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.

 

At this time, the school building is closed.  If you need to reach us, please call Central Office at 978-374-3400.  Thank you!

 

 

**Food Support  For Parents and Students During the Closure**

We have worked with food services to develop essential services for students experiencing food scarcity and food insecurity to have access to food stations (during this closure) that will comply with social isolation expectations but still allow kids to eat.

We will be offering meals for pick up at 4 sites. We will run them daily from 11:00 am. – 1:00 pm beginning Monday, March 16.  The locations are:

  • The Consentino School  – 685 Washington Street
  • The Nettle School – 150 Boardman Street
  • The YMCA – 81 Winter Street
  • The Boys and Girls Club – 55 Emerson Street

  • SPIRIT WEEK! Jersey Day in honor of our favorite sports teams that are not able to play right now!

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  • Good Morning Jaguar Families,

     

    Today is Wednesday March 25, 2020.  Hope you enjoyed the call from Mr. Parker yesterday.  He was very excited to call.  Who will call today??  You will find out soon….

    Thanks to everyone who joined in again and sent pictures of Super Hero day yesterday.  We hope even more can join in today for Dress like an Old Person Day. This is in honor of the generation most at risk for the virus!  Some of our pictures should be highlighted on WHAV.

    Remember, we need everyone’s help.  Each and everyday there is a competition among some of the district schools about who has more spirit.  We know Jaguars DO so let’s show everyone in the city our spirit! Share those pictures on PTO Facebook or send to Mrs. Lucas.

     

    Remember spirit days for the rest of the week are:

    Thursday – Jersey Day – in honor of our favorite sports teams that are not able to play right now

    Friday – Pajama Day – because let’s face it, pajamas are the best part of homeschooling!

     

    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS:

    We have a special Happy Birthday wish for three Jaguars today, March 25th:

    Happy Birthday to: Antonio G, Logan B, and Melina A.

    We hope you all have fun-filled birthdays! 

    AT HOME LEARNING:

    We hope everyone is joining the reading challenge sponsored by HAVERHILL PROMISE.  “I Stayed Home and Read… To Help Stop the Spread!”
    Let’s see if we can get 100% of Jaguars to take the challenge and read for 20 minutes per day.  Remember to log your reading and send it in weekly to www.haverhillpromise.com/reading-challenge or team@haverhillpromise.com.           

    We know you can do it, let’s all READ!

     

    The district will soon be sending out a survey regarding technology resources at home.  Please be sure to complete so that the needs of our students can be met as efficiently as possible if the time comes for this.

     

    Grade levels are meeting each day this week and are hoping to have a more clear direction to simplify directions for students and parents moving forward.  I thought I may be able to get that out this week but I would rather wait this week out to get everyone on the same page and be as clear as possible for all.  We truly understand how challenging this can be for everyone in so many different ways. But, we do believe, together we can and will make a difference and lead our Silver Hill Jaguars to the highest level of success!

     

    JAGUAR CORNER:
    Please remember to keep sharing pictures of you working and playing hard at home! Check out the Silver Hill website under Jaguar Corner for all the latest photos. You can share by emailing me at maryellen.lucas@haverhill-ps.org. Can’t wait to see what was happening with you all today and throughout the week too!

     

    Joke of the Day:

    Tuesday’s joke: What did the baby corn say to the mama corn?…Answer:…Where is popcorn.  hahahaha
    Today, here’s a math joke for you…How do you stay warm in any room?  You’ll have to listen in to hear the answer tomorrow.  

    Have a great day, we miss you all!

    Mrs. Lucas

  • Good Morning Jaguars,   

    Today is Tuesday March 24, 2020.  

    Thanks to everyone who joined in and sent pictures of Super Hero day yesterday.  We hope even more can join in today for Crazy Hair Day and school Colors Day this is in honor of hair stylists and the schools we miss!

    We need everyone’s help.  You all are the best and we need to show it.  Each and everyday there is a competition among some of the district schools about who has more spirit.  Jaguars Do NOT like to loose! Let’s show everyone in the city the spirit of the Silver Hill Jaguars.  We need to share more pictures than anyone else each day! Please share on the PTO Facebook or email to maryellen.lucas@haverhill-ps.org.

    Remember spirit days for the rest of the week are:

    Wednesday – Dress like an old person – in honor of the generation most at risk for the virus

    Thursday – Jersey Day – in honor of our favorite sports teams that are not able to play right now

    Friday – Pajama Day – because let’s face it, pajamas are the best part of homeschooling!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS:

    We have a special Happy Birthday wish for three Jaguars today, March 24th:
    Happy Birthday to: Georgia A,  Ayden W, and Kaden G .
    We hope you all have fun-filled birthdays! 

    AT HOME LEARNING:

    We hope everyone is joining the reading challenge sponsored by HAVERHILL PROMISE.  “I Stayed Home and Read… To Help Stop the Spread!”
    Let’s see if we can get 100% of Jaguars to take the challenge and read for 20 minutes per day.  Remember to log your reading and send it in weekly to www.haverhillpromise.com/reading-challenge or team@haverhillpromise.com.  

     We know you can do it, let’s all READ!

    We appreciate everyone who was able to respond to the survey sent out.  We are evaluating the results and will share those hopefully tomorrow.  So far, we can see that the morning announcements are working but you would like more information on what is coming up.  We will try to make you aware of anything we can as early as possible.  Today is a district wide administrator’s meeting so hopefully we will have some updates tomorrow.  We are running remote grade level meetings as well and discussing ways to assist the students and parents more effectively.  Those updates will shared as well by the end of the week.  Based on the survey, we are trying to simply the assignments and distribute them daily so as not to overwhelm everyone.  We cannot express how appreciative we are for your feedback, patience, and cooperation.  Together we can and will make a difference and lead our Silver Hill Jaguars to the highest level of success!  Thank you!

    JAGUAR CORNER:

    Please remember to keep sharing pictures of you working hard on the packets given by your teachers or working online with STMATH, EPIC, or dressed up for Spirit week!  Check out the Silver Hill website under Jaguar Corner for all the latest photos. You can share by emailing me at maryellen.lucas@haverhill-ps.org. Can’t wait to see what was happening with you all today and throughout the week too! 

    Pledge of Allegiance

    We will be adding the Pledge of Allegiance to the morning calls starting today.  You may pick up a small flag at any of the food distribution locations if you need one. 

    Keep learning, stay active, and wash your hands frequently! 

    This week, there will be special guests doing the announcements each day.  Who do you think will greet you today?  We shall see ….

    Have a great day, we miss you all,

    Mrs. Lucas

  • Good Morning Jaguars,

    Today is Monday March 23, 2020.  I apologize for the late notice but, we are joining in with several other schools for a Spirit Week.


    Monday – Super Hero Day 0 in honor of the hospital workers, first responders, grocery employees and all other essential personnel)

    Tuesday – Crazy Hair Day / school Colors Day – in honor of hair stylists and schools we miss

    Wednesday – Dress like an old person – in honor of the generation most at risk for the virus

    Thursday – Jersey Day – in honor of our favorite sports teams that are not able to play right now

    Friday – Pajama Day – because let’s face it, pajamas are the best part of homeschooling!


    I also sent out a survey yesterday for parents to try and determine what you feel is going well so far and what you need more help with moving forward.  Please complete so that we can better help you and your child.


    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS:

    We have a special Happy Birthday wish for four Jaguars today:

    Happy Spring and Happy Birthday to:

    Miles P., Yessiah B, Ashley T., and Ashly M. 

    We hope you all have fun-filled birthdays!


    AT HOME LEARNING:

    I hope everyone is joining the reading challenge sponsored by HAVERHILL PROMISE.  “I Stayed Home and Read… To Help Stop the Spread”! Let’s see if we can get 100% of Jaguars to take the challenge and read for 20 minutes per day.  Remember to log your reading and send it in weekly to www.haverhillpromise.com/reading-challenge or team@haverhillpromise.com.

     I will post any winners I hear about!  We know you can do it, let’s all READ!


    I also heard Mrs Bouchard posted a fantastic read aloud on the PTO Facebook page.  Be sure to check it out and watch for more staff to post some as well!


    JAGUAR CORNER:

    Please remember to keep sharing pictures of you working hard on the packets given by your teachers or working online with STMATH, EPIC, or dressed up for Spirit week!  Check out the Silver Hill website under Jaguar Corner for all the latest photos. You can share by emailing me at maryellen.lucas@haverhill-ps.org. Can’t wait to see what was happening with you all today and throughout the week too!

     

     

    Joke of the Day:

    Friday’s joke:What did one ocean say to the other ocean????     Answer: Nothing!…he just waved! HAHAHAHA

    Today’s joke: What kind of bow can’t be tied?   Answer: coming on Tuesday

     

    Let’s end with our Silver Hill Jaguar Pledge:

    I pledge today and everyday, to show respect in every way.

    I take ownership for my behavior, with a positive attitude towards my neighbor

    Responsibility is on my mind, I try my best every time.

    Safety is seen throughout the school, we care about others and follow the rules.

    Silver Hill Jaguars, ROAR!!!!!! 


    Remember to make us PROUD, follow the pledge in and out of school!

    Remember to keep learning, stay active, and wash your hands frequently!

    This week, there will be special guests doing the announcements as well.  Who do you think will greet you tomorrow? We shall see ….


    Have a great day, we miss you all,

    Mary Ellen Lucas
  • A Special Thank You to Mr. Rene and Mr. Mike for keeping our School extra clean!

  • March 20, 2020

    Good Morning Jaguars,

    Today is Friday March 20, 2020.  It is the First day of Spring! Try to get outside and get some physical activity in.  I am sure Mr. Murphy will be very happy to see and hear about it!

     

    Ms. Alves shared with me that we had some Silver Hill celebrity pictures in the Haverhill Gazette yesterday!  Be sure to check out the pictures from our Dr Suess: Read Across America Day! Hoping to have this posted on our website as well!  Silver Hill Jaguars ROCK and READ!!!

     

    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS:

     

    We have a special Happy Birthday wish for three Jaguars today:

     

    Happy Spring and Happy Birthday to:

    Tristan J, Evelyn P., and Mrs. Deneu from Grade 5!

     

    We also need to wish an early Happy Birthday to

    Avery M. on Saturday  and Jaz R and Gabby B on Sunday!  We hope you all have fun-filled birthdays!

     

    AT HOME LEARNING:

     

    I hope many of you are using the Scholastic Resources mentioned in Wednesday’s email.  So many great reading opportunities were there and don’t forget, the time you spend reading should be logged for the HAVERHILL PROMISE reading challenge going on,  “I Stayed Home and Read… To Help Stop the Spread”! Let’s see if we can get 100% of Jaguars to take the challenge and read for 20 minutes per day at home during the COVID-19 disruption.

     

    Remember to :Log your reading and turn it in weekly:

    Choose one of the following 3 ways to track and enter  your student’s progress at the end of each week:

    1. BEST WAY: fill out an online survey form at www.haverhillpromise.com/reading-challenge

     

    1. Email your student’s name, school, grade, and daily reading time to team@haverhillpromise.com

     

    1. Pick up a paper tracking form at one of the HPS Drop-In Centers and present it to a staff member at the end of the week

     

    Hopefully some Jaguars will win the random drawings too!  I will post any winners I hear about!

     

    I also listened to a reading of a great book for grades K-2 today titled Clark the Shark and have included the link below. This can count towards your 20 minutes of reading.  It takes about 5 minutes for this story, how many more minutes would you need to reach 20 minutes for the challenge?

    https://www.popsugar.com/family/storyline-online-celebrities-reading-kids-books-on-youtube-47318698

     

    Another great resource I found was an art activity.  Every day at 1pm, author and artist, Mo Williams, invites you into his studio, to draw, doodles, and teaches you how to make various crafts!  Check it out, it looks like a ton of fun!

    https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems?fbclid=IwAR2STUDFsE424sGLY2gw2nl1vtd9jN7GZchwW9yahKh_UFuPuHdnJzdy-XU

     

    JAGUAR CORNER:

    Again, I want to thank everyone for all of the pictures being sent in.  The staff loves seeing you all working so hard and having fun! Please check out the Silver Hill website under Jaguar Corner for all the latest photos.  A special thank you to Mrs. Sanchez for getting those up on the website so quickly. Remember to check it out on the school website under Jaguar Corner! You can share by emailing me at maryellen.lucas@haverhill-ps.org. Can’t wait to see what was happening with you all today and don’t forget the weekend too!

     

     

    Joke of the Day:

    Thursday’s joke:  What time do ducks wake up????   Answer: At the quack of dawn! HAHAHAHA

     

    Today’s joke: What did one ocean say to the other ocean????   Answer: coming on Monday

     

    Jaguar Pledge:

    Let’s end with our Silver Hill Jaguar Pledge:

     

    I pledge today and everyday, to show respect in every way.

    I take ownership for my behavior, with a positive attitude towards my neighbor

    Responsibility is on my mind, I try my best every time.

    Safety is seen throughout the school, we care about others and follow the rules.

    Silver Hill Jaguars, ROAR!!!!!!

     

    Remember to make us PROUD, follow the pledge in and out of school!

     

    Remember to keep learning, stay active, and wash your hands frequently!

     

    Have a great day, we miss you all,

    Mrs. Lucas

     

  • March 19, 2020

    Good Morning Silver Hill Jaguars and your Families,

    Today is Thursday, March 19, 2020. Just continuing with our daily morning announcements. I will be sending out the phone message as close to 9am every morning to coincide with our regular morning announcements at school.  I heard from some parents this will allow you to let the message go to voicemail and then be able to replay it for your children. Thank you so much for your suggestions.


    I have also heard from a few parents that were unable to pick up their packets at school on Tuesday.  I will be at school from 8:30-9:45 today but please email or call to be sure I have what you are looking for.  Several teachers from grade levels, 1,3,4 were able to take their packets to deliver. If you need a packet from those grades, I can get in touch with staff to determne bst way to meet up.


    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS:


    We have a special Happy Birthday wish for three Jaguars today:

    Happy Birthday to:

    Zaylee M., Jasmine O., and Stephanie B. Hope you all have a fantastic day!


    AT HOME LEARNING:


    I hope some of you were able to try the Scholastic Resources mentioned in yesterday’s email. Please feel free to share any thoughts you have on any of the at home learning going on.  If you have not tried Scholastic yet, it is always available to try at a later time.


    In case you were not aware, there is also a HAVERHILL PROMISE reading challenge going on!  They have officially named it “I Stayed Home and Read… To Help Stop the Spread”. Take the challenge and read for 20 minutes per day at home during the COVID-19 disruption.


    How it works:

    Choose one of the following 3 ways to track and enter  your student’s progress at the end of each week:

    1. BEST WAY: fill out an online survey form at www.haverhillpromise.com/reading-challenge


    1. Email your student’s name, school, grade, and daily reading time to team@haverhillpromise.com


    1. Pick up a paper tracking form at one of the HPS Drop-In Centers and present it to a staff member at the end of the week


    Who can Participate:

    • All Haverhill Pre-k through Grade 12 students


    WINNERS:

    • Will be selected at random to win gift cards to Market Basket and local restaurants

    Tag photos of your family reading using #HavrehillReads2020 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for even more chances to win!


    Let’s get reading and show how dedicated, smart, and engaged our Silver Hill Jaguars are!

     

     

    JAGUAR CORNER:

    I cannot say how excited we were to get so many fantastic photos to share on our school website of Jaguars working or playing hard at home!  Please keep them coming. It is a great way for us to keep connected in a positive way. I honestly smiled all day thinking of how lucky I was to work with so many wonderful students, staff, and families.  Remember to check it out on the school website under Jaguar Corner! You can share by emailing me at maryellen.lucas@haverhill-ps.org. We will only post the student name and picture with your permission .Can’t wait to see more learning and fun going on!

     

     

    Joke of the Day:

    Wednesday’s joke was: Why did the student eat his homework?  Answer: Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake! Hahahaha


    Today’s joke:  What time do ducks wake up????   Answer: Coming tomorrow………


    Jaguar Pledge:

    Just want to end with our Silver Hill Jaguar Pledge:


    I pledge today and everyday, to show respect in every way.

    I take ownership for my behavior, with a positive attitude towards my neighbor

    Responsibility is on my mind, I try my best every time.

    Safety is seen throughout the school, we care about others and follow the rules.

    Silver Hill Jaguars, ROAR!!!!!!


    Remember to make us PROUD, follow the pledge in and out of school!


    It’s a rainy day today, good day for a board game, a family movie, or read a book together!  Remember to keep learning, stay active, and wash your hands frequently!


    Have a great day, we miss you all,

    Mrs. Lucas

  • March 18, 2020

    Good Morning Silver Hill Jaguars and your Families,

    Today is Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  I know this will be different for everyone working from home but I wanted to be able to touch base with you daily as if you were in school.  I will send home a daily email and a voicemail so be sure to watch for these. I will be sharing some great resources or ideas for some fun learning while at home, a challenge you can take part in, a joke for the day, and of course our birthdays we need to celebrate!


    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS:


    Let’s start by wishing everyone a happy belated Saint Patrick’s Day!  I hope the leprechaun brought a little better luck to us all! I hope someone was lucky enough to find a pot of gold too! 


    Being out of school for a few days, we have already missed a few birthdays but we certainly do not want to forget them:

    Happy Belated March 13th birthday to:

    Alice M., Julyanis D. 

    Happy Belated March 14th birthday to :

    Kolbe B.

    Happy Belated March 14th Birthday to :

    Mrs Perez in grade 3

    Happy Belated March 15th Birthday to :

    Izabella B, Isabella S, Adriana A, Josue M., Jisela E.

    Happy Belated March 17th birthday to :

    Robert W, Skye W, , Avery A., 

    And Happy Birthday today, March 18th to :

    Cameron S


    AT HOME LEARNING:


    We truly understand how overwhelming this can be at home right now for everyone.  Please just do a little each day and utilize the resources the teachers and district have shared with you. I will try to highlight various resources that will be helpful for you.  One great resource for online learning at home is offered through Scholastic Books, which we use often at school. The link below will take you to the parent resource page. You can click on each grade level for various activities.  I recommended a few I was able to view today as well. Enjoy!


    Scholastic Learn At Home Website:

    https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/content/dam/classroom-magazines/magazines/support/scholastic-at-home/LAH-letter-families_rev.pdf


    I viewed the following grade level activities and would recommend:

    K- Planting a Rainbow: start the day off positive and bright!

    GR1-2 Diary of a Spider: I think kids in grades K-2 will love this one!  

    Gr 3-5 Nothing Can Stop Her: a young girl encourages all to have the courage and enthusiasm to solve your own problems.

    Gr 6 Celebrating Differences: same story as “Nothing Can Stop Her” but extended activities and stories may be more appealing to some grade 5 students.


    JAGUAR CORNER:

    If you are comfortable doing so, PLEASE share any pictures or comments we can post on our website of our Jaguars working hard at home.  We have already started this section, check it on the school website under Jaguar Corner! You can share by emailing me at maryellen.lucas@haverhill-ps.org. We will only post the student name and picture with your permission .Can’t wait to see all the learning going on!

    Joke of the Day:

    Why did the student eat his homework?  Answer tomorrow!!!!!!!!!


    Jaguar Pledge:

    Just want to end with our Silver Hill Jaguar Pledge:


    I pledge today and everyday, to show respect in every way.

    I take ownership for my behavior, with a positive attitude towards my neighbor

    Responsibility is on my mind, I try my best every time.

    Safety is seen throughout the school, we care about others and follow the rules.

    Silver Hill Jaguars, ROAR!!!!!! 


    Remember to make us PROUD, follow the pledge in and out of school!


    It is going to be a beautiful day, get outside for a bit, clean up the yard, jump rope, run around but be safe and remember to wash your hands frequently! 


    Have a great day, we miss you all,

    Mrs. Lucas

  • Hi Silver Hill Families,
    The school adjustment counselor team hopes that you enjoy the Social Emotional Learning packet that was provided in addition to the grade level packets.  We will all be available via email during this time off.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out, we will be checking our emails frequently.
    Allie Donnelly- Grades 4-5- allison.donnelly@haverhill-ps.org
    Miranda Treacy- Grades K-3- mirand.treacy@haverhill-ps.org
    Jennifer Santiago- SSC grades k-5- jennifer.santiago@haverhill-ps.org
    Kind regards,
    Ms. Donnelly, Ms. Treacy, and Mrs. Santiago
(978) 374-3400
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