Building Readers Newsletter



    Dr. Linda Hirsch and Dr. Matthew Beyranevand invite you to an #askCPS tweet chat. Our next chat will be on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Topics discussed will be academics, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Join us with questions, ideas, and inquiries by adding the hashtag #askCPS to all your tweets at 8p.m. ET on April 26th.

Harrington Announcements

  • Harrington Happenings

    April 28, 2017


    “Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members.”


    END OF APRIL~Welcome MAY!


    Dear Harrington Families,


    I hope you all had a wonderful vacation last week! We returned this week and worked hard to get back into our routines. We also had our 3rd grade students complete the ELA MCAS assessment and they did a great job!


    Please read below for lots of important information…..


    Have a great weekend!



    Mr. LaCava                                                   






    The Word of the Week winners for the word “jumble” were Max Chen-Grade 1; Prathika Thoguluva-Grade 2; Abby Kenyon-Grade 3; and Ryan Rogers-Grade 4  The word this week was “frantic”




    Congratulations to Mrs. Ashdown’s class for hosting STRIPES and Mrs. Omobono’s class for hosting PAWS.


    “V.I.P.” MEMBERS


    Congratulations to the following students who were recognized as “V.I.P.’s” this week:


    Grade 1:   Neelesh Banerjee, William Coulsey, Rebecca Plotnik, Keira Allen, Ishaan Niraula, Jason Maxon and Ava Donato


    Grade 2: Thomas Dickerson, Finn McMeniman, Will McNeal, Paul Strain, Johnathon Yu, Linsay Spengler, Samantha Crafts, Ellie Mulungi


    Grade 3:  Ava Sak, Shawn Buonarosa, Zach Cassidy, Anthony Silipigni, Colby Kugler and Millan Sondhi


    Grade 4: Jayden Pacheco, Xavier Micallizi-Rivera, Julia Fields, Addison Ryan, Satara Carey and Anthony Loconte.





    We have noticed a significant increase in the number of students bringing Fidget Toys and Cubes to school over the past few weeks, especially in our 4th grade, so I wanted to write and update you on the situation it is causing at school. Unfortunately, these items have become more of a distraction than a helpful tool for our students trying to focus in class. Most students are using them as "toys", especially the items that spin between their fingers.


    However, we do recognize that some students are truly benefiting from the use of these items so we do not want to deny use of them at school for those students who need them.


    Therefore, working with the staff we have developed a process that we will follow moving foward in regards to Fidget Toys and Cubes.

    If you feel your child would benefit from a fidget item in the classroom, we ask that you contact the classroom teacher directly to discuss using it at school.  If a student has a Fidget Toy or Cube and a parent/guardian has not contacted the teacher, we will simply ask the student to put the item in their backpack for the remainder of the day.


    We understand how popular these items have become and appreciate your support with this new policy so that students can focus in the classroom/school and others are not distracted by these items.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.




    They have stared work filling in the area in the back of the school in preparation for our new playground! In addition, our current playground will be taken down over the weekend. We have been working to prepare for the loss of our playground and will provide outside space and activities for students even though we will not have the structures or swings in place. I will continue to update you on the progress of our playground moving forward.




    Please be aware that we have many cars coming in and out of the parking lot at arrival and dismissal. I ask that you use the traffic pattern and enter/exit at the appropriate places. Also, I encourage the use of our drop off line instead of parking and walking your child to the door.  Please be extra careful when driving in the parking lot as we have many students and families in the area. Thank you for your assistance.






    Tonight is the “Me and My Guy” dance! It is going to be a tubular time!


    Buffalo Wild Wings save the date/dine to donate May 17th all day.  Enjoy dinner, lunch, and a date night or take out and earn money for the school.   Save your receipts and submit to HPTO by May 19th for a chance to win a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card.


    Keep collecting your Box Tops


    Please email any of the PTO members in you are interested in being on the HPTO board next year!


    Thank you!


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  • Incoming Grade 5 - SCHOOL Fine & Performing Arts Options

    Incoming grade 5 letter - PARKER SEND IN MARCH 2016.pdf

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  • Theater On Stage / "Family Album" Preview Performance Before State Finals
    Home stage preview performance before advancing to the state finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s High School Drama Festival


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  • On Stage
    "The Thursdays" Competition Set

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    CPS Orchestras MICCA Preview Concert,
    March 29

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