Consentino

Dr. A. B. Consentino School

  • Revised School Calendar

  • Weekly Parent Update 2/28/15

    Good Morning,

    I hope this email finds you and your families well on this cold Saturday.  We finally had a full week of school with no snow days!  Let’s hope that Mother Nature will spare us in the coming weeks.

    The kiddos and teachers have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming PARCC tests.  As you know, the students will be taking the computer-based exam.  The testing window is March 16-April 17.  Dr. Thakkar is in the final stages of preparing a schedule as to when each child will be testing.  If you have any questions, please call me or Dr. Thakkar.  

    Below are some important events happening this week:

    • March 3- Spring Pictures.  Notices have gone home with the children.  

    • March 4- Early Release- Dismissal is at 11:05.  

    • Boys volleyball tryouts will be Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3-4pm.  

    • The district calendar has been recently revised by the School Committee.  Please check out our website (www.haverhilll-ps.org/consentino).  Dr. Thakkar will be posting the revised calendar for March-June today or tomorrow.  

    Below are some important reminders:

    • Students are not allowed in the building before 8:05.

    • When dropping off your child near the gym side, please pull all the way down the driveway.  This will lessen the traffic on Washington St. and make for a smooth procedure.  

    • If you are picking up your child, please be patient.  There is a lot of snow and we want to be sure our children are safe.  We have staff situated in strategic areas to help facilitate this process.  

    • When exiting our lot in the morning and afternoon, you must take a right on Washington St.   

    • K-4 Parents:  Until further notice- When you drop off your child in the morning on the canopy side of the school, have your child enter through the canopy doors of the building.  Dr. Thakkar will be outside to assist in this process.  There is a lot of snow in the back of the school, and we want the little ones to be safe when entering the building.  Our K-4 students will then be directed to the gym by staff members.  

    • We will try to go outside for recess for fresh air if the elements allow us to.  Please make sure your child wears jackets and gloves each day.  

    Thank you again for all your support.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email me.  I will get back to you ASAP.  Enjoy the weekend with your families.  

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Parent Update 2/21/15

    Good Morning,

    I hope you and your families are well on this Saturday morning.  Dr. Thakkar, Mr. Oelerich, and I are gearing up for a very busy February and March.  PARCC testing will begin on March 16.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call me.  Mrs. Kukenberger will be hosting a PARCC informational night at HHS on March 4 from 6-7pm.  I encourage you to attend.  

    Please see below for the Kindergarten Informational Nights:

    Kindergarten Registration Information Night

    Haverhill Public Schools Class of 2028

    Parents are invited to a Kindergarten Information Night and Pre-registration Workshop

    K Information Night

    When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 or Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Where: Haverhill High School – Library 137 Monument Street, Haverhill, MA

    When driving in, follow the main road to the back of the campus to parking lot E.

    Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.

    Session Begins: Promptly at 6 p.m. and Concludes at 7:30 p.m.

    Agenda to Include

    Preview of Kindergarten Programs

    Live Learning Center Demonstrations by our Kindergarten Teachers

    The Registration Process

    Introduction to Services – Nursing, Special Education and English Language Education

    Planning the Months Ahead

    Online Pre-Registration Workshop

    Your child must be 5 years old by August 31, 2015, in order to be eligible for Kindergarten in September. These critical informational nights are designed for parents and guardians.

    We respectfully request that, if possible, children do not attend these sessions. Informational packets will be given to everyone in attendance.

    For more information, contact: The Registration Center at Burnham 978-420-1951 or the Office of Early Childhood Education 978-374-3484

    I will be present at the March 11 night if you have any detailed questions about our kindergarten program.  

    Congratulations to our cheerleaders and girls and boys basketball teams. The boys won the championship for the third year in a row.  Our cheerleaders again were the stars of the exhibition.  Volleyball tryouts will start the week of February 23 for girls in grades 7, 8.  The boys will try out the same week for grades 6-8.  Good luck to our student/athletes.  

    From our PTO:

    Manchester Monarchs is set for Saturday, March 7th with game time @3:00pm.  It is a combined community Day with Silver Hill.  Our phenomenal Consentino Chorus  will be singing  The National Anthem and  Silver Hill Select Chorus will be singing America the Beautiful!  It is American Pride Day at the game and will be completed with an Indoor Fireworks Display…that’s right… INDOOR FIREWORKS!!!! Tickets are limited for our event so get your orders in soon!!  This is an awesome take for families.  I look forward to seeing everyone there.  

    Thank you again for all your support.  Dr. Thakkar, Mr. Oelerich, and I appreciate the fact that we have the best parents and staff in the city of Haverhill.  Enjoy the weekend and “Think Spring.”  

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Mele

  • Kindergarten information night

    HPS kindergarten information night will be held on February 24 and March 11.
    For more information and flyers click here:

    http://www.haverhill-ps.org/kindergaten-registration-information-night

  • Weekly Parent Update 2/7/15

    Good Morning,

    I hope you are all dug out and ready for the next winter blast tomorrow.  As of now, the cheerleading exhibition and boys’ game are still on for Sunday.  The cheerleaders will perform at 12:00 pm, and the boys will play in the championship game at 2:00 pm.  These events will be held at Haverhill High School.  Please come out to support our amazing student/athletes.  

    We have been gearing up for the PARCC test which will take place from March 16-April 10.  Students in grades 3-8 will be taking the computer-based exam.  There will be a PARCC informational night on March 4 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the HHS library.  We encourage you to attend.  

    Below are some important reminders and upcoming events:

    • February 9- Staff meeting.  Teachers will not be available for extra help.  

    • Spirit Week-  Monday- Crazy Hair, Neon Day:  Tuesday- Pajama Day:  Wednesday- Twin Day:  Thursday- Charger Day (Wear Black and Gold):  Friday- Staff/Student Basketball Game

    • February 13- Valentine Day Dance:  Grades 5-6 from 3:00- 4:30:  Grades 7-8 from 4:30-6:00.  Tickets will go on sale during lunches beginning Monday.  

    • February 16-20- No school.  February vacation week.  I will be working Tuesday-Thursday if you have any questions or concerns.  

    • Whittier Interviews:  Please see the note below from Mrs. Prochilo.  

    • 8th grade students and parents:

    The deadline to turn in Whittier Tech applications has now passed. If your child has not turned in an application and would like to, please contact Mrs. Prochilo as soon as possible at (978) 374-5775 or kprochilo@haverhill-ps.org. Interviews will be February 25 and 26 at Consentino. Mrs. Prochilo will be meeting with all applicants next week to schedule their times and help them prepare for the interviews.

    Essex Tech interviews will be on Monday, March 2 at Consentino this year. A schedule of individual interview times will be given in the upcoming weeks.

    • Please do not drop off your child before 8:05.  There are no staff members on duty, and we do not allow children in the building before that time.  

    • We try to go out for fresh air if the elements allow us to.  

    • If you change your phone number or address, please call the office so we can change in the computer system.  

    Thank you again for all your support.  I am blessed to have such supportive parents, students, and staff.  If you ever have any questions, please call or email me.  Enjoy the weekend with your families.  

    One last thing:  Chargers will beat the undefeated Nettle Knights 52-49 to win the championship, and our cheerleaders will be the stars of the exhibition like always.  

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Parent Update 1/31/15

    Good Morning,

    I hope you and your families are well on this Saturday morning. As you know, the basketball game and cheerleading exhibition are postponed today. When I receive the new day and time, I will share it with you.
    The forecast is calling for more snow on Sunday night into Monday. I hope they are wrong with the projected totals. Staff is itching to get back to work. I am sure the kiddos are anxious to return as well. Be sure to watch the news on Monday morning to see if school will be in session. Below are some events and friendly reminders.
    • February 2- Staff meeting- Teachers will not be available for extra help.
    • Staff is not on duty until 8:05 each day. Please do not drop off your child earlier than 8:05.
    • If you change your address or phone number, please give the office a call so we can change the information in the system.
    • We try to get outside for recess if the elements allow us to.

    Thank you again for all your support. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please call the office to schedule an appointment. Enjoy this frigid day with your families.

    One last thing- Pats 27 Seattle 17.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Parent Update 1/17/15

    Good Morning,

    I hope this email finds you and your families well on this frigid Saturday.  Below are some upcoming events and reminders.  

    • January 19- No school.  Martin Luther King Day.

    • January 20- Middle School Curriculum Meetings.  Teachers will not be available that day for extra help after school.  

    • January 21- Basketball @ Nettle.  This is the last game of the regular season.  I am very proud of our student/athletes. Our basketball players and cheerleaders have shown great sportsmanship and school spirit.   Charger Nation is eagerly anticipating the playoffs. Our trophy case in the main lobby needs more championship plaques.  GO CHARGERS!!!!

    • Our school and district is leading the “Charge” to utilize Google Drive.  Mr. Oelerich, Dr. Thakkar, the ISchool Team, and Mrs. Kukenberger have been instrumental in preparing the launch for this initiative.  Below is Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Kukenberger’s letter to introduce parents to the many benefits and features of Google Drive.  

    Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

    Haverhill Public Schools continues to plan and implement high levels of learning to empower our students to be productive digital citizens in the 21st century.  In doing so, your student’s middle school will be launching the use of Google Apps for Education (GAFE).  Throughout this upcoming school year, students in grades 5-8 will learn to use this technology as a tool to increase productivity, communication, and collaboration with other students and teachers.

    Currently students and teachers at Haverhill High School utilize GAFE on a daily basis as their primary means of creating, editing, storing and sharing documents.  To facilitate this endeavor at the middle school level, your child will be provided with an HPS managed restricted user account.  This secure account will be accessible to your child throughout their Haverhill Public School career.  

    Individual classroom teachers will begin utilizing these tools in ways that best meet the needs of their students as soon January 15, 2015.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your building principal.  

    Sincerely,

    Julie Kukenberger

    • Please do not drop off your child before 8:05.  

    • We try to go out for recess if the weather allows it.  Make sure the kiddos are bundled up.  

    • Half day dismissals are at 11:05.  You can download a school calendar from www.haverhill-ps.org  

    • If your child will be absent, please call the school in the morning.  

    • If you change your phone number or address, please contact the main office ASAP.  

    Thank you again for all your support. Dr. Thakkar, Mr. Oelerich, and I are always available if you have any concerns or questions.  Enjoy the remainder of the long weekend with your families.  Go Pats!  My prediction is New England 35 Colts 30.  

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Parent Update 1/10/15

    Good Morning,
    I hope this email finds you and your families well on this cold Saturday morning. The kiddos have done a great job getting back into the swing of things after the long holiday break. We are gearing up for the PARCC test in the coming weeks, and the teachers and students have been working extremely hard to prepare. Below are some important events happening next week.
    • January 13- Basketball at Whittier- Girls play at 3:30 and boys play after.
    • January 14- Early Release for students. Dismissal is at 11:05.
    • January 15- Basketball at home vs. St. Joseph’s. Girls play at 3:30 and boys play after.
    • January 15- PTO meeting at 1:00 pm in room 8. Site Council at 5:00 pm in main office.
    • January 19- No School. Martin Luther King Day.

    Haverhill Overdose Prevention and Education
    For more information please
    contact Kim Boisselle at
    kimboisselle@nafi.com
    • Resource tables for people/families
    struggling with addiction
    • Information on Narcan Distribution
    • Learn more about what Haverhill is
    doing to address heroin overdose
    through a panel discussion
    (HOPE) Task Force Date: Wednesday, January 14th,2015
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Consentino Middle School
    685 Washington St, Haverhill, MA 01832

    • A reminder that the children will be going outside if the weather is tolerable. Be sure the kiddos have coats, gloves, and hats.
    • A reminder that students are not allowed in the building before 8:05.
    • Thank you again for all your support. I hope you enjoy the weekend with your families.

    Sincerely,
    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Parent Update 12/13/14

    Good Morning,

    I hope you all had a great week with your families.  Our staff and students are gearing up for a very busy week at school.  Below are all the events:

    • December 15- Holiday Concert Gr. 5-8 7:00 pm

    • December 16- Honors Assemblies: Gr. 5- 9:15 am, Gr. 6- 10:00 am

    Basketball @ Hunking  3:30 pm

    • December 17- K-4 Holiday Concert  9:30 am

    Basketball vs. Nettle 3:30 pm @ Consentino

    • December 18- K-4 and Chorus @HHS for Holiday Concert performed by the HHS Chorus. 9:30 am. Parents are welcome to attend this special event. The performance will be held at the HHS auditorium. I want to publicly thank Mr. Joe Gori (HHS Chorus Director) for inviting our kiddos and paying for the buses.

    • December 18- Honors Assemblies:  Gr. 7  9:15 am     Gr. 8  10:00 am

    • Mr. Parolisi is looking for students who are interested in participating in the Model U.N. program. We are now recruiting any interested sixth graders. If your child is interested, please email Mr. Parolisi at aparolisi@haverhill-ps.org

    • December 19- No bus to the Boys and Girls Club

    • December 22-January 4:  School Vacation Week- School will resume on January 5, 2015.  

    Thank you again for all your support.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  If you need to contact Mr. Oelerich, Dr. Thakkar, or I, please call the office and we will get back to you ASAP.  Enjoy the weekend with your families.  

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Parent Update 12/6/14

    Good Morning,

    I hope you all had a nice week with your families.  The holiday season is in full swing, and I know this is a busy time for everyone.  I want to thank all the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences this past week.  It was nice to see such a great turnout.

    I want to congratulate our cheerleaders and basketball players.  We had our first game yesterday at Sacred Heart.  The girls lost a close battle with the Hawks.  The boys, though, prevailed in a tough game.  Our cheerleaders displayed awesome school spirit and energy.  It is obvious that they are the most cohesive squad out of all the middle schools.  Mr. Oeleirch, Dr. Thakkar, and I are very proud of how all our student athletes represented Charger Nation.  

    Below are some important events in the next two weeks:

    • December 9- Whittier @ Consentino 3:30

    • December 10- Consentino @ St. Joseph’s  3:30

    • December 16- Honors Assemblies:  Gr. 5- 9:15 am,  Gr. 6- 10:00 am

    • December 18- Honors Assemblies:  Gr. 7- 9:15 am, Gr. 8- 10:00 am

    • December 15- Holiday Concert Gr. 5-8  7:00 pm

    • December 17- K-4 Holiday Concert  9:30 am

    • December 18- K-4 and Chorus @HHS for Holiday Concert performed by the HHS Chorus.  9:30 am.  Parents are welcome to attend this special event.  The performance will be held at the HHS auditorium.  I want to publicly thank Mr. Joe Gori (HHS Chorus Director) for inviting our kiddos.  

    • Mr. Parolisi is looking for students who are interested in participating in the Model U.N. program.  We are now recruiting any interested sixth graders.  If your child is interested, please email Mr. Parolisi at aparolisi@haverhill-ps.org  

    • Below is some important information from Mrs. Prochilo:

    • For 8th grade students: with report cards being issued last week, Mrs. Prochilo can now complete applications for Essex Technical High School and private high schools. Please make sure your child turns in any necessary pieces of the applications to Mrs. Prochilo in Guidance this week. Applications for Whittier Tech will be given out during the week of December 15th. Please call the school or email Mrs. Prochilo at kprochilo@haverhill-ps.org with any questions.

    • For Gr. 8 Students:  HHS Academy Night Tuesday, December 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm.  

    Thank you again for all your support.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email or call me.  Enjoy the weekend with your families.  

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Mele

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