Harrington Happenings

May 21, 2023

Happy Sunday Harrington Families

I hope everyone a wonderful weekend! We are half way through May with Memorial Day Weekend a week from tomorrow. It is hard to believe the year is closing out in a few weeks. We have some fun coming our way this Thursday with the Ice Cream Social/Basket Raffle and our Annual Art Show! Congratulations to Chloe W. and Mr. Wurtler's class for their outstanding job during the read-a-thon! Way to get in all that reading!

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

Make-upMath MCAS Dates for Spring 2023

MCAS - Math: 22 - Grade 4 families please ensure your student(s) get plenty of rest tonight and during the week.

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

Let's Stay Connected!

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Math Ted Talk

YOU are invited the Viewing Party of

5 Ways to Share Math with Your Kids

Led by Assistant Principal Karen Grabowski and Parent/Math Educator Dr. Molly Rawding

When: Wednesday, May 24th at 7:15pm for approximately 30 minutes (watch the 15 minute video, then opportunity for questions and discussion)

Where: Zoom

Why: An opportunity to learn and connect about ways to enjoy math with your child

Interested? Sign Up Here

In this playful, inspiring TED talk, Dan Finkel the founder of Math for Love offers teachers and parents alike a five-step guide to sharing the beauty and playfulness of mathematical thinking with children. πŸ’‘πŸ’­πŸŒ€πŸ”’

This TED talk builds on the strategies for parents that have been shared at the Harrington family math nights over the past two years. Even if you have been unable to attend Harrington family math nights, this video provides opportunities for you to learn strategies to support your child in developing their math thinking skills and learning to embrace a challenge.


Come listen, learn, and connect! There will be an opportunity to share questions and hear how folks in our community are sharing math with their kids! We will also share some ideas for math over the summer!

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All Harrington parents and caregivers are invited to join this event!!

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Mathematically yours,

Karen Grabowski & Molly Rawding


Art show and ice cream social this Thursday from 6-7. Tickets for experience raffles will be available for purchase using cash/Venmo/PayPal. We are still looking for volunteers to help: https://forms.gle/PhzNaAnz4pBJZSL47

Congratulations to our Readathon winners Chloe W. and Mr. Wurtzler’s class! Individual prizes will be distributed next week.

Thank you always!


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