Silver Hill Elementary 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.

  • Tree Planting – Thank you to Mayor Fiorentini and Greening the Gateway Cities for coming and planting some beautiful trees with our 2nd Graders!

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  • 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!!

    From PTO:

    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!


    Planning Ahead:

    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!!

    Warm regards,


    Planning Ahead 

    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!

    April 26 – Grade 5 MCAS/ELA Session 2

  • Little Scientists Title One Night (Grade 3, 4, 5): Wednesday April 25th

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