Dr. Albert B. Consentino School
Welcome to Dr. Albert B. Consentino School
Home of the Chargers
The Dr. Albert B. Consentino School’s mission is to create a rigorous learning environment that encourages high expectations for academic and personal success. Through positive reinforcement and the explicit teaching of accountability for our actions, our school community promotes a safe, orderly, and supportive environment where all learners are equipped with the tools needed for their own academic and personal success.
Letter from Superintendent Marotta
Sadness has once again gripped our school community. Precious Wallaces, a beautiful and well-loved girl that attended the Consentino School, passed this afternoon after an accident over the weekend left her on life supports. Our condolences and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Precious. As we open our schools, our students will be faced with this tragic news and will begin to cope with the inevitable grief that comes with losing a classmate and friend. As a school system, we will be offering counseling and bereavement support services to all our students and staff, particularly those who knew Precious well at the Consentino and Tilton Schools.
For those just learning of Precious’s tragic passing from this letter, I encourage you to talk about this sad news with your child. The passing of a friend is a difficult and challenging situation that can generate a high level of anxiety and distress in many students. Children often have limited experience coping with a loss like this and may be confused as to how to handle grief. Hearing the news from a loved one, accompanied by reassuring words and the opportunity to voice fears and sadness, can provide great comfort to both children and adults when facing a loss. I have included below some resources from Riverside Trauma Center to support you in the difficult days to come.
Counseling staff from Haverhill Public Schools will be at onsite and organized to support our students tomorrow morning. Additionally, staff from Riverside Trauma Center will be available to families by phone as requested. Please contact the school at 978-374-5775 if you feel that specific follow-up with your child would be helpful.
I will be reaching out to share with you information about services as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time of loss and grief. Thank you for your support as we move forward.
Superintendent of Schools
The Ecology School 2019
Happy to announce that we have received approval to once again attend the Ecology School (aka Ferry Beach) with our 6th graders! We’re excited to continue our participation in this outstanding program at its new location in Poland Springs, Maine.
Informational letters have gone home with all 6th graders today. A family information meeting will be held Tuesday (12/17) @ 5pm in the cafe. Hope to see all 6th grade Charger families!
Winter Concert Success
High School Programs Cancelled for December 14th
Due to scheduling conflicts the following programs held at HHS are cancelled for 12/14/18:
– Arts Loop
– Middle School Languages
Students should follow their normal middle school schedule and rely on the usual modes of transportation.
6th Grade G.R.E.A.T. Program
Dear 6th Grade Families
As many of you know, the Consentino School has participated in the G.R.E.A.T. Program with the Haverhill Police Department for nearly a decade. This partnership with our local law enforcement is an added benefit of our school housing the School Resource Officer (SRO) for elementary and middle schools in Haverhill.
Officer Iannalfo has specialized training as a School Resource Officer to deal specifically with juvenile and school-based concerns as well as adolescent development. In addition, Officer Iannalfo has received further training to implement this curriculum which is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State.
Gang Resistance Education & Training or G.R.E.A.T. as it is more commonly known does not simply address gang related issues. The program also stresses problem solving skills, citizenship, and leadership—all of which are skills that we as a school and community hope to instill in each of our students.
Nevertheless, we understand each parent’s desire and right to be a decision maker in their child’s education, therefore, if you would like to excuse your child from participation in the G.R.E.A.T. program, please check the box on the attached form and return to the school no later than Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Without the letter, the school will assume the student’s participation until informed otherwise. You may also email me at email@example.com or Mr. Poor at firstname.lastname@example.org with your opt out request.
To keep families apprised of the program, we will be holding an informational night in Room 16 on Monday, November 5th at 5:30pm led by Officer Iannalfo and the administration. Additionally, we will hold a similar session on Wednesday, November 7th in our Library at 9:30am, coffee and donuts will be provided.
Web links for the G.R.E.A.T. program have been posted on our website and Facebook page for review.
As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your support in developing our students into safe community-minded citizens.
John Mele, Principal
G.R.E.A.T. Program Website: https://www.great-online.org/GREAT-Home
October Attendance Winner- Miss Augustus Gr. 4 Class
Girls Soccer Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Our girls soccer team honored all who have fought the battle against Breast Cancer at a recent game against Hunking. Sporting pink socks and headbands our young ladies made us proud. Our students’ willingness to help out in the community and support each other is what makes Consentino such an amazing place. Go Chargers!
The following rosters are Social Studies classes for the entire school which are representative of students’ groups. For a full schedule and order of your child’s classes, please visit the Community Portal for SchoolBrains.
Please remember that we will no longer be running a traditional “homeroom”. Students will instead report to their 1st period class to prepare for the day and take attendance prior to instruction beginning at 8:45am.
Excited to see everyone on Tuesday!
PS: Remember Open House for all grades on Monday from 5-6:30pm.
6th Grade Supply List for the 2018-19 School Year
New School Year Reminders
Open House for all grades will be next Monday (August 27, 2018) from 5-6:30pm.
School begins at 8:45am on Tuesday (August 28, 2018). Homeroom will begin at 8:30am. Students may be on school grounds at 8am.
Friday, August 30th will be a 1/2 day (11:30am dismissal) for the Labor Day Recess. School will resume on Wednesday, September 5th.
Wednesday, September 12th will also be an early release due to staff professional development.
Looking forward to seeing everyone for orientation on the 27th.