Silver Hill Elementary School
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
Lights, Camera, Read!
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.
Grade 3: April 2 & 9
Grade 4: April 3 & 10
Grade 5: April 4 & 11
Make Ups: April 5, 8, 12 & 23-26
Grade 3: April 30 & May 7
Grade 4: May 2 & 9
Grade 5: May 3 & 10
Make Ups: May 6, 13, 17 & 20-24
Grade 5: May 14 & 16
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:
Office of the Superintendent
I appreciate that the Superintendent is keeping the promise made by the previous administration in keeping our kindergarten classes at Silver Hill!
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,