Dr. A. B. Consentino School
Just a reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday 11/25/15) is an early release day for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Students will be dismissed at 11:05 am. I hope you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am truly blessed to have the best students, parents, and staff in the city. Happy Thanksgiving.
Weekly Parent Update 11/21/15
I hope this email finds you and your families well on this Saturday morning. As you know, the Santa Parade is tomorrow. Again, Consentino will be marching in this popular community event. Our grade 1-4 students, cheerleaders, and Honor Society students and staff will be marching in the parade. We will be marching with the folks from Silver Hill School. If your child is participating in the parade, be sure that they are dropped off at the following locations: Gr. 1-4 students at Academy Plaza by 11:45. Honor Society and cheerleaders will meet at Wood School at 11:45. I look forward to seeing everyone on the parade route.
The PARCC data will soon be released to the public. Dr. Thakkar is in the process of preparing a presentation to staff and parents about our school’s scores. More information will be disseminated to you in the coming weeks.
Below are some important reminders/events:
Santa Parade tomorrow. The parade will begin at 1:00 pm. If your child is participating, please pick him/her up at the VFW on Kenoza Ave. after the parade.
Monday is the Elementary Curriculum meeting. Teachers will not be available after school to meet or offer extra help.
Wednesday is an early release day. Dismissal is at 11:05 am. Brunch will be served to the students. Be sure your child is picked up promptly at that time.
Featured Student of the Week: Roo Myore- Gr. 5- Roo is a very helpful student. This week, the students were typing their final drafts of their personal narratives, and Roo helped his classmates with any of their computer issues. He even helped Mrs. Boujarde with the MAP testing on the computers. He always puts his classmates’ needs above his. He is a model citizen of the Consentino community.
Featured Staff Member of the Week: Mrs. Wrisley, Grade 7 Science- Nominated by Dr. Thakkar- Mrs. Wrisley is a valuable member of our school community. She regularly volunteers with after school activities. Her lessons are always engaging for her students. Our visitor from the state education board, Mr. Prescott, commented on how well-prepared her lesson was when he observed Mrs. Wrisley’s class on Thursday.
Thank you again for all your support. I also want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful to have the best students, parents, and staff in the city of Haverhill. Enjoy the weekend with your families.
Weekly Parent Update 11/14/15
I hope this email finds you and your families well on this blustery and crisp Saturday. I hope you enjoyed Veterans Day with your families on Wednesday. The Consentino family honors and supports our veterans for all that they have sacrificed for our great country.
MAP testing is on going for our middle school students. Dr. Thakkar has done a tremendous job organizing and facilitating this endeavor. Teachers will use the data to deliver targeted instruction to your children. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Thakkar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This afternoon from 1:00-3:00 pm, we will be having a school wide outdoor clean up. If you are not busy, feel free to stop by and help out. We will be focusing on cleaning up the leaves in front of the main entrance, and walking around the building grounds to pick up trash.
Next Sunday is the Santa Parade. The Honor Society, cheerleaders, and grades 1-4 students will again represent our school. The parade begins at 1:00 pm from Hunking School, and will proceed down Main St. to the VFW in Monument Square. We look forward to seeing everyone on the parade route.
Below are some important events/reminders:
Sixth grade boys’ basketball tryouts will be held on Wednesday from 2:45-4:00 pm.
Middle school curriculum meetings will be held on Monday. Teachers will not be available for extra help on this day.
Featured Student of the Week: Izaiah Rosario Gr. 6 nominated by Mrs. Hartung. Izaiah has sought out extra help every afternoon to improve his grades. He is a great role model for his classmates. Your family should be very proud of you.
Featured Staff Member of the Week: Miss Parisi Gr. 4 ELL beginner teacher nominated by Mr. Jarvis. Miss Parisi is a first year teacher who has received positive feedback from her supervisor (Dr. Trilla). She always helps out with school-wide events. Finally, she is a big help to Mr. Hammond in the cafeteria on Friday mornings. She is a kind and compassionate educator.
From Miss O’Brien: All eighth grade students who are applying to private schools (St. John’s, Essex Tech, Brooks, Phillips, and Central) please see Miss O’Brien in guidance at some point on Monday for information on how to apply to these schools. Whittier Tech meetings will be held at other times. Email Miss O’Brien at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thank you again for all your support. I am truly blessed to have the best students, staff, and parents in the city of Haverhill. Enjoy the weekend with your families.
Santa Parade & Float Building
Once again, we will be participating in Haverhill’s Santa Parade on Sunday, November 22, 2015. This years’ theme is 375th Anniversary of Haverhill and the 70th Reunion of the End of World War II. Consentino and Silver Hill will together have a float and walkers.
Santa Parade Float Building: Saturday, November 21 at 10am in Silver Hill’s parking lot.
Santa Parade: Sunday, November 22. Santa Parade walkers, cheerleaders and National Honor Society can meet at Academy Plaza (not Hunking because of construction) 725 South Main Street, Bradford at 12pm to line up with the float.
Weekly Parent Update 11/7/15
I hope this email finds you and your families well on this beautiful Saturday morning. Sad to say, but these days are slowly coming to an end.
Our kiddos and staff have been working very hard this week in the classroom. MAP testing is on going in the middle school grades. Dr. Thakkar has been doing a phenomenal job leading this endeavor.
If you are not busy tomorrow, St. James is having their annual road race. The race begins at 10:00 am. We have a big contingent from Consentino participating. If you want to sign up, the website is www.running4free.com. The race is called “Run to Overcome.”
Congratulations to our boys and girls soccer teams. They both won the city championships on Monday night. We are very proud of their effort and sportsmanship. Yesterday, I had a pizza party to honor these outstanding student/athletes.
Basketball sign ups are on going for the girls and boys. Tryouts will begin this week. Make sure your children listen to the morning announcements for more details.
PARCC results will be released to the public on Monday. Dr. Thakkar and I have been analyzing the scores, and will provide a detailed report when we complete our analysis.
Mr. Jarvis is in the process of instituting a new positive behavior system for Consentino students. If you have any suggestions or questions, please email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a big focus for administration and staff this year.
Congratulations to Mrs. Fielding for being named staff member of the week. Mrs. Fielding always goes above and beyond for our students.
Congratulations to Janaylee Plaza for being named student of the week. Janaylee has dramatically improved her classroom effort and behavior the past few weeks. I am very proud of her.
Below are some important reminders/events:
November 9- Picture retake day
November 11- No School Veterans Day
November 14- Gr. 8 Classical Academy Exam at Consentino cafeteria. The exam begins at 8:30 am
November 14- School wide clean up from 1-3 pm. If you are not busy, I would appreciate the help to clean up the school grounds before the snow flies.
Thank you again for all your support. I am truly blessed to have the best students, parents, and staff in the city. Enjoy the weekend with your families.
Math in Action – Grade 7
Ms. Beckett’s seventh grade students were working together to solve one step equations by addition and subtraction. They were matching the equations with the values of the variables once solved.
Our Newest Charger
Fifth Grade Writers Workshop Celebration – Scary Stories
Mrs. Church and Mrs. Buzzell’s fifth grade class during their Writer’s Workshop celebration on 10/30/15. Students read their scary stories.
Weekly Parent Update 10/31/15
I hope this email finds you and your families well on this spooky Saturday. Yesterday, we were bombarded with many ghouls and goblins. Our little ones paraded around the school in their Halloween costumes. They looked so cute! I want to thank the teachers for all their hard work in making yesterday such a wonderful experience for the kiddos.
Mrs. Church and Mrs. Buzzell (Gr. 5) had their scary stories writing celebration. The kids read their stories to staff and classmates. The stories were well written. Keep up the good work.
Last night, we had our first dance of the year. I was very impressed with the turnout by staff and students. The kids had a wonderful time, and were well behaved.
Below are some important reminders/events:
November 2- Soccer championship night. Our soccer teams are playing on Monday night at the Stadium. The boys play first at 6 pm. The girls play at 7 pm. Good luck to our student/athletes. I am looking forward to placing two more plaques in our trophy case.
November 3- No school- Election Day.
- This week, the nurses will be conducting BMI and scoliosis screenings. We encourage the girls on their gym days to wear a tank top under their shirts for the next few weeks.
- Please see the message below from the I School staff regarding our parent portal:
There have been many questions after the mass email went out last week regarding the opening of the Parent Portal, and we just want to provide clarity, as there seem to be many different answers floating around.
- An email last week announced the Parent Portal was open for the District, with the link available on the main District website.
- Parents (with accurate email contact information in SchoolBrains) received an automated message with their initial login instructions.
- If parents did not receive the email, or are in need of support, are encouraged to (1) ensure their email contact information is accurate with their school and then (2) email email@example.com for assistance.
- The Student Portal is not open at this time but, when it is, students can log in with their HPS username/password.
- If students do not know their HPS username/password, any one of their classroom teachers can look up this information. This is not something the iSchool has direct access to view or manage.
- If there are students who said they were granted access by their parents, it is likely because they have access to their parents’ email address and password.
Hope that helps to clarify! Stop in if you have any questions.
iSchool @ Haverhill Public Schools
- Drop off time is at 8:05 and pick up time is at 2:45.
- Our office is very busy during the day. Please finalize pick up changes with your children before school. Also, dismissals have been way up this year. Please schedule appointments after school hours. Children are losing valuable instructional time if they are being dismissed early.
- The school day begins at 8:45. Be sure that your children are on time for school everyday. If they are frequently tardy, this will ultimately hurt their grades.
Thank you again for all your support. I am truly blessed to have the best students, parents, and staff in the city. Enjoy Halloween with your families.
Maple Tree Inspiration
Mrs. Church and Mrs. Buzzell’s Grade 5 students have been working diligently to write personal narratives. Students are practicing the writing process and have used their imaginations to write a creative essay about being the first leaf to fall from one of the brilliant Maple trees that adorn our school grounds (see picture below). In addition, teachers are looking forward to listening to the scary tales written at home as part of our writing assignment for the month of October. Writing is an important part of communicating effectively and an important component of the 5th grade curriculum.
We are so very fortunate to have an intern working with us this year. Ms. Jessie Niland has been a great help. Your students may have already mentioned that she is working g along side teachers as part of her internship program with Merrimack College. She is a wonderful addition to our classroom and is greatly appreciated by all!