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.
Mrs. Burns’ 4th Grade Class celebrating RED NOSE DAY!
May 23, 2018
Dear Silver Hill Families,
Our Grades 2, 3, Chorus and Band will hold their Memorial Day concert tonight at 6:00. Ms. Hough and our musicians sound great during rehearsals and I’m looking forward to the concert!
My June “Coffee with the Principal” will be for any fifth grade parents/guardians whose children will be attending Consentino next year. The event will be held at the Consentino library on June 6that 5:30. This will be an opportunity to meet the Consentino administrative team and some Silver Hill alumni who will tell you about the school. I know the move to middle school can bring lots of questions and in the past parents have told me this has been a helpful part of the transition. The RSVP flyers will be coming home next week.
I have been asked by the cafeteria manager to remind families that when you send money in with your child please remember to put it into a sealed envelope with the child’s name and the classroom teacher. Students sometimes bring the money down to the cafeteria and may just leave it on the register without waiting for an adult. This week we had a sizeable amount of cash left in a baggie with no name. We’re still trying to track down who left it, so if you believe it may have been your child, please call the school. Thank you!
Attention families with incoming kindergarten students! We will only be having two kindergarten classrooms next year. Both of these classes are just about full with reserved spots for siblings of children already at Silver Hill. If you haven’t already, please be sure that you schedule your appointment to register your kindergartner so they are all set! The number at registration is 978-420-1951 http://www.haverhill-ps.org/registration/. If you have any questions, please call Sara at 978-374-3448.
For our current students in grades K-4, unless you have told us that your child will not be returning to Silver Hill next year, your child is automatically registered to continue here next year. You do not need to do anything more!
Wishing you all a safe and fun filled Memorial Day Weekend!
May 14, 2018
Dear Silver Hill Families,
I hope all you Mom’s had a very Happy Mother’s Day!
A HUGE thank you goes out to our PTO and volunteers for another incredible Staff Appreciation Week! Our teacher’s room was transformed into a beautiful party room. From Monday’s “Candy Bar” with bags to go, to our amazing breakfast, luncheon, and snack cart, to our great coffee mug and t-shirt, memoralia of SHHMCS! People visiting the school were in awe of how spoiled we are! Specials thanks to Tessa Boisselle for her amazing decorating (and Karly for helping!), and our PTO Board, Kristina Morowski, Andrea Barman, and Nicole Kardos. We truly appreciate all of your support J
Thank you to Sara Sanchez for taking all of the “Planning Ahead” dates and putting them into an easy to read calendar! Please refer to the web site to view the calendars for May and June, as some dates may have changed, or times added.
There was an overwhelming response to Science Night for May 17th. The presenter limits the number to 50 spots, and these were taken on a first come first serve basis. Now that we know this is a popular event, we’ll hold more Little Scientist events next year! Thank you to Kerri Alves and Kim Perez for providing this opportunity for our students!
Hope you have the opportunity to attend the District Art Show tonight from 4:00 – 7:00 at Haverhill High School. Ms. Jameson and her students will be showing off their amazing and varied talents, and Ms. Hough and the Chorus will be performing at 5:50. This is always a wonderful showcase of the talents of Haverhill students!
Reminder that there is a PTO Meeting tonight at 6:00.
Have a happy week!
Tree Planting – Thank you to Mayor Fiorentini and Greening the Gateway Cities for coming and planting some beautiful trees with our 2nd Graders!
Weekend Update 4-30-18
Dear Silver Hill Families,
Tomorrow begins Teacher Appreciation Week. We have such a dedicated and talented group of educators, and I appreciate them everyday! To my amazing staff, thank you for the caring and upbeat attitude you show each day. The goal of education is to improve the lives of others and your commitment to the extremely hard work of teaching has touched so many children’s lives. Silver Hill ROARS because of all of YOU!
PTO always goes way above and beyond during Teacher Appreciation Week! I know they’ve already got some planned events including our incredible Staff Breakfast and Luncheon, and some surprises! They’ve asked me to send you the request below…sounds like fun!!
Has your student been inspired by any of our AMAZING staff members?! Obviously the answer is yes! Why don’t they really show it to them next week! They can write a story, poem, draw pictures, or even dress up like them! Let’s really have our students show these wonderful people what a difference they are making in our children’s lives! Post pics if you wish to share with the group!
Congratulations to our Peace Poetry winners Jake Costa, Jonah Marley, Lila Dion, Janellie Sanchez, Jude Oosting, Griffin Murphy, Sienna MacKinnon, and William Kelly. Our talented poets will be recognized during a celebration at Northern Essex Community College this Friday at 6:00.
Next Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 – 4:00 we will be having a fun professional development day with Yoga4Classrooms, “Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom”. Several classrooms have already implemented yoga into the school day as a way to teach our students (and staff!) healthy strategies to relax. We have ten spots open for parents/guardians who would like to join us. Yoga4Classrooms is run through Childlight Yoga and is a low impact, no strain, lifelong exercise…no yoga clothes necessary, just comfy loose clothing! Please let Sara know by Wednesday, May 2, if you are interested.
A special Thank You to Mayor Fiorentini who joined our second graders on Friday when the “Greening the Gateways” crew began planting a variety of trees to beautify our school campus. The Mayor pitched in with a shovel and every second grader helped! I can’t wait to see our new pink Dogwood tree in bloom! More photos to come tomorrow on the web site.
Please be sure to take a look at Planning Ahead and mark your calendar. I’ve tried to include the dates through June to give you notice. The list is long! It’s jam packed and new events are being added weekly.
Have a great week and Happy May Day!
May 1 – Board Meeting, 3:30
May 8 – MCAS Math Session 1 – Grade 5
May 9 – MCAS Math Session 1 – Grades 3, 4
May 9 – MCAS Math Session 1, Grades 3-4
May 10 – MCAS Math Session 2 – Grade 5
May 11 – MCAS Math Session 2 – Grades 3, 4
May 12 – Yoga 4 Classrooms 9:00-4:00
May 14 – PTO – 6:00
May 14 – Citywide Art Show HHS 4:00-7:00
May 15 – MCAS Science – Session 1 – Grade 5
May 17 – MCAS Science – Session 2 – Grade 5
May 17 – Title 1 Science Night K-2 6:00-7:15
May 21 – Grade 2 – Author Suzy Kline – 9:15 – Cafeteria
May 23 – Grade 1 Field Trip to Stone Zoo
May 23 – Concert, Grades 2, 3, Chorus and Band
May 24 – Grade 2 Field Trip – Science Museum
May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
May 30 – Kindergarten Shoe Presentations – Caf – Time TBD
June 4 – Junior Police – 9:30
June 5 – Board Meeting – 3:30
June 6 – Fifth Graders Tour Hunking – 9:30
June 7 – Math Museum – 9:30
June 7 – ROARS Assembly – SAFETY – K-2 3-5
June 7 – Grade 5 Banquet 6:00 – 8:00
June 8 – Grade 4 Field Trip Camp Tricklin’ Falls
Grade 1 Patriotic Presentation
June 11- Grade 4 Field Trip Rain Date
June 11 – Junior Police at PLS 10:00
June 12 – Grade 5 Field Trip Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary AKA The Swamp
June 13 – Grade 3 Talent Show
June 13 – Kindergarten Concert – 2:00
June 13 – PTO Ice Cream Social
June 14 – Grade 3 – 2 classes to Pentucket Bank 9:30-1:00
June 15 – Grade 3 – 2 classes to Pentucket Bank 9:30-1:00
June 19- Fifth Grade Tour of Consentino 9:30
June 22 – Last Day of School !
April 11, 2018
Dear Silver Hill Families,
Sorry for the late mid week update. It’s hard to keep track of all of the events! There was an error in last week’s update for the times for our ROARS Assembly tomorrow. Grades 3, 4, and 5 will have their assembly at 9:30, and K, 1, and 2 will be at 10:30. Teachers have sent out the invitations.
We just 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 questions, and just do their best. Please remember that attendance is very important, so we ask that unless it is an emergency 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. Thank you!
We welcome our newest baby Jaguar, Callie Rae Hernandez. Mom is first grade teacher, Jennifer Gagnon. Callie was born on Friday, April 6th. Mom and Callie are doing great, and we send them lots of happy wishes!
Our Student/Staff Basketball game is Friday at 9:30. Always a rip roaring good time! And then at the end of the day we send the students home for our spring break vacation next week. I hope everyone has a wonderful week off, with some fun adventures, relaxing family time, and great spring weather!
I’m off to be the caller for round two of Bingo for Books. Grades K-2 was a blast, and everyone had BINGO!!
April 16 – 20 – Spring Break!
April 24 – Grade 3 MCAS/ELA Session 2
April 24 – Grade 4 MCAS/ELA Session 2
April 24 – Leading Ladies – 3:30
April 25 – Title 1 Science Night – Grades 3, 4, and 5 – 6:00 – 7:30 Pizza served from
6:00 – 6:20! http://silverhill.haverhill-ps.org
April 26 – Grade 5 MCAS/ELA Session 2
Little Scientists Title One Night (Grade 3, 4, 5): Wednesday April 25th