Silver Hill Elementary School

 

The Mission of Silver Hill Elementary 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 Silver Hill 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.

FREE MEALS – ALL STUDENTS, ALL SCHOOLS

SY 2019-2020 Community Eligibility Provision

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Silver Hill Staff Welcome You!

  • 11/17/19

    Good Morning Silver Hill Families,

    Although cold, it was another beautiful weekend.  I hope everyone was able to spend some time outside and enjoy the fresh brisk air!

    Important Reminders:

    1. Drop Off (8:30am) and Pick Up(3:15pm):

      1. Please be sure not to drop students off before 8:30. There is no staff on duty before then and students are not allowed in the building before then unsupervised.

      2. Please be careful when dropping off and picking up to follow parking lot rules and etiquette. Rushing and having students walk across the parking lot can be dangerous for all.  The students safety is of utmost concern.

    2. COLD weather has arrived, please be sure the students have warm coats, hats, and gloves.  They are outside on most days from 8:30-9:00am and again for recess.  If you need assistance with some warm clothing, please just let us know and we will do our best to help out.

    3. Attendance Matters for every student to reach their full potential!

      1. ATTENDANCE CONTEST: school every day raffle…. Every student who is here daily until Thanksgiving will have their name entered to win a prize for their family. Help your student succeed academically and get a chance to win a prize as well!

    4. YMCA Educator of the YEAR banquet at 5:00 pm at NECC’s Technology Center, 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill MA. $40 per ticket, dinner included. Raffle baskets will be available at the event. CONGRATULATIONS to the Silver Hill nominees: Kerri Alves, Noreen Carifio, Jennifer Gagnon, and Daniela Murphy!

    5. Coming soon, Basketball clinic for grades 4 and 5!  One of our parents, Mr. Sadek has graciously offered to run a basketball clinic for students in grades 4 and 5.  Please watch for a flier to come home this week for details!

    6. The first session of Chess Club has ended.  Mr Corriveau plans to run another session later in the year.  Keep your eyes open for the flyer!

    Week at a Glance:

    Monday 11/18 – Staff Meeting after school.  There will be no teachers available for students after school.

    Tuesday 11/19 – Chorus at 8:15 – 8:55am with Mrs Kallas. Please email Mrs. Kallas at barbara.kallas@haverhill-ps.org if your child has signed up but is unable to attend.

    Tuesday 11/19 – YMCA Educator of the YEAR banquet at 5:00 pm at NECC’s Technology Center

    Friday 11/22 – PTO school store open at all lunches!  Please help support our students and school when you can!

    Friday 11/22 – SKATELANd Family Night sponsored by PTO – come join the fun!

    Sunday 11/24 – Haverhill’s SANTA Parade – 1pm (see signup information below)

    The Weeks Ahead:

    1. Wednesday Nov 27th Early release 11:30 for Thanksgiving Holiday

    2. Thursday Nov 28th and Friday Nov 29th – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Holiday

    3. Wednesday Dec 4th Winter Concert Grades 4 & 5 at 5:30pm

    4. Thursday Dec 5th – Dec 12th = Book Fair

    5. Wednesday Dec 11th Parent Teacher Conferences

    6. Lost and Found is full.  Please remember to take a look at table outside the cafeteria if your child is missing a coat or sweatshirt.  All items will be donated after the parent conferences on Dec 11th.

    Upcoming PTO events:

    1)  Monday, November 18th – PTO meeting 6Pm school library

    2) Tuesday, November 19th – Restaurant Night at Panera Bread.  Time: 4PM – 8 PM

    Please show the link below and our school will get 20% back from sales that evening!

    http://events.panerabread.com/attachment/4dd2a095-a5db-4a80-9b79-e9a7692a1996/event_flyer.pdf

    3) Friday, November 22nd – Silver Hill Friends & Family Night @ Skateland.  Time: 6PM – 8 PM

    ALWAYS one of the best events of the year!  All tickets are $7 per person and are available for purchase at the door

    4) Sunday, November 24th – Haverhill’s Annual Santa Parade.  Time: 1PM.  This year’s theme will be “Santa Celebrates Haverhill’s Heroes”.   If anyone is interested in marching with Silver Hill, please contact our coordinator Jenny Greene at greeneteamjt@gmail.com for more info.

     5) Tuesday, December 10th – Family Holiday Shopping Night.  Time: 4:30 PM – 8 PM

    Please have your students come to do some holiday shopping, while the adults sit back and have some hot cocoa and treats!  There will be raffles, crafts, and lots more holiday fun! Want to help out? Please sign up for one or more slots at the link below:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eafa92aa2fe3-silver1

     6) Wednesday, December 11th – Parent Teacher Conferences Bake Sale. Time: 5PM – 7:30PM

    If you are a baker, please consider contributing to the holiday bake sale!  Please see the link below to sign up for helping at the table, contributing a yummy treat-or BOTH!

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eafa92aa2fe3-silver

     5)Friday, December 13th – Restaurant Night at Fuddrucker’s in Methuen. Time: 5PM – 8PM

    Community News:

    1. Sunday, November 24th – Haverhill’s Annual Santa Parade 1:00PM

    2. Haverhill YMCA Basketball Clinics (see attachments for details)

    Have a great day and remember to be kind, it truly makes you feel good!

    Mrs. Lucas
    Principal
    Silver Hill Elementary
    675 Washington Street
    Haverhill, MA 01832

    11/10/19

    Hello Silver Hill Families,

    I hope everyone is able to enjoy Veterans Day weekend with an extra day off to celebrate those who have served our country proudly.  Thank you to all the veterans!

    Important Reminders:

    1. No school – NOVEMBER 11th (Monday) – Veterans Day

    2. Curriculum meetings K-4 Tuesday Nov 12 3:25-5:25PM, Grade 5 = Mon Nov 25th

    3. Staff Meeting Monday Nov 18

    4. Drop-off starts at 8:30AM and Pick-up starts at 3:15PM.

    5. Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders: we appreciate your help and consideration to keep all of the students safe!

      1. Please be sure not to drop students off before 8:30. There is no staff on duty before then and students are not allowed in the building before then unsupervised.

      2. Please be careful when dropping off and picking up to follow parking lot rules and etiquette. Rushing and having students walk across the parking lot can be dangerous for all.  The students safety is of utmost concern.

    6. COLD weather has arrived, please be sure the students have warm coats, hats, and gloves.  They are outside on most days from 8:30-9:00am and again for recess.  If you need assistance with some warm clothing, please just let us know and we will do our best to help out.

    7. Attendance Matters:

      1. Each month a homeroom will be awarded attendance award for the month for the best overall attendance.  Their picture will be posted on our website. October’s Attendance winner was Mrs Alves’ Grade 3 classroom!  Congratulations to room 208!

      2. ATTENDANCE CONTEST: school every day raffle…. Every student who is here daily until Thanksgiving will have their name entered to win a prize for their family. Help your student succeed academically and get a chance to win a prize as well!

    8. Wednesday Dec 4th Winter Concert Grades 4 & 5 at 5:30pm

    9. Thursday Dec 5th – Dec 12th = Book Fair

    10. Wednesday Dec 11th Parent Teacher Conferences

    11. Jewish Coalition Literacy Tutors are always looking for more volunteers to help our students improve their reading skills.  If you or anyone you know may be interested in volunteering at Silver Hill or have any questions about the program, please contact our Reading Coach, Jessica Todd, atjessica.todd@haverhill-ps.org.

    Week at a Glance:

    Monday 11/11 – No school – Veterans Day Celebration

    Tuesday 11/12 – Chorus at 8:15 – 8:55am with Mrs Kallas. Please email Mrs. Kallas at barbara.kallas@haverhill-ps.org if your child has signed up but is unable to attend.

    Friday 11/15 – PTO school store open at all lunches!  Please help support our students and school when you can!

    Upcoming PTO events:

    1)  Monday, November 18th – PTO meeting 6Pm school library

    2) Tuesday, November 19th – Restaurant Night at Panera Bread

    Time: 4PM – 8 PM

    Please show the link below and our school will get 20% back from sales that evening!

    http://events.panerabread.com/attachment/4dd2a095-a5db-4a80-9b79-e9a7692a1996/event_flyer.pdf

    3) Friday, November 22nd – Silver Hill Friends & Family Night at Skateland

    Time: 6PM – 8 PM

    ALWAYS one of the best events of the year!  All tickets are $7 per person and are available for purchase at the door

    4) Sunday, November 24th – Haverhill’s Annual Santa Parade

    Time: 1PM

    This year’s theme will be “Santa Celebrates Haverhill’s Heroes”

    If anyone is interested in marching with Silver Hill, please contact our coordinator Jenny Greene at greeneteamjt@gmail.com for more info.

     5) Tuesday, December 10th – Family Holiday Shopping Night

    Time: 4:30 PM – 8 PM

    Please have your students come to do some holiday shopping, while the adults sit back and have some hot cocoa and treats!  There will be raffles, crafts, and lots more holiday fun! Want to help out? Please sign up for one or more slots at the link below:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eafa92aa2fe3-silver1

     6) Wednesday, December 11th – Parent Teacher Conferences Bake Sale

    Time: 5PM – 7:30PM

    If you are a baker, please consider contributing to the holiday bake sale!  Please see the link below to sign up for helping at the table, contributing a yummy treat-or BOTH!

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094eafa92aa2fe3-silver

     7)Friday, December 13th – Restaurant Night at Fuddrucker’s in Methuen

    Time: 5PM – 8PM

    Community News:

    1. Sunday, November 24th – Haverhill’s Annual Santa Parade 1:00PM

    Have a great day and remember to be kind, it truly makes you feel good!

    Mrs. Lucas

    Principal – Silver Hill Elementary
    Mary Ellen Lucas
    Principal
    Silver Hill Elementary School
    675 Washington Street
    Haverhill, MA
    978-374-3448

     

    11/02/19

    Hello Silver Hill Families,

    Hope everyone is able to enjoy the cool fall weekend we are having.  It is a beautiful time to get outside and have some fun.  

    I would like to thank grade3 students and staff for sharing their VOCABULARY PARADE on Friday.  The costumes and vocabulary words were all amazing! Nice job by all! Watch the school website for pictures coming soon!  

    If you have time today, please  join TEAM HAVERHILL at Academy Lanes 725 S. Broadway Street Bradford, MA today Nov 2, 2019 at 1:45PM.as they kick off their READ and Thrive Book Drive which will run from Nov 3 – Dec 3 to raise money to distribute books to Haverhill children in grades PK-3!   Contact Kevin Burke, President of Team Haverhill for more information at info@teamhaverhill.org.

    Important Reminders:

    1. No school (students) NOVEMBER 5th (Tuesday) – Election Day

    2. Drop-off starts at 8:30AM and Pick-up starts at 3:15PM. 

    3. Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders: we appreciate your help and consideration to keep all of the students safe!

      1. After dropping children, please LOOK before pulling out into the bus lane, they cannot stop quickly and are carrying some very precious cargo, our kids!

      2. Use the drop off lane even if you child has band, a special project, etc. staff can help them if needed.

      3. Please do not drive into the semi circle bus drop-off and pick up area in the morning or afternoon.

      4. Please DO NOT park on the left side coming into the parking lot.  It makes it difficult for the buses to get through.

    4. Attendance Matters:  “School keeps you safe, it educates you, it prepares you for your future. Don’t miss out!” (powerschool.com)

    5. NO school (staff and students) NOVEMBER 11th (Monday) – Veteran’s  Day

    6. Jewish Coalition Literacy Tutors are always looking for more volunteers to help our students improve their reading skills.  If you or anyone you know may be interested in volunteering at Silver Hill or have any questions about the program, please contact our Reading Coach, Jessica Todd, at jessica.todd@haverhill-ps.org.

    Week at a Glance:

    Monday 11/4 – PTO Yankee candle order pickup 3:00-6:00pm
    Monday 11/4 – Site Council meeting 5:30-6:30PM
    Tuesday 11/05 – NO SCHOOL (students)
    Thursday 11/07 – Chess Club  8:00-8:45am in room 311 with Mr. Corriveau.

    Please email Mr Corriveau at pcorriveau@haverhill-ps.org if your child has signed up but is unable to attend.  This is the last chess club meeting for session 1. Mr Corriveau has graciously offered to run another chess club starting in March.  Watch for signups then!

    Friday 11/08 – PTO school store open at all lunches!  Please help support our students and school when you can! 

    Friday 11/08- HHS presents  “The Man Who Came To Dinner”   7PM 

    Saturday 11/9 – HHS presents  “The Man Who Came To Dinner”  2Pm and 7PM

    Upcoming PTO events:

    1) Yankee Candle Fundraiser order distribution 3-6pm

    2) PTO Meeting – Monday November 18th at 6pm school library

    Community News: 

    1) Team Haverhill – sponsors Bowling for Books at Academy Lanes 725 S. Broadway Street Bradford, MA on Saturday Nov 2, 2019.  This is a kick-off event for the READ and Thrive Book Drive which will run from Nov 3 – Dec 3 to raise money to distribute books to Haverhill children in grades PK-3!  Contact Kevin Burke, President of Team Haverhill for more information at info@teamhaverhill.org

    2) Fine Arts Academy and HHS Drama Club – presents “The Man Who Came To Dinner”  on Friday November 8th at 7PM and Saturday November 9th at 2PM and 7PM.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 General Admission.  

    Have a great weekend and remember to be kind, it truly makes you feel good!

    Mrs. Lucas

    Principal – Silver Hill Elementary
    675 Washington Street
    Haverhill, MA
    978-374-3448

     

     CRAZY HAT DAY

    On Friday, October 18 our SH Jaguars participated in Crazy Hat Day.  Student Council members organized this day as a fundraiser for the Heavenly Hats Foundation.  The Heavenly Hats Foundation (TM) collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those heroes of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer.  Our SH Jaguars raised $470 for this foundation.  Way to go Jaguars!

     

    10/27/29

    Hello Silver Hill Families,

    Last week was an extremely busy week at Silver Hill.  Our “HEAVENLY HATS” Event sponsored by Student Council raised almost $500, which will be donated to the Heavenly Hats Foundation for children battling cancer!  The school also raised $540 for PINK OUT DAY which will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation! Two great examples of how kind and compassionate our students, families and staff are here at Silver Hill!  Go Jaguars!

    With the change of bus routes last week came more challenges with arrival and dismissal.  We are truly working every day to find the best practices for these procedures. After speaking with a few parents, I will try to send out a robo-call regarding any buses that have a particular issue with time.   There are over 600 students to dismiss and I appreciate the feedback and support to make this work better for all. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and commitment to work together.

    Important Reminders:

    1. School Picture Retakes will be on Monday Oct 28th.

    2. Drop-off starts at 8:30AM and Pick-up starts at 3:15PM. For safety reasons, please DO NOT drop off or allow students to arrive at school before 8:30AM .  Staff is not on duty until 8:30 and it is impossible to attend to the students’ safety otherwise.

    3. Attendance Matters:  “Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’sknown as chronic absence.” (from Attendanceworks.org).  Please stress the importance of attending school!

    4. No school (students) NOVEMBER 5th (Tuesday) – Election Day

    5. NO school (staff and students) NOVEMBER 11th (monday) – Veteran’s  Day

    Week at a Glance:

    Monday 10/28 – Retake picture day

    Tuesday 10/29 – Chorus at 8:15 – 8:55am with Mrs Kallas. Please email Mrs. Kallas at barbara.kallas@haverhill-ps.org if your child has signed up but is unable to attend.

    Tuesday 10/29 – PTO sponsored Restaurant night at UNO’s – 20% of check is donated to Silver Hill PTO

    Wednesday 10/30 – Polished Dental visits

    Wednesday 10/30 – PTO sponsored Restaurant night at UNO’s – 20% of check is donated to Silver Hill PTO

    Thursday 10/31 – Chess Club  8:00-8:45am in room 311 with Mr. Corriveau.

    Please email Mr Corriveau at pcorriveau@haverhill-ps.org if your child has signed up but is unable to attend.

    Thursday 10/31 – Jewish Coalition Literacy Tutor Training (rescheduled from last week) 9:30-11:30AM  at 15 Shelby Circle Haverhill, MA. Please contact our Reading Coach, Jessica Todd, at jessica.todd@haverhill-ps.org if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have any other questions.

    Friday 11/1 – PTO school store open at all lunches!  Please help support our students and school when you can!

    Saturday 11/2 – Bowling for Books at Academy Lanes 725 S. Broadway St Bradford, MA

    Upcoming PTO events:

    1)Restaurant Nights: Uno Tuesday & Wednesday (Oct 29th & Oct 30th)

    2) PTO Meeting – Monday November 18th at 6pm school library

    Community News:

    Team Haverhill – sponsors Bowling for Books at Academy Lanes 725 S. Broadway Street Bradford, MA on Saturday Nov 2, 2019.  This is a kick-off event for the READ and Thrive Book Drive which will run from Nov 3 – Dec 3 to raise money to distribute books to Haverhill children in grades PK-3!  Contact Kevin Burke, President of Team Haverhill for more information atinfo@teamhaverhill.org

    Fine Arts Academy and HHS Drama Club – presents “The Man Who Came To Dinner”  on Friday November 8th at 7PM and Saturday November 9th at 2PM and 7PM.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 General Admission.

    Have a great day and let’s go Patriots!
    Mrs. Lucas
    Principal – Silver Hill Elementary
    675 Washington Street
    Haverhill, MA
    978-374-3448

     

  • August 25, 2019

     

    Good Morning Silver Hill Families,

     

    I hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful weekend and prepare for the start of school for Grades 1-5 on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  Drop off is from 8:30-8:55, classes start at 9:00am, and dismissal begins at 3:15pm.  

     

    Just a reminder for everyone to “Pop In to Meet, Greet, and Find Your Seat” on Monday night from 4:30-6:00pm.  Staff from grades 1-5 will be in their rooms from 4:30-5:30pm to meet their students and families as well as explain a little about their rooms.  

     

    From 5:30-6:00, ALL staff will be outside to mingle with new and old students and their families.

     

    On Monday, August 26th, Kindergarten staff will be available to meet with parents in the cafeteria from 4:30-5:30 for general discussions since class lists will not be finalized until after the kindergarten screenings this coming week on Tuesday and Wednesday according to assigned times. I would plan for 45 min to 1 hour for each student’s screening. Kindergarten staff will also be available to meet students and families as well as tour their rooms on Friday, August 30th from 9:30-10:30am.

     

    I personally want to thank everyone, staff, students, and families, for a warm welcome as I begin the new school year as Principal at Silver Hill.  I could not have asked for a better group to work with! We are all extremely excited here at Silver Hill to welcome everyone back. Looking forward to a fantastic school year!

     

    Week at a Glance:

    Mon (Aug 26, 2019)                     4:30-6:00pm Open House – Grades K-5

    Tues (Aug 27, 2019)                    First Day for grades 1-5 (9:00-3:15)

                                                         Kindergarten Screenings (time sent out to each student)

    Wed (Aug 28, 2019)                    Kindergarten Screenings (time sent out to each student)

    Fri (Aug 30, 2019)                       Kindergarten Open House 9:30-10:30am

                                                         Half Day grades 1-5 dismissal at 11:30am

     

    Have a great day,

    Mrs. Lucas

    Principal

    Silver Hill Elementary

  • Welcome!

    Welcome again,

    Thanks to several parents, I realized I had not given permission for you to edit the google form to sign up for the Morning Mingles on Wednesday August 14th from 8:30-9:30am or Monday August 19th from 8:00-9:00am!  Not very helpful at all!  I think I may have been just so excited to meet you all that I hit send too fast!   I believe I have corrected that mistake.  Please try again to sign up at the following link.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iLs0Yv4owlVZ7DafV2v0Ntog73unbV5RUeDNxwsNh0E/edit?fbzx=7723042832072601121

    In addition, the open House is scheduled from 4:30-6:00pm on Monday, August 26th!  Again, I will just blame it on my true excitement for the upcoming school year!

    I have also received many emails concerning class lists and class supplies needed.  As a district, we will be posting the class lists on Friday, August 23rd.  Class supply lists should be on the school website and the PTO facebook page within the next few days.  I understand how difficult this can be for many of the students and parents alike.  Please know we have an amazing staff here at Silver Hill! Aside from the wonderful students, the staff was a huge draw for me to apply for the role of Principal here.  I can assure you, we are putting a lot of thought into the class lists and trying to ensure the best fit for each and every student!  Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

    I am truly looking forward to meeting with all of you at some point over the next few weeks.  Still plenty to get done at school but forming connections with school and families is a top priority!  Please feel free to email if you have any other concerns with the google form or anything else I may be able to assist you with.

     

    Thank you and have a great night,

    Mary Ellen Lucas

    Silver Hill Principal

  • Principal’s Message

    Survey:  Connecting Families in the Mt. Washington Neighborhood

     

    May 28, 2019

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    I am thrilled that Mary Ellen Lucas has been nominated as the new principal of Silver Hill Elementary! Mrs. Lucas has shown her dedication to our students and staff from the minute she started as an Assistant Principal mid year and has been a tremendous asset to the school during this transition year.  Staff is excited to welcome Mrs. Lucas into her new role, and I know she will provide exemplary leadership for the Silver Hill community.  I wish her all the best in her new position!

    This week will be my last week at Silver Hill.  I want to thank you again for your partnership in sharing your children with me during their early learning years. I know I’ve learned just as much from them as they may have from me! I have been blessed to work with an amazing group of educators, custodians, cafeteria staff, families, and most all, I’ve loved my daily hugs and always interesting conversations with our wonderful students! My memories of Silver Hill will forever have a place in my heart.

    I hope you all enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend and summer weather.  A very special Thank You to all of our service men and woman and their families. Your sacrifices keep our country free, and our nation is truly grateful for your service.

    And with Memorial Day comes the start of the summer season. The last few weeks will fly by…even faster than the rest of the year seemed to! Enjoy it all… Silver Hill ROARS on!

    With gratitude and love,
    Margaret


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    May 13, 2019

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    MCAS is almost done! Grades 3 and 4 are complete, Grade 5 will be taking the STEM Session 1 on Tuesday, May 14, and Session 2 on May 16. Thank you for getting your child to school on time and ready to go!

    Tonight is the City Wide “Arts Alive” Show from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Haverhill High School. There will also be additional viewing times May 13 – 16 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This event is always a wonderful display of Haverhill students’ artwork, including lots from Silver Hill!

    Last but not least, a huge thank you to our PTO Board, Nicole Kardos, Andrea Barman, Amy Nazzaro, Lauren MacKinnon and a HUGE special thanks to Tessa, Karlyn, and Ameila Boiselle for decorating, setting up, and organizing the staff breakfast! We have some great cooks in our school. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made Staff Appreciation Week an amazing week of being appreciated and spoiled. The umbrella is especially useful!

    Have a great week,

    Margaret

    Planning Ahead:

    May 14 – 5th Grade Science MCAS
    May 16 – 5th Grade Science MCAS
    May 17 – Storyteller Marty Kelley & Musician Steven Blunt
    (sponsored by PTO)
    May 23 – Grades 2 & 3 Band & Chorus Memorial Day Concert
    May 24 – PTO Fun Run Grades 3 & 5 @ 10:15, Grades K & 2 @ 11:15,
    Grades 1 & 4 @ 11:45
    May 27 – Memorial Day:  NO SCHOOL
    May 29 – Grade 1 Patriotic Celebration @ 9:30
    May 29 – Title I Night Grades 3-5:  STEM Activities 6:00 – 7:30 PM
    May 30 – Kindergarten Shoe Presentation 10:30 – 11:00 AM
    May 31 – ROARS Assembly
    June 3 – Grade 5 Luau BBQ
    June 3 – Camp Tricklin Falls – Grade 4
    June 3 – Grade 3 Junior Police @ 9:30
    June 4 – Grade 5 Math Museum:  9:30 – 10:30
    June 4 – Grade 5 Luau (rain date)
    June 5 – Grade 3 Museum of Science Field Trip
    June 5 – Kindergarten – Baby Beluga @ 2:00 PM
    June 6 – Grade 4 Camp Tricklin Falls (rain date)
    June 6 – Grade 5 Banquet 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    June 6 – Math Museum @ Haverhill High School
    June 7 – Field Day
    June 10 – Field Day (rain date)
    June 10 – Junior Police Graduation @ Bradford Elementary
    June 10 – PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
    June 11 – Kind is Cool Day
    June 11 – Grade 4 & 5 track meet @ Haverhill High School
    June 13 – Last day of school (half day) Summer time!

     

    May 6, 2019

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    Happy Staff Appreciation Week! I have been blessed to be the school leader of such a dedicated and talented group of educators.  To all of you I say thank you for the caring and upbeat outlook you show each day. Your energy and commitment touch students’ lives and help make each day brighter. Your power of a positive attitude gives our children enthusiasm for learning. Silver Hill will always be a school community that works together to make a positive difference in the lives of our students. Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving our community and world a better place through our actions – that is what defines the Silver Hill community of students, parents/guardians, and staff! Our school community ROARS and as the school principal I appreciate you all!!

    A special THANK YOU in advance to our awesome PTO “Cruise Directors” for planning another spectacular Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. I know I’m ready to “set sail” for all those goodies! J

    Warm regards,

    Margaret

     

    This week’s events:
    May 7 – Grade 3 MCAS – Math Session 2
    May 8 – Kindergarten walking field trip to Market Basket
    May 9 – Grade 4 MCAS – Math Session 2
    May 10 – Grade 5 MCAS – Math Session 2

     

    Summer Program Opportunities

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    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Academic Bowl Champions!

    April 8, 2019

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    Congratulations to our Academic Bowl team:  Lucy Cavallini, Sam Cordes, Sophia DeFrank, Maya Lique, Ming Pineiro, Lucas Ferreira, Karick Sebastian and their awesome coach Daniela Murphy for making it to the semi finals! Come cheer them on tonight as they play Nettle at 5:00 at Hunking School!

    Evening conferences are this Wednesday, April 10. Teachers have sent out conference times. Conferences are an important part of communicating with your child’s teacher. We’re in this together! It is our goal to have every teacher have some sort of conference/communication with 100% of his/her class. We realize that this very short amount of conference time is not enough and will make every attempt to share your child’s progress with you through some form of two-way communication, whether it’s a conference, phone call, or e-mail. Mrs. Lucas, Mr. Parker, and I will be available during conference time if you’d like to stop by or schedule a time to meet.

    We finished up our first week of MCAS testing, and all in all, it was a good week. We tell the students to be sure to get a good night’s sleep, get to school on time, answer every question, and just do their best. Please remember that attendance is very important.  So we ask that unless it is an emergency that you do not make appointments on testing days. Also, if a student comes into school late, we cannot allow them to enter the classroom if the testing has started, and they will have to do make-ups.

    We have our next ROARS Assembly this Friday. Grades 3, 4, and 5 will have their assembly at 9:30.  Grades K, 1, and 2 will be at 10:30. Teachers have sent out the invitations.

    Don’t forget the PTO meeting tonight is at 6:00. Get your raffle ticket!

    Next week is our spring break vacation week. I hope everyone has a wonderful week off, with some fun adventures, relaxing family time, and great spring weather!

    Warm regards,
    Margaret

    SPIRIT WEEK!

    March 25-29

    Spirit Week English
    Spirit Week Spanish

     

    March 19, 2019

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    I hope everyone is enjoying this sunny spring like weather. A reminder that tomorrow, March 20, is an early release day for professional development for staff. Kindergarten is dismissed at 11:15, all other grades starting at 11:30, or as buses arrive. Breakfast is served as usual, but no lunch is served.

    March is certainly a busy month at school.  Our first annual spaghetti supper was a big success. Thank you to all of our volunteers, to Fantini Bakery for the Italian bread, to Tuscan Kitchen who supplied the pasta, and a huge thank you to our PTO Board, Nicole Kardos, Andrea Barman, Lauren MacKinnon, Amy Nazzaro, and Evan Barman our “PTO Dad” for organizing and overseeing the night . I’m sure this “First Annual” will become a yearly event!

    Another thanks to PTO for the K- 3 VIP Dance. I saw lots children all dressed up showing their dance floor moves with parents/guardians and teachers dancing up a storm with their students. A fun time was had by all! The grades 4-5 VIP Dance is on March 29th.

    This Thursday, March 21, is our Title 1 family reading night for grades K, 1, 2. The theme is:

    Roll out the Red Carpet

    Literacy Night

    Lights, Camera, Read!

    Title I Red Carpet Movie Night

     

    For students in grades 3, 4, 5:

    The MCAS testing dates are as follows. Schools are rated for attendance during these assessments. It is important that all students attend school every day, and critical during MCAS test dates.

    MCAS
    (ELA)

    Grade 3:  April 2 & 9
    Grade 4:  April 3 & 10
    Grade 5:  April 4 & 11
    Make Ups:  April 5, 8, 12 & 23-26

    (Math)

    Grade 3:  April 30 & May 7
    Grade 4:  May 2 & 9
    Grade 5:  May 3 & 10
    Make Ups:  May 6, 13, 17 & 20-24

    (Science)

    Grade 5:  May 14 & 16


    The PTO Partner Challenge

    March 8, 2019

    Dear Silver Hill Families of current Grades K-4 Students,

    You should have received a letter from Superintendent Marotta regarding siblings attending kindergarten at Silver Hill in the fall.  Keeping our kindergarten students at Silver Hill is so important not only for continuity in each child’s educational programs, but also in building our relationships with families from the beginning of your child’s school experiences.  This is the true concept of a neighborhood school and I am so happy to see that kindergarten will remain at Silver Hill!

    In order to determine kindergarten numbers as soon as possible, the letter below went home in the mail.  Included with the letter is a response form that asks parents/guardians to complete and return to the Silver Hill main office NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 15.  We must send all forms back to the Superintendent’s office on that date.  Please note that we are only reaching out to the families whose children are currently in grades 1-4 and parents/guardians still need to register their children with HPS.  If you have questions related to the letter, please contact:

    Andrea Sheehan
    Office of the Superintendent
    andrea.sheehan@haverhill-ps.org
    (978) 420-1907

    Sibling Request Form

    I appreciate that the Superintendent is keeping the promise made by the previous administration in keeping our kindergarten classes at Silver Hill!

    Margaret

     

    December 11, 2018

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    I hope you are all staying “calm and bright” during this often hectic holiday time!  I know how busy everyone’s schedules can be, and I appreciate the time you give to your child’s school. Family engagement is so important in your child’s education. Tomorrow night is Teacher Conferences. The allotted time is not nearly enough for us to give you all the important information that we have to share with you about how your child is progressing in school. Teachers are always available through e-mail, most have a communication system such as Remind or Dojo, our web site is frequently updated, and I am always available to meet with any parents/guardians who have concerns about their child – or just to hear how things are going! Knowing how brief the conference times are, if you are planning on attending conferences tomorrow night it would be very helpful if you could send an e-mail to your child’s teacher before the meeting with any specific information you’d like. This way, the conference can be targeted to discussing your priority. If you are not able to make the conference night, please let your child’s teacher/s know and they will schedule an alternative conference.  We want 100% of conferences – e-mail, phone call, or in person!

     

    Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education,

    Margaret

     

  • 3D Designs

    This week we are starting 3D designs with ALL 5th graders.  Students seemed excited to get started!

  • PBIS fundraiser

    It worked! Mr. Parker was stuck to the wall for the day.  The staff and students had a great time and a special thanks to the Silver Hill community for their donations.   What a great success.

     

  • SANTA PARADE INFO

    What a great day for a great cause, The 54th Annual Santa Parade

    Mrs. Shepherd and Mr. Parker with one of our Silver Hills walkers.

    It was a pleasure to see all of our Silver Hill families along the route and we loved walking in conjunction with the Mt. Washington Alliance.

     

     

    54th Annual VFW Santa Parade Information

  • October Update !!!

    October 25, 2018

     

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

     

    Tomorrow is Red Sox Day! Wear your colors to cheer on the winning team!

     

    Trick or Treating in Haverhill has been moved from Saturday to Sunday night from 5-7, anticipating some bad weather on Saturday. Silver Hill does not have a costume day, and we ask that parents/guardians do not send children to school wearing costumes. We DO have an Orange and Black Day on October 31st, so wear your Halloween colors that day!

    The City has decided to reschedule Trick Or Treat to this Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.  As we all know, it was originally scheduled for this Saturday. But we are moving it due to forecasts of heavy rain and wind Saturday evening. According to the National Weather Service, the chance of better weather is more likely Sunday night.  Happy Halloween!!! 

    Tomorrow is our first ROARS (Respect, Ownership, Attitude, Responsibility, Safety) assembly to recognize students who have gone above and beyond to consistently show RESPECT at school. Our ROARS assemblies are part of our Social-Emotional Curriculum, using the PBIS model. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a program for schools to encourage good behavior and improve school safety. We believe that ever child can learn proper behavior. With PBIS, children learn about positive behavior, just as they learn other subjects like math or science. Letters have gone home to the parents/guardians of students who will be receiving an award at tomorrow’s assembly. Congratulations to those students and their parents/guardians!

    Some parents have asked about Progress Reports. Silver Hill uses a standards based report card, and will continue to do so. With standards based reporting, there are no progress reports. The grading is based on trimester reporting. There may be confusion if a family has received a “progress report” developed by an individual teacher. Silver Hill teachers may use their own form of communicating. Mr. Parker has been updating our web page, and staff have a direct link to their email on the Silver Hill Staff page. http://silverhill.haverhill-ps.org/shhmcs-staff/

    This would be a good way to keep in touch with your child’s teacher. Parents/guardians are always encouraged to e-mail or call the teacher if they would like to discuss their child’s progress!

     

    And…last but not least, please do not allow your child/children to bring balls from home. We have had several children hurt after being hit with hard balls. We provide all the necessary recess equipment, chosen by our physical education teacher, Mr. Murphy. Mr. Murphy takes frequent inventory on the equipment, and will be sure that there is always enough safe equipment to keep our students active.

     

    Full moon AND Trick or Treating all in one week! Wow!

    Margaret

     

     

     

  • Mid Week Update   9-26-18

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    You can tell it’s been a busy week by the fact that this is already a mid week update!

    Our bulletin board is up and ready to go for the Haverhill Public School’s School Everyday campaign.  Our goal is to get students to school on time everyday. Chronic absenteeism is defined by the Department of Education as, “Absent 10% or more of the school year.” We have 180 days of school, so that would be 18 days.  We know that there are times that your child just cannot be here…and if he/she is ill we want them to stay home! But we do encourage you to not plan vacations during school days.  Even if your child makes up missed work, he/she is still missing learning experiences that can only happen by being in the classroom. Our school wide goal is to maintain a 95% average attendance from September – June. If there is a reason that getting your child to school is difficult, please let me know and we’ll help. We can do this! The first Attendance Awareness Breakfast will be on Thursday 10/4/18, from 9:00-9:30. Parents/guardians of the winning class will be invited to attend breakfast at Silver Hill! As soon as I have more information on the upcoming breakfast, I will be in touch.

    During tomorrow night’s School Committee Meeting, 7:00 in the City Council Chambers, Superintendent Marotta will present an overview of Haverhill Public School’s MCAS Data. I have provided her with highlights of Silver Hill’s data, and will be at the SC meeting to answer any questions. I am very pleased with our Student Growth percentiles, and very proud of the students and teachers who worked so hard to meet our goals! MCAS reports for students currently in grades 4 and 5 will be going home to parents/guardians within the next two weeks. My Coffee with the Principal on November 7 will be a presentation of our Spring 2018 MCAS data.

    The October Coffee with the Principal will be on Wednesday, October 10, from 6:00-7:00 in the library. Fifth grade parents have requested an overview of the fifth grade programs this year. I have invited fifth grade teachers to attend, as well as Diane Palmaccio our reading specialist and Jenn Donais our math coach, to present the curriculum and programs. The notice and RSVP will be coming home with your child next Monday. Please list any specific questions you have so we can be sure to address them during the meeting. Thank you!

    This year’s Walk for Peace will be held this Saturday, September 29, starting at 4:00 at GAR Park and ending at Riverside Park. Lots of fun with music, games, and food. Hope you can March for Peace on Haverhill City Streets!

    Have a great week,

    Margaret

  • September 16, 2018

    Dear Silver Hill Families,

    Hope you had lots of family fun on this beautiful Sunday!

    This year Haverhill Public Schools has adopted the theme, School Everyday. Excessive absences, dismissals, and coming to school late directly impact how you child performs in school. Students with good attendance outperform students who miss school regularly. We need your cooperation as parents and guardians in setting good examples by having your child in school each day on time and not dismissing him/her early. At our first ROARS assembly last Friday, I spoke to the students about the importance of coming to school everyday. Each month the class/classes with the best attendance will be rewarded with a variety of prizes. There is a School Everyday bulletin board in the school lobby that will show which classes are in the lead. I am hoping that EVERY class will win, with all families making your best effort to get your children to School Everyday on time so they can be successful learners!

    We are asking for donations for school supplies for families in our school community.  Although we have a school budget, these items can be costly and must be frequently replaced. Any and all items are appreciated, from backpacks, to markers, to pens. There will be a box in the office for you to drop off your donations, and I will be delivering them to the Mt. Washington Alliance on Wednesday, September 26. Thank you in advance for helping our school community!

    We will be using our school website as the best way to share information on all school events, including grade level updates, information from our School Adjustment Counselor Amanda Symmes, and our Nurse Kelli Fetty. http://silverhill.haverhill-ps.org   We also have a menu for PTO  http://silverhill.haverhill-ps.org/pto-2/  We are working on getting our website updated, and appreciate any suggestions you may have!

    Just a reminder that we serve breakfast starting at 8:30, and all students who are eligible for free lunch are also eligible for breakfast. When mornings are hectic, this is a great opportunity for your child to have his/her breakfast right at school.

    Hope you’re easing into the school routines. As always, please call or e-mail if you have any questions.

    Warm regards,

    Margaret

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