Golden Hill Elementary School

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SY 2019-2020 Community Eligibility Provision


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

  • Golden Hill Spirit!! PAX it UP! – Updates.

    Day 1 In-person


    All staff will be outside for the first days of school – 8:30, no earlier. 

    • Buses and parent drop off:
      • Buses will drop off students in front of the building. – Students come off buses slowly, prompted to use markings for distancing
      • Students keep masks on until prompted for their morning mask break.
      • Parent drop off will only be at the side walk, prompted to use markings for distancing.
      • Parents should not be walking students through the parking lot
    • Students assembling:
      • Students maintain physical distance and proceed to designated areas (designated by grade level). These areas have markings to help with physical distance.
        • K Tents area, front
        • 1st Along back of the building
        • 2,, Back tent areas.
        • 3,4 Designated field areas
    • If you are picking up your child after school – please have a note with who will pick up and the car type. This can be put in your child’s back pack or emailed. It is important to know.

    Meeting the staff.

    It is understandable and reasonable that parents and guardians want to have some contact during the first day, especially this year.

    First, if you are a “Golden Hill Veteran,” It is best to pull up to the drop-off section, stay in your car, and watch your awesome child head out to school. We’ll take care of them.

    Also, per order of the Haverhill Public Schools, only staff and students are allowed in the building.

    Further, we will need to be very cognizant of avoiding crowds. Everyone must have a mask on. Maintain physical distance

    However, some families may not have been able to engage with the open-house, therefore while maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask, you are welcome to bring your child to their teacher. But the opportunity for traditional light conversation needs to be curtailed. A  brief friendly greeting, is fine. There will be far fewer students than we usually have. We may politely remind folks of the need to keep moving, maintain distance, and avoid crowds. This is not to be unfriendly. Things are different this year. 

    We understand this is can be a particularly anxious time for parents/guardians of new students to Golden Hill and to parents/guardians of younger students in Kindergarten. The good news is the first days will allow for some brief interaction – but we will need to keep moving, maintain distance, and avoid crowds. Also, our staff will make every effort to be responsive with communication.

    We are a community, no matter what. You are a welcome member of the school, we are just building community in different ways.

    Translation: Spanish

    DAY 1



    • Will be from classrooms
    • Buses will be called over the intercom
      • Students will remain in rooms until called
      • Staff will be positioned throughout the school to ensure student safety
      • Students will exit through front door to awaiting buses
      • Mask on
    • Walkers & Parent Pick Up, Arriving at 3:10 will diminish your waiting time. Our parking lot and road are limited in their capacity. It takes approx. 20-25 minutes for the entire dismissal process. It is longer for the first week.
      • Students will be dismissed from classrooms by announcement by office
      • Staff will be escorting.
      • Staff will accompany students to pick up area, remain to supervise, being mobile and cognizant of physical distancing.
      • Parents, adult who is picking up may be required to show ID.
      • Making sure the classroom teacher knows who is picking up a student is CRITICAL.
    • For early Dismissal,
      • Ring the bell, state the student name. You should always have your ID. Sign out and pick up of the student will be in the vestibule (between metal doors). Mask must be worn.
      • Be sure that the teacher knows if a child is being dismissed early with a note, include who will pick-up.  We can not assume your child has the right information about being picked up, and we are not able to identify you by phone. There must be a NOTE.

    Be safe, drive safe. Be patient.

    Translation – Spanish

    Bus Passes –


    Tomorrow we will have extended times for you to come school and pick up your child’s bus pass.

    9 -10:30  K and   Grade 4

    10:30 – 12 noon  Grade 1

    12 – 1:30              Grade 2

    1:30 – 3:00.         Grade 3

    3:00 – 4:00.        Open for all grades

    Also, if you can not get here at your grade level’s time – we understand. By having the schedule by grade level, we hope to avoid traffic and crowding.

    Please have your child’s name on a large piece of paper for us to see.  You will pull up to the front of the building and stop at a the orange cone. Please stay in you car. We’ll use the paper to identify the student and give you your bus pass.

    You Must have the bus pass to use the bus. The bus pass has the bus number on it.


    Pases de autobús –


    Mañana tendremos más tiempo para que venga a la escuela y recoja el pase de autobús de su hijo.

    9-10: 30 K y Grado 4

    10:30 – 12:00 mediodía Grado 1

    12 – 1:30 Grado 2

    1:30 – 3:00.     Grado 3

    3:00 – 4:00.    Abierto para todos los grados

    Además, si no puede llegar aquí a la hora de su nivel de grado, lo entendemos. Al tener el horario por nivel de grado, esperamos evitar el tráfico y el hacinamiento.

    Por favor tenga el nombre de su hijo en un papel grande para que lo veamos. Llegará al frente del edificio y se detendrá en el cono naranja. Por favor, quédese en su coche. Usaremos el papel para identificar al estudiante y darle su pase de autobús.

    Debe tener el pase de autobús para usar el autobús. El pase de autobús tiene el número de autobús.

    PAX Leaders! 

    I hope everyone can take some time to enjoy a fabulous New England weekend. I know waiting for information can produce some impatience, and wanting as many questions answered fully is normal and understandable. Here is some further information about next steps to open school –

    The following will be the procedure for picking up a Chromebook:

    1.     Arrive at school during your time and day (schedule in previous email and on website).

    2.     Have a large piece of paper that has your students first and last name, write large enough for staff to see.

    3.     We’d prefer you put a mask on for the below steps.

    4.     Staff will get the computer, open your trunk and we’ll put the computer in there.

    5.     You’ll then get a clip board and sign the Haverhill Public Schools’ acceptable use policy, and sign for the computer. If you have your own pen – great. We are trying to be conscious of the need to limit contact and follow the health guidelines. 

    6.     Please remember, this only for students without a Chromebook.

    The Kindergarten distribution for those Kindergartners in the REMOTE Academy will be the 15th, 9:30 to 3:00.

    Kindergartners in the Hybrid (Cohort A and Cohort B & C) will be contacted with specific details and scheduling the Wednesday morning, and the dates will be the 16-18th.

    You’ll continue to receive information as our new school year unfolds. 


    Saludos a nuestra comunidad de Golden Hill,

    ¡Líderes PAX! 

    Espero que todos puedan tomarse un tiempo para disfrutar de un fabuloso fin de semana en Nueva Inglaterra. Sé que esperar información puede producir cierta impaciencia, y es normal y comprensible querer la mayor cantidad de preguntas respondidas. Aquí hay más información sobre los próximos pasos para abrir la escuela:

    El siguiente será el procedimiento para recoger un Chromebook:

    1.     Llegue a la escuela durante su horario y día (horario en el correo electrónico anterior y en el sitio web).

    2.     Tenga una hoja grande de papel que tenga el nombre y apellido de sus estudiantes, escriba lo suficientemente grande para que el personal lo vea.

    3.     Preferiríamos que se pusiera una máscara para los siguientes pasos.

    4.     El personal tomará la computadora, abrirá su baúl y nosotros pondremos la computadora allí.

    5.     Luego obtendrá un tablero de clip y firmará lalas Escuelas Públicas de Haverhill política de uso aceptable de, y firmará por la computadora. Si tienes tu propio bolígrafo, genial. Estamos tratando de ser conscientes de la necesidad de limitar el contacto y seguir las pautas de salud. 

    6.     Recuerde, esto solo para estudiantes sin Chromebook.

    La distribución Kindergarten para aquellos niños de Kinder en la Academia remoto será el15,9:30-3:00.

    Niños de kinder en el híbrido (cohorte A y Cohorte B y C) se pondrá en contacto con los detalles específicos y programar el miércoles por la mañana, y las fechas serán el 16-18º.

    Continuará recibiendo información a medida que avance nuestro nuevo año escolar. 


    Our first Face Mask Selfie (FMS). Love it!

    “Here’s our mommy and daughter pic at our favorite family activity! Canobie Lake Park! “
    From the Ritchies!
    Here’s Jeannette Lopez, looking so proud, I love the butterfly shirt!
    Luka Lupi and his little brother Landon, they are making the most of warm summer…looks like fresh raspberries. YUMMY
    The DeVinney family enjoying the great outdoors, hello Ryan and Ethan!
    Sanari McGrath, very much relaxed!

    Riley Danos, boy he looks confident!

    Jhonjadis Figuereo, with his mom at the beach. I LOVE THE BEACH! Jhonjadis sure looks happy.
    Noah Moore, going into grade 2, in his mask that has his favorite character, “Sirenhead” on it
    Mrs. Smullin – best art teacher this side of the Mississippi – enjoying a great day to be outdoors!
    Olivia Ago, a brand new PAX Leader for Golden Hill – welcome to Kindergarten “Liv.”
    Dominic Santos hanging out with his Golden Hill Eagle!! Sitting on porch steps, enjoying a nice summer.
    Sarah da Silva – grade 2. She looks like she ready for a fun walk. look at that smile!!!
    The wonderful Ms. Malossek and Dr. Green😊
    Anderson Wrisley, 3rd grade and Hannah Wrisley, 1st grade.  Well…I want to jump in that pool!!
    Here’s Mrs. Soterion with Payton. Looks like Payton is taking her “Mask Break.”
    Here’s Ethan Skaleris, looks like he is hangin out on boat.

    Emma Wholley (Gr4) and Margaret Rizzo (Gr4) – Beach Day!!

    Keep the face mask Selfies coming!!

    Greetings to the Golden Hill…PAX LEADERS and PAX LEARNERS!!!

    I am so excited and ready to greet our awesome kids!

    For the past almost 7 months concern, anxiety, and stress have been constant companions in an atmosphere of uncertainty.  Things have been tough, and people have faced some real challenges, losses,  and difficulties. My excitement certainly doesn’t disregard this point. Like so many educators my excitement and anticipation is “hand in hand” with an understanding that all of us in the Golden Hill community will be working to have a responsible opening.

    We’ll do this by focusing on the guidance from the CDC, Massachusetts Department of Health, The Massachusetts Department of Education, and the Haverhill Public School leadership. We have a tremendous staff that will be working to create a safe and successful year. And we have awesome kids and families.

    Being positive and keeping a vibrant and strong school “spirit and culture” will help to support the social, emotional, and physical well-being of students, staff, and families.

    To that end, let’s do something fun to help build our community and do a little “normalizing!!”




    Some of mine are included, I took them at one of my favorite places – GOLDEN HILL SCHOOL!! Also, wearing one of my favorite “go to” fashion items…the Hawaiian shirt.

    Take a look, and then…. SEND IN YOUR FACE MASK SELFIE!!

    Take a look, and then…. SEND IN YOUR FACE MASK SELFIE!!

    One is me in our cafeteria, with a lot of tables so when kids are here they are seated safely.

    Another is me in a classroom ready for kids! You’ll note the spacing of chairs, and only half will be filled during hybrid model. Things will be different.

    And lastly, there I am outside. I love the flower bed in the parking lot!! We’ll be making use of the outdoors, for mask breaks, teaching, and lots of other things.


  • Toot Toot!

    Mr. Michitson said he would get a mohawk, and visit some of our essential workers with a Golden Hill Tootle! Well, the kids worked hard and stuck with it. So, Mr. Michitson visited Market Basket, The Haverhill Fire Department, The Holy Family Hospital, Haverhill Police, and Trinity Ambulance. There are so many other essential workers who kept us going – transportation workers, trash collection workers, postal service…many more TOOTLES to you All!!

  • Morning Announcements

    What a fantastic job our Golden Hill staff, families, and students did this year! It really is the LAST day of school for the school year 2019-2020.

    And, it’s a half day!

    Smile. Give yourself a pat on the back. Take a long …slow breath. We did it together.

    You last job, remember to be a PAX Leader every day. Promote health, peace, productivity, and happiness. Make yourself a better person, a little bit at a time. That will make the world a better place, a little bit at a time.

    Enjoy your summer.

    June 19th Morning Announcements are below. 

    Be well!!

    Facebook link:

    Golden Hill Facebook



    ¡Qué trabajo fantástico hicieron nuestro personal, familias y estudiantes de Golden Hill este año! Realmente es el ÚLTIMO día de escuela para el año escolar 2019-2020.

     ¡Y es medio día!

     Sonreír. Date una palmadita en la espalda. Respira hondo … lento. Lo hicimos juntos.

    Tu último trabajo, recuerda ser un líder de PAX todos los días. Promueva la salud, la paz, la productividad y la felicidad. Hazte una mejor persona, poco a poco. Eso hará del mundo un lugar mejor, poco a poco.

     Disfruta tu verano.

    Los anuncios de la mañana del 19 de junio están a continuación. Además, el enlace al “Pie en la cara” es el enlace de Facebook. 

    Enlace de Facebook:

    Golden Hill Facebook

    ANUNCIOS DE LA MAÑANAjunio  de 18

  • Kindergarten Registration Information

    Registration for Haverhill Public Schools Free All-Day Kindergarten for September 2020 is Now Open. Children Turning Age Five on or Before August 31, 2020 Are Eligible for Enrollment.  

    Request a Phone Appointment Now!




  • 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:


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

    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:

    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,

    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:

  • 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.


    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!

    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


    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:


      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! 🙂

    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!

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