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Revised (2/26/15) school calendar for the remainder of the year

Consentino students in grades 3-8 will be taking the computer-based PARCC test during March 16-April 17. Teachers have provided students training with regard to navigating the computer based test on the TestNav 8 platform. Please click here if you’d like to review part of the interactive training that all students have received in school.

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Drop off and pick up procedure 

  • Weekly Parent Update 3/28/15

    Good Morning,
    I hope this email finds you and your families well on this Saturday morning.  Week 2 of PARCC testing has gone smoothly thanks to Dr. Thakkar and the teachers’ hard work and collaboration.  The volleyball season is off to a great start.  Our student/athletes have been practicing and competing hard to bring two more championships home to Consentino.  Below are some important events/reminders:
    •    March 30- Elementary teachers will not be available after school due to curriculum meetings.  
    •    March 30- Academic Bowl Tournament @HHS- Seniors 6:45, Juniors at 4:30.  Good luck to the Chargers.  
    •    April 1- Report cards issued for Trimester 2 for K-8 students.  
    •    April 2- K-8 parent/teacher conferences from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Conferences are usually 5-10 minutes long.  If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher further, please schedule an appointment via my office staff.  
    •    March 31- Volleyball vs. Sacred Heart @ Consentino
    •    April 1- Volleyball @ Hunking
    •    K-4 Parents-Beginning Monday morning, we ask that your child enter the building in the back of the school where the playscape is located between 8:05 and 8:25.  Children will no longer be allowed to enter the building through the canopy doors.  The kiddos will still proceed to the gym due to the significant amount of snow in the back of the school.  
    •    Parent pick up time is 2:30 for elementary and 2:45 for middle school.  Remember to take a right turn out of the parking lot.  This will help to minimize the traffic at dismissal.  
    •    The March-June school calendar has been revised by the School Committee.  Please check out our website at www.haverhill-ps.org/consentino.  Dr. Thakkar has a link to the updated calendar.  
    •    April 3- No school- Good Friday.   
    •    Our office hours are 8:00-3:45.  
    If you ever have any questions or concerns, please call the office or email me at jmele@haverhill-ps.org.  I check my email immediately and I will get back to you ASAP.  Enjoy the weekend with your families.  
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Patent Update 3/21/15

    Good Morning,
    I hope you are enjoying this weekend with your families.  Spring is finally here but it is still snowing!  Let’s hope the temperatures begin to warm up.  This has been a very busy week at Consentino.  The PARCC computer-based testing began on Monday.  This has gone smoothly thanks to Dr. Thakkar and our unbelievable staff.  If you have any questions about when your child is testing, please contact Dr. Thakkar, Mr. Oelerich, or I via email or phone.  We will get back to you ASAP.  
    Below are some important events/reminders:
    •    Marks closed yesterday for the second trimester.  Report cards will be distributed on April 1st. Parent/teacher conferences will be held April 2nd from 6:00-7:30 pm.  The updated calendar is available on our website www.haverhill-ps.org/consentino  
    •    April 3- Good Friday- No school.  
    •    March 24- Volleyball @ Consentino vs. Nettle
    •    March 26- Volleyball @ St. Joseph’s  
    •    K-4 parents:  Please drop off your children on the canopy side.  There is still a significant amount of snow in the back, and we are having the kiddos stay in the gym before school until the snow melts.  I will update you as to when we change this routine.  
    •    We try to go outside for recess everyday if the elements allow us to.  This has been a brutal winter and we need to get out for fresh air.  Children must come to school dressed for the weather conditions.  
    •    Please do not drop your child off before 8:05.  There are no staff members on duty until this time.  
    •    If you change your address or phone number, please contact my office staff at 978-374-5775.  
    •    From Mrs. Prochilo:
    •    8th Grade Students/Parents:
    •    Applications for the new Haverhill High School STEM Academy Information Technology Pathway are now available in Guidance with Mrs. Prochilo. The application deadline is Monday, April 6 at 3pm. This National Academy Foundation IT Pathway Class of 2019 is limited to 24 freshmen, so don’t delay! Please note that only the IT Pathway requires an application at this point. Other STEM Pathways may be declared during a student’s freshman year. Visit hhs.haverhill-ps.org/stem-academy for more about the IT Pathway and other STEM Pathway options. Learn more about the National Academy Foundation at www.NAF.org.
    From Mr. Roberts at HHS:
    Hey, eighth graders! Are you thinking about joining a technology-related club at the high school? Ham Radio is a popular hobby and service in which licensed radio operators operate communications equipment. They provide communications at times of emergency and during events like marathons and parades. It’s a great hobby for anyone interested in electronics or talking to other hams around the world.  Students interested in becoming a ham radio operator can take a one-day class in early April to prep for the licensing exam.  Get licensed now and be ready to have some fun in the fall! Contact Mr. Roberts ateroberts@haverhill-ps.org for more information about ham radio or our other STEM-related clubs.

    Edward Roberts
    Dean of STEM / Science & Technology
    eroberts@haverhill-ps.org
    Thank you again for all your support.  I am privileged to have the best parents, students, and staff in the city.  If you ever have any questions or concerns please email me at jmele@haverhill-ps.org.  
    Best Regards,
    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Parent Update 3/14/15

    Good Morning,

    I hope this email finds you and your families well on this Saturday morning.  The teachers and students are ready for the PARCC test on Monday.  Dr. Thakkar has been working tirelessly to make sure the computer-based exam goes well.  If you have any questions about the PARCC, please call Dr. Thakkar, Mr. Oelerich, or I.  

    Below are some important reminders/events:

    • March 20- Marks close for second trimester.  

    • March 16- PARCC testing begins.  If you have any questions, please call or email one of us.

    • Drop off time is 8:05.  Please pull all the way down the driveway.  Mr. Oelerich and I are outside every morning to help facilitate this process.  

    • We are continuing to allow the K-4 students to enter the building through the canopy side due to the amount of snow in back of the building.  Dr. Thakkar is out there every morning if you have any concerns or questions.  

    • In the morning, parents are not allowed to walk in the school without checking in at the office.  This procedure is in place for the safety of your child.  

    • Volleyball season is in full swing.  Games begin on March 24th.  I will send out the schedule next week.  

    • From Mrs. Prochilo:

    • 8th Grade Students/Parents:

    • On Monday, March 16, applications for the new Haverhill High School STEM Academy Information Technology Pathway will be available in Guidance with Mrs. Prochilo. The application deadline is Monday, April 6 at 3pm. This National Academy Foundation IT Pathway Class of 2019 is limited to 24 freshmen, so don’t delay! Please note that only the IT Pathway requires an application at this point. Other STEM Pathways may be declared during a student’s freshman year. Visit hhs.haverhill-ps.org/stem-academy for more about the IT Pathway and other STEM Pathway options. Learn more about the National Academy Foundation at www.NAF.org.

    Thank you again for all your support.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email me at jmele@haverhill-ps.org or call the office.  Our office hours are 8:00-3:45.  Enjoy the weekend with your families.  

    Best Regards,

    Mr. Mele

  • Weekly Parent Update 3/7/15

    Good Morning,
    I hope this email finds you and your families well on this Saturday morning.  It appears that spring weather may be finally coming next week according to the reports.  Thank goodness.  
    Our PARCC testing schedule is finalized.  If you have any questions, please call or email Mr. Oelerich, Dr. Thakkar, or I and we will be happy to assist you. The PARCC testing window is March 16-April 17.  
    Below are some important events/reminders:  

    •    Manchester Monarchs day today at 3:00.  Our chorus and band members will be performing before the game.  Thank you again to Miss Cranton for all her efforts. 

    •    Parent kindergarten information night and pre-registration workshop

    WHEN:
    March 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    WHERE:
    Haverhill High School
    137 Monument Street
    Haverhill, MA 01832

       March 12- PTO 1:00 pm in Room 8.
    •    Middle school staff will not be available after school on Monday due to their curriculum meetings.  
    •    Volleyball season is fast approaching.  Good luck to the Chargers.  We look forward to winning the boys and girls championships.  
    •    Drop off time is 8:05 am.  Please do not drop off your child before that time since there are no staff members on duty.  
    •    Remember to take a right out of our parking lot when dropping off/picking up your children.  
    •    In the morning, please pull all the way down the lot.  This will help to alleviate the traffic on Washington St.  
    •    We try to go outside for recess every day.  Be sure your child has the appropriate clothing for outdoor recess.  
    Thank you again for all your support.  I am truly blessed to have the best families and staff in the city.  If you ever have any concerns or questions, please call or email me at jmele@haverhill-ps.org.  Enjoy the day with your families.  
    Sincerely, 
    Mr. Mele

  • 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

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