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 at 6 sites.
The locations are:

Updated 02/02/2021

Consentino School – 685 Washington Street 11-1pm

Hunking School – 480 So. Main Street 11-1pm

Nettle School – 150 Boardman Street 11-1pm

Whittier Middle School – 256 Concord Street 11-1pm

Haverhill High School – 137 Monument Street 3-4pm (Pick-up location is at the Cafeteria loading dock, please ring bell or call 978-374-5738 for assistance)

Tilton Lower 70 Grove Street 11-1pm

  • 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

  • May 6, 2021

    Dear Families,

    Your feedback is important as we continue to plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Please note that the School Committee will be having future discussions for the opportunity of Remote Learning for the 2021-2022 school year. We are gathering information for those upcoming discussions. Thank you in advance for for assisting us by filling out the survey below by Friday, May 21, 2021. Thank you for your support!

    RLA Website site link with surveys:  

    https://sites.google.com/haverhill-ps.org/remote-learning-academy/home

  • May 3, 2021

    5/2/21

    Jaguar families,

    I hope you all had a great weekend and I can’t believe that was the last weekend in April. Some of my staff informed me we’re down to just about 30 days left in this bizarre school year.  This coming month is going to be a busy one for us.  We plan to get schedules together and dive into the MCAS test prep,  other school-wide assessments, start the planning process for next year,  looking at grade level groupings, class list and some other things as well.   

    With that being said, next week happens to be Teacher Appreciation Week. On behalf of Mr. Gray and myself we truly do appreciate all they do for our Silver Hill community. I would like  to take this opportunity to truly thank all of our hardworking teachers, counselors, and paraprofessionals.   They have made this historic year one where our children were able to thrive and grow as students.  Staff became problem solvers and also made learning special for our little ones.  

    Thank you and keep up the great work.  

    Tentative MCAS schedule 

    MCAS 2020-2021

    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

    May24 (Mon)              RLA Science & Make Up      5th                      9:30am-11:30am

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

    Birthday shout outs
     

    5/2- Mackenzie M.

    5/4-Emma S and Jason B

    5/5- Renzo B

    5/7- Jordan T

     5/8- Jaelyn M

    Happy Birthday everyone.

    I hope you have a great week.  

    -Mr. Parker

  • April 5, 2021

    The book fair is continuing through Saturday, April 10th! Each purchase supports Silver Hill! Free shipping on book-only orders of $25+.

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/silverhill2021

    Come to Our Book Fair!

  • April 4, 2021

    Jaguar families,                             

    I hope you have had a nice long Easter weekend and the Easter Bunny was good to you.   With all the in person changes coming this week please look at the schedule and be sure you understand where and when your son or daughter is attending school. I wanted to prepare you for the upcoming changes school wide starting tomorrow, 4/5/21.  We have been working to make sure there will be minimal disruption to teaching and learning as well as the keeping in mind the well being of our children.  I appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this time of transition.  

    English calendar. English 

    Spanish calendar. Spanish 

    Haitian Creole calendar.Haitian 

     Portuguese calendar Portuguese 

    Bus info 

    The majority of the routes and stops will remain the same with minimal changes.  If you have any questions please feel free to take a look at web page for details.  https://www.haverhill-ps.org and/or the Silver Hill web page. The transportation department has pulled together a short video explaining the new transportation procedures and students having assigned seats. 

    Transportation video 

    Drop off

    Our parent drop off in the morning will not change at all.  

    Student Pick up

    Parent pick up logistics 

    This has been changed a little.  To alleviate potential back ups on Washington St, grades K-3 and 4+5 students with younger siblings, will continue to be picked up in the back of the school, same as before. They may have a new parent pick up number.  Keep an eye out for an updated number in your students folder.    

    Grades 4-5 students with NO younger siblings at Silver Hill, are going to be escorted to the Westford St. path.  

    Westford St. is the street right to Bartlett school.  Parents should travel up Westford St and will escort students for pick up.

    Please take a look at these informational powerpoints to visualize the changes.

    English Car Pick Up Powerpoint. Please cut and paste in the browser 

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MgRctixtyy7ic57fUhiaSbPljGJh9oz8qTb8i_PFHoo/edit#slide=id.g7a07e8d98b_0_2

    Spanish Car Pick Up Powerpoint Please cut and paste in the browser 

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xOchrNC4yPlkTLuDuQIi9l5NAdcUvd4jAc_6WRNQRuQ/edit?ts=6065fe5b#slide=id.g7a07e8d8a2_0_35

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    We will be having parent-teacher conferences on April 6th. Your child’s trimester two teacher will be reaching out to set up times if they have not done so.

    Nurse notes…

    As we prepare for a full return to school, please contact our school nurse if there have been any changes in your child’s health status or medications.  For parents of children with life-threatening allergies, asthma or seizures: please provide medication to be kept at school to be administered if needed.  Medication policies and printable consent forms can be found on the Silver Hill website: click “Health forms” under the Nurse’s tab. 

    A very special ‘Shout Out’ to our past and upcoming Birthdays:

    4/2 Brooke A, Mateo L,
    4/3 Vivan S, Liam R,
    4/4 Kattleya P,
    4/6 Vincent C, Luis P, Bianca M
    4/7 Rihalen S

    Thank you and let’s have a great week.

    -Mr. Parker
    Asst. Principal

  • April 1, 2021

    4/1/21

    Good evening Jaguar families,                              

    — This not an April Fools joke…  (As much as I love the jokes)—-

    I wanted to prepare you for the upcoming changes school wide starting 4/5/21.  We have been working to make sure there will be minimal disruption to teaching and learning as well as the keeping in mind the well being of our children.  I appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this time of transition.  With all the In person changes coming, please look at the schedule to be sure where and when your cherub is attending school.  

    English calendar. English 

    Spanish calendar. Spanish 

    Haitian Creole calendar.Haitian 

     Portuguese calendar Portuguese 

    Bus info 

    The majority of the routes and stops will remain the same with minimal changes.  If you have any questions please feel free to take a look at web page for details:  https://www.haverhill-ps.org and the Silver Hill web page as well. The transportation department has pulled together a short video explaining the new transportation procedures and students having assigned seats. 

    Transportation video 

    Drop off

    Our parent drop off in the morning will not change at all.  

    Pick up

    Parent pick up logistics 

    This has been changed a little.  To alleviate potential back ups on Washington St, grades K-3 and 4+5 students with younger siblings, will continue to be picked up in the back of the school, same as before. They may have a new parent pick up number.  Keep an eye out for an updated number in your students folder.    

    Grades 4-5 students with NO younger siblings at Silver Hill, are going to be escorted to the Westford St. path.  

    Westford St. is the street right to Bartlett school.  Parents should travel up Westford St and will escort students for pick up.

    Please take a look at these informational powerpoints to visualize the changes.

    English Car Pick Up Powerpoint. Please cut and paste in the browser 

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MgRctixtyy7ic57fUhiaSbPljGJh9oz8qTb8i_PFHoo/edit#slide=id.g7a07e8d98b_0_2

    Spanish Car Pick Up Powerpoint Please cut and paste in the browser 

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xOchrNC4yPlkTLuDuQIi9l5NAdcUvd4jAc_6WRNQRuQ/edit?ts=6065fe5b#slide=id.g7a07e8d8a2_0_35

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    We will be having parent-teacher conferences on April 6th. Your child’s second trimester teacher will be reaching out to set up times if they have not done so.

    Nurse notes…

    As we prepare for a full return to school, please contact our school nurse if there have been any changes in your child’s health status or medications.  For parents of children with life-threatening allergies, asthma or seizures: please provide medication to be kept at school to be administered if needed.  Medication policies and printable consent forms can be found on the Silver Hill website: click “Health forms” under the Nurse’s tab. 

    Thank you and have a great weekend. 

    -Mr. Parker
    Asst. Principal

  • April 1, 2021

    Good afternoon Jaguar Families,

    Below please find the new updated bus routes that will begin on Monday, April 5, 20201.

    Updated Bus Routes:

  • March 31, 2021

    The book fair is continuing through Saturday, April 10th! Each purchase supports Silver Hill!
    Free shipping on book-only orders of $25+.


    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/silverhill2021

  • March 31, 2021

    Jaguar families,

    I’m forwarding some information here about the Virtual Cultural Treasures Camp coming up at the end of April. 

    Hello,

    I am writing as Education Coordinator (not as important as it sounds) for the Haverhill Firefighting Museum and the Cultural Treasures of Haverhill (Tattersall Farm, Winnekenni, Buttonwoods, Printmaking Musuem, etc.). We are offering a Virtual Camp over April school vacation targeted to ages 8-12 (but not a strict age parameter). It will be for 4 days, 8 treasures, short 45-50 minutes presentations and interactive project. Preregistration is required and there will be materials packets distributed to registered participants ahead of the week. It is only 10.00. 

    We were hoping that this flyer could be approved and sent out to the schools, digitally, would probably be best and cost effective; ideally we would like to get it onto the HPS website and School websites where it could be downloaded for Registration purposes. 

    Please let me know if this is possible. The Treasures have all been shut down for over a year and we are hoping to reopen this summer, but thought  that offering this program would be a great way to reach out to kids and families and keep us in their minds when we are open again. Also some of the Treasures are unfamiliar to even local residents and they are such rich resources. The Printmaking Museum is fabulous and they always have interactive programs on Saturdays. 

    I am attaching a PDF pf the Flyer.

    Thank you so much for your consideration. Please contact me by email, text or phone if you have any questions. 

    Maria Fontaine

    Artist•Educator•Designer

    13 Jacobs Way

    (978) 478-8074

    Newton, NH 03858

    mariafontaine@gmail.com

    Cultural Treasures April break 

     -Mr. Parker
    Assistant Principal

  • March 29, 2021

    3/28/21

    Jaguar families,

    I hope your basketball brackets look better than mine… As usual, this week is a busy week at Silver Hill. Our admin team has been working on many different aspects of our reopening plan to full in person learning. I have attached to the updated schedule that will hopefully clarify any questions about who is coming in and when.  Also just a reminder to make sure your child is continuing with their i-Ready progress. The classrooms are working against each other and it is set up similar to the March Madness basketball brackets. Classrooms are working against classrooms to log in as much time towards their 30 to 49 minutes “sweet spot” as possible. Good luck.  

    Report cards/Parent-teacher conferences 

    Report cards will be issued on Thursday, April 1st. No, it is not an April Fool’s prank it just happens to be the day that it falls on.  Sorry, No jokes here but you all could have some fun with your own children.   We will be having parent-teacher conferences on April 6th. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to set up times.

    No school

    There will be no school this coming Friday due to Good Friday.

    Thirsty students…

    Please have your child bring in a refillable container / bottle for water.  We do have water bottle refill stations they can use throughout the day to refill their bottles.  A hydrated little one is a happy and productive cherub.


    Thank you and have a great week. 

    -Mr. Parker
    Asst. Principal

    English calendar. English 

    Spanish calendar. Spanish 

    Haitian Creole calendar.Haitian 

     Portuguese calendar Portuguese 

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