Harrington Elementary Welcome Back!

August 2021

Greetings from the Office!

I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! I hope each of you enjoyed your summer and made memories that will last a lifetime. The beginning of school is right around the corner!

The first day of school for Grade 1 - 4 students is Tuesday, August 31. Kindergarten orientation is on August 31, as indicated in your welcome letter you are assigned either an AM or PM time slot to meet your Kindergarten teacher.

We would like to congratulate Mrs. Bakanowsky (formally Ms. Allison Cote) and Mrs. Morrison (formally Ms. Morse) on their recent weddings!

COVID-19 Guidelines at this moment are that effective August 16, 2021, all students, staff, and visitors – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors while in any Chelmsford Public Schools facilities. Face masks are not required: (1) when outside; or (2) when an individual works alone or in a segregated space; and (3) Student Lunch. Students will have mask breaks at teacher discretion during the day weather permitting. We will strive to have the students outside as much as possible during the day.

Additional COVID information and/or changes is consistently being evaluated and will be shared with families from the district level.

I want to thank you for your continued parent/guardian support and involvement in your child's education. We have a great year planned at Harrington Elementary and I look forward to working with you and your child!


Rob Asselin

Principal, Harrington Elementary

Welcome Our New Staff!

We would like to welcome Ms. Tassinari (Grade 1), Ms. Malcolm (Grade 2), Mr. Buono (Music), Ms. Albert (School Counselor), Carolyn LeSaffre (Special Education), Amanda DeRosa ( Occupational Therapist) and Jenna Autio (Paraprofessional) to Harrington! All of these wonderful additions to our community bring excitement and a desire to be a part of the outstanding, supportive and dedicated community that Harrington represents. All of our new staff come to us with strong backgrounds and experiences to help support our students. Please join me in welcoming the newest members to our Harrington community!

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night will be held on Tuesday, September 14th from 5:00-8:15 pm.

  • Parents/guardians of students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 & 2 are invited to meet Administration, in the cafeteria at 5:00. At 5:30 classroom presentations begin in your child’s classroom

  • From 6:30 – 7:00p.m. All parents/guardians are invited to visit and meet our Special Education Teachers, Supports Staff and Specialists (Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, Technology) in their rooms.

  • Parents/guardians of students in Grade 3 & 4 are invited to meet Administration, in the cafeteria at 7:00. At 7:30 classroom presentations begin in your child’s classroom.

What's Happening in August?

August 30: First day back for all Chelmsford Staff

August 31: First day back for grades 1-4

August 31: Kindergarten Orientation

Let's Stay Connected!

Harrington Facebook Page


2021-2022 HPTO Officers & Meeting Dates

HPTO Officers

President - Amanda Collison; Debra King

Vice President - Alysun Kenney; Jessica Fraser

Treasurer- Kate O'Malley; Roberta Andreati

Secretary - Jenn Kibbe; Andrea Connolly

Meeting Dates

September 1, 2021

October 6, 2021

November 3, 2021

December 1, 2021

January 5, 2022

February 2, 2022

March 2, 2022

April 6, 2022

May 4, 2022

June 1, 2022

*All HPTO Meetings will be held at 6:30 pm in the Library and will also be streamed from the following link:


You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 797-128-277

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C. D. Harrington Elementary School

“Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members.”