Harrington Happenings

March 6, 2022

Happy Sunday Harrington Families

I hope everyone is doing well. Our first week of March went off quite well what students coming off of vacation ready to get back to work! I think we are all ready for some Spring weather and put Winter behind us. As we continue to come out of the pandemic, we are are feeling a sense of normalcy to school with a renewed energy from the entire community. March is a long month for staff and students and over the month we will be preparing 3rd and 4th grade to their Spring MCAS, as well as continuing to incorporate instructional strategies that best support all students at Harrington.

As a standard message, your support at home is recognized, valued, and appreciated by not only us, but by your child(ren).

  • Remind your child every day to be kind. We are all capable of being kind regardless of our individual differences. Promoting a kind environment is important throughout a child’s day both at school and at home.
  • Communicate the importance of education to your children. Each child should find time to read at home every day for enjoyment. Engage in dialogue about your child’s school day by asking open-ended questions.
  • Encourage play and physical activity. Limit television during the school week and keep your children away from electronics and social media for entertainment purposes.
  • Focus your encouragement on the process of hard work and effort, rather than the end result. We want students to learn to work hard and try their best always.
  • Establish good routines at home that involve a consistent bedtime. A well-rested child is a happier, more successful child.
  • We are a team and partners in your child’s success here at school. Communicate with us often.

Once again, remember to…"Push through your day, Smile, Be Happy, Stay Positive!"

Be safe! Stay well!

Rob & Karen

Let's Stay Connected!

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Winter Weather

Please ensure that your student(s) are coming to school with the appropriate clothing. Now that we have had a substantial snow fall, the proper snow gear should be brought to school. If you have extra sets of mittens, hats, and snow pants your student(s) will be able to leave them at school in their cubbies so they will not have to bring them back and forth to school. As long as we reach a specific threshold in regards to temperature, the plan will always be to go outside as much as possible for mask breaks and recess.


Our next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday April 6 at 6:30pm. Please note that the March PTO meeting is cancelled due to the second Table Talk Math book group.

HPTO Facebook Page


Come Puzzle and Play at Harrington’s Virtual Family Math Night

When: Thursday, March 24th at 6:30pm - for approximately 45 minutes

Where: On Zoom - link will be shared the day before the event

Who: The Harrington Community - students and their families - this event is for kids and adults together!

Everyone is invited! Sign up here!

K12 Youth Art Month Exhibit

I am pleased to share that our annual K-12 Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Chelmsford Public Library will open tomorrow! This special event showcases pieces representing each school and illustrates the wide range of art created in our programs.

While we are unfortunately not able to host the traditional reception portion of our art show this year, we encourage you and our Chelmsford families to visit the library through the month of March to view the amazing artwork on display and join us in celebrating Youth Art Month. You can see our program for the exhibit HERE.

Special thanks to all our art teachers who selected and prepared pieces for this special event!

Warm regards,

Christy Whittlesey, Ph.D.

PK-12 Fine Arts Coordinator
Chelmsford Public Schools

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Website: https://chelmsfordschools.org/programs/fine-performing-arts/
Twitter: @ChristyWhittles


C. D. Harrington Elementary School

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