TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Updates from Principal Martin (Progress Reports, Update from Nurse Kelli, Halloween Costumes, Trunk or Treat, WIN Block, Socktober, Band Update)
- Holiday help information
- PE Reminders
- Lunch Menu
- Important Upcoming Events
- PTO Corner
- Monthly Calendar
- Attendance Information
- Community Events
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
Hello Silver Hill Families,Happy Sunday! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.
Progress Reports: Progress reports were issued on Wednesday. For grades K-4, a hard copy went home in each child’s backpack. For grade 5, you can access it through the student/parent portal on SchoolBrains. For technology support, please follow this link: https://www.haverhill-ps.org/parents-students/
From Nurse Kelli – Vision and hearing screenings will continue through the month of November. If your child wears glasses, please be sure they are wearing them to school to avoid unnecessary vision screening referrals, and so they are ready to learn! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Halloween Costumes – We are asking that students not wear them. Often there are weapons and masks associated with a costume, and they distract quite a bit from learning. For students who celebrate Halloween, I would encourage orange and black clothes in place of a costume. Thank you for your help.
Trunk or Treat – Wednesday, November 2nd – On 11/02, from 5:00-6:30 pm, we are excited to welcome all Silver Hill students and families for a fall-themed event with games, crafts, and treats! See the flyer below! Staff will be setting up different trunks for families to visit, and there will be food and pumpkin decorating. Families do not need to set up their own trunks or bring their own candy. Please contact me if you have any questions. See you Wednesday! As of right now, the weather looks beautiful!
WIN Block: We are happy to have our WIN (What I Need) blocks up and running! For 30 minutes each day, all students in grades 1-5 are working on literacy or math in smaller groups. Group placement was determined by i-Ready, F & P, and classroom data, and students are either receiving intervention or extension during this time for the next 6-8 weeks. At that time, we will re-examine the data and determine how the groups should be shuffled so students continue to receive what they need.
Socktober: The student council is collecting new socks to be donated to homeless shelters – what a wonderful cause! Please see one of the flyers they created below. They will be collecting socks until Friday, November 18th.
Grade 5 Band Update: Tuesday, December 6th – Beginning Band Silver Hill/Consentino and Consentino Advanced Band students (as well as the Consentino Chorus and The Bucketheads) will present their first indoor concert since December 2019! The concert will take place in the Consentino cafeteria. The concert will begin at 6:30, and should be completed by 7:15.
Take care and be well.
Donna Martin, Principal
HOLIDAY HELP INFORMATION FROM MS. BLANCHETTE AND MS. COLUMBUS
Hello Silver Hill Jaguar Families,
We understand that the holiday season can be especially challenging and stressful and we would like to help our families as much as we can. The Silver Hill community will once again put on a gift drive to assist families that need a little extra help at this time. If you would like to sign up for assistance, please complete the below google form by November 10, 2022. Please only fill out this form if you are truly in need and are not already receiving help from another organization (DCF, Ozzie’s Kids, etc.) in order to allow us to help as many families as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Miranda Blanchette or Amanda Columbus.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REMINDERS FROM MR. MURPHY
I am seeing more more students wearing Crocs and slides (flip-flops) in gym class . Students should be wearing sneakers on PE days and Crocs and slides are not sneakers and it is unsafe to be wearing them during PE. Also, any students that need sneakers can see me for sneakers whenever they feel comfortable to do so.
Jaguars on the Prowl – I am still looking for students to bring in some photos of them being active and healthy outside of school. This could include anything from sports, organized activities, dance, martial arts or just going for walk, bike ride, or hike with friends and family. I can also print photos if they are emailed to me.
Let’s all work together to be healthy and active outside of school! 🙂
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Wednesday, November 2 – Trunk or Treat fall event at Silver Hill – 5:00-6:30 pm
Monday, November 7 – PTO Meeting 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 8 – No School – Election Day
Tuesday, November 8 – School Site Council meeting 6:30 pm
Friday, November 11 – No School – Veteran’s Day
Wednesday, November 16 – Early Release Day – 11:35 am dismissal
Thursday, November 17 – Picture Retake Day
Wednesday, November 23 – Early Release Day – 11:35 am dismissal
Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 30 – Pre-K – 8 marks close for first trimester
Wednesday, December 7 – Pre-K – 8 report cards issued
Wednesday, December 14 – Early Release Day – 11:35 am dismissal
Friday, December 23 – Early Release Day – 11:35 am dismissal
For Elementary/PreK/K School Parents:
Showing up matters for R.E.A.L because it is an opportunity to:
- Build Routines
- Increase Engagement
- Provide Access to resources
- Support Learning
Routines: Daily attendance routines can reduce stress, increase your child’s self-confidence, and lay a foundation for good attendance in later grades.
Engagement: Participation in school helps your child connect with other children and adults and get excited about learning.
Access to Resources: Schools can give you access to meals, physical and mental health care and other supports, and fun enrichment activities (sports, clubs, music, afterschool, and summer programs, etc.).
Learning: Children learn best from hand-on activities and through meaningful interactions with their teacher and other students.
A reminder that it is very important for your child to be on time to school each day! Please reach out to your child’s teacher or school adjustment counselor if you need any support with getting your child to school.