Dear Silver Hill Community,
Happy Monday! I hope you all have had a relaxing and peaceful long weekend. It looks like there may be a couple of snow events this week, and I’m sure Dr. Marotta will let us know as soon as possible if there are any changes to the schedule.
Also, keeping the weather and road conditions in mind, please be sure that when you are driving on Silver Hill/Consentino property, you are driving very slowly and carefully. We find that many are speeding dangerously, especially during drop off and pick up, including pick up from Discovery Club and the Y, when it is very dark out. Please take your time and let’s keep everyone safe!
Upcoming i-Ready Testing – Students will be taking the Winter i-Ready Diagnostic Tests starting next week. Reading will begin on January 22nd, and Math on January 29th. Please check to be sure your children have headphones, and encourage them to “show what they know!” 🙂
Valentine’s Day – Some classes may recognize this day with crafts, games, or stories about friendship. If you do choose to send in Valentines for your child’s class, please be sure there is one for each classmate. Also, PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN FOOD OR CANDY OF ANY KIND. There are several students with allergies and we need to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
***I bring this up for Valentine’s Day, but please also do not send food in for birthdays or other occasions. Thank you!
Family Engagement Survey – The Silver Hill School Site Council has put together an anonymous survey for the families of the Silver Hill Community. It is our hope that you are all aware that it has been a goal and priority of ours here at Silver Hill to build and foster partnerships with our entire community. Students benefit and are more successful when their families feel a sense of involvement and that their voices are heard. In an attempt to see how Silver Hill has been doing with this goal, the Silver Hill School Site Council would really appreciate if all families took the time (5-10 minutes) to complete this survey. We will analyze and use this data to make necessary improvements moving into next year and share them all with you. Thank you in advance for your support with this. Again, the survey is anonymous. If you could complete it by Wednesday, January 24th, we would appreciate it. The Survey was sent to all families through email and Remind.
ACCESS Testing continues this week for our Multilingual Learners. They worked hard last week and we are very proud of their effort and progress! 🙂
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Donna Martin, Principal
SNACKS – Please be sure and send your children with snacks every day. We do not always have extras to hand out.
LOST AND FOUND – We have a HUGE Lost and Found! (Please see photos below) Please check to see if any of your child’s belongings are in the Lost and Found. Items not claimed will be donated SOON!
Attendance – If your child is tardy, please walk them into the office to be signed in. If your child is going to be absent, please call the school at 978-374-3448 or email us at email@example.com.
Message from Mr. Murphy! Kids Heart Challenge coming soon!
Hello Silver Hill Elementary Families!
Our school will be kicking off the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge on Monday, January 22nd! Students and staff are excited to care for their hearts and minds, help kids with special hearts and learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR!
Now is the time to join our Kids Heart Challenge team! We need your help to reach our goal of 100% of families completing Finn’s Mission!
Get started and be one of the first families at our school to complete Finn’s Mission!
● Register: http://www2.heart.org/goto/SilverHill download the free “AHA Schools” app.
● Complete Finn’s Mission: Watch the 2-minute Hands-Only CPR video HERE featuring cardiac arrest
survivor, Damar Hamlin, and watch a music video on the warning signs of a stroke (F.A.S.T.).
● Share with Family & Friends: Send messages via social media, text messages and/or email.
Let’s get ready for the best American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge EVER!
LOST AND FOUND – Come check it out!
Thank you to all who attended the PTO meeting on Monday, December 4th. The next meeting will be Monday, February 5th at 6:00 pm. All are welcome!! We would love to have many new members, even if you can only be involved a little bit!
JANUARY LUNCH MENU
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Monday, January 15 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Thursday, January 18 – Grade 4 field trip to U Mass Lowell – 9:15 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, January 24 – Early Release Day – 11:35 dismissal
Friday, January 26 – ROARS Assembly – grades K-1 9:30 – 10:00 am; grades 2-4 10:10-10:40 am
(Families will be contacted if your child is receiving an award)
Tuesday, January 30 – Mad Science – Marvels of Motion – Assembly for Grades 1-3
Monday, February 5 – PTO Meeting – 6:00 pm in the library
Tuesday, February 13 – K-8 Progress Reports issued
Thursday, February 15 – K-8 Parent/Teacher conferences
Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23 – NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
Tuesday, February 20 – Friday, February 23 – February Vacation Academy – see details on flyer below
Wednesday, February 28 – Early Release Day – Dismissal at 11:35 am