Harrington Happenings

February 26, 2023

Happy Sunday Harrington Families

Happy Sunday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful school vacation and was able to either travel, have visitors or just stayed at home and completely vegged out (that was my week)! Hard to believe that March 1st is this Wednesday. In my opinion, March is the longest and most unpredictable month of the year... "are we going to have Spring weather?" "are we going to have 4 blizzards?" March is a tricky month for sure. A reminder, that Thursday March 2nd is a Half-Day so please remember dismissal is at 11:45.

It is important that students are rested enough prior to coming to school, please remember to have your students get a good nights sleep each school night so that they come to school rested and reading to work hard each day.


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

MCAS Dates for Spring 2023

This year's MCAS Dates will be the following:

MCAS - ELA: April 10-13

MCAS - Math: May 15-18

Please plan accordingly any vacations or planned absences around these dates.

Harrington Family Math Night!

Mark your calendars for Harrington Family Math Night - Thursday, March 23 at 6:30pm!

Puzzles, Patterns, Popcorn & Palindromes

Puzzles - we love puzzling together

Patterns - math is all about patterns (noticing, describing, and generalizing patterns)

Popcorn - a snack to enjoy together

Palindromes - words, phrases, or numbers that are read the same forward and backward (including the date of our event)

Stay tuned for sign-ups coming in early March!

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you want to puzzle a little ahead of time, check out these two puzzles:

Puzzle Number 1 & 2

Mathematically yours,

Dr. Molly Rawding,

in collaboration with Kaitlyn Nagle, Elizabeth Danieli, Heather Fidler, Janet Hoffman, Amanda Lock, and Karen Grabowski

Let's Stay Connected!

Harrington Facebook Page



As we return from break we wanted to remind everyone to sign up for some great activities!

STEAM Fair: March 14 from 6-8 pm. More information including sign up link and details will be sent out via email. This is a free event with prizes!

Special Persons Dance: March 18 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are required for this event and are $5 per student/special person pair. Payment information is included in the second part of the sign up form. Please sign up using this link:


If you haven't already, please enable AmazonSmile and select Harrington as your designated charity! Anytime you shop on Amazon a portion of your purchase can come back to Harrington at no cost to you! Please review the attached document for instructions on how to set up AmazonSmile to support Harrington.

2023 Harrington STEAM Fair - General Information and Registration

Hello Harrington Families! HPTO is excited to announce our 2023 Harrington STEAM Fair on March 14th (Pi Day!) Students are invited to create a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics (STEAM) project and display it at the Fair! This is a fun event intended to nurture students' interest in STEAM. There is no judging, but STEAM fair mentors will visit every project and talk to each participant about their topic. All participants present at the STEAM Fair will be automatically entered into a raffle for gift certificates and other prizes supported by a donation from the University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Chemical Engineering!

Please review the attached document and sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/harringtonsteamfair2023.

Please contact harringtonsteamfair@gmail.com or HPTO with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Looking forward to this year's event!

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HPTO Facebook Page


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.”