Dr. A. B. Consentino School


Welcome to the Dr. A. B. Consentino School!

Home of the Chargers- 2014 Middle School Boys Basketball Champions.


- Attention 8th graders: If you are interested in the Classical Academy at Haverhill High School, you need to register for the test (last day to register was 10/20/14). Click here for the registration form. Also, read more details on the Guidance page.

- To manage your child’s lunch money account, log on to

Soccer and Cross Country Schedule

Playoff schedule for next week

Monday 10/27/14
Girls semi-final games @HHS
3:30 Consentino v. Nettle
4:40 Hunking v. Hill View

Tuesday 10/28/14
Boys semi-final games @HHS
3:30 Hunking v. Nettle
4:40 Consentino v. Hill View

Thursday 10/30/14
Championship games @ Trinity Stadium (no consolation games)
6:00 Girls final
7:00 Boys final

Buses will be one-way and scheduled for 3:00 pick up for 3:30 games and between 3:15-3:30 for the second game. There will be no transportation provided to the stadium on 10/30/14.


- Drop off and pick up procedure 

  • Weekly Parent Update 10/18/14

    Good Morning,
    I hope you are having a nice Saturday with your families. I can not believe that October is half over. The teachers and children have been working extremely hard to prepare for the PARCC tests. Dr. Thakkar has been doing model lessons in the English classes to help prepare the children for the tests. If you have any questions about PARCC, please call us, and we will be happy to help you.

    Below are some events happening this week:

    • October 21- K, 1, 2 (Maginnis) to Smolak Farms in North Andover
    • October 21- Cross Country Grades 6-8 Championship meet 3:30
    • October 22-Girls Soccer semi-finals at HHS 3:30
    • October 23- Boys soccer semi-finals at HHS 4:30
    • October 23- Ski Club sign ups from 6-7pm in the cafeteria

    Below are some reminders:

    • Drop off time is 8:05. Students are considered late after 8:45. It is very important that the children are on-time for school each day.
    • You must call the school if your child will be absent.
    • Office hours are 8:00 am-3:45 pm. If you call before or after these hours, feel free to leave a message on our answering machine.
    • Mr. Oelerich, Dr. Thakkar, and I are in classrooms most of the day. If you need to meet with one of us, please schedule an appointment, and we will meet with you ASAP.
    • The PTO is having an informational meeting on October 20 at 7:00 pm at Garrison Golf Course to discuss plans for a potential float for the Santa Parade. You are more than welcome to attend.

    Please check out our website

    Thank you again for all your support. Please call us if you have any concerns or questions. Enjoy the weekend and go Chargers!

    Mr. Mele

  • Today’s cross country meet rescheduled

    The Cross Country meet scheduled for grades 6-8 today has been rescheduled to October 16 at 3:30 at Winnekenni Park. Sorry for the late notice.

    Mrs. Prochilo will still have practice this afternoon for the gr. 6-8 cross country athletes from 2:45-3:45 at Consentino.

  • Weekly Parent Update 10/11/14

    Good Morning,

    I hope you are enjoying the long weekend with your families. Progress reports were distributed on Wednesday. If you have any questions about them, please contact your child’s teacher.

    Wednesday the PTO is hosting a Kimball Farm Corn Maze night (5:30-7:30) in conjunction with Silver Hill. We would love to have a strong turnout at this family event. More information is on our website at

    The students and staff have been preparing for the PARCC test. Our school will be doing the computer-based test. If you have any questions about PARCC, please contact Dr. Thakkar directly and he will help you.

    The fall sports season is in full swing. Our grades 6-8 championship cross country meet is Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Winnekenni Park at 3:30. The soccer teams have been competing as well. The girls and boys are currently undefeated. We are hosting two games this week on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 3:30. Good luck to our student-athletes.

    The winter sports season is just around the corner. If your child would like to participate, he/she must have a current physical examination (within 13 months) in order to try out for a sport. More information about the sports and grade level participation will be coming next week.

    Just a couple of reminders:
    Our office hours are 8:00-3:45. If you need to call your child out for the day, you can always leave a message on our answering machine.
    If you need to set up a meeting with one of the administrators, please call my staff and make an appointment. If you drop in without an appointment, we may not be able to help you right away. We spend a lot of our time in the classrooms.
    Drop off time is 8:05-8:25. Please do not drop off early since there are no staff members on duty before 8:05.
    K-4 parents: If you change your child’s after school transportation routine for the day, please send in a note or call the school to let the teachers know.
    I hope you all have a great weekend. Enjoy this beautiful fall weather.


    Mr. Mele, Dr. Thakkar, Mr. Oelerich

  • Guidance Update 10/09/14

    Our guidance page has been updated with links to the following forms:
    - 8th Grade High School Options Packet
    - 7th Grade High  School Options Packet
    - Classical Academy Exam Information

  • Kimball Farm Corn Maze

    Silver Hill/ Consentino Friends & Family Event at Kimball Farm

    Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

    Rain date: Thursday, October 16

    Tickets: $7 per person

    Cash or checks payable to Consentino PTO

    Payment due October 8, 2014

    Order forms will be sent home week of September 29. Tickets will be distributed October 14.

    Flyer: Corn Maze 2014

  • Weekly Parent Update 10/04/14 (update)


    Good Morning,

    I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday with your families.  I forgot to include the following information in yesterday’s weekly parent update.


    If your child is planning to play a winter and/or spring sport, he/she must have a valid physical examination.  Physicals are valid for 13 months.  Any student who has an expired or invalid physical will NOT be permitted to participate under any circumstances.  Physical examinations must be performed by a duly registered physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.  This is a district policy.


    Sports include cheerleading (Gr. 6,8), basketball (Gr. 7,8), volleyball (Girls Gr. 7,8- Boys Gr. 6-8) , track (Gr. 4-8).  The winter sports window begins on November 1, 2014.  If you have any questions, please call (978-374-5775) or email me directly (, and I will be happy to assist you.




    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Paren Update 10/04/14

    Good Morning,


    I hope you all had a nice week with your families.  I can not believe how fast October crept up on us.  Students and staff have been working extremely hard to prepare for the PARCC tests.  Dr. Thakkar has been in many rooms doing demonstration lessons to help teachers and students become more familiar with the new test questions.  If you have any questions regarding the PARCC test, please email or call Dr. Thakkar and he will be happy to help you.


    Late last school year, Mr. Scully approved funding for three new IPad carts for our school.  Last week, we received the carts and they are up and running.  These devices will greatly enhance our teachers’ instruction.  All staff have access to these carts, and teachers are taking full advantage of this technology.  Dr. Thakkar and Mr. Oelerich have worked with our Technology Department to get these carts ready for our teachers.  If you would like more information about how we are using the carts, please call us.


    I am planning to have a family fall clean up in the next few weeks.  This will most likely take place on a Saturday morning.  As soon as Mr. Oelerich, Dr. Thakkar, and I finalize a date, we will communicate this to you ASAP.


    Below are some important events happening next week at Consentino:


    October 6-  Essex Tech presentation for interested grade 8 students.


    October 7- Soccer @Whittier 3:30 pm

    PTO Limo lunch and Kona Ice for students.


    October 8- Progress reports distributed for K-8.

    Gr. 6-8 Cross Country practice at Winnekeni Park.

    After school Language Learning Program begins.


    October 9- PTO meeting 1:00 pm in Room 8.

    Championship Cross Country Meet Gr. 4,5  Winnekeni Park.

    Soccer- Hillview @ Consentino  3:30 pm


    Grade 8 Parents:  Please read the message below from Mrs. Prochilo and    Mrs. Lord:


    The exam for the Haverhill High Classical Academy will take place on Saturday, November 1st at 8:30am in the HHS cafeteria.

    If you wish for your child to take the academy test, the link to the registration form for the Classical Academy test for 8th graders is now on the HHS website’s( main menu (on the right hand side just under the photo of the high school).  Registration is due by October 20, 2014. If you are unable to register online, the registration form can be downloaded and mailed to Debbie Sasso-Flannagan or Dorothy Donohoe at Haverhill High School 137 Monument St. Haverhill 01832. If you have any questions, please email Debbie Sasso-Flannagan, Dean of the Classical Academy, Fine Arts, and Humanities at or by phone at 978-374-5700 ext. 1142.


    Enjoy the precious few weeks of fall with your families.




    Mr. Mele

  • Updated guidance info for 8th graders 9/30/14

    All 8th grade students and their parents who are interested in the Classical Academy at Haverhill High School, or Essex Technical, please click the Guidance tab above to read updated information and links to the necessary forms and dates to informational meetings.

  • Weekly Parent Update 9/27/14

    Good Morning,

    I hope this email finds all of you well on this beautiful day. I am very pleased that the first month of school has gone smoothly. This is a credit to the best staff in the city of Haverhill. Below are a few reminders: • Last year’s MCAS results will be mailed in the coming week to your house. If you have any questions about your child’s performance, please call and we will be happy to assist you.• Be sure your child is at school by 8:45. He/she is considered tardy after 8:45. • Please notify the office if you have changed your phone number, email, or house address. • Remember to call the school if your child will be absent. • Our office hours are 8:00 am-3:45 pm. You can always leave a message on our answering machine before or after those hours, and we will get back to you ASAP. • Dr. Thakkar updates our website daily. Please visit this site at for important information. • If your child is planning to participate in a winter or spring intramural sport, he/she must have a valid physical examination on file in the nurse’s office within the last 13 months. This is a district mandate for all middle school participants. Please call or email me if you have any questions. Below are some upcoming events: • October 1- Early release for students. Dismissal will be at 11:05. Brunch will be served for the children. From 8:05-8:30, Grades 5-8 students will be served brunch. From 8:30-9:00, K-4 students will be served brunch. • October 2- Ferry Beach meeting for grade 6 parents 5:00 pm in cafeteria. Washington, DC meeting for grade 8 parents 6:00 pm in cafeteria. • October 8- Progress reports distributed to K-8 students for the first trimester. I want to thank you again for all your support. If you ever have any questions/concerns, please call Dr. Thakkar, Mr. Oelerich, or I.

    Enjoy the weekend with your families.
    Sincerely, Mr. Mele
    John Mele
    A.B. Consentino School
    685 Washington Street
    Haverhill, MA  01832
    P: 978-374-5775  F: 978-374-3442


  • 8th grade field trip parent meeting nights

    Parent meeting nights for 8th grade field trips at Consentino:

    Ferry Beach meeting @ 5:00 pm on October 2, 2014 in the cafeteria

    Washington, D.C. meeting @6:00 pm on October 2, 2014 in the cafeteria

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