Harrington Happenings

April 23, 2023

Happy Sunday Harrington Families

I hope everyone has had a wonderful vacation this past week. If you traveled, I hope you had an amazing time, if you stayed local I hope it was just as amazing and as recharging as if you had traveled. Hard to believe only one last week of April and we are in May for that final push to the end of another school year. Just like every year before, we are loaded with end of the year processes, events and activities. This coming week we will be wrapping up ELA MCAS, our Second Annual STEAM Fair is on Tuesday night, and after a couple year hiatus we have our 4th Grade Pasta dinner on Wednesday evening(I'm very excited for this event!) I know that the next several weeks are going to go by rather quickly and before we know it, we will be clapping out our moving on 4th grade students; which for me will be rather bitter sweet for me as this grade 4 class were in Kindergarten when I became the principal of Harrington. Let's start this final week in April strong!

Important reminder regarding drop off in the morning... Please remain in your cars when you drop off your students. As I have mentioned before, when you get out of the car to let your student out it slows the process of arrival. We have many families that required the drop off system to be as quick as possible so that they can get to work on time. Please respect the process and remain in your car at all times during arrival and dismissal. Thank you for your understanding.


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:
  • ELA Make-ups this coming week

MCAS - Math: May 15-18

  • Grade 4: May 15-16
  • Grade 3: May 17-18
  • Make-ups the week of May 22

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

Let's Stay Connected!

Harrington Facebook Page



It's Readathon time! An envelope went home with students yesterday - please check backpacks and folders! An information letter can be found inside. Students can log minutes read using the calendar tracker and can track sponsorship from family, friends, and neighbors using the tracker on the opposite side of the envelope. All funds raised from our Readathon will be used for enrichment for each grade!

The class that logs the most minutes read will receive a visit from Michelle’s Ice Cream truck!

The student who logs the most minutes read will receive a chance to eat lunch with Mr. A!

- All participating students will receive a bracelet & bookmark.

- Students who collect a minimum of $25 will receive a bracelet, bookmark, pencil, & mini notebook.

- Students who collect a minimum of $50 will receive a bracelet, bookmark, pencil, mini notebook, & bag tag.

- Students who collect a minimum of $75 will receive a bracelet, bookmark, pencil, mini notebook, bag tag, & t-shirt.

- Students who collect a minimum of $100 will receive a bracelet, bookmark, pencil, mini notebook, bag tag, t-shirt, & a coin to spend in the book vending machine.

Happy reading!

Thank you always!


Reminder - 2023 Harrington STEAM Fair - General Information and Registration

Hello Harrington Families! HPTO is excited to announce our 2023 Harrington STEAM Fair on April 25th. 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!

HPTO Facebook Page


4th Grade Pasta Dinner Reminder

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.”