Harrington Happenings

March 27, 2022

Happy Sunday Harrington Families

I hope everyone is doing well. We've hit Spring! It is hard to imagine that we have close to 50 school days left before we enter our summer vacations, time definitely fly's by when you are having fun. Here is a poem that signifies the early Spring:

SPRING AGAIN ~ Michael Ryan

The birds were louder this morning,

raucous, oblivious, tweeting their

teensy bird-brains out.

It scared me, until I remembered

it's Spring.

How do they know it? A stupid


Thank you, birdies. I had forgotten

how promise feels.

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

March Math Madness

We have officially beat our goal of 40,000 minutes. The school has practiced their facts for a total of 42,429 minutes! Huge shoutout to grade 4 with the most minutes at 11,053 minutes.

Excellent job Harrington! You never fail to make me proud of y0u all!

Let's Stay Connected!

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Our next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday April 6 at 6:30pm

HPTO has some exciting upcoming events in March and April. Check out the highlights below and mark your calendars!

Calendar Raffle: Our annual calendar raffle is back! This year's calendar has over $1,500 in prizes donated by local businesses. Check out packets in your student's backpack for more details.

April Read-a-thon: Harrington's annual Read-a-thon kicks off April 1st. Student pledge to read every day during the month of April. Kids will receive fun prizes for participating in this school wide event. Be on the lookout for your child's read-a-thon packet in backpack on April 1st!

Scholastic Book Fair: This year we will be able to have our book fair online and in person!!! Our book fair will be held in school on April 25-April 29th. We will also have one evening of shopping for families. More information including volunteer opportunities to follow in the upcoming weeks.

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K12 Youth Art Month Exhibit

I am pleased to share that our annual K-12 Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Chelmsford Public Library will open tomorrow! This special event showcases pieces representing each school and illustrates the wide range of art created in our programs.

While we are unfortunately not able to host the traditional reception portion of our art show this year, we encourage you and our Chelmsford families to visit the library through the month of March to view the amazing artwork on display and join us in celebrating Youth Art Month. You can see our program for the exhibit HERE.

Special thanks to all our art teachers who selected and prepared pieces for this special event!

Warm regards,

Christy Whittlesey, Ph.D.

PK-12 Fine Arts Coordinator
Chelmsford Public Schools

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Website: https://chelmsfordschools.org/programs/fine-performing-arts/
Twitter: @ChristyWhittles


C. D. Harrington Elementary School

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