Harrington Happenings

February 5, 2023

Happy Sunday Harrington Families

Happy Sunday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend so far, and was able to keep extra warm after Friday and Saturday's historic frigid temperatures, lets all just be glad we were not experiencing Mt. Washington's weather. After all, it is not everyday you can experience the temperatures on Mars on this planet like the scientists did on Mt. Washington on Saturday.

With a more milder week heading our way this week, I still cannot stress enough the importance of the proper cold weather clothing for being outside. Please ensure your student(s) come to school prepared.

This coming Monday will be our 100th, it is hard to believe we are this far over the half way mark of this school year. Once we pass through the holiday season everything takes off, but also the rigor of school increases. 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.

Student Council Penny Wars

This week, February 6th-10th, the student council will be holding a Penny War. Each class will be competing to raise the most money in order to earn the prize of being classroom helpers. The money raised will be used to assist families in need. Students can bring in pennies, nickels, dimes or quarters starting on Monday, February 6th. Students will be putting their coins into containers in their classroom. Thank you in advance for supporting the student council in their fundraising efforts.

Let's Stay Connected!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the calendar raffle! We will continue to post winners on the Harrington PTO Facebook page.

Another big thank you to everyone who went to the Riverhawks game. It was a great outing.

Join us for a great grown ups night out event. February 11 movie night at Harrington. Please see the flyer attached and make sure to sign your kids up by February 8th.

Save the date for our first Special Persons dance on March 18th from 6-8. There will be a Dj, dancing, fun and prizes. More details to follow shortly! Join us for a great grown ups night out event.

Money raised will go towards playground enhancements and whole school rewards! Keep up the great work!

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.

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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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C. D. Harrington Elementary School

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