May 22, 2022
Happy Sunday Harrington Families
I hope everyone had a nice weekend, staying cool along the way; especially today! I'd say the weather forecast was quite a dud for Saturday, but was spot on for today! It is hot out there today. It is hard to believe there are only 17 days left of this year. I know that we are all hoping for a normal start to the year next year with the return of many events and supports we were not able to have at the start of this year.
We made it through another MCAS season with the students doing an amazing job and working incredibly hard throughout the whole process. As I've mentioned over the past couple weeks, May has been a very busy month for the school, with students finishing up their last of the year assessments. These final assessments will provide us with the data we need to see just how much the students have grown over the course of the year. With our mid-term data showing growth, I know the students have continued to growth as they close out their 21/22 school year.
It was wonderful to see many of our incoming Kindergarteners and their families come in this past week for their kindergarten screenings. There were a lot of smiling faces and happy laughter through the screening process.
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
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From Nurse Shevaun
I would like to remind all parents about our nut-free snack policy at school. Please send your student with nut-free snacks to ensure a safe environment for all our students.
At lunch time, students with allergies can sit at designated allergy tables if needed. In classrooms during snack time however, that is not always possible. To reduce the risk of exposure, the classrooms must remain nut free.
Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated! As always, please call or email me with any questions or concerns.
Take care and stay well,
Shevaun Assini, BSN, RN
Harrington School Nurse
Hello, Harrington families! We’ve got some great events coming up over the next few weeks and hope to see you! Here’s the latest and greatest in HPTO news!
Art Show & Raffle Basket: Monday, May 23rd 6:30-7:30
Come view student artwork on display throughout the school, grab a FREE ice cream or allergy safe popsicle and take a chance on some amazing raffle baskets. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the door.
Readathon Prizes: Week of May 23rd
Our students did an amazing job reading the ENTIRE month of April. Several donation envelopes have recently been submitted. Your HPTO is hard at work putting prizes together, entering collection data and determining the winner of the grand prize. Prizes will be sent home with students the week of May 23rd. Grand total of funds raised and winner of the grand prize will be announced at the Art Show. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Color Run: Sunday, June 5th 11:00-1:00
Save the date! Color Run registration opens soon. If you are not sure what a color run is, check out the attached photos. Students will run around the soccer fields adjacent to Harrington and be blasted with colorful cornstarch. This family event is fun and messy! More information to follow in the upcoming days.
Summer Reading Book Grab:
Our last book grab was an amazing success! HPTO will host one last book grab to keep our kids reading during the summer months. If you have new or slightly used children's books to donate, please put them aside. More information regarding book donations and our event date to follow the beginning of June.