Harrington Happenings

December 11, 2022

Happy Sunday Harrington Families

Happy Sunday Harrington! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. We are in full swing of the Holiday Season, as can be seen by decorated houses and many vehicles with the trees fastened to their roof.


Please remember that if you are changing the way in which your student will be dismissed on a particular day please send in a note with your student, or call the main office. Teachers will follow the consistent plans of that day unless there is notification from a parent/guardian to them directly. Students can be confused on dismissal plans which causes extensive confusion and a delay in the dismissal process. Again, please send in a note or call the office if you change the way your student will be getting home on any particular day.

Thank you for your continued support of Harrington. We are an inclusive community, a special community, a community that will continue to support each other.

Please ensure that you are receiving all communications from the school and that your contact information is up to date. If at any time you have changed your contact information, please let the school know so we can update our systems.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Harrington community. Please reach out to me or Karen with any questions or concerns as always.

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

Be safe! Stay well!

Rob & Karen

PBIS Spirit Week December 19-23

As a school students have been doing a nice job showing the 3Rs within the their classroom. They have consistently earned the monthly school rewards. The children are on track to earn a spirit week from December 19-23. We wanted to let families know about it ahead of time. The spirit days will be as follows:

Monday, December 19th-Pajama Day

Tuesday, December 20th-School Sing Along

Wednesday, December 21st-Color Day, wear the color assigned to your grade


First-Chelmsford Colors-Maroon and/or Gray




Thursday, December 22nd-Winter read aloud day

Friday, December 23rd-Festive/Ugly sweater day

Vacation Food Bags

This year we will be sending home vacation food bags for children and families who may be experiencing food insecurity. We will be sending home bags for each of three week long vacations we have this year. Prior to each vacation week, the student council will be preparing the bags. For the December break the bags will be sent home on Friday, December 23rd. We currently have enough food for December, however, be on the lookout about a food drive for the end of January-beginning of February. If your family would benefit from a vacation food bag due to food insecurity please reach out to Karen Grabowski, Assistant Principal, atgrabowskik@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

Recess Rockstars!

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Grade 2 Share The Wealth Community Service Project

Grade 2 will be collecting new hats, mittens and gloves to benefit the make-a-wish program. This community service project will run from December 1st - December 16th. The Donation box is in the lobby. We hope to beat last years’ total of 349, let's be that amazing Harrington community that we are and let's surpass last years numbers for this worthy cause.

Let's Stay Connected!

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C. D. Harrington Elementary School

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