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Golden Hill School
Mr. Bruce Michitson – Principal
Mrs. Paula Rodriguez – Assistant Principal

  • Connections for this week

    Dylan M, grade 2 student, still working hard and being creative:

    On Monday, she hosted a Zoom meeting called Dylan’s Kid Corner for her friends and cousins. She read them her favorite book, Green Eggs and Ham! She’s already planning to do another session featuring artwork. 

    Mrs. Pronovost, K teacher, shared one of her students learning at home:

    We gave the K students 5 beans with directions to plant.  Hula planted hers!

    The district shared a fun project to do for grades 2-4:

    YardSignContestSignups2020_Final

    Mrs. Latch, reading specialist, shared a read aloud with you:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gJO7w19xNNXHbOU8jGZ-_G1OUzitNIuj/view?usp=sharing

    Dylan M, grade 2 student, wanted to share what she has been up to:

    Hi Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Windle,
    We hope you’re doing well! Dylan misses her Golden Hill friends. We’ve been taking a lot of walks and keeping up on our reading! She and her brother also made their mascots!

    Sean D, grade 2 student, is rolling coins from his jar and counting money:

    Mrs. St. Hilaire, a Golden Hill parent, sent along the following idea:

    Hi!
    The kids wanted me to send you a fun chalk art project we did outback on our fence. They incorporated their initials within the mosaic design also (totally their idea!).  It looks so pretty!  Super easy- we just made a design with painters tape, colored in with chalk and then peeled off tape!

    Melina B, a grade 4 student, sent the following message:

    Hello Melina has been working hard trying to do her packet. She has also been creative and done art, reading and some plays. Here is a note from her to the school!

    Mrs. Donahue, a grade 1 teacher, wanted to share her daughter having fun today!

    AnthonyD, a grade 4 student, is doing some great things:

    Hi Mrs. Rodriguez,
    This is Anthony D, 4th grade from Mrs. Pstragowski’s class room. He is keeping busy not only studying but also planting our vegetables for the summer and working on his puzzles.
    Hope you are all staying safe as well!
    We love all the information we are getting.
    Thank you,
    Patricia

    Emilia, grade 3 student, has some great ideas:
    Hi, It’s Emilia,
    I just wanted to say hi to you all, especially Mr.Estes and my classmates in room 310! Don’t miss the announcements! I have some advice for those who are bored! Download Duolingo and learn a new language or download an app to learn how to play an instrument.
    Mrs. Curtin, K teacher, sent the following fun with her son:
    Logan got to get outside and do his favorite thing.. build a snowman!
    Rebecca T, grade 2 student, is having fun:

    Rebecca enjoyed some outdoor time with her cat, Twilight, on this March Snow Day! Let’s call it a delayed start for school today.

    Mrs. Pstragowski’s son, grade 4 teacher, is loving the son:

  • This week’s pics for our home spirit week :)

    Superhero Day:

    Decade Day:

     

    PJ Day:

  • Some Updates:

    We are continuing with our Golden Hill friends and family messages next week — loving staying connected.  Keep sending your messages to:

    prodriguez@haverhill-ps.org

    ALSO

    Next week is Home Spirit Week!  Feel free to send pics in — we will keep posting 🙂

    Lastly

    Check out the information about the Haverhill Promise City-Wide Reading Challenge that is happening for the next few weeks!!!

    https://www.haverhillpromise.com/reading-challenge

    “I Stayed Home and Read to Help Stop the Spread!”

    Take the Challenge!
    Read for at least 20 minutes each day at home during the Covid-19 disruption.

    How it works:
    Track your students’ daily reading Monday-Friday. 
    How many minutes did they read for? 

    Then, enter your students’ progress in the Google form at the end of each week (Links below)! 

    Week 1 (3/16-3/20): http://bit.ly/ReadingChallengeWk1
    Week 2 (3/23-3/27): http://bit.ly/ReadingChallengeWk2
    Week 3 (3/30-4/3): http://bit.ly/ReadingChallengeWk3 

    Who Can Participate?
    All Haverhill students Pre-K through Grade 12 are eligible to participate! However, adults are also encouraged to practice daily reading in their home!

    Win!
    Haverhill Promise will be selecting participants at random to win gift cards to Market Basket and local restaurants! Tag Haverhill Promise in photos of your family reading and use #HaverhillReads2020 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more chances to win!

  • 3/20/2020 – Today’s family and friend posts/messages

    Mrs. Peabody, reading teacher, puts her mind to work with a puzzle:

    Hey Friends!

    Hope you are all doing well and keeping yourselves busy. I have been challenging myself to not to turn on the TV.  Instead, I have been doing small projects around my house, like cleaning out messy closets.  When I need a break, I reward myself with reading a few chapters of my book on my kindle. Also, I have been keeping my brain

    busy by starting a puzzle.  The puzzle is 1000 pieces and a bit challenging.  I will try to keep you posted on the progress. If you have any puzzles at home, try making them. Then take a picture and post it on the website.  I would love to see them. I miss seeing all of you and I hope to see your smiling faces on the website.  

    Mrs. Peabody 

    Natalie P and Antonio P, grade 3 and grade K students:

    In the morning Natalie P from Mrs. Marshall class did paper maché. This afternoon Antonio P from Mrs. Curtin’s class colored. Just a Grammy keeping the kids busy.

    Mrs. Noonan, GH staff, sends us her humor:

    My at home stuff…. I had to give out detentions today… I caught my twins cheating on envisions math!

    Trenton and Tressa C, grade 4 and grade K students:

    Yay for Christmas presents being tucked away in a closet for a rainy day!!

    Trenton and Tressa Cannata are starting their day with morning announcements and then having art class drawing their pets!

    Hula, a kindergarten student, impresses us with her leadership skills:

    Hi Mrs.

    Rodriguez!

    Hula was such a good girl today, already starting her kindergarten work packet while we were still finishing up breakfast. When we had to run an errand, Hula packed up her backpack so she could do some work on the road. And when we got home, she motivated her little sister, Wilder, to help her clean and organize the entry-way closet! She’s trying hard to be a PAX leader at home and misses all of her friends and teachers!

    Emma B, previous grade 4 student, sends along this message:

    Thinking of my friends at Golden Hill!

     

  • 3/20/2020 – Today’s family and friend posts/messages continued :)

    Matty C, grade 4 student, sends us his skills in baseball:

    Keeping busy during break time!

    The Bilo family, grade 1 and 4 students, are enjoying the nice weather today:

    We took a walk to Nettle and back home to pick up lunch and wound up with a team effort to haul home a weekend’s worth of meals. Such a nice thing for Haverhill to do through all of this. We’ll share some things we’ve been working on at home in the coming weeks hopefully. It’s been a whirlwind of a day here! 

    Mrs. Bradley, one of our Golden Hill parents, sends along the following:

    Hello Mrs. Rodriguez

    Here are some pictures of the kids doing their mascot kits at home.

     

    Mrs. Latch, reading teacher, sends the following message:

    Hi boys and girls! 

    I hope you’re keeping busy, spending time with your families, and finding time to read every day! I found some virtual field trips that may be fun to explore, so check them out if you can! I miss you and can’t wait to see you again!

    https://wmmr.com/2020/03/17/10-virtual-field-trips-for-kids/

    Keep smiling,

    Mrs. Latch

  • 3/19/2020 – Family and Friend Messages

    Riley D, grade 2 student. Showing his talents:

    Mrs. Rodriguez,

    Thank you for your cheerful afternoon update today. Riley misses his friends, but has been keeping himself busy. In addition to working through his school packet and enjoying all the educational apps available, he has been hard at work innovating. Today’s masterpiece was a mini-foosball table.

    A big thank you to all staff at Golden Hill for putting together and distributing the homework packets yesterday.

    Wishing you all a safe and healthy adventure,
    The Danos family

    Mrs. Bouchard, reading coach, getting her mind ready for the day:

    Hi Golden Hill Eagles,

    My daughter, Jayleigh and I do yoga every morning after breakfast to keep our bodies and minds healthy. I miss you so much!

    Love, Miss Bouchard

    Rebecca T, grade 2 student, getting an early jump on today’s homework!

    Mrs. Campbell, grade 2 teacher, reading and reading:

    We’ve been reading lots of books!  Ryelyn and I also used binoculars to search for signs of spring today while out on a walk!

     Mrs. Campbell

    Molly J, grade 4 student, being a PAX leader:

    Keeping busy with her schoolwork!

    Mrs. Smullin, art teacher, shares this:

    My girls and I went to our elementary school this morning to start a community piece of art and I shared it on a few Facebook pages encouraging my community to come together, safely of course, to create a piece of art as a community.  I have included a few photos below.  

     

     

  • 3/19/2020 — Messages Continued

    3/19/2020

    Mrs. St. Hilaire, one of our wonderful parents, suggested the below:

    Hi Paula!!!

    I found these pictures online and thought maybe this would be a good activity for you to share on the website/GH FB page or via email if you would like 🙂
    I know there’s so much stuff out there academically and I thought this was easy and creative!

    There’s an indoor and an outdoor graphic.

    Hang in there! We miss you

    Larry D, grade 4 student, still working hard:

    We miss you so much but all doing okay.  Larry says hello and wants to give all his friends tootles for doing their school work from home!!

    Miss. Russell, grade 3 teacher, created a video of herself reading the book “Wonder” to her class:

    So here I am trying “google meet” and attempting to read “Wonder” We had started it in class. I have added it in Google Classroom for the kids to watch. 

    Mrs. Plourde, grade 3 and 4 teacher, loving her pets:

    After lots a fresh air, it was bath time, and dinner, almost time for bed. Hope everyone is getting outside, as well as reading and writing every day!
    Mrs. Plourde

  • 3/18/2020 – Posts from our GH friends and family continued!!

    Ms. Potter, our ETF, gets creative:

    It took a coin flip to decide on a treat, but we’re making chocolate-chocolate chip cookies this afternoon:) And tying some fractions into the fun too!

    Miss Borzi, grade 3 teacher, gets in touch with nature:

    Hi,

      I hope you are doing well and staying happy and healthy! I attached a picture of myself with a positive message as well as a very short video of an owl I saw. Below is a caption you can post with the picture and video:

    I went on a lovely walk at Bald Hill Reservation in Boxford today and saw a HUGE owl! Check out the video! I miss you all so much! I hope you all go outside and enjoy some fresh air! Love, Miss Borzi 🙂

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at any time!

     – Miss.  Borzi

    Miss. Ricciardi, Grade 3 and K teacher wrote:

    Hi PAX Leaders! 

    Today I spent some time drawing with Mo Willems! He writes the elephant and piggie books that so many of us love! You can draw with him every day at 1pm. Just click the link below. I can’t wait to see you all soon! 🙂 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjaYnyCJDdU

    Mrs. Soterion, grade 1 teacher, puts her granddaughter to work:

    Payton and I practicing math facts. We forgot counters so we used our Cheerios. Payton won the game.

    Kwasi, a kindergarten student, putting his PAX skills to the test:

    Kwasi from Mrs. P’s class working through his packet! Thanks GH!

    Ms. Meinhardt, PAL staff, is enjoying outside today:

    Morning view for you!  Stay healthy!

  • 3/18/2020 – Posts from our GH friends and family

    3/18/2020

    Brayden P’s mother, grade 4 student, writes:

    Brayden P in Mr. Estes 3rd grade glass has read 50 pages a day and did 2 hours of school work today!  

     Very proud of him !

    Isabella S, Kindergarten student, another PAX leader:

    Isabella S here! Just wanted to say hi and I miss you. I’m working really hard at home on my take home packets as well as some workbooks mommy got me. I’ve also been watching live safaris from the Cincinnati zoo and a live reading of Pete The Cat by the author!

    Can’t wait to be back to learning at Golden hill.

    See you soon
    Bella, Room 208 Kindergarten
    xoxo

    Maksen, grade 2 student, helping his younger brother:

    Maksen working on his homework packet and then helping his younger brother after he had already finished. He’s a good helper!

     

  • 3/17/2020 – Posts from our GH friends and family

    3/17/2020

    Mrs. Pronovost, Kindergarten teacher writes the below:

    One of my students slipped this note through the car window yesterday as I handed her a work packet.  She made my day!  I miss all my student so much!  I hope you all do a little bit of work today, and make sure you. Mix in a little bit of fun!! I plan on finishing my book called, “The Day the World Came to Town”.  What book will you read today?  Love, Mrs. P

    Mrs. McGrath, grade 1 teacher, showing off her daughter’s reading skills:

    Good morning friends! 

     Madelyn and I have been enjoying reading books every day. We hope you are reading your favorite stories as well.

     Thinking of you all!

     –Mrs. McGrath 

    Xayvian V, 2nd grade Mrs. Campbell’s room, sharing his day:

    Excited to be bringing his PAX system into the home.  He also watched a mystery science video on how rainbows are made and then tried out an activity to make his own rainbow! Tootles to him for being a PAX learner at home with a great PAX attitude! Keep up the great work everyone!

    Our GH friends having fun and working hard to distribute those homework packets!

    Mrs. Donahue, grade 1 teacher, having a green day:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

         -With love from Mary and Bell

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