Silver Hill Elementary School

Silver Hill Elementary School Mission Statement

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.

Haverhill Public Schools will be offering free meals for pick up.

Updated 06/17/21

Free Summer Grab & Go meals sites will start Monday, June 21st at Consentino School, Nettle School, Hunking School, J.G.Whittier School and Haverhill High School daily from 11 AM – 1 PM. All children and teens 18 and under can receive free meals in Haverhill. No registration or ID required. 

If you have any questions, please contact Anna Perracchio, Food Service Director for the Haverhill Public Schools at 978-374-3416. 

The Haverhill Public Schools wishes all our students, families, and staff a safe summer break. 

  • June 21, 2021

    Good afternoon Jaguar families,

    This is it, the last email blast for the 2020-21 school year.  

    We did it! The toughest school year in the history of school years. We survived remote learning, in-person learning, a pandemic, wearing masks, Google meets, not muting, quarantining, pool testing, and then doing it all over again.  Our Silver Hill students are amazing! They have worked extremely hard all year and as hard as it has been, they have survived.  In many cases, excelled at all the difficult tasks thrown at them. Please take some time over the upcoming weeks to unplug, relax, reflect, read, rest, and recharge for next year. I know I will be… 

    As we wrap up the 2020 2021 school year, today we will be opening the parent portal for  parents to check their student’s report cards. If you would like a paper copy of your child’s report card please email the office and we will have it ready for you to pick it up at the end of week. 

    Your son or daughter has received an envelope full of end-of-the-year paperwork last Friday. Please take a moment to read over the information. There is paperwork about summer reading list, next year’s wish list, iReady diagnostic information and also a welcome letter from your next year’s grade level staff. 

    Thank you for all you do as parents and community members. You are amazing. We are already gearing up for next year and can not wait to hit the ground running.  

    Have a great summer and please don’t forget to read to your students 20 min a night. 

    Fondly,

    Mr. Parker
    Asst. Principal

  • June 14, 2021

    Jaguar families,

    It’s officially here, the last week of the 2020 – 2021 school year. Mr. Gray and I know how trying it has been for many of our families and also much of our staff. We all have had to work from home, hybrid and in-person. It hasn’t been easy.  With that being said, we are coming down to the wire and our staff has been pulling together culminating activities that are fun as well as engaging for our little ones.  They will continue to update you about the happenings here in your specific SH classroom. Stay tuned. 

    i-Ready celebrations:

    Great news everyone.  95% of Silver Hill students made progress toward their annual typical growth in i-Ready reading and 88% made progress towards their annual typical growth in i-Ready math.

    Annual typical growth is the average annual growth for a student at their grade and initial placement value.

    As a school, 50% of our students met or exceeded their annual typical growth in I-Ready reading and 44% of our students met or exceeded their annual typical growth in math! Not bad for our first year of the program in the middle of pandemic.  I can’t wait to see how hard everyone works to top that next year. 

    Grade 5 

    Students who are eligible to be on the High Honors and Honors roll, will be receiving their certificates during the last week of school.  They can either be picked up by the parents or sent home with the student.
     

    Haverhill Public Schools Summer Reading 2021

    Summer provides a wonderful opportunity for students and families to enjoy great books together! The goal of the Haverhill Public School summer Reading Program is to foster a love of reading. Reading over the summer can also help students to maintain, or even improve their reading skills. In order to meet the needs of each students’ reading skills and interests, the Haverhill Public School Summer Reading lists contain a variety of genres and culturally diverse books at various reading levels. Our lists are identified by grade levels in order to help families choose appropriate books for each child this summer.

    It is so important for students to continue reading during the summer to maintain the progress they made during the school year. It is encouraged to set aside a time each day to read. R Being an avid reader is the surest path to academic success!

    Many of the books on the Summer Reading list are available at the Haverhill Public Library as well as online with the use of a library card. We are excited that HPS students will continue to have their Chromebooks during the summer.  This will allow students to check-out books online using OverDrive or Libby. Instructions on how to access these resources are attached to this letter.  A library card is needed to use these applications. If your child does not have a library card please contact the Haverhill Public Library. It is free and students will have access to all books and online resources at the library.

    Here are some ways in which families can enjoy reading this summer:

    ●  it is okay to read a book to your child if the reading level is too difficult, children learn so much from listening and answering questions about stories

    ●  have a “family reading night” where everyone reads their own book

    ●  read one of your favorite books as a child to your child and talk about why it is one of your favorites

    ●  ask your child  “why” questions about the book.  (for example, “why did you like this book?, “why was this character your favorite?”)

    ●  For older students: Students may also benefit from reading the same title as a friend or family member and engaging in ongoing discussions about the book

    ●  Find a series your children enjoy; they’ll want to keep reading the next book in the series

    ●  Encourage them to try new genres—magazines, graphic novels or nonfiction books about a topic they are interested in.

    As always, please don’t forget to read to your students 20 min a night.  Thank you and let’s make the last full week a great week.  

    Mr. Parker

    Asst. Principal

  • June 11, 2021

    The new 2021-2022 school year student calendar is now available.

  • June 8, 2021

    Grade Five Jaguar Families, 

    Below is the schedule during the last week of school for our fifth grade cherubs at Silver Hill. With the year being as crazy as it was, the Admin and staff came up with a list of activities for each and every day. We have something going on every day for our 5th grade superstars.    The PTO was generous enough to help with some of this. With that being said, all of our activities are geared towards student smiles and a great experience as they transition to their next venture in their schooling journey.  

    As you know, many things are different this year. We have looked at coverage and the staff needed to run our festivities.  Fortunately, we currently have the coverage we need during most times.  I realize previous years we were able to have numerous volunteers.  However, due to several factors we are only going to need a handful of parents to assist in setting up on Tuesday and live streaming on Friday.  The PTO has volunteered to help assist in this. 

    For our RLA families, times are approximate and we appreciate all you have done this year.  Mrs. Neira will be fine tuning the drop off and pickup times.  Stay tuned to your google classroom for notifications.  For the last week’s activities, you all may park and wait in your cars by the old drop off line or may even leave to have some time for yourselves (we know how hard that is to find some free time these days) and come back when we wrap up.  

    Grade 5 Plan for the week

    Monday, June 14th 

    Parents welcome to observe and take photos during their child’s time

    Yearbook/Certificate Distribution and photo with teachers

    Parents and students are invited to come to Silver Hill Monday during the morning OR evening time slot according to their teacher(s) to receive their yearbook, t-shirt, and certificate. There will be an opportunity to take a picture with your child’s teacher(s). Please stay in your car and pull up in the front loop. For the morning times, classes will be outside during their time slot, so there is no sign up necessary.  

    Morning time slots:  

    Veasey/Poulin: 9:30-10:30

    Deneu: 10:30-11:30

    Neira/Dufault: 11:00-12:00

    Evening time slots:

    Veasey/Poulin: 4:00-5:00

    Deneu: 4:30-5:30

    Neira/Dufault: 5:00-6:00

    Tuesday, June 15th

    Parents may come to help out/observe during their child’s time slot

    Rain date of yearbook/certificate distribution – same morning and evening times as above.

    Obstacle Course / BBQ lunch

    PTO will be setting out the obstacle course prior to lunch on Tuesday morning.

    -There is no rain date. 

    BBQ Lunch:  11:30-12:00 (for grade 5 only)

    Obstacle Course- 

    RLA                          12:00-12:30

    Dufault                     12:30-1:00

    Poulin                       1:00-1:30

    Veasey                      1:30-2:00

    Deneu                        2:00-2:30

    Wednesday, June 16th  

    No parent volunteers needed during this time

    Kona Ice 1:00-2:30

    Tie-dye t-shirts (Bartlett field)

    RLA & Dufault                  12:50-1:30

    Veasey & Poulin                    9:45-10:15

    Deneu                              10:15-10:45

    Please send your child with a white t-shirt to tie dye at school.

    Extra shirts will be available if you are not able to send one in.

    Thursday, June 17th 

    No parent volunteers needed during this time

    Movie in classrooms

    (Google meet for RLA students) and ice cream truck @ 1:30

    Ice cream truck times… 

    RLA and Dufault               1:30 

    Deneu                              1:50

    Veasey & Poulin                    2:10 

    Friday, June 18th  

    Parents may come and observe during the clap out.  

    Clap out…

    Last day of school – ½ day

    9:30AM: 5th grade clap out – PTO will live stream the clap out for parents to watch from home

    11:30- Student dismissal

    -Thank you for a great year 

    Mr. Gray and Mr. Parker

  • June 7, 2021

    Jaguar families,

    Wow… Is it hot enough for everyone? We wanted to let you know that in accordance with Dr. Marotta’s email to the community, we have some of the most creative teachers in the district and will do our best to make sure your little ones are comfortable over the next few days.  With that being said, please make sure your students are hydrated, dressed appropriately and are as comfortable as possible, it’s going to be a scorcha! I loved the suggestion to have students freeze a water bottle, if you can, and use them throughout the day. We have outdoor tents and some great shady spots on our property to conduct classes outside if possible.  

    i-Ready Diagnostics

    We will assess the students this month. We are planning on having them two different sessions for each subject. Reading diagnostics will be this week on June 7th and 8th.  Similar to the MCAS test, our cherubs need to be ready to roll at school…

    To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to: 

    • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.
    • Try their best on each question and try not to rush.
    • Try not to worry about questions to which they do not know the answers—remind them that it is expected that they will only get about half of the questions correct.
    • Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.
    • Use paper and pencil to show work for math questions.

    If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me or the school. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter.

    Summer with Haverhill Public Schools

    The Haverhill Public Schools is committed to helping children learn and grow during the summer months. Traditional summer programs attempt to minimize the learning loss and “summer slide” that comes with missing two months of instruction. The Haverhill Public Schools continues to expand its summer offerings, supplementing our traditional academic programs and a variety of hands-on enrichment programs with a strong focus on social/emotional development.

    Please see the variety of programs that we offer outlined below. Most are at no financial cost. Programs start and end on different dates/times and are subject to change. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions.

    Stay cool and don’t forget to read to your students 20 min a night.  Thank you and have a great week.  

    Mr. Parker

    Asst. Principal

  • May 31, 2021

    Jaguar families,

    What a yucky weekend weather wise.  Bruins on the other hand played very well with a big win on Saturday night, Red Sox are on a roll and the Celtics are playing tonight. I want to just keep you in the loop with a few things we have brewing at Silver Hill this coming week.  

    Summer with Haverhill Public Schools

    The Haverhill Public Schools is committed to helping children learn and grow during the summer months. Traditional summer programs attempt to minimize the learning loss and “summer slide” that comes with missing two months of instruction. The Haverhill Public Schools continues to expand its summer offerings, supplementing our traditional academic programs and a variety of hands-on enrichment programs with a strong focus on social/emotional development.

    Please see the variety of programs that we offer outlined below. Most are at no financial cost. Programs start and end on different dates/times and are subject to change. Please feel free to contact your student’s school with any questions.

    i-Ready Diagnostics

    We will assess the students this month. We are planning on having them two different sessions for each subject. Math will be June 2nd and 3rd and Reading will be June 7th and 8th.  Similar to the MCAS test, our little ones need to be ready to roll at school…

    To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to: 

    • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.
    • Try their best on each question and try not to rush.
    • Try not to worry about questions to which they do not know the answers—remind them that it is expected that they will only get about half of the questions correct.
    • Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.
    • Use paper and pencil to show work for math questions.

    If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me or the school. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter.

    Parent Drop-off

    I would just like to reiterate the fact that there are no staff members on duty before 8:40. For the safety of the students, please make sure that when you are dropping off your child it is after 8:40.  We have had some parents dropping off their children or students walking prior to that time and we do not have staff on duty to watch them. I appreciate your help with this.

    Don’t forget to read to your students 20 min a night.  Thank you and have a great week.  

    Mr. Parker
    Asst. Principal

  • Kindergarten Registration!

    Is your student turning five (5) years old on or before August 31, 2021? If so, Kindergarten registration is now open!

  • May 24, 2021

    Jaguar families,

    I hope you were able to take some time and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. 

    You did it,  the stress of MCAS is over.  Your cherubs did an exceptional job taking the assessment.   I would like to thank the staff for all of their hard work and preparation to make it possible.  It isn’t easy to pull all the pieces together in order to make sure the test would go off without a hitch.   Students took their time and focused on making sure they did their best.  They check and double-check their work.  It was so great to see their perseverance pay off.  Now we almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.  This year has been a tricky one but we’re almost on the green.  

    Haverhill Public Library’s “To You Tuesdays”

    Keep an eye out for the Haverhill Public Library’s outreach van throughout Haverhill every Tuesday afternoon this spring and summer. They will have free giveaways, books to checkout, games, information about library services, and much more!

    Upcoming Dates/Locations: 

    • May 25 at 2 p.m. – Buttonwoods Museum (240 Water St, Haverhill)
    • June 1 at 2 p.m. – Riverside Park (155 Lincoln Ave, Haverhill: behind Trinity Stadium, near the dog park)

    No card? No problem!

    You can use any of the Outreach Van services without a library card!

    Link HPL “To you Tuesday”

    Haverhill Promise Literacy LunchesLiteracy Lunches are a drop-in opportunity for families to pick up a free lunch (18 and under) and participate in a fun, 1-hour literacy program presented by community partners including the Haverhill Public LibraryCreative Haverhill, Family & Community Connection, the YMCA, local author Maggie Van Galen, and more!Literacy Lunches will take place every Friday at noon at select summer meal sites around the city. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!Haverhill Promise 
    iReady and ST mathWe would also like to send a special shout out to all the students and staff continuing to work hard on their Iready and ST math platforms.  As you know we have been working towards sparking students’ interest using their Iready diagnostic lessons.  This has been going on for many weeks now and we finally have a winner. It has come down to Mrs. Quintal’ class and Mrs. Kornachuck’s class.  The winner of this years Iready Challenge is……. Mrs. Quintal’s class.  Congratulations to all the classes.  Prizes will be given out shortly.  Way to go and keep on trucking… FundraiserAll day, Friday May 28th we will be having a fundraiser.  The River Street Cafe has been gracious enough to host this for us.  A portion of their sales for the entire day will come directly to Silver Hill.  Please go help support a new and amazing local restaurant and us in return!  It is located at 558 River St. Haverhill.  Hope to see you there.  SmencilsWe will be selling amazing smelling pencils that will be sold during lunches for $1. I know what you’re thinking, pencils that smell… I know they might be kind of weird but really fun to use. Please stop by the office to purchase one this week. We have plenty to choose from but I’m sure they won’t last long.
    Don’t forget to read to your students 20 min a night.  Thank you and have a great week.   Mr. ParkerAsst. Principal. 

  • May 17, 2021

    Jaguar Families,

    As we slowly start to pull together the remaining months of the school year. I wanted to give you an informational email pertaining to things we have going on this week.

    On Tuesday, May 18 our HPS Technology Department will be at Silver Hill collecting Kindergarten iPads. This date is for in-person learners. Our RLA Kindergartners have a different scheduled pick up date. So, please be sure if you have a K student in-person learner attending Silver Hill that they return their iPad AND iPad charger by Tuesday, May 18.

    For our Silver Hill Kindergarten RLA students, you are scheduled for Friday, May 28. More information is forthcoming from our IT department regarding times and scheduling.

    It also seems to be MCAS and more  MCAS.  Your classroom teacher has been in contact with you about testing and what your student needs.  Grades k-2 should not be interrupted too much during this testing window.  A tweak in lunch time schedules should be the only thing.  

    After this week, we will dive into our groupings, schedules and planning for the upcoming school year.   Stay tuned.  

    MCAS
    This weeks’ MCAS schedule 

    Dates: Subject: Grades: Time:

    May 17 (Mon) ELA 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am
    May 18 (Tues) RLA ELA & Make up 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am
    May 19 (Wed) Math 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am
    May 20 (Thurs) RLA Math & Make Up 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am
    May 21 (Fri) Science 5th 9:30am-11:30am
    May 24 (Mon) RLA Science & Make Up 5th 9:30am-11:30am

    Starting Tomorrow, Monday the 17th,  students in Grades 3-5 must be on time and ready to learn for their testing day.  Students need to arrive here at school no later than 9:20.  If they arrive after that they will be slated to take the test during the grade level make up day.  Please make sure our cherubs are ready to go with a good night sleep and healthy breakfast. 

    Parent drop off and pick up. 

     In the afternoons, there seems to be large gaps in between cars in the pick up line coming to the school.  If at all possible, please pull up to the car in front of you .  This will hopefully alleviate the traffic on Washington St.  

    Thank you and I hope you have a great week. 

    -Mr. Parker
    Asst. Principal

  • May 10, 2021

    Jaguar families,

    To all of the mothers out there, I hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day.  I hope some of  you were able to get pampered a bit and others got some alone time. Either way, you deserve it.  

    As we have the first week of May behind us, I would like to tell you about what is coming up.   With MCAS here next week and many other end of the year assessments,  I have compiled the most updated  Silver Hill MCAS information.  

    MCAS

    Current MCAS schedule 
    MCAS 2020-2021:

    May 17 (Mon) ELA 3rd-5th 9:30a1m-11:30am

    May 18 (Tues) RLA ELA & Make up 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am

    May 19 (Wed) Math 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am

    May 20 (Thurs) RLA Math & Make Up 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am

    May 21 (Fri) Science 5th 9:30am-11:30am

    May 24 (Mon) RLA Science & Make Up 5th 9:30am-11:30am

    May 25 (Tues) All Make Ups 3-5th 9:30am-11:30am

    Starting on the week of the 17th students in Grades 3-5 must be on time and ready to learn for their testing day.  Students need to arrive here at school no later than 9:20.  If they arrive after that they will be slated to take the test during the grade level make up day. Also, please be sure your child charges their Chromebooks each evening. They need to pack and bring their Chromebooks and power cords with them each day!

    Opt out of MCAS

    Mr. Gray sent an email last week about the option of opting out of MCAS this school year. With all that is going on this school year, Opting out of MCAS this year is an option.  If this is something you are interested in please let Mr. Gray or myself know. We will make the necessary arrangements. 

    IReady Challenge

     As you are aware, we have been working towards students using i-Ready personalized instruction within 30-49 minutes PER WEEK, PER SUBJECT. These shoutouts are intended to encourage students to work on their pathway in the suggested timeframe aka “Sweet spot”  (30-49 minutes). The battle against each classroom has been fierce and the students are working hard each and every day.  We will be wrapping up shortly and here’s how the brackets have been shaping up. 

    We are down to the final four classrooms… Congratulations to Mrs. Staples, Ms. Tolman, Mrs. Kornachuk and team Bonia/Quintal.  Everyone, keep up the great work.   

    Thank you and I hope you have a great week. 

    -Mr. Parker
    Asst. Principal

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