Washington Alliance. The event is free and open to the entire community. The event strives to raise awareness and celebrate the commitment of efforts within our community that address and prevent the impact of violence. Many students will be working hard to promote, perform and assist with the day’s activities. It is youth led by our VIP and Jr. VIP Teams and provides a tremendous opportunity to highlight strong school-community engagement!The walk begins at 1:00 pm, rain or shine, at Swasey Field and ends at Silver Hill Elementary School with a celebration for all. We are planning to have music, snacks, zumba, games, youth speakers, face & pumpkin painting and info on community resources at the celebration. We will also be throwing color powder at 3 different times along the route.. The kids LOVED that last year!
September 10, 2017
Dear Silver Hill Families,
Don’t forget that tomorrow, September 11, is Picture Day!
Find out some ways that you can get involved in your child’s education by joining our PTO. There is a PTO meeting Monday night, September 11th, at 6:00 in the library. firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Open House this Wednesday night, September 13. Grades K,1,2, will be from 5:00 – 6:00 and Grades 3,4,5 6:00 -7:00. Students and teachers have been working hard already to get their classrooms set up to give you a glimpse of what’s ahead for a new year of learning.
The PTO would like to start the year with a celebration of learning for our children with an exciting assembly. Wildlife Encounters will be coming to our school for an educational and enriching assembly on Friday, September 15th. The presentation will educate the children on a wide variety of environmental and wild animal topics. The presenters will have LIVE animals for the audience and a chance to touch the animals at the end of the assembly. Thank you PTO for bringing our students fun and exciting enrichment opportunities!
Mark your calendars for the Haverhill Peace Walk, to be held Saturday, September 30, 1:00-3:30. Haverhill VIP (Violence Intervention & Prevention) Team is collaborating with the neighborhood groups, Urban Kindness and the Mt. Washington Alliance, to raise awareness and celebrate the commitment of efforts within our community that address and prevent the impact of violence. This year the walk will end at Silver Hill, with lots of fun events for the whole family!
We will be holding a Coin Drive during our lunches to help the people effected by Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma. Our goal through community service projects is to teach our students that even a small gesture can go a long way toward helping others. Our thoughts and prayers are with those families as they recover from such devastating storms.
September 4, 2017 – Weekend Update
Dear Silver Hill Families,
We’re back! It was a short and busy first week, and all in all things went very smoothly. Most concerns seemed to be with the morning drop off, afternoon dismissal, and bus schedules. I’ve attached a Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Dismissal Procedures with a few reminders about how we can keep everyone safe and to ease up on some of the traffic/parking problems J Thank you also for your patience with the buses as the routes get established.
Our Open House will be held on September 13, Grades K,1,2, 5:00-6:00 Grades 3,4,5 6:00-7:00. We hold our Open House after the start of school so the children have had a chance to spend a few weeks in school and can then be the tour guides and show you around their classroom and share some of their new learning activities and classroom routines. Hope to see you all there!
Below please find the links for our breakfast and lunch menus:
PTO has asked that I include their e-mail address here, if you’d like to be included in their updates. email@example.com
As always, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call if you have any questions or concerns. My door is open, and I encourage you to communicate with school so we can all work together for the best learning experiences possible!
9-5 – Board of Trustees Meeting (5:30)
9-11 – Picture Day
9-11 – PTO (6:00)
9-13 – Open House– Grades K,1,2, 5:00-6:00 Grades 3,4,5 6:00-7:00
9-15 – PTO Sponsored “Animal Encounters”
10-6 – Early Release
August 30, 2017
Dear Silver Hill Families,
First of all, THANK YOU to PTO for helping us celebrate our return to school with all kinds of fun treats for the staff, and a brightly decorated table with balloons, donuts, juice, coffee, and big smiles to greet our students and families on the first week! It was a welcoming return, and showed everyone that we ARE Silver Hill and we are looking forward to a great new school year. Thank you to Kristina Morowski, Nicole Kardos, Andrea Barman, Laura Nephew, Milissa Cordes and Kim Lawson who helped organize and act as official greeters!
Our first two days have gone very well, and routines are quickly coming back into place. I am so proud of our students who are already following our ROARS behavior expectations. Be on the lookout for information coming home about our PBIS program (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) to help you reinforce this at home. We’re in this together!
A quick reminder that Friday is an early release day, and there is no school for kindergarten. Lunch is not served on early release days. Pick up begins at 11:30. Usually buses begin to arrive around 11:30, with everyone sent home by 12:00. There is no school on Monday, September 4, as we celebrate Labor Day. Then everyone is back on Tuesday, September 5th.
And last but not least, thank you for your patience as the bus routes are finalized. We are hopeful that this will all be settled this week. We know that lots of little ones are coming home very tired after a long day at school, and we appreciate your sending your children to us each day so ready to learn!
As always, please feel free to e-mail or call me if you have any questions or concerns, and keep an eye on our website for updates. http://silverhill.haverhill-ps.org
Also, please spread the word that we need everyone’s e-mail to be sure to reach you for important updates. If you have friends/family who do not receive this message alert, please have them send their e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful long weekend!
Happy 1st Day of School 2017!!
Annual School Picnic – August 21, 2017
August 20, 2017
Hello to all the Silver Hill Families!
There is a bit of Fall in the air! I can’t believe that school begins in less than 10 days. (Was that a cheer I heard from parents?!) To get us all back together and visit with “old” friends and meet some new, don’t forget our Annual School Picnic tomorrow night, August 21, from 5:00 – 7:00. This is a relaxed gathering out on the field on the Consentino side, and a way to reconnect before school starts. Bring a picnic and some outside toys, and the ice cream truck will be making an appearance, too! Thank You to our SHHMCS Foundation and PTO and special thanks to Devan Ferreira for organizing this fun event!
Hope to see you all there!
Meet our new AP, Dr. Sandy Green.
August 13, 2017
Dear Silver Hill Families,
I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful summer day…perfect for outside fun!
I have attached the introduction letter from our new Assistant Principal, Sandy Green. I have met with Sandy and can already tell that she shares the same values in education that we celebrate at Silver Hill. She spoke of the sense of community that is present at our school, and is excited to be a part of continuing in the tradition of family involvement, programs that support the development of the whole child, and supporting our staff with resources and professional development to make sure that all of our students receive the very best educational experience that we can provide. Sandy’s energy and commitment to educating our children will make her a very positive addition to our school, and I look forward to having her join the administrative team!
A reminder that tomorrow night, Monday, August 14, there will be a public community meeting in coordination with the Department of Education to provide information about the Silver Hill’s current operating status. All school stakeholders, including parents/guardians, staff, and Haverhill Public School partners, are invited. The meeting will be held at the Silver Hill library at 6:00pm. Hope to see many of you there!
SHHMCS Title 1 Summer School S’More Summertime Fun!
July 19, 2017
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff,
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer break. It goes by so quickly! I know that you are anxious to learn more information regarding the transition plan for Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School. Attached is a letter that Superintendent Scully has sent in response to parents at Silver Hill. Superintendent Scully, Assistant Superintendent Fulgoni and I have met at length to discuss future plans for the students at Silver Hill. Superintendent Scully stated that he has no intentions of changing anything at Silver Hill.
Letter from Superintendent Scully to parents/guardians:
I am aware of your concerns and I hope you understand that Jared Fulgoni, the Assistant Superintendent, and I stand by our previous statements and comments regarding Silver Hill.
Children currently there will remain there through the 5th grade. The kindergarten program is in our budget and therefore no changes will be made and free kindergarten remains. The fiscal conditions in the subsequent years will determine how such programs are supported. Where seats are available we always give sibling preference in all of our schools. The current instructional program as in all of our schools, follows the state curriculum standards, thus there will be no changes there.
Thank you for raising your concerns to me.
James F. Scully
Superintendent of Schools
As the principal of Silver Hill, I want to assure you that you have our combined support and understanding that there will be no changes at Silver Hill. As always, I have the best interest of our students at heart and in any plans going forward. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions. I am looking forward to a positive school year!
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